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Last Link of the Day: Wednesday Addams - Official Teaser - Netflix. Thanks RedEye9.
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Aug 20, 2022, 13:27
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The series doesn't have to be as good as the best movie. As long as it's still good, I'm in. I'm taking it on its own merits.

Add in that Tim Burton and Danny Elfman are are both involved and I'm definitely checking this out.

I also third the Adult Wedesday Addams Youtube series.
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Aug 20, 2022, 11:15
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Aug 20, 2022, 10:06:
Well now we know why Melissa Hunter got a cease and desist order for her Adult Wednesday Addams YouTube series. I wouldn't be surprised if her work inspired the movie.

If you haven't seen it, it's amazeballs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD5fBjKwgEQ&list=PLTCIWDtA3VAh2h5rbU2C6xndSoZ7Pio4D
I’d never heard of her Adult Wednesday series before it was mentioned here a while back.
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Re: ItB: You rang?
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Well now we know why Melissa Hunter got a cease and desist order for her Adult Wednesday Addams YouTube series. I wouldn't be surprised if her work inspired the movie.

If you haven't seen it, it's amazeballs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD5fBjKwgEQ&list=PLTCIWDtA3VAh2h5rbU2C6xndSoZ7Pio4D
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Aug 20, 2022, 05:46
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Hardline Mike wrote on Aug 20, 2022, 02:39:
I have no problem with the looks of the character. Luis Guzman is a dead ringer for the original Addams Family comic book Gomez. We'll see if the acting holds up.
That's the hilarious thing, everywhere I've read seems to be complaining about Guzman's appearance and apparently, not a single one of them realizes that out of every iteration of Gomez we've had over the decades (sans the more recent animated version), he's the closest to the original source material.

I've got absolutely no issue thus far over the casting, but I'm still going to reserve judgment until I can see them in action together. I really am more worried about Pugsly and Lurch than I am most of the others, and wondering what role they're giving Christina Ricci.
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Re: ItB: You rang?
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I have no problem with the looks of the character. Luis Guzman is a dead ringer for the original Addams Family comic book Gomez. We'll see if the acting holds up.
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Aug 20, 2022, 00:04
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Casting:

Wednesday looks pretty good.

Morticia looks so-so, gotta have to wait until she's actually acting the part to tell.

Gomez looks horrible. Can't hold a candle to Raul Julia ( 1991 movie ) from the looks of it.
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Aug 19, 2022, 23:35
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I'm in the exact opposite boat. I think Jones totally works as Morticia, but the guy, no.... just not feeling him at all. Overall looks very interesting.
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Aug 19, 2022, 22:17
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 21:18:
[...] I'm kind of in the same boat, I may watch this, but I feel like the 1990s movie version was ridiculously good, so good we probably didn't appreciate it fully at the time. [...]

Oh I absolutely did... I loved it back then and I still really love those two movies. (there was a third one, with a different cast, that I've never seen as it was kinda quickly buried somewhere in the archives).

I agree with all of you, it will be hard to get used to/accept the new faces, at least initially. Especially Ricci, she was quite perfect (just thinking of that forced "smile" in the 2nd movie makes me grin like a child). I really hope it'll be good, though. (At least better as those crappy animation movies, but that won't be too hard.)

(also sharing the pain of eternally long piles of shame... )
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jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 20:13:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 17:58:
Huh. That looks somewhat interesting. Catherine Zeta-Jones is the worst rendition of Morticia, however, and I am not sold on Luis Guzman as Gomez. I like him in a lot of things, but I don't see him really pulling off Gomez. Could be wrong, though. I initially thought Robert Downey Jr. was a terrible choice to portray Tony Stark. I was very wrong.
Hard to judge from a trailer, but Jones isn't working for me, Guzman is, and I'm lukewarm on Wednesday. She seems to have the chops, but she's too pretty. It's hard to beat Ricci, gobs of talent while at the same time having a bit of an off kilter look. In fact, that entire movie cast was spectacular and perfectly cast: Julia, Houston, Ricci, and Lloyd. Maybe the new Wednesday will grow on me. The look and atmosphere look great, there's a lot going right.
EDIT: Didn't realize this was a Tim Burton/Danny Elfman joint. That almost makes it must-see TV.

Interesting takes. I'm kind of in the same boat, I may watch this, but I feel like the 1990s movie version was ridiculously good, so good we probably didn't appreciate it fully at the time. Everything will be compared to those superstars. I'm not a fan of Guzman in most roles, and this looks to be more of the underwhelming same for me, but as I said, Raul Julia was the best in my opinion, so maybe I'm not being objective here. As far as Wednesday being too pretty... eh, she is probably gorgeous normally, but she looks decently weird here, at least in this short clip. I'll add this to my insanely long watch list, which is rivaling my games to play list.


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Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 17:58:
Huh. That looks somewhat interesting. Catherine Zeta-Jones is the worst rendition of Morticia, however, and I am not sold on Luis Guzman as Gomez. I like him in a lot of things, but I don't see him really pulling off Gomez. Could be wrong, though. I initially thought Robert Downey Jr. was a terrible choice to portray Tony Stark. I was very wrong.
Hard to judge from a trailer, but Jones isn't working for me, Guzman is, and I'm lukewarm on Wednesday. She seems to have the chops, but she's too pretty. It's hard to beat Ricci, gobs of talent while at the same time having a bit of an off kilter look. In fact, that entire movie cast was spectacular and perfectly cast: Julia, Houston, Ricci, and Lloyd. Maybe the new Wednesday will grow on me. The look and atmosphere look great, there's a lot going right.
EDIT: Didn't realize this was a Tim Burton/Danny Elfman joint. That almost makes it must-see TV.
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Aug 19, 2022, 18:20
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Going off the trailer that looks like the only Addams family movie I might actually sit through.
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Huh. That looks somewhat interesting. Catherine Zeta-Jones is the worst rendition of Morticia, however, and I am not sold on Luis Guzman as Gomez. I like him in a lot of things, but I don't see him really pulling off Gomez. Could be wrong, though. I initially thought Robert Downey Jr. was a terrible choice to portray Tony Stark. I was very wrong.
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