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04.04.2013

Aside from becoming the most overused and obnoxious window sticker in the history of window sticker's, the characters of Calvin and Hobbes, created by  Bill Watterson, are two of the most beloved comic strip characters to ever grace a newspaper.  For those who have never seen it, the strip focuses on Calvin, a young mischiveous boy who has an imaginary friend, Hobbes, who also happens to be a tiger.  Together, they imagine themselves into a multitude of adventures, which usually end with some kind of punchline or message, as most strips do.

This fan-made trailer picks up with Calvin as an adult whose imaginary manifestations have gotten out of control, forcing him to confront his demons (and T-Rex's, snoman monsters, etc.), save Hobbes, and come back to reality.  It's like taking TED, the FX show Wilfred, and the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip into a cinematic blender.  And, it works.  With a few extra bucks and some recognizable stars, this could be a really fun film. This is definitely one of the more fun fan-made trailers I've seen in a while. 

Enjoy:

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8:07PM on 04/04/2013

nah

There is already a grown up Calvin and Hobbes movie. It's called Fight Club.
There is already a grown up Calvin and Hobbes movie. It's called Fight Club.
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6:47AM on 04/05/2013
Cracked ftw! ;)
Cracked ftw! ;)
3:53PM on 04/04/2013
While for a fan made trailer, that was pretty damn good. If a real movie was made of Calvin and Hobbes I don't want it being anything like that. I always found the comics a story about a boys unlimited imagination, not the beginning of a mental disease.
While for a fan made trailer, that was pretty damn good. If a real movie was made of Calvin and Hobbes I don't want it being anything like that. I always found the comics a story about a boys unlimited imagination, not the beginning of a mental disease.
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2:53PM on 04/04/2013

Someone's been watching too much Donnie Darko.

Seriously, if they ever make a Calvin and Hobbes movie (and some day, maybe long after we're dead, they will), I hope to hell it's NOTHING like this. While I respect the (shall we say) "creative" approach these filmmakers employed, it essentially robs Calvin and Hobbes of its essence, and I think it'd piss off plenty of fans. I sort of dig the dark approach but it comes across like a mix of Donnie Darko and Wilfred with none of the wit, childish imagination or charm of the comic strip, which
Seriously, if they ever make a Calvin and Hobbes movie (and some day, maybe long after we're dead, they will), I hope to hell it's NOTHING like this. While I respect the (shall we say) "creative" approach these filmmakers employed, it essentially robs Calvin and Hobbes of its essence, and I think it'd piss off plenty of fans. I sort of dig the dark approach but it comes across like a mix of Donnie Darko and Wilfred with none of the wit, childish imagination or charm of the comic strip, which was one of my favourites when I was younger (and still is). I have to give this a big thumbs down.
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3:37PM on 04/04/2013
totally agree with you....
totally agree with you....
3:52AM on 04/05/2013
It actually reminds me of Hook: it has the young boy grown up. I agree that it is too dark. It should be along the lines of the Secret Life of Water Mitty which was the tone of the comic strip.
It actually reminds me of Hook: it has the young boy grown up. I agree that it is too dark. It should be along the lines of the Secret Life of Water Mitty which was the tone of the comic strip.
2:10PM on 04/04/2013

No.

This is ass.
This is ass.
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1:25PM on 04/04/2013
Well it was mildly amusing but since Mr. Watterson has never licensed Calvin and Hobbes to anyone or any company I doubt he would approve. Got to say he has integrity, he could be milking billions out of marketing if he wanted to but he doesn't he would rather have his strip stand for what he intended not have it bastardized by McDonalds and Burger King.
Well it was mildly amusing but since Mr. Watterson has never licensed Calvin and Hobbes to anyone or any company I doubt he would approve. Got to say he has integrity, he could be milking billions out of marketing if he wanted to but he doesn't he would rather have his strip stand for what he intended not have it bastardized by McDonalds and Burger King.
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1:05PM on 04/04/2013

i could tell you how it should end

The whole thing is in Calvin's imagination, he was never in any real danger to begin with, just really bored one weekend. He knows this, but being Calvin plays up the dramatics for the benefit of the audience. Then Hobbes mentions something like how he should make movies, because that was a lot better than the Junk Hollywood favors.

I'd really like to see a Live Action Doonsbury movie. Thats the kind of thing i was expecting when i heard John Stewart was directing his first movie.
The whole thing is in Calvin's imagination, he was never in any real danger to begin with, just really bored one weekend. He knows this, but being Calvin plays up the dramatics for the benefit of the audience. Then Hobbes mentions something like how he should make movies, because that was a lot better than the Junk Hollywood favors.

I'd really like to see a Live Action Doonsbury movie. Thats the kind of thing i was expecting when i heard John Stewart was directing his first movie.
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