The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Reviews
Firstly, the humor in this movie is very good: it contains my in-jokes and references for fans of the show, and contains enough sexual content to satisfy even the most depraved of perverts. However, if you're not a fan of sexual humour / dirty jokes, you might not think the humour in this film to be the best. Even still, the jokes in this movie are unique, off the wall, and well thought out: many of them had me in tears.
Secondly, the characters are all lovable and creatively designed. I feel that they near-perfectly represent the stereotypes of animation: from spanky, who represents internet animation, to Clara, a twisted version of a damsel in distress, and wooldorf, an adult version of Spongebob; I think this movie hits the nail on the head from a parody standpoint. In addition, these characters also play off each other nicely, leading to some interesting conflicts and situations.
Thirdly, the use of nudity in this film adds to the atmosphere. Drawn together was not a series meant for kids, and when this movie got the freedom to put in nudity: it really complemented the tone nicely. While the nudity is not overused, I think it's also a bit underused: if I was the writer for this movie, i would definitely make sure to add in more nudity and sexual content. Nonetheless, it's a great addition to the film, and, as said before, adds very nicely to the atmosphere.
So, now that we've discussed the good things, let's move on to the bad things.
The animation is subpar: as with most flash animated shows, the animation can look stilted and cheap at times. While it is not evident during most of the film, there are definitely some moments where the characters could use more emotion or fluidity. This, however, is a minor complaint, and it did not in any way stop me from enjoying this film.
Some of the characters can be predictable: while this doesn't make the movie unwatchable, it is a pet-peeve of mine to see one-dimensional characters. For example, all the jokes about captain hero revolve around him being useless, and he has barely any lines to give him depth or make up for that. In addition, I feel that out of all the main cast, spanky lacks the most when it comes to having a story arc: his character isn't very fleshed out, and he's thrown to the wayside and used only for one off gags.
The sex scene is kinda lame: I was looking forward to this the whole time I was watching through the movie, only to have a 1 minute clip. I feel it shouldn't have been advertised on the back of the box to the point that it was: which would have been acceptable if it was... let's say... around 5 minutes in length. In short, it was a letdown.
Some scenes lack tension or are just flat out filler: the first 15 minutes of this film lack any sort of buildup and don't give the audience any useful information. It's just the writers padding out the run time with jokes and redundant dialogue. In addition, there are many scenes which could've been trimmed down to allow more room for the main plot to unfold.
All in all, I'd say this movie is worth watching. Just don't have very high expectations for it, because even for fans of the show, it won't be the best thing in the world.
Final score: 6.2/10
The TV show has so much more wit and warmth and is just plain better.