Arrested Development: The Movie

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Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby 22/7 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:04 pm UTC

So apparently this is actually going to happen. Release date 2009.

I am personally quite excited, though I was very happy with how they left the series so I would have been happy without another season or a movie.

Anyway, thoughts? Excited? Pissed? Drunk?

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby TheAmazingRando » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:24 pm UTC

The series was still going strong when it was cancelled, if the same people are involved I can't imagine this turning out poorly.

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Okita » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:54 pm UTC

I was there at a Will Ferrell thing with Will Arnett hosting. A friend of mine asked Ferrell what he was doing about helping getting an Arrested Development movie. Ferrell said he would finance the entire thing... except filmed in Mexico and dubbed in Spanish with on a $2,000 budget. Funny stuff. But afterwards, Arnett said that there were talks in the works.

I guess the talks resulted in it going through. Makes me think about Firefly + Serenity.

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Frello » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:13 pm UTC

I will see it, if I get the possibility.
I always though Arrested Development didn't need any additional seasons. With a setting like that and such exaggerated characters, it would become contrived, even though it's AD. And one season of AD certainly contains a higher number of clever jokes than the entire run of Friends or other mediocre sitcoms...

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby TheAmazingRando » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:20 pm UTC

I think it could have done with a full third season, at least. It seemed towards the end that they were trying to cram all their loose ends into the final five or six episodes, which led to five or six episodes that were made of pure awesome, but which could probably have been spread out into a full-length season.

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby existential_elevator » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:05 pm UTC

Arrested Development is my favourite thing to come out of American television in years. I am really hoping they don't screw it up. I'm not convinced that the format will transfer well to an extended period.

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Maseiken » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:55 am UTC

TheAmazingRando wrote:The series was still going strong when it was cancelled, if the same people are involved I can't imagine this turning out poorly.

That may be the case. But they ended it really well. It was over. This isn't necessary.

Serenity Was necessary, because there were so many things that hadn't been wrapped up.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Mathmagic » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:06 am UTC

Arrested Development is one of those shows that I can watch the same episode multiple times (over time, obviously) and laugh just as hard every time. I don't see how this movie could turn out badly.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Al Creed » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:59 am UTC

Not saying the movie will suck, I think an Arrested Development movie is unnecessary. I think the Series Finale wrapped things up pretty nicely

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Boxcar Aldous Huxley » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:14 pm UTC

I'm slightly wary about this one; I think Arrested worked very well with its 22-minute limit, and a longer movie may... work less well. Also, they cant really play with sitcom conventions effectively in a movie format, and that was one of the show's strengths. Then again, The Simpsons Movie was strangely satisfying, so that may be the case here. I'm also fairly sure the writers will find something new and amusing to explore for the movie. On balance, I'd say I'm cautiously optimistic about the prospect of a movie, although this may be revised as plot points come out.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby TheAmazingRando » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:03 pm UTC

I think that, given the show's serial nature, it will fare better with a long runtime than shows that have always been restricted to 22-minute story arcs.

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby 22/7 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:13 pm UTC

TheAmazingRando wrote:I think that, given the show's serial nature, it will fare better with a long runtime than shows that have always been restricted to 22-minute story arcs.

Do you think they'll break the thing into 3/4/5 definable 22-minute episodes so that they can later be played on TV as separate episodes?
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Malice » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:26 am UTC

Frello wrote:I always though Arrested Development didn't need any additional seasons. With a setting like that and such exaggerated characters, it would become contrived, even though it's AD.


Arrested Development is nothing but contrivances--contrivances piled on top of contrivances in a big unlikely ice cream sundae of conveniently hilarious coincidences. Each episode is like a 22-minute joke, each scene really only serving to progress the individual actions of each character further along an axis which leads inexorably to an explosive intersection--at which point, expectations are betrayed, failures confronted, and lessons willfully not learned.

If they can actually manage to keep the same sort of manic, house of cards structure up over an entire film, I predict the 20 minute triumphant climax of comedic contrivances will blow my brain out the back of my skull.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Master Gunner » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:43 am UTC

Dude.


Awesome.


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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby sugarhyped » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:46 pm UTC

Al Creed wrote:Not saying the movie will suck, I think an Arrested Development movie is unnecessary. I think the Series Finale wrapped things up pretty nicely


I do not know what a movie would be like and yes the finale was excellent, but they left plenty that could be dealt with. Buster was in the ocean, the SEC was going after the family again, and Michael, GM, and George were fleeing to some island. I do not know where to go from there but that is why I am no writer, especially for AD. I actually have not re-watched AD in a while but I am pretty sure that is where they left off.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby une see » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:15 pm UTC

Fuck yes. FUCK YES. I am of the belief that this movie will turn out absolutely, mind-blowingly, amazing. Oh, yes. I will laugh and laugh.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby tritonomachy » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:52 am UTC

Al Creed wrote:Not saying the movie will suck, I think an Arrested Development movie is unnecessary. I think the Series Finale wrapped things up pretty nicely


Exactly. Although I would pay good money to see 90 minutes of Buster v. loose seal.
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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby kanavazk » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:42 pm UTC

tritonomachy wrote:
Al Creed wrote:Not saying the movie will suck, I think an Arrested Development movie is unnecessary. I think the Series Finale wrapped things up pretty nicely


Exactly. Although I would pay good money to see 90 minutes of Buster v. loose seal.

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Re: Arrested Development: The Movie

Postby Lt Greatsocks » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:59 pm UTC

Here is my amazing contribution to the thread.

I think it will be a good movie.
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