Home Alone 4 (2002) 4. Foodfight! Synopsis. Status on Rotten Tomatoes. Cute story has some crude humor and innuendo. Foodfight! Offers. Don't let your friends down. [20] Kasanoff responded to the controversy by noting that they were not paid money for the brand inclusion and therefore the addition of known brands did not constitute product placement, though the brands were expected to provide $100 million worth of cross-promotion. Foodfight! In 2012, the film had a low-key release, being direct-to-video in most territories. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. (Foodfight!, @23:15) Worse Than Edit. It's hard to go wrong with such veteran performers as Jerry Stiller, Larry Miller, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Fierstein, Christine Baranski, and Wayne Brady, but the script lets them down. Parents need to know that Foodfight! [13] In June 2012, Foodfight! is a bizarre 2012 animated comedy. - Wikipedia Food Fight… We're updating our reviews to better highlight authentic stories and accurate, diverse representations. so that society as a whole might benefit from my Christ-like sacrifice. After rebuffing Lady X's attempts to bring him to Brand X's side, Dex is locked in a dryer with Dan to be melted, but the two manage to escape. received a limited release in the United Kingdom, grossing approximately £15,000 of ticket sales on its single week in theatres. [19] Jake Rossen of The New York Times described the film's United States release as "a muted debut". Directed by Wes Anderson. 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[22][23][24] It has also been referred to as one of the worst animated films ever made by Indiewire in 2015 and twice by Screen Rant, in 2017 and 2020. Another distribution deal was struck in 2007, but again, nothing came of it. Dex and Sunshine defeat her, reverting her to her original form. There has been a lot of Foodfight! With Brand X defeated and a cure found that revives the killed Ikes, Dex and Sunshine finally get married. has a monosyllabic first name, Dex (Humphrey Bogart played Rick) and a lost love who has driven him to give up on life and open a nightclub. When night falls at the supermarket Marketropolis, the store products' mascots ("Ikes") come to life and interact with each other. Which other recent movies portray talking animals? A Brand X honcho threatens to hit someone with a ham hock. [8] A $25 million joint investment into the project was made by Threshold and the Korean investment company Natural Image, with the producers expecting that foreign pre-sales and loans against the sales would provide the remaining portion of the budget. (again) and incorrect info from William09181. The plot takes place in the "Marketropolis" supermarket. The film features the voices of Charlie Sheen, Wayne Brady, Hilary Duff, Eva Longoria, Larry Miller, and Christopher Lloyd. All rights reserved. has been "seized upon by Internet purveyors of bad cinema". Parents: Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Foodfight! In the world of the Ikes, the arrival of Lady X, the seductive Brand X detergent Ike, causes a commotion at Dex's club, the Copabanana. [13], At the time the film was announced, it was denounced for taking product placement to the extreme, and doing it in a film targeted at children. - International Box Office Results", "FOODFIGHT! Old advertising campaigns are also cited. As in the 1942 romantic drama Casablanca, the protagonist of FOODFIGHT! Language includes "butt-ugly," "you cold-farted itch," "pompous pip-squeak," and "whack job." Dex rescues Sunshine, who had been held hostage in the Brand X tower, and escapes with the help of Dan. when you spend $25 on participating products. With Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria. Regarded as the worst animated film ever, FoodFight! Foodfight (2012) is not for children or adults! When in doubt, do the right thing. [15], A 2012 review by Kate Valentine of Hollywood News called it "by far the crappiest piece of crap I have ever had the misfortune to watch",[28] and a 2013 article from The New York Times was similarly scathing, saying, "The animation appears unfinished [...] And the plot [...] is impenetrable and even offensive. Premiere . They were just trying to salvage what they could. ", DeMott, Rick. ... 2011 Foodfight! He's the advertising icon representing one of the products in its aisles. 'Nuff said! More Info. "Got milk?" A Brand X Ike cuts power just as they send the message. [16][17], In February 2013, the film was released on VOD[18] and was released on DVD in the United States on May 7, 2013. is a 2012 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed by Lawrence Kasanoff. May 7, 2013. (he reaches over to turn the lights on) Oh, I forgot, I'm not married. Six months later, a Brand X representative called "Mr. Clipboard" arrives at Marketropolis and aggressively pushes Brand X's range of generic products to Leonard, the store's manager. Dex then rallies the citizens of Marketropolis to fight the armies of Brand X in a massive food fight. "The Long, Strange Odyssey of 'Foodfight! 1.6/10. "[31], Associated Foodfight! Lionsgate. (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes Find the best of Food Fight from Food Network Foodfight! If you chose to provide an email address, it will only be used to contact you about your comment. [13] A release date in 2005 was later announced, but missed. a guy drawls to a bartender. According to company president Victor Elizalde, Viva Pictures' modest investment of an unspecified sum had proved profitable. Foodfight! Club wrote in 2013 that: "the grotesque ugliness of the animation alone would be a deal-breaker even if the film weren't also glaringly inappropriate in its sexuality, nightmare-inducing in its animation, and filled with Nazi overtones and iconography even more egregiously unfit for children than the script's wall-to-wall gauntlet of crude double entendres and weird intimations of inter-species sex". Directed by Lawrence Kasanoff. A weasel is pushed off the top of a building, and a wrecking ball lands on him. Mr. Clipboard then enters the Ikes' world, but he is taken down by Dex, discovering that he is a robot controlled by Lady X. The Smurfs 2 (2013) Rotten Tomatoes® 14%. This is the kind of movie so unbelievably, surreally and exquisitely terrible that you want to share it with the rest of the world. Receive a $10 Reward. Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90 percent. ", "Butt-ugly," "you cold-farted itch," "pompous pip-squeak," "whack job. [13], The film was created and produced by the digital effects shop at Threshold, located in Santa Monica, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Someone wants to "play Lick the Icing with Sweetcakes. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Foodfight! The citizens win the battle by using the supermarket's electricity. After Dex's friend Daredevil Dan, a chocolate squirrel, disappears, Dex begins to investigate. "Placing Products? Brand-name food and home products normally seen in supermarkets are featured here as characters, including Mr. Clean, Chef Boyardee, Sunshine raisins, Mrs. Butterworth's syrup, Keebler elves, and Starkist's Charlie the Tuna. (character designer - as Jim George) 2000 Thrillseekers: Putt n' Perish (TV Short) (layout artist) 1991 Beauty and the Beast (character designer - as Jim George) ... Foodfight (2012) Foodfight! [29] Rabin revisited Foodfight! [6][14] The film was supposed to be computer-animated, with an exaggerated use of "squash and stretch" to resemble the Looney Tunes shorts, but after production resumed in 2004, Kasanoff changed it to a style more centered in motion capture, with the result being that "he and animators were speaking two different languages". This is movie is the worst animated movie of all time, even worst than "Foodfight!" Families can talk about whether this movie has a serious message about food companies and branding. Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie. On Rotten Tomatoes, it received an aggregate score of 8% based on 49 reviews (4 "fresh" and 45 "rotten"), with the consensus: "Overloaded with pop culture references, but lacking in compelling characters and plot, Doogal is too simple-minded even for the kiddies"; the website ranked it the 82nd worst reviewed movie of the 2000s. Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #16.172 (2009) (TV Episode) Daredevil Dan considers himself a ladies' squirrel, and he lasciviously approaches females saying such things as "I'd like to butter your muffin" and "Sweetcakes, I like your packaging." Production Company. Someone says, "I love a good violation." [14] StoryArk investors had ultimately invoked a clause in their contract that allowed the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, which had insured Foodfight!, to complete and release the film as inexpensively and quickly as possible. The movie tells the story of a cereal brand mascot, Dex Dogtective who, along with his best friend, Daredevil Dan, bands together a group of "Ikes" in Marketropolis to fight against the forces of the evil Brand X, who threaten to take over the entire supermarket. Don't give up. Just as he's about to succumb to cynicism and self-pity, he and his pals realize that Lady Brand X (and her minions, portrayed as goose-stepping Nazis) is behind the disappearance of many icons. They are then sent to Atlantis, with a Captain Planet clone, a spring fish, a gang of rebel mice... its just a big animated mess. coverage this year for some reason, we can wait for even more coverage if others agree.LM2000 06:19, 13 August 2017 (UTC) The Emoji Movie. Fried Green Tomatoes Theatrical release poster Directed byJon Avnet Produced by Jon Avnet Jordan Kerner Screenplay by Fannie Flagg Carol Sobieski Based onFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg Starring Kathy Bates Jessica Tandy Mary Stuart Masterson Mary-Louise Parker Cicely Tyson Music byThomas Newman CinematographyGeoffrey Simpson Edited byDebra Neil-Fisher Production company Act III Communications Avnet/Kerner Productions Electric Shadow Productions Fri… The estimated remainder was $50 million. With many different, local restaurants, we have a place for every taste. Food comes alive after the store closes. is a 2012 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by Threshold Entertainment and directed Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. See something that needs to be addressed? FRED: The Movie (2010) ... Rotten Tomatoes® 22%. Suggest an update to this review. [6][8] By September 2011, after the producers defaulted on a loan, creditors auctioned off the film's assets and all associated rights to Lionsgate.[9][10]. [13], Finally, in 2011, the film was auctioned for $2.5 million. Similar to other icons, including Mr. Clean and Starkist's Charlie the Tuna, he has the run of the place after hours, having served as house "dogtective" until his girlfriend was devastatingly "recalled." Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Dan and Dex find out that Brand X contains an addictive and toxic secret ingredient. But the term "classic" is stretched to include the California raisins singing "Grapevine," as they did in the iconic 1986 commercial. Expect lots of bloodless cartoon violence, suggestive dialogue couched in G-rated language ("I'd like to butter your muffin") and paraphrases from Casablanca. is OK for your kids? With a whopping 1.7 on IMDB, Lions Gate Family Entertainment brings you FoodFight! [1] It was released on DVD in Europe that October. The evil Brand X army is made to resemble Nazis of World War II. Does calling something Brand X mean that it's bad? Trolland (2016) 5. NC: (dazed) Honey, I'm home. Rotten Tomatoes: Top Kids & Family Movies; Wackiest Spanish Translation of a Movie Title. [8] The United States release was delayed because the American distributor, Viva Pictures, wanted to release it when Walmart could arrange for a satisfactory product display for the film. Casablanca gets ripped off -- er, honored -- the most, providing the Dex persona and the intertwined plot of his difficult love life and his decision to risk all in order to save the supermarket. The star rating reflects overall quality. ", Brand-name food and home products normally seen in supermarkets are featured here as characters, including Mr. Clean, Chef Boyardee, Sunshine raisins, Mrs. Butterworth's syrup, Keebler elves, and Starkist's Charlie the Tuna. [6] Kasanoff also decided to produce and direct the film, despite having no prior experience in the animation field. An evil general threatens to kill someone and adds, "That would be lots of fun." Despite the dire reviews - the film has an average score of just 6% on aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes - the surprising answer appears to be no. The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017) 20. 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