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"Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom"

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yronimoswhateley

Well, I'm not sure what to say about this one, but I don't remember anyone else mentioning it yet:

 

 

Animated, "coming soon".  "After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft accidentally uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and a great adventure."

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Tony Williams

"I've got a bad feeling about this."  Indeed!

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vsolfronk

The Graphic novel is pretty good. Think of it as Lovecraft for younger fans. I haven't watched the movie yet.

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Nick Storm

Tons of reviews are coming in with a grossly disappointed majority. Even from a childish entertainment standpoint, I am reading that it falls down huge-ly. I'll not sully myself with a viewing. No, I will not.

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paladin2769

I broke down and got it this week; I enjoyed the graphic novels.  I wasn't disappointed and they plan to do a sequel.  Of course, there was "supposed" to be a sequel to Buckaroo Banzai, but I digress.

 

There is a mini-flyer in the blu-ray case that promotes an Elder Sign pendant and a "Spot" plush doll.  I haven't been able to figure out if they are available yet though.

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vsolfronk

I have the Spot plush through their KS. A different and nice take on most Cthulhu items.

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HJ

I was given it for Xmas, as WH Smith is selling it off cheap.

 

"Hmmm..." about sums it up. The kids said that it was the oddest film they'd ever watched

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yronimoswhateley

I might check it out on a slow day some day - I've never expected a five-star movie or anything, but neither the trailer nor the reviews I've seen have given me any good reasons to think it's anything worse than a mostly-harmless animation whose worst crimes are in being targeted toward a rather narrow and hard-to-please audience, and in not having the benefits of the budget and experience usually given to a more mainstream film of this sort.

 

It looks like the labor-of-love work of a well-intentioned fan who managed to get the support of professional fans who could afford to help give an amateur work a little extra push, with results that weren't great, but were kind of cute.  The IMDB page seems to suggest it's largely the project of one guy, with the help of a small animation studio, a couple friends, and a handful of well-known actors who surely couldn't have been paid much to lend their voices to a project that I suspect they supported more because it sounded like fun than because of the money. 

 

With that perspective, it seems to me like many of the amateur internet reviews I've seen for it seemed rather more mean-spirited than really necessary for something like this.

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