Wow, it has been a long time since I heard of this series andapparently for good reason. This film is the reason why most showsdeserve to get canceled and left to die. I have watched the entireoriginal series and was somewhat amused by it. The show was wittywithout a message and some points funny with over the top gross outhumor. But this film took everything from the show that was somewhatgood and screwed it up. I can't believe whoever made this movie wasconsidering that the sales of this film could revive the show. The filmcontains even more over the top jokes and swearing simply because it isa direct to DVD film and doesn't have to worry about networkcensorship. This would be fine but all of the jokes in here are eitherunfunny or just plain disgusting. The show definitely had these kindsof jokes but they were tame considered to the things in here. I willadmit that I am not a huge fan of the show and really hated how theyended it. But in my eyes the show had a good run and should have simplygone away in peace. Much better shows have been canceled at a short runand deserve a second chance, but not this show. Now this film is simplymoronic in its approach and execution. The film constantly jumps aroundfrom scene to scene in a relentless manner and the story keeps gettingmore and more drawn out (no pun intended) along the way. Now the scenejumping would be fine if it had any sort of flow or order. But in thisfilm they are so random that it becomes very hard to follow what isgoing on in the film. It does leave some interest as the viewer triesto figure out what is going on. But overall it gets old very fast. Thestory line in this film is pretty simple but way too convoluted for noreason. I simply didn't enjoy the movie as much as the show and feltthat this was truly a half-hearted attempt to make a quick buck. I wasreally hoping for something more funny and entertaining of a send offin here. But it never came along and when I saw that ending I wasreally ticked. This film is not for everyone, even if you are a fan ofthe show. I definitely don't recommend it to people that are unfamiliarwith the show as it would simply confuse them. The film gives noexplanation at who the main characters are or why we should even carefor them. These elements are from the show and only someone familiarwith the show would be able to stomach the lame humor and fart jokessprinkled through this movie.
My final review score is a 2 out of 10. The film simple didn'tentertain me on any level and only reinforced all the things I hatedabout the show. Now if you enjoy lame jokes and over the top fart jokesthen this may be a film you would want to RENT. But never buy it sinceit would only encourage the producers of this film to make anothermovie or revive the series. Everyone else should just avoid this filmentirely.
I was a fan of Drawn Together, so I say this with a heavy heart.
This just wasn't funny. I think the fact that they could go all outwith profanity and nudity just meant that they figured they didn't needto try as hard on actually trying to be funny.
The plot was that the characters figure out that their "reality show"has been canceled since the bad words are no longer bleeped out andtheir sex organs are no longer pixilated. They also realize that theyare bad parodies of real cartoon characters. A shadowy networkexecutive wants them "erased", only to be spared by the producer. Theyrun from a terminator robot ironically named ISRAEL ("ISRAEL has theright to exist!") and run through a series of not really funny gags.
A subplot involves a South Park like character that took their timeslot, by being just as obscene, but having "a point". (Here's a point.South Park is actually funny! Drawn Together is like a kid who learneda bad word and repeats it until he gets slapped.)
The rest is more of the same. Captain Hero has sex with a corpse andXandir gets jealous. Foxy gets naked. Clara acts all obnoxious (and isapparently killed off in the movie.)
I think that the producers perhaps made an unfunny film to stop anyclamoring for more. I've had enough.
When Family Guy and Futurama were brought back after cancellation, eachtook a sharp jab at the network that canceled them. The Drawn Togethercreators seem to have devoted this entire DVD to venting their spleensat Comedy Central over their cancellation.
The movie starts promisingly. The Drawn Together gang don't realizetheir show has been canceled; The Jew Producer still puts them throughhumiliating challenges for his own perverse amusement; and, in a nicecontinuity nod, a nameless network executive seeks revenge against thecast for reasons relating to the infamous "Hot Tub" episode. Carryingout the order to kill is a robot named I.S.R.A.E.L. who refers toitself on the third person, leading to lots of gags like "Israel getsblamed for everything." So far so good.
Act II is when everything falls apart. The gang learns their show hasbeen replaced by Suck My Taint Girl, an obvious shot at South Park, andthe excoriation of Comedy Central begins.
Suck My Taint Girl does a long, tedious, vulgar musical number,apparently to make the point that South Park does long, tedious, vulgarmusical numbers. She then explains to Drawn Together that they can't beoffensive unless they have a clumsily tacked-on point, as though thiswere the only difference between Drawn Together and South Park.
Then they go on an adventure to Make-A-Point Land, which is such aripoff of South Park's Imaginationland that I looked for Trey Parker'sname in the credits. Then it turns out Taint Girl was on the side ofthe evil corporate executive all along. And on and on it goes. It's notso much bashing South Park as it is the Drawn Together staff expressingtheir feelings about being dropped in favor of South Park, like somebitter high school kid who didn't get the lead in the school play.
As further proof that this movie is nothing but a giant middle fingerto Comedy Central -- who produced and released it, by the way -- watchthe DVD extras. They're full of the same. One issue that comes up a lotis the failure to include 3-D glasses for the 3-D scenes; ComedyCentral is accused of being too cheap. I suspect the real issue wasthat the 3-D scenes were of Toot Braunstein having sex.
Back to the movie: the cast goes through adventures and meet fates thatare random and horrible and make no sense, even by this show'sstandards. Act III is pretty much a rewrite of the "EntertainmentWeekly" episode, with Spanky Ham once again the voice of reason. But bythe time he says "Can we leave Make-A-Point Land and go toWrap-It-Up-Already Land", you'll agree.
If you're a fan of the show, and you're looking for a better ending toDrawn Together, the last thing you watch should be the "confessionals"DVD extra. Most of the voice actors appear to express their love forDrawn Together and their desire for it to continue. It's a sad, butmore meaningful ending to the series -- since there's no chance it willsurvive this selfish, incompetent mess of a movie.
Drawn Together Season One...nothing ever seen before...Drawn TogetherSeason 2...great show continuing...Drawn Together Season 3 Final...Letdown knowing it was canceled. When I heard a movie was coming out Ijumped for joy knowing this could be it, this could be their break andmaybe they could slip back to T.V...but I was wrong, this movie made menever look at Drawn Together the same, I was disappointed and ashamedto say that I actually liked this T.V Show. The 3D sex scene with Tootand Foxxy along with another girl in the club was not needed for andCaptain Hero's passion with a dead corpse was I must admit funny butthere's a time and a place for everything, for those drawn togetherfans who think this is will be like the T.V Show, it won't, it'stasteless and it seems the producers are heading into porn and not towhat was once a great TV show. I am very sorry to write this reviewbecause I too am a great Drawn Together Fan but I am warning the fansby telling them to not get their hopes up, I apologize DrawnTogether...but I just hope you can return to being funny once more.User: Paul Haakonsen
Not being familiar with the "Drawn Together" stuff prior to thisanimated movie, I had no expectations. I just thought it was going tobe some funny cartoon. It was rather funny, and good to see some spoofon cartoons (both old and new).
The story is as expected of such a movie, straight forward andhilarious.
Lots of really funny situations and dialogue in this animated movie.However, it should be said that there are things that might offend someviewers. So if you are of a delicate mind or mentality, perhaps this isnot the movie to watch.
Now, for me at least, this was not a movie that I will be watching asecond time. Sure it was funny the first time around, but I don't seethe potential of additional viewings.
Not much of a brainer here, just in-your-face-and-over-the-edgeanimated comedy here. Good for an evening of brainless fun andrelaxation.
After seeing this I had to do this review it had nothing to do with theTV series franchise and was made in poor taste. It was extremely racistbut not funny in a good way like south park or borat, the type of naziand anti semitic remarks that you would see from people on theinternet. Obviously the writers spent too much time on the web having ameeting of how to send false accusations against Israel and jews andcoerce people to hate them. If this was balanced out by making fun ofthe arabs I wound't have a problem at least you would see both sides ofthe conflict but their bias to muslims because they don't want a danishnewspaper caricature related incident.
Now the other thing I hate is how macabre this movie is and how graphicto detail they try to make it, but its not funny. It's like that moviePostal where their killing and mutilating people they try to get someattempted laughs out of it. If you have a sick sense of humour that is.Captain hero having sexual intercourse with a dead corpse, defiling andurinating on it throughout the whole show is not funny in any terms andPrincess Clara having her arms chopped off and being used as a prop isnot funny by any standards. And this was mostly happening throughoutthe whole show.
If you like animation movies or series that are outrageous go for SouthPark or Family Guy at least they push the boundaries but don't gooverboard.
I watched this on recommendation from a friend, and it was the worstthing I have ever seen, the animation is bad and so is the story andcharacters.
I did not laugh once.
It is no surprise that this TV series was cancelled. As it was sounfunny, they had to make do with images of penis and nipples as asubstitute.
Instead of going to 'make a point' land, (the creators theory of whythe show got cancelled, as it did not make points), the charactersshould have gone to 'make funny jokes and/or an actual good TV showland'; as this is the real reason why it was cancelled.
After watching the movie I was sad that I had, but also glad that theshow got cancelled and I would not recommend it to anybody.
Only giving it one because I can't give it zero. I enjoyed the series,but this movie is lazy, offensive garbage. Avoid at all costs. Thewriters have obviously run out of ideas and tried, stupidly, to just beshocking. A miserable fail. The comedy was always derivative, but thewriters at least put in some relevant social commentary. I did notexpect much character development. I did, at minimum, expect they coulddeliver some familiar, rehashed jokes. I think they knew that theseries would never come back and decided not to put much effort in. Haha, killing defenseless animals is fun. Ha ha, sexualself-gratification is fun. It looks like a bunch of 12 year old boysput all their foulest ideas in and someone was dumb enough to make amovie of it.User: Cory Williams (geometroid)
Note: I am legally blind and cannot see 3-D, if you want to read aboutthe 3-D aspects of this film you need to look elsewhere as I will notbe commenting on them.
I will begin this review by saying that if you don't know what DrawnTogether is, you probably don't care much about this movie. If you arereading this because it popped up on your recommended list then youshould go back and watch the series and THEN watch this movie.
Know this though, this show (including the uncensored movie) israunchy, I mean RAUNCHY! If you have a weak stomach, if you think thatSouth Park is stupid or should be taken off the air, you should avoidthis show like the plague. It is not for you. As a matter of fact, Ifyou are not in favor of censorship you may STILL have your convictionspushed to the edge. This is not a show for children or weaklings.
The plot of the series (if it can be said to have one) is simple: Thefirst animated reality show. Cartoon characters of various kinds arebrought to live in a Real World style house. The characters arearchetypal cartoon types from a Pikachu-type battle monster to a BettyBoop knockoff. The thing that makes this show work (at least to me) isthat these are the characters when they aren't being characters. Inother words, If you can imagine Daffy Duck finishing a take, going homeand indulging in all the debauchery that Hollywood offers, you arestarting to see what this show is like. What emerges is a post-modernmix of the real world, The Real World, the cartoon world and a mix ofany other cultural reference you can possibly think of.
"So that's the series?" I hear you saying, "You're supposed to bereviewing the movie!" Well yes I am, and That brings me here.
After Futurama showed that Direct to video movies could not only lendvitality to a canceled series but might actually have the ability todrag a show back on the air, it was natural that some of the other goodshows that were canceled because of network bottom lines might make itback on the air as well.
Enter Drawn Together: The Movie The Movie, a perfect example, thisseries was rated number one on college campuses across the country andwas canceled anyhow. It could be said that this is because TV networksdon't care about smart people. See? I just said it, so it can be said!This Direct to DVD movie takes the philosophical fight right to theproducers. The Drawn Together Gang has to travel to Make-a-point landto get a point, because the racist/gay/violent/sexual humor of the showseems to have no point. Along the way they have a number of interestingmoments (including a moment when the cast listens to the DVD commentaryto escape a bad situation) and meet some strange (I mean REALLYstrange) characters such as a very strange little girl and a giant thatcraps into his own mouth.
The only questions that really matter here are 1) Does the movie liveup to the series 2) Can you sustain a show that usually has 22 minutesof content for an 80 minute movie. The most important question to thefans is "Can this movie bring Drawn Together back on the air?" Theanswer to the first two questions is a qualified "Yes". If you are afan of this show you've probably watched Drawn Together episodes backto back on the DVDs, this just saves you from having to do that. As tothe latter, the story actually does drag on a bit, however the writersseem perfectly aware of this - one of the characters even asks "Isthere a Wrap-this-up-already land??" The answer to the third questionis "NO". The movie is done in Flash which alienated some viewers. Itneeds to be said that the creators of Drawn Together were doing a moviefor half the budget of one episode of the series and they did it fairlywell. This was obviously done by the network (a network too cheap toprovide 3-D glasses for a 3-D movie) to destroy the show forever.
I think they have, 80 minutes of writing on an 11 minute budget showsand the writers should not be blamed for it.
To end on a positive (kinda) note though, fans DO get closure in thismovie, there is an end.
R.I.P. Drawn Together.
When I saw the preview I was really exicted to see the movie. The moviecarries a slightly different atmosphere than the show and is a littlemore action oriented. Despite the lack of censorship in the movie I wassurprised to find it seemed to be less offensive then the actual show.That being said there are lots of really funny one liners that justmake you laugh uncontrolilby.
I was happy to have Seth as I.S.R.E.A.L. and all the social commentarythat character brings. The films message is also something that I feelis genuine and I think a lot of other entertainment should take noteof. Overall my only real problem with the film is it is too short withonly about an hour.
Overall if you liked the show or are just a fan of satire and stupidhumour (and I mean that in a good way) then by all means check it out.
p.s. the fact that they made parts in 3D but don't provide glassesgenius!
I just finished watching the movie and all the great, special features.Yes, they actually added decent special features and interviews. It'sgoing to take a couple days to digest everything I just heard and seen.But WE LOVED IT! Amazing, hilarious, brilliant and therapy enhancing.It was an injection of pure, Drawn Together fist action. We thought itwas as worthy as ATHF's movie and South Park Bigger, Larger, Uncut...Of course, if you loved the t.v. show, the movie will be like ChristmasDay. You get all the language and tits that you want. If blood is yourthing, that's included. I need to watch this a few times. I seesomething new every time. This is a MUST BUY/MUST SEE movie.User: Paul Clough (bjorksjoga)
The movie was disgusting. I loved it. The show was not intended foreveryone, just fans of the hilarity of filth. The characters were trueto themselves. I've read complaints that it was extra dirty justbecause it was uncensored but anyone who watched the DVDs saw ituncensored already. The reason I didn't give it a higher rating wasbecause of the lack of Clara. If you were a fan of the television show,or if you like filthy humor see it. The special features are worth it,the explanation by the writers as to what happened was great. The otherdownfall of the movie however was that the characters are split up fora large part of the time. They are funniest together. Oh, and the suckmy taint girl is annoying. The most subtle humor were the jokes aboutI.S.R.A.E.L. I miss the show. I wish it would come back on the air.User: drourke
While not surpassing the original show, the movie was pretty decent.Dave Jesser and Matt Silverstein are great comedic writers and stillmanaged to put together a solid reminder of what Drawn Together oncewas. There were still plenty of good jokes written from each charactersperspective. The animation was almost where it was during thetelevision series. Xander in general as a character seemed to be a bitoff, i don't know what the deal was there. I hope this is a beginningto the show getting a re-hash for at least one season. I had also hopedthere would be more 10 per center jokes (jokes that only 10% of thepeople off the street who watch the show understand) but maybe this wasthem trying to branch out and get a larger audience to possibly rent orbuy the film.
All and all I give this film a 7/10. It's not for everyone and neverwill be... but if you have a sense of a humor and aren't afraid tolaugh at what many would consider morally repulsive then you will thinkwatching this was worth your time.
If anything, you'll be impressed by Hero's new fine-ass lady friend.