The Addams Family

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    A couple of the IT guys at work were talking about the flick, and I had forgotten that it had been so long since it came out, back in '91. I still watch it whenever the cable channels show it at random, and while I basically grew up on the original show, this one was more based on the original Charles Addams drawings, which were pretty gruesome compared to the toned down 1960's show. Did you find the movie to be a decent interpretation of the characters?


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  2. ILuvCyclops Stark Industries

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    I loved it, great casting!
     
  3. ToddIsDead Registered

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    I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the sequel too.
     
  4. cabel Registered

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    the combined awsomeness of Raul Julia and Christopher Lyod
     
  5. Silver pseudo intellectual

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    One of my favourite films of all time... :D
     
  6. GoldGoblin Registered

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    This is a great movie.
     
  7. Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    I like The Addams Family, in almost all incarnations.

    The movie is a gem because it's one of the very, VERY few movies patterned after an old TV show that doesn't suck outright. The casting of that movie was perfect, the dark sense of humor was there, and there was actually - gasp! - a PLOT.

    The first sequel with Joan Cusack was O.K., but I tried sitting through that last one with Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah and couldn't do it. I hate direct-to-video. :mad:
     
  8. thealiasman2000 Registered

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    Addams Family is one of the few movies based on TV shows that manage to improve the characters without missing the humor and essence of the TV show.

    The other is Mission: Impossible.
     
  9. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    The Addams Family was a great movie. I loved the second one as well.
     
  10. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester, genius :up:
     
  11. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    :up: One of the best casting calls ever.
     
  12. Cinemaman Registered

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    First film was great for me, second wasn't bad too.
     
  13. Bad Superman World's Grimmest Hero

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    Both Adams Family and Adams Family Values were awesome. It was the straight to DVD films that sucked big time.
     
  14. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Very good movie. I was glad to see this in theaters. Wouldn't mind getting it on DVD sometime.
     
  15. WorthyStevens Green Man

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    I liked part 2 over part 1. But, I still like part 1.
     
  16. thealiasman2000 Registered

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    they do what they wanna do, say what they wanna say
    Live how they wanna live, play how they wanna play
    Dance how they wanna dance, kick and the slap a friend
    The addams family

    Now I was cold coolin', you know (maxin' and relaxin')
    Just kickin' it around the house (oaktown kicking' it)
    When a knock, a knock, a knock and a voice yo!
    Can hammer come out? (what's up?)
    Now I don't mind (mind) being a friend
    And showin' a little bit of flava (flava)
    But wednesday, pugsley, gomez, fester (oh man)
    Man, them some strange neighbours

    *

    I remember the day I needed to borrow
    A little of pepper (for my chicken)
    The next thing you know, comin' at me
    Was a hand with the fingers high steppin' (I'm witcha)
    Now I tried to play it along (you know)
    And act like I was havin' a ball (ha ha)
    But what do I see (yo) a perm with feet (cousin it)
    Standin' about three feet tall (I'm outta here)

    *

    Speakin' and thinkin' about the addams
    You know the hammer is with it (I'm with it)
    Act a fool, no bones, swooop, goofy and randy
    You know we kick it (the posse)
    Now is the time to get in your mind
    It's ok to be yourself (be yourself)
    Take foolish pride and put it aside
    Like the addams, yo! they def (that's a family!)

    *

    (addams) too legit
    (addams) too legit
    (addams) too legit (who's too legit?)
    (the addams family)
    (you know what I'm saying, the addams)
    (addams) too legit (oh yeah)
    (addams) too legit (talkin' 'bout the addams now)
    (addams) too legit (I'm saying it's the addams now)
    (the addams family)
    (yo! take to the bridge)
    (thank you fester)

    Oh yeah, yeah
    Oh, this is the addams groove right here, ha ha

    (addams) yeah yeah
    (addams) just like that
    (addams) oh yeah
    (the addams family) you know you gotta fully understand

    They dok what they wanna do, say what they wanna say
    Live how they wanna live, play how they wanna play
    Dance how they wanna dance, kick and they slap a friend
    (the addams family)

    (addams) too legit
    (addams) too legit
    (addams) too legit
    I'm tellin' you I saw the hand
    (the addams family) thing, man, I saw

    They do what they wanna do, say what they wanna say
    Live how they wanna live, play how they wanna play
    Dance how they wanna dance, kick and they slap a friend
    (the addams family) it's the addams

    Yeah, thank you fester, I needed to go back to the bridge again
    Thank you, thank you, now check this out
     
  17. ~†~§iX~†~ Justified Egomaniac

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    Same here. The second just amplified the characters they had established in the original (Especially Wednesday!). The only downer of the original for me is that it didn't really have Uncle Fester in it, and the sequel fixed that for me!......
     
  18. Kurosawa Registered

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    I love the TV show and both movies. the direct to video movies weren't the best, but the TV show that followed them was watchable after a horrible start.
     
  19. War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

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    I watched this movie all the time when I was a kid. Couldn't get enough of it. and I still enjoy it to this day.
     
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    Such a grreat dark comedy for the family. I saw both The Addams Family and Addams Family Values recently. Both are excellent and VERY funny and morbid. The fact that some very cruel humor can get by in a kid's mvoie is surprising and I have to say Christinna Ricci's Wednesday Addams stole the show every time and is the sole reason why I think Addams Family Values may surpass the first. Both are gold though and prove what comedic underrated genius poor Raul Julia was.

    Great fun, that you couldn't get away with today then.
     
  21. Kanon Crazy

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    Great Movies (I & II). Excellent casting, and I never miss the opportunity to watch them, I forget everything else when those movies are on TV. Family, Friends, they are just obstacles on the way to the TV :)

    Raul Julia's performance is excellent.
     
  22. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    That hospital scene at the beginning of Values always makes me laugh.




    Young Girl: ...and then Mommy kissed Daddy, and the angel told the stork, and the stork flew down from heaven, and put the diamond in the cabbage patch, and the diamond turned into a baby!

    Pugsley: Our parents are having a baby too.

    Wednesday: They had sex.
     
  23. Kanon Crazy

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    I love the scene with Raul Julia at the police station. It's the first thing I always think of when I remember that movie.
     
  24. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    Good thing you didn't type the lyrics to "Whoomp, There it is (The Addams Family)" that they play in the second movie.
     
  25. Mic Registered

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    R.I.P Raul Julia. Excellent films. One of my favs as a kid.
     

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