He never did anything for me because it's basically just one joke: he can't see. The rest of the time, he just smiles and looks happy, so there's no real comedic suffering on his part, or even that much to the people around him. He falls, he misses something, but he's always okay. Where's the comedy? How does that get a laugh?
Magoo: May all the exhibits in this hall shine with the light of human knowledge. NC (vo): He tries cutting the ribbon, but ends up cutting an electrical cord. Tell me if this scene looks cutesy or horrifying. (Magoo cuts the electrical cord instead of the ribbon, causing all sorts of mayhem, including lights bursting) Magoo: I didn't send for fireworks!
When will Hollywood learn that animated cartoons NEVER survive the transition to live-action film? Alvin &the Chipmunks Garfield The Smurfs Avatar:The Last Airbender The Flintstones I could go on and on....
True they aren't that critically acclaimed or well-received, but that doesn't stop some people from considering them guilty pleasures (especially Inspector Gadget and George of the Jungle, in my case. Just the first ones. The sequels were bleah...) *DarkAngel goes off humming the Guilty Pleasures song from the Moulin Rouge review*
"Oh, Magoo- you crazy, old bastard! Why?! Eh-heh-heh-ho-ho!" --- "...So, she looks over to her husband, then sets it back down in her lap and says, 'Honey, this one's eating my popcorn.'"- Agent K ("Men in Black", 1997)
I used to have this movie on VHS. I remember nothing about it, other than the animated opening, and the fact that the first scene takes place in a museum. I also remember thinking a while back how NC should review this thing. Whee! ^.^