Now I know that an Adventure Time movie IS in the works, and they probably wont ever look at this particular article to get advice, but I'm going to give it anyway. So sit back and read me ramble on about one of my favorite cartoons, and how to make a GOOD movie about the adventures of Finn & Jake.
1. NO CGI HYBRID STUFF PLEASE!
HOLLYWOOD! PLEASE TAKE A HINT AND DON'T SCREW THIS UP! For some odd reason, lots of studios have been making 2D animated cartoons into 3D live action CGI hybrids. Some horrible examples of these types of movies that have come out recently are the aforementioned Alvin and the Chipmunks series and the Smurfs franchise. One reason this would NOT work for the Adventure Time movie is that the world of Ooo is so crazy and colorful. It wraps you in its brightly painted landscapes and characters and it would just not work in live action. Unless the studio planned to pull a Smurfs, which again wouldn't work. Ooo is actually a post apocalyptic Earth, so the team couldn't travel to another dimension, they would have to travel back in time, which would be crazy and super confusing. Also, they would have to leave behind their pastel oriented world that all of their fans love so very much, in trade for a bland NYC that we have seen TOO many times before.
2. MAKE THIS IT'S OWN STORY
Now don't get me wrong. I LOVE the Lynch arc and the "Marceline Vampire Hunter" saga as well. However, for this movie, I don't want to see any "tie-ins" to the series, not lore wise, but villain wise. I want this movie to be it's own. Almost like an ordinary day for the duo. Talking to friends, going on adventures, maybe with an over arcing plot, but mostly I just want to see one two hour long adventure between the two. An audience member who has never seen Adventure Time should be able to get the general idea of the movie and world without having to have watched the show.
3. Explain the Lore!!!
One of my BIGGEST complaints about the new Warcraft movie, was that it was very loosy goosy about all the lore. It would touch on somethings you were supposed to know, but never delve deep into them to let the audience understand it. Now with Adventure Time, there is so much lore and background and chemistry between all these characters. Make sure you explain this VERY well to the newcomers who have never seen this franchise before. This doesn't mean go on twenty minute exposition scenes so we can understand, but at least slip in the key aspects of this world and the characters in it.
I hope you enjoyed my list and I would LOVE to hear what you guys think would make an AWESOME Adventure Time movie! This is one of my favorite cartoons of all time so I would like to see it be done some justice on the big screen! Sound off in the comments below!!