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Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie

Anyone else watch tonight? Thoughts?
replies 14Nov 24, 2017 7:48 PM +00:00

Omg YES!

replies 1Nov 24, 2017 7:59 PM +00:00

So I take it none of you bitches enjoy 90s nostalgia? Bitches!

replies 2Nov 25, 2017 5:24 AM +00:00

Missed it, will have to find it online.

I grew up with Football Head and Rugrats too.

replies 3Nov 25, 2017 5:30 AM +00:00

I saw it, and had mixed emotions...

For me a large part of the charm of HA! was the urban loucheness, the way the stories unfolded in their own time. I didn’t get that with the frenetic Jungle movie.

This will be an unpopular opinion but I also disliked Arnold’s reciprocation of Helga’s feelings. I understand fans desperately wanted closure and that Arnold had demonstrated a flicker of interest in Helga during the series, but this climactic get-together in the Jungle movie didn’t do that immensely slow & strong build justice. It felt rushed & contrived to me, and I preferred Helga’s open-ended confession of love in the first movie as it felt more true-to-life (which is what HA! was all about).

Another unique ‘magic ingredient’ of the show was the brilliance that is Helga, as I feel her frustrations powered the story. Her passion was a force all on its own, that made her creative & resilient & deep. I was waiting for the moment she realised she didn’t need Arnold anymore. to catalyse her into being an intelligent or driven artist or scholar, but sadly that didn’t happen. Now she has her man, that power is gone.

But I guess it’s over now, so it doesn’t matter unless there’s a reboot.

replies 4Dec 7, 2017 7:04 AM +00:00

Helga was best as Arnold's bully and pining for him when nobody was looking (well, except the heavy breathing kid).

replies 5Dec 7, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00

I haven't even seen the movie, but please tell me you're joking R4. He reciprocates her feelings? Not only does it make zero sense from a logical standpoint (she's an ugly, bitchy bulldyke who treats everyone like shit) but it basically ruins her character's purpose. Her whole "thing" was the "angry bitch concealing the hopeless romantic within" bit.

replies 6Dec 7, 2017 8:47 AM +00:00

I thought Arnold has a crush on some other girl? At least that was the case on the TV show. Him having feelings for Helga does seem forced with that in mind.

replies 7Dec 7, 2017 8:49 AM +00:00

Btw, for those who are into the douchey hipster Millennial look, here's Lane Toran (voice of Arnold) today:

It's hard to tell, but it looks like there might be a hottie hiding behind the beard and hair.
replies 8Dec 7, 2017 8:50 AM +00:00

I was right! Here he is without the beard:
replies 9Dec 7, 2017 8:52 AM +00:00

I kinda liked this show more for the relaxing jazz tones throughout the show, but i hated the grandpa's voice.

replies 10Dec 7, 2017 10:28 AM +00:00

Loved it for the urban feel of the show, for over the top Helga, and the "gather around ..." moments.

Arnold, on his own, was a quite the bland character even with his background of being an orphan raised by his grandparents. And yet he kept it all together like glue. Loved how he hardly ever reacted to Helga's bullying.

replies 11Dec 7, 2017 9:33 PM +00:00

Is Arnold a homosexual?

replies 12Dec 7, 2017 9:35 PM +00:00

R11 I remember Arnold did snap on his friends’ bullshit a couple times at least, and they just never listened to his advice. But yeah, most of the time he was Ask Abby; nice but incredibly bland. Gerald used to call him “a bold kid” and I would be like huh?

replies 13Dec 8, 2017 2:58 AM +00:00

I'm debating on whether or not to watch this, I don't think Hey Arnold! needed a movie and want to remember things the way they were. I'm curious but don't want to be disappointed.

replies 14Dec 8, 2017 4:38 AM +00:00