History Film / TheodoreRex

21st Feb '17 1:55:37 PM DinoMaurus
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Whoopi Goldberg only completed the movie because New Line Cinema threatened to sue her if she walked off the film (after seeing Kim Basinger get sued into bankruptcy after the fiasco that was ''Film/BoxingHelena,'' she decided she could live with the shame if it meant keeping the lights on). ''Theodore Rex'' was initially intended as a ''theatrical release'' but went straight to home video instead, making it ''the most expensive direct-to-video movie ever made''. That's certainly something to keep in mind if you dare to watch it.

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Whoopi Goldberg only completed the movie because New Line Cinema threatened to sue her if she walked off the film (after seeing Kim Basinger get sued into bankruptcy after the fiasco that was ''Film/BoxingHelena,'' she decided she could live with the shame if it meant keeping the lights on). ''Theodore Rex'' was initially intended as a ''theatrical release'' but went straight to home video instead, making it ''the most expensive direct-to-video movie ever made''. That's certainly something to keep in mind if you dare to watch it.



According to an OpeningScroll, the story is set in a [[DarkerAndEdgier Dark and Edgy]] {{Cyberpunk}} city "A long time ago in the future" (really), where humans coexist with [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic animal-people]]. It's a [[BuddyCopShow buddy cop]] movie with ''[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]''. Theodore is an anthro ''TyrannosaurusRex'' who wants to be a cop. He gets his chance when he is partnered with Whoopie Goldberg to solve another anthro ''T. rex'''s murder.

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According to an OpeningScroll, the story is set in a [[DarkerAndEdgier Dark and Edgy]] {{Cyberpunk}} city "A long time ago in the future" (really), where humans coexist with [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic animal-people]]. It's a [[BuddyCopShow buddy cop]] movie with ''[[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]''. Theodore is an anthro ''TyrannosaurusRex'' who wants to be a cop. He gets his chance when he is partnered with Whoopie Goldberg Katie Coltrane (Goldberg) to solve another anthro ''T. rex'''s murder.


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* DinosaursAreDragons: When the Toymaker, who happens to be chinese (''sigh'') sees Theddy, he mockingly calls him a dragon (''sigh'').


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* HarmlessFreezing: Kane's cryogenic technologies can keep living beings in suspended animation.


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* LoveInterest: Molly Rex, a female ''Tyrannosaurus'' singer is this for Theodore. She doesn't get much scenes, though.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Theo's love for cookies. He even has an unique dispenser which shoots a cookie at him every morning before he leaves his house. His LoveInterest, Molly Rex, seemingly shares his taste in food.
20th Nov '16 3:03:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Apparently there's a "Ninja Grid" in addition to the "Dinosaur Grid."

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: GratuitousNinja: Apparently there's a "Ninja Grid" in addition to the "Dinosaur Grid."
19th Jun '16 12:15:59 AM nombretomado
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Compare ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Not to be confused with a notable biography of ''TheodoreRoosevelt''. Not to be confused with ''Literature/AnonymousRex'', which is a book series that, coincidentally, is about a dinosaur detective solving crimes amongst humans.

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Compare ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Not to be confused with a notable biography of ''TheodoreRoosevelt''.''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt''. Not to be confused with ''Literature/AnonymousRex'', which is a book series that, coincidentally, is about a dinosaur detective solving crimes amongst humans.
24th Apr '15 10:40:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* PlotTwist: [[spoiler: Katie is a cyborg.]]
10th Apr '15 1:42:35 PM Kingbacon
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How would you like to see a direct-to video sci-fi movie that is a loose ripoff of [[Film/BladeRunner Blade Runner]] -- except it stars WhoopiGoldberg and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]? You wouldn't? Oh.

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How would you like to see a direct-to video sci-fi movie that is a loose ripoff of [[Film/BladeRunner Blade Runner]] -- except it stars WhoopiGoldberg and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]? You wouldn't? Oh.
Oh... Well, TOO BAD! They made one!
17th Jan '15 6:10:13 PM nicktoon39
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How would you like to see a direct-to video sci-fi movie that is a loose ripoff of [[Film/BladeRunner]] -- except it stars WhoopiGoldberg and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]? You wouldn't? Oh.

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How would you like to see a direct-to video sci-fi movie that is a loose ripoff of [[Film/BladeRunner]] [[Film/BladeRunner Blade Runner]] -- except it stars WhoopiGoldberg and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]? You wouldn't? Oh.
14th Jan '15 6:30:58 PM 123MannCoBox
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How would you like to see a direct-to video sci-fi movie that is a loose rip off ''Film/BladeRunner'' -- except it stars WhoopiGoldberg and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]? You wouldn't? Oh.

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How would you like to see a direct-to video sci-fi movie that is a loose rip off ''Film/BladeRunner'' ripoff of [[Film/BladeRunner]] -- except it stars WhoopiGoldberg and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]]? You wouldn't? Oh.
20th Dec '14 8:47:53 PM notahandle
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An extensive review, with links to other reviews, can be found [[http://madnessmonster.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/theodore-rex-review/ here]]. While the film isn't the best quality, the [[BizarroEpisode confusion and sheer randomness of the onscreen action]] is actually kind of impressive. Just when you think the movie can't get any more insane... it ''does''. It '''really''' does. That helps it stand alongside ''Film/SantaClaus'', ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'', and ''Film/TheRoom'' on the very thin border between SoBadItsGood and So Bad It's Horrible.

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An extensive review, with links to other reviews, can be found [[http://madnessmonster.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/theodore-rex-review/ here]]. While the film isn't the best quality, the [[BizarroEpisode confusion and sheer randomness of the onscreen action]] is actually kind of impressive. Just when you think the movie can't get any more insane... it ''does''. It '''really''' does. That helps it stand alongside ''Film/SantaClaus'', ''Film/SantaClaus1959'', ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'', and ''Film/TheRoom'' on the very thin border between SoBadItsGood and So Bad It's Horrible.
26th Apr '14 4:44:51 PM ZeroWizard
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Drusilla]] is one of Kane's scientists.
** Oh, and the fact that THERE'S JOHN {{SHAFT}} AND HE'S TALKING TO A FREACKIN DINOSAUR!!!
** And while you may not recognize it at first, that is [[FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Sephiroth]] (and TheOtherDarrin for [[JusticeLeague Superman]]) as the titular character.
19th Feb '14 4:56:47 AM erforce
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Whoopi Goldberg only completed the movie because New Line Cinema threatened to sue her if she walked off the film (after seeing Kim Basinger get sued into bankruptcy after the fiasco that was ''Boxing Helena,'' she decided she could live with the shame if it meant keeping the lights on). ''Theodore Rex'' was initially intended as a ''theatrical release'' but went straight to home video instead, making it ''the most expensive direct-to-video movie ever made''. That's certainly something to keep in mind if you dare to watch it.

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Whoopi Goldberg only completed the movie because New Line Cinema threatened to sue her if she walked off the film (after seeing Kim Basinger get sued into bankruptcy after the fiasco that was ''Boxing Helena,'' ''Film/BoxingHelena,'' she decided she could live with the shame if it meant keeping the lights on). ''Theodore Rex'' was initially intended as a ''theatrical release'' but went straight to home video instead, making it ''the most expensive direct-to-video movie ever made''. That's certainly something to keep in mind if you dare to watch it.
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