That Zootopia sloth scene playing before episode 7 of Star Wars was way more effective marketing than anything R&C had. R&C likely would have done bad whether it was a good movie or not.
Last edited by icyflamez96; 19-Jan, 2017 at 03:14 PM.
I honestly don't think the movie was good. Not bad, but certainly not good enough to recommend outside of a quick glance on Netflix, and this is coming from a fan since 2002. They should've put more into it; there was no high points and no low points but the tone was a bit too light and lacked in terms of action, depth, and severity. Yea they had fanservice but they were appealing to kids and trying to have inspirational messages that would motivate children--which is odd when you consider the context of the series, but I don't think Zootopia has much to do with its lack of success. Word of mouth would've certainly boosted its presence, which would've happened if the film was good and those who saw it wanted others to see it. I honestly went to the theaters 3 times to see Zootopia, Ratchet and Batman v Superman within a short span so I doubt Zootopia was taking up revenue space for the movie, and with R&C's poor marketing compared to even Angry Birds there wasn't much enthusiasm for it.
If someone wants to go to the theaters more than once to see more than one movie they certainly would have either on their own, with friends or with family, and Zootopia's success guaranteed showtimes for over a month. But as for the tone of the series, I skipped FFA and jumped back in at Nexus; looking back at A4O I wouldn't really play it again even with friends--and I've tried--but the tone was definitely childish. Things like Suzie, that GLaDOS wannabe and her gold star system as well as Mr. Dinkles was cringeworthy then. Nexus felt more in line with the R&C I like, and I didn't mind the tone of the PS4 game overall. The mayor on Novalis trying to contact the Blarg and Drek's personality in general were annoying though; there's a balance between funny and corny that can be met but it wasn't reached in those cases.
Back from a 5 year dirt nap.