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Epic Chick Fight
August 16, 2013 5:46 PM   Subscribe

Stunt women Jessie Graff and Tree O'Toole recreate an epic live-action version of Family Guy's original epic chicken fight. (SLYT)
posted by Room 641-A (18 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Family Guy version is itself an homage to the original epic fight in They Live
posted by FreezBoy at 5:54 PM on August 16, 2013 [8 favorites]


"I think that's the chicken costumed contestant from American Ninja Warrior"; so here we are, living in a world where those words in that order actually makes sense.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:54 PM on August 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


That was excellent.
posted by odinsdream at 6:47 PM on August 16, 2013


"Stunt Office Workers"
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:53 PM on August 16, 2013


Is there a point at which an homage can surpass the original in a way that effectively makes it the new original, and the original becomes just a sad, hackneyed imitation? Because I think this might be just such a thing.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:53 PM on August 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is there a point at which an homage can surpass the original in a way that effectively makes it the new original, and the original becomes just a sad, hackneyed imitation?

Yes, for instance the Johnny Cash cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt.
posted by drinkyclown at 6:57 PM on August 16, 2013 [25 favorites]


Giggity.
posted by I'm Doing the Dishes at 7:19 PM on August 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Next they should do "Brian owes Stewie money"
posted by 445supermag at 7:21 PM on August 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Awesomely done. Loved the crosshatched injury marks.

Calling shenanigans on the glasses though, in both clips. As a nearsighted guy who got in a lot of fights as a kid, they don't stay on like that.
posted by Samizdata at 7:31 PM on August 16, 2013


Just no live-action remake of "Brian throws up"
posted by KokuRyu at 7:33 PM on August 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


You mean the "Ipecac challenge"? Who wants chowder?
posted by 445supermag at 8:03 PM on August 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Calling shenanigans on the glasses though, in both clips. As a nearsighted guy who got in a lot of fights as a kid, they don't stay on like that.

The lone unrealistic element in this. Heh.

That was a great fight cover. Watching again in 3...2...1....
posted by umberto at 8:47 PM on August 16, 2013


This was straight-up better directed than a lot of Hollywood action sequences these days.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:23 PM on August 16, 2013


Good action, too bad they ruined it in post.

The constant speed changes were the worst part. One thing is when they do it very obviously in the office sequence, 300ing it up, but they keep doing it all the time, speeding up punches and impact reactions, and it just looks bad.

And, well, the compositing and other effects are horrible, but that might be more on purpose to make it look cartoony.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:12 PM on August 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


The constant speed changes were the worst part. One thing is when they do it very obviously in the office sequence, 300ing it up, but they keep doing it all the time, speeding up punches and impact reactions, and it just looks bad.

Funny, that's my major complaint about 300 itself.
posted by Stunt at 11:52 PM on August 16, 2013


Yeah, the slow motion was completely gratuitous (and likely the reason that the remake is 2 1/2 times as long as the original.

Lots of fun, and the girls did a terrific job, but there's lots of room for improvement.
posted by ShutterBun at 12:37 AM on August 17, 2013


That was cool!
posted by Cookiebastard at 10:03 AM on August 17, 2013


At the end, a thanks to their Indiegogo contributors. I am delighted to live in a world where craziness like this can find financial backing thanks to the Internet.
posted by egypturnash at 10:18 AM on August 17, 2013


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