The Last Friends of Willie Coyote: The Movieby Stephen Thor
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Three young people strike out in an old car on a soul-searching road trip out into the deep desert. Lifelong inseparable friends, each has their own reasons to venture out into the lonely and desolate wastelands. Ella is a neurotic genius who has been forced to live a life she never wanted. She has no other place to go. Vaughn goes in an unlikely attempt to find a beloved uncle who had disappeared in the desert decades before. Mike accompanies them in the hopes of shaking off a terrible curse given to him by his own father. Their deep friendship and love for each other is the only thing they have left to go on.
They band together for one last time and travel into a desert landscape which waits to reveal to them more wonders and secrets than any of them could have ever imagined. Low on gas, they travel along on a long-unused road. After passing through an abandoned town, their car becomes disabled after a freak encounter with a large Acme rocket.
Out of gas in a broken car and with no chance of help, they truely are on their own. Forced to go ahead on foot for help, the forge together into the desert at night, loosely guided only by a cryptic map that Vaughn's uncle had given to him when he was only a child. The group soon discovers that their problems have only begun.
They walk far into an unknown and forbidden land which defies logic and all sense of reality. After they sneak their way onto a beyond top secret airbase commanded by a kind but tortured legendary officer, they witness a violent and yet entertaining event involving real-life versions of one unlucky coyote and a speedy roadrunner... carefully hidden and protected characters that the trio (and everyone else) had previously thought only existed in cartoon-land a half-century before... only this is no cartoon. It is a stark reality.
Detained as honored guests on the crumbling base, our young band of heroes make a few friends along the way and discover that besides Willie Coyote and The Roadrunner, a brilliant human-like race and a highly-secretive ancient tribe of warriors also exist out in the far regions of the vast expanses of the doomed base... all of whom would be destroyed if discovered by the outside world. Unfortunately, the word is already out about this collapsing house of cards and a disaster is in the making. A cruel man who is wrongfully bent on revenge unleashes his evil forces upon innocent peoples who are not prepared for such a terrible and costly war of death and destruction.
At the most crucial point in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil, Willie accomplishes his lifetime goal and then questions it. And he realizes something else along the way... maybe it was never really just hunger that drove him to relentlessly pursue the Roadrunner.
The time comes for Willie to make things right for his people, his friends and an innocent bird. He unleashes the most diabolical invention he has ever constructed upon the merciless invaders. He is then leftt with only one last goal and mission... to save the one and only true friend that he never knew he even ever had.
A desparate challenge for all just to survive spirals quickly completely out of control and becomes a seemingly-hopeless quest for Willie, our three heroes and their friends. All must fight, hide or run from an unescapable trap. Whether anybody makes it out alive is for you, dear reader, to discover for yourself.
The Last Friends of Willie Coyote is a tale of tears, determination and hope. It is a story about the test of true friendships and rising above adversity in an extremely trying time. I hope you enjoy it.
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This screenplay reads about as easy as a book. It is a heartwarming tale of Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner and their story as it might happen in the real world. It is funny, sad, inspirational and well worth the read. The charactors are fun to follow and the story was so captivating I was unable to put it down until I was finished. If you were ever a fan of these classic charactors this is a must-read and to imagine the screenplay being made into an actual live-action, non-cartoon movie version.
I had reserves about purchasing a screenplay but I have to say once I I got the hang of reading the play (b.g. = back ground) it was an immensely enjoyable read! As a child I always wondered just where the Coyote got his money to buy all the ACME products he used and now I know! I also wondered just how he could get hurt and bounce right back and now I know! This screenplay about the Coyote and Roadrunner had it all, smiles, laughs, memories of fond Saturday mornings as a child and yes, even a leaky eye...or 2. With the cliffhanger at the end I'm assuming there will be a sequel. Please tell me I'm right as I have fallen in love with the characters and would love to read more about them. The Last Friends of Willie Coyote is a well written screenplay that I recommend wholeheartedly.
Who is the coyote, where does he come from, and why is he forever chasing the roadrunner? This is a real breath of fresh air, bringing a new twist to cartoon characters I've loved since I was a kid. It adds a whole new concept to both the coyote and the roadrunner, and overlays it with a story that's both exciting and funny. It incorporates all the best-known elements from the cartoons, and then takes them to a whole new level. Simultaneously, it does a great job of being self-consciously ironic, as this little exchange demonstrates perfectly: MIKE Did you see that?! That was Willie Coyote and the Roadrunner! That was the funniest thing I have ever seen! VAUGHN I will never believe this happened. It's impossible. Since when do cartoon figures become real? ELLA Since because we're in a movie! These sort of things don't happen in real life. Reading screenplays, of course, takes a little more effort than reading prose. Descriptions are a lot more terse, and the focus is much more on the dialog, so you have to work a bit to get as much from it. This is one of the easier ones - the story comes across effortlessly, and the characters are distinctive and lively. The main problem I had with this is that I couldn't decide how to imagine it in my head. when you're reading a screenplay, it's important to have a good visual image of what the writer is trying to convey. Films that mix live action and cartoon characters are nothing new, but these days there are many different ways of doing it. I wasn't sure whether I should see them as old-style 2D characters, like you get in Roger Rabbit or Mary Poppins, or more modern 3D characters like in the Scooby Doo movies. Either could work, but I couldn't fix on one or the other throughout, which occasionally left me wondering what I was supposed to be seeing. However, that aside, this is a great, original, and highly entertaining story. There are plans to make a movie of it for release in 2016 (though with a different title), and I'll definitely be looking out for it.
Like many others, Willie Coyote and Roadrunner were staples of my childhood. There was just something about the elusive chase that Willie could never hope to win that I loved. I haven’t decided if it taught me never to give up or if I was just rooting for Roadrunner, but either way I spent many an hour captivated by the images on my TV screen. I loved seeing what shenanigans Willie would come up with and even more so his inevitable downfall. Really, what’s not to love about Willie and Roadrunner? I hadn’t given much thought to how Willie and Roadrunner came about, so it was great to see someone’s on their origins. I thought the explanation was interesting and plausible within the context of the storyline. The guardians were a nice touch, as well, although I would have liked to have seen more explanation as to why the young were sent to the moon – or rather, why the moon was chosen as their destination and not somewhere else on earth. I may have missed the reason, though, and will look for it on a second read-through. The journey storyline with the three main characters was well thought out, and I liked that they discovered what they had set out to find in the end. I could wholly relate to Ella in the sense that she’s adventurous, sarcastic, and is the one most likely to push the red button just to see what happens. The interaction between all three (Ella, Mike, and Vaughn) was a lot of fun to read! I loved, loved, loved that a villain who could collectively be fought by the original warring parties was brought into the mix. And that Stephen Thor stayed true to the Willie/Roadrunner storyline in that the villain could never win paralleled nicely. I would have liked to have seen more interaction between Willie and the Villain, but given the confines of a script I can understand why that was as minimal as it was. The storyline, overall, I thought was inventive and Thor did a great job revisiting Willie’s antics and Roadrunner’s last minute escapes. I could certainly see this as a viable alternative to some of the film remakes we’ve been subjected to over the past couple of years.
This is the first screenplay that I have read and I really enjoyed it. The story line was very creative and entertaining. I think it is more difficult to explore the depth of characters in a screenplay, but the author did a great job of revealing the characters’ stories throughout the screenplay. I grew up watching this cartoon which made this book even more interesting to me. The author’s take on explaining why the coyote chased the road runner and how he went about funding and finding materials for his inventions was very entertaining. The addition of humans who knew about and followed the antics of Willie added depth to the story. The sacrifices by the humans toward the end to protect Willie and the road runner were a great way to humanize the story and explore the ties of family and friends. This is a fun and entertaining read.
This was a well written and clever read. The fun cover art really caught my eye. You'll be glad you gave it a read!
I purchased this screenplay on recommendation from a friend. I wasn't sure if I would like it at first, but I had so many questions growing up watching Wyle E. Coyote and the Roadrunner I decided I could give it a shot. It was surprisingly easy to read and highly inventive. The creativity and genius of this author is on a par with 'ol Wyle E. himself! You owe it to yourself to read this so you too will finally know how Wyle E. became a genius, why he doesn't give up his pursuit of the Roadrunner and how he can manage to survive each ill-fated attempt at capture. I would love to see this picked up as an actual movie!