Guardian of Ga'hoole
- Jul 24, 2008
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Maybe Elon Musk wants to pay for it.I read somewhere that the old TV series "Six Million Dollar Man" was going to be made into a modern theatrical release a few times around 15 years ago.
I always think about that. 6 million in the 80s was a lot different than now. Back then it bought him 2 legs, an arm, and an eye.
Today he would probably get a wheelchair, a decent arm, and an eye patch.
They would have to title it "The 60 Quadrillion Dollar Man".
And then people would think it's about a guy paying off the global debt.
Eh, I found the first one to have a few great moments, if you are able to handle the extremely slow burn. But yeah, if you're jacked up all the time on more active films, it can seem kind of a dud. The later films, eh. It had its 15 minutes and then flashed out.Paranormal Activity is excruciatingly boring. Somehow it ends up near the top of many lists of found footage horror.
it’s Poltergeist with nanny cams replacing production value
It kind of just makes it worse playing against Keanu Reeves; I like Reeves as a human being a great deal, but he struggles with any performance where he has to deliver lines. Moss actually is an instinctive actress and typically plays these kinds of roles where her outside is under fairly tight control but simultaneously conveys a lot of internal depth that "leaks through" in glimpses. i.e., multilayered performance. She pretty was able to do this out of the box, she's quite good. It's something Anthony Hopkins is good at as well, well pretty much how to convey characters who have secrets or an interior life. in a book, the author just tells you what the character is experiencing usually, but in film it has to come through a multi-layered performance.I rewatched the Matrix last year. I don't remember when exactly, but it was before the new film came out (I have some interesting observations about that movie but I'll save it for another time
Something I don't think I've ever seen anyone talk about is how good Carrie Anne Moss's performance. She seems cold and aloof at first glance, but if you watch closely, you can see a lot going on under the surface. This is particularly evident in many of the scenes with Neo.
Aside from his physical stunt work, one of like two of my favorite performances by him was as Todd in "Parenthood" because he was essentially playing himself and was as funny as hell. (He's really young there, and the hilarious part is that he's playing an older-brother figure to a very young teen Joaquin Phoenix. Damn.)Yeah, Keanu Reeves is pretty much nothing more than a dumb stoner and plays that role in every movie.
Ive always felt that people not wanting to talk about planet of the apes is what leads to planet of the apes.Since my kid had watched all the original Planet of the Ape films, we were watching the final sequel trilogy -- stalled for a few weeks but just watched War for the Planet of the Apes last night. I'm not sure why this series is never talked about, it's almost that it is too deep of a film rather than being pure blockbuster. It has comic relief but also a lot of depth... and we were both laughing because the production quality is insane and far more than needed in most films than this.
- Acting is really great, especially considering some is motion capture. Andy Serkis is obviously a master, but the other actors are great too.
- they make animating a load of apes look so easy you don't even notice that they don't exist. This isn't like uncanny valley like people complained about in Rogue One (which was better than most other uncanny valley films), they actually all look very real even with all the zoom on faces.
- The cinematography is amazing -- like, that's why we kept laughing. Just these absolutely gorgeous shots on 4K involving nature scenes, especially riding across the beach.
- These sequels manage to take elements of all the prior films and weave them into a story line that ends up being a somewhat multiverse-like prequel, it sets up the years where mankind lost their dominance and how this affected the balance of power between man and ape, and it even moves the apes to a locale resembling the first film even if we know they are in different geographical locations. Like, this is how to do a "related" film without just regurgitating everything from other works in a series.
- I forget Giacchino did the music until the credits came up, but multiple times during the film I was like, "Man, this feels so Giacchino." He's really great at juxtapositing unexpected music moods over scenes so it plays off -- here he's doing his thing of having a violent scene overlaid with beautiful / introspective music, which brings an entirely different set of emotions to the fore. He also does this at the end, with what is a sad moment that has a lot of swelling orchestra, then backs way off in a way that makes it all hopeful and beautiful. I know I'm gonna always appreciate his stuff because of emotional memory -- I first got deeply acquainted with him on Lost, so my heart always leaps back to the best moments of that show and the emotions I experienced -- but I usually appreciate his stuff regardless. (and of course, no one will ever forget The Incredibles.)
lol.. i am gonna see it tomorrow morning. I am keeping my expectations low so I can just enjoy it for what it is, it sounds like it might be pretty funny.I watched the new Jurassic film earlier today. My favorite part of the movie was probably the guy who played the head of the company Biosyn. His acting was so bad that, in some cases, it bordered on being downright hilarious. My favorite (minor spoiler) was the moment when his character loses his cool and starts attacking a rotatable chair.
I would say you're right to keep your expectations low. It doesn't have a lot going for it beyond the action scenes, which I thought were for the most part fairly well done.lol.. i am gonna see it tomorrow morning. I am keeping my expectations low so I can just enjoy it for what it is, it sounds like it might be pretty funny.
Got back a little bit ago. Totally agree, lol. And I wasn't disappointed because my expectations were low.I would say you're right to keep your expectations low. It doesn't have a lot going for it beyond the action scenes, which I thought were for the most part fairly well done.