Joined: Jan 07, 2011 Age: 23 Posts: 14828 Location: Somewhere in Colorado
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:16 pm Post subject: What do you know, they've ran out of ideas...
for movies. Has anyone noticed the ridiculous amount of (insert already released title)3D movies coming out? What the hell is their excuse? _________________ It's like alice in wonderland except, my names not alice and this is the real world not a dream.
Joined: Apr 24, 2011 Posts: 1983 Location: Twilight Zone
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:54 pm Post subject: Movies
Most remakes aren't very good, and 3-D won't help make a poor movie into a good movie. There is one outstanding exception that I can call to mind of a remake being far better than the original. The original "Ben Hur" was a black & white, silent pix. I've seen it, and it wasn't very good. The 1959 remake, with Charlton Heston, and a whole big stable of other stars, was a fantastic picture. They made some changes in the script that improved the story, the 1959 one had a grander, more wide spread theme. There were a lot more stars, and better ones at that. The whole movie was just better made in all ways, the second time around. I have seen that version a number of times, and will again.
Joined: May 08, 2008 Age: 44 Posts: 3947 Location: in my brain
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:36 pm Post subject:
I read an article that said that one motivation for 3D by the movie companies was that options like Netflix were eating into their business, and they wanted to give people something that they couldn't get at home. Of course, I now see 3D flatscreens on sale so I guess Hollywood is screwed. Maybe next they'll do "smell-o-vision," 4D/5D/6D. Or maybe they'll lower ticket prices (yeah, right).
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:55 pm Post subject: Re: What do you know, they've ran out of ideas...
for movies. Has anyone noticed the ridiculous amount of (insert already released title)3D movies coming out? What the hell is their excuse?
I wouldn't assume that industry made films equate to story quality. You might explorer the independent film genre. Often times independent films have much more substance and have equally good cinematic quality.
I don't think making remakes will decrease people making other, slightly original movies, but yeah. It really is nothing more than making money. ( Nearly Everything that's anything has been done before. Or its just that animation can't handle it yet...) _________________ You laugh because I am different, I laugh because you're all the same.
Joined: Jun 07, 2008 Age: 31 Posts: 238 Location: Australia
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:15 am Post subject:
Don't get me started on the horror remakes. Modern horror sucks. too much cgi, it has its place don't get me wrong but it's used too much give me practical effects and real (fake) blood anyday. Also people used to make the movies they wanted to make and weren't controlled by the big boys who cared about the bottom line ($) and the PG13 bull. _________________ DISCLAIMER: Any posts posted on walls/threads are not meant to offend,they are my opinion/s and mine alone. If you feel insulted by them then use the compose button to discuss it with me.
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Joined: Feb 25, 2012 Posts: 1608 Location: Ireland
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:31 am Post subject:
I don't think Hollywood's run out of ideas, they're just not willing to fund anything without some guarantee of success.
Why take a chance backing X film by unknown director/writer Y when they can just fund a sequel to some crap that they know's at least going to break even before it goes to other countries and DVD plus merchandise.
I've been to the cinema twice in the past five years. That's terrible.
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Joined: Jan 05, 2012 Age: 28 Posts: 246 Location: Birmingham, UK
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:25 pm Post subject:
3D was big in the 80's, why the sweet mother of all that if f***ing perforated is it still going. It's like Hollywood thinks that people develop amnesia; they get in to trends, the trend passes, time passes then they re-release the trend and everyone thinks it's new. You would not believe the amount of customers at work that thought the 3DS was a marvel of technology, I almost didn't have the heart to say that the technology for 3D has been around for over 3 decades, almost...
I think I'm in a "no bullshit for me this next hour please" kind of mood
And whoever keeps on making romantic comedies that you can predict before the script has even been penned please be incarcerated.