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SarcasticCaveman 6/3/2010 2:35:20 PM

I really have a hard time understanding why people love Alfonso Cuaron so damn much.  "Children of Men" was okay, but I thought it was highly overrated.  Also, I HATED his take on "Prisoner of Azkaban".  That's an interesting movie...most fans of the movies LOVE it, and many fans of the books (myself included) HATE it.  I just don't feel like this guy is the talented powerhouse that people seem to think he is.

redhairs99 6/3/2010 3:28:25 PM

Hanso, we must agree to disagree on Children of Men I think.  But, we can agree that Alice in Wonderland did not impress.  Maybe had I seen it in 3D in the theater I'd have a different take, but I saw it this week via RedBox and it was okay, but more blah than anything.

I'm curious, Karas, I recall a while back talking with you about the Ultimate Director's DVD of Watchmen.  Did you ever get a chance to see it?

karas1 6/3/2010 4:14:56 PM

Redhairs, no, I never got a chance to see the Ultimate Director's cut of Watchmen.  I'd still like to see it with the Pirate comic put back in where it goes but it hasn't happened yet.

muchdrama1 6/3/2010 4:34:32 PM

 Blomkamp's done one movie. One. 

But I'm all for Cuaron.

Everyone else...no. 

muchdrama1 6/3/2010 4:39:22 PM

 ...oh, and PS--to the fool who noted that Cuaron's 'Children of Men' was 'the worst'.

Well, sir...you just don't like cinema. 

axia777 6/3/2010 5:00:28 PM

Peter Jackson please.  I am sure he will step up to the plate now the Del Toro has stepped down.  Other than that I am sure any of those directors would make a good choice for the chair.  But PJ should really be the one to do it.

Chopsaki 6/3/2010 5:03:20 PM

karas1 I am sorry you had an unpleasant viewing experience with regards to Watchmen. I take your point about "hyper violence" and how it's not for everyone. All I would add is that the violence in some movies could be construed as antiseptic leaving the viewer devoid of the true consequences of life & death actions. This facet being utilized to drive home the overall theme of the movie which is people are flawed and our world might just be better off without superheroes who are equally flawed yet forced to make these types of decisions.

Conversely if you're soley focused on the violence you may be unable or unwilling to appreciate all of the other elements that comprise Synders visual style. For example how he was able to condense 40 plus years of Watchmen history into a 6 minute montage scored beautifully to Bob Dylans "The times they are a changin'". The frenetic pace he set at the onsent of Dawn of the Dead to keep you on the edge of your seat. Or the visual atristry in 300 that turned Leonidas vs the wolf into a living breathing painting. Hopefully he does a project that merits your attention so that you can see what I already know, that Zach Snyder is a brilliant director...with or without "hyper violence".

almostunbiased 6/3/2010 5:14:27 PM

Gilliam would ruin it.  Alfonso Cuaron would be a great choice.

karas1 6/3/2010 5:30:40 PM

I didn't see 300 or Dawn Of The Dead.  I did love the montage at the beginning of Watchmen.  There were, in fact, many things I did like about Watchmen (also a bunch of things I didn't aside from the violence).

You might think it strange, but there was one part of the movie that I thought should have been MORE violent and shocking, when Dr Manhattan and Laurie were walking around the ruins of New York.  In the book, Times Square was filled with bodies and parts of bodies and the streets ran with blood.  In the movie, there were no bodies, just some ruined buildings.  It looked less like armadgedon than a neighborhood in need of some urban renewal.  But THAT was where the shocking stuff needed to be, so that everybody would be shocked by what Veidt had done.  Nobody really needed to be shocked by a brawl in an alley.

But the hyper violence thing really isn't for everybody.  I spoke to several co-workers who saw Watchmen and really didn't like it at all.  They were expecting a movie like X-Men and weren't prepared for all the violence and found it unpleasant.  A big budget movie like Watchmen needs to be more accessible to a very broad spectrum of moviegoers.


violator14 6/3/2010 5:31:32 PM


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