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MUTANTS High for Universal (Article) - 6/23/2009 10:16:10 AM

As others have said, a smart release strategy will ensure that this movie is profitable.  The visual layoutt, however, will be key to determining whether it makes big money.  I'm curious as to whether they'll go with some selective form of black and white (like "Pleasantville") or if they'll go with sepia-toned enhancements (like "O', Brother").  The nature of this project already gaurantees that the DVD extras should be interesting, and may even breath new life into some of the old films associated with the project.  I'm not sure if the story can execute another take of the teenager-as-fish-out-of-water theme, but maybe they're looking to go in a different direction?

INDY V Has Begun (Article) - 6/20/2009 9:31:42 PM

Bryzarro… I agree with the idea that this film genre isn’t designed to be scientifically accurate, but Miko34 makes a pretty good point. An archaeologist seeing juiced-up African ants in South America would likely react the same way you or I would if we were to run into Bill Gates in the weight room of the local YMCA. While worse film anachronisms have occurred since last summer, this just isn’t the type of thing we’ve come to expect from Spielberg and Lucas. Also; while the melting Nazi faces was a bit of a cheat, much of the first film's story was rooted in the supernatural. This is a "cheat" that's long been allowed in film, as we all know. In contrast, the presence of those (or should I say "Them!") ants presented about 4 different science-based problems at once. You gotta' admit, that's taking the campiness to an entirely different level.

INDY V Has Begun (Article) - 6/20/2009 9:22:10 AM

This is my first time posting on Mania/Cinescape, but I've been a longtime lurker.  That said, I'm not exaggerating when I say I was amazed at how disappointed I was with part IV.  I'm a huge fan of the first 2 (the third one, kinda'), but this last installment was simply too much.  If Speilberg and Lucas have faith in the story they've scripted, then I'll likely give it a try... it just can't come across a camp as that part IV (yeah, I know that it's based off of a "camp" sub-genre, but *still*).


Date Joined: June 20, 2009