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    Posted: April 26 2005 at 7:44am
Like, why can't they make good movies as well as crap??  And who makes those dumb decisions like remaking BEWITCHED and PINK PANTHER??  Ideas anyone...
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Same reason they're cashing in on the whole 'comic book/movie' thing. It makes money. Are they going to make every comic book into a movie? Are we gonna see Power Pack the movie or The New Mutants the movie? ugh...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2005 at 4:14am
Speaking of big-budget, small-minded "comic book" movies, it's just been announced that Steven Spielberg will executive produce, and that Master of Mindless Movie Making Michael Bay will direct, a big screen version of TRANSFORMERS ("Less than meets the eyes!") for release in 2007...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2005 at 5:32am
Razz:

Are those rumors true that Tim Burton is interested in a big screen
version of LAND OF THE GIANTS?

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I think that studios know when a film will bomb, they have to have some sense of the crap they are making. Ever wonder why no one in Hollywood is ever surprised when a movie tanks? They knew while editingthe garbage that is was bad. However, like a steaming locomotive, they simply can't stop once it's been started. I don't understand why because it will take them years to make the money back in DVD/Video rentals and sales, so money can't be that motivating a factor. But you must also remember that we live in a society where if a product is crap, its perfectly legal to not refund your money. Thus when a film is bad, too f*cking late! YOUR MONEY IS OURS! The same thing happens in video games, remember Enter the Matrix, the worst video game in existence possibly, made like 50 million on its opening day because people believed that it would be good, sadly then they got home and played it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2005 at 4:24pm
The real problem is that too many movies reach the "steaming locomotive" stage before they even have a readable (let alone filmable OR watchable) screenplay. Like Halle Berry said when accepting her Worst Actress RAZZIE® for CATWOMAN: "Maybe you should read the script first..." 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikvance Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2005 at 11:46am
HAHAHAHHA! I agree, it seems hard for some reason for them to cancel a film that has been given the greenlight. There may be a flaw (gasp) in the industry that prevents them from stopping halfway through and calling a movie crap and then going home.
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Originally posted by HeadBerry

Speaking of big-budget, small-minded "comic book" movies, it's just been announced that Steven Spielberg will executive produce, and that Master of Mindless Movie Making Michael Bay will direct, a big screen version of TRANSFORMERS ("Less than meets the eyes!") for release in 2007...
Any word on Iron Man the movie? I heard that Ryan Reynolds is going to star... bad Idea. A movie needs big name stars in order to make money. Like Nicholas Cage as Ghost Rider. Anyone remember Punisher staring what's his name? Neither does anyone else.
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These superhero flicks need to calm down, they aren't even good anymore. Come to think of it, Spider-Man 1 and 2 and X-men 1 and 2 were rathr lackluster in my book. Has anyone been talking about them afterwards? Nope, didn't think so. Blade started strong and then they decided to kill the brand with an ill-conceived trilogy (Ryan Reynolds in anyone's movie spells doom). Fantastic Four is cursed, the movie, no matter how many times they make it, will always bomb. It is cinematically impossible to ever make F4 plausible onscreen. Daredevil wasn't even a movie, I don't know what the hell that was. And Ang Lee couldn't save the Hulk (great looking film, but my God does it drag on). They are simply manufacturing these hero films and with such high output you lose quality. Sadly filmmaking is no longer an artform; like music, web design and video games -- its all gone the way of the quick-buck marketing teams.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadguy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2005 at 1:48pm
The sad part of it is that comic books aren't inherently bad. Some of them actually have good stories. As we've seen, graphic novels like FROM HELL and SIN CITY actually make decent movies. Problem is they don't attach the right people to them, instead opting for the big CGI effects.
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I agree, they replace story with special effects and expect to wow the audience instead of providing meaningful content. The computer just gets raped by movie studios, they are more in love with flashy pixels than a memorable film.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadguy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2005 at 4:16pm

Why can't movies have both? I know the studios and producers only care about money but why can't they spend $3 million of their $100 million dollar budget on a decent screenwriter?

Some movie just have to have CGI, like comic book movies or science fiction. It just seem like the studios are going out of their way to find movies they can put glossy CGI into.

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If anything, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was truly an indicator of the direction CGI would take in motion pictures.
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Originally posted by Frigidus

If anything, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was truly an indicator of the direction CGI would take in motion pictures.
The sad part is, the games actually had a better storyline than the movie! Especially FF7, FF9, and FF10. Final Fantasy X-2 was stretching it a little. The best part was the fact that you were in control of three hot pixelated beaties, but I digress...
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Originally posted by Frigidus

If anything, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was truly an indicator of the direction CGI would take in motion pictures.


I agree with deadguy, Square really screwed up the storyline and introduced characters that no one really liked. Can you remember the name of any character beyond Cid? And only he because of the reference to the game. This movie was exploitative; and only used the FF name to generate sales -- it hadn't a damn thing to do with the FF-style that we have come to know and love from the video games (which have no continuation in and of themselves).
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Look at this way: because the FF movie flopped, Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of the Final Fantasy video games) was demoted from president of then-Squaresoft to vice-president.
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