Maybe it will be another "John Carter" for Disney. All the elements for a hit were there but it was mishandled in release. I still need to see that, by the way.Penwrite wrote:I saw The Lone Ranger with my father yesterday evening. Man, I don't know what the critics are talking about. Yeah it dragged a lot in the middle, but otherwise I thought this a fantastic film. The use of the old William Tell Overture was masterful, and the final action sequence was cinematic perfection.
I plan to see "Pacific Rim" next week. I hope it is good, but Del Toro always delivers.
My DVD of "Father's Day" was a good movie with that retro/grindhouse look to it but it was shot on video. I cannot stand movies shot on video. It just makes them look cheaper and crappier that they need to. It just takes me out of the experience and I can't enjoy it. It is not the first film that I have seen that suffered this way. "Session 9" and "The Sleeper" were competently made films but hi-def video made it look like I was watching a soap opera. I like film. It captures reality and at the same time heightens it. Besides, from watching a "making of" you can shoot on film and then scan it into a computer for editing, effects and color correction. I learned that from the making of "Jason X".
I was at Big Lots yesterday. I had originally went in to just get some toothpaste and peroxide when I saw the new $3 DVDs they put out and I went a little nuts. I got copies of "Inside", "Creepshow", "Night of the Living Dead", "Storm Warning", and "Diary of the Dead". A good haul and some very good movies for $3 a pop.