Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reel Facts & Opinions

FACT: In an interview with The L.A. Times, a Warner Bros. exec stated that the studio is looking to move ahead with more Batman films, despite Christopher Nolan’s upcoming THE DARK KNIGHT RISES serving as a finale to a trilogy. Nolan may be involved in some capacity.

OPINION: As long as Nolan is involved, things may be all right. Without him, the studio is a lock to screw things up with a reboot. Sans Nolan, we are guaranteed to get a shallow Batman film, devoid of any character development with brainless action, with Sam (deadpan) Worthington as Bruce Wayne and one of the TWILIGHT kiddies as Robin. It would be filmed in (goddamn) 3D and shoved down our throats via Happy Meals. Warner Bros. would be wise to let Nolan stay involved, or else they would have one hell of a Bat-flop on their hands.

FACT: The (goddamn) 3D conversion of STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHATOM MENACE will be handled by the same company (Prime Focus) who did the god-awful conversion of last year’s CLASH OF THE TITANS. The MENACE conversion is being meticulously overseen by George Lucas and visual effects wizard John Knoll.

OPINION: TITANS will go down in history the worst 2D to 3D conversion ever; with a blurred and shit-dark picture, the film was nearly unwatchable. Hopefully, Lucas and Knoll can keep their standards high and give the fans an excellent conversion that the films deserve.

FACT: The WOLVERINE sequel is still moving ahead, despite the departure of director Darren Aronofsky and the loss of shooting locations in Japan.

OPINION: The studios seem keen on giving people exactly what they don’t want. No one really asked for a (goddamn) 3D conversion of STAR WARS, and no one wanted a sequel to a WOLVERINE film that sucked goat’s nuts. The hiring of Aronofsky was interesting, but apparently too good to be true. The best thing to do here is to let Wolvie go to Marvel where he belongs; where he can get in on THE AVENGERS film, seduce Ms. Potts and then fight Iron Man to the death.

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