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Hellboy [Apr. 3rd, 2004|12:16 pm]
Just me.
Wow, this was good. The Cthuloid monsters alone were worth the 10 bucks. To quote Ivan: "I'm glad people have figured out how to make superhero movies with morally complex characters". And explosions and punching! And I'll never desire to eat caviar again.

What I learned from the previews for other movies:

1) It's time for a remake of "big", only this time, with a girl in the Tom Hanks role.

2) Speaking of Tom Hanks, this summer's "Bosom Buddies" film looks especially lame, has frighting latex/prosthetic face makeup, and stars a shitload of Wayanses.

3) both the above films' trailers were shown back-to-back, and both used "girls just wanna have fun" as theme music. Please, Hollywood, has there been no other song written in the last 20 years about the exuberance of the female experience that you might start using in the new century?

4) Remember when Batman inspired a whole bunch of "dark" straight-to-video superhero films? Well, expect the same trend with LOTR, except given that it spent and made 250 kazillion dollars, we'll be seeing a bunch of big-budget fantasy epics. Bonus points for using public domain legends based on no one particular text so you don't have to deal with legions of faithful fans if you screw up and make a sucky film.

[User Picture]From: dougo
2004-04-03 08:25 am (UTC)
has there been no other song written in the last 20 years about the exuberance of the female experience

Oh, you mean "Walking On Sunshine"?
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[User Picture]From: rimrunner
2004-04-03 08:35 am (UTC)
I dunno how they can call it "demystified" with what they did to the role of Guenivere. (I'm not really complaining, though I have my doubts about how good the film will be.)

I'm rather looking forward to Troy, even if it does seem to be all about Orland^H^H^H^H^H^H^HParis. Gimme Odysseus (especially played by Sean Bean) any day. Brains over beauty.

I'm sure that some percentage of the upcoming tidal wave of fantasy flicks will suck, but still, it's (finally!) a good time to be a fantasy fan.
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2004-04-03 07:01 pm (UTC)
It would be so nice to see Sean Bean play someone with cunning and character, rather than a muscle-head (The Field), a poser (Ronin), a killer (Patriot Games), or a moral fiber-less 'tard (LOTR). Not that he's not incredible in every role he plays, but I would very much like to like him one of these times.

Unfortunately, I'm afraid that what I've seen of the movie so far does not give me much hope of a deep (or even faithful) interpretation of the Iliad.
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[User Picture]From: itsinmyshoe
2004-04-03 12:33 pm (UTC)
i just read this post immediately after watching 86 trailers in the past 3 hours for my senior thesis research. that was some really bad deja vu.

we are in for a really long few months at the movies if trailers.apple.com is any indication.
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