Apparently, 20th Century Fox wants to reboot the Zorro franchise by sending the character in the future! 24 frames reports that Zorro Reborn will take place in a post-apocalyptic world, in which Zorro is “less a caped crusader for justice than a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge”.
This is sincerly stupid.
One of the reasons why people love Zorro to this day, is because it’s the only great swashbuckling icon with Robin Hood. Making a great Zorro movie is not so hard. Here’s a free tip to 20th Century Fox:
Make it about Don Diego this time. Not his son in law or his annoying grandson.
Give it a Sergio Leone/Errol Flynn vibe.
Think of him as the ancestor of Batman.
Give him a cause to fight for.
Would he use a gun in the future? I mean, why would you use a sword anyway? If so, would it be a light saber like in Generation Z? Would he drive a morotcycle? Would there be monsters or only humans?
The more I think of it, the less I want to see it.
It was bound to happen: Arnold Schwarzenegger is plotting his return to blockbuster glory in a package of newTerminator films currently being shopped around Hollywood by CAA. Fast Five helmer Justin Lin would reportedly direct, and a cluster of studios are in contention to make a deal.
Short movies are often overlooked, because for some reason they’re considered less important than feature films. But if anything, Pixar keeps proving that a great story can be tolld in minutes. We have to admire Pixar for offering a different movie experience in theaters, much more closer to what it used to be.
Let’s honor good storytelling and look at the best shorts produced by Pixar (so far).
5- Luxo Jr.
Think of how hard it is to give life to an object like that. Lamps don’t have hands…or even eyes! I still can’t believe that it was made in 1986!
Unless you have quite an unusual level of testosterone, I would say men from about 12 to 35 years old.
Cheesy, macho, sexist…your usual Fast & Furious movie. It probably doesn’t pass the Bechdel test, but that’s just a guess.
I never got into the whole underground racing culture, but I know that for a lot of guys, Fast & Furious is a big deal.
Neal H. Moritz, producer of the series, understands a basic principle of entertainment: Panem et circenses (Bread and Circuses)! As long as people have their fast cars, sexy girls, testosterone heroes and explosions, the series will keep making good money.
The plot is so thin that the movie can be summed up in 6 pictures.
Sexy girls at a party during the intro.
Rich guy has money.
Fast Team steal the money and the police chase them.
Don’t get me wrong, Robert DeNiro is a great actor. In my opinion, probably one of the finest in movie history. But lately, he’s been slacking off for quite a while. How can you go from Taxi Driver to Little Fockers?
Phantom Menace is better than Empire Strikes Back?
I had a debate yesterday with someone about Star Wars and it was pretty funny. The guy is entitled to his own opinion, I respect that, but it was still pretty absurd:
HIM: Episode 1 is a masterpiece. (Looks at me) What, you disagree?
ME: In my opinion, the best one is Empire Strikes Back, I’m sorry. Generally speaking, it’s also the one that people like the most.
HIM: The old ones are bad. There’s no Obi Wan!
ME: Yes, he’s there.
HIM: Ewan McGregor is not there! Why isn’t he in the old ones?
ME: Because…he wasn’t born yet?! Besides, it’s Alec Guiness so…
HIM: Anyway, I think future generations will like episode 1, 2 and 3 better than 4, 5 and 6.
ME: I don’t think so. NOT-AT-ALL. The stories are better, there are more memorable scenes and these movies were also quite important for their special effects.
HIM: Not as important as The Matrix.
ME: …?? You know, Matrix owes a lot to movies from Hong Kong and Japan and also Michel Gondry. Matrix wouldn’t be the same without Star Wars. I’m not dissing The Matrix, but Star Wars had a bigger effect on movies in general.
HIM: Anyway, the best special effects that I’ve ever seen were in the Clash of the Titans (remake).
Love your blog. It's may be my favorite movie tumblr.
Sharp, pointed, accurate, and fearless criticisms that focus more on the pitfalls of the industry instead of engaging in the snobbish and snarky personal attacks of many online contributors.
Yours seems the kind of criticism that, if embraced by more, could push the industry to constantly improve instead of driving on retreaded cliches.
Well done and thank you.
The movie seems to be aiming at those who aren’t fans of the series. I would say, people from 17 to 28 years old.
Judging from the trailer, it seems pretty tame in the art direction compared to the original or even Burton’s dud. It looks like your usual thriller with CGI monkeys going crazy.
Somehow, I get the feeling that the trailer doesn’t really give the movie justice. Yesterday, some concept art was released and it looks like a completely different movie.
What we have here is probably a trailer that was rushed by the studio in order to get the word out. The trailer looks like the first half of Hollow Man combined with a score quite simillar to Inception.
Now, I already have two problems with that movie :
The prequel concept kills the ending of the original for the new generation. What a great way to ruin a classic scene! This movie better be great.
The title…Rise of the Apes, or Caesar, they sound better.
I need help. I'm going to see a movie tonight, but I don't know which I should see. Here are the options in no particular order:
2. Soul Surfer
3. Source Code
Being a huge sci-fi buff, I can’t help but to be intrigued by Source Code. I’ve been told that the movie itself is like an old Hitchcock thriller mixed with 12 Monkeys, Deja Vu (which, ironically, I haven’t seen), Quantum Leap (huge guilty pleasure of mine) and a Twilight Zone twist in the end. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a movie directed by Bowie’s son, right?
Source Code was also shot in Montreal! (But so was Pluto Nash…)
Hanna looks good too. It’s surprising to see Joe Wright directing an action flick, but from what I’ve heard it’s a damn good thriller. It’s been compared to Kick-Ass quite a lot because of the child assassin vengeance story, but it looks much more serious.
One of my friends on tumblr really loves movies and such.
I would really appreciate it if you could look at her work.
She would be honored if she became an editor of film.
Well her blog is great but…unfortunately I have no power of decision on those things.
Have you ever wondered how it would sound if Steven Segal was an Italian from Brooklyn? Honestly, it’s probably as terrible as you imagine. He’s not convincing at all, but that’s what makes it even funnier.
Out For Justice reminds us why Segal is so famous in the first place. Yes, before he got old and fat, Steven Segal once was what you would usually call a badass. Action-wise, the fights are highly enjoyable because we see the great aikido master in top shape! But unlike his great rival Van Damme, Segal has no screen presence. Fighting quick and efficiently doesn’t make you an action star, sorry.
It’s still a fun watch if you want to see a dated action flick with an early 90’s vibe, but it’s something that would usually be released as a b movie nowadays.