'John Carter,' aka the Edgar Rice Burroughs 'A Princess of Mars' adaptation

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Zodiac cgi was fantastic.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah, i mean, i probably missed a lot of the more "ordinary" looking stuff, but the cab ride scene really threw me and after that i was looking for (and finding, no suprise) fakeyness everywhere.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

plus i just didn't dig the movie, overall. been meaning to rewatch it for quite some time because i seem to be in the minority on this, love downey and loved the social network.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

contenderizer contending

mh, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Robert Downey Jr. was an entirely CGI creation. You didn't know that?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rango was all right as a world, but the visual style was hardly new or exciting.

aka vanilla bean (remy bean), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa i had no idea there was cgi in zodiac, that video just blew my entire mind

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

it has that effect on people

Number None, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

See? Awesome. I rest my case.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the cgi in zodiac is great, but sometimes i wonder why they can't just find a two lane highway at night.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

bcz david fincher

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

they should have cgi-extravagandapted c.s. lewis' out of the silent planet.

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

or as it no doubt would have been called, out of.

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

in case of potential confusion with Disney flop Treasure Planet

Number None, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i keep hearing that's good.

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Treasure Planet? No, it was really by the numbers.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol a friend of mine did some of the CGI shots for Zodiac (specifically the Transamerica pyramid going up + the aerial shot that goes over the ferry building) - easily the best thing he was ever involved in, nice to see that work get some love

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually i guess out of the silent planet would have been called ELWIN RANSOM, which sounds like an ealing heist.

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shakey - Mr Veg lived in SF for abt 15 years through college etc, late 80's-late 90's, and he STILL talks about the Transamerica sequence and the aerial shots in Zodiac. I think those sequences were almost 100% of why he loved the movie! Well, those and the SF TV station/Melvyn Belli footage, he said it looked exactly the way he remembered it. Pretty sure your friend contributed to the adoring nostalgia of a lot of 40-something & older San Franciscans :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

david denby review in the new yorker is ugh. he is so ugh. he says that nobody could possibly understand what is going on in the movie. actually, i'll quote the line cuz i can't find the whole thing online:

"I wouldn't trust the sanity of any critic who claimed to understand what goes on in this movie."

i also think this line is actually racist somehow:

"The Therns, the Tharks, Dejah Thoris? You can't speak the names aloud without sounding like Daffy Duck."

David Denby is an interplanetary racist. There, I said it.

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're all color-coded!

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the civil war parallels are REALLY hard to pick up on. wtf.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hope he never has to review a bollywood movie. those CRAZY character names! how do they come up with them? american movie critic in stupid-ass stupid face shocker.

(sorry i hate that guy. not like i wish him harm or anything many blessings to him and his just his writing and his thoughts. and his stupid-ass stupid faceness.)

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, no, it's good. denby's sole purpose at the new yorker afaict is to make all the other writers look good by comparison. he's like the dero of movie writers.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would fight denby tbh

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's like the derpy of movie writers

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

this movie was very easy to understand, btw

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's CGI in Zodiac? Must watch it again.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Once again, tried to see John Carter tonight, and the showtimes were totally inhospitable. Like, 6:20 or 9:40. Fuck that noise. It's almost like they're trying to bury this cat turd. Oh well. Saw "21 Jump Street" instead. Was funny.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's CGI in Zodiac? Must watch it again.

― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:42 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

every shot in fincher's recent movies is like a composite of several takes, using CGI. it's insane.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 09:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

AV Club loved it, though they point out that a fully faithful version would have to be made by Paul Verhoeven and unreleasable in the US.

Vulture has an interesting story about how it was massively mishandled partly because the director made Finding Nemo and Wall-E and was basically made of gold to Disney.

Also read somewhere that Disney's films department is now making a loss for the fourth year in a row after betting bad on Mars Needs Moms, The Sorceror's Apprentice, and Prince of Persia.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also what's really really weird is that the 'logo' for the film has a very visible J C and M - it looks like they took 'of Mars' recently - except that it's been called John Carter for as long as I've been aware of it.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

A lot riding on The Avengers then

Number None, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm finally seeing this today! 11am, y'all! Set expectations on ... low.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's like the derpy of movie writers

How dare you insult derpy like that, at least she is funny and cute.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

In comparison to denby, anyway.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mars Needs Moms, The Sorceror's Apprentice, and Prince of Persia
man I can't believe they lost money on these.
National Treasure 3, The Search For Revenue set for release Summer 2013.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I tried to watch Sorceror's. First 15 minutes were too painful to bear. Seemed like some committee's idea of what kids want to watch.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it was just the version I saw but the very end had JOHN CARTER OF MARS before the credits. (Just 'JOHN CARTER' at the start)

kinder, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"wait a minute, that was all taking place on Mars?"

Number None, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

kinder, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Put that at the end of Jerry Maguire and see how it plays...

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mildred Pierce OF MARS

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Michael Clayton OF MARS

bring back the dream of buzz bin (Phil D.), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nixon OF MARS

wait that might make more sense

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carter's of mars, Nixon's of Venus

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

John, Carter of Mars

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Of Mice and Men of Mars

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anne of Green Gables of Mars

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mars Needs Moms of Mars

Number None, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink


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