Am I hearing you correctly on the Hobbit trilogy? Cause you sound enthusiastic about it... turning 1 book into 2 movies is ridiculous enough, but 3? Come on. In this video you praise Cloud Atlas and fun fact, that movie is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Why can't they just make one really long movie? It's not like anyone is questioning whether or not this will be a hit. It will. Even if they did just make one really long movie and it was terrible, it would still make a SHIT load of money. There really is no reason for this at all.
@Anon 3:44Its mainly about money, but at the same time its not just taking the Hobbit book and splitting it into three movies, for if they are using The Silmarillion and information from other Tolkien works, it is possible to expand the movie. I am very cautious of The Hobbit movies, but right now I am taking a wait and see.
RIP MCDI loved him in everything, but especially in The Whole 9 (& 10) Yards.
So, Bob Zemeckis returning to live action after ten years means nothing to you?
Am I the only one who doesn't think "realism" means "no fun"?Personally, I had A LOT of fun with the Nolan Batman Trilogy and while Quantum of Solace was forgettable, Casino Royale was a fantastic return to form for the Bond series IMO. I love these films not only for how seriously they treat the subject matter, instead of just discarding it as popcorn trash, but for how exciting and thrilling they were.I love how Bob dismisses the fact that Casino Royale with a "Yeah it's good but the next film sucked so...yay goofiness!!"Eugh...I hate this mentality. Serious= No fun....bullshit. Then again I'm probably going to be bashed by people who think The Avengers is everything comic book films have been building up to despite the fact that its as original and worthy of a Best Picture nom as Avatar.
Realism? Every time Craig's bond has a fistfight, an entire building is demolished. It's as realistic as Highlander.
I expected a Branded review this week. Maybe next time?
I'll see The Hobbit and James Bond 23. The rest I don't give a fig about.
Quantam's problem was less about realism and more about it being directed by Marc Forster
It also must be noted that QoS was during the writers' strike. But I'm psyched for SF.I better save my money for this fall. Sooooo many films to see.
I completely forgot that Quantum was penned during the writer's strike, that makes a lot of sense.Skyfall right now is the top choice for me, but there are a couple more that I might see if I have time when they are in theaters. I am wary of The Hobbit only because I really don't like "to be continued" moments in the movies I see at theaters, if it has a good conclusion point I will see it, but otherwise I will watch it on BluRay.
Interested in:The MasterLooperFrankenweenieButterCloud AtlasWreck-It RalphLincolnRise of the GuardiansZero Dark Thirty
Where does the overwhelming negativity (and it is pretty overwhelming looking at the comments here and on the Escapist comment page) for The Hobbit come from? Is this one of those cases where an ostensibly nerd property becomes such a huge deal outside of the typical nerd sphere that the community turns on it? It's Peter Jackson Directing Tolkien, surely that alone warrants a fair bit of BOTD?
@ Cloud Atlas I really don't get why people make such a big deal out of the Wachowski brothers. While great at visual directing, they've really only ever made one movie that actually stood up as a whole. I'll probably see Cloud Atlas, but I'm not exactly eagerly anticipating it.@ Wreck-It-Ralph:D
Bob, you just pissed away a great opportunity to review Obamas America:2016
@ AboveMost movie critics don't want to touch political-soapbox documentaries because 1) they're impossible to review without bringing politics into it and 2) nobody will be convinced to see or not see it based on the quality of the film making. Also, they're all bullshit that paint very incomplete or outright fabricated images (both sides are guilty of this).As to why Bob doesn't do a purely-political response on this site, I don't know. Maybe his schedule doesn't give him the time to see it?
I'm pretty happy to see ALL of the aforementioned movies.Whether I like them or not is another story.Also, I was pretty blindsided by the date for Silent Hill 2. I had heard it was in the works, but I never heard anything about a date until this video.
I think we all know how Bob's review of Obamas America would go. No need for that.
No comment on Les Miserables?
I am surprised that he hasn't looked at the new Judge Dredd Movie
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