Planet of the Apes…sigh….

11 02 2010

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I have never seen the orignal Planet of the Apes, just the shit-ta-cious remake starring the ‘oscar nominted’ Marky Mark (the quotations are meant for sarcasm). That movie was hor-rib-blay!! Micheal Clark Duncan didn’t even act like a gorilla, the amazing Tim Roth was doing too much, the incredible Helena Bonham Carter is wasted in this movie, and Marky Mark just frowned a lot. Sigh..My brother and I walked to the movie theater (it was close to the house) to see that piece of garbage. Yet again, they we’re too worried about the make-up and not the cast. I still don’t see what the big deal is about Mark Whalberg as a leading man. Has anyone seen the equally shit-ta-cious Fear? How is no one else annoyed by his voice? I always thought Donnie was the better actor of the two, he always seemed to go to a much deeper place in his character. Over 20 films and a ‘oscar nom’, and Mark still hasn’t mastered anything past the surface.

So the Hollywood Head Honchos have decided to remake P of the A again. The Marky Mark one didn’t happen in this version, I guess. If only they can do the same with my memory. Along the way to production, writer/director Scott Frank (Minority Report) left the project. Street Kings writer Jamie Moss will rework Frank’s script, and the original writers, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will rework the dialogue. Hmm…it always makes me nervous when more writers are brought on to ‘rework’ an existing script. I get the hives just thinking about. A lot of people ‘reworked’ the Terminator Salvation script–on set!





Sigh…….The Wolfman…….Sigh…..

30 01 2010

Benicio del Toro’s The Wolfman release date has been postponed several times. Originally scheduled for a November 12, 2008 release then to——February 12, 2009—– to April 2008 —–to April 3, 2009—— to December 2008——to November 6, 2009——–to late July 2009——-now  to February 12, 2010.

During the numerous postponement, re-shots were done to change the way one werewolf looked in the movie and an action scene was added to, i guess, enhance the movie…….sigh…….

I”m just underwhelmed by the whole movie. Initially I was excited, old monster movies are my go-to for an instant cheestastic time. I just wished that they didn’t use special effects. While special effects can bring an amazing visual element to your movie, nothing beats old school prosthetic. Unfortunately the master of monster make up Stan Winston is not with us anymore, I wish I would’ve seen what he would’ve done with this project. The original movie is what got alot of older make up artist in the biz. I just feel by using special effects, the movie is cheapen. Now that I have seen the trailer…..yea I was right. Did Stephen Sommers direct this? I think the Twilight werewolves are making a cameo.

Youtube is being a d@#k!! Watch it on their site!