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Comments made by DRaGZ

Rants and Raves: WonderCon 2012

Aw man, they let you actually play with the hammer?

I muttered out loud that I had an urge to throw the hammer so the guy wouldn't let me near it. :(

March 21, 2012 at 2:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: Holiday Roundup

I dunno if Fincher will keep going full steam with the Dragon Tattoo series. He's got a lot on his plate, and he loses interest really quickly.

December 28, 2011 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon'

I don't understand why people see fit to defend this movie, or act as though it is only Beth that holds this opinion of the Transformers franchise.

I think it's helpful to point out that there is nothing wrong with the special effects, and that department (which is essentially an animation department) should be commended for their efforts. It's actually pretty impressive work, considering the scale of the CG they need to make.

But there are few grounds for defending the script, acting, etc., which is supposed to fall on Bay's shoulders.

That's been Bay's entire career, basically, depending on the talents of artists far more talented than he.

June 29, 2011 at 1:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The 67th Golden Globes

Really?

Really?!

Avatar as the Best Picture of the year?

Now I know where all that money went.

January 18, 2010 at 6:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Best and Worst of 2009

I'm not sure if you can really call A Christmas Carol an animated film, because it's only really animated in the sense that it uses special effects to capture a performance, and by that definition that's exactly what normal film does.

Then again, anytime CG special effects are being used in film anyway, it's pretty much animation to begin with.

Hell, let's just do away with the animation genre altogether.

December 31, 2009 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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Alex:

Have you ever made a film? Let alone made a film that took ten years to make?

Every lines, every moment, every angle, choice in color, style of dialogue, name, label, hell, with a movie of this level of control in post, the position of every leaf in frame was dictated by one man, James Cameron.

You spend ten years working on something you've said time and time again would be revolutionary, and yet you wind up with...this? Seriously? Something that could've realistically been made for less than a quarter of the budget with ten times as much cinematic creativity? Ten years? And for what? A rehashed sci-fi plot with a "message". Sci-fi is supposed to make you think and question status quos, not shoehorn moralism that was barely relevant 50 years ago.

And honestly, it took $237 million to make this? Two-hundred thirty-seven MILLION dollars? And this doesn't even count the marketing, which pushes the grand total towards half a billion. What a monumental waste of money.

December 20, 2009 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )