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My first blog about this won't be out for a couple more weeks. I will show you what the first ten blogs will be about:
1) They live
2) Heavy Metal
5) Red Dawn
6) Dumb and Dumber
7) The Thing
8) Eight Crazy Nights
9) Toy Story 3
10) The Incredibles
So until then, enjoy!
Hello fellow Rotten Tomatoes users. I am starting a new series of blog posts talking about when I first watched certain movies. The first of these should be posted sometime next week.
What America needs is it's own movie character!
What I mean by this is one thing. In a lot of other countries, they have a movie character that appears in many of their films. The country of England has James Bond and the country of Japan has Godzilla.
So I began to think today about what American films need, and I found it: America needs it's own movie character!
America needs a movie character for tons of reasons. I think for one, it would bring the hopes of Americans. Think about how great Americans would feel if they knew that had their own movie character that was in a lot of their films.
However, they're some issues revolving this. A lot of countries movie characters developed a long time ago, so we may have missed the chance. Also, today's movies suck, so could a movie character bloom out of one of today's films? Plus, their have been some films that have tried to accomplish this, but they've mostly failed.
Plus, a lot of the characters in this films in other countries usually have different actors play in each film. Usually this will cause failure in the film in America.
The bigger issue is something that has arose in today's films. This was mentioned in a comic I put in one of my recent reviews, and it's that a lot of American films portray Americans as the bad guys. If a movie character was to represent America, this can NOT be the case. He has to be taking on other villains from other countries.
So, I want to know what your ideas are on this. Do you have a movie character that could do this?
One of my most favorite cartoons when I was a kid was none other then Batman Beyond. Well I still watched shows like Looney Tunes, Batman The Animated Series, Spider Man, Rugrats, Catdog, Kablam and Ed Edd n Eddy, Batman Beyond was my true favorite. I remember having all the tapes, action figures and apparel there was.
The show was just very cool. It was just so cool, seeing a Batman cartoon in the future. I was such a die hard fan, watching it whenever I could.
Imagine my excitement when they came out with a film, "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" in 2000. As soon as I found out, I knew I had to have it. The sad thing was that it was released a couple of days after my birthday, so my next chance to get it was on Christmas, which was only a couple of days away.
I did get the movie that year, and I was so excited when I did. However, we suffered a blizzard that year, and everyone was forced to say in the house. With a whole bunch of relatives around, and also I was at my grandparents house, I knew I would have to wait a couple of days to see it.
After we got back to my house, I eventually watched the film in my living room. I still remember the opening: thugs stealing huge pieces of technology. Batman comes and stops them, and cause mass destruction while doing it.
I must of watched the film 20 times before I went back to school. It was just so cool! All the action, Batman being a badass throughout the whole entire thing, the darkness and insanity. It was all good.
However, even then I knew something was wrong about this film. Batman Beyond was such a dark series, but the film. The film was dark and stuff but it was different from the TV show. It seemed more toned down then the cartoon.
I was right.
All these years I have watched the film, but never bothered to look it up. Sometime last September I looked it up on Wikipedia, but I was shocked at what I found.
I know Wikipedia isn't completely true, but I went out and got the unreleased DVD to discover if it was true.
And it was.
As I found out, the original version of "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" was really a completely violent film. It was filled with all sort's of violence, darkness, insanity. You name it.
So why did they change the film? What could possibly of caused the producers to change it?
Four words: Columbine High School Massacre.
The film was released right after the events at Columbine. The producers didn't want to bring back memory's of the incident, so they edited it all. They took all the violence out, edited many lines and replaced it with more kids stuff.
The biggest noticeable difference is in the death of The Joker:
They took so much out that fans wanted a DVD released of the original version. The DVD was eventually released.
I own both copies, and all I can say is that they shouldn't of edited it. I can understand why they did it, but I find the original to be a lot better. It is completely dark and shows pure insanity, and the violence shows the great aspects of the cartoon. Even though the edited version was a success both money wise and with critics, I think it would of did better if they just kept everything in it.
If you want to see the original film, complete with violence and everything else, watch it here:
Enjoy! Thanks for reading!
Love comedies are the one movie genre no one, including me, understands.
Why studios waste money producing love comedies is beyond me. Every freakin week a new love comedy comes and hits theaters. And if you never notice, they all fail! Almost every single one! Both critically and commercially.
Not all fail. Most do, but some are commercially successful. But I have never heard of one actually passing critically.
I have become tired of seeing ads for these types of films, and it's really started to annoy me deeply.
So here's my solution: ban them! No more love comedies! A studio will not be allowed to produce one! A actor cannot be in one!
Studio's will save so much by doing this. Actors will no longer have to waste time on these films. Rich directors won't go bankrupt by making one.
Who's with me?
So last night I was watching the NFl draft, and a commercial came on with a group of cowboys in it. So right then and there a question popped into my mind: Why don't they make cowboys films anymore?
Honestly, if you ever thought about it, there are no new cowboy films. If you thought about, what was the last cowboy film you saw? Wild Wild West with Will Smith in 1999?
So the question today is this: when did the downfall of cowboy films begin, and more importantly, what caused it?
Well, cowboy films were always big in the 1930's, 40's, 50's and 60's. Back then they were some of the biggest films around.
So then we get to the 70's. That's when things start to slow down.
Alright, so the 70's were when it began to slow down for the cowboys. So now, what caused it?
Well, this may be the cause: the moon landing in 1969.
I was having this discussion with my father, and he was telling me how when we landed on the moon that brought a whole new interest in Science-Fiction films.
So now we know that the moon landing in 1969 caused the downfall in cowboy films, the problem is solved. Right?
Well, not so much.
You see, this may be a big problem. A REALLY big problem. If the moon landing did this to cowboy films, one of the most popular movie genres of all time, what will further advances in technology do to other movie genres?
What if one day, we land on mars? Will that be the end of war movies? What if one day, we build a gigantic moon base? Will that be the end of comedies? What if one day, we actually find a way to put a man inside the sun, completely unharmed? Will that be the end of dramas?
Will we eventually reach a movie industry with nothing but Science-Fiction films?
But imagine this: will we reach such a technological advancement the movie industry will be done with all types of films? Will that be the end of the movie industry as we know it?
You may think that I'm crazy for going this far, but think about it. If something as once great as cowboy films went downhill, what will become of regular films?
Please comment on this. The fate of movies may be a stake.
Why is it that computer generated movies cost so much to make?
If you ever noticed, movies like Up and How to train your dragon cost a lot to make. I've started to wonder why.
This blog post actually may be something for the forums, but if you have ever wondered this, respond.
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[COLOR=#3300ff]AVATAR WAS ROBBED AT THE 82ND ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS![/COLOR]
I know Avatar has been very debatable as a film. Everyone loved the graphics, but the story was debatable. Some said the story sucked and the graphics were the only good thing about the film, others have said that the story is excellent.
I will not review the film in this blog post, since sometime this week I am going to start a review series where I review each of the Best Picture nominees this year.
What I will be discussing in this blog post, is how angry I am over a topic: Avatar was ROBBED!
I honestly feel that Avatar was a great film that lost out on many awards this year. I know how controversial Avatar was, with feelings of racism throughout the film, controversy over global warming and it's anti-war themed message, but I'll save that for my Best Picture reviews.
So anyway, let's get started.
We all know that the real defeat was in "Best Director" and "Best Picture," which were both awards that James Cameron was nominated for. I feel very strong over this, and it's because of two reasons: I'm a huge James Cameron fan and that the awards went to James Cameron's ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow.
EEEEEE... That name I despise. I'm sorry but she didn't deserve either of those awards. The Hurt Locker, in my opinion, sucked horribly. But I won't go any farther, I'll save the rest for my review later on this week.
Avatar revolutionized graphics as well. It received an award for it's work, but it was still robbed.
James Cameron literally revolutionized films with this film, sort of like what George Lucas did with Star Wars did in 1977. And he didn't receive the award, which should be a crime.
I also felt James Horner should of won for Original Score, but I won't get involved with that.
Avatar was robbed. Period. Avatar revolutionized the film industry, and it didn't get the award for it's work. Pissed off.