( ^o^)/ Amen to that, Brother!
Jesus Christ, I am being hounded by people who attack me when I say I love Transformers 2 and almost all the action films that came out this year.
A friend of mine replied by stating:
I love serious movies, but I know genres are there for a reason. If you f**king want serious drama and great plot why the hell are in the theater seeing Transformers 2? An action Michael Bay flick based off a kid's series, like a serious critic would like that! I wanted pure entertainment and awesomeness, and I got it. It was a great movie for that.You know what? I think watching movies for explosions/car chases/hot actors isn't a bad thing. Movies are basically entertainment, so if you are entertained and just love seeing cars transform and fight each other, then isn't that OK? I mean, just because you loved Transformers doesn't immediately mean you're tasteless, right? I mean, crap, everyone only criticizes these days, but the picking apart is ruining the enjoyment.
But, movies that are overtly stupid with no entertainment that are taken seriously are another thing. Like Twilight or most of modern vampire movies and books.
I do full length analysis on film and want to be a director, and I love drama, and I want to do drama, but do you really have to pick apart action films for plots?
I mean, people kind of already got that earlier. Hello? Did all little mofo critics forget Watchmen? Sure it had tons of sex and violence, but that doesn't make it a horrible plot. A Clockwork Orange and Midnight Cowboy were both rated X. True, the sex served a purpose in there while it didn't in Watchmen, but you know...c'mon. There was symbolism everywhere and it was a great philosphical movie netheless.
I've been through the whole Watchmen and A Clockwork Orange thing a million times, but still. Some people just don't get it. Which leads me to my next point.
Stop bitching about movies not sticking to the book! If it's an adaptation, of course there's going to be differences. It's it different entirely, just think of the movie as a seperate story then, and judge the movie alone! C'mon I know you're smarter then this!
Watchmen didn't suck because they changed the ending! It was just different. You cannot expect the film maker to actually put everything that's in that epic comic into the movie that already over three hours long. Yes, they could've cut out the sex and put in the squid, but they also made the comic believable. Silk Spectre 1 in comic was looking like William Murderface and Ozymandias looked like Patrick Warburton.
Harry Potter didn't suck cause they left out Dumbledore's funeral and put in pyromaniac Helena Bonham Carter/ Bellatrix. And Twilight sucked because it would either way.
And sometimes the films just suck because they suck. Dragon Ball Evolution would've sucked if it was called Karate Kid Evolution or Martial Arts Evolution with retarded Dragon's Balls.
So lighten up film goers, I beg you. Or I won't make some great adaptations when I'm older that all of you would love to see done well.
( ^o^)/ Amen to that, Brother!
LOL i always found those people to be really sad, they think the world moves around them and everything needs to be just like what they think is the right thing to do.
Not everyone will have the same opinion as you do when it comes to films like Transformers. Specially those old peeps who grew up watching the anime back in the days.
I respect well done changes, and I bag on bad ones.
Just like I think Baroness should have her accent back in G.I. Joe.
I miss your posts, emo!
... and totally late reply, but: I was one of those old peeps who grew up watching the Transformers anime and I STILL liked the movie!
It helps to look at it from the "if you were still a kid" point of view.