I walked out of “The Matrix” and I was thinking, ‘What kind of science fiction movie can people make now?’ The Wachowski Brothers (directors Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski) took all the great sci-fi ideas of the 20th century and rolled them into a delicious pop culture sandwich that everyone on the planet devoured. — IMDb Quotes: Darren Aronofsky
[on using CGI in Batman Begins] “I think there’s a vague sense out there that movies are becoming more and more unreal, I know I’ve felt it. The demand we put on ourselves was to be as spectacular as possible, but not depend on computer graphics to do it.” — IMDb Quotes: Christopher Nolan
Just saw this movie. David Fincher directed the film and turned out yet another great psychological thriller. He used Trent Reznor again to compose the music, which was so great. Loved him in The Social Network as well. He won an Oscar for that, so happy! So this opening credits creation was just fantastic. David Fincher directed music videos before film so he usually puts a nice fun opener in most of his movies and this one was fun for sure. (David Fincher also directed: Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network)
Here are the opening credits to “Lincoln Lawyer”. Good movie. I liked the raw and old school style of the film, always nice to see. What I liked most was the design style of the opening credits. These days opening credits to movies have come a long way and these are one of my favorites.
So just saw Transformers 3 in IMAX 3D. I think it was the best out of the 3 in regards to actions sequences and CG. It is a must see on the big screen for sure. Once again, like Tron, I do not really think that 3D is really necessary, I just think that 3D is just not all that great all the time, and sometimes can be distracting and takes away from the film. However, it was shot in 3D and not just converted and the team from Avatar was hired to work on this film, so that says something. I still think the film’s humor and energy is a little corny, obnoxious and annoying at times, but the action and CG completely makes up for those short comings. Overall great movie and successful trilogy. (Photo: Film Director, Michael Bay, behind the camera on set of Transformers 3)
Saw Tron Legacy at the IMAX in 3D and again it was as good as I was expecting, maybe a little better. First of all, I am always skeptical of a Disney movie, it tends to be more family oriented than I prefer. However, I did not get that as much with Tron. There was some sexually suggestive shots on the great costume curves of the body and having Daft Punk do the score was another great move by Disney and a perfect fit I think. Now as far as the 3D goes, I think that it was OK and I do not think that this movie needs to be seen in 3D, but IMAX for sure, always. I think that Avatar was far better in that respect. Have to be careful these days because not all movies are actually shot in 3D, they are just converted. Avatar was as good as it was because James Cameron spent 12 years writing the story and perfecting the art of 3D and actually shot Avatar specifically for 3D. All in all I think that the Tron sequel was done just right and definitely a must see on the big screen.
So Black Swan was great, as I was expecting. Darren Aronofsky at his finest keeping to his style and feel, raw and dark (Pi & Requiem for a Dream). Nice to see a director sticking to his roots and not letting Hollywood influence him in the wrong ways. He really pays attention to detail, really trying to capture the life of a ballerina. As always a nice twisted story. Other great directors in his realm: Christopher Nolan (The Following, Momento & Inception) & David Fincher (The Game, Seven & Fight Club). Love a great story!