What the!!?? I really want to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and I believe all the hype I’ve heard about it. So I was excited to hear that the director of the film had been signed to direct a long in development film of The Hulk. Great, right.
Maybe not, after reading an article at DarkHorizons. Ang Lee says he will likely change the entire script and concept. Will it still be The Hulk, probably not? The problem with film adaptations of comics is that the source is not respected. It is changed too much beyond what needs to be changed.
The reason the X-Men worked so well is because director Bryan Singer respected the source material and changed only what made sense. Only time will tell. Hopefully it will be for the better, but I just don’t know. After the X-Men, everyone is gung-ho (old GI Joe character) to make the next big comic book film.
Michael has been ahead of me on keeping everyone up to date on the happenings at Aint It Cool. So anyway, I just wanted to point out how hopeful I am that the first review of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses is right. A good, old fashioned horror movie that will reinvent and revive the genre would be perfect. No more teeny-bopper horror.
After showing Michael the trailer for the new film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This film is getting all the buzz and looks to be great. But hereâ€™s my gripe.
ITâ€™S NOT A MATRIX RIP OFF!!! For anyone who doesnâ€™t know, The Matrix is just an American take on a Chinese film style that has been around quite some time. Perhaps itâ€™s similar because all the fights in The Matrix and Crouching Tiger were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping. When filming the Matrix, the Wachowski brothers wanted to translate this style to the American screen, so why not hire who is considered to be the best.
Also, Charlieâ€™s Angels is not a Matrix rip-off. Guess who it was choreographed by, Wo Ping. So maybe it does look similar, but for a reason. Anyway, if you like that sort of thing, look for this Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon film to be the best over here yet. Be warned, it is all in Chinese, but the film is supposedly so great that it does not matter even to those who care.
In the meantime, if you want some wacky Asian cinema at its best, check out A Chinese Ghost Story or any one of its sequels. And if you want to know where the story of the Matrix really came from go rent Ghost in the Shell and if that excites you, Mamoru Oshii, the director has a new film coming out that combines animation, computer animation and live action. Itâ€™s called Avalon. Enough for now, I have lots of other things that really need to be done.
Newest DVD review posted at the MTSU Sidelines school paper. See what I thought about Mission Impossible II.
My latest article came out in the MTSU paper (Sidelines) today. It was a huge, front page blurb, two pages inside. I think it really came out well. Look on the Sidelines to check it out.
Apparently, they’re archiving all of my old articles now. Re-Animator is also available right now and there might be more lurking in there somewhere.