If you thought that feathered mariachi bands, chameleons facing Hamlet-esque existential crises, and Pirates of the Caribbean were, in and of themselves, essentially ridiculous, farcical concepts, you’d be absolutely right. Now throw these entirely unrelated absurdities together to create one great, big, superlative mash-up of ridiculousness, and you get Rango.
And for some equally and befittingly bizarre reason, it works.
How to stop The Lord of the Rings prequels (aka The Hobbit parts One and Two) ending up as vastly mind numbingly awful as the Star Wars prequels, with a little help from George Lucas. Peter Jackson be warned- dwarfs, spaceships and politics just do not mix!
Another one bites the post-production dust. In what can only be a final cry for help before a violent suicide, George Lucas has decided to convert our beloved Indianna Jones Trilogy into 3D in time for a theatrical re-release. Well, those cheques to the devil don’t pay for themselves, you know.
He’s forced Jar Jar Binks into our collective consciousness, replaced Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christiansen (on film, but never in our hearts) and tried to convince the world that Greedo shot first. Surely there’s nothing more George Lucas can do to pillage what remains of our treasured-yet-bleeding Star Wars memories. Well, as Jabba The Hutt would say; “ahahaha. Ohohoho”. There’s rumour of ANOTHER trilogy on the way. Just rumours mind. But still. enough to make the heart quake.
In 2012 the Star Wars saga will return to our screens – this time in eye-assaulting 3D! Three dimensional Jar Jar? Meesa no likey!
CGI effects have revolutionised modern filmmaking to the extent that effects alone can make or break a movie. But is an over-reliance on CGI driving audiences away and cheapening the cinematic experience? We take a look at the computer generated revolution – and how the revolutionaries might soon find themselves in the firing line.
Damn you George Lucas! No, not for making the Star Wars prequels and casting a Canadian Redwood as the Dark Lord of the Sith. And not for flogging a dead, Indiana Jones shaped, horse in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. No, we damn you because as the Godfather of the franchise you are directly culpable for Ratnerised X-Men: The Last Stand. It’s complete uselessness is the reason we’ve been treated to this Wolverine prequel (and, if rumours are to believed, a sequel to the prequel plus a Magneto movie as well). An entirely new franchise of an existing franchise – great, just what we’ve always wanted!