just read the article from the US times online for the colour of magic, i cant believe this bloke, i quote "it is by and large a droll, ingratiating affair, albeit one whose rickety effects and lackadaisical pacing " was he watching the same film as us, bloke was on drugs obviously, i just wish there was somewhere on his article i could reply with my displeasure, anyway he cant even spell colour right dunno if you noticed the spelling in the title of the thread and yes i do know thats how out expat cousins spell it Oh that Boston tea party has a lot to answer for
I guess because the film isn't over the top with production & special effects as American films tend to be, that's why he said what he said. They aren't used to our style of film making & he is, in my opinion, totally wrong in his first remarks.
I thought the American remake of The War Of The Worlds was completely wrong. They should have used Jeff Wayne's version, but I digress.
Tiffany wrote:I thought the American remake of The War Of The Worlds was completely wrong. They should have used Jeff Wayne's version, but I digress.
I'll digress with you. The first American remake of War of the Worlds (in the 1950's) was very good, much more suspense than the latest version. Although they couldn't manage the special effects to make the tripods, & they were a bit shy of the whole "humans as food" thing.
Back on topic - there are plenty of films that I love that got crap reviews, & they didn't all do badly. If the man wants to sound like a pretentious fart, he must know he runs the risk of completely invalidating any arguments he might have against the film, and of losing readers. Berating the special effects of a lower budget production is just petty anyway, and just goes to show that the man doesn't have any artistic talent himself.
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
ignorant s@@@. not saying anything else on that!
on dotsies and tiffanys comments _ the 50s film is brills and i never judge a film by a review ive specifically bought films that are awful just for a laff ie, battlefield earth and my favourite series lebrachaun god there so bad but funny
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