Posts Tagged ‘CGI’

District 9

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

I guess shooting at Wilford Brimley is the proper training method for stemming an alien invasion.A few years ago, when it was leaked that Peter Jackson was handed the Halo license and told to go to town on it, I was cautiously optimistic that I would eventually wind up seeing a 9-hour trilogy (and a 16-hour “director’s cut”) that would be equal parts amazing and excessive, and feature at least a couple of homoerotic bedroom scenes with Master Chief and The Arbiter. Unfortunately (fortunately?), Microsoft stepped in and demanded a level of script control that Jackson was uncomfortable with (because if there’s anything M$ knows, it’s how to control script kiddies…but I digress), and we were forever denied the wonder of a slow-motion pillow fight between a 10-foot-tall cyborg and a semi-generic alien. Truth be told, I don’t know that a Halo movie is really the videogame property most deserving of a movie treatment; I couldn’t explain the plots to Halos 1 and 2 if I tried, and I played both through to completion. (more…)

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Yeah. That's a recruiting poster, all right.If you had shown me GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra when I was 12 years old, it would have usurped The Empire Strikes Back as my favorite movie of all time. (more…)

Transformers 2

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Yeah, but does it change colors if you press your thumb on it?This is not a good movie. It is artless, it is crass, it is vaguely racist, and it sets back international relations 50 years or more.

But God help me. I loved it. (more…)