Monday, May 9, 2011

Issue #5: Reiteration: Thor plus Other Mortal Matters

So I got to see the new Thor movie on Sunday, and I must say that I was very surprised. With every superhero movie, I end up enjoying myself watching the tales of action and such. But I still find that my nerdy, critical mind fills up with inaccuracies and complaints about the movie that don't really pick out the flaws, but the minor touches made to make a better movie as opposed to a frame for frame remake of the comic books.

However, with the movie Thor, I found that these matters meant little to me. Sure Jane Foster wasn't a nurse in love with his cripple-doctor counterpart. Sure the cripple-doctor wasn't even present. Sure a certain character of a certain racial background was of another racial background. But none of it phased me. I think I might finally understand that movies exist within their own universes and that bickering about the problems of transition do nothing to improve the film.

All in all, I loved the Thor movie and I cannot wait to see how the Avenger's story unfolds. On another note: Kat Dennings's character was downright stupid.

Question to the readers: What do you think of Hero films? (Either in general or about specific ones)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Issue #4: Regeneration

So looking back at what my viewer's comments had to say, readers enjoy it when I talk about video games and television. I guess thats a good thing, because those are some of my favorite hobbies. But that doesn't mean I'm not going to look at other stuff, just that I'm going to stop writing about "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING."

On to the interesting stuff. I want to talk about extended edition movies. I was able to, in the past week, watch all three Lord of the Rings movies in their special extended cut versions. Each movie was cut into two discs each, and each dvd had about two hours worth of glorious, medieval fantasy action. These versions are in no way new to now, and it might not be very relevant to current trends, but the idea of re-releasing movies full to bursting with extra content seems too good to not be a common thing. These pieces of removed content are just as polished as the rest of the scenes, and in some cases, it improves the overall plot. And even when the previously-cut scenes weren't important to the plot, they ended up being interesting. And often enough, they were funny. I can't even imagine what person convinced Peter Jackson to cut out the scene where Legolas drinks Gimli under the table.

Every other movie released on DVD and Blu-Ray advertises extended openings or content that wasn't in the theatrical version, but more movies should be released with their full content. Could you imagine if Kick-Ass was an hour longer because of more antics of trying to be a super hero? Or maybe a re-release of the Matrix trilogy, full of new scenes of Neo kicking ass?

Comment with movies you think should be released with extended content. Or say why you think they shouldn't be.