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May 27
127

The thing is, the guys demanding the Snyder cut LOVE MoS and BvS as if they were mana from heaven. I have seen too many people to count that follow Snyder say without a hint of sarcasm that his version of Superman in MoS is exactly the version they’ve wanted their entire lives. That he understood the character better Read more

May 27
116

I don’t believe that the fandom that criticised his prior films are the same fans pushing for this. The only people I personally know who have been lobbying hard for the Snyder Cut also think that BvS was fantastic.

May 22
16

There would have been no reason for “Superman fans” to have gone “crazy” other than “race”. Like what do you think the nature of the shit Smith would have taken have been? Completely unracial? 

May 22
28

I respect the fact that a lot of comic book fans — including myself— have canonical reasons for wanting superheroes in movies to look like they do in the comics. But there’s also a lot of bigotry fueling these debates, I’ve experienced enough online abuse about non traditional casting to see it as an issue. Read more

May 22
4

Hancock is definitely a deeply flawed film, but the article is right that it swings for the fences in a way that Marvel movies rarely do. And I think that it’s worth pointing out that that’s almost surely because Marvel is now an international brand making billions of dollars per year in movies. They can’t afford to Read more

May 22
8

For a while now I pretty much associate with a good concept getting ruined, and Hancock is a good example. See also I Am Legend.

May 22
25

Great review, but the most fascinating anecdote was hidden in the Random Musings: Will Smith was offered, but turned down, the lead in Superman Returns. Smith sometimes gets criticized for bad project choices (rejecting The Matrix being the main one) but damn he made the right decision  there for the right reason: Read more

May 19
93

Isn't it likely that the trade that made the Morrison scoop just assumed he'd be playing Fett and he's actually playing Rex?

May 13
1

There’s also something to be said for the fact that he cast (at the time) relative unknowns in lead roles (I’m thinking Padme and Anakin), which, paired with his legendary status (which he didn’t have when he was doing ANH) and his hands-off, emotionless approach to directing, you get a bunch of kids who are in awe of Read more

May 12
3

That’s almost assuredly what happened.  I mean, you don’t even have to read between the lines just by watching the BTS stuff on the prequels DVD’s.  Even on their own backstage footage you can see everyone deferring to Lucas and his vision.  Like it or not...the prequels are the exact movies he wanted to make.

May 12
1

Ive been blaming Rick McCallum for not taking the Spielberg roll during the prequels. He had to be the one to tell Lucas it was going off the rails, I just dont think he had the pedigree for Lucas to listen to him. Even just the opening crawl for TPM, it sounds like a boring Social Studies class. 

May 12
3

I’ve posted this before when Lucas and the prequels come up, because his situation of being a director and owner (of ILM at least) is something I’ve had happen on more than one occasion working in film.

When the director owns the studio, there is really no telling them no. I’ve worked for cool directors that would Read more

May 12
3

He actually asked both Spielberg and Ron Howard to direct TPM but they turned it down so I don’t think it was simply a case of hubris on his part although I agree in general he seems to surround himself with too many yes men.

May 12
1

Another major plot hole and lack of common sense in the whole construct of the prequels: you have this massively Force-laden kid and you neglect him. The whole thing is ridiculous.

May 12
2

I don’t think it was yes-men that was the problem. I think it was George  hiring Rick McCallum as executive producer that led to the prequels being what they were. I wish I could find it now, but years ago I read an article that quoted some of the creative team that basically said he was a huge bully that set himself Read more

May 12
1

Actually Lucas knew that he wasn’t that good of a director/scriptwriter but when he tried to get someone to help him make the first prequel (like Spielberg) no one wanted to do it. Everybody said that he should do it. He pretty much got stuck with having to do the movies himself without anyone that could be his equal. Read more