bada wrote:Bigs and Migs,
I agree with you guys for the large part. Much of the magic and innocence is gone from family style live-action pictures. Bigs, you pointed out some great flicks from our lives as children. Although I am a HUGE fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy which probably is not for kids my son's age but yet he has seen each of them probably 20 times.
However I do think there are some wonderful animated films that my kids have been able to enjoy. Most recently "Up" which I think is a fantastic film. Some very adult themes at the top and very reflective but rolled into a fun and funny picture that children can enjoy. Pixar has done a few of these that I think are really enjoyable.
While I have a side of me that really enjoys films where I am intellectually stimulated, I have to say I am probably more so turned on by movies that are visual. At least when I go to a theatre. I save the intillectual movies for home.
For the first Transformers movie, I took my son to our local IMAX theatre and we both freaked out over the visuals. I thought it was a stunning movie visually. Of course the story was not complex and was predictable but did not stop me from enjoying it. But more importantly was my son' reaction leaving the theatre where his mind was so blown his words could not keep up with how fast his brain wanted to talk. It was so funny and took me back to being 7 years old walking out of the theatre after seeing Star Wars. I had the same reaction.
So while not as good and it is a different generation, the emotional response it provided him was the same.
I see what your saying man and as long as the kids are enjoying its all good.
But my point is, that they dont know any different do they?............I mean Lord of the Rings is a perfect example of how it SHOULD be done, which is a movie that kids will enjoy and be able to get into, and theres a hell of alot for adults as well.
Much like the films we loved as kids, adults loved them aswell...........whereas the market for big blockbusters is geared more for kids and younger people but the adults arent catered for in the intellectual or escapism sense.
I also blame CGI for the emotional dis-connection too, because when I watched E.T, I knew and could see that E.T WAS ACTUALLY THERE!!! and if I was there, I could hug him and whatever, whereas now, no matter how good the CGI is, its still CGI and hence...........not real (please GOD! if you ever let your kids watch E.T, promise!!! me that they will watch the original version and not the butchered CGI version, this includes Star Wars aswell )
Also, Im with TMC (of course, because we are so well matched )...........I cant enjoy a movie, no matter what it is, unless it stimulates my brain with more than with visuals.
I love visuals, Im all about spectacular scenes and shot making............but if its just that and no actual substance, and is just visuals for the sake of visuals, its not for me.
RobDIKUM wrote:11 huh? you've been on the journey to find a 3 breasted woman ever since huh?
by the way james, check movie2k if youwanna check out Che
Nah, that 3 tittied woman scared the crap out of me more than all the gore and sh*t!!!
Ohh and I got a perfect copy of Che from my usual download site, will watch over the weeked and tell you what I think............also got Valkyrie, The Reader and Revolutionary Road.