Aeons gone, vast, mad and deathless
The Endless was a pretty interesting Lovecraftian indie. Not enough tension/mood, and the actors kinda sucked, but these directors deliver in plot what other movies of the same genre stumble upon.
Have you watched the director's prior movies - Resolution or Spring? The Endless ties into those movies a little bit.NightCrawler said:The Endless was a pretty interesting Lovecraftian indie. Not enough tension/mood, and the actors kinda sucked, but these directors deliver in plot what other movies of the same genre stumble upon.
Ahem, someone would like a word with you...IncantatioN said:I love The Fog! Carpenter's synonymous with The Thing and Escape From New York and it stops there, considering a general viewing (casual) audience.
Yeah, it's amazing what Carpenter can do with no money (literally, just look at Dark Star) and still make fucking classics. I've been comparing him to Spielberg lately and how if The Thing hadn't have been so disastrously received, Universal bought out his multi-picture deal(!), what could have been. That might sound crazy but their earlier work especially is more similar than one might think. Duel is very Carpenter-esque, and even Jaws or Close Encounters, but Carpenter never had a breakout studio hit to make films on that level. Nowadays after Assault on Prescint 13 he'd get a fucking Star Wars franchise of his own. Probably better the way it turned out considering what he and Debra Hill did on their own, though I wish he'd gotten to do more and better in the late 90's and 2000's. On that note, it's nice to see he's had such an influence on so many auteurs that have managed to break through in ways he was never able, and hopefully this new Halloween film and his accompanying score will be a renaissance of sorts for his career.So whenever it comes up, I get excited. The colors, imagery is just awesome.
We finished New York tonight, and that aside this is more his less famous works since I've shown her all the biggies already (Halloween I & II, Elvis, Christine and They Live are probably her "favorites" =). So, next on our viewing list are Assault on Precinct 13, Starman (which I've never seen) and Big Trouble in Little China and then I'll see where we go from there. I don't know if I want to touch Memoirs of an Invisible Man and Someone's Watching Me! and Dark Star might be too much to ask. We'll definitely do Escape from L.A. at some point, a better movie than it's cripplingly bad CGI effects portray. Did you know Ghosts of Mars was originally Escape from Mars? Too bad... or maybe not.It's cool you're going on a Carpenterian journey with her. What's next after Escape From New York? Just essentials or all 18-20ish films? Looking at the list of movies he's directed, I haven't watched The Ward and Body Bags.
Of course, and his last real great, In the Mouth of Madness, to complete The Apocalypse Trilogy!Aazealh said:Prince of Darkness should obviously be on the list.
You should! It's one of his best (in the less horror ones he did) in my opinion (and one of my favorite, just behind In the mouth of Madness)Griffith said:I don't know if I want to touch Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Good to hear, I remember being inexplicably into it as a kid for some reason, so wasn't sure if it would hold up as Chevy Chase goes from a boon to a possible liability with age. =)jackson_hurley said:You should! It's one of his best (in the less horror ones he did) in my opinion (and one of my favorite, just behind In the mouth of Madness)
I have them somewhere along with his feature length TV movies. They definitely had interesting premises. I'd even be up for The Ward although it's supposed to be a sour note to end on. John should finally make his big Western before riding off into the sunset; get Blumhouse to let him make a genre-bending horror western ala the original Westworld and it's Myers-inspiring unstoppable man in black.You should also check (if not already) his 2 masters of horror movies. Wich I really liked.
Screw merging, I've come around on that; it's not your fault everyone else is too slow or lazy to reply something in the time you make two separate posts.Aaaand crap I've double posted.
Ps: thank you whoever has merged my posts! Sorry about that!
I had a problem with the movie which negatively impacted my enjoyment of it in a big way (which I understand is on me), namely how the background images often looked as though they were meant for a 3D showing of the film, even though I was seeing the 2D version. For example:Walter said:
I saw it last night and enjoyed it a lot. Visuals were amazing, the way the colors popped and how dynamic the character animations were.Walter said:
Yeah, it was kinda weird but it looked like they were basing it the printing technique used in vintage comic books http://4cp.posthaven.com/?page=3m said:I had a problem with the movie which negatively impacted my enjoyment of it in a big way (which I understand is on me), namely how the background images often looked as though they were meant for a 3D showing of the film, even though I was seeing the 2D version. For example:
Continuously being put off by such images prevented me from fully immersing in the movie, which is a real shame.
Thanks for the link! The Captain America image in particular reminded me of the effect, so I can definitely see it being what they were going for. A bit of an odd choice but, like i said, the problem’s on me, not the movie.Sareth said:Yeah, it was kinda weird but it looked like they were basing it the printing technique used in vintage comic books http://4cp.posthaven.com/?page=3
That shirt is FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!IncantatioN said:Speaking of Carpenter ... not sure if you approve/ disapprove, Griffith?
It was better than The Incredibles and/or The Avengers then (plus the Dark Knight comic real book ritty movie dark etc etc =)? I really want to see this one but the wife's ear temporally stopped hearing on date night and we logically decided on skipping the movies!Walter said:
I missed seeing it in the theater! Must've been fun on the big screen.jackson_hurley said:I saw twice : Dragon ball super Broly. And to be honest, it was surprisingly good for a dbs movie.