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What started as good news (McG no longer to direct the new Superman movie, and the script so many dreaded is dropped) got even better (the new director is Bryan Singer).

If whoever I loaned my time machine to could please return it, I'd like to go see this now.


Jul. 19th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay,
McG was an award winning music video director before he directed the two "Charlie's Angels" movies. Mase, Barenaked Ladies, Korn, Everclear, The Offspring, Wyclef Jean, Fastball, Spacehog, Sublime, Cypress Hill, Smashmouth and Sugar Ray were all artists he directed. In fact, he co-wrote Sugar Ray's first hit song, "Fly."

Anyway, he epitomizes the whole "style over substance" complaint that a lot of critics have about music-video-directors-turned-movie-directors. As opposed to guys like Spike Jonez, who overcome it.

As for Bryan Singer, yes, he directed the two "X-Men." But also "The Usual Suspects!"
Jul. 20th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay,
Well, his execution of the Charlie Angel's movies was inexcusable. The only bigger piece of tripe I've seen as far as totally destroying any relationship with it's beloved original series was Scooby Doo.

McG may have had the ear of those music artists, but I'll never spend a dime of mine on his work again, knowingly.
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
Scooby Doo 2 was pretty reverent of the series -- it couldn't reverse anything the first one changed, but it did ignore that film wherever possible. It was a sequel more to the cartoon than to the first movie.

Also, 2 was written and co-produced by James Gunn, who brought us the Specials (and starred as Minute Man). If you're watching with that in mind, it's pretty fun.
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:51 pm (UTC)
I might give 2 a chance at some point. But tell me this, and then I'll agree that it's more like the series. At any point are the spooks really of a supernatural origin?

Scooby Doo was about kids catching bad guys pulling one over on the locals. The first movie dismissed all of that (though thoroughly recognizing how bad Scrappy was).
Jul. 21st, 2004 01:12 am (UTC)
Not telling.
If you get an opportunity some time, just watch the opening sequence -- I think you'll be impressed with how that was handled.


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