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Old 09-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #91
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I flagrantly stole some DVD/Blu Ray comparison images from this site:





Sweeeeeeet.

In the set they apparently explain specifically that there was too much junk/set edge/cables on the edge of the screen to make a 16:9 transition worthwhile. Once they figure out decent plots in a season or two I wonder if I might start picking these up.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:47 AM   #95
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Some fools were talking about Star Trek Into Darkness in another thread, so I had to bump this sucker just to keep people straight

STID teaser: generic? Somewhat. But I love me some Benedict Cumberbatch and his voiceover sells me on it. Dammnnnnnn.
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Star Trek Into The Dark Knight
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #97
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I fail to see the Dark Knight comparison, which is getting really tiresome. (Now the poster is a blatant rip off of The Dark Knight Rises but that's a whole different story) Is it darker than the initial installment? Sure, but almost all series go that route. Did people accuse TDK of ripping off of Empire Strikes Back? No. From the teaser we can tell that the film revolves around a villain who has some personal vendetta with Starfleet, or at least with one of our main characters, The Dark Knight is driven by a villain who has no motivation he's just an anarchist without a background.
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I fail to see the Dark Knight comparison, which is getting really tiresome. (Now the poster is a blatant rip off of The Dark Knight Rises but that's a whole different story) Is it darker than the initial installment? Sure, but almost all series go that route. Did people accuse TDK of ripping off of Empire Strikes Back? No. From the teaser we can tell that the film revolves around a villain who has some personal vendetta with Starfleet, or at least with one of our main characters, The Dark Knight is driven by a villain who has no motivation he's just an anarchist without a background.
It's tiresome because Hollywood is that way. When the Dark Knight came out and did so well executives were trying to find a way to make Superman darker to earn more money. Inception had lots of influences from other films so I'm not saying that TDK or any movie doesn't have influences as well. Anything that is successful will be copied. Of course they won't copy everything but they will copy the tone. It may work out okay but I'm sure it won't in all movies.

You'll even see competing scripts that duel with each other from different studios so they can hedge their bets. "Hey so and so studio is creating a movie about this theme. Maybe we should bring out that script that's similar and develop that?"

Have you ever seen a horror movie be successful and then they wear it into the ground with torture-porn sequels and look-a-likes? It's called audience pandering. Audiences sometimes make these sequels lots of money even if they're bad. It does well simply because it taps into what general audiences think they want until they stop buying tickets (AKA tired).

Look at the Iron Man 3 trailer. Look at Skyfall. These may be good movies but at some point they'll run it into the ground until audiences are tired of the trend and there's another success they can imitate.
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Even movie trailers copy the Inception style music "DNNN!, DNNN!, DNNN!"

Star Trek Into Darkness - Official Teaser (HD) - YouTube

SKYFALL - Official Teaser Trailer - YouTube

It's like studios think "What would Christopher Nolan do?"

Inception - Sound from Trailer - "BWONG!" - YouTube

Marc Forster on Quantum with Nolan on the brain:

Director Marc Forster on the new James Bond 007 film 'Quantum of Solace' - Time Out London - Time Out London

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Again, talk turns to time – and the lack of it. ‘I wish we would have more time to craft the film properly,’ he regrets. ‘For instance, with “The Dark Knight” Christopher Nolan had a year to cut his movie, to work on the visual effects, to reflect. I don’t have that time and so compromises have to be made.’
Ironically it might take Nolan to actually make Man of Steel distinct from The Dark Knight 0:37.

Christopher Nolan Talks 'Man of Steel' & 'Justice League' - YouTube
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It's tiresome because Hollywood is that way. When the Dark Knight came out and did so well executives were trying to find a way to make Superman darker to earn more money. Inception had lots of influences from other films so I'm not saying that TDK or any movie doesn't have influences as well. Anything that is successful will be copied. Of course they won't copy everything but they will copy the tone. It may work out okay but I'm sure it won't in all movies.

You'll even see competing scripts that duel with each other from different studios so they can hedge their bets. "Hey so and so studio is creating a movie about this theme. Maybe we should bring out that script that's similar and develop that?"

Have you ever seen a horror movie be successful and then they wear it into the ground with torture-porn sequels and look-a-likes? It's called audience pandering. Audiences sometimes make these sequels lots of money even if they're bad. It does well simply because it taps into what general audiences think they want until they stop buying tickets (AKA tired).

Look at the Iron Man 3 trailer. Look at Skyfall. These may be good movies but at some point they'll run it into the ground until audiences are tired of the trend and there's another success they can imitate.

Did I deny that movies are influenced by successful films including Nolan's? Not at all, go back & see all the comparisons to Nolan I pointed out opening weekend of Skyfall.

What I said was that it's silly to ascribe so much to him in so many instances where the comparison being made is inappropriate because it's to something generic. We haven't even seen more than mere seconds of Iron Man 3 or Into Darkness and already the Nolan comparisons are being trot out & why? Because it pushes the hero to extremes by being tested by harsher threats than they have before? That is how sagas have evolved for ages, it's not being done because Nolan did it. Abrams' first Star Trek film is rather cheery for coming out when it did considering TDK, the Bourne movies, etc. were at the top of the zeitgeist. He'll do his own thing, and if it goes darker it's because that's a natural progression.
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And yeah I'm perfectly aware of the Inception sound effect abounding in trailers, that's a marketer's trend though.

Also, from what we've seen of Man of Steel it's ghost-directed by Nolan having the pretension to think he's Terrence Malick and that that's appropriate for blockbuster filmmaking, and that dour is appropriate for Superman, when people complained enough when Bryan Singer made Supes melancholy.
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Did I deny that movies are influenced by successful films including Nolan's? Not at all, go back & see all the comparisons to Nolan I pointed out opening weekend of Skyfall.

What I said was that it's silly to ascribe so much to him in so many instances where the comparison being made is inappropriate because it's to something generic. We haven't even seen more than mere seconds of Iron Man 3 or Into Darkness and already the Nolan comparisons are being trot out & why? Because it pushes the hero to extremes by being tested by harsher threats than they have before? That is how sagas have evolved for ages, it's not being done because Nolan did it. Abrams' first Star Trek film is rather cheery for coming out when it did considering TDK, the Bourne movies, etc. were at the top of the zeitgeist. He'll do his own thing, and if it goes darker it's because that's a natural progression.
We have to wait and see how the movies actually hold up but the marketing is sending that vibe full of pandering. That's why people are talking about it so much. Otherwise they wouldn't.
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Once again, outside of the poster, what influence/rip off of The Dark Knight have we seen?
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I think maybe it's the whole semi-apocalyptic look. Seems like every other blockbuster film can't be satisfied with "action-packed" anymore. Now they have to throw everything and the kitchen sink at the audience. Hoardes of people die, everything in sight is destroyed, major characters die, etc etc. These filmmakers need to calm the hell down.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #105
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Well if anything that'd be more in line with Roland Emmerich & Michael Bay. I still don't doubt Abrams ability to turn in something more original than a minute long action tease suggests.
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