Meh, I don't know. There's too much exposition and I think it could have used an extra frame of character development. I mean, I didn't get a sense of whether Spock is lawful good or lawful neutral. Plus, The deus ex machina in frame 3 just feels rushed. The score was good though
I was actually about to post the same thing. Yeah, that 5 million budget claim has to be a hoax. I mean, what the hell did they spend it on??? The video looks like "Birth of a Nation" and "The Room" had a baby.
I might be paraphrasing here, but I believe Richard Engel described it as "an insult to Islam and the history of cinema".
After reading this, I finally understand what the hell I was watching last night, and yet... I still don't care about it.
If I wanted to see a movie filled with christian and pagan allegories about excepting one's death, I'd just watch "The Fountain" again. I'm completely fine with vague or broad mythological references that relate to theme of the story but don't tell me that whole 'Alien' universe revolves around self sacrifice and space Jesus. Ugh.
I feel someone should email Lindelof the 22 Pixar rules of film writing.
#2: You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.
I was at my home, in my room, showing my friend the highly acclaimed terrorist centric comedy movie "Four Lions".
We were at the end scene where a reporter is showing footage of the main characters aiming a rocket launcher the wrong way and accidentally killing Osama Bin Laden.
All of a sudden my mom walks into the room and tells us that there's breaking news happening. We rushed downstairs, bewildered by the irony of the situation, as Obama went on tv and announced that Osama Bin Laden had in fact been killed.
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Serkis, Planet of the Apes Best Supporting Actress: Ellen Page, Super Best Actor:Michael Fassbender, X-Men First Class Best Actress: Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
to be continued...after I get around to watching Drive....