Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Salute to the oldies

I have to say, the old movies are awesome. Why do people have to make remakes? I mean, Tron didn't have the most amazing special FX, but did they have to make a movie with ten times the visual stuff just to trump the old movie? I mean they have remade True Grit! That movie was perfect! and it had John Wayne in it! You can't just replace John Wayne! I think, that the old movies that were really good, should be left to shine as older, yet awesome beacons of true movie entertainment. Society is alway raising the bar for entertainment. People are always wanting more and more special FX in the movie, for that extra big explosion or whatever... I mean... look at Avatar. I like the new movies and all, I mean, who doesn't like a good Terminator movie (Salvation doesn't count... and ya Terminator isn't really new.) but as technology progresses, so to does our need for more spectacular FX in movies. Back to the Future didn't have the best FX but it was one of the best movies I've ever seen! (even though it's plot line is rather confusing) I'm just saying, I hope that in the future, that special FX aren't considered more important than the actors that brought so much to the film by just being there.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Back to the Future

Really.. the movie has such a complex plot. Even I, a person who has seen several time travel themed movies, have a hard time following the intricate web of time travel that Marty and Doc seem to travel so easily. Now I'm not saying it's a bad movie. It is an awesome movie. I am saying it is a little tricky to follow. The idea of going forward in time seems more or less believable. One could say, that the DeLorean simply keeps the user in suspended animation for the required time, yet not in the same reality as everyone else (so you wouldn't just be lying around for someone to find). But then going back in time... that's more tricky. Super Man makes it look so easy. And all the times the Doc and Marty go back and fourth between past and future, must mean that many alternate realities are being created and destroyed. That seems rather dangerous but it is still good for a movie :D