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14th-Nov-2007 07:48 am
Saw the advance screening of Beowulf at the Metreon last night. 3D. IMAX. Totally overwhelming visual experience. It's definitely worth checking out.

The animation was fucking impressive. There were a few uncanny valley moments, but in general it was amazingly realistic. I'm now convince we'll soon be able to make photorealistic movies of anything and everything. I'm looking forward to seeing John Varley's Titan trilogy on the big screen. Well, in a few years when they can get away with showing all the nudity and sex that really aren't gratuitous but are important story elements.

Speaking of nudity etc., I read something with the director of Beowulf saying he wanted to show giant flopping wangs in the movie. He was inspired by the old Den comic in Heavy Metal magazine. Supposedly he'll be trying to get that into an unrated director's cut DVD. It'll be interesting to see if they can pull it off. So to speak.
14th-Nov-2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
OMG! Den!!

"Its my Loknar, you stupid bitch!"

John Candy for the win.

I sorta resent Beowolf because everyone seems to have jumped on board with it, and I'm like "oh hello, remember Final Fantasy: Spirits Within"?? Uncanny Valley? Everyone hated it?? IT WASNT THAT LONG AGO!" Ugh.

(Yes I know, FF:SW had more things working against it than just the animation, like the weak and japanese folklore inspired plot, but I'm talking about the technical aspects. To me, it and Beowolf are exactly the same in that regard).

15th-Nov-2007 04:07 am (UTC)
I saw FF:SW, and I think the Beowulf animation was distinctly better. FF:SW was uncanny most of the time, but Beowulf was uncanny only here or there. Go see Beowulf and let me know what you think.
14th-Nov-2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
HMMM was there any giant flopping anythings in the current release?
15th-Nov-2007 04:08 am (UTC)
How can you talk about giant floppy things and a release in the same sentence and expect me not to crack up?
15th-Nov-2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
14th-Nov-2007 07:29 pm (UTC) - sadtimez
i, unfortunately, was far enough down in the line that i didn't make it in... =(
14th-Nov-2007 07:33 pm (UTC) - Re: sadtimez
It seems like there was some kind of fist-fight going among people trying to get in. I ran into some other friends afterward who also didn't get in, so I guess a lot of people got turned away. Better luck next time!
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