King Kong Teaser Trailer
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 7:37am
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Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 7:40am
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god damn, its hard, but im going to resist till I see it tomorrow night when I go see war of the worlds' midnight release.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 12:00pm
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Looks damn good. I've yet to see a Peter Jackson film I haven't enjoyed, so fingers crossed he can entertain me again. Love the mysterious, classic look of the film, lots of mist shrouded areas, giant jungles etc. Deciding to set the film in the 30s was a genius idea, vital to the feel of the movie. That's the big mistake the Fantastic Four film seems to have made - it should have been made period, set in the 60s.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 12:22pm
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Looks cool, but they show a huge amount of stuff in this. I would rather have seen some of these shots for the first time actually in the cinema.
That little kid looks freaky
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 12:23pm
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Agreed, an awful lot seems to have been shown. Maybe they're just presuming everyone already knows the main story?
I'd half-hoped that they wouldn't show Kong at all in the trailers.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 12:29pm
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I was expecting something more subtle, like closeups of Kong's feet stomping the ground etc, credit to them for not taking that approach. But yeah, things like the dinos I would have preferred to watch at the cinema, so it would have been completely unexpected. Even though it's a remake I wasn't expecting it to stick so closely to the story as it seems to be.
I agree, setting the film in the 30's looks a great decision. I love the look. It'll play out like a movie serial like Raiders, & make the audience enjoy & believe it more I think.
I like the way Jack Black's playing his role. Good fun. Oh, & Kong looks smaller than I expected in the street scene.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 12:39pm
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*is in awe* Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 2:10pm
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Waser wrote:god damn, its hard, but im going to resist till I see it tomorrow night when I go see war of the worlds' midnight release.
Just out of curiosity, is WOTW only playing at midnight tomorrow for you, or is that when you are going to see it? Just asking because here the first showing is at noon.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 2:29pm
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I'm really digging the classic old look of the film. It's nice to see and will aid the fantasy epic of Kong. I'm also pretty pleased on the size given to the beast. There is a horrible cut after the first shot of the trailer - heads aren't even facing the same way, suprised that made the final trailer.
My tongue is hooked... I await the cinema release and I'm sure I'll get reeled in.
Excellent stuff, it'll certainly prove that Peter Jackson is worthy of the millions he has been paid for this.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 2:38pm
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Definitely Peter Jackson.
Looks like a great film.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 3:31pm
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Mellifluous wrote:Oh, & Kong looks smaller than I expected in the street scene.
He does look rather small.... oh well. I really hope this is as good as it looks. Peter Jackson is a talented man. All those islanders were mighty creepy.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 3:32pm
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I was surprised how 'small' he is, but also rather pleased. I'd always thought of King Kong as being absurdly massive, for some reason, which is why I've never been terribly interested in it. At this size it is vaguel plausible. Sort of.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 3:36pm
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Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 6:11pm
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This movie is gonna be great. It was an exellent choice for the movie to take place in the thirties, because it helps the movie maintain the classic King Kong "feel". I also like Kong's snaggletooth.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 7:40pm
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Allthough many shots have quite CG touch too them. But most shots look absolutely great. You gotta love the man for his artdesign approaches. Bet the film will rock...
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 7:58pm
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I definitely think if anyone can revive Hollywood, it's Peter Jackson.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:21pm
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revive hollywood? ....huh?
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:23pm
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Waser wrote:revive hollywood? ....huh?
Did you not know it was dead?
Zombie wolves... I hear you cry...
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:24pm
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Who killed it then?
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:28pm
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Well, in my opinion, the traditional Hollywood is dying due to the rise in p2p, the decline in theater viewing, and the rise in home viewings and film rentals.http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,68017,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3
Wired has an interesting interview with George Lucas about this.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:33pm
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Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:34pm
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Hmm. Who makes money off film rentals and TV viewings? Hollywood. Decline in theater viewing? Sure, it's at a low, but look at the grosses of Star Wars, Batman, etc etc. All the big films are still making loads of money - even if they're not at the huge rates of previous years, they're still pretty huge. If Hollywood can't turn a profit off those kind of grosses, then it's doing something seriously wrong.
On top of that, indie Hollywood seems to be thriving more than ever. I see more independent and low-budget movies at my local big UCI multiplex than I can ever remember. Ordinary filmgoers are getting to see more arty and unusual films - in previous years it's only been art/film students who have been able to hunt those kind of films out.
I'd say rumours of Hollywood's death have been greatly exagerrated.
(p2p is a different issue, and it's far too early to say how that is affecting anything. We won't be able to do that until the studios get a grip and start offering legal p2p systems)
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:35pm
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Spiderman 2 will be available to download from Sony.
That'll change the way the ball is rolled around.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 8:37pm
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or what Tarn said.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 10:36pm
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Another reason I think it's dieing is the lack of any new ideas. Just look at the movies coming out this summer. Practically all of them are re-makes or sequels.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 11:34pm
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Boyocs wrote:Another reason I think it's dieing is the lack of any new ideas. Just look at the movies coming out this summer. Practically all of them are re-makes or sequels.
This is said every year. Some big films are sequels/remakes, others aren't. There seems to be the usual ratio to me.
If you only ever look at the blockbuster side of Hollywood's output, then it will seem fairly repetitive, as that's how it works. But the independent/smaller movie scene seems more vibrant than I've ever known it.
Even the big blockbusters have been massively better than usual this year, at any rate, and they seem to be the usual ratio of new/sequels to me...
Every single year people go on about Hollywood dying. I've not yet worked out why.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jun 2005, 11:38pm
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Hollywood has its economic ups & downs just like any other industry, I don't really think piracy has much to do with it. Plus, it's made loads of sh*t films this & last year, is there any wonder?
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 12:24am
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Well, it may not be dieing, but certainly it's changing. When I said that most movies this summer were re-makes or sequels I was referring mainly to the large blockbuster films. Unfortunately, the average person isn't exposed to many independent films, although this is changing.
The fact that independent films are becoming more creative and more mainstream also proves my point. There is a rising amount of people who have realized that a film doesn't need to have an enormous budget in order for it to be an entertaining movie.
When I said that Hollywood was dieing I was referring to all of those big budget films.
But maybe I just haven't been around long enough to observe the patterns of movie making...
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 12:38am
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Well, there has been a statistical decline in ticket sales since WWII...
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 3:24am
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Boyocs wrote:There is a rising amount of people who have realized that a film doesn't need to have an enormous budget in order for it to be an entertaining movie.
I gotta say I'd though Jackspnwould take a different mopre artistic approach to Kong. It doesnt look as good as I though it might. The 30s just don't look authentic enough yet to me.
I already see where he's going though:
LOTR: The Remake!
Jack Black as Gimli
Adrien Brody as Legolas
and King Kong as Aragorn
It'll be great!
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 8:10am
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Every story is repetitive. There hasn't been any completely new stories since 2000 years, if not longer. There have only been different combination of elements we already know. It's the same stories over and over.
People always complain about that, wich I find rather amusing. Hollywood produces shit, Independent/Artistic films rule. Well, the truth is, Hollywood produces 90% shit and 10% gems, while ID films produce 90% shit and 10% gems. The only difference is, that we most likely get to see the Hollywood shit in cinema while the independent shit hardly reaches a larger audience.
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 8:13am
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as pertaining to Napoleon Dynamite, allot of filmmakers are also discovering that it doesn't take a whole lot of talent to make a boat load of money. Oh that's right. I went there.
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 1:03pm
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I just think that with the use of CG effects and other new technologies many movie makers looked back at the old movies and decided to create new improved movies with better visuals and updated storylines. (Herbie, Willy Wonka, King Kong etc.) It can be very dull to go to a theater to see a slightly modified version of a movie that you've seen many times, and that's what I avoid doing it. In the past advances in special effects came at much slower pace, destroying the need for most re-makes (unless the story was terrible). I haven't been around very long, but to me it just seems like there are many new big budget Hollywood movies re-using old ideas from old TV shows and movies. However, this could be due to the fact that I'm slowly losing my mind...
Posted: Wed, 29th Jun 2005, 1:42pm
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I'm not even gonna get into the Napoleon argument...
Indy film is getting big, look at Fox Searchlight, and that other one that I seem to have forgotten the name of... Indy films are getting new distribution opportunities that they wouldn't have gotten before, and are getting life outside the festival circuit.
A good thought, me thinks.