It is very well known that I am not a fan of 3D movies at all. It is quite blatantly a cash grab by the studios and in most cases is quite annoying. The only proper use for 3D technology is for animated films at it enhances the storyboard effect and really brings the movie to life.
With that said, if there was one movie that actually would be very interesting to see in 3D, it would be Jurassic Park. A marvel of technology at the time, it would be very interesting to see the dinosaurs in this realm. Much like animated movies, these fantastical creatures might actually look better in 3D.
It looks like we wil get our chance next spring as Universal Studios just released the trailer and poster for the 3D re-release of the iconic film that quite literally changed the game when it comes to special-effects in movies. While the trailer is nothing special, just footage of the original film, I am very intrigued to see how this conversion will play out.
Universal is re-releasing Jurassic Park in 3D in theaters starting on April 5th, 2013 next year.
About The Film On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the exotic attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park — and help calm anxious investors. Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg and released on June 11th, 1993. Based on Michael Crichton‘s novel, adapted by Crichton himself and screenwriter David Koepp.
Here is the trailer:
And here is the poster:
In the magical world of moviemaking, there are plenty who are quite satisfied with simply enjoying the films as they are presented, allowing the illusion that unfolds onscreen to remain intact. Others prefer to try to figure out just how the magician did it. This particular exhibition is showcasing one of the primer talents in creating the effects that make movie come alive, Gordon J. Smith.
Smith has spent the last 30 years in the movie industry as special makeup effects, prosthetic makeup artist, special effects designer, and general special effects. Taking his time to research and properly prepare the effects that are to be used is evident by the directors who seek him out and the projects he has been involved with. A perfectionist who understands the limitations and needs of the actors as well as the camera, he has made many fans within the industry. He has worked on films as diverse as Platoon, Jacob’s Ladder, Nixon and most notably, X-Men and X-Men 2. It is these last two films that the exhibit focuses on and features both props and film explanations of them in one setting.
Upon entering the exhibit, you are greeted by a panel of the various X-Men comics. The panels run from early artwork to some of the most current, showing both differences in artistic style as well as evolution of the characters. From here it extends to final drawings of four of the characters from the first and second X-Men films. They are quite well done and very accurately portray the actors in character as seen in the films. The room then opens to a wide display of the props and pieces used to create the heroes and villains of the films.
From Wolverine’s blades to Sabretooth’s claws and hair, Nightcrawler’s strange tail and on through to how Senator Kelly managed to push his head through the bars. One can see the time and effort put into the simplest, and briefest, of the movie’s characters abilities, many that the viewer takes for granted. The real showcase, though, is how Mystique’s interesting blue scales were created and applied. Instead of relying on CGI, as has become the standard practice, Smith chooses to use self adhering prosthetics. While the initial application took over 10 hours to get on, repetition made the subsequent applications much easier. There is much more to see and witness at this exhibition, telling all would ruin the surprise.
Having perfected his art and been responsible for so many innovations, it would seem as if Gordon J. Smith was in a position to fully decide the course of his life as a Hollywood effects creator. Unfortunately, some of the less scrupulous members of the industry made the ongoing effort too much for him to deal with, so he is basically giving away his secrets to any and all who would listen. Hollywood did, and much of what he created has had a positive impact on makeup effects.
The exhibition, X-Men Master: Gordon Smith, is on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox from August 17, 2012 until March 31, 2013.
This week we had the teaser to the trailer and our interest was piqued. Now the first full trailer for the remake to the sci-fi classic Total Recall starring Colin Farrell in the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger has dropped and it actually looks really, really good.
It starts out ordinarily enough and then whammo, does it really pick up. I love the use of the special effects here. Even though it doesn’t really tell us much more than we already know if we saw the original film, it’s a great primer for those who for some inexplicable reason have not seen it yet.
So far so good.
Now let’s get a trailer that shows us some meat.
What say you?
About the Film Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
There are some cool bits that they talk about it like getting Sugar Ray Leonard to choreograph the boxing scenes between the robots.
Have a look. It keeps my interest definitely perked and I am very much looking forward to seeing it.
source : Collider