Monday, February 02, 2009

Dragons are NOT giant monsters

How Not to Make a Giant Monster vs. Vikings and Alien Movie

We've already seen how not to market one, but according to reviews so far, the filmmakers of Outlander could've used some help in creating it too.

The AMC blog (which I don't always agree with) says, "Tragically, the filmmakers had no idea what it is about the idea that set nerdy hearts aflutter. And so they deliver a bush-league, cable television-quality sword-and-dragon actioner -- one that's as goofy as you could imagine, but without the smarts to make the silliness endearing or cool."

Roger Ebert (whom I also don't always agree with, but blindly trust to be thoughtful about his opinions) also says that Outlander is mostly a medieval knight vs. dragon story transplanted into a Viking setting with some scifi decoration that you're not supposed to think too hard about. I don't expect to dislike the movie just because Ebert and AMC did, but they've succeeded in dramatically lowering my expectations for it.

And now for a cool giant monster (and some even cooler giant robots)

Not sure who it's by, but I found it here.

By Otis Frampton.

By Eric Chiang.
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