Fright Night.....

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ShadowX81

Sr Member
I can't believe they have one of the best actors in the world in this playing Peter Vincent, and yet he is largely absent from all of the marketing for the movie.
 

CB2001

Master Member
I can't believe they have one of the best actors in the world in this playing Peter Vincent, and yet he is largely absent from all of the marketing for the movie.

Because he's British, and has only been seen in a Sci-Fi show and a fantasy movie in the U.S.

Seriously, even now, when it comes to Mary McDonald, she's still cited for her award nominated role in the Academy Award-winning Dances with Wolves, not the critically acclaimed, world renowned, hit series Battlestar Galactica. When it comes to Edward James Olmos, it's the same thing, "Academy Award nominated Edward James Olmos", not "Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos." The only time I've ever heard Battlestar Galactica referred to for any actors or actresses have been for Tricia Helfer and James Callis, and both of them have been on channels (USA and SyFy) that are owned by the same company. Most "normal" people, when they hear the terms "sci-fi" and "fantasy", they think of the B-Grade stuff from the 1950s. Hell, when I was trying to pitch the RIS Battlestar Galactica as a show they should watch to my classmates, they looked at me blankly and said, "But it's science fiction." I explained that the show was more than that, about the drama, about the issues that the show discussed. Again, they looked at me blankly and said, "But it's science fiction." For some reason, most of our society views science fiction and fantasy as something terrible when it comes to view. Yet, no one wants to admit that if it wasn't because of science fiction like Star Trek, those viewers who hadn't seen the show wouldn't have caused major advancements in science and technology as we know it. We wouldn't have the iPad and smartphones without Star Trek.

Also, the fact that in the U.S. he's known in only two known British productions (Doctor Who and Harry Potter), any American Hollywood studio would be cautious to not include him because, unless you're a die-hard fan of him and all of his performances, he's only been in two titles that people recognize in the U.S. Basically, those that people know more are going to end up more in the advertisements. Don't believe me? Look at the trailers again: You've got the red-head kid from Abrams' "Star Trek" and Terminator Salvation, the mom from The Sixth Sense and the guy from S.W.A.T., Phone Booth and The Recruit. As far as they're concerned, if he doesn't have an Academy Award, they have to use the well known names to draw in an audience, and he's not a well known name expect for sci-fi and fantasy fans.

And it's BS like this that makes me say that we need a second Counter-Culture movement in the Hollywood film industry, where filmmakers and actors can be given a chance based on their abilities. Spielberg and Lucas wouldn't survive in the current film industry if they were starting out for the first time.

Of course, that's just my opinion and interpretation of information.
 

spatcave

Well-Known Member
Just saw a Press Screening (I've been getting invited to a lot of those lately).

I was planning to hate it. I was (and am) a huge fan of the original, and didn't think that it needed a remake.

The new one took only the most basic bits of the original and ran it into a whole new direction.

The 3D was good (shot in 3D).

Colin Farrell was great!

David Tennant absolutely stole the show.

McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) had a very small part, which helped him not become annoying.

Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots (the two leads) were great.

Toni Collette held her own as the mom.

Great story, nice twists, and one quickie homage to the original.

All in all, I really liked it!
 

EvilRocketeer

Master Member
I saw it several months ago for a test screening and got to discuss about it with a producer and some studio people.....

i enjoyed the film....it was very entertaining and well acted......

spatcave nailed most of my feelings toward the film....

i will definitely see it again in theaters
 

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Wolfie

Sr Member
As I posted in the other thread, I too think Tennant made this one for me. While glad I saw it free , I had a fun time seeing it. I'm assuming folks go to scary movies to have a good time and not be blown away by cerebral stuff lol
 

Rupert_Angier

Sr Member
I saw a free preview of it as well a few weeks ago, and if I had to pay for it, I felt that I would have gotten more than my money's worth. I plan on seeing it again.
 

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Amish Trooper

Sr Member
It was meh. I went in thinking that so I wasn't disappointed. It had it's lol moments. My favorite part was the cameo but besides that it is a renter.
 

Funky

Master Member
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We wouldn't have the iPad and smartphones without Star Trek.

:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol
I'm sorry, I'm not intentionally trying to derail this thread but I almost passed out from laughing when I read this line!!!

Let me get this straight: Do you REALLY believe that if there was no Star Trek that iPads and smartphones would have never been created???!!!:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol
 

CB2001

Master Member
:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol
I'm sorry, I'm not intentionally trying to derail this thread but I almost passed out from laughing when I read this line!!!

Let me get this straight: Do you REALLY believe that if there was no Star Trek that iPads and smartphones would have never been created???!!!:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol

Yes. Why? Because if it wasn't for the show, it wouldn't have inspired people to aim higher. It wouldn't have inspired those who became scientists and those who went into the medical field. Flip phones in the 1990s were obvious inspired by the classic communicators. There are other medical equipment that exists now that were inspired by some of the technology in the classic show. Seriously, if you're laughing, you obviously don't realize how much of an impact on technology that Star Trek has had.

For your reading:
Link.

Link.

Now, let's get back on topic.
 
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