Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Two Freaky New Movies . . . World War Z + Maniac

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

Nov 09 12 09:32 am Link

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Frances Jewel

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Dayton, Ohio, US

WWZ.....they need to leave awesome things alone.

Nov 09 12 10:11 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

It's interesting the way the zombies seem to be animated as a fluid simulation.

Nov 10 12 12:45 pm Link

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Tegan Lynn

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
It's interesting the way the zombies seem to be animated as a fluid simulation.

I thought so too, although with the 'rage' style fast zombies it makes a lot of sense.

Nov 10 12 12:52 pm Link

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Julia Francesca

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Maumee, Ohio, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
It's interesting the way the zombies seem to be animated as a fluid simulation.

ohhh, it's a zombie movie. was gonna see it, now probably not.

Nov 10 12 01:53 pm Link

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DHayes Photography

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Richmond, Virginia, US

Looks like they tossed the novel's Studs Terkel-ish "history" of the Zombie War out the window.  Meh.

Nov 10 12 02:36 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

I'm surprised no one is freaking out over the other movie.

Nov 10 12 11:52 pm Link

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DHayes Photography

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Richmond, Virginia, US

After the Saw, Final Destination and Hostel series', Frodo scalping women just isn't that http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  A bit weird, but not http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  You want freaky and messed up?  Try "the Bunny Game":

18  for nudity, torture and drug use.  Banned from distribution in the UK:

http://vimeo.com/20395380

Nov 11 12 04:08 am Link

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Good Egg Productions

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Orlando, Florida, US

World War Z looks a lot like I Am Legend.


What destroyed Legend for me was how the zombies were superhuman.  Look... zombies are just humans.  They cannot jump higher or run faster than non-zombie humans.

When the film makers change the rules of physics and human ability, it makes it much harder to suspend my disbelief and enjoy the movie.


Seeing how the hoards of zombies move in WWZ, it reminds me of the "rush" parts of Left 4 Dead.  That's all fine and great for a video game, as I'm not expecting any kind of reality there.  A video game very quickly defines its universe and the rules within it.

Movies set in real life don't get to play that game.  Humans are still about 150-200 pounds.  They still have bone structures that will break under normal stresses.  I don't accept that they can violently make a human tower to overcome a huge wall, like ants make an ant bridge over gaps and water.

Yes, I've seen the human tower competitions, but those are VERY carefully constructed and often fail catastrophically after about 6 levels.

Nov 11 12 07:06 am Link

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SPRINGHEEL

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Gibraltar, Michigan, US

World War Z looks like absolute ass


Maniac looks better than the original

Nov 11 12 07:14 am Link

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Tropic Light

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Kailua, Hawaii, US

DHayes Photography wrote:
After the Saw, Final Destination and Hostel series', Frodo scalping women just isn't that http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  A bit weird, but not http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  You want freaky and messed up?  Try "the Bunny Game":

18  for nudity, torture and drug use.  Banned from distribution in the UK:

http://vimeo.com/20395380

That's a friend of mine starring as "Bunny".  smile

Nov 11 12 07:29 am Link

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Brian T Rickey

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Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I knew spending all that time with that ring would have negative effects.

Nov 11 12 07:43 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

DHayes Photography wrote:
After the Saw, Final Destination and Hostel series', Frodo scalping women just isn't that http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  A bit weird, but not http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  You want freaky and messed up?  Try "the Bunny Game":

18  for nudity, torture and drug use.  Banned from distribution in the UK:

http://vimeo.com/20395380

Hell, that just looks like a photo shoot.

big_smile

Nov 11 12 11:08 am Link

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Paige Morgan

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New York, New York, US

I have the 1980 original of "Maniac"...if you are going to remake a slasher, there would have been stronger choices.....perhaps the hulking beast main character in "Don't Answer The Phone" or the utterly over the top "Pieces"

Nov 11 12 02:03 pm Link

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Vintagevista

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Sun City, California, US

DHayes Photography wrote:
After the Saw, Final Destination and Hostel series', Frodo scalping women just isn't that http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  A bit weird, but not http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  You want freaky and messed up?  Try "the Bunny Game":

18  for nudity, torture and drug use.  Banned from distribution in the UK:

http://vimeo.com/20395380

Gonna be some folks around Easter that google things about bunnies and games.

Wooo Brother - gonna be some fast "back page" action going on then.

Nov 11 12 02:14 pm Link

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Paige Morgan

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New York, New York, US

DHayes Photography wrote:
After the Saw, Final Destination and Hostel series', Frodo scalping women just isn't that http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  A bit weird, but not http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.png.  You want freaky and messed up?  Try "the Bunny Game":

18  for nudity, torture and drug use.  Banned from distribution in the UK:

http://vimeo.com/20395380

I'm a devoted gore horror/exploitation/slasher fan, and other than a whole lot of a retro stylish Floria Sigismondi style editing/cinematography, that film is a rather pointless entry to the canon.

The lead actress went through one hell of an endurance test, for what basically amounts to some "shock value" art house meandering.


At least "A Serbian Film" attempted (and failed) at some sort of political context statement, "Salò/the 120 Days of Sodom" actually did achieve a bit of one regarding fascism and "Cannibal Holocaust" made an attempt at decrying the tactics used by mondo filmmakers (most notably Franco Prosperi and Gualtiero Jacopetti).

The depth of the metaphor isn't great in any of them, and may be an attempt at giving accusations of "torture porn" plausible deniability, but at least some tiny bit of effort was made to work on a non  gorehound level.


"It's fucking REAL" is often the last ditch attempt of folks who can't make a film interesting for much of any other reason.

Nov 11 12 02:46 pm Link

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SPRINGHEEL

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Gibraltar, Michigan, US

Paige Morgan kicks ass

Nov 11 12 03:20 pm Link

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Paige Morgan

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New York, New York, US

SPRINGHEEL wrote:
Paige Morgan kicks ass

oh SPRINGHEEL, as if I didn't think you kicked ass  before as the king of the DIYLOL, an extended discussion with another exploitation/horror fan will pretty much guarantee I will long distance

Nov 11 12 03:25 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
It's interesting the way the zombies seem to be animated as a fluid simulation.

Looks similar to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4HIW0kCUng

Nov 12 12 11:05 am Link

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FootNote Fotography

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Olympia, Washington, US

SPRINGHEEL wrote:
World War Z looks like absolute ass

Kinda my thoughts. I was really hoping it would be good, then I saw the trailer.... pretty disappointed.

But then Harrison Ford said he would be interested in doing the next Star Wars so I feel better about movies now.

Nov 12 12 11:11 am Link

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ReLe Photography

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Columbia, South Carolina, US

Problem with WWZ... in the book, the zombies DO NOT RUN.  They aren't fast.  Period.  In order to make things "exciting" for idiot moviegoers, they amped them up.  There is no reason for that, IMO.  The book did just fine.  Slower zombies that are simply incessant DO build suspense.  Sigh...

Nov 13 12 08:29 pm Link