So I finally saw Warm Bodies. I’m pretty sure this was a Sinead recommend? Anyway I wasn’t sure I could get behind the premise, but I decided to stop thinking about it and just watch it.
I can’t tell you one movie I can compare this to. Now maybe there are scores and scores of romantic/funny/suspenseful zombie movies out there, and I just don’t know about them. But it was so refreshing to have no expectations of a movie and just sit and watch it and really have no idea where it was going.
It was quirky and funny and it didn’t involve Star Trek, an Avenger, Superman, Spiderman or Batman.
Now don’t get me wrong. I do love my Star Trek/Avenger/Superman/Spiderman/Batman movies. Some of them. But to see something different and outside of the box was really fun.
We talk a lot about the book business here and how it’s changing. Well the film industry is apparently going through some kind of flux as well. Big studios only want to make sure fire hits but there are only so many superhero redos and sequels you can make. Apparently Steven Spielberg had a tough time getting Lincoln in theaters and it was almost an HBO special. Spielberg!
So some are predicting a mass collapse if any one studio produces multiple bombs in a row… (Not going to mention any names cough*TheLoneRange* cough!)Then there is the flipside with Kickstarter. Where people can raise money independently and make the audience feel as if they are part of making the movie. Genius!
And I’m going to get to see Veronica Mars The Movie – TOTAL AWESOMENESS – and I really hope that it works. Because I love the idea of getting more variety, more movie makers and more original stories out there.
Oh and don’t get me started as to why they could make the Green Lantern and Superman three different times but STILL there is no Wonder Woman movie!Come on! Who doesn't want WW back?