Yep, it’s RANT time, and this time I am SURE I am not alone…
Are you as sick of 3D as I am? Every fucking time I go to the movies I am pigeon holed into seeing the films I want to see…but in 3D. It’s like they put the 2D version off the schedulle so you have to go to the 3D one…not only does that mean I pay about 3 bucks more, but I have to put those shitty glasses over my own, and keep my head perfectly straight and still if I want to ‘enjoy’ the effect! Now, don’t get me wrong, I have seen ‘good’ 3D. Resident Evil:Extinction comes to mind, Avatar, and TRON also utilized the 3D well. But when every other movie is available in 3D, it just feels ‘tacked on’.
Oh… wait, there was one more recent 3D movie I enjoyed…
Yep… Piranha 3D (the sequel was awful and had ‘bad’ 3D…) Yeah, I guess I should have used a pic of the actual piranha to illustrate my love for the movie, but really, in all honesty the best use of the 3D was in the raunchier party scenes… oh, ok… here is one that relates to the blog more:
Better? Cool, let’s move on.
3 D in the 50′s was a ‘neat’ gimmick that didn’t really ‘overstay’ it’s welcome, and in the 80′s made a resurgence for a little bit…it DID overstay it’s welcome then. Did we learn nothing from this? I think there is only ONE forgivable title from back then, the iconic ‘introduction of the Hockey Mask’ Friday the 13th, part 3 in 3D:
This was a movie that KNEW the 3D was ‘bad’ and played up on it with various ‘oh look, I’m pointing stuff at the camera’ kinds of shots. It also had the greatest horror theme song ever…EVER:
But I digress… what of 3D today? Do we really NEED to see Paranorman in 3D? NO… It IS a great movie, but 3D is just…not needed at all. It’s almost like Hollywood has decided that if the film is in 3D then it will be better, well guess what- it only will make more money because you charge MORE for 3D!!!
Simply put: If a movie is good, then the gimmick really isn’t needed. Movies like Piranha were cool with the 3D because we KNEW the damn thing was going to be bad, but we had fun at it anyway… There will always be exceptions to this rule, but lately it’s just sad to see studios tacking 3D on to every damn thing… 3D died twice as a trend already, maybe it’s time to let it go again…in 3D, as in 3rd time Dead?
Thus endeth the Rant…
I’m ‘the Zombieking’…and this topic is now DEAD to me.
Yeah. Let THAT sink in. Now, I know I’ve defended ‘remakes’ before, but do we REALLY need to remake FAIRY TALES? Red riding hood, Snow White… is there really nothing left to shoot that is original? I marked this as Horror because it’s HORRIBLE. This is why the Hollywood system is ridiculed, for green lighting shit like this.
In a nutshell: Birds are dropping out of the sky… the ‘aflockalypse’ if you will. Also- Fish are dying as well… but the ‘afishopalypse’ just doesn’t have the ‘marketable ring’ to it… So fuck those guys…
ANYWAY, just a little leap of reality here… but how long till we see Zombie birds from all this? I’d say there are 2 answers… 2010 (CLICK) or worse… it’s been going on for years: 1987 (CLICK) … EYES TO THE SKIES PEOPLE!!!!
Now, in all seriousness: To all the ‘conspiracy’ nuts out there… REMAIN CALM! ALL IS WELL!
Now, shut the fuck up.
I’m the Zombieking… and this topic is now DEAD to me!
Ok, now before you get all ‘What the Hell, Zombieking?!?!? This ain’t no Harry Potter site- unless he was a Zombie… then …well….’
Let me Explain… we all know that the team behind A.D. helped make one of the HUGEST impacts on this site when the teaser trailer for A.D. hit the web in 2010…
Yeah…That one… remember it now? We covered it HERE and HERE We even covered it a couple more times. It drove this site’s traffic through the ROOF! That was the month that all of you made us break the top 10 horror blogs on the web, and we even topped Dread Central and Fangoria (for almost 2 days straight…) but it’s been quiet for a little while… or has it? I STILL get link requests to the article from all over the world …STILL, and it’s been almost a YEAR since we posted on it! People are asking me for news… well this is what I got from digging a bit today…
Anyone seen a little minor film yet… HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 1)??? Yeah that little franchise thing that only made about a BAGGILLION dollars at the box office for the past, oh, I dunno…DECADE!!! Well in the latest one, there is a Kick ASS (Yes, I realize I am saying ‘kick ass’ in a Harry Potter reference, just …read it out…trust me!) Animation sequence in it that tells a tale “The Tale of the Three Brothers” and it’s creepy and visually stunning.
GUESS WHO DID IT???
BEN HIBBON! (there is an interview about it HERE that covers that whole thing, not like I want to cover the Harry Potter thing to death…there’s that Zombie Potter reference again, maybe I should call Warner Bros?) Ben and Co. did a MUCH cooler interview (no offense to AWN that is) for Zombieinfo.com last year where we got the teaser you see above. Now, it’s OBVIOUS someone trusts his work enough to let him into THE BIGGEST F’N FRANCHISE of ALL F’N TIME… so please , Hollywood… GIVE HIS TEAM some MONEY and get this unbelievable concept a green light! After the success of Harry Potter, the WE ‘the fans’ are DEMANDING to see his work on “A.D.” come to fruition!!!
I’m gonna write my contact this week and see if I can shake any info loose… I WILL NOT LET THIS LIE PEOPLE!!! Almost 400,000 hits on Youtube, AMC putting Zombies on TELEVISION… Animated films becoming the next wave in what people want to see (Avatar anyone?!?!?) and we still don’t have A.D.? Is Hollywood sick of making money? Has the world gone NUTS? Am I gonna start being nice to people and maybe start up a Beanie Babies site?!?!? GOD I hope not…
Let the Generation that grew up on video games, pop culture, and comics (oh…wait… We ARE seeing Comic movies and television get made…with HUGE SUCCESS!!!) get as much of the market share as we can handle, since we are the ones with the disposable income… right?
I admit that A.D. has a big personal interest for me- because it HELPED MAKE Zombieinfo.com what it is today. So I will follow up on this, you all have my word (and I’ll stop getting the random ‘When are we gonna see A.D.’ e-mails… Listen up people, I reported on it… I’M not making it! (Although I wish I was…) but I’ll find out what I can!
I’m not gonna sign off with my usual ‘this topic is DEAD to me’ because I’m gonna find out what is going on, for all of us!
Normally I would be talking about Halloween, or the Walking Dead premiere or some of the great events we have coming up (like the Giallo movie by Dario Argento premiere we’re hosting on the 15th) but every once in a while something pretty damn important comes up… this is one of those things, please read on:
You may or may not know about Fright-Rags.com - if you do, cool…if you don’t, simply put: they are some fucking AWESOME tee shirts based on horror and zombies, which in itself is pretty awesome- but I am not here to ‘shill’ their tees… well kinda- I am asking you go check out a particular one, it’s called ‘ We Belong Alive ‘ and it has a story… I will respectfully ask that if you have the time, PLEASE check out the story- CLICK HERE
Now, normally I’d be ‘all up in your grills’ to ‘get your ass over there and buy a damn shirt!’ in true ‘Zombieking’ style … but I’m not gonna do that. No, this time I’m just going to ask: I know that times are tight and money can be an issue these days, but please take a look at this, it is easily the greatest Breast Cancer Awareness Tee Shirt ever made (in my opinion- and yes I realize I’m stepping up onto a soapbox right now) and it speaks to the horror fan without being too… ‘pink’ (not that there is anything wrong with that) and it is a good cause, because no one asked fright rags to do it…they just did it because it was the right thing to do. For that, I have the utmost respect and admiration for them.
I get nothing out of this, nor does Fright Rags (who are pretty fucking awesome for doing this by the way) but I think this one is important enough to dedicate a little post space, and to send out a plea that if you can spare it- please order this one. It is only available until the end of October.
DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE FIRST RUN BEING SOLD OUT— THEY ARE TAKING PRE-ORDERS UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER!!!
Thank you for taking the time to read… I promise to bring you more of the ‘in your face’ style I normally do soon…