Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:28:48 PM
Fk I completely disagree with you. A lot of hollywood movies are not creative but that's not because they dont follow the constraints of real world physics. I dont even think this blog is about making movies more realistic, it`s just for fun. Movies are supposed to be exercises in escapism. Sometimes you need a brainless action flick in which people can fly from tree top to tree top or jump from building to building. It would be boring to watch a space battle with no sound for the explosions. It would be boring if at the end of a car chase the car didnt blow up. Hollywood makes it money by entertaining. The entertainment that sells the most is brainless.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:54:07 PM
All these apologist arguments are a crock (as they always are). Frankly, movies should be (and certainly can be) just as entertaining, but WITHIN the constraints of real history, real physics, and so on. THAT'S the real trick and talent. It`s easy and brainless to just make stuff up left and right...which is exactly why Hollywood has made it a specialty (and of course brainwashed some people that it`s the "only way", in the bargain).