This is quite possibly the best fan-made review/revamp breakdown of the Star Wars prequel I’ve ever seen. It is no secret that it has been a dream job of mine to go back and rewrite the prequels into something that are actually entertaining — and not just fanservice for Lucas’ ego — and this video just helps prove that SOMEONE SHOULD PLEASE JUST FIX THESE FILMS! I’ve already posted an article outlining some very basic frustrations with historical accuracy and the need to shoe-horn characters in previous posts. It’s not like this would be an unusual fix either. Look at what recently happened with Mass Effect 3 and the huge public outcry over the ending. EA commissioned new downloadable endings for the game. Even Lucas himself goes back and makes drastic changes to the films (Han shot first is just one amongst many that should have NOT have changed), so it would be a bit selfish to have it so he is the only one who can make changes to the franchise. Especially considering that Lucas’ original visions for the films (Episodes 3, 4, and 5) were completely reworked and designed by someone else. Watch and enjoy, here’s hoping for a breakdown of Episodes 2 and 3.
This is unreal. I’m not sure about the practical uses of this, outside of maybe a braille system to print out a description for blind people, but it’s still pretty amazing technology none-the-less.
Over at Grandland.com, they put out an article discussing an interview with the hilarious man-child Aziz Ansari. In it, he discussed a movie in talks about James Franco, Aziz, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen, where they play themselves at a party on the eve of the apocalypse.
There has been an interesting passing of the torch, so to speak, from the Will Ferrel “Frat Pack” from the Anchorman and Old School films, to the Judd Apatow-ish humor themes used in movies like The 40-Year Old Virgin, Superbad, Knocked-up, and Pineapple Express.
Now it appears that the cast is reuniting to play themselves; something that is usually pretty well received amongst viewing audiences. Look at Patrick Stewart, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of himself on Ricky Gervais’ HBO series Extras.
To see this comedic group play exaggerated versions of themselves would be something I’d line up for. Thoughts?
For your viewing pleasure, here is a friendly reminder of the three movies making up the Super-Hero summer of 2012. And yes, they are listed in order of what I’m predicting will be the most entertaining.
And last but certainly not terrible looking (I hope):