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Author Topic: Paul W. S. Anderson Hate? Love? Thoughts?  (Read 1260 times)

Stitch
Sep 06, 2018, 11:44:21 AM
Reply #15 on: Sep 06, 2018, 11:44:21 AM
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Event Horizon is one of my favourite movies. I think it's fantastic. Mortal Kombat is arguably the best video game adaptation. The first Resident Evil worked well at the time, and could have been a prequel to the video games, while the second is almost an adaptation of RE3 but with Alice shoehorned in.

The rest of the RE movies are schlocky crap. AVP is dumb, buy entertaining, and a lot better than it could have been, but a lot worse than it should have been.

Paul WS Anderson is a guy who has so much potential as a director, but needs producers to reign him in. He also needs to stop casting his wife in everything.


Master
Sep 06, 2018, 12:37:28 PM
Reply #16 on: Sep 06, 2018, 12:37:28 PM
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I`d give him a chance to make AvP3. Set it in the future, star it with Alien Queen being extracted from depths of southern Atlantic Ocean and take it off world into EH like setting.


The Cruentus
Sep 06, 2018, 12:39:15 PM
Reply #17 on: Sep 06, 2018, 12:39:15 PM
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Or better yet, a new AVP that is in no way connected to the previous films.  :)



Russ
Sep 06, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
Reply #19 on: Sep 06, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
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I`d give him a chance to make AvP3. Set it in the future, star it with Alien Queen being extracted from depths of southern Atlantic Ocean and take it off world into EH like setting.

Brilliant premise, I like it. I LIKE IT!

He also needs to stop casting his wife in everything.

But he makes movies that she's perfect for... maybe he does that on purpose!


The Old One
Sep 06, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
Reply #20 on: Sep 06, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
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Milla Jovovich deserves better, such as TFE.




Jigsaw85
Sep 22, 2018, 06:17:10 AM
Reply #23 on: Sep 22, 2018, 06:17:10 AM
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I consider Anderson the B-movie king. I've enjoyed almost everything he's ever done. Shopping was an interesting first film. Mortal kombat was awesome, event horizon is his best movie, resident evil is a great horror movie, resident evil game fanboys be damned. AVP is the most underrated film in both series. Three musketeers was just plain fun as was death race.

The only film of his I hate was Resident evil the final chapter. It's like he made that film to destroy his own series. So many contradictions and plot holes.

With that said, I'd love to see him make AVP3. It's not like this series deserves anyone better at this point.


AVP-CAPCOM
Sep 22, 2018, 07:02:11 AM
Reply #24 on: Sep 22, 2018, 07:02:11 AM
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I am highly frustrated with PAUL W S ANDERSON as he just keeps dropping the ball with his movies and that includes very serious incidents of a stunt man death and lack of on-set safety which I'll get to.
He is a mishmash of channelling Ridley Scott, James Cameron, George Miller......along with Michael Bay. Ideal for Aliens Vs Predator 3 if you ask me. In a way that is is why I like him so much and I think Paul WS Anderson has the potential to be a competent Director from a technical and entertaining standpoint, but his pacing and quality is so inconsistent and uneven within his movies.

His last attempt at a near $100 Million budget was "POMPEII" (2014) which only grossed $117 Million worldwide. Thematically it was a natural disaster, romance, action historical (inaccurate) theme mashup of Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" meets James Cameron "Titanic" keeping in-line with channeling his influences. You might recall he was previously put off spending more than $100 Million due to his disasterous "SOLIDER" movie in 1999 which went straight to video on a $60 Million budget (In 1999 no less) and only got back $16 Million.

Then there was the double whammy of a tragic stunman crushed to death by a humvee in December 2015 while filming on Resident Evil- The Final Chapter, followed by a maiming of a stuntwoman crippled by a camera rig. All done on Paul W S Anderson's watch.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3372951/Crew-member-Resident-Evil-crushed-death-Hummer-falls-days-stuntwoman-reveals-arm-amputated-following-accident-set.html

You have to remember Paul W S Anderson had Walter Hill and David Giller producing AVP (2004) and with practical effects from Tom Woodruff Jnr and minitures from those worked on ALIENS, yes AVP was still a creaky, uneven mess.

But you also have to look at the making of ALIEN-3 to see that while Paul W S Anderson is not perfect, won't ever be perfect he gets movies made on budget and on time and gets box office results* (*at least with Resident Evil).
He should have a fan forum where people pick out the best and worst parts of his movies (CGI shots, where the action worked, where it did not work, set-design) and go ahead and get greenlit for AVP3 providing it is rated R, set in the future, has written characters and a decent concept.

I`d give him a chance to make AvP3. Set it in the future, star it with Alien Queen being extracted from depths of southern Atlantic Ocean and take it off world into EH like setting.

Hahha. I actually had this same idea, where the Queen freed herself but got encased in ice preserving her. Some near future (but not quite far into future) Weyland explorers knowingly defrost her while chained up in some Atmosphere Processor in Antarctica (maybe to reverse Global warming and to hide her prescence).
All hell breaks loose and we have an AVP3 set in Antarctica or as you say have her extradited to space or an off-world ice moon.


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AVP-CAPCOM
Sep 22, 2018, 09:12:18 AM
Reply #26 on: Sep 22, 2018, 09:12:18 AM
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his disasterous "SOLIDER" movie in 1999 which went straight to video on a $60 Million budget
Not true.  I saw it in the cinema.

I stand corrected. An online blogger once said the movie was a direct-to-video disaster.

Back inNovember 1998 I'd never heard of the movie and it wasn't until a full year later in 1999 it was in a "Choices- video store" film rentals magazine that I was surprised having supported Kurt Russell and Paul W S Anderson movies before.


PsyKore
Sep 25, 2018, 02:19:48 AM
Reply #27 on: Sep 25, 2018, 02:19:48 AM
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He does some great cinematography. AvP has quite a lot of cool-looking shots in it. I think he should be behind the camera but not running the show.


SM
Sep 25, 2018, 02:27:09 AM
Reply #28 on: Sep 25, 2018, 02:27:09 AM
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Have a listen to the Event Horizon commentary when he complains about some of the shitty camera setups.


skull-splitter
Sep 25, 2018, 05:21:44 AM
Reply #29 on: Sep 25, 2018, 05:21:44 AM
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Have a listen to the Event Horizon commentary when he complains about some of the shitty camera setups.
Example?

One plus for him: he knows how to make low budget look like twice the budget.

I remember seeing the last Bond which is said to be around 250 milion. And I just asked myself where it all went.


 

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