Call me cynical but my hopes for this movie are heading down then escalator of doom towards the basement level of the mall of SciFi, where Yor: The Hunter of the Future and Sphere live.
I sincerely hope that this book, which features a lot of time with the protagonist decidedly not being in a war and a few startling moments of fighting, powered armor and aliens shaped like ambulatory mushrooms doesn’t get adapted like Starship Troopers did. Both books are portrayals of war, propaganda and the influence they have on society. Both featured powered armor. Both are masterpieces in their own right. Starship Troopers, the film, can hardly be called a masterpiece. They even forgot the damned armor.
One thing that consoles me is that Ridly Scott who did us all a favor by making Blade Runner and then kept us buying new, definitive, actually this is the one versions of the DVD is helming this. But 3D? Hmm. Something about filming a serious work of literature, yes the SciFi genre has them, in 3D just tastes like a kitschy ash tray from a Niagara Falls gift shop.
3D has been the next big thing since House of Wax (the original) came out in it. We’ve all heard abou tthe coming revolution of 3D televisions, movies, computer monitors, etc. Really? I’ll believe it when I see it work well and not act as a gimmick. Could Scott be the guy to make this happen in the film world. I’d love to see it but I’m not going to hold my breath until this film comes out. For another, this time cool looking film:
Formerly alien but now human teenagers are each getting killed one by one and the fourth John Smith is about to face the truth in I Am Number Four movie set for a February 18, 2011 release.
[tags]3d, forever war, movies and TV[/tags]