GamePlayer wrote:Jackson's artistic credibility was established with Heavenly Creatures, despite his mostly gore-tastic resume up to that point.
Ah! I had forgotten that movie.
GamePlayer wrote:And Jackson, through interviews, revealed that he understood the Tolkien material and the themes involved. The biggest doubt with the Lord of the Rings adaptations was the execution, not the understanding.
I believe that was my "other other hand." Sad, really, who's in charge...
GamePlayer wrote:What's more, Berg has yet to produce any credible film worthy of note artistically.
All I'm saying is that this fact doesn't necessarily
disqualify him as a competent director.
Other facts do, yes, but this one doesn't.
GamePlayer wrote:No doubt they've dismissed all the naysayers as angry fan boy venom, but sometimes the bashing is bashing for a very good reason. Much like life, there is no rule book and each film must stand or fall on it's own merits as it's own case. They can't just hire a director, throw money at it and hope one of Dune's subtexts attracts the "environmentally conscious" movie going public.
I agree, and I wish they'd shown that they cared more, but like I said - I'm used to this crap, by now, so I just ignore it. I'll probably read up on the news, but I'm not being optimistic. Likewise, I don't feel like making a big deal out of it.
GamePlayer wrote:Berg and Paramount are making Dune because they can see potential for an action/adventure film for the 20-something enviro-nazi market.
Well, given that he doesn't seem to care about the environmental themes, either, I can't see that it's for anything other than action-movie money.