Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sean Kelly

Trailer Thoughts: G.I. JOE: Rise of Cobra (Superbowl Spot)

This week, we look at the first look for the new G.I. JOE movie that played during the Superbowl.

G.I. JOE: Rise of Cobra

Being only thirty seconds long, this spot only provides a glimpse of what the film is going to be like. The spot only really concentrates on the G.I. JOE team, with a few shots of Sienna Miller as the Baroness and Christopher Eccleston as Destro (I wonder if he will wear the metal mask in the movie).

I'm sure they will probably wait on showing Cobra Commander until a later trailer or either the film itself.

I probably will get a better idea for how the film will be when a longer trailer is released. In the meantime, I like what I see.
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Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Coraline

After directing two feature-length stop-motion films under the production of Tim Burton (those being The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach), Henry Selick branches out on his own for Coraline. Of course, even though Burton is not involved with the film, you can feel a Burtonesque influence throughout.

I thought the film was very visually fascinating (especially the 3D version I watched) and I am surprised that they don't make more stop-motion films, since I think the format runs circles around CGI in terms of the little touches they add.

Also, I found the story had the right sense of creepiness in that you knew something was not right, even if it was all smiles.

In the end, it's only the start of the year, but I believe we have a contender for next year's Best Animated Film.

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