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Title: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: BiteMe316 on December 09, 2014, 03:26:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/84io0rN7Uyg
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: RVR II on December 09, 2014, 03:30:50 PM
The Rock vs The Big One ???
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: ScottotD on December 09, 2014, 07:01:11 PM
Hogan already took on Earthquake back in 1990  ::)
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Soguru on December 09, 2014, 10:41:17 PM
I'm sorry, but I feel I need to say this... Enough with the fucking disaster movies already!!!! They all have the same basic makeup, the same basic archetypes, and all end roughly the exact same fucking way!!!!

Seriously, what's the tag line gonna be "Don't blame me, it's not my fault!"?
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: ScottotD on December 09, 2014, 11:01:10 PM
When was the last disaster movie?
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2014, 07:36:55 AM
When was the last disaster movie?
Into The Storm, probably. Popeii had a bit of a different structure to the beginning because they were trying to tell a completely different story that ended up being meaningless once the volcano erupted. The last really big one I can think of was 2012. Which had all of the worst tropes of these types of movies with such a pointlessly huge cast.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Soguru on December 10, 2014, 10:10:33 AM
When was the last disaster movie?
Into The Storm, probably. Popeii had a bit of a different structure to the beginning because they were trying to tell a completely different story that ended up being meaningless once the volcano erupted. The last really big one I can think of was 2012. Which had all of the worst tropes of these types of movies with such a pointlessly huge cast.
Noah was a disaster too, both in terms of narrative and genre. I know there are fans of disaster films out there, but honestly from an artistic standpoint I just can't imagine any disaster movie being worth shit anymore.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2014, 11:43:30 AM
I know there are fans of disaster films out there, but honestly from an artistic standpoint I just can't imagine any disaster movie being worth shit anymore.
I agree with you. We are so inundated with special effects heavy movies, that largescale destruction done with beleivable CGI is not that impressive anymore. If movemakers would use the disaster movie to tell a different story than the typical cliche we've seen a million times, then they'd be worth it.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Miku Fan on December 10, 2014, 02:20:40 PM
That droning singing needs to go.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Soguru on December 10, 2014, 02:24:57 PM
I know there are fans of disaster films out there, but honestly from an artistic standpoint I just can't imagine any disaster movie being worth shit anymore.
I agree with you. We are so inundated with special effects heavy movies, that largescale destruction done with beleivable CGI is not that impressive anymore. If movemakers would use the disaster movie to tell a different story than the typical cliche we've seen a million times, then they'd be worth it.
Exactly. It would take a movie studio that actually has the guts to tell a unique story and not just make a disaster film just for the sake of showing off their latest and greatest ground breaking realistic digital technology that isn't meant to look digital and somehow still looks fake as hell anyways. I mean Poseidon was a great movie, it had a good story with great, memorable characters. Towering Inferno was a really great film, a cautionary tale if you will that had some serious credibility due to the leads played by Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. Dwayne... as much as I like you, you are no Steve McQueen!

Unfortunately, movie studios very rarely if ever go out on a financial limb for artistic reasons. I personally had an idea to create a disaster movie that basically involves giant robots(Jaegers, if you will) stopping lava flows, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Now that is interesting! And it's different too... if a bit too much like Pacific Rim in execution...
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 10, 2014, 03:49:28 PM
I personally had an idea to create a disaster movie that basically involves giant robots(Jaegers, if you will) stopping lava flows, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Now that is interesting! And it's different too... if a bit too much like Pacific Rim in execution...
That might be an interesting thing for them to do at the beginning of Pacific Rim 2, since it's supposed to be at least partly in a world without Kaiju.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Soguru on December 11, 2014, 09:02:24 PM
I thought of one thing that can help save this film. If they turn it from totally serious disaster film into a campy, silly comedy that pokes fun at disaster movie tropes and features the Rock flying around with that little X-wing helmet on and he goes "This is red five, I'm going in!"
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 11, 2014, 09:39:31 PM
What exactly is the point of hiring a guy like Dwayne Johnson for an action movie where he's up against a foe he can't punch or shoot?
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: ScottotD on December 12, 2014, 12:56:56 AM
Eh, he's a decent actor
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Soguru on December 12, 2014, 07:14:34 AM
What exactly is the point of hiring a guy like Dwayne Johnson for an action movie where he's up against a foe he can't punch or shoot?
Maybe he thought it would help his career or something? I honestly don't know. Maybe he's trying to branch out so he can pad his acting resume or something, I dunno. I don't particularly think "disaster movies" looks good on any resume because of the rather obvious negative connotation.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 14, 2014, 04:03:59 AM
I have no problem with disaster movies, but it has been a long time since there has been a good one.  The closest thing is Eli Roth's After Shock, which reimagined the genre as a gore movie but by all accounts isn't particularly good.  The problem is that people aren't making good ones.  A good one is about people surviving, but... well, let's put it this way, as bad as San Andreas looks, its marketing lets us know there are people in the movie, while Into the Storm had such befuddling marketing in that it showed some not particularly scenes of a storm happening and that's about it.  It's a shame, because I feel there's no such thing as a broken genre, just one that hasn't been given the proper love in a good long time.  I think someone should just make one that breaks the incredibly moldy mold.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: RandyMistie on December 14, 2014, 04:55:23 AM
"Sharknado!" enough said...
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: ScottotD on December 14, 2014, 05:15:21 AM
...kay
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Post by: RandyMistie on December 14, 2014, 06:25:54 AM
No. I agree with the other guy. Disaster movies are formulaic tripe. But some of you are alive today that will see the extinction of the human race. When the seas rise 80 feet in the next 20 years and Montana will be ocean front property.

Refugees, food shortages water shortages, rioting looting, storms that level cities, well... we are seeing the beginning of that now...

I'm half dead, so I won't be alive when the worst shit happens... all's I can say is...

"Sharknado!" It's funny because it's true.... (half the world lives within 120 miles of an ocean... that's not far enough! Glub! Better start learning to breathe underwater!)
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: Soguru on December 14, 2014, 06:42:34 PM
The one thing I remember about Into the storm was that Semi-Truck flying through the air then just before crashing into a pipe with two people in it, it was honking its horn. THAT was funny, and every time they showed that scene in the trailer I couldn't help but laugh. Shit like that just undermined the movie as a whole.
Title: Re: San Andreas (2015)
Post by: RandyMistie on December 14, 2014, 06:51:13 PM
Oh, yes, Sharknado was ridiculous and a great live Rifftrax... but, I'm jus' saying we might see it in the very near future, LOL!