Tag Archives: Green Lantern

Should a Costume Support the Narrative or the Fans?

25 Apr

By Open Book

Audiences only have a month to go before seeing Ryan Reynolds‘ CGI costume in action. Green Lantern opens in theaters June 17, 2011.  There’s been much concern over Reynolds costume after news circulated Warner Brothers were creating an all CGI costume for the emerald superhero. However, what set off alarm bells was the July 2010 issue of Entertainment Weekly after fans got a peak at the costume. Was that a good idea? In this article, we will look into what comic book fans are saying today and see if it’s a good idea to change a costume to please fans?

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Can We Really Call It “Great Acting?”

4 Apr

By Open Book

With all the announcements last week about actresses Amy Adams and Sarah Gadon selected to bring the “on screen chemistry” (ingredients some say missing for the films currently in pre-production) Superman: Man of Steel and Cosmopolis.[1] It makes you wonder how it all works? Of course, this only ignited curiosity regarding the big blockbuster films slated to come out this summer as well. They include: Thor, Green Lantern, Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers 3.[2] All these films will need to rely (to some extent) on great “on screen chemistry” between the opposite sexes. So what makes on screen chemistry believable to audiences?  And, what qualifies as a authentic transformation if the actors are a couple off screen?  Continue reading

The Future of CGI/Animation Film Franchises: Part 1

2 Dec

By: Open Book

Could you imagine actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as CGI/Computer Generated Images? How about Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter?  What can we expect in the future from CGI/Animation franchises?

Franchise and sequels, have been around since the silent film era, if we consider the popular Tarzan of the Apes series. The Tarzan character first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1914. There were a total of twenty-five sequels written, not to mention countless film, comic strips and television series, which continued to be produced up into the late 1980’s.[1] The silent films produced during the teens and twenties include, Tarzan of the Apes in 1918, The Romance of Tarzan in 1918 and The Son of Tarzan in 1920.[2] Between 1918 and 1929 there were eight Tarzan films produced in all. That’s almost one Tarzan film a year, over the course of a decade. Continue reading