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moreorless
Gondor

Apr 21 2010, 3:17pm


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I still think alot of the problem was expectations...

I'v not read the book but given the subject matter I like I'd guess alot of critics expected a "serious realistic drama"with some supernatural elements. What we got though was much closer to LOTR or Kong with larger than life pretty archetypical characters. People are used to seeing that in fantasy but tend to associate it with poor quality "daytime" filmkaing with this kind of subject matter, personally I think its just very tough to get right. There were definately more misteps here than in LOTR or Kong (the boyfriend and the physic girl for example) but as he says in that interview much of the film was sucessful for me because it didnt try to use the archetypical characters and situations to gain false emotion.


(This post was edited by moreorless on Apr 21 2010, 3:19pm)


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