|04.22.07||DVR|| I was all set to watch this movie, but then the titles ended and it switched to fullscreen pan&scan. for a 1.85 movie I can kinda let it go but I feel like I'm missing half the movie when it's shot in 2.35. literally. However, when I got on the netflix site, I learned that the DVD of this is somehow converted to 1.85 so it looks all distorted through the whole movie. So i thought I'd rather miss half than have it be skinny and crappy the whole time, but right off the bat it has me wishing I could see it in its correct aspect ratio at some point. I should've gotten this from TCM rather than Showtime. damn it.|
so.. the beginning and end credits looked really great.
anyway. I really like the fact that this is based on a song. People talk about how movies based on video games are so shallow and how can there possibly be good enough story or characters if they come from a game. Well how about a song? Granted it's a pretty narrative song, but still, that's awesome. That's like making a movie starring the Bud, Weis, Err frogs ten years ago or like... Outkast making a Hey Ya movie (oh wait...). So anyway, I really commend that undertaking. Can't get much more commercial than that.
This doesn't seem like prime Peckpinpah material, although it's interesting to see his touch on something like this. good times.