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 Post subject: Writhing Skelitons
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:02 am 
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Martian War Lord

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One of the most pathetic things about this movie, is the fact that when people are hit by the Heatray they are burned to skelitons very quickly. Then these skelitons, hold together and thrash about, as though they are in pain. Anyone have all of their organic material burnt off them in a flash, will not then writhe round on the floor. You'd be too dead for that. That's the kind of stupid effect you'd expect in something from the 50's or 60's. If you are burnt to a skeliton then you should just bloody drop. How can a bunch of bones move without muscles, ligerments and a brain????
Not very sophisticated is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Writhing Skelitons
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:53 pm 
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Loz wrote:
One of the most pathetic things about this movie, is the...skelitons, hold together and thrash about, as though they are in pain...
Not very sophisticated is it?


Loz,
No. That was one of the lamentable scene which I would have edited out -- not just to shorten the too-long movie, but because it was so bizarrly fictional.

Just before that, you saw folks burst into flames, followed by their skeletons then falling down like houses o' cards. Granted, one could wonder why the flesh would be burned away so instantly, but the bones remain nice and white, but that's almost overlook-able. There's something kind of symbolic about skeletons. They symbolize death, so seeing them for a moment after the flesh/person was gone, has a sort of visually symbolic or mythic reason to be there, even if not highly scientific reasons.

The writhing skeletons was just juvenile. Hines' film lost credibility (from what it had) with those sequences. Take them out, and the whole thing gets just a little better.

A pity that the CGI time wasted on those stupid skeletons wasn't put into the Thunder Child CGI budget.


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 Post subject: Re: Writhing Skelitons
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:34 pm 
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gypsywlf wrote:
The writhing skeletons was just juvenile. Hines' film lost credibility (from what it had) with those sequences. Take them out, and the whole thing gets just a little better.

A pity that the CGI time wasted on those stupid skeletons wasn't put into the Thunder Child CGI budget.


It was at that moment when those skelitons flung about in agony you knew that the person making this film was very imature.

I agree with what you say of course but it would take a lot to improve this film.


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 Post subject: Re: Writhing Skelitons
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:15 am 
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gypsywlf wrote:
The writhing skeletons was just juvenile... Take them out, and the whole thing gets just a little better.

Not so much slightly better, as slightly less unendurable.


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