Robert Zemeckis is back where he belongs: in live action filmmaking – but his long absence from live action results in a movie that is just to long for its story.
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In Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Denzel Washington plays an airline pilot who saves his passengers and crew with a unique maneuver. After being hailed a hero, suspicions that he might have been under the influence arise.
Check out Flight’s first trailer following the jump.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol surprises in that not only is it a wonderful film, it doesn’t actually dress up the tradition Dickens tale with too much action movie fooferaw.
By now, what with everyone from Mr. Magoo to Tim Curry having played the humbugging Dickens miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, there are very few people who don’t know the story of how he is haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and regains his lost humanity. The question is merely whether Robert Zemeckis’ 3-D CGI workup works on its own merits.
Roger Zemeckis has created an amazing world in Beowulf – the CG adaptation of the epic poem we all suffered through in high school English. Here, though, we get a loose adaptation that assigns human motivations to the major players – including the decidedly inhuman Grendel and his mother. Does it work? Just often enough make the expensive 3D process worth it.