To respond to the email I’ve been getting, Yes, this is true, for the most part.
No, I don’t know what I’m doing next. Yes, I have a good idea, but nothing is concrete. Continue reading
I thought this was pretty funny, and scarily close to accurate in some situations.
Also, CNN came out with an update about Snakes In A Plane while we were gone. Behold the power of the internet:
The Samuel L. Jackson thriller “Snakes on a Plane,” which wrapped last September in Vancouver, went back before the cameras this month for five days of additional shooting in Los Angeles.
In this case, it wasn’t the usual reshoot, hastily assembled to fix a nagging story problem. Instead, distributor New Line Cinema decided to create new scenes that would take the movie from PG-13 into R-rated territory [to respond to the movie’s Internet fanaticism].
The audio bit [from a fan-made trailer] uses a Jackson sound-alike shouting, “I want these mother——- snakes off the mother——- plane!” Soon, the growing legion of fans added their voices as they demanded that that phrase also appear in the movie… [In the reshoot] they shot a scene where Jackson does utter the line that fans have demanded.
You genuinely have no idea how much better this makes me feel about the world.
I’ll be at GDC most of this week. Until then, here’s an article I’ve been working on in my (very) spare time. I welcome new categories and better examples.
Over on F13, they’ve been having a discussion about bad movies, spawned primarily from the (then upcoming) vampfight between Underworld: Evolution and Bloodrayne. The fight has devolved quickly, due largely in my mind to people disagreeing about what ‘bad’ is. I mean, come on, some people are trying to say that ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ and ‘the Patriot’ are the worst movies ever. How you can even say that in a multiverse where ‘Battlefield Earth’ exists boggles my mind.
Clearly what is needed are Categories of Bad, to better compartmentalize the various archetypes of bad movies that exist. Inspired by the Sports Guy’s 13 Levels of Losing, maybe this will finally allow people to have an intelligent discussion about bad film. Continue reading
Someone pointed out this Powerpoint slide to me from last year’s Blizzcon – a Blizzard designer pointing out that Paladins were intended to be an easy class to play in that game. By contrast, one can imagine Rogues being designed with the frenetic script kiddie in mind. Continue reading