Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by JarodRussell, Mar 17, 2013.
I only know of it as a punchline.
Neither will ever be in my top five of Trek films (you didn't ask but; TWOF, FC, TUC, Abrahms Trek and probably TVH orTMP depending how I'm feeling!) but both are unfairly treated, and I'd say in both cases what I like about them is that arguably the characters seem closer to how they were in their respective shows than in any other films.
Well I had forgotten it, thank you all so much for reminding me
a film so terrible that, as I recall, McCleod magically changes coats and swords in the middle of a duel!
Highlander 2- A film so terrible even the franchise disowned it.
Am I the only one who found it as funny as second? I thought it was hilarious. Though I believe the remake is much more straight horror.
Speaking of horror/sequel-switching, doesn't Hallowe'en undergo a tone shift between 2 & 3? Feels a bit more sci-fi-ey.
Yeah, but the two movies have very different feels. That's what I meant.
Laughing at horror movies is like being afraid of comedies, i.e. you're not doing it right.
That's not strictly speaking true, very often a darn good scare will prompt some nervous laughter afterwards!
and I've seen some terrifying comedies...
Beat me to the punch.
Science fictiion isn't a genre in the sense that a romantic comedy or a spy thriller is. It's a "genre" in the same sense as poetry or nonfiction. That is, the term tells us something about how the story is written, not about it's narrative goal. You can say a horror story wants to scare you or a romance wants to satisfy you with achievement of true love. Or you can say that a story is a Regency novel a la Georgette Heyer or a war novel or a Western.
But the bare term "science fiction" only says there is something fantastic (i.e., doesn't exist now) that is noentheless supposed to be natural. If you insist on calling this information a definition of the genre, but dubbing the narrative genre "subgenre" just sows confusion I think.
Obviously you haven't seen The Cabin in the Woods. Or Shaun of the Dead. Or Army of Darkness. Or about a thousand others.
Besides, since when was it forbidden to mix emotions? There's plenty of worthwhile humor in the best movies in many genres -- horror, action, romance, drama, you name it. And the best comedies have moments of seriousness. Really good stories run us through a gamut of emotions.
Exactly. Some of my favorite movies don't just work the same emotional nerve over and over again, but embrace several different modes and tones--all at the same time.
WITNESS is a crime thriller, love story, culture-clash story, with plenty of humor, suspense, action, and romance.
THE WICKER MAN is a paranoid thriller, horror film, black comedy, and musical.
THE STUNT MAN is a twisty psychological suspense piece, a slapstick action-comedy, a mystery, a love story, a backstage drama, a playful examination of illusion versus reality, a political allegory, etc.
Oops. You know, I knew that I should have probably gone back and reviewed the whole thread, but . . . well, the cat was demanding attention . . . .
I keep misreading this thread title as...
"Gender switching sequels"! Honestly!
Highlander: The Raven?
Comic Relief Doctor Who Special with Joanna Lumley as The Doctor?
And while we're talking about comedy, Christopher, not everything needs to be taken at face value. Sometimes we're just making little jokes.
Ha!!! You want a follow-up to an existing movie, same cast, but new genre and tone?
The Star Wars Holiday Special.
"Extremely little, Ensign."
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