Event Horizon and Paul Anderson

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  1. Brad_W

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    While I love the film, Event Horizon (say what you will. This is not an Academy Award Winner. Some Lame Dialogue, ect.) I looked up Paul Andersons filmography (not to be mistaken with P.T. Anderson) and found out that he directed, Mortal Kombat (Yes, a lame movie, but strangely fun), Soldier (a very bad movie), and Shopping (I haven't seen or heard of, but looks/sounds lame).
    My point, while I love Event Horizon none of his small amount of films are really any good. And Event Horizon was a great movie either.
    Does he have any other movies out?
    Why is he a bad director?
     
  2. Nate Anderson

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    Because he works on crap instead of waiting for something worth his time.
     
  3. cafink

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    I, for one, absolutely LOVED both Event Horizon AND Soldier! And while it's not a masterpiece, I think Mortal Kombat is great fun to watch. I'd like to see more of Mr. Anderson's work.
     
  4. Brad_W

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    Carl,

    I agree with you (at least on Event Horizon) and would like to see what Paul Anderson could do with more Sci-Fi works. I think he did a great job presenting a horror/sci-fi setting in Event Horizon.
     
  5. Howard Williams

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    I too loved Event Horizon (as you can tell by my signature)& Soldier. I liked Mortal Kombat too, but not as much.
     
  6. JeremySt

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    last i heard he was directing the RESIDENT EVIL movie.
     
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    Yes he certainly is the director of RESIDENT EVIL. I too enjoyed Event Horizon - great set design and the movie had me moving non-stop in my seat.
     
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    He is also directing the upcoming "Mortal Kombat 3" due May 7th 2003
     
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    are you serious??? Mortal Kombat 3?!?! that would kick ass. I loved both Mortal Kombat movies.
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    I wouldn't call Paul Anderson a BAD director. It just seems that he's more interested in visual thrills than anything resmbling a sensible story. While I'm also a big fan of Event Horizon, there's nothing else in Anderson's body of work that's been all that impressive.
    I am, however, eagerly anticipating his Resident Evil!! It's scheduled for an April 5th release and it stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. Movie-music fans take note: The composer here is Clint Mansell, the musician behind Pi and Requiem for a Dream!
    More info on this potentially cool flick can be found here.
     
  12. Chad Ferguson

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    I personally think he his a great director.
    Mortal Kombat: Come on guys, this is the best video game to movie yet, while not saying much, it was a good show.
    Event Horizon: Looked awesome, pacing was totally non stop, better than most summer blockbusters.
    Soldier: Failed at being the next Terminator movie but still looked great and some nice connections to the Blade Runner World.
    Resident Evil: Probably one of the few videos that actaully demanded a movie cause of it's cinematic look, looks good and will definitely makes it money back and then some.
    Mortal Kombat 3: Now on this, I know for a fact that all the actors signed a 3 movie deal so they were forced to this, I'm thinking either they want to make a good movie and great Anderson back, or Anderson is there cause of contract reasons.
    He is very talented and I look forward to more of his work.
    BTW, look for a Event Horizon SE next year [​IMG]
     
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    After all those script changes Paul Anderson a totally new story. That's one of the reasons behind the new story. As for George's script, I found it to be lacking and way to comedic. I personally think he lost his touch a while ago. Day of the Dead sure didn't have the magic of the others.
     
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    Anderson simply needs to pick better scripts.

    The reason Event Horizon works so much better is that a horror film can play off of mood and visuals much better than other films and still be good. You can feel the fear just by the mood, therefore the film succeeds.

    Video game films are almost always trouble (because they just don't know how to make a film narrative out of the concepts).

    Straight Sci-Fi is very demanding of the script and it's hard to hide behind technique if there is no script.
     
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  18. TheoGB

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    I really enjoyed Event Horizon. Most people who didn't seemed to object more to it being a Hellraiser rip-off (I've never seen that movie so couldn't comment).
    On the other hand Mortal Kombat ranks as possibly the worst movie I've ever seen, maybe only beaten by Repossessed.
    As for computer game conversions. Tomb Raider is the best I've seen. That's still not saying anything...at all![​IMG]
     
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