Originally Posted by th3kid
I mean more of the genre. Like I said. Ben Hur or as someone mentioned above, Lawrence of Arabia. Like, a large scale adventure movie. I've never seen Titanic but that would be a good mention for a newer one.
I'm not more interested in three hour movies, I've just been thinking about them recently. And wondered where they've gone. I guess it's just a sign of the times. People don't want to see those types of movies right now.
Epics, IMO, are characterized by the Hero fighting for the nation in a Nation v Nation battle, the fate if the world is on his shoulders, pretty much the huge pan over belligerents scene. LOTR is the only one that seem like they're doing well. Others that have come out lately would be like Enders Game, Troy...and honestly that's all I can think of. It's a hard sell, modern audiences don't seem to into them.
When people say 'you haven't seen x? But it's so great.' I always reply 'there are millions of tv and film, it's impossible for me to catch every 'great x' so I just watch whatever peaks my fancy at the time, if its really that good, ill catch it next year or the year after, if your not still Raving about it then, prolly not that good to begin with'
Watching these movies that haven't got theater releases, few things I notice
A) they use a lot of voice overs, awkward noticeable
B) outside the main actors, side actors are usually pretty bad, especially kids
C) the technical aspects just miss the mark, the music will be cool, but noticeable, the editing off every once in a while, the lighting almost good...with some if them it's like, you're so close, just take these three scenes from different angles...