Should Hollywood Make Watchmen 2?

On the small chance Hollywood decides to make the decision to make a second Watchmen film, they’d have similar success to the original movie if they centered the plot on the lives of Nite Owl, played by Patrick Wilson, and Silk Spectre, played by Malin Åkerman, after Ozymandus united the world through chaos. Since there was peace, the newspaper was publishing articles from their useless information section.

The plot could start with the villain, played by Adam Driver, reading a published article about Rorschach’s diary and be plagued with fear that the destruction discussed in the diary will eventually be back and worse in the future. The villain will do his best to eradicate all superheroes due to his belief that they will bring the destruction of the human species. He finds out that Silk Spectre and Nite Owl have been living together since their retirement. Despite their retirement, the villain believes that they’ll assume their superhero alter egos as soon as any danger is present.

Walking home one night, Silk Spectre is captured by the villain and awakes later tied to the wall in a dingy cellar. After realizing Silk Spectre never returned the night before, Nite Owl realizes something has happened. Through his investigation, he realizes that he cannot take on the villain alone and reluctantly contacts Ozymandus to help him. Ozymandus is hesitant at first but then agrees to help Nite Owl due to his regret of causing so much trouble before. The two assume their alter egos and begin their attack on the villain. The villain is taken back when he sees Nite Owl and Ozymandus breaking into his layer. He never thought about Ozymandus helping Nite Owl. He thought that Ozymandus would help him take out the other super heroes since he did before with Dr. Manhattan.

Ozymandus and Nite Owl take advantage of the villain’s confusion and are able to overpower him. They end up killing the villain and freeing Silk Spectre. In order to avoid this happening again, they all break into the newspaper company and steal Rorschach’s diary, making sure to delete all articles that have not yet been released.

The movie will end up being a follow up of the original movie plot. Due to some of the violence that’ll take place in Silk Spectre’s capture and the villain’s death, the movie will most likely remain as R-rated. It won’t be as gruesome as the original movie but will still not be suitable for all viewers.

Since the movie’s characters are so different from other DC characters, the movie won’t have any crossovers with other characters from the DC universe. This is because the characters are so different that they’ve a different fan base. Those who love Batman and Superman don’t share the same interests as those who prefer Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach as they have very different mindsets and motives. Superman’s main goal is to protect humanity while Rorschach is paranoid and kills for revenge.

Overall, there’s only a very small chance that Hollywood will decide to make a sequel to the Watchmen movie. So much happened in that movie and honestly it could’ve been made into two different movies to include all information in the comic book. It’s very hard to make a movie directly off of a novel or comic book without making it into two movies, so the movie isn’t obnoxiously long. Of course, sequels are never as good as the original and since there are no more Watchmen comics, it doesn’t make sense to have another movie.



How TV Commercials Have Helped Discover Some Hollywood Stars

Making the choice to pursue acting as a career can be a trying and difficult career choice, but if you’ve the passion for it and really want to become successful, then acting in TV commercials just might provide the platform needed in order to find a big break in Hollywood. Commercials provide a large list of advantages to the prospective actor or actress that can ultimately lead to career advancement and acting in more lucrative and well known jobs. This has been the case for many popular actors and actresses today. It’s something to keep in mind as a prospective actor builds a resume toward Hollywood success.

Gain Valuable Acting Experience
Being an actor or actress, like any vocation, takes experience and practice to master. The skill set that a person needs in order to audition for and get key roles in Hollywood productions is best acquired through practice and performance. The small 30-60 seconds of work that a major commercial can provide will allow a person to play a number of different roles and work on establishing their ability to fulfill that persona. Each role is a piece of a working resume that’ll provide an actor or actress to expand their skill set. It doesn’t matter if it’s playing a happy family member or a powerful lawyer. Each role provides experience of working well on a set and providing the product the director is looking for.

Gain Personal Recognition
With millions of people tuning into television at any given moment, being in a commercial can catapult a career. Unfortunately, it’s rare that a person will decide to become an actor or actress and be inundated with blockbuster movie deals from Hollywood immediately, no matter what they look like. The key is to get your foot in the door of the industry and that’s what the commercial realm provides. There are relatively few Hollywood roles being cast each year but there are many commercials, and those roles, if performed well, can lead to more opportunities in the future. The recognition by agencies, directors, producers or other talent seekers in the business are going to get a chance to see your work and face and it may just make the impression that turns an unknown actor into a big Hollywood star.

Networking Opportunities
On a similar line, working in commercials can build bridges through relationships that may pave the way to higher paying, more lucrative offerings in the future. The director of a commercial may be working on a movie in the future. A good working relationship with people will cause them to keep you in mind and even seek you out when they have a role that would work for you. All of the world revolves around the relationships that you build and maintain. It could be a writer, director or fellow cast member that you make an impression on and that’ll open another door for a bigger future gig which could in fact discover a new Hollywood star. The entertainment industry is like any other. People want to work with those that they know and trust to do good work, be easy to deal with and are reliable. Those qualities can be portrayed in commercial work and those connections can power a much more lucrative career and many have turned those relationships into being Hollywood Stars.

Becoming a star in Hollywood movies may sound like a distant goal, but working in TV commercials can help pave the way to find success in movies or on television shows. The connections that you make, the reputation that you build, and the recognition in general, can really contribute to growing an acting career from the beginning of dreams to a reality of stardom. This has happened for numerous Hollywood legends from John Travolta to Nicholas Cage. It started by working in commercials and ended up on the silver screen in Hollywood.



Top 5 Worst Movie Villains of All-Time

Since movies are a great source of entertainment, inspiration and information; we’re going to dive right into a normal aspect of them – the conflict situations involving superheroes and villains. They often go a long way to create a good story-line. The villains usually challenge the superheroes to come out of their comfort zone. However, when a villain falls flat by portraying undesirable characteristics, everything else goes out of the window.

With that said, we’ve compiled a quick list of the 5 worst movie villains of all-time.

Worst Villain of All-Time #5: Pennywise – IT
A 1986 TV movie that features a villain called Pennywise, an evil clown who performs pranks that cause misery and deaths. Every 27 years, the evil villain rises to devour the children of Derry. At one point, the cannibalizing clown is put to rest by a group of misfit teens. Unfortunately, he rises again to claim the life of the group’s leader. The clown is also responsible for countless nightmares and is a great manipulator because of his ability to control some residents of Derry. Interestingly, unlike other traditional villains of his nature, the scary clown commits crime because of hunger, and not for glory or power.

Worst Villain of All-Time #4: ‘Manos’ The Hands Of Fate
‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate is a low budget horror movie released in 1966. The movie has gained the distinction as the worst movie ever made. Some of the deficiencies in the movie include technical difficulties, non-flowing soundtrack and misplaced visuals. The plot revolves around a family trip and encounter with a polygamous community. The primary villain is called “The Master”, the leader of the cult that worships the dark god. Unlike most villains who often come out as witty, conniving and pushing for dominance, “The Master” is simply contend with only standing around to break arguments between his many wives.

Worst Villain of All-Time #3: Darth Maul – Star Wars Prequels
Darth Maul is a horned Sith villain who stands pre-eminently as the perfect super villain. The villain has scary yellow eyes, red and black face paint and uses double-edge red lightsaber for combat. The most disconcerting thing about Darth Maul according to many Star War fans is his brief appearance and killing at the hands of young Obi Wan Kenobi. During the early stages, many people had high hopes that Darth Maul will provide the villainous face for the whole trilogy, but this wasn’t to be. Critics of the film believe the death of Darth Maul was perhaps the biggest mistake ever made by George Lucas in the entire prequel.

Worst Villain of All-Time #2: Mr. Freeze – Batman & Robin
Mr. Freeze, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger is the primary villain in the movie Batman & Robin. He stands out as one of the most sympathetic villains ever created according to the box office numbers and critic responses. Critics attribute the meager $108 million that the movie grossed in the US to poor showing by Mr. Freeze. Although the villain is unintentionally hilarious; he provides horrendous acts and tasteless repetitions, which have made this movie one of the worst in the entire Batman series. His raw obsession with the weather has made many people to question the entire movie scripting.

Worst Villain of All-Time #1: Venom – Spider-Man 3
Venom almost resembles Spider-Man; he has all the powerful features including sharp fangs, big muscles, and a large slobbering tongue, which makes him a nightmare version of Spidey. The symbiote actually fuses the power of two villains who hated Spider-Man into a single powerful entity. However, Venom’s appearance on Spider-Man 3 was rather disappointing despite the initial hype from many movie goers. Fans didn’t get the ferocious villain they had expected, because actor Topher Grace was not as enforcing, frightening or intimidating.

It’s very important to recognize the role played by villains even though some of them will likely be forgotten because of their evil nature. Most villains in this list did not act their role to the fullest like Darth Maul or were simply out of place with less than impressive acts as evident with the likes of Mr. Freeze and The Master. In summary, the critical role played by villains in movies means they have the power to make or break a movie.



The Most Important Part of a Movie is the Last 15 Minutes

Movies are usually more than what we see in the trailers and advertisements. We really get to know what the movie is all about towards the middle or the end depending on the script writer and their choice of plot development and in most films the last 15 minutes tells us all.

There are movies that entertain and are actually enjoyable to the viewers yet they are characterized by illogical plots. The plot of the movie may turn out to be completely different from what the trailers depict and one realizes this once they get to watch the movie. Several screenwriters are aware that how you end you story plot will have a great impact on the audience. The last 15 minutes essentially will determine, the reviews you gunner from the audience that will in the end either make it a big deal or just another fail in the world of productions.

Good movies consist of meaning and action; the meaning referring to the hidden messages behind all the action which is basically the activities we see and remember. The action in the movie illustrates the meaning. Movies should contain both aspects when dissected into 15 minutes segments. An average film or movie is estimated to be 120 minutes and therefore divided into 8 segments each containing 15 minutes. The final moments of the film give it meaning adding substance and final touches as the audience finally gets the meaning from all action the in the first seven segments.

The last 15 minutes is the climax of the movie and here we get to see the hero in some sort of distress as the villain in the film gets their way. As the plot develops further the hero risks it all and confronts the villain in a fight which ends up in an ultimate win or loss. The climax of the movie is where you either gain or lose your viewers. Climax of a movie should have viewers at the edge of their seats anticipating more and more. This segment should be able to give the audience the satisfaction they desire unless you wish to hook them to the scene and cut them off suddenly.

The climax of the movie is like a type of correctional center where the script writer amends a character’s traits they deem unfit. These last moments carry much weight for the critics; in cases that action overlays meaning, the movie is most likely to have several negative remarks. The climax needs to be kept fresh and clichés should be avoided at all costs unless it is really necessary. The last 15 minutes of any type of movie from any genre is important in all films and it will either make or break the movie.



How Many People Does it Take to Make a Movie?

Everyone loves the movies. Sitting in a dark theater, watching the characters up on the screen, we don’t typically think exactly how much work goes into that hour and a half to two hours of entertainment that we’ve just experienced, except for maybe those few minutes as the credits are rolling. And the recent trend has been to credit more and more of the people that worked on a film, so those credits have been getting longer and longer. So how many people does it really take to make a movie?

There isn’t really a simple way to find that answer, due to many different factors that come into play. What kind of budget is there to work with? Is it a summer blockbuster or indie Oscar contender? Evan live-action vs animated can greatly impact the number of people involved.

According to a study by Stephen Follows, detailed in his Film Data and Education blog (https://stephenfollows.com/how-many-people-work-on-a-hollywood-film/), of the 50 top grossing films from each year between 1994-2013 (1000 movies), the average number of crew credits was 588. The biggest crews have been reported in the thousands, while more than half of the films Follows included credited less than 500. And many low budget independent films have been produced with less than 100 cast and crew.

The biggest factor in all of this is, of course, the budget. The bigger the budget, the more people producers can pay. Small budget? Might mean the sound editing and music editing teams are the same actually the same. Cast size also plays a large part. A movie like The Hunger Games has dozens of speaking parts that have to be credited, while Paranormal Activity only has four characters in the whole movie. A-list stars often come with their own assistants, hair and make-up people, sometimes more and all of these people are included in the credits.

Most films aren’t the big budget, huge special effects, blockbuster types. And the average number Stephen Follows found is likely skewed much higher due to huge tent-pole movies like The Avengers (2,718) and Thor (2,384). And there are many jobs on movies, like accountants for example, that may not get a credit at the end, so a website like IMDb doesn’t always have an accurate count of everyone involved.

So what does this all mean at the end of the day? High budget studio movies will have cast and crew typically in the 1500-2000 range, while smaller films are more likely to be 200-400. And either way, that’s a lot of popcorn that’s getting popped for the rest of us.



Can Too Many Gimmicks In a Movie Hurt It?

Anyone who has ever spent some time among the countless pop-news and movie review blogs will likely have heard, likely more than once, a film referred to as, “Gimmicky.” Even though most people understand what this means, let’s quickly go back to basics for the uninitiated by defining our terms. A movie gimmick, as classically defined, is any unusual idea which is included into a film (generally in post-production) for either the enhancement of the film experience, to drive box office sales or some combination of both.

If you’re familiar with film history, then you’ll likely remember such wonderful oddities as Smell O Vision or Sensurround. Smell O Vision, for those unaware, was a short-lived gimmick that had attendants bring in various scents into a given theater to be released during key scenes of a film. As one might expect, this didn’t work out too well and ended due to audience’s overwhelming negative reaction to the peculiar and often odious aromas. Indeed, Smell O Vision fared so poorly that it was only ever used commercially during the release of the 60s thriller, Scent of Mystery. This, however, isn’t a case of too many gimmicks hurting a movie but rather one, rather poorly constructed gimmick hurting a movie.

However, there are certainly cases where the reverse is true, where too many gimmicks are what cause the movie. Even if a gimmick works (something, say, like 3D) ramming it down the throats of the viewers too much can really damage the integrity of the viewing experience. A good example of this would be the 2011 box office flop, Mars Needs Moms. The film, produced by Disney Studios and costing a tremendous 150 million dollars, utilized a great deal of 3D effects, but without actually being originally rendered for 3D. This caused a terrible “uncanny valley” effect that was both ugly, distracting and often, painful to the eyes, and was one of (though certainly not the only) reasons that the film was such a disaster. Mars Needs Moms is essentially the proto-typical example of one film with far too many gimmicks for it’s own good.

As you can see, gimmicks are never a bad idea, but one should always remember to test them before actually including them in a film. Make sure that the gimmick has some relevance to the story, the setting the characters and the theme and never, ever include things just because you think the “kids will dig it.”



The 3 Best Live-Action Cartoon Crossovers of All-Time

Great entertainment will capture the attention of the broadest group of people possible while still catering to the individual subgroups that make it up. One of the toughest things to do is make both children and adults happy at the same time. The best method to do this by combining captivating live-action filmography with quirky, brightly colored animated characters. While there are a number of features that have experimented with his method, there are a few that stick out. Fusing live-action and animation has created a few timeless classics. With that said, here are our 3 best of all-time that helped to shape a generation.

The third best animation fusion feature of all-time is Enchanted. This fun family film brings the colorful and musical world of Disney animation into the real world. When princess Giselle is banished from her fantasy world she ends up thrown into ours. Lost in downtown Manhattan she discovers that the new world she is lost in lacks a lot of the magical simplicity she is used to. Things begin to look up when she is helped by Robert, a divorce lawyer. He gives her a place to stay at his daughter’s request, despite his thinking Giselle is just crazy. In time the bright spirits Giselle brings with her helps improve Robert’s dry adult world. Song and dance brings the childhood wonder back into his life. When Prince Edward comes to save her a twist of events lead to him bringing Robert’s fiance back to his world to get married while Giselle remains with her true love Robert. Everyone lives happily ever after.

The second best animation crossover of all-time is Space Jam. This Looney Tunes basketball movie proved to be a significant part of kid’s lives in the nineties. When the owner of an alien theme park decides he needs a new attraction for the park he turns to kidnapping Buggs Bunny and the other tunes. In order to save themselves, Buggs challenges the aliens to a game of basketball against the Tunes for their freedom. The aliens agree but have an evil plan up their sleeves. Before the game they steal the bodies of NBA superstars in an attempt to be unbeatable. In the end, however, the Tunes are able to beat the evil aliens in the basketball game and save themselves with the help of Michael Jordan.

The best live action and animation crossover of all-time is also a classic, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. When the carton star Roger Rabbit suspects his wife Jessica of being involved in an affair he hires Eddie Valiant, a real life private eye to investigate. The plot thickens when Marvin Acme winds up dead. Because of his unstable condition and accusations against Jessica, Roger becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. Despite hating toons since his brother was killed by one, Eddie is the only person who can prove that Roger is innocent. The adventure to clear Rogers name leads him and Eddy on a wild adventure through nineteen forties Las Angles and even into toon town, which is a dangerous place for live humans to be as they run the risk of getting suck as toons. Adventure, danger and Roger’s loyalty eventually wins over Eddie’s hatred of tunes.

The incorporation of live-action and cartoons has created family features that capture interest in adults and children alike. The wonderful world of animation allows adventures that simply are not available in real life alone. They teach valuable lessons about cooperation and adventure that everybody can benefit from. These three in particular have lessons that can benefit everyone.



Enjoying the Pleasures and Nuances of the Cinematic Experience

It’s awesome to attend a hotly anticipated movie that stars your favorite actor or actress, and getting to enjoy the complete cinematic experience. For those of us that don’t have the time to enjoy every movie we want to see in the theater, going to watch a film on the big screen is an extraordinary event. The smell or freshly kettle popcorn, the ceremonious breaking of the diet to splurge on candy and soda, and even the slightly uncomfortable anticipation of choosing your seats, these are just a few of the pleasures of that accompany the theater experience.

One of the often overlooked nuances that contributes to the excitement and allure of the cinematic experience is the previews. The previews seem to really set the mood and get your mind focused on enjoying the moment and getting focused on concentrating on the screen. They engage the audience and get the crowd excited for a possible future viewing of a new exciting movie coming out. They even sometimes provide comedic relief and make your head shake in disbelief when you see that they’re coming out with yet another “Fast and Furious” or another “Die Hard” sequel.

The movie previews are most often specifically geared towards the genre of movie that you’re actually there to see. For example, if you go to watch an intense crime drama, odds are that they are not going to play a preview of the next Pixar animated kids flick. Movie producers and marketing execs understand very well that the best way to get the masses interested in seeing their movie is to market to a target audience. Likewise, they will try to keep movie previews presented in the same ratings category, as it wouldn’t do them much good to show “rated-R” previews to a theater full of little kids.

Whatever the movie going occasion, let us try and sit back and enjoy the entire experience. Let us forget about the world outside. Let us forget about the diet, the stresses of a demanding occupation, or the heartbreaks of a complicated relationship. From the amazing aromas, to the previews, and to actually being magically transported to the fantasy world of the feature film, the enjoyments of a visit to the local movie theater are faithfully awaiting our next arrival.



Movie Posters and Their Reflection of the Human Personality

Genres of movies are often well reflected in the individual movie posters used in advertising which often become fan-favorites. People often like specific movies and genres as a whole because of their similarities to one’s own personality. Because of the many parallels to one’s personal taste, movie posters can actually seem to become a personal representation of self for some people.

The posters of the comedy genre mainly feature people widely smiling or laughing. People attracted to these types of posters and the movies the posters represent often love to laugh and smile themselves. People who desire comedy and the comedy genre posters love to look at life in a light-hearted way. Everyone knows that life is tough but it’s sometimes easier to laugh through the pain or look at the brighter side of things. Comedy movies and that genre poster represent one’s predisposition to laugh instead of cry, smile instead of frown and try to find the funny part in everything.

Fantasy movies and the Fantasy genre posters often represent far-off, mythical lands and scenarios that realists know can never exist. Fans of this genre and its posters like to mind-travel in space and time and also twist the boundaries of possibility. Fantasy movie posters often consist of bright, bold colors, catching everyone’s attention. The mystical ideas and all aspects of the fantasy genre are often also characteristic of the fans who love it.

Loving posters of the LGBT genre is very telling. Many of the posters of this type showcase originality, one’s true spirit, not letting anything hold one back. Whether one is in or out of the closet, it’s clear why one might be drawn to these types of posters and the movies they depict. They either demonstrate how one lives or wishes he could live his life.

Different movie genres demonstrate diverse types of stories in distinctive ways. Each of these genres and the movie posters representing the distinct movies attract a certain type of people. The very reason particular people are drawn to the genres and their movie posters has to do with how they personally relate their own life to what’s portrayed on screen and in poster. People tend to feel movie posters represent some portion of their own life, fantasies, feelings or desires.



Sometimes Hollywood and Politics Aren’t A Good Match

Political themes in feature films seem to rub movie goers the wrong way. They usually do very poorly at the box office falling behind all the other movies. There are several reasons for why political themes in a movie could turn a viewer off.

First of all, the political opinion being expressed might not be the same view of the person watching. If a political opinion challenges someone else’s, there will be disagreements. For example, a person who thinks President Obama is a great president might not want to see a movie that bad mouthed his name or presidency. So when a movie is really opinionated, it’ll lose almost half its audience due to a simple difference of opinion. A pro Democrat most likely won’t go see a pro Republican film and vice-versa.

The topics discussed may be considered controversial or too graphic for audiences. Certain events in history have become very touchy topics; such as 9/11 or the war in Iraq. To see a movie about a recent event where thousands of people died can be extremely controversial. People have lost family and friends during these disasters. Time needs to pass before such a sensitive topic can be approached by directors. Some films have been banned or widely deemed inappropriate for being insensitive to viewer’s losses. Some things really should only be discussed by news outlets for educational purposes.

A political film can find it hard to compete with other movies in more popular genres. A blockbuster action movie usually stays at the top of the box office and comedy movies usually come second. There is a lack of public interest in politics so political movies will fall behind other genres. People go to the movie theaters to have a good time; they may choose a movie with a lighter tone becuase they are trying to wind down from their busy lives.

Very few political films have been a box office success; however a movie can potentially do well and overcome the odds under certain conditions. The movie needs to be 100% facts recalling a certain event or public figure’s life. Examples of this would be an -autobiographical film about George W. Bush during his presidency or a film about WWI. Basically, in a political film the more facts and less opinions the better that way it can appeal to all political views and bring forth a topic people can agree with.

Making movies about things that happened after time has passed is also always a good idea. Time heals everything and before a sensitive issue can be touched from a entertainment stand point an appropriate amount of time has to pass. The more people that go to see the movie the better so they don’t want to turn people away with different opinions or sensitive topics.