Everyone psyched for this, yeah?
Looking forward to this a lot
Wright really lost it on the frenetic, jump cut, zoomy camera style. It's amusing seeing someone buy a pint in a POW! POW! POW! style sequence once, but sort of gets tiring when it's every fucking scene.
It's like *someone makes a cup of tea*
BRRR WHIZZZ CLANG GRRRR
ridiculously self-indulgent by the end.
is a bit rubbs. I don't know what I would call it though.
a not to the Three Colours trilogy, Three Colours Cornetto, does that clear it up?
I'd hope all involved sat down and watched their Spaced box sets for, ooh, at least a week, before they picked up a pen/camera.
That was nothing to do with Edgar Wright
can see the a level film studies students preordering tickets and wetting their pants already
That film is the Citizen Kane of our times.
...belated spoiler alert.
Nothing will beat first hour of Shaun of the Dead though. Tails off a bit towards the end but first hour = solid gold.
They seemed original and inventive when Spaced first came out, but each new thing they do has been the same handful of ideas stretched thinner and thinner.
Having said that, Simon Pegg is very good comic actor and it should be relatively entertaining, I'm just not holding my breath.
it looks as if he might be carrying this one. No other stand out characters and Frost looks as if he's playing it relatively straight. That's my opinion based on one watch of a minute long trailer anyway.
Spaced is 14 years old. Feel a bit queazy.
don't know if it'll be as great as Shaun Of The Dead but it looks way better then anything else Pegg has been in since Hot Fuzz
thats probably the best of a very bad bunch :(
my friend's seen a preview of the new one, he says there's a bit where Peggles and his stupid monkey-thing sidekick go to a nightclub
hopefully harks back to spaced, shaun and hot fuzz (which has tons of charm despite wright's mismanagement of his action scenes)and not a revisit to the broad, lowest common denominator-com of paul...the cast is delicious, the one-liners in the trailer...are ok. it's a day one, first performance film for me.
but Danger! 50,000 volts! was good.
there's not more love for the wright/pegg/frost films here...is it because i'm old and used to run video shops? have i stopped understanding THINGS?
They preferred their earlier stuff. And in this case that means they only admit to the barest smile during the first episode of Spaced, the joyless fuckers.
I'm sure this film will be amazingly good.
Hope if the rumours are true about it tying the first two films together that it's done in an intelligent way and not just as if someone nailed the scripts from the first two movies together and decided a "magic dragon did it all" or something equally as stupid.
Not massively or anything, but it holds up better to repeated viewings.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to this.
but has a weaker plot, weaker characters and isn't as memorable
I think Shaun Of The Dead is the better film because everything gels incredibly well and is a more 'complete' film then Hot Fuzz which falls flat in some areas.
I think the meh reaction is purely down to this (seemingly) being more of the same. They've done a film based around a pub and a TV show around a bunch of mates before. I know this is also a foray into sci-fi but you could also argue Paul attempted that as well.
Humour is often of it's time I think. Spaced was great because no-one back then broke the fourth wall or referenced things that actually were happening to 20 somethings. Now, everything does and this could be in danger of being a Naked Gun 33 1/3, Goldmember or Peep Show series 8 where it's perfectly passable and ok if you're a fan, but you know what you're getting before you sit down.
With SOTD it was great to see someone do an intelligent, non-shit British comedy. With Hot Fuzz, I initially didn't like it much but now prefer watching it over the former. SOTD is cleverer and more interesting a movie, but HF is funnier and the laughs accelerate whereas SOTD (due to it's theme) gets bleaker and darker.
I'll definitely go watch this, reckon it'll provide a great closure to their tenure together and will defend their output until the day I die as it shaped my 20s but I think they're almost better off moving on now and doing their own thing.
It is general consensus that if you watched Spaced at the time it was a game changer? I can't watch Mark Heap on tv without saying "hullo Brian..." in a creepy Marsha voice.
BRONSON'S GOT TO PAY
YO MUMMY YO DADDY LET'S ALL PLAY KABADDI
Pretty ace. Still, I like the fact that this film is at least acknowledging the fact they're all older and grown up and not young any more but reminiscing about their youth. I guess SOTD was a bit about this too.
you know, because they're grown up with their fans. MAN.
but I don't find them, their films, or stuff like Spaced, that funny really. I'd describe them all as "light romps".