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Observation #129

That reviews of I, Robot claim that the film, directed by Alex Proyas, is in no way like Asimov's novels, gives me a small amount of hope that it might be good.

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ashamel
Jul. 17th, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
It's a point.

But lumping Asimov into a pre-existing murder mystery sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. (And Caves of Steel might have worked fairly well, regardless.)
benpeek
Jul. 17th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
all i can think of is THE CROW, which looked nothing like the comic. (which as, if you've not read it, not very good.) admittedly, he had some excellent script writers there, but still.
ashamel
Jul. 17th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen The Crow since its cinema run, I don't think -- but I remember it as pretty good. (Haven't read the comic.)

But Dark City is excellent (and his obscure first pic Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds is rather good too). Never did see Garage Days, though we keep meaning to catch up with it.
benpeek
Jul. 17th, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC)
the comic is pretty dodge. there's none of the narrative discipline that is in the film: it's just a messy, ugly, underground, black and white revenge comic.

i did like DARK CITY, actually, though not as much as THE CROW. never saw GARAGE DAYS, though i wanted too, but i kept hearing less than kind things. shame, really. never seen that other flick, though.
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