Post by Thunder Child on Mar 16, 2006 23:22:57 GMT
I had great expectations for this movie. But it is clear that TWOTW can not be filmed on a small budget. But I have to say that I do like the PP movie for what it is...
"By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body."
I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone (other than a Hines shill) who doesn't think the animatronic Martian from the original, pre-9/11 production looks loads better than the CGI version from the actual movie.
Post by mctoddridesagain on Mar 17, 2006 10:24:01 GMT
I remember, when I were a lad, back in the mists of time... *dissolve to sepia-toned image of small boy sitting on grandad's knee; Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' plays in the background, a la the Hovis ads* ...when Pendragginitsarse first announced WOTW and they had a load of pre-prod artwork etc. on their site, including that Martian. Some people criticised it for not following the book's descriptions closely enough, but I always quite liked it. No-one would have believed in the first years of the twenty first century, however, that Hinesy Boy would have scrapped a perfectly serviceable animatronic puppet in favour of a sub-Nintendo CGI boss-eyed tentacled turd...
Actually I thought the CGI Martians' eyes, as seen in extreme close-up on the second poster, were well executed and appropriately alien. But the animation of the movements of the CGI Martian as a whole was so minimal and poorly executed that it was in spots literally laughable.
across the gulf of space, ...intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
Post by Commandingtripod on Mar 19, 2006 8:49:54 GMT
I agree with Lensman about the eyes on the poster.
They are quite good as a still image but the animation wreaked it.
As for the Martians themselves, I think that they move too well on our planet and the gravitiy doesn't even come in to it (Pendragon seemed to have skipped this and completely left it out) and Pendragon seemed to have made their CGI Martians are too flat.
Closer inspection I do believe it to be Elton John and his hubby going to a costumn party. Elt's hubby is at the back (no suprise there) and Elt is at the front - where the fake horns are you can clearly see Elt's wig ;D
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2006 10:13:48 GMT by jeffwaynefan
Let me quote from my FAQ. Comments, corrections and/or brickbats are invited:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~ D4. What was that "beast" which looked vaguely like a cow the Martians were draining of blood?
We believe this was intended to represent a Martian "cow". In Wells' novel the Martians brought "bipeds" with them to feed on during the journey, and the bodies of some were found in the aftermath. Perhaps the film-makers thought the cow-like shape would make this more obvious than showing one of the bipedal "cattle".