I thought it might be practical to have a general movie thread for some random musings and discussions!
Anyway, here goes:
Josh Gad has been doing a series of nostalgia movie talks to benefit a fundraising drive (eg Goonies, Splash & Lord of the Rings coming up this sunday…). He is VERY gushing and obviously all in on just telling everyone that they are the greatest thing ever!!!
However it is still fun to see some of these creative teams get together via zooms for a chat.
I just watched the Back to the Future one and was wondering about Zemeckis and where his creative compass has led him during the past 20 years.
The BTTF trilogy is an all time classic and I do love those movies to bits. Contact was amazing, I really enjoyed old Forrest Gump (though not as much as I used to anymore), Who framed Roger Rabbit was awesome, Romancing the Stone was great…
And then after Cast Away the 2000s rolled around and he got bogged down in mediocre motion capture movies, then plodded along with some odd drama movies, none of them even close to his earlier fun heights.
What happened? Lots of his earlier work evoked a sense of fun, wonder and adventurous spirit. Now he’s pegged for Disney’s live-actionification of Pinnochio? I guess that could see him return to the spirit of the earlier work, but I suspect that’ll be doomed to mediocrity like all the Disney redos these last few years…