Chicken, He Clucked wrote: ↑October 22nd, 2021, 4:12 pm
deadderek wrote: ↑October 22nd, 2021, 11:18 am New clip from the movie: Hmmm…
I’m gonna be a contrarian here and say this scene worries me slightly. It shows Jason’s sensibilities and directorial style from his previous movies but the pace was maybe too slow.
The tech fixation is one thing, and we’ll see how much screen time is devoted to it, but I felt there were a couple of unnatural moments with the pauses and dialogue. “Safety’s off” did not land for me, which is two for two alongside “remember when we died under a table”.
So it’s not bad or anything, optimistic it will work better when viewed in the context of the wider movie and spending more time with the characters - but I am lowering my expectations just in case.
Obv this is a two hour movie and we’ve seen maybe like.. 3-4mins. It just doesn’t seem very… chatty so far, which is a bigger departure from the originals than a change in comic tone.
Couldn’t disagree more.
This was perfectly paced. It’s slow and deliberate, just like the original movies. Rewatch the original movies and see how methodical it is in it’s pacing.
It might seem odd to you if you are use to modern sensibilities where everything is shot in inserts and the pace is quick. This sequence plays out in mainly master shots. Just like his daddy did. That’s a great sign. For me anyways.
I don’t understand the issue with the “safety off” line? I do agree that the “remember the summer where we died” line in the first trailer didn’t land but the safety off line was delivered well. What did you want from the line? Or what would have made it better?
Again, like you mention, this is a clip. A movie has a flow and a rhythm and judging a sequence as “slow” outside of that flow and rhythm won’t tell you much.
But I dig it. I love the lack of cuts. I love how everything is played wide. Unlike other movies, mostly movies by directors like, oh, I dunno, let me pick one at random…Paul Feig, there seems to be a good sense on tone and pace. I’m not seeing that obvious riffing non sense that we see in modern movies.
I dig the Wes Anderson style of of deliberate, purposefully, understated pacing.
This feels like Ghostbusters to me. It really does.