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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This small rant is brought to you by BJ-C of Day of the Woman

I'll be the first to say it, Edgar Wright is THE man. I don't think there's ever been a film or television show that was associated with him that I didn't like. In my eyes, the man can do no wrong. He's universally accepted as being awesome and has brought us one of the best genre films of the last decade. So why the HELL is Michael Bay still getting more publicity than him? My god. If I have to turn on the television and see one more film having to do with Michael Bay, I'm going to throw up. How many explosions does one film need?! I'm so sick and tired of sub-par film makers being given oodles of money simply to stroke the minds of idiot film-goers and teenagers sitting in the theaters hoping to get to second base by the credits.

Cinephiles everywhere constantly complain about the lack of character development in 99% of the films that hit the silver screen, and yet one of the few directors who consistently gives an audience a slice of life in his films gets brushed under the rug. Avatar may have made a kazillion dollars, but what do you remember about the film other than "it looked sweet"? When you discuss Shaun of the Dead, I guarantee the first thing that comes to mind is how amazing the characters interacted with each other, rather than the zombies.

The man knows how to make a film, and how to do it well. I want more Edgar Wright in the films. I know he has some incredible projects coming up, but I want to REALLY put this man to work. If I had it my way, Edgar Wright would be involved in just about any film of merit ever created. I want the Blood & Ice Cream trilogy to be a never ending saga, damn it! BRING ME MORE CORNETTOS!!!


Cinema Suicide said...

BJ-C! Have you not been following Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? Apart from being one of the coolest and, dare I say, cutest comic volumes I've read in the last ten years, those trailers assure me that the movie, an Edgar Wright film, is going to be THEE shit!

Also Hot Fuzz doesn't get nearly enough credit for being awesome.

The Mike said...

I agree with Mr. Suicide, Hot Fuzz doesn't get enough love. I think it's just as good as Shaun.

But yeah, only three movies and a brief TV show? NEED MOAR EDGAR!

BJ Colangelo said...

@Cinema Suicide-Of course I am! I just want MORE

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