Yes, this movie is old…No, it’s not a Christmas movie…but I just can’t help myself to go back to this amazing classic, each and every holiday season…
“Why? Why are the innocent punished? Why the sacrifice? Why the pain? There aren’t any promises. Nothing certain. Only that some get called, some get saved. They won’t ever know the hardship and grief for those of us left behind. We commit these bodies to the void with a glad heart. For within each seed, there is a promise of a flower, and within each death, no matter how small, there’s always a new life. A new beginning… Amen…”
This movie is about an ex-soldier venture into the forests of the pacific northwest to uncover the truth behind his fiance’s disappearance.
Its pretty much what you expect from a bigfoot/monster movie. They really try to sell you on the whole love story and for the most part, it did work. The horror sequences were pretty moderate and not over the top gory.
The creature design wasn’t so bad either. You really didn’t see the monsters face most of the time, but then again that’s not such a bad idea. Overall, its really just a guilty pleasure movie that you can enjoy for the most part.
Just this past week, my childhood movie & current favorite director will be married together in one project!
MGM is overseeing the new installment of Robocop and they brought on my all-time favorite director Neil Blomkamp (District 9) to direct the picture. The title of the film is “Robocop Returns”. The franchise began with Paul Verhoeven directed sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987 (a shy year before I was born).
The original writers of the first film (Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner) will be producing & executive producing this film. Justin Rhodes (he’s also the co-writer of the new Terminator movie) will be re-writing the script with Ed & Michael.
I’m so damn excited about this new project! Not only do you have the original writers coming back for this project, but my all-time favorite director will be taking on this project. I’m very much heavily into sci-fi movies/stories and Robocop slowly introduces me into the love of sci-fi.
Since being a writer, I’ve deeply enjoyed stories with a amazing character development and in-depth storytelling and this childhood movie gives it just that. Neil is an amazing storyteller when it comes down to directing sci-fi (please see Chappie, Elysium, District 9) So I think he won’t have a hard time doing this project.
Neil is a huge inspiration in my works. I’m looking to go deep into the sci-fi genre & storytelling in that topic and his works were always an inspiration…I’m very excited for this project and I can’t wait to see what Neil and the rest of the crew come up with…
Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie…