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    On location shooting and puppetry in the new movie?

    Is anyone else in favor of a more organic feel to the movie? Say... Hellboy or LOTR as opposed to 300? Or Starwars 4-6 as opposed to Starwars 1-3? I would love to see the creatures as animatronic puppets and actors wearing suits/make-up vs. covered in digital effects. I would love on location shooting vs. digital backgrounds, you know. Stuff like that. So what do you think? Would the organic approach be too expensive, cheaper? Hopefully, at the very least, we'll get a combo of both but heavy on nice costumes/real props, etc.

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    I completely agree....too much digital effects ruin movies for me personally....I hated everything about the newer star wars movies much because of that very thing

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    Its two things..

    Puppetronics with Speilburg instead of Jim Henson is a fail.

    and..

    Giving the live-action director the big credit for a movie that has 80% CG-3D-digital-compositing is a fail.

    ..

    Oh, and Zombie apocolipse, while Im on the subject.

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    I would love this but imagine its easier for them to do it everything with CGI (the dreaded 3D) at a lower budget and imagine the budget for a HeMan film would be fairly low in the grand scheme of things. That said, a creative location scout and a talented designer can do wonders - look at Fifth Element (although I think Luc Besson wasnt too happy with the hard work put in pre CG!)

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    What I think would rock: if the movie was self-aware, and totally embraced the 80's and was made highly stylized as a love note to fans of movies like Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Willow, Legend, the Neverending Story..yes with puppets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylde Weezle View Post
    What I think would rock: if the movie was self-aware, and totally embraced the 80's and was made highly stylized as a love note to fans of movies like Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Willow, Legend, the Neverending Story..yes with puppets!
    Totally.

    ..(somebody should storyboard that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wylde Weezle View Post
    What I think would rock: if the movie was self-aware, and totally embraced the 80's and was made highly stylized as a love note to fans of movies like Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Willow, Legend, the Neverending Story..yes with puppets!
    Perfectly articulated- exactly what I was thinking, but much better stated!

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    Heroic Warrior Eternian-King Paul's Avatar
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    CG is hard to do and takes time.
    Making puppets and stuff is only as costly as you make it.
    ..and more fun because it can be a team of awesome people working on it, as oppossed to sitting alone at a computer sending emails of your latest render to a co-ordinator to tell you if its excepted.

    I did some 3D modeling resently as people I know keep suggesting it over stop-motion stuff I do.
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    These took hours.
    ..my bum hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternian-King Paul View Post
    CG is hard to do and takes time.
    Making puppets and stuff is only as costly as you make it.
    ..and more fun because it can be a team of awesome people working on it, as oppossed to sitting alone at a computer sending emails of your latest render to a co-ordinator to tell you if its excepted.

    I did some 3D modeling resently as people I know keep suggesting it over stop-motion stuff I do.

    These took hours.
    ..my bum hurts.
    There is little chance that this movie will be stop motion and not CG.
    Obey the whip!

    Smile like you mean it.

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    Heroic Warrior Eternian-King Paul's Avatar
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    Well I cant animate Schwarzenegger. I would need him alive to play Randor.

    But your making me think of stop-motion puppetry for some reason. (?)
    ..that could be time consuming too.

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    Hmmm mm Puppetronics with Speilburg instead of Jim Henson is a fail.
    Not sure about that, did you see the puppet horses in Warhorse??

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