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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:10 am

@Rhedosaurus wrote:
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Universal is going forward with Bride Of Frankenstein in the hopes that it will revive the Dark Universe.

Universal really has no clue what they what to do. How many times can you start a franchise/cinematic universe that few people want?

Even if this doesn't lead to a cinematic universe and just exists as its own standalone entity (more akin to Wonder Woman), The Bride of Frankenstein is such a quintessentially 30s film that trying to recreate that in a modern setting is folly. If Condon were to recreate the 1930s setting, it'd be at best a pretty to look at but otherwise lackluster film experience.

The other bizarre thing about The Mummy (2017) is that it feels incredibly out of place in the midst of films like Get Out, Split and It, these low to medium budgeted horror films that scared people in abundance and made their money back many times over. Two of those are from Universal's own Blumhouse, so it's not like they don't have the right sorts of people who could create masterful, atmospheric horror films that raise the profile of the genre. If The Mummy was more like those films and nothing like a superhero actioner, who knows where they'd be right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:52 pm

@BarrytheOnyx wrote:
@Rhedosaurus wrote:
*Grumpy Sigh*

Universal is going forward with Bride Of Frankenstein in the hopes that it will revive the Dark Universe.

Universal really has no clue what they what to do. How many times can you start a franchise/cinematic universe that few people want?

Even if this doesn't lead to a cinematic universe and just exists as its own standalone entity (more akin to Wonder Woman), The Bride of Frankenstein is such a quintessentially 30s film that trying to recreate that in a modern setting is folly. If Condon were to recreate the 1930s setting, it'd be at best a pretty to look at but otherwise lackluster film experience.

I still think that other then Dracula, who's a real life person, that all of Universal's monsters are simply too outdated for modern times for most directors-I.E. Anybody not named Guillermo del Toro-to pull off.

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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:03 pm

Ed Solomon, the writer of the Invisible Man movie, has quit.

Does ANYBODY want this franchise/cinematic universe anymore?! Who wants this?! Not even the DCEU had this many problems and failures and whatever else that was bad like this...abomination.

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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:15 am

Shame. The Invisible Man, and Creature were like the two movies I was actually looking forward to from these reboots.

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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:45 pm

@CT-1138 wrote:
Shame. The Invisible Man, and Creature were like the two movies I was actually looking forward to from these reboots.

Same. And with proper treatment they could be done well, on smaller budgets.

And stick true to the roots of the characters. None of this silly action packed globe trotting.
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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:10 pm

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@CT-1138 wrote:
Shame. The Invisible Man, and Creature were like the two movies I was actually looking forward to from these reboots.

Same. And with proper treatment they could be done well, on smaller budgets.

And stick true to the roots of the characters. None of this silly action packed globe trotting.

I really liked Invisible Man as a concept. Probably the most human of the universal monsters after all. The question posed to the reader being that would you do the same things he did if you had that power.

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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Thu May 17, 2018 7:13 pm

Universal still refuses to let the Dark Universe via developing more movies for it.

WHY. WON'T. THEY. LET. THIS. GOOOOOOOOOOOO?! Very few people wanted this and now, NOBODY wants this anymore!

WHHHYYYYYYYYYY?!

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PostSubject: Re: Universal's MONSTERVERSE Thread   Fri May 18, 2018 6:25 am

I'm just as baffled by this as well. Last year's "Mummy" movie was such a failure on every front that nobody will associate the Dark Universe with quality and will shun any new movie bearing that logo. Even if by some miracle they manage to make a film of actual quality, and doesn't rely on action, CGI and obnoxious attempts to copy Marvel, it won't do well at the box office because of the taint that Tom Cruise's Mummy left behind.

Ironically, the team developing a new iteration of the Universal Monsters would do well to look at the upcoming entree in Universal's A-list blockbuster series, Fallen Kingdom, as Bayona appears to have steeped the second half of that film in rich Gothic imagery, luscious cinematography and intense atmosphere. All vital components for the Universal Monster classics of old.

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