I can't figure out why so many horror movie fans hated it
Not being a horror fan or having seen the movie, I'll nevertheless take a guess :)
Filling a movie with references to other, prior movies in the genre only can really pulled off with any respect if you first show you got the skills to create something yourself. There is a fine line between "homage" and "ripoff" and the line can be drawn at the point where you don't *need* to put it in. Do you put something in that otherwise you wouldn't have to simply as an honor to prior artists when you could easily do something else? Or do you out something simply because you're not skilled enough to come up with something on your own?
Being a jazz fan doesn't mean you can play jazz. Being a musician and releasing your first 'jazz cd' that's filled with riffs from prior artists ins't really an homage..first prove you have the skill and the chops to actually play something original, then when you have some credibility as an artist, you can go and release an 'homage' because people know it's really an homage of respect..a nod to the masters before you, and not just a rip off from your own loack of creativity. There's are *reason* that bar bands playing cover tunes don't make as much or get as much muscial respect as the musicians who first recorded the song.
Now, I don't know how much of Zombie's movie actually shows his own skill and how much is just cliches and 'homages' to other works, but when a first time effort comes out from a 'fan' that's filled with 'homages', I'm not initially that impressed
I mean, Of Unknown Origin
was *not* an homage to Alien and The Thing :) It was just a painfully bad an uncreative movie :)
Post Edited (06-25-04 13:22)