Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Monday, June 27, 2016

"ReBoot!" - Citizens on Patrol

Jumper - What a fascinating power it must be to jump; hopping from place to place around the world. Of course, it might be a good idea not to rob a bank or pine for the schoolyard crush that got away. Seems like such things might, I don't know, leave a trail. Maybe, pursue a "The Fugitive"/"Incredible Hulk" template of the guy trying to help people while running away from the Paladins for indulging his darker impulses and finds that, no matter how many people he helps, he can't control using his powers to improve his financial standing (maybe, shy away from a drug addiction metaphor) or his love life.

R.I.P.D. - Despite its half-baked script and effects, there was the germ of a good idea in this movie: deceased spirits rounding up rogue afterlife elements. As one of the few people who genuinely liked the film, I think we can try again with this. At the time of the film's release, someone suggested that this would make a decent Syfy program. With the constant recycling of IP, here's hoping I get an opportunity to test that theory.

Cowboys and Aliens - Aliens arrive on Earth in the Old West and kidnap people. Cowboys go to fight the aliens. A movie with a creative nugget like this should not be bland as a mayo on white sandwich (but if it weren't, I probably wouldn't be talking about it here). Honest to Jesus, people should be imprisoned for botching such an interesting idea. I have an idea: maybe, the aliens come to Earth and need a certain kind of mineral, like gold or something; maybe it sustains their planet. The cowboys don't fight the aliens; they team up against a ruthless villain, taking on the villain's forces with Earthling know-how and interstellar firepower...and for the four or five of you who got the reference, I absolutely suggested that they rip off Zone Troopers. A good idea's a good idea, no matter where it comes from.



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