Originally Posted by thehun
I must have a more keen eye, I had no problem to tell them apart, Oh well. BTW How would you evaluate the Norwegians Carpenter used, one was his associate producer Larry Franco.
Well, there were two of them, and one got blown up right off the bat. So no confusion there.
BTW, digging through the snow for a grenade with a pulled pen? You deserve to get blown up.
It was a combination of things that made the Norwegians in the new one not work too well, any one of which by itself wouldn't have been that big a deal, but all together gave me the impression that they were just going through the motions to make this film. Casting mostly men with epic beards+not differentiating them in the script+not differentiating them in the direction=me not giving a flip who got et when.
Even the lead Norwegian guy had another guy who sort of looked like him. I could tell them apart, but it was still annoying when an hour in the film I was still trying to remember both of their names. It wouldn't have been a big deal if there was more character work, but as it was, it was just two guys that were under the label of "monster fodder."
Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the film, but if anything could have lifted it from "just another monster movie" and actually give it a fighting chance to stand with its predecessor, it would have been that aspect.
The Blain monster[miniature prop] in the Carpenter film was as bad as any badly implemented CGI one can find. As always the tool is not the problem but the execution is. Of course if you think CGI is bad no matter what then, well ........
Yeah, the Blair monster was the worst, but at least they didn't use the stop motion Blair monster they filmed but then cut. That would have been a bigger cup of fail.