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What Did Rhythm & Hues Do To Marlon Brando To Make Him Speak In SUPERMAN RETURNS? Behold!

Hey folks, Harry here with a special exclusive AICN geek treat. Wanna see what Rhythm & Hues did to make Brando talk. It's actually odd - because - you'd think... all they would need to do is just take that old footage and do something relatively simple... but oh no... wait till you see this creepy ass, cool exclusive video. It's funny - I actually have the life mask of Brando from SUPERMAN in my Kitchen - in my "obese hall of fame" (Tor Johnson, Charles Laughton and Alfred Hitchcock) Seems they could have mapped that life mask of Brando... but nope... watch the process - it is hypnotic... Here ya go...

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  • June 19, 2006, 6:27 p.m. CST

    You do not remember me...

    by Darth Thoth

    Hahaha! Creepy. Definitely cool!

  • June 19, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by Snookeroo

  • June 19, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    first to be third, is what I meant to say

    by Snookeroo

    and that was pretty cool

  • June 19, 2006, 6:36 p.m. CST

    brando rules

    by reckni

    pass the butter . .

  • June 19, 2006, 6:37 p.m. CST

    that looked way too cg.

    by mocky_puppet

    do not try to debate me. i wrote a paper on this which is appearing in several respected journals.

  • June 19, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST


    by VinnyMac666

    good for you.

  • June 19, 2006, 6:42 p.m. CST

    That Added Music.

    by Mad-Maximus

    That was a cool little lesson in CGI. The music in that video gave it that little edge that gave it the creepiness. Twenty years from now we'll be able to see Brando starring in his own feature.

  • June 19, 2006, 6:42 p.m. CST

    The dead speak!

    by covenant

    That's both fascinating and kinda creepy. Imagine making dead celebrities speak new dialogue...only a matter of time before the advertising industry gets ahold of this. Imagine other, more disturbing possibilities, as well...just think about it.

  • June 19, 2006, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Well let us not forget...

    by IamTheSisko

    those weird commercials for Budweiser that featured John Wayne... and those ...what were they? Jewelry commercials that featured Lucille Ball?

  • June 19, 2006, 6:54 p.m. CST

    AICN goes high tech!

    by Jonesey1111

    All bow down before the talking Brando!

  • June 19, 2006, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Wow, that was fucking incredible.

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    And anyone who complains about it being CGI is complaining for the sake of complaining. STFU. Really.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:07 p.m. CST


    by beefywhore

    Thats the coolest thing I've seen in many moons. Good form Harry.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:13 p.m. CST

    As a CG artist myself.

    by Venardhi

    That is amazing work. I would have never guessed it was faked.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:14 p.m. CST


    by Captain Happy

    Conan O'Brien's method is definitely better. Now if only Superman had a trusty sidekick...say like "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog": Kal-el, you look like sheet...Lex, you look hungover, like something I pooped out Sat. night...POWERS THAT BE - Make it so. Then I might actually go & see Superman Returns.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Who is that guy, I don't remember him.

    by CrispyOne

    Hee hee

  • June 19, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Even if you thought the head itself looked fake...

    by Novaman5000

    It's so obscured in the crystals in the final piece that it's not really a problem. Very cool, informative little video.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    very cool

    by jrbarker

    impressive work

  • June 19, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST

    OMG - it's LOOKER all over again...

    by r3sp3ctm3

    Remember the background behind LOOKER? Sweet jesus - michael crichton was right.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:24 p.m. CST

    My Thon

    by Det. John Kimble

    If they didn't get that right, screw 'em.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by Duke of Hurl

    They should apply this technique to every movie the fat old fart made after Apocalype Now.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Cool...

    by casinoskunk

    This has to be the single coolest thing i have ever seen put on this site. this is what Aint It Cool should be. Nice work.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Why not 'Clutch Cargo' it, like Conan

    by Det. John Kimble

    His mouth does not match that dialog - it's a bit off, especially at the beginning.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:39 p.m. CST

    If they really ddi that, they went to too much trouble

    by Rupee88

    Showoffs...there had to be about a thousand easier ways. Anyway, it was kind of a cool video even though it made no sense, in a sense.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Will they do this for the Donner cut?

    by amrisharmpit

    Brando's unseen footage is supposed to appear in the new DVD versions of Supes 1-2. I hope they use this same process to spruce it up - pretty damn cool.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    (some may say it already has.)

  • June 19, 2006, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I don't get it

    by quadrupletree

    Where did they get the dialog from? If they have him saying it, don't they have footage of him saying it too?

  • June 19, 2006, 7:52 p.m. CST

    All that work and no ears?

    by veritasses

  • June 19, 2006, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I got a crazy idea that could've saved them millions!

    by WacksOnWacksOff

    Cut away to Kal-El, and have Marlon Brando say whatever the hell he's saying, "You do not remember me". Boom Pow! I just saved you fuckers $3 million! Where's my check, bitch?

  • June 19, 2006, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Music from T3 sounds better here than in the film

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    As for this video it was cool but I have to reiterate what others have said, whenit's obscured by crystals and seen from the side it kind of makes all that hard effort for naught. Still, a very cool glimpse of things to come, not this film I mean the tech.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:57 p.m. CST

    not bad. we're almost there.

    by HypeEndsHere

    pretty soon we'll be able to capture the exact voice and preformance of an actor from many angles.

  • June 19, 2006, 7:58 p.m. CST

    quadrupletree, ADR.

    by HypeEndsHere

  • June 19, 2006, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    I still don't get it, isn't ADR the process of replacing set recorded dialog with higher quality studio recorded dialog and syncing it to the mouths of the actors? If so don't they have the footage the ADR was supposed to sync with? Or was it from a VO? I haven't watched the original Donner Supermans in forever...

  • June 19, 2006, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Quadrepeltrees' Question

    by Projbalance

    To answer your question just look at the first part of the video again. When Brando originally shot the footage he was looking all around and emoting in various ways, or the footage they shot while speakign the lines just didn't give them the performance they wanted in the face. It's also possible that the dialouge was strictly ADR and no film was shot of Brando speaking it. What they did was find a piece of footage where the eyes were looking in the right direction for the shot they wanted, i.e. looking straight ahead towards the platform where Kal- El would be standing. This way they can match the face they want with the dialouge they want spoken, kind of a Lucasian technique.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:13 p.m. CST

    That was very cool

    by VanLingoMungo

    Do not try to debate me. I have many leather bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mohogany.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:14 p.m. CST

    quad, that's precisely what ADR is

    by HypeEndsHere

    but Brando's character had quite a bit of voice over leftovers to choose from. He opens this film with VO. or it just may be that the angle of footage that they had wasn't what they needed. or the audio from another take. or they like playing with computers or sumpin'.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Who's Marlon Brando? I do not remember him!!

    by Flim Springfield


  • June 19, 2006, 8:15 p.m. CST

    That put the C in AICN.

    by Nordling

    Really fucking cool.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:22 p.m. CST

    why didn't they just make a cgi chris reeve then?

    by wolack22

    Seriously.... we could have had a cgi chris reeve and hackman... yes hackman, cause im sure the cgi version of him would be a far better luther than he ever was or could be.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:25 p.m. CST

    So, there's no new Brando footage in Returns?

    by performingmonkey

    I thought there was going to be. I pray they manage to get that new Superman II cut together, including the missing Brando footage and several missing Donner scenes.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:29 p.m. CST

    That looks more REAL than Joan River's face.

    by slder78

    Do not try to debate me, for i am rubber and you are glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks on you.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I wish they'd CGI out Kate embryoface Bosworth

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    and CGI in Margot Kidder. Seriously if they're going for a younger Lois Lane then who foxier or more appropriate than a preSuperman Margot Kidder? Everyone is MUCH younger in the film because Superman's spinning the world backwards had an adverse affect on the characters and they're all de-aging. In the next film they'll be twelve and the last film will be Superbabies.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:37 p.m. CST

    that was kinda cool...

    by RaveX

    ...but now, let's put this tech to a really good use, and make those 2 missing original kolchak episodes. and why stop at that? make a whole new season while we're at it. sure, it might be a bit expensive, but let's face it, we all know it would be worth it.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:39 p.m. CST

    oh, and as for burt reynolds as jor-el...

    by RaveX

    I'm sorry, that would never work, knowing that a chance to be in a new uwe boll movie beats being in a new superman movie.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by TheJake

    It still looks a bit off to me. I think CGI still has a ways to go before actors can be replaced.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Glad to see it came true after all

    by jinryu7

    I work @ WB studios. Now one day, almost 2 years ago. I was at the comissary, getting my delicious, overpriced, slice of pizza. I heard these two "studio exec" types talking. Onne was saying that he had been looking up and staring at old Brando footage from the first and second movie edits. That they were gonnna blend it in to this new movie, which wasn't even cast yet... I turned to them and attempted to be humerous in this long line. I did my best Brando, (which iis pretty damn good if I do say so myself..) Something like, "I want you to tell General Zod, I am gonna make himi an offer he can't refuse." They just stared blankly at me, and I more than willingly, went back to the tedious line. Needless to say, I love knowing I finally got to be a part of a spoiler, and get to see the fruits of their labor and idea. Lovin it! Looking forward to the movie.

  • June 19, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Finally, AICN is hi-tech! Now how about some video from the Nacho Libre event (if there is any) or *gasp* a edit option?

  • June 19, 2006, 8:49 p.m. CST

    You do not remember to try to debate me.

    by MCVamp

    Not only do I resent the allegation, I resent the alligator! Any nit picks aside, that was creamy good CG. A bit much, as WacksOnWacksOff said, though. I mean, all you need is a cutaway or a convenient bit of Kryp-stal to obscure the lips and you save a fat chunk of change, money that could have been used to add the extra material to Routh's Super-Speedo so that it doesn't appear to elongate his torso and ride just around the top of the stump, if you follow me. PULL YER PANTS UP, SUPERMAN, they cried! But I digress. Harry, I've been waiting for your review of Supes all month and you did not disappoint. This little AICN Bonus feature is just the tip of the iceberg. Screw cutting corners, bring on the cape!

  • June 19, 2006, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Props to AICN

    by WolfmanNards

    for putting up video on your site. You should do it more often

  • June 19, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST

    ...for those of you who use non-prescribed...

    by UncleEthan

    ...Pharmasuticals...I have already sent this to many friends and it will remian on my hard drive until the SE DVD comes out. "You do not remember me" is my new meditation mantra. Pretty hip. Pretty hip. Thank you Harry and the WB marketing Dept.

  • June 19, 2006, 9 p.m. CST

    CG is slowly getting there

    by Terry_1978

    Though that creeps me out same as the wax figures at Madame Toussad's does.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    You'd think with all that Krypton technology...

    by Batutta

    ...they'd have some kind of identity verification for whoever is using those crystals. Jor-El thinks whoever he's talking to is Nic Cage's son.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by slder78

    lol. and so true, sadly especially on the last part.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    jinryu7 i bet they didn't understand your joke...

    by wolack22

    they're suits... suits only think about money and paying for their spoilt childrens hummers and escalades....if you were to punch one in the nose you'd probably see green sludge protruding from it... formally money. they are in a sense like the aliens from invasion of the body snatchers... but instead of aliens they're evil human beings who steal other people's souls and livlihoods.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST


    by Little Beavis

    ....after Brando's death to be doing CGI manipulations of his visage!!

  • June 19, 2006, 9:21 p.m. CST

    That right there is why I don't want to be an actor.

    by Thumper2k1

    Because you just know that as soon as you die, you'll doing comercials for all kinds of shit you never used while you were alive.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:23 p.m. CST

    "spinning the world backwards"....UGH!!

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Supes didn't spin the world backwards you dolt, he went back in time to save Lois while he was also stopping the nukes and the other stuff he did.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Thumper2k1 which is why (

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    actors are currently trying to do something about the likeness rights issues. They recognise the need to protect their likenessess from shameless cash-ins and sleazy appeals to the goodwill of earlier films or perhaps a desperate grab by an uninventive filmmaker for some kind of authenticity. George Lucas however owns the likenessess of all of the LFL actor's characters and can do whatever he pleases with them as they all sined deals to that effect. Marlon Brando didn't even want to be in Superman II let alone Superman RERUNS.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:30 p.m. CST

    So no tributes to Christopher, Marlon.....

    by I Dunno

    Margot Kidder then? Wait, is Margot dead? WEll my point stands, especially since theyr'e posthomunously using Brando...

  • June 19, 2006, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Hairy Nutsack you cunt I know that

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    it was only Superman going back in time and the spinning was a visal representation of that but it takes too lonmg to explain to most people and the fact is that the Earth DID spin backwards on film. Stick that in your arse and smoke it.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by Judas_Noose

    I found the technique, and the technology used - namely, how many layers were required to acheive the final effect quite impressive - as one of the first TalkBackers said ... "only a matter of time before the advertising industry gets ahold of this. Imagine other, more disturbing possibilities, as well...just think about it". I think there's a considerable amount of consideration that must be taken into account when making such a statement ... there is a very real possibility that someone ... say ... a government, with a practically unlimited amount of financial resources ... what could they do with this type of technology? Rewrite history? Create images that actually never happened? People who said things that they never actually said? ... the possibilities are endless...but there's always a way to tell - just keep your eyes open - don't blink. I pray that the day that I can't tell the difference between real waking life and CGI. I could tell it was CG ... It just didn't look ... natural ... It didn't look as though a human was speaking the words, but rather that the words were made - the shape, the definition ... there's a bit of a smudge between the lines ... I can tell. Most people can.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST

    oops visual not visal and long not lonmg

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    obviously I meant visual as in optical and not visal as in the Sufi ideal of union with The Beloved. And Nutsuck you're a double cunt for jumping on this tired horse "ahh I'm Hairy Nutsack and I'm the only one in the world that truly understands that Superman didn't actually spin the world backwards because of course that's not how you really turn back time LOL!1!!111eleventyone ROLFLIMPAMPILASH!!!!1111111!`2!". Dickwad.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:40 p.m. CST

    So THAT'S how they make the new Bin Laden vids

    by wash


  • June 19, 2006, 9:44 p.m. CST

    The Running Man was a prophetic film!

    by BigPirm

  • June 19, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by Stallion_Cornell

    Admit it. The evidence is overwhelming!

  • June 19, 2006, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks for fucking up my computer AICN

    by Orionsangels

    with your active x shit. thanks for the warning to older computer users.

  • June 19, 2006, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Where Did The "You Do Not Remember Me" Line Come From?

    by thisnameistaken

    Is that Brando speaking from a different film? Is the line from a Brando impersonator?

  • June 19, 2006, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Dead actors

    by OhDaesu

    Remember the Ford Mustang commercial with Steve McQueen using footage from Bullitt, or the vacuum commercial with Gene Kelly? Those were good but creepy. They did a good job with Brando here.

  • June 19, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by Cotton McKnight

    I believe that&#39;s the audio that Nicolas Cage&#39;s son (thanks battuta, I cant stop laughing now) hears when he is in the space ship headed for earth. That would also explain why there is no video of Brando saying these lines.

  • June 19, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST

    How COOL was that?

    by Evil Chicken


  • June 19, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by sith-vol

    that was cool as hell.

  • June 19, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I do believe that...

    by VanLingoMungo

    "Do not debate me" will be the new Hulk Hogan/Tomboy Beanpole for a few months. At least that will be my singular goal. That is priceless.

  • June 19, 2006, 10:21 p.m. CST


    by wolack22


  • June 19, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    This is kind of freaky

    by Bong

    I&#39;m scared

  • June 19, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST

    So who&#39;s to say they didn&#39;t use Reeve&#39;s voice...

    by commonsense101

    insted of Brandon R&#39;s. They must have like 50 hours from 4 films of materials.

  • June 19, 2006, 10:53 p.m. CST

    if they encolsed brando in crystal

    by Jubba

    why take the pains to make it look realistic when he&#39;s blurred and obscured by the crystal? the mouth could have been doing anything and you wouldn&#39;t be able to tell..

  • June 19, 2006, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Mocky, you&#39;re a fucking douchebag. Kill yourself.

    by Zarles

    In other news, that clip ruled. Hope like hell it&#39;ll be on the DVD. Harry, any idea who did the music for it?

  • June 19, 2006, 10:53 p.m. CST

    My do not remember me...

    by Zeke25:17

    "I am Jor-El. I&#39;m your father. By now you will have reached your eighteenth year..." All of that came from 1978s Superman, and I could swear that we saw Brando&#39;s face kinda shimmering into a solid image as he said that phrase; so it seems there WAS footage of him saying "you do not remember me..." All of which is my long-winded way of saying: as cool as this demonstration is, if the footage already exists of him saying the line, why did they have to re-do it? Now, if they went to all that trouble so Brando as Jor-El could have said "My Son, don&#39;t be dumb and give up your super powers to sleep with some Earth chick", THAT woulda been just peachy keen!

  • June 19, 2006, 11:07 p.m. CST

    marlon brando is our greatest...

    by havocSchultz actor... and i would just like to take the time to apologize to everybody for being late...and yes - i was late - do not try and debate me on that for I have a kitchen full of dirty laundry and my goats are thirsty...

  • June 19, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Fuck the Canes, tabarnak.

    by OurManInMontr

    Wolack, guy, I thought you were Canadian. WTF.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Now, that WAS cool.

    by TheRealRatigan

    Beefywhore,casinoskunk, hear, hear.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    CGI Margot Kidder...

    by MrBoinfoint

    Zoey Deschanel.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Anyone care to answer my question above

    by Zeke25:17

    ...or do I have to be called "moviemack" to get a detailed response to a post?

  • June 19, 2006, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by torpor_haze

    they might have done it so they could take even greater liberties for the sequel..

  • June 19, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST

    oh yes....

    by llamaboy

    leprosy amuses me.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:44 p.m. CST

    ...yes indeed.

    by llamaboy

    It amuses me to no end....

  • June 19, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by llamaboy

    I should be eating sushi right now...

  • June 19, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Regicidal_Maniac, I agree about Bosworth.

    by TheRealRatigan

    I clicked your tinyurl to young Margot Kidder. Who today does she remind you of? Real or rumor, we have to agree the early swirlings about Mischa Barton as Lois started for the reason that take away the OC complexion, and Barton has the same features. I couldn&#39;t bring myself to watch "The OC", so I can&#39;t speak for her talent. But if there was anything to that particular casting buzz, then Singer made a mistake. Considering Singer&#39;s concept -- building the premise for this film directly over the foundation of Superman and Superman II with so much care for everything that we remember about those films -- when it came to casting Lane, I don&#39;t know what happened. Not knowing how important it was or even if it was entirely conscious, Singer clearly cast Routh and Spacey although maybe on a lesser level, to evoke the same characters in a familiar way that helped bridge those movies to this one. I believe he wanted to continue telling the same story where Donner left off, not just pay homage. I&#39;ve seen that some are saying Spacey used his relationship with Singer to sell him and the studio Bosworth. Maybe that isn&#39;t completely far out, because she doesn&#39;t fit into that character or that world.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:46 p.m. CST


    by llamaboy

    or perhaps pizza instead....

  • June 19, 2006, 11:47 p.m. CST


    by llamaboy

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! pizza sushi! by the way........ your face looks like a shoe... congratulations.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:50 p.m. CST

    I don&#39;t think so.

    by llamaboy

    I disagree about Bosworth. She fits into that character and that world like marshmallows into a box of happiness and joy. It just works.

  • June 19, 2006, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Damn, if only...

    by KabutoKoji

    Ah. Now if only I were a computer geek. I would copy this video. Then I would record a voice saying some words, work the sound bite so it sounds somewhat like Brando, and then put in sync with the video. Everytime he moves his mouth to say "My son, you do not remember me", instead he would say these words. "Hi muffin. Here&#39;s the offer you won&#39;t refuse. Can you manually remove all the butter from the crack of my asshole." Can someone here who&#39;s tech savy please do that? Pretty please? I know, no respect for the dead, but Brando would have loved it. Especially if we paid him $4 million to have his permission to do it.

  • June 20, 2006, 12:03 a.m. CST

    re: zarles

    by mocky_puppet

    that was highly unsociable. I am familiar with many different types of 3d-type situations, re: computer generated. if you read my paper when it comes out, you see, but you probably won&#39;t do that. and as an "expert" on these matters, i know from wherefore i speak when i say, "that looked very cg." and also, not to make you feel bad, but i actually have died in a car crash and was revived, so that was particularly hurtful. but that was fake looking, and i think most right-thinking people who do not wish to engage in the politics of hate will agree.

  • June 20, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Mocky is an expert

    by VanLingoMungo

    Do not try to debate him on this.

  • June 20, 2006, 12:36 a.m. CST


    by slder78

    first off, you can say it looked "very cg", to YOU, everyone else has the right to their opinion as well. second, how can the guy read your "paper" if he doesn&#39;t even know which journal it&#39;s going to be published in. Should we look for the author of the paper to be named Mocky_puppet PhD? Third, "looked very cg" as opposed to what, the CGI fortress of Solitude? Spiderman? Are you saying you can do better? Are you saying all cg looks fake? Yeah the lip-synch is off, but in the context of the movie i think it works. Finally, do not try to debate me, for i have a 10 inch penis and all debates i have end with me stealing the guy&#39;s girlfriend/wife and posting the video on the net.

  • June 20, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST

    When did everyone get so retarded?

    by Mister Man

  • June 20, 2006, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Mister Man

    by VanLingoMungo

    I believe it was 1990. Milli Vanilli ruled the airwaves, and Arsenio Hall taught us how to love. That is when the retardation began.

  • June 20, 2006, 12:58 a.m. CST

    mocky_puppet was having fun and you all fell for it

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Some of you here have a real hard time discerning the real and genuine from the comic and jokey. mocky was clearly taking the piss and adopting a stereotypical standpoint on CG imagery and you dunderheads took the bait. He reeled you in and all you got was worm with hook in it for your last meals. Idiots, do not try to debate me for there are numerous very good yet vague and mysterious reasons, none of which I shall go into here, why such endeavours be futile.

  • June 20, 2006, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Very nice maniac

    by VanLingoMungo

    I truly the appreciate the "taking the piss" line. Very British. I would have much preferred "Taking the mickey out of you," but I completely respect where you went with it. God save the queen.

  • June 20, 2006, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I like the Blockbuster dancing hamster better.

    by Cabron

    CGI not quite good enough to fool us yet.

  • June 20, 2006, 1:29 a.m. CST

    $300 Million SNL clip

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    "My son, you do not remember me..." Kind of makes you wonder why they went to such expense and trouble, unless this was also part of the Superman II re-release job. Put pretty much anyone in that white spitcurl wig and they&#39;ll look like Brando&#39;s Jor-El as Adam Hughes was quoted recently stating: NRAMA: With the characters on the covers whose faces you can see, were you going for a likeness of the actors, or a resemblance of the character? AH: no - we had no likeness rights, and they didn&#39;t want likeness rights, so I went for the comic book iconic look. My Lois Lane doesn&#39;t look like either Margot Kidder or Kate Bosworth. My Superman doesn&#39;t look anything like Christopher Reeve or Brandon Routh. But the problem was the Jor-el cover. For the first time ever, they were using the movie designs from the Ricgard Donner 1978 Superman - the white, glowing Kryptonian suits with the chest symbol. I don&#39;t know if anybody&#39;s really had permission to do that in a regular Superman comic, but their express order was "Do not make it look like Marlon Brando." There was no agreement made with the Brando estate to use his likeness in a comic book. So, I had to find a model, and I was so up against the gun, I looked in a mirror and said, "You&#39;ll do." NRAMA: No checking of your resume or past history? AH: There just wasn&#39;t time. A la George Lucas, we&#39;d fix it in post. What was really funny was that, I&#39;ve joked with my girlfriend that, yes, I do bear a striking resemblance to Marlon Brando, the fact that they rejected my first cover

  • June 20, 2006, 2:16 a.m. CST

    That was pretty cool....

    by Doom II

    I remember 10 years ago George Lucas was talking about "digital actors" replacing real ones. We are getting there...slowly. The fact that they used any Brando footage for the new Superman automatically earns it an extra point for me. It would have been a lot easier to just reference him without using footage, but I am soooo glad they did.

  • June 20, 2006, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Lois has a kid? it&#39;s Supermans? WTF this IS OUT OF LINE

    by Warner_Brown

    rewriting the superman mythology in this way is almost blasphemous. The screenwriters copped out saying they "wanted to make it contemporary" my ass, if you want to know the truth, they just threw in probably another annoying little 5 year old kid TO TARGET THE 5 YEAR old audience that is entirely familiar with superman. This is an obvious focus group thing, and it&#39;s stupid. They did this with Star Wars I, though that was the lead. They included the kid (who if this is true, Superman&#39;s son NOW?! Again, rewriting the mythology, bad move. This is the problem when films become too goddamn corporate. I&#39;m sure the film will be great and will blow me away but this story change is silly and an obvious ploy to grab the younger audience in. Superman, the whole "romance" blahblah, I don&#39;t care, I want to see supes fuck shit up and fight other supervillains, I don&#39;t want him to have Lois&#39;s kid? Perry and Lois were both terribly miscast, Routh seems great though with the Christopher Reeves resemblance.we&#39;ll see

  • June 20, 2006, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Children Shouldn&#39;t Play with Dead Method Actors

    by CuervoJones

  • June 20, 2006, 3:12 a.m. CST

    ok, sorry.

    by mocky_puppet

    i don&#39;t mean to make you feel dumb or anything. i DO study these things, so to me, from that clip, it was totally obvious that it wasaccomplished with a lot og cg graphics. also, the crystal thing that his head is in, that&#39;s also totally fake looking. but okay, whatever, don&#39;t go away mad, you know. it&#39;s okay for you to think these things are real; that&#39;s the filmmaker&#39;s intent. just enjoy; salud!

  • June 20, 2006, 3:18 a.m. CST

    So how long before there&#39;s a kid in the DC Comics?

    by MCVamp

    Or maybe the two are connected...maybe after Infinite Crisis ended, the "depowered" Superman could leave a deposit at the bank without blowing out the back wall of the vault! Either way...I think if they had to give Superman a kid, it should have been a girl. I have no good reason other than it feels more "right" for Superman to have a daughter, not a son. Especially since they&#39;ll never bother with another Supergirl movie.

  • June 20, 2006, 3:34 a.m. CST

    You are very ambivalent Mocky

    by VanLingoMungo

    If I had you&#39;re eye for detail, and expertise, I would not allow these internet "Jerkoffs" (as the kids like to say) to question my opinion. But you allow dissent and discussion, and I appreciate that. You are a better man than I.

  • June 20, 2006, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by MaulRat

    Its amazes me how much work goes into these movie doo-dads these days. Even if I don&#39;t like a movie, sometimes I just have to marvel at the technical aspects of making it... not to say I don&#39;t like superman returns... I haven&#39;t even seen it yet... I&#39;m sure it will rock my socks off.... its teh suk..... do not try and debate me.

  • June 20, 2006, 4:41 a.m. CST


    by VanLingoMungo

    If you&#39;re going to self-promote on this site, make sure your artistic display is better than something I shit this morning in a drunken stupor. And I mean that in a good way..Just a bit of advice...Love your work.

  • June 20, 2006, 5:53 a.m. CST


    by mascan

    Why go through all the trouble of making it look lifelike if you&#39;re then going to cover it up with the crystal effects so you can&#39;t see it clearly anyway?

  • June 20, 2006, 6:44 a.m. CST


    by Zarles;re still a douchebag, but is there any chance we could get you to take another car ride anytime soon? I&#39;ll spring for gas... Anyway, the reason they went to all that trouble even though the thing is gonna be encased in crystal is because you KNOW that choosy little geek dipshits like you and I would call them out on it if they didn&#39;t. Seriously, though, this thing rocks. Definitely Gallerie Chappe-quality material.

  • June 20, 2006, 7:27 a.m. CST


    by newc0253

    sorry, just had to use that line somewhere in this talkback.

  • June 20, 2006, 7:38 a.m. CST

    superman spinning the world

    by smackfu

    when I was a kid I thought he really did cause the world to stop and rotate backwards, and even then I thought that was retarded. As I got older, I realized that he was really just going back in time by flying really fast around the earth, and the &#39;spinning backwards&#39; effect was just a visual aid and not really happening. Then one day I watched Superman again, and noticed that after he spins the world backwards, he stops and then gets it spinning forward again before going to do his thing with Lois, which to me indicates that at the time of the film, they really meant it to mean that yes, rotating the earth in the opposite direction makes time go backwards, as Superman had to &#39;correct&#39; it and get it spinning forward again before he could land and take care of shit, otherwise if he hadn&#39;t the earth could continue spinning in the wrong direction and undo the whole of time. Which is pretty retarded. I think at the time, yes he was spinning the earth backward, but in later years Donner and co realized how stupid that was, even for a kids movie, and backpedaled, saying it was just symbolism.

  • June 20, 2006, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by smylexx

    Why does one climb a mountain? because it is there, apparently... Therfore, why do FX nerds mke everything super-sexual and crisp knowing their work will be covered in crystally scrumminess? Because They CAN! HAH!! Do not debate me for i can squeal the word "UNCLE" loud enough to pierce your eardrums while simultaneously performing Mandy on a Bontempi Keyboard.

  • June 20, 2006, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Dat&#39;s pretty badass

    by Doctor_Sin

  • June 20, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST

    my god! imagine what movies will be like in 40 years?

    by misnomer

    hollywood will be able to rehash scripts AS WELL AS ACTORS!!!! we need never have new talent again...hoooray!

  • June 20, 2006, 8:31 a.m. CST

    we could introduce corey haim to a whole new generation

    by misnomer

  • June 20, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST

    VanLingoMungo I&#39;d like to...

    by Borgnine JR

    ....put you in a big jar and keep you in my basement. Then you could eat Raisin Bran with me every morning and Beefaroni every night. After dinner, I could tell you about the rabbits.

  • June 20, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST

    don&#39;t forget feldman

    by Holodigm

    another coreys movie! yes!

  • June 20, 2006, 9:25 a.m. CST

    That was very realistic......

    by supermonkey

    They did it just the way it was supposed to be done. DON&#39;T DEBATE ME..........I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

  • June 20, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Cool, but...

    by photoboy

    that explains why Brando looked funny in the trailer. The mouth is very good and if it wasn&#39;t Brando but some unknown I could be convinced. But it&#39;s pretty obvious that&#39;s not his mouth.

  • June 20, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Clutch Cargo did it before

    by CuervoJones

    Remember thar cartoon in Pulp Fiction o an eskimo talking about how his dog is tupid for thinking that a totem pole is alive?

  • June 20, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    CGI Margot&#39;s boobs from Amityville...

    by Wazoo

    ...when Superman uses his x-ray vision to check out the color of her undies. If a technology cannot be used for sexual purposes then it is basically worthless.

  • June 20, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    An utterly pointless display of FX overkill

    by moondoggy2u

    Thats the problem with some of the cg, today: overly complicated images that have NO grounding in reality. Everything has to be crisp, intricately detailed, and so INSANELY textured that it stands out from all the other normal shots of normal people with normal textures. Not all movies that employ cg are guilty of this, but there are an increasing amount that are. Oh, and DONT DEBATE ME ABOUT THIS--I&#39;m a well read, published, and acredited university professor, newspaper editor, former CIA analyst and extensively educated in photographic reconnaissance, ex-marine, I own an extensive library collection, and I&#39;m NOT A VIRGIN.

  • June 20, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    More lost Jor-El dialogue from Superman II

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    JOR-EL "Is this how you repay their gratitude? By abandoning the weak, the defenseless, the needy - for the sake of your selfish pursuits?"

  • June 20, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    So if Mockey was being serious

    by butnugget

    Then Maniac is teh dolt! You fell for the classic I am being serious with the feel of mocking that which I truly am therefore drawing in those who feel they are in on the joke yet actually the brunt of it.

  • June 20, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Perhaps. I&#39;d still give mocky the benefit of the doubt.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    But if he IS joking then his commitment to the bit is commendable. So either he is working his schtick with a deadpan poker-face and you all fell for it or he really is a tool and I am the only one who thought otherwise. These are the only options, do not try to debate me, for it is possible I am a dolt. Either way he gave us a new saying.

  • June 20, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Why bother

    by tompbeast

    That&#39;s a cool way to get Jorel talking but why waste all that budget when you could just use Billy Zane look -

  • June 20, 2006, 11:08 a.m. CST

    That was AWESOME! Great stuff!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • June 20, 2006, 11:14 a.m. CST

    All that work

    by TimBenzedrine

    And then they place so much ice crystal crap around his face that he looks like Abe Lincoln.

  • June 20, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Hey hey, "Look up in the sky" is on BT now.

    by MartyBryce

    700 meg XVID, downloads P-H-A-S-T fast. "I AM JOR-EL, MASTER OF SKY DUELLING!"

  • June 20, 2006, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Strangers with Candy;The Movie...

    by Borgnine JR

    ...Where&#39;s the TB Harry? Or doesn&#39;t that harken you back to childhood days before you were morbidly obese? SwC;TM deserves a little luv!

  • June 20, 2006, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Bruce Leroy

    That was some sweet looking CGI. Do not try to debate me. I kicked Sho&#39;nuff&#39;s ass this morning...AGAIN.

  • June 20, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST


    by Hairy Nutsack

    Ummm, overreact much? Not too much of a leap for me to assume you meant he did in fact spin the world backwards since I&#39;ve had that conversation with multiple morons in my day, and it appears you have too. Calm the fuck down and stop acting like a cunt yourself.

  • June 20, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST

    an FX shot from the plane rescue scene

    by zfisk

  • June 20, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    cg overkill

    by half vader

    Is everyone forgetting that his face will be the size of a house when it&#39;s projected rather than the few pixels it is here? Crystals or not they need to do enough work to make it stand up at that size. Insert Brando/size of a house joke here. Also, the original footage wasn&#39;t appropriate and if you contrived the camera angle to use the original stuff the whole thing would probably stand out like a sore thumb anyway, so I guess it&#39;s one form of reality for another. None of this is really as important as talking about Superman&#39;s sperm though. Oh and do not debate me, etc.

  • June 20, 2006, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I don&#39;t get it...

    by Daft_Wully

    Couldn&#39;t they have used someone else? I mean, there&#39;s a new kid playing Superman, the MAIN character, so what&#39;s the big deal if someone else plays his father? Just sayin&#39;, is all. It&#39;s not like they went through a tonne of trouble to plaster Chris Reeves&#39; face in there anywhere. Waste of cash if you ask me...

  • June 20, 2006, 4 p.m. CST


    by godhatesyou

    Nobody has seen this movie yet....stop encouraging people to download movies by posting stupid spoilers, before it has come out. You fat wanker.

  • June 20, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST

    hey, does anyone still watch home improvement?

    by jig98

    if they do a movie, they could use the same technology to bring back wilson from the grave.

  • June 20, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Superman in 30 seconds (in Bunnyvision)

    by Snookeroo

  • June 20, 2006, 5:12 p.m. CST

    cg used as it is supposed to be

    by Evil Hobbit

    Fantastic stuff.

  • June 20, 2006, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Burt Reynolds

    by stokestack

    The Reynolds comment was totally on target. And it&#39;s not just the wig.

  • June 20, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST

    mocky_puppet quears and stears is not a respected publi

    by P33KA

  • June 20, 2006, 7:02 p.m. CST

    And this is f*cking it in the end?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    They do all that AND THEN THEY HIDE THE FREAKING FACE BEHIND TONS OF SCRATCHED ICE AND PHOTOGRAPH IT FROM DISTANCE?!? Oh, and by the way, as if anyone would actually be watching his lips for audio sync in the film, or even could see it...

  • June 20, 2006, 7:07 p.m. CST

    you people are beoynd reproach.

    by mocky_puppet

    you know, i hate to have to co-erect you toglodytes, but that was the most clearly cg graphics i have ever seen, there, the gloves are off, i&#39;ve said it. and only someone who is a complete ignoranus uses a term like "douchebag", that&#39;s just the facts, jacks. so who&#39;s the douchebag now? you. now look, when i was young a wise person (i will not say if he was a man or a woman) once told me that the biggest douchebag is the one who doesn&#39;t realize he&#39;s being made to look like a douchebag. now i know that you people are playing me for the fool so i am not going to entertain your specious arguments any more, other than to say that i am a card-carrying member of memsa, and you, i deduce, count your iq on your two hands full of fingers. i will not debate you people any more. i shall never post here again. and i hope that you never have to go through a car wreck where you die and are revived, because it is the farthest thing from a picnic you can possibly imagine. i wish this final hope of love and peace for you, you silly people.

  • June 20, 2006, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    So basically, using this CGI actor mapping technology, within the next decade we could possibly have a new Superman movie starring...Christoper Reeve again. Or think about this, a new Pirates of the Carribean sequel starring Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone. Can&#39;t wait.

  • June 20, 2006, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Orbots what about Humphrey Bogart and Marylin Monroe

    by half vader

    They&#39;ve been talking about that one since the eighties. Of course the examples they showed were ridiculous. Or they could bring Mocky back. Again.

  • June 20, 2006, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Mocky is officially the best troll baiter on this site

    by moondoggy2u

    And the fact that he&#39;s an admitted member of the Missouri EMS Association proves it!

  • June 20, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST

    It helps your case if you spell Mensa correctly ...

    by Shan

    ... just saying, that&#39;s all.

  • June 20, 2006, 8:43 p.m. CST

    MeMsa is correct actually.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    It is the female version of the word &#39;mensa&#39;, and I should know being a former Latin Puerto Rican/Cuban La Mecha member who took highschool Spanish.

  • June 20, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST

    as much as mocky may be a troll

    by slder78

    and as much as he may enjoy thinking he&#39;s riling people up, it&#39;s not any whre as close as how much fun we&#39;re having coming up with lines to finish off "Do not try to debate me...for i am a Masterdebater"

  • June 21, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST

    that doesn&#39;t even make sense.

    by mocky_puppet

    i think i speak for everyone when i say that i can&#39;t even understand your post, solder78. please try to stay on topic.

  • June 21, 2006, 1:14 a.m. CST

    actually the point is

    by slder78

    you don&#39;t speak for everyone.on anything.period.end of not try to debate me for...hmmm i&#39;ve used the rubber and glue, the penis, and the masterdebator, uhhh oh i give a crap what you think, and i thought you were done debating us people who were beyond reproach? just when you thought you were out, we pull you back in! Never post here again. LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!!!

  • June 21, 2006, 1:23 a.m. CST

    re slider78

    by mocky_puppet

    i am afraid i have to tell you that i have requested you be banned from this talkback. it plainly states in the Talkback Rules that jerkwad losers will be banned, also people who curse, and that is you and you. i shall never post here again, starting now. farewell.

  • June 21, 2006, 1:25 a.m. CST

    re slider78

    by mocky_puppet

    i am afraid i have to tell you that i have requested you be banned from this talkback. it plainly states in the Talkback Rules that jerkwad losers will be banned, also people who curse, and that is you and you. i shall never post here again, starting now. farewell.

  • June 21, 2006, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Double post? LOLOLOL

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Geezus that&#39;s funny, makes me wonder if Mocky didn&#39;t double his post on purpose just for comic emphasis.

  • June 21, 2006, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by CuervoJones


  • June 21, 2006, 4:43 a.m. CST


    by Harysuxafat1

    that looks really cool. It&#39;s too bad they couldn&#39;t have left the kid on the cutting room floor. This attempt to create a spinoff of Bastard Superkid is utterly stoopid. I hope this shitastic movie falls on its overhyped ass. Where the fuck are they gonns go with this POS storyline after this?

  • June 21, 2006, 6:11 a.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

    I was wondering that, too. I&#39;m telling you, Mocky really is one of the most humorous posters on this site, and I know humor. Dont debate me on this--I&#39;m a former stand up comedian in Madisonville Kentucky, I have hundreds of drawings in my notebooks, and I sat in the back of the classrooms all through highschool.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:17 a.m. CST


    by smylexx

    It&#39;s "Troglodyte" and "Ignoramus", Mickypoos. Do NOT try to debate me for I hold in my hands a thesaurus the size of a small planet infested with highly intelligent hybrid mice-octopus creatures.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by smylexx

    Ok, was "Mockypoos" and NOT "mickypoos"..But STILL, do NOT try to debate me for i once saw a lady naked.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Hairy Nutsack &#39;Cunt&#39; we all just get along?

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Yes, you&#39;re right I overreacted I was tired and cranky (so what else is new?). I also just figured you to be yet another one of these idiots that thinks they are the supreme authority on all things. You know, just like me and everyone else on this site. Do not try to debate me for I have already de-bated myself, and my cat, and we are now both bate-free.

  • June 21, 2006, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Don&#39;t debate me....

    by supermonkey

    smylexx, moondoggy2u, sldr 78, hairy nutsack, and others, your posts had me crying. And I think I actually pee&#39;d a little. Well done. Anything that induce urine is okay by me.

  • June 21, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by Hairy Nutsack

    It&#39;s cool Reg_Man, can I call you Reg_Man, if we didn&#39;t throw fits of uncontrolled rage in a TalkBack now and then this wouldn&#39;t be AICN. Do not even try to debate me for I have been known to make monkeys pee with my sharp wit and juvenile sense of humor. You wanna pee punk? Huh? Do ya? Do ya?

  • June 21, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by Weapon M

    What we are looking at is pretty much the beginning of an entire new world in film-making. Would we get to the point where we&#39;ll have actors. Get the rights to the actors. And then have them be filmed from all angles. And then just fire their ass and do computer replicas of them? Can someone see future court cases and lawsuits as I do? Where a Judge would have to decide if an actor has possesion of his own face and likenesses and cannot be replicated without his authorization? Unless he dies, like Marilon Monroe, or some famous actor where their likenesses go back to the studio. And then the Studio, tries to kill the actor just so they could get the rights to that actor. cause the actor is so unbelievably popular. Now they could do whatever they want with that actor cause he/shes dead?!?!?!?! OMG WE HAVE TO STOP THIS!!!!!!

  • June 21, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    by Weapon M

    What we are looking at is pretty much the beginning of an entire new world in film-making. Would we get to the point where we&#39;ll have actors be filmed from all angles. and after their &#39;look&#39; is digitally recorded on a computer they&#39;ll just be fired, so the company could use their replicas for whatever the industry desires of em? Can someone see future court cases and lawsuits as I do? Where a Judge would have to decide if an actor has possesion of his own face and likenesses and cannot be replicated without his authorization until he/she dies, like Marilon Monroe, or James Dean or some famous actor where their likenesses go back to the studio. So then the studios, try to kill their best actor/actresses just so they could get the rights. cause they&#39;re so unbelievably world popular and marketable?! Now they could do whatever they want with that actor cause he/shes dead?!?!?!?! They&#39;ll sell their name/likeness like it was any other commercial product/property!! OMG WE HAVE TO STOP THIS!!!!!!

  • June 21, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Superman Retires!

    by NegativeTwo funny stuff

  • June 21, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    request DENIED!!!!

    by slder78

    slder78 lives to post another day. it appears Mocky&#39;s "request" to ban me is deined. Allow me to respond to the "jerkwad loser who curses" accusation, I know you are, but what am I? and as you can planely see, i did not THIS Talkback.heheheh Do not try to debate me Mocky, for you said you already wouldn&#39;t! MwahhMwahhMwahhh <cough> <cough> sorry I almost choked on Mocky&#39;s girlfriend&#39;s rug. Hey, I&#39;m a man of my word. Unlike Mocky.

  • June 21, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by mocky_puppet

    i just now got confirmation, they just banned you. try to post now, you&#39;ll see. again, i&#39;m sorry i had to resort to this.

  • June 21, 2006, 7:41 p.m. CST

    buenos dias

    by slder78

    still here!!!

  • June 21, 2006, 7:47 p.m. CST

    btw mocky

    by slder78

    when you died, did you see God? and if so, do you tell him that his face looked too CG? And if so, did you also tell him not to debate you because you are Mocky and he is only the creator of the universe?

  • June 22, 2006, 12:48 a.m. CST

    wait, try again now.

    by mocky_puppet

    i&#39;m sorry for the misinformation. we had a power surge because of the lightning which messed up my mail. as it happens i&#39;ve only now received the confirmation of your banning. try it now and weep, my young padawan learner. again, i apologize, i don&#39;t usually like to resort to bully tactics.

  • June 22, 2006, 2:21 a.m. CST

    [cosbymode] ySEE, now-whenna PERSON gesBAANNED...

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    they tento jessup an DISAPPEAR! But what we HAVE HEERE, as you CAN SEE and I CAN SEE and we CAN ALL SEE is that slder78, is STILL HERE! Ysee? Ifn he GOT hissel BANNED, ysee, his posts woulda ALSO a disappearedraesngnnghnnah... buttheyDIN&#39;T, ysee, theydidn&#39;t. Dysee, NOW, now, DYSEE?! RngnnhhnnnrmmgllulnHAHAHAHhhHH... [/cosbymode]

  • June 22, 2006, 8:56 a.m. CST

    what if

    by Lucien

    what if.. this isn&#39; even a final ... did anyone think about that this may have been a pitch reel? or just a draft shot to see if they even wanted it to be like this in the movie? a "mock-up" of sorts. so as to not go the full effort it timing it correctly.. to save time and money for the final shot? Just a thought.

  • June 22, 2006, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Lucien, I get the impression that people here think

    by half vader

    since they showed us just that line, that it&#39;s too much effort for such a little thing and that he&#39;s behind the crystal anyway. Like I said above, it needs to stand up on a 20 foot tall screen, he&#39;s in multiple positions at multiple angles and as there&#39;s more dialogue the more justified the effort. VFX companies generally do as LITTLE work as they can get away with, as a higher quote means they&#39;ll be undercut (happens all the time)by another company who&#39;ll get the job. It&#39;s hilarious though that TBers are now critcising CG for being TOO GOOD for the application! Hypocrites! __________ Wait. I made a mistake in the subject line. I get the impression that they DON&#39;T think.

  • June 22, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    slder78 can&#39;t get banned.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    I just did an IP address search and he is only one of the many faces of Doc Pazuzu, as is mocky_puppet, Regicidal_Maniac, and of course myself Hairy Nutsack. Do not try and debate me my other selves or I&#39;ll put us back in the asylum, in a straighjacket, on delicious meds, drooling and shitting on ourselves all day long.

  • June 22, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    So that was you shitting on my straightjacket?

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    I was gonna blame mocky, Doc&#39;s not up yet so I knew it wasn&#39;t that part of my/our persona. For shame.

  • June 22, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I don&#39;t know.

    by Vicconius

    The lips didn&#39;t match the words for shit. It&#39;s a good thing they obscured it with the crystals.

  • June 22, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Exercise in futility

    by DanHibiki

    Ok yeah it&#39;s awesome! They lip synched a 3D model to a dead actor. HURA! But then they blur the shit out of it, make it transparent and refract it through 5,000 cristals! YOU CAN&#39;T SEE ANYTHING! A damn sock puppet would look like brando after that many distortions.

  • June 22, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    those are valid criticisms.

    by mocky_puppet

    the most damning, though, is that in the end the effect looked way too "CG".

  • June 23, 2006, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Oh Mocky,

    by half vader

    Stop mocking us with your mocky mockings!

  • June 24, 2006, 2:10 a.m. CST

    The possibilities for high budget Porn are incredible!

    by Lezbo Milk

    Just think! Someday in the not to distant future some low life porn director can put any starlets face on a porn chicks body...sweet! Here is a future cottage industry for you: putting anyones face...say mine, onto the hot body of a porno star so they can star in thier own porn movies! That&#39;s the future!

  • June 26, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Here&#39;s a theory...

    by Radagast863

    It&#39;s possible they wanted to animate Marlon Brando speaking Jor-El&#39;s introduction from the first movie because Lex Luthor is playing the Kryptonian library back from square one. Since it wouldn&#39;t do to just show Luthor standing listening to an audio feed, they extrapolated Brando&#39;s likeness from unused clips (If they have access to the unused Donner footage they can circumvent obtaining a license for images we saw in the original movie) of his face and animate on top of it. Then they add it to the scene and have a fresh spin on a classic line. They may have gone to all the trouble of animating his mouth movements simply because there&#39;s bound to be someone out there obsessive enough to pour over an HD copy of the DVD, making sure every bit of dialogue syncs up. Then the uber-nerd posts on some website saying (tHIS MOvey wuz a totel peace of shit bcuz it didnt evan try to sinc up teh woards!!12) But that&#39;s just my theory.

  • March 22, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see Yogi Bear & Boo-Boo ...

    by Boris Baddenov

    Confronted by a CGI Ranger Smith. "You do not remember me, you picnic-basket thieves!" ----- "Oh yes we do; we're smarter that the av-urr-age bear!!!"