My Animations

I decided to take this time to show you the animated films I’ve been working on for awhile. I recently discovered a series of programs that would allow me to bring my Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator, Terminator, and Friday the 13th fan fictions to life. It has brought me so much joy and I am so excited to do it. I wanted to show you the short films I’ve been working on:

Aliens Reunion

This is an animated pitch film I made to promote my idea of an Aliens series told with Newt, played by Summer Glau, along with Ripley, Hicks, and Bishop kicking Alien ass.

Predators Alternate Ending

This is an adaptation of an idea I heard about from the original Predators script, I thought it would be cool to do. The original script for Predators called for Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he was unavailable, so they wrote him out. If you haven’t seen Predators, I advice you not to watch it.

Alien vs. Predator: Stowaway

This is based on a script I wrote as part of an Aliens, Predator, Aliens vs. Predator animated anthology. Just a simple story of a Predator leaving after his hunt only to discover an Alien got on his ship and the two battle.

And these are just some test animations I did to practice and introduce new ideas.

Advertisements

Too Many Marvel Heroes & Villains Have the Same Powers

Game of Thrones creator,¬†George RR Martin, ¬†made an interesting point about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He pointed out that all the villains in the Marvel Universe have the same power as the heroes. Let’s recap:

Iron Man vs. Iron Monger: both men in robot suits

Hulk vs. Abomination: both muscular monsters

Iron Man vs. Whiplash: again, both robot suits, though Whiplash had his whips

Thor vs. Loki: both gods

Captain America vs. Red Skull: both creations of the Super Soldier Serum.

Captain America vs. Winter Soldier: I think the Winter Soldier was another product of the Super Soldier Serum, but they’re both soldiers experimented on with super human strength.

Ant-Man vs. Yellow Jacket: both men in shrinking suits.

See a pattern here?

Not that I’m saying they’re bad movies, they’re great movies, I just think they need to make more villains who don’t have the same powers as the hero.

 

 

Personalism

I’m reminded of something we talked about in one of my film classes that my teaching mentor told me about. See, we were studying this film theorist who believed in personalism. My teacher described it in a film way by describing Kirk and Spock in Star Trek. In Star Trek, Kirk would always risk the lives of a lot to save someone else, Spock would always disagree, the classic line “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” But Kirk would always do something to save both. Some would even say that’s the philosophy of the Jedi in Star Wars. The Jedi wouldn’t risk the lives of everyone to save one or few lives.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Take Luke for example in Empire Strikes Back, Luke risked his own life, his training, and the potential to defeat the Empire to save his friends. Fact, if Luke had stayed behind, Lando would’ve saved Leia, Chewie, and 3P0 and they could’ve rescued Han later. And of course Luke didn’t come out on top. Or take the prequels for example, Anakin basically killed off all the Jedi to save Padme from dying, and we all know how that turned out. I also watched this game my brother played, Last of Us, where the only way to save the world from a bad infection was to sacrifice a little girl, so the main character saved her and lied to her to keep her alive. That also goes back to the age old question, of whether you can sacrifice few to save others, like in Watchmen or Cabin in the Woods.

Messed up philosophy. What’s your take on this?

Last Stand Killed the X-Men Franchise

I just realized that the X-Men franchise really went to Hell when they made the Last Stand. Don’t get me wrong, I love First Class and Days of Future Past, but most of those movies suffer from them salvaging the damage that was caused in Last Stand.

First of all, my dream X-Men team are Wolverine (of course) Professor X, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Nightcrawler (he’s my favorite), Rogue, Iceman, Beast, Kitty Pryde, maybe Colossus. But X3 killed Professor X, Jean, and Cyclops, Nightcrawler didn’t come back for X3, Kitty Pryde and Iceman only really shined in 3 and that movie sucked, Colossus was barely there, Beast was only good in First Class and Future Past, and Rogue should’ve been more useful, like make her copy a mutant’s strength and flight like the comics.

Again, I don’t hate First Class and Future Past, it’s just like the old X-Men, I don’t really know these other X-Men like Havok, Darwin, Banshee, Angel, and such.

I just wish I had the old X-Men back. But all that was destroyed because of X-Men 3 and after Future Past it seems like they’ve closed the book on them for good. Who do I blame more, Singer for leaving X-Men to do Superman Returns (yuck!), Hailey Berry for her stupid demands which probably led to them killing off all those characters, or Brett Ratner for being the wrong director.

We and the franchise all would’ve been better off if they did something better for the 3rd movie.

P.S.

Wish Terminator Genisys would’ve done the same thing Future Past did for the franchise, instead they had to do something confusing that still baffles me to this day.