Friday, March 8, 2013

"Singer - versal" (Bryan Singer & Universal Studios) Never Have Any Luck With Science Fiction and Fantasy


Bryan Singer - His biggest problem in dealing with Science Fiction and Fantasy has been approaching fantastic and incredible material in a very mundane, boring, and uninspired sort of way. "Superman Returns" would have reignited the long dormant Christopher Reeve / Superman franchise as long as Bryan Singer was nowhere near this movie. If anyone (s) other than Bryan Singer had produced and directed this movie, it would have been a global, smash it. Bryan Singer is experiencing at a young age what George Lucas experienced in old age...inexplicably turning into a rotten filmmaker of extremely promising material within the realms of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Singer apparently aspires to be considered an "A-List Director" in the realms of Science Fiction and Fantasy but he never gets there because he never comes close to doing anything better than his peers, or even coming close to rivaling his peers in Science Fiction and Fantasy (J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Shawn Levy, Martin Campbell) because all of them are so much better than Bryan Singer in what they do without even trying. Heck, without even trying...Shawn Levy made (produced) the extremely entertaining "The Watch" movie starring Ben Stiller. Unlike his peers, Bryan Singer simply lacks inspired thinking and a spark (pizzazz) in his directing style. So, he keeps bringing down Science Fiction and Fantasy movies that otherwise wouldn't have been brought down if there was simply someone else in the director's chair.
Getting back to "Superman Returns", the elements were there for a great movie. Great art direction and production design. With 21st Century technology, you really believed a man could fly. The concept of the story was great but needed drastic reworking. Why would Superman visit the remains of Krypton and abandon Earth for five years in order to do so? This would have been a great concept if it had just been brought out in the script that there was a damn good reason for Superman doing so. Like maybe there was a rogue comet on its way to Earth that Superman had to wait for to arrive while he was surveying the remains of Krypton. If the story had been reworked along those lines, the casting was better, and someone (s) associated with the production realized that a major problem needed to be fixed, that Superman needed more than 3 sentences of dialogue in a movie over 2 hours long...this movie would have been a worthy successor to "Superman - The Movie" and "Superman 2."
Universal Studios - Good Lord!! Not only is this studio thoroughly incapable of doing anything correctly with Science Fiction, Fantasy, and "Battlestar Galactica"...but the problem is also compounded by the fact that Universal Studios thoroughly HATES Science Fiction, Fantasy, and "Battlestar Galactica." Has anyone noticed that Universal Studios has absolutely nothing on the order of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" as a thoroughly successful, ongoing Science Fiction franchise that lasts from decade to decade? Universal Studios HATES Science Fiction because they can't do it properly. They can't do Science Fiction properly because they HATE it so much. What is always the end result of Universal Studios (less than half-heartedly) attempting Science Fiction, Fantasy, and "Battlestar Galactica?" Always a fleeting, commercially failing affair ultimately ending up in the discount DVD bins at Wal-Mart ("GINO", "Caprica", "Blood & Chrome".)
Universal Studios has also always had the rare knack for attracting outside people to their corporation who have the same sort of "Downs Syndrome Indifference" to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and "Battlestar Galactica" as they do (Ronald D. Moore, Bryan Singer.) It's similar to an alcoholic not wanting to admit (or address the problem) that he / she is an alcoholic. Alcoholics instead like to surround themselves with even more alcoholics, to make themselves feel normal. Universal Studios deludes itself into the illusion of normalcy by surrounding itself with like-minded others.

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