Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Whopper Awards 2005 - Part 7

The Nominations For Best Special Effects Of 2005:
Stealth
King Kong
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

Battlestar Galactica


The best think about an otherwise unremarkable, (but quite funny if only for Alan Rickman) film adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy was the scene where they're looking at everything being constructed. It looked so rediculous but seemed so real. This award is just for that scene alone- that's how good it was.


The Nominees For Best DVD Release:
Blade Trinity: Extended Cut
Daredevil: The Directors Cut

G
ladiator: Extended Edition
XXX: Xtreme Edition


The DVD offerings this year were of a very high standard, but it was the Directors Cut of Daredevil that was a ‘Cut’ above the rest :) With the addition of some key scenes, the adjustment playing down the love story between Mat Murdock and Elektra and even the restoration of an entire sub-plot involving Coolio which was removed from the theatrical cut so that the Fox could have an extra showing of the film per day! The result is a darker, tighter and most certainly a more brutal R-rated cut of the film that frankly once seen will make you forget the original.

And for the final of the nominated awards I have:

The Nominees For Best Trailer:
The Transporter 2
Batman Begins

Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

The Land Of The Dead


I know I'm scraping the bottom of what became a huge barrell now, (perhaps Mark was right to shoot down my awards-show idea after all) but why not an award for best trailer? Trailers play an important part in the advertising of a film and many people will base their decisions on seeing a movie, TV show or buying a game based on the trailer. The trailer which in my opinion most accurately represented the production it was advertising and made me anticipate the said production more, was the trailer for Batman Begins.

Next: (yeah there's one more next) Consolation awards and conclusions...

2 comments:

Former Grunt said...

XXX Xtreme Edition in nominees for best DVD? With the "Death Of Xander Cage?" feature? Are you brainless?

vaughan said...

"Poor Xander , he never had much between the ears!" thanks a lot former grunt now you've reminded me that I saw that piece of ##$% when The Col. lent me his Xtreme edition, its going to take me weeks to repress that memory now.