Thursday, 28 January 2016

Captain Eo

Thanks to a rather thorough article in the new issue of Empire that took longer to read than the film did to watch, I was pointed to the chance to see Captain Eo, the collaboration between George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Disney parks and Michael Jackson.

Some observations:

No singing for ten minutes. Then all the singing. The robots turn into musical instruments - which is actually a nice idea for a sci-fi band.

WHOA the Borg are totally out of this. Seriously.

The trench scene is pure look-this-is-a-3D-movie as well as totally Star Wars.

Rick Baker made the butterfly gopher thing. (He had previously worked with Jackson on the Thriller video.) The crew being all aliens and robots except Jackson is pretty cool.

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