The best news I have heard in ages! I can't wait :)
Real bullet time wasn't invented until the Matrix came along, the Wachowski Brothers just borrowed a lot of ideas from Eastern action films and anime.
Probably the best bit of Bullet Time I have seen yet is in MI2 where he takes the motor bike onto one wheel whilst shooting the cars out. That is what John Woo is all about.
> Manga techniques? Wha..?
Yeah the Matrix is basically inspired by Manga. All that slowing off time and dodging bullets, bullet time is originally a concept from Manga.
> And I'd say Star Wars was a little bit more hardcore than a fairytale.
I hate it. It's too wholesome for me. Although it did spawn Spaceballs. :D
I prefer Star Trek movies I like the characters more and it's a bit less wholesome.
The likes of Black Hawk Down, The Rock, Con Air and Armageddon appeal to me in a big way. Armageddon I honestly though was a top action film. They all have cheesy lines, its what makes them action films. The Rock has the homersexual hair dresser, Armageddon the lunatic in space, Con Air has strangely the same lunatic on board. Black Hawk Down didn't have cheesy lines as it wasn't the intended purpose. The purpose was to get the viewer as close to a real life combat situation as possible and it succeeded.
Crimson Tide does start off slow but being a fan of Mr. Denzel I stuck with it and I ended yp enjoying it. All of the Bruckheimer films follow a similar style and pattern and his connections with Nicolas Cage (big fan of Mr. Cage) have prooved a massive success over the years.
A little side fact for you all...
All the cars in the films with Nicolas Cage are all taken from his personal garages across America. The Ferrari in The Rock, The HUM V in GI60 and The Rock, the awesome selection of cars in GI60 etc. With all the car chases he always gets invlved and tries to do as many stunts as he can. This is why I have respect for people like Cage and Cruise. Some of the stuff Tom Cruise did in MI2 was breath taking and I couldn't believe he actually took them on himself.
And I'd say Star Wars was a little bit more hardcore than a fairytale.