Roland Emmerich - what else is there to say
Would somebody PLEASE, for the sake of good movie making, take the
directors chair away from Roland Emmerich. Along with Shia Labeouf,
Emmerich ranks as one of the two most inexplicable people coming out of
Hollywood in my entire lifetime. All they would have to do is get
together for a project and "Plan 9 from Outer Space" will no longer be
the worst movie ever made.
To be honest, I did not even know that this film was directed by him at
first. But it didn't take long before it became obvious who was behind
the camera. It had the same warm fuzzy feeling that all other Emmerich
movies have, yet still manages to fail at making an emotional
connection with the viewer. He just puts a few basic dramatic elements
together, adds a shallow attempt at political commentary, dubs in some
melodramatic music, then pours on the special effects. That in a
nutshell is the official Emmerich formula (also see Independence Day,
Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow).
As for the characters, there are basically four types in the majority
of his films. The first three are unbelievable a-holes in power, cool
old men who are fathers of the protagonists and crazy, but intelligent
nut cases. Most others fall into the third category as passionate and
sensitive wimps who always do just the right thing even if it is
completely stupid. Makes me feel all furry inside just thinking about
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just saw this movie, and I cannot believe how poor it was even for an exploitation film. I am not familiar with the accurate history of the real Caligula but it could not have been anything like in this movie. Of course, that's not necessary in an exploitation film but in this case it is just too stupid. Their seems to have been absolutely no research into the actual life in Rome at that time. Moreover, the sex scenes are really poor. Maybe with one or two erotic moments, and with one or two attractive females. The torture scenes are just terrible and depressing. At least a movie like "Hostel" portrays torture in a more interesting fashion - there is something about the early exploitation films that make you want to scream out in boredom at the stupid torture scenes. All things considered, this is a horrible movie which should never have been made. I feel the same about movies about torture in the Holocaust. Movies like that are simply dangerous to the mind, and a complete waste of time and life. It is difficult to prove that movies like that are actually damaging to the mind, and I don't mean it in any moral sense, but we all know that movies like that are absolute trash, and that we would be better off watching something interesting. I bought Caligula because I thought it might be good but it wasn't. I think, the Druuna comic book series is excellent. But this Caligula film doesn't deliver anything other than negative and stupid stuff. .
i like it.
This film is great. I will extract a scene for teaching..
we were warned.
i watch first .
waste of money
I could talk about this movie all day, but it already consumed too much
of my time. They should have burned the money, and film it, the fire
would be a much better show... I really do not want to believe that it
is allowed to call this a movie. Shame on all the great actors who
participated in this... I wouldn't even say that the effects are
stunning, because they are just expensive and they do not serve any
purpose. Everything is so pointless. All the "emotional" scenes made me
wanna throw up. The lines are... don't know how to describe them. I
think that you can hear the "Mister president" line, about a hundred
times which is present in every single one of Mr Roland's movies. Music
is so cheesy, every now and then the sad strings come up to pump up the
heroics of brave individuals, or to make you cry or at least to make
you realize the importance of the situation , and all they do is making
it even more disgusting and eventually you end up actually wanting the
world to end. The box offices keep telling us that this is the way to
make a "good" movie and that, my friends, won't be the end of the
world, but it will surely be the end of 7th art!.