I've had a good look and I can't find any threads devoted to chatting about New Captain Scarlet
so - what did you chaps all think of it..?
I thought it excelled in some areas and dramatically failed in others
anyone interested in chewing it over..?
cheers for the input Slate - FWIW here's what I thought did/didn't work:
1 - some of the action scenes were stunning ie the one where Scarlet crashes the helicopter onto the nuclear plant
2 - sets/locations - some were a bit sparse but when they had the time they did some great interiors and cityscapes etc on a much bigger scale than the original could ever attempt
3 - some lovely lighting and cinematography
1 - nondescript credits and not using the original theme - a catastrophic error of judgement, going from one of the most iconic opening/closing sequences ever to library material, a truly perplexing decision based most likely on money I presume
2 - character faces and voices - the original puppet sculpts are in a different class, and the voices are far more distinctive - Scarlet himself should have been identical to the original, no excuses, and I think they should have used a mimic to do his voice (which is what they should do when it eventually gets remade again)
3 - vehicles - should have updated the originals, however all-new stuff was designed for marketing reasons
a few thoughts there - I think the next remake should be a mix of models and CGI and get the character faces just right, its very important
Pretty much what I thought...although I did notice that thy tries to do the virtual model photography to look like the original, and threw in some neat references to the world of the original, like the '60s era cars in the BG. Really agree on the music, it sounds generic and tepid compared to the original.