- Eric reports that posters have appeared in Zurich, Switzerland.
- The movie is now available on video in Poland!
- Bugfix was kind enough to write the following article about the movie in Germany...
WC Movie is around in Germany
Something I thought I better report for all the German WC fans that might check wcnews.com regularily:
The Wing Commander Movie finally made it to Germany. After it was shown in its Original version during the Germany tour of the Fantasy Film festival in August (where I missed it BTW) I now saw the Movie in German this Tuesday in Berlin. All in all there were 4 cinemas in town showing the movie as preview. Those cinemas were all UCI theaters. The offical start will still be on 23 December.
So every WC fan in Germany check your nearest cinema quickly, probably best try would be an UCI theatre, for the WC Movie preview, sponsored by Benson & Hedges (the ones in Berlin have been). You might be lucky to catch it.
Seeing it on Tuesday really made my day. After having read all the critics about it I decided to take it slowly. And indeed the biggest lack, though the only real one, was the directing itself. It seemed to me that Chris was directing for the games where the vid scenes where more to accompany the gameplay, enriching it, while they are the only means he has in the movie. So after a lot of scenes I awaited to be able to grap my joystick to get really into it finally. Therefore - only naturally - the movie misses quite some its dramatic moments.
The FX are literally smashing and a big must-see. Especially the cockpits scenes I liked best. They ultimately made me grab my cup of coke much harder, about to start jerking it around.
Given that this movie actually establishs a new WC universe it is still or even now interesting to see how things were done or converted. Most interesting to me was how the different characters were depicted and played into their role. Maniac played his role best and most in line with his character in the games. One just has to like him and if you didnt do in the games you will like him in the movie. Whereas Paladin was converted - if not perverted - almost totally.
To sum it up: a decisive must-see for every truly Wing Commander fan. Regardless.
... ohh, and this is not a suggestion ... "That's a definite order!" ;-)