Unfortunately, if Iron Man was a low budget B-film, I don’t think many people would see it for the special effects. The once sleek and technologically savvy Iron Man suit would be limited in construction to cardboard.
Maybe the unintentionally bad acting and horrible action scenes would boost the film to a black comedy, but I’m suspecting even the underground theatres wouldn’t hop on board. YouTube duo DumbDrum created this hilarious low budget trailer for the Marvel film and uploaded it to their account Bryan Harley. In the past they’ve made low budget trailer for The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises.
Considering the second Iron Man pulled in a domestic total gross of $312,433,331, I don’t think we have to worry about them cutting back on special effects anytime soon.
Watch it here
If you haven’t had your fill of “Paranormal Activity,” the creators of the popular films will deliver the third installment, Paranormal Activity 3 by next year’s Halloween as reported by TheWrap.com
The original Paranormal Activity became widely successful due to its realism and the grueling suspense that builds throughout the film. The first film grossed $193 million worldwide. The film, which was shot with an extremely low budget, profited greatly. Though I haven’t had a chance to see the second film it has earned $156 million since its release on Oct. 22. The budget for the second film was only a mere $3 million.
The creators of the franchise have obviously found a clever investment. They make these films for relatively cheap and end up profiting substantially. The horror films are possibly the most minimal ever. They rely on cliche genre conventions and pure human psychology to scare people.
I think many of the fans even buy into the story lines. They have that realist aesthetic that draw on the “real” ghost story specials that are played on channels like A&E everyday.
Maybe people are just tired of the same old horror film; the one with excessive amounts of blood and CGI monsters. Honestly, these films give young filmmakers hope. It doesn’t seem too difficult a task to conjure up a “Paranormal Activity-esque” idea and film it in your own home. The films are running on the same popularity as The Blair Witch Project, but fortunately the “Paranormal Activity” sequels are successful, unlike The Blair Witch Project 2: Book of Shadows.
The third film will apparently pick up where the second one left off. So, fans of “Paranormal Activity” you’ll only have to dwell on that cliffhanger for about a year.