The worst kinomonstry
He struck many "Prometheus" has provided us with a new perspective on kinomonstra - ruthless, terrifying, beautiful in its awfulness. We decided to figure out who could make this the monster worthy company - although it is obvious that our list is far from complete.
It does not, for example, such remarkable films as "Invasion of people-saucers", "Catwoman from the Moon", "Attack of people-mushroom" or "Lethal invasion of killer bees." But you are free to propose other candidates for discussion - a lot of monsters in the movie, and everyone on this account may have their own preferences.
Whatever you say, an absolute favorite in any "monstrovskom" list. Scary create whether it's from outer space or from the depths of the ocean, or from the Earth appeared regularly on screens - in America they 50-60s, by the way, served as the perfect personification of the Soviet Union, the most terrible of an external enemy, ready to strike at any moment .
But "Alien", Ridley Scott 1979 year, not only to change the existing mythology (that you have not the Soviet Union), but also hit the technical quality. In past years nasmotrennost audience still could easily be separated from the reality of special effects - here, the boundary has been completely erased, the monster looked quite "really."
This, incidentally, is facilitated by the fact that a number of episodes as its "stuffing" were used vzapravdashnih insides animals (sheep intestines and stomach cow, for example).
It played a role and the director's decision not to show the Alien once, and scare them a little, pieces: it strengthened the expectation and makes everything more afraid of the unknown monster, which instead of blood - Burn down the metal floor acid. But especially thank for Alien should, of course, the famous painter, sculptor and designer Hans Rudi Giger - whose works and born a monster, became legendary. A mechanical head of his sketches made by Carlo Rambaldi, before it has created the new King Kong.
When the zero came the movie "Alien vs. Predator", it was akin to the eternal battle elephant with a whale: Predator Alien really always perceived as an equal. And there was in Russia, perhaps even more popular - as in the original film 1987, the year of his opponent played Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Fierce fighter fell to fight with unusual monster - which was not easy to discern. Spacesuit Predator - special effects very original: how to make visible what sort of transparent? But its creators have coped with the task brilliantly, proving once again: the less you see - the more afraid.
To heighten the effect, experts in electronics and optics, time-lapse imaging techniques involved and "solarization" were involved (the essence of the latter consists in the fact that a certain part of the picture gets much more light than anything else that affects the result to the frame). It turned out spectacularly.
And put on the Predator's suit initially I had ... Jean-Claude Van Damme. But the rising star did not like the role of silent extras, and two days later it was replaced by more compliant Kevin Peter Hall. It's funny that just a week before the premiere of "Predator" in the US rolling out another picture with the actor - "Harry and the Hendersons" where the Hall has also appeared on the screen in the costume of Bigfoot.
Speaking of "Something", first of all, we remember, of course, a picture of John Carpenter's 1982 year. And speaking of monsters in the movies - especially her, because in 1951, the year the film "Something from another world," the alien creature was completely different, by today's standards - and not so scary. Picture Carpenter also makes a serious impression, and in the present time. Artists have developed not only frightening but also repulsive image of something that is able to take a variety of forms, and above all - be introduced into a human. A filmmaker perfectly captured the atmosphere of overwhelming fear, when you do not know who is in front of you - a man, or no longer exists.
Many see similarities resulting from being a stranger - and must agree that a certain kinship is indeed present. But if you still are brothers - very long, and the film in any way worse this gets.
Although a year exit the picture was taken is pretty cool: Its premiere took place just two weeks after the world became acquainted with a friendly "alien" - and evil "Something" was clearly inappropriate. It is said that the shows "Something" audience packs ran out of the hall, holding hands over her mouth - and it is willing to believe.
Monster with the most luxurious filmography: dozens of Japanese bands, one of which was remounted by the Americans in 1956, under the characteristic title "Godzilla - King of monster" hit of 1998 by Roland Emmerich, where the giant lizard carries the New York ... And ongoing rumors about the new reincarnation, which must implement Gareth Edwards, famous, incidentally, is very suitable to our case the film "Monster."
And only one in our list is not so much a victim of the human imagination, how much human malice and thirst for self-destruction - as you know, the monster was a reaction to the Japanese atomic bombing, undertaken at the end of the Second World War the United States. But becoming a clear warning, a giant evil monster does not become a walking campaign - remained primarily a giant monster, whose malice varies depending on the external situation.
Movies about dinosaurs appeared, and until 1993, but the team under the direction of Steven Spielberg made another revolution, achieving in the "Jurassic Park" of absolute naturalness. Anyone but specialists did not care that most dinosaurs lived shown here are actually in the Mesozoic era - the monsters looked so believable that it is easier to believe in light of today's cloning.
Particularly impressive here Tyrannosaurus, animatronic model of which has been recreated in full-length: 6 meters height, 12 - length of 6 tons of weight. Spielberg Spielberg would not have been if it had not been achieved not only the impressive quality of the special effects, but also the overwhelming commercial success: the film surpassed the collections of the very "Alien" and before the "Titanic" was №1 at the box office. It is not surprising: in contrast to the "Alien" and "Predator", designed for an adult audience, here in the plot involved the children - and the reliance on the fact that "Jurassic Park" will watch with the whole family, is fully justified.
Martian theme - the favorite of all those that unite cinema and space. we have not seen any Martians only - and what only they do not seize the land .. But I want to highlight is still the vicious creatures that were presented in 1996 by Tim Burton in the movie "Mars Attacks!": big-eyed monsters with huge brains! out.
Arrogant and insidious killer that can incinerate anyone for a moment, went to the cinema of the inserts to the chewing gum. They were released in 1962, but was soon banned because of the excessive images of violence - it is bad, they say, affects the children's minds. But the little Tim could not only gather the collection, but also to hide it in a safe, secluded place, so that parents are not selected. Love these Martians Burton carried through his life - and his devoted friends a painted one of his best film works. His fantasy of such "friendship" just won.
The monsters of the deep sea has long been worried about the human imagination. What else will arrive from outer space - is unknown, and the ocean - here it is, right in front of you, and sailors has always been far more than the astronauts. From them and went to the first legend about a creature the size of the island, a giant octopus whether, or squid, tentacles capable to pull on the bottom of a ship and stored in their lair great treasures. His name was the Kraken - and meetings with them should beware.
In recent years, foreign filmmakers turned to this impressive image of at least twice. In 2006, his master turned itself terrifying Davy Jones (film by Gore Verbinski, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"), and in 2010 - the great Thunderer Zeus and brother of his Hades ( "Clash of the Titans" by Louis Leterrier). His fans can be at the one and the other, but we would rather choose the first - he is, after all, ate Captain Jack Sparrow, and that not everyone will agree, succeeded.
To no one thought that we are honoring only American monsters - a guest from South Korea, the film of 2006 "Invasion of the dinosaur" ( "Gwoemul"; Russian translation - not on our conscience). As is the case with Godzilla, the monster grew out of an incident that occurred in reality: Americans merged with its military base a huge amount of formaldehyde directly into the municipal sewage system in Seoul. There was a terrible scandal, the Koreans would all condemn the perpetrators, the matter is, in fact, nothing sensible not over - but brought down the director and screenwriter Chung-ho Bong to think about the possible consequences. And to light a monster, causing panic in the city and took with him to "nest" the little girl - and you are trying to save the main characters of the film. By the way, his new film director shoots already in co-production with the United States - and with popular Western actors. Here are some of the monsters benefit happens.
Dishonest will do in this honorable ranking and no domestic representative - as if we were worse. But we have a great Ukrainian Wii, which Nikolai Gogol described as "the squat, burly, clumsy person. All he was in the black earth. As sinewy, strong roots, issued its land covered with arms and legs. He walked heavily, constantly stumbling. Long eyelids were lowered to the ground. " Brrr one word.
To be fair, of course, admit that the Wii was not so terrible in 1967 Soviet film of the same name of the year. Yes, and modern film adaptation of the novel - "The Witch" in 2006 - a special memory does not leave. But for many years Oleg Stepchenko shoots his new film, whose release date was repeatedly postponed, but now seems to have a chance that we will see the Wii in 3D in 2013. And who knows, maybe when we again hear it famous: "Lift up my eyelids" - then we truly and horribly.
Not to mention in conclusion of our list (very tentatively) "Cabin in the Woods", the encyclopedia of monsters of all breeds and colors is simply impossible. When the film came out Drew Goddard have this spring, almost all critics have found it necessary to conceal from the reader the main "chip" is very vague and expressed the view that necessarily go for anything you will not regret.
Now that the fans of the genre painting probably already looked at, you can evaluate it more calmly, not being afraid to blurt out the secret: almost a masterpiece - and a new word in our designated topic. To push all the monsters at once into the cells and release the final freedom - a great idea, in and of itself, and in his masterly incarnation. It turns out that all these creatures live around us for fun, and have a very important mission, regularly participating in the rite of sacrifice and thus saving the entire Earth from destruction .. Whatever you say - nice to remember. The main thing - to not be in this cabin and in the same vicinity with these and all the other monsters.