"Once you spend more than $100 million on a movie, you have to save the world."
—Damon Lindelof on
"This movie took over three weeks to watch. Three weeks! It is bad when I have to schedule time to watch a movie like Im putting away 30 minutes to do exercises and whatnot. It was with only with complete resignation I would pull myself from anything more interesting (in this case everything) to sit through all 4 hours of Gods and Generals. Or what I like to call
Ted Turners Wanking Material.
flies to the edge of the universe, blast through, and finds God
NOT BIG ENOUGH!!
The word epic in recent years has become synonymous with big budget B picture. What you realize watching Lawrence of Arabia
is that the word epic refers not to the cost or the elaborate production, but to the size of the ideas and vision. Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God
didn't cost as much as the catering in Pearl Harbor
, but it is an epic, and Pearl Harbor