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Is whether Dow is this Monday morning -- Monsters.
That's the name of the movie is that correct that is -- in the yes it beat world war Z.
At the box office this weekend that it brought in 82 million dollars will -- Zeke and his second 62 million dollars because -- is monsters.
And you've got so what's the -- zombies monsters here zombie is that.
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And -- about Mormon is a professor at cal state university all right to you first pole.
Why young why don't we so fascinated by monsters and this diseases -- -- well what's going on here.
I think -- just they're very cinematic first of all monsters had been a staple of the cinematic diet for decades.
And in this case it they're animated monsters who are very friendly and fine and.
Very Pixar if you will and.
You know won the weekend very handily this weekend and -- you have -- -- with world where Z and Brad Pitt.
Very intense movie I just as human beings we love to be scared I'm -- world -- he is very kind of scary and intense.
The other movie monsters university very fun way.
To look at monster called -- walk walks.
In in movies these days monsters zombies -- -- is the fashion of the day and -- -- correct Paul.
Well I think so I think that's a big part of why we go to the movies to be scared -- to laugh.
It's -- on those things go together and then little kids -- monsters and all of us I think they thought maybe you of that -- -- it maybe we would like to see some character development.
Maybe would like to sing a love story involving real human vision of an up but -- -- second bullet because that's sometimes in the fall with the with the Academy Award types of movies in the fall season.
But Summers about -- -- -- Qaeda.
You know over the top.
Movies write -- professor.
Why is our society so focused so fascinated.
By zombies debt the -- king did bonuses.
-- well I think in particular zombies aren't particularly good Adam vehicle for expressing a whole range of ideas because essentially the zombie itself is just.
Empty vessel waiting to be film community and that gives a lot of opportunity for different kinds of interpretations -- particular action zombies.
As if you take the first thing you notice about a zombie is that -- mrs.
And -- I think it's no coincidence that this particular monsters.
I'm achieving such heights of popularity just as our society is aging and so on aging society has to come into.
Kind of consideration of its own mortality.
And if nothing else the -- in particular really forces you to consider we -- mortality.
So we've got go to this unreality.
To beat and detained because that's what it is that -- on real in the extreme -- his did kill off fantasy.
I mean some would call it pure nonsense that you read more into it than us.
Oh yeah I think I mean there's a lot more going on than just people wanting to be scared I think for one thing.
Here are just going in to be scared you're going into a safe environment -- you know really the fear is not gonna end up hurting you -- -- and so it's not really a true.
A true fear it's just kind of playing with fear.
Stewart there's another point here you you put your finger on it you can have character development and fantasy at the same time and I'm thinking of independent states.
I think Hollywood missed a huge -- here by forgetting the fact that were coming up to July 4.
And focusing as Independence Day remember that movie that did focus on July 4.
It did have fantasy it had monsters and aliens -- -- -- but it had character development had real characters it had a real concept of patriotism and it won big at the box office I think Hollywood's missing their bat.
-- Yeah well I think did were -- -- actually does have character development I mean what in the midst of all this you know.
All the special effects and all of that is at the end of the day you don't care about the characters then you're not gonna really be you know committed to the movie are really be -- -- In that experience -- like the professor said.
These movies are awaits you in a safe way you know kind of work out these inner demons or whatever you -- -- call that it's much like going on the biggest roller coaster.
In the theme park you know years relatively safe.
But you get to have that drill first short amount of time -- humans I think that's what we need to get their -- we need that escape -- I'm gonna last that you took both of you the same question this quality of the professor festival -- I just get an old.
I'm -- just looking at the young generation whacking my fingers back when I was -- it wasn't like this we have real character development we have real stories who have real right to win real movies back in my day.
-- -- -- professor I might just displaying my age -- Why don't I don't know how much stage plays into and it except for the fact that zombies.
And we're actually the invention of baby boomer generation.
And it's it's my generation that grew up watching these movies.
The -- next generation and now we'll see how the millennial -- with.
You know they carry on their fascination with zombies going forward -- -- it'll fizzle.
I I think I think it'll fizzle but that's just me and old stuff if you Bolden got a media enough last what do you.
Well I don't think you're necessarily getting all you're getting more sophisticated.
And the movies that play well this summer.
Are the cinematic fast food and then in the all we get the cinematic fine dining which appeals -- like me -- older -- -- well.
I think -- is about having a good story good characters.
-- no matter how you wrap that into whatever package whatever cinematic package it's a good movie.
Then you're gonna enjoy it and everybody brings their own baggage to every movie and you know then your perception of the movie.
Is built around that but.
You know summer movie season definitely -- the big blockbusters.
You know big budgets and -- kind of thing.
Fall movie season more about the character driven.
Movies that I think you're talking about Stewart I'm just waiting for a I'd I'm eager to go back campaign -- twenty bucks to go CO moving these days -- now on the way --
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