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Old 01-12-21, 07:37 PM
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Skyfire (2021) -- S: Jason Isaacs, D: Simon West




A young scientist invents a cutting-edge volcanic warning system and returns to the tropical island where her mother tragically died, hoping she can prevent future deaths. The island is now home to the world's only volcano theme park and resort, the brainchild of its reckless owner. Chaos soon erupts when the once-dormant volcano starts to rumble. It's a battle with nature to get off the island while fiery death and destruction rains down from the mountain.
Just released on all streaming services. It's currently $12.99 at Vudu.

This looks like ridiculous fun. A cross between Irwin Allen and Fast & Furious.
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I wonder how much an american actor gets paid for these Chinese movies. I assume much more?
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I'd watch this... but the formula of the arrogant billionaire white-guy douchebag who is smart enough to amass a billion dollars with good ideas and hard work but too stupid to listen to a smarter-than-she-should-be millenial is so played out. The billionaire dies a fiery (or heroic redemption death) and the millenial makes it out alive with one other person (usually a love interest) as she has parkour skills rivaling professionals and the strength of Arnold in his prime.
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That looks exactly like the last Jurassic World movie...minus the dinosaurs.
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
I wonder how much an american actor gets paid for these Chinese movies. I assume much more?
Jason Isaacs is actually British.
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Jason Isaacs is actually British.
Yeah my mistake but the question still remains. How much to these english speaking actors make for these Chinese productions.
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Re: Skyfire (2021) -- S: Jason Isaacs, D: Simon West

I rented this a few weeks ago on Vudu and finally made the time to watch it today. Not bad. I found it entertaining. Kind of a throwback to the old school disaster movies from Irwin Allen. The cast is good and there's good special effects. The version I watched was dubbed in English. I don't know if there is one in Mandarin, but it really made no difference to me. I was fine with the English dub. Isaacs is actually a supporting character in this movie. He's probably in about 30-35% of it.

The end credits has some behind the scenes footage, so if you're interested, don't turn it off right away.

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Yeah my mistake but the question still remains. How much to these english speaking actors make for these Chinese productions.
Uwe Boll once was asked how he could land actors like Ben Kingsley for his crappy video game adaptations and he answered they get a million Dollars for one day of work and I would assume those chinese movies pay even better.
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Old 02-07-21, 05:09 PM
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So I found the answer to my question about the "dubbing" It was not dubbed. They shot the movie twice. Once in Mandarin and One in English for International audiences.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/c...fx-1203214530/


Despite West in the director’s seat and numerous foreigners involved in below-the-line positions, the film, shot in Malaysia, is not a co-production. A number of the actors were bilingual, and so Meridian shot the entire film twice — once in Chinese and once in English, with the idea of releasing two different versions.




It must mean they had to do multiple takes for every scene. Sounds tedious.


and they are planning a trilogy. This according to the CEO of the production company.


Jennifer Dong plans to make “Skyfire” a trilogy, saying that a sequel’s script is already in the works, as are merchandise and theme-park attractions. Her company has been tight-lipped about the budget, but acknowledges that it went slightly over predictions. But hopes are high as they search for international distribution partners. “‘The Meg’ was just a shark,” Dong said. “Ours is a whole spouting volcano.”
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So I found the answer to my question about the "dubbing" It was not dubbed. They shot the movie twice. Once in Mandarin and One in English for International audiences.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/c...fx-1203214530/




It must mean they had to do multiple takes for every scene. Sounds tedious.
47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves was shot “twice”: Japanese first then English.
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It is kind of bad/good when this isn't the most ridiculous scene in your movie.




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For this one scene, may be worth the watch. Tagged!
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Jennifer Dong plans to make “Skyfire” a trilogy, saying that a sequel’s script is already in the works, as are merchandise and theme-park attractions. Her company has been tight-lipped about the budget, but acknowledges that it went slightly over predictions. But hopes are high as they search for international distribution partners. “‘The Meg’ was just a shark,” Dong said. “Ours is a whole spouting volcano.”
Yeah, but the shark can move and chase you. The volcano stays in one place and doesn't affect anyone outside the immediate area. Besides, who was comparing this to THE MEG?
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Yeah, other volcano movies started the volcanoverse
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I was waiting for this to drop in price to buy using my Fandango GC, but I was definitely planning to buy. Now this thread has me all but guaranteed to pull the trigger by the weekend, price drop or not, so I can enjoy the heck out of this over the 3 day Holiday weekend. Also, I love Volcano movies, even the bad Syfy channel types with clearly meh special effects. Two of my fave films are Volcano (the one with Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche) and Dante's Peak and I have seen both multiple times (at least 3-4 times and counting for each film).

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It is kind of bad/good when this isn't the most ridiculous scene in your movie.

I just pray that shot is followed by someone saying, “You’ve just been skyfired!”
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Re: Skyfire (2021) -- S: Jason Isaacs, D: Simon West

This was fun. I don't know if I'd recommend paying $10 for a rental (I had a $2 credit for Redbox On Demand). I liked all hits of people getting propelled upwards.
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and Dante's Peak and I have seen both multiple times (at least 3-4 times and counting for each film).
Dante's Peak needs a 4k release with an Atmos track.
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I just pray that shot is followed by someone saying, “You’ve just been skyfired!”

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As noted in the last film you watched thread I watched this yesterday and it was a lot of fun. Some cool special effects and yes, the scenes of folks on the fancy volcano observatory deck getting propelled up into the sky and then into the volcanoes maw were indeed worthy of a chuckle or two (or three). I would watch another film in the series with the surviving cast members and the end credits showing a lot of the green screen/practical effects you just watched was appreciated. I also noticed that the the Skyline films entertain you during the credits by showing you a peak behind the special effects curtain.

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