Thursday, April 23, 2009
NEWS: Exactly How Different Is The Wolverine Workprint?
Not at all says AICN.
“Well, having seen the finished film, the mystery is solved: the workprint version IS in fact identical to the release print, sans effect and some audio work. It's obvious that FOX is trying their darndest to keep this news from getting out, because it will eliminate most of the motivation for people who have seen the workprint to pay for a ticket.
Some scenes from the trailer are not in the finished version, either.
The finished effects are lackluster, to say the least - some really bad CGI work made me groan numerous times (especially, but not restricted to, Patrick Stewart's cameo). The scene with Stewart looks so much better in the workprint - trying to digitally de-age him did NOT work this time around..."
Here's a bit of backstory as to why this is newsworthy.
About a month ago, after a copy of the Wolverine workprint was leaked onto the web, the head of Fox, Tom Rothman, told Entertainment Weekly that the print was 10 minutes shorter than the theatrical version and was lacking a few key scenes. Well, it appears that that was a complete lie, and one that gets me to my overarching point.
For some really weird reason, Fox has no faith when it comes to this film. Since the film got into production, Fox has used words such as disaster and failure when discussing this flick. All seemingly was lost until the first few trailers were released, and while the film doesn't look great, it does look like it will be more than a blast. This spin from Rothman makes it obvious that the heads at Fox have no faith. If the film was good, at least in their eyes, they would have seen no reason to say anything on the subject. If the film was good, people would still go out to see it, at least those who have any interest in the film in the first place.
Just to let you all know.
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