Venom: let there be carnage – Playing Venom Attending a rave seems exhausting
We mentioned earlier how stupid the making of Venom look atand it turns out that the the sequel is no exception – plus, it has the added bonus that many of the scenes also included the participation of Woody Harrelson, who we’re guessing attributed the whole experience to a funky Sativa strain. For Venom effects, sometimes his alien symbiote powers were created by simply using a staff holding a pile of mail.
Other times there was a guy on set wearing a skintight bodysuit and a Venom bust on his head. In one particularly notable scene, Venom ditches host Eddie Brock and jumps in for a rave – for the filmmakers, that meant covering their weary faux-Venoms with glowstick necklaces, giving them a “grotesquely distinct alien reassessing their life choices while going through a midlife crisis vibe.
It could have been arduous and exhausting filming – or it could be the moment when everything floating around Woody’s trailer just hit.
Jungle Cruise – The Rock fights with a guy in leopard print tights
Perfectly replicating the feeling of being trapped in an unconvincing theme park attraction you paid way too much for, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is essentially the thought experiment “What if Werner Herzog did a Pirates of the Caribbean movie?” come to life. One of the film’s many animal characters is Proxima, Skipper Frank’s trusty leopard sidekick.
While a jerky animatronic dummy would have been more true to the ride, Disney decided to go the CGI route for the leopard instead, which during filming was played by a guy in a bodysuit apparently made out of your leggings. divorced aunt.
Does the leopard print really help sell the illusion to other actors that this crawling grown man on all fours was a real honest leopard? In an early scene, Frank and Proxima stage a fake fight to prove his manhood to a potential client — even though he’s the only boat captain in town who’s built like a refrigerator leading a CrossFit class. On set, that meant The Rock had to do battle with that same human performer, and it all looks like a wrestling match between an unusually excited Popeye and a Ninja trying to make a fashion statement.
Maybe if the ride runs into technical difficulties in the future, they can just get this guy to scratch tourists as they pass?
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