Chernobyl Diaries script

29 05 2012

Chernobyl Diaries is a decent movie script, though there are some obvious flaws with its execution. Here we have an excellent location with exploring the actual site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. We expected the screenwriter to take a paranormal route rather than get into conspiracy theories.  Did you enjoy Chernobyl Diaries?

The Chernobyl Diaries movie opens up with three young American travelers. We anticipated watching media reports covering the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster to establish a connection. The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster is a significant event that crippled the Russian economy. As we follow three young American traveingl through Europe to Russia, we realize this execution is an ineffective way to build value into the main plot (Chernobyl). Chernobyl Diaries is a movie that conveys the effects of the nuclear disaster (Pripyat residents left behind). Hence, movie viewers want to see images instead of hearing Uri briefly discuss the 1986 nuclear meltdown.

The screenwriter squandered on character development. Movie viewers failed to establish an emotional connection with characters to feel a sense of loss when they died. We won’t get into the spoilers to avoid ruining your movie experience. The suspense and thrills were present throughout the movie. When compared to The Walking Dead AMC show. Chernobyl Diaries character deaths are tame.

The most effective screenwriting techniques are to open with Chernobyl media covering the original nuclear disaster. If for some reason the media rights to the footage is too expensive to obtain, then open up with newspaper clippings showing an eerie recreation of a nuclear power plant such as in The Mothman Prophecies. In the metaphysical movie The Mothman Prophecies, you expect a nuclear meltdown will cripple the town. But on the contrary, there is a twist ending to project the movie into another direction – a different tragedy.

Chernobyl Diaries is a good script. It is far better than the Cabin in the Woods satire that people are defending. Who care about the lame Cabin in the Woods movie. For every one person who enjoyed the movie, you have another eight viewers who despised it. Chernobyl Diaries is worth watching. Movie critics are bashing this movie instead of conveying the truth of the Cabin in the Woods mess.

Check out Chernobyl Diaries to form your own perception. Keep a lookout for the twist ending. There is a twist ending in the final act, which we’re sure many web users will suggest otherwise as predictable to flex their so-called movie knowledge. The screenwriter eludes the inciting incident.

If we were providing script coverage, what would make the first 10 pages good page turners? The rule of thumb is that every page should lead a reader to the next page. Thus this creates interest in the setup. Chernobyl is a passive location until the group travels there, and then gets stranded.  We can’t think back to the setup to identify the turning point. Maybe the distributor wires getting cut represent the turning point. The group get stranded in Pripyat, Russia, a city located 3km from Reactor #4.

Long-term exposure to radiation there can potentially lead to health complications. The group were not prepared to stay overnight in Pripyat. In the Chernobyl Diaries script, the screenwriter overemphasized the radiation levels in Pripyat. Uri claims it is safe since they are only visiting for a few hours. However, the group get stranded a few nights. Radiation levels seemed medium to high around the junkyard.

As for the inciting incident, is Paul telling the group about his Chernobyl tour gift enough to set the tone? The Blair Witch Project started with personal interviews of the Blair Witch legend. The Sixth Sense opens up with a bang. We feel the Chernobyl Diaries movie has several flaws. We don’t regret paying to watch this movie. You never expect the twist ending, although the major plot points hint to the falling action.

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10 tips to write good loglines

15 05 2012

Finish writing your screenplay? Ready to write the logline? This is your moment to shine. An effective logline is a one sentence summary that describes your script premise. Devising good loglines entice script readers and producers to notice your screenplay as well as simplify the pitch process. How do you write a good logline?

  1. Make a list of catchy words that describe your movie.
  2. Designate a descriptive adjective and or noun that explains the premise (i.e. fear, revenge, betrayal, and etc).
  3. Review page turning content to see what advances the first 10 pages of your script.
  4. Write a logline as you would a movie tagline.
  5. Read script loglines of the most popular movies.
  6. Write a  logline like a flowery treatment
  7. Include as many characters who are the central focus of the plot.
  8. Practice writing loglines of horror movies.
  9. Rewrite past movie loglines.
  10. Write a logline to explain all the top movie genres.

Have fun promoting your screenplay with good loglines. The logline will capture attention to your screenplay. Therefore, you must write the best logline in a query letter to build interest from movie studios. Learn how to market your script in 30 seconds or less with a logline. Good luck on your movie logline.

Humanizing characters in screenplays

12 05 2012

Humanizing characters in screenplays build emotion among viewers. Moviegoers find a connection with characters with which they can relate  to their real life struggles rather than watch dramatized Hollywood characters  The best movie characters are humanized in end of the world movies. Humanizing characters in screenplays thus make watching movies a realistic viewing experience.

Are you a screenwriter? Enjoy reading and writing movie scripts? Want to write scripts with humanized character? Humanized screenplays are movies capable of transforming a mediocre script into a successful movie. Good characters are humanized so that moviegoers connect with them. We care about people we understand. Our struggles and hardships are written in characters which we want to succeed. We root for these characters to defy the odds.

End of the world movies are populated with humanized characters. With the world on the brink of ending, humanized characters make big decisions. Write humanized characters to capture moviegoers whose essential goal is to experience a magic moment. Watch end of the world movies such as Deep Impact, Armageddon and romantic drama Titanic to witness humanized characters in motion.

Joss Whedon redeemed himself in The Avengers movie

12 05 2012

Joss Whedon’s The Avengers movie demonstrated a good script from page to screen. The visuals and dialogue worked rather well, especially when several dominant Marvel characters must share screen time. Good acting, dialogue, and visual aesthetics are key aspects to what makes a movie a good watch. What did we like about The Avengers script?

First of all, The Avengers script is not Cabin in the Woods. We can look past deceptive tactics in the strange satirical movie, forgiving Whedon for attempting to create a movie that craps on horror movies and mostly all the genres. The Avengers movie script opens with a good setting. Loki enters to brainwash Hawkeye and the Professor. Therefore, the catalyst is reclaiming the tesseract and stopping Loki from creating havoc on Earth.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is undeniably the wheels that turn The Avengers movie. He represents the dominant character throughout the film. Whedon crafted good jokes, though he reserved the best for Iron Man. Downey Jr. is experienced with delivering movie lines in a charismatic way. Stark makes movie fans laugh, executing the jokes on time. He carries the bulk of the superhero movie to keep the spine intact. Whedon’s writing and directing abilities enable the cast members to reach great performances.

Chris Evans’s Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man steal the show. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is much better than his previous performance in Cabin in the Woods. We can’t fault Chris for acting in a multi-genre movie that Joss Whedon wrote.

Why would we think Joss Whedon redeemed himself after writing Cabin in the Woods? Cabin in the Woods is not as good of a movie as many think. Of course, we have many movie fans writing a book of comments to protect their satire movie. If we don’t laugh at the jokes, then people assume we lack a sense of humor. It is a lose-lose topic to discuss Cabin in the Woods. Write a good review, and people attack you for enjoying Cabin in the Woods.  On the opposing side, write a negative review about Cabin in the Woods to get bashed.

We appreciate comments to explain the Cabin in the Woods. Joss Whedon seemed to be thinking of his The Avengers movie while writing Cabin in the Woods. Cabin in the Woods is generating far more action online than at the box office. The Avengers movie is not the best superhero movie ever, though the major production has staying power to last the long haul. Movie viewers laughed at the jokes and some funny moments such as The Hulk smashing Loki into the ground.

The Avengers movie is self-explanatory. We understand the mission – The Avengers must retrieve the tesseract andstop Loki from from destroying the world. In the subplot, Nick Fury wants to demonstrate that The Avengers can coexist as a super team ready to serve the world. Whedon’s The Avengers is a good movie script with effective dialogue, funny jokes, character arcs, three act dramatic structure, and great action.

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Cabin in the Woods movie dialogue

9 05 2012

Cabin in the Woods delivers good dialogue. Joss Whedon and Drew Godward teamed up to write the Cabin in the Woods screenplay. Many movie fans claimed they enjoyed the movie, so we’ll give Cabin in the Woods another chance. Cabin in the Woods is a unique movie, a step back from previous Scary movie spoofs.

Cabin in the Woods movie dialogue gave viewers some good laughs. Marty’s Civil war, “Brother versus brother” joke induced an outburst of laughs. The gas station operator working for command headquarters seemed overly serious, especially when Marty made fun of him. This movie dialogue works well as a running joke, which is commonly executed in television situation comedies.

The following movie dialogue occurs between Hadley and Sitterson.

Hadley: We may as well tell Japan to take the rest of the weekend off.

Sitterson: Yeah, right. They’re Japanese. What are they gonna do- relax?

Hadley: I don’t know. Maybe they can do some group calisthenics or something.

We have a good exchange between the two main command characters. Cliches are treading through the dialogue, with Japanese discipline references advancing the punch line. Cabin in the Woods is full of cliches that mock the genres – horror genre is the primary target. Nonetheless, the genres shift enough to create good dialogue moments.

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