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Greetings. I am the Illusive One. For many years now I have been a huge video game player, movie viewer, and book reader. For almost as long, I have been a critic of these things and many people respect my opinions of these things and have often said I belong on G4 doing reviews on X-Play or a similar show. Sadly that is not likely to happen. So instead I shall do reviews for you, uninfluenced by other reviewers, of video games books, movies, and, occasionally, music and political actions. I hope you find this informative and helpful. Thank you for your time.

Monday, March 14, 2011

50th Post

            Well my readers, it's my 50th post.  At over 3,000 views and three subscribers after five months, The Illusive One’s Reviews it's doing better then I honestly ever expected, although I hope to greatly expand on my views and subscribers in the near future.  I held off on doing my 50th post, thinking to do something special with it, but opted to go with a look at my biggest disappointment of the month. 
            As you may remember, last month I did reviews on the H.P. Lovecraft stories At the Mountains of Madness and The Call of Cthulhu and I mentioned that a film was in the works for the former.  Well, I found out earlier this week that the plug has been pulled on it.  That's right.  The film adaptation for At the Mountains of Madness is no more.  “By why?” I asked and I did a little digging and found out why.
            As it turned out, Guillermo del Toro had been working on a film adaptation of Mountains since 2004, but had a hard time getting any studio to finance to film.  Why is this exactly?  Well, anyone who has read At the Mountains of Madness and watches films today should be able to tell you.  For starters, it would have been a period piece, set in the late 20s, early 30s and period pieces are hard to get produced.  And then there are the big issues.  Hollywood studio heads are, in essence, business men, only interested in making money and are not the artist film makers are.  As a result, most films these days have to have some kind of love story involved and a happy ending.  At the Mountains of Madness has neither so you can understand why it was so difficult for del Toro to get the project off the ground.
           In 2010, however, fresh off his success with Avatar, James Cameron approached del Toro to produce the film.  The two were then able to get funding for pre-production, creature designs and such and for a while it seemed like the film would eventually see the light of day.  Unfortunately, with all the factors mentioned above in play and del Toro wanting to go for an 'R' rating, the plug was finally pulled on it for good.  I personally find the whole thing very disappointing and hate the studio heads for getting my hopes up for nothing. 
            Something very similar happened a few years ago with a planned film adaptation of Halo.  Originally, Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings films was signed on as producer and Niell Blomkamp, (before directing District 9), as director but, like Mountains, had the plug pulled on them after a few pre-production stages.  This is only the latest of disappointments like this, and it shows just how little control film makers have over their films before actual filming.  But unfortunately, there is nothing the fans or the film makers can do about it.
            Until next time, this is the Illusive One saying...awe screw it.  I'm too upset to think up anything cleaver.      


  1. Congrats on 50 posts! I'm nearing my 100th post, 10000 views and 70 subscribers!

  2. Korsgaard, you can suck my Scottish Cock

  3. Thats just like a Scotsman, begging on his knees for a blowjob from his obviously superior Danish counterpart.

  4. Oh ha ha. Your the best challange ive got sence i started this blog. and last i checked you danish pussies were the ones who were offering blowjobs to hitler in WWII while we scotts were holding the line with the english aginst him! HA!

  5. You must have gotten us confused with your French domestic partners, becuase the Danes fought the Nazi's on horseback with swords, and even after our defeat, the Danish resistance became one of the most famous of Europe. The Scottish on the other hand, just got used as meat shields by the English.

    As for the challenge to your blog, someone needs to be the LA Lakers to your LA Clippers.

  6. Bull shit Korsgaard. and ur danish forfathers surrendered to hitler in less the two months! and fought the nazi's on horseback and swords? theirs a difference between being brave and stupid, even if i did believe that. stuipid dane

  7. Yes, and our resistance is the reason not one Danish Jew dies in the gas chambers! Haven't you ever read 'Number the Stars' or are you Scots illiterate as well as stupid and ugly?

  8. Number the Stars is a work of fiction you danish cum garrgaler! Now get your litte axe wielding ass off my blog before a shove my claymore up your ass and through your mouth!

  9. Its based off a ture story! Look it up, and while your at it, look up King Christian X of Denmark. In the event your stubby Scottish fingers are to fat to type it up, let alone spell it properly, here is the link:


    And whats this about stuffing things in asses? Maybe thats the way they do it in Scotland when they get bored of sheep, but in proud Scandinavia, we prefer our women. Better yet, we'll revage a few of yours while your off playing Brokeback Mountain in the Highlands.

  10. wow dude. you just condoned rape...thats low. and i did look it up. Number the Stars is historical fiction. and stubby fingers? last i checked you danes fingers were so fat you couldent even shoot a gun! now its time to end this. (shoves claymore up Korsgaard's ass and up through mouth)