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Apr 22nd
05:52 pm
'Neighbors' EPK videos and new stills  

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EPK Stuff

James Weaver, producer talks about Zac but it wasn't uploaded by Screenslam so LINK for Trailer Addict version. There are also other interviews that I didn't post cause they weren't really about Zac but Screenslam has most of them or they are also at TA.

Featurette: Airbags

Also this is kind of funny but does not involve Zac so… Seth Rogen sings an Aussie classic.
Mood: annoyedannoyed
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Beejeezbee on April 23rd, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
You were right that they have been using a dummy and not (only) cgi for the airbag stunt.
kleth on April 23rd, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
I always thought it was a dummy because it looked fake in the air. There was some discussion about this on IMDb, that the exaggerated stunts spoiled the believability and therefore the humor. That's my position. If they had just flipped him into the air and over the back of the chair, it would have still been funny and also credible, but firing a body of Seth Rogen's weight to the ceiling is too far for an airbag - airbags that powerful would kill the passengers if they went off during an accident. So when this scene happens, I'm not going with the flow but saying to myself, "Hey, that couldn't happen!"

Others responded, "Hey, it's humor." But to be effective, even humor has to be believable, unless the performance is slap-stick. This is alright for a Three Stooges movie, indeed almost mandatory, but the humor in Neighbors is not slap-stick, so the exaggerated stunts stand out and startle the reader, spoiling his identification with the characters and story.

Edited at 2014-04-23 06:47 pm (UTC)