uter will pick it up, and it s not going to do what it s supposed to do. So there are all kinds of things that go with it that was complicated, but we were able to work them out. This is the first time that we ve ever tried something like this. So from here on, things are going to get better. (Photo by Netflix)Helman: From the first test in 2015, that was the first time that we showed the test to Marty and to Bob De Niro, and he doesn t say much. He was just looking. He had this little tiny smile on his face and he said, you gave me 30 more years of my career, which was great.Prieto: That s funny. I mean, after the movie, I didn t hear any comments about the visual effects, but during the shooting, I do remember the first time each one of them saw the rig. They sort of raised their eyebrows like, Wow, look at that. It had all the cables and the monitors read. It was kind of a thing. But once that initial two-minute surprise had happened, then it was seamless. They completely forgot about the cameras. I do remember Pacino in particular. There s a scene where he is talking with Tony Pro (Stephen Graham) in jail, and they re sitting on a bench, and he s eating his ice cream. Tony Pro comes in for his money, and we shot that with three angles simultaneously. So each one of them has to be a three-headed monster, so it was nine cameras shooting the scene at the same time. I do remember Pacino was like, Whoa, what s all this? It was quite a thing. But, yes, as I said, initially he was surprised, but then totally forgot about it. We all hid behind our gear and made ourselves invisible.Helman: The other thing that you have to think about is that this is a brand new thing. This is the first time that we ve ever tried something like this. So from here on, things are going to get better. So the rigs are going to get very, very small. Technology is going to get faster. In visual effects, and I m sure it s everywhere in this business, we kind of stand on each other s shoulders to get to where we need to be. So I can t wait for everybody else in the industry to pick up where we left off and further this more, allowing performances to come through.The Irishman is available to stream now on Netflix.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.All images courtesy of Netflix.
In one corner, we have enormous praise for Godzilla vs. Kong on social media. And in the other corner, we have… anybody? Maybe one or two critics who think the latest installment of the MonsterVerse is just so-so? The positive reactions for Godzilla vs. Kong win!Sure, maybe they’re not so into the story or the human characters, but if all you’re looking forward to is some great monster versus monster fight scenes, then you’ll be happy when the movie arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on March 31.Here’s what critics are saying about Godzilla vs. Kong:Does it live up to expectations?It’s exactly what I wanted it to be. Giant fights, and they’re just SO MUCH FUN to watch. It’s a big, ridiculous, awesome movie. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comGodzilla vs. Kong lives up to the heavyweight match it advertised with amazing visual effects and action sequences. Sheraz Farooqi, ComicBook DebateGodzilla vs Kong 100% delivers on what it promises: being one badass monster movie. Scott Menzel, We Live EntertainmentGives fans what they wa