So, I just finished reading a screenplay called The Disclosure Paradox: Part One - Arcturian Mission. The genre of this screenplay is science-fiction. At first, I was a little hesitant to read this script because I am very picky when it comes to science-fiction movies and tv shows. The only science-fiction movies and tv shows that I enjoy are Star Wars, Star Trek, The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Twilight Zone. However, I decided to give the screenplay a chance. I was hooked from the very first page! This writer must love and watches a ton of science fiction. I can truly appreciate that! The logline for this screenplay is absolutely brilliant! The character development is fascinating. The pacing and the dialogue for this story are fantastic! The story is overall brilliant! For a science-fiction screenplay, I am very impressed. The cliffhanger was pretty mind-blowing! I want more from this writer. If there is a part 2 or 3, I want to read it! Another thing I noticed was the number of pages for this screenplay. The script was 110 pages long. That put a huge smile on my face because it tells me that the writer knows what they are doing. Usually, science-fiction screenplays can sometimes last up to 150 to 200 pages. I'm impressed that this person is not trying to be like George Lucas or even Christopher Nolan. If this script were to be given to the right people, I think this movie could be made.
So, I just read a short horror script called The Photograph. On a scale of 1 to 10, my verdict is a 20! Personally, I think the script could be a feature film rather than a short film. Some of the best short scripts that are written could eventually end being written as a feature-length film. For example, The Babadook was a short horror film in the beginning but later on became a feature film. The movie Lights Out was a short horror movie that was eventually made into a feature film with Teresa Palmer, and Maria Bello. Another example is the movie SAW. Back in 2003 SAW was first made into a short horror film but later on, became a huge movie franchise. Personally, if this writer could try to make a feature-length version script of this story, I would be very interested in reading it. I am impressed
Well, I just read a tv pilot script called Turn off the lights. To be honest, I was very disappointed with the script. The script lacked pretty much everything! The dialogue was pretty bad! The structure was poor! The character development was fair! What's a shame to me is that if I were to watch this pilot episode as a director of a television company hoping to order this show to air, sadly, it would be a no-go for me. There's hardly a moment or that doesn't reek of the leftover and the second-rate. The sentiment is so thick you might want to go away from the light I'm not saying that the writer has no talent! Everyone has a bad day! I do, however, want to see another tv pilot script from this writer. I do believe in second chances. I say this because TV pilots aren't always going to be perfect! Could somebody be interested in this story and want to see more, absolutely! Despite best efforts, not every TV show is going to be the next Game of Thrones or even Sons of Anarchy! Maybe, this could be suited in the style of a TV movie, or perhaps, a feature film. But who knows, maybe a second draft might not be a bad idea. If a second draft were to be written, I would love to read it to compare. Turn off the lights, had a great logline! Overall, it was very disappointing! Thumbs way down! Sorry, but it is a no-go! Maybe sometime down the road, I will be impressed! I love comedy but to me, this was pretty unfunny! The movie and tv world is subjective to everyone! It might work for someone, but sadly it did not work for me! I wish it did! I wish no ill-will towards this writer. But it needs major improvement!
So, I just read the first draft of a script called SVF: Reborn! The first thing I looked at was the number of pages of the screenplay. The screenplay is 90 pages long which put a smile on my face. A screenplay that is 90 pages tells me that this is a good sign. I say this because a screenplay from 90-110 pages will put a smiling face on the reader. But 120 pages is usually the maximum. A screenplay that is 90 pages is short and sweet! This tells the reader, the writer knows what they are doing! If this person can write screenplays that are short and sweet, that will leave a great impression. The characters in this story are absolutely fantastic! Great lines in the script. The character development in this script is strong and excellent! The concept of this story is original! Some of the lines in this script are hilarious! If I were the president of a movie studio, and if this script was on my desk in hopes of being green-lit, it would most definitely get the seal of approval from me. This script kind of has vibes from the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Movie "Edge of Tomorrow". This writer must be huge into action movies, and horror. I would for this person to write a horror movie to see if he can impress me again! For the first draft of a screenplay, I am honestly impressed! I would love to see this project come to life!