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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2010, 12:31:38 PM »

Alice...real life....Alice...

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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2010, 10:55:04 PM »

Avatar!. It was a lot of Hype and not that it was bad I don't think it had great depth. I saw it in three D and it was very interesting as I had not seen a 3D movie before...but the story was full of tokenism ie. why the lead character had to have a disability. also why did we have to see the coffin burning of a brother we never met or knew and more. Also if the planet does not have oxygen you cant have fire.

out of 10 I would have given it a 6

Aha, another person like me.  I am always catching the errors and such too. 

I wasn't overly impressed with this movie either.  It was good but certainly not near as fantasic as they are going on about.  The storyline was totally predictable and the 3D wasn't that fantastic, honestly I've seen better at the IMAX.  You can pretty much tell what was going to happen before it did because it is the same storyline as the last 100 movies.  Let me see, unlikely hero is a reject - check,  he falls in love with the opposing woman - check, she is usually always the tough princess or leaders daughter - check, unlikely hero has to prove himself to her, the tribe and better yet her parents - check, the leaders daughter has a guy in the tribe that is in love with her/ supposed to marry her so hates our hero - check,  he and our hero eventually team up - check, the tribe is threatened by the greedy outsiders - check, there is the token greedy bean counter - check, the tough army commando officer is by the books and does not care about the tribespeople - check, the scientists are for the people and buck the system on the sly - check, and of course since Alien we now have the tough as nails army chick - check.  I can go on but you get the idea.  I liked the message and the special effects were fine but paaaaleeeeese lets get some unpredictablility in the storyline. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2010, 04:32:34 AM »

Avatar!. It was a lot of Hype and not that it was bad I don't think it had great depth. I saw it in three D and it was very interesting as I had not seen a 3D movie before...but the story was full of tokenism ie. why the lead character had to have a disability. also why did we have to see the coffin burning of a brother we never met or knew and more. Also if the planet does not have oxygen you cant have fire.

out of 10 I would have given it a 6

Aha, another person like me.  I am always catching the errors and such too. 

I wasn't overly impressed with this movie either.  It was good but certainly not near as fantasic as they are going on about.  The storyline was totally predictable and the 3D wasn't that fantastic, honestly I've seen better at the IMAX.  You can pretty much tell what was going to happen before it did because it is the same storyline as the last 100 movies.  Let me see, unlikely hero is a reject - check,  he falls in love with the opposing woman - check, she is usually always the tough princess or leaders daughter - check, unlikely hero has to prove himself to her, the tribe and better yet her parents - check, the leaders daughter has a guy in the tribe that is in love with her/ supposed to marry her so hates our hero - check,  he and our hero eventually team up - check, the tribe is threatened by the greedy outsiders - check, there is the token greedy bean counter - check, the tough army commando officer is by the books and does not care about the tribespeople - check, the scientists are for the people and buck the system on the sly - check, and of course since Alien we now have the tough as nails army chick - check.  I can go on but you get the idea.  I liked the message and the special effects were fine but paaaaleeeeese lets get some unpredictablility in the storyline. 

but no aliens? or sinister men in black; that's 4/10 then
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2010, 09:04:13 AM »

in this movie..the humans were the aliens  Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2010, 09:10:48 AM »

in this movie..the humans were the aliens  Shocked

of course!
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2010, 09:17:43 AM »

aren't they always?
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2010, 09:45:46 PM »

I saw Clash Of The Titans but again I thought the 3D was not worth the extra money.  When I saw Undersea World at Science North the creatures swim right past you and over you but with Avatar and Clash you didn't get that effect at all.  Clash was even less than Avatar.  Next time I go to see a 3D movie I will wait to ask other people if it was worth it.  If I don't see things flying beside and over me like the Imax ones then forget it.
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2010, 05:16:31 AM »

Most realistic 3D I've ever seen was when Spy Kids 2 came out, and I saw it. There was a butterfly on the moon, and it flew at me, and I actually instinctively tried to grab it.
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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2010, 10:30:44 PM »

That's the kind of 3D I'm talking about.  The movies I speak of above are just pale imitations of 3D in comparrison.
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2010, 05:17:43 PM »

Rented 'The Invention of Lying' last night.  Its a great concept and starts pretty well - but pretty soon decends into a corny boy-meets-girl etc.  Still, its worth seeing for the first third or so...
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2010, 04:55:05 AM »

and they wonder why people stay away from the movies.....no-one is prepared to take risks with good scripts, it is all formulated and predictable.... Undecided
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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2010, 07:23:04 AM »

rented 'Departures' over the weekend and watched it in two halves. Its a japanese movie with subtitles - but please don't let that put you off.  The story follows a young man and his wife - he lands his dream job playing cello in a symphony orchestra - one performance prior to its disbandment and they move back to his hometown.  There he falls into a rather unusual job which causes the rest of his life to go into turmoil.  I can't say any more without ruining it - you will have to do that yourselves on google Smiley

Anyhow, a fascinating movie that opens your eyes to something that I am sure most of us totally avoid until forced on us. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2010, 08:14:51 AM »

rented 'Departures' over the weekend and watched it in two halves. Its a japanese movie with subtitles - but please don't let that put you off.  The story follows a young man and his wife - he lands his dream job playing cello in a symphony orchestra - one performance prior to its disbandment and they move back to his hometown.  There he falls into a rather unusual job which causes the rest of his life to go into turmoil.  I can't say any more without ruining it - you will have to do that yourselves on google Smiley

Anyhow, a fascinating movie that opens your eyes to something that I am sure most of us totally avoid until forced on us. 

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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2010, 03:08:09 PM »

Just watched Inception; a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream; matrix crossed with Se7en; crossed with momento;
gripping but not sure if I've woken up yet and I may only be dreaming that  :-*I'm posting here...
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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2010, 11:02:54 PM »

That's the kind of 3D I'm talking about.  The movies I speak of above are just pale imitations of 3D in comparrison.

I learned something about that today that I didn't know (on Cracked, of all places).  A lot of 3-D movies aren't actually shot in 3-D.  In post production, they run it through a computer process that creates crappy simulated 3-D.  The Clash of the Titans 3-D was done this way, and I'm guessing Alice was too.  I heard a promo for a movie this evening that contained the phrase "shot entirely in 3-D".  I'm going to start paying attention to that.
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