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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    It's like in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY when things go wrong with HAL. I accept that plot twist, but it's not really what the movie is about. It's about getting to Jupiter and I would have been just as happy if they got there without a hitch. Surely the Monolith didn't figure on them having a computer fiasco and I have a hard time believing that Bowman was actually able to get there after that disaster happened.
    Actually, since the movie is about phases in the evolution of sentience, what happens with HAL is integral to the overall theme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    THE WANDERING EARTH. The premise for this movie is even more ridiculous than SNOW PIERCER. It was like something you'd find in a Mort Weisinger edited Superman comic from the 1960s. How they are able to power the Earth out of its orbit and toward Jupiter makes no sense. And yet it's not the kind of movie where you can just put your brain on pause, because to follow the action of the movie you have to figure out the logic of what they're trying to do. There were many times where my brain couldn't keep up with the plot.

    I also feel like I was missing some connection with the characters because it was in Chinese with sub-titles. I know I'm supposed to care, but it was hard to get invested in their emotions.

    I really don't like the kind of plot where people have spent a lot of effort and time on developing a good solution to their problems--such as piloting the Earth to a far off star--only for things to suddenly go wrong and they have to MacGyver a solution against a ticking clock. I just don't buy that they can pull some one in a million solution out of their back pocket, when it took years and millions of people to develop the original plan. I would have been much happier if nothing went wrong and the whole movie was about them piloting the Earth out of our solar system.

    It's like in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY when things go wrong with HAL. I accept that plot twist, but it's not really what the movie is about. It's about getting to Jupiter and I would have been just as happy if they got there without a hitch. Surely the Monolith didn't figure on them having a computer fiasco and I have a hard time believing that Bowman was actually able to get there after that disaster happened.

    But it was interesting to see what kind of big blockbuster movies China is going to make for us. I imagine in the near future we'll be seeing a lot more movies like this, so we should get comfortable with this kind of production. And I'd actually like to see a few sequels to THE WANDERING EARTH, as I'm much more interested in what happens in a hundred years or a thousand years in the future, and what happens to future generations in this odd scenario.
    Wandering earth lol. Iono why but I thought it was a Docu series like Planet Earth etc... but sounds like avoiding it was a good thint.

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    The Last Jedi.

    While i still think it was written by a drunk moose, i almost enjoyed it this time around.

    Almost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    The Last Jedi.

    While i still think it was written by a drunk moose, i almost enjoyed it this time around.

    Almost.
    I'm not huge on Star wars its whatever to me. But I enjoyed TFA. Like had a blast watching it. The last Jedi put me to sleep, to me it was just a better made better looking BvS. But like I said I'm not a star wars nut. But for whatever reason really had fun with TFA... the last jedi I saw once in theaters havent watched it again.

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    Oh i certainly agree that TFA is way, way more fun to watch.

    I mean, the last jedi has barely any quality to it. The story is a mess, the pacing is awful, the acting is nothing to be awed about and even the action scenes are barely entertaining.

    But you know, i'm starting to get a "it's so bad it's fun" kind of enjoyment out of it now.

    Which is a progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    The Last Jedi.

    While i still think it was written by a drunk moose, i almost enjoyed it this time around.

    Almost.
    I find the movie entertaining, even though it sucks. Thats the thing about many big studio movies - they can be big piles of stinky space walrus milky poo and still have high entertainment value.

    Having too much money to throw at these things isn't always a good thing, though.
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    I still haven't watched the new Star Wars movies. But I've seen so much spoilery stuff about them that it's like I've seen the movies. One thing I don't understand is why Disney didn't have all three of the original actors appear together in a scene in THE FORCE AWAKENS. They knew that Harrison Ford wasn't going to come back for any other sequels, so that was there one chance to have Luke, Leia and Han reunite. I understand subverting expectations, but giving fans this one thing seems like a no-brainer.

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    I finally saw Avengers: Endgame today. I loved it and thought it was a fitting capper to the first decade of the MCU.
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    Wandering Earth. Bad in a very good way.
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    How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World- Absolutely fantastic way to end the series.

    Watched the original Star Wars Trilogy yesterday and as always it's a good time. ROTJ is still my favorite film but Empire still has the best score of the series.
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    Lonley island presents unauthorized Bash Brothers experience.


    Wtf how did they get this signed off on? They appear to be using real A's uniforms and Use Jose Canseco's and Mcguires names? No way they signed off on this. It's not flattering at all. Half of its steroids jokes. And Sterling K brown shows up lip singing for some famous singer.
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    I've only seen about half of the movies that Quentin Tarantino has directed, so I'm going to watch the rest before ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD comes out. The first one for me is DEATH PROOF (2007). I know this was on the GRINDHOUSE double bill, but I saw the extended cut and I wonder how much is different between the two cuts. There's many stylistic things that don't make sense for me.

    I started out thinking the movie was set in the 1970s, but then once a cell phone was shown, I realized it had to be modern day. Yet surely it makes better sense as a 1970s movie. If it's set in modern day, then Kurt Russell is actually too young to have been a stuntman on the old 1960s TV shows that Stuntman Rick mentions--because Kurt was only a boy back then.

    The first half of the movie uses film stock that looks like the 1970s. The scenes in the car even look like they're using rear projection. But the second half abandons this look and appears totally modern and all the car scenes don't appear to use any trick photography like rear projection. The script and the acting are also totally different in each half. The first half is written and acted like a ham-handed 1970s exploitation film. The second half has a much more naturalistic style of script and acting.

    Now this kind of split could be intentional, but I can't figure out the artistic purpose. Unlike other Tarantino movies where the mix of styles makes sense--this one leaves me without a clue why he decided to change the style halfway through. It appears as if he started out with a plan to do an entire movie as an homage to the 1970s but ditched the effort.

    The movie is also disturbing in light of what Tarantino did to Uma Thurman on KILL BILL--needlessly endangering her by making her do her own stunt car driving--when he could have just as easily had ZoŽ Bell do the driving, since she was Thurman's stunt double. And I wonder if his guilt about that gave him the idea for DEATH PROOF.

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    It only took about 20 years but I finally got around to watching The Matrix.
    I was surprised that spoilers:
    almost everyone dies. This might have the most successful double agent I have ever seen in anything. I doubt he was ever going to get what he wanted, but he held up his end of the bargain and then some. Great use of his character, shame all of the other ones do not really get to live up to their potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    It only took about 20 years but I finally got around to watching The Matrix.
    I was surprised that spoilers:
    almost everyone dies. This might have the most successful double agent I have ever seen in anything. I doubt he was ever going to get what he wanted, but he held up his end of the bargain and then some. Great use of his character, shame all of the other ones do not really get to live up to their potential.
    end of spoilers
    I think your about 20years too late to need to use Spoiler tags.

    Dont watch the sequels you with only be disappointed.

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