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channel 4, 8pm.
shall i bother?
so that you don't forget when buffalo soldiers is on
i wouldn't have asked the original question!
"The Earth's core stops spinning, causing all of the World's monuments to explode for some reason. A crack team of specialists, representing the unity America's ethnic divisions (a caucasian American, an African American, a female American and a French guy) must travel to the Earth's core and blow it up, which will avert the end of the world for some reason."
By the end of the film, the only survivors are the caucasian American and the female American.
What can we learn from this?
P.S. Why install a manual override doohickey on the outside of the ship? What are you, fucking stupid?
why did you do that? this film is dead to me now, dead.
That you can fix anything with explosions?
That female and caucasian americans are cowards?
Caucasian Americans are definitely cowards. That guy had just saved the world - the entire world - from CGI-based annihilation, he's alone in a titanium sardine can with Hilary Swank's legs wrapped around his waist and her eyes practically screaming "Do me, on this control panel, right NOW!".
And still he doesn't hit it.
possibly the least scientifically-accurate film i have EVER seen.
by the end, i wouldn't have been surprised if they'd reached the Earth's core and met God.
or maybe Adolf Hitler and his "inner space" alien allies (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth)
or a small man named John.
was the one about 'these weapons of mass destruction will save the world!'
my brother came in and went 'did i HEAR that right?'
and surely that guy would have been told you cant smoke on the ship?
what a DREADFUL film.
worse than irobot.
i mean, they made everything out of really obvious CGI...even stuff that didnt need to be.
and it was a total rip off of terminator and the matrix.
and i really wanted to enjoy it too.
that terminator and the matrix lifted a lot of their ideas from the source material that i, robot was loosely based on.
it's just a fun action movie with will smith doing what will smith does best, ie not making movies like Hitch.
is surely what Will Smith does best?
but then independence day came along.
THAT was a fun film.
is that with morgan freeman?
something about an asteroid?
without Bruce Willis or that godawful aerosmith song.
with america saving the world?
I think it does!
(but they made the film, they'd hardly make a blockbuster in which the French saved the world)
with the english people in independence day is a classic film moment.
'what-oh chaps! its those yanks! they want us to help them save the world from bloody ALIENS.'
only a few people who run to the top of a mountian survive
also, all films are VASTLY IMPROVED by Bruce Willis punkface
or Striking Distance?
or Colour of Night?
or The Whole Nine Yards?
or The Seige?
how impausible that film is generally.
you can always tell what a will smith film will be like by the song he releases with it.
i was dispointed there was no song to coincide with irobot.
that wouldve been fun
WILD WILD ROBOTS YEAH!"
just what i was thinking
it was supposed to be a brainless action movie, but it was trying WAY too hard to be deep and meaningful.
what was irobot based on?
i had a hunch it was philip k dick, but then i realised it wasnt...
he wrote a book called "i, robot" but i don't think the film was really related to that in anything but title.
but asimov wrote the 'three laws of robotics' to which the film refers, and where i guess the ideas of robots behaving/misbehaving first enter popular conciousness.
"what's the shell made of?"
"its real name has 37 syllables. I call it 'unobtanium'"
"NASA needs a few good men"
"so do my Physics post-graduate students"
also, best action scene involving pigeons ever ever.
WHY DID THE EARTH'S CORE STOP SPINNING?!
stopped because the government had previously used that earthquake machine. Pay attention.
They were all top 'scientists' but could only explain things to each other with the use of simple analogies. "Like putting too much air in a balloon!"
right, I understand. Um, why?
Evil government reasons, I assume.
"if we didn't do it, they'd do it to us first".
nice futurama reference there.
in that bit.
the best action scenes involving pigeons ever are in this film:
the plot involves a hole in the ozone layer moving towards los angeles (seriously). as a result, pigeons go 'mental' and there are several scenes of stock footage of pigeons that has been speeded up, and a bit where some government official hides in his office while 'mental' pigeons fly through his windows.
later on, a woman gets attacked by crazed millipedes.
seriously, the best disaster film EVER. it even has bradley whitford from the west wing in it.
let's watch it!
with the pigeons
i mean, how on EARTH could a pigeon falling dead from the sky smash windows?
im pretty sure pigeons are very very light