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why didn't anybody tell me it was no good?
74%??!!! What the blue fuck is wrong with people.
It's a truly bad film, made worse by having so much potential.
I enjoyed it at first, wanted to watch it again straight after it finished. But then the more I thought about it the angrier I got at the clumsy plotting and wasted potential.
A lot of good stuff in there though.
Creaky had a good thread on it awhile back...
you just weren't listening
And thought it started well but got dreadful - a 6/10. Recently re-watched part of it on sky and was staggered at how bad it was. Absolute turkey.
otherwise that 74% Rotten Tomatoes score is just baffling.
(I also really enjoyed Tron: Legacy the first time for these reasons), but even IMAX couldn't save it from GUY PEARCE AS OLD MAN.
christ on a hoverboard
but by then they'd already hired him.
It sounds like they had a script then they hired the Lost guy to come in and told him to re-write it to remove all Alien references and no one actually gave a shit what that did to it.
A very good tip would be to never allow anyone associated with Lost to ever write anything again.
You can't go round saying that the smoke monster was a man with mummy issues and there is a magic plug in the island that saves the world and be expected to work again.
and that generally held together fine and was highly enjoyable.
When you watch it it you kind of enjoy being taken along for the ride, especially at the beginning of the film when it all looks whizzy and flash, but then afterwards you realise that it's really empty and very flimsy. Every time you think about it it again, you like it a bit less.
and several popular video games.
I think The Matrix had a lot to offer on repeated viewings, a lot of clever stuff that I didn't pick up the first time. Than again, I was 8 or something when I first saw it so probably didn't know any better. The sequels were pretty hollow though.
At least they knew what they were and didn't pretend to be anything more
Woman gives birth to alien, internal organs gets filled up with the stuff; she's fine
How her sister complained that she could guess who did the murder in so many crime novels because the characters were so well drawn, the psychology was obvious. Hence, Christie made sure to make her characterisation as crappy as possible to confound the reader.
Here it seemed like they were saying, "Wait! Wait! Don't use logic, that'll just be what they expect! We need the audience to be shocked so just have any old batshit stuff happen! That works, right?"
I'm going to film a new version of Pride and Prejudice where everyone happens to drive around in Ferraris because consistency isn't really important.*
* Scarily, it'll probably romp home as long as they film it in IMAX 3D.
Fast & Furious & Pride & Prejudice
"Oh Elizabeth, everyone knows Mr Darcy doesn't dance" <giggles>
"Oh but Winifred, one would have maintained a presumption to the latter, purely on his crankshafting of his elegant bugatti, wouldn't you say?"
"A true and just point, the front lawn has never been the same. Father was furious..."
"Oh my word Winfred, please protect me from misappropriated affection! Here comes the Skoda of Mr Collins!"
most people arnt appreciating what its meant to be......i.e. some sort of cellular evolutionary accelerant (but based on something subjective rather than just purely objective, although the lifeforms that it works on obviously combine as well (I thought the opening kind of showed what sort of a thing it was.
And rather than this just being a device, this was the whole thing that, the great tech, that the engineers had actually managed to create and maybe they were using it for experimentation/field trials/maybe for weapons or just forwarding their own understanding.
creation and life (like a bee polinating) making his mark on life and the future and existance and the nature of things.
It's just terribly executed
But then they changed their mind about wanting a trilogy instead and fucked the whole continuity up.
Given that Ridley Scott hasn't made a good film for about 2 decades
While he's always been fairly hit and miss, I've recently enjoyed Matchstick Men, American Gangster and the extended cut of Kingdom Of Heaven...
But then, I can barely recall what happens in it either. American Gangster passed me by entirely. Not seen KOH after the reviews were so poor...
But then again, why would you take a film intended and designed to be an epic and knock it down to two hours to apparently pander to cinema audiences. The three hour version is excellent and, unlike many director's cuts, doesn't feel like they just threw everything from the editing suite back in.
Actually, thinking about it...Ridley Scott's director's cuts are probably the best out there in general.
so much potential, almost entirely fucked up
I mean what the fuck were they thinking? it's just fucking stupid.
by making her run in sand
the male scientist dude which was a shame, it would have been a lot better if i felt him dying was a loss not yay your gone
after all he chose his own fate, he helped David make his mind up, he virtually told David to do it to him (except that he did not give credence to the concept that David might have had feelings that he might equate with his own, that David might have wanted to be equal, that David might feel)
Man Of Steel was a fucking devastatingly bad film as well, made Dark Knight Rises seem like a masterpiece, and that film is shit!