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I enjoy this decade's vision of the future
TheKennedyCurse has '^this'd his post, and he's pretty much 100% wrong on every film.
I honestly thought you had more taste than to think Cube was worthwhile. Like Cliffhanger, you watch it for the opening scene then you turn over to a different channel.
We're not talking about the Philip Schofield hosted teatime quiz.
Nah, it's just lame.
But I see what you did there!
I'm spot on 100% of the time
Dear shitting Christ, that's a terrible CV.
'Event Horizon' is great though and the Wiki page about it is really interesting.
This section is bizarre:
"The "bloody orgy" video was also longer. As Anderson was sometimes too busy filming other scenes, second unit director Vadim Jean filmed some parts of this scene. Real life amputees were used for special effects scenes where Event Horizon crew members had their body parts damaged in many ways, and porn actors were hired to make the sex and rape scenes more realistic and graphic."
At the time I recall a real split between people who thought it worked, and people who said, "I already saw Hellraiser!"
'The spaceship came back haunted wooooooo'
I don't recall it having the confused pretension to be intelligent script Prometheus had, to be honest. It just seemed to be "SCARE THEM SCARE THEM" and on that level I was cool with it.
(Which was then made into a bobbins film as well)
cobbled together from half a dozen better ones.
I thought the salvage ship was named 'Lois & Clark'
(do people still say pwned, Theo?)
so I'm guessing others have moved on by now.
Don't reply to my posts
This post isn't a joke, theo thinks it's ok to waltz into a thread, accuse me of not actually being offended and 'crocodile tears' just because it supported his pre existing beef with another poster, actually pretty angry about it.
but he's allowed to not like films you like, man.
I don't care about the film
You're right, I shouldn't have let Pegfeet's awfulness make me judge you.
I do not get any of this. :S
The voice over is really shoddy. Totally kills the film dead.
It's one of our favourite films.
Imagine how well it would still work if the voice over wasn't there to hammer home every single important point with the subtlety of an elephant crushing an ivory hunter.
because he's not really a fan of it. Obviously he feels it's important to Fight Club, and I think it's useful to provide a comic edge to it, but he reckons the film would still make a lot of sense without it. Would be interesting to watch it that way.
First post in this thread where you've not been wrong.
Also stars Skunk Anasie as the biggest band in LA on the eve of the year 2000.
Looks utterly incredible even now. Might watch this at the weekend.
song stuck in your head for days.
Willis just finding his 'acting' phase.
Pitt just finding his 'acting' phase.
Yeah, it's a good one.
Pitt is so bad in this, he almost totally ruins it
nah, shite house
The original DVD came as a flipper so you could just watch side 2 and get straight to all the death and violence.
I thought it was also sort of confusing and batshit but then I watched Primer.
Such a great film.
Caught the ending on TV last night. Remembered that on my first viewing I'd thought those pelicans flying at the end were escaped dinosaurs.
The Pterosaurs are coming!!!1
It *is* a good film but it suffers from the fundamental flaw of it being all about how Harrison Ford is this LEGENDARY guy they drag back in to help out, and then he's utterly shit. Completely Keystone.
was watching it last night innit
because you all love 'brand Theo' and you're dying for me to say it, this is technically Space Opera not Sci-Fi.
It's a Sci-Fi subgenre. I just like to remind people SW has zero real 'science' involved in its fiction.
but science fantasy
I don't remember it being as bad as I expected but I had low expectations.
Make it so.
Both it and the 'workprint' suffer from just being a retread of the first film, though.
it suffers from us comparing it to the first 2 which we all love....alien 3 is difficult to love but its actually really really good.....its just that its existentially depressing, a downer throughout, its nihilistic, if you hadn't seen the first two, then you would think it ace
You're not alone. Plenty of people think the third film is great. I just feel like it adds nothing particularly to the series apart from closing off all possible avenues for future films. And then they just found a way round that anyway.
The sets are amazing, the score is amazing, the cast - Weaver, Charles Dance, Pete Postelthwaite, Christopher Fairbank, Charles Dutton, Paul McGann - all amazing! I even like the story too.
Only thing I can see people getting pissed at is that the Alien does look pretty bad but it was the early days of cgi isn't it? You don't hear people moaning about how unnatural ed 209 looks in Robocop.
I like the development of the xenomorph concept and what that allowed in terms of cinematography, but the writing and direction are a little clunky, and the swan dive is just so fucking OTT.
Watched this with my mates during our phase of renting out crap films to laugh at. It didn't disappoint.
"An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. Gradually, the members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are robots."
This was weirdly put on as the on-bus entertainment on a school trip I went on once and I was legit scared. The jellyfish scene!
Closest I've ever come to walking out of a cinema.
That's the best way I can think to explain it, but it's what the original Star Wars had that I see as a key to its success. Maybe all the actors hated each other.
but isn't actually that interesting. I don't understand the love it seems to get.
It's nothing like Star Wars though. Wtf?
The reference to Star Wars was purely about success of such films. You'd have to be pretty odd to read what I wrote as me saying they were similar beyond obvious genre and budgetary aspects.
it's like a shit Egyptian themed soulless Star Wars
"[Stargate is] one of those films that totally lacks an emotional impact.
That's the best way I can think to explain it, but it's what the original Star Wars had that I see as a key to its success."
Star Wars totally lacks an emotional impact and that was key to it's success?
"...lacks an emotional impact..."
"...it's what the original Star Wars had..."
As in the original Star Wars had emotional impact and that's what made it a success.
Or are you just trolling me for lifting the scales over your eyes about GATTACA?
I think overall I've always enjoyed it.
Ian Dury runs a pawn shop!
Similar in look and tone: Jonny Mneumonic, and Kurt Russell's Soldier.
All three watched back to back on a rainy Sunday would be a good day.
Actually, I kind of like the periphery of the whole film. I recall the look being pretty good, the changing of the end of the world being natural since the whole East-West thing had stopped, rather than nuclear war based... When he takes the Long Walk.
where Robb Schneider has to place his hand over the top half of Stallone's unmasked face, before he recognises him as Dredd.
It's the little things. Great robots/cyborg cannibals too, with creature designs by Chris Cunningham.
Can't help but enjoy Sly's catchphrase, too: "I KNEW you were going to say that!"
"There's also that really good bit where Robb Schneider..."
Oh man. Where's guntrip when you need him?
I'm a semi-regular. The vast majority of these in-jokes just soar above.
South Park has spent years saying Robb Schneider is awful and gun trip (amongst others) normally cite him as one of the worst things about the film.
Call off your armed guards.
In 1995, though, he hadn't yet reached peak awful. He was still a perfectly tolerable - if not particularly amusing - comedy sidekick.
But there are no good Gibson movies, so I'll take what I can get.
...and now his Bridge Trilogy would likely make my top 10.
I probably would've discovered him eventually anyway, but credit where it's due.
Also, that laser whip thumb is still cool.
(Never seen it)
ready to fight anyone who has even the slightest criticism of it
Jude Law's well older than I always think he is
who knows what croney was on about with that one. what's the game called 'IRL' when they come out of existenz at the end?
Why is Jude Law pretending a piece of KFC is a gun?
because you couldn't take weapons into the game, I think.
(I haven't seen it since it came out at the cinema)
and the gun was concealed in his food
although the real answer is because cronenberg
Not really sure why, I think it's the world I like not the story.
Hence Travolta got a go. Anyway, Species was a bit pants, even with Forest Whitaker doing his best as psychic feelings man. The CGI at the end was a bit of an overreach for the time.
Liked the scary alien lady walking around in a wedding dress and bum bag, though.
with the best card being Species because she could be any woman.
I used to be obsessed with the flying saucers in this. I'd watch it again and again in an attempt to draw up a floorplan.
iggy pop plays a guy called angry bob.
seen it about 8 times and iggy pop is in it every time. might be too classy for your tastes.
they're in a spaceship under the sea in the internet or something. some guy wears a cloak.