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The Day The Earth Stood Still

Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 5:32am

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Did anyone else bother to see it? Despite my paper giving it a 1 star, I went to go see it and I didn't think it was that bad. The plot was lacking depth for sure, but definitely not to the degree that people are saying. However, I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a big sci-fi nerd. wink

What did you guys think?
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 5:37am

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The previews don't look all that entertaining to me. I'm sure I'll watch it when it hits DVD or cable, but I'm not in a huge hurry to see it.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 6:05am

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I saw it and it just didn't seem like it had much of a... lets say POP! I think that it could have been so much better than it was. I was kind of disappointed, but it wasn't all bad. I agree with Thrawn about the lack of depth. I would actually wait to rent it when it comes out on DVD.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 7:54am

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I went in with massively lowered expectations, as was able to rather enjoy it. It was a bit rubbish overall, but somewhat enjoyable rubbish. I was expecting abysmal, and it just turned out to be lame. Though I gotta say, the scene where the kid almost falls in the river was about the worst written scene I have seen anywhere in a long, long time.

Do yourself a favor and just rent the original. It's way the heck better, and a rental is chaper than a theater ticket.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:02am

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Saw it yesterday and thought it was pretty bad. Really, really oddly written characters, simple 12-year-old philosophy and some mediocre special effects.
I'd say it pretty much is as bad as reviews suggested.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:04am

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Do yourself a favor and just rent the original. It's way the heck better, and a rental is chaper than a theater ticket.
I couldn't agree more! And the scene about the falling in the river... it was alarming that there are people on this site that can and have written better scenes than that.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:04am

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axeman is right.
do you want to pay to watch this flick?
No!
are you bored enough to watch this flick?
No!
Heh. tard
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 9:25am

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It's a shame, as the basic idea of updating the film every few decades to deal with the latest social-political issues is a good one.

As others have said: go rent the original movie. It's a very tight, very clever little b-movie. It also has some surprisingly awesome special effects for the spaceship, given when it was made.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 3:17pm

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ANything with Keanu Reeves... sad
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 3:49pm

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Bryan M Block wrote:

ANything with Keanu Reeves... sad
Bill and Ted?
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 4:43pm

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point break. tard
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 5:17pm

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The Lake hous... err I mean Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula?
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 6:07pm

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No Respite Productions wrote:

The Lake hous... err I mean Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula?
Bill & Teds = OK, classic of the 80's, but not really a "great movie"
Coppola's beautiful revisioning of Dracula is almost, but not quite, completely ruined by Reeves- he is just completely outclassed in every sense in that film and tends to bring the scenes DOWN. Gary Oldman can do more with a sidelong glance than Reeves can do with an entire monologue- In other words, Reeves is DISTRACTING.


Ooh! You know what movie I liked him in that nobody else seemed to? CHain Reaction!

I thought that was an underrated thriller/action movie.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 6:27pm

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Chain reaction had a scene where Keanu outruns a shockwave while riding a motorbike.

I rest my case.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 7:20pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

Chain reaction had a scene where Keanu outruns a shockwave while riding a motorbike.

I rest my case.
Somehow I didn't remember that piece, but I guess it works better for Keanu than it does when Indy survives a nuclear blast in a fridge for me sad
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 7:26pm

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Bryan M Block wrote:


Bill & Teds = OK, classic of the 80's, but not really a "great movie"
Couldn't agree more - just pulling your leg wink
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 9:13pm

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Thrawn wrote:

Did anyone else bother to see it? Despite my paper giving it a 1 star, I went to go see it and I didn't think it was that bad. The plot was lacking depth for sure, but definitely not to the degree that people are saying. However, I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a big sci-fi nerd. wink

What did you guys think?
lol I would recommend it unless you're a big sci-fi nerd
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 12:48am

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Sollthar wrote:

Saw it yesterday and thought it was pretty bad. Really, really oddly written characters, simple 12-year-old philosophy and some mediocre special effects.
I'd say it pretty much is as bad as reviews suggested.
well if you look closely you can tell those people
like vista to much and what do you except of video from windows.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:11am

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well if you look closely you can tell those people
like vista to much and what do you except of video from windows.
...What?
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:16am

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... I second that... WHAT? eh
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:22am

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i think he's saying that the people who made this movie were using Vistas for post-production. And that's why the effects sucked
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:28am

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RodyPolis wrote:

i think he's saying that the people who made this movie were using Vistas for post-production. And that's why the effects sucked
yes but the worst effect was the comet it did not look real. and when we got out of the theater they said that the classic one was better but at least it didn't look like a 5 year old made it.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:43am

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RodyPolis wrote:

i think he's saying that the people who made this movie were using Vistas for post-production. And that's why the effects sucked
oh dear... burst
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:45am

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haha i was right
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 2:53am

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Just the thought that Awesome fist came up with that is mind-boggling. Not surprised though...
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 5:34am

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jawajohnny wrote:

Just the thought that Awesome fist came up with that is mind-boggling. Not surprised though...
Doh! tard
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 8:40am

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Ummm... vista didn't make the effects... bad effects artists did.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 8:54am

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Guys... Seriously.
Obviously awesome fist is pretty clueless. Just ignore it. There's really no need for an ongoing discussion everytime he posts something that makes no sense. Just ignore it and move on, or post something that is explaining.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 9:24am

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RodyPolis wrote:

lol I would recommend it unless you're a big sci-fi nerd
How come? Do 'big sci-fi nerds' have better taste/higher standards than other people?
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 5:36pm

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jawajohnny wrote:

Just the thought that Awesome fist came up with that is mind-boggling.
Umm... he was joking though......... wasn't he? Please tell me he was.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 8:10pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Guys... Seriously.
Obviously awesome fist is pretty clueless. Just ignore it. There's really no need for an ongoing discussion everytime he posts something that makes no sense. Just ignore it and move on, or post something that is explaining.
Good point. We shouldn't be discussing how crazy his posts are... we should really try to point him in the right direction. I will try to be more insightful.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 8:34pm

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jawajohnny wrote:

Sollthar wrote:

Guys... Seriously.
Obviously awesome fist is pretty clueless. Just ignore it. There's really no need for an ongoing discussion everytime he posts something that makes no sense. Just ignore it and move on, or post something that is explaining.
Good point. We shouldn't be discussing how crazy his posts are... we should really try to point him in the right direction. I will try to be more insightful.
What direction is "away"? ZING!

Sorry I had to... Back on topic, yea I don't plan on seeing this until its out for rent - And one of my friends rents it.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 9:08pm

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It doesn't look like it's even worth a rental. I've been hearing that even the effects aren't very good. Is that true?
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 9:25pm

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Tarn wrote:

RodyPolis wrote:

lol I would recommend it unless you're a big sci-fi nerd
How come? Do 'big sci-fi nerds' have better taste/higher standards than other people?
What I mean is that the bigger the fan you are, the more you'll be disappointed. If you don't take the thing too serious it'll be easier to just lay back and have fun.

Like for the new Star wars movies. I think they're pretty good and entertaining movies, but a lot of fans think they sucked.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 10:08pm

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jawajohnny wrote:

It doesn't look like it's even worth a rental. I've been hearing that even the effects aren't very good. Is that true?
Not really. The digital effects definately weren't mind blowing, but they weren't actually poor or bad, though I may have missed something. If there were bad effects, it would be because the effects artists used Vista, of course. Oh, did I just bring that up again? My bad...
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 11:02pm

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Thrawn wrote:

jawajohnny wrote:

It doesn't look like it's even worth a rental. I've been hearing that even the effects aren't very good. Is that true?
Not really. The digital effects definately weren't mind blowing, but they weren't actually poor or bad, though I may have missed something. If there were bad effects, it would be because the effects artists used Vista, of course. Oh, did I just bring that up again? My bad...
Does that mean my effects are gonna suck "Bull Donkey"? frown I hope not. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2008, 11:24pm

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Jabooza wrote:


Umm... he was joking though......... wasn't he? Please tell me he was.
yes i was because a lot of people just download junk that is not high quality and use it and don't get creative with details it depends on what they where thinking.

producer: here lets remake this movie.

guy: lets keep a low budget and use some worthless junk.

producer: good idea lets start away and not make any other films.

guy: and lets not practice.

producer: good idea lets start right away.
Posted: Thu, 18th Dec 2008, 12:29am

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I didn't think Keanu was terrible in Devils Advocate... though maybe it was just because he was opposite Al Pacino. And you have to admit, the forums have become a little bit more entertaining with AF around, even though his posts seem to induce a lot of 'WTF' moments...
Posted: Thu, 18th Dec 2008, 12:34am

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I didn't think Keanu was terrible in Devils Advocate... though maybe it was just because he was opposite Al Pacino. And you have to admit, the forums have become a little bit more entertaining with AF around, even though his posts seem to induce a lot of 'WTF' moments...
don't cuss but think you.
Posted: Thu, 18th Dec 2008, 12:37am

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Not exactly a compliment dude.