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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Cannot tell at all what will be the mood/type of this flick. But I loves me some Tyler Durden.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    The mood reminded us of 2001. It looked and sounded terrific in IMAX. I will not say more at this time in hopes of avoiding spoilers.
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Just saw this. In IMAX.
    I think I posted about in another thread, about sequels.

    It’s a visually stunning film. SFX is good. Story is a rehash. Derivative. We’ve seen most of this film before. From mosquito coast to apocalypse now (heart of darkness) Etc etc etc even the father son relationship is tired old ground. If you watch all the available trailers and then go see the film you see there were a few scenes left on the cutting room floor. As if the editor and director were still trying to flesh out the storyline.
    And really what’s the point in the mayday scene. Other than jump startle shenanigans.

    We saw it in IMAX. it was entertaining. But just so.
     
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    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Bill Hunt was really down on this movie on Facebook. I was very surprised, basically said the best part of movie was Brad Pitt.
     
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    Not necessarily a bad thing.
     
  7. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I just finished watching this. Carl got it right. Major snooze fest IMO.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I enjoyed most of this, even if you have to forget most of what you know about science...
     
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    I'm with David. It's slow but I enjoyed most of it, too.
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Different strokes I guess. The idea:
    that a guy flies to Neptune, directly causing the deaths of many people along the way, to save his father, only to let his father kill himself and flies home... just didn't appeal to me. Also the idea he had to fly to Mars to make a phone call was insultingly absurd. I guess they don't have the internet in this universe? And why he needs to record a voicemail in a anechocic chamber? As much as this is ancilary to the message of the film, I just can't help but think about Pitt spending most of the rest of his life in prison for killing the crew on the rocket he hijacks.

    I don't want to give the impression I missed the deeper meaning. I got the film. The silliness just kind of ruined it for me.
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    CJ, your suspension of disbelief filter needs to be turned on before you watch a sci-fi or fantasy film. ;)
     
  12. Jay Brown

    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I just watched this. Definitely a slow burn. A visual treat, and I had minor thoughts of Interstellar. Not enough exposition for me, and it appeared that one would need to understand the Cinematographer's vision to gain more insight into the overall story or what message it is trying to convey. I read that there's was no novel prior to the making of this film, and that's a disappointment.
     
  13. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Go rewatch Solaris—— either one
     
  14. Jay Brown

    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I've never watched the George Clooney version of Solaris, but I did watch the Russian Criterion version that Hulu aired years ago. Need to watch that one again.
     
  15. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I've seen the Clooney version years ago. Wasn't for me.
     

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