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Cowboys vs Aliens was just Independance Day during the west. I don't understand the love for it. It was entertaining, but very stupid.

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Cowboys vs Aliens was just Independance Day during the west. I don't understand the love for it. It was entertaining, but very stupid.

I'm pretty sure I said the same thing about Avatar when it came out and everybody hated me for it.

But yes, Cowboys and Aliens was totally redundant. Olivia Wilde is always a nice looker though.

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I Saw The Devil.

One of the bloodiest movies I have seen in a very long time. I need to check out more South Korean movies.

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Finished Season 1 & 2 of Carnivale. One of the most unique and in-depth shows I've ever seen. Such a shame that it was cancelled.
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Cowboys vs Aliens was just Independance Day during the west. I don't understand the love for it. It was entertaining, but very stupid.

I'm pretty sure I said the same thing about Avatar when it came out and everybody hated me for it.

But yes, Cowboys and Aliens was totally redundant. Olivia Wilde is always a nice looker though.


That's because you are still wrong about Avatar.

But yes, Cowboys and Aliens was a pretty standard popcorn flick. It was fun enough to look at but you don't want to go examining the plot or anything.

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That's because you are still wrong about Avatar.


Are you nuts? Obviously Avatar was essentially Independence Day. It's like I'm always telling people that Herbie is essentially Citizen Kane.

Edited by Walsingham, 19 December 2011 - 02:07 PM.


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Prometheus trailer preview: http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

Real thing coming in 3 days.

Second teaser: http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

Now excuse me, I have to go to the toilet for a moment.

Edited by Morgoth, 19 December 2011 - 02:42 PM.


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I want a North Face coat.

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Dark Knight Rises trailer

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Man, whatever I was expecting of The Dark Knight Rises, that wasn't it. That looks fantastic.

That's because you are still wrong about Avatar.


Are you nuts? Obviously Avatar was essentially Independence Day. It's like I'm always telling people that Herbie is essentially Citizen Kane.


I don't see the connection between Avatar and Independence Day either. I always felt it was more like Dances With Wolves (which was a ripoff itself, if you want to classify all "going native" stories that way) meets A Princess of Mars.

I don't get the hate for it, the story was not the point of that movie anyway so why do people focus on it? It was plain and simple spectacle, and it succeeded at that very well. Plus, in Star Wars the farmboy became a knight to save the princess from the black knight's fortress. Story? Meh! I don't see the need to focus on the stories in these kinds of films. I think movie goers have just become too jaded. If it came out during this day and age Star Wars would never have succeeded.

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The connection between ID and Avatar is, that both are shallow popcorn entertainment that have a huge budget but no everlasting or memorable effect, thus not contributing in any meaningful way to the film medium.

But hey, that's only, like, my opinion?

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Also watched A Serious Man yesterday.

Possibly the best Coel brothers movie ever made.

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The connection between ID and Avatar is, that both are shallow popcorn entertainment that have a huge budget but no everlasting or memorable effect, thus not contributing in any meaningful way to the film medium.

But hey, that's only, like, my opinion?


Why does does contributing to the film medium make something a good film? I've never understood this. I've seen Citizen Kane. I know it's pretty much the biggest contribution to the film medium ever. Doesn't mean that it's not on my list of movies to change the channel from in fear for my mental health because it bores me to braindeath.

I also don't feel Avatar is completely devoid of merit, if anything it still made meaningful contributions in effects technology and it was an artistic endeavour on the part of James Cameron to create something that felt real. The fact that he failed at that (although there seem to be plenty of people who disagree on that assessment) does not mean it was meant as a shallow cash grab. James Cameron very obviously believed and had a lot of passion for this material and believed in his story. Failure or not, it's unfair to compare it to "for teh explosiunz" flicks such as Cowboys vs Aliens (with all due respect for Jon Favreau, I feel that his approach to directing films is to make something entertaining, not something meaningful) or Independence Day.

Agree to disagree?

At least it's not Transformers. If there's any film series completely devoid of merit it's that. It epitomizes all the things geek culture decries in filmmaking and yet they won't stop going to these films, to the point that every subsequent film in this series so far has made more money than the previous.

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Fair enough, though at least James Cameron shouldn't act like he's an infallible god among movie makers because he isn't. He's a mediocre screenwriter (functioning screenplay, good pacing, but dull dialogs and characters), a mediocre director, but a pretty good technician.

I think Ridley Scott is a lot better director and has a better taste for casting, art direction, maturity etc. without losing sight of the mainstream appeal. I hope Prometheus is gonna destroy Avatar in any possible way, but now I'm talking about Schadenfreude... :*

Edited by Morgoth, 20 December 2011 - 03:18 AM.


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I agree, Cameron does have a huge ego and it needs a good pounding, and Ridley Scott is a better director (though I feel he's made a few clunkers, no director is perfect). I think Cameron has a similar problem to George Lucas in that he doesn't get challenged anymore. His decisions are met by an army of Yes Men and not by critical thinkers.

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Dark Knight Rises trailer

Thank God it's the last one.

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God forbid that a form of entertainment should be entertaining.

Film is both entertainment AND art. placing the emphaiss on one does not invalidate it's qualities in the other. Although a lot of simps would have you believe that on both sides.

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Dark Knight Rises trailer

Thank God it's the last one.


The Reboot's been announced. ?_?

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I recently watched Cowboys And Aliens which was surprisingly good, not without some cliched bull**** moments but I enjoyed it, The Inbetweeners movie was also good, cheap fun.

I tried to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes but felt completely uninterested, all the product placement, terribly obvious CG apes and boring characters really put me off.

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Dark Knight Rises trailer

The thing about Nolan's interpretation of his Batman trilogy is that he's taking it way too serious. The whole vibe has sort of this "I want to make a dramatic and intellectual yet mainstream compatible" movie, and it sort of feels a bit cheap and dishonest. This really stood out particularly in Inception.

I liked his older movies a lot more, before he became a big star.

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