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Old 12-15-2009, 08:45 AM   #3661
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Finally got round to seeing this film.

It was superb. Maybe not their best movie, but it has flashes of brilliance.

The film never quite hits the heights of the heart breaking first 5 mins (apart from maybe the bit with the photo album near the end), but it is a fun movie.

The villian was a bit crap, the talking dogs were a strange addition (but very funny at times) and the action sequence with the planes was a tad pointless. However as a characters study of an old mans life and a buddy movie with the little boy it was a hell of a ride.

It will have you laughing and it will have you crying (in less than 5 minutes ) what more can you ask for.

5/5
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:33 PM   #3662
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Perfume: The story of a murderer - 2006

Woah, what a stunning and intense movie. I've seen it for the 2nd time and it was even more exciting. Very good story at all! I really want to read the book.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:11 AM   #3663
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Avatar, in 3D
It was brilliant! Well, the story was very cliché, but oh man the graphics were so beautiful. If you like Myst, be sure to see this movie.
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But what if I liked Myst for its stories and characters?!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:40 PM   #3665
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I'm leaving my brain at the door for Avatar, it's going to be a balls-to-the-wall special effects blow out. Can't wait.

Oh and Fantasy I saw Law Abiding Shitizen the other week and thought it was so absurd it was hilarious!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:50 PM   #3666
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I know!! Some movies are so bad, that they're funny!

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Old 12-16-2009, 02:04 PM   #3667
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Totaly agree with geggis. It really is a top film. One of the best sci-fi drama I've ever seen since 2001: A space odyssey. I really recommend it!
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #3668
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It was brilliant! Well, the story was very cliché, but oh man the graphics were so beautiful. If you like Myst, be sure to see this movie.
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But what if I liked Myst for its stories and characters?!
Then you should still go there because you see a bit of how the people (in this case the aliens) live in their world. In Myst you never see that. You will just have to sit through the last part which is pretty ridiculous and uninspired.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:29 AM   #3669
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Hmmm... Avatar doesn't really grab me to be honest. It looks like a typical CGI-fest with a thin plot. On the other hand, I'm quite curious about District 9. Has anyone here seen it and what did you think of it?
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Hmmm... Avatar doesn't really grab me to be honest. It looks like a typical CGI-fest with a thin plot. On the other hand, I'm quite curious about District 9. Has anyone here seen it and what did you think of it?
I've seen it. I think it's very interesting and original. I do not like action sci-fi movies but district 9 is an exception. You should watch it, if you do, tell me what did you think of it!
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I will. Thanks. It certainly looks and sounds interesting/different. I suspect my parents think it's a knock-off of Avatar as they thought the plot sounded the same. But District 9 came out before Avatar and it deals with racism and prejudice issues. Avatar, on the other hand, just seems like a straight-up action movie with mind blowing effects to boot. Not that I have any problems with action movies. I mean, I love Cameron's Terminator 1, 2 and Aliens, but Avatar just doesn't grab me I'm afraid.
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Hmmm... Avatar doesn't really grab me to be honest. It looks like a typical CGI-fest with a thin plot.
And thats exactly what it is.
At least you get to see some blue boobs and the dragons from Panzer Dragoon i guess.
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I saw District 9 Gazzoid, and although I wasn't blown away by it, I did like it a lot. It was very original and definitely worth a view.
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At least you get to see some blue boobs
Hehehe. There is that.

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That's good to know. I just hope it doesn't disappoint.
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The Polar Express

Oh my. What a sickening, cliché-mired, utterly predictable film.

Wow.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:52 AM   #3676
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I know!! Some movies are so bad, that they're funny!

EDIT: lolz Was that spelling error on purpose?
What spelling error!? Haha

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Totaly agree with geggis. It really is a top film. One of the best sci-fi drama I've ever seen since 2001: A space odyssey. I really recommend it!
You know, I was almost entirely convinced my girlfriend had no time for Serious Sci-fi after (really) hating Blade Runner, disliking Sunshine, Alien, Aliens and Alien 3 then she pulled a curve ball by loving 2001 and Moon. It was a pleasant surprise!

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I'm quite curious about District 9. Has anyone here seen it and what did you think of it?
I thought District 9 was, overall, a great film. It's got some clever juxtapositions with real life discrimination and prejudice (like you said) but is also shot through with black comedy. The film falters on a number of occasions but it's good fun. It's definitely apparent that the director loves Valve too.

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I saw District 9 Gazzoid, and although I wasn't blown away by it, I did like it a lot. It was very original and definitely worth a view.
I'm with you Fantasy, I had high expectations for it and while it didn't blow me away either it was a great bit of sci-fi. One of my friends preferred it to Moon which is pure nonsense if you ask me!
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:53 PM   #3677
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:20 AM   #3678
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Avatar 3D

Ok so the story is not the most original (think Dances with Wolves or The Last Samurai), but it is told well enough.

The real star of this film is the superlative CGI and 3D effects. The planet of Pandora literally leaps off the screen in amazing detail, the plants, Blue people and the various lifeforms all fit together in a living ecology.

See it in 3D and on the biggest screen you can.

Superb, I loved it.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:33 AM   #3679
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I also saw Avatar yesterday (not in 3D though ), and yes the story might be cliche, but man did it captivate me. The whole world of Pandora, the beauty of their world, and the very strong themes you are exposed to just resonated with me till the very end. A truly wonderful movie. Watch it not only for the CG, but for the whole package.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:56 AM   #3680
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Stupid question: is Avatar scary ? From the discription I can't really deduce it...it can go both ways. Maybe I'll see it with some friends, but as I am a chicken first class, scary +3D means months of being afraid of the dark
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