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Dray
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Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 22:48:00 - [1]
 

Just watched it, I wont bother with an in depth review (it isn't worth it), just imagine the Goonies + ET - the best bits ( safe to say ET wont add much to the best bits), then you have Super 8, and that's being kind, very kind in fact.

I hated Lost, and as a consequence JJ Abrahams, but I really enjoyed the last ST movie so I thought I'd give him a chance, more the fool me.

Your time watching Super 8 would be better spent nailing your genitals to a table, it would be less painful and over quicker.


Alpheias
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.08.05 22:51:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Dray
Just watched it, I wont bother with an in depth review (it isn't worth it), just imagine the Goonies + ET - the best bits ( safe to say ET wont add much to the best bits), then you have Super 8, and that's being kind, very kind in fact.

I hated Lost, and as a consequence JJ Abrahams, but I really enjoyed the last ST movie so I thought I'd give him a chance, more the fool me.

Your time watching Super 8 would be better spent nailing your genitals to a table, it would be less painful and over quicker.




This man has no genitals, any longer.

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:24:00 - [3]
 

Jabrams is like Marmite.

Super 8 isn't bad.. but it's not good either, that's all I can say about it.

Ophelia Payne
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:52:00 - [4]
 

It's J.J. Abrams Wink

Albetta
Gallente
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2011.08.06 01:46:00 - [5]
 

JJ abrahams HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.06 12:52:00 - [6]
 

You knew this was a family film, right?


Jag Hiroshii
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.06 14:12:00 - [7]
 

Loved Cloverfield. In fact, I still love it.

Shame this sounds a bit soft.

Albetta
Gallente
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2011.08.06 16:04:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Jag Hiroshii
Loved Cloverfield. In fact, I still love it.

Shame this sounds a bit soft.



Cloverfield WAS great, and it's a shame it got so much flak. Most of the people who complained about it came to see giant monster transformers action scenes, and left disappointed because the film went in a semi-plausible direction.

Diesel47
Posted - 2011.08.06 19:20:00 - [9]
 

Cloverfield sucked
JJ Abham is overrated
SPIELBERG is overrated

Go Watch some real movies.

Spookyjay
Caldari
Animosity.
Posted - 2011.08.06 20:41:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Albetta
Originally by: Jag Hiroshii
Loved Cloverfield. In fact, I still love it.

Shame this sounds a bit soft.



Cloverfield WAS great, and it's a shame it got so much flak. Most of the people who complained about it came to see giant monster transformers action scenes, and left disappointed because the film went in a semi-plausible direction.


I think most people actually hated it for two reasons.
One it made them feel sick because of the stupid idea the film needed to be all shaky and crap camcorder like.
Two it swapped central characters dropping original leads for secondary at various stages. Leaving you on a uncertain ending with no attachment to the final two characters relationship.

On it's upsides it featured some truly great shots like when you first see the sky scrapper leaning on the other building or the monster approach to the leaning tower well they are inside.

Trek was good let down by it's villain imo. You just did not feel his "SPOOOOOOOOOOCK". Was a kink in a otherwise flawless sci-fi.

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.06 22:36:00 - [11]
 

JJ is overrated. The new ST wasn't all that great either, IMO. It seemed to rely heavily on bold and edgy effects sprinkled with a few cool one liners....kinda like watching '300' in space. Also, the spinning blinding light effects were annoying.

Something Random
Gallente
The Barrow Boys
Posted - 2011.08.06 23:16:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Something Random on 07/08/2011 21:10:23
Lost - sucked.

I liked Cloverfield, i liked the camera, i liked the idea, i liked the monster, i liked the death of 'leads' and i liked the fact it didnt explain a thing in the end. In fact it was the movie id always wanted to see. I watch it still, and i still recommend it.

Star Trek - Was excellent, there was a hell of a lot of detail and timelining in the script and everyone that played a part did it justice. I watch it still, and i still recommend it.

Super8 is a 12... it is with Spielberg... The main characters are kids... why were you thinking it would be complex and edgy or any type of movie glory beyond Hollywood Summer Holiday faf ?

Now i have actually watched Super8 myself i can say Op is hard to please - a very watchable, slightly dubious 12A but im not a puritan myself, meanders a little in the middle but not destroyingly so and seems to rush at the end but all has been said and done by then anyway. Im glad it didnt endlessly go on about the Sheriff and Steel Workers 'relationship' - which i feared when it was introduced. Some nice killing going on here too, very satisfying.


Albetta
Gallente
Revenent Defence Corperation
Ishuk-Raata Enforcement Directive
Posted - 2011.08.06 23:49:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Spookyjay
Originally by: Albetta
Originally by: Jag Hiroshii
Loved Cloverfield. In fact, I still love it.

Shame this sounds a bit soft.



Cloverfield WAS great, and it's a shame it got so much flak. Most of the people who complained about it came to see giant monster transformers action scenes, and left disappointed because the film went in a semi-plausible direction.


I think most people actually hated it for two reasons.
One it made them feel sick because of the stupid idea the film needed to be all shaky and crap camcorder like.
Two it swapped central characters dropping original leads for secondary at various stages. Leaving you on a uncertain ending with no attachment to the final two characters relationship.

On it's upsides it featured some truly great shots like when you first see the sky scrapper leaning on the other building or the monster approach to the leaning tower well they are inside.

Trek was good let down by it's villain imo. You just did not feel his "SPOOOOOOOOOOCK". Was a kink in a otherwise flawless sci-fi.


The camera was shaky for two reasons. 1, they where in a war zone. You don't stand still in a war zone so you can get a good shot. 2, by not showing the monster clearly because of the shaky screen, it keeps the movie interesting. A monster in your head is always more scary and interesting than it could ever be on screen. And no, the guy/ the girl he boned where pretty much constantly what the movie was about.

Diesel47
Posted - 2011.08.07 22:10:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Albetta
Originally by: Spookyjay
Originally by: Albetta
Originally by: Jag Hiroshii
Loved Cloverfield. In fact, I still love it.

Shame this sounds a bit soft.



Cloverfield WAS great, and it's a shame it got so much flak. Most of the people who complained about it came to see giant monster transformers action scenes, and left disappointed because the film went in a semi-plausible direction.


I think most people actually hated it for two reasons.
One it made them feel sick because of the stupid idea the film needed to be all shaky and crap camcorder like.
Two it swapped central characters dropping original leads for secondary at various stages. Leaving you on a uncertain ending with no attachment to the final two characters relationship.

On it's upsides it featured some truly great shots like when you first see the sky scrapper leaning on the other building or the monster approach to the leaning tower well they are inside.

Trek was good let down by it's villain imo. You just did not feel his "SPOOOOOOOOOOCK". Was a kink in a otherwise flawless sci-fi.


The camera was shaky for two reasons. 1, they where in a war zone. You don't stand still in a war zone so you can get a good shot. 2, by not showing the monster clearly because of the shaky screen, it keeps the movie interesting. A monster in your head is always more scary and interesting than it could ever be on screen. And no, the guy/ the girl he boned where pretty much constantly what the movie was about.


Shaky camera was a gimmick, a very big one gimmick.

That movie offers nothing more than a cool effect, the shaky camera.

I'd rather watch a movie that evokes strong emotions, makes me ponder, or gives me some meaningful insight into life/our world.

These movies (super 8, transformers, cloverfield, etc) all are targeted at and made for the mindless masses.

Other Gimmicks:
Super 8 - From the trailer.. Nobody knows what the "monster" is.
Transformers - Big robots that change into cars.

Royaldo
Gallente
Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk Amarr branch.
Sev3rance
Posted - 2011.08.08 10:12:00 - [15]
 

Im gonna watch this with the gf's kid.

I saw both ET and Goonies at the cinema when I was a kid and loved them, still do.

Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:32:00 - [16]
 

I liked Super 8, a lot actually. I also really enjoyed Cloverfield and the ARG that went on behind the scenes. I hated Lost post season 3.

Super 8 had a great, sort of retro feel. It reminded me of when I watched buddy movies back in the 80's and 90's such as Flight of the Navigator, Stand by Me and, of course, Goonies.

Spielburg and Abrams both mentioned that creating another ET was their goal, but they definitely got closer to Goonies.

The movie was shot really well and the story was decent, if not predictable. The big draw here will be how you relate to the characters. If you end up not feeling anything for any of them, the movie will probably not be enjoyable for you.

I would watch it again.

AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.08 19:40:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Diesel47
I'd rather watch a movie that evokes strong emotions, makes me ponder, or gives me some meaningful insight into life/our world.

These movies (super 8, transformers, cloverfield, etc) all are targeted at and made for the mindless masses.


C'mon...srsly?

It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets.

Mindless masses? Cloverfield? gotta be one of the most divided films ever. You got some audiences lovin' it for not being a ****-flick or chick-flick; you got some saying it was ruined due to 'shaky-cam' [which is just dumb, considering it was supposed to be a hand-held camera] and you got others saying it was up its own ass. Worth watching just to see whose opinion aligns with yours the most.

Transformers? O lord gimme strength...it had big robots in it, the IP of which is owned by a TOY COMPANY, wtf were you thinking you were going to see? 2001?

And Super 8? Well, see my comment above.


Diesel47
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:47:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Diesel47 on 08/08/2011 21:50:20
Originally by: AlleyKat
Originally by: Diesel47
I'd rather watch a movie that evokes strong emotions, makes me ponder, or gives me some meaningful insight into life/our world.

These movies (super 8, transformers, cloverfield, etc) all are targeted at and made for the mindless masses.


C'mon...srsly?

It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets.

Mindless masses? Cloverfield? gotta be one of the most divided films ever. You got some audiences lovin' it for not being a ****-flick or chick-flick; you got some saying it was ruined due to 'shaky-cam' [which is just dumb, considering it was supposed to be a hand-held camera] and you got others saying it was up its own ass. Worth watching just to see whose opinion aligns with yours the most.

Transformers? O lord gimme strength...it had big robots in it, the IP of which is owned by a TOY COMPANY, wtf were you thinking you were going to see? 2001?

And Super 8? Well, see my comment above.




"It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets."

That is your definition of entertainment. My definition does infact include philosophical debate and thin cigars.


Cloverfield is a mindless movie for mindless viewers, just because they rejected it like you say doesn't mean it wasn't. And It never was "ruined" you can't "ruin" something that has nothing to begin with. Laughing


Transformers sucked, who cares if it had robots and was owned by a toy company? I've seen KID movies that give me more to think about than transformers. Go see Wall-E and tell me which movie you'd watch again in the future. It doesn't matter what age group the movie is made for, it is either mindless (offering only explosions and big knockers) or not.

Super 8 being a family movie doesn't excuse it for being trash.

Kraven Stark
Caldari
Atavism Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 21:53:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Diesel47
Edited by: Diesel47 on 08/08/2011 21:50:20
Originally by: AlleyKat
Originally by: Diesel47
I'd rather watch a movie that evokes strong emotions, makes me ponder, or gives me some meaningful insight into life/our world.

These movies (super 8, transformers, cloverfield, etc) all are targeted at and made for the mindless masses.


C'mon...srsly?

It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets.

Mindless masses? Cloverfield? gotta be one of the most divided films ever. You got some audiences lovin' it for not being a ****-flick or chick-flick; you got some saying it was ruined due to 'shaky-cam' [which is just dumb, considering it was supposed to be a hand-held camera] and you got others saying it was up its own ass. Worth watching just to see whose opinion aligns with yours the most.

Transformers? O lord gimme strength...it had big robots in it, the IP of which is owned by a TOY COMPANY, wtf were you thinking you were going to see? 2001?

And Super 8? Well, see my comment above.




"It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets."

That is your definition of entertainment. My definition does infact include philosophical debate and thin cigars.


Cloverfield is a mindless movie for mindless viewers, just because they rejected it like you say doesn't mean it wasn't. And It never was "ruined" you can't "ruin" something that has nothing to begin with. Laughing


Transformers sucked, who cares if it had robots and was owned by a toy company? I've seen KID movies that give me more to think about than transformers. Go see Wall-E and tell me which movie you'd watch again in the future. It doesn't matter what age group the movie is made for, it is either mindless (offering only explosions and big knockers) or not.

Super 8 being a family movie doesn't excuse it for being trash.


You must be a blast to hang out with. Kinda makes me wonder why such a highbrow would spend time on a public forum.

Diesel47
Posted - 2011.08.08 22:00:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Diesel47 on 08/08/2011 22:06:23
Originally by: Kraven Stark
Originally by: Diesel47
Edited by: Diesel47 on 08/08/2011 21:50:20
Originally by: AlleyKat
Originally by: Diesel47
I'd rather watch a movie that evokes strong emotions, makes me ponder, or gives me some meaningful insight into life/our world.

These movies (super 8, transformers, cloverfield, etc) all are targeted at and made for the mindless masses.


C'mon...srsly?

It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets.

Mindless masses? Cloverfield? gotta be one of the most divided films ever. You got some audiences lovin' it for not being a ****-flick or chick-flick; you got some saying it was ruined due to 'shaky-cam' [which is just dumb, considering it was supposed to be a hand-held camera] and you got others saying it was up its own ass. Worth watching just to see whose opinion aligns with yours the most.

Transformers? O lord gimme strength...it had big robots in it, the IP of which is owned by a TOY COMPANY, wtf were you thinking you were going to see? 2001?

And Super 8? Well, see my comment above.




"It's entertainment, it's not supposed to be a philosophical debate complete with sunglasses, thin cigars, goatees and berets."

That is your definition of entertainment. My definition does infact include philosophical debate and thin cigars.


Cloverfield is a mindless movie for mindless viewers, just because they rejected it like you say doesn't mean it wasn't. And It never was "ruined" you can't "ruin" something that has nothing to begin with. Laughing


Transformers sucked, who cares if it had robots and was owned by a toy company? I've seen KID movies that give me more to think about than transformers. Go see Wall-E and tell me which movie you'd watch again in the future. It doesn't matter what age group the movie is made for, it is either mindless (offering only explosions and big knockers) or not.

Super 8 being a family movie doesn't excuse it for being trash.


You must be a blast to hang out with. Kinda makes me wonder why such a highbrow would spend time on a public forum.


Just because I'm passionate about movies doesn't mean I'm a bore :P

And I'm on the forums because I'm on vacation and addicted to EvE. need a fix somehow lmao.


edit: and the forums aren't public, you gotta pay 15$ a month to use em. YARRRR!!

AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:35:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Diesel47
Just because I'm passionate about movies doesn't mean I'm a bore :P


Glad you could admit it - few don't I'm sad to say, and will over-intellectualise anything in art form to justify their interest in it.

I'm sure we all know someone who says "...the first album was really what the band was about, now it's all commercial..."

Wall-E was good, but I think you missed my point about Transformers: you must have known it was a two hour toy commercial, with some tail for the dads to gawk at - and you cannot attack something for being honest in its intentions. Not their fault you thought it was going to have a meaning other than 'BUY TOYS'.

Look, to be truly passionate about movies, you need to accept there must be something for everyone.

Diesel47
Posted - 2011.08.08 23:57:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: AlleyKat
Originally by: Diesel47
Just because I'm passionate about movies doesn't mean I'm a bore :P


Glad you could admit it - few don't I'm sad to say, and will over-intellectualise anything in art form to justify their interest in it.

I'm sure we all know someone who says "...the first album was really what the band was about, now it's all commercial..."

Wall-E was good, but I think you missed my point about Transformers: you must have known it was a two hour toy commercial, with some tail for the dads to gawk at - and you cannot attack something for being honest in its intentions. Not their fault you thought it was going to have a meaning other than 'BUY TOYS'.

Look, to be truly passionate about movies, you need to accept there must be something for everyone.



I guess both of us have good points in our arguments. I'll leave it at that Smile. TBH that bear killing thread wore me out :/

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.08.09 00:20:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Kijo Rikki
Also, the spinning blinding light effects were annoying.


hehe


 

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