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Cairn Bolete
Posted - 2011.03.14 16:34:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Henry Haphorn
Was it Richard Dean Anderson (McGyver FTW!)?

Couldn't be him, Ben Browder took his part and it kept going. He was good in Farscape but in Stargate he just didn't feel like "the leader" type, more like a replacement.

Originally by: Henry Haphorn
The sexy and smart Amanda Tapping? The voice of reason that is Micheal Shanks? The beefed up, but gentle and honorable Christoper Judge?

Could be any of those, Michael Shanks left for a season and the fans begged for him to come back.

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.14 21:19:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Bumblefck
Originally by: Alotta Baggage
I waste money tonight! But I sneaking drinks into the theater (theatre for you crazy European types) because $5 for a soda I can get for less than $1 is a ripoff Evil or Very Mad


Actually it would be 'cinema' Laughing


Stop making up crazy new words! Evil or Very Mad

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.03.15 00:01:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Zhim'Fufu
After watching it I will have to rename the movie to Alien Corridor Shooter: Los Angeles.

Seriously, 90% of the movie was close up shaky cam footage.


Agh, thnx for all of a review I´ll ever need.

Hate this stupid shaky cam device to generate drama and action sooo effin´much!
Gladly giving it a pass now, especially when the obligatory tough but useless fightin´ chick doesn´t die.

AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.03.15 00:23:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Henry Haphorn
You know, in my opinion, no Sci-Fi movie could ever stand out more than the original Stargate film that featured Kurt Russell and James Spader. That film jump started a very awesome storyline that catapulted the subsequent TV series to success. Mainly Stargate: SG-1 with Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Micheal Shanks, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis (may he rest in peace). Originally, the series was suppose to die off by the end of the 3rd season, but later lasted into the 5th season and then finally closed off several years ago with the 10th season. There was something about the TV series that captivated the audience and thus kept it going. Was it Richard Dean Anderson (McGyver FTW!)? The sexy and smart Amanda Tapping? The voice of reason that is Micheal Shanks? The beefed up, but gentle and honorable Christoper Judge? Or the tenacity of Don S. Davis?

But of course, I'm talking about a TV series here in a thread about movies. I can see the difference here. But I managed to find that the least known sci-fi films tend to become well established yeas later as their fanbase grows (case in point: Tron).


Good point.

As much as I disagreed with the film, as the premise was stupid* it certainly had very decent sci-fi legs the network was keen to run with, much to my approval.

AK

*There are billions of planets and natural resources on the way to earth that are much easier to mine/harvest/tap** and in far larger quantities - why they hell do Aliens keep coming here to do it? Unless they are coming here for a bite to eat?

**This is assuming that when an race enters a stage in evolution that gives them the ability to travel through interstellar space, they'll know how to mine an asteroid - or get 'bots to do it Laughing

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.15 00:39:00 - [35]
 

Originally by: AlleyKat
Originally by: Henry Haphorn
You know, in my opinion, no Sci-Fi movie could ever stand out more than the original Stargate film that featured Kurt Russell and James Spader. That film jump started a very awesome storyline that catapulted the subsequent TV series to success. Mainly Stargate: SG-1 with Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Micheal Shanks, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis (may he rest in peace). Originally, the series was suppose to die off by the end of the 3rd season, but later lasted into the 5th season and then finally closed off several years ago with the 10th season. There was something about the TV series that captivated the audience and thus kept it going. Was it Richard Dean Anderson (McGyver FTW!)? The sexy and smart Amanda Tapping? The voice of reason that is Micheal Shanks? The beefed up, but gentle and honorable Christoper Judge? Or the tenacity of Don S. Davis?

But of course, I'm talking about a TV series here in a thread about movies. I can see the difference here. But I managed to find that the least known sci-fi films tend to become well established yeas later as their fanbase grows (case in point: Tron).


Good point.

As much as I disagreed with the film, as the premise was stupid* it certainly had very decent sci-fi legs the network was keen to run with, much to my approval.

AK

*There are billions of planets and natural resources on the way to earth that are much easier to mine/harvest/tap** and in far larger quantities - why they hell do Aliens keep coming here to do it? Unless they are coming here for a bite to eat?

**This is assuming that when an race enters a stage in evolution that gives them the ability to travel through interstellar space, they'll know how to mine an asteroid - or get 'bots to do it Laughing


They intercepted a transmission of "Jersey Shore" and decided we need to be wiped out Razz

AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.03.15 00:52:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Alotta Baggage
They intercepted a transmission of "Jersey Shore" and decided we need to be wiped out Razz


:)

The other plot line I hate is the one when we are seen as a menace to the galaxy, based on tech we've developed in the last few decades, compared to the rest of the universe who have had several millennia to iron out the rough spots in their moral barometers.

Oh, and the hilarious one is when an Alien comes to Earth to understand what Love is...by getting laid, and then leaves the girl, jumps back on board his spaceship and returns to his home system - systematically and unintentionally learning what it also means to be a guy!

AK

Igualmentedos
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.15 04:51:00 - [37]
 

Edited by: Igualmentedos on 15/03/2011 04:57:13
Originally by: Ombey
Originally by: Alotta Baggage

11. If Michelle Rodriguez was ever next to me in a firefight I'd move down the line Razz


Evil or Very Mad Oh FFS, I didn't realise she was in it. I am so sick to death of her crap 'acting' (acting the hardass, even though she would blow away in a breeze), playing the same char over and over again. Does she die early on in the movie? Please say it's so...



"With all due respect sir, I didn't get this far on my good looks alone"

She says that, and I almost ****ed myself in laughter. So bad...

Also, I would like to ask any of the sci-fi nerds out there; Are there any decent movies out there? I have a hard time finding good sci-fi movie/television shows, and I'm open to any suggestions.

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.15 05:53:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Igualmentedos
Edited by: Igualmentedos on 15/03/2011 04:57:13
Originally by: Ombey
Originally by: Alotta Baggage

11. If Michelle Rodriguez was ever next to me in a firefight I'd move down the line Razz


Evil or Very Mad Oh FFS, I didn't realise she was in it. I am so sick to death of her crap 'acting' (acting the hardass, even though she would blow away in a breeze), playing the same char over and over again. Does she die early on in the movie? Please say it's so...



"With all due respect sir, I didn't get this far on my good looks alone"

She says that, and I almost ****ed myself in laughter. So bad...

Also, I would like to ask any of the sci-fi nerds out there; Are there any decent movies out there? I have a hard time finding good sci-fi movie/television shows, and I'm open to any suggestions.


Zombie Strippers

ivar R'dhak
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.03.15 11:46:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Igualmentedos
Also, I would like to ask any of the sci-fi nerds out there; Are there any decent movies out there? I have a hard time finding good sci-fi movie/television shows, and I'm open to any suggestions.
Yeah, most are useless as Hollycrap doesn´t know a good story even if it bit them in the a$$.

As far as flics go there´s a precious few, bet you know them all anyway.
Some of the Alien series, Blade Runner, Outland(with Connery), Westworld(a real oldie, but goodie), Logan´s Run(dito).

Actually the IMDB Top 50 has some pretty good ones(not that many though). Dark City is another good one, not that well known.

As for TV, Babylon 5 was recently on reruns over here. Actually a good watch when you stomach through the boring 1st season and can overlook that nowadays your computer can generate better CGI on the fly than that show has. Laughing

If you didn´t yet, go and see the NEW Battlestar Galactica. Start with the Miniseries/Pilot first.

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.03.15 12:33:00 - [40]
 

Solaris - 1972 Russian original is an awesome scifi movie. Its in the 'lonely' scifi catagory which I really like. The ending knocked me for six like the ending of Planet Of The Apes did.

Children Of Men is a decent dystopian movie. It was set in London and us Brits like misery.

And for something different Batteries Not Included is a funny scifi story

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.16 06:03:00 - [41]
 

Edited by: Alotta Baggage on 16/03/2011 06:05:26
Edited by: Alotta Baggage on 16/03/2011 06:04:08
Oh yeah, 1 more thing they did wrong... Harvey Dent (hell with you, I don't know the guy's real name Razz) was in for 20 years and was still a staff sgt? E-6? He was a hero according to his friend when they were talking so no way he got busted down. This makes no sense to me Confused


*Edit: Also, they kept referring to the forward operating base as the F.O.B (they said the letters, eff-oh-bee) when we've always just called it the fob

**edit #2: I've been in a fob, hostile shooter almost made it so that I wouldn't be here to troll you... 4 inches left would've done it Shocked

Igualmentedos
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.16 06:12:00 - [42]
 

Originally by: Alotta Baggage
Edited by: Alotta Baggage on 16/03/2011 06:05:26
Edited by: Alotta Baggage on 16/03/2011 06:04:08
Oh yeah, 1 more thing they did wrong... Harvey Dent (hell with you, I don't know the guy's real name Razz) was in for 20 years and was still a staff sgt? E-6? He was a hero according to his friend when they were talking so no way he got busted down. This makes no sense to me Confused


*Edit: Also, they kept referring to the forward operating base as the F.O.B (they said the letters, eff-oh-bee) when we've always just called it the fob

**edit #2: I've been in a fob, hostile shooter almost made it so that I wouldn't be here to troll you... 4 inches left would've done it Shocked


Glad you're alive! I thought it was weird they were calling it the F.O.B. I guess I had a reason :)

baltec1
Posted - 2011.03.16 07:41:00 - [43]
 

I liked it. Yea there were a few bits that were wrong like the grenade they dropped into the sewer that went off like the pack of C4 in the bus but it is way more realistic than a michal bay filmLaughing

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.03.16 10:03:00 - [44]
 

Edited by: Vogue on 16/03/2011 10:07:03
I saw Skyline and really liked it. As a European I think we prefer films with more emphasis of the storyline and action around a small group rather than the spectacle of random displaced action. Like Cloverfield Skyline was like this. And the aliens were dark and sinister unlike the keystone cops aliens in Battlefield LA. There was some action scenes which threw the kitchen sink in as well. The storyline did go off beat sometimes but overall a decent scifi pop corn scifi movie.

If you like dark scifi\horror check out The Mist which has pitch perfect story line build up.

Igualmentedos
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.16 16:38:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: Vogue
Edited by: Vogue on 16/03/2011 10:07:03
I saw Skyline and really liked it. As a European I think we prefer films with more emphasis of the storyline and action around a small group rather than the spectacle of random displaced action. Like Cloverfield Skyline was like this. And the aliens were dark and sinister unlike the keystone cops aliens in Battlefield LA. There was some action scenes which threw the kitchen sink in as well. The storyline did go off beat sometimes but overall a decent scifi pop corn scifi movie.

If you like dark scifi\horror check out The Mist which has pitch perfect story line build up.


The ending in The Mist made me a sad panda Crying or Very sad

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.16 20:15:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: Igualmentedos
Originally by: Vogue
Edited by: Vogue on 16/03/2011 10:07:03
I saw Skyline and really liked it. As a European I think we prefer films with more emphasis of the storyline and action around a small group rather than the spectacle of random displaced action. Like Cloverfield Skyline was like this. And the aliens were dark and sinister unlike the keystone cops aliens in Battlefield LA. There was some action scenes which threw the kitchen sink in as well. The storyline did go off beat sometimes but overall a decent scifi pop corn scifi movie.

If you like dark scifi\horror check out The Mist which has pitch perfect story line build up.


The ending in The Mist made me a sad panda Crying or Very sad


I was laughing my ass off alongside a military buddy Laughing

Also in an interview with Steven King he said that he wish he'd thought of that ending for the book

Zemkhoff
Posted - 2011.03.16 21:45:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: Igualmentedos
Has anyone seen this movie? I saw it last night with some friends and despite the lack of an interesting story, it was still enjoyable. The main character was interesting, and I loved all of the ridiculous explosions. It turned out better than I thought it would.

Has anyone seen this film too?


It's good if you know how to turn off your brain for about 2 hours. Enjoyable brain-less action.

Incidentally, I'd rate this much higher than war of the worlds, at least the director of LA knew when he didn't have decent actors available (sans Eckhart)

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.16 22:04:00 - [48]
 

I can turn my brain off indefinitely Very Happy

Wish I knew how to get it working again though Sad

soldieroffortune 258
Gallente
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2011.03.16 23:28:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Alotta Baggage
Edited by: Alotta Baggage on 13/03/2011 09:20:50
Ok, the movie was pretty awesome... that being said I have a few little gripes, being former USMC infantry they really stood out:

1. No Marine has ever said "Hoorah!"
2. The ACOG reticle doesn't look like that.
3. The M249 SAW does not sound like the M240
4. Marines don't stand up against their platoon sgt while still in a hot area because their brother died under his command in another firefight.
5. The M203 doesn't leave a smoke trail... honestly don't know where they got that idea from.
6. The M136 AT4 doesn't leave a smoke trail.
7. The laser on the laser designator is not visible spectrum.
8. C4 isn't incendiary and is way more powerful than the movie demonstrated (4 or 5 bricks detonated on a bus there wouldn't be any recognizable bus left)
9. The fuse on the M67 fragmentation grenade is 5 seconds, not 3 (most of the time, but never 2x in a row)
10. No missile flies slow enough to see the details on the missile body while it flies by.
11. If Michelle Rodriguez was ever next to me in a firefight I'd move down the line Razz

Other than those distracting flaws the movie was pretty epic Very Happy

*Edit: Didn't like Harvey Dent as a Marine Staff Sgt. (his butt chin is distracting Razz)



Think I'll just add to this.

Saw Marines together, some in Woodlands, some in Deserts, sleeves down in a parking lot, (not in the field, and the Marines are all about Uniformity)
-Sidebar, also saw the Staff Sgt with rolled up sleeves, so now we have some Marines in Woodlands, and some in Deserts, sleeves down while not in the field, while at the same time having another Marine with his sleeves rolled up
--Double sidebar, his sleeves were heinous.

Drinking alcohol in Boots and Uts, I'm pretty sure they would get their *******s ripped for doing that.

Thats all I got right now, you nailed the rest on the head.

Igualmentedos
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.17 00:09:00 - [50]
 

Originally by: Alotta Baggage
Originally by: Igualmentedos
Originally by: Vogue
Edited by: Vogue on 16/03/2011 10:07:03
I saw Skyline and really liked it. As a European I think we prefer films with more emphasis of the storyline and action around a small group rather than the spectacle of random displaced action. Like Cloverfield Skyline was like this. And the aliens were dark and sinister unlike the keystone cops aliens in Battlefield LA. There was some action scenes which threw the kitchen sink in as well. The storyline did go off beat sometimes but overall a decent scifi pop corn scifi movie.

If you like dark scifi\horror check out The Mist which has pitch perfect story line build up.


The ending in The Mist made me a sad panda Crying or Very sad


I was laughing my ass off alongside a military buddy Laughing

Also in an interview with Steven King he said that he wish he'd thought of that ending for the book


I might have to go read the book then. Also, one of the above posters said this was better then War of the Worlds. I would have to agree, because that movie was absolute garbage.

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.17 00:12:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Igualmentedos


I might have to go read the book then. Also, one of the above posters said this was better then War of the Worlds. I would have to agree, because that movie was absolute garbage.


Well yeah, Tom Cruise was in it Laughing

Zhim'Fufu
Posted - 2011.03.17 01:11:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: Alotta Baggage
Originally by: Igualmentedos


I might have to go read the book then. Also, one of the above posters said this was better then War of the Worlds. I would have to agree, because that movie was absolute garbage.


Well yeah, Tom Cruise was in it Laughing
Notify: Tom Cruise perfectly strikes action movie wrecking for bad acting.

Jon Taggart
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.03.17 01:31:00 - [53]
 

Originally by: Zhim'Fufu
Originally by: Alotta Baggage
Originally by: Igualmentedos


I might have to go read the book then. Also, one of the above posters said this was better then War of the Worlds. I would have to agree, because that movie was absolute garbage.


Well yeah, Tom Cruise was in it Laughing
Notify: Tom Cruise perfectly strikes action movie wrecking for bad acting.


Wasn't the only thing that made the movie a steaming pile of crap. Another example. While not the original scene, this one works just as well. It starts at 7:22.

Very Happy

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.17 01:37:00 - [54]
 

Oh why did he have to go insane AND lose his acting ability? Crying or Very sad

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.17 18:02:00 - [55]
 

Originally by: Henry Haphorn
You know, in my opinion, no Sci-Fi movie could ever stand out more than the original Stargate film that featured Kurt Russell and James Spader. That film jump started a very awesome storyline that catapulted the subsequent TV series to success. Mainly Stargate: SG-1 with Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Micheal Shanks, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis (may he rest in peace). Originally, the series was suppose to die off by the end of the 3rd season, but later lasted into the 5th season and then finally closed off several years ago with the 10th season. There was something about the TV series that captivated the audience and thus kept it going. Was it Richard Dean Anderson (McGyver FTW!)? The sexy and smart Amanda Tapping? The voice of reason that is Micheal Shanks? The beefed up, but gentle and honorable Christoper Judge? Or the tenacity of Don S. Davis?

But of course, I'm talking about a TV series here in a thread about movies. I can see the difference here. But I managed to find that the least known sci-fi films tend to become well established yeas later as their fanbase grows (case in point: Tron).


The Stargate movie was good, the TV series was utter trash.

Riedle
Minmatar
Paradox Collective
Posted - 2011.03.17 18:16:00 - [56]
 

Quote:
Also, I would like to ask any of the sci-fi nerds out there; Are there any decent movies out there? I have a hard time finding good sci-fi movie/television shows, and I'm open to any suggestions.


Have you ever seen Event Horizon?
One of my favourites. :)

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.03.17 18:32:00 - [57]
 

I saw Event Horizon yesterday. It's an incoherent film. Sam Neil as the lead role is a weird choice - he plays it like a timid school teacher that goes to hell.

I saw Omega Man today. It is what I Am Legend is based on and better. A wacky film but it has a nice between the lines commentary that hippy counter culture is glib and superficial. What carries the film is Charlton Heston.

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.17 19:39:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Riedle
Quote:
Also, I would like to ask any of the sci-fi nerds out there; Are there any decent movies out there? I have a hard time finding good sci-fi movie/television shows, and I'm open to any suggestions.


Have you ever seen Event Horizon?
One of my favourites. :)


Best movie of the genre by far, and the only one that actually scared me.

It's now in my Blu Ray collection because I love it that much Very Happy

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.17 21:02:00 - [59]
 

Originally by: Igualmentedos

I might have to go read the book then. Also, one of the above posters said this was better then War of the Worlds. I would have to agree, because that movie was absolute garbage.


The original War of the Worlds was awesome, the modern day one was awful.

Mister Rocknrolla
Posted - 2011.03.17 21:17:00 - [60]
 


"Dark Star" was one of the funniest scifi movies ever made. It was funny as well as so bad it was funny.

The original "Alien" has a warm spot in my heart because I was about 8yo when I saw it and I snuck in to the theater and saw it alone. Pretty sure I didn't sleep for a week.

Battle:LA was blech. Too much wrong with it and it seemed to be trying too hard to check off every block in the "war movie checklist." From "we're not leaving anyone behind" [spoiler: they leave a few behind] to "wake up, daddy" [spoiler: he doesn't] to "give this letter to my wife."

Regarding the mixture of uniforms noted above, I know they were mixing branches in several scenes...Army, Marines and MRod as the "tough as nails" Air Force member.

Also, since this note has gone on too far already I'll just add this: skip "Adjstment Bureau." I know you don't want to, but...trust me.


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