At the movies


#6985

Sure - but given your comments about a number of movies, that is to be expected. I suggest going to non-boring movies in the future. There is a reason that most people like the movies you don’t like Blade runner and 2001. It’s just not your type - but they are not ‘boring and rubbish’ to a lot of people.
Like my example above about Star Wars - I think they are awful - most people think they are brilliant.


#6986

The AIDs virus was going to kill all of us.


#6987

My top 5 Sci-Fi films:

  1. Bladerunner
  2. Alien
  3. Arrival
  4. Children of Men
  5. Ex Machina

HM - Predestination, Under the Skin, Looper


#6988

Oh yeah, that’s right.
Luckily, no-one was remotely interested in having sex with me.
Chalk another win up to wim. Heh heh heh.


#6989

Oi…you leave my mate Shelton alone.

But Star Wars, like a heap of those outer space fillums, are just like Westerns with guys wearing black hats and guys wearing white hats and them damn Redskins. Thing about space films is you can’t be accused of using ethnic stereotypes.


#6990

Star Wars does this heaps. Especially in the prequels.


#6991

Exactly. Cowboys v Indians, Cops v Robbers, Goodies v Baddies. Us v Them. I was disappointed in Star Wars because it had been hyped as something new, and yet the story was as old as the hills. I didn’t think the special effects were all that great either. One thing that was really amazing about 2001 was the special effects: the wheel-shaped space station and the sense of the enormous scale; that incredibly beautiful sequence of the shuttle craft coming into dock at the immense mother ship. The opening scenes of Gravity had a similar feel before it degenerated into the girl in the shaky seat try to control the damaged vehicle which were no different at all from pilot in fighter jet, driver in fast car, runaway train, etc.


#6992

No love for The Matrix?


#6993

Look up Avalon.
Matrix was based on it.


#6994

Was a very good film


#6995

The movie released two years after the Matrix?


#6996

Unless Avalon was a book


#6997

Well whaddya know.
I just looked it up myself, and discovered I’d been mistaken all along.
Ta.


#6998

Just got home after seeing the new Mission Impossible movie.

An excellent action movie, great stunts with Cruise at his best.

Well worth the watch


#6999

Just got home from seeing it. Very entertaining. Some of it prediactable some not so much.

Some top notch action scenes. Probably one of the best car chase style sequences I have seen in a long long time


#7000

Did you predict that it would be entertaining?


#7001

The twists and turns. Some I picked some surprised the hell out of me


#7002

Went and watched the new Mission Impossible last night and was pleasantly surprised with how good it was.

Had a lot more close-up shots than your standard action film which made it feel more personal and more like an espionage film than an action film.

The car chase scenes were as good as I have seen for a long time. In particular the use of the cameras trailing behind the cars rather than attached to them gave you more of a sense of watching the action unfold in front of you rather than being a part of it like most movies do these days.

Would highly recommend for all to watch even if you’re not a massive action film fan.


#7003

#7004

What a tool. Can’t even imagine what his family must go through when he does that stuff. Just use safety gear you flog