It is currently Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1287 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:13 pm 
Offline
Hobbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 5048
Location: Missouri
Well, our disinterest was probably exacerbated by the fact that we've been re-watching Buffy lately, and it was really a chore to sit through the dreariness that was the first hour of the Blade Runner sequel. When we both admitted we weren't enjoying it, we decided to take a break, went back to Buffy, season 2, the "Halloween" episode and thoroughly enjoyed it. :love:

We might get back to Blade Runner 2049. Maybe. I kept thinking through most of the part we watched that the humans could save themselves a whole lot of trouble and make the robots non-humanoid. You don't need a human form for most tasks. Then the whole "they look like us, are they really humans?" angst would be avoided. Then I'd get to feeling guilty about discriminating about non humanoid intelligences. And I'd think about Star Trek NG and Data and his fight to get recognized as a sentient being- and how I never, ever wondered at the time why Data got so much support in his fight to be recognized and the extremely smart ship, The Enterprise, didn't. Because the ship wasn't even close to humanoid. But it was very intelligent. So, why didn't anyone stand up for its rights as a sentient being? Just because it wasn't humanoid?

And then my attention would get dragged back to the screen and I'd see the brutal murder of an old model replicant. It was just depressing. And I kept getting distracted by the protagonists eyes. If you are going to hire a guy to play a robot, why not get someone whose eyes are the same size and placed at the same level on his face? That was just weird.

And then another creepy replicant murder.

Ick. That's when we dropped out.

Was it really good, Alatar?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:32 am 
Online
of Vinyamar
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:39 pm
Posts: 8069
Location: Ireland
I thought so, yes. But I didn't overthink it if I'm honest. I just sat back and let it wash over me. Its not serious sci-fi, its more like art.

_________________
Image
The Vinyamars on Stage! This time at Bag End


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:10 pm 
Offline
Hobbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 5048
Location: Missouri
Usually I can lose myself in a show like that. But my mind kept jumping and skipping about and being generally dissatisfied with the situation.

The violence in "Altered Carbon" didn't bother me at all, in contrast.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:37 am
Posts: 4755
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
The Death of Stalin

I found it very entertaining, but this is really one of those films where different tastes will lead to wildly different reactions. I was apprehensive about seeing it for fear of a jarring slapstick making light of Stalinism, but the very diverse elements somehow came together for me.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:56 pm 
Offline
Hobbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 5048
Location: Missouri
We saw Ready Player One on a giant ultramax movie screen this weekend. It was great! It was also significantly different from the book, but the changes made sense and didn't hurt the story at all. This is the first book to movie adaptation I've seen that I thoroughly approve of. :)

We watched it with my son and daughter in law, who are avid online gamers. Apparently the movie was sprinkled with gaming references that my husband and I didn't get, because I kept hearing giggles from the two of them. And they hadn't read the book, and weren't already fans- so it was cool that they liked it too. :)

So, yeah, we drove a total of 4 hours back and forth to see a movie. Totally worth it! It really does play well on a giant screen. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:17 pm 
Offline
Throw me a rope.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:13 pm
Posts: 5793
Location: Deep in Oz
Just came out from The Death of Stalin.

Brilliant! Worthy of Monty Python.

Black, black, black comedy, but really, how else to treat this period of history but as farce. The alternative - to treat it with the level of seriousness it deserves would make it too harrowing.

Sent from a tiny phone keyboard via Tapatalk - typos inevitable.

_________________
Mornings wouldn't suck so badly if they came later in the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:41 am
Posts: 5037
Location: In my rose garden
Finally got to see Black Panther!

Things I loved about it:

T'Challa's snarky, scary smart sister. Her flipping him off near the start of the movie made me fall in love with her instantly!

Andy Serkis does a great job as the bad guy. He and Martin Freeman were both excellent as the Tolkien white guys in the movie... (sorry, couldn't resist...that is SUCH a good joke!) :rofl:

The other antagonists T'Challa faces are people who are not 100% evil. Even the other 'bad guy' is someone the audience can relate to and have sympathy for (unlike Serkis's character, who is deliciously and beyond redemption eeevil.)

The women warriors, and they way they are done. Yes, they are nice to look at, but not presented as eye candy for the male audience. They also remain unfailingly loyal to the King.

The solution presented at the end of the movie - to change things, not by might, and force, but at the grass roots level. When was the last time a super hero movie presented THAT as a solution??

Oh, and I do love Stan Lee's little cameos in the Marvel movies. They always give me a good chuckle! :love:

Beefs? You could aim some of the usual criticisms at it that are common to all superhero movies, but even T'Challa's solution for winning the Big Battle between the two bad-ass invulnerable superheros is unique. And yeah, the fact he started his program to help other Blacks in the United States and not Africa could come under criticism, but I saw it as a way of honouring his cousin, who was born in that country, and wanted to bring change, too.

There. I think managed to do that without doing anything too spoiler-y! I would definitely give the movie an A, if not an A+ !

_________________
When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes The Rose.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1287 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 61, 62, 63, 64, 65

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group