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#1
Saw the film today; first day out. It was actually a lot better than I expected. Much better than all those other disaster films anyway.

The destruction in this film is absolutely relentless lol. There are some really cliched parts...but overall a highly enjoyable film. They evidently tried to incorporate more symbolism and semiotics than is usually common in such films I think.

Anyone else seen it? Thoughts?
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#3
I can't help but think it's probably just a quick money grab by using other peoples fears and what not so it's really putting me off seeing it. I just get the idea of ACA/today tonight/60 minutes dramatized more and made into a movie or something haha. I'm probably horribly wrong but I'll find out when i see it eventually.

If you read that sorry for babbling about crap and wasting your time.
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It's gotten good ratings

Shame it's based on a ridiculous concept


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I can't help but think it's probably just a quick money grab by using other peoples fears and what not so it's really putting me off seeing it. I just get the idea of ACA/today tonight/60 minutes dramatized more and made into a movie or something haha. I'm probably horribly wrong but I'll find out when i see it eventually.

If you read that sorry for babbling about crap and wasting your time.


Nah bro I pretty much agree. That was my opinion going into the cinema anyway. I found it amusing how all the morning news shows also had stuff about it. Sunrise had that Carl Krusenicki dude on.

I was pleasantly surprised though...yeah it's Hollywood, and the nonsensical commercial apeal was there, but it was actually reasonably good.
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#7
It has John Cusack. "Outbreak" and "Children of Men" John Cusack. It was destined for awesomeness.
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"Children of Men" John Cusack.

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#9
I would watch it, but I only have 2 and a bit years to live so I thought I'd spend my time better.

I'm not sure why I'm on UG then

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#10
meh, the album is supposed to be better than the movie.


But I definately want to watch this, purely to see how violent and epic the destruction gets.
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I would watch it, but I only have 2 and a bit years to live so I thought I'd spend my time better.

I'm not sure why I'm on UG then

UG seems a worthy way to end my final years.
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UG seems a worthy way to end my final years.

yeah, no shame in dieing the way you lived
#14
Honestly, that's totally the kind of movie I won't hesitate to watch for the special effects only. I'd even say that I don't mind the story, as long as it isn't unbearably cliché. People that return from such productions complaining about stereotypes, overused symbols and poor storyline didn't sign up for the the right experience in the first place.

I generally enjoy movies that make you think, with clever twists and original scenarios. But "2012" from Roland Emmerich? You should know from the start that you're only going to see motherf*cking big waves ripping cities apart and killing millions of people while eating popcorn. And between two emotionally challenging and complex movies, it's pretty satisfying sometimes.
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UG seems a worthy way to end my final years.

At least someone agrees

In fact, I'd love to see The Pit during the end of the world. Threads like "OMG an asteroid killed my neighbour" and "So my girlfriend got sucked into an endless crevice... help?" would pop up.

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I think you're thinking of Clive Owen

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At least someone agrees

In fact, I'd love to see The Pit during the end of the world. Threads like "OMG an asteroid killed my neighbour" and "So my girlfriend got sucked into an endless crevice... help?" would pop up.

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At least someone agrees

In fact, I'd love to see The Pit during the end of the world. Threads like "OMG an asteroid killed my neighbour" and "So my girlfriend got sucked into an endless crevice... help?" would pop up.

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"Like, I'm trying to masturbate and the ground started shaking WTF"


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#21
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At least someone agrees

In fact, I'd love to see The Pit during the end of the world. Threads like "OMG an asteroid killed my neighbour" and "So my girlfriend got sucked into an endless crevice... help?" would pop up.


But first somewhere between 2010-2011 i think threads like "WTF?! 2 suns?!?!". (That's the first sign we'll see, if the 2012 stuff are true at all).
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#24
It looks pretty crap to be honest. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised, but I'm not holding my breath.
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#25
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no it hasn't


a 32% on Rotten Tomatoes does not constitute "good ratings"


Nothing good actually gets good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes though
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#26
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Nothing good actually gets good ratings on Rotten Tomatoes though

I'll agree that critics these days aren't what they used to be, usually a 65%+ rating on RT is usually a good choice

and the 91% for Fantastic Mr Fox just makes me even more excited!
#27
I NEVER look at reviews of movies before i see them. There have been some cases where i've seen a movie and thought 'wow, i really enjoyed that film.' then by chance gone online to find that rotten tomatoes has given it a 10%.

I understand they are generally accurate, but i'd rather not go in to a movie having any pre conceived notion on how good it is going to be. I'd rather decide for myself.
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I NEVER look at reviews of movies before i see them. There have been some cases where i've seen a movie and thought 'wow, i really enjoyed that film.' then by chance gone online to find that rotten tomatoes has given it a 10%.

I understand they are generally accurate, but i'd rather not go in to a movie having any pre conceived notion on how good it is going to be. I'd rather decide for myself.

I look at them when I'm unsure whether or not to see it, and whether it deserves 10 bucks or a wait to DVD
#29
Looks like CGI relentless masturbation and it's going to solidify for all the fuktards in the world, their idea that we world will end in 2012. They'll probably think it's somehow based on reality.

I will not be seeing this film.

Or at least not paying to see it.
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I NEVER look at reviews of movies before i see them. There have been some cases where i've seen a movie and thought 'wow, i really enjoyed that film.' then by chance gone online to find that rotten tomatoes has given it a 10%.


That's because you suck at movies.
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I NEVER look at reviews of movies before i see them. There have been some cases where i've seen a movie and thought 'wow, i really enjoyed that film.' then by chance gone online to find that rotten tomatoes has given it a 10%.

I understand they are generally accurate, but i'd rather not go in to a movie having any pre conceived notion on how good it is going to be. I'd rather decide for myself.


Kudos to you good Bass Fisher lad!
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The only CGI masturbation I'll be seeing this year is Avatar

me too!

My Mum wants to see it too apparently.
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#33
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The only CGI masturbation I'll be seeing this year is Avatar

Visually, that film looks like garbage. It's too cartoony and overdone. First impression is not a good one. I'd see it over 2012 though, given the choice.
#34
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It's gotten good ratings

Shame it's based on a ridiculous concept

http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/2012

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/2012/

yeah real good ratings.




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#35
^ beat you

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Visually, that film looks like garbage. It's too cartoony and overdone. First impression is not a good one. I'd see it over 2012 though, given the choice.

Whether or not the film is cartoony, James Cameron pretty much invented a new version of CGI filming

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The director planned to create photo-realistic computer-generated characters by using motion capture animation technology, on which he had been doing work for the past 14 months. Unlike previous performance capture systems, where the digital environment is added after the actors' motions have been captured, Cameron's new virtual camera allows him to observe directly on a monitor how the actors' virtual counterparts interact with the movie's digital world in real time and adjust and direct the scenes just as if shooting live action; "It’s like a big, powerful game engine. If I want to fly through space, or change my perspective, I can. I can turn the whole scene into a living miniature and go through it on a 50 to 1 scale."


whether the movie is good or bad, this new technology is fantastic
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#37
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^ beat you


Whether or not the film is cartoony, James Cameron pretty much invented a new version of CGI filming


whether the movie is good or bad, this new technology is fantastic

This should go without saying... It doesn't matter how big your budget is or how fancy your technology is, you can still make a terrible movie. Eg, Transformers 2.

(Not that I'm saying Avatar is sure to be shit) I'm just saying The technology has less bearing on the outcome of the film than you'd think. It probably makes it easier for the director, but not necessarily the audience.
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This should go without saying... It doesn't matter how big your budget is or how fancy your technology is, you can still make a terrible movie. Eg, Transformers 2.

(Not that I'm saying Avatar is sure to be shit) I'm just saying The technology has less bearing on the outcome of the film than you'd think. It probably makes it easier for the director, but not necessarily the audience.

I'm saying that new technology has been created

whether of not this film is boss (which it will be, I saw the preview) this technology has made an impact on CGI filmmaking


and we're talking about comparing Michael Bay to James Cameron, you just don't do that
#39
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I'm saying that new technology has been created

whether of not this film is boss (which it will be, I saw the preview) this technology has made an impact on CGI filmmaking


and we're talking about comparing Michael Bay to James Cameron, you just don't do that

Terminator, Terminator 2, The Abyss vs. Transformers, Transformers 2, Bad Boys...

Yeah definitely no contest there.

The only half-decent thing Michael Bay has done is The Rock.
#40
I think it's a chance for directors to capitalise off of the idiot publics' fear. Or at least that is ONE aspect of the production. Granted it acheived its' goal alright
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