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New movies coming out...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryhoyarbie, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Ouch. Are you saying I'm old? ;)
    James Doohan not only didn't want to give it a chance (and if I recall Leonard Nimoy didn't either according to I Am Spock) ... both of these actors still ended up on the show as their characters. A paycheck is a paycheck. I'm not aware of DeForest Kelley's outlook, but even he was in the pilot.

    Anywho, I am a big fan of LOST and I can't wait to see this. Yes, there's the opportunity this may stink, but I'm willing to give it a chance since the last movie IIRC was a TNG knockoff of the infinitely better Wrath of Khan (though it had its good points too).

    Don't get me wrong ... I liked Jaws. I even liked the silliness that was the 3rd one simply because I got a kick out of thinking I could be in danger at Sea World. Would have preferred seeing a battle between Jaws and Shamu, though. :D But this movie only made sense until sharks started ending up on the endangered species list, and even then it was a stretch. "Revenge" just isn't in a shark's vocabulary. Of course, if you decide to look at the 3rd and 4th ones as what happens when HUMANS start getting irrational about tragic events, it is a little better. Even the author of the book regretted writing it. THAT should tell you something. It is cinematic history, but the plot is still unrealistic and stupid.

    I'll be honest, the only movies I'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to are Muppets and Fraggle Rock. Harry Potter to a certain extent. I also want to see Transformers 2 (just to see more Starscream ... sigh....). But my priorities lie in Muppets and Fraggle Rock.
  2. ryhoyarbie Active Member

    I saw that preview. I don't know if it's going to be good or not.

    To tell everyone the truth, most movies now a days are pretty down right bad, even the blockbusters that are shelled out over the summer.

    I might have to take up watching more art house movies....:excited:
  3. crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    I've seen a couple trailers for 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. Not very promising. I think it's safe to say that any hard-core sci-fi fan would consider the original a mile-stone in science-fiction films and this just goes to show that Hollywood has little/no rescpect for good concepts. The new plot sounds pretty stupid. In the original: Aliens see us as a potential threat to the rest of the universe so they simply give us a warning. In the new one: Aliens decide to wipe out humanity to preserve the Earth. So it goes from being a message of peace, to enivronmental propaganda.

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