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post #14296 of 16116

Okay, that's exactly what I wanted to hear...thanks gents :)  

 

I thought Rooney Mara was fantastic in the remake, but I agree that Noomi is a step up...I couldn't beleive that was the same girl from Prometheus! 

 

Looking forward to seeing the rest of this trilogy...the descriptions of the 2nd and 3rd sounded right up my alley. 

post #14297 of 16116
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

Okay, that's exactly what I wanted to hear...thanks gents :)  

 

I thought Rooney Mara was fantastic in the remake, but I agree that Noomi is a step up...I couldn't beleive that was the same girl from Prometheus! 

 

Looking forward to seeing the rest of this trilogy...the descriptions of the 2nd and 3rd sounded right up my alley. 

Oh yea it does look like her kinda 

post #14298 of 16116

Rooney was certainly good in the American version, but I still wish they had just cast Noomi in it and had her speak English. I would have been 100% okay with that, lol.

post #14299 of 16116

Saw enders game last night. They did a pretty good job staying true to the main ideas of the book, obviously they had to cut some stuff but it was a great rendition over all. 

post #14300 of 16116
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Saw enders game last night. They did a pretty good job staying true to the main ideas of the book, obviously they had to cut some stuff but it was a great rendition over all. 

Good to hear honestly 

post #14301 of 16116
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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post
 

Rooney was certainly good in the American version, but I still wish they had just cast Noomi in it and had her speak English. I would have been 100% okay with that, lol.

 

They shouldnt have even bothered with the remake in the first place.

 

I dont understand why some people can't read and watch a movie at the same time (saw a poster for Oldboy when I watched Thor 2 last week - not looking forward to that... plus the first film of the vengeance trilogy was better anyway)

post #14302 of 16116

"The Illusionist" [9.0/10]: Watched this movie yesterday after having not watched it for a few years. I really thought that this was a good movie. I enjoyed it, then and now, better than the magic movie starring Christian Bale that was out at the same time. Edward Norton's performance was good and Jessica Biel is gorgeous!

post #14303 of 16116

"Ender's Game" - 7/10

The climax is of course at the very end.  Great special effects, and a some what touching story.  It would have been a 9/10 had the movie been at least 60 minutes longer.  Like the previous reviewer, the onscreen story jumps around too much.  Great acting done by Asa Butterfield.  I see greatness in him as an actor. 

post #14304 of 16116
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Originally Posted by mvrk10256 View Post
 

Saw enders game last night. They did a pretty good job staying true to the main ideas of the book, obviously they had to cut some stuff but it was a great rendition over all. 

 

Militarism with a human face? Heh.

 

Critics seem to have given a cold shoulder to the movie ( 61% on RT - pretty average?). I found the movie good enough to be as successful as overhyped Hunger Games for example. But for some reasons it isn't doing really well. 

 

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 A talent for computer simulation on the galactic battlefield has become the modern equivalent of military prowess, and Ender himself is viewed as messianic. Gavin Hood’s film, in other words, is not just aimed at teen-agers but solemnly dedicated to their apotheosis; its implication is that they should be urged to stay in their bedrooms and burnish their online skills, in the interests of civilization. Parents, have you considered a boycott?

 

Ah!! Got it! I just now got remembered an article on the Verge where people were trying to boycott Ender's Game because the author was a homophobe. Did their tactics work that the movie is not as hyped as it could have been?

 

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 It’s an odd week when you follow up a review of a movie about a homophobe—Jean-Marc Vallée’s excellent Dallas Buyers Club—with a review of a movie by a homophobe, or, rather, based on a best-selling book by a very prominent one. Before the release of Ender’s Game, an adaptation by writer-director Gavin Hood of the sci-finovel by Orson Scott Card, I knew of Card primarily as an anti-gay-marriage crusader and vocal right-wing crank.
 
I can understand wanting to skip Ender’s Game as a matter of moral principle, but you can also feel free to blow it off just because it’s not that good.

 

Interesting that some critics decided for us that this movie is not good for everybody. Here is an extract from another review:

 

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 However, I will say this: the movie Ender's Game is so-so, and will probably be so-so for just about everyone, whether they've read the book or not.

 

What is up with critics insisting that this movie is not good for everybody? As if they are trying to convince us to not watch it in the first place. Not everybody is in almost sheep agreement of Card's boycott people including editors of different mass media pushing reviewers to write in negative tone about the movie ( kind of censorship in democratic world):

 

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 Even if you don’t necessarily agree with the politics of the film or its writer, it exemplifies the best of blockbuster filmmakingEnder’s Game is a truly beautiful film, in which even minor shots (such as a ship transporting Ender to command school) are breathtaking.

Edited by mutabor - 11/4/13 at 3:10pm
post #14305 of 16116
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
 

"The Illusionist" [9.0/10]: Watched this movie yesterday after having not watched it for a few years. I really thought that this was a good movie. I enjoyed it, then and now, better than the magic movie starring Christian Bale that was out at the same time. Edward Norton's performance was good and Jessica Biel is gorgeous!

I liked "The Illusionist" much better than "The Prestige,"  which came out roughly at the same time. Similar topic, so it seemed like there were a lot of comparisons between the films at the time.  The film really captivated me.  Ed Norton is such an intense actor, he is one of the few actors that can bring gravitas to any film he touches.  The twists in the film were somewhat predictable, but very satisfying none the less, as they were set up beautifully.

post #14306 of 16116

Saw the preview of "I, Frankenstein" - I can't wait to see this film.

post #14307 of 16116
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Saw the preview of "I, Frankenstein" - I can't wait to see this film.

 

I just watched the trailer since I'd never heard of this film...I think I had a different reaction than you did lol

post #14308 of 16116

Well, I'm also a fan of the Underworld series, so no surprise here.

post #14309 of 16116
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Well, I'm also a fan of the Underworld series, so no surprise here.

 

I love the concept, I just thought the trailer looked a bit cheesy...hopefully I"m wrong, though, and the movie kicks butt. 

 

Don't mind me, though...there are lots of films that I loved that others thought were lame lol

post #14310 of 16116

It's all good.  Also, I'm Aaron Eckhart fan, so I was surprised he's playing the role of Frankenstein's creation.  Honestly, I don't have high hopes for what seems to be a very predictable story line. I'm banking on the special effects and fun factor to win over my time and money.  For those who haven't read the original book by Mary Shelley, I highly recommend it.  It's a great, classical read.  

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