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    As in the film. Getting great reviews for a 'blockbuster', critics are saying it will redefine popular cinema in the same way Star Wars did all those years ago. Apparently it is a film squarely aimed at the teen market, but it looks like you'll be hearing a lot about it over the holiday period.

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    No interest to see this movie for some reason. Although I hear great reviews and I'm a sci fi buff. There's just something that doesn't appeal to me.

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;3400064]No interest to see this movie for some reason. Although I hear great reviews and I'm a sci fi buff. There's just something that doesn't appeal to me.[/QUOTE]

    Me either...but I know the reason. It looks ****ing awful.

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    I'm gunna end up seeing it but will definitely need some assistance :leaf

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    It's getting a lot of great reviews, but they all seem to be based on the special effects. I read that the story is very cliched and the dialogue is corny.

    I certainly won't be paying $10 to donate to James Cameron's Ego Fund.

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    Cameron is a great technical director, but as a screenwriter his stories and dialogue have always left a lot to be desired. I'll still go see Avatar though. The CGI effects look amazing.

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    [QUOTE]No interest to see this movie for some reason. Although I hear great reviews and I'm a sci fi buff. There's just something that doesn't appeal to me.[/QUOTE]

    +1...I expect it won't be as intellectually stimulating as a Sci-fi movie like District 9 was and it kind of turns me off. I'll still watch it cause it looks pretty cool, but I'm thinking only for free.

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    [QUOTE=SenorGato;3401386]+1...I expect it won't be as intellectually stimulating as a Sci-fi movie like District 9 was and it kind of turns me off. I'll still watch it cause it looks pretty cool, but I'm thinking only for free.[/QUOTE]

    I was actually disappointed with District 9. I felt the theme was shoved down our throats in a not so subtle way (as opposed to being shoved down our throats in a subtle way?).

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    [QUOTE=Crease29;3401447]I was actually disappointed with District 9. I felt the theme was shoved down our throats in a not so subtle way (as opposed to being shoved down our throats in a subtle way?).[/QUOTE]

    No way you can make a movie like that in this day and age and not seem like you're shoving a point down anyone's throat. The complexity of the point combined with Jackson's execution made that movie absolutely stunning imo.

    Peter Jackson > James Cameron.

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    [QUOTE=SenorGato;3401456]No way you can make a movie like that in this day and age and not seem like you're shoving a point down anyone's throat. The complexity of the point combined with Jackson's execution made that movie absolutely stunning imo.

    [B]Peter Jackson > James Cameron.[/B][/QUOTE]

    Now that's something I can agree with. :yes:

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    Good article if you're interested in the tech side of things:

    [url]http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4339455.html[/url]

    Got me kinda excited for the movie whereas I didn't have any expectations beforehand so...

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    [QUOTE=SenorGato;3401456]
    Peter Jackson > James Cameron.[/QUOTE]

    :eek:

    Cameron arguably one of the greatest directors of all time. He's easily the greatest action director ever. Terminators 1 & 2, Aliens, Titanic, True Lies and even wrote Rambo: First Blood.

    Peter Jackson is so freakin overrated. The Lord of The Rings movies were a hyped up borefest, King Kong was actually better but no way does that movie even compare to an Aliens or T2.

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    [QUOTE=VincenzoTestaverde;3401604]:eek:

    Cameron arguably one of the greatest directors of all time. He's easily the greatest action director ever. Terminators 1 & 2, Aliens, Titanic, True Lies and even wrote Rambo: First Blood.

    Peter Jackson is so freakin overrated. The Lord of The Rings movies were a hyped up borefest, King Kong was actually better but no way does that movie even compare to an Aliens or T2.[/QUOTE]

    +100000000000000000000.

    Not even close.

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    Will not be seeing this movie. It's a combination of me not liking this type of flick and also the movie just doesn't look that good IMO.

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    not really into the whole starwars meets terminator meets animation meets love story meets weird sifi shiz.

    ill prob skip.

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;3400064]No interest to see this movie for some reason. Although I hear great reviews and I'm a sci fi buff. There's just something that doesn't appeal to me.[/QUOTE]

    AMEN, same here, no interest whatsoever.

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    [QUOTE=SenorGato;3401456]No way you can make a movie like that in this day and age and not seem like you're shoving a point down anyone's throat. The complexity of the point combined with Jackson's execution made that movie absolutely stunning imo.

    Peter Jackson > James Cameron.[/QUOTE]

    Jackson didn't direct District 9, he produced it and provided cheap labor to the director/his butt-buddy Neill Blomkamp (who also created the original short film that D9 was based on, Alive in Joburg).

    [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNReejO7Zu8"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNReejO7Zu8[/URL]
    Last edited by Jonathan; 12-14-2009 at 12:44 AM.

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    Anyone else see this yet? I saw it last night. Amazing movie! Must be experienced in 3D. IMAX would be incredible. I'm a 41 year old man and it's the best movie I've seen in many years. A "must see" in 3d!

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    [QUOTE=ten-not-done;3409197]Anyone else see this yet? I saw it last night. Amazing movie! Must be experienced in 3D. IMAX would be incredible. I'm a 41 year old man and it's the best movie I've seen in many years. A "must see" in 3d![/QUOTE]

    It was sold out in 3D so I saw it in regular version. Good movie, lots of action and FX, story is basically Dances With Wolves on another planet.

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    [QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;3400064]No interest to see this movie for some reason. Although I hear great reviews and I'm a sci fi buff. There's just something that doesn't appeal to me.[/QUOTE]


    I'm in the same boat. Huge sci-fi/fantasy fan. Animation does not bother me. Avatar just looks meh to me. If I can zero in on anything I would say the story looks like it is going to turn out very cliche. The big bad imperialists and all that.

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