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Carson123987
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Calling the several minute long shots, "self indulgent", etc. is why great film makers like Malick don't get respect


i love malick, refn, lynch, and all those guys. i love a good tracking/continuous shot as much as anyone, but it becomes devalued when the entire movie consists of them

a 17.5min shot is overdoing it imo



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7thWardTiger
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I've never heard if children of men, but that shite sounds weak





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La Place Mike
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I'm sure the many critics who are absolutely raving about it, that have actually seen it, are wrong.
They often are.






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goatmilker
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This movie looks terrible


One of the best reviews I've ever read.







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I've never heard if children of men, but that shite sounds weak


Its no Belly, thats for sure.






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ColaTiger
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i love a good tracking/continuous shot as much as anyone, but it becomes devalued when the entire movie consists of them


Don't ever watch Werkmeister Harmonies, then.

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a 17.5min shot is overdoing it imo


Disagree. My body and my mind are ready for it...I hope.






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The Cow Goes Moo Moo
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Children of Men, but I don't remember walking away from it being completely in awe of how wonderful it was. I remember thinking, "That was pretty damn good."


It was a good movie, but I didn't cream in my jeans like everyone on here appears to have done afterwards.

Holy frick, this movie is about an astronaut that gets blown into space. I don't give a shite what the critics are saying, how is this an interesting concept? Someone please just explain that to some extent.






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DURANTULA
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Holy frick, this movie is about an astronaut that gets blown into space. I don't give a shite what the critics are saying, how is this an interesting concept? Someone please just explain that to some extent.


It's pretty clear that when their shuttle gets blown to shite that they try to to make it to the ISS or another space shuttle or something. Most of the movie after the initial explosions and shite will be fluff between Bullock and Clooney floating through space. These two are the only characters in the whole movie and they aren't going to be interesting enough or connectable enough to do it.

Yeah yeah, I know Hollywood loves to tell us how great they are, but frick Hollywood. WE know what WE want and who WE like.






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It was a good movie, but I didn't cream in my jeans like everyone on here appears to have done afterwards.

Agreed. But I haven't seen it in a long time, and it's one that I've been wanting to rewatch for a while now.
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These two are the only characters in the whole movie and they aren't going to be interesting enough or connectable enough to do it.

How do you know how interesting the characters will be?
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Yeah yeah, I know Hollywood loves to tell us how great they are, but frick Hollywood. WE know what WE want and who WE like.

You need to change that to "I know what I want and who I like"....you aren't speaking for me. You're simply letting your apparent hatred of Clooney and Bullock cloud your judgment and you're going into this movie expecting...frick that...WANTING to hate it. So you most likely will.






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rondo
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Holy frick, this movie is about an astronaut that gets blown into space. I don't give a shite what the critics are saying, how is this an interesting concept? Someone please just explain that to some extent.



I honestly feel like this movie will be liked by those that are empathetic enough to put themselves in the subjects place....to watch it solely as a voyeur would inherently seem boring.

But if you can view it from the perspective of a person blown into space I think it would be very captivating.


One thing that has always attracted me to WELL DONE space movies is that they give you the sense of cabin fever and claustrophobia....in fricking SPACE. Its vastness makes you feel encompassed.






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DURANTULA
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These two are the only characters in the whole movie and they aren't going to be interesting enough or connectable enough to do it.


How do you know how interesting the characters will be?


Because of the actors. George Clooney is a great actor, but he is such a blowhard douchebag, that there is no way I can overlook that and root for any character he plays. I can let some of Will Smith's stuff go because he isn't a blowhard liberal douchebag and actually made a name for himself before he got such a big ego, but George Clooney was born on home plate and thought he hit a grand slam.

I commend Sandra Bullock for challenging herself and trying to expand herself as an actress, but its not working for her. Play to your strengths sugartits.

As for the characters, they are cliches. Clooney is that weathered veteran on his last mission trying to just have a routine day (for astronaut standards) while helping out a noob. Sandra Bullock is that noob that is clearly out of her element trying to prove herself for whatever cliche forced reason.

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You need to change that to "I know what I want and who I like"....you aren't speaking for me. You're simply letting your apparent hatred of Clooney and Bullock cloud your judgment and you're going into this movie expecting...frick that...WANTING to hate it. So you most likely will.


Not true. I posted in another thread about this movie that I wanted this movie to be great from the time I heard it announced. I love space-based films. LOVE THEM. I'm willing to let a lot of flaws go for a space film. However, every single decision they've made about this film has been negative for me after I heard about the basic premise and who was directing it (I enjoyed Cauron's work on Children of Men, but I didn't lose my damn mind like some of the mindless lemmings on here).

And I never ever spend my time and money going to a theater to hate a movie. In fact, I will find a way to be entertained by a movie even if its not its not the way the studio intended for me to be entertained. My main thing is these critics blow their wad for these random movies that while enjoyable, aren't anything special, yet movies which are equally or more enjoyable get shat on. This is especially bad for comedies, but that's another point altogether.







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TigerMyth36
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I have a feeling this thread will be more interesting than the movie.







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jmitc22
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open water in space


There are sharks in space ???!






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CAD703X
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my roommate at LSU, tommy lonergan and his fiance were the people 'open water' was based on.

Tommy Lonergan RIP

still freaks me out seeing him in wikipedia and stuff.

eta he was a good guy but i had never met her since i lost contact with him after he graduated.




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witty alias
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George Clooney is a great actor, but he is such a blowhard douchebag, that there is no way I can overlook that and root for any character he plays


So, you didn't like O Brother Where Art Thou, The Descendants, Up In The Air, The American, Michael Clayton, Out Of Sight, etc. because you don't like Clooney?






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DURANTULA
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Outside of O brother, I never saw any of those movies because they center on Clooney. Did enjoy him in the ocean's series because he was part of an ensemble.





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witty alias
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You're missing some great movies for a really bad reason.





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DURANTULA
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Unless the writing is top notch or they rely on his supporting casts heavily, I'm not missing a damn thing.





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Breesus
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Anyone else upset that Kenau isn't in it?





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Breesus
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Outside of O brother, I never saw any of those movies because they all suck


Trust me you aren't missing anything






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