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by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Blade Runner franchise
Replies: 75
Views: 9144

Re: Blade Runner franchise

Saw it today (currently in Italy, waited for an 11am show with English audio and Italian subtitles on a Tuesday morning to minimize annoyance and in a 200 seat cinema of which about 10 were occupied I still managed to get the twat slurping his drink loudly 3 seats from me ffs). What I liked: - the v...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Thu May 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: What would you change about cinema/film history?
Replies: 66
Views: 8701

Re: What would you change about cinema/film history?

DarkBluePhoenix#861333 wrote:People to understand that Avatar is Pocahontas in space with blue aliens and a ridiculously named element (unobtainium, really?), and that it did not deserve the accolades it got.


Pretty impossible to disagree on this one...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Thu May 25, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: What would you change about cinema/film history?
Replies: 66
Views: 8701

Re: What would you change about cinema/film history?

1 - A Bobby Fischer biopic with Christopher Ecclestone as Bobby Fischer 2 - Charlize Theron as we knew her in Aeon Flux to be the Major in the Ghost in the Shell movie adaptation, assuming it had to happen 3 - People to understand that the Matrix is the bastard and overrated son of Ghost in the Shel...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Thu May 25, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

What I now "hate" about Covenant is that the infection through spores was pretty unnecessary. They could have been attacked by the neomorphs (or whatever the white beasts are called) sooner and their bite or whatever could have caused the illness and death from inside. Or something. :uhh:
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Wed May 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

True that. "I might be synthetic, but I'm not stupid"...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Wed May 24, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

If SoD is a "cost" for the intelligent and discerning viewer, one may say that what makes this "cost" worthwhile is the degree of emotions it affords. Good dialogue, charismatic characters, all help turning a blind eye (most often involuntarily) on smaller plot holes or illogical...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Wed May 24, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

FriskyIan, my bad, I thought that you meant the Prometheus ship , not the engineer's ship that, up to that point, both audience and characters thought to be a building/cave. This said, air breathability is no guarantee of harmless air as Reichu has already pointed out. See how the thing was handled ...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Tue May 23, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

The area we have scanned several times and everything says it's completely clean? Prometheus is not the dumber of the two in this scenario. They have scanned both the outside and the inside, the inside is CLEAN. Everything shows them that, there's nothing wrong with taking the helmets off when ther...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Mon May 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

1 - Howling, "martian piss", removing the helmets, going in without weapons, the way Fifield has a freaking breakdown the moment they find the body of the engineer by the door, the realism of the 15 minute run back to the ship, whilst the amazing duo got lost like suckers (not bad for pres...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Mon May 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1653
Views: 145550

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Can't believe how many people into sci-fi seemed to have missed Arrival when it came out last autumn... As a former translator, I guess I was an ideal target market for the movie and facebook and YouTube did their job. I did create a thread (second page now) and I felt all alone in it. :sniffle: Eve...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Mon May 22, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

^ One can make the claim that, objectively speaking, the characters' actions in Prometheus are more infuriating than the actions of the characters in the original Alien movie, simply because the "characters acting stupid in horror films" is more forgivable when all of the characters In Al...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Sun May 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

They were. And chances are they're going to nitpick this one just because they hated Prometheus and they want to hate this one too, like a lot of the people on the other end of the divisive camp this movie has supposedly made. No, no, no. I for one I seriously hated Prometheus (i.e. I think it's an...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Sun May 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels

Watched it today, had low expectations which probably helped having a good time. It does stench of Prometheus in some ways (expensive expetidion: tick, new planet seemingly inhabitable: tick, fassbender: tick, patogen: tick, female lead: tick, no idea about prophilaxis etc: tick), but it's an infini...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Sun May 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] Prometheus + Sequels
Replies: 544
Views: 78664

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Watched Prometheus last week and Alien Covenant today. I'd give Prometheus a shit 4/10, Covenant is around 7/10. Nobody in their sane mind can think that Prometheus is better than Covenant. Prometheus was absolutely silly in proposing that an interstellar expedition costing a trillion dollar and cle...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Replies: 756
Views: 131720

Re: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Everybody looks more beautiful in the anime. Beauty is the promise of happiness, said Stendhal, who am I to disagree? :)
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Replies: 756
Views: 131720

Re: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Could somebody be as kind as to help me manage my expectation for the manga I'm quite certainly going to get on Kindle, without spoiling too much?

What should I expect, apart from Mikasaestucasa, Potatogirl and Christa not looking as lovely as their anime counterparts?
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Your entertainment wishlist?
Replies: 177
Views: 26744

Re: Your entertainment wishlist?

Let's see - Stephen King's The Dark Tower epic turned into a quality TV series with Matthew Mac in it (either as Eddie or as the Gunslinger, can't decide) - A new SEGA console with the best Virtua Fighter yet, a new Panzer Dragoon along the lines of Orta, a multiplayer Virtual On, Shen Mue 3 (this l...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Replies: 756
Views: 131720

Re: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

I have watched it recently and I swear it's rekindled my love for anime. Haven't been so caught up in Japanese animation for quite a while. The first season of the anime didn't have the strongest start and there was some silliness compared to more realistic series I account among my favourites (such...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 143
Views: 24859

Re: Cowboy Bebop

I think that Spike's arc is nearly underdeveloped. The existential side of it (the story about the cat, the fact that he wants to find out whether he's still "alive" or not) is very interesting but really comes out only in the last episode. Granted, Julia dies only in the 25th , but surely...
by Falcon_of_the_Sun
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Literature] Ted Chiang's speculative fiction
Replies: 0
Views: 1467

[Literature] Ted Chiang's speculative fiction

I've searched the forums for "chiang" and I couldn't find anything related to the author of the short story that was adapted into Arrival, the recent sci-fi drama. Following the movie (which I was very keen on since it dealt with things I really like, namely aliens, language learning and A...

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