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Post by Jeroen » September 2nd, 2007, 3:28 pm

Too late, you've brought it all back!!
The Spinosaurus!! Talking Velociraptors!! The cell phone gag!! Sam Neills' terrible acting compared to the first one!! Aaaargh...

...and to get back on topic, this looks like a fun movie:
http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/2007/ ... railer.php

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Post by ShyViolet » September 2nd, 2007, 9:05 pm

Wow, that "Fido" film looks weird!! :)

Didn't they already do zombies and comedy with "Shaun of the Dead", however? Also, seeing Dylan Baker makes me wish even more that he'd had a bigger part in Spidey 3....:(


I also saw "The Invasion" with Nicole Kidman recently! :) Body Snatchers....also with a cell phone motif through THE WHOLE FILM!!! :roll: :roll: (This time it's mostly text messaging however. :P)
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Post by Daniel » September 9th, 2007, 2:50 am

Aside from the cell phone usage, how would you rate The Invasion, Vi? It looked cool from the trailers.

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Post by Ben » September 9th, 2007, 7:43 am

It bombed big time in the US right? It did look kind of cool from the trailers.

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Post by Daniel » September 9th, 2007, 2:47 pm

I'm pretty sure it did.

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Post by ShyViolet » September 9th, 2007, 7:20 pm

Yeah, it wasn't very good at all. It kinda passes the time (well, slowly) and has one or two scary moments and cool "pod people" effects (ripped off from other versions of course)

....but the script is mostly terrible. Writing is very stilted and one-dimensional (not even "action movie fun/stupid" writing) Acting is almost as bad. We jump from one scene to the next with absolutely no explanations about what's going on, nor are we ever really filled in later.

Between Nicole Kidman looking and acting like a zombie throughout the whole film,
(and she never even turns into one :P)
and an extremely (even more so than 28WL) preachy and heavy-handed "political" parallel.....
then a hasty resolution that leaves you scratching your head....(What, not even a twist ending?? J/K :roll: :wink:) just didn't do it for me. :roll:
Bonus: Daniel Craig. Only worthwhile actor in this film. :)
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Post by Daniel » September 9th, 2007, 10:05 pm

Your first spoiler -- was it different in the original? I've never seen it, so I don't know.

Sad to hear about the script and acting. Still, I'll probably give it a rental when it comes out.

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Post by ShyViolet » September 9th, 2007, 10:51 pm

Your first spoiler -- was it different in the original? I've never seen it, so I don't know.
Yes. MAJOR SPOILER! :P In the '78, (the only other one I've seen) Donald Sutherland's character is turned into one of the pod people. (well, his body dies and a carbon "pod person" replaces him) The terrifying thing is that you don't even realize it until the last minute. You think he is still human and see him wandering through the city where practically everyone has been "converted". Then one of the other main characters, a woman, who apparently didn't get replaced runs up to him all happy to see him, and there's a pause, and then he opens his mouth and shrieks this inhuman scream at her (the way other pod people do) and you realize he's been replaced!! :shock: SOOOOOO scary. :wink:

(BTW Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Goldblum both co-star in the '78 version! :) Sci-fi geek heaven!! :) )


In the 50s version (which I haven't seen but heard about) the pod people also take over and the only surviving character, a man, runs into the road and tries to get drivers to help him but no one will listen. "They're coming! They're coming!" Famous scene. They have a homage to it in the '78 version (same actor) and the new one as well (different actor.)


I also know there was a '94 version.....I never watched it though, but supposedly there is some sort of parallel to the AIDS virus.
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Post by Daniel » September 10th, 2007, 3:33 am

Thanks!

From your description, its sounds kinda like The Sixth Sense, if you will. With that kind of premise though, it actually makes the remake sound cheap. Well, in a way. ;)

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Post by Ben » September 10th, 2007, 7:16 am

Kevin McCarthy's 1950s version is the best. Pure sci-fi junkie Heaven.

You guys should see that, y'know. I agree that the end of the 70s Sutherland version works well. The 1990s take, set in a top secret military base, goes over the top and feels more like one of the first two Species movies.

I'll likely not bother with this new one until it hits TV for free. ;)

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Post by Daniel » September 12th, 2007, 1:47 am

Yeah, I could do that, too. But knowing Vi, she'll probably pressure me to rent it ASAP... ;)

I'll definetly check out the 50s version, though. Huge sci-fi fan!

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Post by ShyViolet » September 13th, 2007, 2:46 pm

Yeah, I could do that, too. But knowing Vi, she'll probably pressure me to rent it ASAP... Wink


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Post by ShyViolet » September 29th, 2007, 5:46 pm

I finally saw Evan Almighty! :D It actually has some really funny stuff and is actually moving, believe it or not. :wink:
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Post by Ben » September 30th, 2007, 9:31 am

Keep taking the pills Vi... ;)

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Post by ShyViolet » September 30th, 2007, 3:09 pm

Well, have you seen it, Ben? :)

J/K :P :wink:
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