Has anyone seen "SUPER 8" or "TREE OF LIFE"?

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 12, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    I'm really wanting to see both of these films, but haven't heard much about them from people who have seen them

    Reviews?
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    Jun 12, 2011 7:02 AM GMT
    I'm curious about Super 8. JJ Abrams is an interesting writer. And with Steven Spielberg producing, it can't be all that bad. I hope. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Yes I'm resurrecting an old thread...everyone go Grrrrrr. Anyway, I just had to come here and see if anyone saw 'Tree of Life."

    I watched that movie last night, and it took all the patience in the world to stick with it, and hold out for something. While the film had stunning visuals interweaved with isolated moments from a family's life...this is one movie I don't know if I could watch again.

    I may try...one day...but not today.


    Anyone else see "Tree of life"?
  • drypin

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    Sep 17, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    Yes, the parts I stayed awake for, that is.
    Juuuuust didn't reach me.
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    Sep 17, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    I was watching Super 8 on Netflix on Saturday. The movie seems slow and lingers too much on the kids instead of actually dealing with the "thing from the train".
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 17, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Super 8 has easily the most unrealistic train wreck scene I have ever seen, and i've seen some pretty unrealistic trainwreck scenes.

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    Sep 17, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    philibt saidYes I'm resurrecting an old thread...everyone go Grrrrrr. Anyway, I just had to come here and see if anyone saw 'Tree of Life."

    I watched that movie last night, and it took all the patience in the world to stick with it, and hold out for something. While the film had stunning visuals interweaved with isolated moments from a family's life...this is one movie I don't know if I could watch again.

    I may try...one day...but not today.


    Anyone else see "Tree of life"?


    This isn't a film to watch for the sake of kicking back and enjoying something easy to take in. I loved the film, but I was better equipped to deconstruct it because I have a degree in art. The ending was extremely emotional for me.
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    Super 8 is a children's movie.
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    I thought both were trying to for something great but it was just executed poorly. I wouldn't recommend watching either of them to be honest.
  • Splendidus_1

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    Sep 17, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    About "Tree of Life"...

    I went to the movies with my parents, and we were intrigued by it, so we decided to watch it. Definitely a bad call, as this is a movie you should watch alone (so you can really sink in all of its depthness). There's hardly a story to follow ... and barely any dialogue.
    I think altogether the movie is kind of a mess, because it goes like: Random images of the universe --> Actual movie --> Random images of dinosaurs --> Actual movie. And you'd hope there would be a connection between these segments, but truth be told, 30 minutes showing images of Nebulas, and whatnot, simply do not blend with anything.

    Wouldn't recommend it, unless you're feeling extremely deep and emotional.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Sep 17, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    Tree of Life: ZZZZ... There's a reason you heard nothing about it.. everyone fell asleep

    Super 8: Tried really really hard to be E.T.

    The End
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    Sep 17, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    Me and a bud went to see "Tree of Life" and it was so deep at times for the audience that half the crowd kept getting up and leaving to take breaks. We were joking about how we were going to have to lock the doors and yell "Sit the Hell Down!" at people. icon_lol.gif

    Watch "Super 8" and be rewarded with the closing credits... they should've won an Oscar just for that. Great job!

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    Sep 18, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    dayumm saidMe and a bud went to see "Tree of Life" and it was so deep at times for the audience that half the crowd kept getting up and leaving to take breaks. We were joking about how we were going to have to lock the doors and yell "Sit the Hell Down!" at people. icon_lol.gif

    Watch "Super 8" and be rewarded with the closing credits... they should've won an Oscar just for that. Great job!



    It was a movie not really suited for conventional movie goers.
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Tree of Life SUCKSSSSSSS !!!
    it's like 2/3 national geographic scenes
  • Aodhan

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    Sep 18, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    crash20 saidTree of Life SUCKSSSSSSS !!!
    it's like 2/3 national geographic scenes


    agreed! But I enjoyed Super 8 icon_smile.gif
    it is kind of childish though!
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    DO NOT SEE the Tree of Life.....don't...save yourself
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSo does the movie, "Tree of Life" refer or have any relation to the Tree of Life from the Kabbalah. Cuz I am a supporter of that but the movie sounds like something I could experience in a deep meditation. icon_smile.gif


    It never mentions anything about Kabbalah as far as I know. It is just a lot of imagery (beautiful no less) intertwined with bleps of a 1950's American family. This is one I don't think anyone would want to watch while high! lol
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    I was disappointed with Super 8. It was plodding and a bit dull. The unrequited teen crush and bad girl who softens up storyline seemed very contrived and borrowed from a hundred movies before it. I'd give it a pass.
  • Will123

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    Sep 18, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Tree of Life was a great movie but is kind of slow at some points. I really, really enjoyed it, though. It's kind of allegorical.
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Tree of Life was an emotional experience for me a truly remarkable film, I don't have an arts degree but I got it.
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    Sep 18, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    I liked Super 8.
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    Sep 18, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    In a nutshell, 'Tree of Life' was one of the best movies I've seen of late. Visually mind blowing, the actual plot was quite heavy and sad but isn't life like that? The acting was superb from every one of the cast memebers, Brad Pitt 'hot' again but only because of his acting. I could indentify with most of the characters, so all in all a great movie.
    Saw the preview for Super 8, lost interest.
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    Sep 18, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    Tree of Life is one of the most polarising movies ever. You'd either love it or hate it. For me, I hated it and thought it was total tripe. It qualifies as "art-house", yet is marketed as "mainstream". To do art-house well, one needs finesse and subtlety which Hollywood has repeatedly demonstrated that it doesn't have. The film could have done without all the National Geographic scenes.

    Why not check out the reviews on IMDB?:

    "The Tree of Life is being hailed by critics everywhere, who mostly can't put into words what it is about or why they liked it, but in turn reviled and railed against by audiences, who walk out by the dozen and request their money back (true story, happened in my screening and in each of the ones attended by friends of mine)"
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    Sep 18, 2012 7:26 AM GMT
    Tree of life......
    Only time I've ever walked out of a movie theatre. Me and my friend both agreed we would have a much better time walking together outside and chatting and enjoying the weather. So we did just that.
    Bunch of her friends said it was supposed to be really good. Only reason we went.
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    Sep 18, 2012 8:09 AM GMT
    Terrance Malick, director of "Tree of Life", never does conventional narrative movies. Pretty much all of them, w/ the exception of "Badlands", are tone poems or meditations about some perspective of the human condition. This is the first time he's reached even deeper than THAT. Even his films that have a relatively substantial plot require a longer attention span than most filmmakers today are willing to take a chance their audience actually has. I, for one, as an aspiring filmmaker myself, am grateful for that. Without artistic risk, there is no artistic reward. Anyone w/o the patience for this should never see a Malick film. You'll be wasting your money and both your and his time.

    "Super 8" was aiming for so much more than "trying to be E.T." It was J.J. Abrams' homage to Spielberg's early commercial and artistic ambitions, using those elements to tell a story that expanded on and refreshed those themes. It felt like the kind of movie Spielberg might make today if he hadn't "grown up"...or, rather, lost his childlike sense of awe and wonder at the world. Don't get me wrong. He's made some truly magnificent big-boy movies. But his passion is much more measured and deliberate, and less go-for-broke awesome, than it used to be. I hope, as a filmmaker, I never lose that.