Interstellar

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    Nov 08, 2014 8:37 AM GMT
    Anyone else see this movie that just came out? saw it tonight...man, what a great sci-fi flick, but such a downer in so many parts. sad, sad movie that I did not expect to happen.

    typical errors with logical stuff, and a few things unexplained in it, but that's standard for anything out of this world.

    overall a good flick, just did not expect the sadness of it all.
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    Nov 08, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    Did it come close to 2001 A Space Odyssey?
  • jaroslav123

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    Nov 08, 2014 2:21 PM GMT
    Christopher Nolan is an overrated hack of a director who relies too much on ex-positional dialogue to be considered a "good director".

    Watch any of his films and listen to the dialogue, it is essentially:

    omgomgomg quick we need to explain what's happening right now at this very moment and then explain what's happening three more times just in case if the audience didn't pick up on it and rather than using dialogue to develop character or to show emotion dialogue will only be used to develop the plot and to explain to the audience what's actually happening omgomgomgomg

    He gets away with this in "Memento" because it goes backwards, so it's forgivable. His movies never work on second or third viewings and are always far more crap than one thinks they are on initial viewing.

    Oh an yes, Interstellar was a pile of poo.
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    Nov 08, 2014 7:12 PM GMT
    I'm interested in seeing this movie but the runtime on these movies are getting longer. 169 minutes! I think future movies will be an average of 3 hours.
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    Nov 08, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidWatch any of his films and listen to the dialogue, it is essentially: ...

    Lumpyoatmeal saidI think part of it is due to what I call the first person narrative problem. In a first person narrative where the narrator is telling the story of what happens, there's a limitation where they can't tell us what the other characters are thinking unless those characters verbalize their thoughts, which they often do. A movie is like a first person narrative, except that the narrator is the camera. And here again we don't know what the people are thinking unless they verbalize them or act out, and that often can come out rather fake, but we tend to overlook that. In "the old days" they used to do voice overs of what a character was thinking but they don't seem to do that any more.
  • venue35

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    Nov 08, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    I really liked it. There were no aliens it was a serious Space flick that made you think. Loved the robot.
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    Nov 08, 2014 11:43 PM GMT
    I refuse to see it because I half expect Matthew McConaughey to drive the spaceship like he drives that Lincoln.
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    Nov 08, 2014 11:53 PM GMT
    I would usually agree with the criticisms above about Nolan's use of dialogue etc. and frankly I was quite sceptical about seeing this as I usually find his films to be pretentious and slightly soulless.

    However I would completely disagree here; sure there are flaws but it was a pretty well executed film with a lot of heart. The cast pulled it off and I was completely drawn into the setting and plot, however otherworldly it got.

    Plus... 'dat soundtrack. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 09, 2014 12:09 AM GMT
    Trexosaurustron said
    Plus... 'dat soundtrack. icon_eek.gif


    yeah, the sound (and parts lack thereof) was pretty amazing.
  • theob

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    Nov 09, 2014 1:04 AM GMT
    Didn't see it, but I read Phil Plait's scathing review on Slate. It's pretty egregious to have a planet orbiting a black hole, on that would receive no sunlight for that very reason, and yet somehow does.

    ...as if the public wasn't already misinformed enough about science.
  • zalcland

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    Nov 09, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    Just got back from seeing it. It was a good scifi movie with an interesting storyline. However, it was a bit long. There were things left unexplained too. I did anjoy watching it though since I love anything to do with space / time travel.
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    Nov 09, 2014 6:41 AM GMT
    I just saw it. Meh. Visually and musically beautiful but somewhat incoherent. "Contact" (also with Matthew McConaguy) from 1997 was better.
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    Nov 09, 2014 8:12 AM GMT
    Another movie in 3D. I hate this recent trend of releasing movies in 3D, without any option of viewing it without 3D. That's the biggest reason why I wouldn't watch this movie in theatre.
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    Nov 09, 2014 10:20 AM GMT
    __morphic__ saidAnother movie in 3D. I hate this recent trend of releasing movies in 3D, without any option of viewing it without 3D. That's the biggest reason why I wouldn't watch this movie in theatre.


    Same, but mostly because after sitting down for more than an hour I get a bit irritated so I prefer to watch dvd's that I can pause, go do something, and then get back to the movie.
    It depends because if I really like the movie, then I'm like talking to the characters calling them idiots and other random shit like that haha.
    I'm a bad movie person.
    Plus I bet you earth is destroyed or the main characters die.
    It's usually something along those lines with these types of 'despair-esque' movies.
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    Nov 09, 2014 11:15 AM GMT
    inter-STELLARRRRR!!!!

    sorry had to do it
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    Nov 09, 2014 11:31 AM GMT
    MartyredNeons said
    __morphic__ saidAnother movie in 3D. I hate this recent trend of releasing movies in 3D, without any option of viewing it without 3D. That's the biggest reason why I wouldn't watch this movie in theatre.


    Same, but mostly because after sitting down for more than an hour I get a bit irritated so I prefer to watch dvd's that I can pause, go do something, and then get back to the movie.
    It depends because if I really like the movie, then I'm like talking to the characters calling them idiots and other random shit like that haha.
    I'm a bad movie person.
    Plus I bet you earth is destroyed or the main characters die.
    It's usually something along those lines with these types of 'despair-esque' movies.

    This 3D trend is also a way to make more money. Most of the movies don't even deserve to be made in 3D. The only movies I don't mind watching in 3D are animation movies.
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    Nov 09, 2014 1:04 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI'm interested in seeing this movie but the runtime on these movies are getting longer. 169 minutes! I think future movies will be an average of 3 hours.


    I too will probably wait for the dvd because of the extended run time. However, the Oscar for best picture 1962 went to a film over 3 1/2 hours long...one of my all-time favorites.
  • ncaahockey

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    Nov 09, 2014 1:55 PM GMT
    willular said
    Trexosaurustron said
    Plus... 'dat soundtrack. icon_eek.gif


    yeah, the sound (and parts lack thereof) was pretty amazing.


    Hans Zimmer is one of favorite composers! I don't think this was his best work but i really liked it.
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    Nov 09, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    It was awesome! I liked how there were no space aliens and it was really thrilling to watch, very good camera. In contrary to OP I didn't like the fact that the guy survived the whole thing, it would make more sense if he died after he fulfilled his destiny. Also everything was explained in the end and I would rather find out on my own instead of being told everything.
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    Nov 09, 2014 2:36 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidAnother movie in 3D. I hate this recent trend of releasing movies in 3D, without any option of viewing it without 3D. That's the biggest reason why I wouldn't watch this movie in theatre.


    I've seen it in 2D.
  • venue35

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    Nov 09, 2014 2:54 PM GMT
    I don't think this film came out in 3d. Nolan has never made a 3d film.
    I want the soundtrack to this the music was great.
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    Nov 09, 2014 7:54 PM GMT
    klobasnik saidIt was awesome! I liked how there were no space aliens and it was really thrilling to watch, very good camera. In contrary to OP I didn't like the fact that ....

    Don't spoil it for others by giving the plot away.
  • cjbkr

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    Nov 09, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    I thought Interstellar was brilliant. The movie is not so much about space as it is about human beings, our relationships and how we survive. I see lots of complaints about technical aspects of the film, like a planet surviving close to black hole. Well, being honest, what we as humans know about the universe is pretty much shit. We know nothing about the universe. We know probably 0.0000000000000000000000000000000001% of what there is to know about even our own Galaxy let alone the universe. Whose to say that if we went through a wormhole into another galaxy we wouldn't find planets orbiting giant black holes? Interstellar is not about that though. It's about humanity and survival and used space, the unknown and a very real future scenario (end of planet earth) to display that. My only complaint was that the movie was so long and had so many compleat themes that it was difficult to put everything together. But after the movie and thinking on it, it all made sense.
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    Nov 10, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
    I liked it and will probably see it again (when the CD comes out) but it was long (hence tedious at parts). The music got so loud at points that it became annoying. I get it: symphonic music building to a crescendo as the director cues in the de rigueur galaxy shots tells us we should start the "oohs" and "ah!'s" but seriously, my ears were starting to ring!

    Three hours of angst! Oy vey.
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    Nov 10, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
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