Page 254 of 257 FirstFirst ... 154204244252253254255256 ... LastLast
Results 2,531 to 2,540 of 2566
  1. #2531
    Yer Damned Woodpecker
    FBJ's Avatar
    Karma: 1048000
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14,171
    Images
    3
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    275 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ucsdguy1 View Post
    Okay saw Ready Player One last night.

    Once again I fall into the trap of Ender's Game in which I am such a fan of the book it was too hard not to pick out things they left out or changed. A lot of plot points blown by too quickly. He fell in love with Artemis pretty darn fast (I suppose what can you do in a 2 hour 20 minute movie)

    However, visually it was pretty stunning. The animation, CGI, really made the Oasis come to life. And the CG facial expressions were pretty darn good. It felt like watching a video game for a good part of 2+ hours. I feel like I probably need to see again to find hidden gems, or "easter eggs" if you will (see what I did there).

    One final thought - the music was of course great. But where was the Rush??
    Rush's music was nowhere to be found. Plenty of visual references, though. Aech's shirt. The poster in Halliday's room.

    A LOT of cannon from the book was missing. I'd suspected when this movie's production started that that would be the case. How difficult and expensive would it have been to grab all the appropriate licensing? Also, I suspected they'd modernize the pop-culture of it a bit to grab the appeal of younger crowds who've never seen, read, played, or listened to a vast majority of the properties from the book.

    Didn't care much for the plot changes (WAY too easy to get the Copper Key, for instance) or some of the aesthetic changes. Did have some fun finding easter eggs (my favorite was spotting Spike Spiegel's Swordfish II Monoracer from Cowboy Bebop sitting in Aech's hangar).

    Still...after I got over the disappointment of it being "Not Like The Book," I thought it was worth seeing. Our 13-year-old daughter loved it, as well.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


  2. #2532
    Selke Smooth
    notbob's Avatar
    Karma: 261406448
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    5,334
    Mentioned
    121 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1260 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    Rush's music was nowhere to be found. Plenty of visual references, though. Aech's shirt. The poster in Halliday's room.

    A LOT of cannon from the book was missing. I'd suspected when this movie's production started that that would be the case. How difficult and expensive would it have been to grab all the appropriate licensing? Also, I suspected they'd modernize the pop-culture of it a bit to grab the appeal of younger crowds who've never seen, read, played, or listened to a vast majority of the properties from the book.

    Didn't care much for the plot changes (WAY too easy to get the Copper Key, for instance) or some of the aesthetic changes. Did have some fun finding easter eggs (my favorite was spotting Spike Spiegel's Swordfish II Monoracer from Cowboy Bebop sitting in Aech's hangar).

    Still...after I got over the disappointment of it being "Not Like The Book," I thought it was worth seeing. Our 13-year-old daughter loved it, as well.
    I believe when Spielberg started the project he said he wasn't going to use any of his own properties. That might explain some of it.
    "We still have some guys that haven't scored since Jesus was a baby" - Sutter

    User formerly known as

  3. #2533
    Go Tanner Go!
    roenick's Avatar
    Karma: 2000013000
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,701
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    395 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    Rush's music was nowhere to be found. Plenty of visual references, though. Aech's shirt. The poster in Halliday's room.

    A LOT of cannon from the book was missing. I'd suspected when this movie's production started that that would be the case. How difficult and expensive would it have been to grab all the appropriate licensing? Also, I suspected they'd modernize the pop-culture of it a bit to grab the appeal of younger crowds who've never seen, read, played, or listened to a vast majority of the properties from the book.

    Didn't care much for the plot changes (WAY too easy to get the Copper Key, for instance) or some of the aesthetic changes. Did have some fun finding easter eggs (my favorite was spotting Spike Spiegel's Swordfish II Monoracer from Cowboy Bebop sitting in Aech's hangar).

    Still...after I got over the disappointment of it being "Not Like The Book," I thought it was worth seeing. Our 13-year-old daughter loved it, as well.
    I loved it even though it was way different then the book. My youngest (19) thought completely different and just couldn't get her mind around it and hated it.

    I looked at it like the original Dune theater release. It was a hot mess but at least Lynch tried to bring to life the vision we had in our mind while reading the book.

  4. #2534
    Team LGK
    JWR's Avatar
    Karma: 9579230
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    375 Post(s)

    Default

    True to their history of bringing groundbreaking shows then canceling them cause they cost too much

    SyFy channel is canceling The Expanse , hopefully Netflix or another network will pick it up

    http://deadline.com/2018/05/the-expa...ed-1202388026/
    "Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment." Harlan Ellison

  5. #2535
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes
    jerseydevil's Avatar
    Karma: 18886756
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    49,693
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    4481 Post(s)

    Default

    In keeping with that theme...

    A Trailer For The Canceled ‘Tremors’ TV Show Has Surfaced And It Looks Like The Sequel The Original Deserved
    https://uproxx.com/tv/tremors-tv-sho...in-bacon-syfy/

  6. #2536
    Team LGK
    LetTigerIn's Avatar
    Karma: 1301000
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3,959
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    759 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    In keeping with that theme...

    A Trailer For The Canceled ‘Tremors’ TV Show Has Surfaced And It Looks Like The Sequel The Original Deserved
    https://uproxx.com/tv/tremors-tv-sho...in-bacon-syfy/

    waah! Why were we deprived of this?

    I can only hope they passed because they insisted on Fred Ward, too.

  7. #2537
    Sausage King of Chicago
    santiclaws's Avatar
    Karma: 15492502
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    16,051
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    3034 Post(s)

    Default

    Currently playing at the Arclight in Hollywood.




  8. #2538
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes
    jerseydevil's Avatar
    Karma: 18886756
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    49,693
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    4481 Post(s)

    Default

    Want to See the Nightmarish Monster Bear from ‘Annihilation’ in All Its Glory?
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...ilation-glory/

    Seriously...see this when it hits digital. You should have seen it in a theater.

  9. #2539
    I'llPutPenniesOnYourEyes
    jerseydevil's Avatar
    Karma: 18886756
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    49,693
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    4481 Post(s)

    Default

    [SXSW Review] ‘Upgrade’ Is a Lot of Goofy Fun
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews...lot-goofy-fun/

  10. #2540
    Go Tanner Go!
    roenick's Avatar
    Karma: 2000013000
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,701
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    395 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    [SXSW Review] ‘Upgrade’ Is a Lot of Goofy Fun
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/reviews...lot-goofy-fun/
    This one looks promising to me ...

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •