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Old 04-14-2014, 02:26 PM   #27721
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What's the general opinion on the 2001 sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact? I haven't seen it myself.
Was never going to be as successful. The novel isn't quite as good as the original and even after that short a time, the original movie was a classic so it never had a chance. But all in all, it is not a horrible film, just not on the level of 2001. Personally I would like to see them complete and do 2061 and 3001 - even if they are just as good as 2010, it would still be interesting to see.

What I found with both films is that you need to read the novel as well to fully understand it. They try and tell it visually but then people have a hard time with it, like the last act of 2001, because how you see things is different than how others. I wouldn't say that the last act of 2001 is weak - how do you represent the ride of a lifetime in a way that everyone understands especially when the character isn't supposed to understand right until the end.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:35 PM   #27722
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Death Proof is one of Tarantino's best films.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #27723
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What's the general opinion on the 2001 sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact? I haven't seen it myself.
If you like intelligent sci-fi give it a go. Its not 2001 (not much is!) but Ive always thought of it as a solid 8/10 film. It is quite 80's so that might be a deciding factor. Oh and if you like Roy Scheider and Helen Mirren definitely give it a go!
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:44 PM   #27724
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If you like intelligent sci-fi give it a go. Its not 2001 (not much is!) but Ive always thought of it as a solid 8/10 film. It is quite 80's so that might be a deciding factor. Oh and if you like Roy Scheider and Helen Mirren definitely give it a go!
I agree completely.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #27725
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If you like intelligent sci-fi give it a go. Its not 2001 (not much is!) but Ive always thought of it as a solid 8/10 film. It is quite 80's so that might be a deciding factor. Oh and if you like Roy Scheider and Helen Mirren definitely give it a go!
I read that it had mixed to warm reviews, seems like that's the general feel here also. I'll see if I can track down that old Warners disc.
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I view X-Men: First Class as X-Men Origins: Magneto; the rest is just window dressing. Michael Fassbender gave a better performance in the role than Ian McKellan, who was left with no choice but to ham it up spectacularly due to the way his character was written. Ian chewed the scenery wonderfully (I love over-the-top villains when they're played by great actors... see also: Kevin Bacon in FC) but Michael had the juicier bits and completely nailed it.

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Old 04-16-2014, 02:58 PM   #27727
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I read that it had mixed to warm reviews, seems like that's the general feel here also. I'll see if I can track down that old Warners disc.
Be warned - its certainly not a demo disc! Certainly superior to the old murky DVD though (not difficult)
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:29 PM   #27728
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Be warned - its certainly not a demo disc! Certainly superior to the old murky DVD though (not difficult)
Ah it ok I can live without reference quality transfers, its the film I mainly care about, but thanks for the heads up - although admittedly I get a little bummed when it gets as bad as the original French Connection transfer and Escape From New York. It's en-route from Cex for a tenner, quite pleased at that considering the crazy prices going on amazon, I guess the UK disc is OOP!
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #27729
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What's the general opinion on the 2001 sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact? I haven't seen it myself.
I thought it was actually pretty good and certianly had its moments. Its a decently made film with good performances. The whole Cold War subplot with Russia is hopelessly out of date and wont resonate with anyone younger.

The effects & production values are solid though. I like the film and even though its completely different in tone and execution than 2001 its an OK film in its own right. When ever I watch 2001 I end up watching this too
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I'll throw in my 2 cents:

TDK trilogy was good, but really screwed up the Batman "mythology" so to speak and TDKR is way, way overrated.

The Wild Bunch and Tombstone are far greater western's than just about any made before or since.

John Hughes movies are not as good as we remember them (or think how we rememeber them). See also Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Loved Terminator:Salvation. My favorite of the three.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series is far superior to the train wreck called the Prequel Trilogy.

Django Unchained completely, utterly sucked. I mean, really sucked.

I think Ben Affleck will make a good Batman.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #27731
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I'll throw in my 2 cents:

TDK trilogy was good, but really screwed up the Batman "mythology" so to speak and TDKR is way, way overrated.

The Wild Bunch and Tombstone are far greater western's than just about any made before or since.

John Hughes movies are not as good as we remember them (or think how we rememeber them). See also Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Loved Terminator:Salvation. My favorite of the three.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series is far superior to the train wreck called the Prequel Trilogy.

Django Unchained completely, utterly sucked. I mean, really sucked.

I think Ben Affleck will make a good Batman.
I'm going to have to disagree with you on the majority of that, although I think Affleck will make a decent Batman too

Good unpopular opinions.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #27732
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I'll throw in my 2 cents:

TDK trilogy was good, but really screwed up the Batman "mythology" so to speak and TDKR is way, way overrated.

The Wild Bunch and Tombstone are far greater western's than just about any made before or since.

John Hughes movies are not as good as we remember them (or think how we rememeber them). See also Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Loved Terminator:Salvation. My favorite of the three.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series is far superior to the train wreck called the Prequel Trilogy.

Django Unchained completely, utterly sucked. I mean, really sucked.

I think Ben Affleck will make a good Batman.
Wow, those are some great unpopular opinions I disagree with most of them, but I did enjoy Terminator: Salvation and, although I enjoyed it, I wouldn't put Django in with Tarantino's classics.
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