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Old 05-23-2022, 04:08 AM   #121
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if you just saw this and didnít know who the director was, you would probably think it was a fairly interesting and semi engrossing arty horror flick.

but coming from the director of ex machina and annihilation, (which were my favorites movies of the year they came out) it just feels disappointing. chances are, anything he put out after those first would be a disappointment. so it might be unfair to compare this with his previous movies.

itís hard to think of a comparison. maybe going from texas chainsaw massacre to eaten alive. itís still serviceable. or maybe going from it follows to under the silver lake.

this doesnít mean it is necessarily a bad movie. but when youíve had kobe beef, even good grocery store roast beef is a letdown.
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Old 05-23-2022, 04:30 AM   #122
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if you just saw this and didnít know who the director was, you would probably think it was a fairly interesting and semi engrossing arty horror flick.

but coming from the director of ex machina and annihilation, (which were my favorites movies of the year they came out) it just feels disappointing. chances are, anything he put out after those first would be a disappointment. so it might be unfair to compare this with his previous movies.

itís hard to think of a comparison. maybe going from texas chainsaw massacre to eaten alive. itís still serviceable. or maybe going from it follows to under the silver lake.

this doesnít mean it is necessarily a bad movie. but when youíve had kobe beef, even good grocery store roast beef is a letdown.
Do you think it could partly be due to the shift away from sci-fi?
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:46 AM   #123
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You mean the same director made two very different films? Wow! Mind. Blown.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:37 PM   #124
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Do you think it could partly be due to the shift away from sci-fi?
i donít think itís that. he has shown to be a more than competent filmmaker, so there is one reason to think he could only work in one genre. and he has talked about being a huge fan of walter hill, who never made (directed) a sci fi movie. (i might be wrong, but one doesnít come to mind)

and itís not like ďwell you need a scriptĒ because he wrote the scripts for ex machina and annihilation. those are just objectively better designed and executed movies on every level.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:44 PM   #125
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i donít think itís that. he has shown to be a more than competent filmmaker, so there is one reason to think he could only work in one genre. and he has talked about being a huge fan of walter hill, who never made (directed) a sci fi movie. (i might be wrong, but one doesnít come to mind)

and itís not like ďwell you need a scriptĒ because he wrote the scripts for ex machina and annihilation. those are just objectively better designed and executed movies on every level.
Walter Hill is the credited Director for Supernova.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:59 PM   #126
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i donít think itís that. he has shown to be a more than competent filmmaker, so there is one reason to think he could only work in one genre. and he has talked about being a huge fan of walter hill, who never made (directed) a sci fi movie. (i might be wrong, but one doesnít come to mind)

and itís not like ďwell you need a scriptĒ because he wrote the scripts for ex machina and annihilation. those are just objectively better designed and executed movies on every level.
Here we go. No such thing as objectivity when it comes to anything to do with the quality of a film.
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Old 05-23-2022, 07:15 PM   #127
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Walter Hill is the credited Director for Supernova.
As the Producer, he also REALLY wanted to direct Alien. 20th Century Fox wouldn't let him...
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Old 05-24-2022, 03:37 AM   #128
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just saw it, and enjoyed watching it very much even if the ending and the themes need to be explained to me like a school child!

[Show spoiler]So... this happened in real life? or in her head because she was dealing with trauma? Is there a religious aspect to it with the forbidden fruit, as I am not a religious person, all religious allegory's are lost on me. The friend being pregnant at the end felt important, but I don know why?!

Can someone just explain it to me like I'm two!



But straight up, Rory Kinnear deserves a damn Oscar for his performance(s) in this flick!
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:58 AM   #129
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just saw it, and enjoyed watching it very much even if the ending and the themes need to be explained to me like a school child!

[Show spoiler]So... this happened in real life? or in her head because she was dealing with trauma? Is there a religious aspect to it with the forbidden fruit, as I am not a religious person, all religious allegory's are lost on me. The friend being pregnant at the end felt important, but I don know why?!

Can someone just explain it to me like I'm two!



But straight up, Rory Kinnear deserves a damn Oscar for his performance(s) in this flick!
Feel the film. Don't rationalize it. It's like Lynch in that way.
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:19 PM   #130
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I really enjoyed it. I don’t know too much about Garland, but writing seems to be his strong suit, so I’m sure he’s more than we’ll aware of the reactions he’s going to get from the script. He probably set out knowing this would ruffle some feathers in the ‘woke crowd’ which is kinda hilarious. Other than that it was completely gorgeous and hypnotic in tone, which made for a delightful night out at the cinema.
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Old 05-24-2022, 11:53 PM   #131
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I really enjoyed it. I donít know too much about Garland, but writing seems to be his strong suit, so Iím sure heís more than weíll aware of the reactions heís going to get from the script. He probably set out knowing this would ruffle some feathers in the Ďwoke crowdí which is kinda hilarious. Other than that it was completely gorgeous and hypnotic in tone, which made for a delightful night out at the cinema.
He is a well respected published Author who wrote one of my favorite books of the 90's "The Beach".
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Old 05-25-2022, 01:41 AM   #132
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Not in Firestarter that I recall. But vaguely remember it in the trailer (maybe edited out of final film)
I have not seen the film, but it was in the trailer for sure.

Enough with the crow abuse I say!
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Old 05-25-2022, 09:10 AM   #133
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Tomorrow is my only chance of seeing this during a matinee, so fingers crossed! Friend of mine saw it yesterday and had a blast with it, even though he did say it's a little one note.
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:32 PM   #134
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I went to the theater to see this again with my friend and some Mother brought her 7 or 8 year child in there and the child was screaming and crying fun theater experience.
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Old 05-25-2022, 08:09 PM   #135
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After tomorrow my theater has this playing twice starting at 6:30pm. So glad i saw it opening weekend.
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Old 05-25-2022, 08:11 PM   #136
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After tomorrow my theater has this playing twice starting at 6:30pm. So glad i saw it opening weekend.

My theater opted not to get this. And is instead continuing to show Firestarter, Sonic 2, and will clear out the showtimes for Top Gun this weekend.
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Old 05-25-2022, 08:27 PM   #137
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By next week this should probably leave theaters (itís down to 1-2 showings already) so Iíll hold out for digital which should get here sooner than expected.
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Walter Hill is the credited Director for Supernova.
heís the credited director for a movie known more for studio meddling and having undergone reshoots with another director and a third director was brought in to work on editing. iím sure everyone stayed true to his version. that must be why he used a pseudonym.

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Here we go. No such thing as objectivity when it comes to anything to do with the quality of a film.
i hate to break it to you, but some films are better than others. shocking, i know. but thanks for adding literally nothing to the discussion of the movie. what would we do without you?
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heís the credited director for a movie known more for studio meddling and having undergone reshoots with another director and a third director was brought in to work on editing. iím sure everyone stayed true to his version. that must be why he used a pseudonym.



i hate to break it to you, but some films are better than others. shocking, i know. but thanks for adding literally nothing to the discussion of the movie. what would we do without you?
Yeah, if a director is granted a pseudonym credit, it typically means major interference to the point that they donít feel they should be credited, so I wouldnít even consider it their film. On the flipside Snyder is still even the sole credited director on theatrical cut of Justice League, and Dune I think is an interesting case where David Lynch got a pseudonym credit on the heavily edited TV showings.
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he’s the credited director for a movie known more for studio meddling and having undergone reshoots with another director and a third director was brought in to work on editing. i’m sure everyone stayed true to his version. that must be why he used a pseudonym.
Nevertheless, he is still credited director on a sci fi movie.
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