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NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
edited August 2009 in Singularity Engine++
I didn't see a thread for this
I just got back from this and i thought it was great. There was a slow build at the start and i found the shaky camera to be distracting but all in all i thought it was a excellent film. The effects are better than transformers and star wars IMO and the movie as a whole was different than anything i've seen in a while.
I strongly recommend this.

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  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    pre screen

    The mech scene alone is worth admission


    1) As a small side note, one day, I really hope to be King Penis of Fuck Mountain.

    2) No shitty anime or wolf-people, take that crap to deviant art
  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Seeing this this weekend.

    Looking forward to it.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=86889

    Bottom of the third page, brother.

    And yeah, there are quite a few of us looking forward to this.

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  • TanolenTanolen Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Shaky camera? Is the camera like cloverfield?

  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The trailer didn't look like it had shaky handheld cam :/

    Still wanna see this movie.

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    well (no spoilers) The movie opens documentary style revealing the 20 year history of aliens on earth, so it's news clips and interviews then a camera crew follows the main character as he attempts to evict the aliens. Its a little like The Office in that aspect of shooting. But sometimes it gets a little shaky. I dunno if it stopped or i adjusted, but i didn't seem to notice it as much mid and later in the film.


    1) As a small side note, one day, I really hope to be King Penis of Fuck Mountain.

    2) No shitty anime or wolf-people, take that crap to deviant art
  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    make sure you fucks start spoiler tagging shit....

    i'm not sure how soon i'mma get to see this.

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  • TanolenTanolen Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It makes me so glad that this movie is getting good reviews

    Blomkamp's directorial style is really cool and I'd love to see him do more movies

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  • honey nut cheerioshoney nut cheerios __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    I want to see this soooo bad.

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  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Tanolen wrote: »
    Shaky camera? Is the camera like cloverfield?

    from what I can tell it's been done in a documentary style

  • NorthGuardNorthGuard Registered User
    edited August 2009
    So, the impression I'm getting from previews is a stealth social commentary flick disguised as a sci-fi thriller. Is this the case? Dark Knight levels of commentary is about the most I can tolerate in my entertainment, should I bother seeing this?

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    social commentary about illegal extra-terrestrials who won't stop parking their busted ass spaceships on earth's front lawn

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  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    this film comes to germany in late october

    fuck

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Iskander wrote: »
    this film comes to germany in late october

    fuck

    takes time to edit all that violence out

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  • OdenOden Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I was supposed to see this on monday night but I couldn't be bothered and now I regret being too lazy to go.

  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    NorthGuard wrote: »
    So, the impression I'm getting from previews is a stealth social commentary flick disguised as a sci-fi thriller. Is this the case? Dark Knight levels of commentary is about the most I can tolerate in my entertainment, should I bother seeing this?[/Q

    Nope it's just a cool ass sci-fi thriller. I mean the people in the movie get mad at the aliens and call them "Prawn" in a derogatory way...but thats about it. It felt like a very realistic approach as to what would happen.


    1) As a small side note, one day, I really hope to be King Penis of Fuck Mountain.

    2) No shitty anime or wolf-people, take that crap to deviant art
  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Olivaw wrote: »
    It makes me so glad that this movie is getting good reviews

    Blomkamp's directorial style is really cool and I'd love to see him do more movies

    Yeah last time I checked rotten tomatoes the only negative review was that douchebag who hates every good movie but loved dance flick. Can't wait.

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  • IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    prawns stole mah bike

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    oh man

    I guessed that it was going to be armond white

    and then I was right!

  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    FAQ wrote: »
    oh man

    I guessed that it was going to be armond white

    and then I was right!

    I seriously don't understand how this retard gets his reviews posted.

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  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just read an article on CNN about the director and he said it had some social commentary, but it didn't beat you up about it. He was trying to parallel what it was like for him growing up, but with aliens.

    After reading more about this movie it sounds like Earth is the small town you wind up in when you car breaks down. We must be charging a premium for parts and labor.

  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    NorthGuard wrote: »
    So, the impression I'm getting from previews is a stealth social commentary flick disguised as a sci-fi thriller. Is this the case? Dark Knight levels of commentary is about the most I can tolerate in my entertainment, should I bother seeing this?

    Nope it's just a cool ass sci-fi thriller. I mean the people in the movie get mad at the aliens and call them "Prawn" in a derogatory way...but thats about it. It felt like a very realistic approach as to what would happen.

    ha ha haaaa are you kidding?
    I just got back from seeing it and it is totally amazing and you should all go see it at your earliest convenience.

    But it is very heavy handed in its message

  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I liked it plenty, but I think I remember, like, three dues ex machinas.

    Not a big deal though. very...fun? In sort of an intense way.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited August 2009
    going to see this in a few hours

    reviews all seem positive

    i'm pretty excited

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Pretty stoked to see this tonight

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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCModerator mod
    edited August 2009
    Aww shakeycam?

    Fucking hell.

    STOP MAKING SHAKEYCAM FILMS, EVERYONE.

  • QuarterMasterQuarterMaster Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    bombardier wrote: »
    Aww shakeycam?

    Fucking hell.

    STOP MAKING SHAKEYCAM FILMS, EVERYONE.

    it's really not that bad. not anything like Cloverfield at least.

    and this movie was really fantastic. the best sci-fi I've seen in a while.

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  • bombardierbombardier mr. mully Vancouver, BCModerator mod
    edited August 2009
    I dunno, someone told me Bourne 3 and Quantum of Solace shakeycam wasn't bad but I disagree. Any level above Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers is too much.

    I'll still see it though. Just have to make sure I get a seat at the back.

  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wow this movie was pretty good. One of those films you don't know who to root for. Like I don't even know about them Prawns...

    Also kinda got me a bit peeved cause I get peeved when racism or treating others different from you for personal gain comes up.

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    going to go see this tonight

    hella excited

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    going to go see this tonight

    hella excited

    Never would have guessed

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Woodroez wrote: »
    I liked it plenty, but I think I remember, like, three dues ex machinas.

    Not a big deal though. very...fun? In sort of an intense way.

    I hope you pay all of those dues on time

    ex machina

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Really wanna see this, but will probably wait till tuesday cause I'm cheap like that.

    Or maybe even later cause I said I'd see it with a buddy and we'd get all baked for it and stuff, but he's away for the next week or so

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    seein dis tomorrow, can't wait

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Just saw it, pretty excellent. Definitely more of an "action film with a conscience" than a serious look at apartheid and racism and what have you, but that's what I came in expecting.

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    bombardier wrote: »
    I dunno, someone told me Bourne 3 and Quantum of Solace shakeycam wasn't bad but I disagree. Any level above Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers is too much.

    I'll still see it though. Just have to make sure I get a seat at the back.

    I couldn't agree more.


    1) As a small side note, one day, I really hope to be King Penis of Fuck Mountain.

    2) No shitty anime or wolf-people, take that crap to deviant art
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    rhylith wrote: »
    FAQ wrote: »
    oh man

    I guessed that it was going to be armond white

    and then I was right!

    I seriously don't understand how this retard gets his reviews posted.
    well if you only have reviews from people that liked a film, even if you feel the film is great, then doesn't that raise broader editorial concerns?
    it's better to include the opinion of some nimrod that hates everything good than to start deciding not to include some reviews because the staff don't agree with them

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited August 2009
    most awesome sci-fi film i've seen it a while

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