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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
|Somewhere in one of these parallel universes, Richard Linklater made a movie about the son of a TEA party activist. And the effort he went to to make them sympathetic stretched him creatively, and won him no awards.|
|I am citing this as a positive example of effort. What? (Poster)|
Friday, February 20, 2015
|This actually has a really good visual to it, the main character split between two worlds.|
Thursday, February 19, 2015
I really like the quote on this poster, "People are afraid of all the wrong things." Weirdly profound. Fun fact: I did not initially want to watch this because I thought it was a low budget independent film about Jesus.
|They are going to release this in IMAX again, because it is awesome.|
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
"More Gloom. Cause it's war. No battle has ever been fought on a cloudless day. And besides if we don't use the color scheme to make people feel like shit... well, the story ain't gonna do it for us." The international title is "The 'F' Word" which doesn't really make any sense. Honestly I would have called it 'Fool's Gold' which will only make sense if you watched the movie.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
|Strangely this poster which just is a group shot of 1/5th of the cast is not that bad.|The Spring Break portion is a very small part of the movie (roughly the last 5th) but is in a lot of the advertising. Strange thing wrong with this poster: Not enough Lego bricks.
|For instance, the Kinect was definitely a gimmick that detracted from what it was trying to do. (image)|
|I get what they were going for with this. Except for it being animated/cell shaded.|
Friday, February 6, 2015
|"Welcome to the desert of the real," considering how much of the movie takes place in a desert that like is very one the nose.|
This set up is easily a pitch for a movie on its own, you could have the characters use hacking skills to steal money, the girlfriend could explain why she is moving away because the main character's condition is worsening and she lacks the emotional strength to be with him... there is a lot of room for interesting stuff without any science fiction entering the picture. But the real "plot" is that the two hackers are going to make a detour to meet a rival hacker named Nomad that they have been in a dick measuring contest with, really they are hunting down this figure to a remote shack in the desert... Yeah nothing bad could happen here. For some reason the movie switches to found footage style for this sequence, like something out of "V/H/S", it is a strange choice. Anyway, they are abducted by aliens.
|It happens. People get abducted. No reason to be a little pussy about it.|
|Including the writers, who clearly had no idea where this was going.|
|Nope. Still doesn't make any sense.|
And with an army of soldiers and scientists telling him to surrender the main character charges up his legs like "Dragon Ball Z" and runs to a bridge to escape... He then crashes thru an invisible wall... the whole thing was a "Truman Show" like dome... and that is not all, IT IS ON A SPACE STATION ORBITING AN ALIEN WORLD. And: FISHBURNE IS AN ANDROID.
What does this mean?
What are we supposed to take away from this?
What is happening?
The movie ends without telling you what anything is or the why. Is it a zoo? Is this the future? Where are they? Did the people earlier go nuts or were they just androids too? And if they were androids, why shoot them to turn them off? Was the girlfriend experimented on? What about that monster in the lab? Why did the lab have such out of date technology? What was up with the flashbacks to the running? Why were they lured to the desert? Was it for their hacking abilities? You could never stop asking questions.
|Contrary to the clean appearance, this film is a god damn mess. Am I alone in thinking this image implies time travel? I thought maybe this movie was going to be a grown up and dark version of "Flight of the Navigator". Go watch "Flight of the Navigator".|