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2013-03-10 12:47:23 PM
He's the director we need, but not the one we deserve.
 
2013-03-10 01:45:02 PM
If you found Inception confusing you should probably revert to watching Nick Jr. and reading coloring books.
 
2013-03-10 02:10:24 PM
My money.  Shut up and take it.
 
2013-03-10 02:47:58 PM
"The film ... will follow a group of explorers who travel through time after discovering a worm hole. The press release describes it as "a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding."


mojoimage.com


???
 
2013-03-10 04:01:52 PM
Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.
 
2013-03-10 04:04:12 PM
Oh boy, another big bloated mess with artificial moral dilemmas and a plot that falls apart the moment you think about it.
 
2013-03-10 04:09:35 PM

Handsome B. Wonderful: Oh boy, another big bloated mess with artificial moral dilemmas and a plot that falls apart the moment you think about it.


Why are you against space exploration?
 
2013-03-10 04:09:58 PM

Shostie: If you found Inception confusing you should probably revert to watching Nick Jr. and reading coloring books.


You are confusing.

thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.


Explain.
 
2013-03-10 04:13:01 PM
Can't wait.
 
2013-03-10 04:13:53 PM

thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.


Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.
 
2013-03-10 04:15:16 PM

L.D. Ablo: James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.


3/10
 
2013-03-10 04:18:11 PM
'Inception' was confusing? I'm confused.
 
2013-03-10 04:21:48 PM

L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.


I completely agree.

Which is why Nolan's "Batman" movies are terrible. I'm pretty confident that history is going to agree with me, too. 20 years from now, people will watch Nolan's "Batman" movies and say "Boy, those are really boring and plot-less".
 
2013-03-10 04:22:59 PM
Inception wasn't confusing at all.  It was just stupid.

Who here ever has dreams that mundane?  They're three layers in and it's still a boring everyday kind of environment (only it's cold out and there's these skiers).

Last night I dreamed I was in a giant lake full of milk teaching monks how to juggle canteloupes.  Typical messed-up stupid crap your brain shats out while you sleep... nothing you'd need a spinning top to tell you wasn't really happening...
 
2013-03-10 04:25:26 PM

L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.


Except all of his other movies that aren't batman. The prestige really is a great movie and of course memento
 
2013-03-10 04:25:42 PM

realmolo: 20 years from now


20 years! That's almost 30 years!
 
2013-03-10 04:26:18 PM

thecpt: The prestige really is a great movie and of course memento


Insomnia is great too.
 
2013-03-10 04:28:40 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Shostie: If you found Inception confusing you should probably revert to watching Nick Jr. and reading coloring books.

You are confusing.

thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Explain.


Dream within a dream? They slowed down the action so many times during the last hour that it continually knocked me out of the movie. It was stopped and slowed down so often and some people still couldn't follow. I thought it impacted quality
 
2013-03-10 04:31:12 PM

Hetfield: thecpt: The prestige really is a great movie and of course memento

Insomnia is great too.


I forgot that was him, and then I saw it again recently and forgot how good it was. And following is really worth a watch just to see what a good film maker can do with no money and 3 unknown actors
 
2013-03-10 04:31:13 PM
But Inception wasn't confusing--at all. If anything, it was 30 minutes too long.
 
2013-03-10 04:32:33 PM

realmolo: Which is why Nolan's "Batman" movies are terrible. I'm pretty confident that history is going to agree with me, too. 20 years from now, people will watch Nolan's "Batman" movies and say "Boy, those are really boring and plot-less".


eh, I think they'll hold up well (though I honestly don't remember a damn thing about the first movie), but I don't think The Dark Knight Rises will be seen in a positive light. I think the only people defending that movie are fanboys who like the idea of an Intelligent Batman Movie over, you know, an actually good movie devoid of inconsistencies.

as much as I like Nolan's work, I do think his fanboys patting themselves on the back for being smart and understanding movies is getting more than a bit annoying. It's not like Nolan didn't spend 30 minutes of the movie explaining the plot to the audience.....
 
2013-03-10 04:34:57 PM

thecpt: And following is really worth a watch just to see what a good film maker can do with no money and 3 unknown actors


I've yet to watch Following, but it's definitely on my list.
 
2013-03-10 04:37:48 PM
What Inception needed was someone shoving broken glass into another person's navel.
 
2013-03-10 04:37:49 PM

Hetfield: thecpt: And following is really worth a watch just to see what a good film maker can do with no money and 3 unknown actors

I've yet to watch Following, but it's definitely on my list.


I think you'd dig it.  I just saw it not too long ago, and it was pretty good.

The film plays around with the chronology of events, but it's not hard to follow.
 
2013-03-10 04:42:23 PM

L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.


i was confused by batman.  where here the *BOOFS* and *POWS* when batman was fighting?  were they supposed to be dance scenes?  I DONT UNDERSTND
 
2013-03-10 04:46:27 PM

thisiszombocom: L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.

i was confused by batman.  where here the *BOOFS* and *POWS* when batman was fighting?  were they supposed to be dance scenes?  I DONT UNDERSTND


I was confused with rises; batman specifically said that some days you can't get rid of the bomb, but then HE GOT RID OF IT. Complete contradiction.
 
2013-03-10 04:46:28 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I think you'd dig it.


Okay, I've put it on tomorrow's to-do list.
 
2013-03-10 04:48:25 PM
i have my gripes with christopher nolan, but the troll hate on this thread is just a little over the top. i'd gladly pay to double to see christopher nolans worst film, rather than sit through 99% of whats in theaters right now
 
2013-03-10 04:49:47 PM

Hetfield: Okay, I've put it on tomorrow's to-do list.


Good deal.  Hope you enjoy it!
 
2013-03-10 04:52:26 PM
You know what I like in a sci fi flick? A story and dialogue that doesn't assume I'm an idiot. Do that Nolan.

/please
 
2013-03-10 04:53:39 PM

gittlebass: i have my gripes with christopher nolan, but the troll hate on this thread is just a little over the top. i'd gladly pay to double to see christopher nolans worst film, rather than sit through 99% of whats in theaters right now


You goddamn right I would. Just sat through some McG trash today. I don't understand hate for batman movies. Ok I do a little, but I think it's a little baseless considering source material and the fact it's a block buster. I could gripe about the changes to bane but I understand them.
 
2013-03-10 04:54:16 PM

kudayta: You know what I like in a sci fi flick? A story and dialogue that doesn't assume I'm an idiot.


Danny Boyle's Sunshine was 2/3 of this until the infuriating out-of-nowhere last third that came straight out of Event Horizon.
 
2013-03-10 04:57:13 PM

kudayta: A story and dialogue that doesn't don't assume I'm an idiot.


We all have dreams, don't lose yours.
 
2013-03-10 05:00:54 PM
Finally a film for guys like me.
 
2013-03-10 05:01:47 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Danny Boyle's Sunshine was 2/3 of this until the infuriating out-of-nowhere last third that came straight out of Event Horizon.


It was so full of promise then it turned into a cinematographer's idea of horror wank.
 
2013-03-10 05:02:11 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: kudayta: You know what I like in a sci fi flick? A story and dialogue that doesn't assume I'm an idiot.

Danny Boyle's Sunshine was 2/3 of this until the infuriating out-of-nowhere last third that came straight out of Event Horizon.


I love that movie and all but why didn't that ship end up in the sun? Was that guy the first captain to have pandorum?
 
2013-03-10 05:13:52 PM

thecpt: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: kudayta: You know what I like in a sci fi flick? A story and dialogue that doesn't assume I'm an idiot.

Danny Boyle's Sunshine was 2/3 of this until the infuriating out-of-nowhere last third that came straight out of Event Horizon.

I love that movie and all but why didn't that ship end up in the sun? Was that guy the first captain to have pandorum?


I think they might've stopped the ship before running into their problems.

I like Sunshine despite the horror movie last third. I believe that it's likely that there was no way to get that last act to work without some sort of 'race against time' theme. Otherwise, they woulda sidled up, set up their shiat, and finished the job.
 
2013-03-10 05:19:01 PM
What was confusing about Inception? They explained everything that was going to happen before it happened and then displayed it happening in painfully obvious ways. It would have been more enjoyable if it had been less direct.
 
2013-03-10 05:21:53 PM
Let me guess the cast....
 
2013-03-10 05:22:53 PM
I'm an unapologetic Chris Nolan fanboy, but you know what I want to see him do?

I want to see him go back to making smaller, more focused noir pieces like Memento and Following.

I enjoy his big epic-scope films, but it would be great to see him scale things back a bit.


Mrbogey: It was so full of promise then it turned into a cinematographer's idea of horror wank.


Pretty much, aye.


thecpt: I love that movie and all but why didn't that ship end up in the sun? Was that guy the first captain to have pandorum?


I think MadSkillz hit the nail on the head.

Admittedly, it's been some time since I've last seen that movie, and I'm a bit reluctant to give it another go-round.
 
2013-03-10 05:47:19 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Memento


Easily his best film, although I haven't seen  Following. Nolan's weakness is directing action scenes. It seems like they might have flowed okay on the storyboard, but once you actually try and chain those comic book panels into a cohesive shot, it all falls apart.

As for  Inception, it was a basic heist movie with some sleight of hand to make it seem less simple.
 
2013-03-10 05:48:18 PM
i.huffpost.com

for those who haven't seen it, here's Honest Trailer- Inception
 
2013-03-10 06:05:44 PM
Not that hard to follow Inception, just watch The Game. It was just a rip off with an orgy of special effects slapped on.
 
2013-03-10 06:08:16 PM
Inception was the best sci fi movie since the first matrix came out
imo
 
2013-03-10 06:11:33 PM
For a second I thought this was going to be an attempt at making a live actions version of this:
www.psp-themes.net
 
2013-03-10 06:12:51 PM
New daft punk album this year. Cant wait
 
2013-03-10 06:21:13 PM

man metaphysical: New daft punk album this year. Cant wait


A third trim movie?
 
2013-03-10 06:21:48 PM

man metaphysical: New daft punk album this year. Cant wait


A third tron movie goddamn auto correct
 
2013-03-10 06:26:42 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Handsome B. Wonderful: Oh boy, another big bloated mess with artificial moral dilemmas and a plot that falls apart the moment you think about it.

Why are you against space exploration?


Maybe they'll take along one of those high tech, do-it-all miracles: A 3D PRINTER!
 
2013-03-10 06:29:40 PM

gittlebass: i have my gripes with christopher nolan, but the troll hate on this thread is just a little over the top. i'd gladly pay to double to see christopher nolans worst film, rather than sit through 99% of whats in theaters right now


Indeed.  Do these folks only watch movies by Tarkovsky and Antonioni?
 
2013-03-10 06:43:23 PM

Parallax: Last night I dreamed I was in a giant lake full of milk teaching monks how to juggle canteloupes.


Did you wake up when the woman sitting next to you on the bus punched you?
 
2013-03-10 06:52:37 PM

realmolo: L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.

I completely agree.

Which is why Nolan's "Batman" movies are terrible. I'm pretty confident that history is going to agree with me, too. 20 years from now, people will watch Nolan's "Batman" movies and say "Boy, those are really boring and plot-less".


www.deathvalleymag.com media.comicvine.com

James Cameron knows how to develop a character?!!

images1.wikia.nocookie.net 4.bp.blogspot.com

Don't make me laugh!
 
2013-03-10 07:08:58 PM

blue_2501: James Cameron knows how to develop a character?!!


James Cameron used to. Sarah Conner. Ellen Ripley. Bishop. Hell, Newt is remarkable for being a non-annoying kid in a movie. As a general rule, when a director starts migrating into gigantic special-effects laden epics, he loses his ability to develop characters. There are exceptions.

But you can see this is true in Nolan's career, too.  Memento has a lot of characters, from Carrie-Ann Moss at her trashy best, to Joe Pantoliano's smarmy smartass. Guy Pearce did a great job playing Brad Pitt.
 
2013-03-10 08:10:15 PM

Parallax: Inception wasn't confusing at all.  It was just stupid.

Who here ever has dreams that mundane?  They're three layers in and it's still a boring everyday kind of environment (only it's cold out and there's these skiers).

Last night I dreamed I was in a giant lake full of milk teaching monks how to juggle canteloupes.  Typical messed-up stupid crap your brain shats out while you sleep... nothing you'd need a spinning top to tell you wasn't really happening...


Did you wake up in a puddle?
 
2013-03-10 08:34:15 PM

downtownkid: Did you wake up in a puddle?


That's not the mystery.  The mystery is whose puddle it was.
 
2013-03-10 08:51:39 PM

thecpt: thisiszombocom: L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.

i was confused by batman.  where here the *BOOFS* and *POWS* when batman was fighting?  were they supposed to be dance scenes?  I DONT UNDERSTND

I was confused with rises; batman specifically said that some days you can't get rid of the bomb, but then HE GOT RID OF IT. Complete contradiction.


It was misdirection. Was that really so confusing? He was planting the idea so they wouldn't think it was all a big misdirection to fake his death.
 
2013-03-10 09:13:03 PM

mongbiohazard: thecpt: thisiszombocom: L.D. Ablo: thecpt: Don't worry idiots who couldn't follow inception, the execs will still force him to stop the movie or slow it down repeatedly to explain every five minutes.

Nah, Nolan does that on his own.  He can't write anything but exposition.  There's no character development.  His direction is so flat it looks like a soap opera.  Zero humor.  Gaping plot holes.  Nolan is the most successful bad director of our time.

James Cameron takes a lot of knocks.  But that guy knows how to develop a character and keep a story going.  Nolan's snoozefests don't compare.

i was confused by batman.  where here the *BOOFS* and *POWS* when batman was fighting?  were they supposed to be dance scenes?  I DONT UNDERSTND

I was confused with rises; batman specifically said that some days you can't get rid of the bomb, but then HE GOT RID OF IT. Complete contradiction.

It was misdirection. Was that really so confusing? He was planting the idea so they wouldn't think it was all a big misdirection to fake his death.


batception?
www.trade.tbiii.com

Nolan can plan then
 
2013-03-10 10:17:19 PM

thecpt: batception?


Nolan can plan then


I actually feel really dense for not realizing that the climax of TDKR was stolen from the '66 Batman until this moment.
 
2013-03-11 05:15:14 AM

Shostie: If you found Inception confusing you should probably revert to watching Nick Jr. and reading coloring books.


Liquid_Bacon: 'Inception' was confusing? I'm confused.


I was confused why Michael Caine didn't just take the kids to France and circumvent the whole problem
 
2013-03-11 08:41:30 AM

t3knomanser: Guy Pearce did a great job playing Brad Pitt


This made me chuckle.

MadSkillz: I like Sunshine despite the horror movie last third. I believe that it's likely that there was no way to get that last act to work without some sort of 'race against time' theme. Otherwise, they woulda sidled up, set up their shiat, and finished the job


This.
 
2013-03-11 11:37:35 AM
Sunshine is a solid movie. Admittedly the last third doesnt work as well as Hal going all murdery but what can you do?
 
2013-03-11 02:33:11 PM
Inception was trippy, but not particularly confusing.  Maybe you're just not that bright?
 
2013-03-11 02:34:14 PM

graggor: Sunshine is a solid movie. Admittedly the last third doesnt work as well as Hal going all murdery but what can you do?


First 2/3rds of Sunshine was some of the most compelling science fiction I'd seen in a long time.  Last 1/3rd was one of the least interesting slasher flicks I'd ever seen.  It really made me sad.
 
2013-03-11 05:22:40 PM

graggor: Sunshine is a solid movie. Admittedly the last third doesnt work as well as Hal going all murdery but what can you do?


Well, glad you enjoyed it more than me, anyways.

I want to like it thoroughly, but just can't.


t3knomanser: Easily his best film, although I haven't seen Following. Nolan's weakness is directing action scenes. It seems like they might have flowed okay on the storyboard, but once you actually try and chain those comic book panels into a cohesive shot, it all falls apart.


Fair enough, aye.

I think you'd dig Following, though.  It's on Netflix Streaming last time I checked.


t3knomanser: As for Inception, it was a basic heist movie with some sleight of hand to make it seem less simple.


I think the reason I *liked* Inception so much was that it was a heist movie at its heart.  I'm a sucker for a good heist movie.
 
2013-03-11 05:47:02 PM
Christopher Nolan is doing a space epic with time travel?

randymarsh.jpg


/starring JGL as John Crichton
 
2013-03-11 09:08:12 PM

extroverted_suicide: First 2/3rds of Sunshine was some of the most compelling science fiction I'd seen in a long time. Last 1/3rd was one of the least interesting slasher flicks I'd ever seen. It really made me sad.


Going mental will shield you against the effects of burning off all the skin on your body and give you super sun strength.

Yea, when the wife and I were watching that along with the style of filing the madman we were both taken out of the film. Too jarring to view and too ridiculous to believe (and yes, we accepted everything else in the premise).
 
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