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2014-01-02 09:42:50 AM  
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taurusowner: God. I hope not. 2001 might be the most overrated movie of all time. Even calling it a movie is a huge stretch. It's just hours of landscapes, boring shiat floating in space with about 10 minutes of actual dialog. No characters, no plot, no emotion, no point. I sincerely hope Interstellar is nothing like 2001.


I  understand not liking the movie - even at it's Hollywood premiere it famously had some walk-outs.  2001 is hard to wrap your head around, but just remember that it's purpose was to inspire awe.  Rather than edit the movie to speed the pace up, or skip mundane details, the slow pace is the point.

Also, a polite reminder that when Kubrick made 2001, we hadn't even gone to the frickin' moon, yet, and my toaster has a more powerful computer than was available in 1968.  My point being it's hard to comprehend how different your mind-set would have been seeing the movie 50 years ago, and what an achievement it was.

A modern equivalent might be The Matrix.  It was ground breaking when it came out, but the world quickly caught up to it (I still recall the Taco Bell commercial that used bullet time for a quesadilla); or Jurassic Park giving us the first really realistic CGI.  When they first come out, they are almost mind-blowingly creative because we have never seen anything like it before.  After a little while, they are absorbed and become almost normal.  My kids will never be as impressed by them as I was.  No reason for someone from today being as impressed by 2001 as someone in 1968.  Doesn't mean you couldn't try to appreciate it, though.
2014-01-02 09:11:30 AM  
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taurusowner: 1. "Interstellar"
Release Date: Nov. 7
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan
The Scoop: Nolan turns his attention from Gotham City to outer space with this sci-fi film about mankind taking more than just one small step in our continuing exploration of the cosmos. The film's trailer promises something grand and majestic as McConaughey plays a self-described pioneer who takes space travel to the next level; Nolan is definitely swinging for the fences here, looking to create something worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." Considering the fact that he's Christopher Nolan, he just might pull it off.


God. I hope not. 2001 might be the most overrated movie of all time. Even calling it a movie is a huge stretch. It's just hours of landscapes, boring shiat floating in space with about 10 minutes of actual dialog. No characters, no plot, no emotion, no point. I sincerely hope Interstellar is nothing like 2001.


*can't tell if troll or just stupid*
2014-01-02 08:31:35 AM  
2 votes:
I am very excited to know that there are 40 movies I will be deliberately avoiding this year. Crap remakes, half-baked adaptations and "original" movies that follow the same, banal plots recycled time and again.
When hollywood starts getting inventive, THEN i'll care. Until then, they can suck their own celluloid.
2014-01-02 01:25:39 PM  
1 vote:

Hebalo: And The Hobbit movies are fantastic. Once you put aside your "Different from the book" complaints, it's a brilliant spectacle.


 I disagree.  I don't hate them, but they are a waste of potential and it's not because they're different than the book.

My complaint is, along with being overly long, how the entire Necromancer plot is not (strongly) tied to the main plot, and could be lifted out entirely (Wait, why is a different Orc in charge now?  Why bother with that at all?).  I would have preferred one Hobbit movie (or two), and a Necromancer movie separate.  The entire Necromancer part feels like it's tacked on to tie to the Lord of the Rings movies, as a prologue, instead of letting the Hobbit be it's own thing in the same universe.  Weaving plot threads together works in LoTR because it all leads to the same point.  In the Hobbit movies, we have a main plot, and a sub plot that is for a different movie.
2014-01-02 12:27:09 PM  
1 vote:

texdent: Movies I will likely see:
The Expendables 3
Hercules
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Mr Peabody and Sherman
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Transformers: Age of Extinction
The Lego Movie
Godzilla
The Hobbit There and Back Again
Divergent
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Noah
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Maleficent
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men Days of Future Past
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
I, Frankenstein
Robocop
300: Rise of the Empire
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Resident Evil 6
Night at the Museum 3


Do you realize that you are what's wrong with civilization?
2014-01-02 12:07:19 PM  
1 vote:

blackminded: Your mature, rational explanation and sense of perspective have no place here.


I apologize.  I'll be less reasonable and adult, more about absolute right or wrong, and all about "winning" an argument.  More name-calling...

2001 definitely isn't a traditional story - it's contemplative and, yes, over long.  It's basically a two hour and 40 minute treatise on the nature of man, our evolution, and our tools/technology like some sort of philosophy paper.  From 1) The Dawn of man where the bones first used as weapons, then, 2) TMA-1,  the marvel of technology and how far we've come; 3) Jupiter Mission pushes that even further with artificial intelligence/HAL; 4) The infinite shows us as super-evolved (star-child who we later find out sort-of fused with HAL), though still not as far as the alien/machine that triggers each evolution.

Not a fun movie, certainly.  I could never watch it casually or often, like like some of my favorites.  But then, there are people who didn't like Pacific Rim - those ahole Nazi's somehow don't like a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, plus Stringer Bell.  Stupid morans should just go back to Russia (did I do that right?)
2014-01-02 10:27:42 AM  
1 vote:

weddingsinger: A modern equivalent might be The Matrix.  It was ground breaking when it came out, but the world quickly caught up to it (I still recall the Taco Bell commercial that used bullet time for a quesadilla); or Jurassic Park giving us the first really realistic CGI.  When they first come out, they are almost mind-blowingly creative because we have never seen anything like it before.  After a little while, they are absorbed and become almost normal.  My kids will never be as impressed by them as I was.  No reason for someone from today being as impressed by 2001 as someone in 1968.  Doesn't mean you couldn't try to appreciate it, though.


A: I have tried. It's not really a movie.

B: The Matrix has a plot. There is a story arc where characters deal with situations, dialogue shows both their motivations and furthers the story. And from beginning to end, both the plot and the characters change and develop as the story moves on.

I get that Kubrick was a genius with visuals and cinematography. If you want to praise 2001 for being like a live action painting or some form of visual art, ok. You'd be right. But it's not a movie. It doesn't have the elements necessary for it to really be considered a film. The movie isn't about anything. The only character of any depth whatsoever is HAL. Nothing happens.  There's no story. I can put a bunch of nice photos and prints of painting into a binding and call it a book. But it's not a novel. There's no story to paintings and pictures. And there's no story to 2001 either. It's just....nothing. Nice looking nothing, but still nothing that really qualifies as a film. And something has to be a film for it to be a "good" film.

If you've got about 45 minutes to kill,  an open mind, and want to see it broken down, check this out.
http://www.confusedmatthew.com/2001-a-space-odyssey.html
2014-01-02 08:53:00 AM  
1 vote:
None of those look even vaguely interesting
2014-01-02 08:50:00 AM  
1 vote:
1. "Interstellar"
Release Date: Nov. 7
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan
The Scoop: Nolan turns his attention from Gotham City to outer space with this sci-fi film about mankind taking more than just one small step in our continuing exploration of the cosmos. The film's trailer promises something grand and majestic as McConaughey plays a self-described pioneer who takes space travel to the next level; Nolan is definitely swinging for the fences here, looking to create something worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." Considering the fact that he's Christopher Nolan, he just might pull it off.


God. I hope not. 2001 might be the most overrated movie of all time. Even calling it a movie is a huge stretch. It's just hours of landscapes, boring shiat floating in space with about 10 minutes of actual dialog. No characters, no plot, no emotion, no point. I sincerely hope Interstellar is nothing like 2001.
2014-01-02 07:52:19 AM  
1 vote:
I should get excited about Expendables 3?  It doesn't even have Bruce Willis in it.
 
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