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post #13711 of 14413
Never planned on watching The Martian, because I can't stand Matt Damon. I loved Interstellar, and what made it even sweeter was seeing a Martian get blown up.
post #13712 of 14413
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The Martian is like having sex with not just one condom on, but two; one never really get in contact with what's going on.

Bit like Styleforum then.
post #13713 of 14413
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The Martian - Ridley Scott (2015) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




This is the story about an astronaut (Matt Damon) who has to cope all alone on Mars and at the same time about how NASA tries to save him. He is rescued by the woman that abandoned him, but in between Matt Damon let us know that he is some kind of a MacGyver.

There are some nice landscape pictures here, but much too often I feel like back in school learning stuff where the points are lost in all the details. I was never into science, that can be the explanation,  but here is too many things going on at the same time. The story becomes fragmented and the suspension in the movie looses, so do my interest. Even thought the poster more than indicates that this can be Save private Ryan of our time, this movie is on an other planet...

I have never really liked the hype about Matt Damon as an actor, and have often felt the movies were better then him. In The Maritan he is just everydayish. I don't mean to say that he is an lousy actor, he is just not brilliant when it comes to emotionally troubled parts. And for real - he is not that good looking, come on.

Direction here is annoying; we meet too many characters and try to get to know them, but it turns out many of them have minor roles in the movie. There are in general to many persons in this movie, it is confusing and I have problems figuring out the function many of them have here. I know the movie is based on a book, and here it seems that mr Scott had to make too many short cuts an compromises, the movie would benefit from having a better and tighter script. 

The editing is also irritating, the scenes are almost consequently cut too early. This creates an uneasiness and make it difficult to digest the emotional sides of the situations. There is a kind of restlessness and impatience in this movie that I don't like. 

The scenography is messy and too much is going on in the decoration. There are exceptions; on Hermes there are peace and tranquillity and more then one scene is hommage to Kubrick's 2001: A space Oddysey. Some nice photos from inside the ship, there is.

I guess Ridley Scott has a message to us in here somewhere; something about being lost and found, something about conquering the wild west, having ability to sustain, and that everything ends well for the individualist. But this message is buried deep down under piles of potatoes and technical gear that our brave man has to cope with. Me gets bored. 

More then once I long to watch Interstellar again; the movie that has it all: very good script, good casting, profound meaning and real beauty, sincere sorrow and true emotions. 

The Martian is like having sex with not just one condom on, but two; one never really get in contact with what's going on.

Good review. I was blown up on another thread here for disliking The Martian.

Interstellar was real good too. Even clocking in at almost 3 hours it felt too short and left me wanting more.
post #13714 of 14413
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Bit like Styleforum then.

 

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post #13715 of 14413

Interstellar's take on time and a higher dimension was interesting, but the whole premise of saving mankind in order to introduce the space mission felt unfullfilling and an unnecessary.

 

Anyway, saw this recently.

Satire film that starts off good and transitions half way through losing all the reasons to keep watching. The ending didn't help either.
 

post #13716 of 14413
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Interstellar's take on time and a higher dimension was interesting, but the whole premise of saving mankind in order to introduce the space mission felt unfullfilling and an unnecessary.

Anyway, saw this recently.



Satire film that starts off good and transitions half way through losing all the reasons to keep watching. The ending didn't help either.

 

The movie wasn't really about "Space," It's about a father's promise to his young daughter.
post #13717 of 14413
Good one liner. Similar take on Alien then being a disturbed woman's struggle with her (inner) demons...
post #13718 of 14413

Didn't like The Lobster, the whole plot was not to believe in. Didn't touch me at all. 

post #13719 of 14413

What Maisie knew - Scott McGehee og David Siegel (2012)

 

 



Six years old and in the tug of war between her selfoccupied parents who are without filter and really don't care for her. She sees and observes bits and parts and experiences wast amounts of stress. She needs protection from decent grown ups, that see her and care for her - but one after the other let her down. 

 

A touching movie and a huge act from Onata Aprile. Good act fra Alexander Skarsgård as sincere, but weak - and  okey from Julianne Moore, but her part is a bit onedimensional. The script is a bit too obvious and I didn't like the ending, and the movie is also a bit helpless and looses momentum in some important scenes. 

 

The topic is important; how is it to relate to and love both parents when they are at war with each other and use the child as a means? In the movie Maisie finds substitutes for her immature parents, some other that love her - in real life future might not be so bright. 

 

Nice movie, not too sentimental.

post #13720 of 14413
I thought it was a fun concept. Could have been a short film instead or a tv episode
post #13721 of 14413
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Good one liner. Similar take on Alien then being a disturbed woman's struggle with her (inner) demons...

James Cameron had to BEG the studios to bring back Ripley for Aliens. The movie itself was always gonna be a science-fiction action film with, or without a "disturbed woman" with inner demons.
post #13722 of 14413
Aliens w/o Ripley would have meant omitting one of or the most important dimension (facing known demons), and a reduction to a commando vs unknown foes kind of story. Might have worked but probably lesser so.
post #13723 of 14413
I feel like watching Firefly again for the umpteenth time...

post #13724 of 14413
I re-watched it (for the 4th time I think) earlier this year. But unlike many Firefly fans I'm not particularly sad that it got cancelled when it did. Would I've liked a another season? Sure, but I'd rather have fewer, higher quality episodes (makes it less of a time investment to re-visit), than a prolonged series that might slip into mediocrity and/or one that keeps teasing mysteries without ever getting to their reveals, in an effort to keep viewers around (like so many current TV series). So while I do adore what we got, I also think there may actually be some value in it ending on a high note.

And yes, you should definitely re-watch it satisfied.gif
post #13725 of 14413
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Aliens w/o Ripley would have meant omitting one of or the most important dimension (facing known demons), and a reduction to a commando vs unknown foes kind of story. Might have worked but probably lesser so.

Ripley was huge in the movie, but her baggage wasn't really the main focus . Unlike Interstellar where the movie opens, and ends with the daughter, and father. The whole space thing, and saving humanity was the subplot.
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