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post #16 of 24
I thought the trailer looked so stupid, but I succumbed and went to see it... Actually great.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post
I understood this as progression from grief and loss to acceptance. Part of the process of growing up - including scenes such as the zombie hickey, which was really cute. It seems Spielberg knows how to get the most out of his child actors.



A friend said he thought the JJ Abrams pitch to Spielberg was "I want to make a movie like the Spielberg ones I grew up with. "

Well, I think we are seeing the same things as far as I can tell. I just don't see conflict and the subsequent development. I saw no deliberation, at least not in anything other than a really quick and superficial way. Maybe I'm missing something and will have to give it another watch.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by boogaboogabooga View Post
Well, I think we are seeing the same things as far as I can tell. I just don't see conflict and the subsequent development. I saw no deliberation, at least not in anything other than a really quick and superficial way. Maybe I'm missing something and will have to give it another watch.
I understand what you are saying. The movie could have been a deeper but would have been far more serious/somber. I think there is a certain lightheartedness and innocence which makes the movie a good summer flick. Also, there is only so much that can be done in under two hours.
post #19 of 24
I actually thought it was halfway decent until they fucked it up at the end.
post #20 of 24
It is brilliant movie to watch. I have enjoyed a lot.
post #21 of 24
It was a fine way to waste two hours.

Best thing about the movie was the dialogue between the kids, especially the director Charles who is part Orson Welles, part Ed Wood.

When Coach Taylor takes back the department's camera:

Charles: I know that's your camera, sir, but technically, that's my film.
post #22 of 24
I thought most of the movie was fine. The ending where they tried to wrap it all up nicely with a moral of the story/we can all get along bullshit kind of made me upset.
post #23 of 24
It reminded me of It a little.
post #24 of 24
Not a spectacular film in any way, but certainly above par for the course. I thought the cinematography was the most interesting aspect.
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