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  • Mr_Sleep 30 Apr 2013 13:57:24 16,221 posts
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    All films that deal with time travel are fundamentally broken as it's a stupid concept. Not that I don't love BttF and not that it can't work well for a film but to try and make logical sense of it never ends well.

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 13:57:41 30-04-2013

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Mola_Ram 30 Apr 2013 14:00:44 6,196 posts
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    Is that online forum dedicated to Primer still around?
  • Dougs 30 Apr 2013 14:01:10 64,887 posts
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    I like Aliens 3. Not my favourite at all, but it's not all bad.
  • monkman76 30 Apr 2013 14:02:20 3,393 posts
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    What's this 15 years talk? BTTF2 wasn't set in 2000!
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Apr 2013 14:04:48 6,521 posts
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    @monkman76 every three months someone does a fake bttf time image to try and get lots of Facebook likes. It's immensely sad.
  • Dangerous_Dan 30 Apr 2013 14:05:41 2,175 posts
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    Yeah to 2015, not 15 years into the future.
    That's pretty soon. Where's my hoverboard?
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Apr 2013 14:06:21 6,521 posts
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    Avengers Assemble

    This is why Joss Whedon should be given big budgets. Funny and entertaining, and a film that actually tries to make something engaging with its huge special effects budget rather than going for simply scale.

    Also worth it for the final post credits scene alone.

    9/10
  • mikeck 30 Apr 2013 14:18:20 1,837 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder I'm very excited that it seems he has been handed the keys to the next two films also.

    Good interview with him here (some spoilers within) -
  • kalel 30 Apr 2013 14:19:18 83,839 posts
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    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    If I say Superman IV is an 8/10 that is absolutely arguable. If I say it's my favourite Superman film, I wouldn't expect anyone to have an argument. How could they?
    So the score, a number, is arguable but "it's my favourite Superman film", a sorting among a limited selection is not?
    Now you're waffling. This is nonsense.


    You may ask, "Why is it your favourite Superman movie?" and then one can argue about it - or not, that depends on both parties.

    That's a discussion, not an argument. If I have a personal preference, you can't argue with me about that. There's no basis for an argument as it's entirely subjective.


    Personal preferences can be swayed, they change over a lifetime.
    That's not the same thing.
  • kalel 30 Apr 2013 14:20:56 83,839 posts
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    Mr_Sleep wrote:
    All films that deal with time travel are fundamentally broken as it's a stupid concept. Not that I don't love BttF and not that it can't work well for a film but to try and make logical sense of it never ends well.
    We've done this a few times, but internal logic is the key here, even if you have a fundamentally illogical principle overall.

    And generally speaking BTTF holds up pretty well in this respect.
  • Mr_Sleep 30 Apr 2013 14:35:59 16,221 posts
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    @kalel I don't disagree with the principle of internal logic, I love Twelve Monkeys and how it deals with time travel and indeed a lot of time travel films are fine in isolation. As long as the viewer doesn't try to hard to deconstruct the logic of the time travel then that's fine too. The trouble is that people try to make too much sense of time travel when it's just a silly concept that doesn't work except on a theoretical level and even then it's not the time travel we have grown up with in fiction.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • kalel 30 Apr 2013 14:42:03 83,839 posts
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    Sure. There's reasonable things to take issue with, and unreasonable ones.
  • Dangerous_Dan 30 Apr 2013 15:19:32 2,175 posts
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    And you will be the judge of what is what.
    Absolutely...



    Anyway, has anybody seen 12:01? I thought that had a great sequence of time travels. Basically one guy relives one day of his life over and over again. Sounds like Groundhog Day but it focuses more on the time travel mechanic itself. Both were released in 1993 about two months apart.

    It's great fun to see him trying to uncover what's being behind his episodes and trying to gather more informations every iteration.
  • Mola_Ram 30 Apr 2013 15:28:55 6,196 posts
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    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    And you will be the judge of what is what.
    Absolutely...
    No, what he's saying is that a movie has to follow its own rules. That's what "internal logic" is. eg. having someone with magical powers is fine, but having them fly when it's been established that they can't use their powers to fly, is not fine.

    So, in the case of time travel, obviously it's inherently silly. But if the movie establishes that changing the past changes the future, then going into the future itself to fix things is sort of pointless because it will happen regardless unless you change the past.

    If anything they fuck it up even more by going to the future, on account of the almanac.
  • kalel 30 Apr 2013 16:11:04 83,839 posts
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    Yeah, which is the other point at which BttF2 breaks its own internal logic - Biff goes back to the past, changes it, but is still able to return to the original future that he came from. That specifically goes against Doc's diagram.

    But fuck it, that one I'm not so bothered about. It's kind of nit-picky and a bit silly to take issue with considering it's a fun film. The other one though is a really massive flaw which is hard to ignore.
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Apr 2013 16:12:10 6,521 posts
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    Has anyone here seen Safety Not Guaranteed? I've been recommended it...
  • kalel 30 Apr 2013 16:14:06 83,839 posts
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    I've seen it. It's ok. Typical indie comedy romance film really, with a little touch of geeky sci-fi ness which helps. Good one if you need to watch a romcom with the mrs.
  • Deckard1 30 Apr 2013 16:14:16 25,383 posts
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    I found it intensely annoying. But alot of people liked it. If you can watch Juno without wanting to go on a killing spree, it may be worth a try.

    Called it

  • Dangerous_Dan 30 Apr 2013 16:23:42 2,175 posts
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    @Mola_Ram
    I wasn't referring to internal logic in movies but his mindset.
  • pistol 30 Apr 2013 17:37:51 13,019 posts
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    The Amazing Spiderman

    2012 film with Andrew Garfield as Spidy. Wasn't expecting a great deal from this as wasn't that impressed with the last one I watched with Toby Maguire but this wasn't actually that bad. Pretty good supporting cast with Sally Field, Martin Sheen.

    Didn't think much of Rhys Ifan's monster though, bit ridiculous, even for a superhero film.

    7/10

    Edited by pistol at 17:38:09 30-04-2013
  • TOOTR 30 Apr 2013 18:32:19 9,473 posts
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    Random question : Does anyone else find that watching a film is a far better experience in one sitting?

    I've gone through a spate of late night viewing where I've been getting too tired to finish a film so I stop it and resume it the next night.

    I think I'm judging them more harshly as a result.

    What do you lot find?

    Everybody should just calm down a little bit and have a nice cup of tea.

  • khaz 30 Apr 2013 18:36:54 2,572 posts
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    One sitting. No question.
  • BinaryBob101 30 Apr 2013 18:39:51 21,966 posts
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    Absolutely one sitting, it's unfair to judge a film in any other way, as you're probably not in the right mood to start a film anyway if you're too tired. If I'm a bit tired I'll try to watch a 90 minute wonder, rather than a 2 hour plus magnum opus.

    Actually TOOTR, I'm surprised at your filmn00b question! ;)

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  • kalel 30 Apr 2013 18:40:53 83,839 posts
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    Absolutely one sitting.

    Although it raises an interesting question about books reviews.
  • RobTheBuilder 30 Apr 2013 18:41:41 6,521 posts
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    @kalel @deckard1 Cheers. I liked Juno so probably would enjoy it!
  • Deleted user 30 April 2013 18:56:22
    It's unfair to judge a film after a break in the action, but it's also unfair to judge a film the very second you finish watching it. You have to digest it properly first. Which is a problem I have with this thread when people post reviews from their phones the second the credits start rolling.
  • Dougs 30 Apr 2013 19:35:56 64,887 posts
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    Always one sitting but that becomes increasingly harder when you have kids. Drives me mad to stop films halfway through, so invariably we don't even start one if the missus owns up and says she won't make the end.
  • oakie007 30 Apr 2013 20:00:31 216 posts
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    Dredd....Slowmo/10
  • Trowel 30 Apr 2013 20:16:40 16,846 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Always one sitting but that becomes increasingly harder when you have kids. Drives me mad to stop films halfway through, so invariably we don't even start one if the missus owns up and says she won't make the end.
    I had literally never not watched a film all the way through and finished 95% of them in one sitting... until I met my missus.

    Now almost every film is over at least two sessions, most three or four, and about 1/10 films is abandoned at some point. Case in point: we tried to watch Serpico recently, took us 5 sessions and we gave up with about half an hour still to go. Not even got kids yet :/
  • Dougs 30 Apr 2013 20:48:13 64,887 posts
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    :D Unless we start a film by 8pm, forget it. Don't often take 3/4 sittings though!
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