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Old 02-23-17, 07:00 AM   #76
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Great fuckin movie. Great fuckin year for movies.
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Great fuckin movie. Great fuckin year for movies.
This. 100% this. Loved this movie... so much so I bought the 4k release to play it in my home theater when it's complete.
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Old 02-28-17, 07:36 PM   #78
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I thought the reveal was obvious from about 2 minutes in. I was really disappointed in this, just a Nolan-esque script directed by a great director that almost elevates the movie beyond it's silly plotting.
It wasn't and no you didn't, not 2 minutes.

Anyway I thought it was great. Derivative but what isn't these days, not much.

When the circles were revelaed to be their language was when I started thinking there will be a loop or a full circle situation.

Also didn't think it was slow.
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Old 03-01-17, 08:08 PM   #79
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Watched it a second time last night. Liked it better after the first viewing.
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Watched it a second time last night. Liked it better after the first viewing.
So, did you like it more the first time you watched it or after the second viewing?
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So two hours of po-faced moping constitutes a "great performance" these days. What a pretentious piece of crap this was. "Emotional" scenes with the swelling repetitive music stretched way past the point of self-parody, over and over and over again.

The only potentially interesting thing this movie had going for it was the communication barrier and how one would go about solving it....and they completely glossed over it because the screenwriters were apparently not smart enough to come up with something interesting that made sense. So we are subjected to two hours of Malickian nonsense instead.

God I hated this movie. Better than Close Encounters Of The Third Kind? Get the fuck out.
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I think it's because the ads were somewhat misleading. Those who weren't in the know were expecting something more along the lines of Independence Day.
really? I knew almost nothing about this movie other than a commercial or two on tv and wasn't expecting a soft scifi action movie

Just saw it Friday and really liked it.
I need to rewatch it and see if the picture the daughter draws
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of "mom and dad talking to animals"
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I was expecting a scene at the end of both of them standing over the daughter in the hospital, indicating the Louise didn't tell Ian that Hannah was going to die since she figured out in the present that her husband left her because she told him Hannah was going to die. But since they focused on the picture at the end I want to rewatch to see if it changed and maybe is an indication that Louise made some different choices
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I was expecting a scene at the end of both of them standing over the daughter in the hospital, indicating the Louise didn't tell Ian that Hannah was going to die since she figured out in the present that her husband left her because she told him Hannah was going to die. But since they focused on the picture at the end I want to rewatch to see if it changed and maybe is an indication that Louise made some different choices
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No, it's not a movie about time travel. One of the recurring themes of the film is that time is a human perception and in reality, everything is happening at once. By the end of the movie, Louise, by learning the alien language, gains the ability to see time in all directions at once.
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Just saw this one. I didnt care for it. Adams gave a great performance but nothing about the film really connected with me and like some others I was pretty aware of the twist fairly early on (not two mins. though). I haven't liked anything from this director and probably won't see another of his films.
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Just saw this one. I didnt care for it. Adams gave a great performance but nothing about the film really connected with me and like some others I was pretty aware of the twist fairly early on (not two mins. though). I haven't liked anything from this director and probably won't see another of his films.



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Just saw this one. I didnt care for it. Adams gave a great performance but nothing about the film really connected with me and like some others I was pretty aware of the twist fairly early on (not two mins. though). I haven't liked anything from this director and probably won't see another of his films.
Have you seen Sicario yet? I understand Villeneuve not being for everyone but I think Sicario is his most accessible film so far. I also thinks it's his best!
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So two hours of po-faced moping constitutes a "great performance" these days. What a pretentious piece of crap this was. "Emotional" scenes with the swelling repetitive music stretched way past the point of self-parody, over and over and over again.

The only potentially interesting thing this movie had going for it was the communication barrier and how one would go about solving it....and they completely glossed over it because the screenwriters were apparently not smart enough to come up with something interesting that made sense. So we are subjected to two hours of Malickian nonsense instead.

God I hated this movie. Better than Close Encounters Of The Third Kind? Get the fuck out.
I liked the movie more than you did, but my criticisms were similar.
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Have you seen Sicario yet? I understand Villeneuve not being for everyone but I think Sicario is his most accessible film so far. I also thinks it's his best!

Haven't seen Maelstrom and I haven't cracked open the Blu for Polytechnique yet.
Sicario is great but for me Enemy is his best.
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Haven't seen Maelstrom and I haven't cracked open the Blu for Polytechnique yet.
Sicario is great but for me Enemy is his best.
It's funny because I've heard a lot of people say they liked Enemy the best. That's the one film of his (that I've seen) that didn't click fully with me.

So far my top 3 are:

1. Sicario
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Have you seen Sicario yet? I understand Villeneuve not being for everyone but I think Sicario is his most accessible film so far. I also thinks it's his best!
I did not like Sicario and thought the editing was quite poor and the plot very jumpy. I did like it better than Arrival though.
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I think Prisoners is very underrated.
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I think Prisoners is very underrated.
It's 81% fresh on RT and 8.1/10 on IMDB. That's fairly highly rated in my book.
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It's 81% fresh on RT and 8.1/10 on IMDB. That's fairly highly rated in my book.
Yes, but it doesn't get talked about a lot and I don't think many think of that one as a Villeneuve picture, more for the stars. And certainly didn't make that much given all the talent. Made a little more then budget, but not by much if any with ads and such. Should have been bigger...
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Enemy is an amazing film. My favorite of his.
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It wasn't and no you didn't, not 2 minutes.

Anyway I thought it was great. Derivative but what isn't these days, not much.

When the circles were revelaed to be their language was when I started thinking there will be a loop or a full circle situation.

Also didn't think it was slow.
Can't always have everything blow up every 5 minutes.

Actually I did, she completely states it in the first 2 minutes. And I hate movies with endless explosions every 5 minutes. I just thought the story was predictable and trite. Not a bad movie, and well directed by ultimately I thought the premise was especially contrived and frankly dumb.
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Blind bought this on 4K Ultra HD blu ray and absolutely loved it. Reminded me of a bunch of other sci-fi movies thrown together, but it worked for me. The film score is one of the best I've heard in the last year or so, and totally elevated the film in the first hour or so. The ending didn't work 100% for me, as I'd think a certain character would have stuck around, but eh, that's a small quibble. Loved the special effects, and the script and acting were pretty top notch. I'm looking forward to Blade Runner 2049.
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So I finally got to see this tonight, and I really liked it. For the most part. My wife hated it (thought it was incredibly boring), but I found it fascinating and a much more realistic look at what would happen if aliens really did appear.

The acting was good, but not great, and the script was solid, if unspectacular and a little unoriginal. The direction was fine, but nothing amazing - but the sum was greater than the whole of the parts. The parts all fit together really well.

The only thing I didn't like was that long, drawn out ending. The editing there was really tedious and they could have made the same point more effectively by tightening up that last 12 or so minutes to 7. But that last 10-12 minutes felt like a half hour! It would have been a 4 1/2 star movie for me if not for the ending that was just mercilessly dragged out!

Still, it was a very good movie and very different from what we usually see when it comes to alien first contact movies.

But I liked both Contact and Close Encounters more.
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