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Old 05-27-04, 06:17 PM
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Went to the cinema to watch this movie last night. I gotta say its just
another of the same for disaster movies. Worth seeing but not repeatedly
except to show off your home theatre. It followed the disaster movie cookie
cutter very closely. You had the rogure scientist trying to prove his theory
about the earth being destined for disaster. You had the arrogant politician
who refuses to see reason until major events happen, then caves in. You had
the scene changes to worthless extra who you just know is going to be killed
or maimed by the latest seemingly isolated incident that all adds up to
prove the scientists theory. You get the loving family that is put in harms
way and need saving. Yep, its all here.

I was pretty dissapointed with the virtual lack of character development in
this film. I know its a big budget special effects bonanza and I should have
known what to expect. Emmerich's last disaster flick ID4 (not including
godzilla) had more character development so he seems to have taken a step
backwards here. The pacing of the film is questionable as you have a
multitude of mini disasters happening constantly and then seemingly the
movie slows down to a crawl for the remainder. Once you see the "family
member to be saved" burning books in the library its all over for the
disasters and it then concentrates on the main characters till the end. But
still no real back story or development.

To sum up Id have to say go see this movie as it is worth seeing for the wow
factor but Emmerich has not advanced his craft with this film.
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How many minutes of disaster scenes? One person I heard said that the scenes were very minimal and you basically saw all of them in the trailer.
Old 05-27-04, 07:00 PM
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How many minutes of disaster scenes? One person I heard said that the scenes were very minimal and you basically saw all of them in the trailer.
I couldnt put an actual minute figure on it. The disasters are very short lived so id say not alot of minutes. The longest sequence i think was the tidal wave hitting the city.
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replace () with [] and there is you 2 second lesson in spoiler tags.
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replace () with [] and there is you 2 second lesson in spoiler tags.
Excuse me?

I dont need to spoiler tag. The spoiler tag you refer to as I understand is only used to hide certain text within a paragraph or article.

What I wrote was all spoiler so I put spoiler in the heading and left spoiler space in the post.

However, if the entire thread is dedicated to an element of a film that might spoiler it for another member, place a spoiler warning in the title of the thread in lieu of using spoiler tags within the thread.
Above quoted from " Don't spoil films for your fellow members, use SPOILER tags (learn how inside) " Thread posted by moderator.
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Well first off let me welcome you to the forum. Welcome. Secondly, there is already a couple of threads for the day after tomorrow. to keep the clutter down it's usually alright to discuss the film in those already existing threads. to give a heads up to those who don't want to be spoilered there is a spoiler tag.

check this out.

Spoiler:
See, now I can write whatever spoiler juicy item I want without the fear of someone getting it tainted for them


Could you read that? well you could if you really did want to by highlighting the black area. The quote you site doesn't state anything about starting a new thread for spoilerized discussion. It just reenforces what I'm trying to convey on you. the spoiler tag is your friend. use it wisely.

Your excused. did you burp or something?
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Thanks for the welcome Jackskeleton. One of the two other threads was just a joke thread and i didnt see the other one. If I had I would have posted in there.

I shall move the majority of my original post into that thread as to not insult the net vigilantes any further and allow my unwanted thread to slowly drop into oblivion.
Old 05-27-04, 09:42 PM
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Cool. Yeah, typically those major threads about a film get the spoiler material covered. That black bar is what is considered the tag in the spoiler. I can see how that may be a little confussing since you typically think of a tag as a thread title tag like [56K = NO] or [Not Work Safe] and so on.

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