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Old 04-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #31
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Saw it last night. I liked it, but didn't love it. The visuals were stunning, especially the scenes of a wasted Earth. Really well done and realistic.

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For me, strangely, it lacked emotional depth. I thought Olga Kurylenko was terribly miscast and had zero chemistry with Tom Cruise. Therefore I just couldn't really bring myself to care about anything he did to save her. I dunno. Just a personal opinion, obviously.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #32
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Anyone saying this film is **** doesn't know ****.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #33
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...was terribly miscast and had zero chemistry with Tom Cruise. Therefore I just couldn't really bring myself to care about anything he did to save her. I dunno. Just a personal opinion, obviously.
When has Cruise had good chemistry with anyone but himself? I've been joking that the movie had about as much depth as Tom Cruise's mirror... but I suppose you could say that the movie itself is his vanity.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #34
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versed: I agree. And strangely, I felt Cruise had more chemistry with Andrea Riseborough. Couldn't help thinking those actresses should have switched roles.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:15 AM   #35
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I think the reason I liked it so much is because this was a fully original endeavor even though it borrowed heavily on other films.

This wasn't an Avengers, Prometheus or a Hunger games, which had a prepackaged audience. This was the director's vision, a labor of love that he'd been developing as a graphic novel for quite some time. And while it didn't deliver the perfect film going experience we usually want. I see the passion and dedication to make this film and I can't help but think it deserves merit.

I'm a fan of the underdog I guess.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:54 AM   #36
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I think the reason I liked it so much is because this was a fully original endeavor even though it borrowed heavily on other films.

This wasn't an Avengers, Prometheus or a Hunger games, which had a prepackaged audience. This was the director's vision, a labor of love that he'd been developing as a graphic novel for quite some time. And while it didn't deliver the perfect film going experience we usually want. I see the passion and dedication to make this film and I can't help but think it deserves merit.

I'm a fan of the underdog I guess.
Yeah I agree, itís refreshing in that sense. The other thing is, most sci-fi tends to go for a dark and gritty look, but this went the opposite, and again, thatís refreshing.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #37
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I think the reason I liked it so much is because this was a fully original endeavor even though it borrowed heavily on other films.

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I'm a fan of the underdog I guess.
This is satire, right?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:57 PM   #38
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I think the reason I liked it so much is because this was a fully original endeavor even though it borrowed heavily on other films.

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Ripping off multiple sources takes so much more creativity that just adapting one?
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #39
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I retract the word FULLY from Original endeavor.

and I don't think there is a piece of modern literature, music, film etc.. That hasn't been inspired by something.. The word original should be extinct.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #40
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All you haters, be silent. OBLIVION is pure genius. Riveting stuff. Best movie since PROMETHEUS. So clever! Who needs story? We got FX!
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