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Old 01-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #41
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...a man driving headlong into a train and surviving, all limbs intact, with just a few cuts on his head.
Yeah, that's when it totally lost me too. The train is completely destroyed but not the pickup or its fragile passenger?
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #42
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I liked it alot (possibly due to lowered expectations) but one thing jumped out at me. A military dude takes the kids necklace, puts it in his pocket. Kid goes 'No!' Then at the end, the necklace is pulled out of the kid's pocket toward the water tower. The heck? When did he get it back?

I guess it's similar to ET in that it's about an alien trying to go home and humans preventing that because we're dicks. Kinda what District 9 was about too.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #43
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The monster ate people and it still got away - isn't that breaking a screenwriting rule?
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #44
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The monster ate people and it still got away - isn't that breaking a screenwriting rule?
There are no rules. There is only what works and what does not work.

If there is any rule, it is "Do what works".

Super 8 worked, for the most part.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #45
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I saw this a couple of weeks ago on DVD. It lost me right from the beginning. That way over-the-top train explosion, & the guy surviving being hit by a train really took me out of it.

And I find movie kids almost always annoying & unrealistic. Like in this movie.

Last time I saw ET it seemed really slow to me, but it's a much better film.
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