Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index Flipside Movie Emporium
Discussion Forums Locked & Archived for Browsing
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Terminator 3
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index -> Movie Talk
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Danny Baldwin
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 1354
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: 07.03.2003 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My review is up. I'm not happy with it, but I just figured I'd get it out of the way--to tell you the truth this was one of the hardest to write. I basically brought up the same argument I did on here.
_________________
Danny Baldwin

View My Reviews
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
cardcaptured
Grip


Joined: 04 Jul 2003
Posts: 3

PostPosted: 07.04.2003 4:18 am    Post subject: Terminator 3 Reply with quote

Twisted Evil That termanatrix chick was really sexy in this movie. I mean, if you saw the movie, she's was getting tossed around like a rag doll, and she looked flawless & Clair was awesome weird to see her finally a little bit more grown up. I loved this Terminator!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Danny Baldwin
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 1354
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: 07.04.2003 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, yes, Kristanna Loken is sexy, and I couldn't help to end my review with that last line, but lets keep it to the actual movie, guys. Cool
_________________
Danny Baldwin

View My Reviews
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
juhsstin
Camera Operator


Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 87

PostPosted: 07.08.2003 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I found eXistenZ, Gattaca, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence to be the real

thing in terms of smarts"

funny, these are some of my least favorite sci fi films, besides gattaca which i will never see Razz although i really do like 12 monkeys

and i can't believe you (header) were not impressed by the action scenes. the wide load truck chase was the same thing as t2's first chase, but multiplied by 2 and then squared.

i also found myself thinking about t3 after seeing it. it seems to be more of a heady (and yes, more of a full-flavored and colorful comic book or graphic novel rather) film which left me more food for thought than the first two nicely wrapped packages. it also plays around with the established motif of time travel, adding a nice dark twist with the notion that judgement day is inevitable. in hindsight, you start developing a broader picture of this ongoing war of fate and time travel as an evolving organism.

i enjoyed it more than i thought it would. i would say i couldn't have imagined a better sequel. if cameron directed, i think my expectations would have been insatiable.

i'm new here. hi! Smile
_________________
Who let the dogs out?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matt header
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 623
Location: Milwaukee, WI

PostPosted: 07.08.2003 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, juhsstin - welcome aboard. Yeah, I was unimpressed by the action scenes, but I am beginning to realize I am as much to blame for not liking the movie as the actual filmmakers. I am gaining an irrational dislike for sequels recently, what with "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Legally Blonde 2," "X2," "The Matrix Reloaded," "Dumb and Dumberer," and others popping up consistently - is there any brand of moviemaking that requires less originality? True, some sequels are extremely inventive and defy the limits of the sequel (I enjoyed "X2" very much), but I found "T3" derivative at best. The scene on the large crane truck was well-done and gave me a rush, I'll give you that much - but it was a temporary, surface-deep rush, since it served a story I had already grown quite bored with.

Matt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
beltmann
Studio Exec


Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 2341
Location: West Bend, WI

PostPosted: 07.12.2003 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rampant sequels are no more common now than ever before. In fact, I'd argue that the '30s and '40s were more dependent on sequels, and also churned them out at a much faster rate, with little to no concern about offering any originality whatsoever. The history of Hollywood is littered with endless sequels, serials, and installments; the capitalization on previous success has been part of commercial filmgoing since its inception. No use complaining about it. Focus on the good stuff, ignore the inevitable junk. Time is the great colander, and history will remember only the important ones.

Juhsstin--why will you never watch Gattaca? And why do you consider eXistenZ and A.I. among the worst sci-fi you've seen? Surely you don't consider T3 more "heady" than those two? As much as I enjoyed T3, I would never argue that it is "thought-provoking," especially when compared to the many truly literate sci-fi pictures out there. A.I. in particular is still rattling around inside my head; it raises (and actually discusses) questions that are integral to an understanding of American culture.

Eric
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
juhsstin
Camera Operator


Joined: 07 Jul 2003
Posts: 87

PostPosted: 07.14.2003 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann, i hear what you're saying. i wasn't tring to refute your claims for which films qualify as the "classic heady" films. i was more saying that those types of films tend to appeal to me least, seeing as how shallow i am.. Razz

gattaca just looks really boring to me. AI definitely deals with a lot of engaging questions and issues, but i found myself to be more interested in reading what you had to say about it rather than actually watching it. the film almost bashes you over the head with the message of "okay this is what this film is about and we will squeeze all the juice out of these ethical and moral questions because they are such great questions." personally i prefer it if said moral issues were brought across more subtly and indirectly, because otherwise i feel i'm being lectured. i never credited spielberg for his understatements anyways, which is why my favorites of his are more of the frivolous and fun indiana jones style. or even jurassic park
_________________
Who let the dogs out?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Flipside Movie Emporium Forum Index -> Movie Talk All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2007 phpBB Group