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Personally I'm a bit put off by the fact that the trailer seems to give away two-thirds of the storyline. I think I'll save my $12.80, merci bien.
The blue fuzzy alien people's design seems retro to the point of cheesy. Next plz.
It looks interesting. If it's not as action-y as the trailer says, it might even be promising.
The aliens look like a hypothetical drawing on DA that would get trolled. If not for the CGI...
I want to give it a chance, though, because I don't like it when people's art gets trolled.
Looks okay, but what I really want to see is Battle Angel. Stupid Development Hell.
Mm, yeah. We have never gotten enough Battle Angel anime. Cameron chose the wrong movie to come back with, methinks.
Dances with Wolves in Spaaaaace!!
A commercial for this movie came on TV today, The only reason I care enough to bring it up is because I wasn't paying attention and as soon as I heard the words "planet Pandora" i thought it was an ad for a Borderlands movie and I was like "What? Already? I hope it's not being directed by Uwe Boll".
Then I took a look at the television set and got an eye-full of uncanny valley.
Why is sci-fi always about having sex with space elves?
edited 3rd Nov '09 9:16:37 PM by Hulk Hogan
Well, to be fair, fantasy is always about having sex with normal elves, so at least it's consistant.
Hey! Sometimes fantasy is about having sex with dwarves, too!
No, that's Real Life, Moogi.
I'm Kinda Getting a "Western Civilization/techonology/America is Bad!" vibe from the ads. This movie will probably turn out to be another Rant on "Teh Evulz" of Modern man.
Well, Lets See...
1)Group of Colonizing Humans/Whites? Check
2)Group of Stone-age level aboriginals/blue aliens? Check
3)Conflict where white befriends aboriginals, becomes identified
with them and betrays humans in the third act? Check?
it's just like stm said (Dances with wolves in Spaaaace!)
And this is a reflection on modern man, america, technology how?
I'm being socratic today.
Humans/America Exploiting what they consider lesser people and how it continues to this day by use of technology and modern man's rampant misunderstanding of the world around him was pretty much what i got from those ads and the point i was trying to get across.
I think anyone complaining about the CGI is missing the point. The film is centered around the 3D technology. Whether that's going to turn out good or bad is debatable, but we can't tell from the trailers.
People need to remember that Dance's with Smurfs was Cartman's idea.
What you have, agc, is a plot with some constraints that falls into a recognisable and recurring pattern. In effect a trope and Tropes Are Tools.
I would pay actual money to see Dances with Smurfs only if it ends like that Unicef ad
I pretty much agree with Ironeye's first post. This looks to be a great movie. I just hope my parents won't misjudge it by seeing only the Cartoon Network ad. The real TV spots make the film look a bit...edgy, And I like edgy.
Why do so many movies show the invading, technologically advanced humans invading a primitive planet and wiping out the natives as a bad thing, and that we should suffer the "Earth Man's Burden"? We've always done that, and we've never found imperialism wrong before.
I think it's one of those "Those stupid savages should be thanking us for killing, enslaving, and marginalizing them because it was for their own good that we take their land"
Based on the trailer, consider myself to be a Me Too! on the whole Dances With Wolves in spaaaaaaaaaace!
Complete with Sphess Mehrehns, of course. I mean, yeah, this is the director that made Sphess Mehrehns popular but I can't see a single thing here that looks terribly groundbreaking.
I mean, if you're looking for an eye-candy tastic blockbuster, I reckon you'll like it. I might catch it if it's a hot day and I feel like some brainless entertainment. I will probably be bringing my Trope Bingo Card in, though.
EDIT: Clearly a Trope Bingo Card needs to be created. So far my idea is to fill it with all the tropes you're expecting the film to have. Yell out "BINGO!" in the cinema when you fill a line, see if you get kicked out. (In my experience, you have to get pretty extreme with in-theatre heckling before anything happens to you. I got away with yelling "IT'S JESUS, AND HE'S CHINESE!" during the 'Walking on Water' scene in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Actually, I didn't just get away with it, the audience thought it was massively lulzy.)
edited 19th Nov '09 2:21:47 AM by Korgmeister
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