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FurikoMaru Reverse the Curse from The Arrogant Wasteland Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Reverse the Curse
Sep 1st 2009 at 1:25:43 PM

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.

A True Lady's Quest - A Jojo is You!
Sep 1st 2009 at 1:26:31 PM

The blue fuzzy alien people's design seems retro to the point of cheesy. Next plz.

Zephid from Raleigh, NC
Sep 1st 2009 at 4:53:38 PM

It looks interesting. If it's not as action-y as the trailer says, it might even be promising.

I wrote about a fish turning into the moon. It's likelier than you'd think.
AFGNCAAP Not axe crazy I swear from Great Underground Empire
Not axe crazy I swear
Sep 2nd 2009 at 11:57:36 PM

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.

Some writing.
LeadPal Yeah, I'm pretty fly. from Canada
Yeah, I'm pretty fly.
Oct 6th 2009 at 1:30:05 AM

Looks okay, but what I really want to see is Battle Angel. Stupid Development Hell.

Oct 6th 2009 at 7:27:10 AM

Mm, yeah. We have never gotten enough Battle Angel anime. Cameron chose the wrong movie to come back with, methinks.

"The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules." - E. Gary Gygax
Oct 7th 2009 at 12:51:08 PM

Dances with Wolves in Spaaaaace!!

Nov 3rd 2009 at 9:16:26 PM

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

Nov 4th 2009 at 7:13:30 AM

Well, to be fair, fantasy is always about having sex with normal elves, so at least it's consistant.

"The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules." - E. Gary Gygax
Moogi A Mediocre Khan from everywhy
A Mediocre Khan
Nov 4th 2009 at 7:17:44 AM

Hey! Sometimes fantasy is about having sex with dwarves, too!

https://www.facebook.com/emileunmedicatedanduncut
Nov 4th 2009 at 9:38:55 AM

No, that's Real Life, Moogi.

"The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules." - E. Gary Gygax
Nov 13th 2009 at 5:54:17 AM

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.

Nov 13th 2009 at 6:32:50 AM

How?!

Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Nov 13th 2009 at 7:19:50 AM

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!)

Nov 13th 2009 at 8:12:53 AM

And this is a reflection on modern man, america, technology how?

I'm being socratic today.

Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Nov 13th 2009 at 8:44:08 AM

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.

Treblain Not An Avatar
Not An Avatar
Nov 13th 2009 at 10:52:56 AM

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.

We're not just men of science, we're men of TROPE!
Oscredwin Cold. from The Frozen East
Cold.
Nov 13th 2009 at 3:47:35 PM

People need to remember that Dance's with Smurfs was Cartman's idea.

Sex, Drugs, and Rationality
Nov 13th 2009 at 5:10:25 PM

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.

Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe
Nov 13th 2009 at 6:50:26 PM

I would pay actual money to see Dances with Smurfs only if it ends like that Unicef ad

Nov 14th 2009 at 6:49:53 AM

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.

maxwellelvis Mad Scientist Wannabe from undisclosed location Relationship Status: In my bunk
Mad Scientist Wannabe
Nov 17th 2009 at 2:30:45 PM

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.

Of course, don't you know anything about ALCHEMY?!- Twin clones of Ivan the Great
ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Nov 18th 2009 at 5:29:50 PM

we've never found imperialism wrong before.

...Say what?

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Nov 19th 2009 at 12:09:49 AM

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"

Korgmeister Sapient Blob of Tofu from Zimbabwe
Sapient Blob of Tofu
Nov 19th 2009 at 2:18:54 AM

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

Again with the data mining, dear Aunt?

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