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Re: Coherence

#21  Postby BlackBart » Oct 17, 2014 7:39 pm

Given such examples as 2001, Alien and Blade Runner, I suspect it'd have it's work cut out to claim the accolade of the best sci-fi movie.

But I'll give it a check out soon though, looks like my kind of thing. :thumbup:
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Re: Coherence

#22  Postby Animavore » Oct 17, 2014 8:53 pm

Alien is more of a slasher-horror in space than a sci-fi :coffee:
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Re: Coherence

#23  Postby pelfdaddy » Oct 17, 2014 9:33 pm

Science fiction seems to have grown out of two primary themes handed down from long ago: The tragedy and the western. The former are thought-provoking and character driven, like Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Silent Running. The latter are action driven, such as Star Wars, etc.

I have always preferred the former, while leaning on the latter for the occasional breath of air.

Man From Earth, yes. Good. I like watching it with a woman; if she doesn't like it, she gets no sex.

Sort of a litmus test.
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Re: Coherence

#24  Postby quisquose » Oct 17, 2014 9:38 pm

Let me guess ... the women never ever like that particular film.

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Re: Coherence

#25  Postby BlackBart » Oct 17, 2014 10:52 pm

Animavore wrote:Alien is more of a slasher-horror in space than a sci-fi :coffee:


Well, yes, but one could play that game all day...

Blade Runner is more of a detective thriller...
Star Wars is more of a swashbuckling adventure...
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Re: Coherence

#26  Postby BlackBart » Oct 17, 2014 11:01 pm

Interestingly, the producers of Alien were almost sued by the producers of 'IT: The terror from beyond space' for plagiarism. The screen writer of that movie was Jerome Bixby.
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Re: Coherence

#27  Postby pelfdaddy » Oct 18, 2014 2:04 am

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Re: Coherence

#28  Postby pelfdaddy » Oct 18, 2014 2:05 am

Here's how you define Science Fiction. First, you have to love Science Fiction. Then you read a book or watch a film, and if you say it's science fiction, then it is.
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Re: Coherence

#29  Postby quas » Oct 18, 2014 5:39 am

BlackBart wrote:
Star Wars is more of a swashbuckling adventure...


I'd say Star Wars is more fantasy than sci-fi. Fantasy like Lord of the Rings, X-Men and Harry Potter.
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Re: Coherence

#30  Postby Fallible » Oct 18, 2014 7:45 am

I thought it was a Western set in space.
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Re: Coherence

#31  Postby smudge » Oct 18, 2014 8:03 am

I thought it was a buddy movie with a hint of comedy based on a samurai inspired western themed action romp. But sci-fi probably covers it! :mrgreen:
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Re: Coherence

#32  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 8:06 am

Fallible wrote:I thought it was a Western set in space.


Yeah, I think it's a basically a cheerful ripoff of every adventure movie George Lucas ever saw...

The light sabres bits ripped off Errol Flynn movies...
The Han Solo bits ripped off Westerns...
The Deathstar battle was definitely based on the Bridges at Toko-Ri...
And add a liberal sprinkling of Flash Gordon
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Re: Coherence

#33  Postby quas » Oct 18, 2014 9:25 am

Just reporting to say that Monsters is boring. Like Children of Men boring. Or Oblivion boring.
We probably need a thread about "Films so boring. They're good."
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Re: Coherence

#34  Postby catbasket » Oct 18, 2014 9:56 am

Watched Coherence yesterday and enjoyed it. It did a few things I was expecting and a few that I wasn't expecting. Plus a decent ending to round it off.

Now I have to check out Monsters.
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Re: Coherence

#35  Postby Fallible » Oct 18, 2014 10:12 am

quas wrote:Just reporting to say that Monsters is boring. Like Children of Men boring. Or Oblivion boring.
We probably need a thread about "Films so boring. They're good."


Oblivion I might agree on, but with the others you're just plain wrong. Unless you're one of those people who needs to have something explode every 3 seconds in a film.
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Re: Coherence

#36  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 12:23 pm

Haven't seen Oblivion yet. Mrs B won't have Tom Cruise movies in the house. :(
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Re: Coherence

#37  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 12:28 pm

Fallible wrote:Unless you're one of those people who needs to have something explode every 3 seconds in a film.


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Re: Coherence

#38  Postby Fallible » Oct 18, 2014 12:53 pm

I don't like Tom cruise much either, although I will tolerate him if others want to watch something with him in it.
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Re: Coherence

#39  Postby quas » Oct 18, 2014 12:55 pm

Fallible wrote:
quas wrote:Just reporting to say that Monsters is boring. Like Children of Men boring. Or Oblivion boring.
We probably need a thread about "Films so boring. They're good."


Oblivion I might agree on, but with the others you're just plain wrong. Unless you're one of those people who needs to have something explode every 3 seconds in a film.


Far from it. Those films are just awful. There is not much plot or character development in any of those. Not much acting skill required, because there's just nothing. But I'm sure that's exactly why people give it good ratings. It's so boring, it must be good.
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Re: Coherence

#40  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Yeah, I had to drag Mrs B to see War of the Worlds as I'm a big HG Wells fan. Personally, I think the guy's a utter tit but that doesn't stop him doing his job.
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