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Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Skywalker1987, Aug 12, 2001.

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  1. Skywalker1987

    Skywalker1987 Jedi Youngling

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    I know, its not an ILM film, but the fx are done by them, so it kind of counts. Anyway, what was/is your opinion on the movie? alot of people hated it saying it was boring and long, but i thought it was fantastic, a sci-fi gem. I thought the storyline was engaging, the acting was magnificant, the drama was top notch as were the directing and visual effects, which most of the time wern't used to blow up ships or show us some brainless action scenes (ala, the mummy returns). I rate the movie a 9/10 because its brilliant and i'm definetely going to buy the dvd when it is released.
     
  2. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    this film was very good, definitly one of Speilberg's best. the acting by the leads was great, especially Osment, who should get an Oscar nomination. the music by Williams was fantastic, and Rouge City was a bizarre, but intresting place to look at, and the shots of the ruins of Manhattan were great.

    ***1/2 out of ****
     
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  3. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My favourite movie of the year, and one of my favourite ever! :)

    Anyway, I could say more, but I'll just leave you with this:

    4 out of 5


     
  4. AmeiaSkywalker

    AmeiaSkywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I liked it! It was so sad.
     
  5. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I finally got to see A.I yesterday, and I thought it was a fascinating, thought-provoking film. My favorite of the year and one of my favorite Spielberg films.

    And call me a blasphemer, but I thought ILM's FX work for this film was even more impressive than what they did for TPM.
     
  6. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think TPM's effects were more impressive, but A.I.'s were utilized better.

    Seeing NYC submerged has to be one of my favourite cinematic sequences. :)


     
  7. Ozzel

    Ozzel TF.N Foreign Book Covers Staff star 5 VIP

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    Skywalker1987, I think you're a little confused about the Lucas Companies. ILM only does FX, so A.I. is an ILM movie. I think you meant it's not a LucasFilm movie. ;)

    And about the movie, it was cool, but I didn't understand it. :confused:
     
  8. specialagentcooper

    specialagentcooper Jedi Youngling star 1

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    i loved this movie. the sweet fairy tale in a corrupt world. go jude law!
     
  9. SonofSonofSons

    SonofSonofSons Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I liked A.I. a lot. I thought it was great. But also I wished that they could have changed the story so that it was about clones, not "mecas". That way it (I think) would have a strong message, that we could relate to. Cuz I think we'er kinda closer to cloning then AI. But still I thought it was a awsome movie, half the reason was because I walked in to the theater not knowing what to excpect. (sorry, my spellings not too good :) )
     
  10. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, no, no! If David had been a clone, he would've been human! (Debatably...)

    The whole point of A.I. is it's Pinochio tie-ins.

    If David had been a clone, it would've been like makin Pinochio start off as a real boy.

    Just wait 20 years, and people will start actually annalyzing A.I., and then they'll see it for what it is. A masterpiece.

     
  11. darth-jihad

    darth-jihad Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I play the basher but I found A.I a huge disapointment. Granted Haley Joel Osment Jude Laws performance's were both excellent and ILM's work was exceptional as always. However I found that the three phases of the movie just didn't work for me.

    If the movie had ended when David jumped from the skyscraper into the ocean it would have been much more satisfying IMO. The last third with the aliens felt like something from a different movie and left me asking why it was necessary.
     
  12. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They weren't aliens :p

    If the movie had ended with him trapped in the ocean, he never would've become 'real' and therefor the Pinochio refrence wouldn't have been as strong.

    The ending is actually very similar to 2001[/b]'s, which I didn't like. I much prefer's A.I.'s.

     
  13. Ki-Edi-Mundi

    Ki-Edi-Mundi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I hated this movie! But I will agree the acting was exceptional for an SFX movie. I just thought the plot was lame... (and I blame that on Spielberg..anybody who says he should pick up Star Wars if George dies needs to be FedEx'ed straight to hell)
     
  14. DarthHomer

    DarthHomer Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I thought it was a flawed masterpiece. Seeing New York submerged at the end was very sad.
     
  15. Majestic_Elliair

    Majestic_Elliair Jedi Youngling

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    I was very lucky I only had to see the middle of the movie. I have heard from others though that the end was just unbearable to watch. The effects were good. Jude was charming. I will say what I liked most of all was the giant legs and body building in the city. I was disapointed at the fact I don't think my little girl would have enjoyed it, it was not for kids.
     
  16. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "I just thought the plot was lame... (and I blame that on Spielberg.."

    Uhh... Stanely Kubrick came up with the plot/story. Spielberg simply wrote the screenplay. If you didn't like the plot, blame Kubrick, not Spielberg.

     
  17. ferelwookie

    ferelwookie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sure blame a fantastic (dead) filmaker who can't defend himself! Seriously though, anyone have a clue when AI will be released on video/dvd?
     
  18. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Sure blame a fantastic (dead) filmaker who can't defend himself!"

    I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not, but Kubrick did come up with the story. :)

    "Seriously though, anyone have a clue when AI will be released on video/dvd?"

    The DVD is supposedly coming out January 2002 :(

     
  19. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've heard early '02 also Griffz. I hope Spielberg does a commentary for it.
     
  20. Oakessteve

    Oakessteve Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now, my opinion is rather biased, as I am a huge Steven Spielberg fan, but I was so hyped up about this film, I was really rather anxious that I was going to be disapointed by it, but I wasn't. It was just fantastic. I think that it's definitey up there with Steven Spielberg's other great films, and it will probably be hailed as the classic it is in about ten years time. It's the perfect combination of two great directors. Fantastic!
     
  21. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed. Especially as the ideas and issues in the film come closer to reality. Out of all of his films, I think this one is one of my five favorites(yeah, I'm a big fan too).
     
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