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Amph ID4: Resurgence kicks the tires and lights the fires in 2016 (ID4 3 to follow?)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Luke_Sparkewalker, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Well then I guess Steve Jobs comes back from the dead and sics Apple software on them.
     
  2. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    I like alien invasion movies. There is a weird thrill in watching the White House explode. Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum among others are engaging, charismatic actors. Fighter jets in canyons chasing laser-firing extraterrestrials are a good thing. I look forward to re-treads of all of that -- and more! -- in the upcoming sequel.

    But here's hoping the corny dialogue and hammy acting give way to something more... substantial. Convincing. Believable. Good. Is this too much to expect from Devlin and Emmerich?
     
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  3. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    History (i.e., all their movies since), says "yes".
     
  4. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    They already tried something like that.
    [​IMG]

    It failed, presumably because the writers sucked so badly that they could not differentiate between "O" and "0".
     
  5. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Anonymous would like a word with you


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  6. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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  7. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    10000 BC would also like a [grunt] with you.

    Haven't seen 2012 or Hell, but White House Down looks promising-ish.
     
  8. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I had forgotten 10000 BC and was completely oblivious about Anonymous. The latter has intrigued me for a bit but for some reason I've never picked it up to see. Is it worthwhile or should I skip it?
     
  9. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    10,000 BC isn't worth your time. Anonymous, on the other hand was really good.
     
  10. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I don't trust Emmerich or Devlin.
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    10,000 BC is a horrific abortion. It's like Roland was trying to make a sequel to Stargate, but then he and Devlin smoked so much pot that they went with something even stupider.
     
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  12. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a glorified propaganda piece for one of the dumbest conspiracy theories of all time: "Despite all the historical evidence, Shakespeare couldn't possibly have written his plays because he wasn't a nobleman!" It's elitist and anti-intellectual at the same time.
     
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  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Actually kinda fits a theory that 10,000BC is vaguely like a prequel to Stargate, while ID4 was a sequel (replace Goldum with Jackson and Smith or Pullman with O'Neill; replace City Destroyers with pyramid mother ships, etc).
     
  14. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    IIRC, Emmerich and Devlin were specifically asked if ID4 was a sequel to Stargate (I think this was either right before or right as the TV series [which they had no part of] was getting off the ground on Showtime]) and the duo flatly denied it as I think they were still talking about doing an actual sequel to the original movie at that point before the TV series really took root.
     
  15. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    However, I believe they have said their Stargate 2 would have involved ships coming to Earth as retaliation, so it's hard to not draw some connections between the similarities.
     
  16. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    True enough.
     
  17. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Q-EDIT- Inappropriate.
     
  18. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Not to mention one can see a mid-90's SG2 featuring fighter jets vs Death Gliders looking not much different than ID4 jet fighters vs Attackers, given one would assume the Star Wars-inspired facets of SG would have likely carried over to such a sequel (and such facets would share their Star Wars inspiration with their ID4 brethren).
     
  19. dp4m

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  20. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, given that Smith and Golblum's character were the only two characters in the entire film to be inside of the mother ship and be qualified enough to provide intelligence on that species, i'm guessing (unless Goldblum is returning), that both characters are dead or in seclusion but left behind a decent volume of research to educate Earth on regarding the aliens.
     
  21. I Are The Internets

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  22. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well not surprised, since Smith himself said that he won't be doing anymore blockbuster films
     
  23. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Did that vow start with After Earth?:p
     
  24. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Basically lol
     
  25. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The early sequel rumors from long, long ago seemed to focus more on Pullman's character and the after effects/knowledge of his telepathic contact with the alien.