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Amph "Jupiter Ascending," upcoming Wachowskis movie

Discussion in 'Community' started by Count Yubnub, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Master star 4

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    So I noticed that the trailer for the upcoming movie by the Wachowski siblings was released recently. I really enjoy the Wachowskis' stuff (for the most part), so I'm looking forward to this. Also, appears to be some kind of space opera movie--which is a genre that seems to be popular around here, or so I've been told, so you might be interested as well.



    Thoughts?
     
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  2. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    I posted on my FB wall this trailer and that I would defend Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer to the death, so I'm pretty damned excited for this.
     
  3. Frank T.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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    I've very much enjoyed all movies by Wachowski Starship so far. And it's nice to see my city featured outwardly. I'll be at the cinema for this.
     
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  4. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cloud Atlas wasn't completely awful, just hopelessly inadequate relative to the novel.
     
  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    It looks great. I am interested in this idea about Earth being a part of an industry where Earth does not know it.
     
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  6. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Master star 4

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    Damn straight. Cloud Atlas is one of my favorite movies from the last 10 years or so.

    It was very different in places, sure--and considerably more streamlined. I don't think the book could have fit in a 3-hour film though. But I thought overall it was a brilliant adaptation (and so does David Mitchell himself--he's on the special features on the BD).
     
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  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    These two are idiots and their newest movie will probably be more of the same.
     
  8. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    There are things you can do with a novel that you simply can't do with a graphic/filmic medium and have it work.

    Having not read the book, I can't speak to whatever deficiencies you think the film may have, but the film made me cry and all of the complaints about all of the supposed "racism" because of the various people being made to look different (even if you sometimes went cross-race or cross-gender) misses the point of the film utterly.
     
  9. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Read the book! It's fantastic. I can't wait for The Bone Clocks.

    I'm looking forward to Jupiter Ascending. Definitely has a look and feel similar to Cloud Atlas.
     
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  10. Frank T.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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    at Jabber wookie: Booooooo!
     
  11. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll throw in a comment in defense of Speed Racer, probably one of the few real Family movies of the past decade. Definitely excited for this.
     
  12. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Looks interesting...
     
  13. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    it looks like they took the futurey part of crowd atras and made that into a full moobie. i just do not know. i feel like i'm growing tired of their pup. and i don't really like to watch chad taters or whatever his name is. chamum titus.
     
  14. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    The JabbaWocky tell us how you really feel.
     
  15. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    poopiter ass-ending!
     
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  16. Skywalker8921

    Skywalker8921 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Saw the trailer in front of Desolation of Smaug with the trailers for Interstellar, The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider Man 2. Looks like a interesting movie, even if I have no clue what the plot is about
     
  17. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Bow before Tatum.
     
  18. Ananta Chetan

    Ananta Chetan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    *Worries that J.W. will put Andy & Lana in the #5 spot on his "Enemies List"? [face_worried]
     
  19. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I've never quite forgiven the Wachowskis for the mess they made out of The Matrix sequels, and never bothered with Speed Racer. But I loved Cloud Atlas despite myself and this new flick looks...interesting, at the very least. I do hope that this doesn't disappoint.
     
  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I really loved Cloud Atlas and am very much looking forward to this one. I just hope it's not 4 hours long.
     
  21. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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  22. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey, you're stealing Ender Sai's schtick.
     
  23. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not a literary purist. I've read all but one of the Martin books and hate them even more than the tv show. I'm all for good adaptations that take liberties with the literary text for sound cinematic reasons. But the Cloud Atlas movie was a mess.
     
  24. JoinTheSchwarz

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  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    It looks like an over the top twisted version of The Fifth Element.