Amph "Jupiter Ascending," upcoming Wachowskis movie

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

  1. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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. Force Ghost

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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

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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.
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  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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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. Force Ghost

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    at Jabber wookie: Booooooo!
  11. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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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.
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  13. duende Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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

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    poopiter ass-ending!
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  16. Skywalker8921 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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  18. Ananta Chetan Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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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 Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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

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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.
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  25. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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