Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by mauls-menace, Jun 26, 2002.
The official trailer for Days Of Future Past has been revealed:
So, with it being the holiday season, there is bound to be a lot of films to look forward to over the next few weeks. I know I want to check out Ender's Game, Desolation of Smaug, Frozen and that Walking With Dinosaurs feature that was made in Sydney (well, the live action was filmed in Alberta, Canada. A lot of the effects was created here).
I know it seems like I am here, ah, talking to myself… like Chaos Theory
I did manage to see the newest instalment to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and enjoyed it a lot. I will not spoil anything for those that have yet to see it. The pacing was faster, felt like a ride into new places of Middle-Earth that we only got to read about in the books or see some of snippets in some of the licensed games... a ride you did not want to get off and leaves you stunned when the credits finally start rolling. Each to their own but I really enjoyed this one a bit more than the first one, had that darker feel to it too. Some people will complain that there are events that are not in the book and that is understandable as the films are covering events that took place around this time that are known in the appendices to The Lord of the Rings. The book is very Bilbo centric and could not possibly know what happened to key characters. There are some moments which could do with a bit more time but there would be a chance for that in the Extended Edition of the film. Overall…. I want to see it again but can't yet as Frozen is next on my list.
I should also note that I did see the film in the Higher Frame Rate and with the clarity of the picture quality and textures felt like you are part of Thorin's company, that it is being played out live.
Went to see Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit recently.
It was a pretty standard spy flick. Having not seen The Hunt for Red October or Patriot Games etc I had no expectations going in which probably helped
Hmmm… I wonder how it would be for someone who knows the other Jack Ryan films. I've heard it is a safe film and goes by the numbers.
I did see Frozen. Loved it, right up there with Tangled and Wreck-it Ralph. Though it might benefit with cutting down on some of the song sequences as there is more than the average number of songs in there… especially one sequence in particular. But overall, lovely story, gorgeous visuals and a solid effort from Disney and something I wouldn't mind seeing again on the big screen.