Amph The Cloud Atlas film

Discussion in 'Community' started by JoinTheSchwarz, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    We got a second trailer. Less expansive that the first one but more informative:

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  2. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Pretty cool. More plot oriented this time out. But still very cinematic. I hope the Wachowskis score a home run.
  3. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    =P~ I have not been this excited for a movie since ROTS. The book is my second or third favorite novel. The Wachowskis are my favorite directors. This is going to be awesome!
  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  5. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    The extended trailer really got my attention. I hope it's as good as it looks.
  6. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    This is gonna be like a 8 hour movie, right?
  7. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Well, there have actually been some relatively positive reviews of this movie. The review trend leans toward an ambitious, lavish spectacle that serves in part as an ode to film-making itself, much like Hugo, but comes across as a bit heavy-handed and fails to deliver a satisfying narrative across all the parts it attempts to juggle.

    I love the book, but I'm wary about it falling into the hands of the Wachowski bros. We know they don't have a problem with large-scale visuals. Tom Tykwer has directed some interesting movies. Lola Rennt is so much fun. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer has the kind of costume drama epic scope that would work for some of the Cloud Atlas plotlines.

    Still not sure whether to see it, but I'm glad some critics like it.
  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  9. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Saw a bit about this on the Deutsche Welle German News.
    How it is? Better than the last Wochowski fiascos?
  10. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    It's long, but unlike some other long movies I have recently watched, not as exhausting.
    @Koohii: Some critics love it, many others don't. Generally favorable, but not a huge sucess. First base, not home run critically.
    The film has some gory and disturbing stuff. Not suitable for kids.
  11. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    It usually takes most of the critics 10-20 years to figure out a movie is great
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  12. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Which fiascos?
  13. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Matrix sequels & Speed Racer. Have they done anything else? V for Vendetta was decent, and the first Matrix movie was ok (for a cheezy wire-fu movie)
  14. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Speed Racer is awesome. One of the best sports movies in years.
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  15. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Haven't read the book, only saw the trailer because someone linked me to it, but ironically Koohii's list reminded me that I haven't actually watched a Wachowski siblings film that I didn't like (Yeah, including the sequels to The Matrix, advance upon me brethren and all that), so I suppose I'll need to see this as well.
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  16. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    I absolutely adored the movie. I need to see it 10 more times, and at least 5 of those times require subtitles of some kind.
  17. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Damn I forgot all about it until a weekend where I had way to many errands to run. So, next weekend I shall make a point to see it.
  18. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    I stand with Ramza. I love Wachowski movies. The Matrix, Reloaded, Revolutions and Speed Racer are all great movies that I enjoy more than 95% of all the other movies I've seen. V For Vendetta and Bound were also very good to me.
  19. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    I'm reading the book now. Calling it a night after Garcia's swim.
  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    Huh, this already came out? I thought it was a November/December release.

    How's the movie?
  21. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    This isn't out in the UK until February!
  22. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    If you like films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Fountain, Inception, Wachowski films(The Matrix Trilogy, V For Vendetta and Speed Racer) or Tom Tykwer films(Run, Lola, Run and Perfume) then go see Cloud Atlas.
  23. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I quite enjoyed this movie when I saw it. Definitely something I will buy when it is released.

    Evil.
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  24. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    That's pretty much on par with calling Romney "one of the most moderate Republicans of 2012."
  25. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Not really, but if you're going to be like that then, whatever, I guess.