Nick1066

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  1. Hi from Norway

    Santa's in Finland!
  2. Damn you and your hidden webcams. I was wondering why a new lamp suddenly appeared my room!
  3. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    One thing Spielberg definitely improved on was Jaws, particularly the ending (not that the book is bad).
  4. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    I very much appreciate Spielberg's Jurassic Park now, but I remember when I saw the film being vaguely disappointed. I was expecting something much more violent, and more in line with the tone of the book. Though I agree the Hammond in the film is far superior.
  5. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    What's your problem with Crichton's Jurassic Park!?
  6. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    I agree they both have good scores. And Minority Report I'd say was actually a pretty influential science fiction film (and probably Spielberg's last truly influential film). War of the Worlds, on the other hand, I never really connected to. Something about seeing bad daddy Tom Cruise run around dodging explosions just didn't work for me.
  7. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    Minority Report is OK. War of the Worlds, on the other hand, was awful. So I'd say he's about 50% at best on this score (unless I'm forgetting something).
  8. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    I wonder how much of the material from the many 80's pop culture references they were able to get the rights to for this film. Without those, it's just another ugly CGI fest. And Spielberg's decision not to reference his own work, when that makes up quite a number of said references in the book, is just stupid, stupid, stupid, given that Spielberg's own work is actually material they could have gotten the rights to given that he's directing. By not using it, why is he directing this thing again? Not to mention Spielberg's tendency to have zero respect for the source material in his book adaptions, I can't say I'm optimistic about this at all. Which is a pity because the book was a lot of fun.
  9. McFarlane does Star Trek. The Orville

    Decent finale, even though I literally saw every plot point coming as soon as the natives at the beginning said "Kelly". The only thing I didn't guess was Isaac staying down on the surface, but the rest was fairly predictable to anyone who watches Trek...including the relationship being doomed, and why. I did think for about 5 seconds that Palicki might have wanted out and they would just write Kelly out of the show by having her stay on the planet (which would be a heartbreaking resolution to the relationship issue) but nah. That would have taken BSG level courage in terms of storytelling. I agree with Jay that is was all resolved WAY to quickly, given the weight of what was occurring. At one point I checked the time and it had like 5 minutes left, and had no idea how they'd resolve it satisfactorily. They sort of did, but it would have been much better as a two parter (like several episodes). Maybe for season 2, if they're against doing a fully serialised show, they should consider mini-arcs of 2 or 3 episodes. All in all I really enjoyed season one, surprisingly more than almost any other new show I've watched this year. The show has a good hearted earnestness to it that's rare on TV. Really looking forward to season 2.
  10. Ready Player One (2018) FILM Discussion

    I enjoyed the book, but I think Spielberg might have messed this up. It's probably the first and last time I'll ever utter these words...but JJ Abrams probably should have directed this.
  11. Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story

    I think if BloodBoal worked for Disney he'd somehow post fairer but feel fouler.
  12. Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story

    All Star Wars movies are set in the past. Really, can't you read? It's literally the first four words of every movie.
  13. Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story

    Yeah. Especially if McGregor's going to be in it (and he must be in it), that's really the only period they could set it.
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