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  1. the fact that they're squarely aimed at kids

    Hohoho, more like aimed queerly at kids. Likewise with the Twilight series.

    I was just in the subway yesterday and saw two girls holding hands and snuggling, and they were all of about thirteen. Then they went outside for a smoke!...

    Damn, thirteen year-old smoking lesbians, it made even me question society for a second.

  2. And that Glory theme came from Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible in the first place, who later did the same thing as Horner did and re-used for his Opera War and Peace.

    Not really, only the first part of the phrase and harmony, the second part is Horner putting his own spin on it, then it goes into something that sounds like a Bach harmony cycle.

  3. I saw a clip from the movie online, and it has awful dialogue. It'll probably be bad, but pretty to look at.

    What? Cameron writes amazing dialogue. T2, Titanic, The Abyss, anyone...

    I'll see for myself rather than take some stupid punkass kids thoughts from a blog.

  4. Independence Day has a lot going for it, other than the effects, the films is carried by the humor and likeabilty of the characters, with a fitting, slightly corny score.

    The Day After Tomorrow is quite tedious and unfocused, apart from the great effects center-piece.

    2012 has relentlessly great SFX, but apart from Woody Harrelson, dull unsympathetic characters.

    Poseidon is pretty bad overall.

    Deep Impact aims at being profound but falls short of the mark, and takes too long to get to the visual effects, which end up being impressive, but too little too late.

    Armageddon is an entertaining movie, even if it is sort of like being bludgeoned over the head with a hammer for two hours. It lacks any and all subtlety or memorability.

    Volcano is mediocre, rather ineptly made, but with a good score.

    Dante's Peak has a good story and character development, but the effects are a bit on the slack side.

    Twister is quite good overall, very convincing effects and integration, interesting plot and an engaging score.

    The Core is solid, explains itself in some depth and takes itself seriously, good character development, a satisfactory amount of very impressive visual effects, but - derivative and uninteresting score.

    Godzilla is basically a train-wreck.

    War of the Worlds has top-notch visual effects, could have been better on the editing and pacing, but it has by far the best music of all of them.

    Overall as far as films go, I'd have to vote for The Core, with ID4 second, then Twister.

  5. Just out of curiosity... Where does the big difference come from?

    Mainly time, and budget. It takes forever to set up a shot for a film, the lighting, props, camera angles etc. It has to be just right, some Directors like David Fincher are more exacting than most.

    And where does this special "cinema sound" comes from?

    If you are refering to sound effects, again time and resources. it's all about finesse. TV shows and the like just don't get it because they are made at a breakneck speed.

  6. But at the end of the film, I was just struck by how little comprehension I had of the plot, and of how little I cared or knew about the characters. That doesn't translate to loathing the film; it just means I have little connection to it.

    That's exactly the point. Art mirrors life. Watchmen is an allegory of the times. No connection is the modus operandi of the society now. It's all about direct connection with tiny sources via cellphone etc. The bigger picture is no longer in view.

  7. Not mention he gets killed by a jellyfish. In that case, wouldn't the poison be in his body, thus voiding his organs?

    Possibly not. The toxin of the jellyfish would have acted on the nervous system and was just enough to stop his heart by parallelization. With the body in ice, it would slow the spread of the toxin enough to keep the heart free of the poison.

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