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    Senna is undeniably brilliant.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Senna is undeniably brilliant.
    I'm sure it is, which is why I feel so bad about not wanting to see it at all.
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    I'm sure it is, which is why I feel so bad about not wanting to see it at all.
    I would urge you to, even if you have no real interest in motorsport. The story is phenomenal, and it is compiled in a way that the lengthy time goes by in a blur of emotion. Being on board during the last few turns, knowing what is about to happen, is truly harrowing.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I would urge you to, even if you have no real interest in motorsport. The story is phenomenal, and it is compiled in a way that the lengthy time goes by in a blur of emotion. Being on board during the last few turns, knowing what is about to happen, is truly harrowing.
    Well, I did watch The Fighter despite having no interest in professional boxing...
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    Apocalypse Now, Cinema, Manchester, Awesome
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    Keep getting mixed up between The Green Hornet and The Green Lantern. Confusing my mind grapes. :woo:
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    (Original post by Christien)
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    There was such a grand continuity cluster**** in this film that it's probably best to consider First Class a reboot with some small nods to the original series. Charles knows nothing about Wolverine in the first film, but has in fact met him and directly sought him out before. There is little evidence of Xavier and Mystique having any sort of relationship in the original trilogy, but they're like brother and sister in this one. Magneto and Mystique aren't really visibly romantically involved in the original trilogy (and any evidence for such involvement is left to subtext), but Mystique is naked in his bed in this one. Charles is bald and walking around like nobody's business with Erik at the start of Last Stand...but at the end of First Class he's in a wheelchair. Moira McTaggert is clearly in her thirties in the post-credit scene of Last Stand, but she's also in her late 20's-30's in the sixties. It's almost as confusing as comic-book continuity in general, which I suppose lends it an air of authenticity (:teehee:), but it will drive you nuts if you keep thinking about it.

    I think the anti-climax of the Shaw battle actually served to emphasize that Shaw was ultimately kinda irrelevant; the real power struggle in the film was obviously always between Erik and Charles. They are friends 'til just about the end, but I got a definite sense that it was an incredibly tentative friendship that relied on the presence of a greater evil like Shaw to survive. I guess in this, it kinda foreshadows X-2; they can work together, but are too consumed by their own agendas to work together consistently. I reckon the abrupt demise of Shaw + Erik's turn from Charles really highlighted this.

    Of course, it could just be a bad scene.
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    Ah great stuff. I failed to remember these continuity errors. Yeah, she (Mystique) does treat him harshly in the original trilogy and she now apparently has such a close bond to him.

    I guess, if not for the bald part, that sequence could be twisted to see them visiting Jean when they did their visits in First Class. It was very similar. But I can't remember the sequence too well.

    Also the Wolverine cameo was great, in my opinion.

    One strength is the friendship and respect between the two characters is still prevalent in X-Men 3 where he turns around after Xavier's death and says that he was his oldest friend and his only regret is he couldn't live to see the day. At least that friendship is mirrored in the prequel. Well, it might actually be like that in the comics too.

    I thought the satellite dish scene with serenity and anger was well done too. It was very emotional and well acted.

    You've made a good point about Shaw's role in the friendship and events. But then they put too much emphasis on Shaw, too many scenes on him running around arranging and making plans when they could have developed the Magneto/Xavier relationship a bit more. Even ironed out the other characters who were severely lacking.

    I would have preferred a greater struggle in Magneto. I would have liked that Xavier had a greater impact on Magneto's perception of things even if ultimately, Magneto's own view won through. The whole coin shot was just too quick. There should have been some struggle, some doubt, some looking back on Xavier's words and some reluctance before he fully turned. But it was still nice to see that the friendship meant something. I wasn't aware Magneto was responsible for putting him in the chair. That was a huge shock. I guess he might carry the guilt of doing that.



    Now there's 2 other films that are supposedly going to follow (maybe have one in each decade), do you think they should leave the original trilogy alone? Or will there be a point where they reboot that era again with a fresh take?
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    I haven't finished yet. Just finished the first chapter of The Way Station (I think). So far it's alright, not spectacular. I know the first is considered to be fairly weak (but not compared to the last 3?) but I can understand it's more like a prologue to the main story.

    I honestly can't remember. It was two or three years ago since I read The Stand. You'll probably notice an immediate theme which is comparable to Lost when you read the book, but I don't want to spoil it. Also, apparently the tower on the island in Just Cause 2 (and this is the Lost island easter egg) is inspired by The Dark Tower. Do Japanese WW2 soldiers reside in King's Dark Tower? :p:
    Looking forward to reading it then. Will report back. I've heard about a Lost island easter egg in a video game, but not about the Dark Tower. And nah, no soldiers.

    (Original post by aja89)
    Keep getting mixed up between The Green Hornet and The Green Lantern. Confusing my mind grapes. :woo:
    Had this confusion too. :ninja:

    The Green Hornet - comedy Batman with Seth Rogen with a few laughs.

    The Green Lantern - superhero film that takes place on Earth and in the universe with a race of super-powered beings with super rings capable of doing anything they can imagine.

    Neither sounds all that appealing. I realise my summaries are over-simplifications. :awesome:
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    Do any of you know any other forums that are dedicated to films?
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    Do any of you know any other forums that are dedicated to films?
    TSR, the one and only. :pierre:

    RottenTomatoes, KillerMovies, Box Office Mojo and TheComingSoon

    For quality of discussion, I personally prefer the film section of Something Awful by a mile. It's the most insightful, mature and intelligent forum I've been on.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    TSR, the one and only. :pierre:

    RottenTomatoes, KillerMovies, Box Office Mojo and TheComingSoon

    For quality of discussion, I personally prefer the film section of Something Awful by a mile.
    Ah thanks a lot I didn't know RT had a forum!
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    The Green Lantern - superhero film that takes place on Earth and in the universe with a race of super-powered beings with super rings capable of doing anything they can imagine.
    So comedy Superman with Ryan Reynolds? :ninja:

    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    For quality of discussion, I personally prefer the film section of Something Awful by a mile. It's the most insightful, mature and intelligent forum I've been on.
    A higher quality than TSR?!? :p:
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    De Palma's 'Redacted' is genuinely one of the most powerful war films I've ever seen. Harrowing is definitely the right word for it. I'm unsurprised it caused such a controversy in America.

    The way it's filmed and the way it presents its themed are unprecedented.

    And, even better, it's available for only £3 in Tesco.
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    Hello fellow film fanatics/aficionados
    How many of you have been to riverside studios in London ?

    They specialise in Independent cinema and noir stuff from the 50s, what a lovely concept !
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    It's an alright concept.
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    Catching up on all the Pixar movies recently. Up is brilliant. The opening 10 minutes had me close to tears, which is a monumental achievement considering it's animated and has no dialogue.
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    It's an alright concept.
    Why so serious ?
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    (Original post by Student2806)
    Catching up on all the Pixar movies recently. Up is brilliant. The opening 10 minutes had me close to tears, which is a monumental achievement considering it's animated and has no dialogue.
    Same.

    Watched Tangled, Cars and Toy Story 3 in recent weeks.

    I must say, I enjoyed all three a lot more than I expected to. All three had very good humour mixed with excellently well put-together action scenes. The dialogue in Pixar films is much cleverer than I remember, too.

    I hear nothing but good things about Up, but the lack of dialogue puts me off. It was one reason I was switched off entirely by Wall-E (amongst others).
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    (Original post by Student2806)
    Catching up on all the Pixar movies recently. Up is brilliant. The opening 10 minutes had me close to tears, which is a monumental achievement considering it's animated and has no dialogue.
    What if the first ten minutes were not animated and had dialogue, but still brought you close to tears?





    - was going to watch X_MEN tonight, but I can't walk cause of this swollen foot.
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    I really want to see Julia's Eyes. I'm probably going to have to go to Leicester Square to see it because my nearest cinema sucks, but I think it'll be worth it. I can say to my parents that it's good Spanish practise.
 
 
 
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