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« Reply #80 on: 01-20-2008 14:10 »
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
So, it's part of the Cloverfield game, I'll accept that.  Now let's play.
Movie questions:
Monster-
-What the hell is it?
A monster, duh Or, we'll find out through the game.

   
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-If we can we assume Tagruato's destroyed mid-Atlantic drilling station was somehow initiated to the monster's sojourn to NYC, why did it pick NYC?  Why did it go west?  Why didn't it go ashore in Boston or D.C.?
If you want the easiest way possible, NYC would be it. Boston is protected by Cape Cod, Washington by Delmarva. NYC is right on the coast. Plus, it's still pretty bright at that hour of night, and would thus be pretty obvious to Mr. Grumpy Pants.

   
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-What are the mini-monsters in relation to it?
They look like offspring, in my opinion. If you look at the Hud-attacking MGP, it's body looks very similar to the face-suckers.

   
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-Why did the blown up chick get blown up after being bitten by the minimon?
It's either a poison or a chest-burster, like from Alien. The fact that they rushed her somewhere else could help either case; either they didn't want the poison to get anywhere, or they didn't want the chest-burster to get out. I'll put my money on the latter. The bleeding eyes make me think monster-in-the-body.

   
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Other, recently-changed stuff:
-Does anyone know what the graphic on Tagruato.jp says?
To Unfiction forums! (As in, check there. They were able to get a Japanese speaker/reader to translate stuff from the 1-18-08 website.)

   
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-The TIDOwave page has been "locked" by the Feds (because they do it that way) under what appears to be an investigation into the terroristic destruction of the mid-Atlantic drilling platform (18 USC 2332b is foreign terrorism).  Does the extra "EC" in the "locked" graphic ("realistic locked graphic" ) mean they want to indicate 18 USC § 2332b (b)(1)(E,C)?  I didn't go through much of that page before the movie, so is it likely their fault or was it our favorite beastie?
I think MGP attacked the Chuai station, but I think that TIDOWave will get the blame from Tagruato. They hacked Tag's website, they blame them for a lot of stuff, so why wouldn't Tag want some pay back?


Edit: Here's the backwards message.
And, for the new page...
That damn Cloversdale thing.
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« Reply #81 on: 01-20-2008 16:24 »

 
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Just because you couldn't stand it doesn't mean your feelings are held by everyone else.

They will be held by everyone else, or you will all be destroyed.
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« Reply #82 on: 01-20-2008 20:10 »

You suck weiner. Your link = fail.

On the topic of research and ARG stuff.

I saw the original trailer, went to the site (I think...) didn't really look into any of the other site, and was still hyped by it. JJ was enough for me to be excited.

I don't mind that i don't know exactly what the monster was, or whether it died or not. If we got a nice little ending, explanation or an epilogue of sorts, i'd feel cheated and think they had wussed out of their idea. It was true to itself i think. Am seeing it again on tuesday.
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« Reply #83 on: 01-20-2008 20:21 »

Agreed, chay.
Except about weiner sucking.

hurr hurr hurr weiner sucking
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« Reply #84 on: 01-20-2008 23:16 »
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Have you clicked his link? It's lucky i'm good at throttling the volume knob.

Haha, i throttle knob. NOT FUNNY!   no no
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« Reply #85 on: 01-21-2008 06:06 »
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Enough of your double entendres.
Heh heh, double...No!  I'm not going there.

Now that I'm thinking of Miss Explodia, my thoughts are drifting more toward explosive decompression.  I know, I know, "How is a minimon bite a vector for explosive decompression?"  Maybe it's not, maybe Slusho!'s secret ingredient is and the bite was either a catalyst or an unrelated danger.  I've got no real proof of this, but the Chuai Station thing got me thinking about that Norwegian oil station diving incident where one of the divers got his guts blown out by an eight atmosphere differential.

I guess I thought Chuai was norther than it was.  Still, it seems odd that the monster would navigate the fairly shallow New York Bay just to see the city lights, assuming it stood up to see over Brooklyn to see the city itself.

I also saw some back and forth about how quickly the military was there to fight the monster.  It would make sense that they had already attacked the thing while it was still at sea as shown in the night vision photo.  That would've likely taken place near to shore as the A-10 Warthog in the top of the frame only has a combat radius of about 300 miles and the nearest unit would have been the ANG base near Philadelphia, if I recall correctly.
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« Reply #86 on: 01-21-2008 09:49 »
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
The only character I didn't HATE was the monster, and I could never see it properly.

Annoying.

Seconded.  Too much people, not enough monster.  I would love to see this movie reshot from a conventional standpoint.

A better monster would have been a giant lobster fighting a giant space robot.

And I found the minimouths a lot creepier than the Mister Zoidberg.

Man, that chick recovered pretty quickly from having a BLOODY SPIKE PROTRUDING FROM HER BOOB.  I'm pretty sure it was the very same injury that killed Trinity.
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« Reply #87 on: 01-21-2008 11:25 »

But Beth has the holy vagina. Rob ran across town while a giant monster and his little minions were on the loose to go and save her.

Or, from a more scientific stand point, it's possible that it didn't hit anything major for Beth, and it did hit something major on Trinity.


On the funny parts that Nix brought up from the Review thread: I loved the comedy in this movie. Flaming hobos, Superman and Garfield, the monster pwning the military and Hud. Good times, good times.
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« Reply #88 on: 01-21-2008 14:29 »

I loved "What the hell is that thing?!" "That's a terrible thing."
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« Reply #89 on: 01-21-2008 16:27 »

 
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Too much people, not enough monster.

Way to miss the entire point, dude.

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« Reply #90 on: 01-21-2008 16:35 »

Ah, phew... thanks Nixorbo - I was feeling a bit isolated...
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« Reply #91 on: 01-21-2008 16:41 »
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Way to miss the entire point, dude.

Less missing the point, more liking my own point better.  The characters didn't connect with me on any level deeper then "Ooh, which one's going to die next?"

Wait, Coldangel and I are in perfect agreement about something?  Yes, it's the Apocalypse, all right.  tongue
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« Reply #92 on: 01-22-2008 01:22 »
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Yes, it's the Apocalypse, all right.    tongue

I always knew I'd have a hand in it.

The characters connected to me to the extent that I wanted to drive a screwdriver into the back of their necks.

I'm perhaps out of touch with youth culture... I know young people are forever running around with their phone cameras and iPod cameras and camera cameras, but who would really be filming the monster while it's eating them?

EDIT: Furthermore, when you're consoling your friends over the deaths of loved ones or other personal trauma, it is bad form to be shoving a camera in their face.
This is not the Done Thing.
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« Reply #93 on: 01-22-2008 02:28 »

 
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I'm perhaps out of touch with youth culture... I know young people are forever running around with their phone cameras and iPod cameras and camera cameras, but who would really be filming the monster while it's eating them?

In a city of millions, it's a pretty safe bet that at least one person would be doing it.

On a side note, I never got people who claimed that watching something filmed with a shaky camera made them feel sick. Like... HOW?! It has no effect on me whatsoever. Weirdos.
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« Reply #94 on: 01-22-2008 04:05 »

That's what I say about people who say raw oysters make them sick. I love the little buggers.
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« Reply #95 on: 01-22-2008 05:11 »

 
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On a side note, I never got people who claimed that watching something filmed with a shaky camera made them feel sick. Like... HOW?! It has no effect on me whatsoever. Weirdos.
It makes me dizzy often when there's fight scenes or some such where the camera switches back and forth from one thing to another and everything is moving and flashing different colours...any time where I have no idea what's going on. But not sick, no. The only time I was sick was during Transformers, and I don't think it was a result of the movie itself. Although..
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« Reply #96 on: 01-22-2008 06:14 »

 
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That's what I say about people who say raw oysters make them sick. I love the little buggers.

All seafood in general makes me sick, but there's a huge difference between something you physically put into your system, and sitting there motionless simply watching a screen. I don't get it.

And oh yeah, I said this in the movie review thread but I'll say it again here: Cloverfield = Awesome.
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« Reply #97 on: 01-22-2008 06:17 »

I just wanted to mention oysters. I think they're neat.
And they remind me of Blue Oyster Cult.


The bouncing handheld camer doesn't make me sick... it just irritates me.

Cloverfield = Awesome to those who enjoyed it.
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« Reply #98 on: 01-22-2008 06:23 »
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Just saw it #2 time.

Beamer hit it on the head, was about to say the same thing. City of millions. Someone had to be filming it, i'm sure many would, and of them, i'm sure in one of the stories they would stick together to try save a friend, and would get on a crashing helicopter...

People keep saying it unrealistic, but it'd be a shit house movie if they all died on the brooklyn bridge and it ended there...

Recorded the sound at the end on my phone, if i can be bother i'll upload it or something, but i'm sure someone already had.

Wiener or someone, is there a wiki set up for this? Is there somewhere to get all the info about what has been discovered so far in the ARG?

EDIT: Where the fuck did i pull SJM from. where the hell is he these days?
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« Reply #99 on: 01-22-2008 09:33 »

Spaceballs CLOVERFIELD: The Action Figures

Go to Unfiction forums, Chay. I've been there since July, and they've been there every step of the way.
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« Reply #100 on: 01-22-2008 13:41 »

 
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EDIT: Furthermore, when you're consoling your friends over the deaths of loved ones or other personal trauma, it is bad form to be shoving a camera in their face.
This is not the Done Thing.

Nor do you run around your friend's going away party, telling everyone about who he slept with and FILM YOURSELF DOING IT on a tape that he's supposed to watch.
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« Reply #101 on: 01-22-2008 14:17 »

Hud's obviously not the most socially smart person. However, I know people who do this. It's not unbelievable at all. Other than the monsters and the military's rapid response (which could be explained by prior knowledge), nothing seemed too impossible. Improbable, maybe, but not impossible.
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« Reply #102 on: 01-22-2008 19:14 »
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*Visits Unfiction Link*

Woah, what a cluster fuck. Those forums are messy. I've no clue where to start. I demand it in Wiki format!

EDIT: Wait! This seems to be a good place to start.
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« Reply #103 on: 01-23-2008 02:41 »

 
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EDIT: Where the fuck did i pull SJM from. where the hell is he these days?

Dangling from my shirt collar, apparently?
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« Reply #104 on: 01-23-2008 09:22 »

YAY!

*Hug*
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« Reply #105 on: 01-23-2008 19:21 »

I still find it odd that I can't find ANY pictures of the monster online yet. The movie has been out for several days now...you'd think somebody would be able to get a picture up.
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« Reply #106 on: 01-23-2008 19:28 »
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Here's the little guy
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« Reply #107 on: 01-23-2008 19:42 »
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Here's the little guy

I want one.
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« Reply #108 on: 01-23-2008 20:07 »
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Here's the little guy

Wow, thanks coldangel! Awesome of you to go find that for me!   tongue

Anyway, that's the best picture that can be found? That's a very odd distorted shot from the movie (I assume when it lunges at the helicopter). I mean, it shows it for like 30 seconds straight on when Hud is standing right under it...I would assume somebody would get a pic of that up or something...oh well.
Maybe if I see it again I'll try to sneak a few cell phone shots at good places.
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« Reply #109 on: 01-23-2008 20:13 »

It was a page fuck-up... It reloaded without the text I'd typed.
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« Reply #110 on: 01-23-2008 22:02 »

Saw this on Sunday, and I have to say it turned out to be one hell of a movie.
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« Reply #111 on: 01-24-2008 09:11 »

Josh:

I'm pretty sure that pic is when it's looking down at hud...
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« Reply #112 on: 01-24-2008 18:54 »

OOOOH, I see...
I thought the black border around it was like the helicoptor window, then I just realized it was the edges of the theater screen...
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« Reply #113 on: 03-22-2008 18:41 »

DVD release is April 22..much sooner than I thought. Excellent.

And apparently they have decided to shoot a sequel which would be released next year. That's. Fucking. Kickass.
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« Reply #114 on: 03-22-2008 22:19 »

Mmm, the sequel is from the POV of the other guy you see with the camera on the Brooklyn bridge.

Also, They'd planned a super packed HD-DVD release, and were pretty far into it apparently, but since that is dead, they might be doing a hasty Bluray port without the special features, which would royally suck. I hope they do manage to get the special features across.
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« Reply #115 on: 03-22-2008 22:21 »

no, they're still doing the Steel Book box set, it's just not certain whether its being released in the US...
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« Reply #116 on: 03-22-2008 22:56 »

Meh I say, meh!
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« Reply #117 on: 03-23-2008 01:36 »
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Hey, what the fuck is up with Japanese comic books?  I mean, seriously, if it weren't for Wikipedia's article on Manga, I'd have no idea what's going on.

EDIT: Oh, and I'm frustrated by these: 1, 2
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« Reply #118 on: 04-21-2008 05:59 »
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Anyone snabbing the DVD tomorrow?  I'm a bit on the fence.
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« Reply #119 on: 04-21-2008 08:18 »

Doesn't come out here for another month, but I'm totally getting it when it does.
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