Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    It's got a TV!    Ebert Gave This Movie Reviews Thread 3 of 4 Stars! « previous next »
 Topic locked! 
Author Topic: Ebert Gave This Movie Reviews Thread 3 of 4 Stars!  (Read 22129 times)
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 20 Print
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« on: 12-29-2009 19:44 »

Avatar

Holy shit. That was amazing. Well, the A-plot of the whole destruction of the Na'vi's home to get to the motherload is a classic Hollywood plotline, so the majority of the movie with all the deceit and destruction and blah blah blah was predictable. The B-plot of Jake living with the Na'vi was very interesting. It was both original and showed off the technical achievements of the film. On the topic of tech, the 3D was the best I have ever seen. It wasn't the amazingness I was expecting, but it was great. The CGI is fantastic, I forgot midway through that the Na'vi weren't really there.

Overall, it wasn't the best movie I've seen this year, but it'll get a Best Picture nod come Oscar time. I give it a solid A.
LobsterMooch
Professor
*
« Reply #1 on: 12-29-2009 20:44 »

The title should read Ebert Gave This Movie Review Thread a Big Thumbs Up!

Just my opinion of course.
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #2 on: 12-29-2009 22:09 »

I think he retired the thumbs or something. He gave knowing four stars, not two thumbs.

I honestly think avatar is more three dimensional than real life
Books

Near Death Star Inhabitant
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #3 on: 12-29-2009 22:49 »

Avatar in 3D

It took me personally a long, long time for my eyes/brain to get used to the 3D, I kept trying to "understand" how to look at it, what to focus on, etc, it was kind of confusing, but towards the end it's not so bad. The movie was decent enough.

9/10
Jezzem

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #4 on: 12-30-2009 04:01 »

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

I haven't had any sleep so I can't really write anything other than that it was really good

10/10
Spacedal11

Space Pope
****
« Reply #5 on: 12-30-2009 05:05 »

Aliens

Wow this surpasses Alien by miles! It was thrilling, action packed, full of sci-fi goodness, and it had Kyle Reese in it. I would love to see this movie on an imax theater.

A+++++++
tyraniak

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #6 on: 12-30-2009 07:25 »

I like both Alien and Aliens about equally, the first one is a great sci-fi/horror and the second is a great sc-fi/action
coldangel

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #7 on: 12-30-2009 07:28 »

Alien 3 was okay...
However I may be the only person in the world who enjoyed Alien Resurrection.
Tweek

UberMod
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #8 on: 12-30-2009 09:49 »

Sorry to disappoint you Coldy, you aren't the sole fan of Alien Resurrection, I like it too... I especially like Winona Ryder with a pixie cut love

I still think Alien is the best in the series though.
coldangel

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #9 on: 12-30-2009 10:39 »

I especially like Winona Ryder with a pixie cut

Yeah!  love  Fond memories - that was back before I hated her.
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #10 on: 12-30-2009 17:45 »

I like resurection too. I think ppl assume it's bad because it's not as good alien(s) (cubed (arguably)) it's still a good film
Spacedal11

Space Pope
****
« Reply #11 on: 12-30-2009 18:32 »

I was so happy with Aliens that I'm pretty sure that if I see Alien 3 it will taint my love for the second movie. I loved Newt and Hicks so much I hate that they're wasted in the opening of the next movie.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #12 on: 12-31-2009 01:33 »

I think Tyraniak hit the nail right on the head about the differences between the first 2 films.  In the original film, a character would get snuffed & I'd think "eh, whatever".  In the second film, I was emotionally invested in some of the characters.  And, IMO, that's a sign of a really good film; you care what happens to the characters on the screen.   
Nixorbo

UberMod
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #13 on: 12-31-2009 06:02 »
« Last Edit on: 12-31-2009 06:06 »

Dances with Fern Gully of the Jedi
White Guilt: The Movie

Avatar


While astounding on a technical level, not a single shred of original storytelling to be found here.

+ The visuals.  Sweet Jeebus, the visuals.
+ The Banshees.  To quote the great sage William Smith, "I have GOT to get me one of these!"
+ The visuals.
+ Have I mentioned the visuals?
+ 2.5 hours of Zoe Saledena's CGI blue sideboob.

- The story.  Seen it told many times in many movies.  Move along, folks, there's nothing new here.
- Hey Sam Worthington, pick an accent!
- Unobtanium?  Really?  Why not just call it Wonderflonium?  Or Writersblockium?
- 3D is a fad, not the next great breakthrough.  Sure, it provides depth-of-field, but it looks like a diorama of 2D images.
Books

Near Death Star Inhabitant
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #14 on: 12-31-2009 06:14 »

I agree about the 3D. I mostly just think it's annoying.
coldangel

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #15 on: 12-31-2009 07:35 »

Less confusing than watching it in 6D
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #16 on: 12-31-2009 07:54 »

As usual, Coldy, you are correct.  3D was big back in the 50's, now it's brought back as a novelty.  Another sign that most of hollywierd stopped being creative decades ago & now has to resort to gimmicks to sell films.
Nixorbo

UberMod
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #17 on: 12-31-2009 08:11 »

Less confusing than watching it in 6D

As usual, Coldy, you are correct.  3D was big back in the 50's [...]

Buh?
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #18 on: 12-31-2009 08:17 »

No buh.  Coldy threatened to stalk me if I wasn't nice to him...
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #19 on: 12-31-2009 11:48 »

Yeah, but what do you think he does to you if you are nice to him?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
coldangel

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #20 on: 12-31-2009 13:49 »

I stalk everybody regardless.
Jezzem

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #21 on: 12-31-2009 13:52 »

You can't be stalking me! I'm already stalking you... I mean... Something not suspicious.
Gorky

Space Pope
****
« Reply #22 on: 12-31-2009 14:05 »

When Harry Met Sally

This has been pretty much my favorite (read: one of the few really, really good) romantic comedy since the age of twelve, which says more about my bizarre sensibilities as a viewer than anything else. Anyway: funny movie. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal have more chemistry than you'd think, and Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher are sweet together. That "They Did It!" scene, with the split screens and all, kind of showcases the brilliance of this movie.

And, on a note that has nothing to do with the quality of the film, I love that Billy Crystal's final speech is used in an episode of Scrubs to hilarious results--just sayin'.

A
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #23 on: 01-01-2010 10:27 »


 I'll have what she's having.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
LobsterMooch
Professor
*
« Reply #24 on: 01-01-2010 12:08 »

Bruno Kirby R.I.P.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #25 on: 01-01-2010 12:22 »


 And Estelle Reiner.
LobsterMooch
Professor
*
« Reply #26 on: 01-01-2010 12:30 »

"I'll have what she's having" was selected as the 33rd best line of all time by the American Film Institute.
Bend-err

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #27 on: 01-01-2010 12:36 »

last movies watched:

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 4/5

Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Movies: 3.5/5

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 3.5/5

Hot Fuzz BLU
Visual: 4.5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 4.5/5

Shaun of the Dead BLU
Visual: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Movies: 5/5

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5

Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5

Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
Visual: 4/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5
LobsterMooch
Professor
*
« Reply #28 on: 01-01-2010 12:49 »

Man I could never follow the Pirates of the Caribbean. I never thought that they were all that special.
 LOTR is another thing. Maybe because I read the LOTR books when I went to college. Peter Jackson did a great job.


 Solid 9/10 for all three.
DogDoo8

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #29 on: 01-01-2010 14:15 »

last movies watched:

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 4/5

Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Movies: 3.5/5

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 3.5/5

Two different scores for the same movie?!

They pretty much went...
5
4
3
For me.
RS 2thou

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #30 on: 01-01-2010 15:19 »

...Sure, it provides depth-of-field, but it looks like a diorama of 2D images.


That's one reason why I won't be seeing Alice in Wonderland, the 3d effect in the trailer was way to much. I can do a similar effect with Adobe After Effects.
Bend-err

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #31 on: 01-01-2010 18:57 »

last movies watched:

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 4/5

Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Movies: 3.5/5

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 3.5/5

Two different scores for the same movie?!

They pretty much went...
5
4
3
For me.
the 3rd was supposed to be At World's End
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #32 on: 01-01-2010 20:41 »

I think that Dead Man's Chest had the best visuals of the three. Davy Jones was amazing. The first's was good but not amazing, whilst the third's was overkill. Overall movies, the first was obviously the best, and I agree with Dogdoo that the quality decreased as the series went on.
Bend-err

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #33 on: 01-01-2010 20:51 »

more movies watched today:



Die Hard DVD
Visual: 4/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5

Die Hard 2 DVD
Visual: 4/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 4/5

Batman Begins BLU
Visual: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Movies: 5/5

The Dark Knight BLU
Visual: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
Movies: 5/5
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #34 on: 01-02-2010 00:14 »

I'm beginning to see a pattern here...
Bend-err

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #35 on: 01-02-2010 00:23 »

that i watch a lot of movies lately? blame my immobility
hopie4ever

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #36 on: 01-02-2010 01:15 »

Boxset ahoy!
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #37 on: 01-02-2010 03:32 »


 I'll have what she's having.

"i'll have what she's having so i can have an orgasm too"

also, this explains why aliens is awesome and t2 suxxxx
http://www.badgerinternet.com/%7Ebobkat/waterstone.html
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #38 on: 01-02-2010 03:40 »


 I'll have what she's having.

"i'll have what she's having so i can have an orgasm too"
Methinks hobbitboy won the Quote-off...
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #39 on: 01-02-2010 03:54 »

I clearly won that skirmish. Also, is Art School Confidential anyone elses fave film of all time?
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 20 Print 
 Topic locked! 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.155 seconds with 18 queries.