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Qweeg
02-06-2004, 20:31:30
Saw it and liked it. This film is surprisingly not as ungood as the critics want you to believe. Brilliant special effects, clever movie-science to explain the super-coolant effects, characters were adequate... Good Nerdly viewing.

Darkstar
02-06-2004, 20:36:57
I've heard it's a good disaster/action flick, but not a good *NERDLY* viewing. All the Movie Nerds are panning the movie hard. "Temperature is dropping 10 degrees a second in New York? So, it's at Absolute Zero in just a couple of minutes!" "Where'd that tidal wave come from?" etc etc etc.

Maybe you mean it's a good Nerdless viewing? ;)

Qweeg
02-06-2004, 21:03:10
That's what I mean, lots of science stuff there for the nerds to pick apart, they could graze on this film for months!

Debaser
03-06-2004, 00:30:41
Hmm, didn't I start a thread about this last night? I guess not.

I saw TDAT on sunday and didn't think that much of it really. It's fairly enjoyable in a throw-away sort of way, which is fine, but I think I was hoping for something a bit more sciency and less (massively) sentimental. I liked the bit about Mexico closing it's borders to all the American immigrants though. Almost made me laugh out loud.

Qweeg
03-06-2004, 01:15:22
Yup, enjoyable in a throwaway kinda way, some really cool special effects moments too... and I too found that reversal extremely funny, at one point I thought I saw a couple of Mexicans taking their chance to cross into the USA!

Debaser
03-06-2004, 01:49:23
The effects were good, but seemed a bit style over content sometimes. I liked all the close up watery bits around New York like the big ship bit, and at the North Pole at the begining, but I don't think any of the bigger effects came close to doing the supposed scale of the situation justice. I saw a program on channel 4 about freak giant waves a while ago, and the reconstructions of massive ships being sunk by single waves were far more dramatic.

The same guy directed TDAT, Independance Day, and Godzilla, and all three films are basically exactly the same.

Qweeg
03-06-2004, 02:10:51
Well, just abit of harmless fun.

DaShi
03-06-2004, 16:19:57
Just saw it today. Shite!

Qweeg
03-06-2004, 19:04:31
Glad to see you've improved your leg end, somewhat.

Sex Camp Nazi
03-06-2004, 22:11:29
I thought it was a decent movie. Good, harmless fun. However, they needed to show both the estranged wife and the son's love interest's tits to make it a 5 star film.

Sex Camp Nazi
03-06-2004, 22:12:10
Damn cookies.

DaShi
04-06-2004, 04:36:54
They should have cut her legs off.

Qweeg
04-06-2004, 04:44:56
Hm, what a disturbing thing to say, just like that, out of the blue. How are we today?

BigGameHunter
05-06-2004, 16:59:28
I thought for sure amputation was going to go down. Very disappointing that it didn't.
And the wolves needed to get somebody too.

Debaser
05-06-2004, 17:24:48
The wolves were the shittest bit of that whole shitty film. They could *at least* have used real wolves for the scenes with no human characters. "American Werewolf in Paris" has more convincing effects.

protein
05-06-2004, 19:18:33
CG wolves?

Jesus, that would never work. Why can't they strike a happy balance between real and CG? Star Wars clearly showed everyone how CG can ruin a film. I think they should bring animatronics and real animals back into films again.

Darkstar
06-06-2004, 03:58:00
But those (animatronics and "wild" animals) cost more then CG effects these days. CG is cheap, and the CG items can never hurt someone (unlike animatronics or animals). So it's a cost and time savings all around to go CG

Greg W
06-06-2004, 12:20:36
I thought it was reasonably good, though even my wife said that it was very cliched (good guy saves girl, etc). Good mindless fun as some said.