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Sci-fi/Fantasy revisit

By Tink! ·
Not to dredge up an old post, but I just happened across this story and thought it rather amusing that it paralleled the old TR discussion in many ways.


Also funny how it refreshed my memory on some obscure films I've seen.

Dark City - Seen a very long time ago, I remember this story. I would definitely like to rewatch it now.

City of Lost Children - was on Showtime. Happened to catch it when the SO wasn't around so I got to watch the whole thing. Very strange, surreal but interesting.

Equilibrium was brought up in the TR discussion as well!

[edited: forgot the link. Doh! Is it time to go home yet?]

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Sorry, Tink, but

by DadsPad In reply to Sci-fi/Fantasy revisit

other than a curiosity of young stars, I don't feel any real interest. There was a reason the the original Star Trek took off. I remember being in college and everything, stopped for that show. And was talked about the next day.

These shows did not have the excitment to generate interest. It took genius to begin really good SF/fantasy other than in printed media.

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His review of Equilibrium

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sci-fi/Fantasy revisit

is pretty right on the money. I've seen that one twice, and it can easily be sloughed off as nonsense in a single viewing if one isn't paying attention.
Excellent flick, one I'd likely watch again.

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Gun katas....

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to His review of Equilibrium

....partake in @ss kickage!!

In seriousness, they aren't as far-fethced as one may think. In my martial arts system, we have reflex forms/katas (these are performed at a much faster rate than standard forms) that are designed to prepare someone for 360 degree fighting, as well as multi-opponent full contact sparring.

Granted, we aren't training for gun combat/dodging bullets....but the basic principles are similar.

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A movie that went largely unnoticed...

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Sci-fi/Fantasy revisit

...but was fairly well-received and I sort of liked was 'The Thirteenth Floor'.

It was another 'nature of reality' film the year Matrix and eXistenz came out.

Funny in retrospect to see the extent to which Y2K & the Internet so heavily influenced the genre for those couple of years (much like the "Communist threat" in the 50's).

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Another that is not often mentioned

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to A movie that went largel ...

is The Chronicles of Riddick. Frankly, the notion of 'Underverse' caught my attention. Parallel universes and all. Morphology. Religion. Hell planet.

Rather fun to watch.

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Riddick was a fun character

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Another that is not often ...

Honestly, this is a case where this probably could have been better off as a series on HBO or Showtime than a feature length movie (2, if you include 'Pitch Black').

Like you said, lots of backstory that wasn't given enough screen/development time.

I'd be curious to see what he would have done as head of the Necromongers.

Oh well!!

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Head of the Necromongers...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Riddick was a fun charact ...

I have been waiting for the fourth in the series. Looked like they left it wide open for another.

(The second is an animated that I haven't bothered with, or so I'm told in the pamphlet that came with the COR DVD.)

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Chronicles of Riddick

by Warinpiece In reply to Head of the Necromongers. ...

I liked both Pitch Black and Chronicles.
But to me, the word "chronicles" refers to a series of stories, not just a one-off movie. So is there to be more or not?
A sci-fi movie I particularly liked and found to set you into various emotional boundaries was Starship Troopers.
Comical in the way the News was set out re: "Would you like to know more" after referring to some poor soul getting hanged.
The two sequels (especially SST 2) was a lot darker in story and graphics.
Rico returns in SST3 (took me a little while to recognise him, lol). But then again sequels generally are not as good as the 1st movie.
The Highlander was brilliant, but went way off track in Highlander 2: The Quickening.

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