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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby bldavis » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:30 pm

it was actually Dances with Wolves .. in Space!
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Melathys » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:17 pm

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Arnock wrote:Avatar for instance, the plot was basically pocahontas in space, but visually, it was awesome.

It's funny, I see the Pocahontas/Avatar thing mentioned alot, but if I recall correctly, the Avatar concept and idea, if not the finalised script, were done before the movie Pocahontas was made.

The elements of the story are classic in origin. It's no more or less original than myriad other movies, including Pocahontas.

I suspect it's the overwhelming success of the film that cause people to want to knock it down a few notches, but I prefer to view it as what it was - a visually ground-breaking film set in a fascinating world.

For me, the name of the ore - unobtanium - told me "you don't need to know why it's so important, just accept the fact that it's really rare and enjoy the film." So I didn't really pick it apart while viewing it.

And I honestly don't recall Pocahontas plugging her ponytail into a tree to talk to God, but I might have slept through that part.

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Development for avatar began 1994. Pocahontas released in 1995. Though i haven't been able to find when they started working on it, I very much doubt it took a just a year to make an animated film.

just saying. and I'm not knocking avatar, its a good movie for what it is, a summer blockbuster.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:40 pm

It probably also singlehandedly saved 3d from being just a mediocre gimmick in mediocre films, too.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby sahiel » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:29 pm

Fivelives wrote:It probably also singlehandedly saved 3d from being just a mediocre gimmick in mediocre films, too.

Which makes me sad. Cause now it's a mediocre gimmick in otherwise good films.

I truly wish the current idea of "3D" would die a well deserved death, in the majority of films using it it's not even real 3D, just 2D with forced spectroscopy!

Mark Kermode says it far better than I could though, well worth a read if you are even remotely interested in current film making.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... -hollywood
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Invisusira » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:51 pm

Melathys wrote:Development for avatar began 1994. Pocahontas released in 1995.

And Dances With Wolves was released in 1990.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Lightbeard » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:48 pm

Melathys wrote:
Koatanga wrote:
Arnock wrote:Avatar for instance, the plot was basically pocahontas in space, but visually, it was awesome.

It's funny, I see the Pocahontas/Avatar thing mentioned alot, but if I recall correctly, the Avatar concept and idea, if not the finalised script, were done before the movie Pocahontas was made.

The elements of the story are classic in origin. It's no more or less original than myriad other movies, including Pocahontas.

I suspect it's the overwhelming success of the film that cause people to want to knock it down a few notches, but I prefer to view it as what it was - a visually ground-breaking film set in a fascinating world.

For me, the name of the ore - unobtanium - told me "you don't need to know why it's so important, just accept the fact that it's really rare and enjoy the film." So I didn't really pick it apart while viewing it.

And I honestly don't recall Pocahontas plugging her ponytail into a tree to talk to God, but I might have slept through that part.

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Development for avatar began 1994. Pocahontas released in 1995. Though i haven't been able to find when they started working on it, I very much doubt it took a just a year to make an animated film.

just saying. and I'm not knocking avatar, its a good movie for what it is, a summer blockbuster.


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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby bldavis » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:26 pm

Invisusira wrote:
Melathys wrote:Development for avatar began 1994. Pocahontas released in 1995.

And Dances With Wolves was released in 1990.

all i could think while watching avatar teh first time is omg this is DwW all over again, and even started predicting what would happen next based on teh events in dancing lol :lol:
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Amirya:Why yes, your penis is longer than his because you hit 30k dps in the first 10 seconds. But guess what? That raid boss has a dick bigger than your ego.
Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
Levie:Drunk Lev goes and does what he pleases just to annoy sober Lev.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:46 pm

bldavis wrote:
Invisusira wrote:
Melathys wrote:Development for avatar began 1994. Pocahontas released in 1995.

And Dances With Wolves was released in 1990.

all i could think while watching avatar teh first time is omg this is DwW all over again, and even started predicting what would happen next based on teh events in dancing lol :lol:

Thus "Dances with Smurfs".
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby bldavis » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:54 pm

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Amirya:Why yes, your penis is longer than his because you hit 30k dps in the first 10 seconds. But guess what? That raid boss has a dick bigger than your ego.
Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
Levie:Drunk Lev goes and does what he pleases just to annoy sober Lev.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Snake-Aes » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:58 pm

I was only pissed that she died again. All her characters kinda have to "fucking die" it's annoying.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Flex » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:49 am

Fivelives wrote:Roger Ebert is to blame for people being all haughty and pseudo-intellectual about their movie choices. Before George Siskel died, he used to enjoy explosion porn every now and then - usually during the summer season - but now he's an ass/laughingstock (google his opinion on video games, for example).


Yea...giving Avatar 4 stars, Unstoppable 3 and a half totally shows he doesn't enjoy scenery porn.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:46 am

sahiel wrote:
Fivelives wrote:It probably also singlehandedly saved 3d from being just a mediocre gimmick in mediocre films, too.

Which makes me sad. Cause now it's a mediocre gimmick in otherwise good films.

I truly wish the current idea of "3D" would die a well deserved death, in the majority of films using it it's not even real 3D, just 2D with forced spectroscopy!

Mark Kermode says it far better than I could though, well worth a read if you are even remotely interested in current film making.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... -hollywood


I wish that 3d would go away. I watched one movie in 3d, hated it, and have not watched another pic in 3d. It gives me a headache.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Invisusira » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:01 am

I saw Avatar in 3D once. It was absolutely amazing.

I will never do it again. Takes way too much concentration.

3D movies need to go die. Once you have hologram movies let me know; until then, shove off.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Arnock » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:02 am

Big reason that "3D" is in half the movies now, isn't so much because it actually makes the movies better, but, theaters can charge quite a bit more for a 3d ticket than a regular one.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:20 am

It made Avatar better, and I've heard that it made How to Train Your Dragon better as well. But yeah, it's terribly hit or miss, and misses more than it hits.
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