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Old 06-03-2018, 11:50   #21
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Wait - is this only going to be available on Netflix? Boo.
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:03   #22
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Wait - is this only going to be available on Netflix? Boo.
Yep. It's one of the films that Paramount were worried about, so sold it off to guarantee they didn't make a loss.

Shows that test screenings aren't always right, I suppose.
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Old 06-03-2018, 16:18   #23
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Awesome humble brag there
Actually I was poking through his drawers and seeing if I could find anything good. Not that much of a brag, he had a cottage on the Isle of Bute, got too old and inferm, the family rented it out as a holiday let.

Naturally it isn't his anymore.
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Old 06-03-2018, 18:19   #24
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Actually I was poking through his drawers and seeing if I could find anything good.
That sounds even worse
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Old 06-03-2018, 18:36   #25
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It's not that bad, I do it every time I rent any cottage
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:28   #26
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I found this on Netflix but it won't play - all I get is a sort of title screen showing a picture and some details, but no play controls. Other films are OK (eg., La La Land). Is it not available yet?
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:43   #27
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I found this on Netflix but it won't play - all I get is a sort of title screen showing a picture and some details, but no play controls. Other films are OK (eg., La La Land). Is it not available yet?
Its out the 12th of March only play the trailer possible at the moment
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:03   #28
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On Netflix now, this is so good
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Old 12-03-2018, 18:27   #29
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It's excellent. I wonder, somewhat unusually for me, whether it's a tad short. But it's really good. I can understand why it would leave some cold.
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Old 12-03-2018, 18:31   #30
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One thing being touted is the "I prefer Arrival."

I prefer Arrival. There are some comparisons but I'm not sure that we need to compare the two.
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Old 12-03-2018, 22:52   #31
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Literally just finished it....I think I liked it. It's a bit odd.
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Old 12-03-2018, 22:53   #32
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Interesting feel to this movie, reminded me of some movies from the 70/80's with its downbeat ending; far less pretentious than Arrival.

Interesting characters each of them is a little broken in their own way which makes them more real.

Music used in some of the final scenes really adds to the creepiness. Some of the CGI effects are a bit TBH
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Old 12-03-2018, 23:00   #33
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Well, that was ******* terrifying.
I think I really liked it - certainly more so than Ex Machina.

A lot of the visuals didn't work for me at all, though, much of the time it's reminiscent of the cheap lens flare that Photoshop used to do. Other tines its quite startling, but overall I think it all looked a bit rubbish and that distracted me quite a lot.
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Old 13-03-2018, 06:15   #34
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I thought it looked amazing, not the best CGI but the weird lighting was great & some of it looked stunning.

Excellent soundtrack too!

Some brilliant scenes, esp....



left with lots to think about & questions, shame that it never made it to a big screen, apparently some **** at Paramount thought it was too intellectual, but they did release Baywatch
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I thought that it was OK. Good visuals and the abstract approach worked a bit better than Arrival. Perhaps another viewing will give a better perspective.
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I watched it today and hated it, just thought it was a sub par sci fi with a terrible story, characters that I didn't care about so therefore didn't care if they lived or died. Ropy cg throughout. I'd read so much good stuff about this that I didn't expect it to be so bad.
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Why the comparisons to Arrival? If anything it is more like Life.

Anyway, it was an ok watch.

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Bit disappointed with this - possibly because of the raised expectations.

I thought Mute was much better, possibly because of the low expectations.
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Thought it was a good film, really liked it. Some great visuals, found it a bit unnerving in places and nice and freaky. Also reminded me of Arrival (first contact scenario where a scientist has to go into the unknown, and part of a couple where the other half also has). It's full of plot holes but a good film. Felt truly original.
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Saw it at the weekend and it bored me to tears. I felt the same about Ex Machina though.
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