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Old 17-09-2006, 18:13   #21
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That was me, and IMO his was easily the worst HP film so far - a confusing, nonsensical mess (to non-readers of the book anyway).

That said, my missus, who is an avid Potter fan also likes it the least - although she likes it more than me.
Speaking as someone whos not read the book His Potter film was the best one by a country mile.
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Old 17-09-2006, 20:31   #22
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Totally agree with that statement. The first two plodded and the fourth film was a souless, confusing mess. The third was by far the most entertaining - and i'm no fan of the Potter films.
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Old 17-09-2006, 22:17   #23
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The trailer looks very interesting - the atmosphere feels like Half Life 2 minus the weapons (HL2 had the "supression field" to stop humans reproducing). Am a bit dubious about Clive Owen though - from the trailer he appeas to come across as emotionally detached as his Driver character from those BMW films.
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Old 18-09-2006, 17:15   #24
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I have just won tickets to go and see it on wed evening thanx to Film 2006.
Tickets came on sat.
Will let you know what i thought thur morning.

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Old 18-09-2006, 18:26   #25
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are you kidding, the trailer is one of the worst trailers ive seen this year, far to long and lays out too much of the narritive as far as i can tell. im actually put off by the fact they have to escort a pregnat woman, cue cue dialoge such as "we can make it" and "you can do it"(owen) followed by "no, im too tired, go on without me"(bird) continuing with "the human race is depending on you" (owen) end scene just before more chasing and just escaping dodgy army blokes "OK lets move out" (bird). yawn.

and kiran_mk2 thanks for spoiling HL2 for me. we havnt all completed it yet.
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Old 18-09-2006, 22:17   #26
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Well, I think the trailer looks great, and I can't wait to see it.

I'm also not entirely what kiran has spoiled for you in Half-Life 2.
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Old 19-09-2006, 11:05   #27
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Going to try and catch the showing in Liverpool later this evening.
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Old 19-09-2006, 16:58   #28
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Didn't manage to get tickets in the end, I'll just have to pay and see it with the rest of the great unwashed next week.
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Old 19-09-2006, 21:22   #29
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Well I saw it tonight, and it gets a big from me. Ironically, I was only being dragged along because the missus had got the free tickets, and she ended up hating it.

Anyway, not the most earth-shattering story, but such a good job was done of portraying the bleak not-too-distant future I didn't really mind. It put me in mind of 28 Days Later, and that sense of familiarity and alienness at the same time. For example, train carriages are fitted out with snazzy modern video screens pumping out government propaganda, but the trains are the same old filthy crappy out-dated rolling stock that we have nowadays.

Fantastic camerawork too. As someone who's getting a bit fed up with rubbish hand-held stuff and MTV editing (Bourne Supremecy, hang your head in shame), it was nice to see hand-held shots during the action sequences that didn't look like they were filmed by a Parkinson's sufferer on a pogo stick. Who's recently given up smoking. And drinking. There were some unfeasibly long takes too, incredibly well staged.

Pity about the cinema really. Is it just me, or is the Liverpool City Centre Odeon appalling beyond belief? Not only did we get the first few minutes of the film with the house lights up. Not only did we have a bloody great black blotch on the screen. We were also treated to the racking going out of whack after a reel change, which took a fair while for the projectionist to notice, and even when they did, they didn't correct it properly. So the majority of the film was mis-framed and for loads of scenes, Clive Owen was only visible from the nose down. I'm assuming this was a projection problem, and not the director's belief that the windows to an actors soul are his nostrils.
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Old 19-09-2006, 22:05   #30
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Speaking as someone whos not read the book His Potter film was the best one by a country mile.
Agreed, also think its the best actual film out of the four. The rest are too kiddy for my liking. I dunno if its just me but it seemed that Cuaron spent time on every shot and you can really notice it, thats why i love it

As for Children of men, have been reading its a action film. I never thought it was this, more of just a straight sci-fi
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Old 19-09-2006, 22:11   #31
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Saw this tonight and I thought it was pretty good - the story isn't too original, and it did remind me of Half Life 2 a fair bit ( ) but I thought some of the set pieces were superb - particularly towards the end.

The framing ****** me off though, I don't know if this is a director trademark but there are plenty of scenes in the 1st half of the film were most of the centre characters head is cut off, and the entire bottom half of the screen is showing "interesting" detail such as dank floor and chair legs. That rather annoyed me but I got over it.

Clive Owen was good, and the film painted a nice bleak view of a not-too-futuristic Britain. I'd recommend.
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Old 19-09-2006, 23:40   #32
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and kiran_mk2 thanks for spoiling HL2 for me. we havnt all completed it yet.
what are you on about - the supression field is mentioned within the first minute of the game by Dr Breen on the PA!
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The framing ****** me off though, I don't know if this is a director trademark but there are plenty of scenes in the 1st half of the film were most of the centre characters head is cut off, and the entire bottom half of the screen is showing "interesting" detail such as dank floor and chair legs. That rather annoyed me but I got over it.
Crikey you too? I thought that was just lousy projection. At our showing (Liverpool) it was the later parts of the film (Battersea Power Station onwards) that were mis-framed.
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Old 20-09-2006, 09:41   #34
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I thought it could be the projection at first too, but I wasn't sure if it was possible to chuff it up like that!
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Off to see it tonight with BBC tickets....looking forward to it!
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My wife is ill in bed today so looks like im not going tonight in the end

Or should I leave my wife to fend for herself tonight and go see this on my own?
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Old 20-09-2006, 12:07   #37
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This looks really good even if it's been done a hundred times before. Oddly I'm still not bored of the dystopian, all women are infterile near future stories.

It was done some time ago very well in "The Handmaid's tale", a very underrated film which still has no DVD release

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Y Tu Mama Tambien - still say that if this had been an English language film people wouldn't have been so keen to praise it. Not bad though.
Rubbish. If it had been English language there's no way it would've been the same film so I don't see how you can even make such a statement.

It was clearly very Latin American and in many ways Spanish too. If it were in English all the nudity would be cut and so would the entire feel and mood of the film too. Personally I thought it was great. You are correct I doubt it would've been praised so much but that's more so because of the reasons I just mention than just being in English.

I'm not a fan of Harry Potter so I've not seen his Potter effort.

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Clive Owen was good, and the film painted a nice bleak view of a not-too-futuristic Britain. I'd recommend.
Why are these dystopian futures almost always set in Britain or at least lead by Brits???

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Old 20-09-2006, 12:26   #38
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My wife is ill in bed today so looks like im not going tonight in the end

Or should I leave my wife to fend for herself tonight and go see this on my own?
What a terrible thing to say! Do the honourable thing and take her sister instead.

This looks like my cup of tea. Will try to catch it over the weekend.
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what are you on about - the supression field is mentioned within the first minute of the game by Dr Breen on the PA!
Hehe, he's not wrong.

Pay attention before moaning

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Old 20-09-2006, 21:00   #40
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Just got back - superb film!

Very gritty and realistic - and the camera work was amazing. Those who have seen it will know the scene towards the end and how impressive it it. Longest single take shot in cinema history?

Framing was fine at Norwich so perhaps it was your projectionist!

And Michael Caine!
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