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Old 08-03-2007, 01:51 PM   #16
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Awesome, I convinced Mama LMP to see it with me. So I'll watch 2001 today, then see Sunshine on Saturday.

Fantastic
Spectacular.

I'd love to see this movie a second time in theaters too, if that were to be at all possible. It's just so god damn far away in a shitty theater. But it's worth it.

I'll probably go see The Bourne Ultimatum first though.

I described this film to my friends as 2001 meets Alien meets Event Horizon (without the shitty part of that one).
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I really liked Mission to Mars

it had a more plausible twist in it's third act

that worked for me
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that is only because it was presented to you that way

I can imagine completely different third acts
I can't imagine one more personally satisfying anyway. And without getting too much into spoilers here, I felt it was a great way to echo the themes of insanity, isolation, and most importantly sacrifice that we were introduced to in the first two acts, which were always the main themes of the film from the opening scenes.
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I really liked Mission to Mars

it had a more plausible twist in it's third act

that worked for me
Other than the last last act of Mission To Mars, I just thought that was a shallow, unspectacular, andgenerally mediocre film. Even the last act, while redeeming the film a bit, wasn't that engaging. I mean, I liked it a decent amound, but I can't say I liked the film as a whole.

Also, that said, I personally find the last act of Sunshine to be 10 times more satisfying than the last act of 28 Days Later. That nearly ruins that particular film for me.
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I saw Mission to Mars on the big screen
I think one reason I liked it so much
is because I had no idea where it was going


the IMDB score is pretty low 4.8
I wonder if people do not like the concept because it does not mesh with their religious beliefs?



you may recall the Tim Robbins character's demise

there is a parallel scene in Sunshine




I can't even remenber 28 days
and I know it is the same director

but I would compare this film to other space- sci-fi first.
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you may recall the Tim Robbins character's demise

there is a parallel scene in Sunshine




I can't even remenber 28 days
and I know it is the same director

but I would compare this film to other space- sci-fi first.
1. True. I did notice that. But I didn't like the cheesy way Robbin's character went off. On top of that, the similar scene in Sunshine was more resonant because the motivation for the sacrifice was much more important/grand.

2. I have compared Sunshine to similar sci-fi films first and foremost. It's not as great as a lot of the classics, but I found it also to be mich better than most modern ones as well. But it is fair to compare it to 28 Days Later. Followup picture from the same director and writer, and a couple similar themes as well.
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I do tend to follow certain directors
and I do compare their body of work, too.

I think Boyle is good
I have not watched "millions" yet


I do remember I did like 28 days

and whoever did 28 weeks
it was not even 1/3 as good.

Cillian Murphy is an interesting actor
his work in Redeye and Breakfast on Pluto made those films enjoyable.
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Cillian Murphy finally proved himself to be a "great" actor in this film for me. I've always liked him, but he's just been on the cusp for me until now.

I didn't like Millions, but I admire what Boyle wanted with the film. I'm a Boyle fan though. Can't wait to see where he goes after this.
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i really, really wanna go see this movie tonight.
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Totally amazing, I loved it and all of it's religious symbolism.

It actually made sense, except for the Pinbacker character, unlike The Fountain, which made no sense.
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Pinbacker was the stow-away, correct? I never fully caught his name when I watched the film.

If so, I'm still not sure what doesn't make sense about him.
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Yes, but I didn't understand the superhuman strength at first, or how he could survive 6 and 1/2 years by himself, but now I kind of get it.
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Well, he had an entire self-sustaining garden on his ship, so survival was a piece of cake.

As for the strength, I'm assuming you're referring to him lifting up Cappa inside the payload? If so, I just chalk that up to a lot of crazy gravity going on in there. Either that or the dude just spend that last 6 1/2 years doing push-ups.
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watched it tonight and have been thinking about it for hours and have that sinking slightly depressed feeling - therefore it was a great movie!

It sort of moved slow in the first half and then went mental in the last half,and a few of the characters were very, unrealistic i'd say, but overall, pretty good!

I just can't imagine being in a situation where you can accept death so easily. Truly humbling!
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Well, he had an entire self-sustaining garden on his ship, so survival was a piece of cake.

As for the strength, I'm assuming you're referring to him lifting up Cappa inside the payload? If so, I just chalk that up to a lot of crazy gravity going on in there. Either that or the dude just spend that last 6 1/2 years doing push-ups.
True, the whole space/time continuum was playing some crazy tricks at that time.

The rest makes sense, my only remaining issue is how he survived severely burned while Cyrril (sp?) was basically incinerated on the spot in the filter-less Observation Room.
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