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offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 14:07 [#02558223]
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do not watch Extinction, woooo what a stinker, combining
the worst aspects of Signs, Skyline, Westworld and, I'm
gonna say, Galactica reboot?

The first half comes close to being promising. That is how
they get you, fuck.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 14:13 [#02558224]
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I thought it was OK, it was like a made-for-television movie
with a big budget, which is what it turned out as.


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 14:24 [#02558226]
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Yeah I can see that, to me it felt like they made the
laziest writing choices all along, shot a bunch of stuff,
then assembled the overall plot in post - like, the final
scene that looked like it cost pocket change, as though they
didn't know how they were going to end it until they juggled
and poked it a bit then tacked that on...

Now compare this to another low budget effort that had
fantastic writing and leaves you guessing until the end -
They Remain - saw it on torrent not Netflix, highly
recommended.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 14:31 [#02558228]
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Well I will check out "They Remain", ersatz-Peeps. I haven't
read the book Extinction was based on, like all Young
People's Literature it has to be a trilogy, but I thought
the ending was a bit.... oh, an alien that's into shitty CGI
effects. If they'd called the film Space Cancer it
might have gone down better.


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-09 14:40 [#02558229]
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saw some eps of Lost in Space

i thought it was something i might have enjoyed a lot when i
was, like, 12

it's not terrible


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-09 14:41 [#02558230]
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new season Better Call Saul !!


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 14:55 [#02558231]
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I managed three episodes of Lost in Space before bailing. I
felt my time would be better spent... re-reading the
Gremlins novelisation... washing up.... anything.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 15:28 [#02558237]
Points: 20789 Status: Regular



watched the staircase, documentary series about a guy on
trial for murdering his wife on a staircase, really
interesting many twists and turns in the case, I personally
thought he was guilty


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 15:31 [#02558239]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to SignedUpToLOL: #02558228



Ah no, you're thinking of Annihilation. That one was
reasonably good but the book was far superior, far more
Lovecraftian shall we say. Space Cancer is exactly what Alex
Garland was going for and was a step down conceptually, imo
- I expected better after his other work. Still, it was
decent.

Extinction is a mix and match sci fi cookie cutter thingy.
Very very bad. Not good!

If you get a chance to see They Remain take it but avoid
trailers and reviews. Best to go in cold. I will say that it
has a distinctly Boards of Canada Beautiful Place Out In The
Country aesthetic and also slightly in mood and subject
matter. The reviews are lukewarm because genre audiences are
mainly thick bastards who don't appreciate ambiguity.


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 15:33 [#02558242]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to big: #02558229



I got through the first one and five minutes into the second
before I bailed. Maybe if I were watching it with snarky
people doing a diy mst3k thing....


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 15:38 [#02558245]
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How come netflix make such good tv shows but buy almost
universally shit movies?


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 15:48 [#02558249]
Points: 2853 Status: Regular | Followup to Tony Danza: #02558239



Oh you're right... god, my mind.... I think I got mixed up
with Evolution as well.

Which Real-Peeps recommended and, I don't know if he's
reading this, but I am afraid to report that I thought it
sucked
.


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 22:03 [#02558303]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to Hyperflake: #02558237



many twists and turns in the case

I see what u did there


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 22:07 [#02558304]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to Indeksical: #02558245



most of the netflix branded movies I think they more often
get involved in the production and dumb them down to shit.
the series seem to be more independent.


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-09 22:10 [#02558305]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to SignedUpToLOL: #02558249



it depends if you're in the mood for a puzzling moody slow
moving art house occult body horror that deconstructs gender
and man's troubled relationship to nature

there was that one practical creature effect though that was
such garbage I wanted to slap someone... good lord


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 22:38 [#02558312]
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I thought annihilation was great. Haven't watched evolution


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-09 22:39 [#02558313]
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Haven't read the book btw


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-10 11:07 [#02558350]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to Indeksical: #02558313



the first book is wonderful, but would have been impossible
to film because it relies heavily on language and the
narrator's tone. I can see why Garland made the choices he
did. The second book I stalled on, maybe there shouldn't
have been sequels. It's like Westworld, where the end of
season 1 left you with a perfect little jewel, then they had
to go and make more.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-16 19:44 [#02558699]
Points: 2853 Status: Regular



OK so I watched the actual film we are talking about,
Extinction. It was rubbish. When the "invasion" starts it's
quite tense and you think "ohhh, these guys are nasty". But
once the film drops the ball, it drops it in a BIG DOG
SHIT
. Can't afford alien fx? WHAT IF THEY WERE
HUMANS!?!??!? Sorry, spoiler.

I think I preferred The Cloverfield Facepalm or whatever it
was called, because that had the gall to be more grandiose
in its stupidity.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-16 19:53 [#02558700]
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Speaking of Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield lane is a film that
really frustrated the shit out of me.


 

offline Tony Danza from Triggered Kekistan on 2018-08-16 20:45 [#02558703]
Points: 485 Status: Regular | Followup to SignedUpToLOL: #02558699



There was a nice bit of "stay out of line of sight of these
fuckers" which is straight out of childhood nightmares and
reminded me of the best aspects of Skyline, and then the
ball dropped not just into shit but into a filthy toilet,
and the camera followed, it was like that scene in
Trainspotting but with more shit.


 


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