15 posts • joined Wednesday 10th September 2008 11:47 GMT
Count me in with the tasteless crowd (somewhat)
Once you get over the fact that Hollywood cannot reliably make good SF it ain't bad.
Avatar... Great fun
WotW... Once you get past over the smaltz it's not a bad adaption
And most shocking I like all the Matrix movies (sorry)
But Battlefield Earth (overly long like most opera) and The Postman (a bit sentimental, sorry Brin) are best done in your own head
What is really sad is the humungous skipload of great SF which would make storming movies.
I ain't going to list it here. You know who I mean or you wouldn't be reading this topic.
The Beeb adaption of HHGTTG stands unassailed BTW
I was reading this thread last night...
...and had to get myself a beer because it was just like being down my local !
Can I say that liked to bit in Highlander 2 when SC flogs his earring to the huffy tailors.
Doesn't save the film of course.
Have not yet seen it but I suspect that Disney just ruined John Carter.
No rough play !
Love the "Now play nicely kids" comment in the last sentence of the article
Don't confuse science with scientists
See if I can get this right :-)
The old duffers say.
1) It's bollocks
2) It's not bollocks but it's irreproducible
3) It's brilliant and I have always stated that it was
The very nature of peer review means that it's open to abuse by
folk who are emotional, envious and/or unimaginative but that does not invalidate the process.
There is a great story about the bloke who proposed Tectonic plate theory.
He was repeatedly vilified by his peers who then led a candle-lit procession
of contrition to his widow's house when the theory was proved correct.
Get A-head in Navigation ! Arrrrrr!
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis WAS the 4th movie as far as I was was concerned.
It's up in the loft with Monkey Island, Doom, WingCo and Incredible Machines as the remnants of simpler days.
Children with matches
You fools. Have none of you watched Ghostbusters and learnt what
crossing particle beams can do?
Have none of you played Doom ?
We'll be knee deep in skull-spitting zombies before you can say
Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
(Umm...That may be quite a while)
Ma ! Where's my pumpgun ?
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