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Are meta, self-referential or recursive science-fiction films doomed?

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Re: Films - meh

For me, it was the other way round, I watched Dune, found it fascinating and then read the books. After that, I couldn't watch the film again.

I also tried watching the mini-series, but I just couldn't get into it.

My problem is, I sit there and just keep going, "but they didn't say that," "he didn't do that, the other one did..." I can't help picking at the plot holes introduced by shortening the runtime and putting words in other characters mouths etc. And the vocal weapons? WTF? Voice is a much subtler, much more interesting concept than the silly sonic guns that the film came up with.

Still it wasn't as bad as the Harry Potter films, I still haven't been able to sit through a single one.

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