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I usually end the conversation by something like "keep going you know I don't care anyway, I'm just a parisian in exile" smile.gif
See Rich's post below.wink.gif

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We have our own separatists in certain places. Far from trying to talk them out of it, most of us would be very happy to see them go. tongue.gif
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Not to derail the thread wink.gif , but I gave Elysium another chance and I still found it cheap and annoying.
David, you need to try to stay on topic. No more talk of Elysium in the Elysium thread.
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David, you need to try to stay on topic. No more talk of Elysium in the Elysium thread.
He can be such a buzzkill.biggrin.gif
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But then, you Americans think we Canadians say "aboot" instead of "about". No one else does.

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Quebec doesn't count when we speak of Canada, since they're always talking about separating. tongue.gif

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English being not my first language (I'm french), I may be fluent (almost! wink.gif ), but I admit some accents are hard to understand, at least for me. Even in District 9 Copley was hard to follow sometimes.


You guys are lucky you reside outside of the U.S., because if we didn't like what you posted we'd sign a petition to have you deported.

BTW, would you be so kind as to take those idiots off our hands? Please! Feel free to introduce them to the grizzly bear; after they come out of hibernation. wink.gif
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My boss is a separatist... pisses me off when he talks about politics... I usually end the conversation by something like "keep going you know I don't care anyway, I'm just a parisian in exile" smile.gif

I would chalk up the Separatists' crazy notion that they would be better off as a sovereign French speaking enclave, surrounded by the English speakers in the rest of Canada and the United States to their being French, except that you're French too but aren't nuts. smile.gif Canada is a pretty good country as if is, eh?
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You guys are lucky you reside outside of the U.S., because if we didn't like what you posted we'd sign a petition to have you deported.

BTW, would you be so kind as to take those idiots off our hands? Please! Feel free to introduce them to the grizzly bear; after they come out of hibernation. wink.gif
With the arctic ice receding rapidly, the polar bears are starting to starve and drown.
If the Canucks legalize hillbilly heroin on the northern shoreline, maybe we can keep the bears well fed.

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I would chalk up the Separatists' crazy notion that they would be better off as a sovereign French speaking enclave, surrounded by the English speakers in the rest of Canada and the United States to their being French, except that you're French too but aren't nuts. smile.gif Canada is a pretty good country as if is, eh?
I found B.C.(only province I have been to) to be a great place.

The people are not of the boisterous sort, but are friendly if you reach out to them.

Vancouver and Victoria are terrific tourist destinations.
Both cities are beautiful, clean, and safe to walk around.
Lots of historic sites and other interesting things to see and do.

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The British and Irish have some of the most difficult dialect to understand.

Warning: If the F word offends you, don't watch. The kid is good.



That kid was awesome, I started cracking up with some some of the random stuff he was saying with the accents he provided.

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Just saw this it was good. Not great. Not movie of the year Why? because it was too cliche. You knew things would happen and what the results would be because Hollywood is too cliche and they are big on happy endings
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*hands teacher tardy slip*

Just watched this last weekend after taking the wife out for cheap mexican dinner and a pitcher of margaritas knowing that would put her in food coma and let me watch this movie without groaning about "a sci-fi movie?"...

Ended up I was groaning a bit at the end but such is life. The Oblivion thread discussion kept referencing this movie so I was excited to watch it and had fond memories of D9 bouncing in my head but aside from the same lighting friendly CGI and a common actor and maybe a tinge of the political undertones (or overtones depending on your take) I quickly figured out this was not D9 quality and by the end felt it was not even Oblivion quality. Like someone else said - one and done. I'm glad I waited for it to hit STARZ on demand.

A quick jog through the recent pages of this thread hadsome of these comments catching my eye;
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When did the (now uber-cliched) thing start where suddenly everything goes quiet, a flashback starts or it goes into slow-mo, and the string pads start with an Indian singer wailing away over them? I can't count the number of times I've seen that used in movies in recent years. It's reached the point of almost being annoying due to it's overuse.

I'm with you - and I'm going to say Gladiator was the first to nail it with the hand gliding over the wheat field.
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Hey! What happened to my pic of the Honey Badger? It was OT, I know, but that was funny! (well, to football fans anyway) Haven't we historically gotten a pass for clever, inoffensive wordplay?? frown.gif

Let's face it. This thread's about talked out anyway. It needed a little injection of fun. Let's sum Elysium up for the newcomers: Special effects: good! Message: bad! Damon & Foster: meh. Blomkamp: disappointing.

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I saw the movie after reading this thread, which was mostly negative. A lot of times low expectations can help but not here. I think the big problem with Elysium for me is the potential they left on the table. Normally a movie that's just mediocre doesn't bug me too much, but this could have really been something. I think that's the bigger crime. Similar to Prometheus.
I can find no reason not to give that a shot a few times.

Ah yes - the disservice rings familiar. The parts were there - jumbled as they were, convoluted with script re-writes to appease the suits for sure and lead the viewer down the path like 1st graders walking to the zoo and see the lions. In the end we got tastes of what could have been.

My final thought is while many people found major flaws with both Oblivion and Elysium, at least if you weren't buying the story and found yourself yawning at predictability, you at least had awesome visual landscapes and an audibly satisfying soundtrack with very little war-like hammering of explosions to disrupt the flow in Oblivion.

If there's a sequel/prequel/spinoff I hope it follows the exploits of Kruger in a Bourne-esque genre of future super soldier.

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Just watched this last weekend after taking the wife out for cheap mexican dinner and a pitcher of margaritas knowing that would put her in food coma and let me watch this movie
Sounds like she got the better end of the deal.
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Sounds like she got the better end of the deal.

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I would chalk up the Separatists' crazy notion that they would be better off as a sovereign French speaking enclave, surrounded by the English speakers in the rest of Canada and the United States to their being French, except that you're French too but aren't nuts. smile.gif Canada is a pretty good country as if is, eh?

The separatists got completely slammed in the Quebec provincial elections two weeks ago, so all the separatist talk should wane for at least the next 5-10 years.

BTW, I love Canada. It's a great model for what the US should aspire to be biggrin.gif
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The separatists got completely slammed in the Quebec provincial elections two weeks ago, so all the separatist talk should wane for at least the next 5-10 years.

Hopefully that will shut them up for good! tongue.gif
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The separatists got completely slammed in the Quebec provincial elections two weeks ago, so all the separatist talk should wane for at least the next 5-10 years.
My wife's family are from B.C. and every time this separatism stuff comes up I ask them about it.
They always say something to the effect "We hope to God they win the win election this time.....good riddance."

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Not likely.wink.gif

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