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post #31 of 39 Old 08-06-2014, 09:54 AM
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I thought it had some very intresting ideas, and also had some of the best CGI effects Ive seen for a long time. but it has also some flaws, mainly pacing, it felt like it dragged a bit.

btw dont know why some people are comparing glazer with terrence malick, two totally different directors and almost opposite poles from each other concerning style and execution.
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Let's just cut to the chase and save everyone some time. How many minutes until Scarlett's nude scene? C'mon, let's admit it -- that's what we all want to know.
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I gotta contribute to Darths thread!

I enjoyed this movie and I think it was very different, many shots reminded me of 2001.

It raised the question, would you as a guy get into a van with a beautiful girl driving said van? But knowing there was a good chance you would meet your demise.

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It raised the question, would you as a guy get into a van with a beautiful girl driving said van?
One who looks like her? Yes.
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But knowing there was a good chance you would meet your demise.
Still yes. I'm an optimist.
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One who looks like her? Yes.Still yes. I'm an optimist.
That's why I don't gamble. I would get in the van. Well, until I remembered I had a wife and two kids.
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Well, until I remembered I had a wife and two kids.
Reminds me of that scene from Jackie Brown after Ordell finds out Louis had sex with Melanie:

Jackson: "I hope you felt appropriately guilty about it afterwards"

De Niro: "Afterwards, I did"

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I gotta contribute to Darths thread!

I enjoyed this movie and I think it was very different, many shots reminded me of 2001.

It raised the question, would you as a guy get into a van with a beautiful girl driving said van? But knowing there was a good chance you would meet your demise.
Have we all already?
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Have we all already?
Ha! Back in the day I did!

But I liked how the whole 180 degree turnaround for 'stranger danger', meaning more males are prone to act the way Scarlett did when abducting people. I thought it was a thought provoking question but it was still creepy.

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Honestly, it is a creepy-ass film. Sort of Solaris meets The Man Who Fell to Earth as directed by a sleepy David Lynch. The slow camera work and bizarre score provide most of the SF/horror menace.

Much mystery and no explanation: did audiences go for that? It's ok with me. I haven't read any reviews and don't know the book, but my interpretation: she's a tool, an alien lure to bring in human men to be digested or whatever happens to them. She begins breaking down for some reason and forgets her function.

That scene where she starts to have sex, but grabs a lamp to inspect herself: she'd forgotten that she's not anatomically complete. She just lures the victims: she doesn't have actual sex with them. She becomes more human as she fails, knowing fear and surprise for the first time.

The motorcycle guys also seem to be alien operatives. I think they're looking for her but the film ends before they find her.

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The movie really did have a David-Lynch-light feel to it, including the sound design. The soundtrack was also unnerving, consistently compelling, and added to the feel of the film. All in all, a really nice piece of audio design for the movie.

Ultimately, for me the film just wasn't deep enough. While there were some really strong and close to brilliant great scenes (specifically what happened in the tank), the story just wasn't fleshed out enough. We don't get to know any of the characters very well, and the rest of the movie wasn't odd enough to keep my interest. And even though I thought the pacing was fine, much of the action is repetitive, becoming dull over time. I thought about half of the movie could have been left out, with another 30 minutes of more bizarre elements and/or revealing narrative.

There was just enough there to recommend this as a rental (barely), but it does make me hanker for a new Lynch film.

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