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I think I may have to watch Chappie as well btw, if only to say I did it.
You'll like it if you are a Die Antwoord fan at least.
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You'll like it if you are a Die Antwoord fan at least.
Haven't listened to enough of their work to really have formed an opinion about them. But at least I know who/what they are.

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Yep. That's them alright. Plus Flea, Marilyn Manson, Jack Black and some other folk I don't know.

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Probably a pretty good watch on a big screen.

Speaking of Harrison Ford-ish movies, I was sort of curious to know what y'all thought of Ender's Game. Not really tempted to buy it, but I often see the Blu-ray in the cheap bins at BB.



Valerian and Blade Runner 2049 were also relatively cheap last week on Blu-ray, as was the new T2 UHD. Dunno if they still are.



I was tempted on a couple of these. But resisted.

Neither my player, nor my TV is UHD compatible. So I'm not in a rush to begin stocking up on UHDs, fortunately. Though I wouldn't mind seeing the remastered T2 in 1080p HD.

I suppose everyone here (but me) is waiting for Prime day.
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I liked chappie. Not worth buying but worthy of a rental.


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Probably a pretty good watch on a big screen.

Speaking of Harrison Ford-ish movies, I was sort of curious to know what y'all thought of Ender's Game. Not really tempted to buy it, but I often see the Blu-ray in the cheap bins at BB.


I was tempted on a couple of these. But resisted.

Neither my player, nor my TV is UHD compatible. So I'm not in a rush to begin stocking up on UHDs, fortunately. Though I wouldn't mind seeing the remastered T2 in 1080p HD.

I suppose everyone here (but me) is waiting for Prime day.
All 3 of those movies are worth buying, especially if found in the cheap bin.


Having read Ender's Game a 1/2 dozen times growing up, I obviously found it to be great read. The kid who played Ender in the movie was not quite as written and a tad annoying, but otherwise, the audio and video are top notch. I say, worth the 5 bucks for the blue-ray, I paid. Valerian and Blade Runner also worth getting, imo.
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) 3D Blu-Ray Great 3D for post-conversion.

2D Blu-Ray :https://www.ebay.com/itm/Valerian-an...YAAOSwDCtdDUjZ

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a visual feast . It's an enjoyable mess. Highly entertaining sci-fi extravaganza .


You don't watch The Fifth Element for its storytelling, you watch it for its joyous, ridiculous sense of place and style, and that's doubly true for Valerian -- a movie that isn't nearly as memorable, but that works just fine as a tribute.



Luc Besson, the visionary and I like all his films. And Luc has a knack for finding beautiful talented actresses . (Cara Delevingne) for example. She does a fine job portraying the character of Laureline . Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a visual feast . It's an enjoyable mess. Highly entertaining sci-fi extravaganza .



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Fitting that those folks in Chappie are a band called "Die Antwoord"; I wanted them all to die the entire movie. Chappie himself was annoying and the human protagonists even more so.
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District 9 didn't blow my shirt up. Mostly I think, because the lead (to myself) was too much like Steve Carrell's "Michael" from The Office; awkward. And I never heard of Ender's Game until the movie came out. Its trailer made you think it was going to "zig", but it "zagged", instead. Liked it, though...
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District 9 didn't blow my shirt up. Mostly I think, because the lead (to myself) was too much like Steve Carrell's "Michael" from The Office; awkward.
Agree that he was awkward, but disagree with the comparison. Michael on The Office is a jerk, Wikus is a sweet cheeseball of a guy who happens to be an in over his head bureaucrat. He had no business being in District 9, especially doing the job his father in law gave him, so the whole movie is about what happens to a guy like that. Throw in some lightning bolt guns and I'm all set
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If you watch the behind the scenes stuff from Valerian, even the folks who are just doing motion capture for the Pearls are all gorgeous models. He likes having hot young ladies around him obviously (still trying to recreate Leeloo I guess.)
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I'm a fan of both "District 9" and "Chappie".


"Chappie" looks excellent on 4K UHD Bluray.
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Probably a pretty good watch on a big screen.

Speaking of Harrison Ford-ish movies, I was sort of curious to know what y'all thought of Ender's Game. Not really tempted to buy it, but I often see the Blu-ray in the cheap bins at BB.


IWhich is for children basically since children are the stars. But it is one of those childrens movies which is great for adults to watch to.
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Picked up WaterWorld 4K this weekend. The 4K HDR was very good, a definite improvement over my old DVD, I never have understood the hate this movie gets in some circles. Is it Kevin Costner or maybe the people that think it is just Mad Max on the ocean.

The TV extended version was included but not in 4K. It would have nice to include the Ulysses cut instead of the TV EE.

The extended version basically adds some additional character development.

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Valerian is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, free for members. I agree with the "enjoyable mess" description. Dane DeHaan is pretty badly miscast, which is a big problem since he's the title character, and the story isn't great, but I just really dug the super-weird universe that Luc Besson created. It's filled with fascinatingly bizarre stuff.
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Picked up WaterWorld 4K this weekend. The 4K HDR was very good, a definite improvement over my old DVD, I never have understood the hate this movie gets in some circles. Is it Kevin Costner or maybe the people that think it is just Mad Max on the ocean.

The TV extended version was included but not in 4K. It would have nice to include the Ulysses cut instead of the TV EE.

The extended version basically adds some additional character development.

Absolutely worth the $20 I paid for the Best Buy Steelbook.
"Slow-moving bookends" with a nice middle act, is what I call WW. (Hopper is a little over the top). Not on my Top 10 Sci-Fi list, but I like it.
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"Slow-moving bookends" with a nice middle act, is what I call WW. (Hopper is a little over the top). Not on my Top 10 Sci-Fi list, but I like it.
For me the "slow-moving bookends" are the best parts of the movie, some of the action sequences are definitely over the top.
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Valerian is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, free for members. I agree with the "enjoyable mess" description. Dane DeHaan is pretty badly miscast, which is a big problem since he's the title character, and the story isn't great, but I just really dug the super-weird universe that Luc Besson created. It's filled with fascinatingly bizarre stuff.


The abrupt turn by the female lead in that movie made zero sense.


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The abrupt turn by the female lead in that movie made zero sense.

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Valerian is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, free for members. I agree with the "enjoyable mess" description. Dane DeHaan is pretty badly miscast, which is a big problem since he's the title character, and the story isn't great, but I just really dug the super-weird universe that Luc Besson created. It's filled with fascinatingly bizarre stuff.
Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin might have had a little something to do with the weird universe, too.
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Too spoilery to go into detail.
That's what spoiler tags are for.

I watched the movie but I don't remember what you're talking about.

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Jean-Claude Mézières and Pierre Christin might have had a little something to do with the weird universe, too.

Is the movie faithful to the comics? I was under the impression that it isn't particularly.
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Is the movie faithful to the comics? I was under the impression that it isn't particularly.
Probably about as faithful as any comic book adaptation these days. Here's a pretty good article that compares them:

The French comics behind Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets imagine a messy, exciting future


While I don't think he worked on this film, Jean-Claude Mézières did work on the Fifth Element, and the influence of his work on that film flows through into this one.

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This movie is now old news, even if a few haven't seen it by now. As far as Im concerned, spoiler concerns should be a thing of the past. Are you saying, she should have been happy to have her brain eaten by the King? Or is this about her intent with the little critter who makes the pearls?
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[ spoiler ]Like this but no spaces inside the brackets.[ /spoiler ]
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This is really not anything I'd consider a spoiler.

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OK, I get that. However, I think the characters were meant to be flirtatious all along. It's just that the actors had so little chemistry together they couldn't sell it.

Anyway, the plot was the least interesting thing about the movie.
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Some Sci-FI movies are Great for Visual effects[many mentioned here]. Others are for a good story/character development. Wish we had more -both- of those combinations in one film.
I thought Serenity had both/The Expanse has both/ many of the DC&MV comic movies has it....
Hollywood is now under pressure to develop both beautiful Special effects and an engaging storylines.
They are toooo expensive to make, to miss those point these days...
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* and with Valerian - there is no story line to spoil - just nice eye candy. If they could selected the -right- chemistry actors, It might have been a blockbuster. sadly they didn't...
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