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Old 05-05-2015, 07:37 AM
Location: Hickory, NC
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Hans Zimmer should have won an Oscar for the score. I can't get it out of my head.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
Hans Zimmer should have won an Oscar for the score. I can't get it out of my head.
For me, the music was so loud and distracting, I couldn't hear the dialogue at several points. If it got stuck in my head, it's because it was so darned loud. Sure, the music may have been lovely, but why drown out the people talking? I've read elsewhere that the mark of a great movie score is that you don't even notice it while watching the movie, and I agree with that.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Location: Hickory, NC
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It's not Zimmer's fault that Nolan made the music so loud. Go listen to the music on youtube or during the "waves" scene or "docking" scene. It's incredible.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Icemodeled View Post
I got a little bored at times with this movie, I think the acting, plot and story is pretty good and the fact that you can be on a planet for 20 minutes equals 5 years on earth is very interesting. Overall was good, but wish some scenes would of been shorted.
^^^this^^^ Honestly, a lot of good sci-fi movies are ruined by drawn-out scenes. In fact I never could get through the movies 2001 or 2010 because of that problem. I ended up fast forwarding a bit through Interstellar but still enjoyed it and appreciated the storyline which was original and thought provoking.

I just saw "Jupiter Ascending" and can tell it was heavily edited down before theatrical release to avoid similar viewer boredom. Unfortunately it was edited down so much that the movie borders on "simplistic teen eye candy" vs "thought provoking"... fortunately knowing the Wachowski's I can still see their original vision in it and appreciate it but the reviews for it were horrible compared to Interstellar as an editing fine line was definitely crossed.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:33 AM
Location: SC
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I just finished watching it... To me it had a feel of a updated 2001. A version that better explains the end of 2001 in some ways; even though the point was not the same.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:11 PM
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Default Percent of boxoffice made overseas

A total of 94/100 of the top grossing worldwide movies made more than half of their boxoffice revenue overseas.

I have never quite known if a generalization is possible. Sometimes with movies like Interstellar or The Da Vinci Code, I think a foreign audience is more likely to concentrate on a moody difficult movie.

A generation ago, Alfred Hitchcock was asked about the long slow pregnant pauses in his films. He said that the audience needs to identify with frustration, disappointment, anger, longing and even boredom experienced by the characters. So when the action and the danger happens they are involved with the character. Nonstop action just dulls the senses.

Sometimes with Transformers and Avatar I think a foreign audience is more interested in a "theme park attraction" than a film.

The large number of animated films is probably because the population of children around the world is much greater than in the USA.

81.6% Ice Age: Continental Drift
79.5% Life of Pi
78.4% 2012
77.8% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
77.5% Transformers: Age of Extinction
76.9% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
76.8% Furious 7
76.4% Mamma Mia!
75.2% Kung Fu Panda 2
73.3% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
73.1% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
72.7% Avatar
72.5% Skyfall
72.1% Interstellar
72.0% Casino Royale
71.6% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
71.4% The Amazing Spider-Man 2
71.4% How to Train Your Dragon 2
71.3% The Da Vinci Code
71.3% MIB 3
71.0% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
70.6% Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
70.4% Ice Age: The Meltdown
70.2% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
70.2% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
70.2% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
69.9% Titanic
69.9% Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
69.7% Fast & Furious 6
69.2% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
68.9% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
68.7% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
68.7% X-Men: Days of Future Past
68.6% Frozen
68.6% Transformers: Dark of the Moon
68.3% Shrek Forever After
68.2% Maleficent
68.0% Thor: The Dark World
67.9% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
67.9% Avengers: Age of Ultron
67.7% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
67.7% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
67.4% Alice in Wonderland (2010)
67.4% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
66.9% Ratatouille
66.5% Fast Five
66.3% Iron Man 3
66.3% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
65.9% Big Hero 6
65.9% Kung Fu Panda
65.4% The Amazing Spider-Man
64.8% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
64.6% Inception
63.9% Monsters University
63.8% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
63.7% Captain America: The Winter Soldier
63.5% Hancock
63.0% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
63.0% The Lost World: Jurassic Park
62.5% Independence Day
62.2% Spider-Man 3
62.1% Despicable Me 2
62.1% The Matrix Reloaded
61.7% Gravity
61.0% Toy Story 3
60.9% Jurassic Park
60.8% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
60.5% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
60.3% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
59.9% Up
59.7% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
59.6% Shrek the Third
59.3% Finding Nemo
59.0% Marvel's The Avengers
58.7% The Dark Knight Rises
58.6% The Incredibles
58.2% The Twilight Saga: New Moon
57.2% The Lion King
57.0% Guardians of the Galaxy
57.0% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
56.4% The Sixth Sense
56.4% Man of Steel
55.2% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
55.2% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
55.0% Transformers
53.8% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
53.3% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
52.3% Spider-Man 2
52.2% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
52.0% Shrek 2
51.9% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
51.3% Forrest Gump
50.9% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
50.9% Spider-Man
49.9% Iron Man 2
46.8% The Dark Knight
45.1% E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
41.0% The Hunger Games
40.5% Star Wars
39.4% The Passion of the Christ
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:17 AM
Location: Maine
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I finally watched this over the weekend.

I really liked it. I certainly had some quibbles with, particularly the intensely poor planning of the mission and planetary expeditions. But those are minor complaints. It was nice to see a hopeful science fiction movie again that reminds us why we ought to love science, but always while realizing its limitations.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:30 AM
Location: North America
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I saw it, and was enthralled at the science.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:38 PM
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Silliness and bad science.

Matthew McConaughey plays Cooper, a former astronaut turned farmer on a dying earth. He mumbles a lot and often goes slack-jawed and breathes through his mouth.

He finds a gigantic, secret underground NASA research center/launch silo similar to something you see in a James Bond movie. Since NASA had been defunded decades before, how they managed to find the hundreds of billions of dollars to build this and launch interstellar space ships is anybody's guess.

Batman's butler is trying to solve the mystery of gravity and has a lot of formulas written an a chalk board.

They show Cooper a picture of something near Saturn and he asks: “is that a wormhole”. I couldn't stop laughing - how would he know what a wormhole looks like? They are possible in theory but have never been seen or detected anywhere in the observable universe. Some think they might be possible only on the atomic or sub-atomic level.

They recruit Cooper (the practical one) to pilot a space ship he had never seen or piloted before through the wormhole. The rest of the crew is a politically correct assortment of egghead scientists. They are going to try to find some people who had gone before.

They land on a planet orbiting so close to a gigantic black that there is extreme relativistic time dilation. Since black holes can't emit light, how there is light on this planet is a mystery. Why the planet hasn't been torn apart because of the tidal effects of the extreme gravity is also a mystery.

They make some impossible visits to one or two (I can't remember) other orbiting planets. Of course Cooper is piloting the ship manually.

Somewhere along the line the female egghead scientist decides that “love is a 'force' that transcends dimensions just like time does.” Gag me with a spoon.

For some reason, information can only travel one way through the wormhole. They can receive it but they can't send any back – something like Netflix streaming.

Why they haven't been killed by the high-energy radiation emitted by things swirling into the black hole is never explained.

They then decide to pass through the event horizon and enter the black hole. Of course, the tidal forces from the unbelievably strong gravity would stretch and tear apart any ship or person that tried to do this. The remains would be lost forever inside the black hole.

I could go on and on.

Even without CGI, Kubrick's 2001 was visually superior to Interstellar - and the music was a heck of a lot better, too.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:11 AM
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I just got it on Blu-ray. For those of you who don't have it, Best Buy has it for 12.99 so it is well worth the price.
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