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Old 03-13-2018, 10:10 AM
 
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most of the reactions I've heard from people who were at SXSW either thought it was god awful or think it was Spielberg's comeback film.

Now being that I loved the book I will most likely like the movie if they managed to capture even 1/3 of the feel of the book.

but I do find it interesting that I have seen only a few "meh" reviews either it's being praised or trashed.


sort of like the book its self when it first came out.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I'll watch it on DVD. I have no desire to see it in the theater.

Spielberg has made a lot of good movies in the past several years. His last great movie? The one I would pay money to see on the big screen? The last one was probably MINORITY REPORT --- and that came out in 2002.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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This is a movie made for a nitch market. SciFi movies typically have viewers that rave about it, and others that 'meh'.
Pretty much all have this characteristic.

Even the Star Wars (first and followups), Marvel Graphic Novel movies, etc. All have some who camp in line beforehand and others begrudge the used-DVD prices.

I can't think of a film that had everyone loving it. People are just too different.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:32 PM
 
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This is a movie made for a nitch market. SciFi movies typically have viewers that rave about it, and others that 'meh'.
Pretty much all have this characteristic.

Even the Star Wars (first and followups), Marvel Graphic Novel movies, etc. All have some who camp in line beforehand and others begrudge the used-DVD prices.

I can't think of a film that had everyone loving it. People are just too different.
But that's my point, most movies have all 3 reaction, loved it, hated it, meh

but it seems there is no middle of the road opinion I've seen so far.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:43 PM
 
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The trailers look awful. The plot, what there is, doesn't stir me. I've no interest in watching it, even for free.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:14 PM
 
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The trailers look awful. The plot, what there is, doesn't stir me. I've no interest in watching it, even for free.
Really? the trailer looked awful? it looked kinda kickass to me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixWL1BWi44U&t=169s
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Man. That was a fun book.
The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking, "This would be a cool movie."
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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For the past few years I've noticed a trend where standalone movies or weaker franchises are heavily scrutinized and condemned in legacy and social media before release, even though they're about the same quality as more successful/established franchises with a stronger marketing campaign. To me, they're all large-budgeted popcorn movies to enjoy with friends, and they don't mean anything more or less than that.
That said, this movie doesn't really look like subject matter that would interest me, despite Spielberg directing it.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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For the past few years I've noticed a trend where standalone movies or weaker franchises are heavily scrutinized and condemned in legacy and social media before release, even though they're about the same quality as more successful/established franchises with a stronger marketing campaign. That said, this movie doesn't really look like subject matter that would interest me, despite Spielberg directing it.
When my friend recommended the book, I said the same thing, but it was a lot of fun.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I'll see it at the theater - for sure. Reviews don't mean much to me because I don't read them until after I've seen it, for those I decide to see.
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