Interstellar; thoughts? *Can contain spoilers*

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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:21 pm

It should majorly be entertainment material, which doesn't require too much of thinking. Agree?

I don't agree. In my opinion even if a movie has bigger budged doesn't always have to mean that it is a no brainer and I'm happy that some movie makers take that risk. If this would never happen there would be even greater mono culture on movies.

I think this movie had it's Hollywood moments but, It wasn't so major that it would have spoiled it for me.

P.S. I also like movies like Bad taste for different reasons :)
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Post » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:14 pm

I disliked the movie, and the more I think about it, the more I hate it.

It's a nonsensical movie from start to finish.
**SPOILERS BELOW**

  1. It starts with a "dustbowl" scenario for earth collapse (which is insane since lack of food is the least likely problem to wipe out the human race, and even if it were, there would be "bubble-cities" before talk of interplanetary travel), so negative points for lack of creativity and huge wasted opportunities.
  2. Then it moves on to a "society doesn't care about science anymore" plot that is presented as the reason for the earth being as shit as it is. I'm sorry I wasn't aware I was watching idiocracy.
  3. Then, a badly done "Saturn V launch scene" that they just ripped off from old NASA tapes. They could have CGI'd something way better, or even used way cooler footage. This is ultimately wasted anyways, as later in the movie it is revealed that their ship can "millenium-falcon takeoff" out of 130% gravity planets.
  4. A ton of wasted time with boring space scenes (could be enhanced by better music, cool interfaces, futuristic-looking docking mechanics). The CGI on those scenes reminds me of the 90's era (i.e. you can almost see the strings). Apollo 13 had not only more, but also better looking, space scenes.
  5. We are shown ridiculous-looking spacebots that are completely impractical (I admit that they are funny, though), and are clearly made to look like the 2001 obelisk. They are so ridiculous that they move by dragging themselves around, have a CRT-monitor displaying random bits of code, and when they speak you barely know it's the computer talking.
  6. The rest of the ship isn't much better. Looks like they recycled some old movie props that were lying around discarded:
    • The doors are impractical and we never get to see a full opening sequence (which are a staple in this genre). Even games routinely do better.
    • The cryopods, which could have looked cool, ended up looking like Ziploc bags for people
    • The ship controls are outdated, they look like old military hardware and game-console bits. There is no HUD to speak of.
    • The ship itself looks dumb for a sci-fi flick, appears to be based on lifting-body X-series SSTO craft of the early 90s (see the x-30)
  7. The black hole scene is cool up until they warp, then we get the worse "tunnel travel" CGI ever (even star wars did better). We would have been better served with winamp visualisations.
  8. Then the movie starts with the planets, which fly in the face of everything we know about exoplanets, with impossible geological formations that are never explained, such as this shit right here (but there are many other examples). Also a huge wasted opportunity, since we only get to see 3 barren planets in the entire movie, and we have impressive tools at our disposal, such as Terragen 3, that can render beautiful-looking planets on the cheap (seriously that tool is as easy to use as Construct 2).
  9. Then we get to the "meat" of the plot, which is the same tired hollywoodian "love overcomes all barriers" trope (warning: TVTropes link). I wasn't expecting this bullcrap in a "serious" scifi movie.
  10. After this, the movie starts rushing to the end blazing fast (probably because Nolan suddenly realized he couldn't make an 8-hour movie and he had already taken up 2 hours), ignoring plot points along the way and becoming a disjointed trainwreck, due to the director/writers desperately trying to introduce new elements but running out of time.

I can go on and on, but I'll stop now.

I seriously don't get how a movie like this can take more than $2mil to produce. This is serious garage quality. An indie studio could have done better, and for much less money.
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Post » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:36 am

Good point. But then, I'm not exactly 'put off' by science (I put it wrongly earlier); it's just that when it becomes too complicated to understand, then it becomes a bit of a bother. Also, I admit that the visuals and the trailer of the movie were too good to be missed and hence I wanted to go watch it :)
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Post » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:29 am

Jason234 wrote:Good point. But then, I'm not exactly 'put off' by science (I put it wrongly earlier); it's just that when it becomes too complicated to understand, then it becomes a bit of a bother. Also, I admit that the visuals and the trailer of the movie were too good to be missed and hence I wanted to go watch it :)


@Jason234,

that is totally understandable, especially since a lot of the science used is theoretical in nature, so it cannot be easily 'discounted' by haters per say. example being, in 'timecops' you cannot touch your past self or there will be a violent reaction of atoms/matter occupying the same space. yet, in looper, you can have a fight with your future past self and suffer the very same wounds you inflict.

different theories with different outcomes, and none can be 'dis-proven'.

i loved the trailer as well. i like how nolan creates interest without giving away the content of the film, like most movies do. the trailer for inception was completely mind-trippy, but it gave you no clue as to what the movie was about.

ultimately, i'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Post » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:48 am

You've hit the nail on the head. The trailer didn't reveal much about the content of the film and yet evoked a sense of interest strong enough to want to go and watch the movie. Wonder what marvel he'll be coming up with next.
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Post » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:50 am

interstellar was awesome! and also had an equally great score, buuutt i can see how some people may find it boring.
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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:21 am

Boring as in not being able to understand the science going on behind the movie. Agreed.
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Post » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:47 pm

I loved interstellar, great mood, the main score is amazing, i cant get enough off it, the special effects where realistic and not overly done, maybe the robotboxes where less realistic in some parts, but i kinda liked them too:) and i thought some emotional scenes where very good, like his reaction on the movies from his kids on earth, all these moments, he just lost in one hour on that planet, strong acting from.. Matthew McConaughey (looked that up :)

some concepts of the movies i was aware off, like the artificial gravity thru spinning, (actually saw something like that in Kerbel space game)
, very tense scene, when they need to reattach on the damaged ship while spinning. for me, overall great movie!

Little movietip on a sidenote, if you love sci-fi, starwars, aliens, ... and concept art, you should check out Jodorowski's dune a documentary about the greatest film never made, also great music, and overall a great story/documentary.
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Post » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:10 pm

The moderators are corrupt and ban for no reason, especially that condescending neckbeard asshole Kyatric. The forums are filled with fanboys.
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Post » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:55 pm

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The Fifth Dimension is "love"? Bwahahahahah. Yeh ok. Pass.
And that's all about there is that I need to say about the movie.
But just to expound on that concept. I couldn't take it seriously after that reveal. It honestly has some neato parts, I like the giant waves planet and I would overall rate the film as fair. The Robots really were gold, and as far as science fiction goes, it has everything a fan could want from that genre. Plus it was visually stunning, and omg that musical score. But the climax of the film, right? The fifth dimension is love stuff... It stole away from the whole experience for me. At the and of the day, despite all the shiny graphics, I still want a good story. And interstellar didn't deliver that to me.

Fimbul wrote:[9]Then we get to the "meat" of the plot, which is the same tired hollywoodian "love overcomes all barriers" (warning: TVTropes link). I wasn't expecting this bullcrap in a "serious" scifi movie.
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+1 agree
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