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MMarston
Was getting caught part of your plan?
(05-19-2017, 08:55 PM)
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You know? That movie? The one before the Wachowskis gave us Eddie Redmayne's hammy as hell Jupiter performance.

Anyway, this film popped into my head all of a sudden recently and it occurred to me just now how long it's been since it came out. And that for all of its effort and novelty, it's never really brought up that much anymore in discussion. Considering its BO at the time, it's not that surprising. I also remember a lot of divide among critics and some of my few peers who did see it then. Still, I'm curious to know what are everyone's current opinions and musings about this movie given the time that's passed and I'm sure a little more of us have seen it by now.

To be honest, I myself have only seen it one time in the cinema during an evening after one of my undergraduate exams back and apart from one or two plotlines, a lot of the details are pretty hazy to me at this point. What I do remember is that by the end of watching it, my opinion was that I admired and respected it for the lengths it took to pull itself off. Unfortunately, it just didn't up resonating with me as much as I hoped considering the premise and that's probably why I never re-watched it, especially with a nearly 3-hour runtime (never read the book, btw).

Two other things also still stand out from memory, at least.
1. The soundtrack is really beautiful, even if I can't remember much of the context behind the tracks.
2.Jesus H. Christ, the race-change make-up was off-putting as fuck most definitely the yellowface specifically regardless if it's in the service of putting across the movie's "Everything is Connected" point.

So what say you, GAF?
cackhyena
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(05-19-2017, 08:56 PM)
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I liked it.
Vegetable Lasagna
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(05-19-2017, 08:58 PM)
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I'm in Cloud Atlas! What's "Cloud Atlas"?
Transistor
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(05-19-2017, 08:58 PM)
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It was OK
Ghizz
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(05-19-2017, 09:02 PM)
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I enjoyed this movie. Haven't rewatched it since, but I remember it leaving a good impression.
Cyanity
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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I remember the soundtrack being excellent, and not much else.
KoopaTheCasual
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(05-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Loved it, and still love it.

Also while I realize the "yellowface" controversy killed it's chance at being nominated for Best Makeup, it don't agree with the idea that some critics accused the film of white-washing.
UltraMagnanimous
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(05-19-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Loved it.
John Kowalski
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(05-19-2017, 09:10 PM)
I liked it i guess.
Theorry
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(05-19-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Damn. Still need to watch this movie. Thanks OP.
MMarston
Was getting caught part of your plan?
(05-19-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by KoopaTheCasual

Loved it, and still love it.

Also while I realize the "yellowface" controversy killed it's chance at being nominated for Best Makeup.

The controversy definitely did a number on it, but to be honest, I don't think the make-up was that stellar to begin with based on what I recall. I remember Doona Bae playing a white woman at some point and she just ended up looking terrifying instead.
BashNasty
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(05-19-2017, 09:12 PM)
Loved it.
Abounder
Banned
(05-19-2017, 09:14 PM)
Ambitious yet rubbish. Agreed it's a hell of a lot better than Jupiter Ascending, and the soundtrack/cinematography was well done. Really a movie that needs repeat viewings I suppose
The Jackdog
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(05-19-2017, 09:15 PM)
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ambitious. i love what it was trying to do. but i think it failed.

im DYING to see the cut i think the netflix ceo was talking about? Supposedly like 4 1/2 hours?

also asian future keith david was.................an interesting choice
BronsonLee
Banned
(05-19-2017, 09:15 PM)
The best trailer in movie history

Movie's ok too
Maedre
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(05-19-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Love the book, the movie was ok.
The Albatross
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(05-19-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Great book and a pretty good movie but you had to read the book for any of it to make sense imo. Having finished the book a month before seeing the movie it helped.
Spider from Mars
tap that thorax
(05-19-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Flawed masterpiece. I'll take an ambitious film that doesn't quite stick the landing at all times vs. paint by numbers films any day.
Netherscourge
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(05-19-2017, 09:17 PM)
Book was better.
Ahasverus
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(05-19-2017, 09:17 PM)
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A modern classic. A sensible, intriguing, beautiful story.
OrbitalBeard
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(05-19-2017, 09:17 PM)
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It's an incredibly ambitious film that spans a very, very long period of time.

And yet, my favorite storyline involves a group of elderly folks escaping a nursing home.
Mister Saturn
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(05-19-2017, 09:20 PM)
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Absolutely one of the best movies I've seen, loved it. That's the true-true.
Herr Schwarz
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(05-19-2017, 09:20 PM)
I thought it was decent when it came out. I think it's decent now.

However some of the script writing was a bit bunk, and that's the true true.

How many times you gonna say "from womb to tomb", shutup. Also some funny ass moments.

Outside of that? Pretty decent.
darkistheway
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(05-19-2017, 09:20 PM)
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A fantastic book with an ambitious but flawed adaptation by filmmakers that didn't quite understand.
Skel1ingt0n
I can't *believe* these lazy developers keep making file sizes so damn large. Btw, how does technology work?
(05-19-2017, 09:20 PM)
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Super ambitious and the best trailer of all time.

Unfortunately, I think it failed on almost every level.

And that's the true true
sixteen-bit
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(05-19-2017, 09:21 PM)
I should read the book one of these days.
pigeon interrupted
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(05-19-2017, 09:22 PM)
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Loved it. One of my favourite movies. Frobisher's story was really moving. It's hopeful and has a nice sense of humor - there are many flaws and the length is a common complaint but I never once checked my watch. Maybe because i don't wear one.
wamberz1
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(05-19-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Movie was fantastic

Trailer was legendary
Spider from Mars
tap that thorax
(05-19-2017, 09:24 PM)
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GOAT Hugo
Kayo Police
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(05-19-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Yellowface killed the movie for me.
WGMBY
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(05-19-2017, 09:26 PM)
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I liked it, not as much as the book, but I feel like it was about as close as you could get to the spirit of the original while also being a film.

The constant hopping between 6 stories didn't bother me as much as I expected, mostly due to excellent editing.

And as others have mentioned, the soundtrack was amazing.

Also, for fans of the book, I'd also recommend Slade House. Nice short spooky ghost story by the same author.
MMarston
Was getting caught part of your plan?
(05-19-2017, 09:26 PM)
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Jesus, I forgot the trailer was six minutes long.



That's Kojima-tier.
The Technomancer
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(05-19-2017, 09:27 PM)
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I love this movie
Professor Renegade
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(05-19-2017, 09:27 PM)
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I would much rather watch the alternate universe cut starting Jerry Smith

shadowkat
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(05-19-2017, 09:28 PM)
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I liked it.

I want to watch it again.
DontBeThatGuy
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(05-19-2017, 09:29 PM)
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I still haven't gotten around to it.
Pryce
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(05-19-2017, 09:30 PM)
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I loved it.

Very flawed and could have been better, but I still loved it.
Herr Schwarz
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(05-19-2017, 09:34 PM)

Originally Posted by Kayo Police

Yellowface killed the movie for me.

I think the movie was already dead for you if "yellow face" was a problem.

Fucking political correctness gone wrong.

Next post this turd will be like "that man playing as that woman is a symptom of the patriarchal society inside Hollywood"

Back to marvel son.
PSY・S
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(05-19-2017, 09:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Herr Schwarz

I think the movie was already dead for you if "yellow face" was a problem.

Fucking political correctness gone wrong.

Next post this turd will be like "that man playing as that woman is a symptom of the patriarchal society inside Hollywood"

Back to marvel son.

Shizza
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(05-19-2017, 09:48 PM)
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I thought it was entertaining and visually appealing, but I gotta admit I was lost at parts during the movie, and haven't given it a second thought since watching it. I can't believe it's been 5 years already!
therealist
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(05-19-2017, 09:50 PM)
One of the best trailers of all-time. Everything was perfect, from the amount of intrigue without giving up any plot details, to the epic music from M83.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s
GamerJM
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(05-19-2017, 09:51 PM)
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I thought it was great but I haven't seen it since release, so it being "five years later," doesn't really change my opinion (it doesn't seem like that long ago that it came out). Very ambitious and largely succeeds. One of the most unique movies of this decade. Obviously very flawed and messy though.
Last edited by GamerJM; 05-19-2017 at 09:53 PM.
antibolo
Banned
(05-19-2017, 09:53 PM)
Asian Hugo Weaving still haunts my dreams to this day.

But it was pretty good.
Tekkie
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(05-19-2017, 09:55 PM)
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I liked it. One of my first thoughts when I saw the switching between stories was "That's a really brave thing to do". But I thought it turned out to be quite interesting overall, not....SPECIAL though, but good.
shadow_shogun
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(05-19-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Really liked the movie a great deal. It's the sort of movie that gets better after each watch.
andythinkpad
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(05-19-2017, 09:56 PM)
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I like it quite a bit. The only thing I don't like is the reincarnation concept which is different from the Buddhism ideas and frankly it doesn't make sense.

I don't have problem with the cross race "washing".
ajpw
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(05-19-2017, 09:58 PM)
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loved the book, loved the film and loved the music

pre war story really resonated with me

but agree with other posters, was def better to read the book first
gamz
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(05-19-2017, 09:58 PM)
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Adore it. Like most of the Sister's movies if you get on their wavelength you'll love it.
Freezasaurus
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(05-19-2017, 09:59 PM)
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One of the few movies I enjoyed so much that I bought it on blu-ray after already having seen it.
Twilight Princess
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(05-19-2017, 10:00 PM)
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when I saw the movie, I thought Korea was invaded by aliens, it's until much later that I realized that they were pretending to be asian. LOL

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