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Old September 9 2009, 02:43 PM   #82
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Nero: "It happened! I saw it happen..."

An extremely popular, successful and entertaining movie is what he created. Thanks for asking.

That sequence "does not explain everything" - in fact, it elaborates on and explains one or two things that aren't of enormous importance except in a completist, OCD kind of way. If anything, the brief passage removed from the "ice cave" scene does more to ease the awkwardness of a couple of plot contrivances than does anything in the "prison planet" scene.

That said - and you're not going to like this - if you're thinking very much about a movie while you're watching it, it's not doing what a movie should do. Ideally a movie of this kind ia an immersive experience, and if it matters you think about it later.
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