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Old July 30 2012, 09:17 PM   #882
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

It helps that the protagonists are likeable (unlike Matthew Broderick and Maria Pitillo in Gozilla, a film I wisely forgot about until now) and that the movie never forgets to have a sense of humor about itself (unlike the crippling seriousness, for the most part, of 2012 and what I've seen of The Day After Tomorrow).

And, again, I can't stress the importance of practical effects enough versus the unimpressive and at times unbelievable CGI in Emmerich's last two disaster pics.

Of course, nostalgia also plays a factor for me, since I first saw the movie (in theatres) when I was eight. For a while there I was convinced it was the best movie ever made.
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