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Old June 30 2013, 08:13 PM   #61
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Re: Movies that OFFEND you

Yup, big fan of the series. Also, Greg, I notice there was no novelisation this time around, any idea why that was?
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Old June 30 2013, 11:31 PM   #62
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Yup, big fan of the series. Also, Greg, I notice there was no novelisation this time around, any idea why that was?
It just didn't happen, for various mundane, business-related reasons I can't really get into.

Too bad, though. I enjoyed writing those book--and am looking forward to finding out what happens next to Selene and Co.

(I confess, it did feel odd to watch the most recent UW movie without having read the script in advance!)
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Old June 30 2013, 11:51 PM   #63
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The last time I had a visceral reaction of offense to a movie was 2003's Underworld with Kate Beckinsale leading a war between Werewolves and vampires. The movie has a gory amount of blood, unrealistic action scenes, and I walked away thinking "Who green-lit this movie?" It's just so obtuse and violent. I hated it.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of passionate Underworld fans out there. For awhile, I was getting more fan mail for my Underworld novels than for anything else I was writing!

To each their own, I guess.
Yeah, that kind of movie just doesn't appeal to me. I'm not saying it wasn't well-done, but when I think of a movie full of gratuitous violence, I think of Underworld.
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Old July 1 2013, 12:36 AM   #64
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Pan's Labyrinth. The movie just has one of the ugliest endings ever.
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Old July 1 2013, 07:55 AM   #65
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Pan's Labyrinth. The movie just has one of the ugliest endings ever.
Yep, same here, although I was pissed off at the entire movie and couldn't believe I had sat through it. The whole time, I felt like it was unnecessarily cruel towards the girl. The war going around her, her uncle, and if that isn't enough, the faun being nasty to her in her fantasy, all just bad thing after bad thing happening to her with no sense of happiness or closure for her. And not to mention the visceral gore. It was just too much and of course the ending didn't help much, and I left the theatre feeling rather numb. Was my worst moving viewing experience.
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Old July 1 2013, 09:21 AM   #66
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Didn't she become the ruler of some fairyland in the fantasy?
And there were all these crazy creatures to distract her.
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Old July 1 2013, 04:05 PM   #67
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[Too bad, though. I enjoyed writing those book--and am looking forward to finding out what happens next to Selene and Co.
Ahh, too bad. Sony have copyrighted "Underworld: Battle" a year ago, but that sounds more like a game they're working on as I can't see it being the next movie title.

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Yeah, that kind of movie just doesn't appeal to me. I'm not saying it wasn't well-done, but when I think of a movie full of gratuitous violence, I think of Underworld.
Which is weird, as the original movie had a lot less than quite a few I could think of in the genre, it was rather toned down for what it could have been.

Just be glad you haven't seen Awakening then, the gore factor is one hell of a lot higher.
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Old July 1 2013, 04:48 PM   #68
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It just didn't happen, for various mundane, business-related reasons I can't really get into.

Too bad, though. I enjoyed writing those book--and am looking forward to finding out what happens next to Selene and Co.

(I confess, it did feel odd to watch the most recent UW movie without having read the script in advance!)
Upside, it kept you spoiler free. Shame though as I enjoyed the others (and would have liked to have seen more non-film based novels along the lines of Blood Enemy)
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Old July 1 2013, 04:49 PM   #69
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I'm not exactly offended about The Idiots unlike everyone, but I'm unsure if it's a bit irresponsible to show deviant habits as a catastrophe only.

Epidemic managed to kind of look like it was doing something irresponsible without actually doing anything of the sort.
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Old July 1 2013, 04:53 PM   #70
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All those Scary Movie, Epic Movie kinds of spoof films offend me. They are not funny, they are insultingly dumb, and an utter waste of time and money. Classics like Airplane or Hot Shots are genuinely funny.
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Old July 1 2013, 04:56 PM   #71
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It just didn't happen, for various mundane, business-related reasons I can't really get into.

Too bad, though. I enjoyed writing those book--and am looking forward to finding out what happens next to Selene and Co.

(I confess, it did feel odd to watch the most recent UW movie without having read the script in advance!)
Upside, it kept you spoiler free. Shame though as I enjoyed the others (and would have liked to have seen more non-film based novels along the lines of Blood Enemy)
This is true. There was a certain appeal to seeing an UW movie unspoiled for once, as opposed to knowing every line of dialogue by heart!
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Old July 1 2013, 04:57 PM   #72
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I just thought of another--City of God. While a good movie, it has turned my stomach every time I have watched it. I don't know if I am offended, but it's definitely a horrible slice of life.
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Didn't she become the ruler of some fairyland in the fantasy?
And there were all these crazy creatures to distract her.
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Old July 1 2013, 06:52 PM   #74
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Hmm. We may blurring lines a bit here. It's very possible to find a movie disturbing without being offended by it.

Heck, some of us like disturbing movies . . .
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Old July 1 2013, 06:56 PM   #75
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^A bit, yes.
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I know but I was answering to the "no sense of happiness or closure for her" part, as I don't think that was the case at all. Ugliness, that can be seen anywhere, I didn't mean to refute that.
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