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Old August 18 2013, 06:07 AM   #61
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Re: Nicolas Cage's Career hits a new low.

If they can remake the new Left Behind movie with a less religious orientation, i wouldn't mind watching it. Something like Arnie's End of Days.
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Old August 18 2013, 04:57 PM   #62
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If they can remake the new Left Behind movie with a less religious orientation, i wouldn't mind watching it. Something like Arnie's End of Days.
They already did that. It was called Knowing, and starred (you guessed it) Nic Cage.

Honestly, Knowing was essentially a complete ripoff of Left Behind, substituting aliens for the rapture. The only good thing about that movie was the special effects in the disasters... the plane crash was phenomenal (if not eerie) and the same with the train wreck.
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Old August 19 2013, 09:54 AM   #63
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After The Crow, Dark City & I Robot, that movie was a crushing disappointment for me. I actually started laughing during Cage's tearful farewell scene, it was that badly acted and written.

Looked great, as you'd expect from Alex Proyas, but there were no other redeeming features at all.
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Old August 19 2013, 10:44 AM   #64
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Dark City is the only Proyas film I fully like (I've not seen The Crow). Then I checked the credits for I, Robot and Knowing, and DC is the only one with his name on the script. He's great in his directing and visual style, but he needs to start writing his own scripts again instead of being the hired hand.
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Old August 19 2013, 11:03 AM   #65
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On a related note, Nicolas Cage might or might not be in the Expendables 3.
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Old August 19 2013, 03:57 PM   #66
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Well you have a point there. But these books seems like a kind of fundie Christian version of torture porn to me. It gives them the opportunity to get their rocks off watching/reading about a group of people they are prejudiced against get slaughtered for daring not believe the same things they do, while fantasising about watching it from their perch in heaven.
That's exactly what it is, yup.

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Revelation's inherent nihilism - God's gonna kill/allow to be killed pretty much all the unbelievers anyway, so what harm is there in sending 'em his way a bit earlier? - not to mention its anti-environmentalism (who cares about saving the rainforests, God's gonna torch everything all any day now) - has almost certainly encouraged, and probably in some cases caused, all sorts of killing and slaughter (not to mention indifference to environmental crises) in religion's name. I'm surprised you aren't capable of employing such basic critical/historical reasoning.
There's nothing nihilstic about Revelation within its proper context. The problem is its been so horribly misused by the power-mad over the years that that's all people think of it.



Supernatural's take on Revelation is probably my favorite despite having some issues with it. Even with it's rather... loose... interpretation and entirely lacking the key figure, the execution is SO much better than the slavishly textbook version of Left Behind and its ilk - not to mention the lack of smugness and self-righteousness and the focus on humanity as worthwhile in our own right.
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Old August 19 2013, 04:12 PM   #67
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I liked the first two or four books, before the plot and tone became so binary, with the protagonists blandly flawless, and vindictive; the first movie was OK, despite Cameron's cheesiness, while the other two similarly deteriorated. The new film coming from a writer/producer of the past films isn't inspiring.
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Old August 19 2013, 05:20 PM   #68
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I enjoyed Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen's This is the End. Probably the best visual take on Revelation that I've ever seen on film, and the fact that it's a comedy film instead of a drama makes that even more amazing. Probably the funniest comedy movie of 2013.

Honestly, anyone who stayed home while this was in theaters because "it's just another stupid movie by those Superbad boys" missed out on a great movie.
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Old August 19 2013, 08:56 PM   #69
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I enjoyed Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen's This is the End. Probably the best visual take on Revelation that I've ever seen on film, and the fact that it's a comedy film instead of a drama makes that even more amazing. Probably the funniest comedy movie of 2013.

Honestly, anyone who stayed home while this was in theaters because "it's just another stupid movie by those Superbad boys" missed out on a great movie.
Yes because now that it's no longer playing in the theaters it will never be shown again!
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Old August 19 2013, 09:52 PM   #70
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Yes because now that it's no longer playing in the theaters it will never be shown again!
Haha you know what I meant. Seeing movies in the theater (in a room filled with 300+ people) is a different experience than watching a DVD at home... and I even have a 10' projector screen in my living room! Plus, I saw it opening night, so I had no idea what to expect.
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Old August 20 2013, 03:43 AM   #71
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I'm a bit confused as to who it is supposed to appeal to. Is this whole series created just to allow Christians to feel smug and get their jollies watching atheists and muslims slaughter each other?

Doesn't sound very... Christian.
It appeals to Christians. Many Christians like these stories, like the way other people like disaster movies, scary stories, and post apocalyptic stuff. They also get the bonus of it not attacking their beliefs.

Most Christians I know are nice people.
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Old August 20 2013, 04:05 AM   #72
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Yes because now that it's no longer playing in the theaters it will never be shown again!
Haha you know what I meant. Seeing movies in the theater (in a room filled with 300+ people) is a different experience than watching a DVD at home... and I even have a 10' projector screen in my living room! Plus, I saw it opening night, so I had no idea what to expect.
300 people? I don't think there has ever been that many in a movie I went too, maybe Dark Knight Rises.
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Old August 20 2013, 04:57 PM   #73
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Weird, I've never heard of this before. I just looked up Left Behind, i'm amazed that such a moronic concept has such wide appeal.
Cage also owes the IRS a shit load of money. I'm guessing also he's taking anything and everything that comes his way to stay out of jail.

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Old August 20 2013, 08:30 PM   #74
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These would actually be good movies if they had a bigger budget
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Old August 20 2013, 09:39 PM   #75
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These would actually be good movies if they had a bigger budget
You can throw all the money in the world at something, that doesn't make it good.
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