Steven Spielberg to Direct Robopocalypse

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  1. Pingfah

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    It really wasn't.
     
  2. Ubik

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    Hmm. Weird. As a lover of both film and science fiction, and knowing how few thoughtful science fiction films exist, I honestly believe that both A.I and Minority Report are two of the most compelling, intelligent, and layered science fiction films I've ever seen. And War of the Worlds, like Jurassic Park, is a most entertaining and terrifying bit of nonsense, which, when done well, is always welcome. Oh well. To each his own. I also believe that Munich was a masterpiece. So, when Spielberg is on, he still creates stuff as wonderful as when he was younger, as far as I'm concerned.

    And true, a robot uprising hardly feels original (haven't Terminator and BSG basically covered all that?), which leads me to believe there's something different about the way this book handles it. There must be - otherwise, Spielberg would likely not have chosen to do it (he turns down easy successes like Harry Potter all the time, as a director.)
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    This is the first of a few Robot movies coming down the pipe...Jack Black is attached to something called "How to Survive a Robot Uprising" that was just announced a couple weeks ago.
     
  4. Kirkman1987

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    Even when Spielberg is off his game his films are at least entertaining. He's earned my trust for life.
     
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Hardly. He did a great deal better than that.

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050628/REVIEWS/50606007/1023

    He did, however, reference a great deal of Spielberg's previous work in eviscerating the thing on the basis of story logic and plot.

    Ebert's one of a dying breed - American movie reviewers who know something about film and the history of film, have lived lives and don't think bloviating into a webcam for posting to YouTube constitutes a body of work.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    Ebert's reviews are must reads for me. I don't always agree with Roger but respect his ability to break down a film and give me a sense of his thoughts on it and that's really all I care about with a review.
     
  7. FormerLurker

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    You left out the rest of the list. Compared to them, it was.
     
  8. Pingfah

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    It doesn't become a decent film just because you put it in a list with a few terrible ones. It may be a better film, but not a decent one.
     
  9. FormerLurker

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    You're leaving out the fact that the only films in contention in my post are the films in my post. Decent film is in comparison to the rest listed, not the rest of all creation.

    And considering that AVP is better than about half of all films made, that makes it a decent film. At least compared to half of all films made.
     
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    JJ Abrams is already regretting they didn't cast Hemsworth as James Kirk.
     
  12. StarTrek1701

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    Pine is the perfect Kirk. After all will be said and done, 10 years down the road, Pine will be a bigger star than Hemsworth. I do like them both though.
     
  13. Dream

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    From the article:

    Bueno, I say. I'd rather see another movie from the Munich/Lincoln Spielberg than one from the War of the Worlds/KOTCS Spielberg any day, even if the latter did give us Tintin.
     
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