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    Welp, here I've been waiting for this movie for some time.

    I even actually cover my ears and close my eyes during the trailer(s) in the theater, which seem to show FAR too much and would be much better if they kept some of the plot hidden. (Unfortunately, I know more than I wanted to know.)

    But it's Monday, and no reviews. They had reviews for Captain America 2 out a few weeks ahead of time, but then again all the reviews were good; and they're still dragging on this one. Hmmm.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Welp, here I've been waiting for this movie for some time. --- But it's Monday, and no reviews.
    Me too. Am nervous.
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    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
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    I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp *and* Rebecca Hall.
    (and of course a great supporting cast overall.)
    I wanted to see them hit this one out of the park.

    Pfister hasn't directed a movie before, although he's done some great cinematographical work. (uhh... is that a word?) Nolan is producing.
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    Cuurr-rap.

    Currently at 22% on RT, out of ten reviews (only two are positive... and they are marginally positive, not thrilling positive). Sigh.

    Looks like the big beef deals partly with the screenplay. Which is rather sad, since that was by Jack Paglen who supposedly was on "Black List" for this script and penned Prometheus 2 and the Battlestar Galactica movie? And also I've seen people saying Depp pretty much just phoned it in and Kate Mara was miscast, stranding Rebecca Hall looking for people to act against.

    Futz.
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    Back to being a DP for Willy Pfister.

    When vfx supes and DPs become directors, their careers really backfire. Jan De Bont, Stefen Fangmeier, John Bruno...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    Back to being a DP for Willy Pfister.

    When vfx supes and DPs become directors, their careers really backfire. Jan De Bont, Stefen Fangmeier, John Bruno...
    Well, Jack Cardiff went on to get an Oscar nom, and Soddenfeld did well enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Well, Jack Cardiff went on to get an Oscar nom, and Soddenfeld did well enough.
    Yeah, that's true. It's usually the special fx people who get to direct one movie and you never hear from them again as directors. Joe Johnston is pretty much the only exception.

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    Oh, the pain... it's now at 14% (4/25 good/bad split).

    How horrid.

    In his directorial debut, ace cinematographer Wally Pfister remains a distinctive visual stylist, but Transcendence's thought-provoking themes exceed the movie's narrative grasp.
    One reviewer even gave it a new title: "The Computer Wore Johnny Depp's Tennis Shoes". (Hmm. Well, I actually liked those Kurt Russell / Dexter Riley movies! But... different genre. They weren't supposed to be high drama.)


    EDIT: Now I'm laughing. Down to 12% -- a 5/38 split. DOH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Oh, the pain... it's now at 14% (4/25 good/bad split).

    How horrid.



    One reviewer even gave it a new title: "The Computer Wore Johnny Depp's Tennis Shoes". (Hmm. Well, I actually liked those Kurt Russell / Dexter Riley movies! But... different genre. They weren't supposed to be high drama.)


    EDIT: Now I'm laughing. Down to 12% -- a 5/38 split. DOH.
    Can't wait to see it.

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    I'll redbox it.

    Saving my money for the May movies, I guess.
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