I’ve loved this film for years and years, and I’ve only just got a copy of it at last. It’s amazing to think that it was made in 1956. The story still leaves me with questions, and the concepts are as relevant today as they were then.
The design and art are incredible, and I’d love to be able to walk around the krell machines to see them better.
Well, it’s May the 4th and of course you have to celebrate, and it looks like lots of people have. Certainly from a quick look at Instragram plenty of people have had some fun today.
Anyway, for the first time ever I watched the three original movies back to back. It was great. Like them or not they are a phenomenon in their own right. It also made me realise just how much better the first three are over the later movies, and it makes me hope that the new film(s) will be of a high standard.
I didn’t know what to expect with this film at all. I think I’d seen a trailer or something, but that was about it, and I knew it was a long film. So I came to it with no expectations really and nothing that I wanted to get out of it. That was a good thing I think.
With that in mind I have to say that I was really impressed with the film although I’m still not entirely sure what it was about. That’s not to say that the story isn’t a gripping one, it is. But to a degree I couldn’t tell you exactly what the film was trying to say. I have a couple of thoughts about it, but I’ll keep them to myself in case you go to see it.
Overall I thought it was a great movie though. Superb performances by all, and some really interesting ideas and concepts, several of which could have been explored as films in their own right.
So it’s left me with lots of questions too, and I’m finding myself drawn to read the book now. I might just give it a go. If I do I’ll let you know if I get more of a sense of what the story is about.
I’d heard that this was one of the best places to see the film, but I hadn’t realised just how amazing a cinema it was. The screen really is huge, immense even. As for the film, well I just wasn’t ready for something on the epic scale that is “The Dark Knight Rises”. It is an incredible journey of a film, an excellent script and a superb plot.
In fact it makes me want to see the other two films right away. I just can’t wait for the boxed set!
I decided to buy this DVD after a long time. I always watch this film when it comes up on the TV schedules. I know it isn’t the best bit of cinema ever made. But it’s fun. Harmless and relatively enjoyable, but certainly not something that’s going to ever change the film business.
I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed this film the first time I saw it. Not only is it amazingly funny but also incredibly touching as well. It is such a good journey, and I think seeing it a second time around made me see a greater depth to it.
It’s such a strange film. Truly disturbing in parts.
This was a strange film, at once very violent and also very slow. It had a very promising cast though and a story that wasn’t dull on the face of it, but even with all that it just didn’t seem to go anywhere really. Which seemed to be a shame.
I really love this film and caught it just the other night. Apart from being a great example of it’s genre I’m always amazed at the shots on the mountain and the fact that the actors did so much, if not all of it themselves.
A great film, simple story, beautifully uncluttered.
So I’ve seen it now. It was an obvious choice to go and see, and I’ve read a lot of the chatter about the ending and how can it be a real prequel etc. Well, I enjoyed it, and that’s about all I really think I need to say. It was an interesting film, some good concepts and a story that in some ways sets the scene for the Alien films, but doesn’t answer all your questions.
I think that’s best, because you never know, there might just be another Alien prequel coming too.
I watched this the other night. I wasn’t entirely sure what my expectations of the film were, but whatever they were, having watched it I can say that it is a thoroughly amazing film. In same ways the way it is constructed on a number of levels makes me think of Inception, which is a major favourite of mine.
As for the story itself, it is both moving and highly inventive. I really enjoyed it and certainly didn’t see how it was going to turn out. On the whole I’d thoroughly recommend it.
So I went to see Avengers Assemble. It was awesome! What more is there to say? Well, for a start, it was a lot better than I was expecting. I didn’t think it would be nearly as good as it was. It was a lot funnier than I thought it would be too. But then it was directed by Joss Whedon, who is pretty good at that kind of thing. He’s only done one film before, Serenity, but that was an excellent film.
So I was impressed, and I really hope they do another one.
I watched this film last night. I didn’t know much about it, but it was a really good, straightforward runaway train film. Nice performances good story, not bad at all. I’d recommend it.
I finally got around to buying the DVD of the Blues Brothers a few weeks ago but only watched it this weekend. I got the extended version which has a lot of deleted scenes in it. It has an interesting effect on the film to be honest. It feels looser and more relaxed that the cinematic release, but it is of course a fair bit longer.
It’s great to see it again though. It’s one of those films that I think everyone should see at least once.