Bulkzero Posted November 5, 2011 Author Report Share Posted November 5, 2011 I haven't watched the movie yet but if it is anything like "A Space Odyssey 2001" then I can understand why most of you kids would call it boring. Look at the original Alien and then look at Alien Vs Predator. One movie has a deep story and extreme tension leading to one of the creepiest movies ever made. The other movie has zero story or build up and relies on non stop death scenes/jump scares with zero buildup to get any reaction from the audience. My point being is that kids of this generation if presented with Alien would probably call the movie boring compared to Aliens Vs Predator. When you watch "A Space Odyssey 2001" in order to appreciate it you need to look at it as a work of art and understand how well crafted it was from a director point of view. From what I have read people said they were blown away by the visuals Tom created on a super low budget. I can almost guarantee my theory above is spot on and most of you kids have zero attention span and are calling the movie boring when Tom was going for a build up using drawn out scenes to build tension. You kids need to go watch the classics "A Clockwork Orange" "Space Odyssey 2001" "Planet of the Apes" "Alien" "Raging Bull" "Taxi Driver" "Gattaca" "Andromeda Strain" "Berlin" "The Thing" "Heat". All of these movies have slow scenes that lead to extreme build up and tension. You should watch them and appreciate the golden age of film making and try to understand why cinema today has gone completely down the shit hole save for a few good movies here and there. "Inception" "Saving Private Ryan" "Departed" "Gran Tarino" etc. My most hated movie of the past 20 years is "Avatar". That movie basically sums up the future of the movie industry. You look at James Cameron's past work "Terminator 1 and 2" "Aliens" "The Abyss" "True Lies". All used practical effects, great acting and directing to produce amazing movies. Now the sell out Cameron just pumps hundreds of millions of dollars in to the visuals, draws up a half assed re telling of Dancing with Wolves and casts a bunch of garbage actors AKA Sam Worthington etc. To sum up everything I wrote above. Learn to have patience. The ADD mindset children have today going to movies is the reason directors feel it is ok to have shitty stories in movies and garbage casting. "Transformers" and "Avatar" are just two of the biggest examples of that. Most directors know that kids will be satisfied with amazing visuals and huge explosions every five minutes so they can skimp on everything else. A movie like "Godfather" or "Taxi Driver" would never get any recognition in today's ADD society . The golden age of film making is definitely behind us sadly. 2001 Space Odyssey happens to be one of my favorite movies. LOVE was nowhere comparable. The story line was a little similar but to the point that it almost looked like they tried to copy the storyline Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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