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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #160 on: July 23, 2008, 04:36:04 pm
Independence Day:

"Downloading virus" to the mothership.

UPLOADING, for heaven's sake! UPLOADING!

I think that is the lesser problem in the logic here. Hacking an alien OS would prolly be like attempting to hack a modern PC with a NES or something.

More like trying to hack a modern pc with a stone.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #161 on: July 23, 2008, 04:50:23 pm
Independence Day:

"Downloading virus" to the mothership.

UPLOADING, for heaven's sake! UPLOADING!

I think that is the lesser problem in the logic here. Hacking an alien OS would prolly be like attempting to hack a modern PC with a NES or something.
Always the most irritating part of an otherwise pretty good movie to me.

I think another one of those big Hollywood computer problems is the way that they always make those beeping noises whenever text scrolls up the screen. That would get really irritating really quickly in really life.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #162 on: July 23, 2008, 07:36:55 pm
What bothered me most about the whole movie was how they handled the jets. I mean... the main character is a pilot, you'd think they'd invest a bit more on the jets as plot devices. It doesn't even have to be realistic, just u know... jets are manly, big and powerful. In the movie they're like toys. I guess someone would go "oh they're just jets" but for a lot of people that whole virus to alien OS is "oh that's just nerd nonsense". Same with the weird security cameras

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #163 on: July 23, 2008, 08:01:37 pm
Always the most irritating part of an otherwise pretty good movie to me.

Independence Day? A pretty good movie? I remember being in the cinema with friends when it came out, I was 16 or something. We laughed so much during that movie, and not because we found it funny funny, but because even back then we found it utterly retarded. ID is one of the most nonsensical movies imo, plus the presidents speech almost wants to make me puke.

I think another one of those big Hollywood computer problems is the way that they always make those beeping noises whenever text scrolls up the screen. That would get really irritating really quickly in really life.

Hehe, I remember that some dude who is a sound technician once wrote on another forum how he often ran into the situation where he was doing sound for movies and the producers would say stuff like "There are computers, we need more bleeps and bloops, people need to know they are working away on stuff yadda yadda"
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #164 on: July 23, 2008, 10:49:08 pm
ID also made me laugh in horror at the time.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #165 on: July 23, 2008, 10:53:51 pm
I enjoyed it. It wasn't good. But it was fun. Same with Hancock really. Well, most films Will Smith plays in.
In fact, of all the movies I saw with him in it, the one that's regarded best (asfar as I know) made me wanna puke. (Pursuit of Hapinnes)

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #166 on: July 23, 2008, 10:56:08 pm
Pursuit of Happiness was a great movie :x

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #167 on: July 23, 2008, 11:27:12 pm
Speaking of robots, Wall-E is awesome.
TDK, Wall-E and Hellboy 2 are my current favorites this year.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #168 on: July 23, 2008, 11:40:41 pm
Speaking of robots, Wall-E is awesome.
TDK, Wall-E and Hellboy 2 are my current favorites this year.
No Iron Man?

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #169 on: July 23, 2008, 11:52:17 pm
I enjoyed it. It wasn't good. But it was fun.
That's more along the lines of what I meant. I first saw it when I was 13 or so, so I didn't really notice all of the technical inaccuracies. When I'm not trying too hard to analyze it though, I like it. It's a good disaster flick (better than most of the other big ones, anyway), and it has Will Smith, aliens, and good special effects (a winning combination).

Pursuit of Happiness was a great movie :x
"Happyness" was good.

Speaking of robots, Wall-E is awesome.
My brother wanted to see it on opening day, so we did. It was awesome. Pixar's movies are getting progressively better.