March 6, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
This is the 8-minute version.
March 6, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST
The movie, that is... Which I liked. so also looking forward to this.
March 6, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST
by Darth Valinorean
Seriously... if the opening is that good, why spoil it? Or at least have the courtesy to put a spoiler warning on it
March 6, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST
It looks just too bogged down in formula to be truly interesting. Also, why is Gyllenhaal insisting to us that he's genre movie guy? He isn't, he kinda bad at it. Prince of Persia and the even worse Love and Other Drugs. It's just not his particular aura. Dude, do some great dramas and in some academy awards (or at least Golden Globes), enough with this nonsense.
March 6, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST
March 6, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST
Duncan Jones looks like an awesome talent but I didn't really like the look of 'Source Code' to be honest. Looked a bit mainstream and action orientated, but I'll probably check it out. I think a lot of sci-fi is having a tough time at the moment in the shadow of the immensely impressive 'Inception'. I hope Mute will live up to expectations. On a side note, has anyone ever read a book called Altered Carbon? THAT would make a great sci-fi film.
March 6, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST
Moon was ok. I couldn't even finish it. It was sooooooo painfully serious and flat out boring. I could careless what happened. For a seriously amazing new sci-fi film check out Solaris.
March 6, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST
by the way the new talkback format sucks
March 6, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST
but Solaris? C'mon, really? I mean I like both movies, but that's just a retarded comment.
March 6, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST
You like spelling his name out, but you couldn't sound more condescending of him if you tried, dude. Geesh, Donnie Darko has had a hard time with critics since...well since Darko I guess. Even when he played Dick Twist (that was his name, right?) in Brokeback he got by with "he's adequate" kind of remarks. Shit, I think the guy brings more to most movies than deserves that kind of damnation with faint praise--unless we're talking about Rendition.
March 6, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST
The poor guys been hyped beyond belief based on one film.
March 6, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST
Thanks for the well-written review, Anton. I'll be very interested to see "Source Code," even if it falls slightly below "Moon" in the general interest. Then again, maybe it'll smack me upside the head with its observations and military use of quantum physics. Could happen someday soon, I suppose. The "multiverse" theory, coupled with string theory and cutting-edge DARPA engineering, will likely bring about practical applications of such a breakthrough before many non-military players do. Just the nature of the game. Can't wait!
March 6, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST
has a surprisingly perky rack. However, even that won't make me watch a movie staring the obviously gay brother of the trollish sad turtle that everyone in Hollywood tries to brainwash us into thinking is hot.
March 6, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST
Look, Mr Bay, I can manage traffic and 'splosions.
March 6, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
Any review that's negative is taken as words from a mesiah? Is that how negative society has become. I knew Source Code never stood a chance here because TBers hated the love Moon got. I just think it's odd when there is a positive review the TB is filled with "It sucks!" or made up stuff like "When I saw it the audience booed". But negative reviews are just accepted as fact. This review wasn't even negative really but you see guys here already claiming Jones and this movie a failure. You haven't seen it yet loser how about you wait to see it before you lay down your brilliant thoughts.
March 6, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST
This guy has an an army of very powerful agents and movie studio guys behind him. I've never seen someone just forced down the public's throat like this dude. Is anyone even a fan of his? Or is the deal to trick the public into thinking that everyone else is? I guess it's working but just especially obvious in this case all the people behind the scenes pulling the strings.
March 6, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST
...trying to gather evidence for his own conviction? And/or does Jake finally end up as the bomber, and can't break with pre-determination and must blow up the train and his lovey dovey? Seems like, this being like a Twilight Zone episode, its the only ways it can go.
March 6, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST
March 6, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST
Einstein called it "spooky action from a distance" and I'm likely to believe him. It will be developed for military applications first and, like SkyNet going self-aware, will immediately outwit the human brain and suck us into a black hole for the ultimate mathematical rebirth...zero.
March 6, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST
I very deliberately tried not to describe more about the plot than you could reasonably figure out from the ad campaign, and there are a couple of rather big things I left unsaid.
March 6, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST
by Nerd Rage
Moon was good but c'mon.
March 6, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST
...then you see it made into an actual movie a year or two later?
March 6, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST
March 6, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST
where they were stuck in a causality loop and relived it 4 times before figuring out how to change the future...Great episode BTW... I am sure this will be a good, but not do so great at the theaters...
March 6, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST
Thanks for your opinion, viggeo. You loved a silly insider comment about Vera Farmiga's ass, yet hated two unique and fairly well-received low-budget films. I'm guessing you're a contrarian about most subjects, which is fine. You didn't like "Moon" or "Donnie Darko," okay fine. But your opinion, as written above, is splattered with unfocused hatred that I'm guessing has nothing to do with the films or filmmakers you so articulately annihilated. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.
March 7, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST
Are there any references to Schrodinger's cat, by any chance?</p> </p> Looking forward to something that treats time travel and quantum possibility in at least a reasonably intelligent fashion.</p> </p> Also, I want to marry Vera Farmiga.
March 7, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST
March 7, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST
What Duncan Jones interview was that? Article or video? Can you provide a source? After seeing the few interviews I have of Jones he doesn't seem the type. If it's true, though, and he did it out of insecurity or arrogance, that would change my view of him a bit. If he did it tongue-in-cheek, not so much. Moon owned my ass. I have lots of grace for this guy.
March 7, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST
Chris P. Bacon
March 7, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
so I stopped reading. I hope the film is good, and that DJ gets to makes his Blade Runneresque film set in Berlin, he was talking about round about the time Moon was released.
March 7, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST
donnie darko prince of persia source code
March 7, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST
Much like Moon was reminiscent of Silent Running and Outland, this seems reminiscent of Deja Vu and Groundhogs Day and yea, even Timecop (does Jones have a wish to become the next Peter Hyams?). I'm trying to remember how many films I've seen where the protaganist looks in a mirror and sees another face in the reflection...seems like, no pun intended, deja vu.
March 7, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST
It won't do well. Nobody cares about Jake, it looks really generic, the CGI is bad, and I think we as a culture hit time-travel saturation about seven years ago.
March 7, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST
March 7, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST
by the new transported man
I really dig Moon but, watching it again, found myself irritated by a plot hole at its core. The energy company solved the global energy crisis, dominates the energy market, & has a mining operation on the Moon that requires just a single operator. Innumerable company employees must have developed proficiency with the harvesters, network, software, etc. since they presumably developed them to some extent. Cloning an adult human, giving that clone a memory implant, & building & implementing the infrastructure to deploy the clones & maintain the illusion have to be crazy expensive. So how would the use of clones, as opposed to an ongoing training program for replacement operators, really save so much money as to warrant the use of clones & the suspension of ethics? And don't you think that they'd find at least 1 person who'd be stoked to live a lifetime, in solitude, running a mining operation on the Moon? You think there'd be a waiting list.
March 7, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST
All over again.
March 7, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST
Asshole. I'm fucking glad I've already seen this or I'd want to slap you. The set up is plenty of info to determine whether or not you'll want to check the movie out.
March 7, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST
But I really liked Moon, I thought it was really well acted and directed, and I thought the story unfolded really well, so I'll see this. On Blu.
March 7, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST
so at the end of the movie do they find out there's no weapon of mass destruction and it was all a lie ? Fuck this propaganda SHIT. Jake is an idiot for taking this project. It will tank. No one wants to watch this terrorism bullshit.
March 7, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST
It starred Denzel Washington... it was called Deja Vu.
March 7, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST
Make sure you check the credits after you finally see it...
March 7, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST
If you HAD actually seen it, you wouldn't be whining about spoilers that aren't there.
March 7, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST