Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

I saw a reference today to Indiana Jones today that made me think of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a recollection not as painful for me as it should be, as I have not seen the much-reviled latest installment in the series. This is because, as I've mentioned in the past, MrsBlue and I end up seeing a vast majority of movies after they come to cable/satellite, especially when the reviews are as mixed (to put it kindly) as they were for Indy 4. Which brings me to my point: Is Spielberg so embarrassed by this film he's keeping it off cable? It was released well over four years ago, and its absence from the small screen is starting to seem like the it's getting The Star Wars Holiday Special treatment. By all accounts this is deserved, but I remain masochistically curious to see it.

Masochistic Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Siegius Arena.
Stories: Florida man accused of returning used enemas. Thanks Gawker.
Seattle police seek more drones while two sit unused. Thanks Slashdot.
Science: Satellite Left Stranded by SpaceX Rocket Falls From Space.
Media: Minecraft Environmentalists.
The Onion Takes on TED.
This guy is awesome at kicking American footballs.
Follow-up: Brevity.

View
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2012, 07:33 Dmitri_M
 
My opinion on Prometheus and any attempt to remake Bladerunner..potential spoilers ahead:

Prometheus sucked. The previous films were about survival, perhaps they hinted at larger questions related to mankind but they didn't bash us over the head with "creation" myths. The god question is a waste of time. You expect us to believe mega corporations in the future are run by people who sit around fretting about "meeting their creators"? It's one thing to hint at something larger, some awe inspiring mystery it's another to lay it bare and straight tell the audience oh yeah now we'll populate the story with characters obsessed with things no one past the age of 10 cares about. Bladerunner and the first two Alien films hinted at all kinds of themes regarding human nature, survival, what it means to be an individual (in Deckard's case) without needing to outright say it. That's what made those films great. Big concepts like creation suck the humanity out of the story and make the characters seem silly.


This comment was edited on Oct 14, 2012, 07:41.
 
Avatar 22350
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Oct 13, 15:38 Re: Out of the Blue Deathbishop
  2. Oct 13, 15:41  Re: Out of the Blue eDave
  4. Oct 13, 16:00   Re: Out of the Blue nin
  3. Oct 13, 15:44 Re: Out of the Blue Wallshadows
  5. Oct 13, 16:03 Re: Out of the Blue Sepharo
  6. Oct 13, 16:29  Re: Out of the Blue nin
  7. Oct 13, 16:59   Re: Out of the Blue pnag
  9. Oct 13, 17:17    Re: Out of the Blue PHJF
  13. Oct 13, 17:59     Re: Out of the Blue pnag
  14. Oct 13, 18:37      Re: Out of the Blue Yosemite Sam
  17. Oct 13, 20:08       Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  20. Oct 13, 21:46       Re: Out of the Blue Sepharo
  11. Oct 13, 17:39    Re: Out of the Blue nin
  12. Oct 13, 17:56     Re: Out of the Blue pnag
  16. Oct 13, 19:21      Re: Out of the Blue nin
  21. Oct 13, 22:38      Re: Out of the Blue 1badmf
  25. Oct 14, 06:23       Re: Out of the Blue pnag
  26. Oct 14, 07:17        Re: Out of the Blue DG
>> 27. Oct 14, 07:33         Re: Out of the Blue Dmitri_M
  28. Oct 14, 08:34          Re: Out of the Blue pnag
  29. Oct 14, 09:00           Re: Out of the Blue Dmitri_M
  30. Oct 14, 09:42            Re: Out of the Blue PHJF
  46. Oct 14, 15:10             Re: Out of the Blue Ant
  31. Oct 14, 10:59        Re: Out of the Blue nin
  34. Oct 14, 11:25         Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  32. Oct 14, 11:08        Re: Out of the Blue Bhruic
  33. Oct 14, 11:23         Re: Out of the Blue PHJF
  35. Oct 14, 11:35          Re: Out of the Blue Bhruic
  36. Oct 14, 12:03           Re: Out of the Blue PHJF
  38. Oct 14, 12:15            Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  47. Oct 15, 05:20         Re: Out of the Blue pnag
  8. Oct 13, 17:14 Re: Out of the Blue Wallshadows
  10. Oct 13, 17:26 Re: Out of the Blue Creston
  15. Oct 13, 18:39 Re: Out of the Blue Cutter
  18. Oct 13, 20:33 IJ4 Killer Kane
  19. Oct 13, 21:13 Re: Out of the Blue Mr. Tact
  22. Oct 14, 00:09 Re: Out of the Blue Jeraxle
  23. Oct 14, 00:38  Re: Out of the Blue nin
  24. Oct 14, 01:31   Re: Out of the Blue Sepharo
  37. Oct 14, 12:09 Re: Out of the Blue Jivaro
  39. Oct 14, 12:15  Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  40. Oct 14, 12:23   Re: Out of the Blue PHJF
  41. Oct 14, 12:34    Re: Out of the Blue Prez
  42. Oct 14, 12:48     Re: Out of the Blue Bhruic
  43. Oct 14, 12:53    Re: Out of the Blue zombiefan
  44. Oct 14, 13:02 Re: Out of the Blue xXBatmanXx
  45. Oct 14, 15:08 Indy Movies Ant
  49. Nov 11, 21:30  Re: Indy Movies Ant
  48. Oct 15, 14:24 Re: Out of the Blue Verno


footer

Blue's News logo