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Sun Jul 23, 2017, 08:53 PM

Valerian & the city of 1,000 planets. If you saw the preview you saw the best part.

I just came back from watching it in the theater.

It is indescribably bad.

Has the dialog and acting of a high school production.

And long.

Very long.

Very, very long.

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Reply Valerian & the city of 1,000 planets. If you saw the preview you saw the best part. (Original post)
Xipe Totec Jul 2017 OP
benld74 Jul 2017 #1
Zing Zing Zingbah Jul 2017 #2
Agschmid Jul 2017 #3
Xipe Totec Jul 2017 #5
dhol82 Jul 2017 #4
Xipe Totec Jul 2017 #6
dhol82 Jul 2017 #9
PassingFair Jul 2017 #17
Not Ruth Jul 2017 #7
Baitball Blogger Jul 2017 #8
Xipe Totec Jul 2017 #14
Baitball Blogger Jul 2017 #15
OriginalGeek Jul 2017 #10
NBachers Jul 2017 #11
Xipe Totec Jul 2017 #13
exboyfil Jul 2017 #12
Initech Jul 2017 #16

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 08:58 PM

1. Really 😩

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 08:59 PM

2. Good to know

Glad I didn't go to see that one. I saw Wonder Woman today. It was alright. Typical super hero movie.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:15 PM

3. It's bombing financially, cost 225m.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:19 PM

5. For that kind of money they should have gotten good writers & actors

Instead of blowing the wad on special effects.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:18 PM

4. Good to know

I was considering going

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:20 PM

6. I'm still apologizing to my wife for the bad choice.

Now I'll have to watch a chick flick to atone.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:41 PM

9. .......

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:41 PM

17. Take her to see "The Big Sick"

I really loved it.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:31 PM

7. Very young adult Sci Fi movie

 

Meh

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 09:40 PM

8. I didn't think it was that horrible.

But, it did feel like it was a YA genre. Probably trying to capitalize on the Twilight phenomenon. If you put it in that context, sorry, but the acting was not that bad. The young actress in the Valerian movie did a better job pulling off attitude than Kristen Stewart.

Here is my original comments.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1018970189

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:51 AM

14. She had "Blue Steel" mastered. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 09:16 AM

15. She has more range than Kristen Stewart.

I have a big problem with the criticism that the movie picked unknowns to launch that movie. I saw that as a positive move. I was fine with it, and I went with the idea that it was all about CGI. I wasn't disappointed.

I figured the ducks would be a problem for the USA audience. For some reason most of us have a crayon meltdown whenever animated characters are used in a movie. That should have tipped you off that it was a comic-book genre.

Def not a movie for the hard metal Star Wars fan.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 23, 2017, 10:35 PM

10. We just saw it today

I didn't think it was terrible. But then, the theatre had La Fin Du Monde and we're in Key West and we were taking respite from the oppressive heat.

I've certainly seen worse movies while sober....

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:32 AM

11. Something about the Swaggering Telegenic wisecracking Teenage Heroes Without Limits was a red flag.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 06:39 AM

13. The refresher course on sexist roles of the 50's was a nice touch. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 03:28 AM

12. I am getting a real Avatar vibe from it

Amazingly I only recently saw Avatar. A beautiful world creation with awesome special effects and a poor story with weak script writing.

Much to my disappointment John Carter was that way as well.

Good to know. Thanks for the info. We saw Attack of the Planet of the Apes this weekend.A really good film - the best of a good trilogy.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Jul 24, 2017, 09:21 AM

16. I heard a critic say it should be called "Valerian and The City Of 1,000 Razzies".

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