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Report this Post06-17-2011 09:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CILkO-NCL8c

Is anyone else interested in seeing this? I've been watching the advertisements and trailers. I'm kind of a Speilberg fan anyway so, I'm most likely going to be watching. Anyone else?

I'll apologize now just in case this has already been discussed and I missed it.

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Report this Post06-17-2011 09:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for heybjornClick Here to Email heybjornSend a Private Message to heybjornDirect Link to This Post
So this is a weird mix of grade school kid drawings and over the top special effects? No money wasted on a story?
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Originally posted by blackrams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CILkO-NCL8c

Is anyone else interested in seeing this? I've been watching the advertisements and trailers. I'm kind of a Speilberg fan anyway so, I'm most likely going to be watching. Anyone else?

I'll apologize now just in case this has already been discussed and I missed it.



I can't, not if it's a 'serial'.
The last serial I watched was..........the original Battlestar Galatica.......back in the day.
And even THAT wasn't really a serial.
Just a different adventure every week with a loosely bound connecting storyline.
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Originally posted by heybjorn:

So this is a weird mix of grade school kid drawings and over the top special effects? No money wasted on a story?


Could be though, I've never seen a Speilberg movie that didn't have a story told in it. Money, what's that?

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I'm interested, but like others before it, it will lose my interest, quickly, I'm sure. ie: V, among others.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

I'm interested, but like others before it, it will lose my interest, quickly, I'm sure. ie: V, among others.

Jim


Most likely, the same thing will happen with me but, I'll give it a shot.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

I'm interested, but like others before it, it will lose my interest, quickly, I'm sure. ie: V, among others.

Jim


V was too slow paced for the general public.
TV shows don't shoot seasons all in one shot before it's released, so the good news is that this action in the trailer is probably pretty early in the series.
That means it'll hold more viewers.

Thanks for the thread. I had never heard of it until now, but I don't watch much TV. It definitely looks promising... I'll keep an eye out.
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Report this Post06-18-2011 12:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for faaaaqClick Here to Email faaaaqSend a Private Message to faaaaqDirect Link to This Post
ugh, THAT guy.... not a good sign :P
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Report this Post06-18-2011 03:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I generally like Spielburg movies. Ive been waiting for it. I dont know if its a mini series or a full blown series. Id rather its a mini series so it progresses to an eventual end. V was cool but then it just went on and on and on................At least even if it is bad, the effects will be spectacular unlike the made for sci fi channel movies.
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Report this Post06-19-2011 01:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for madcurlClick Here to Email madcurlSend a Private Message to madcurlDirect Link to This Post
I forgot to set my dvd recorder. Oh well, was the movie any good?
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Report this Post06-19-2011 06:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
It starts tonite (sunday, june 19) at 9 pm EDT, so you didnt miss anything yet.
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I am excited to see this series unfold. I love all the alien and zombie movies/series that have been made recently.
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Report this Post06-19-2011 10:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
Hmm, I'm watching it now. Some pretty good special effects but moving a little to slow for me.

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Not bad, so far. Feels like "V" meets "Jericho".
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Originally posted by blackrams:

but moving a little to slow for me.



I knew it.
See, that is the problem.
There is probibly a good story there, for 2 or 3 hours, that is.
But for advertising money, they will stretch the above by putting in useless filler in the form of endless and redundant self-&-cross examination by the players.
Bla bla bla action bla bla bla cliffhanger bla bla bla to be continued next week.
They spend more time talking about what happened and whats going to happen then being actually engaged in whats happening.

The whole thing becomes not about the story, but about how the players feel within the story.
A soap opera.
Really, think about it.
All talking about action, very little core action.
I won't have it.
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It's good enough to make me happy till the walking dead comes back on.
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I gave up about 1.3 hours into it. It was boring and not enough action. The characters are so-so....
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Originally posted by fierobear:

Not bad, so far. Feels like "V" meets "Jericho".


EXACTLY what I thought. Worse part is it started with the revolutionaries already fighting aliens. No background as to when, where, how, who or anything about them. I do hope they dont do that later on with flashback crap like Lost. It actually felt like I missed the first hour. Good effects, but not much of them. The aliens attack a single car from the air because it has some flares around it, but they cant see 1000 people walking and making a camp with campfires ? It lacks a lot for a premier episode. Ill likely wait till next weeks episode to see if it get better before I pass a judgement.

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Report this Post06-20-2011 04:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PAPA_SMURFClick Here to Email PAPA_SMURFSend a Private Message to PAPA_SMURFDirect Link to This Post
Limited commercial interruption = Add a bunch of commercials so we can stretch this 1 hour show into a 2 hour premiere.
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I was randomly flipping channels when I stumbled upon this. Not too bad at all, I watched the whole thing. Usually I'm put off by these sci-fi shows, but it held my interest. Reminded me of the Half Life game series, cept you had actual aliens instead of combines.
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Report this Post06-20-2011 05:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for UaanaClick Here to visit Uaana's HomePageClick Here to Email UaanaSend a Private Message to UaanaDirect Link to This Post
Hard time with this one.. I want to like it.
But as previously noted.. "Limited commercial interruptions" my A$$. there was a point where it was 5min commercial, 5 min show, 5 min commercial, thank god for DVR.
Teen / Kid angst and whining.. It's been 6months.. grow up a little.
The opening.. really.. I want to hear clearly what happened not some little kid mumbling about his pictures.

Deep concern about this being an endless quest to find Ben.. (We've all seen this before.. we're going and going and going and going.. bang.. and we going and going and going).

The teasers for later eps hold some promise.. and to be honest.. it's only got 8 episodes in the can so .. it'll make it till the start of fall season and we'll all forget about it by they time the try and launch the second part of the "season" in Feb.
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Not going to do it.

We'll wait till it's over to see if they don't can it, or if it ends up suckin'...


No more 'regular' TV.

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Report this Post06-20-2011 06:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
Actually, I ended up being disappointed with the show as a whole. Mr. Speilberg let me down with this one at least in the "premier" episode. I might give it another shot but, I don't know at this point.

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