You're a tough customer lolSo far tonight I've checked out:
5th Passenger (2018) ~ Meh, shut it off after 20 minutes
7 Splinters In Time (2018) ~ nah, killed it in 10 minutes
Alien Siege (2018) ~ a syfy original Asylum type film, blah but I did let it play thru.
Broken Darkness (2018) ~ was more interested in respecting the cookie so nope, killed it in 20 minutes
Ufo was a good series, but it ended too soon like space 1999, if Mr. Anderson had adequate funding, im pretty sure the series would have continued, and gotten more fans.....think I mentioned 'UFO' on another thread
UFO Trailer: Gillian Anderson and Mysterious Sightings
***While the story of UFO centers on a duo of college students – played by Alex Sharp and Ella Purnell – who become ensnared in the mystery of some UFO sightings, the film also touts a co-star who’s well-acquainted with the titular topic in The X-Files star Gillian Anderson.***
new Godzilla movie out next year
Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Released
we'll see Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidrah, among others.
most 'sci fi' these days involves superheroes etc.
You know I really liked Ready Player One despite what a lot of people have said...
Same here. Loved both books. Ender's Game film was blahhhhhhhhhh. At least Ready Player One the film felt like it had a point to it.I think I would have liked Ready Player One if I hadn't of read the book already. It was well-made and fun, but too many significant changes in there for my liking. I felt the same way about Ender's Game, but to an even larger degree.
haha yes i feel you on that for sure -- when a book is an epic, i feel like you just shouldn't touch itI think my biggest issue with both films, is that it didn't portray how brilliant the protagonists were.
In Wade Watts' case, in the movie when he find the first key, it comes because he very quickly and easily finds one clue, then acts on it and that was it. In the book he has to go through a LOT more to just get to where the key was, then he had to make it through the dungeon, and beat the final guy in Joust. It took a lot of knowledge and skills that he had spent years accumulating. All of that is lost in the movie.
It's even more egregious in Ender's Game. Ender is a tactical genius, a prodigy that only comes along once in generations. In the book he goes through so much, beaten down again and again (on purpose) by the administration as they stack the deck against him in the Battle Room, and he finds ways out of every situation. In the movie, IIRC, the whole thing was condensed down to a number of days/weeks, and once again had to do with one or two clever ideas that helped him to just make it through. The absolute brilliance of the kid is completely lost.
Another huge issue I had was the portrayal of the twist ending. Whenhappens, he turns around and the adults observing in the back are quiet and stoic, and he gets angry and throws a fit. In the book, the adults are literally falling on the floor and crying with relief and disbelief, and Ender is just tired and numb, and confused at first. That moment really hit me hard, when I first read the book and realized what happened, and it's appropriate behavior really. The entire human race was saved against all odds, why would they NOT show emotion, like it portrays in the movie?he destroys the alien planet at the end
I have many other issues tbh, but those were the worst and I'll stop there lol.