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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 96899 times)

Reckall

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #975 on: September 20, 2022, 04:52:49 PM »
Thirteen Lives is a great dramatization of an impossible rescue. Complete with map. Very good source material for those wanting to bring a bit of gritty realism into their fantasy adventures.

I really liked Thirteen Lives. It was as claustrophobic as it gets, with Viggo and Colin Farrell doing almost all of the underwater scenes by themselves. It was also nice to see the wide portrayal of all the efforts (and the people) involved in the rescue operation.

I suggest the documentary "The Rescue" as a companion piece. I watched "The Rescue" first but, even if it is the real thing, it actually made me enjoy this movie even more.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #976 on: September 26, 2022, 04:54:49 PM »
Just saw The Secret of NIMH. Interesting story. I also think it was pretty dark for an animated movie. It could not quite decide if it was fantasy or Sci-Fi (sort of a mix) but I still think this was one of the better animated movies I've seen.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #977 on: September 27, 2022, 07:35:59 AM »
Just saw The Secret of NIMH. Interesting story. I also think it was pretty dark for an animated movie. It could not quite decide if it was fantasy or Sci-Fi (sort of a mix) but I still think this was one of the better animated movies I've seen.

Fantasy with a little sci-fi where the books were mostly hard-science with cobble-tech in the same vein as Rescuers and the like.

Overall its a fine movie. Though I didnt like their turning Jenner into a cliche villain.

Word of advice. Avoid the second movie. While it has a few moments, it strays far far from the first in tone, style and even moreso from the second book it is only vaguely based on.