View Full Version : Signs still going strong in US theaters

08 August 2002, 07:36 PM

It's great to see a movie without tasteless special effects, mindless violence, and with a coherant plot trounce all of the negative competition. :thumbsup:

08 August 2002, 04:22 PM

"Signs" is a welcome throwback to the way
films used to be made.

Hopefully the movie will mark a trend
where filmakers will go back to the masters
(like Sergio Leone, Alfred Hitchcock, Kubrick )
to re-learn the basics of the filmmaking language.
It seems that they seem to have forgotten/ignored
the leesons of the past and now we have a ton of films with no
atmosphere or suspence.

Quick Flash editing, 30 seconds scenes
and ultra slow motion shots does not equal
good storytelling.("" anyone?)

Because of these trends, I think that MTV, being the place where
a lot of the new directors spawn, has been
the worst thing that has happened
to filmmaking in the past 20 years.

Anyway, Good Job Night!

-Roberto Ortiz

08 August 2002, 10:45 PM
I found Signs to be horrible. I thought the plot was downright stupid, and full of holes. The acting and filming were decent, but nothing that struck me as outstanding.

08 August 2002, 12:42 AM
Funny the reactions to the movie are quite polarized
in the extreme.

Personally I loved it.

08 August 2002, 02:02 AM
The movie was about characterization and mood, not plot or storyline.

A lot of people who have been exposed only to the very linear story lines of most action flicks in the last decade have problems enjoying this type of movie.

08 August 2002, 02:54 PM
I wonder if iam the only person here that thinks this.
I stopped going to movies theaters because I feel for the quality of movies that have been released lately, I'am getting rapped on ticket fees and food.

price for a lovely date with chick!

2 tickets = $26.00

2 meals = $20.00

total = $46.00

all prices are cdn funds.

50 bucks can do me alot more somewhere else. Or I can wait for it on DVD and buy the movie at half the cost and double the entertainment.

08 August 2002, 01:07 PM
damn, roach, where in the hell do you go to the movies? A ticket is only 6 bucks here. I think I would be staying home also if I had to pay 26 bucks for 2 tickets. ugh!

oops, just read its canadian funds.

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