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Old 08 August 2002   #1
Thumbs down Signs still going strong in US theaters

http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Mov...e.ap/index.html

It's great to see a movie without tasteless special effects, mindless violence, and with a coherant plot trounce all of the negative competition.
 
Old 08 August 2002   #2
Agreed.

"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.("Fear.com" 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
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Old 08 August 2002   #3
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.
 
Old 08 August 2002   #4
Funny the reactions to the movie are quite polarized
in the extreme.

Personally I loved it.
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Old 08 August 2002   #5
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.
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Old 08 August 2002   #6
have not seen signs yet.

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.
 
Old 08 August 2002   #7
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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