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I'm trying to think of words to describe the movie without using the word "pretentious" so hold on...

Um...

The words I can use to describe it are these:
-"Ambitious"
-"Simplistic"
-"Unchallenging"
-"Referential"
and "Lengthy."

Yeah, even though my folks and Jake, the engineer from Boeing who came to see the movie too, I have mixed feelings on the movie.

On one hand, I do like the imagery of space and the space ships floating around, the robots are a cool design with likable personalities and I did enjoy Matt Damon playing a nut-job astronaut.

But ont he other hand, I felt the acting from the rest of the cast to be disengaging, the music tried to sound so much like "2001: A Space Odyssey," only to be more grating and unpoetic as Kubrick used it and the characters on Earth left me cold and disengaged from giving an iota of an emotion for any of them.
Plus that ending.
Andrei Tarkovsky would either shake his head or laugh at an ending this shmaltzy.

Still, for a new generation who want an introduction to slow-moving introspective science-fiction, here ya go iPod generation. You can keep it, I'm going to enjoy watching "Metropolis" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" for the 20 millionth time.

I give it 3/5 for scale and visual spectacle, but I don't care to see it again.
  • Listening to: Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
  • Playing: Resident Evil 4
  • Drinking: water

(4 weeks of my subscription left, must take advantage of this) When you go to see a movie, what is it that first grabs your attention? 

56%
5 deviants said Name Recognition (familiar director, actors, screenwriter(s)
33%
3 deviants said Premise (ex. a story about a wrestler hired by a wealthy yet paranoid-schizophrenic coach who murdered the wrestler's brother and may try to finish the job)
11%
1 deviant said Genre (Sci-Fi, Action, Independent, Horror, Comedy)
0%
No deviants said Visuals Effects (vast expansive CGI worlds, creatures made from props and traditional make-up)
0%
No deviants said Production Value (small budget crime dramas, big budget superhero films)
0%
No deviants said 3D (cause, ya'know, you got to see that sh*t in a dark theater made darker by those thick things on your face with imagery popping out towards your face)

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Volts48
Alec or Voltz suits me
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
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Me? Well, to be frank; I'm just an 21 year old film-making student who is hoping to learn the arts of the trade so I can create and receive an Academy Award for making a film that will make you all think.

I am 21 years old and I have a few student films under my belt, very little experience but I'd be damned if I didn't tell you I am an incredibly bright person who wants to offer the world something unique and something that isn't tired and cliched.

I have Autism but I am a very high-functioning person who uses his disability as a gift even when there are days it feels like a curse.

I enjoy playing video games, watching movies with a good well-written story with great actors and good music, reading good books when I feel like it and otherwise trying to motivate myself to actually do some damn work around here.

Apart from that, I don't try to reveal too much about myself, I'm choosing to try and keep myself below the radar. Have fun with all my deviant crap! ^^

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This is my 100 Films/100 parodies challenge. These are all the films I have or have to parody. Follow the links to the ones availble if you want to know what I did for that film:
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) = fav.me/d33l7jn
99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
98. Unforgiven (1992) = fav.me/d2avu12
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938) =
96. The Searchers (1956) =
95. Pulp Fiction (1994) = fav.me/d1irc2u
94. Goodfellas (1990) =
93. The Apartment (1960)
92. A Place in the Sun (1951)
91. My Fair Lady (1964)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927) =
89. Patton (1970)
88. Easy Rider (1969) =
87. Frankenstein (1931) = fav.me/d2bhbv0
86. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
85. Duck Soup (1933) =
84. Fargo (1996)
83. Platoon (1986) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Pla…
82. Giant (1956)
81. Modern Times (1936) =
80. The Wild Bunch (1969) =
79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
78. Rocky (1976)
77. American Graffiti (1973)
76. City Lights (1931) =
75. Dances with Wolves (1990) = fav.me/d36mp7w
74. The Gold Rush (1925) =
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
72. Ben-Hur (1959)
71. Forrest Gump (1994) = fav.me/d2eelfp
70. The French Connection (1971) =
69. Shane (1953) = fav.me/d34zv1g
68. An American in Paris (1951)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
66. Network (1976) = fav.me/d326vkr
65. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) =
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
63. Stagecoach (1939) =
62. Tootsie (1982)
61. Vertigo (1958) =
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) = fav.me/d251v3w
59. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) =
58. Fantasia (1940) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Fan…
57. The Third Man (1949) = fav.me/d3a0siz
56. M.A.S.H. (1970)
55. The Sound of Music (1965) = fav.me/d33lgqw
54. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) =
53. Amadeus (1984) = fav.me/d2arna2
52. From Here to Eternity (1953)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) =
49. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937) = Volts48.deviantart.com/art/Sno…
48. Jaws (1975) = fav.me/d2z3e2s
47. Taxi Driver (1976) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Tax…
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971) =
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
44. The Birth of a Nation (1915) =
43. King Kong (1933) = fav.me/d36ca6o
42. Rear Window (1954) = fav.me/d2xi2ds
41. West Side Story (1961) =
40. North by Northwest (1959) =
39. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
38. Double Indemnity (1944)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969) =
35. It Happened One Night (1934) =
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) = fav.me/d36lcko
33. High Noon (1952)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974) =
31. Annie Hall (1977) =
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) =
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) =
28. Apocalypse Now (1979) = fav.me/d4mrzq5
27. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Bon…
26. Dr. Strangelove (1963) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Dr-…
25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
24. Raging Bull (1980) =
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941) =
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) =
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/May…
19. Chinatown (1974) = fav.me/d5c5khm
18. Psycho (1960) =
17. The African Queen (1951) =
16. All About Eve (1950)
15. Star Wars (1977) =
14. Some Like it Hot (1959) =
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) =
10. Singin’ In the Rain (1952) =
9. Schindler’s List (1993) =
8. On the Waterfront (1952) = fav.me/d305fd0
7. The Graduate (1967) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/The…
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939) =
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) =
4. Gone with the Wind (1939) =
3. The Godfather (1972) =
2. Casablanca (1942) = fav.me/d31xc0r
1. Citizen Kane (1941) =

Current Residence: Seattle, Washington
Favourite genre of music: ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! classic....
Favourite style of art: Anime! and fanart is quite a good style of art...
Wallpaper of choice: have lightning bolts flashing all over my wall and we're gold
Favourite cartoon character: Bart Simpson, Homer Simpson, Wall-E, Edward Elric
Personal Quote: "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone"
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:iconlady-n-gentleman:
Lady-n-Gentleman Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Can you take a look at my latest journal, please?
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AlphaBeta90 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey dude how are you?
Did you get my note?
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:iconvolts48:
Volts48 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes, yes I received it. I just didn't get a chance to respond.
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:iconalphabeta90:
AlphaBeta90 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
oh Okies
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :D
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:iconvolts48:
Volts48 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
anytime.
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:iconlady-n-gentleman:
Lady-n-Gentleman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Oh, hey, just a heads up! Lucas and Johnny are both getting slightly bigger roles in the next chapter! 
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:iconvolts48:
Volts48 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh dear, I'll be sure to get the pepper spray and taser ready if Lucas goes out of control. XP
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:iconlady-n-gentleman:
Lady-n-Gentleman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Incidentally, read either yet? Can't wait to see your two cents, my good chap!
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Volts48 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
They're entertaining in their right of ironic dark humor, some moments feel contrived, but I think it's difficult to make comedy work given the situation and the content you're given without the fear of offending the people whose characters you're using.
For instance, I have Joke battle in the works that I'm trying to get done for Halloween that uses a few Death Battle hosts by name and some of them seem to come off as ignorant or clueless (a fact that even the characters break the forth wall to question why the writer, yours truly, would write them as such) not really so much for meta-humor, but also to assure the readers it's done for laughs rather than harmful intent.
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