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    Posted: December 17 2008 at 12:44am

I'll admit that, to this day, there are still parts of "GITS" that make no sense to me. And the movie had an animated TV series spin-off that could be just as confusing (if not more so). I let fans of "The Matrix" go about how they like the storyline, and yes, the style is interesting. But that style is often seen as being anime style as well. What I won't defend is when people call "Matrix" "original," for the reasons I stated in my earlier post.

Originally posted by movieman

I actually found Ghost in a Shell to be more vexatious than
fascinating, as the story fails to draw viewers into its
convoluted and futuristic world as well as its predecessors, and also
because few ideas
fully established themselves with the viewer. Yes, there were
some parts of the movie that clearly inspired the Matrix, but at least
the Matrix explained its origins
consistently enough to make a coherent story. I felt the look and feel of
The Matrix was more stylishly conceived
than GITS (the comment you made about Trinity's resemblance to
Kusanagi, I guess it Trinity was Japanese....). And as
far as story lines go, I think the idea of machines harnessing humans for
energy while humans live in the simulation
was more interesting than that of the convoluted pursuit of The
Puppeteer, or whatever he's called. I see where Michaels
is coming from, and I respect his opinion in the sense that GITS was part
of the inspiration of the Matrix.

 

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Originally posted by movieman

Oh yes, anyone who survived hearing Susan Sarandon say the words, "I go to
your races to watch you make art" should know what I am talking about. And
yes, it's going on my top ten list for worst movies of the year(that I've seen; I
haven't watched all the major candidates). The Wachouskis seemed to
energetically direct the race sequences and the bright colored sets, but the
dialogue and interplay between the characters is so hollow, you could watch
the movie with the sound off and enjoy it more than hearing what the bland
script forces these talented actors to say.

Speed Racer is one of the most fun movies I've had this year. It's pretty good, actually. It surely did not deserve the box office bomb it has gotten.

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Too bad, because it is whether you like it or not, H-Wood needs to take a cue for the up-coming "AstroBoy": If your movie is based on an animated series, then your movie adaptation of it should be animated as well.

Originally posted by moviewizguy

 Speed Racer is one of the most fun movies I've had this year. It's pretty good, actually. It surely did not deserve the box office bomb it has gotten.

 

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I will say it was worth what I paid to see it (got free tickets from a radio station)... 

It wasn't all that bad...  It wasn't all that good either...just not RAZZIE-worthy...considering the heavy competition this year...
Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...
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Originally posted by Razzilla

I will say it was worth what I paid to see it (got free tickets from a radio station)... 

It wasn't all that bad...  It wasn't all that good either...just not RAZZIE-worthy...considering the heavy competition this year...

No. It's a fun movie and I enjoyed it a lot, especially on IMAX. That was like crazy. All of the colors and the whole racing sequences were like WOW!!!

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Originally posted by moviewizguy

No. It's a fun movie and I enjoyed it a lot, especially on IMAX. That was like crazy. All of the colors and the whole racing sequences were like WOW!!!

Yeah, that's what the directing style of this "filmmaker" is all about,  pretty colors to keep you from noticing the crappy storytelling and 1-D characters. 

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Originally posted by Michaels

Yeah, that's what the directing style of this "filmmaker" is all about,  pretty colors to keep you from noticing the crappy storytelling and 1-D characters. 

The characters remained true to the source and the plot was actually pretty good.

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Originally posted by moviewizguy

The characters remained true to the source and the plot was actually pretty good.

I'm sure saturnwatcher will totally disagree with you on both accounts, seeing as how english WAS NOT invented in the stone age and the plot was taken straight out of Mel Gibson's Mayan movie.

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