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Old 19 April 2013, 15:43
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Just saw it today. I hit the matinee before I have to check on for work. $8/ticket. I actually liked it a lot. I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan at all, but thought the overall premise was very well done. Some awesome imagery and shot selection as well.
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Old 19 April 2013, 17:45
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Thanks for the review Chubs. Planned on seeing it tonight but wasn't too excited since I am also not a big TC fan. Good actor, just cant get past that Scientology thing. But I'll go now. Thanks again!
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Old 20 April 2013, 10:45
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Haha it isn't the Scientology thing that does me in so much as the fact that I always feel like I'm watching Mission Impossible when I see him in a movie. I keep waiting for that annoying ass music to chime in. This was the first movie of his, in a good bit, that I didn't feel like I was watching a spy movie.
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Old 20 April 2013, 21:32
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I enjoyed the movie right until as a recent news critic put it, the movie stopped being a really great sci-fi movie.

I'm kinda ticked, because the movie really did have potential.

The cinematography -- wow. The plot -- right up to where Harper meets the badguys -- pretty good. And it wasn't too bad until right after he retrieves the med kit. After that, well -- it pretty much nose dives just like his cool-assed helo/jet.

This movie should be reserved for HBO viewing -- it sucks that bad. But because of the fantastic CGI, you should cough up a buck at the dollar theater to see it on the big screen....
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Old 20 April 2013, 22:38
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Did anyone notice that Victoria did not recognize the number on Cruise's suit when he went in to get the med kit. No way she would not have realized it was the wrong number.
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Old 20 April 2013, 22:41
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I think on THIS board it is accepted as uncool to post spoilers. Vagueness is a difficult line to judge, but if not careful, I think it can be easily crossed....
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Old 20 April 2013, 22:47
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My post is in no way a spoiler. It was a movie gaffe that I pointed out and has no impact on the story, the plot or the outcome.
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Old 10 May 2013, 10:27
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Saw this tonight. Agree with SOTB...I thought the big fight scene was especially crap.
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Few things are as boring for me to watch in a theater as a long chase scene... especially one in the middle of the film where you know the lead character is not going to die.

***SPOILER QUESTION***
Why, with the exception of two, was the entire crew of The Odyssey still in suspended animation even though they had arrived at their objective?
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The Odyessy got redirected to the alien spaceship from their original mission to Titan.
The drones seemed a bit vulnerable considering the aliens had technology capable of destroying the moon. Good movie, the final scenes are total sentimental nonsense though.
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Old 17 May 2013, 00:06
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The Odyssey got redirected to the alien spaceship from their original mission to Titan.
They weren't redirected. The mission was changed before they ever left Earth. The alien object was their destination.

Julia:
"It was a research flight to Titan... my first.
That's what it was supposed to be.
Six weeks to launch, deep space scanners picked up an alien object.
We were reassigned to investigate.
They put us all in [deep sleep]
They must have woken you and Victoria first.
That object was The Tet, Jack.
The Tet was our mission."
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The drones seemed a bit vulnerable considering the aliens had technology capable of destroying the moon. Good movie, the final scenes are total sentimental nonsense though.
Agreed.
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Old 18 May 2013, 19:48
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The movie blah.
More importantly I want to live in that house.
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Old 18 May 2013, 21:06
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The movie blah.
More importantly I want to live in that house.
The cabin or the suspended glass house with the pool? I'll take the cabin!
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Old 19 May 2013, 01:12
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The cabin or the suspended glass house with the pool? I'll take the cabin!
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When they brought the other chick back I was thinking "you should hop in the pool, it's very relaxing."

I enjoyed it. The effects and cinematography were dead on Imo. Not over the top, real looking. I was asleep for the big reveal, so I know what happened but didn't see it unfold. I'll watch it again.
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Old 28 May 2013, 18:24
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***SPOILERS BELOW***
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***SPOILERS BELOW***They weren't redirected. The mission was changed before they ever left Earth. The alien object was their destination.

Julia:
"It was a research flight to Titan... my first.
That's what it was supposed to be.
Six weeks to launch, deep space scanners picked up an alien object.
We were reassigned to investigate.
They put us all in [deep sleep]
They must have woken you and Victoria first.
That object was The Tet, Jack.
The Tet was our mission."
Agreed.
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When he was flying to the tet he started listening to the flight recorder. It shows that the tet was pulling them in and that Harper decides to eject the command module from the rest of the ship. He states that the deep sleep section would go back to earth and would home in on a beacon, I guess the attack disrupted that and they just stayed floating in orbit until the beacon from the rebels called it down. Both he and victoria entered the tet and were presumably cloned from there.
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Old 10 June 2013, 07:00
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Saw it last night at the Omni

Saw it last night at the Omni here in Fayetteville (It's $2.50 now).

All in all I thought it was a good movie. Having not been spoiled to bad I liked the meeting of Tech 49 & Tech 52.
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Old 10 August 2013, 09:37
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Saw it. Really liked it. Awesome special effects. I want a jet/helicopter like that! The chase scene through the canyons was really good. Kept me entertained the whole way through.
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Old 12 August 2013, 05:39
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My policy is NOT to watch anything the short twerp with the high pitched voice is in....he's far too annoying.
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All in all I thought it was a good movie. Having not been spoiled to bad I liked the meeting of Tech 49 & Tech 52.
It had some elements from the sci-fi flick Moon, where the guy meets his replacement and it turns out to be him. The Sally character at mission control was predictable to the point of being a distraction.

I thought it was ok, I started losing interest about 2/3 of the way in. Good for a rental, I'd pass paying full freight at the theater. I'm usually not a big CGI fan, but the effects in this movie were great.
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Old 13 August 2013, 18:06
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It had some elements from the sci-fi flick Moon, where the guy meets his replacement and it turns out to be him. The Sally character at mission control was predictable to the point of being a distraction.

I thought it was ok, I started losing interest about 2/3 of the way in. Good for a rental, I'd pass paying full freight at the theater. I'm usually not a big CGI fan, but the effects in this movie were great.

I actually think would have enjoyed this more at the Theatre due to the CGI and Scenery. My small TV screen did not do it justice.
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