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post #11 of 34 Old 10-09-13, 02:32 PM
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Thanks for the review Mike, I guess acting classes would be a major step forward for young master Jaden or a big waste of money such as what I heard about this movie. I will give it a rental just to see for myself.
M. Night IMHO is still in 3rd with Uwe Boll in 1st if bad directing were a race. Who is tied for 2nd Place you might ask? Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg. Epic Movie and Meet The Spartans, anyone?
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Thanks for the review Mike, I guess acting classes would be a major step forward for young master Jaden or a big waste of money such as what I heard about this movie. I will give it a rental just to see for myself. M. Night IMHO is still in 3rd with Uwe Boll in 1st if bad directing were a race. Who is tied for 2nd Place you might ask? Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg. Epic Movie and Meet The Spartans, anyone?
I would imagine young Jaden has had the best acting tutelage money can buy.
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I would imagine young Jaden has had the best acting tutelage money can buy.
One would think so what happened to the money?
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One would think so what happened to the money?
I'd say their getting a bad return on their investment. I have a feeling Jaden will be just fine regardless.
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I think he may just be in that awkward stage. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt cause when he was in Pursuit of Happyness with his dad he did really good at a very very young age. He might surprise us in the future. Keep in mind Will Smith was the fresh prince of bel air before he became IMO a very good actor in most of his roles. Who would have thought that would have been the case? Jaden may just need to grow up some more. Better him surprise us later and be awkward now then to be the reverse like so many child actors who were full of promise. Macaulay Culkin, Lindsay Lohan etc..... Just to name a few
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I'd say their getting a bad return on their investment. I have a feeling Jaden will be just fine regardless.
I have that feeling as well.
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I rented this one at Redbox yesterday because my wife had a "free one-night DVD rental" that was expiring the same day, so I got to watch this one for a meager 32 cents.

Man, it was a CHORE to watch this movie. Even at 32 cents it almost felt like too much. At one point I paused the movie just to take a break and so I went to see my wife who wasn't watching the movie with me. She asked me what I was doing and I told her I needed to take a break from the movie. She pointed out to me that it had only been half an hour! It felt like over an hour had passed!! I nearly didn't finish the movie as I had my hand on the remote for the rest of film ready to turn my system off...

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Yup, watched this last night to get my mind off of other things that have been going on and such a disappointment. Did the writers forget that humans with a brain would be watching it?
The story came from nowhere and went nowhere, the audio and video was really good and immersive but that could not save the plot in any way. What was up with the ship? The inside looked like it came out of a fabric shop! When it crashed it looked nothing like it did in space.

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Yup, watched this last night to get my mind off of other things that have been going on and such a disappointment. Did the writers forget that humans with a brain would be watching it?
The story came from nowhere and went nowhere, the audio and video was really good and immersive but that could not save the plot in any way. What was up with the ship? The inside looked like it came out of a fabric shop! When it crashed it looked nothing like it did in space.
that was EXACTLY the thought that came to my head when watching.... "ummmmm why does it look like Jo'anns fabric inside the ship"?
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LOL, the ship looked quite advanced from the outside but the interior did not fit the look at all. If they had made this movie 2hrs long and spent more time on the story development and added a bit more substance to the middle it would have been much better. Im still confused about many parts.

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