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Shaddim
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:26 AM
 
Who else is going to see this in IMAX? I'm going tomorrow and I'm pumped, I've watched short films in IMAX, but never a feature film.

Plus, they're showing the Dark Knight prologue, made only for IMAX, which I've heard is basically an 8 minute preview.
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:48 AM
 
saw it tonight, not on imax, it was a solid 7/10 for me
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:53 AM
 
7/10 doesn't sound bad for an action flick.
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:56 AM
 
it had it's really awesome moments, and it makes you wonder: "what if" ya know what i mean?
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:58 AM
 
Yeah, we saw it tonight too, not in IMAX. We gave it a 7.5/10.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:59 AM
 
you just HAVE to be a little bit better then everyone else huh keekeeree? i kid i kid

it's kinda nice though that...
 
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Dec 15, 2007, 01:30 AM
 
I was in the movie rental store the other day and saw this on the shelf.
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Dec 15, 2007, 01:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I was in the movie rental store the other day and saw this on the shelf.
Missed that one...think I'll keep it that way

Wife and I went out of our way to rent The Omega Man (I'd seen it numerous times on cable as a kid) and we downloaded The Last Man on Earth.

Honestly, although Omega Man shows it's age, I think I prefer it to I Am Legend.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 01:50 AM
 
How's the Shelby in the movie?
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Dec 15, 2007, 02:35 AM
 
you will be unpleased if i told you what happens to it
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 05:06 AM
 
oh no i think i know what happens to it but I guess I'm asking if it sounds good and looks cool, even if only for a few minutes.
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Dec 15, 2007, 05:51 AM
 
I bet it is gonna look way better than KITT…

BTW, Will Smith was here in Spain yesterday, and hell, he speaks fluent spanish, that's for sure.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 10:28 AM
 
I saw it last night, it was a really good movie. Very well done, and it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I also saw Alvin and the Chipmunks, which was fine.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 11:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
I bet it is gonna look way better than KITT…

BTW, Will Smith was here in Spain yesterday, and hell, he speaks fluent spanish, that's for sure.

Will Smith can do anything and everything.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit View Post
Will Smith can do anything and everything.
The only reason we are alive today is because of Will Smith jacking that Mac laptop into the alien spaceship in ID4.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 12:51 PM
 
Is it shot for IMAX? I have seen a couple of films on imax that have obviously not been shot for it, and it was kind of bad, dialogue was like watching tennis.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 01:28 PM
 
It was pretty good in IMAX. The only other movie I've seen in IMAX was Attack of the Clones. It was, like you say, obviously not made for IMAX.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 01:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit View Post
Will Smith can do anything and everything.
Even to beat NBA superstar Isiah Thomas!!, hell, he could beat most of the current Knicks roster -just kidding-
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 03:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit View Post
Will Smith can do anything and everything.
he's the new chuck norris
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 03:33 PM
 
I saw "Star Trek: First Contact" for the first time at an IMAX theater. While I know it wasn't made for IMAX, they sure made it work! Scary! So Will, all by himself in Manhattan, will probably look awesome in IMAX too.

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Dec 15, 2007, 03:38 PM
 
I loved the ISS movie in IMAX. Nothing beats _real_ footage from space. In 70mm.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 07:55 PM
 
The Dark Knight prologue feature was amazing! It made watching I Am Legend at Imax worth the extra bucks. TDK is the first motion picture that has filmed scenes using Imax cameras.

I liked I Am Legend. I give it 4/5. I always try to watch movies at Imax when they are converted to Imax format, but not when it is a 35mm projection on the Imax screen. Those look horrible.
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 08:03 PM
 
at the theater i was at they had it in two formats, standard and a version that's supposed to be DVD quality (can't remember the tech term) i really couldn't tell a difference. same price though
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 10:00 PM
 
Dlp?
     
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Dec 15, 2007, 10:10 PM
 
^ yep
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 12:05 AM
 
Saw it this morning. Solid 4/5.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 12:18 AM
 
Oh well, it wasn't really an IMAX movie, it was just a regular print expanded to fit on an IMAX screen. The sound was amazing though and the Dark Knight prologue was almost worth the price of admission by itself.

I'd give I Am Legend 4/5 stars, Smith's performance was quite good and the effects were impressive.
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Dec 16, 2007, 03:11 AM
 
Did anyone else feel the first 2/3s of the movie was really really good, and the last 1/3rd kind of sucked?

Plus all the horrible plot holes? (How did the girl and the kid get the car into NY? All the bridges were down? Should we seriously believe that Will Smith went undetected for three years? What was he saving the bacon for?)

It would have been nice to have them focus on the whole intelligent 'vampires' aspect as opposed to badly CGIed 'mutants' thing they did.

I'll admit, I thought the movie looked great, and I did enjoy Will Smith, but the Omega man has a bit better plot happening.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 03:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ View Post
Did anyone else feel the first 2/3s of the movie was really really good, and the last 1/3rd kind of sucked?
The New York Times.

In spite of its third-act collapse into obviousness and sentimentality...
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Originally Posted by Tiresias View Post
The New York Times.



Link.
I'm glad the NYTs agrees with me.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 07:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Plus, they're showing the Dark Knight prologue, made only for IMAX, which I've heard is basically an 8 minute preview.
Someone filmed it and posted it up on YouTube. It's crappy quality but I'll take what I can get. Hurry up before the link is taken down. This movie looks like a winner.

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Dec 16, 2007, 07:30 PM
 
I didn't really like the movie all that much. It might have been because of the people sitting behind me, but I just couldn't get "into" it.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 07:33 PM
 
Really? What kind of movies do you enjoy? I will admit, an audience can make or break a movie-going experience. I don't really enjoy going to movies that often, I wait and rent it and watch it at home.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 07:39 PM
 
It might have been because of the people around me. When Robert was hugging his dog to death, in that solemn moment, I heard someone in the theatre ask "is it dead?" I felt like getting up and saying, "You shouldn't be here then!"

I read the book, and I didn't like how, while they borrowed the name, that was about it. It was totally different from what I was expecting.

This is totally random, but I wished the vampires were a little better looking. I don't know why, but thats how I feel.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 07:53 PM
 
they weren't really vampires were they?
 
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 08:33 PM
 
I would, but the IMAX in Montréal doesn't show it
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 08:35 PM
 
Move to the US. Just for the movie.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 08:41 PM
 
and deal with the wackos in the house? i dont think he'd want to do that just for a movie clip
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 09:25 PM
 
Yeah, I was kidding.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 09:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by medicman55 View Post
This is totally random, but I wished the vampires were a little better looking. I don't know why, but thats how I feel.
They reminded me of the army monsters, I forget what they were called, from The Mummy. The opened their mouths very big the same way.
     
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Dec 16, 2007, 11:37 PM
 
liked the movie,
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How did he have water in his house? It takes a lot of people to run a water treatment plant, and I'm going to assume that the water is clean.

Also, how many generators did he have running? I mean, he had to power all those Mac Pros!
     
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Dec 17, 2007, 12:00 AM
 
I thought the movie was pretty good but Will Smith is usually way too cocky for me to get into movies with him in them. If there is a person on the planet that suffers from narcism it would seem to be Will Smith. I'm not sure I'd want the last person on Earth to suffer from narcism.
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Dec 17, 2007, 07:38 AM
 
So did the move end the same way as the book, essentially?
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Dec 18, 2007, 08:38 PM
 
It's not really an action movie, so the whole IMAX experience is overkill.
     
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Originally Posted by Tyler McAdams View Post
I thought the movie was pretty good but Will Smith is usually way too cocky for me to get into movies with him in them. If there is a person on the planet that suffers from narcism it would seem to be Will Smith. I'm not sure I'd want the last person on Earth to suffer from narcism.

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you have to first love yourself if others are to love you.
There's a difference between loving yourself and worshipping yourself! Will Smith is personification of male vanity.
     
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Dec 18, 2007, 10:05 PM
 
I agree with others sentiments that the first 2/3s were good and then it went rapidly downhill. I really enjoyed the minimalist use of music and talking in the beginning. The flashbacks were even well done (all too often flashbacks can seem like a cheap way to tell a story).

My girlfriend has read the book and indeed agrees they're not very similar. Actually I wished the movie was even more different - make the mutants even less important - since I find it far more interesting to see a man in this completely isolated environment.

About that trap - I liked to think Will did that to himself, since I don't care so much about the idea of the mutants becoming intelligent. But if he did it himself there should have been a sheet to cover him (so the mutant would not burn).

The effects looked quite cheap too - even those lions and deer didn't exactly look real, more like something from a game.
     
 
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