Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 14:56:53 -0700

>> remember Judge Dredd?!
>That was one of the worst movies ever made. Just because it started out
>as a comic book doesn't mean the shit directing and shit story (a friend
>of mine who read those comic books was insulted to the point of rage) and
>shit acting can't torpedo it. Thank god for Diane Lane in tight pants,

Oh yeah, one of the film's saving grace, hehe.

>The first review (in yellow) must have been based on the trailer or some
>other bit or two of info that his overactive imagination added to. What
>crap. The second review said it was one of the best sci-fi movies in years,
>like the worthless "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Starship Troopers"? Is
>he nuts? Those movies bored the shit out of everyone I know (not counting
>the carnage in Troopers and the built-in love from the Trekkies). At least
>we agree that the talking Neo back to life part was stupid.

I don't think the movie ever explained how Neo came back to life, and it
could be a coincidence that he was resurrected AFTER Trinity did her little
speech. A casual correlationship is not the same as it being the causal
factor... or something like that, huh huh (imitating Butt-head).

>This reviewer tends to concentrate on points that don't jibe with what he
>thinks a sci-fi movie should be, like complaining that the movie relied on
>"the bland idea of conventional gunfights". What, every sci-fi movie must
>have ray guns? The whole point was that it was faked 1990s. I'm not aware
>of ray guns or anti-gravity yet, are you? And then he complains about it
>being unoriginal because it pulls from other movies. I guess he never saw
>"Star Wars".

One thing though, even though the world inside the Matrix was faux 1990s,
the consoles and machines inside the hovership in the real world were
did not show much progress even for 2099 or 2199. They still used keyboards,
when voice recognition is close to becoming a feasible solution today.

>Ya, but I want *some* explanation, not just "they can do it using that" and
>that's it. Then it becomes more of a fantasy movie.

I don't think anyone ever said anything about Dark City being a sci-fi


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