WHY, VALERIAN? WHYYYYY? (crit, no spoilers)

  1. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    Nevermind what the cities say about this film. go and see it ! :cool::)(y)
     
  2. 2DaveWixon

    2DaveWixon Shocked and Appalled!

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    Yes, it's definitely worth seeing -- just don't agonize over the plot and the dialogue.
    But a really bad sign: it's already gone from most of the theaters around here -- that must mean something...
     
  3. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    I plan to buy it dvd, Like it that much. They did Valerian anima series a fe years ago.
     
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    2DaveWixon Shocked and Appalled!

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    Four months down the road, it'll be cheap.
     
  5. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    I wish it had been a hit, I would have like to seen their further adventures. :(
     
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    I think a big part of Valerian feeling off is the absolute lack of chemistry between their MCs. The story starts when they've already been working together for a while, and it drops the viewer halfway into their badly written, saggy "romance", which never clicks. Most of their personal history has happened offscreen, and it is never re-addressed in order to build rapport between them and give the MCs a reason to actually care for each other. That's what felt the most "off" to me, now that I can finally put a finger on it.
     
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    2DaveWixon Shocked and Appalled!

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    But then, I said that about John Carter of Mars...
     
  8. Cli-Fi

    Cli-Fi Well-Known Member

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    C'mon guys don't be character-ist. That's not nice.
     
  9. WaylanderToo

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    I liked John Carpenter of Mars too - actually I may watch that later!
     
  10. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    It's a classic. (y)
     
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    I've been trying to decide whether you guys are saying "Carpenter" on purpose... I give up; I don't know.
     
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  12. Rodders

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    Is it as bad as Lucy?

    I still want to see it. It looks like might be fun.
     
  13. Ihe

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    Lucy is worlds better.
     
  14. 2DaveWixon

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    Lucy is a better movie, but Valerian is colorful -- the kind of movie you might want to see a second time because you think there was so much going on in some shots that you might have missed something...
     
  15. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    I saw Lucy , didn't care for it.
     
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    Agreed, Lucy was an awful movie.

    I might try and see this at the weekend.
     
  17. Harpo

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    If it ever comes to Stornoway I want to see Valerian, but I'm not holding my breath - had to wait six weeks for Star Wars VII to come here, and Dunkirk arrives at the end of this month.
     
  18. 2DaveWixon

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    If you have to make a choice, skip Dunkirk and go to Valerian.
     
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    I saw it in 3D. Lovely ride, and a nice bit of nostalgia for me. I used to love the comics, so I knew what to expect. Also I read this thread so I went in with low expectations. All that considered, it was fine. I didn't cringe, and I liked the rather simple message.

    3D makes big panoramas look like tiny models to me. Anyone else get that?
     
  20. 2DaveWixon

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    *puzzled* Who are you again?
     
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