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How did we go from the Martian to this!
« on: November 05, 2016, 11:48:47 am »
I went to see Dr. Strange last night, and saw this gem in the trailers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFjJ7Itetgk

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Re: How did we go from the Martian to this!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 03:45:53 pm »
Looks like someone read their Heinlein.
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Re: How did we go from the Martian to this!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 09:29:17 am »
Looks like someone read their Heinlein.

Yeah, that is very much like something he would have written. It is nice to see that at least one writer and director seems to appreciate classic sci-fi.
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Re: How did we go from the Martian to this!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 07:36:25 pm »
Apparently they are redoing Starship Troopers and this time say they are going to stick closer to the book. 
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Re: How did we go from the Martian to this!
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 09:38:40 am »
Apparently they are redoing Starship Troopers and this time say they are going to stick closer to the book. 

I heard about that. They couldn't do a worse job as about the only things the Verhoeven version had in common with the book was the name and bugs.
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Re: How did we go from the Martian to this!
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 12:36:29 pm »
I think that they really need a miniseries or full fledged TV show to do it justice.  Same for most major SciFi.  Hard to get the depth in a 90 minute movie. 
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Re: How did we go from the Martian to this!
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 09:20:26 am »
Looks like someone read their Heinlein.

Yeah, that is very much like something he would have written. It is nice to see that at least one writer and director seems to appreciate classic sci-fi.

No, this POS looks more like some poorly written teen drama meant to cash in on the Mars craze, rather than some homage to classic scifi.

Apparently they are redoing Starship Troopers and this time say they are going to stick closer to the book. 

I heard about that. They couldn't do a worse job as about the only things the Verhoeven version had in common with the book was the name and bugs.

Well, they did have