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Old 09-04-2021, 09:02   #5386
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Based on this view, you should absolutely hate The Expanse.
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Obviously you also hate all the Jurassic World films for the same reasons.
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Old 09-04-2021, 09:10   #5387
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everyone seems to be under the impression that I have a problem with monsters and monsters fighting and I don't. I accept that as it is a condition of the universe you are choosing to engage in.

I didn't want to get into it because I know I won't stop but what I do have a problem with is children managing to sneak into a high security base, manage to access a highly secured (and unmonitored) transport system, exit at the other end without any security or oversight, wonder around a base etc etc you get the point. Let talks about some miraculously invented flying (space) ships which can travel hundreds of miles towards the Earth's core and when you get there the team of world class scientists (specifically biologists) don't think to test the atmosphere and just assume they can take their helmets off and can breathe perfectly fine. Shall we mention Nathan Lind and how despite his field of expertise manages to do everything and anything including flying a brand new ship which nobody, including himself, has ever seen before?

As Judge Judy says, if it doesn't make sense it's not true. All these stupid stupid things completely ruin the movie. This isn't an alternate time, dystopian future or anything else. They paint it as present day in as close to out current world as can be so you expect similar rules, behaviours and realism from the characters with the universe. How can you have a highly secretive all powerful megacorp which has operated in secrecy and impunity for years suddenly infiltrated by dimwits? It does my head in and it wouldn't happen.
To summarise ... you’re appealing for your filmic universe to be internally consistent, which is no bad thing. Against that I’d say you have to allow a little artistic shorthand in order to allow any story to be told within the set running time. It is a fine balancing act and not all films get it right - some directors seriously abuse their audience’s willing suspension of disbelief by demanding they accept everything they see.

I haven’t seen this film and I’m not going to be paying to do so, though I expect it will pop up somewhere I’m already subscribed to eventually. So I can’t judge how well the director has done here. However from your other posts in film and tv topics I do think you have a higher than average requirement for realism in your viewing material. You like to have the rules of the universe spelled out and then you like your characters to be seen to be obeying them. You even have a name for it, you call it your “realism factor”. Based on that I’d say science fantasy, especially science fantasy that is self-consciously riffing off mid 20th century Japanese comic book movies and Hollywood B-movies, is probably not going to float your boat.
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Old 09-04-2021, 09:42   #5388
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you’re appealing for your filmic universe to be internally consistent, which is no bad thing.
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exactly. Whatever the genre and story, I accept the world/universe for what it is (like I said above, I have no problem with monsters existing and fighting one another) and as such, if an event happens which contradicts those established rules then I have a problem with it because as far as I am concerned it is unrealistic for the universe which has just been described to us.. This is why I don't have a problem with The Expanse. It is absolute perfection and I can't think of a single thing I have seen in any ep which has hit my realism factor (feel free to correct me).
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Believe it or not I’ve not been following The Expanse ... me and missus couldn’t get past the extensive, gratuitous zero-g sex scene in the first episode, especially with three kids still wandering round the house in the evening.
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that was a unique event. I can't recommend The Expanse enough. You don't need to wait until you get bored and need a new series to watch, The Expanse is that good that you can drop everything you are watching now and switch to The Expanse. It is a bit higgledy-piggledy to start off with like GoT was but by episode 5 you are well into it and it just gets better and better all the time. If you enjoy serious scifi like Star Trek, BSG and B5 then you'll love The Expanse. There isn't any nudity in it because there is realistic action and blood when necessary.
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that was a unique event. I can't recommend The Expanse enough. You don't need to wait until you get bored and need a new series to watch, The Expanse is that good that you can drop everything you are watching now and switch to The Expanse. It is a bit higgledy-piggledy to start off with like GoT was but by episode 5 you are well into it and it just gets better and better all the time. If you enjoy serious scifi like Star Trek, BSG and B5 then you'll love The Expanse. There isn't any nudity in it because there is realistic action and blood when necessary.
Prefer Blake's 7 myself. Yes, all the planets are like quarries, but have you seen the pics from Mars?
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Thunder Force due to all the soaps being cancelled for something of no interest to me . It was ok funny in parts

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rushes to Amazon to watch the first episode hehehe
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If you’re going going to object to Kong vs Godzilla, can it at least be for the Square-Cube Law?
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