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Following the advice of other comments on here I watched the series first. It is quite a commitment as it is around 8-9 hours of viewing before the film and THE Check. I (we) enjoyed the TV series (yes, now aware the film is a feature length run sandwich of episodes so is sort of the TV show too). The depth in the series kicks off from episode 14. I did research the show before watching, using Wikipedia and the scientific theories such as the Freudian phases. It made it compelling to know this in advance and see the it subtly appear. You can tell as you watch the episodes that the series was designed upfront and wasn't a free-flow of filling in one episode to stand independently (like, well e.g. South Park). Personally, I preferred the TV show to the finale. Having said that, I wanted to imagine I hadn't seen the series first, and within minutes there were at least 4 points which would make it unclear (enough) to properly understand, and would take a while to explain, which is tough in itself! Whilst I didn't like the "film" as much as the previous episodes, it is also needed, otherwise unanswered questions, phrases and actions would not get resolved (3 major ones are explained in the film). So, like Neon Genesis, it is a paradox, you need one to need the other, and that partially sums up the programme. I would also state that the Eva's are in a large part a MacGuffin. (I upvoted the "do not skip eps" so people are aware. Additionally it isn't hard to get all the episodes when you find the "check" :)
1 week 2 days ago
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Was expecting a Descent ending
1 month ago
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They kept saying "Should of", it's "Should have"
1 month ago
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Great film, loved the pauses, the loops/repetition and the symbolism...and acting!
4 months 2 weeks ago
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Ok, I would be ruining it to mention much that I think lets it down. Its a weak, shallow plot with INCREDIBLE animation and I was disappointedspoiler
5 months ago
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Not a critics review but without IMDb boards (prefer here anyway) i found the bean scene deeply emotional. I saw the actor playing Daniel Blake, Dave Johns in the Manchester comedy club, he organised a charity night and was the funniest and last to perform that evening at the club. As for benefits, i am presently trying to claim and have also worked for the Government in benefits, very accurate depiction. They are not 'rude' but do not 'help'.
5 months ago
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The film is very similar to The Chase (1994) in many places, loved both
7 months 2 weeks ago
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The baddie was only bad because the "goodie" was a meany
7 months 3 weeks ago
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Great dialogue and stunts, felt the ending didn't come together too well,, slightly rushed? Still very good 7/10
8 months ago
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Woody "fondles" a lot of women in his films. Feels like an abuse of power
9 months 4 weeks ago
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Incredible! Action and comedy, very impressive gags, material and variety. Highly inventive and fresh.
1 year 5 months ago
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After all the dissing and hype, boredom and fiancée nagging led us to watch it last night and pleasantly surprised (no spoiler rally, but I thought altitude sickness would affect civilians)
1 year 10 months ago
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Quite erotic. He looks like the Sugar Puff monster
2 years ago
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Surprisingly really enjoyable and lots of laugh out loud months, inventive and good plot, 7.5/10
2 years ago
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I got into films as they draw opinion.

Wow, Barry Eisler is someone I highly admire and watched this as he is working with Keanu on Rain. However the acting was poor, bad editing, poor pace, weak arc and depth and hyped music and may camera angles. Of the last 5000 films I've watched, this is perhaps 5th worst
2 years 4 months ago
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Much better than the trailer. The film has a tremendous flow, pace and tension.



My first comment on ICM for a while, a credit to this movie.
2 years 6 months ago
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The following mention similarities to other films, but they're not spoilers, or reveal plot.

2001: TARS is like the monolith, voice has no inflection like Hal, music and cinematography homage

Star Wars: TARS lies down in back of Ranger(?) space craft, like R2

Gravity: a number of overlapping elements (Nolan hasn't seen it yet...he will do in 2015)

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2 years 9 months ago
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Emotional Primer. Very emotional, welled up throughout and voice cracked.
2 years 9 months ago
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Great! Shame about the boom.mic at 1:10:00
3 years 2 months ago
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Love hamam.
3 years 3 months ago
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remade as inner space
3 years 3 months ago
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Does this involve fighting a boxer? please pm
3 years 3 months ago
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Worried, wondering if worth watching...it's on Netflix. Like other comments, bad for quite good, particularly the acting from Lithgow (not stating if bad or good), but likes say it's pantomine :)

Enjoyable enough, so much films on various lists which e.g. have quite low scores on IMDB compared to some IMDB "gems" but on no lists. Thankfully, the other films I've seen on the other lists are worth it too.
3 years 5 months ago
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when doesthe tracking shot through time start please gdon't say the beginning), please pm
3 years 6 months ago
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Lynn from Alan Partridge
3 years 7 months ago

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