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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by common, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. common

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    What do we think ?

    Any good
     
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    Jonathan Ross on Film 2002 didn't rate it!
     
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    Jonathan Ross.......to full of himself, be better off on chann5 reviewing porn movies........!!

    Don't take a blind bit of notice what he has to say, how can you take that man seriously dressed like a pilchard........:clown:
     
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    I thought it was really well acted and engaging but ultimately not very satisfying.
    Didn't leave me thinking I'd watched a classic film like most of Spacey's other work.

    Hope that helps
    Alex
    BTW I saw it on a cramped aeroplane just in case that makes a difference
     
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    I'm looking forward to watching it tonight..:)
     
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    Johnathon Ross. The name brings tears of laughter to my eyes.

    Johnathon Ross - film critic. Brings even more tears of laughter to my eyes.

    Johnathon Ross - no seriously, a real life film critic. Brings total disgust and bewildered disbelief that people are actually supposed to listen to this (albeit funny) moron on which movies to go see. Ross does as he's told on Film 200x. His reviews are pathetic.

    'K-Pax' is great.
     
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    If you liked the film i thoroughly recommend the book which also has a sequel. K-PAX II 'On a beam of light' and a third and final part out in July.

    Very easy to read books.
     
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    I've had this film for a while now on R1 and think its pretty darn good.
    The first hour is the best, all the lighthearted ideas on life, explanations of his planet etc. But it begins to lose itself in the second hour and becomes a bit corny with him suddenly curing patients who have been mentally ill for years. The ending is also a bit lame (not to mention confusing :confused:, for me anyway).
    But its worth watching for the acting of the two leads alone.

    Shaun

    (does anyone know who are the books written by?)
     
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    Its by an author called Gene Bower, ISBN: 0312977026
     
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    enjoyed the film

    superb acting from both jeff and kev

    however (SPOILER) what do u reckon was he or wasn't he

    i think yes but i am not sure
     
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    Remember folks, that talentless hack Jonathon Ross has a quote on the rear of the Batman Forever video boldly stating that it is "one of the greatest movies ever made" !!
    How he got the BBC Film gig really defies belief.


    SPOILERS BELOW


    Anyway, as for K-Pax, I really enjoyed it until the last 15 minutes.I understand the director's reasons for leaving it open but personally i would have preffered to see Prot/Kevin Spacey zoom off into space.It's nice that Hollywood has faith in it's audience to make it's own mind up about the conclusion but I really I think that this is one of those films where we need our hands holding at the end.Damn i just wanted confirmation that Prot was really from K-Pax!!I felt so unsatisfied come the final credits.

    But hey...that's just me.I certainly wouldn't part with the dvd.:D
     
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    I'm obviously just catching up with some of these releases so apologies, again, for dredging up an old thread. I found the movie thoroughly engrossing, I loved it. It ambles along in a relaxed kind of way and you just get carried along with it. Definitely gets my recommendation.

    ** Spoiler **

    I don't have any particular problem with the ending. Although it's not spelt out in detail, I think its fairly safe to say that Prot was simply borrowing Robert's body for a while.

    Allan
     
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    There was nothing open about the ending in my book either. All the clues were there, you couldn't help but deduce anything other than the intended ending.
     
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    Have to agree, I was rather entertained with this too. Spacey is always watchable and usually rather more than just that.
    There were criticisms that he was too 'spacey' and under-developed by some, but in contrast I found him to be just on with the whimsical nature of his character's world/life-view. The most ever talked about was the sodding banana fest!! Whereas there were many touching and jovial scenes of wonder to behold.
    Personally I took the end moments with Bridges' looking skyward as a goodbye my friend scene. Damn it, I'm filling up [​IMG]
     
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    It's now £12.99 at futureent.com!...

    I think I'll be getting myself a copy :)

    Iain.
     
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    The author's surname is actually 'Brewer' and the book is far, far superior to the film.
     
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    I loved this film. Spacey gave another almost perfect performance. Dont know if it will still be a good in a few years time but definatly worth repeated viewings.

    We had an agrument in the office for weeks about the ending wint only myself and one other 'getting it' (we even had the same process of thought for getting there) and no-one else would agree with us. If you watch the alternative ending on the DVD just confirms it in my view.

    Bess's essay near the end has me in tears everytime.
     
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    ** Spoiler **

    Re Bess: yes, its my conclusion that Prot left Robert's body and returned to K-Pax as Bess. Prot chose Bess because she qualified on the basis of what she wrote in the essay.

    Not watched that alternative ending yet though, these can sometimes spoil a film. I'm happy with the ending as-is

    Allan
     
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    I also loved this film. Spacey was great.

    The last scene when he's in the wheel chair, is it me, or is he smiling? Its so subtle. It's like a smile of understanding??? Not quite as apparent in the alternate(ive) ending. Could this be intentional?
     
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    I think so.

    The ending of the film, the slight smile, is just to show there is still hope and thanking his friend for bringing him there.

    I totally agree with GearHead on why he chose Bess.

    I think the alternative ending shows Robert as just a disturbed patient with no clue what is being said to him.

    What a difference a hint of a smile can make !!
     
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    I watched this film last night, I was upset at the lack of farming scenes but did enjoy it a lot
     
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    Oh god not another one
     
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    Watch "Me, Myself & Irene" - you'll adore the idyllic cow scene in that. :)
     
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    f you guys enjoyed the film you should read the books (there are three of them: K-Pax/K-PaxII/K-PaxIII).


    *Spoiler*

    The second book picks up five years after the end of the film/first book.
    It goes into much more detail about Prot/Robert's background.

    *Spoiler*


    It is even worth just reading the first book (which is what the film was based on) as it offers far more depth than the film. :)

    Lex.
     
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    Are they anamorphic with DD5.1? If so, I might give 'em a go if I can find a box set :D
     
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    Is there more about farming in the books Lex?
     
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    Please explain what you mean by that remark
     
  29. Lex

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    He means: oh god not another one!
     
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    A lot of originality has been shown in the titles. What do you you think the next sequel will be called.
     

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