Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Apocalypse, Feb 27, 2003.
I really don't know what to say.
Couldn't be bothered to download it! What is it about - who is in it? Who is making it?
James Cameron directing a 3D documentary/fiction film about a group of scientists and Bill Paxton who go down to the Titanic to film it but things go wrong and they themselves have a Titanicesque adventure with fflashbacks of the real Titanic (new footage).
Now you can see why I have no comment to make, I'm still digesting it all
I have just put it on the top of my "avoid at all costs" list for 2003. Thanks for the warning Apocalypse
I think you're in luck, it's for 3D cinemas only so a DVD release is doubtfull. This is a cynical attempt to cash in on the euphoria created by the movie Titanic IMO, surely the talents of cameron could be put towards an entirely new project.
Oh I wouldn't say that. I got 2 pairs of 3D glasses with my Nightmare on Elm Street R1 boxset you know
You sure you didn't get a free Nightmare on Elm Street R1 boxset with your 3D glasses?
I can see it now, a film more akin to the Poseiden Adventure!
Guys? A James Cameron flick is something to treasure, not to fear!
Okay, I'm obviously leaving "True Lies" out of that maxim, but even low-grade Cameron is ten times more exciting than most other directors at the top of their game.
I can't overstate just how much I would love to see this movie. On a HUGE screen, with sense-assaulting sound and in the most optimised conditions possible, I think that "Ghosts of the Abyss" would be a truly amazing experience.
Sorry to sound like a contributor to Ain't It Cool News' 'Talkback' section, but I think that this one of the more potentially exciting movie releases in recent years
Where is Kate, Leanardo and Celine?
Kate is sunbathing in the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Leo is doing some flying lessons after being chased all over the place on foot and Celine has a chesty cough.
This is being shown at the Imax in the Science Musuem in London in May.
Are you taking the ****? True Lies is great!
Better than most bond films certainly. Needs a proper dvd release that.
Well that looks well and truely pants, ive allways liked Bill Paxton too.
Do they work correctly with the DVD, as the only film I have seen on the that works with the 3D glasses was an old B&W movie shown on the Sci-Fi channel called The Mask and it had those green and red outlines.
I hope there's no spoilers in there as I havent seen the first one yet
No, you´re still spoiler-free.
Dunno, not watched it yet
I'm colour blind (if you remember from GC ) but I seem to remember them working okay in the past when I watched some 3D stuff on ITV as a youngster
It's had a proper DVD release. Try the R4 - superb transfer.
And yes Lex, it is a great movie. You just dont like anything do you?
I like good films
Poseiden adventure is funny as buggery!
Far better than Titanic, which is pretty dam dull.
I dig Cameron's films as much as the next guy, but "True Lies" is not his best work.
The action sequences and FX set new standards at the time, and I still think that the last forty minutes or so of the movie are prime Cameron - I just have a problem with the way that James treats the women in the flick.
Usually, you can count on his movies to have a strong and independent heroine who doesn't need to be rescued and doesn't get to be humiliated for comic effect.
Jamie Leigh Curtis' character is kidnapped by her own husband, gets to perform a striptease for her country, participates in lots of witless slapstick and, when she finally gets an opportunity to kick some ass, just about manages to have a catfight with Tia Carrere's villainous henchwoman character.
I realise that this movie is pure comic book stuff and shouldn't be taken too seriously, but his work is usually streets ahead of the hacks who are trying to copy him, and is signified by cool, non-traditional roles for positive, independent women. "True Lies" is very much a step backwards in his catalogue of work.
I just want to know what was in the water over at Lightstorm when Cameron was writing this remake - Thank god that his writing for Kate Winslet in "Titanic" redressed the balance somewhat.
Have you ever watched a Cameron movie sober?? I'd put him on a par with Tony Scott.
And another thing!!!
A strong and independant heroine who is stupid enough to leap out of a lifeboat about 6 times for a guy she just met ( flaming Leo DiCrapio to boot !!! ). Not to mention slinging about a million quids worth of necklace in the sea !!!
Oh well , each to his own I suppose.
Meva, as someone who's been teetotal all my life, I don't actually have any choice but to watch Cameron's movies sober
And, to further damn myself as eternally shallow in your eyes, I actually kind of like Tony Scott's movies for the most part.
Okay, his stuff is essentially insubstantial eye candy, but I think that True Romance is pretty fantastic and Spy Game and The Last Boy Scout both have their share of great moments.
However, to elaborate further on this entirely baffling viewpoint, I would have to go more off-topic than I normally do....
In the end,Titanic is an admittedly over-the-top, high stakes love story, told in self-consciously epic, broad strokes, and in such tales, generally speaking, people have a tendancy to do stuff that doesn't make a whole mess of sense in the great scheme of things, and in the cold light of internet forums.
In my experience, grand and senseless romantic gestures such as dropping the Heart of the Ocean into the sea are a staple of this particular, illogic-ridden genre: I would never accuse Cameron of rivalling Terence Malick in the cinematic subtlety stakes.
As for Leonardo? He's capable of good work - witness his fine turns in This Boy's Life and, particularly, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, but seems content now to play roles which are less about the acting and more about sustaining an A-list, $20 million per film career.
And good luck to him - I doubt that he spends a great deal of time worrying about what the likes of me think of him.
I think you missed my point a little bit. I wasn't having a pop at Tony Scott or Leo ( well, maybe Leo a tad ).
I enjoy most of Cameron's movies ( I even own a couple ) . It is just a mystery to me why people seem to be in such awe of his talent. He is a fairly good director ( as I said on a par with Tony Scott ) and not that great a writer ( on a par with Sly Stallone ).
He is a fantastic home cinema salesman though
titanic sequal? cameron,s new flick? no to the first,and sort of to the second.its actualy a full length unscripted documentary, which takes place in and around the wreck site.new camera equipment will go inside titanic to areas never before seen.check the official website...and lets drop all the posiedon adventure stuff once and for all
I hope that my posts didn't come across as being too hostile, Meva - Jim Cameron is my favourite movie director and kind of the reason that I got into DVD in the first place, what with the excellence of the R1 Artisan Terminator 2- Ultimate Edition disc and Fox's Abyss, even if that wasn't anamorphic.
As much as I want to see it, though, I can't see Ghosts of the Abyss having quite the same impact on dvd when I watch it on my 28" Samsung widescreen.
Can you believe, though, that Stallone was once an Oscar nominee for his writing. How the years change things ...
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