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Disappointing.........

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Indeed JD, I totally agree with you but would you please tell me what is Wall_E?

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It's the 25th best film of all time, apparently.

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25th best ever? Well there's perspective for you...ÿ


Reminds me of all those music polls that have the flavour-of-the-moment band as 'best ever'. (I believe Mr Adam Ant got it right in Goody Two Shoes: "Look out or they'll tell you you're a superstar. Two weeks and you're an all-time-legend - I think the games have gone much too far")

Incidentally, I'm just writing a blog about how disappointing I found Dark Knight.. should be online by this afternoon.

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Oooo don't do that (yet) - might make me not go and see it at the iMax while my wife's away for the week.

But it should be pointed out that the "25th best" thing will be based on a small sample so far, and is therefore unreliable - give it time to settle down and it will gain its rightful place (below The Incredibles). It is undoubtedly technically brilliant in its first half - animation has never looked so real - but in its second half it becomes more cartoon like and the plot is simply confused and, dare I say, boring.

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25th best ever? Well there's perspective for you...ÿ

Reminds me of all those music polls that have the flavour-of-the-moment band as 'best ever'. (I believe Mr Adam Ant got it right in Goody Two Shoes: "Look out or they'll tell you you're a superstar. Two weeks and you're an all-time-legend - I think the games have gone much too far")

Incidentally, I'm just writing a blog about how disappointing I found Dark Knight.. should be online by this afternoon.



Disappointing? I watched it yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I know that everyone will probably say the same thing just out of sympathy, but Heath Ledger really was the best thing in it.

Christian Bale's 'Batman' voice was rather off-putting though.
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Interesting- this movie certainly divides opinion. As you may know I'm quite a fan of almost any movie Pixar produced until now. Only exceptions for me would be Cars and Bugs life. Bugs life is just not my kind of humor and Cars too American oriented and boring (no human characters, no risk involved).
Will definitely see it, but not before next Thursday. I tell you it's been agony to see what's out on Rotten Tomatoes and having to wait for weeks or months until it's released in The Netherlands.
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We took aour 5 year old to see it and she loved it. That's good enough for us I suppose. . . .amoungst the best 25 films - I agree, well over the top.

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My kids really enjoyed it (7 + 3) but my wife and I found it disappointing by Pixar standards.

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We'll get the DVD, obviously. Maybe it's a grower........

Actually, I even thought the short that preceded it was poor compared to Lifted and Gerald's Game (or whatever it was called).


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Reminds me of when I went to see Star Wars: Phantom Menace at an 11.15am showing (give me a break - I was in tthe US at a conference, the film wasn't yet out in the UK, and it was the only one i  could make).

I was, naturally, aghast at the Jar Jar Binks travesty, but the cinema was full of kids who were LOVING him.... 

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Reminds me of when I went to see Star Wars: Phantom Menace



That was your first mistake........


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Can I repeat that it wasn't yet out in the UK? I only had the first day of US reviews to go on (and the alternative was a Novell developers conference).

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(drums fingers on chin)


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PS Nice thunderstorm, eh, JD?

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Lovely. I love thunderstorms.

Luckily, I am plugged into a Tacima mains block..........


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