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I May Destroy You
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I think that for the people that really seemed to hate this film that they did not go in to it with the right mind set. The fact of the matter is that this is based of true events and that is scary no matter what anyone thinks. Especially when it is in space. Now on the other hand it all depends on if you actually believe in the paranormal and aliens and all that. I can also see how people may not like this film, because of the way it was filmed. You have all the blurred shots and the static and the lights on and off during the parts inside the crater. All of these things are enough to turn a viewer off without even thinking about the actual film and its contents. So now with that stuff out of the way the film itself is not terrible. It has suspense, maybe not in the sense we think of, but lets think about this. Nobody knew what this film was actually about and no one knew what the creatures were going to be our what they were actually doing. Also suspenseful was the fact that the Russians apparently landed on the moon as well in a secret mission and its information like that that will get to you think of how many more secret missions were there and what things NASA knows that they haven't shared with people. This film was not your normal type of film and it wasn't supposed to be. So with that in mind you cant criticize it for a lack of a plot or character development, because that is not what this film needed. When viewing a film like this you have to realize as a viewer that certain things are implied and you cant use implications to criticize a film either positive or negative. This film wasn't meant to be scary in the sense of things popping out and having creatures even though it had a little of that, but it was scary, because this stuff could possibly be true. However one part of this film that I think could have been better is the part where there just randomly exploring and walking around, because that wouldn't happen for real. You don't just go walking in to craters where you cant see anything and you don't have reliable lighting, but the fact that could have been a dead body on the moon is frightening. So all in all I think that this film was by no means a great film, but it was decent and it's a film that keeps your interest throughout as long as you have the correct mindset and not just dismissing everything that this film has to offer, because you don't believe in the paranormal, because it is not a fair judgement to the film.
This film was so much better than I had originally anticipated. This makes up for that Mark Walberg abomination. Yes that film was entertaining and I do enjoy watching it, but it didn't do anything right. This film however did it just right. This was a successful reboot. The great thing about it is that it didn't try to hard. It didn't try to do anything extraordinary to get audiences attention. It didn't have unnecessary action packed scenes in order to try and get the audiences attention either. This film just kept it simple and believable. It made perfect sense and it told a really great story. Having it told from Caesars point of view was a really great representation of how he changes throughout the film and how he becomes the leader. I also loved how they showed the mental stages of the apes improving slowly and not just having the things go from being regular apes to super geniuses. Which brings me to the scene when Caesar first spoke. That scene could not have been more epic if they wanted it too. Its scenes like that they really make an audience sit back and realize that this is what makes a film great. It makes a film fun and interesting and it makes people want to see it over and over again. I was very happy that there wasn't ridiculous amounts of action in this film, because I think that it was a great first film in what could end up being a great new series just as long as these films stay the course. That brings me to the scene after the credits where they show the neighbor who got coughed on, sneezing revealing the blood showing that he has the sickness, and he is a pilot so they show the beginning of the sickness that destroys the majority of the human race causing the war between humans and apes. So whether or not this does become a new series this film did everything right and I'm happy to see that this wasn't another reboot abomination, because I think a lot of people would agree that all these reboots are getting a bit out of control, but if all reboots were like this then I wouldn't care, because i wouldn't have anything to say about it. There are only a couple gripes I have with this film and they are small and that is some of the lame dialogue from the secondary actors and in a couple of scenes they make the apes a little dumb by either having a stupid expression on there face trying to make the scene a little funnier or trying to add to the apes story. Other than that this film is great and everyone needs to see it. Caesar was the perfect character and in the end when he spoke and told Will that he was home was a very epic scene and it made for an epic ending, and I hope that this does become a new series, because I left that theater wanting more I was not ready for it to end and honestly it could have been longer and it still would have been great, but if it does become a series than it was a good place to end it, and I have to say one of my favorite scenes was when they were on the bridge and they had Caesar, the oranguatan, the gorilla, and the other ape, I cant remember their names as of right now, but if you are a true planet of the apes fan than you will know what I'm talking about. Anyway they showed the four of them together on top of the bus riding down the bridge, also if your a true fan you will realize how awesome that scene actually is. Finally the one thing that kept me from giving it this film a 100% is that they killed the gorilla. I was a bit confused and a bit pissed when they did this, because one that was supposed to be a main character in this series and two this film had everything going for it they had a good thing going and then they do something like that which could possibly change the landscape of the film or the series. Luckily it didn't change the landscape of the film, because it was close to the end so they didn't really have time. So I will be waiting with great anticipation to see what becomes of this great film, and if there are indeed more to come I hope they keep with what they got and they don't make too many more huge changes to this version. I am perfectly fine with rebooting a film and putting your own spin on it, but at the same time you don't want to change what the story is actually supposed to be, so hopefully we wont see too many more story changes, because it can be a slippery slope, but we shall see what happens. In the end it comes down to this. This is a spectacular film worth seeing and I strongly suggest that everyone go out and witness a great reboot for a change, because who knows how long it will be for another great reboot to come along.
This film is bad, but it didn't stand a chance as soon as Zack Snyder was brought into the film. The storyline doesn't make any sense. I mean how does dancing lead to going to an alternate reality. The main chick should have been killed twenty minutes into the film. The special effects of the film were pretty decent, but not enough to turn this into a decent film. The dragon was really lame looking. The transitioning between the two times were also lame and shaky. This all leads up to an ending that doesn't make much sense. So don't bother watching this film, because it is not worth the time. There aren't even any decent scenes in the film to make this worth watching.
This film is not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but it's really close. I think that this film is good for a lot more laughs. This film is funnier, but storyline wise goes to Shaun of the Dead. I liked how unpredictable this film was, because you really don't know what is going to happen next. The best part of this film is the outlandish dialogue in this film. I loved the character of the super christian chick how has her beliefs changed and just starts swearing, but doesn't know how. I would have liked some more plot line in the beginning rather than just having an alien pop up and going from there. Other than that there really isn't anything wrong with this film. This film didn't reach its potential, but its still fantastic. One thing that it did do better than Shaun of the Dead was being able to be serious at times to give the audience a break from laughing. Then going straight back into the humor with either a funny scene or just a quick witted one liner. This is for sure a film that your going to want to see so go do it.
This film is absolutely terrible. It doesn't make any sense and you never know what the heck is going on. Their isn't enough dialogue in the film and nothing is ever explained. The camera work is shaky. Things happen for no reason. Most of the scenes are just unnecessary. The jumpiness of the film is both irritating and upsetting. The only half way decent part of the film is the ending, because that's when they finally tell you what is going on, but the whole time difference thing in my opinion was just an excuse not to give a real ending, because they realized their film was terrible. So don't bother wasting your time with this one, because it is not worth it at all.