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Um... I was so hopeful it would be good. But it really wasn't
Other than the two strong female leads the rest of the people were just filler stock characters
Even the computer A.I.
The main Set was A dark and dingy design for a Big space-tech company
The special effects resembled very poorly conceived attempts to pluck the story together... the big space crash into some wavy lines. The "cube" that spins then gets the wavy line effect... just not very tangible.
Then the way the story progressed through stages that make no sense.
Like in the "servers" when Mac magically randomly removes a thing which nobody knows what it is other than it somehow saves the computer or something ???
There just isn't any explanation for half the actions or sequence of events in this film.
Then the end... an unbelievably long 1970s dr who theme tune style sequence of swirling and weird patterns... maybe more LSD reaction than dr who stuff.
And then inexplicably the dead woman is alive... on mars or in space... or not - and it just get stupid with absolute and total disregard for actually making any sense.
All the way through the film you sort of think there is about to be a bit where the film kind of starts... then instead it's like it diverges into just confusion and then the most con-fuddled ending.
I'm sorry - I found it a flop.
I enjoyed it in a way... but I think I enjoyed the idea that it might be good... until like realised it just wasn't.
worst overacted, poorly done peace of rubbish I have seen in a number of years. shamelessly using the memories of the great "Poltergeist" film we remember from the old days. using images like the TV with white noise - even in this image - The DVD box ??? there is a young kid that isn't in the film, waving at the very bright ghost, simalar to memories of the old film, which again, isn't actually in this film.
look out for the 5 minuets of stock actors that they randomly chuck in for that 5 min, just to give them someone to kill off... seriously, there almost as good at being crappy stock actors as the main cast.
I am going to give them like half a star review, but thats only because it wont let me put zero, or minus.
just watched it the other day. Sorry to say I am a little disappointed. most of the cast are great actors in some great roles, but I feel most of them have been miss cast here. the only one I think was pretty much right was Daniel Mays as Joe Walker. the guy got the part spot on and made it look natural.
Toby Jones wasn't anywhere near Churchill'ish to be cptn Mainwareing. not prim and proper enough, nor portly and definetly not British-bulldog'ish enough
Blake Harrison was a little too dashing for the weedy mummies boy role of Pike. Gambon - Sorry, far to much Gravatas to play simple, bumbling mr Godfrey. Bill Nightly was far to stern and not nearly fluffy enough for Sgt Wilson. Fraizer by paterson - oddly wasn't scotish enough. and if Tom Courtney wanted to play Jones, he should have aged the role far more... Jones was meant to be much older and almost verging on altimeters. Don't know why Mrs Mainwareing lost her "Hidden role" ...
Casting aside the placement of key catchphrases was wrong and forced... why the hell would the original Jones say "they don't like it up em" in the grass camo bit near the end - there is no talk of using the rifles at that point, let alone Bayonets.
As a great lover of the original Dads Army, seriously watching it since I was like 4 years old... I found this film to be a very poor attempt at copping the original. the cast all seem to be a very dry impression of their original counterparts (apart from Mays) the special effects seem a little over done - The U-Boat was deffinetly a bit over done for a tribute to a low budget show.
It really is painful to me to see some of the best talent and wonderful stars perform so horribly doing what should be a simple and easy to accomplish respectful re-take. but instead they seem to take the poor script, the bad direction and the below-expectation locations along with the over hyped special effects and mash them all up with very poor impressions - Thats it... None of it looked like Natural Dads Army, It all seriously looked like poor actors (which they are not) trying and failing to do impressions of proper famous people, Forced and fake and over done to the point of getting it all hideously wrong - One star just because the cast names make the film worth at least trying to see.