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    Only twice?

    I think I might watch it again tonight while I'm working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esaabye View Post
    Anyone seen The Road? Is it worth renting?
    I read the book awhile ago and then saw the movie when it came out so I knew what to expect. Very dark,depressing plot but I enjoyed it because it followed the book pretty good.
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    ^^^
    Just watched it last night thought it was good. Enjoyed the book better than the movie, but it did follow it pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    Starship Troopers the movie is based on Starship Troopers the book in the same way that Independence Day the movie is based on Independence Day the song by Bruce Springsteen. Heinlein's novel has been one of my favorite sci-fi books every since I liberated it from the school library when I was 15, and the film was an utter abortion.
    Agreed. I saw the movie years ago and, even though I'm a MAJOR Sci-Fi geek, could not (for the life of me) understand how anyone enjoyed any part of that movie.

    The acting was horrid, the storyline blew chunks, the special effects were special education quality.

    THEN.... I read the book about 2 years ago and got to understand why people liked Starship Troopers at all. Heinlein was an amazing writer and whether he meant to be or not, was dead on about the way our nation (and it's politics) was moving. What I find even more amazing about that is that the novel was published in 1959.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StagLefty View Post
    I read the book awhile ago and then saw the movie when it came out so I knew what to expect. Very dark,depressing plot but I enjoyed it because it followed the book pretty good.
    I haven't read the book, but as Lefty said, the movie is VERY dark and depressing - but I rather enjoyed the movie since I found the plot to be quite believable.
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    Ginsue, maybe you should switch up from sci-fi to fantasy and read the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. It's basically regurgitated Ayn Rand, but with some wizards. Or even Harry Potter for that matter, if you are interested in reading stories where you can draw parallels to how you currently perceive the world economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theGinsue View Post
    The acting was horrid, the storyline blew chunks, the special effects were special education quality.
    It's camp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_(style)

    This is even camp coture, high camp, impressively bad, and all the better for it.

    The movie and the book have little in common, but if you tried to turn the book into a movie you'd blow your budget and end up with something like Avatar, with power suits and tanks &c. Also explains why the movie doesn't have any tanks in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theGinsue View Post
    I haven't read the book, but as Lefty said, the movie is VERY dark and depressing - but I rather enjoyed the movie since I found the plot to be quite believable.
    The GF found it sad that the world could actually be like that, and there is a possibilty of it playing out the same way.
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    I thought The Road was so boring. The way it ended was such a cop out (similar to my feeling on Children of Men). Anyone seen Shutter Island? Heard it was good but haven't seen it.

    Some I recommend

    Transiberian (Woody Harrelson & Ben Kingsley),
    Night Train,
    and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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    I've seen Shutter Island. It's pretty good. I can usually enjoy anything LDiC is in though. Inception looks like it could be something special.

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