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The More Or Less Likely Poll For December 2004

  

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  1. 1. The More Or Less Likely Poll For December 2004

    • I am getting more likely to see this film
      2
    • I am getting less likely to see this film
      7
    • I was going to see this film and still am
      9
    • I wasn't going to see this film and still amn't
      3
    • I am Tom, you know the score
      2


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well, here you can EASILY smuggle a litre of vodka into the cinema (or, if it;s a daily show, you can waltz into the hall idrinking from it), ut we also have two cafe cinema places, where you have comfy chairs, a sexy waitress, a little tanble in front of ya, and all the booze you're willing to pay for, and the screen isn;t very big - one of the walls of the joint, but still, it's like being in your own home, only with a much larger screen...

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Cinemas in Norway:

Booze- Nix

Candy, popcorn, soda etc - Yup

Foodstuffs - Only some places

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Getting back on topic.

 

Less likely to see the film now. Since the plot spoilers were a major downer for a flick that has already a foot in the grave (in my arrogant opinion). Future Commercial success or not. I my mind its a SNAFU (Situation Normal, All Fucked Up).

 

The only way I will now even give it the time of day if it shows up on TV. Not even an illegal DVD.

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Eh, I don't know actually (I voted less likely). I know I've been hanging around these here boards and have been anxious / supportive about Shia's role in Constantine, but I am still unsure if I'll be watching it myself. I'm not really a fan of scary movies (in fact they terrify me because I'm the type of person who would naively say, "Could that really happen?" after a horror flick), and I don't know if seeing one of my favorite actors in a couple of scenes is worth a lack of sleep for however many days the thought of Constantine (which is being hyped up to be something like the Exorcist) will keep me up.

 

If you still can't grasp how much of a scaredy cat I am, consider this: I couldn't sleep by myself for about a week after watching "The Sixth Sense".

 

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On a related note, and still terribly off topic, we have a load of Europeans around so here's one for you - can you drink alcoholic beverages in your local cinema ?

 

Despite our image as the universal drunkard, you can't buy a beer and watch a movie in the cinema here - though the big multiplexs do often have their own bars, so you can have a pint and then walk ten feet to the screen that's showing the flick you're there to see.

 

Likewise, what's the food situation like ?  Are there on-site facilities for burgers ?  Chinese ? Nachos ?

 

You can buy any kind of alcoholic drinks in the cinema here. When you're 16 (or have a fake ID) that is. Dunno if you can take them inside the err....how do you say? The rooms where the screens are....It's zalen in Dutch. You can even smoke joints in the cinema but not in the "zalen."

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That was my post. At school here, forgot to log in.

 

And mama, Sixth Sense is scary because it looks so realistic there but you don' t expect to find possesed girls or demons in your room right? Because, I remember I couldn't sleep after Jurrasic Park(when I was eight). I thought dinosours could eat me and dreamt about it every night. At the other hand I watched X files that age and I never thought that was scary. See what I mean? I think that with Constantine you know it could never happen.

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I can't imagine paying money to see/own something I'm predisposed to dislike. I shouldn't have to pretend I've never indulged in the source material to stomach an adaptation. Ever. So it looks like I will most likely never see "Constantine."

 

... Well, actually, I do have a few of these free rental cards for Blockbuster. Looks like you just got your chance to dazzle me, Keanu Reeves.

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I can't imagine paying money to see/own something I'm predisposed to dislike.  I shouldn't have to pretend I've never indulged in the source material to stomach an adaptation.  Ever.  So it looks like I will most likely never see "Constantine."

 

that sums up my opinion about the movie at the moment. Whether I'll be able to change my mind before it's released or whether I'll get someone I don't like much to pay for my ticket remains to be seen.

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I can't imagine paying money to see/own something I'm predisposed to dislike.  I shouldn't have to pretend I've never indulged in the source material to stomach an adaptation.  Ever.  So it looks like I will most likely never see "Constantine."

 

 

So you never saw Silence of the Lambs or Jaws or Spider Man or Donner's Superman or LOTR or ...

 

At least that frees up time for more TV.

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So you never saw Silence of the Lambs or Jaws or Spider Man or Donner's Superman or LOTR or ...

 

At least that frees up time for more TV.

 

He's not saying that he's never seen an adaptation, he's saying that disregarding the source material should not be a requirement for enjoying a movie.

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"Silence of the Lambs" - Never read the novel, so I had no clash with it and the source material.

 

"Spider-Man" - Never been much of a Spider-Man fan, so I couldn't complain at much of it. I thought both movies were wonderfully mediocre. Still, the general gist is the same: nerd gets powers, fucks up, uncle gets killed, best friend's dad becomes crazy goblin-man. It's not like they moved him to Japan and gave him an enchanted Spider-Sword or anything. Or turned Harry into his cheesy kid sidekick.

 

"Superman" and "Superman II" - Sure. They were fun, in a hokey sort of way. Not an entirely inaccurate adaptation, either. New-ish storyline, sure, but that there was pretty much Pre-Crisis Superman in a nutshell.

 

"Lord of the Rings" - Read the books long, long ago. Saw all three movies consecutively a little while ago. Wasn't bothered by the adaptation.

 

A better pick would have been "Spider," which, sans the excellent Ralph Fiennes stuff, I hated (and yeah, I read that novel).

 

I'm not singling "Constantine" out as the only adaptation I'm disappointed with; just the only one that's relevant on a "Constantine"-devoted board.

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And mama, Sixth Sense is scary because it looks so realistic there but you don' t expect to find possesed girls or demons in your room right? Because, I remember I couldn't sleep after Jurrasic Park(when I was eight). I thought dinosours could eat me and dreamt about it every night. At the other hand I watched X files that age and I never thought that was scary. See what I mean? I think that with Constantine you know it could never happen.

Are you saying my fear of Sixth Sense was justifiable because it could actually happen?

 

Eek! *Gets chills*

 

Ah, just joking. I get what you're saying, and you're probably right, but I'm still unsure about seeing Constantine because I have a feeling that I'll react in the sissy way that I'm predicting, whether the movie seems realistic or not.

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Well. I will see this film AGAIN as a finished product. I was hoping more of the stronger opinionated members on this board would see this flick on opening weekend to engage in discourse and analysis on scene sequences and overall thoughts-(good or bad) based on a SEEN product with some objectivity. I was looking forward to hearing your over all thoughts and feel for the movie and music score. The push for "I'm Singing in the Rain" background during the demon holy-water sprinkler shooting with Keanu was denied because of a past work (A Clock Work Orange) that depicted rape and violence. The rights were not granted for Constantine. Interesting.... I thought that score would be "Ace" for that scene.

 

I look forward to discuss/hear what worked......didn't work. What you could live with/and detested as comic fans. I was looking forward to your thoughts on the different performances by Keanu, Rachel, Peter, Djimon, Tilda and of course everybody's favorite.....Chaz. Yes. JC comes across as the anti-hero and not very likeable. Not popular with our american audiences. At any rate, I look forward to the discussions post Februray release.

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The push for "I'm Singing in the Rain" background during the demon holy-water sprinkler shooting with Keanu was denied because of a past work (A Clock Work Orange) that depicted rape and violence.  The rights were not granted for Constantine.  Interesting.... I thought that score would be "Ace" for that scene.

 

Thank fuck.

You've already got your performing monkey sidekick, just be satisfied.

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Can someone explain it to me?

 

Is it an insult?

 

I think it's a reference to a Keanu line from the trailer:

 

 

ANGELA: I don't believe in god.

 

CONSTANTEEN: You should. He believes in you.

 

The push for "I'm Singing in the Rain" background during the demon holy-water sprinkler shooting with Keanu was denied because of a past work (A Clock Work Orange) that depicted rape and violence.  The rights were not granted for Constantine. 

 

Seriously? Well, I'm glad you didn't get the rights. This way you're only tainting one excellent source by association, not three.

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Can someone explain it to me?

 

Is it an insult?

I think it's a reference to a Keanu line from the trailer:

 

ANGELA: I don't believe in god.

 

CONSTANTEEN: You should. He believes in you.

I thought it was a reference to another part of the trailer (or part of another version of the trailer) where Angela asked about the possibility of doing something to see the demons, and Constanteen replies, "You see them, they see you," implying that if you are in a position to see them, they'll be able to see you, and you probably don't want that. Rogan's quip implies that the movie itself is demonic, and that you might not want to become known to it by viewing it.

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