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Exploring Soldier – Episode 233

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  • mogens:

    that was way better than the blockbuster buster he treats paul anderson like an idiot

    • The Viewer:

      That’s nothing compared to the shit that Doug the Nostalgia Critic gave to Event Horizon. Forced comedy at its worst. It’s like he saw a completely different movie than the rest of us, who love it.

  • The Viewer:

    That’s one excellent “exploring” video. Had no idea about most of that stuff. However, that might be the problem. The behind the scenes story seems to be more interesting than the movie itself. Russell carries that flick almost all by himself. I believe his performance, skills and inner anguish. You take him out of the picture, and you get a Sci-Fi channel version of Equilibrium in space. The movie has good ideas and solid cast, but the plot lacks in content (and depth) and makes the movie feel small and a bit shallow. It needed more shades of gray and subversiveness – like in Blade Runner or even Pandorum. Maybe they could have included scenes of actual war crimes committed by the men, like an actual raid on a village similar to the one he later ends up in. Imagine a Riddick movie that starts off with some flashbacks of him toughening himself up in his youth and then for the better part of the movie Riddick just bonds with a family of farmers (at least he was alone with that alien dog and the scene was short). It’s just sappy and dull. And the farmers are too damn innocent and damsel-in-distress-like. They should’ve been a colony of farmers, who are also survivors, not simple farmers. Who lives in badlands and risks being eradicated in five minutes by any spaceship, unless they’re cunning like a fox or tough as nails? The villains on the other hand have zero depth and the worst is that walking stereotype, the commander with the twirling black mustache. The script needed a few more polishes. I also wish they had used the production designer who worked on Event Horizon, because I hate the SW look. It makes the movie feel medieval and anachronistic. The village looks like a bland between Alien 3 colony and StarGate colony. In the end, this movie feels more like something you’d find in Riddick’s universe, than Blade Runner’s. The flick is like a bland of a good Riddick movie and that Niel Marshall’s mess Doomsday with just a few touches of 1984 and Blade Runner. So I’m not surprised the movie bombed. If you watch this, you watch it for Kurt.

  • mogens:

    the blockbuster buster should really give Paul anderson a nother chance who knows he way end up liking him instead of treading him like shit

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