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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:55 AM

New George Clooney movie -

Midnight Sky. Anyone catch it?

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Reply New George Clooney movie - (Original post)
cilla4progress Dec 2020 OP
LunaSea Dec 2020 #1
AllyCat Dec 2020 #2
revmclaren Dec 2020 #3
Thekaspervote Dec 2020 #4
stopbush Dec 2020 #5
RainCaster Dec 2020 #6
snowybirdie Dec 2020 #7
yonder Dec 2020 #8
procon Dec 2020 #9
flying_wahini Dec 2020 #10
Lars39 Dec 2020 #11
LastDemocratInSC Dec 2020 #12
Loge23 Dec 2020 #13
cilla4progress Dec 2020 #14
Loge23 Dec 2020 #15
Fla Dem Dec 2020 #16
cilla4progress Dec 2020 #18
bif Dec 2020 #17

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:11 AM

1. Yes

Very interesting visually, but I found the writing disappointing.
It does have a nice melancholy vibe, if that suits you, all the way to the end.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:46 AM

2. Yes. We liked it.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:48 AM

3. Yes

I liked it very much.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:07 AM

4. Gave it a C- no real story, impossible scenarios.. not one of his best efforts

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:32 AM

5. Extremely slow moving, poor (little) writing, and ultimately, a predictable ending.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 03:02 AM

6. We really liked it

Good writing
Great acting
Didn't like the ending
Some really suspenseful scenes

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 06:04 AM

7. Watched last night

I thought it entertaining, but hubby was bored. Hard to follow though. Scenes popping up with no explanation. One of those films that you need to pay absolute attention to or you miss what's happening all together. Not one of the best. I give it three stars.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 06:38 AM

8. I liked the production values

but like post 4 said: impossible scenarios. The twist at the end was a surprise but not integral or necessary with the rest of the movie.

Solid C from my POV.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 08:51 AM

9. I liked it.

Took a bit to get into the rhythm of wartime flashbacks and imaginary relationships that were part of his man's profound mental illness. Once I realized that I was a voyeur, seeing through this man's crippling injuries everything clicked into place. The buildup to the poignant ending was startling, but very much in keeping with the portrayal of the man's shattered life.

I thought George Clooney was excellent. I did not even recognize him so his movie star status did not overshadow the storyline. Is role is very cerebral and I was drawn into the character he played.



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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:15 AM

10. Yeah, it's good. I'd give it an A for effort. B- for plot line problems.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:29 AM

11. He reminded me of Brian Dennehy in the trailer.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:50 AM

12. Too many mulligans, too many dots that don't connect.

Entertaining but unsatisfying in the end.

The sound track by Alexandre Desplat is quite interesting.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:25 PM

13. Muddled

Beautifully filmed, but the characters never really developed.
Clooney's character mumbled almost unintelligibly through the scenes, the kid wasn't explained at all until the end and even then it made little sense. Overall, a disappointment.
Now, Soul, that's another story!

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:47 PM

14. I too thought the production values were great -

almost overwhelmed the story. I distractedly was aware of how well-financed the movie must be, with Clooney the director, star.

Agree about the character development.

My daughter figured it out first.

It was a film that left me thinking.

The theme of thermonuclear destruction of our planet was indeed poignant and resonant.

Also the theme of family - fathers sacrificing family for ambition. Clooney has twin 3 year olds at home.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 05:48 PM

15. Good take

Sadly, the threat of thermonuclear destruction isn't sci-fi anymore.
I do agree with your family angle and Clooney's performance does include a healthy dose of empathy.
Yeah, great sets!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:10 AM

16. Was ok. Slow. Fast forward through some of it.

Highly improbable.
Spoiler : See below".......















Didnít realize little girl (Iris) was a figment of his imagination until after the end. Actually had to google it to make sure that was what she was.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 02:22 PM

18. Me, too!

My daughter figured it out.

Thought-provoking, I found!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 02:03 PM

17. I enjoyed it.

Not great, but not as bad as some of the critics said. I'd give it a 3 out of 5. I love good sci-fi movies and I thought the special effects were quite will done. Love when the crew all sang "Sweet Caroline", even though I can't stand that song

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