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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:55 AM

 

I have an embarrassing admission...

I get suckered in every time Meet Joe Black is on. Pitt's performance was good, and what can you say about Hopkins?

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Reply I have an embarrassing admission... (Original post)
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 OP
defacto7 Nov 2013 #1
JNelson6563 Nov 2013 #2
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #3
Warpy Nov 2013 #4
marginlized Nov 2013 #5
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2013 #6
marginlized Nov 2013 #7

Response to awoke_in_2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 04:05 AM

1. Creative stories and imagination

is good. I have no problem with myth as entertainment. Good movie.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:07 AM

2. I like it too.

Tho' my favorite role for Pitt is definitely Mickey in Snatch. The fuckin' pikeys.

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:31 AM

3. I haven't seen that one...

 

I probably should

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:39 PM

4. I don't have to buy the premise

if it's a good story brought to life by good actors.

Some people can't stand things if they can drive a truck through holes in the story. I tend to compartmentalize.

The one I get suckered into is "The Fifth Element."

Every time.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 11:46 PM

5. "Suckered In"? You mean for just watching?

So you can't enjoy any Sci Fi or other fanciful, swashbuckling bit of CGI?

"Meet Joe Black" makes no references to specifically religious beliefs. It could just be an alien feat of reanimation like in the original "Star Gate", or Herbert West in "Reanimator".

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Response to marginlized (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 01:28 AM

6. But it does deal with after life. nt

 

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:57 PM

7. I'm probably misremembering the film ...

Does Anthony Hopkin's character ask what the "other side" is like before stepping out? I really don't recall.
But Pitt's characer simply "comes back" with no memories of anything without realizing he's been gone, just lost time, i.e. reanimated by the Alien who borrowed his body. Claire Forlani, his leading lady, senses a change but the film ends before anyone gets into a metaphysical discussion. I don't recall references to "Life Everlasting" or anything remotely similar.

All of which aside, I still don't get the OP's concern. Do the Purity Laws forbid certain movies?

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