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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-08 05:27
Subject: [movies] Iron Man 3 and Oblivion (spoiler free)
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Yesterday was a tough day for Being Productive, what with the cancer stress and all, so Lisa Costello and I bailed out for the movies. First we saw Oblivionimdb ], then we went and picked up [info]the_child, to hit Iron Man 3imdb ].

I actually kind of liked Oblivion, but it definitely felt very derivative. (Lisa actively disliked it.) And though the worldbuilding eye candy was beyond gorgeous, much of it was also sufficiently illogical to distract me from the movie. In the end, I suppose this movie is rather like The Fifth Elementimdb ]: best enjoyed with the sound turned off.

Iron Man 3 was precisely what it said on the tin: the third Iron Man movie. Robert Downey, Jr. played his part, things went boom and ka-blam, and so forth. There were some reasonably interesting plot twists, and a fair nod to continuity within the Marvel Avengers film cycle. Certainly a lot of fun.

So, yeah, good summer movies. Of course, it's not quite summer yet…

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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2013-05-08 13:32 (UTC)
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"Oblivion" reminded me of the Clooney "Solaris" (which is a guilty pleasure)
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User: radiantlisa
Date: 2013-05-08 14:28 (UTC)
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It reminded me of Solaris, too. And Moon, as well.
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User: radiantlisa
Date: 2013-05-08 14:30 (UTC)
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I will point out that my dislike of Oblivion was a thoughtful dislike. I can't remember the last movie I disliked that made me think about it so much.
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User: mcjulie
Date: 2013-05-08 15:00 (UTC)
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I found Oblivion lovely, but inert. A bit like staring at the art in an SF con art show for two hours.
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User: jeliza
Date: 2013-05-08 19:45 (UTC)
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A version of The Fifth Element that had just the music would be pretty much perfect.
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