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Old Apr 5, 2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

well people, its that time of year again, where the geeks and freaks in Hollywood and across the old US of A polish off their wire rims and vote for the Best in .....well, everything Science Fiction. Kind of like a nerdy Oscars, if you will. What's your vote? seen em? What do you think of said films? Vote and discuss!

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Old Apr 5, 2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

I haven't seen said films, so I'm voting for Wanted, because the title (and plot, possibly, not that I know anything about it) makes it the most difficult of said films to make a porn version of.
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 03:47 AM   #3
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

i have yet to see TCCOBB, Spiderwick, and Twilight. I couldve gotten Twilight last weekend, and I even went too, but just couldnt. It seemed soooooo teenybopper-ish. Worth it? Anyone?
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 08:24 AM   #4
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

Wanted is one of the worst films ever made. It seems to have been written and directed by a couple of twelve-year-old boys.
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

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Wanted is one of the worst films ever made. It seems to have been written and directed by a couple of twelve-year-old boys.


Agreed. The fact that the source material's **** doesn't help either.
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 04:48 PM   #6
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

And "bullet time" got old about ten years ago.
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 05:44 PM   #7
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Indeed. It's the fascist movie that all the foolish detractors thought Fight Club was.
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 06:40 AM   #8
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

This movie is so bad that I don't even care what it's politics are. What ever they may be, they are poorly served by this mind-numbing turd.

As for Fight Club- who says that it has "fascist" politics? Not only does the film obviously disapprove of Durden's path, but Durden and his followers are far from fascists. If anything, they are straw-man anarchists.
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 08:02 AM   #9
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

Twilight's nominated for an award? I feel vaguely disgusted. How prestigious are these Saturn Awards, anyway? Can't be very, if that pile of crap got nominated
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 09:24 AM   #10
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

From what I've seen from them this year, (which is all I know about them) I have as much respect for the Saturn Awards as I do for the team of hyperactive prepubescent boys behind Wanted.
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 02:25 PM   #11
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Re: 2009 Saturn Award Nominees: Best Fantasy Film

Twilight is fanservice, not good.It's all whine and darkness, sorry gloom (but not good Nightwatch stuff, boring boring tedious gloom).

Haven't seen Narnia or Spiderwick.

Wanted....shame, some good visuals and nada much else. I did enjoy Hancock, but really think it should have pushed for more than mediocre.

Soooo Benjamin Button it is, and I wouldn't sit through it all again either. BUT it was an interesting fairy tale.
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 05:49 PM   #12
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I can't remember specifically who made the 'fascist' comment/s, though the use may have been an exaggeration, but when Fight Club came out, Dail Mail types accused it of being irresponsible, dangerous and somehow mistook it for a film that approves of Tyler's actions. I think Total Film mentioned it had some 'National Socialist symbolism' in their original 1999 review though.

Wanted obviously never had a lot going for it anyway, but it was the ideology behind it that made me hate it so much. The way it panders to fanboys by equating their hatred and misanthropy with self-assertion was appalling. I find it interesting how the film hasn't concerned much controversy, since it lifts so much from Fight Club (including a 'witty' getting fired from work scene) but not that film's moralism.
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Old Apr 8, 2009, 07:38 PM   #13
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Wanted obviously never had a lot going for it anyway, but it was the ideology behind it that made me hate it so much. The way it panders to fanboys by equating their hatred and misanthropy with self-assertion was appalling. I find it interesting how the film hasn't concerned much controversy, since it lifts so much from Fight Club (including a 'witty' getting fired from work scene) but not that film's moralism.

Bold text? Best statement ever.
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