|Koda Maja - 2009-10-06 |
5 stars for Dark Star.
Minus infinity for the terrible, insulting description.
I didn't know the Allmans meant so much to everyone!
Yeah, but that's not very funny.
|Merzbau - 2009-10-06 |
No John Carpenter tag?
And yeah, that description...not so much.
|Riskbreaker - 2009-10-06 |
This is John Carpenter in great form, for a low budget 35 year old flick it has dated way better than most sci/fi films of the time.
|Colonel Cowlung - 2009-10-06 |
Don't forget Dan O'bannon.
|Cube - 2009-10-06 |
They hadn't processed the commander's voice yet!
|phalsebob - 2009-10-06 |
Was the 70s the last decade of the truly great Sci Fi film. Blade runner was '82, Terminator was '84 (which was more a suspense than Sci Fi film) and I can't think of much after that. Maybe I'm just a cranky old bastard.
Anyway, Dark Star was damn fine, Mr. Snothouse.
Yea, but Road warrior was '81... almost the 70's, and post apocalyptic isn't what I call SciFi (although technically it is I suppose). Certainly Aliens was a great space SciFi though.
|Michael Houser - 2009-10-06 |
I love this movie. Trying to talk a sentient bomb out of exploding was one the most brilliant ideas ever.
Sadly, this is one of the few movies that I can get other people to watch. Always lose 'em at the beachball.
I lost it at the beachball. But I was somewhere between three and five years old, had no idea what it was**, and was convinced it was trying to kill somebody.
**For some reason, my brain interpreted the alien as some kind of cross between a throbbing gobbet of raw flesh with claws, and an evil strawberry; I know what movie it was from, but the alien in the movie does not match what's in that memory.
There was some fucked-up shit going on with how my eyes interpreted everyday visual stimuli when I was a little kid.
|StanleyPain - 2009-10-06 |
What exactly was this movie ripping off?
And, yes, it's great. If you haven't seen it and are a fan of old-school John Carpenter, it's worth looking for.
The ending was taken from a short Ray Bradbury story called Kaleidoscope, but it works so well in this movie.
That had me confused too. If anything, other movies were ripping off this one.
Okay, if this was made in '74 I saw a lot of:
The Prisoner ('67) - The 'evil' orb
And apparently a Bradbury story.
BUT I DID NOT KNOW THE NERD WATER I WAS TREADING INTO
I'M SORRY THAT THIS TRAILER LOOKS LIKE A TICKET TO GOOFY TOWN.
DEAR GOD if you like this movie, it's cool.
You only saw the trailer shit-trailer? You did not tread into deep nerd water, you're drowning in it.
|Ursa_minor - 2009-10-06 |
The band Pinback is also named after the character "Pinbacker", and their first album samples this movie heavily.
|Xenocide - 2009-10-06 |
I used to be a great surfer. Before....the beard.
And then a beach ball raped me.
|Gwago - 2009-10-06 |
Your MOM is loose. ZING!!
|Emcee - 2009-10-06 |
Great film. It actually *stars* Dan O'Bannon, of course.
Dan O'Bannon seems to have a fixation for eternal, conscious death.
|Bort - 2009-10-06 |
With Richard Kind as the sentient bomb! (Not really, but damn if it doesn't sound like him. I had to look it up to be sure.)
|TeenerTot - 2009-10-06 |
Return to Bombay.
|memedumpster - 2009-10-06 |
I loved this movie when I was a kid, beach ball and all.
|zatojones - 2009-10-06 |
the book was good
|Creeps - 2009-11-22 |
|APE_GOD - 2010-02-19 |
Wasn't there a Pinback in Danny Boyle's Sunshine?
The insane monster guy who was the captain of the Icarus 1?
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