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AssassinsMace

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Not sure what to think of this. I've been hearing too many people that claim that Benioff and Weiss ruined Game of Thrones. So how are they going to handle this? I've haven't read The Three Body Problem nor any Chinese science fiction. I just saw that movie that came out a while back. It was what you think the communist would allow to be made where there was no real antagonist except for nature. Then in Hollywood they don't like Chinese movies or books that don't have Chinese being self-critical yet hypocritically their main theme is it's always someone else's fault.
 

10thman

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Not sure what to think of this. I've been hearing too many people that claim that Benioff and Weiss ruined Game of Thrones. So how are they going to handle this? I've haven't read The Three Body Problem nor any Chinese science fiction. I just saw that movie that came out a while back. It was what you think the communist would allow to be made where there was no real antagonist except for nature. Then in Hollywood they don't like Chinese movies or books that don't have Chinese being self-critical yet hypocritically their main theme is it's always someone else's fault.
For me, GoT is a good example of how not to end a series
 

SteelBird

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I first heard the name of the movie "Three-Body Problem" on CNN and try to find it on Youtube, a trailer is OK, no need full movie. But what I've found is really a mess, I really don't know what's it talking about.
 

shanlung

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I first heard the name of the movie "Three-Body Problem" on CNN and try to find it on Youtube, a trailer is OK, no need full movie. But what I've found is really a mess, I really don't know what's it talking about.

Best you not ask around and go read the book!
And if you like reading good books, you be delightfully surprised!
 

Mr T

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Mulan, I heard this movie is banned from cinema in five-eye countries.
There was no (state-imposed) ban on the film being in cinemas. Disney chose to just release the film online because many countries still have closed cinemas or extremely restricted viewings. Cinemas that are open are also likely to have restricted the number of patrons to enforce social distancing.

By way of example, my local cinema is still closed and the nearest megaplex has very intermittent viewings of indie/low-budget films.

If Disney had released Mulan in cinemas worldwide they could have lost money in certain countries, because the cinemas have to be paid irrespective of how many people buy tickets.

For me, GoT is a good example of how not to end a series
Whether the Three Body Problem will be good or not, just find out if the people in question have another job lined up. That's why Game of Thrones became so bad, because they had a more lucrative project to go to and wanted to get out of GoT quickly.
 

10thman

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Whether the Three Body Problem will be good or not, just find out if the people in question have another job lined up. That's why Game of Thrones became so bad, because they had a more lucrative project to go to and wanted to get out of GoT quickly.
I heard about that, they had to choose between more money and a quality product.
I understand the more money part but this negatively affected their personal and the show brand.
I am not sure whether others would have done the same.
 

In4ser

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There was no (state-imposed) ban on the film being in cinemas. Disney chose to just release the film online because many countries still have closed cinemas or extremely restricted viewings. Cinemas that are open are also likely to have restricted the number of patrons to enforce social distancing.

By way of example, my local cinema is still closed and the nearest megaplex has very intermittent viewings of indie/low-budget films.

If Disney had released Mulan in cinemas worldwide they could have lost money in certain countries, because the cinemas have to be paid irrespective of how many people buy tickets.



Whether the Three Body Problem will be good or not, just find out if the people in question have another job lined up. That's why Game of Thrones became so bad, because they had a more lucrative project to go to and wanted to get out of GoT quickly.
Imo GoT's failure was more of an issue of the story writers having no material for seasons 7 and 8 since ASIOF books for them still haven't been released by GRRM and they decided to insert filler for the story. 3BP will not have the problem because the book and the rest of the Remembrance of Earth series are complete.
 

Mr T

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Imo GoT's failure was more of an issue of the story writers having no material for seasons 7 and 8 since ASIOF books for them still haven't been released by GRRM and they decided to insert filler for the story.
Yeah sort of, but at the same time a lot of their writing was really weak. They'd also previously changed what happened in the books, so it's not like they had no talent at all. Rather they decided to rush the ending and didn't think through their plot decisions. Even fans were coming up with better ideas.

3BP will not have the problem because the book and the rest of the Remembrance of Earth series are complete.
One would hope so. Then again they might think "hmm, this is boring, let's just change this completely" and then make it much worse.
 

Mr T

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I've noticed that, once again, audience reviews are much worse than critic reviews, this time for Mulan 2020. It seems like many critics are giving the film 4 or 5 out of 5 simply for having a "strong female lead", rather than actually assessing the film on its own merits, whereas viewers are actually breaking down the film and criticising it for issues like the lead not looking like a man/boy at any stage so being completely unconvincing, not being able to act properly, Mulan having magic powers "because reasons" rather than training herself up as with the animated version, the plot making little sense, etc.

That's a shame, because I can still remember the days of film critics giving honest reviews of films - whereas these days they're like the old unsophisticated audiences being pleased by CGI, and the audiences are more sophisticated like the film critics of old.
 

AssassinsMace

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You mean like for decades people have been saying Julia Roberts is the greatest actress in the world when she's just a one-trick pony?
 

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