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Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 5:33:31 PM   
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What films do you think have dated prematurely? Goldeneye, one of my favourite Bonds I hasten to add, seemed to look ancient when I watched it on ITV recently.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 5:52:02 PM   
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The mobile phones in The Matrix look so strange to me now, even if they do still look a million times better than those stupid ugly things they had in the sequels

The same goes for every time I see those handheld scanners/communicators they have in Star Trek. Sure they can identify ailments, scan areas for threats, and communicate over vast distances in real time, but can they Angry Birds?

That's possibly not what you were looking Hood (), but that's what came to mind when I saw the thread.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 5:57:47 PM   
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Who the heck wants Angry Birds when you can fire photon torpedoes at Talaxians?

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 6:02:27 PM   
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Who the heck wants Angry Birds when you can fire photon torpedoes at Talaxians?

Can you do that when you're sitting on the Captain's throne?

Actually maybe you could...

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 6:13:17 PM   
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Number one, make it so.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 6:18:21 PM   
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End of Days dated very quickly as soon as the Millennium passed

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 3/10/2012 6:32:37 PM   
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Number one, make it so.

Captain's log...

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 4/10/2012 9:15:06 AM   
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Watch out for Cling Ons too.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 4/10/2012 9:46:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man


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Number one, make it so.

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That genuinely made me chuckle.

As for dated films, I caught Speed on Five the other night. One of my all time favourite movies, I love it, but I havent watched it in years. Parts looked and felt pretty dated though, and I noticed odd editing and odd sound editing all the way through, which I'd never caught before (for example, Annie screaming the line 'Here we gooooo..!' as the bus takes the tight turn, it's the same line and same delivery just looped twice, and it soudns weird!). A lot of the opening felt almost made for TV, it looked odd and the sets looked obvious and fake. Really strange. Still, once it's out on the streets it was great and even some dodgy rear projection and miniature effects during the finale didnt spoil it. But yea, there are elements that have dated.

I'll agree with Goldeneye too, some of the miniature effects make it feel quite old, and look very Thunderbird-ish. It isn't helped by some odd early nineties fashion either.



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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 4/10/2012 10:21:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: porntrooper

I'll agree with Goldeneye too, some of the miniature effects make it feel quite old, and look very Thunderbird-ish.



Probably because they were done by Derek Meddings, the same guy who did the effects for Thunderbirds. I have the same problem with Tim Burton's first Batman, especially the Batwing crash at the end.


Much as I love it, I think most of the technology in Hackers went out of date about a week after the movie came out.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 4/10/2012 10:25:42 AM   
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Total Recall (1990) looks really dated now too.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 4/10/2012 10:31:01 AM   
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Cronenberg's Existenz. Although it was already dated by the time it actually came out.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 4/10/2012 11:32:20 AM   
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Cronenberg's Existenz. Although it was already dated by the time it actually came out.


Agree. Its still a good film, but for 'virtual reality' C-berg was about 8 years too late.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 10:14:20 AM   
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Natural Born Killers - in fact anything in the mid to late 90's (just before the internet & shiny mobile phones became the norm) that relies heavily on the media for storytelling I guess.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 11:57:17 AM   
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Reality Bites looks really, really old now.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 11:59:59 AM   
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The Lord of the Rings, specifically Two Towers & Return. CGI Legolas looks awful now and very plastacine-y. Same goes for Spiderman 1 and the hot air balloon scene.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 12:43:36 PM   
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I think CGI dates due to one of the facts that visually, and the process ,lacks charm also the fact that CGI is a ever growing medium in itself.
While stop-motion has the charm and the much more human process in its inception.

Not to say that Stop-motion should get the benefit of the doubt though.Films such as Robocop2 particularly standout as rather dated in my opinion.

And strangely enough I think The Thing (2007) is a much more dated Film than that of Carpenters Classic ,even though it was created 25 years after the 1982 version.And for me it shows how CGI can even seem visually dated to past works,and in this case physical modelling and stop-motion.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 1:55:40 PM   
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Yet some how Starship Troopers still looks awesome 15 years on!


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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 2:51:44 PM   
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Yet some how Starship Troopers still looks awesome 15 years on!




Visually Starship Troopers is extremely nice and extreme to look at.
The CGI has so much depth that,I agree, it standouts even over some of todays CGI infested films.
For such a horrific film the CGI is beautiful at times.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 4:15:51 PM   
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The Lord of the Rings, specifically Two Towers & Return. CGI Legolas looks awful now and very plastacine-y. Same goes for Spiderman 1 and the hot air balloon scene.


I agree with both. I found it strange that Gollum was so good, and yet there's some really dodgy CGI like Leggy and those God-awful wet/dry scenes in The Fellowship with Sam and Smeagol's mate in Return.



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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 8:16:03 PM   
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Yet some how Starship Troopers still looks awesome 15 years on!




When they remake this the cgi probably wont be half as good.

Absolutely criminal that it didnt get an fx oscar that year.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 5/10/2012 10:19:02 PM   
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I'm internet 'friends' with Trey Stokes who worked as an animator on Starship Troopers. He recorded a commentary for it here

He also worked on Team America: World Police, Batman Returns (he was a penguin puppeteer), The Blob 88 (he was the titular Blob), The Abyss , Robocop 2, Species, Pet Sematary 2, Polar Express and created the Star Wars fan films 'Pink Five'.

Commentaries for the films in bold are also on the Down In Front page.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 7/10/2012 8:01:13 PM   
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Any film with the two towers seen in the background post 9/11.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 7/10/2012 11:35:12 PM   
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quote:

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I think CGI dates due to one of the facts that visually, and the process ,lacks charm also the fact that CGI is a ever growing medium in itself.
While stop-motion has the charm and the much more human process in its inception.

Not to say that Stop-motion should get the benefit of the doubt though.Films such as Robocop2 particularly standout as rather dated in my opinion.

And strangely enough I think The Thing (2007) is a much more dated Film than that of Carpenters Classic ,even though it was created 25 years after the 1982 version.And for me it shows how CGI can even seem visually dated to past works,and in this case physical modelling and stop-motion.


The Thing 2007?? You mean 2011? 29 years after the original.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 7/10/2012 11:45:00 PM   
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It's such an unmemorable film so can forgive him for getting the years mixed up.

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 7/10/2012 11:56:46 PM   
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It's such an unmemorable film so can forgive him for getting the years mixed up.


agreed, its just ok and nothing more

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 8/10/2012 12:02:37 AM   
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ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

I think CGI dates due to one of the facts that visually, and the process ,lacks charm also the fact that CGI is a ever growing medium in itself.
While stop-motion has the charm and the much more human process in its inception.

Not to say that Stop-motion should get the benefit of the doubt though.Films such as Robocop2 particularly standout as rather dated in my opinion.

And strangely enough I think The Thing (2007) is a much more dated Film than that of Carpenters Classic ,even though it was created 25 years after the 1982 version.And for me it shows how CGI can even seem visually dated to past works,and in this case physical modelling and stop-motion.


The Thing 2007?? You mean 2011? 29 years after the original.

doh!

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 8/10/2012 1:02:14 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

I think CGI dates due to one of the facts that visually, and the process ,lacks charm also the fact that CGI is a ever growing medium in itself.
While stop-motion has the charm and the much more human process in its inception.

Not to say that Stop-motion should get the benefit of the doubt though.Films such as Robocop2 particularly standout as rather dated in my opinion.

And strangely enough I think The Thing (2007) is a much more dated Film than that of Carpenters Classic ,even though it was created 25 years after the 1982 version.And for me it shows how CGI can even seem visually dated to past works,and in this case physical modelling and stop-motion.


The Thing 2007?? You mean 2011? 29 years after the original.

doh!


Which probably makes the CGI even less acceptable!

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 8/10/2012 12:38:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES


quote:

ORIGINAL: DONOVAN KURTWOOD


quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

I think CGI dates due to one of the facts that visually, and the process ,lacks charm also the fact that CGI is a ever growing medium in itself.
While stop-motion has the charm and the much more human process in its inception.

Not to say that Stop-motion should get the benefit of the doubt though.Films such as Robocop2 particularly standout as rather dated in my opinion.

And strangely enough I think The Thing (2007) is a much more dated Film than that of Carpenters Classic ,even though it was created 25 years after the 1982 version.And for me it shows how CGI can even seem visually dated to past works,and in this case physical modelling and stop-motion.


The Thing 2007?? You mean 2011? 29 years after the original.

doh!


Which probably makes the CGI even less acceptable!


Quite.

And said practical effects in the original still look amazing, not just good, now (with the exception of the stop-motion Blairmonster).

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RE: Films that have dated quickly - 8/10/2012 1:08:28 PM   
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Any film with the two towers seen in the background post 9/11.


Doesn't make it dated looking, it makes it at least 11 years old.

Big difference. 

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