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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #780 on: December 07, 2012, 10:13:29 pm »
My problem with MIB3 was my same problem with JJ's Star Trek and any other movie where time travel is a conceit-- namely that the characters have one predetermined thing they have to do and a set of instructions they need to follow in order to get to that final part.  And since they're always told in advance what to do, they just follow instructions.  There's really no room for plot twists or turns or to let the characters dictate the action.  The whole structure makes the story feel unsurprising, it's plot driven and not character driven.  Now I keep hearing that people don't care about plot, they care about characters, but I don't think that's an absolute truth, I KNOW people want to be surprised by the story and not know about what happens next.  When the plot is so connect-the-dots, it all comes down to the characters and most movies can't and don't have strong enough characters to compensate for that.

I was really hoping when Will Arnett popped up that it would be the first of a parade of wild and silly cameos.  No such luck.

I also felt that the 60s B-movie tech was severely underused.  So much wasted potential there.

 

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