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Old 04-10-2012, 09:24 AM   #11471 (permalink)
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eXistenZ (1999)

Caught this on TV the other night, one of the more popular Cronenberg movies that I had yet to see. I remember renting it back when I worked at Hollywood Video but turning it off because I was a little confused and really tired. The whole biopod thing was mostly the source of the confusion, the idea of humanity trading synthetic technology for more biological "living" thign was just a little too strange for me when I was 18. I did think the tooth gun was kind of cool, so you can't fault me too much.

Well 6-years later and with a more worldly I can definitely say I can see why people like to talk about this one. It seems the late '90's/ early '00's were full of movies questioning reality and how technology has altered our perception of what is and isn't real. The ambiguity in this one was far more forefront, so if you found Inception (2010) to be confusing, eXistenZ (1999) may turn you off.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #11472 (permalink)
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^finally a good review of eXistenZ



watched this on a whim last night after work....the narration is great and the "never before seen" clips were amazing!....informative and more explosions than a michael bay film.....very interesting little doc
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #11473 (permalink)
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^finally a good review of eXistenZ
I can understand why people wouldn't like it. It's one of the more "out there" films that just kind of forces you to accept that there will be no backstory to fill in why Jude Law's cell phone looks like a dildo. I think that was my biggest problem when I first viewed it in 2006, I was expecting some kind of explanation as to why humans had shunned synthetic technology for something organic. I think some people may have also been turned off by the somewhat lackluster script, although I think that was more to do with poking fun at the script found in some video games, which kind of sells games short.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #11474 (permalink)
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A better question would be why wouldnt his phone look like a *****.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:34 PM   #11475 (permalink)
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:59 AM   #11476 (permalink)
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Shutup Cyrus.


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Old 04-11-2012, 02:26 AM   #11477 (permalink)
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When did everybody switch to Trailer Park Boys avatars?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:16 AM   #11478 (permalink)
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When did everybody switch to Trailer Park Boys avatars?
I don't know man... I tried to put this on fake books or whatever it's called, then these dicks just copied me.

But seriously we need a Bubbles. And also a Randy.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #11479 (permalink)
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I don't know man... I tried to put this on fake books or whatever it's called, then these dicks just copied me.

But seriously we need a Bubbles. And also a Randy.
I call J Roc.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:45 AM   #11480 (permalink)
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Anticipation snatched J-Roc and T already

@DocSoft Nobody NEEDS a Randy :P
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