Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by maximaz, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I did a long time dudty in a voluntary firebrigade. I can say that this thing of ropotic suit if not yet developed enough for the military will have a bright future in the rescue and safety buisness at some point where you dont need constant supply of power for 24 ours. For fast rescue missions in colapsed buildings for example or where great power might be needed like lifting a person out of a hole or critical situation already a short time of energy supply for the suit would be enough. When you are using breathing protection with air filed tanks inside a burning building youre not much more outside then one hour or so (depending on how much air your body needs) before a second team is going inside to contiune your work.

    At the moment I guess its still way to expesive. But soon enough, who knows it might become a every day item in certain jobs.
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yeah, that spounds like a good use for it. I know them volunteer fire department guys would love that thing. They'd propably also use it to carry lots of beer from the store to their regular festivities :) ...
  3. Panker_u_sakou_starom

    Panker_u_sakou_starom It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 16, 2009
    It had to be space elves...I only hope that the whole movie doesn't get reduced to some shitty romantic transalien sex space opera with explosions. Because it sure looks so.

    On the other hand sarcos rules. I'm eagerly waiting the civilian model :D ^^
  4. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    anyone else thinks the CGI looks awful?
  5. Best opinion of the trailer so far.

  6. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009
    Avatar is said to have amazing 3d stuff....

    Don't worry...I wear glasses too and I can watch 3d movies just fine...

    You just slip the 3d glasses over your regular glasses....They sometimes feel weird but it will be alright..
  7. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 26, 2007
    Saw the trailer a few days ago.

    Was psyched about this movie until I did.

    Now I can't wait to see District 9 instead.
  8. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    So, wait, i didn't get that. Could he take the blue elfs seriously?

    And about the trailer. I hate it. I hate everything about it and behind it. This movie is going to be nothing more then Pocahontas in space.
  9. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008

    I read some hype about it, watched the trailer and just shook my head.

    I've seen way better CGI in games.
  10. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 12, 2009
    The CGI aliens look like cartoons, as if they go to a planet full of cartoon characters.

    I predict this movie will mediocre at best, the hype will probably prove more interesting than the film itself (as with all or most films, can't really think of one that lived up to hype or even exceeded it).
  11. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    I'm sorry, but I've tried, I really have, and I just can't be as jaded and cynical about this film as I apparently should be. I like fantasy. I like epic visuals. I like futuristic miltech, I like worlds-collide settings, and I can't understand how anything that brings all these things together could be so widely met with such tepid regard. I thought some of those shots of the "blue elves" were simply incredible, too. A lot of them, in fact.

    I think Dope's bearded reviewer's problem is that he is, through no fault of his own, just too firmly grounded in reality. How are a race of alien primitives supposed to look?

    And yes, "Interstellar Pocahontas" might be an apt comparison, and the social and political themes are so overt that they might as well have called the movie Avghanistan, but I'm going to just let myself go on this one and bet the price of a ticket that its strengths are going to outweigh its weaknesses, that the whole is going to be more than the sum of its parts, and that it could be pretty damned fun if I just let myself enjoy it.
  12. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Well, I really liked the latest trailer actually (the one where people speak). The story makes a lot more sense now too. Apparently not all of the elves are vessels for cripples, they are an actual race and this one guy finds a way to infiltrate them. That makes more sense given the futuristic setting and the plot actually looks somewhat interesting now.

    I could be wrong, but the new trailer also looks a little better in terms of visuals, but that may be just because I can actually hear everyone speak so they seem more believable.
  13. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    Albion came to mind when I watched the trailer. Depending on where they go with the plot, it could be good.
  14. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    the CGI in District 9 was 100x better, and it the movie cost 30 Million to make, how much did Avatar cost? 200 Million? but there are some great actors in there, and a few unknown's.
  15. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I have to admit I agree with you, but I can't help, but get this strange feeling you're playing an elaborate joke on everyone.

    I initially said "Hey Albion's a great game in large part due to the setting. This looks very similar.", but then I remembered the vile, unprecedented space furry nakedness in Albion. I really hope this movie doesn't have a similar scene.

    The Vault Dweller
  16. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    Heh... what am I now, alec? :P

    Nope, I'm playing this one straight. I didn't realize that there had been another, apparently far inferior trailer. I've only seen the more recent one, and the first time I saw it was on the silver screen, so I probably got a better first impression than most.

    I guess the film's promoters agree with the general assembly about the quality of that first trailer, because I can't find it on any of the "official" trailer sites, or even the movie's website. Anyone that hasn't seen the new, three-and-a-half-minute trailer, I encourage you to do so before making up your mind on this one.
  17. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Wow, I'd never even seen that trailer. MUCH better. I actually have some interest in seeing it now that I have some sense of what's going on. Though it looks/sounds like the typical humans are bad rah rah rah.
  18. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Avatar could have everything you just mentioned liking and still suck.

    To be good it needs great writing, great acting, great directing, great music, great editing, and a story that involves the viewer on both an intellectual and an emotional level. If it looks spectacular too, that's icing on the cake; but the icing is not the cake itself.

    I hope Avatar is as good as you want it to be, but if it doesn't have the things I just mentioned it will be a lump of crap clothed in a bright, shiny, 200-million-dollar cellophane candy wrapper.
  19. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 12, 2009
    I have definitely seen the aliens somewhere before, in some cartoon maybe. I can't think of it, and its really bugging me.
  20. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck

    Dec 12, 2003
    So I've only seen the South Park episode about this. Is it a live action Smurfs?