Just watched "Space Odyssey : Voyage to the Planets". Which a docu-fiction. From 2004. So, voiceover narration (by David Suchet) and uncertain identity, between traditional filming, fake interviews, fake spacecam footage.
But it's still interestingly realistic. It attempts to depict what an actual manned journey to Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto would look like. What would be the difficulties, the obstacles, the potential accidents. And how each planet (and a couple of satellites) would feel like.
So, while I don't like, in general, the merging of the documentary and fiction styles, I still enjoyed that weird ausiodisual object. Respectable product, there.
Different style, also watched that dubious "Batman vs Superman vs Dawn vs Justice" thingy. I expected much worse. I even, against all expectations, enjoyed the first half (apart from the distracting dream sequences, and the Keanu-Reeves-like Affleck performance). I liked the way it built on the antagonisms and the conspiracy fueling it, I appreciated its pace, and I found it coherent. But then, just when you expect it to pay off, the film goes full hateful eight, ditches its plot, and serves us hours of retarded superhero superpunches (yes, what the public actually came too see, just like the Tarantino shootouts). And so we're back to the boring tediousness of the genre. Followed with a neverending epilogue. So bleh. Nobody wins : the superhero fanboys will whine that the movie betrays the spirit of its characters (oh noes, the precious precious truth of super/batmen), while normal moviegoers will be reminded why superhero movies are shit (action figures smashed against each other for hours under pompous music). Better make one film to please each group, rather that bore everyone with half of it, I'd say, but, yeah, whatever strategy you're comfy with...
Different style, also watched "Conjuring 2". Ghosts go boo, and that's all I ask from them. But suspension of disbelief gets more and more difficult as the ghosts behaviours make only sense in a theatrality maximisation perspective (apparently only drama queens become ghosts after death), and damn the warren couple's self-glorification is irritating.
So, one more ghost movie to confuse with (most of) the others, and to put on the list of won't-remember-if-already-saw-or not. But again, I asked for it. Some will watch anything with spandex clowns punching holes in walls, others watch anything with moaning blankets walking through them. We all deserve what we get...
Post edited October 27, 2016 by Telika