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    Rented this today, on Blu, this is now on my must buy list, very cool action popcorn film. Decently acted, good story, great effects, nothing at all like the trailers. Some good edge of your seat thrills and suspense as well.
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    Got this as an early DVD rental last week Ron. Agreed, very cool flick. The Twilight Zone meets National Treasure. Different. Worth checking out for sure.

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    Great, gives me a reason to get it then. My wife mentioned the whole "whats up with nicholas cage in all these films regarding future events/etc", another example being Next if anyones seen it. Dont spoil it for me though since neither of us has yet to watch it!
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    Cool, I was hoping it wasn't a dud. I just rented it today, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Unfortunately my local video store was all out of Blu-Ray copies so I had to get it in "Regular D" lol.
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    Fantastic flick. Suspenseful, dramatic, intelligent, good f/x, good flow, great storyline. I was glued to the edge of my seat. Busy night so I thought I'll watch half of it tonight and catch the rest tomorrow. Couldn't turn the sucker off.

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    Good Movie-Better Sound!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danz1906 View Post
    Good Movie-Better Sound!

    DOH!! I doubt the DD will give it the justice the DTS HD sound does. Damn "Regular D"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wutadumsn23 View Post
    DOH!! I doubt the DD will give it the justice the DTS HD sound does. Damn "Regular D"
    I was pretty impressed with the audio on the SD DVD. My Lazyboy was rockin' when that jet hit the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiko View Post
    I was pretty impressed with the audio on the SD DVD. My Lazyboy was rockin' when that jet hit the ground.
    Cool, so your saying theres a chance...... lol Have to check it out when I get home from work.
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    I'll bite and go for a blind buy. Thanks Ron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiko View Post
    I was pretty impressed with the audio on the SD DVD. My Lazyboy was rockin' when that jet hit the ground.
    That was a very cool jet crash, the after crash explosions with debris flying really made for some very good surround use.
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    i liked it , saw it last night... damn nicolas cage is getting old and bald :(
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    Saw it in the theater with my 13 year old son. We gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up. A little melodramatic, but what Nicholas Cage movie isn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-P View Post
    That was a very cool jet crash, the after crash explosions with debris flying really made for some very good surround use.
    Yes, scene 6 the Jet Crash was AWESOME:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-P View Post
    That was a very cool jet crash, the after crash explosions with debris flying really made for some very good surround use.
    Cool? I would describe it as riveting and intense. Furthermore, people running around in flames are not cool. Flying scares the hell outa me, literally. This would not be a good flick for an in flight movie. :p

    But yeah, the surround effects in that scene awesome. ;)

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    great recommendations.
    we plan on watching soon.

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    Yes, This is a very good movie. The VQ and AQ are very good. The transfer on blu is one of the best to date. Cage is one of my favs and he did a good job in this movie. This is a must for anyone who likes him or this type of movie.

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    Will have to put this one on the list to watch. Thanks.
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    Watched it last night, Very cool movie.

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    Thanks for your review Ron-P...short and to the point. Much appreciated. Will watch it tonight.
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    Watched it and liked it. Thanks.
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    I saw this the other night... It was very intense and kept me glued to the screen but I will probably never watch it again. I thought the acting was terrible besides cage.

    Not totally into the concept either but I was very suprised at how dark and semi scary it was.

    Worth a one time viewing in my book, with some great special effects and audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNightly View Post
    I saw this the other night... It was very intense and kept me glued to the screen but I will probably never watch it again. I thought the acting was terrible besides cage.

    Not totally into the concept either but I was very suprised at how dark and semi scary it was.

    Worth a one time viewing in my book, with some great special effects and audio.

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    Finally watched it over the weekend, worth the wait. Wasn't the best movie I have seen, but was worth watching. Special effects were very good too. Only wish I could have seen it in Blu-Ray, had to watch it in "Regular D"
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    Nicolas Cage can ruin a movie for me, but not this one. This one was ruined because it just wasn't that good. Sure it had great sound and decent effects, but dragging around the kids, then leaving them in the car or on their own just to amp the tension...it happened several times. Visiting the disasters with no idea what would/could happen with the thought of stopping them somehow...what was Cage thinking??? It was an obvious plot device, among many that were heavy handed. The movie was ambitious, but...

    I wrote a spoiler here, but for some reason the spoiler tages wouldn't take...so I removed it. You guys can get the gist. I wasn't that impressed

    ...kept taking me out of the moment with nearly every scene. Maybe, it was Cage. Someone like Eric Bana might have pulled it off, IDK. Overall, a disappointment for me...and I like things blowed up.
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    I picked this up yesterday at wally world on the recommendations here, it was by no means great but it didn't leave me feeling like I just pissed away $26 either so that was a plus.

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    This was a cool movie until I saw the alien space ship...then it got really stupid.
    Sound and special effects = Cool
    Plot and theme = Freakin' horrible.

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    +1. The GF and I were disappointed. Sound and special effects were good, but the story could have been so much better. It had potential, but was like the firecracker that never went off.

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    I got around to this one last night (rental). Not great...but...it kept me interested for the entire time. The LFE was wicked on a couple of scenes already mentioned. The ending was goofy IMO...but it is a familiar plot...and ending...since it has been done before. It's a decent movie that is definitely worth a rental.
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    [QUOTE=Ron Temple;1110179]Nicolas Cage can ruin a movie for me, but not this one. QUOTE]


    I agree on Nicolas Cage...I used to like him in his older movies, but at some point he seemed to just take an acting role in every POS movie out there. I used to enjoy watching him in movies, but IMO he is now at "cheeseball" status in his acting career....

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