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17 Oct 2021 22:28 #327270 by ChristopherMD
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Gary Sax wrote: huh, you're making me want to see this. Villeneuve certainly has incredibly visuals, at absolute worst...


I really think it'll benefit from a big screen viewing. Everything is huge. The buildings are huge. The ships are huge. The worms are obviously huge.
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18 Oct 2021 04:46 #327273 by Erik Twice
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mads b. wrote: I don't get why all sci-fi battles (including MCU) consist of masses of infantery running into each other. I get that swords and knives and close combat look great and make for more interesting fights than just shooting at long range, but it also mean that fights are rarely about tactics and characters, but mostly about people running into each other.

Sadly, it also happens here.

I agree it's dumb. Hollywood firefights can be dumb as well, but, at least, characters don't stand still, there's a semblance of logic and cover.

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18 Oct 2021 13:29 #327284 by RobertB
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Another Star Wars space fight gripe - the end of The Last Jedi, where Laura Dern kamikaze's into a Star Destroyer. Bam, no more Star Destroyer. Wait, what? Big missile going fast actually works?

Anyway, I want to see Dune, but I don't want to catch covid. Folks here in Ohio are dumb enough to skip vaccinations, and the numbers are still high.

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18 Oct 2021 15:12 #327286 by Rliyen
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Disgustipater wrote:

mads b. wrote: I don't get why all sci-fi battles (including MCU) consist of masses of infantery running into each other. I get that swords and knives and close combat look great and make for more interesting fights than just shooting at long range, but it also mean that fights are rarely about tactics and characters, but mostly about people running into each other.

The in-world explanation for Dune is the body shields. Projectile weapons don't work against them and laser weaponry have nuclearly violent interactions. I get your point though, and explaining it away doesn't necessarily affect your argument.


Not to mention the fact that the activation of a body shield out in the wild is essentially dousing yourself in steak sauce and jumping into a tiger pit. The generators enrage the worms.
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18 Oct 2021 22:40 #327299 by Msample
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I wonder if the mass waves on frontal assaults is due to AI based CGI. The earlier iterations like MASSIVE ( used in the LotR movies ) pioneered CGI army level combat sequences.
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