12 Monkeys

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Joaquin, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Joaquin Sleuth Registered Senior Member

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    I just watched 12 Monkeys and i just didnt get the story entirely. At the end the women from the future was on the plane and said she was in insurance. I'm not sure but was she on the plane to just do a trade with the blonde guy with the ponytail?.
     
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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    To get a sample of the pure virus, before it mutates.
     
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  5. superstring01 Moderator

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    I loved the movie but never bought that rationale.

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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    wow...I didnt think of it this way at all...
     
  8. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Probably the only "realistic" time travel movie.
     
  9. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    I know. What is it about the mutated virus makes it harder to fight? Why would a pre-mutated sample help? Maybe so they could pinpoint the mutation?
     
  10. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    I also really liked twelve monkeys. Every time some idiot goes on about how the earth would be better off without the human race, I think of that movie.

    But if you want a realistic time travel movie, try Primer.

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    It was made on an incredibly low budget (7 grand), but really sticks to the science and doesn't dumb it down at all the the point that a reviewer said:
    "anybody who claims [to] fully understand what's going on in Primer after seeing it just once is either a savant or a liar."​

    http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2709586201/
     
  11. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Primer was pretty good.
     
  12. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I hold to parallel universe resolution instead of restricted action resolution, even so 12 monkeys was a great movie.
     
  13. dsdsds Valued Senior Member

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    12 monkeys made me respect Brad Pitt as an actor. (almost)
     
  14. countezero Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, come on. Pitt is annoying, but his performance in that movie and Fight Club warrant him some credit.
     
  15. superstring01 Moderator

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    You loved him in Thelma and Louise and you know it.

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  16. superstring01 Moderator

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    Let's face it, most people just wouldn't question that. I know I go to the movies with friends and say things like, "Uh... that's ridiculous." And they say, "Oh Dan, it's just a movie!" Which makes me want to strangle them.

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  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe if you infect someone with the less virulent strain, they won't die but they will develop anti-bodies that protect them from the mutated version.
     
  18. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    I assumed that in the future there were so many different strains they couldn't find a common antigen to target and they assumed that by having the original virus they'd have a better chance of doing this.
     
  19. Possumking I think, I am? Registered Senior Member

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    haha whoa I just watched that movie yesterday.

    I thought that the conclusion of the movie solidified the fact that the people from the future couldn't change the past. Assuming that's true, the lady at the end of the movie wouldn't have been able to get a sample of the pure virus. Although i guess that doesn't explain why she'd say she was insurance. Maybe the writers did that just to fuck with us.
     
  20. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I think the suggestion wasn't so much the future couldn't be changed, but more that changes would have to be limited so the intelligence they had wouldn't alter. (A Butterfly Effect)

    Personally it's one of my Favourite all time films.
     
  21. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    I always thought it was just a last bit of irony in the movie. The person who becomes the lead scientist in the future was an insurance broker who just happened to sit right beside the person who caused the whole mess.
     
  22. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    it was bile!!

    i hated it, in fact i hated it so much i sold my copy of the film.
     
  23. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    You are weird. Anyway, I don't have time to discuss it with you, I'm supposed to be gathering information.
     

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