NSFCCDP – Year in Review

As mentioned in my previous post, I created a small, intimate group of nerds in Paris for having an easy excuse to see scifi movies and drink beer. Oh, the lengths we go to when we are married with kids to see our friends! But anyway, if memory serves (and my fellow NSFCCDP members are welcome to comment) here’s what we saw:

  • Terminator IV – really, really sucked. Especially the Arnold stand-in. Sheesh.
  • Avatar – had to go back twice because my wife went into labor during the first time! Perhaps overhyped but a great, beautiful film nonetheless.
  • Star Trek 11 – kicked ass. Probably the best film we saw last year
  • District 9 – excellent film. Crazy script and great filmwork!
  • Alice in Wonderland – a real downer. I mean I suppose that Lynch should find a new fetish because Depp is wearing out. The scenario was lame, script and dialog lame. Like I said, a real disappointment
  • 2012 – one of the worst pieces of shit ever shown in a cinema. ‘Nuf said.
  • Iron Man 2 – almost as bad as 2012 but not quite
  • The Town – ok there wasn’t any SciFi at the time but anyway. Not bad.
  • Machete – kick-ass. Rodriguez in top form. Hilarious. An instant classic for manly men.
  • Harry Potter VII – Part 1 – I already blogged about this in December – boring and needlessly long.

I think there were a few more but they were so bad that they are better perhaps left out.

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7 Responses to NSFCCDP – Year in Review

  1. kolembo says:

    Ya, not a good year for SciFi. Ditto StarTrekII and District9, can’t believe you found anything at all in IronManII, seen Skyline yet, would love to know!

    • mfinocchiaro says:

      Did I say I found something in IM2? Well, it wasn’t as abysmal as 2012 or T7 which were really, really bad. IM2 was pretty bad but since I never made it to IM1 I had nothing to compare it to. I think also that we saw IM2 after T7 and 2012 so it was almost like a relief…I heard really, really, really bad things about Skyline that make 2012 look like a Scorcese masterpiece so avoided it like the plague! Let’s hope that 2012 with the Marvel Comics / Justice League films will be a better year!
      Thanks for the comment – I’ll go poke around on your blog too 🙂
      Cheers!

  2. Poulet says:

    Hi,

    I think you’re a bit hard on T4 and soft on Star terk XI, for as a real trek-addict, I found that piece was just a good actioner based on a poor script (racism in Star trek !!!! you must be joking).
    Cheers and see you at the next soccer party with mainly dwarves

    • mfinocchiaro says:

      Well OK so the script of ST-XI wasn’t great but then almost none of the movies has been big on scripts (other than the “incontournable” Wrath of Khan 🙂
      The four NSFCCDP folks that attended all loved the spfx which were great (at least until one was seen Avatar) and we loved the humor about the origins of Bones and so forth.
      I think we were three or four for T4 and there wasn’t any of us that enjoyed it or found anything worthwhile to be honest. Even the spfx were disappointing. You’ll have to explain to me (over several beers of course) what you saw in that one.
      Cheers M. Poulet and Go Dwarves – Champion’s League for 2025!

    • mfinocchiaro says:

      Well OK so the script of ST-XI wasn’t great but then almost none of the movies has been big on scripts (other than the “incontournable” Wrath of Khan 🙂
      The four NSFCCDP folks that attended all loved the spfx which were great (at least until one was seen Avatar) and we loved the humor about the origins of Bones and so forth.
      I think we were three or four for T4 and there wasn’t any of us that enjoyed it or found anything worthwhile to be honest. Even the spfx were disappointing. You’ll have to explain to me (over several beers of course) what you saw in that one.
      Cheers M. Poulet and Go Dwarves – Champion’s League for 2025!

  3. Poulet says:

    Yes, several beers might clear the path …

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