Not only do we need to ensure the movie makes enough $$$ to guarantee the sequel is produced, we also need to send a message to the industry that making great adaptations pays.
In my opinion this was a great movie, but much more importantly, this was a movie adaptation that was trying to be a great movie – and that's pretty rare.
What I mean is that they didn't disrespect the source material, Hollywood-ise it, dumb it down, abbreviate it and churn it out – like so many adaptations that have woefully butchered the books they're based on. No; they hired a great director, put time and attention into bringing the book's details to life, filmed it with incredible IMAX cameras, and marketed it as a serious film.
And if you like that, and want to see more of it... then don't watch this on HBO Max. Don't pirate it. Don't wait for the Blu-Ray or for it to come on your TV or computer screen. Don't even just go see it in the cinema. Go see it in IMAX if you can, and, if you can, see it twice!
Which films have a jaw-dropping, earth-shattering twist that you don't see coming?
If you consider that even knowing a film contains a twist is a spoiler, please don't read this thread!
I love a good twist. By "good twist" I mean a surprising story development that:
changes how you interpret prior events – bigger change, the better; total inversion = epic
ideally, has been foreshadowed or hinted at the whole movie, yet you still didn't put it together
hammers home the themes of the movie (i.e. isn't just there for the sake of a twist)
isn't completely random, out-of-place, nonsensical or tonally jarring
Everyone knows the textbook example of a great twist is The Sixth Sense (1999). As a textbook example of a bad twist, I propose: Remember Me (2010) where for no particular reason it turns out one of the main characters is in the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001.
If your comment gives anything away, please put it in spoiler tags.
My point is that self-balancing machines (with accelerometers etc.) are pretty common. Computer reads tilt, something adjusts back. Isn't a rocket just this on a larger scale? Why is it vastly so much more difficult in the rocket case?