Memento movie

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    Memento movie

    Memento, has anyone seen this movie?

    holy ..........! all the events happen backwards. here's an example, all of a sudden, the movie will jump to a scene where the main character is running from another guy that is trying to kill him. now, you have no idea why this guy is chasing him, who this guy is, where they're at, etc... then, ten minutes later, the movie will go to what happened earlier that day and it will explain everything.

    ok wait... this might help. think of a movie. i'll use The Matrix because everybody here probably already seen it. you sit down to watch the movie. and it opens with some guy talking on a pay phone. then he flies off into the sky. next, it goes to this room where he and another girl are kissing. with these mechnical octopuss looking things everywhere. then it goes to this guy getting shot and coming back to life and doing some crazy unbelievable ........... then it goes to this guy being chased by some other guys in brown suits. well, at this point in the movie your thinking wtf. who is this guy? you know his name is Neo, but thats it. who are those guys? they want him dead. but why? who is she? and why does she love him? where are they? what are those? and so on... as the movie goes on in reverse you learn those guys are Agents, she's Trinity, they're on a spaceship, sort of. but why? you have to keep watching to find out. until eventually, you find out he's the chosen one and he was just a lonely hacker. and then at the end (which is actually the first thing that happened) the entire movie will make sense.

    it a pretty cool movie. i'm curious to see what other people think.

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    Yeah I liked it - took a while to properly figure it out though

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    I haven't seen Momento, but I'll tell you what I thought
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    I liked "The Matrix" because I saw it in the theatres. i went to a famous players and they had the sound kicking out so damn loud that the chairs where shaking. My friend and I looked at each other in shock right as the movie started because the sound was so loud. We both thought that there was some kind of problem and they were going to turn the sound down, but than 5 minutes later we didn't notice anymore and the movie rocked!!!
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    I thought memento was a great movie. It is nice to see something deiffernt once in awhile. It toke me a couple of days to actually figure out what really happend and who was the bad guy. I read on some web page later that there is alot of things that is inconcistent(sp) but I didn't really think about that when I was at the theater. One movie that bugged me more was the "swordfish". I might not know a whole lot about worms and viruses but I am pretty sure thats not the way your monitor looks when you write code. And isn't it strange that when you try to get into a secure page it is always flashing" ACCESS DENIED" on the screen in big red letters. Anyway I am rambling so I guess I better get back to work.

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    the Matrix was great til lit became popular... not it has lost its luster... such is stickman,such is everthing.
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    I'm very suspicious of swordfish even though I have not seen it. I mean come on, Wolverine would not make a good hacker/cracker. He is there so the girls can dribble over him and the guys can think being a computer boffin is cool.

    Anyway I bet those adamantium claws really scratch the .......... out of his keyboard.

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    very true fordy...
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    Hey, I liked swordfish a lot! Sure, it's not realistic at all, but it was damned entertaining... I laughed when they started making a worm on their "Worm Generation Tool v1.2", which had been kept on a PDP10 at Cal Tech (I think) Also, when Hugh Jackman starts to hack while being jacked into 3 "DS3" lines, so he can "access 9 networks at once". The whole while he's jumping up and down like a spastic rabbit. I also began to applauded during Halle Berry's reading scene

    Ya gotta love any movie that has a William Gibson book in it, even if it's only for one frame...

    It was still a really fun, cool movie.

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    Your right Govtcheez. Swordfish was entertaing and it is worth seing it. But the 7 flat screen monitor with black background and green text kinda ruined it for me.. Halle Berry ..Mmmmm ..You know what, every thing bad I ever said about the movie Swordfish..I take it all back, she more then compensate for all the non realistic computer stuff.
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