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Posted: 10/7/2004 10:06:26 PM EST
Nightcrew, WarGames is playing on TNT right now.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:07:33 PM EST
I saw a online game based on it I got #4 migh score the first time I played and #2 the 2nd
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:24:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 12:30:08 AM EST by dmaas]
I love that movie. What I find most interesting about it was that at the time of its release, it was probably thought of as a typical kids' movie quickly to be forgotten, and yet by today's standards, it's almost a classic: characters you really care about, a non-obvious, somewhat plausible plot, and it deals with serious issues (automation vs. human control, the nuclear Cold War). If it were made today it would just involve lots of ridiculous made-up "hacker" crap with no connection to reality. But it would have good special effects.

In my personal opinion, very few "good" films have been made since the 80s. Lots of throw-away movies, but few films.

PS I just realized a neat little detail. I think the first scene with Matthew Broderick has him playing Galaga (or was it Defender or Space Invaders?). Anyway, it's a game about saving the world from aliens... Like in Terminator 2, in the first shot of John Connor in the mall arcade he's playing that defend-cities-from-falling-nukes game. It's the little touches like this that I miss about most modern crap!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:44:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 12:44:32 AM EST by yellow5]

Originally Posted By dmaas:
PS I just realized a neat little detail. I think the first scene with Matthew Broderick has him playing Galaga (or was it Defender or Space Invaders?). Anyway, it's a game about saving the world from aliens...



Defender, or was it Missile Command? I need this on DVD
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:26:21 AM EST
I'm almost positive it was Galaga.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:29:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By hydgirl:
I'm almost positive it was Galaga.



I was thinking of playing that today on my lunch. We got a Galaga mahcine at work
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:30:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By hydgirl:
I'm almost positive it was Galaga.



You are right, googled:
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:51:10 AM EST
I loved that movie. Too bad a Colonel had to ruin my hopes when I visited Cheyenne Mountain with CAP in 1995. One of the first questions he asked was who's seen Wargames. I was the only cadet to raise my hand, and he looked at me and said son you're going to be severley disappointed. Oh well, it was nothing like the movie (what ever is), but I did have the dubious distinction of accidentally sitting in Gen. Horner's chair for briefing that we had (no he wasn't there and he wasn't coming)
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:50:14 PM EST
Hehe... On the Wargames DVD commentary, they do talk about how the NORAD guys said they wished their command center looked that cool.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:59:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By dmaas:
Hehe... On the Wargames DVD commentary, they do talk about how the NORAD guys said they wished their command center looked that cool.




Yet another reason to buy the DVD.....the commentary.
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