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Oh, no, beware the red planet wearing CoverGirl!
Posted by wxPDX on January 3, 2013 at 8:43 AM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 2
Man that was a crappy movie. Netflix tricked me again.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on January 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM · Report this
psbirch 3
@1 :)
Posted by psbirch on January 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM · Report this
Gurldoggie 4
How do you pronounce "CFBDSIR2149" ?
Posted by Gurldoggie http://gurldogg.blogspot.com on January 3, 2013 at 8:53 AM · Report this
Gerald Fnord 5
> earth is destroyed by a rouge planet.
...and boy were our faces red.

(#1 beat me, but)
Posted by Gerald Fnord on January 3, 2013 at 8:57 AM · Report this
COMTE 6
So, Melancolia was just a mumble-core remake of When Worlds Collide?
Posted by COMTE on January 3, 2013 at 9:05 AM · Report this
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In the movie Melancolia, cinema is destroyed by a depressed Danish hack.
Posted by Mr. Happy Sunshine on January 3, 2013 at 9:08 AM · Report this
--MC 8
Fear of a Rouge Planet! It's not too early to start saving up for next year's Regrets issue.
Posted by --MC on January 3, 2013 at 9:25 AM · Report this
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It must be one of those red giants.
Posted by floater on January 3, 2013 at 9:43 AM · Report this
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Spoilers!
Posted by zwartepiet on January 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 11
@4
How do you pronounce "CFBDSIR2149" ?


See eff bee dee ess eye arrr two one four nine.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi http://twitter.com/joeszi on January 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM · Report this
singing cynic 12
*Sigh*. Proofreading, Charles, PROOFREADING.
Posted by singing cynic on January 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM · Report this
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@7 - you. I like you.

Charles, I usually like your writing - but Jesus, Melancolia was one of the dumbest (from a science perspective) movies ever made. It's up there with that one about miners restarting the earth and the other one about throwing nukes at the sun to get it going again.
Posted by johnjjeeves on January 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 14
So if it's a gas giant it was likely at the outer reaches of it's solar system. When it's star went super nova, it could have pushed it out of orbit? Or maybe it's star just died and lost it's gravitational pull?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 3, 2013 at 11:16 AM · Report this
schmacky 15
@13: There are a lot of relevant criticisms one could bring against Melancholia, but going on about how unscientific it is completely misses the entire thrust of the film's intent and the universe in which it lives.
Posted by schmacky on January 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM · Report this
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one of the dumbest (from a science perspective) movies ever made

It never ceases to amaze me that people will publicly gloat about missing the point for the entire two-hour duration of a film.

This is not the marker of intellectual acumen that you seem to believe it to be.
Posted by d.p. on January 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM · Report this
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@13 - I'm gonna have to say Spider-Man is actually dumber from a science perspective than Melancholia. And also Airport '77.
Posted by Mason on January 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM · Report this
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@15 and 16

Totally right! Melancholia was so deep and full of metaphor!

"Oh, the planet Melancholia is getting closer, I better act more melancholic! But you were already melancholic so you should be more acclimated to Melancholia."

Jesus, what a dumb shit, pretentious film.
Posted by Bloated Jesus is Bloated on January 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM · Report this
Sandiai 19
(...going to Netflix to take Melancholia off my queue)

This is going to happen to earth some day.

One thing the article said was that the temp of the object was 806 degrees Fahrenheit (430 degrees Celsius), and yet they think it is not a brown dwarf (which would have low-level fusion reactions). Any idea what would make a rogue planet so hot?
Posted by Sandiai on January 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM · Report this
COMTE 20
@19:

Space-babes in tight spandex catsuits.
Posted by COMTE on January 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM · Report this
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@19: Put it back in your queue. The film is structured as a symphony more than a story, and is spectacularly moving as such, if you allow it to be. @2, @7, @13, and @18 are wrong (though @7 was at least funny).

Watch it on the biggest screen you can.
Posted by d.p. on January 3, 2013 at 1:25 PM · Report this
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This is not a rogue planet... It is the DEATHSTAR!
Posted by subwlf on January 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM · Report this
Karlheinz Arschbomber 23
@7 FTW
Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arschbombe on January 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM · Report this
venomlash 24
@19: Compressive heating, mostly. As gas accreted to form the planet, it "fell" towards the common center of mass, releasing gravitational potential energy as heat. This residual heat takes one helluva long time to dissipate. Additionally, heat produced by decay of radioisotopes within the planet may be a significant factor. (This is what keeps the Earth's core and mantle so hot.)

Melancholia is just a less creepy rip-off of Hellstar Remina in my book.
Posted by venomlash on January 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM · Report this
Sandiai 25
Thanks Venomlash.

@20, not bad :-)

OK, Melancholia's back on even though it only has 3.2 stars I see.
Posted by Sandiai on January 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM · Report this
Simone 26
For me I had to know what was happening before I watched Melancholia. In my thinking if a person went straight into trying to watch the film without any idea of what it is about then I think they would surly be lost and possibly board.

I'm thinking the film could have shaved off a few minutes. Where I don't know.
Posted by Simone on January 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM · Report this
Lola, Missing Iowa City 27
Jeez Louise, what is wrong with you people? Melancholia was stunning. In the theater. Not sure it would do well on the small screen.
Posted by Lola, Missing Iowa City on January 3, 2013 at 9:16 PM · Report this

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