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Worked in the medical field so I notice all the bad things, but overall a good movie.
Better than blade runner 2047, the mountain between us and American made.
Every retread of a familiar story has to bring something new to the table, if it’s going to justify its existence. Instead, this is yet another cinematic Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together out of scavenged parts, and shocked back to life for no clear or compelling reason.
No matter what Oplev throws at us, the film refuses to catch fire and just grows sillier and more contrived as it unfolds. It never feels distinctive and often has the air of just another entry in the Final Destination series.
Instead of improving on the original's visualization of the liminal state between life and death, director Niels Arden Oplev turns the conceit into just another excuse for rote haunting, making this Flatliners often indistinguishable from its 2017 thriller peers.
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- Sequel to Flatliners (1990) which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, Oliver Platt and William Baldwin.
- In the morgue when Marlo calls Courtney's cellphone, it shouldn't be able to ring because of a dead battery. Later in the movie, in the cafe we see that Courtney never stopped, and dropped her phone when she was haunted by her dead sister in her own house. So the phone never stopped filming until the battery died. Courtney's phone shouldn't necessarily have been running out of battery power if she didn't stop filming. Many phones will run out of internal memory way before they run out of power when filming in full resolution, especially when the limited internal memory hasn't been expanded with an extra SD memory card. Furthermore, most phones still use the FAT32 file system, which limits the size of a single file to 4GB max. These and many other scenarios could have caused the phone to stop filming after 5 to 15 minutes and after that switch to the default inactive state that could keep the phone running for a few days when not used.
- [to Courtney, before flatlining her]
- Jamie: Now I'm going to kill you.