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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1951 Post by JJ » 25 Jan 2020, 00:20

Every single Star Wars movie is worse than the one that came before it. Prove me wrong.
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#1952 Post by JJ » 25 Jan 2020, 00:32

Pod racing is still cool, no matter how much it sucks.
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#1953 Post by alan smithee » 25 Jan 2020, 12:23

JJ wrote:
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Pod racing is still cool, no matter how much it sucks.
it's an older code, sir, but it checks out
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1954 Post by Scruluce » 25 Jan 2020, 20:25

JJ wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 00:20
Every single Star Wars movie is worse than the one that came before it. Prove me wrong.
Nothing would exist, if not for the filming and release of A New Hope, but The Empire Strikes Back is so much better than A New Hope.
It's darker, more dramatic, and has one of the biggest cinematic reveals ever (unless you happen to speak Dutch or German).

I would otherwise agree with that sentiment, even extending the sentiment to apply within both sequel trilogies.
The Phantom Menace gets dumped on a lot because of Jar Jar, but gave a lot of fans hope for something amazing in the backstory. Then they gave us the utterly wooden Hayden Christensen. How can his version of Anakin be simultaneously flat and emo? Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith both sucked more than their preceding inclusion to the franchise.

In the same manner, While The Force Awakens certainly was met with mixed reviews, it is certainly the best of the latest trilogy. It is by no means a "fresh take", feeling more like a blend of ANH & TESB stories, but it introduced new characters that we (read: many fans) wanted to rally behind. The Last Jedi was just an absolute mess, and The Last Skywalker feels more like another Ocean's 13 situation (writers & producers acknowledge the garbage that was the last film, and offer that they are capable of better, though it still isn't as good as their first offering and should've left well enough alone.)

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#1955 Post by NoShoes » 26 Jan 2020, 11:54

Scruluce wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 20:25
JJ wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 00:20
Every single Star Wars movie is worse than the one that came before it. Prove me wrong.
Nothing would exist, if not for the filming and release of A New Hope, but The Empire Strikes Back is so much better than A New Hope.
It's darker, more dramatic, and has one of the biggest cinematic reveals ever (unless you happen to speak Dutch or German).

I would otherwise agree with that sentiment, even extending the sentiment to apply within both sequel trilogies.
The Phantom Menace gets dumped on a lot because of Jar Jar, but gave a lot of fans hope for something amazing in the backstory. Then they gave us the utterly wooden Hayden Christensen. How can his version of Anakin be simultaneously flat and emo? Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith both sucked more than their preceding inclusion to the franchise.

In the same manner, While The Force Awakens certainly was met with mixed reviews, it is certainly the best of the latest trilogy. It is by no means a "fresh take", feeling more like a blend of ANH & TESB stories, but it introduced new characters that we (read: many fans) wanted to rally behind. The Last Jedi was just an absolute mess, and The Last Skywalker feels more like another Ocean's 13 situation (writers & producers acknowledge the garbage that was the last film, and offer that they are capable of better, though it still isn't as good as their first offering and should've left well enough alone.)
Is O's13 that bad. I really enjoyed 11, but never went any further. Should I?
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1956 Post by JJ » 26 Jan 2020, 12:39

NoShoes wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 11:54
Scruluce wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 20:25
JJ wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 00:20
Every single Star Wars movie is worse than the one that came before it. Prove me wrong.
Nothing would exist, if not for the filming and release of A New Hope, but The Empire Strikes Back is so much better than A New Hope.
It's darker, more dramatic, and has one of the biggest cinematic reveals ever (unless you happen to speak Dutch or German).

I would otherwise agree with that sentiment, even extending the sentiment to apply within both sequel trilogies.
The Phantom Menace gets dumped on a lot because of Jar Jar, but gave a lot of fans hope for something amazing in the backstory. Then they gave us the utterly wooden Hayden Christensen. How can his version of Anakin be simultaneously flat and emo? Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith both sucked more than their preceding inclusion to the franchise.

In the same manner, While The Force Awakens certainly was met with mixed reviews, it is certainly the best of the latest trilogy. It is by no means a "fresh take", feeling more like a blend of ANH & TESB stories, but it introduced new characters that we (read: many fans) wanted to rally behind. The Last Jedi was just an absolute mess, and The Last Skywalker feels more like another Ocean's 13 situation (writers & producers acknowledge the garbage that was the last film, and offer that they are capable of better, though it still isn't as good as their first offering and should've left well enough alone.)
Is O's13 that bad. I really enjoyed 11, but never went any further. Should I?
I liked O13. 12 is a piece of crap.

And yeah, Empire is a better film than ANH. But the first one was damn good plus it created a whole galaxy. And Luke doesn't get outacted by a sock puppet.
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1957 Post by Steel Frog » 26 Jan 2020, 13:59

I call Sith Sandwich the worst of the lot. But JarJar alone should make you all hate Phantom Menace. I'd gladly trade the four hours of pod racing for no JarJar.

On another note, I had a chance this weekend to reevaluate the 1/2 star I gave to The Rise of Skywalker. After seeing a full hour of it again, I'm not budging.

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#1958 Post by alan smithee » 26 Jan 2020, 15:23

JJ wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 12:39
NoShoes wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 11:54
Scruluce wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 20:25
JJ wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 00:20
Every single Star Wars movie is worse than the one that came before it. Prove me wrong.
Nothing would exist, if not for the filming and release of A New Hope, but The Empire Strikes Back is so much better than A New Hope.
It's darker, more dramatic, and has one of the biggest cinematic reveals ever (unless you happen to speak Dutch or German).

I would otherwise agree with that sentiment, even extending the sentiment to apply within both sequel trilogies.
The Phantom Menace gets dumped on a lot because of Jar Jar, but gave a lot of fans hope for something amazing in the backstory. Then they gave us the utterly wooden Hayden Christensen. How can his version of Anakin be simultaneously flat and emo? Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith both sucked more than their preceding inclusion to the franchise.

In the same manner, While The Force Awakens certainly was met with mixed reviews, it is certainly the best of the latest trilogy. It is by no means a "fresh take", feeling more like a blend of ANH & TESB stories, but it introduced new characters that we (read: many fans) wanted to rally behind. The Last Jedi was just an absolute mess, and The Last Skywalker feels more like another Ocean's 13 situation (writers & producers acknowledge the garbage that was the last film, and offer that they are capable of better, though it still isn't as good as their first offering and should've left well enough alone.)
Is O's13 that bad. I really enjoyed 11, but never went any further. Should I?
I liked O13. 12 is a piece of crap.
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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

#1959 Post by JJ » 26 Jan 2020, 16:31

Steel Frog wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 13:59
I call Sith Sandwich the worst of the lot. But JarJar alone should make you all hate Phantom Menace. I'd gladly trade the four hours of pod racing for no JarJar.

On another note, I had a chance this weekend to reevaluate the 1/2 star I gave to The Rise of Skywalker. After seeing a full hour of it again, I'm not budging.
Really wish I could photoshop so I could add Darth Maul to this and change some of the graphics.

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#1960 Post by knarf » 26 Jan 2020, 18:41

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#1961 Post by alan smithee » 26 Jan 2020, 18:53

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#1962 Post by Steel Frog » 26 Jan 2020, 19:43

AWESOME!! :lol: :lol:

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#1963 Post by JJ » 26 Jan 2020, 20:41

lmao - two word review
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#1964 Post by Middle » 28 Jan 2020, 00:37

Hate to spoil the party, but Darth Maul wasn't in RotS.
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#1965 Post by Steel Frog » 28 Jan 2020, 10:23

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In The Replacements their first game starts off with an opening touchback, and then two delay of game penalties. Why is the next play run from the eight yard line? That just ruined the movie for me. No realism at all......
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Cuz otherwise the movie was a gem.

Seriously, it does bug me when they get sports wrong in movies cuz it's so easy not to. But it happens A LOT.

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#1966 Post by NoShoes » 30 Jan 2020, 14:24

Watching two strippers fight in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) and all I can think of is "Cat-Fight-Meow" when all of a sudden the camera shot is of cats on the wall paper, and there is an audio meow......can't stop laughing :lol:

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#1967 Post by Batman » 31 Jan 2020, 00:14

NoShoes wrote:
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Watching two strippers fight in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) and all I can think of is "Cat-Fight-Meow" when all of a sudden the camera shot is of cats on the wall paper, and there is an audio meow......can't stop laughing :lol:

PS: apparently, a remake is being released later this year....Can't wait :tongue:
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#1968 Post by NoShoes » 25 May 2020, 10:59

Watching Casino Royale (2006) for the umpteenth time and for the first time noticed Sir Richard Branson getting frisked at Miami International Airport. Amazing what money can buy these days.....
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#1969 Post by Batman » 10 Jun 2020, 02:10

Just watching a snippet of Spider-Man 2 this morning before work and I get to the scene where Doc Ock is robbing the bank. He rips the vault door off its hinges and starts taking... bags of coins. Now either Doc Ock thinks he can fund his science experiment with nickels and dimes, or it's common for US banks to have bags of Krugerrands lying in their vaults. Either way, it's weird.
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#1970 Post by sldawgs » 10 Jun 2020, 10:48

Batman wrote:
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Just watching a snippet of Spider-Man 2 this morning before work and I get to the scene where Doc Ock is robbing the bank. He rips the vault door off its hinges and starts taking... bags of coins. Now either Doc Ock thinks he can fund his science experiment with nickels and dimes, or it's common for US banks to have bags of Krugerrands lying in their vaults. Either way, it's weird.
Maybe it was a crossover movie and the bank was own by Scrooge McDuck?
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#1971 Post by NoShoes » 12 Jun 2020, 16:23

sldawgs wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 10:48
Batman wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 02:10
Just watching a snippet of Spider-Man 2 this morning before work and I get to the scene where Doc Ock is robbing the bank. He rips the vault door off its hinges and starts taking... bags of coins. Now either Doc Ock thinks he can fund his science experiment with nickels and dimes, or it's common for US banks to have bags of Krugerrands lying in their vaults. Either way, it's weird.
Maybe it was a crossover movie and the bank was own by Scrooge McDuck?
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#1972 Post by NoShoes » 26 Jun 2020, 03:42

Watching Kevin Bacon in Footloose when it dawned on me.....in 1984 he played a HS senior setting up a prom, but in 1978 he played a freshman pledging Omega Theta Pi at Faber College. Talk about time travel..... :lol:
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#1973 Post by sldawgs » 26 Jun 2020, 10:28

NoShoes wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 03:42
Watching Kevin Bacon in Footloose when it dawned on me.....in 1984 he played a HS senior setting up a prom, but in 1978 he played a freshman pledging Omega Theta Pi at Faber College. Talk about time travel..... :lol:
In 1980 he was a camp counselor in his twenties, which fits with the Freshman timeline. Maybe he was sent in undercover to play the High School senior and start a dancing revolution.
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#1974 Post by alan smithee » 26 Jun 2020, 13:44

sldawgs wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 10:28
NoShoes wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 03:42
Watching Kevin Bacon in Footloose when it dawned on me.....in 1984 he played a HS senior setting up a prom, but in 1978 he played a freshman pledging Omega Theta Pi at Faber College. Talk about time travel..... :lol:
In 1980 he was a camp counselor in his twenties, which fits with the Freshman timeline. Maybe he was sent in undercover to play the High School senior and start a dancing revolution.
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#1975 Post by NoShoes » 26 Jun 2020, 15:15

alan smithee wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 13:44
sldawgs wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 10:28
NoShoes wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 03:42
Watching Kevin Bacon in Footloose when it dawned on me.....in 1984 he played a HS senior setting up a prom, but in 1978 he played a freshman pledging Omega Theta Pi at Faber College. Talk about time travel..... :lol:
In 1980 he was a camp counselor in his twenties, which fits with the Freshman timeline. Maybe he was sent in undercover to play the High School senior and start a dancing revolution.
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