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« Reply #390 on: August 16, 2020, 01:58:26 pm »
Well, I made it to episode 2 of the Netflix Cybertron series and lost interest. That should tell you something.
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« Reply #391 on: August 16, 2020, 02:34:58 pm »
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Well, I made it to episode 2 of the Netflix Cybertron series and lost interest. That should tell you something.

Without more explanation, it doesn't really tell us much.

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« Reply #392 on: August 17, 2020, 04:49:14 am »
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man transformers was nice, they just had to stop like few movies before !!!!
they kept it going for too long


They needed to stop at no movies. Hated the first one, didnt like the second one, and was pretty meh on the third one. They are all so damn lacking in individuality now its hard to tell whos who, especially in a fight.

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« Reply #393 on: August 17, 2020, 04:51:21 am »
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Well, I made it to episode 2 of the Netflix Cybertron series and lost interest. That should tell you something.

Which one? I think theres like two or 3 now?

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« Reply #394 on: August 17, 2020, 01:36:39 pm »
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Which one? I think theres like two or 3 now?

The one I previously posted about. War For Cybertron, Siege.

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They needed to stop at no movies. Hated the first one, didnt like the second one, and was pretty meh on the third one. They are all so damn lacking in individuality now its hard to tell whos who, especially in a fight.

I saw glimmers of a decent movie in the first Bay Transformers. The sequels were dumpster fires and turned the stupid up to 11.

I consider Bumblebee to be the best of the live action films so far.
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« Reply #395 on: August 28, 2020, 09:41:27 pm »
Bill and Ted Face the Music

Eh. It was funny and entertaining. Not as good as the first two, but not a disaster like so many nostalgia cash ins.
Reccomend.

*Edit* In hindsight and listening to Midnight's Edge review, I agree that this was a good passing the torch film, because they didn't have to piss on Bill & Ted to make the daughters look good in comparison.
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« Reply #396 on: August 29, 2020, 03:28:39 pm »
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I saw glimmers of a decent movie in the first Bay Transformers. The sequels were dumpster fires and turned the stupid up to 11.

I consider Bumblebee to be the best of the live action films so far.

I liked the first one, the second and third ones ruined pretty much everything I liked about the first one, and the rest were barely worth renting as dumb action flicks.

I did like Bumblebee. I knew I was being pandered to with the manic pixie dreamgirl mechanic, but I liked it anyway. Hopefully the sequel won't suck.

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« Reply #397 on: August 29, 2020, 05:51:10 pm »
New Mutants is pretty fucking terrible. There's perhaps 5 minutes of amusing material buried in 90 minutes of shit. I can't even recommend this one as an on-demand what-the-hell-it's-only-six-bucks option. Just say no.

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« Reply #398 on: August 30, 2020, 03:06:03 am »
This is about as close to the comics as Power Pack was. EG: Not even remotely. And it just feels so utterly off kilter. But we knew this from the trailers well ahead.

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« Reply #399 on: August 30, 2020, 05:00:39 pm »
There was a Power Pack movie?

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« Reply #400 on: August 31, 2020, 08:16:30 am »
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Bill and Ted Face the Music

Eh. It was funny and entertaining. Not as good as the first two, but not a disaster like so many nostalgia cash ins.
Reccomend.

*Edit* In hindsight and listening to Midnight's Edge review, I agree that this was a good passing the torch film, because they didn't have to piss on Bill & Ted to make the daughters look good in comparison.

All I gotta say is that Keanu Reeves looks -very- strange without his mustache and beard. Although Alex Winter has aged pretty well all things considered.

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« Reply #401 on: August 31, 2020, 10:35:41 am »
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There was a Power Pack movie?

TV series pilot that never got past a limited showing. One of my players way back knew some of the production crew. That and the New Mutants pilot. But that one at least followed the comics a little more. Ive seen both.

Im pretty sure there was one more from Marvels tries at superhero TV series in the 90s.

addendum: Ohh yeah! Nick Fury with David Hasselhoff as a pretty darn good Fury actually.

Also didnt know Marvel was behind the Nightman TV series? Thought that was Malibu's gig?
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« Reply #402 on: September 12, 2020, 06:31:50 am »
Cuties


Nothing like a big controversy to get me interested. So I went ahead and watched it. I rather liked it. Despite all the people flipping their caps on social media over pedo bait, this is not that kind of film. It's not even anti-child sexualization (though that it a part of the film) so much as about children growing up and trying to find acceptance in an adult world, and doing it very poorly as you'd expect of a child.


To sum up, a young girl, Amy is upset, I would go so far as to say traumatized, by her father bringing another woman into their family. IE polygamy. She rebels in various ways, by stealing from her mother, getting in fights, and yes, doing some rather inappropriate sexualized behavior. It's a biting criticism of tradition and Islam in specific and how that impacts a young girl who can't process it all.



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« Reply #403 on: September 12, 2020, 11:15:03 pm »
addendum: Ohh yeah! Nick Fury with David Hasselhoff as a pretty darn good Fury actually.
He looked the part, but that was the only good thing about the production.

Those Marvel TV movies were an in-depth study in missing the mark.

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« Reply #404 on: September 14, 2020, 12:00:14 pm »
More like trying to do comics as more "real world" well before the Nolan Batman movies. Which ends up feeling very lacking. That and trying to keep the SFX budgets down.
Same reason so many of these live action adaptions of say cartoon and game characters keep failing as near invariably they are set in the real world or so close that they lose huge chunks of what makes them interesting. The new Sonic movie is just one in a long long depressingly long line if these and its just as lacking.