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« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2018, 10:07:12 AM »
not a movie, yet, but coming in about 2 weeks I believe on Netflix is the new Reboot, which has ironically enough been so totally rebooted it shares about two points of interest with the original.

Now its a live action show about some teens who discover a digitizing machine to go into cyberspace to battle programs sent by a human hacker called the Sourcerer.

Fans are calling a Power Rangers wanna-be. But personally I think it shares more with Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad. Minus the mecha and Ultra-Man type hero.

This is developing into some epic mishandling. "We tried to imagine that ReBoot had never been made"

https://www.rebootrevival.com/

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« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2018, 06:49:24 PM »
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"We tried to imagine that ReBoot had never been made"

Well that sums up pretty well why I probably won't be watching it how about the rest of you?
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« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2018, 04:26:50 PM »
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Well that sums up pretty well why I probably won't be watching it how about the rest of you?

Its about the same thing they said with the System Shock remake after they got the money. Eventually they realized their mistake and are going back to the original vision. Too bad Superhuman Guardian Reboot Squad wont.

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« Reply #63 on: March 19, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
Justice League

More super hero movies. I've already said I'm well burned out on the genere by now, but there's a few things that made JL palatable. Mostly the end. Despite Steppentime being about the blandest super villian yet, I really liked how they eventually beat him. It was foreshadowed, and most importantly, they didn't murder him. He done himself in, which is a very superhero-story way for the villain to fail.
And I liked it way better than Batman versus Superman. Whatever the hell that movie was called.
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« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2018, 01:29:51 AM »
I just saw Ready Player One and I didn't like it. I'm not going to say it was bad--the rest of my family really liked it--but it just didn't appeal to me. There was just too much happening on the screen and I felt like I was distracted from what was going on by graphics overload at several points. I also went in knowing it was a kids/teen film at heart, but it's much more like the 80s versions of those where there really isn't any subtle humor or extra layers for adults. So again, not a bad movie, but it din't appeal to me.

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« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2018, 09:23:05 AM »
I liked it.  The book was more enjoyable. (I won't comment on "better")  

It was a quick book but an even quicker movie.  Stuff the devoloped and built in the book didn't have time in the movie.  I was disappointed a couple parts I liked were missing.  Ain't that always the way.  

But worth watching.  Maybe more a rental than theater.

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« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2018, 05:58:30 AM »
Saw some of the Reboot series. Yeah, its got about nothing to do with the original.

But...

A few episodes in and they introduce Megabyte. Who seems to be the old Megabyte. That is till the human villain "upgrades" him. Cant say Im thrilled with the redesign. But whomever they got for the voice actor was spot on. So far seems really good at emulating Tony Jays voicing of Megabyte.

Later they actually visit Mainframe... which was part of this college secret lab all along??? And they meet Bob, Dot, and Enzo? Except they look kinda... off. And Mainframe is depopulated? Weird. Oh and we get to see the User from the original??? But whomever they got for the voices here too did it really well. and they did a good job of recreating Mainframe too. That doesnt save this series though.

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« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2018, 01:28:37 PM »
I saw Hurricane Heist yesterday. No money was spent to do so, yet I still feel cheated out of my time. It was fucking horrible. Not amusingly horrible, but more "I think I'd rather be mowing the yard in the hot Florida sun" horrible. If you have an opportunity to see this movie and are actually considering it, please call someone and ask for help.

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« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2018, 06:20:11 PM »
Regarding the reboot reboot I found this on A video  giving the history of reboot I am quoting this exactly as I found it.
Also It's supposedly something one of the guys who worked on the show posted on 4chan .

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For years we have waited, well... ''don't bother'' posted from a employee from Rainmaker. He posted on 4chan anonymously and it has now since been deleted: (Note: the punctuation or lack-thereof is the same as in the post. I just typed it out.) ''I feel you guys deserve an explanation and since I can't talk publicly about this without putting my job in danger I'll post this here where everyone will think I'm larping. Everybody that was working on this show knew this backlash was coming but Hefferon has his head so far up his ass he wouldn't listen to anybody and nobody could tell him to smarten up since he owns the whole company any idea he came up with was put in no matter how stupid, hell sometimes he brought his kid into reviews and had the kid give notes, also fun fact the main character shares a name with his kid and the main character's father's name is the name of his assistant. The production itself was a massive disaster as well, Hefferon got sold on using the unreal engine for lighting and rendering the series despite rainmaker having a superb traditional CG pipeline because the first ReBoot was the first CG show on TV he wanted to make this show a first as well so the first unreal game engine show on TV. "To compound that problem those of us that came over from a traditional pipeline were given next to no training in unreal so we are figuring it out as we went along, the guy that was supposed to be the big know it all guy about unreal ended up being completely incompetent at his job but was great at kissing Michael's ass and creating conflicts by going behind the art and animation director's backs. Also wouldn't be surprised if a # MeToo story comes out about this guy as he was just creepy in general with the girls on the team. The project also went through a number of different art directors as they got fed up and quit due to the related issues this of course caused a lot of issues to the point where most environments in the show were just improvised off of single concept images. Also in the trailer you might notice some of the CG shots look extremely crappy and some look good, here's why that is. The creepy kiss up guy from earlier convinced Hefferon early on that reboot wouldn't need a team of lighters since ''The game engine will do that automatically for us'' So for the first few episodes there was no team dedicated to lighting the shots so it fell to the world builders to light those episodes and as no world building had any lighting experience you can see the results, after those episodes were complete they finally came to the realization that you actually need lighters to get good TV show level lighting so they hastily hired a team of lighters but because it was so late in the production schedule they had to hire basically anybody that applied so that means the majority of the lighters were straight out of school, and I don't think they finished up hiring that team till episode 11 or 12. Another reason for the crappy looking CG is because there was absolutely no training provided to the surfacing team on how shaders in unreal work, so you had them going in blind muddling their way through trying to figure out how to make ship work, hell the most any of us got to training in unreal for the whole project was about 2 weeks. I know to people outside the industry surfacing and lighting may not sound important but they are the subtle things that make something go from looking cheap and bad to looking good in CG. ''In summary the production was a complete cluster fuck with a CEO making all the decisions, refusing to listen to anybody just making his pet fantasy project about his self inserted son, but hey he got what he wanted, he can now say reboot the guardian code is the first ever show to be made with the unreal engine and rendered in 4k plus there is some VR stuff. Watch anytime he talks about the show he'll hit on those points, hell those are the points we've been told to hit on in the handout they gave us about how we're supposed to talk about the show in public.I'm very sorry about the product we put out there, I can't imagine how hard it is for long time fans of ReBoot to look at this abomination, if you're holding out any hope for this show don't, not only did the spit on the grave of ReBoot they did it in a badly written, badly acted show. If you're wondering if they tried to do anything to placate you guys, that'd be episode 10, they have all the old main characters in that episode but only that episode and it's just as badly written and acted as they other episodes. Do not watch this show, do not support this show or if you feel the need to satisfy your curiosity about it wait at least a month after release, netflix tends to make a decision on renewing for more seasons based on the numbers after about 2-4 weeks so the last thing this show needs is to do well out of morbid curiosity during those weeks and get another season.''


The video I found it on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVnzhISq0oY
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« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2018, 03:51:56 AM »
You could tell that just by watching a few episodes and listening to the CEO talk.

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« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2018, 05:09:04 PM »
I'll buy that I my haven't heard any of the stuff the ceo has been spouting nor have I watched any guardian code so that was my 1st exposure.
Tbh if even A fraction of that post is true it explains A lot.
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"hey thee i walk through the valley of the shadow of death but i fear no evil because im the meanest son of a bitch in the valley"

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« Reply #71 on: April 13, 2018, 05:52:39 PM »
Watching the first epsiode of Netflix's Lost in Space. So far, it's not grabbing me. I'll try to finish out the episode to give it a proper chance.

Episode 2 is much better. The characters are actually showing some character.
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« Reply #72 on: April 15, 2018, 07:33:08 AM »
Looks stupider than the failed pilot from the 90s or 00s. And oh hurray.. another dysfunctional family. Though will be interesting to see what the do, or dont do, with the dynamics between will and not-Dr Smith.

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« Reply #73 on: April 15, 2018, 01:02:34 PM »
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Looks stupider than the failed pilot from the 90s or 00s. And oh hurray.. another dysfunctional family. Though will be interesting to see what the do, or dont do, with the dynamics between will and not-Dr Smith.

I'm about 5 episodes in, and Smith is turning out to be a pretty interesting character. Or rather, her antics are interesting.
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« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
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I'm about 5 episodes in, and Smith is turning out to be a pretty interesting character. Or rather, her antics are interesting.

I like the actress, but the character is straight out of a soap opera. She exists, imo, to do one thing and one thing only. Make whichever situation they're in worse.