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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 81979 times)

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #750 on: December 26, 2021, 09:25:49 AM »
Word of mouth on Matrix 4 is poor.

I hear lots of good things about Ghostbusters: Afterlife, though. I'm going to make an effort to go see it while it is still in theaters.

And of course, Book of Boba Fett drops on Wednesday. I'll be turning off Netflix, and reactivating Disney+.

I watched Gundam: Hathaway on Netflix last night. It looked gorgeous, but the story was kinda meh, and if you are new to Gundam OC it might be hard to figure out. I'm hoping the light novel it is based on gets released in English.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #751 on: December 26, 2021, 07:35:07 PM »
And of course, Book of Boba Fett drops on Wednesday. I'll be turning off Netflix, and reactivating Disney+.

I feel kind of spurned by Book of Boba Fett. What I liked about The Mandalorian is that it gave us a ton of new characters, including a new main. Boba Fett seems to be tracking more towards Season 2 of The Mandalorian. Rehashing old characters.

Let me know what you think. I'm on the fence about watching it.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #752 on: December 26, 2021, 09:51:18 PM »
I just say let the friggin franchise go. Unless you want slightly different flavors of OT done ten quintillion times, and somehow the old EU doesn't cover it, just move on already.

If the best of the show is fanservice of the creativity of the past, you have a turgid universe and a generally vapid fanbase.

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« Reply #753 on: December 27, 2021, 10:10:44 AM »
As for the problem with The Matrix : Resurrections... it's a 120-minute nostalgia-fest. A few things are retconned here and there, there are a number of biting self-referential references ("our parent company has decided to make a sequel...") and I left the theatre feeling snarky and drained, which (in theory) is not what you should feel when you've seen a movie.

Watch it if you want. I'm not saying you can't.
But don't be disappointed if you don't like it.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #754 on: December 27, 2021, 04:02:00 PM »
Lately I have mostly been watching older movies and been pretty content. Once in a while I will catch something that is recent, but on the whole, I find newer films have a look (just in terms of how they are physically made and edited) that doesn't feel as much like a 'movie' to me. I don't have the vocabulary to express the idea, but there is a sense when I watch older movies, even not so great ones, that they are part of the movie medium, and when I watch newer ones, that feeling isn't there as often. I think this might have been what Scorsese was getting at when he called marvel films 'rides' but I find it even applies to movies that would occupy the same space as a Scorsese film (just the look and feel).

But what is interesting to me is when I talk to a lot of people they have almost the opposite reaction (older movies look odd to them). So it might just be a matter of expectations.


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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #755 on: December 27, 2021, 04:05:16 PM »
Word of mouth on Matrix 4 is poor.


I am hearing the same and have no intention of spending time on it. After the second Matrix, I had no real interest in the franchise (and the third one was even worse but at that point I just didn't care about the story any more). I was surprised when they announced Matrix 4, because parts 2 and 3 were so universally reviled (particularly in comparison to the 1st movie which was outstanding on its own).

I still might watch the new Bill and Ted as I heard some good things about it.



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« Reply #756 on: December 28, 2021, 11:18:04 AM »
I think nostalgia's all they got left. Because God knows they don't have the creativity to fill a thimble.

So it's a lot less 'look at this cool new thing we came up with' and more 'hey, remember when this was cool before? We did it again!'

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« Reply #757 on: December 28, 2021, 11:52:54 AM »
I think nostalgia's all they got left. Because God knows they don't have the creativity to fill a thimble.

So it's a lot less 'look at this cool new thing we came up with' and more 'hey, remember when this was cool before? We did it again!'
Yeah, that's my feelings on the OSR too.

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« Reply #758 on: December 28, 2021, 12:28:26 PM »
Yeah, that's my feelings on the OSR too.

As a complete non-OSR fan, I have seen some OSR things that impressed me. When OSR wants to innovate its fantastic, but it generally doesn't.

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« Reply #759 on: December 28, 2021, 12:41:22 PM »
Yeah, that's my feelings on the OSR too.

As a complete non-OSR fan, I have seen some OSR things that impressed me. When OSR wants to innovate its fantastic, but it generally doesn't.
Things like Fight On! or Santicore are more interesting than Clone-with-a-Few-House-Rules-#39394.

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« Reply #760 on: December 28, 2021, 12:47:02 PM »
But back to the Matrix ReR-ed, Id wager they just don't get directing gigs no more because all their films have been bombs. So this is like Shamamalama getting a big 'blockbuster' if its based on a older property.

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« Reply #761 on: December 28, 2021, 12:56:50 PM »
But back to the Matrix ReR-ed, Id wager they just don't get directing gigs no more because all their films have been bombs. So this is like Shamamalama getting a big 'blockbuster' if its based on a older property.
We're overdue for a 7th sense movie, aren't we?

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #762 on: December 28, 2021, 01:12:43 PM »
We're overdue for a 7th sense movie, aren't we?

The twist is that the kid this time just wanted attention and bruce willis sucks at talking with his wife.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #763 on: December 28, 2021, 03:34:18 PM »
I saw the new Matrix. Is awful.

I wouldn't even say it's "nostalgia porn" - it's so on the nose, and meta, it's silly. They created plotholes that did not need to even exist. It *pretends* to honor the previous trilogy, but is so utterly ham-fisted in its attempt, I honestly wonder wtf they were thinking or why they even bothered.

The premise is kinda okay... the execution was janky as fuck and failed some very basic fundamental story-telling requirements.

4/10


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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #764 on: December 28, 2021, 05:45:02 PM »
But back to the Matrix ReR-ed, Id wager they just don't get directing gigs no more because all their films have been bombs. So this is like Shamamalama getting a big 'blockbuster' if its based on a older property.

Watching the trailers for Matrix 4, I kept thinking "From the team who brought you Jupiter Ascending!"
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