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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 51855 times)

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #465 on: March 24, 2021, 04:05:30 PM »
I didn't finish watching because their review was too long, but Red Letter Media made an interesting point about the Snyder cut: It should have been 2 movies, like the Infinity Stone saga. The fight with Steppenwolf at the 2 hour mark would have served as the perfect break.

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« Reply #466 on: March 29, 2021, 06:35:35 PM »
I havent watched the Snyder cut and im not going to. Ive seen the original, im just not interested. Now the thing that has interested me are the articles and vids on youtube about other possible 4 hour long adaptations. Hollywood will not scrape the botton of the barrel, it will remove it and dig into the ground to find anything resembling interest or nostalgia it seems. I really dont want to know this was the start of a trend. Who knows if it would ever stop escalating.

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« Reply #467 on: March 31, 2021, 10:59:46 PM »
For those So Bad it's Good movies go to tubi.tv
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« Reply #468 on: April 01, 2021, 05:52:13 AM »
For those So Bad it's Good movies go to tubi.tv
How are these different from Amazon Prime's "So Bad It's Painful" collection?

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« Reply #469 on: April 01, 2021, 03:18:00 PM »
For those So Bad it's Good movies go to tubi.tv
How are these different from Amazon Prime's "So Bad It's Painful" collection?

No idea, I don't have Amazon Prime because I have to fork out money, tubi is free.

But the ones I found there are from way back when I used to go see two bad kung-fu flicks at the cinema.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #470 on: April 02, 2021, 06:38:29 PM »
Took the kids to see Godzilla vs Kong today. It had way more monster action than Godzilla 2014 and way fewer stupid parts than KoAM. It's not a work of art but these days I can appreciate a movie that's just entertaining. It isn't woke, but does have the improbably diverse cast we've all come to expect from modern movies. Fortunately, it's also lacking a Chicom insert character. There are plenty of references to other Godzilla movies, both the classic ones and the ones never shown in the US, so it was clearly made by someone that respects the source material.

Overall, the Monsterverse is similar to the DCEU in that their isn't a consistent theme or style running through all the movies. This one is probably closest to Skull Island in how most of the monster fights take place in the daytime with clear skies so you can tell what's happening.

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« Reply #471 on: April 07, 2021, 10:30:38 AM »
I took a quick look at Tubi today. It reminds me a lot of the early days of Hulu.

Thanks for the heads-up, GeekyBugle.

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« Reply #472 on: April 12, 2021, 06:27:22 PM »
Saw the movie Nobody with Bob Odenkirk few days back. Its like John Wick but way less cynical and over the top. The movie manages to keep one interested as in not breaking the suspension of disbelief. John Wick is still John Wick thou.

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« Reply #473 on: April 16, 2021, 02:52:21 PM »
Friend of mine, for reasons unfatomable, forked out 30$ to see Raya and the Last Dragon. And was oddly un-impressed and impressed at the same time. Apparently looks nice and they liked the chain-sword. But did not linger long enough in each land visited to enjoy the differences. They also did not like the message near the end as it came across badly. Apparently others felt the same to some degree.

From their description sounded like someone in writing liked Final Fantasy: Spirits Within... ahem.  8)

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« Reply #474 on: April 19, 2021, 06:47:03 PM »
That Shang-Chi trailer looks awesome. Marvel martial arts flick? Hell yes.

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« Reply #475 on: April 19, 2021, 09:42:39 PM »
The special effects look decent, don't really have any feel for what the movie is about or the character. And it's nothing like the Shang-Chi comics I used to read, but that's okay. A lot of the comics stuff wouldn't translate well to the screen, like all his inner dialog while fighting.

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« Reply #476 on: April 22, 2021, 06:20:23 PM »
I agree it looks nothing like the original comics so far. But that really is par for the course. None of the Marvel movies have been all that close to their comics and with each movie after, they drift further and further away.

I figured they would either ditch or replace Fu Manchu with some other villain. Points for not making it yet another eeeeevil white guy which would have totally broke it.

Parts of the trailer look like they were meant for some asian fantasy movie. Not sure what that will entail. Could be flashbacks to the origins of the Mandarin's rings which seems to be the crux of the movie.

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« Reply #477 on: April 25, 2021, 04:16:26 PM »
They couldnt have the Mandarin be Chinese in Iron Man 3 because "we gotta play nice with the chinese so they watch our movies. Can't make them (or the SJWs) think we're racists" 

So they went with a white mandarin with Ben Kingsley as his front because he was frikking Gandhi once and nobody complained about that.

But in Shang-Chi its fine to have a chinese villain because the hero is chinese too, yay. Nice one, Disney.

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« Reply #478 on: April 25, 2021, 11:15:39 PM »
Mortal Kombat was fucking dumb fun. The story is absolute steaming garbage, and the person who wrote it needs to be fired out of a cannon in to the sun.

The fights were good, the fatalities were great, and Kano was an absolute treat.

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« Reply #479 on: April 26, 2021, 01:15:00 AM »
Mortal Kombat was fucking dumb fun. The story is absolute steaming garbage, and the person who wrote it needs to be fired out of a cannon in to the sun.

The fights were good, the fatalities were great, and Kano was an absolute treat.
I thought that the fight between Scorpion and Subzero seemed oddly slow compared to the other fights, like it had a very different fight choreographer.