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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 am

Well, JJ let a bunch of 9/11 Truthers wirte about a franchise of which he was mostly ignorant for Into Darkness. It went about as well as could be expected. :irked:

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View Original PostChuckman wrote:Jaws is actually Spielberg's masterpiece, imo. There are hints of the "replace guns with walkie talkies in re-releases of ET" Spielberg emerging in Jurassic Park and how it becomes toothless by ignoring all of Crichton's social commentary and wariness of technology.

I agree there. As far as Spielberg's monster movies go, Jaws probably the best. It's been a while since I've seen Jaws, so I'll have to watch both and compare.

I wonder if "replace guns with walkie talkies" could be better summed up with the "cut to prairie dogs during murder" in Indy 4.

Also, I wonder if the 4K release for ET will include the original version.

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:17 pm

View Original Postsilvermoonlight wrote:I'd have to agree with that since ST in to darkness was him trying to be bold and dark but it just didn't pan out in my view.

It's because he took the best ST film - Wrath of Khan - and made a very visually striking film, but it was too similar to the original (warp drive needs fixing, fighting a federation ship, the Enterprise gets messed up, and Kirk learns that are no win solutions, and someone shouts "KHHHHAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!" really loudly. JJ also left his usual massive plot holes of transwarp beaming open and the super augment blood Khan and his compatriots carry being able to cure deadness and whatnot.

Also, I'm not missing the irony of talking about Star Trek in a Star Wars thread... something, something, disturbance in the force.
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Postby FrDougal9000 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:49 pm

DarkBluePhoenix wrote:It's because he took the best ST film - Wrath of Khan - and made a very visually striking film...

Well, the obnoxiously bright lens flares were certainly striking, if that's what you mean.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist, but I am genuinely curious as to what parts of Into Darkness were visually striking - I remember the storyboarding being very mediocre and the camera constantly rotating/panning/tracking like it was a randomized pan-and-zoom setting in Windows Movie Maker. There may have been other shots that were interesting, but I legitimately don't remember.)
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:02 pm

View Original PostFrDougal9000 wrote:Well, the obnoxiously bright lens flares were certainly striking, if that's what you mean.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist, but I am genuinely curious as to what parts of Into Darkness were visually striking - I remember the storyboarding being very mediocre and the camera constantly rotating/panning/tracking like it was a randomized pan-and-zoom setting in Windows Movie Maker. There may have been other shots that were interesting, but I legitimately don't remember.)

No, the lens flare was just fucking annoying. Thankfully, JJ toned that shit down for TFA, but still left enough there to remind us he'd directed the damn thing.

As for the striking scenes - the entire crash landing sequence with the Vengeance and the sequence at the beginning with the ship (quite unnecessarily) in launching from the ocean. Also the space HELO scene where Kirk and Khan fly through the debris field was pretty well done.
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Postby Joseki » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:31 pm

Episode 8 is now completed.

Just a few more months to wait. ^_^
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Postby Sachi » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:58 pm

Mark Hamill posted and has since removed a tweet teasing that the trailer will be dropped Oct 9th during Monday night football.
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:35 pm

What, Disney is skimping on advertising?
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Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:58 pm

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:What, Disney is skimping on advertising?


Yeah that kind of weird since there not broke and can splash out on advertising. :irked:
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Postby Ray » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:04 pm

Because Star War is the ONE brand where the name speaks for itself. Any Star Wars film is gonna make money purely on the brand name alone, so they can afford to be a little bit lax.
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