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Postby Gus Hanson » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

Absolutely loved it! My 2nd most favorite ST movie after the first live action especially since it's written by the first film's screenwriter. Knowing now that Invasion was written by somebody else probably more than ever solidifies why I never really got into it. Casper Van Dien showing off his vocal chops as a more mature sounding Rico and Dina Meyer coming back as Dizzy in the most plot driven of ways (no spoilers :tongue: ) was nostalgic at it's very best.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:58 pm

View Original PostGus Hanson wrote:Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

Absolutely loved it! My 2nd most favorite ST movie after the first live action especially since it's written by the first film's screenwriter. Knowing now that Invasion was written by somebody else probably more than ever solidifies why I never really got into it. Casper Van Dien showing off his vocal chops as a more mature sounding Rico and Dina Meyer coming back as Dizzy in the most plot driven of ways (no spoilers :tongue: ) was nostalgic at it's very best.


I saw that not long back and I agree its really excellent, every one who liked Starship Troopers this ones well worth watching. ^_^

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Like everything was great and my only mini nit pick was the Sky Marshal Amy Snapp doing everything for popularity I just wished that they'd beefed that out with more like she wanted Mars resources hence why she wanted to destroy the planet as then they could mine them after it blew up. Oh yeah and I wish they'd had more of a conversation where Jonny goes Carl so you want to tell me why you posed as my dead girlfriend but made it serious and not about gay panic jokes. As it could have made for interesting long conversation if done really well and no I'm not implying Carls gay it's more it could have been an adult conversation between to comrades and how far people will go in war to get shit done as that was always one of the themes of the first movie that you do what ever it takes to kill bugs
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Postby AdamMalkobitch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:06 pm

WALL-E. I forgot how damn good it is, it's no wonder I was obsessed with it for like two years when I was a kid. The final movie is a goddamn masterpiece, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to see Trash Planet as it would've been made in 1994, complete with Gels in place of humans, and the spartacus-style robot revolution against them. On a side note, the PS2, PSP, and PC version of the video game adaptation are absolutely fantastic, and definitely my favorite licensed game of all time.
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Postby AdamMalkobitch » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:35 am

Last night, I watched ARRIVAL for the first time, and my god, I should really stop judging movies before I see them. I remember seeing the theatrical poster and I was like, "oh, ANOTHER Hollywood sci fi movie, can't wait to watch more exploding aliens. Oh hey and this one's space ship is shaped like a banana, that's new", and while an alien DID explode at one point, I'm so glad I was wrong about this film. The twist came completely out of left field, but I can't wait to watch it again and see where they hinted at it. My only issue is that
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Louise still went through with the future she saw, despite knowing how everything went, and didn't even attempt to change anything. I read up on the short story it was based on, The Story of Your Life, and it further elaborated on the concept of free will and the butterfly effect, which I think would've been really cool to see be implemented into the movie, but I can see why they didn't. So much time was taken up by Louise and Ian talking to the Heptapods and teaching them, that there wasn't much time in the two hour space they were given to explore chaos theory and free will after the twist took place.
All in all, I'm really glad I watched this film, and I can't wait to see how it impacts how big budget science fiction movies are made from now on. Next I'm going to marathon the Jurassic Park series, and maybe I won't hate Jurassic World as much as I did the first time.
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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:42 am

Watched The Darkest Hour. The way Oldman pulled off Churchill feels like he's the real deal, a lot of chutzpah and anxiety in closed-door moments. Eminently quotable, found myself laughing and moved, and once it was over I rose from my chair and applauded. Damn awesome, it should be the bookend to Downfall/Der Untergang.

His outbursts is now one of my favorite scenes, a Churchill who once pursued painting as a means of de-stressing himself, pitted against a Hitler who was also a half-assed painter and was aiming to empty all the museums of the time for his own art museum in Linz.

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Postby Cybermat47 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:58 am

Godzilla VS King Ghidorah. Stupid cheesy fun, I love it.

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:Damn awesome, it should be the bookend to Downfall/Der Untergang.


If you’re comparing it to that masterpiece, then I have to watch it!
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Postby Ray » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:36 pm

Did the movie address Churchill drug addiction?
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Postby Guy Nacks » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:41 pm

Did the movie address how Churchill fucked India up the ass during the Bengal famine?
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Postby soul.assassin » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:21 am

Did the movie address Churchill drug addiction?


View Original PostGuy Nacks wrote:Did the movie address how Churchill fucked India up the ass during the Bengal famine?


No, and no. Of course the film is not without its critics, mostly coming from the left.

The film mainly concerns about the decision whether to surrender or fight on. Gallipoli was one of several of the known hot buttons which launches him into rage, as well as some of his earlier mistakes mentioned by his political opponents.

Full stop before this thread goes political.


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