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by Chuckman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1516
Views: 116812

Re: Last Movie You Watched

I will definitely at least wait for reviews on the next one.

I mean, at least The Hobbit puts me to sleep.
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Godzilla & Kaiju General!
Replies: 222
Views: 14374

Re: Godzilla & Kaiju General!

I was suggesting, metaphorically, that Pacific Rim is true to its anime/kaiju film/mecha influences and the dip in quality in the sequel is as if Americans tried to replicate it with the same fidelity that they brought over the feel of Ghost in the Shell, Dragonball, Godzilla (in 1998) etc.
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Godzilla & Kaiju General!
Replies: 222
Views: 14374

Re: Godzilla & Kaiju General!

Pacific Rim 2 is the American adaptation of Pacific Rim.
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1516
Views: 116812

Re: Last Movie You Watched

I know! If you’re going to double down on that dumbass “weaponized dinosaurs” idea, don’t just make an uglier raptor. Give it cyborg chaingun arms or rocket launchers or some shit. Fucking commit to it, not this weaksauce shit. This is worse than Iron Man 2; at least when they made Iron Man 2 they d...
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1516
Views: 116812

Re: Last Movie You Watched

That’s actually what it needed. Besides the script being shit, it lacks conviction. They keep doing the cinematic universe teasing thing. They should just start subtitling all these movies “the next one will be good we promise” You might even say... they were so concerned with whether or not they sh...
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

i would have liked that if it began and ended as a quirky character trait like fhe Rogue One droid’s barely contained murderousness, but they had to make it a “subtle” explanation for why the Falcon is “temperamental”. Instead of, you know, this famous-among-smugglers super fast ship is a finicky p...
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1516
Views: 116812

Re: Last Movie You Watched

I should probably tag this. The following spoiler pertains to Jeff Goldblum, peace be upon him, only. Not only is his entire appearance in the movie in what you see in the trailers, but it’s used as a bizarre framing device. He starts his monologue at the beginning, then reappears at the end to deli...
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: Fallout
Replies: 575
Views: 51655

Re: Fallout

I’m cautiously optimistic about this. I’m hoping the always online and incremental DLC are used to generate data to perfect the application of a settlement system and freebuild housing in future Fallout and TES games. It even looks to be fun on its own.
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

Solo didn’t deserve the reception it got. People stayed home because they were salty over Luke not being the main character of the other movie. On its merits alone in terms of pacing and script, Solo is a better movie than TLJ. It doesn’t have any random asides or pacing oddities or build itself aro...
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1516
Views: 116812

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Tonight I watched Jurassic Park 5: Jurassic World 2: The Lost World Part Deux: Billy and the Clonosaurus. My review of this movie is that Tyrannosaurs have a unique adaptation, which allows a ten ton animal that smells like a dead goat on a shit wagon to sneak up on people who are looking right at i...
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Ready Player One.
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Ready Player One.

It’s not as pronounced in the movie, but I thought the logic of the Oasis as presented in the book was solid; its more of an OS than a game, it’s a game that contains all other existing and possible games. Cline could have thought that through and had companies buying real estate in the simulation, ...
by Chuckman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Ready Player One.
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Ready Player One.

The book sucks, the movie is a mid-tier Spielberg movie that walks the same ground as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but without quite as much heart. It wants to be a stirring tribute to the power of storytelling and imagination but it can't escape the book's critical flaws, even when radically changing m...
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1516
Views: 116812

Re: Last Movie You Watched

I watched it.

Go read the book, if you haven't yet. The movie doesn't spoil anything.
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] The Trailers & Upcoming Films Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 46207

Re: [Film] The Trailers & Upcoming Films Thread

Trailer for David Gordon Green's Halloween is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek1ePFp-nBI Looking good. Not seeing anything I take issue with. Shot of the massive asylum field set up so the patients can roam is nicely surreal. Fan of Will Patton, happy he is getting work. Daniel McBride is a...
by Chuckman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

If I was in a high level meeting with the Disney execs, I'd put it to them like this: Lucasfilm didn't become a brand worth paying $4 billion to acquire because they were making movies constantly and raking in steady receipts. It became a brand worth $4 billion by marketing the ever loving shit out ...
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] The Trailers & Upcoming Films Thread
Replies: 620
Views: 46207

Re: [Film] The Trailers & Upcoming Films Thread

1. Not Michael Bay (I still defend him and I actually liked The Last Knight on its own merits, not ironically, but still...) so points for that, and 2. F-15 Starcream with G1 colors! I'm hoping it's a hard reboot that looks like a soft reboot, as befits the source material: a cartoon in which Megatr...
by Chuckman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

That's a very valid way of looking at it. Not to go back to the Snyder well too much, but he and Abrams both have this tendency to make movies that are more like trailers than actual stories. All edging with no payoff. TFA at least had an emotional payoff with Rey taking up the lightsaber, but it wa...
by Chuckman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

TLJ is a film of ambition that didn't come together. The script moves in too many directions at once and it lacks focus. I think, also, that many of these big blockbusters with big casts suffer from this need they have to keep moving from character to character and plot to plot and back again, cycli...
by Chuckman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

If they're smart they'll use the last of the Episode films to set the stage for an open universe they can write new stories in.
by Chuckman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 12435

Re: Star Wars Episode II - A New Thread

It's odd how the "____ A Star Wars Story" movies have better pacing than the actual Episode VII and VIII. The main movies are overstuffed, like they have too many ideas and want to rush them out. I liked what they did with Luke and Rey/Kylo, even, but Solo is a better film than TLJ. In fac...

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