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Postby Chuckman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:21 pm

I think X-Men need a reboot. First Class was limited by trying to fit the continuity of the first film, which was mired in the timidity of the early comic book movie renaissance. I want an X-film that doesn't temper the insanity. I want a whole plotline about how Cyclop's dad left him to become an outer space pirate.
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Postby Blue Monday » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:40 pm

View Original PostGendo'sPapa wrote:Speaking honestly I liked X-Men: First Class & The Wolverine a hell of a lot more.

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Postby Chuckman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:46 pm

The more I see The Wolverine the more I like it.
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Postby Bagheera » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:18 am

View Original PostRay wrote:Just watched Pacific Rim.

I loved it, even though its an obvious Rip-Off of Evangelion. Aesthetic wise, its probably the closest we'll ever see to a LAEM. . . y'know what? I'm perfectly okay with that. It's still a good movie. A really good movie.


Pac Rim is terrible, but it's not an Evangelion ripoff. That notion really needs to go away.

View Original PostChuckman wrote:I think X-Men need a reboot. First Class was limited by trying to fit the continuity of the first film, which was mired in the timidity of the early comic book movie renaissance. I want an X-film that doesn't temper the insanity. I want a whole plotline about how Cyclop's dad left him to become an outer space pirate.


Haven't seen DoFP, but by my understanding it is a reboot.
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:26 am

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I think it's more of Retcon Good Sir, Reboots tend to have new actors fill previous roles held by other actors. Here's what wiki has to say.

Retroactive continuity, or retcon for short,[1] is the alteration of previously established facts in the continuity of a fictional work.[2]

There are various motivations for retconning. The changes may occur to accommodate sequels or derivative works, allowing newer authors or creators to revise the diegetic (in-story) history to include a course of events that would not have been possible in the story's original continuity. Retcons allow for authors to reintroduce popular characters and resolve errors in chronology.

Retcons are common in pulp fiction, especially comic books published by long-established publishers such as DC, Marvel, and leading manga publishers. The long history of popular titles and the number of writers who contribute stories can often create situations that demand clarification or revision. Retcons also appear in soap operas, serial dramas, movie sequels, professional wrestling angles, video games, radio series, and other forms of serial fiction.

Science fiction writers are occasionally confronted with new scientific developments which disprove assumptions made in a previous story or book. For some of these cases, no amount of retconning could "save" a story – for example, many early works of science fiction assumed that Venus was a watery planet – but in many other cases, clever retconning allows the story to retain scientific plausibility under the new conditions.
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Postby Bagheera » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:39 am

Reboots can also be retcons (see Star Trek). If you reset history in a franchise you've essentially rebooted it.
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:49 am

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True that Good Sir Image Though I refuse to see the new Star Trek movies :lol:
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Postby Ray » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:06 pm

Pacific Rim? Terrible? Blasphemy!
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Postby xanderkh » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:57 pm

View Original PostChaddyManPrime wrote:^
True that Good Sir Though I refuse to see the new Star Trek movies :lol:


They're not that bad. They're pretty decent if you're familiar with the original source material. It's now just more geared towards the general audience.

If you still want to enjoy the original timeline, Star Trek: Online continues with after Nero's Incursion after Romulus's destruction in the original universe.
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Postby Chuckman » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:16 pm

The new Star Trek movies have a lot of the feel of the better films/better parts of the TV show without the ponderous heaviness of Commander French Englishman and his crew of misfits aboard a heavily armed outer space minivan.

I like Next Generation and always will but it doesn't really translate to movies and Trek got too full of itself and too fanboyish towards the end.
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Postby Dr. Nick » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:24 am

The Big Blue.

-Who won?
-Won what? The asshole award? It was a tie.


The film looks eye-poppingly good in HD, Jesus Christ.

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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:31 am

@ Chuck and Xander

The only version of Star Trek I kinda enjoyed was Next Generation Good Sirs, I honestly don't have any interest in seeing the new stuff.
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