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« Reply #3780 on: August 09, 2014, 02:05:56 AM »

Just watched The People vs George Lucas. Truth.  Will the new trilogy do justice?  Gotta be better than the prequels. ..
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« Reply #3781 on: August 10, 2014, 04:17:54 PM »

Ok kids, Snowpiercer is bizarre and awesome. I love the happy new year celebration
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« Reply #3782 on: August 10, 2014, 08:07:06 PM »

Anyone see Snowpiercer? That seems to be getting shafted with a minimal release

Yes! I somehow convinced my wife to go see it. Pretty darn good movie, with a few flaws I can't go into for fear of spoilers.
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-Story has been told a million times before, but it's still told well
-Decent action, but very violent
-Chris Evans is great

I DO recommend it. You'd probably like it. Sadly, there are very few show times for it, despite it being a better movie than a lot of the junk playing in 3000 screens. The movie industry baffles the hell out of me.

Brother I loved it. Such an odd tale and premise. The thing I didn't jive with was:
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That one middle-aged guy that was in a suit. He was basically the terminator, killing everyone from the tail section people, to the cops, to the front sectioners. What was up with him? Seemed like he was brought in just for the hell of it.
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« Reply #3783 on: August 11, 2014, 01:53:37 AM »

Anyone see Snowpiercer? That seems to be getting shafted with a minimal release

Yes! I somehow convinced my wife to go see it. Pretty darn good movie, with a few flaws I can't go into for fear of spoilers.
Summary:
-Story has been told a million times before, but it's still told well
-Decent action, but very violent
-Chris Evans is great

I DO recommend it. You'd probably like it. Sadly, there are very few show times for it, despite it being a better movie than a lot of the junk playing in 3000 screens. The movie industry baffles the hell out of me.

Brother I loved it. Such an odd tale and premise. The thing I didn't jive with was:
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That one middle-aged guy that was in a suit. He was basically the terminator, killing everyone from the tail section people, to the cops, to the front sectioners. What was up with him? Seemed like he was brought in just for the hell of it.

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Possibly a "villain figure" for the sake of it.  The film sort-of 'needed on' (can't make things too easy).  I thought he was gay, actually.  IIRC his other hitman buddy (with the beard and brown hair) was leaning against him early in the film when Terminator kind of softly shrugs him off.  Then the same dark-haired hitman is then later killed by Yona (impaled by some object she steps up on) and the Terminator gives an angry/sad look that makes him hell-bent on targeting her till the very end.  Yona is specifically the target of both the "through the cabin" shoot out (when the train is on a curved track) and at the end when Curtis is having his chat with Ed Harris

So: Revenge?

And yeah I agree the plot's been told many-a-time.  Many have.  Kudos to Snowpiercer for....telling it in a real one-of-a-kind way though.
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« Reply #3784 on: August 11, 2014, 09:35:13 AM »

Anyone see Snowpiercer? That seems to be getting shafted with a minimal release

Yes! I somehow convinced my wife to go see it. Pretty darn good movie, with a few flaws I can't go into for fear of spoilers.
Summary:
-Story has been told a million times before, but it's still told well
-Decent action, but very violent
-Chris Evans is great

I DO recommend it. You'd probably like it. Sadly, there are very few show times for it, despite it being a better movie than a lot of the junk playing in 3000 screens. The movie industry baffles the hell out of me.

Brother I loved it. Such an odd tale and premise. The thing I didn't jive with was:
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That one middle-aged guy that was in a suit. He was basically the terminator, killing everyone from the tail section people, to the cops, to the front sectioners. What was up with him? Seemed like he was brought in just for the hell of it.

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Possibly a "villain figure" for the sake of it.  The film sort-of 'needed on' (can't make things too easy).  I thought he was gay, actually.  IIRC his other hitman buddy (with the beard and brown hair) was leaning against him early in the film when Terminator kind of softly shrugs him off.  Then the same dark-haired hitman is then later killed by Yona (impaled by some object she steps up on) and the Terminator gives an angry/sad look that makes him hell-bent on targeting her till the very end.  Yona is specifically the target of both the "through the cabin" shoot out (when the train is on a curved track) and at the end when Curtis is having his chat with Ed Harris

So: Revenge?

And yeah I agree the plot's been told many-a-time.  Many have.  Kudos to Snowpiercer for....telling it in a real one-of-a-kind way though.

I suppose you're explanation could work, Dice.
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The character just felt a little over the top invincible without any explanation to how or why. Terminator indeed
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« Reply #3785 on: August 11, 2014, 11:02:21 AM »

I agreed.  I also read on a bit about the director: Basically he says how there's very little real about the film; it's much less about how realistic it is and more about telling the 'odyssey'.  About once every ten minutes I kept thinking how living on a train X amount of years would even be possible, even with whatever number of cabins.
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« Reply #3786 on: August 11, 2014, 02:34:54 PM »

Interesting tidbit about Snowpiercer was that it was written and directed by a South Korean, Joon-ho Bong. I liked the movie, surprisingly more violent than I expected it to be.

I watched Riddick finally on DVR. As far as the trilogy goes... I would rate them in this order: Pitch Black > Riddick > Chronicles of Riddick. The action sequences were alright for Riddick. The visuals reminded me more of Pitch Black, which was cool. Sometimes I had a hard time hearing the dialog over the music and effects, but other than that it was ok. Oh and I discovered it has Bautista (also from Guardians).

Speaking of Guardians... I still need to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Hopefully this next week or so. My wife always likes to wait a few weeks before she goes to see a popular movie. She likes her space in the row; shrugs. Also on the fence on Ninja Turtles. I grew up with them in the 80s, but I'm wondering when do (you) or does anyone become too old for this stuff? Plus, I got no kids to partake in this nostalgia.
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« Reply #3787 on: August 11, 2014, 02:43:46 PM »

^ The consensus for TMNT is pretty typical Michael Bay.  Lots of good action; no childish charm.
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« Reply #3788 on: August 11, 2014, 04:21:21 PM »

^ The consensus for TMNT is pretty typical Michael Bay.  Lots of good action; no childish charm.

Remember, Bay didn't direct TMNT, just produce. It doesn't mean he didn't have a hand in the proceedings, though.
Orson, you're never too old for any kind of movie, as far as I'm concerned. TMNT, though, looks terrible, and apparently is. Definitely prioritize Guardians over it.

OMG, I went to RT to look at Bays Filmography:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/michael_bay/
The #'s don't lie.
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« Reply #3789 on: August 11, 2014, 04:44:08 PM »

You know what other numbers don't lie? The amount of money his movies make. Kind of sickens me that he's figured out if you make a movie out of a recognizable franchise/brand/name, it won't matter how good or bad it is, people will still go out and see it just out of curiosity.
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« Reply #3790 on: August 11, 2014, 05:02:12 PM »

At this point, I'm just waiting for him to make a Magic 8-ball movie (it'll probably end up like Gantz but with an actually useful military stealing everybody's spotlight).
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« Reply #3791 on: August 11, 2014, 05:56:36 PM »

I will always stand by that The Island was underrated, but other than that I haven't really liked any Michael Bay films. Pain & Gain had its moments, but fell apart after awhile.
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« Reply #3792 on: August 11, 2014, 08:35:53 PM »

You know what other numbers don't lie? The amount of money his movies make. Kind of sickens me that he's figured out if you make a movie out of a recognizable franchise/brand/name, it won't matter how good or bad it is, people will still go out and see it just out of curiosity.

I know, and I hate that it makes me so judgmental in regards to the general movie going public. I know that sounds weird, but I find myself looking down on people who enjoy godawful movies like what Bay directs/produces. Mostly because I LOVE movies, and want the great ones rewarded with more than just good reviews, and the bad ones penalized by more than just bad reviews.  When a shitty Transformers movie makes 3-400 million dollars all it does is tell Hollywood to make more movies like that. I like explosions and giant robots as much as the next guy/gal, but it NEEDS to be accompanied by a coherent story and characters I actually care about.
Aaaaaaanyway...

I watched The Divide the other night. That was a fucked up movie. Started out with a decent premise, then spiraled down into torture porn type stuff. Not cool.
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« Reply #3793 on: August 11, 2014, 10:11:35 PM »

I fully admit I think The Rock is awesome.  But Sean Connery does bump things up 50 points... Oh, and that FFVIII song that mighta been ripped off from it *grumble grumble*
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« Reply #3794 on: August 11, 2014, 10:18:42 PM »

^ The consensus for TMNT is pretty typical Michael Bay.  Lots of good action; no childish charm.
.  Good action is not typical of Bay
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