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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4815 on: January 11, 2017, 09:19:19 AM »
^ Heck yes, Raul Julia.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4816 on: January 11, 2017, 07:29:59 PM »
The best video game movie adaption is Dead or Alive, it gives you exactly what you could want from a Dead or Alive adaption, hot women, martial arts, and beach volleyball.

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4817 on: January 11, 2017, 11:50:16 PM »
If you've never seen the Street Fighter movie, there is one scene of Raul Julia that you must watch. It is brilliant. If you think you know what scene I'm talking about, I'm sure you're right. If you don't know, then watch it. It's just 90 seconds long.

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« Reply #4818 on: January 12, 2017, 09:40:32 AM »
Yes.  One of the most memorable parts of the movie (outside of real-life crush Kylie Minogue playing my video game crush Cammy).
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4819 on: January 14, 2017, 08:49:34 AM »
Finding Dory
It got a bit too silly for me towards the end but overall I liked it.

Suicide Squad
I figured since I didn't hate BvS as much as most people seemed to I'd try giving this one a chance. Well, I wouldn't say I hated it (few movies actually make me angry though), but I think it's completely deserving of its terrible reception. A lot of pointless characters, scenes that go nowhere, and the movie just didn't seem to know what it wanted to be. The worst thing by far, though, was the editing. This has to be some of the worst editing I've seen for a high budget movie like this.

The actors were okay though. Will Smith was Will Smith. I don't mind the new take on the Joker, but he was barely in the movie.

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4820 on: January 14, 2017, 10:01:19 AM »
I think the most maddening thing about Suicide Squad is that it had those flashes of brilliance that showed the potential of a really good and coherent movie... but it lost its way.  Whether it was the director, the editors, the cast, the legions of suits (e.g. Studio networks, marketers) saying, "do this instead of that" one time too many, something (or a whole bunch of somethings) went amiss. 

Anyway, at work the Theater class I assist in watched the 2014 Annie so the class could compare and contrast with the 1982 one.  I never liked Annie in the first place and this new Annie was a total trainwreck.  The only redeeming thing was Cameron Diaz as Hannigan because she was the only one who seemed aware that this flick was the dumbest thing ever and she treated it as such, hamming it up like we said the cast of Street Fighter did.

EDIT: Coming back to video game based movies, the Resident Evil films were innocuously fun popcorn action flicks. 
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4821 on: January 14, 2017, 10:54:00 AM »
Everybody Wants Some!!

This is a Richard Linklater film (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, the "Before" series) and it hits all his beats. 
Still, it's very good, in a typical Linklater fashion you'll be drawn to the ordinary shenanigans of ordinary lives, and you'll love it because it's in some part nostalgic but also incredibly down to earth.

Everybody Wants Some[!!] takes place over a few days in the life of a guy and his University baseball team.  Somehow the film makes a "boys will be boys" film without being harmful, gross, or overly ridiculous — quite the opposite in fact, it's very charming and a lot of fun.  There he bonds [among men], finds a cool new love, and generally documents the last few beautiful days before you're cramming for college.

I really recommend it though, it's a ton of fun.


Suicide Squad
I figured since I didn't hate BvS as much as most people seemed to I'd try giving this one a chance. Well, I wouldn't say I hated it (few movies actually make me angry though), but I think it's completely deserving of its terrible reception. A lot of pointless characters, scenes that go nowhere, and the movie just didn't seem to know what it wanted to be. The worst thing by far, though, was the editing. This has to be some of the worst editing I've seen for a high budget movie like this.

The actors were okay though. Will Smith was Will Smith. I don't mind the new take on the Joker, but he was barely in the movie.

If you want to explain to even casual film-going audiences what exactly bad editing is and how it impacts a film, you show them Suicide Squad.  Like you say, the cuts are terrible, the pacing is uneven, and some of the shots can even leave viewers confused (the final fight especially jumping around a lot with too many characters). 
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4822 on: January 14, 2017, 05:18:25 PM »
I went to see Suicide Squad with my family and I had to pretend I enjoyed even though I thought it was awful, because the last two films we saw together I also thought was awful and didn't wanna be that guy :P


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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4823 on: January 14, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
Battle Royale for worst live-action film adaptation of a fighting game:

Street Fighter (1994) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sZP-qRWNw
Mortal Kombat (1995) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIfHL5UgFs
Dead or Alive (2006) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YFKZ2vjHM
Tekken (2009) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eiovajPBOWI
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4824 on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:48 PM »
Battle Royale for worst live-action film adaptation of a fighting game:

Street Fighter (1994) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sZP-qRWNw
Mortal Kombat (1995) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIfHL5UgFs
Dead or Alive (2006) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YFKZ2vjHM
Tekken (2009) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eiovajPBOWI
Sorry Dincrest, that title stays with King Of Fighters...

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4825 on: January 15, 2017, 05:39:12 AM »
Battle Royale for worst live-action film adaptation of a fighting game:

Street Fighter (1994) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sZP-qRWNw
Mortal Kombat (1995) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIfHL5UgFs
Dead or Alive (2006) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YFKZ2vjHM
Tekken (2009) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eiovajPBOWI
Sorry Dincrest, that title stays with King Of Fighters...

https://youtu.be/oy-LMbfTAGQ

A new challenger appears.  I had no idea there was even a King of Fighters movie. 

...so many terrible live action adaptations of fighting games over the past 20 years.  Why haven't movie studios learned their lesson by now?  I love me some chop socky (e.g. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior) and wuxia (e.g. House of Flying Daggers) films, but these fighting game film adaptations are just an insult to anyone.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4826 on: January 15, 2017, 09:30:55 AM »
I wonder if the problem with video game movies is that video games just can't be good movies, or the problem is that they keep choosing the wrong games to adapt. They almost exclusively go for the popular action or fighting games. I'd imagine adapting an adventure game or something to a movie would be a lot better of a fit, but it wouldn't draw the crowds so nobody cares.

Also I had a weekend of animated movies.

The Good Dinosaur

Thought it was pretty boring personally. Really simplistic kid's tale overall, but holy wow does this movie look good.

Frozen & Zootopia

I want to talk about these two together since they're both from Disney Animation. Believe it or not, I haven't watched Frozen before. I had heard it was good but it was one of those "I'll get around to it" movies for me. The last one I saw from them was Wreck-It Ralph, which I thought was fine but nothing amazing.

But apparently I've been missing out the past couple years because I think things have shifted once again and Disney is now ahead of Pixar.

With Frozen, I had seen Maleficent already so I can't help but draw some parallels in how they've changed up their storytelling, but I thought it was great regardless. That and Maleficent came afterwards.

But the one that really blew me away was Zootopia. It's possible that feeling is reinforced by how I feel the message is as relevant now as it'll ever be, but even if you think the messaging is too blunt or too flawed of an allegory (no allegory ever isn't IMO), they really took advantage of the setting they created. Lots of creative visuals and clever gags. I don't think I've laughed this much at a kid's movie in a long time. The only thing I thought was kinda tired was the whole Godfather bit- I think we've averaged out to everyone in Hollywood already having made at least a dozen jokes at Marlon Brando's expense at this point.

Too late for me to catch Moana in theaters, but I'll definitely be checking it out when it comes to home media.

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4827 on: January 15, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »
Battle Royale for worst live-action film adaptation of a fighting game:

Street Fighter (1994) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sZP-qRWNw
Mortal Kombat (1995) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIfHL5UgFs
Dead or Alive (2006) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YFKZ2vjHM
Tekken (2009) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eiovajPBOWI
Sorry Dincrest, that title stays with King Of Fighters...

https://youtu.be/oy-LMbfTAGQ

Hey man, don't forget about Legend of Chun-Li (don't have a link on hand but I'm sure this exists and was bad).

Also anything from Uwe Boll. That clown was a publicity hound.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4828 on: January 18, 2017, 02:34:50 PM »
Sausage Party - I am not at all above these kinds of things, and I'm damn proud of it. This is one deliciously crude film, and it's actually more intelligent than it initially lets on. Great cast. Good jokes. Interesting animation. I keep laughing to myself when I think of certain scenes. Most comedies don't leave such an impression on me. Definitley check it out if you're not too good for low brow humor.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4829 on: January 19, 2017, 10:55:16 AM »
Battle Royale for worst live-action film adaptation of a fighting game:

Street Fighter (1994) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sZP-qRWNw
Mortal Kombat (1995) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIfHL5UgFs
Dead or Alive (2006) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YFKZ2vjHM
Tekken (2009) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eiovajPBOWI
Sorry Dincrest, that title stays with King Of Fighters...

https://youtu.be/oy-LMbfTAGQ

Hey man, don't forget about Legend of Chun-Li (don't have a link on hand but I'm sure this exists and was bad).

Also anything from Uwe Boll. That clown was a publicity hound.
As bad as Legend of Chun Li was, it "ALMOST" adhered to street fighter lore. Bison was a megalomaniac (who had an irish accent?!?!)...that,s all I can think of.

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