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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4830 on: January 19, 2017, 10:56:22 AM »
New trailer for that Power Ranger movie. It looks fucking terrible yet I want to see it. It will probably be the best worst movie I see this year.

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« Reply #4831 on: January 19, 2017, 11:07:22 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.

Wasn't Vega Asian in that one?
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4832 on: January 19, 2017, 11:10:51 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.

Wasn't Vega Asian in that one?
Lol, Vega was one of the Black Eyed Peas.

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« Reply #4833 on: January 19, 2017, 11:33:55 AM »
So he was Mexican.  Somehow even less appropriate.
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« Reply #4834 on: January 19, 2017, 11:35:28 AM »
So he was Mexican.  Somehow even less appropriate.
Ehhhhh Vega's a spaniard, it's a lot closer than being japanese.

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« Reply #4835 on: January 19, 2017, 12:04:20 PM »
Yeah, but acting like "Mexican" and "Spanish" are the same just feels lazy and dumb.
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« Reply #4836 on: January 19, 2017, 06:46:33 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.
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.
In terms of SF lore, I think it is actually kinda accurate. I mean it has the whole thing of Bison putting all of his goodness into someone else (Rose) so that he wouldn't be weakened by emotions like mercy (or w/e his reason was). It has Chun Li being trained by Gen. It has stuff that it is wrong (like I don't think Chun-Li was ever a pianist in the games), but in broad strokes I believe it is accurate.

...yes I do play fighting games for the story, why are you looking at me funny? :p

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« Reply #4837 on: January 20, 2017, 09:21:20 AM »
I, too, love story in my fighters.  It's a shame it's always so poorly told.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4838 on: January 20, 2017, 10:49:39 AM »
Lights Out - For a PG-13 scary movie, it's actually decent. As with such scary movies, there's lots of jump scares, but most are pretty effective here. The monster manages to stay creepy throughout. Plus, the acting is not bad, and the main actress is super fine.

Also saw Conjuring 2. Like Wan's other scary movies, the first half has a few genuine scares, and the second half is filled with less-scary scares,  along with dreck that has to make unnecessary emotional sense of the whole thing. This film is way too long for a scary movie. Still, not terrible overall. Seen much worse.
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« Reply #4839 on: January 20, 2017, 10:58:59 AM »
Everyone loved the first Conjuring and talked about how terrifying it was and what an excellent horror movie it was. Now it takes little effort to frighten me, but when I finally got around to seeing The Conjuring, I thought it was the tamest horror movie I've ever seen.

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4840 on: January 21, 2017, 08:33:34 PM »
On a whim, I watched Guardians of the Galaxy again today.  After all, the sequel is the film I'm most excited for this year.  The trailer I saw during Rogue One sold it for me. 

Although the film has its share of nitpicks and doesn't adhere strictly to the comics, it truly is what a good comic book film adaptation should be.  The ensemble cast is so great, everyone played their parts so well, it's tough to pick a favorite character.  Above all else, this movie was fun, had tons of personality, and recreated that "Yaaaay!" feeling when you just bought new comics from the comic book store and can't wait to get home and read them.

  Super cool film that I hope the sequel builds off of the right way.  I felt like the theme in the film was losing family through forced severing of relationships and I hope the theme for the sequel is building relationships with "the family you choose."  The surrogate parent relationship between Yondu and Star-Lord deserves to be fleshed out, as does the adopted sister relationship between Gamora and Nebula.

I must admit, when it comes to comics I'm not as much into traditional costume hero comics as my friends are, so GotG resonates more with those tastes. 

EDIT: GotG and Deadpool are two movies where their completely divergent interpretations of certain characters actually made them cooler than their comic book counterparts.  With Yondu in GotG,
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 I found the movie version's "redneck space pirate with a single telekinetic arrow" way cooler than the mystical noble archer in the comics.  From what I understand, the comic book folks agreed that movie Yondu was wicked cool and retconned a bunch of stuff to incorporate him into the comic book universe.
. And with Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool,
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I liked that in the movie, her "nuclear bull charge" superpower actually fit her name.  In the comics, NTW is a telepath.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4841 on: January 29, 2017, 08:26:48 AM »
Suicide Squad

Worst movie ever made, I feel like I just watched Nazi propaganda at the height of the Holocaust or something.

I'm amazed this ever made a dollar, must of been a lot of lying during the marketing campaign.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #4842 on: January 29, 2017, 01:03:29 PM »
If you think that's the worst movie ever made, you have missed out on a lot of truly terrible movies.  I'm not going to argue that it's great, but it's head and shoulders above literally thousands of movies. As for making money, it earned almost $750 million worldwide. So it did just fine despite not being a masterpiece of modern cinema.
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« Reply #4843 on: January 29, 2017, 01:17:07 PM »
^what tooker said.  Suicide Squad wasn't even the worst movie released that month (August 2016), that'd be Sausage Party.  Or by David Ayer, (that'd be Sabotage).

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« Reply #4844 on: January 29, 2017, 01:54:40 PM »
And even then, best/worst is subjective. 

I thought the 2014 Annie was garbage, yet the students in the theater class I assist in absolutely love it. 

I thought Donnie Darko was lousy, but most of my peers (including several on these forums at that time) thought it was brilliant. 

I thought Rogue One was the absolute best Star Wars film since the original trilogy, but I have encountered a small handful of people who thought it was terrible. 

As for money, well, popular doesn't automatically mean good and good doesn't automatically mean popular.  A crappy film like Vampires Suck actually made more money at the box office than a good film like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  Go figure.

...and I'm sure there is ONE lone person out there who actually liked the cringe-fest that is Howard the Duck.  Finding that person might be like finding a needle in a haystack, but the needle exists. 

Anyway, Age of Ultron was on TV so my mom and I watched it.  Really fun flick.  Okay, it felt kinda like a rehash of the first Avengers' movie formula and it took some creative liberties from the comics that some die-hards may find questionable, but still a fun popcorn flick. 

What my mom is most intrigued by is the creative array of superpowers that comic book artists can think of, and how complex those powers are.  The level of imagination fantasy novelists like Tolkien, Martin, and Sanderson have in creating worlds, and the imagination that comic book artists have in doing the same is like a superpower to her. 

Sure we could say that those kinds of powers manifest themselves in the Hindu gods (many of whom have several of those powers) or Indian fantasy heroes (e.g. The Pandavas in Mahabharata), but just seeing so many superheroes with such a diverse array of powers really drives home how vast superpowers are and how difficult it is to define them.
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