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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #630 on: October 25, 2012, 04:20:27 AM »
I finally got to see Dredd - in a discount theater that was a a first-run house when I saw Judge Dredd there a decade-and-a-half ago.

But I digress.

Loved it. Karl Urban's good, loved the look of the city and it's inhabitants. Straightforward go-forth-and-kick-butt story.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #631 on: October 25, 2012, 05:25:53 AM »
I saw it today (it's Aus release) and loved it.  It's on my list of required viewing for my group for my Cyberpunk game, the visual and thematic elements totally nail it.

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The first trailer for Iron Man 3 has gone live.

YES!  As much as I don't like Extremis (the comic arc), this looks amazing.  All my doubts/concerns are pretty much gone and I feel a little foolish for having had them.

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« Reply #632 on: October 25, 2012, 06:25:27 AM »
It looks more like the storyline where the armour becomes self aware rather than extremis, but I can certainly see them using extremis to interface with the alien tech they're bound to run into with Avengers 2

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« Reply #633 on: October 25, 2012, 06:34:43 AM »
I'm really digging the whole PTSD angle. It's a very "human" take on the whole superhero genre.
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« Reply #634 on: October 25, 2012, 07:50:38 AM »
I'm really digging the whole PTSD angle. It's a very "human" take on the whole superhero genre.
Tony isn't exactly the most stable to begin with.  I can see the events of his two solo movies and The Avengers finally catching up with him.  A pity they won't use some of the more effective treatments.  (So far the best seems to involve MDMA, aka Ecstasy.)  Hmm.  That would be an interesting wrinkle:  Sending Tony abroad (Israel) for treatment.  They won't.  Avoiding the middle east is just a good idea.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #635 on: October 26, 2012, 07:02:07 PM »
Some (so far, so) Good...

posters for Pacific Rim and The World's End




Zero Dark Thirty

A Good Day to Die Hard

Django Unchained

Mama

...some (potentially) Bad....

Matthew Vaughn off X-Men First Class: Days of Future Past (though there's a potential silver lining if Singer replaces him)

Evil Dead

...and some downright Ugly...

Empires of the Deep

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #636 on: October 26, 2012, 07:08:52 PM »
Figured I'd give this one its own post because it's just too ludicrous to stand side-by-side with legitimate news...

Warner Bros. slates summer 2015 for Justice League movie

Hold up, I want to get my response to this just right. Ahem....

::clears throat::

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Yeah, I'll believe this when I see it - and even if they somehow pull off the release... ::shakes head:: Against Avengers 2? So fucking DOA it's not even funny.

Seriously, these folks need to stick to animation. Without a gift from the talent gods, it's the only thing they're any good at.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #637 on: October 26, 2012, 07:15:56 PM »
Zero Dark Thirty and the new Die Hard actually look really really good.  If the X-Men film does get Singer, it'll all work out.

Warner Bros needs to stay with their animation domination. Live action wise, outside of Nolan's Batman so far, they've got nothing DC on Marvel. I'll wait to see how the Man of Steel functions but if it flops that 2015 might as well be 2025 or much later. Part of DC's problem is that their characters can be too mythic and have to be done just right or they flop.


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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #638 on: October 26, 2012, 08:38:54 PM »
Did I mention that I was talking with an insider at Comic-Con - somebody who's read the shooting script and is in a position to know what's going on at the Man of Steel set - and his estimation of that film's potential was... well, let's just say that I was kinder with the Justice League announcement. ;)

Among the most damning elements of the new Supes movie
It's yet another origin story and doesn't feature Clark Kent, Superman, or even Earth for the first 40 minutes.

Forty.

Yeah... I'm not holding my breath for another rabbit out of Snyder's hat. Watchmen seems to have been a fluke - or so the scuttlebutt goes...
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« Reply #639 on: October 26, 2012, 10:00:11 PM »
Empires of the Deep looks like a computer game. Ugh, I'm so sick and tired of modern genre movies trying to woe us with visual spectacle -- because this day and age that stuff is everywhere -- instead of trying to story hook potential viewers.

Even if Olga does look swish as the xenomorph queen.  :P

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #640 on: October 27, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
Pacific Rim
The jury is still out for me on this one.

The World's End
Doesn't sound like my cup of tea but I have plenty of friends who will enjoy the heck out of this.

Zero Dark Thirty
DVD list

A Good Day to Die Hard
DVD list

Django Unchained
DVD list

Mama
Probably will go to this with my wife

...some (potentially) Bad....

Matthew Vaughn off X-Men First Class: Days of Future Past (though there's a potential silver lining if Singer replaces him)
I'm tired of X-men films.  Nuff said.

Evil Dead
What the hell did they do to this film!?

...and some downright Ugly...

Empires of the Deep
Ummmm ..... huh?

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Don't have more to say on this one.  Just sad that they can't get it right.

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #641 on: October 27, 2012, 10:24:02 AM »
Among the most damning elements of the new Supes movie
It's yet another origin story and doesn't feature Clark Kent, Superman, or even Earth for the first 40 minutes.

Forty.

Spoiler
Man.  What is with these damn origin stories?

Superman has been around for 80 damn years.  Everyone on the planet knows who he is, and probably has a good idea what his origin story is.  Unless they're doing something really radical (like the excellent "Red Son" miniseries) with his origin, why do we need to see it again and again?

I get it with the occasional film - if you're establishing how you are different from the comics, that's fine if you do it well (Batman Begins).  I'll also give it a pass if the origin story hasn't been put to film previously (First Class).  But as far as I'm aware (as a longtime Marvel fan who never really got into many DC books), Superman has had a pretty damn consistent origin - Krypton refugee, Kent family, Kansas farm.  If they make him a human that was hit by a chunk of Kryptonite and turned into Superman, then I'd be ok with an origin film - but without really drastic changes sort that shit out in the first 15 minutes tops.  Pre-titlecard.

Hancock got Superman right - just dump us into the action and no one questioned that the guy is a superman or why.  It's the same problem with Spiderman - we all know that Parker gets bitten by a spider, his uncle dies and then he fights crime.  You can get that from literally any 7 year old on the planet.  We don't need to spend another hour waiting for him to get bitten by a spider so we can see our film.  And that's coming from someone who actually enjoyed The Amazing Spiderman (though my standards are exactly "Was it worth my $5.50 and did it entertain me for about 2 hours?").


My reactions pretty much mirror Pat's, though we share some similar film tastes (though I perhaps have lower / easier standards for entertainment).  I think that Mama trailer revealed a little too much (as do entirely too many trailers these days), though I'll certainly still see it.

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #642 on: October 27, 2012, 12:37:06 PM »
Amazing Spider-Man I was willing to give a pass...
...on the origin story because it was clear they were a) going for a decidedly different vibe for the character, and needed to establish that on its own terms, and more importantly b) have this broader parents angle to cover. It sounds like the Snyder Supes movie is trying to do something similar but the issue I have with [what I posted in the spoiler bit] is that it may just be way too much to swallow, no matter how awesome it is. Time will tell, I suppose.

(though my standards are exactly "Was it worth my $5.50 and did it entertain me for about 2 hours?").

$5.50? Where do you live? Even my bargain theaters run higher than that.

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I think that Mama trailer revealed a little too much (as do entirely too many trailers these days), though I'll certainly still see it.

Amen to that brother (the too revealing comment, which is why I stopped watching TV previews entirely many years ago - to the point that I pause and then fast-forward through them when they show up as commercials).
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #643 on: October 27, 2012, 06:06:02 PM »
As a fellow Australian, I thoroughly repeat Pat's astonishment. The cheapest I can tickets for is $10 via the various movie watcher clubs the cinema chains run.

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« Reply #644 on: October 27, 2012, 08:33:14 PM »
Matinee's run around   $6.75 here in MN at first run, second runs like a Cinema Grill  normal is 4$ with matinee's at 3$
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