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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post

    Although, I got the DVD version of "Gone with the Wind" and that's like, super old, and it still included the intermission parts- like ten whole minutes of nothing but a picture and the word "Intermission" and my mother explained that that's how movies were like in the old days.
    I had this experience too. So this theater play some old movies, "Gone with the Wind" and "Lawrence of Arabia" which are basically long movies by today's standards, and in the middle of the movie the word "break" or anything like that popped up to the screen and I knew that's the time when you want to buy refreshments or go to the toilet etc. Too bad the theater was gone several years ago.

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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    Ok, so today I feel like rambling in a thread I don't usually write at about a movie which I did not particularly care about(snowhite and the huntsman).

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    And I am never seeing a kirsten steward movie again even (and perhaps specially) if its a porno (because that would be a terrible place to look constipated).
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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    Just finished watching Lost Highway. My reaction...

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    Even Mulholland Drive was easier to understand. Not that I didn't enjoy both movies, quite the contrary, I enjoyed both a lot. Blue Velvet was also pretty great (as well as much easier to follow xD).

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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    My friends "forced" me to watch Wrath of the Titans yesterday.
    I have to admit that the action is rather well executed and not done in this popular Michael-Bay-Shakycam-Style that gives me headaches nowdays.
    But the so called plot is not even worth mentioning.
    Everytime I see a movie like this, I perfectly understand how someone came up with the term "no-brainer".
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    Yeah, the movie wasn't bad, but it was so childish and not deep at all.
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    They just wanted to cash in more money, but Worthingtan's appeal has lost it's charm over the years, especially with Man on a Ledge.

    Did also watch Merantau to prepare for the The Raid BD release in a couple weeks. One is easily reminded of Ong Bak, but this one at least had some effective outcome, good fighting choreography throughout.
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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    My main issue with the movie is that it was exactly the same as the last. I can understand to some degree a plots being recycles time to time however in this case we are talking about a sequel which recycled the original's plot. Its plain absurd lol. Lets take a look at the thing.

    -In the original movie the girl gets resurrected by zeus (we should just skip over zeus not being the god of death or anything, can't be sure if the actual mythological zeus could do that) by the end. Then at the start of this movie we find that the girl died at childbirth. Wooho, the plot of the previous movie was murdered.

    - In this movie we see perseus as a fisherman for 10 years. Afterwards he kills a quimera on his own because his demigod muscles don't get rusty over time (not sure if that a joke or not).

    -Then we see perseus trying to find out what to do in this movie. He finds out he has to met hephasteous. He also finds out that getting a magical item will allow him a measly mortal demigod to kill kronos. We just have to ignore the fact that zeus could have killed kronus millenniums ago instead of sealing him.

    - Perseus gets the magical giant slaying item.

    - Then we see what kronos]kraken[/s] looks like. Cronos kraken is a giant lava elemental monster that came from the depths of the earth ocean to smash stuff. We are completely going to ignore that no part of greek mythology describes kronos as a giant monster but rather as a normal godly creature.

    -The we see the movie take one last piss at the resurrected dead girl from the last movie when perseus tells his son to fight the hell out of stuff even though she had wanted him to live a normal happy life.

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    The biggest disappointment was the Kronos end scene, that was so miserable... they build him up to be a big mofo, but you can easily fly into him, while being showered by burning lava, ride through his throat[?] and come out alive without being turned to ash. That made no sense and as I can see from your list, as did most of the movie. I wish I would rather been spoiled beforehand now. XD
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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    To be the part of kronos actually being a giant lava monster made even less sense than what my previous post would imply. Wasn't kronos going to reduce creation to nothing? Wasn't he going to bring absolute destruction and whatnot? After actually seeing kronus and his little army, what exactly are we supposed to think? Are we to believe that rather than using some godly power he was going to smash creation into nothing?

    And I haven't even commented on hades being turned into a human. What is that guy supposed to do now? He has been a god through all of his existence. And he is happy about being human? I could understand him being happy about being human in some form but I doubt he is happy about being about to die in the short run.

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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    On Kronos design, the designer just looked at God of War 3 for that. Or he used some old source, I think even the animated Hercules movie had Kronos and folks as giants, no sure though.

    Not only was his army measly, but so was the humans. One can clearly see where they budgeted it to make it cheaper. Hades may turned human, but all of the gods are powerless at this moment or a bit in the future as nobody believes in them anymore, that's a bit of a rehash of the first movie. Ares was strong, because everybody who's fighting may had prayed to him at some time. The one calling him in before the labyrinth had to see it coming, she deserved her death because she knew exactly why they had to stop praying to them.

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    Done watching Bad Ass, Gamers and Gamersorkness Rising.

    Trejo acts like I expect him to do, not more or less than I expected, but Bad Ass anyway! Seeing some of his co-stars from Sons of Anarchy[Winter Ave Zoli and Ron Perlman] was a nice touch.

    Both Gamers titles were quiet amusing, only played Pen&Paper once and I didn't feel like playing more often. The sequel also has a far better quality, well anything is better than something that looks like a high school project from the 90s.:P May even try the roll20.net game some time.
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    Did also watch Merantau to prepare for the The Raid BD release in a couple weeks. One is easily reminded of Ong Bak, but this one at least had some effective outcome, good fighting choreography throughout.
    Personally I'd say that Merantau is better than The Raid. I mean, if you care about storyline, Merantau is not just a bloody full action movies. I read somewhere that the preparation for fighting scenes took 3 months to practice, so it goes without saying that the fighting scenes are better than Ong Bak. I'm still hoping the Hollywood remakes of The Raid is not awful though.

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    Ok, anyone ever ranted about fast 5 here? I have basically one complain about the movie (other than the fact that it was a shameless ripoff of oceans eleven -with CARS- and it still had good reviews ).

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    To the movies excuse, it was never meant to be realistic, a better movie than the previous ones nontheless. They couldn't have said that they only stole 10% of his fortune or else the viewers wouldn't have felt like the team had accomplished nearly nothing.

    Gonna watch the korean movies Bin-jip/3-Iron, a movie about a housebreaker, who doesn't steal anything, but repairs things and lives in the residence for a couple of days and I'm a Cyborg But That's OK, a movie about a female, who believes she's a cyborg and is sent to a mental institution meeting other psychotics.

    edit: Yeah, it's unrealistic as fuck, but who cares?^^
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    Re: The Movie Thread! - Continuation

    Well, telling the viewers vin diesel stole 10% of the guys fortune would imply that the guy who owes Brazil has a fortune amounting to 1000 million. The issue at hand is this
    http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/
    If the guy who basically owes mexico and telecommunications in SA in general has 69 billion, then how much do we expect the owner of brazil to have? Its more like they would have actually stolen 0.001% of his fortune. It is certainly a loss (and as far as he knows a lot of cocaine and hookers) however that is basically the amount of money he makes in a day. I know that the movie does not intent to be serious or even about cars but the extent to which they didn't know crap about the sixth largest economy in the world is astounding. Worst of it all is that in the end they actually arrest the guy. The ultra billionare guy. Risking it all. For a measly 100 million dollars. Its like.... I don't even know what to compare it too.

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    One thing I really disliked about that movie is that hardly anyone playing a Brazillian was actually from Brazil. The villain was played by a Portuguese guy who looked like he had a real hard time putting on a Brazillian accent.

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    Heh, I actually liked Fast 5 and am looking forward to the next one. Granted, it's hard to care about the inaccuracies that you guys mentioned (not that I would've noticed the Portuguese vs. Brazilian accent), when the movie has one of the most ridiculous car chases I've ever seen . It's the completely ludicrous action scenes like that that make me look forward to the next Expendables movie.

    Anyways, I saw 21 Jump Street recently and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Far funnier than what I thought it would be. Ice Cube's character was definitely my favorite character.

    As far as upcoming movies are concerned: I just saw the trailer for Taken 2, and yeah, they're going to get my 10 bucks for that movie, it'll probably suck, but it's still Liam Neeson being badass. The movie I'm most looking forward to is Django Unchained. Not a fan of Jamie Foxx normally, but the movie looks awesome, plus, I'm a sucker for Westerns.
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