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post #14536 of 19951
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Man of Steel - 7.5/10

Hated the first hour and a half or so and found it rather dull and boring. Wanted to turn it off.
Loved most of the action scenes, but by the end it's nothing special and i'll probably forget it soon. Worth a rental at least.

The action scenes are far better than what i've seen in the usual Marvel Super-Hero movie. I'd rather watch this than something like "Iron Man 3" or "Wolverine".
Special Effects were actually somewhat impressive to me too at times..

BTW The bad guys reminded me of the Enclave from Fallout 3 for some reason...

Did anybody else see the ressemblance between Jesus and Kal?
post #14537 of 19951
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Really crap... we just rented that last night and I totally opte'd out of watching it >.>

 

How is a movie crap when you haven't seen it?

 

I would say the last terrible super hero movie I saw was "The Avengers" and that had the highest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

post #14538 of 19951
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

How is a movie crap when you haven't seen it?

I would say the last terrible super hero movie I saw was "The Avengers" and that had the highest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

The avengers mixes humor with action. Its easier to make it work in comparison to dark psychological brooding and action.
By no means a great movie, but much easily endured.
post #14539 of 19951
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

Did anybody else see the ressemblance between Jesus and Kal?

Too many resemblances. Jesus, Batman, Jeung, Luke...
The writers threw in every character backstory...something will work.
post #14540 of 19951

Watched the new Hobbit movie tonight. Pretty good but I don't think it was quite as good as the first. Looking forward to the third installment next year. Theatre that I watched it at will play all three back to back to back on opening night so I'm already planning on a Hobbit marathon next December.

post #14541 of 19951
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

 

How is a movie crap when you haven't seen it?

 

I would say the last terrible super hero movie I saw was "The Avengers" and that had the highest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Lol you just took that COMPLETELY out of context... good job man. You said the movie wasn't have bad, my response was REALLY ... CRAP, I just opted out of watching it

 

I needed better punctuation in that sentance cleary so I apologize for that. But you should know when I rate a movie I at LEAST mention the name before my 4'th grade grammar sentanatces start flowing

 

Did I mention Ong Bak 2 was terrible... if I did... it's worth mentioning again 

post #14542 of 19951

Just saw the teaser for Interstellar:

 

 

Looks promising.

post #14543 of 19951

What is the movie about? 

post #14544 of 19951
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 A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

 

Directed by 

Christopher Nolan  

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Christopher Nolan ... (screenplay)
Jonathan Nolan ... (screenplay)
Kip Thorne ... (story)
post #14545 of 19951

Jobs - 9.25/10

 

I really enjoyed this one and liked nearly every second of it. I think it was the characters and good acting for me that did it.

There IS some slight over-acting in it, but luckily I don't think they over-dramatized things too much. Well, it IS a Hollywood movie, but they held back a little.

How do you make this story interesting? Well, whatever they did, it worked (for me).

I don't know how accurate it is.

 

The only time it got a bit silly where when they had too many of those "inspiring" overdone speeches where it made Apple out to be saviors of the world.

 

This movie got a little bit better in my head hours after I watched it. I'd even buy it maybe.

 

One negative is that the early parts were too brief and the scene with him walking through the field (probably high) was ridiculous.

How they crammed so much in one movie is impressive.

 

BTW this seems more about Apple's history more than about Steve Jobs the man. They didn't get into his personal life outside of work that much at all. I'm ok with that.

 

Also..I think it's much better than "The Social Network".

post #14546 of 19951

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013): 7/10

 

(Possible spoilers!)

 

Considerably more entertaining and better paced than the first, but only slightly less frustrating.

 

Let's get the good out of the way first: The Desolation of Smaug is fine popcorn entertainment. Jackson and Co. have worked out how to better integrate the non-Hobbit material into the Hobbit material this time around, and what licenses they take with the material seem to at least be part of some wholly complete plan--the first film seemed too much like two films crammed inelegantly into one, a severe problem that this installment largely manages to avoid. There are also more sequences of pure visual wonderment this time around, and Bilbo's meeting with Smaug is this film's equivalent of the fantastic 'riddles in the dark' scene from the previous film. Jackson is at his best when he works more literally with sequences as Tolkien wrote them, something that held true in The Lord of the Rings, and which still holds true here. And Smaug and Bilbo's conversation in the novel is one of fantasy literature's most 'iconic' scenes--Jackson and his actors give it the treatment it deserves. 

 

Now, onto the bad. Or at least the annoying.

 

∙ At one point, Thorin uses a wheelbarrow as a makeshift boat to navigate a channel of ugly CGI molten gold. UGH.

∙ Romance is forced into the film via the introduction of an original character, the she-elf Tauriel, who may as well be some fanfic Mary Sue OC. She, of course, falls in love with the hottest dwarf, and he with her.

∙ There are several visual and plot-point callbacks to the Lord of the Rings--most of which approach the point of self-parody. 

∙ Despite the film being called 'The Hobbit,' Martin Freeman as Bilbo is just barely a character. He does his part to move the plot forward and looks pained whenever he fingers the Ring (yes Jackson, we know about the true nature of the Ring--you don't have to constantly remind us about it), but otherwise doesn't get to do much until his confrontation with Smaug near the end of the film. 

∙ Lee Pace as Thranduil may be easy on the eyes (does anyone doubt that he is much prettier than Orlando Bloom?), but he's also a source of never-ending ham, on top of which he's Two-Face, or something?

∙ While I don't recall having to sit through any shakey-cam (thank god), Jackson doesn't seem to know what to do with his camera if he isn't swirling it around his action set pieces. While this probably looked fine on higher FPS screenings, if you prefer your films at traditional FPS and in 2-D, be ready for lots of blurry action-sequences that emphasize how fake the CGI looks.

∙ And speaking of that fake CGI, surely I can't be the only one who misses the Orcs being played by actual people in makeup? Or who misses, you know, stunts? If I wanted to watch cartoon action, I'd go watch a damn cartoon. As inventive as they might be, the action sequences here lack all the impact and *danger* of the better action sequences from The Lord of the Rings, and, in typical Jackson form, they *never end.*

∙ While it's better paced and situated than it was in the first film, there is still a ton of filler here. Legolas, Tauriel, and Gandalf's adventures in southern Mirkwood aren't even the worst offenders--indeed, what Jackson does with these three characters is considerably better than what he does elsewhere--including with book material. (Why the hell was Beorn even in this movie? And did we honestly need another Wormtongue character? Did we need that waste of a prologue? Did the barrel scene have to go on as long as it did? Were the Mirkwood spiders at all necessary?)

∙ Most unforgivable is the treatment of Smaug. Sure, his 10-15 minutes of back-and-forth with Bilbo is every bit as great as it was in the book, and his reveal is fantastic. But then we get thirty minutes of CGI cat-and-mouse between the dwarves and Smaug in the depths of the mountain, and by cat-and-mouse, I literally mean Tom and Jerry. By the end of it, Smaug has been thoroughly humiliated, has been proven to have the intellect of the T-Rex from Jurassic Park, and ultimately comes across as not much of a threat at all. Indeed, he seems to be utterly ineffectual as a villain (outside of his near invincibility, of course)--here's hoping he manages to off a few dwarves, assorted innocent townfolk, and maybe Tauriel in the next installment. He's got a reputation to maintain, after all. 

 

I could probably go on for a while longer, but I'll cut myself short here. You get the idea. Entertaining and breathlessly propulsive it may be, but it's only slightly less-flawed than its predecessor, and further evidence that The Lord of the Rings were all flukes, not entirely unlike the original Star Wars trilogy. Ah, well. All the more reason to cherish them. 


Edited by metalsonata - 12/15/13 at 9:44am
post #14547 of 19951
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

Jobs - 9.25/10

 

I really enjoyed this one and liked nearly every second of it. I think it was the characters and good acting for me that did it.

There IS some slight over-acting in it, but luckily I don't think they over-dramatized things too much. Well, it IS a Hollywood movie, but they held back a little.

How do you make this story interesting? Well, whatever they did, it worked (for me).

I don't know how accurate it is.

 

The only time it got a bit silly where when they had too many of those "inspiring" overdone speeches where it made Apple out to be saviors of the world.

 

This movie got a little bit better in my head hours after I watched it. I'd even buy it maybe.

 

One negative is that the early parts were too brief and the scene with him walking through the field (probably high) was ridiculous.

How they crammed so much in one movie is impressive.

 

BTW this seems more about Apple's history more than about Steve Jobs the man. They didn't get into his personal life outside of work that much at all. I'm ok with that.

 

Also..I think it's much better than "The Social Network".

I wanted to see this, glad to hear it's good... I enjoyed Social Net Work too for all it's worth 

post #14548 of 19951

Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug:

 

8/10.  Very fun.  There's some fun and unique action sequences, and the presentation and handling of Smaug is great.  Props to Benendict Cumberbatch for his voicing.  Could have done without the fillers.  In particular the forced romance of the she-elf and the harry potter battle between gandolf and sauron are so 16-year-old fan-fic tier.

post #14549 of 19951
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

Jobs - 9.25/10

 

 

Also..I think it's much better than "The Social Network".

 

I've had no interest in this film, mainly because in the trailers Kutcher seems to be overacting. Social Network was one of my favorite films from a couple years ago, so your comment has piqued my interest a little. 

post #14550 of 19951
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Originally Posted by Focker View Post
 

 

I've had no interest in this film, mainly because in the trailers Kutcher seems to be overacting. Social Network was one of my favorite films from a couple years ago, so your comment has piqued my interest a little. 

Honestly... I think Kutcher "over acting" is him acting like Jobs... Steve seemed to be alittle... bigger than reality... in both a good and bad way imo 

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