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Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Lulu Parrot, Oct 31, 2013.
Do you want me to swat yer nose with a newspaper?
That's two, pooch. Watch it.
Box office receipts and quality film making are apples and oranges.
I like some of the Marvel films. The original Blade movie saved the company. And it was a great movie.
On the other side of the coin, all I have to say is Fantastic 4. Fantastically awful......
Somehow, I'm not worried......
How about an Iron Man / On The Road mashup? Heavy cool cats and kinetic kitties.......
I'd pay to see that. Not!
I first met Tony not long after my father died, Thanos conquered Mexico, and the overall world seemed gloopier than usual--Crazy Tony and his tin suit travels, across the fellaheen skies like a fabulous Roman Candle that bursts above the way out heads of simple folk and Skrull invaders alike--Because the only people for me are the Mad ones, mad to roam, mad to dream, mad to drain the Earth's energy for food and leave it a nowhere husk, mad to march, march, March with the Merry Marvel Marching Society, true believers, therefore mutant kind and billionaire playboy vigilantes may burn, burn, burn like Johnny Storm's leftover underpants--
Or maybe Dr. Sax vs. the Crimson Dynamo, wherein Stark gets back on the sauce, the Mandarin scores 'H' for old Bull Lee, and Ginsberg starts sleeping with Paste Pot Pete.
Fantastic Four film rights were sold to 20th Century Fox, who have screwed things up so badly that Marvel have stopped doing Fantastic Four comics: they want to do a leaseback kind of thing like Sony did with Spider-man after the second Andrew Garfield movie tanked: Sony still own the Spider-Man movie rights but have given Marvel Studios the right to use Spidey in the Marvel cinematic universe films - to great success, and Sony get a better return than making their own movies which flop. But Fox won't play ball over Fantastic Four, despite having no idea how to make a successful Fantastic Four movie.
Really boring despite a few laughs and the "realness" of the acting. Blech.
My son brought over a copy of Logan (X-Men) on Blu-Ray.
It was the black and white version.
It was wonderful from start to finish and I am NOT a superhero fan at all.
True, but Marvel, as well as the Star Wars franchise, have the reek of Disney now. All things associated with the rodent are in danger of becoming a shadow of their former selves.
Sounds like a screenplay worthy of being written on toilet paper......
let's not talk about Star Wars: A New Force Awakens Hope . . . i might have to go on a long rant about why i'll never go see a Star Wars movie in theater again. i get the double whammy, because i like Star Trek too, so of course they gave JJ Abrams the opportunity to crap on both franchises.
My prediction of what Disney would do once they got their hands on the Star Wars franchise came true: Massive merchandising and lackluster movies. My goodness, we were getting Star Wars apparel merchandise three months before the movie even came out!
i was leery, because he did star trek first. but the trailer gave me a bit of hope that i was wrong. stupid me. i imagined it was possible he'd produce a shaky movie, and when we got what we got - a stagnant universe that somehow made absolutely no progress in 30 years time, where *everything* was the same, but with different names . . . it was off putting, to say the least.
I actually liked it. Better than the Lucas directed prequels anyway.
Never cared for the Star Trek franchise in any time of its forms.
Merchandising is nothing new for Star Wars. Lucas was the king of it. There were toys from the original trilogy release in advance of the movies then, too.
The new movies are better than the Lucas directed prequels.
Let's not talk about it? You brought it up! I could say I loved it, but that wouldn't be strong enough. I guess you could say I was thrilled beyond belief! I mean, for the average Star Wars fan, after being lost in the desert for 3 barren, over-produced, lackluster, horrible prequels, this had to be like manna from heaven. What makes progress in 30 years time? How much progress have we made since 1987? Not a lot! Well, I can play Pokémon on my phone. And I loved what JJ Abrams did with Star Trek! I was never a huge SW fans, in my youth I'd argue that Battlestar Galactica was better! As a matter of fact, I just bought this POP figure!
Oh, but I love Trek. And I though Abrams did okay by it. Nimoy got to do some nice stuff on film while we still had him. The films have been true to the source material & entertaining. And yeah, Disney is a bit scary, but they did a TRON sequel! Yeah recitador, I've anticipated your response, yes it should have been a trilogy! But you know, we can't be greedy. Walt's frozen head, kept safe someplace in the vast corridors beneath Epcot is far wiser than we.
A Town called Hell starring Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, Martin Landau
Force Rehashes was a good movie...for me to poop on.
How you like that, Poochie?
Heh heh heh...
You can poop wherever you wish.
I'll take rehashed Force over insufferable prequels any day. At least there was no Jar-Jar. Mesa woulda been crazy sad if Jar Jar was in it.
Besides, Emo Anakin was such a let down.
Geeze musk, may the force be with us, not the farts. It got 92% on the old Tomato Meter! Compared to It's 86%. And The Dark Tower's 16%.
i'm not the one who actually brought it up. we haven't made a lot of progress since 87, but we're not a whole galaxy either. there's a legit government, and yet we have a "resistance" to fight the evil empire that's somehow *still* around (because god forbid we come up with any other compelling bad guys). we have that one evil jedi with his evil master who run it. we have the only other real jedi in hiding. there's about 2 dozen other similarities to A New Hope in there that i'm sure you already know about. and can we talk about how they crapped on han and luke? han - my son lost his way, let me abandon the love of my life so she can deal with it on her own, screw her, right? luke - my pupil went evil, let me abandon the galaxy to his whims, because i'd rather be emo about it than fix it. i mean, we're not talking the kind of stuff obi wan had to deal with - palpatine was powerful and had the whole republic locked down when kenobi went into hiding. luke had a far better situation on his hands, but nope, screw it.
TFA was an ok popcorn movie, but when you factor in the wider story, and the fact that it's supposed to be a continuation of it, it becomes a lazy piece of crap. that's not an argument that the prequels were awesome either. you were never that much of a fan, according to your statement, so you wouldn't understand.
star trek - true to the source? um, no. how is the fact that starfleet has always been depicted as a military style organization with rules, coupled with cadet kirk being promoted to captain in about 30 seconds, ahead of probably dozens of actual officers on the ship, true to the source? again - a popcorn movie that crapped on the source material. they dumbed trek down, and threw in time travel so they could erase 40 years or so of established trek continuity. it was as lazy as the star wars movie. once again, as a movie, it's not awful, but factor in the wider universe and it becomes so. jj abrams can do a good job when he's using his own stuff, but give him the reins of anything established, and he phones it in and craps all over it.
i've never watched tron.