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cmiller99
12-29-2015, 02:46 AM
A Bridge Too Far - 8/10

Surely one of the greatest casts ever amassed for a film. :thud:

cmiller99
12-29-2015, 04:46 AM
Singin' in the Rain - 9/10

Gates70
12-29-2015, 06:50 AM
Star Wars: A New Hope (2015) - 7/10

Road Blaster
12-29-2015, 09:10 AM
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - 2/10 It's such a terrible movie but it's still the best out of the prequels.

Xenoburger_
12-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Star Wars: A New Hope (2015) - 7/10https://31.media.tumblr.com/6fcb38e52ad794855336a6df132ec119/tumblr_inline_nkllonXqXn1r6curg.gif

Mad Old Lu
12-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Star Wars TFA: 8/10
I had some minor criticisms, but ultimately I think it's a great and worthy addition to the SW universe.

Whiplash: 8/10
Fantastic performances and a great story.

Trash Panda
12-29-2015, 03:08 PM
Kingsmen The Secret Service - 8.5/10

VintijDroidGutzz
12-30-2015, 06:28 AM
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - 2/10 It's such a terrible movie but it's still the best out of the prequels.
Why do I have to keep corecting you folks.. :lol

SOME of it's terrible.

Some.

..& you're absolute right - it's THE best of the three prequels by a country mile. :duff

Snake Plissken
12-30-2015, 07:22 AM
AOTC was definitely the worst of those three. The most forced love story ever, stupid frolicking in the Naboo countryside, and Anakin being on his period the entire film.

Mad Old Lu
12-30-2015, 07:35 AM
Ender's Game: 4/10

Jokes & Bats
12-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - 2/10 It's such a terrible movie but it's still the best out of the prequels.

I think it was successful in terms of establishing the Jedi Council, the Republic, Palpatine, Anakin and Padme, Anakin and Obi-Wan, the Sith, 'Fear leads to anger' which is then very relevant to Anakin's story and the forshadowing of what is to come in 'the boy is dangerous'.

It is not a very exciting movie at times but it does well to establish a lot of crucial elements.

And the lightsaber fights are cracking :)

VintijDroidGutzz
12-30-2015, 10:58 AM
AOTC was definitely the worst of those three. The most forced love story ever, stupid frolicking in the Naboo countryside, and Anakin being on his period the entire film.
Perfectly summed up. :lol

a-dev
12-30-2015, 11:14 AM
..& you're absolute right - it's THE best of the three prequels by a country mile. :duff

A friend of mine couldn't believe his ears when I told him this was my position.

Alas it was Xmas eve and time was short, I didn't get to explain why I was right and he was wrong :lol

Road Blaster
12-30-2015, 11:29 AM
Why do I have to keep corecting you folks.. :lol

SOME of it's terrible.

Some.

..& you're absolute right - it's THE best of the three prequels by a country mile. :duff

True the whole movie isn't terrible. I like the pod race as well as the end lightsaber fight and the score is great.

mah45
12-30-2015, 02:23 PM
Kingsman - The secret Service - 9/10 - Church scene massacre was:thud:
Water Diviner - 7/10

WhisperCloud
12-30-2015, 02:48 PM
In the Heart of the Sea-7,7/10

jstep13
12-30-2015, 03:48 PM
The Hateful Eight: 8/10 - not as strong as QT's others but still very solid and worth seeing. Didn't need to be 3 hrs long.

Wor-Gar
12-30-2015, 04:19 PM
Hateful Eight - 5/10 (Jennifer alone gets a 9/10 though for effort)

The Big Short - 8/10 (minus the pop-outs)

VintijDroidGutzz
12-30-2015, 08:13 PM
A friend of mine couldn't believe his ears when I told him this was my position.

Alas it was Xmas eve and time was short, I didn't get to explain why I was right and he was wrong :lol

It's interesting to read peoples' thoughts on those movies now that 11 years have passed since ROTS, but the old chestnuts still get perpetuated don't they. :lol

GasparZizou
12-31-2015, 02:50 AM
[Rec] - 6.5/10
Inside out - 8/10
Childhood's end - 7/10

mah45
12-31-2015, 04:38 PM
Star Wars - The Force Awakens 10/10 - IMax screening

BuddyGus
12-31-2015, 04:45 PM
Sicario - 7/10 Really enjoyed it. Pace was great and the story really solid.

WolfCop - 1/10 (for an actual movie) 8/10 (for cheesy, over the top, 80's style nonsense) I enjoyed it.

Ex Machina - 8/10 Wow. Much better than expected.

Knock Knock - 2/10 Has to be one of the lamest movies I have seen.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - 4/10 Mindless and entertaining Zombie movie. But, that's all you really need right?

The Martian - 8/10 Great looking movie. Damon really sold it.

The Force Awakens - 7/10 (for the first half) 4/10 for the second. 10/10 compared to prequels.

Vikings Seasons 1 &2 - 9/10 Now that is entertaining TV.

GasparZizou
12-31-2015, 04:52 PM
Vikings Seasons 1 &2 - 9/10 Now that is entertaining TV.
:rock: :duff get on with Season 3 asap!

WWEJedi
12-31-2015, 10:29 PM
The Martian. Absolutely incredible in every aspect. 9/10. Would work great as a mini-series, would have loved it to play out more.

GasparZizou
12-31-2015, 11:31 PM
Mad Max: Fury Road - 9/10

VintijDroidGutzz
12-31-2015, 11:44 PM
I'm going to watch 'Reign Of Fire' for the first time tonight - bought it yesterday.

Been meaning to check this one out for ages, so hope it's alright. :lol

BuddyGus
01-01-2016, 02:02 AM
Kill Me Three Times - 3/10 Some funny moments and some shockers. All in all, pretty mediocre.

He Never Died - 3/10 I am a guy that likes dry humor and there was a bit of that. Rollins was entertaining. The story just didn't do it for me. Could have been fleshed out more.

Bone Tomahawk - 4/10 I give it one point for being a western, one for having Kurt Russell, one for Russell's mustache, and one for the story/performances. Not upset I watched it, just think they could have cut 30 minutes and had the same movie.

Cixx
01-01-2016, 05:42 AM
I'm going to watch 'Reign Of Fire' for the first time tonight - bought it yesterday.

Been meaning to check this one out for ages, so hope it's alright. :lol


It's actually really damn entertaining.

Trash Panda
01-01-2016, 10:20 AM
Ted 2 - 7.5/10

RIDDICK
01-01-2016, 12:08 PM
I'm going to watch 'Reign Of Fire' for the first time tonight - bought it yesterday.
Been meaning to check this one out for ages, so hope it's alright. lol
Bon voyage!
I've seen it on a big screen back there in 2002, liked it and re-watchin' from time to time.

Road Blaster
01-01-2016, 01:02 PM
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 9/10

Lejuan
01-01-2016, 04:42 PM
The Martian - 7/10

Serviceable. Very well done in pretty much every department but ultimately bland. And the crowd in London... stoopid.

Deeznutz6
01-01-2016, 08:34 PM
Hateful Eight
8/10 liked Durango better but this was a solid Tarantino movie

Lejuan
01-01-2016, 10:28 PM
Hateful Eight
8/10 liked Durango better but this was a solid Tarantino movie

Durango, Colorado?

VintijDroidGutzz
01-01-2016, 10:41 PM
It's actually really damn entertaining.


Bon voyage!
I've seen it on a big screen back there in 2002, liked it and re-watchin' from time to time.
Watched it last night - pretty cool!

I thought the start was rushed, but I guess it's not exactly a slow burning oscar contender so they've gotta get that plot moving. :lol

That aside, I thought they approached the post apocalyptic type vibe really well. Bale & Macca were exellent (nice to hear Bale use his own accent), & the sets & CG were great in all honesty. Some 'on the ground' scenes reminded me of the future war scenes from T1.. man, let's leave that one alone. :( :lol

Loved the dragon design too. I watched all the bonus material as well, & loved how they used the attributes of several animals to bring the dragon to life. Also the use & management of REAL FIRE on set for most of what we see was impressive to say the least, & so refreshing in today's era of computer movies.

7.8 / 10. :duff

BuddyGus
01-02-2016, 12:09 AM
Strike Back Season 2 - 7/10. Cheesy in parts but I like this show.

Black Sails Season 1 - 8/10. Great TV.

RIDDICK
01-02-2016, 12:22 AM
7.8 / 10
Nice score, totally agree. :hi5:

karamazov80
01-02-2016, 07:34 AM
Hateful Eight: 6.7/10

It was a great movie if you love tension and buildup, and the dialogue, as always with Tarantino, was good. But it feels like one of his lesser movies on first watch. If not the least of his movies. The climax didn't progress in a way that felt right, and so I didn't feel very fulfilled walking away. But it's still good and worth seeing, as long as you don't mind ultra-violence and extreme sadism.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-02-2016, 09:08 AM
Nice score, totally agree. :hi5:
Glad I bought it now. :)

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-02-2016, 10:12 AM
Switch 1991- 4.5/10 It's less predictable than The Force Awakens though. :lol

Desperate Measures - 5/10 Keaton is a good likable villain and Andy Garcia was pretty good too.

EarlHickey98
01-02-2016, 12:03 PM
The Force Awakens: 3/10

Predictable and boring. The actor and actress who played Fin and Rey were terrible.

It was good to see Han Solo, Luke, Chewbacca, C-3Po and R2 again.

People say the PTs were bad (I enjoyed those).

rushmore223
01-02-2016, 01:33 PM
The Force Awakens: 3/10

Predictable and boring. The actor and actress who played Fin and Rey were terrible.

It was good to see Han Solo, Luke, Chewbacca, C-3Po and R2 again.

People say the PTs were bad (I enjoyed those).


:slap

I am at a loss for words.

jstep13
01-02-2016, 04:04 PM
^ Agreed, There's one one in every room I guess

VintijDroidGutzz
01-02-2016, 09:24 PM
The Force Awakens: 3/10

Predictable and boring. The actor and actress who played Fin and Rey were terrible.

It was good to see Han Solo, Luke, Chewbacca, C-3Po and R2 again.

People say the PTs were bad (I enjoyed those).
That's a bit harsh. I've only seen it once, & sure there's stuff I didn't like about it, but there was way more to like than not.

Lejuan
01-02-2016, 10:11 PM
Hateful Eight: 6.7/10

It was a great movie if you love tension and buildup, and the dialogue, as always with Tarantino, was good. But it feels like one of his lesser movies on first watch. If not the least of his movies. The climax didn't progress in a way that felt right, and so I didn't feel very fulfilled walking away. But it's still good and worth seeing, as long as you don't mind ultra-violence and extreme sadism.

I've heard this (haven't seen it yet). Tarantino hasn't made an excellent film in a long time. Plenty of good ones, but by his own standards, and our expectations, it seems he's in a prolonged funk.

Solidus
01-03-2016, 12:07 AM
Bone Tomahawk - 7/10

I wasn't expecting much from this one, but it was filled with witty dialog, and likable main characters in a rather simplistic rescue plot. There were some good action scenes, too, with lots of tension and one unfortunate gore scene that I didn't need to see :yuck. This is perhaps, one of the best movies with Kurt Russell that I've seen. Highly recommended, although the ending did leave me a bit unsatisfied.

BuddyGus
01-03-2016, 03:00 AM
Black Sails Season 2 - 7.5/10 This show did not drop off one bit. The finale was some of the best story telling i have seen in a long time.

Friends The entire series. - 7/10 Wife got me hooked on this and after 5 months, i finally finished it. Now I understand why so many people loved this show. Funny and entertaining. Great characters and a lot of heart.

Road Blaster
01-03-2016, 02:27 PM
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 10/10 I loved it even more this time.

Road Blaster
01-03-2016, 06:33 PM
The Hateful Eight 9/10

GasparZizou
01-03-2016, 06:54 PM
[REC]2 - 6/10
[REC]4 - 5/10
American Ultra - 6/10

Patriot666
01-03-2016, 07:53 PM
Prometheus 3D - 8/10 Loads of LFE, excellent picture and audio. The main character actress annoys me for some reason.

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-03-2016, 09:04 PM
Cop Car 7.8/10 Good film. It's like a Coen Brother's film.

GasparZizou
01-03-2016, 09:44 PM
Chocolate - 7.5/10

http://theactionelite.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Zen_Chocolate_h4.jpg

YankeesFanboy
01-04-2016, 05:55 AM
Iron Man - 85/100.

Iron Man 2 - 80/100.

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine - 81/100.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks - 82/100.

mikedanger
01-04-2016, 07:59 AM
Minions- 2/10

It totally lacked everything that made the DM movies so good

a-dev
01-04-2016, 08:48 AM
Bone Tomahawk - 7/10

I wasn't expecting much from this one, but it was filled with witty dialog, and likable main characters in a rather simplistic rescue plot. There were some good action scenes, too, with lots of tension and one unfortunate gore scene that I didn't need to see :yuck. This is perhaps, one of the best movies with Kurt Russell that I've seen. Highly recommended, although the ending did leave me a bit unsatisfied.

Yep that scene was pretty shocking. Kinda didn't see it coming...but then again the film opened with someone having their throat viciously cut so I'm not sure why I was so taken aback when it came to the later scene.

WhisperCloud
01-04-2016, 09:10 AM
The Hateful Eight 7,7 / 10

karamazov80
01-04-2016, 12:30 PM
I've heard this (haven't seen it yet). Tarantino hasn't made an excellent film in a long time. Plenty of good ones, but by his own standards, and our expectations, it seems he's in a prolonged funk.
Yeah, I don't think his recent films have been truly great like his earlier ones. But there are few who can continually churn out A+ level films. Even the Coen Brothers fail to hit the mark now and again.

Road Blaster
01-04-2016, 01:07 PM
The Hateful Eight 9/10

Snake Plissken
01-05-2016, 04:21 PM
Platoon - 10/10

Adagio for Strings - 1e+22/10

Trash Panda
01-05-2016, 06:29 PM
The Rundown - 7/10

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-05-2016, 06:49 PM
Transporter 4 - 2/10

Focus- 4.8/10

Tomorrow Land- 5/10

Cixx
01-05-2016, 06:59 PM
TFA 8/10
Creed 6.5/10
Rocky Balboa 8/10

Road Blaster
01-05-2016, 07:18 PM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 10/10

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-05-2016, 08:37 PM
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 7.5/10 Another solid Tom Cruise film.

K07
01-05-2016, 08:55 PM
Adagio for Strings - 1e+22/10

I agree and don't think Platoon would be as moving with any other soundtrack. Not a knock against the movie. I saw it twice and enjoyed it enough but that piece is haunting.

Cocoboloboy
01-05-2016, 10:52 PM
The Force Awakens: 3/10

Predictable and boring. The actor and actress who played Fin and Rey were terrible.

It was good to see Han Solo, Luke, Chewbacca, C-3Po and R2 again.

People say the PTs were bad (I enjoyed those).

Yikes. Definitely personal preference here. I've seen it three times. Rey and Finn are two of my favorite characters now.

TFA Third viewing rating - 8/10

RIDDICK
01-06-2016, 02:48 AM
Artificial Intelligence

As a film overall ------------------ 6,5/10
As Spielberg's tribute to Kubrick - 8,5/10

Loved it when I was a kid, then hated it in my early adulthood.
Now I want to hate it but can't resist its charm.
It seems I went throught all stages of human attitude towards David...
That's the true meaning of art right there.

Infinity/10


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tVzGKY23hM

EVILFACE
01-06-2016, 03:33 AM
The Force Awakens - 6.5/10 - (2nd viewing)
Hateful Eight - 7/10
Dark Places - 4/10 zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Goodnight Mommy - 7/10
Cannibal - 6/10


Yikes. Definitely personal preference here. I've seen it three times. Rey and Finn are two of my favorite characters now.

TFA Third viewing rating - 8/10

Curious what makes Finn a favorite? He was the weakest of the flick for me.

daikkenaurora
01-06-2016, 05:29 AM
The Force Awakens - 7.5/10. Enjoyable movie but was too similar to A New Hope.

Trash Panda
01-06-2016, 05:45 AM
The Da Vinci Code - 5/10

Snake Plissken
01-06-2016, 07:30 AM
I agree and don't think Platoon would be as moving with any other soundtrack. Not a knock against the movie. I saw it twice and enjoyed it enough but that piece is haunting.

I love the film. To me it's the Goodfellas of war movies.

But as for Adagio, you're absolutely right. It perfectly fit the hopelessness of that conflict.


Artificial Intelligence

As a film overall ------------------ 6,5/10
As Spielberg's tribute to Kubrick - 8,5/10

Loved it when I was a kid, then hated it in my early adulthood.
Now I want to hate it but can't resist its charm.
It seems I went throught all stages of human attitude towards David...
That's the true meaning of art right there.

Infinity/10


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tVzGKY23hM

I watched it again recently. I wouldn't score it that low, maybe a 7.5. I think the whole Alien thing was unneeded.

Mad Old Lu
01-06-2016, 08:27 AM
22 Jump Street: 6.5/10

Neighbors: 6.5/10

RIDDICK
01-06-2016, 08:36 AM
I wouldn't score it that low, maybe a 7.5.
That's my actual score too: (6,5 + 8,5)/2 = 7,5
And you've missed the "infinity" part of it, huh? :lol


I think the whole Alien thing was unneeded.
Ian Watson:
"... quite a few critics in America misunderstood the film, thinking for instance that the Giacometti-style beings in the final 20 minutes were aliens (whereas they were robots of the future who had evolved themselves from the robots in the earlier part of the film) and also thinking that the final 20 minutes were a sentimental addition by Spielberg, whereas those scenes were exactly what I wrote for Stanley and exactly what he wanted, filmed faithfully by Spielberg."

mah45
01-06-2016, 12:14 PM
The Hateful Eight - 9/10 - loved this movie.

Trash Panda
01-06-2016, 01:57 PM
Three Kings - 8/10

ebor
01-06-2016, 05:30 PM
Ex-Mechina 8/10

ChaserFan
01-06-2016, 10:50 PM
The Revenant - 8.5/10

Jameson Rook
01-07-2016, 06:59 AM
Inside Out

I kept hearing it was good, but no one told me it was a masterpiece. As close as perfection at one movie could probably get. So many emotions, no pun intended.

5/5.

bunnyfreakz
01-07-2016, 09:05 AM
Ip man 3

Solid movie, better than TFA for me. Solid performance, amazing score, tearjerking drama, nice score, some wise wisdom words and fight just better than previous two. Sadly not enough Bruce Lee
Mike Tyson acting is quite sloppy though

8/10

Will watch it again this week

EVILFACE
01-07-2016, 09:20 AM
Wonder how much of that one was fabricated.

Xenoburger_
01-07-2016, 03:52 PM
The Terminator - 9/10

Such a great movie. Never gets old. Psyched for Prime 1's stuff.

Khev
01-07-2016, 03:54 PM
The Terminator - 9/10

Such a great movie. Never gets old.

Or obsolete. Sorry, couldn't resist. T1 is one of the rare movies that I can watch a couple times a year, every year and never tire of it.

Snake Plissken
01-07-2016, 03:56 PM
The Terminator - 9/10

Such a great movie. Never gets old. Psyched for Prime 1's stuff.

One digit too low :lecture

Xenoburger_
01-07-2016, 04:03 PM
Or obsolete. Sorry, couldn't resist. T1 is one of the rare movies that I can watch a couple times a year, every year and never tire of it.That's what I do. It helps that it's been on Netflix forever. I rewatch it every few months.


One digit too low :lectureMaybe. :lol

I still think Alien and Predator are better movies, so it doesn't feel right giving Terminator a 10/10, but I appreciate Terminator more than I ever have.

Snake Plissken
01-07-2016, 04:09 PM
That's what I do. It helps that it's been on Netflix forever. I rewatch it every few months.

Maybe. :lol

I still think Alien and Predator are better movies, so it doesn't feel right giving Terminator a 10/10, but I appreciate Terminator more than I ever have.

I did see it was back on Netflix the other day, I'll probably give it another watch.

Now you're talking about Alien and Predator as better films? Hmm... for me it's like comparing Pizza with more Pizza. They all have different strengths, but I think if I had to pick one from the three as the best... it would be Alien. Is that the right answer? :lol

Although I find Terminator and Predator have more watchability, but I need to be in the mood for Alien.

Xenoburger_
01-07-2016, 04:30 PM
I did see it was back on Netflix the other day, I'll probably give it another watch.

Now you're talking about Alien and Predator as better films? Hmm... for me it's like comparing Pizza with more Pizza.

Although I find Terminator and Predator have more watchability, but I need to be in the mood for Alien.Well they're all part of the beloved 80's trinity (even though technically Alien was 79), so I feel it's only natural to compare them.


They all have different strengths, but I think if I had to pick one from the three as the best... it would be Alien. Is that the right answer? :lolYes, that is the correct answer. :lol

I'd rank'em as such:

Terminator - 9/10

Predator - 9.5/10

Alien - 10/10

T2 and Aliens have lost quite a bit of respect from me over the years, especially T2.

a-dev
01-07-2016, 04:39 PM
And then he went and ruined it all. *shakes head*

GasparZizou
01-07-2016, 04:45 PM
And then he went and ruined it all. *shakes head*

This tbh.

Xenoburger_
01-07-2016, 05:15 PM
And then he went and ruined it all. *shakes head*https://media.giphy.com/media/f7tYXicAGamR2/giphy.gif

GasparZizou
01-07-2016, 10:36 PM
Nikita - 7/10 Nice comfy movie, it took me out of it a little bit to see a 30 year old play a 20 year old but it was easy to ignore.

BuddyGus
01-07-2016, 10:59 PM
The Kingdom of Heaven 7.5/10

Road Blaster
01-08-2016, 12:33 AM
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 10/10

crows
01-08-2016, 01:24 AM
Chappie: -5/10

https://michaelahren.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/crappie-title.jpg

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 04:49 AM
Well they're all part of the beloved 80's trinity (even though technically Alien was 79), so I feel it's only natural to compare them.

Yes, that is the correct answer. :lol

I'd rank'em as such:

Terminator - 9/10

Predator - 9.5/10

Alien - 10/10

T2 and Aliens have lost quite a bit of respect from me over the years, especially T2.

Predator over Terminator? Nahhh.... I like Predator a lot, but I put Terminator over it by a mile.

I don't care as much for T2 and Aliens either much anymore, more so Aliens.

BuddyGus
01-08-2016, 04:55 AM
Ironclad 5/10

The Dark Knight Rises 5.5/10 I knocked it a half a point just for Talia's death scene.

Jameson Rook
01-08-2016, 06:26 AM
Predator over Terminator? Nahhh.... I like Predator a lot, but I put Terminator over it by a mile.

I don't care as much for T2 and Aliens either much anymore, more so Aliens.

T2 would have fared better if there weren't T3 and Geneshyte to ruin the protector Arnie angle. I always thought that the reprogrammed "good" Terminator should have been a one shot deal.

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 06:29 AM
T2 would have fared better if there weren't T3 and Geneshyte to ruin the protector Arnie angle. I always thought that the reprogrammed "good" Terminator should have been a one shot deal.

I don't know, maybe that's what killed the massive allure I used to have to T2 over T1. All the sequels after are just new Terminators models, and they just use the T2 formula over again.

Jameson Rook
01-08-2016, 06:41 AM
I don't know, maybe that's what killed the massive allure I used to have to T2 over T1. All the sequels after are just new Terminators models, and they just use the T2 formula over again.

Yup, that's what killed it for me. How the hell do you turn your antagonist into the hero 3/5 times? I get it that it's Arnold and he's the very definition of a bankable superstar, but it also ruins the Terminator mythology. Could have easily had him as the bad guy again in T3, or heck- Genesys, but nooooo, we have to ride that T2 train again!

This is why I love the TV series so much, Skynet or reprogrammed- they don't mess around with the concept that these things are supposed to kill you, not act as a dumbass cliched man-tank.

I miss the days where Arnold was scary. :lol

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 06:47 AM
Yup, that's what killed it for me. How the hell do you turn your antagonist into the hero 2/4 times? I get it that it's Arnold and he's the very definition of a bankable superstar, but it also ruins the Terminator mythology. Could have easily had him as the bad guy again in T3, or heck- Genesys, but nooooo, we have to ride that T2 train again!

This is why I love the TV series so much, Skynet or reprogrammed- they don't mess around with the concept that these things are supposed to kill you, not act as a dumbass cliched man-tank.

I miss the days where Arnold was scary. :lol

The films took all the danger out of the Terminator itself, since it became so easy to capture and reprogram. Seeing how Genishyt played out, T7 will be another T2 film. They just can't break away from that formula. They shook up the universe by turning Connor into a robot zombie, but that was the only thing new that it did.

Jameson Rook
01-08-2016, 06:50 AM
The films took all the danger out of the Terminator itself, since it became so easy to capture and reprogram. Seeing how Genishyt played out, T7 will be another T2 film. They just can't break away from that formula. They shook up the universe by turning Connor into a robot zombie, but that was the only thing new that it did.

The only part I thought was faithful was the T-Yuan Thousand.

Yes, I'm a horrible man. :slap

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 06:52 AM
The only part I thought was faithful was the T-Yuan Thousand.

Yes, I'm a horrible man. :slap

I don't care about them changing the ethnicity of a Terminator... but did he need to be another cop? Ugh.

At least Arnold wasn't a biker again.

a-dev
01-08-2016, 09:02 AM
T2 would have fared better if there weren't T3 and Geneshyte to ruin the protector Arnie angle. I always thought that the reprogrammed "good" Terminator should have been a one shot deal.

Agreed with this. It doesn't ruin T2 after-the-fact for me because ''good-guy'' Terminator was very interesting to see but it should have been a one-off like you said. Repeating it again and again reduced the threat not only of a T-800 but of the villains in any given film.

GodzillaSpawn
01-08-2016, 09:18 AM
Saw hateful eight....6 out of 10

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VintijDroidGutzz
01-08-2016, 09:31 AM
Agreed with this. It doesn't ruin T2 after-the-fact for me because ''good-guy'' Terminator was very interesting to see but it should have been a one-off like you said. Repeating it again and again reduced the threat not only of a T-800 but of the villains in any given film.
You'd think that basic thought process would at least prompt some sort of light bulb in these Hollypoop types' heads to turn on, wouldn't you.

Money bags extinguish any glimmer of light in their dense capessas.

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 09:41 AM
You'd think that basic thought process would at least prompt some sort of light bulb in these Hollypoop types' heads to turn on, wouldn't you.

Money bags extinguish any glimmer of light in their dense capessas.

T2 was the biggest movie of the franchise, so they will repeat the formula, forever.

Hollywood doesn't have the balls to go back to evil Terminators and human protectors.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-08-2016, 09:45 AM
They don't have the creativity to do anything interesting anymore either, so go figure. :monkey4

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 09:50 AM
And Arnold will keep coming back for them for the foreseeable future since he's got a divorce he's paying for.

Bo Shrek
01-08-2016, 09:53 AM
Poltergeist 2015. Watched with my younger brother who never saw the original (yeah I know ), so he saw it without making comparisons. He enjoyed it. For me owning the original two on Blu ray I did not mind it at all! Movie moves fast. Enjoyable but not scary. 5/10 I don't think it is the "crap" critics are saying it to be.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-08-2016, 10:12 AM
And Arnold will keep coming back for them for the foreseeable future since he's got a divorce he's paying for.
He hasn't got that much time left dude. :lol

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 10:16 AM
He hasn't got that much time left dude. :lol

I'm surprised he's gotten this far after his steroid usage.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-08-2016, 10:24 AM
Have you seen his latest TV ad for that RTS mobile game?

He looks pretty cool all done up like a General actually. :cool:

Road Blaster
01-08-2016, 10:26 AM
The Hateful Eight 10/10

BuddyGus
01-08-2016, 03:46 PM
The Revenant 9/10. This movie scored high for me on the location shooting and style alone. Entire cast was great. Thrilling from start to finish.

If you haven't already, look into the real Hugh Glass story. It is even more amazing and shocking in parts.

Xenoburger_
01-08-2016, 07:01 PM
Pumping Iron - Arnold is Numero Uno!

http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/embedded_4f5ae5c9d08f5843148964.gif

BuddyGus
01-08-2016, 07:04 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl 6.3/10 Still the best of the series and holds up well to the years.

WWEJedi
01-08-2016, 07:20 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.

Xenoburger_
01-08-2016, 07:26 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.https://greatseaurchinceviche.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/annoyed.gif

WWEJedi
01-08-2016, 07:32 PM
But it really is :lol The cheap Nike plug, first scene is shot by an amateur ten year old, music is just awful.

Plastic Bateman
01-08-2016, 07:59 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.


But it really is :lol The cheap Nike plug, first scene is shot by an amateur ten year old, music is just awful.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqhW2ThcqI

a-dev
01-08-2016, 08:00 PM
:lol There was no other response. :lecture

Snake Plissken
01-08-2016, 08:25 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.

http://i.imgur.com/sRnpdtk.gif



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqhW2ThcqI

This. I go away for a few hours and come back to one of the most ridiculous jabs at Terminator I've ever seen.

Anyway, I actually just finished watching it so...

The Terminator - 10/10

Training Day - 10/10

GeneralZodLives
01-08-2016, 08:46 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.

http://i.imgur.com/TPjPFSV.jpg

BuddyGus
01-08-2016, 09:02 PM
Man of Steel 5/10. I both love and hate this movie so much.

Solidus
01-08-2016, 09:28 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.


But it really is :lol The cheap Nike plug, first scene is shot by an amateur ten year old, music is just awful.


http://youtu.be/Q_4bp8bBNVw

VintijDroidGutzz
01-08-2016, 09:32 PM
The first ten minutes of Terminator is cringe worthy. That opening scene is bad. The music is bad. Kyle sounds like a dork and then that cheap Nike shot :lol

Haven't watched it in a long time and it is not living up to my previous expectations.
First all the PT crying threads.. now this absurd drivel?

Man. :lol

Khev
01-08-2016, 09:47 PM
https://greatseaurchinceviche.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/annoyed.gif

Okay Xeno you have my blessing to cut loose with the gifs. :lol Man WWEJedi, I just don't know about you dude.

cmiller99
01-08-2016, 10:11 PM
But it really is :lol The cheap Nike plug, first scene is shot by an amateur ten year old, music is just awful.

George Lucas didn't do any DP work on The Terminator. :dunno

GasparZizou
01-08-2016, 11:00 PM
Well it's his opinion.

But yeah no :lol

WWEJedi
01-08-2016, 11:30 PM
15 to 34 seconds...... this scene is absolute crap. Same people bash the PT, but this is worse...... I could honestly do better.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAJr5cp01mI


Anytime a movie does a cheap advertising shot...... like the nike shoes.... it is just bad :lol

Music is tasteless 80s junk during the alley chase scene.


I bring up legitimate complaints, but all I get is someone saying they hate me, a mod granting permission for members to make fun of me, and being accused of using drugs. Sad. I guess we can't bash 1/6th products here, but we can sure bash people...

GasparZizou
01-08-2016, 11:36 PM
:lol I honestly feel no need to defend that scene, it's just too good, pure style.

Hell I'm gonna watch the movie right now.

cmiller99
01-08-2016, 11:44 PM
15 to 34 seconds...... this scene is absolute crap. Same people bash the PT, but this is worse...... I could honestly do better.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAJr5cp01mI


If you don't want people jumping on you for ripping on an almost universally loved movie, then you should probably explain why you thought the opening scene was 'absolute crap' in further detail.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 12:06 AM
If you don't want people jumping on you for ripping on an almost universally loved movie, then you should probably explain why you thought the opening scene was 'absolute crap' in further detail.

Bad effects, bad set, bad camera angle. But hey, having a problem with three scenes is enough for people to get there panties in a wad. No surprise here. Say one negative thing about an 80s movie and the 40 year olds come out in full force.

Think I am the only one who has to defend there opinion on why I like a movie or hate it.

Khev
01-09-2016, 12:07 AM
I bring up legitimate complaints, but all I get is someone saying they hate me,

It's been a little while since I've watched Revenge of the Sith but I'm pretty sure Anakin Skywalker was talking to Obi-Wan Kenobi, not you.


a mod granting permission for members to make fun of me,

Actually, no, not "members" just Xenoburger_. I deleted two of his gifs the other day as per forum rules but figured I should give him the green light when it came to you. ;) But fine, if we're not being funny then I won't allow any more gif responses to your Terminator musings. Fair enough?

cmiller99
01-09-2016, 12:22 AM
Bad effects, bad set, bad camera angle. But hey, having a problem with three scenes is enough for people to get there panties in a wad. No surprise here. Say one negative thing about an 80s movie and the 40 year olds come out in full force.

Think I am the only one who has to defend there opinion on why I like a movie or hate it.

I disagree with all your complaints about that scene, I think it's fine. I love T1, it's one of my favourite movies.

Everyone's jumping on you because you've already made a name for yourself going out of your way to defend movies that a lot of us here don't like. Like making three threads about PT hate.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 12:22 AM
No, no, thats fine. People can go right ahead and joke about me if it makes them feel good.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 12:31 AM
I disagree with all your complaints about that scene, I think it's fine. I love T1, it's one of my favourite movies.

Everyone's jumping on you because you've already made a name for yourself going out of your way to defend movies that a lot of us here don't like. Like making three threads about PT hate.

Oh no, three whole threads! Oh no :panic:

You know why I made those threads? All I ever gotten was **** from liking the PT. Insults almost instantly. Months before I ever made those threads or even said I liked it. From my avatar people said my opinion is irrelevant multiple times. From my sig people said that the EU is crap and I like the "wrong Star Wars." Heck, I even was called stupid over my collection! 1/6th PT collection and hasbro items. Was told it was a waste of money and crazy to collect it. So, you tell me.
Who is really in the wrong here?


Oh wait.... I will be "playing the victim" so everything I say won't matter anyways.

GasparZizou
01-09-2016, 12:35 AM
So first you complain you're being bullied, then you say it's ok. Dude woah, you're sending mixed signals :lol

Edit: oh nevermind, I see a meltdown incoming :lol sounds like you're stressed out, well, this is as good as place as any to vent.

swo77
01-09-2016, 02:35 AM
Sicario...9/10. Keeps you engaged from start to finish. Benicio Del Toro was outstanding in this. Not a family flick, but it is great if you like this type of story/subject matter.

I'll have to check, but I think there were some Apocalypto crew on this...Zero Wolf made an appearance.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/sicario-poster03.jpg

Jameson Rook
01-09-2016, 03:01 AM
WWEJedi

A compelling cautionary tale about a man who didn't liked the movie "The Terminator". Great acting, wonderful effects and a message that will leave you go, "Huh?".

4/5.

cmiller99
01-09-2016, 03:24 AM
Oh no, three whole threads! Oh no :panic:


Well, when you start a thread called 'is entitlement responsible for PT hate?' then you've got to expect to be treated with incredulity. And three threads, one of which was deleted, and one of which was locked, on a single topic isn't nothing at all. It comes off as obsessive. I'm sorry, it does.


You know why I made those threads? All I ever gotten was **** from liking the PT. Insults almost instantly. Months before I ever made those threads or even said I liked it. From my avatar people said my opinion is irrelevant multiple times. From my sig people said that the EU is crap and I like the "wrong Star Wars." Heck, I even was called stupid over my collection! 1/6th PT collection and hasbro items. Was told it was a waste of money and crazy to collect it. So, you tell me.
Who is really in the wrong here?


I don't think it's cool to say that someone's opinion doesn't matter because of their avatar or collecting choices. But are you sure they were serious insults, or light hearted jabs? Honestly, I'd be leaning towards the latter. It's sometimes hard to tell, but there's a lot of joking on this board and sometimes you need a thicker skin to get through it all.

Just don't take everything so personally.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 05:00 AM
Well, when you start a thread called 'is entitlement responsible for PT hate?' then you've got to expect to be treated with incredulity. And three threads, one of which was deleted, and one of which was locked, on a single topic isn't nothing at all. It comes off as obsessive. I'm sorry, it does.

So what do you call the same people who complain day after day for 15 years about the same thing? Normal?



I don't think it's cool to say that someone's opinion doesn't matter because of their avatar or collecting choices. But are you sure they were serious insults, or light hearted jabs? Honestly, I'd be leaning towards the latter. It's sometimes hard to tell, but there's a lot of joking on this board and sometimes you need a thicker skin to get through it all.

Just don't take everything so personally.

I'm 90% sure they weren't joking.....

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 06:39 AM
Three threads in three days or the same hate comments for fifteen years. Hmmmm.... yeah, seems pretty clear who the obsessive ones are.

Aside from the first ten minuets, the rest of Terminator was pretty much perfect. 9/10 from me.

But hey, continue making your snide little comments about me and what I like. I know how much better it makes you feel. Just sad you have to continuously follow me around bashing every little thing and yet nothing is done about it.

Anymore I guess you just post to get a rise out of me.

rushmore223
01-09-2016, 07:52 AM
WWEJedi, official PT Martyr.

You just can't give it a rest? I swear, you like the negative attention.

People simply stating that they like or dislike something is not a summons for you to start in on your obsessive rants about why everyone else doesn't love the PT when you think they should.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-09-2016, 08:06 AM
Plenty of folks on these boards like the SW PT films (or at least aspects of them) including myself. :)

Having a light hearted dig at each other from time to time is just par for the course around here - there's no malice, just laughs.

You are an attention seeker dubya, just lighten up & grow a thicker skin FFS. :lol

a-dev
01-09-2016, 08:16 AM
Three threads in three days or the same hate comments for fifteen years. Hmmmm.... yeah, seems pretty clear who the obsessive ones are.

Three threads in three days by one individual versus fifteen years of comments from a vast spectrum of different people who you can't possibly keep track of to know for a fact that those people have continuously posted PT hate in all that time or lost the sleep that you seem to think they have lost.

Whereas you, all your threads on the subject and your need to react to it all...

I'm sure there's plenty of PT fans on this forum. Why are you fighting this battle alone? Could it be that the rest of them just don't give a crap that people don't like the movies they like?

Plastic Bateman
01-09-2016, 08:41 AM
Three threads in three days by one individual versus fifteen years of comments from a vast spectrum of different people who you can't possibly keep track of to know for a fact that those same individuals have continuously posted PT hate in all that time or lost the sleep that you seem to think they have lost.

Whereas you, all your threads on the subject and your need to react to it all...

I'm sure there's plenty of PT fans on this forum. Why are you fighting this battle alone? Could it be that the rest of them just don't give a crap that people don't like the movies they like?

Personally, I don't mind the prequels. I think there's a beating heart of imagination and creativity behind them, informed by Lucas' own love of pulp sci-fi serials. There's great world-building, a couple of stand-out acting performances, fantastic art direction and design sensibilities, great music and other redemptive qualities. Certainly those are all things I wish Force Awakens had more of, I was thoroughly bored with not-Tatooine, not-Mos Eisley, not-Death Star/not-Hoth by the end of the movie.

That being said, for all the good I can find in those films it's still dragged down by the albatross about its neck of George Lucas' lazy, one-draft-and-done screenwriting. His baffling hatred for practical sets and locations, insistence on using CGI when the technology was clearly not quite there yet, several terrible acting performances from key members of the cast, distaste for actually directing actors, questionable creative decisions that absolutely would have been reigned in by a better producer, etc prevent them from reaching the heights of the original trilogy, or even just being good films in general.

They're deeply-flawed pearls. You can find small areas on the surface of smooth, glittering brilliance but soon your eye will wonder back to the pitted, uneven mess that is the greater whole.

xipotec
01-09-2016, 12:26 PM
Maybe we can ease up on each other?

Worlds full of enough crappiness no need to amplify that here in a forum thread.

I watched Chappie. I enjoyed it as I have with all Bloomkamps films.

7/10 although 1 of those is automatically given to any film in the Sci Fi genre ....because we do not get many...

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 02:35 PM
Three threads in three days by one individual versus fifteen years of comments from a vast spectrum of different people who you can't possibly keep track of to know for a fact that those people have continuously posted PT hate in all that time or lost the sleep that you seem to think they have lost.

Whereas you, all your threads on the subject and your need to react to it all...

I'm sure there's plenty of PT fans on this forum. Why are you fighting this battle alone? Could it be that the rest of them just don't give a crap that people don't like the movies they like?

Not that hard to notice the same people over and over again.

I told you multiple times (maybe you have hard time remembering), the bashing gets so annoying and I don't care if people hate the movies or don't think they are good. I'm not sure how many times I have to repeat this. At least the tenth time.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 02:37 PM
Maybe we can ease up on each other?


No, its me, so everyone has to pile on.

wanderlai
01-09-2016, 03:17 PM
The Revenant 7.9/10
Hateful Eight 7/10

Darth Snoopy
01-09-2016, 03:22 PM
Keep things civil, Freaks.

Thread cleaned.

cmiller99
01-09-2016, 03:40 PM
So what do you call the same people who complain day after day for 15 years about the same thing? Normal?

I hate to point out the obvious, but this is a message board for people who collect collectibles, and a major segment of this community collect Star Wars collectibles. So of course PT discussion is going to pop up on a daily basis, when Star Wars fans are talking about Star Wars stuff! But I doubt that anyone here who's got problems with the PT is actually talking about it, in real life, day after day. I certainly don't complain about it everyday to the people around me. I'll make the occasional jokes about it but I haven't had a proper real life discussion with my friends about the PT for years. The only PT related thing I get up to now is responding to you.


I'm 90% sure they weren't joking.....

I'd be willing to bet they were. It seems like 50% of off topic comments on this board are jokes.


Three threads in three days or the same hate comments for fifteen years. Hmmmm.... yeah, seems pretty clear who the obsessive ones are.

Like I said, the most PT action people get up to now are probably passing references on Star Wars forums.


Aside from the first ten minuets, the rest of Terminator was pretty much perfect. 9/10 from me.

Glad to hear that you liked it :duff


But hey, continue making your snide little comments about me and what I like. I know how much better it makes you feel. Just sad you have to continuously follow me around bashing every little thing and yet nothing is done about it.

Anymore I guess you just post to get a rise out of me.

Like I said, this happens because you've made a name for yourself overreacting and going out of your way to defend three movies that a lot of people don't like.


Not that hard to notice the same people over and over again.

I told you multiple times (maybe you have hard time remembering), the bashing gets so annoying and I don't care if people hate the movies or don't think they are good. I'm not sure how many times I have to repeat this. At least the tenth time.

You responding to these people only drags out the bashing and makes the conversations longer. Just skirt around it! It's not that hard, really.


No, its me, so everyone has to pile on.

And it's comments like that that have got you your reputation for being a PT martyr. Stop playing the tragic hero and people might start to take you seriously.

BuddyGus
01-09-2016, 04:25 PM
This thread. 7/10. Gripping story, colorful and well fleshed out characters, does drag on in bits, and you WILL NOT see the ending coming.

Movies rock. Talking about movies rocks. Good, bad, everyone has an opinion.

Road Blaster
01-09-2016, 04:56 PM
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 9/10

Trash Panda
01-09-2016, 05:21 PM
Whiplash - 10/10

Cocoboloboy
01-09-2016, 05:43 PM
The Force Awakens - 6.5/10 - (2nd viewing)

Curious what makes Finn a favorite? He was the weakest of the flick for me.

Oh? I didn't find him weak in the film. I actually thought he was a fun character. Very Soloesque in a lot of ways. Han was motivated by money and self preservation in ANH and Finn by freedom and self preservation. Both made a change for the better based on friendship.

I think they wrote him a bit on the mysterious side for TFA as far as his backstory and full motivation in the movie goes. I have a feeling Finn will develop into a very interesting character in the next movie.

xipotec
01-09-2016, 09:08 PM
Whiplash - 10/10

What is Whiplash???

GasparZizou
01-09-2016, 09:16 PM
What is Whiplash???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEdRnBR_Y48&feature=youtu.be&t=9

https://45.media.tumblr.com/99d60b42f120c1b80103249a36d41499/tumblr_nbk5fyNWSD1twgs7qo1_500.gif

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-09-2016, 09:18 PM
SW: Revenge of the Sith 1/10 (the one is because of Darth Vader...but then he talks and screams) so -1/10

Escobar: Paradise Lost 5/10

CA: The Winter Soldier 6/10

VintijDroidGutzz
01-09-2016, 09:29 PM
SW: Revenge of the Sith 1/10 (the one is because of Darth Vader...but then he talks and screams) so -1/10


:lol

It's better than that, but I'd give it a 5/10 personally.

Highlights for me, are Ewan as Obi-Wan generally, the Anakin / Dooku encounter at the beginning, the Anakin / Palpatine chat at the theatre, the 501st troops marching behind Anakin into the Jedi temple, & some effects shots here & there. I find the whole 'Vader' sequence a mixed bag at best. It's starts well; the transformation sequence etc.. but then yeah. The costume even looks rinky dink to me. :huh

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 09:32 PM
Excellent bait Clown.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 09:33 PM
Hey look, someone not named me defending it :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-09-2016, 09:45 PM
:lol

It's better than that, but I'd give it a 5/10 personally.

Highlights for me, are Ewan as Obi-Wan generally, the Anakin / Dooku encounter at the beginning, the Anakin / Palpatine chat at the theatre, the 501st troops marching behind Anakin into the Jedi temple, & some effects shots here & there. I find the whole 'Vader' sequence a mixed bag at best. It's starts well; the transformation sequence etc.. but then yeah. The costume even looks rinky dink to me. :huh

Yeah...that's all very...nice. :duff

Excuse me.

http://i.imgur.com/pHLooIX.gif


Excellent bait Clown.

http://i.imgur.com/OPtcS5S.gif

GasparZizou
01-09-2016, 10:17 PM
It may look like bait but I've seen many give them similar scores :lol

WWEJedi, honest question, do you honestly think the PT are genuinely good movies? For your own reasons, I won't ask what those reasons are. Or do you think, as most people, that they're bad, and you're just tired of the bashing?

Cocoboloboy
01-09-2016, 10:20 PM
:lol

It's better than that, but I'd give it a 5/10 personally.

Highlights for me, are Ewan as Obi-Wan generally, the Anakin / Dooku encounter at the beginning, the Anakin / Palpatine chat at the theatre, the 501st troops marching behind Anakin into the Jedi temple, & some effects shots here & there. I find the whole 'Vader' sequence a mixed bag at best. It's starts well; the transformation sequence etc.. but then yeah. The costume even looks rinky dink to me. :huh

Just about sums it up for me too. Although I'd probably give it a 6 but it's been a while since I've seen it. There are things I enjoyed from each of the prequels and things I didn't. Probably more I enjoyed than didn't.

rushmore223
01-09-2016, 10:38 PM
Well, if you took out the first 20 minutes (mostly the R2/battle droid stuff) and excised the killing of kids, windu/Palpatine fight, Padme dying of a broken heart, the Vader "Noooooooo" and cut the Anakin/Obi Wan fight in half, you might have a pretty decent movie.

On the other hand, if you had to give AOTC the same treatment, it would be about 10 minutes long.

WWEJedi
01-09-2016, 10:40 PM
It may look like bait but I've seen many give them similar scores :lol

WWEJedi, honest question, do you honestly think the PT are genuinely good movies? For your own reasons, I won't ask what those reasons are. Or do you think, as most people, that they're bad, and you're just tired of the bashing?

Of course I like them despite there flaws. To like them, I have to think they are somewhat "good." Personal enjoyment I rank TPM on par or even better than ROTJ and ROTS on par or just below ESB, maybe even TFA is up there to.

Critically ranking them.....

AOTC is very bad (I have said this countless times). Even I chuckle at some of the lines. 5/10.

TPM I think takes way to much hate. Jar-Jar is not that bad. I personally enjoy the Pod Race scene since I like almost any type of racing and although a bit long, I think it has its reasons for being there. To show Anakin as a superior pilot and to move the plot along. Sure, some of the lines are cringe-worthy. Some of the acting is a bit stiff. Not as bad as it is made out to be. 6.5/10

ROTS doesn't have that many flaws. 8.5/10


I seriously just get tired of the bashing.


Other rankings since I'm sure some will be curious.... ANH 9.5/10, ESB 9.5/10, ROTJ 7.5/10, TFA 9/10.

Plastic Bateman
01-09-2016, 10:44 PM
Just about sums it up for me too. Although I'd probably give it a 6 but it's been a while since I've seen it. There are things I enjoyed from each of the prequels and things I didn't. Probably more I enjoyed than didn't.

I'd give it a 6.5/10, but 2.5 of those points are purely for Ian McDiarmid clearly having the time of his life as Palpatine. Like all of the prequels there's the bare bones of a great movie there, and some terrific visuals and ideas, but it's all dragged down by terrible writing, some equally terrible acting and Lucas trying to push digital technology (set replacement, actor replacement, digital HD cameras, etc) that just wasn't ready yet.

rushmore223
01-09-2016, 10:45 PM
To me, and this is just my way of looking at it, but a rating of 5 out of 10 is not too bad, more of an average, forgettable movie that managed to entertain a little without offending your intellect too much.

rushmore223
01-09-2016, 10:55 PM
Speaking of which...

Scorch Trials - 6/10

Had a vudu credit burning a hole in my virtual wallet, so I gave it a try. My first reaction was... zombies!? Since when is this a zombie movie? Once I got over that I actually enjoyed (a little) some of the zombie designs, they reminded me of the last of us. It was good in the sense that it was quite different than the first movie, and had fewer annoying characters. Though I always hate in a movie when the main characters are pursued relentlessly, only to have them decide to go back to the place they were running from in the first place, sorry MM:FR.

Edit post - before someone else chimes in with, "they weren't Zombies, they were...", I'm sure that might be the case, but since not a single character ever even talked about it, I'll go with what they looked like to me.

Btw, how do 10 or so kids get chased by zombies for an extended time, and afterwards nobody even bothers to say, "hey, what the hell were those things chasing us?"

Was it the same disease as in the first movie? Cause it looked much different to me.

DiFabio
01-09-2016, 11:47 PM
Why is it that all these threads end up being about WWEJedi? I don't get it.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 01:05 AM
..because he's a self appointed martyr that's why, & loves to remind us of that every five minutes. :lol

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 01:14 AM
Yeah...that's all very...nice. :duff

Excuse me.

http://i.imgur.com/pHLooIX.gif
:lol Come on you love it.

BuddyGus
01-10-2016, 01:19 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Mans Chest 6/10.
Pirates of the Caribbean - At Worlds End 5/10

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 01:29 AM
..because he's a self appointed martyr that's why, & loves to remind us of that every five minutes. :lol

No. I made a simple comment about Terminator how I dislike the first ten minutes. Then I get insulted and trolled.

There is a consistent pattern of harassment here towards me. CMmiller, does this look like a joke? Just one of the comments I seem to get daily.


This is an off topic thread, it has nothing to do with propping me up. Maybe if you weren't such a child starving for attention 24 hours a day from people that you portray as beneath you, maybe people would like you here, and in life as well. Did mommy and daddy not love you enough? Were you breastfed until 12 years old? I suggest mental health counseling, since you seem like a typical spoiled rich kid that will end up getting into drugs in your lates 20s and offing yourself since you're well on your way to be manically depressive if you aren't already.

You seem to throw "jealousy" as a counter argument when you don't have a defense. I couldn't be more content with my life. But I'm jealous... of some kid on a forum, that never had love in his life... from parents or otherwise, who will end up hanging himself with a $500 tie.

Yet nothing is done about it.


Not a self appointed martyr Vintij, just a group appointed punching bag for months now. And it seems people are okay with this behavior and rather see me dead.

Plastic Bateman
01-10-2016, 01:37 AM
No. I made a simple comment about Terminator how I dislike the first ten minutes. Then I get insulted and trolled.

There is a consistent pattern of harassment here towards me. CMmiller, does this look like a joke? Just one of the comments I seem to get daily.



Yet nothing is done about it.


Not a self appointed martyr Vintij, just a group appointed punching bag for months now. And it seems people are okay with this behavior and rather see me dead.

God, you're pathetic. You entered that thread specifically to antagonise people, and now you're trying to use the replies you received - out of context - as ammunition to portray yourself as some poor persecuted martyr.

I'm really beginning to understand why so many people on this forum absolutely hate you.

Solidus
01-10-2016, 01:40 AM
No. I made a simple comment about Terminator how I dislike the first ten minutes. Then I get insulted and trolled.

There is a consistent pattern of harassment here towards me. CMmiller, does this look like a joke? Just one of the comments I seem to get daily.



Yet nothing is done about it.


Not a self appointed martyr Vintij, just a group appointed punching bag for months now. And it seems people are okay with this behavior and rather see me dead.

You start these arguments, get people annoyed, and they retaliate. In so many threads. You're doing nothing more than baiting at this point. Quit playing the victim, get a thicker skin, and maybe you'd have a better time in this forum.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 01:41 AM
No. I made a simple comment about Terminator how I dislike the first ten minutes. Then I get insulted and trolled.

There is a consistent pattern of harassment here towards me. CMmiller, does this look like a joke? Just one of the comments I seem to get daily.



Yet nothing is done about it.


Not a self appointed martyr Vintij, just a group appointed punching bag for months now. And it seems people are okay with this behavior and rather see me dead.

Buddy, come on.. no-one's got it in for you. :lol

Let's keep things in context here, it seems like you've taken it upon yourself to be SSF's SW PT custodian or something, & it's just not gonna wash here. They're always gonna get ripped on - always. It's got nothing to do with YOU. That's the starting point of reference.

Then, you have criticisms of T1 - fine, explain yourself, don't just put it out there & follow up with bland generic non specific commentary. :lol The film is an absolute classic & still holds up robustly, in every aspect of the film making process. It's 32 years old, & is a lesson in film making for any new film maker. How do you expect folks to react? :huh

How many times do we need to tell you, lots of folks here like those (SW PT) movies - or at least parts of them, & because there's a huge SW fan contingency here, those debates will always pop up. Just go with it, why are you making everything so personal? What's getting old, is your incessant whinging to be honest.

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 01:44 AM
God, you're pathetic. You entered that thread specifically to antagonise people, and now you're trying to use the replies you received - out of context - as ammunition to portray yourself as some poor persecuted martyr.

I'm really beginning to understand why so many people on this forum absolutely hate you.

See? A simple comment of wasting money on lottery tickets turned into this. False presumptions of antagonizing people, yeah..... right :lol All it is cheap jab after jab it seems. Guess you are on of them that rather see me dead, right?

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 01:46 AM
You start these arguments, get people annoyed, and they retaliate. In so many threads. You're doing nothing more than baiting at this point. Quit playing the victim, get a thicker skin, and maybe you'd have a better time in this forum.

I don't start any arguments. Go back through the threads. I say a comment, replied to no one, leave. Next thing there are ten replies and I'm stuck defending myself time after time.

Solidus
01-10-2016, 02:03 AM
Back on topic:

Predator - 10/10

I remember the first time I saw this as a kid, I was so freaked out when the Pred took off his Bio mask :lol. I can still appreciate the great cinematography in the jungle-setting, the action sequences, and some of Arnold's one-liners that were made famous in this movie. I watch it several times a year, and it never gets old. 10/10 every freakin' time.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 02:06 AM
Actually WWE, although I'd like to think that I have a good rapport with Snake Plissken, that previous post of his you quoted (unless it was more tongue in cheek than anything) was a little much, I agree. :lol

Plastic Bateman
01-10-2016, 02:10 AM
Back on topic:

Predator - 10/10

I remember the first time I saw this as a kid, I was so freaked out when the Pred took off his Bio mask :lol. I can still appreciate the great cinematography in the jungle-setting, the action sequences, and some of Arnold's one-liners that were made famous in this movie. I watch it several times a year, and it never gets old. 10/10 every freakin' time.

I've had the privilege of watching Predator on the big screen, from an original 35mm print. They really do not make films like that any more.

I don't know exactly how they achieved the muzzle flash effects in that film, but every time a gun was fired the entire theatre lit up. Not to mention the deafening sound mixing for all the weapons.

Solidus
01-10-2016, 02:14 AM
That sounds amazing. The best format I've ever seen it was on Blu... in Stereo :lol :(.

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 02:26 AM
Yes, you do. You intentionally post things to get a ride out of people, they argue with you, and you claim victimization. Rinse and repeat. Proof enough: what's happening in this thread right now.
And it's getting tiring.

Yeah, the insults towards me are getting tiring.

cmiller99
01-10-2016, 02:28 AM
I've had the privilege of watching Predator on the big screen, from an original 35mm print. They really do not make films like that any more.


I had an opportunity to see it in the cinema once as part of a double screening with Die Hard but I couldn't make it that night. :gah: So frustrating.

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 02:34 AM
Rewatched Terminator, going to lower my score to 8/10.

Reasons
- The pointless Nike shot. Ads mid movie are always terrible. Focus on the story
- The first scene. The set and effects look very dated.
- The music does not hold up. This is a personal preference, but only one song really fit the scene it played in.
- The contradiction from Kyle about being careful with the bombs, yet he proceeds to throw them into the bag and you can clearly hear it
- Certain shots of The Terminator looked very unrealistic and animated at times.


Going to watch T2 later in the day.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 02:37 AM
Yeah, the insults towards me are getting tiring.
Dude, calling out personal attacks is one thing, but fueling the fire by playing the victim in every instance - without acknowledging that you've been 'stirring the pot' in any capacity.. is plain stupid.

Solidus
01-10-2016, 02:37 AM
Rewatched Terminator, going to lower my score to 8/10.

Reasons
- The pointless Nike shot. Ads mid movie are always terrible. Focus on the story
- The first scene. The set and effects look very dated.
- The music does not hold up. This is a personal preference, but only one song really fit the scene it played in.
- The contradiction from Kyle about being careful with the bombs, yet he proceeds to throw them into the bag and you can clearly hear it
- Certain shots of The Terminator looked very unrealistic and animated at times.


Going to watch T2 later in the day.

http://awesomecommentphotos.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/1238776_10151866433617491_2021163606_n.jpg?w=670

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 02:39 AM
:lol :lol :lol

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 02:41 AM
Its funny, the metacritic score is 83% and IMDb score is 8.1/10.

You going to refute thousands of peoples opinions.... or just mine?

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 02:45 AM
I see what you mean about the 'Nike' moment.. but I seriously don't think that was Cameron's intention at the time. I'm sure he just wanted to show Reese as a quick thinker on his feet, & ready for anything. After all, he was a resistance soldier sent back in time. I just don't agree with your other points, but that's cool.

As far as IMDB & the like; too much muddying of the waters on those sites, so objectivity goes out the window.

Plastic Bateman
01-10-2016, 02:46 AM
I could easily be mean to you with everything that you told me, but I won't. Being nice is a choice. I"ll choose to be nice in this instance.

So what you're tacitly implying here is that you took something deeply personal I chose to dredge up and disclose to you, in good faith, as ammunition to be stockpiled for future use?

My respect for you was pretty low to begin with, now it's at exactly zero.


Rewatched Terminator, going to lower my score to 8/10.

Reasons
- The pointless Nike shot. Ads mid movie are always terrible. Focus on the story
- The first scene. The set and effects look very dated.
- The music does not hold up. This is a personal preference, but only one song really fit the scene it played in.
- The contradiction from Kyle about being careful with the bombs, yet he proceeds to throw them into the bag and you can clearly hear it
- Certain shots of The Terminator looked very unrealistic and animated at times.


Going to watch T2 later in the day.

http://i.imgur.com/OPfUibC.gif

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 02:50 AM
Just for clarification, here is the shot that looks off. Animated? Unrealistic?

http://media2.giphy.com/media/zXNT5GiP4mAnK/giphy.gif

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 02:53 AM
So what you're tacitly implying here is that you took something deeply personal I chose to dredge up and disclose to you, in good faith, as ammunition to be stockpiled for future use?

Not at all. Even through your repeated insults I feel sorry for what you went trough. No one should have to. Glad you made it.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 02:53 AM
It's classic stop motion, what do you want - current CG garbage?

It's a little obvious, but it just adds to the freaky movement of a killer robot that's been damaged but still driven to complete it's mission objective. :duff

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 02:59 AM
It's classic stop motion, what do you want - current CG garbage?

It's a little obvious, but it just adds to the freaky movement of a killer robot that's been damaged but still driven to complete it's mission objective. :duff

No, but Stop Motion..... eh....

Was it always stop motion through the entire film? He appeared to be a real continuously moving prop in certain scenes. Where as in the one I pointed out, he wasn't.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 03:05 AM
No, but Stop Motion..... eh....

Was it always stop motion through the entire film? He appeared to be a real continuously moving prop in certain scenes. Where as in the one I pointed out, he wasn't.
No, not at all! It was also a puppet in some scenes; either mounted to an operator's shoulders, or in the case of the crawling torso towards the end, hand operated off camera in it's own way.

Dude, do yourself a favour & check out the documentaries for T1 - pure gold. Stan Winston & his crew were miracle makers. :)

EVILFACE
01-10-2016, 03:09 AM
Just for clarification, here is the shot that looks off. Animated? Unrealistic?

http://media2.giphy.com/media/zXNT5GiP4mAnK/giphy.gif

Oh lawd Jezuz.

You do realize that the first Terminator was a low budget flick and stilled turned out iconic props and fx by Stan Winston? Even the big budget for the era Return of the Jedi a year before used stop motion.

General use CGI that you are prolly use to was still 7 years away with T2....

Plastic Bateman
01-10-2016, 03:09 AM
Just for clarification, here is the shot that looks off. Animated? Unrealistic?

http://media2.giphy.com/media/zXNT5GiP4mAnK/giphy.gif

You're complaining about special effects in a film made on a shoestring budget ($6.5 million) in 1984 by a then-unknown director and fledgling special effects team. CGI didn't exist in any meaningful, usable way at this point. That's a stop-motion puppet the size of a Hot Toys figure, moved in tiny increments and photographed with each movement, for about 1/4 of a second of film per increment, with the resulting footage then being manually matted onto a live-action background.

You're also complaining about typical 80's nightclub music in a film made in the 80's, and about a Nike logo appearing because frankly Cameron probably needed the backhander from them to finish the film.

You seem to be completely incapable of looking past the technological and logistical limitations this film was made under - which is pretty ironic considering your vigorous and ongoing martyrdom in defence of the Star Wars prequels, films which now largely look like some ungodly fusion of live-action and mid-lifespan PS3 game.


It's classic stop motion, what do you want - current CG garbage?

It's a little obvious, but it just adds to the freaky movement of a killer robot that's been damaged but still driven to complete it's mission objective. :duff

I'll second that. The ED-209 scenes in Robocop are still glorious to this day. Good stop-motion has a weight and grit CGI rarely seems to accomplish.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mqDjcGgE5I

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 03:16 AM
No, not at all! It was also a puppet in some scenes; either mounted to an operator's shoulders, or in the case of the crawling torso towards the end, hand operated off camera in it's own way.

Dude, do yourself a favour & check out the documentaries for T1 - pure gold. Stan Winston & his crew were miracle makers. :)

Did not know that at all. Very interesting. I thought it looked absolutely tremendous in the majority of scenes, just that one I had a problem with. Will definatley have to check those documentaries out later on. Do you have a recommendation?

I did enjoy Terminator. I remember liking T2 more so than the original, but haven't seen these in years it seems. If it goes good might begin to try to find some Hot Toys to purchase.


Oh lawd Jezuz.

You do realize that the first Terminator was a low budget flick and stilled turned out iconic props and fx by Stan Winston? General use CGI that you are prolly use to was still 7 years away with T2....

I am just a casual fan who only watched them once each years ago. I literally know nothing about Terminator as a franchise besides the basic plot throughout each. I know I should know these things though.

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 03:25 AM
You're complaining about special effects in a film made on a shoestring budget ($6.5 million) in 1984 by a then-unknown director and fledgling special effects team. CGI didn't exist in any meaningful, usable way at this point. That's a stop-motion puppet the size of a Hot Toys figure, moved in tiny increments and photographed each with each movement, for about 1/4 of a second of film per increment, with the resulting footage then being manually matted onto a live-action background.

Sorry........ as I said, I know nothing about the franchise besides the basic plots. I guess I should have researched a bit more before giving out a score without knowing the circumstances of the movie production. I'm still not a fan of that particular scene though :dunno Considering I thought the rest of the scenes with the stripped down Terminator looked pretty much perfect.


You're also complaining about typical 80's nightclub music in a film made in the 80's, and about a Nike logo appearing because frankly Cameron probably needed the backhander from them to finish the film.

The club music is fine. I never mentioned it either. It is the music during the chase scenes and the Sarah/Kyle making baby John scene that I don't like.


You seem to be completely incapable of looking past the technological and logistical limitations this film was made under - which is pretty ironic considering your vigorous and ongoing martyrdom in defence of the Star Wars prequels, films which now largely look like some ungodly fusion of live-action and mid-lifespan PS3 game.


Its funny you say that. I ranked this higher than TPM and AOTC and might even change my score again after knowing more facts and put it past ROTS after I watch the documentary. I thought the original Star Wars did a much better job as whole than this though and I managed to look by those "technological and logistical limitations" since I don't believe they really had any.


As far as that ED-209 scene.... I don't personally like that. Looks bad in my opinion in today's time....


But since most of you grew up with that stuff.... you will disagree. Perception is based in the environment you are raised in. There is going to be a clear difference in taste with such an age gap....

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 03:27 AM
Did not know that at all. Very interesting. I thought it looked absolutely tremendous in the majority of scenes, just that one I had a problem with. Will definatley have to check those documentaries out later on. Do you have a recommendation?
Just get the Blu-Ray, it's all on there.

Also, do a quick search on youtube - lots on there too. :duff

Plastic Bateman
01-10-2016, 03:32 AM
Just get the Blu-Ray, it's all on there. :duff

Also get the Laserdisc (or digital copy thereof), the Blu-Ray's got that weird digital colour grading on it :lecture

http://i.imgur.com/AoVAu9I.png

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 03:38 AM
Just get the Blu-Ray, it's all on there.

Also, do a quick search on youtube - lots on there too. :duff


Also get the Laserdisc (or digital copy thereof), the Blu-Ray's got that weird digital colour grading on it :lecture

http://i.imgur.com/AoVAu9I.png

Will do both. Thanks for the advice guys.

Edit: Now that the picture is showing up, I can see the major difference.

GasparZizou
01-10-2016, 03:43 AM
Sicario - 9/10 Holy ****, What a satisfying movie.

Photography is tight tight tight, the score is eerie and slick, and the story is tense, and a bit sneaky.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTzKoCah3Q

Oooh so pleasing.

RIDDICK
01-10-2016, 03:45 AM
General use CGI that you are prolly use to was still 7 years away with T2....
Yet still it was used for T-1000 only. :lol
Everything else was as real as it gets and looked solid.

GasparZizou
01-10-2016, 03:46 AM
And it still holds up perfectly today.

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 03:47 AM
Photography is tight tight tight

This is all I can think of :lol:lol:lol

http://reactiongifs.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/jeans-out-of-dryer-tuco-tight-tight-tight-breaking-bad.gif

RIDDICK
01-10-2016, 03:51 AM
And it still holds up perfectly today.Unfortunately, Arnold puppet in the "walking through bulletstorm hallway" scene looked horrible even back there. :(

GasparZizou
01-10-2016, 04:00 AM
This is all I can think of :lol:lol:lol

http://reactiongifs.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/jeans-out-of-dryer-tuco-tight-tight-tight-breaking-bad.gif

:lol :yess: that was what I was going for :hi5:


Unfortunately, Arnold puppet in the "walking through bulletstorm hallway" scene looked horrible even back there. :(

I meant the CGI, but that scene also looks good to me, but I have a soft spot for practical fx.

fosing
01-10-2016, 04:00 AM
if the last 5-6 pages in this thread was made into a short movie, directed by M. Bay.

https://youtu.be/m6ZXOLbFD6M

WWEJedi
01-10-2016, 04:05 AM
That was rather entertaining to watch.....

BuddyGus
01-10-2016, 04:39 AM
Sicario - 9/10 Holy ****, What a satisfying movie.

Photography is tight tight tight, the score is eerie and slick, and the story is tense, and a bit sneaky.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTzKoCah3Q

Oooh so pleasing.


I agree. One of the best movies of the year.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-10-2016, 04:39 AM
No, but Stop Motion..... eh....
I just wanted to go back to this.

Stop motion is a gem & a forgotten art. Look up Ray Harryhausen & his legacy, &.. enough said. :rock

You mentioned the 40 year olds earlier WWE.. well. They have the best vantage point as far as I'm concerned; one foot in the the old school & one in the here & now - & lived through the lot to know what they're on about, so please take that on board, going forward. :)

Darth Snoopy
01-10-2016, 05:05 AM
Lets keep things civil, Freaks.

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swo77
01-10-2016, 06:23 AM
Sicario - 9/10 Holy ****, What a satisfying movie.

Photography is tight tight tight, the score is eerie and slick, and the story is tense, and a bit sneaky.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTzKoCah3Q

Oooh so pleasing.

Agreed...my thoughts exactly. I can't believe I missed this in theaters, but it was awesome start to finish.

http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/32278/sicario_2015_pic01.gif

https://media.giphy.com/media/vL8FYYdMco6je/giphy.gif

https://images.rapgenius.com/7ae747219364c2339d4a8661cef330bc.500x210x28.gif

Uncanny Web-Slinger
01-10-2016, 06:34 AM
Saw II - 6/10

The Karate Kid - 7/10

RIDDICK
01-10-2016, 09:43 AM
Stop motion is a gem & a forgotten art. Look up Ray Harryhausen & his legacy, &.. enough said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQp7qza-HRU





___

Clash of the Titans - 9/10

http://i.imgur.com/bIiplYg.gif

GasparZizou
01-10-2016, 12:50 PM
I agree. One of the best movies of the year.


Agreed...my thoughts exactly. I can't believe I missed this in theaters, but it was awesome start to finish.

https://images.rapgenius.com/7ae747219364c2339d4a8661cef330bc.500x210x28.gif

That shot of the Deltas being swallowed by the darkness, hnnng, pretty smooth movie for being so gritty.

I took 1 point off of it, maybe I should've taken 2, since it's the theme of the whole movie, for the lack of authenticity, or modernity of the Mexican cartels, for instance, when they're gonna be attacked in Juarez, Cartels don't send cholos :lol cholos are the working ants, they only distribute the stuff on the streets, or cholos kill each other, most of the time they don't even have direct contact with the Cartels, they sure don't send them after big ass convoys, no, they send ex-military or their own trained hitmen.

And some of the Mexican Spanish dialogue was a bit off.

Narcos in general no longer dress like flamboyant ranchers/cowboys either :lol

Those are the only gripes I have.

Benicio though, he absolutely nailed the Colombian accent, and he was goooooood.

I've never been to Juarez but they sure made it feel like a hellhole.

Trash Panda
01-10-2016, 06:40 PM
Only Lovers Left Alive - 9/10

GasparZizou
01-10-2016, 08:46 PM
TFA - 6.5/10 Cleared some doubts, last fight is still stupid and Rey is unequivocally a Mary Sue. Production is top notch, but the whole thing just felt uninspired, yet not boring, legitimately fun, at least it's got that going on.

I just want to see Luke in ep 8.

BuddyGus
01-10-2016, 09:17 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides. 4/10 That movie really just felt "bleh". Ruined the Barbossa Character. McShane was good as Blackbeard, but the way he could control the ship was lame. Penelope Cruz (to me) looks like some sort of donkey hybrid woman. The story was a bit weak too, just really didn't feel it.

The Queen Anne's Revenge was an excellent prop and set though. I was stationed in Hawaii while they filmed the movie. The Anne sat in the Kaneohe Bay while not filming. You could kayak up pretty close to it. Amazing!

BuddyGus
01-11-2016, 01:46 AM
Raiders of the Lost Ark - 9.8/10

This is a near perfect movie for me. I only have one issue that has bugged me since I was a kid. When Indy gets on the sub, where the hell does he go once it dives?

spartan031792
01-11-2016, 02:15 AM
TFA - 6.5/10 Cleared some doubts, last fight is still stupid and Rey is unequivocally a Mary Sue. Production is top notch, but the whole thing just felt uninspired, yet not boring, legitimately fun, at least it's got that going on.

I just want to see Luke in ep 8.

How is she a mary sue


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Plastic Bateman
01-11-2016, 02:24 AM
How is she a mary sue


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A tangerine with glasses tells her she can use the Force, then 15 minutes later she's somehow more competent than RotJ Luke.

spartan031792
01-11-2016, 02:26 AM
A tangerine with glasses tells her she can use the Force, then 15 minutes later she's somehow more competent than RotJ Luke.

She had prior training, mind wipe by luke


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GasparZizou
01-11-2016, 02:33 AM
How is she a mary sue
Is this a serious question at this point? She's good at everything, everybody likes her.

Everything, everybody.

She is a Mary Sue. Period.


She had prior training, mind wipe by luke
Source?

That doesn't not make her a Mary Sue though.

spartan031792
01-11-2016, 02:35 AM
Is this a serious question at this point? She's good at everything, everybody likes her.

Everything, everybody.

She is a Mary Sue. Period.


Source?

I just dont get how she is a mary sue, no one said anything when luke used the froce and deflected 5 blaster shots from the training orb


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spartan031792
01-11-2016, 02:36 AM
Is this a serious question at this point? She's good at everything, everybody likes her.

Everything, everybody.

She is a Mary Sue. Period.


Source?

That doesn't not make her a Mary Sue though.

I just dont get how she is a mary sue, no one said anything when luke used the froce and deflected 5 blaster shots from the training orb


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GasparZizou
01-11-2016, 02:44 AM
I just dont get how she is a mary sue, no one said anything when luke used the froce and deflected 5 blaster shots from the training orb

-training orb
-training
-he was actually hit by that training orb
-that was the peak of his abilities in that movie
-Rey doesn't get hurt or injured once in the entire movie, against more ferocious stormtroopers, against tie fighters, against pseudo sith lords. All these direct confrontations. Not once.

Nah, she's a Mary Sue. I don't get how some people don't see she is one.

spartan031792
01-11-2016, 02:45 AM
-training orb
-training
-he was actually hit by that training orb
-that was the peak of his abilities in that movie
-Rey doesn't get hurt or injured once in the entire movie, against more ferocious stormtroopers, against tie fighters, against pseudo sith lords. All these direct confrontations. Not once.

Nah, she's a Mary Sue. I don't get how some people don't see she is one.

Your wrong shes not s mary sue


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GasparZizou
01-11-2016, 02:48 AM
Nu-uuuh YOU are wrong XPPP

spartan031792
01-11-2016, 02:50 AM
Nu-uuuh YOU are wrong XPPP

No you


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Plastic Bateman
01-11-2016, 02:53 AM
She had prior training, mind wipe by luke


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Fan theory until proven otherwise.

GasparZizou
01-11-2016, 02:54 AM
No you
Someone get this hothead outta here.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-11-2016, 03:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQp7qza-HRU






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Clash of the Titans - 9/10

http://i.imgur.com/bIiplYg.gif

YEP. :rock :rock :rock

WWEJedi
01-11-2016, 04:46 AM
-training orb
-training
-he was actually hit by that training orb
-that was the peak of his abilities in that movie
-Rey doesn't get hurt or injured once in the entire movie, against more ferocious stormtroopers, against tie fighters, against pseudo sith lords. All these direct confrontations. Not once.

Nah, she's a Mary Sue. I don't get how some people don't see she is one.

Umm.... the peak of Luke's ability is when he makes a impossible shot to destroy the death star using the force with hardly any training.

I also like how some people complain about Rey being a good pilot with "no training".... but yet Luke hopes into a starfighter, flies through the trench, and hits an impossible shot....

RIDDICK
01-11-2016, 05:01 AM
She had prior training, mind wipe by luke
Incredibly stupid fan theory that contradicts the film since she was left on Jackhoo at the age of five. It's also completely unbelievable that not only she survived and didn't end up as a slave, but became talanted mechanic, pilot and fighter. She's a MS and has no character unless the next film will get some damage control done in terms of writing.





Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides.

That movie really just felt "bleh". Ruined the Barbossa Character. McShane was good as Blackbeard, but the way he could control the ship was lame. Penelope Cruz (to me) looks like some sort of donkey hybrid woman. The story was a bit weak too, just really didn't feel it.
Overall the plot had good ideas but the writing and directing sucked ass for 2/3.
The whole "mermaid's tear" subplot was completely pointless and its characters were out of place. Because of that wasted script/screen time, Blackbeard haven't got enough attention and felt like a shoehorned villain with little personality or charm. Penelope Cruz was pregnant so her physical appearance was completely ruined.

Barbossa was freaking great, I re-watched this film several times only because of him! :lol

VintijDroidGutzz
01-11-2016, 06:37 AM
Incredibly stupid fan theory that contradicts the film since she was left on Jackhoo at the age of five. It's also completely unbelievable that not only she survived and didn't end up as a slave, but became talanted mechanic, pilot and fighter. She's a MS and has no character unless the next film will get some damage control done in terms of writing.
Good points actually, but I still quite like her character so far. Daisy is just so adorable. :lol

Xenoburger_
01-11-2016, 07:34 AM
A tangerine with glasses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4dyRTAfsKc

Road Blaster
01-11-2016, 10:14 AM
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 9/10

Gates70
01-11-2016, 12:18 PM
Watched a 3 part documentary on Youtube called HUMAN...amazing! 10/10

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-11-2016, 12:40 PM
Umm.... the peak of Luke's ability is when he makes a impossible shot to destroy the death star using the force with hardly any training.

I also like how some people complain about Rey being a good pilot with "no training".... but yet Luke hopes into a starfighter, flies through the trench, and hits an impossible shot....

It wasn't an impossible shot, just very difficult. The peak of his ability was after his training with Yoda when he's finally capable of defeating Vader in a fight, not making a difficult shot after receiving guidance from Obi Wan and some training in the beginning of the film where Luke was blind and trusting his instincts and the force as instructed by Obi Wan, which foreshadows exactly what he had to do at the end of the film. Very different from little miss perfect in TFA. At no point in that film does she receive any guidance or basic knowledge of how the force works or how to use it, like Luke in ANH.

I'm sure Disney is aware of the criticism and will fix it in the next film with some throw away line or an explanation regarding Rey's "mysterious" past. They'll probably mention her jedi training or something like that. Better late than never.

Mad Old Lu
01-11-2016, 12:52 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark - 9.8/10

This is a near perfect movie for me. I only have one issue that has bugged me since I was a kid. When Indy gets on the sub, where the hell does he go once it dives?

In the comic book adaptation, they show Indy tying himself with his whip to the periscope which stays above the water.

https://blogintomystery.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/mss18e.jpg

And I guess they kinda filmed that too:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/Netrunner/indyperiscope.jpghttp://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q574/russds/ScreenShot2012-10-07at100555PM_zps5904d8ef.png

It's funny I never questioned what happens to Indy when I was a kid, though. I guess I never realized that the sub ever submerged.

WWEJedi
01-11-2016, 01:17 PM
It wasn't an impossible shot, just very difficult. The peak of his ability was after his training with Yoda when he's finally capable of defeating Vader in a fight, not making a difficult shot after receiving guidance from Obi Wan and some training in the beginning of the film where Luke was blind and trusting his instincts and the force as instructed by Obi Wan, which foreshadows exactly what he had to do at the end of the film. Very different from little miss perfect in TFA. At no point in that film does she receive any guidance or basic knowledge of how the force works or how to use it, like Luke in ANH.

I'm sure Disney is aware of the criticism and will fix it in the next film with some throw away line or an explanation regarding Rey's "mysterious" past. They'll probably mention her jedi training or something like that. Better late than never.

I meant that in regards to ANH the peak of his abilities was to do that. Even then, he wasn't strong enough to defeat Vader in my opinion. I always thought Vader held back.

The Clown Prince of Crime
01-11-2016, 01:37 PM
I meant that in regards to ANH the peak of his abilities was to do that. Even then, he wasn't strong enough to defeat Vader in my opinion. I always thought Vader held back.

You think he held back in ROTJ? Hmm...he was conflicted by the time he fought Luke, so it's possible Luke won that fight long before they actually fought. I never thought about that...then again Luke was pretty angry at that point.

GasparZizou
01-11-2016, 01:46 PM
Umm.... the peak of Luke's ability is when he makes a impossible shot to destroy the death star using the force with hardly any training.

I also like how some people complain about Rey being a good pilot with "no training".... but yet Luke hopes into a starfighter, flies through the trench, and hits an impossible shot....
The peak of his abilities as a Jedi. He was only asisted by the force in a matter he was actually an expert on, which was being a pilot.

I don't have a problem with Rey being a good pilot, I figured it comes with the trade if I suspend disbelief a little, it only looks bad when added to the long list of things she excels at.

BuddyGus
01-11-2016, 01:53 PM
In the comic book adaptation, they show Indy tying himself with his whip to the periscope which stays above the water.

https://blogintomystery.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/mss18e.jpg

And I guess they kinda filmed that too:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/Netrunner/indyperiscope.jpghttp://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q574/russds/ScreenShot2012-10-07at100555PM_zps5904d8ef.png

It's funny I never questioned what happens to Indy when I was a kid, though. I guess I never realized that the sub ever submerged.

Boom! You just solved a decades old headache. Thanks!