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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5325 on: February 20, 2020, 12:32:04 PM »
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I'm from a generation that cut it's teeth on the original stop motion Godzilla being attacked by model airplanes sliding down sometimes visible wires.

Which movie was that?
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5326 on: February 20, 2020, 02:28:03 PM »
Which movie was that?
Probably this one.  Planes briefly show up at the end of the trailer, but the only appear for a second, and Godzilla may have been a hand puppet.  I may have smudged a bunch of these primitive Sci Fi films of the 1950s together in my memory, however.

 

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5327 on: February 20, 2020, 05:17:11 PM »
Probably this one.  Planes briefly show up at the end of the trailer, but the only appear for a second, and Godzilla may have been a hand puppet.  I may have smudged a bunch of these primitive Sci Fi films of the 1950s together in my memory, however.

 
They considered using stop action for the first Gojira movie, but it was going to take too much production time, so they went with the infamous rubber suit instead. There were some wire-guided JSDAF models, I think. I'd have to dig out my copy. If you haven't seen "Gojira" (not, not, not the 1956 US release "Godzilla: King of Monsters" shown in your trailer) you be surprised at the differences. Or horrified.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5328 on: February 20, 2020, 05:49:30 PM »
Loved that first movie with Raymond Burr as the incredulous American reporter.  I was horrified that Gojira had such bad manners, Japanese style.  You don't stomp buildings and burn people with radioactive halitosis!  Never even said "sumimasen".
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5329 on: February 23, 2020, 03:02:43 PM »
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I realized, why I forgot until just today I dunno, but 2019 caused me to do something on several occasions. After the release of terminator dark fate, out of revulsion to the story it was telling, I decided to buy terminator 1 and 2 and watch them instead of spending money on dark fate.
I did the same thing with lion king, brought the original on Blu-ray instead  of wasting money on its hideous remake.
And did it again with the original X-Men movies 1 and 2 instead of seeing dark phoenix.

I'm wondering if there's some unspoken phenomenon going on here, release bad remakes or sequels to popular movies, to motivate people into buying the originals.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5330 on: February 24, 2020, 12:13:13 AM »
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I realized, why I forgot until just today I dunno, but 2019 caused me to do something on several occasions. After the release of terminator dark fate, out of revulsion to the story it was telling, I decided to buy terminator 1 and 2 and watch them instead of spending money on dark fate.
I did the same thing with lion king, brought the original on Blu-ray instead  of wasting money on its hideous remake.
And did it again with the original X-Men movies 1 and 2 instead of seeing dark phoenix.

I'm wondering if there's some unspoken phenomenon going on here, release bad remakes or sequels to popular movies, to motivate people into buying the originals.

That does seem to be the fad in recent years. Even the "original" movies are often soft reboots, like with The Force Awakens. I guess the powers that be realized it was safer to invest in nostalgic properties than to do something new. And they're right. People are more likely to go to the movies for something that feels familiar, so why put the effort in for something original? But even if you are going to use nostalgic property, that doesn't mean you can't still put effort into creative writing or art direction. Detective Pikachu and Sonic were praised because they didn't phone it in. They used their source material as a starting point, not a final draft, unlike these millions of Disney remakes...
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5331 on: February 24, 2020, 12:20:02 AM »
Schoenberg vs Beethoven.  Schoenberg is more original, but people prefer Beethoven.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5332 on: February 24, 2020, 12:56:07 AM »
I saw the Sonic movie today, and oooooh man. I'm so glad it didn't turn out to be the complete dumpster fire I was expecting ever since I heard the words "Sonic" and "live-action" in the same sentence... Spoiler free version:

Pros: While I feel like Jim Carrey's role in the movie is a bit overhyped, he was entertaining to watch. The movie makes a ton of changes to the lore of Sonic, but honestly, they were good changes. Sticking strictly to the source material would not have likely lead to anything compelling. Sonic is a platformer, not an RPG. Except for that one time he was an RPG, but we don't talk about that. Sonic was surprisingly charming. Even when he was being annoying for a laugh, they didn't go so far that he actually started to get on my nerves. He's like a slightly mischievous, very hyperactive, innocent kid. I found the physical humor pretty amusing as well.

Cons: A bit cliched at times, but not nearly to the degree that the first trailer led me to believe it would be. God, how did they make such a terrible trailer? It's like they were trying to make it look bad. In particular, the opening should have just been cut out. It added nothing, and it's the same tired opening we've seen a million times. Like, seriously. Telling you what happens in the opening doesn't even qualify as a spoiler. The main character is doing a thing, the movie pauses, and the main character breaks the forth wall before rewinding back to the actual beginning of the plot. And the only time we hear forth wall breaking narration like that is when the story catches up, so it's just really out of place.

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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5333 on: February 24, 2020, 02:18:41 AM »
In particular, the opening should have just been cut out. It added nothing, and it's the same tired opening we've seen a million times. Like, seriously. Telling you what happens in the opening doesn't even qualify as a spoiler. The main character is doing a thing, the movie pauses, and the main character breaks the forth wall before rewinding back to the actual beginning of the plot. And the only time we hear forth wall breaking narration like that is when the story catches up, so it's just really out of place.
Yeah, I dislike In Medias Res, and I especially dislike it when it's completely unnecessary.  They would've been just fine starting with kid Sonic and working from there.


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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5334 on: February 25, 2020, 07:01:07 AM »
Must say in regards to the sonic movie, it's very satisfying to see what happens when developers actually listen to people's reactions, and go back and correct their mistakes, resulting in a better, more successful product then it would have been.

It kinda stands as the example of giving the audience what they want, by making sonic actually look like sonic as people wanted, it showed everyone the movies crew cared about getting things right and not just handwaving off complaints or blaming the fans when it didn't become a success, something which has been a constant in many movies of late.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5335 on: February 25, 2020, 01:55:40 PM »
We watched Parasite last night. I understand why it won Best Picture as it was effective on several different levels. Its social commentary that makes you think rather than preaching. It is also very funny.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5336 on: February 25, 2020, 05:12:30 PM »
We watched Parasite last night. I understand why it won Best Picture as it was effective on several different levels. Its social commentary that makes you think rather than preaching. It is also very funny.

We round eyes don't get it.  The Park family there is like the Kennedy family here.  Technically, anyone not in food production or other bottom feeder economy ... is parasitic on those who are.  Been true since agriculture was invented.  Nomads and city dwellers preyed on farmers ... in the US it was Native Americans & bankers & nature vs farmers.

"Park Chung-hee, the third President of South Korea, was assassinated on October 26, 1979, during a dinner at the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) safehouse inside the Blue House presidential compound in Gangjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea."
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Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
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Don't to that.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5337 on: February 25, 2020, 06:00:55 PM »
We round eyes don't get it.  The Park family there is like the Kennedy family here.  Technically, anyone not in food production or other bottom feeder economy ... is parasitic on those who are.  Been true since agriculture was invented.  Nomads and city dwellers preyed on farmers ... in the US it was Native Americans & bankers & nature vs farmers.

"Park Chung-hee, the third President of South Korea, was assassinated on October 26, 1979, during a dinner at the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) safehouse inside the Blue House presidential compound in Gangjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea."

President Trump didn't like the movie. Of course, he didn't watch it because it involves either speaking Korean or, you know, reading. He prefers movies like Gone With The Wind where the classes are distinct and color-coded.



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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5338 on: February 25, 2020, 06:06:42 PM »
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5339 on: February 25, 2020, 06:26:41 PM »
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