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Re: General Chat

Postby Joe.Pizza » Sun, 17May07 05:45

PinkVendeta wrote:Anyone seen any good movies of late?

Just watched Ghost In The Shell, was not sure what to make of it being honest.


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Didn't see Ghost in the Shell. Probably won't. Kind of getting tired of Scarlett Johansson. Saw her flick "Lucy" on HBO. Intriguing concept, but to know what to make of it either. I'm sure I'll have my fill of her with the Marvel movies.

I'm looking forward to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Fell onto the first one on HBO and was hooked. It was fun, Star-Lord's music was from my era, and what's not to love about Groot?

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Re: General Chat

Postby JFR » Sun, 17May07 07:54

PinkVendeta wrote:Anyone seen any good movies of late?

Just watched Ghost In The Shell, was not sure what to make of it being honest.

Having been a fan of the original anime, I have mixed feelings about even seeing this new GitS film. The trailers have been out for awhile and I don't think I can handle Scarlett in the lead role. That character is Japanese, darn it. They all are. No matter how good she might or might not be, I suspect I will be thinking "no, no, no!" I have had similar problems with other adaptations and remakes. Some work and some do not but when the characters have a strong, specific identity, the remakes often do not work for me.

I couldn't even really enjoy the original "Magnificent 7" because "Seven Samurai" was so good, although the 60s era western was actually quite good. I won't even go see the new remake.
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Re: General Chat

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 17May07 09:19

Joe.Pizza wrote:
PinkVendeta wrote:Anyone seen any good movies of late?

Just watched Ghost In The Shell, was not sure what to make of it being honest.


Welcome back to the topic you started. [img]images/icones/icon13.gif[/img]

Didn't see Ghost in the Shell. Probably won't. Kind of getting tired of Scarlett Johansson. Saw her flick "Lucy" on HBO. Intriguing concept, but to know what to make of it either. I'm sure I'll have my fill of her with the Marvel movies.

I'm looking forward to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Fell onto the first one on HBO and was hooked. It was fun, Star-Lord's music was from my era, and what's not to love about Groot?

JP

Thanks JP

Scarlett did not do the role justice, and overall the movie was not great being made in hollywood, to many break aways from where the movie came from, I would give it a 5 out of 10.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 as it is named, is on my to see list, part one was epic, I just hope Kurt Russle makes his role as some all powerful alien epic, and Groot both grown and baby Groot, both are cuties, purely from a typical girly stance :lol:
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Re: General Chat

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 17May07 09:27

JFR wrote:
PinkVendeta wrote:Anyone seen any good movies of late?

Just watched Ghost In The Shell, was not sure what to make of it being honest.

Having been a fan of the original anime, I have mixed feelings about even seeing this new GitS film. The trailers have been out for awhile and I don't think I can handle Scarlett in the lead role. That character is Japanese, darn it. They all are. No matter how good she might or might not be, I suspect I will be thinking "no, no, no!" I have had similar problems with other adaptations and remakes. Some work and some do not but when the characters have a strong, specific identity, the remakes often do not work for me.

I couldn't even really enjoy the original "Magnificent 7" because "Seven Samurai" was so good, although the 60s era western was actually quite good. I won't even go see the new remake.

I agree with You fully, I kind of knew hollywood would actually break away totally from the anime and everyone in the movie is western bar one old Japanese man, Scarlett was not great in the role at all, it was a weird mish mash, they all spoke in english and replied in english bar the old man who spoke solely constantly in Japanese and replied in the same also, I was sitting there thinking, like seriously, pick one and speak that.

Some of the special effects were cool tho but even they could not make up for the rest of the movie being so bad.
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Re: General Chat

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 17May07 10:15

Here is a list in a spoiler of movies I have seen in 2016 and in 2017 so far, any good movies I will note them.

2016

Arrival - 2016 ‧ Mystery/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 58m

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world.
As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.
Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

I liked this movie, nice twists and turns in it.

Deadpool - 2016 ‧ Science fiction film/Action ‧ 1h 48m

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary.
His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool.
The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor.
With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

This movie was epic, if You have not seen it, go watch it online or on DVD, I cannot wait for part 2.

Suicide Squad - 2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 2h 17m

Figuring they're all expendable, a U.S. intelligence officer decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission.
Now armed with government weapons, Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other despicable inmates must learn to work together. Dubbed Task Force X, the criminals unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker (Jared Leto) launches an evil agenda of his own.

Another great movie and worth a watch, although, I thought the joker role was tame and paled when put up against the Joker role played by Heath Ledger (RIP) in Batman, most people I know do not even call the movie Baman, it is called the Joker as Heath Ledger played it to such an epic standard.

A Monster Calls - 2016 ‧ Fantasy/Drama film ‧ 1h 48m

Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

I thought this was a powerful, heart touching movie, a real emotional journey.

The Great Wall - 2016 ‧ Fantasy/Mystery ‧ 2 hours

When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world.
As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

Some people online put this movie down, but I loved it, well worth a watch.

Kong: Skull Island - 2017 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 2 hours

Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean.
Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature.
As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.

I loved this movie :lol:

John Wick: Chapter 2 - 2017 ‧ Crime film/Thriller ‧ 2h 2m

Retired super-assassin John Wick's plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors.
Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization's ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D'Antonio's sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.

It was an ok movie, not as good as part 1, but worth a watch.

The Fate of the Furious - 2017 ‧ Crime film/Thriller ‧ 2h 40m

With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life.
They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all.
Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

I liked this movie, it was clearly missing Paul Walker (RIP) and his good acting skills, but it is action packed beginning to end.

Logan - 2017 ‧ Science fiction film/Drama film ‧ 2h 21m

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border.
His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him.
Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

This I thought was a great movie, and was also sad in many ways, including that it, according to both Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart was their last time as X-men in the movie series.

Movies yet to see:

Alien: Covenant

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Thor: Ragnarok

Wonder Woman

War for the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: The Last Knight

Blade Runner 2049

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Mummy

Jurassic World 2

Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

Black Panther

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Aquaman

Bad Boys for Life

The Equalizer 2

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Re: General Chat

Postby PinkVendeta » Mon, 17May22 03:32

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 can be marked off my to do list :lol:

Epic movie.
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Re: General Chat

Postby HeyChief » Tue, 17May23 03:31

How was GotG 2??
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