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Old 03-05-2019, 02:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Same. A good looking movie does not make a good movie in itself, but seeing it on the big screen is entertaining. I'll try to make Alita while it's still showing. Maybe it's worth seeing in 3D? ... just looked and found out Northern Lights pub theater also shows 3D movies for $7. They are second run though, so I'll have to wait.

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YouTube keeps suggesting some video about Captain Marvel costing Disney $100M and it suggests it is the end of Marvel.

I have followed comic books for twenty-five years. The Guardians of the Galaxy were pretty unknown, but have been wildly successful. I do not see Disney messing up now.
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I haven't followed comics since 1997. Luftwaffe 1946 Or 1991. Dave Steven's Rocketeer Is there anything new long those lines?

I don't see enough new movies to keep up, but I notice that there are remix versions of Fritz Lang's Metropolis:

Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang - Original score rescored by The New Pollutants.


Metropolis (1927) Giorgio Moroder's Edition. Colorized with new contemporary soundtrack with poorly scynched English speech.


then there's Metropolis (1927) w/ Dialogue and SFX - Full Movie HD (MetropolisRemix)



Better or worse than Rintaro's Metropolis?
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@freebeard: I quite liked that Japanes take on Metropolis. Not the best anime movie I've ever watched, but certainly pretty good.

I have a copy of the original Lang... have got to get around to watching it someday. Thanks for the links to the others.

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For some reason I find The Fifth Element to be extremely rewatchable even though it's not a great movie.
It's absolute trash. Paper thin plot. One-dimensional characters. Excuses to see bewbs. Awkward stubs of scenes that just randomly occur. And plot points that come from nowhere and go nowhere.

I absolutely adore it.

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The problem with the new Star Wars movies is that "The Force Awakens" is an absolutely pixel-perfect rehash of "A New Hope" with different characters.

"The Last Jedi", on the other hand, tries to recreate "The Empire Strikes Back". Only it enrages the fanboys because "Mary Sue", and "That's not my Luke", and "Star Wars is supposed to be about Skywalkers!" and all manner of bro-flake bull**** (but worth watching in the theaters just to see/hear that last reaction and chortle with joy at the nerdrage). Still, many problems. The Casino Planet portion was inane, the space chase scene is hair-pulling idiocy for anyone with even a slight interest in space flight and battle tactics, and the final battle was a train wreck. On the bright side, the Kylon Ren - Luke - Rey storyline is very well done, and the Throne Room fight is the best saber battle I've watched in any of the movies. Yes, that's including Rey Parks' climactic battle in "The Phantom Menace".

Both are deeply flawed movies, but a million times better than watching the droll political maneuvering and the inexcusably wooden acting of the prequel trilogy.

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If it's still showing, catch "Into the Spiderverse", seriously. Probably, hands down, the best superhero movie I've ever watched. Great characters, great story arcs, great action and production design so good that you could print out screen shots, stitch them together, and sell it as a plus-priced hardbound graphic novel.

It genuinely feels like an 80's or 90's comic brought to life. The writing is top-notch and the art is ugh... argh... wow... I am considering buying a BluRay simply to take screenshots for my wallpapers.

Also like how it subverts the Spiderman mythology while staying absolutely true to it. Highly recommended over "I'm 100% better now because my new robot body has bewbs" and "We did this prequel to hype people up for the next Avengers movie and to piss off men-boys".
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Some parts of Episode Eight were stupid, but I liked the rest of it very much. I saw endless rants about things that did not seem important at all, almost like people feel the need to be offended by as many things as possible.

That sounds exhausting.

Weren't different people in charge of Episode Nine, so the story changed horses mid-stream?

I saw a post yesterday that the new "Star Trek" movies fixed everything wrong with the franchise.

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Some parts of Episode Eight were stupid, but I liked the rest of it very much. I saw endless rants about things that did not seem important at all, almost like people feel the need to be offended by as many things as possible.

That sounds exhausting.

Weren't different people in charge of Episode Nine, so the story changed horses mid-stream?

I saw a post yesterday that the new "Star Trek" movies fixed everything wrong with the franchise.

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Manboy fanboys who are incensed that 'Rey', the supposed hero of the new movies, is a 'Mary Sue'... who has powers and abilities far beyond what she should have. Because of the Force, of course. And that the movie severed all ties with the original Jedi and Sith orders, and because Mark Hamill finally came back, only to kick the bucket in the end.

Apparently, because George Lucas lavished three entire movies on the origins of Darth Vader, every single Star Wars movie going forward has to link back to Vader and the Skywalker clan. And Luke is supposed to be a Big Goddamn Hero for some reason, even if his character arc plays out an awful lot like Obi Wan's or Yoda's, and is a realistic one, given what we know of the Jedi. Also, charges of 'Mary Sue' are laughable, considering both Anakin and Luke Skywalker were 'Mary Sues' as well.

To which they retort: "But everything is explained in the novelizations and extended universe and..." blah blah blah... if it's not on screen, it doesn't exist for 99.9% of the people who watch the movie.

So, yeah... movies were flawed, but watchable popcorn fare. I don't expect Star Wars to be anything else or anything deeper. But then again, I didn't spend forty years of my life collecting Star Wars Extended Universe novels, so I'm not as deeply down the rabbit hole as those guys
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I like Rey's character and performance.

I've tried watching Solo 3 times now and have fallen asleep each time. I'll make it through one of these times.
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I watch YouTube at double speed. Is there any way to speed up television and movies?

I watched "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" at double speed, but that worked because it had subtitles. The fight scenes were cool, but it seemed the movie was 90% dialogue!

(I watched the fight scenes at normal speed)
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Well, where is uncle Jordan to put dow Metropolis, calling it a leftwing movie or comunist movie ???

Or could Metropolis workers be compared to some chinese workers today?

Metropolis was finally restored almost to complete form, even after the 2001 restoration, since years later they found a nearly complete print, despite be a horrible 16mm scratch print with scratchs printed in the image. They reincerted the missing scenes into the 2001 restoration.

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I haven't followed comics since 1997. Luftwaffe 1946 Or 1991. Dave Steven's Rocketeer Is there anything new long those lines?

I don't see enough new movies to keep up, but I notice that there are remix versions of Fritz Lang's Metropolis:

Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang - Original score rescored by The New Pollutants.


Metropolis (1927) Giorgio Moroder's Edition. Colorized with new contemporary soundtrack with poorly scynched English speech.


then there's Metropolis (1927) w/ Dialogue and SFX - Full Movie HD (MetropolisRemix)



Better or worse than Rintaro's Metropolis?

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What about the way Star Trek producers found, during the production of Enterprise to explaing the human look of Klingon's forehead during original series, compared to the modern Klingons rom the movies and following series ?



Had smooth forehead Klingons suffered prejudice and was sent to the front, where there was conflict with the federation during original series ?
Anyway, why they didn't tried cranial reconstruction as the klingon in this clip suggested?

Hey, I found Sarah Brightman (famous singer of original Phantom of The Opera musical) is a Star Trek fan and that was the reason she was planning (no longer today) to do a space trip to international space station. She was even during trainning at Russia space camp few yeras ago.







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Some parts of Episode Eight were stupid, but I liked the rest of it very much. I saw endless rants about things that did not seem important at all, almost like people feel the need to be offended by as many things as possible.

That sounds exhausting.

Weren't different people in charge of Episode Nine, so the story changed horses mid-stream?

I saw a post yesterday that the new "Star Trek" movies fixed everything wrong with the franchise.

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