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Which movies have you watched? ΙΔ' - The House of Asterion

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  1. Zkribbler

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    In the day before CGI:

    A reasonably good sci-fi thriller in which Stephen Boyd and Raquel Welch are shrunk down an injected into a human. :science:
     
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    ^They stole that plot from a Simpsons episode.
    He was rather good in The Guilt Trip, I thought, but I'll admit that with him anything that is not moronic juvenile comedy exceeds any of my expectations.
     
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    I watched it last night. I too am ambivalent. It feels like they do not want to commit one way or the other too soon. That just makes it frustrating. If they went another season walking the line, I'd abandon it unless something really compelling happens.
     
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    More like only a third for us real old timers. :lol:
     
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    Watched two movies tonight. Captain Marvel and the new Men in Black.

    Captain Marvel was decent. Hardly the worst Marvel movie (cough Thor 2 cough) but wasn't all that great. The Marvel movies seem to be getting a bit too intertwined for their own good, but some of the hate the movie got on release seemed unwarranted. Some of the jokey-in-the-face-of-danger Marvel quips are getting to be a bit much. They could get away with it when playing, say, Iron Man off of Thor or Captain America, but it is starting to feel like Marvel characters can only talk in jokey quips.
    Spoiler :
    Firstly, the whole twist of the Kree being the evil ones and the Skrull being the good guys could have been handled better. There was enough to indicate the Kree weren't as nice as they appeared, but the idea of the Skrull actually being refugees fleeing from the Kree was completely at odds with the opening scenes saying how the Skrull are invading and conquering planets. Like, are the Skrull conquering planets or not?
    Second, Marvel getting into Godlike powers really saps the tension. When Captain Marvel was literally able to punch an alien battleship to death with no apparent effort, it sort of harms the idea there was anything that could stop her. I know Marvel has a whole bunch of Godlike superheroes floating around, but that just raises the question where were they when Thanos was out collecting stones to destroy half of all life in the universe (and multiverses)?


    The new Men in Black was not good. I knew it got terrible reviews going in, but I thought I could get through it because I just needed something mindless in the background. Nope, ended up switching it off halfway through. The movie was a bit of a mess and characters were all over the place. In the original Will Smith was playing the jokey new guy and Tommy Lee Jones playing the grizzled veteran. Here, we got the grizzled veteran (Chris Hemsworth) acting like the jokey new guys, and Tessa Thompson -the new agent- being the serious one. However, the movie is incredibly inconsistent with what the characters know, how important keeping the masquerade secret (there is a scene in what looks like a human-alien nightclub, are human now knowingly interacting with aliens?). The Chris Hemsworth jokey/stupid handsome guy act was fine with Thor when it was offset by the over the top operatic nature of the Thor movies*, but it felt very strange for what should be an experienced agent.
    Might finish it off tomorrow, who knows.

    *Similar to the Witcher games, where Geralt's modern day viewpoint and snark keeps the medieval viewpoint of the minor characters in balance.[/spoiler]
     
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    Reminds me of the 80s move Innerspace starring Dennis Quaid and Martin Short. Although IIRC the later was actually inspired by the original version of the former.
     
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    A few nights ago I finally watched The Girl King, which is about Kristina of Sweden. It was surprisingly tame - I'd expected it to be a little more, um, salacious considering it was an EU film and contained same-sex content. I was also surprised to find out that English was used as an analogue for Swedish (most of the time), whilst other characters did speak French and Italian - there's a scene where two men from Rome speak Italian, then two Catholic men speak French, then Kristina replies in English. That was really cool.

    I loved the costume design in it. She had some AMAZING outfits and looks, and I very much wanted most of them.
     
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    Hmm I just came across this show last night and we put it on our list to watch but it looks like it's not that good. :(


    Oh wait, wrong cinematic universe.


    I saw 1917 last night and was blown away by how good it was. I knew the camera work was going to be spectacular (it's shot in the style of one continuous take) but I was not expecting the music to be as great as it is. Really fantastic movie and it puts into perspective how pointlessly futile and stupid that war is. All war is, but that one was particularly daft.
     
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    This is the wrong thread for this. :mad:

    What do you define as "not good"? Did you ever watch The OA? Its mysteriousness and climax is a lot like that show's first season.
     
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    Oops I must have carried a quote over on accident. No I have not seen the OA. I define 'not good' as something that multiple people here express ambivalence (at best) about.
     
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    Nah, you didn't. It's just that BJ didn't do what I did and transfer comments to the TV thread. :p

    In an attempt to not spoil anything, the show is built so that it's VERY interesting if one conclusion is right, but very very very very very very boring and bad if the other conclusion is actually right. And by the end of the season, you still don't know which it is.
     
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    Is the ride interesting enough on its own to be worth watching regardless of the destination?
     
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    If the two options are so clearly poles apart, I guess it comes down to whether you have faith in the show-runners or not.
     
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    Plenty of awesome show-runners have been overridden by studio executives and had their projects ruined.
     
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    Yes, if you don't mind a cliffhanger and the chance of never seeing a conclusion because it's Netflix and they hate good things. The show keeps your interest all the way through and it makes you ask a lot of questions. The issue is that most people, including myself, expect a conclusion and an answer to those questions. It's very difficult to pull off the mystery and have it be well received. For myself, how I'll receive it depends on season two -- if it ever happens. I liked what I saw, but I'm "unsatisfied."
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I re-watched The Longest Yard last night. Pretty good movie.
     
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    Fox went on a sudden Argentinistani film marathon this week and they stopped putting that Deadpool crap on every day.
    So, two films which I recommend if you speak Españish or you can get it subtitled: 4×4 and El cuento de las comadrejas. Both have the Takhisis seal of approval.
     
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    Why?

    Also, I relinquish the next thread to #999.
     
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