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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:39 
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We watched the Robocop remake last night. I wasn't expecting much, and it lived up to my expectations.


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 Post subject: Re: The Movie topic
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:36 
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I watched 'THE GUARD' last night which I've been meaning to watch for ages but never quite got around to it, even though it's by the same guy as who did the superb Calvary and also stars Brendan Gleeson.

Anyway it's fantastic, hard to say if it's 'better' than Calvary or not but it's certainly as well made and fascinating.

Just don't be put off by the awful marketing materials and posters (which subconsciously is what was happening to me with putting off watching it for so long, I think), which make it look like some sort of wacky mismatched slapstick buddy police comedy.

I'll go 907/1000 for this one.

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We watched the Robocop remake last night. I wasn't expecting much, and it lived up to my expectations.


I thought it was surprisingly 'pretty good', in fact a quick search reveals I gave it 8/10 - viewtopic.php?p=845772#p845772

I think the trick is not to think of it as a 'Robocop' film or a remake or anything else, and let it stand on its own.

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Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2. Was just awesome.

Great sound track. Can't wait to see it again

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I forget what it's called, but the The Guard and Calvary director did a great short film that's on YouTube too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:36 
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Went to see GotG2 last night. Terrible.

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Chris Pratt basically doesn't do anything for the entire film except make the odd wisecrack and look dumbstruck.
Gamora has a couple of decent scenes but nothing amazing.
Drax is basically the second best part of the film, he gets more decent lines than anyone.
Rocket is good enough, but is the cause of some of the worst parts of the film happening.
Groot - may as well not be in the movie.

The Sovereign sideplot is utterly pointless, you could remove that entirely and it wouldn't change anything about the movie.
The Ego plot is good, up to the point that he threatens the whole universe and they have to stop it - I've raised this complaint about Marvel movies before, why do they always have to have cataclysmic consequences, just focus on a small, personal plot.

I wasn't hugely keen on the first movie, but this one basically just seemed to be an excuse to get the VFX guys working overtime. Plot hangs on by a thread, barely any acting on display (Karen Gillan as Nebula is probably the highlight, acting wise) but OOH LOOK PRETTY CGI.


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I really enjoyed it, for the reasons you stated.

The GotG should be saving the galaxy. That is there job.

I know there are only so many times a city can be blown up in the avengers films

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GotG 2. Liked it, enjoyed it, didn't love it. Not bad. They just about get away with having Stallone in it, even, at least till his very final scene. Having tears come out of the middle of Pratt's eyes is really weird - right there, on a huge screen, you've got tears down the middle of your eye. Do the tear-making drops not work on the corners of his eyes? Looks bizarre.

Not the most important thing about it, but I don't understand how they can leave something so odd in a huge film like that, when they are doing a close up on his face. Otherwise, though, it made me laugh. Pretty sure I was in an audience of imbeciles, who responded like automata every time their buttons were pushed - cute animals on screen, quick, go 'ahhh!', but even that wasn't completely annoying.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 22:13 
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I really enjoyed GotG2. Taken overall I'm not sure I would say it was better than the first film because there's something about the over-arching Ego plot that was annoying me but it sure was entertaining and without a doubt one of the funniest films I've ever seen; proper laugh out loud stuff all the way through.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 23:34 
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I finally got round to seeing the first Guardians of the Galaxy film (last week).

Nothing new to add, most people know it already I'm sure - but it was a really good film, thoroughly enjoyable.

Batista was surprisingly....capable. Although the majority of the time I see wrestlers in out-of-the-ring fights, it just seems jarring. I'm not quite sure I can really put my finger on why, but it might be something to do with the way they move.

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Bamba wrote:
I really enjoyed GotG2. Taken overall I'm not sure I would say it was better than the first film because there's something about the over-arching Ego plot that was annoying me but it sure was entertaining and without a doubt one of the funniest films I've ever seen; proper laugh out loud stuff all the way through.

Yeah, we laughed our way through it too. I wasn't as keen on the soundtrack this time though, probably because I only knew a couple of songs from it.

I loved baby Groot too, particularly how he went through his age stages. :D

I think Dead was one of my favorites in this one though.

Five scenes at the end for those that haven't seen it yet.

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It is one thing that annoys me with the Marvel films is all the extra stuff in and after the credits. I only saw 3.. dammit

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I was ready to be angry because the reloading bit at the beginning is just stupid (how he does it around 2 minutes in seems more like what was described in the books) but holy shit that looks good.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:26 
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That looks really, really good.

Fuck all to do with the books, but I'm ok with that.


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It has the potential to be good, but don't see how they're going to cram in the entire story into one film without leaving too much out or changing it completely.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:39 
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leaving [stuff] out


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or changing it completely.


and that.

I've read that they've justified it as

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another loop around. Or perhaps an earlier loop. Who knows. Eld bless the multiverse!


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:51 
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Yeah, this looks like a somewhat changed story - I don't recall Roland being on Earth at any point, other than very briefly (?) but it's a while since I read the books.

It really should be something that's set up as a 3 or 4 film set - you can't do the scope of the story in the books justice in one film. Still, on the plus side I assume this means we will be spared all of King's worst excesses of literary onanism in the books.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:52 
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Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)

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He was in New York multiple times in the books. And alternate Topeka.


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He was in New York multiple times in the books. And alternate Topeka.

In massive gun battles? He was in that chap's office, I remember that. Then there was all that nonsense with Stephen King, but I vaguely recall Roland was ill for that. Or something.
Either way, the trailer doesn't seem to bear a great deal of resemblance to the books. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing of course.

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He was in New York multiple times in the books. And alternate Topeka.

In massive gun battles?

I remember a shootout in the gun shop where he shot the gun out of the cop's hand.

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Yeah, I remember him noting how slow and fat the gunslingers of our world were.


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Were there any indications of a gimped right hand in there?


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MrChris wrote:
Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)


Is this likely to be overly problematic for someone who has never read the books and has no intention of reading the books?


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Findus Fop wrote:
MrChris wrote:
Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)


Is this likely to be overly problematic for someone who has never read the books and has no intention of reading the books?

Not at all, because of a specific reason.


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Lonewolves wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
MrChris wrote:
Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)


Is this likely to be overly problematic for someone who has never read the books and has no intention of reading the books?

Not at all, because of a specific reason.


is it Dimrill?


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Were there any indications of a gimped right hand in there?

Nope.

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Lonewolves wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
MrChris wrote:
Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)


Is this likely to be overly problematic for someone who has never read the books and has no intention of reading the books?

Not at all, because of a specific reason.

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DavPaz wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
MrChris wrote:
Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)


Is this likely to be overly problematic for someone who has never read the books and has no intention of reading the books?

Not at all, because of a specific reason.

Wibbly wobbly multiverse


Put them together and what have you got, bippity boppity boo.


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Findus Fop wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
MrChris wrote:
Ah, according to the Wiki it's a sequel to the books.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(2017_film)


Is this likely to be overly problematic for someone who has never read the books and has no intention of reading the books?

Not at all, because of a specific reason.

Wibbly wobbly multiverse


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