Movie Thread

Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by Puck, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    The characters and dialogue were atrocious. Not a filmmaking issue... there was little redeeming value to those films.

    Awful... seriously, Mr Plinkett's review of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy is spot on - and entertaining.
     
  2. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan The Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Beav Champion

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    I meant filmmaking the most broad sense. Writing falls under that.

    I get it though, you really hated the movies and so did this Mr. Plinkett fella.
     
  3. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Brainwashed by the Left. Now I am free.

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    TFA still felt like Star Wars, TLJ was a wanna be Marvel movie with Star Wars characters. Rogue One should have been the best new generation Star Wars movie, but problem was you didn't give a sh*t about any of the characters. The Han Solo movie looks very promising though.
     
  4. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

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    I liked The Force Awakens, thought Rogue One was forgettable except the ending and I like The Last Jedi, however it has massive issues with what TFA set up and TLJ said "**** that, here's my own story"
     
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  5. avvie

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    I was actually offended by the inconsistencies and laziness in the writing. For example, Obi-Wan sees that the clone factory planet doesn't appear in any of the star charts. He goes to a damn padawan class (led by Yoda, IIRC) and is stunned when the padawan pull a Captain Obvious and tell him the planet has been deleted from the star charts. The super sleuth Jedi who found the planet in the first place- the only one to defeat not one but two Sith apprentices- can't conceive of a tampered star chart. This same guy who shuns Anakin's reckless self-endangerment goes chasing him into a volcano.
    Christopher Lee made Dooku into a downright comical cartoon villain with his "yes, you have great skill in controlling the Force, master Yoda!...now let's see who is the greatest Jedi...with our LIGHT SABERS!!..... " Giving Grievous (really, George??...) an emphasemic cough without any explanation for those who didn't watch cartoons just made him annoying. And George named Admiral Akbar's race of squid creatures the Calamari.
    THE CALAMARI.
    But the biggest offense was breaking the first rule of everything: more of something is not better.
     
  6. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    Yep:

     
  7. Rwill

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    I agree with basically everything you have said. A big problem I had with Rogue One is I basically knew it was going to end poorly with just about everyone dying. Hard to get attached to a character when you know they would end up dying.
     
  8. avvie

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    @RTH yep, that RLM takedown is great....I watched it a fews years ago and he hits a lot of things that I didn't consider because I was so annoyed at the obvious garbage. When I saw these films I left the theater pissed...each time I went in thinking that they would've learned from the mistakes of the past, but Nooooo...
     
  9. RTH

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    Nostalgia... my college friends and I are Star Wars fans so we were really looking forward to Episode 1. I saw it opening night at my home theater and this particular friend at his. Almost immediately after getting home from watching, I called him. He had just gotten home, as well. For about 10-15 mins we were praising it and such... then we started digging into it - shallow dig, which is sad - and started complaining about parts. After a bit, the dread began to sink in... this was not a good movie. Got worse from there...

    RLM's critique of it brought to light things I didn't notice OR was always bothered about but couldn't put my finger on it...

    Plinkett's review of Ghostbusters is fantastic as well.
     
  10. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan The Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Beav Champion

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    I was about to check out the Plinkett Ghostbusters review. Good lord, who wants to spend an hour listening to someone ***** about a movie? And a movie that no one ever expected to be anything more than mediocre at that.
     
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