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Eugene
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2017-09-10, 17:13

GotG2 is one of my favorite MCU films. Great character interactions. Loved the emphasis on family and father/son relationships.
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kscherer
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2017-09-10, 19:57

@Pscates

Dude, if you still exist, check out What Happened To Monday.

Netflix original.

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Ryan
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2017-09-10, 20:32

I actually went to a theater today (!) and saw Logan Lucky.

This film is *hysterical*. Dry humor all around, one of the funniest films I've seen in a while. The prison hostage scene where they're debating the state of Game of Thrones is a genius bit of writing.

It's way, way more than just "redneck Ocean's 11". I was afraid it might be, given that it's the same director, but this is a whole different game.
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Luca
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2017-09-11, 09:59

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Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night. Possibly *the* most boring movie of the entire MCU.
Wow, that's saying something.

(I am not a fan of Marvel movies.)
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2017-09-12, 11:26

You know it's a boring movie when Mrs T sits through it with me and never gets up. She doesn't do suspense or tense scenes, she gets up and leaves. She watched the whole thing as best as I can recall.

That being said, I still enjoyed the movie.

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Ryan
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2017-12-10, 23:54

Just got home from Thor: Ragnarok. Without spoiling anything, it leans much closer to the original Guardians of the Galaxy than it does the previous Thor films—this is a good thing. They brought in a lot of the humor that made the first GotG so great, right down to a classic rock fight montage.

"I request safe passage through the anus" is an actual line from this movie.

Also, Jeff Goldblum.
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Dr. Bobsky
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2017-12-16, 19:28

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The Last Jedi is a joke filled with misdirected humor and holes a reanimated Leia would easily fly through.

Movie for what: if you can turn your light speed moving ship into a weapon, why not do it sooner than later, like let's say at the beginning of a 2.5 hour movie rather than 3/4ths the way through. This would allow more exposition and ruminating conversations on plots that are interesting rather than constant and boring.

If you ask if it is entertaining -- sure, for about the thirty seconds I can suspend disbelief and believe me the movie begs suspension so frequently that by the end, you will just give up and accept stupid plot twists as if they were the most obvious thing in the world. Cheap laughs outweigh any sort of character development. The most we learn is that Rae is strong and capable of balancing all of the force, she has (at this point) no psychological wounds that naw at her (she evidently accepted her parents failures and their deaths a long time ago -- the scene where she asks the dark side who her parents were she is shown herself). This was the *only* part of the movie that was interesting or useful. The skywalkers remain a brooding useless bunch. Hell, the jedis/siths are all assholes even yoda and his bullshit ghostly return.
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2017-12-16, 19:48

Much anger in this one I sense!

I love you Bruce - but I got the memo forty years ago about suspending disbelief. The franchise is a space fantasy!

It was better than I expected although I found some of the humour too base for my liking. Obnoxious cuteness or silliness was thankfully dialled back too.
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Dr. Bobsky
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2017-12-16, 19:59

It feels like two movies -- there are scenes of semi-coherence and then the rest. Remove the silliness (which is most of the film to be clear) and let Luke slip into the darkside as he clearly is implied to have done so a bit, and the movie would have been awesome. But it wasn't; it was bad.
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drewprops
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2017-12-17, 00:20

Saw it. My feelings are coalescing into one of "meh".

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Ryan
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2017-12-18, 00:28

A big wet farty "meh" indeed.
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El Gallo
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2017-12-18, 07:45

Quote:
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Spoiler (click to toggle):
The Last Jedi is a joke filled with misdirected humor and holes a reanimated Leia would easily fly through.

Movie for what: if you can turn your light speed moving ship into a weapon, why not do it sooner than later, like let's say at the beginning of a 2.5 hour movie rather than 3/4ths the way through. This would allow more exposition and ruminating conversations on plots that are interesting rather than constant and boring.

If you ask if it is entertaining -- sure, for about the thirty seconds I can suspend disbelief and believe me the movie begs suspension so frequently that by the end, you will just give up and accept stupid plot twists as if they were the most obvious thing in the world. Cheap laughs outweigh any sort of character development. The most we learn is that Rae is strong and capable of balancing all of the force, she has (at this point) no psychological wounds that naw at her (she evidently accepted her parents failures and their deaths a long time ago -- the scene where she asks the dark side who her parents were she is shown herself). This was the *only* part of the movie that was interesting or useful. The skywalkers remain a brooding useless bunch. Hell, the jedis/siths are all assholes even yoda and his bullshit ghostly return.
Agreed 100%!
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kscherer
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2017-12-18, 15:17

I have a friend who is a huge SW fan and he said it was terrible.

So far, I have to take all your words for it. My kid and I are going the first week of January.

I was excited, but now much less so. I have not heard a good report from any SW fans.

Since November 2016, I have tried to live my life without politics or football, and it has been the most peaceful time of my life.
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2018-05-01, 22:32

Just saw Infinity War last night.

Will have notions of a review once the other half drops.

In a year or so.

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