[Movies] Talk about the last movie you saw 2: Electric Threadaloo

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I admit liking the Dirk Pitt novels when I was a teenager. They seem so silly now. Never saw either movie, either.
 

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Clive Cussler used to be one of my favorite authors and now he's just...ugh. When he started writing himself into the books I stopped taking him seriously.

And here's the end of every chapter - Dirk Pitt is knocked unconscious in some terrible peril (usually under water). Beginning of the next chapter - Dirk Pitt miraculously rescued or luckily wakes up in the nick of time.
 

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Hot Fuzz

Very enjoyable police farce with elements of "city boy in a small town." Good action scenes and reference humor. I don't know why, but every time there's a Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie, I'm always dubious about it, and I'm always pleasantly surprised.
 
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I admit liking the Dirk Pitt novels when I was a teenager. They seem so silly now. Never saw either movie, either.
Clive Cussler used to be one of my favorite authors and now he's just...ugh. When he started writing himself into the books I stopped taking him seriously.

And here's the end of every chapter - Dirk Pitt is knocked unconscious in some terrible peril (usually under water). Beginning of the next chapter - Dirk Pitt miraculously rescued or luckily wakes up in the nick of time.
They are really much better once you see them as examples of why genre books are mostly dead. He hits every note perfectly. It's too bad the score sucks.

Really, I wish he would write another Sea Hunters. His autobiographical attempts at locating and raising ships (funded by his book sales) are WAY more interesting than the shlock.
 
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Hot Fuzz

Very enjoyable police farce with elements of "city boy in a small town." Good action scenes and reference humor. I don't know why, but every time there's a Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie, I'm always dubious about it, and I'm always pleasantly surprised.
Honestly, of three movies in the Three Flavours Cornetto series - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End - I loved the hell out of the first three but found The World's End really disappointing in a lot of ways. Though I've only seen it once, so maybe repeat viewings would make me appreciate it more.
 

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Honestly, of three movies in the Three Flavours Cornetto series - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End - I loved the hell out of the first three but found The World's End really disappointing in a lot of ways. Though I've only seen it once, so maybe repeat viewings would make me appreciate it more.
I'd say World's End was probably the weakest of the 3 but it was still pretty good.
 
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Independence Day: Resurgence was not as fun as the first. Glad I got matinee pricing. I didn't expect greatness, but was at least hoping for it to keep the feel of the first.
 
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Independence Day: Resurgence was not as fun as the first. Glad I got matinee pricing. I didn't expect greatness, but was at least hoping for it to keep the feel of the first.
I've heard one of its biggest problems is it doesn't have the same earnestness or charisma of the first one.
 
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I've heard one of its biggest problems is it doesn't have the same earnestness or charisma of the first one.
That is definitely one issue with it. They attempt to have a "big speech" at a few points, but it never rings quite like that original "big speech" Bill Pullman gave in the first one.

Also, it moves too quickly. It feels like it's not willing to really let a moment settle and have its impact be felt.
 
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Also, I never felt invested in any of the "new" cast. They didn't spend the time to make me give a shit.
 
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Honestly, of three movies in the Three Flavours Cornetto series - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End - I loved the hell out of the first three but found The World's End really disappointing in a lot of ways. Though I've only seen it once, so maybe repeat viewings would make me appreciate it more.
I'd say World's End was probably the weakest of the 3 but it was still pretty good.
Perhaps I can point you to an excellent video which will improve your point of view on World's End?
 
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Saw Warcraft last weekend. I give it a "meh."

Sure, it looks great. I also have to give it a point for using the Wilhelm Scream. But it was definitely a film geared towards fans who know all the lore already. Non-fans would be completely lost.
 
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Yeah, pretty much.

I also just saw the Independence Day sequel. I understand why Hollywood wants to cram Chinese characters into every nook and cranny, but pandering to Chinese censors is still pandering.
 
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Yeah, pretty much.

I also just saw the Independence Day sequel. I understand why Hollywood wants to cram Chinese characters into every nook and cranny, but pandering to Chinese censors is still pandering.
Thanks for reminding me of an interesting video I wanted to post in the Movie News thread.
 
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Decided to watch Hotel Transylvania 2 on a lark, HOLY shit was that cobbled together, especially during the third act. Don't get me wrong there's good in it, nice animation, funny jokes, and some of the racism metaphor gags weren't ALL grating. BUT...Rog Riggle as Mel Brooks side-kick ? REALLY?! Were they just SO focused on getting Mel Brooks they forget to check if his his voice would bounce of his like AT ALL! ALSO-they barely stayed in the hotel, this is why tag-lines are needed! Like "Hotel Transylvania 2: Checking Out", that might not be the best but its SOMETHING.
 

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I just watched Batman vs. Superman. I get what people said about it and their criticisms are completely justified...but I didn't think it was all that bad. Mine had that extra 30 minutes, though. I wonder what I saw that they didn't get in theaters and if that made a huge difference.
 
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I just watched Batman vs. Superman. I get what people said about it and their criticisms are completely justified...but I didn't think it was all that bad. Mine had that extra 30 minutes, though. I wonder what I saw that they didn't get in theaters and if that made a huge difference.
No earthquake?
 
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I just watched Batman vs. Superman. I get what people said about it and their criticisms are completely justified...but I didn't think it was all that bad. Mine had that extra 30 minutes, though. I wonder what I saw that they didn't get in theaters and if that made a huge difference.
I can't even imagine that monstrosity being 30 minutes longer. It was already torture to sit through.
 
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It may have been a bad mood or the fact that Finding Nemo was so brutally on point (having been a dad for only a year when it came out didn't help), but it somehow didn't hit as much. Maybe I'm being unfair. It was funny, but not as. The emotional stuff hit, but not the same way. Something about it just didn't gel with me for some reason. I think this is a prime example of a movie opinion being very much subjective. I'm pretty sure it was good movie, just not so much for me.
 
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I just watched Batman vs. Superman. I get what people said about it and their criticisms are completely justified...but I didn't think it was all that bad. Mine had that extra 30 minutes, though. I wonder what I saw that they didn't get in theaters and if that made a huge difference.
Apparently a lot of explanations and logic were cut out of the theatrical version. Not just whole scenes, but cutting 30-60 second snippets here and there that made chunks of the movie nonsensical and directionless without them. Whoever edited the thing went a bit trigger happy in the editing booth in their desperation to get it down to 2 hours and 20 minutes, essentially destroying flow and pacing for the sake of keeping all action bits, even pointless ones.

So good, bad, or meh, the main difference between the theatrical vs extended versions seems to be that the latter was coherent. And for a long sit of a movie, that can make a big difference.
 
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Apparently a lot of explanations and logic were cut out of the theatrical version. Not just whole scenes, but cutting 30-60 second snippets here and there that made chunks of the movie nonsensical and directionless without them. Whoever edited the thing went a bit trigger happy in the editing booth in their desperation to get it down to 2 hours and 20 minutes, essentially destroying flow and pacing for the sake of keeping all action bits, even pointless ones.

So good, bad, or meh, the main difference between the theatrical vs extended versions seems to be that the latter was coherent. And for a long sit of a movie, that can make a big difference.

A lot of it was still nonsensical.

No, I take that back. It did explain the reasons. The reasons were just dumb.
 
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