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Re: Movie Thread

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:54 pm

And restore the old - aka superior - continuity. MovieBlob would definitely approve.
Guest wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 pm
VoiceOfReasonPast wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Crystal Skull gave us the nuked fridge.
Also Cate Blanchett cosplaying as a hot Russian dominatrix.
And the fakest, as well as lamest chase scene through a thick jungle ever. Not even Super Sentai requires that much suspension of disbelief whenever their giant robots are strolling through the world's widest streets.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:25 pm

Guest wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:39 pm
Guest wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:06 am
I guarantee you they tease Carnage as the next villain... before losing millions and finally ending Sony's attempt at a shared universe. Venom himself looks great, but the movie around him looks so generic and bland and the director is the guy who did the aggressively average Gangster Squad. Love me some Michelle Williams running around in a skirt, but she isn't enough to make me pay for this blander than bland blandness.
How the hell do you even make a Venom movie without having him debut in a Spiderman movie first? Everything about him is so firmly tied to Spiderman.

Venom is a combination of an alien goo monster who fused to Spiderman and picked up some of his powers and appearance and a dude who's deliberately a darker parallel to Peter Parker who tries to kill Spiderman while doing some vigilante work on the side. Take away Spiderman and it's not Venom. You just made a movie version of The Darkness.

At least Harley Quinn's basic concept isn't nearly as wrapped up in Batman: crazy girlfriend to a crazy crime lord.
Maybe they'll have Tobe Maguire cameo as Spidey.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:24 pm

VoiceOfReasonPast wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Crystal Skull gave us the nuked fridge.
Also Cate Blanchett cosplaying as a hot Russian dominatrix.

Re: Movie Thread

by Liar Revealed » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm

I kind of liked the giant killer ants. The concept at least. I would have liked it to be gorier with the ants stripping the Russkie to the bone.)

Re: Movie Thread

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:44 pm

Crystal Skull gave us the nuked fridge.

Re: Movie Thread

by JL Unlimited » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Tony Schiavone wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Spielburg's last good movie was Catch Me If You Can. His last decent movie was War of the Worlds, and you can see him starting to slip in that.
< a movie with Justin Chatwin
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Re: Movie Thread

by Tony Schiavone » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:26 pm

Spielburg's last good movie was Catch Me If You Can. His last decent movie was War of the Worlds, and you can see him starting to slip in that.

He's 71, well over the speed limit (55) when all creative types start to slip. Instead of retiring, or carefully picking his roles, he's churning out movies annually and is busier providing more projects than ever.

His best movies really kind of followed the same themes (belonging. family, emotion, curiousity, adventure, discovering your capabilities, deciding what was important in life, dry but not sardonic humor, etc.).
Now hes seems like hes just picking random genres to cross them off his bucket list. None of them, even Private Ryan, have anything memorable or quotable about them other than the gory beach scene (which someone else was going to do soon anyway).

Quick! Name me something memorable without cheating (and that isn't a oronic meme) from Crystal Skull. How about The Terminal? War Horse? Munich? Lincoln? Ready Player One? (That one even give us a meme, even though it was arguably composed entirely of them).

Re: Movie Thread

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:36 pm

You'd think that in an industry obsessed with shared universes and way too long origin movies they wouldn't skip on such a vital part of the backstory.

In what continuity is this Venom, anyways? His his Spidey the new one from Marvel? The older one from the Amazing Spider-Man movies? Or a new one entirely (that they may or may not be allowed to ever show)?
Guest wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:50 pm
CGI has killed movies more than anything else. Ready Player One was a jerky mess. You would think with Spielberg directing it would be better than the average Marvel movie, but the camera just swings and flies and twirls and turns upside down with no regard at all. Just utterly without class.

It's like the CG artists direct their own movie then slip it in during post-production or something. Nothing fits.
There is no heart or soul to these movies. The people behind just don't care and goof off with effects 'n' shit.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:39 pm

Guest wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:06 am
I guarantee you they tease Carnage as the next villain... before losing millions and finally ending Sony's attempt at a shared universe. Venom himself looks great, but the movie around him looks so generic and bland and the director is the guy who did the aggressively average Gangster Squad. Love me some Michelle Williams running around in a skirt, but she isn't enough to make me pay for this blander than bland blandness.
How the hell do you even make a Venom movie without having him debut in a Spiderman movie first? Everything about him is so firmly tied to Spiderman.

Venom is a combination of an alien goo monster who fused to Spiderman and picked up some of his powers and appearance and a dude who's deliberately a darker parallel to Peter Parker who tries to kill Spiderman while doing some vigilante work on the side. Take away Spiderman and it's not Venom. You just made a movie version of The Darkness.

At least Harley Quinn's basic concept isn't nearly as wrapped up in Batman: crazy girlfriend to a crazy crime lord.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:20 pm

Guest wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Auli wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:45 am
Someone else think CGI gets worse and worse? xD

Just make a fucking suit. Watch Jurassic Park and see how the blending of real and fake is. It's 25 years and it still looks great
CGI has killed movies more than anything else. Ready Player One was a jerky mess. You would think with Spielberg directing it would be better than the average Marvel movie, but the camera just swings and flies and twirls and turns upside down with no regard at all. Just utterly without class.

It's like the CG artists direct their own movie then slip it in during post-production or something. Nothing fits.
Unlikely. Spielberg lost his creative spark years ago. Any movie he makes nowadays is, at best, very mediocre and forgettable. He'd need a miracle to turn around his woes.

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