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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
 

I've said it before, but anyone that gets upset about a dumb blockbuster must only see blockbusters.

 

I don't think that's true.

 

Also Mangy isn't even upset.  He enjoyed the movie like I did.  As a VFX/concept art demo reel!  

post #352 of 368

How does it feel to be so wrong, Nooj?

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you tell me

(sips drink)
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The choppy editing, nasty color grading, and overbearing soundtrack kept me from enjoying much of the good looking parts.

 

I dunno about this director guy for Metal Gear Solid. It's going to be a disaster no matter who does it, but it could at least be a fun B-level disaster. I'll see it if he gets a different editor.

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Thinking about this more, this reminded me a bit of Jurassic World

I think it's got a closer relative in JURASSIC PARK III - a very straightforward B-movie that has no pretensions about being anything else. It's a movie about a large cast being picked off by krazy kreatures and nothing else. Taken as such, I think it is a success, and doesn't make JP3's mistake of frontloading all the deaths.

Not that "Whoopie" isn't still an appropriate response to a movie whose claim to fame is that it out-JP3's JP3, but rainy days gotta be occupied by something.
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Following up on the aspect ratio thing:

http://www.slashfilm.com/hbo-is-showing-neutered-airplane-edits-of-movies-and-filmmakers-arent-happy/

Sucks that HBO does that. I'm pretty sure the only people left who dislike the black bars are my parents, but their tv is permanently zoomed and distorted anyway.
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Watched this a while back an really got a kick out of it. One of the better big action movies I've seen in a while, and one of the more enjoyable things I've seen this year. Was surprised to see a Cannibal Holocaust reference of all things in it. Anyways, recently watched War for the Planet of the Apes and got a chuckle while watching that and realizing this year we got two ape related movies that are drawing heavily from Apocalypse Now. Just seemed like an odd thing to happen...like in 2014 when John Wick and The Rover came out.
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Holy shit. This is on HBO NOW and I watched it earlier today for the very first time. 

 

Holy crap, its a fun film. I dig this movie.

 

Good creature effects. Kong looked GREAT. This is better than Godzilla 2014. I may have to buy this one. 

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guess what I have on 4K AND 3D????
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guess what I have on 4K AND 3D????


iTunes is having this awesome sale right now. A whole host of films in 4K HD with special features, under $10. Including Kong Skull Island, Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, Baby Driver, Fury Road...John Wick 2...and even Heat (7.99 and a Michael Mann commentary), which I got (that and Baby Driver).

 

I'm thinking of adding this one. 

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NICE
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guess what I have on 4K AND 3D????


What?

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this great demo reel!
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Skull Island?

Pretty good.

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Originally Posted by Bartleby_Scriven View Post
 

Skull Island?

Pretty good.


​This is actually a very entertaining movie even if it's a ridiculous setup for KONG to fight GODZILLA and I'm not sure how on earth KONG could survive the radioactive breath from GODZILLA, but whatever.. We're not supposed to overanalyze things like this..

post #368 of 368

Netflixed this.  That's about the right price.  I can't really hate it like Jurassic World.  That film has terribly undeserving airs accompanied by egregious stupidity.

This is much breezier and more fantastical.  But it still manages to be pretty flat somehow. 

 

The biggest problem seemed to be that they spent half the movie with a shit load of characters in two really boring parties.  At one point Black Guy and Asian Chick spoke and I was like 'oh that's right!  They're in this movie!'.  I couldn't really see why, after such a ludicrous action scene early on (in which helicopter pilots seem unable to maintain distance from the enemy), they didn't just kill off all the military.  It'd make the whole business much simpler.  Keep Jackson's character and some mild gunner if you want.  Just keep everyone together-ish.  Then you might have a chance of developing some character and I might have a chance of remembering and giving a damn.

 

The supreme irony is that these days the blockbuster plot is criticised as just being an excuse for action set pieces.  Here's one which ought to benefit from being more honest about that but actually makes it worse.  The typical tropeariffic crappy lip service to plot and character you normally get in other films here  falters so much I think even many an uncritical viewer is going to feel it.  At the same time it's hard to hate because it feels and looks ambitious and imaginative in other ways.  I wonder if it was meant to be longer but they made them cut 30mins out or something.

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