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A Thread About Movies

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    So you want an origin of the
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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    Because then people who haven't seen it could have fun in this thread talking about any other film!

    In other news, if anyone with Netflix is looking for some fun stuff to stream, I just watched Withnail & I the other day and that was pretty great.

    yeah I enjoyed that one.

    like many movies it was a while ago that I watched it :(. I should check it out again. my fucking attention span died in the last few years I swear

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  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    So you want an origin of the
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    It's all implied.
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    But a
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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    So you want an origin of the
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    It's all implied.
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    But a
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    Okay. Now you reminded me we need a third Hellboy film. A BPRD spin-off is acceptable, as well.

  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Astaereth wrote: »
    Is the second Hellboy film worth watching? Because the first one is terrible, and not just compared to the comics.

    Yes. You might not like it if you didn't enjoy the first movie.

  • AstaerethAstaereth Registered User regular
    Is the second Hellboy film worth watching? Because the first one is terrible, and not just compared to the comics.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    I loved the first Hellboy film, so I suppose I can't help you there.

  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Astaereth wrote: »
    Is the second Hellboy film worth watching? Because the first one is terrible, and not just compared to the comics.

    No. The first one is terribly mediocre at best, the second one is no better.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I found the first one barely tolerable but the second one was a little more fun to watch. There's lots of pretty stuff in it and I think there may have been more cats, although I can't remember. There are hundreds upon hundreds of better movies though. I mean there are probably dozens of better movies with Ron Perlman in them.

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Inception has almost as many plot holes as the newest Star Trek movie but that doesn't mean it's not fantastic. I'm not sure about your point, though: the totem would at least tell you whether you're in someone else's dream, so we should at least accept it as useful for that purpose.
    I'd love to hear some.

    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

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  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

  • valhalla130valhalla130 Od's blood Sailing a longshipRegistered User regular
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

    What do you mean by lazily written?

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    Inception has almost as many plot holes as the newest Star Trek movie but that doesn't mean it's not fantastic. I'm not sure about your point, though: the totem would at least tell you whether you're in someone else's dream, so we should at least accept it as useful for that purpose.
    I'd love to hear some.

    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".
    Why can't Cobb's kids come live with him in Europe? And if red matter creates black holes, why do they need to drill into the Earth to use it? A black hole on the surface will fuck it up just as much.

  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

    What do you mean by lazily written?

    Things like
    Spoiler:
    Then having
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    Generally coincidences (instead of a character using volition) are considered lazy, even if you have another character say, "The universe is trying to correct itself!" to explain it.

    Orci and Kurtzman are not good writers.

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  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    I watched The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus yesterday evening, and can I just say that Terry Gilliam is his own worst enemy as a film maker? The guy is full of ideas, but his films' frequent lack of structure and discipline mean that so much of them comes across as meaningless noise. He doesn't give his ideas any space to breathe, to cohere. There's a wealth of (visual) imagination in Dr Parnassus, but it suffocates under its own weight, and there's something almost desperate about the film: Didn't like this idea? Here are ten more, each as half-baked as the other.

    Which is quite sad, really; there's a lot to admire in Gilliam's work, but in many of his films it all blends together into a loud, garish mess, like a dozen clowns honking their horns right next to your ears.

    And I'm saying this as someone who loves Brazil and 12 Monkeys. (The latter may fare better because 1) it's not Gilliam's script and 2) madness is one of the film's themes, so when things go crazee, it supports the film to some extent.)

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  • TheBigEasyTheBigEasy Registered User regular
    Things like
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  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    TheBigEasy wrote: »
    Things like
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    Okay. I haven't seen it since it came out. It was fun for a Star Trek movie, but there's the caveat.

  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    Thirith wrote: »
    I watched The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus yesterday evening, and can I just say that Terry Gilliam is his own worst enemy as a film maker? The guy is full of ideas, but his films' frequent lack of structure and discipline mean that so much of them comes across as meaningless noise. He doesn't give his ideas any space to breathe, to cohere. There's a wealth of (visual) imagination in Dr Parnassus, but it suffocates under its own weight, and there's something almost desperate about the film: Didn't like this idea? Here are ten more, each as half-baked as the other.

    Which is quite sad, really; there's a lot to admire in Gilliam's work, but in many of his films it all blends together into a loud, garish mess, like a dozen clowns honking their horns right next to your ears.

    And I'm saying this as someone who loves Brazil and 12 Monkeys. (The latter may fare better because 1) it's not Gilliam's script and 2) madness is one of the film's themes, so when things go crazee, it supports the film to some extent.)

    I could not agree with this more. Gillium can't seem to stay out of his own way as a director... it's like his brain has absolutely no filter.

    Also, saw Cabin in the Woods this weekend... hello new favorite "horror" movie ever. That thing was brilliant.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    TheBigEasy wrote: »
    Things like
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    also that
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  • AtomikaAtomika Merry Christmas your arse I pray God it's our lastRegistered User regular
    Sentry wrote: »
    Thirith wrote: »
    I watched The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus yesterday evening, and can I just say that Terry Gilliam is his own worst enemy as a film maker? The guy is full of ideas, but his films' frequent lack of structure and discipline mean that so much of them comes across as meaningless noise. He doesn't give his ideas any space to breathe, to cohere. There's a wealth of (visual) imagination in Dr Parnassus, but it suffocates under its own weight, and there's something almost desperate about the film: Didn't like this idea? Here are ten more, each as half-baked as the other.

    Which is quite sad, really; there's a lot to admire in Gilliam's work, but in many of his films it all blends together into a loud, garish mess, like a dozen clowns honking their horns right next to your ears.

    And I'm saying this as someone who loves Brazil and 12 Monkeys. (The latter may fare better because 1) it's not Gilliam's script and 2) madness is one of the film's themes, so when things go crazee, it supports the film to some extent.)

    I could not agree with this more. Gillium can't seem to stay out of his own way as a director... it's like his brain has absolutely no filter.

    As well as all that, much of my disdain comes from simply listening to the man talk about himself and his work. Smug doesn't even begin to cover it.

    And god, his weird manner of speech just makes me want to tear my ears off.

  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

    What do you mean by lazily written?

    Things like
    Spoiler:
    Then having
    Spoiler:
    Generally coincidences (instead of a character using volition) are considered lazy, even if you have another character say, "The universe is trying to correct itself!" to explain it.

    Orci and Kurtzman are not good writers.
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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Cabin in the Woods:
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  • EddEdd Registered User regular
    I found the first one barely tolerable but the second one was a little more fun to watch. There's lots of pretty stuff in it and I think there may have been more cats, although I can't remember. There are hundreds upon hundreds of better movies though. I mean there are probably dozens of better movies with Ron Perlman in them.

    Hellboy II is fantastic, and an enormous improvement over the first.

    It deserves a better write-up than I have time to offer, but the sheer texture of the movie is something to behold. The movie pops with color and grit, and nearly its entire running time is filled with bizarre practical creatures and some very inventive uses of CGI (the blood of the forest God spreading fecundity to all it touches comes to mind).

    This is a movie that loves monsters, good or evil. It celebrates them both in their physical realization and their emotional complexity (relative to the standards of most comic book films). And it has copious Jeffrey Tamboor.

    This is a movie that never commits the sin of taking itself too seriously while still giving us a world and characters worth caring about. It's by far not the worst two hours you can spend with Ron Perlman.

  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Edd wrote: »
    It's by far not the worst two hours you can spend with Ron Perlman.

    That would be Alien: Ressurection. But yeah, Hellboy II was gorgeous, and actually a fun movie.

    There were some serious plot problems near the end, but that didn't detract from the lush design and fantastic practical effects.

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  • Look Out it's Sabs!Look Out it's Sabs! Registered User regular
    While the plot to Hellboy 2 was predictable
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    I still loved the movie, beautiful, great monster designs, everything about the Troll Market was fantastic. And I really liked the fight scenes, the bad guys weapon, the spear/sword thing was cool.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    A black hole on the surface will fuck it up just as much.

    Surface area. Takes longer.

  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

    What do you mean by lazily written?

    Things like
    Spoiler:
    Then having
    Spoiler:
    Generally coincidences (instead of a character using volition) are considered lazy, even if you have another character say, "The universe is trying to correct itself!" to explain it.

    Orci and Kurtzman are not good writers.
    Spoiler:
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  • GrisloGrislo Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Edd wrote: »
    It's by far not the worst two hours you can spend with Ron Perlman.

    That would be Alien: Ressurection. But yeah, Hellboy II was gorgeous, and actually a fun movie.

    That might be true for some of the other actors in Alien 4, but Perlman makes Ben Kingsley look picky.

    EDIT: Both Perlman and Kingsley have done an Uwe Boll movie, now that I think of it. I've only seen one of them, so I'm not sure who was in the worst one.

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    Perlman had way more fun than Kingsley.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 Od's blood Sailing a longshipRegistered User regular
    TheBigEasy wrote: »
    Things like
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    My opinion of that:
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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Grislo wrote: »
    Edd wrote: »
    It's by far not the worst two hours you can spend with Ron Perlman.

    That would be Alien: Ressurection. But yeah, Hellboy II was gorgeous, and actually a fun movie.

    That might be true for some of the other actors in Alien 4, but Perlman makes Ben Kingsley look picky.

    EDIT: Both Perlman and Kingsley have done an Uwe Boll movie, now that I think of it. I've only seen one of them, so I'm not sure who was in the worst one.

    Bloodrayne is terrible, but it's actually a fun movie if you're drunk. Alien: Ressurection provokes heavy drinking to cope. That's the difference.

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  • AstaerethAstaereth Registered User regular
    The biggest plot hole in the new Star Trek is:
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    One of the plot holes in Inception:
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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Astaereth wrote: »
    One of the plot holes in Inception:
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    I got the impression that
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    Gary Gygax wrote:
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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

    What do you mean by lazily written?

    Things like
    Spoiler:
    Then having
    Spoiler:
    Generally coincidences (instead of a character using volition) are considered lazy, even if you have another character say, "The universe is trying to correct itself!" to explain it.

    Orci and Kurtzman are terrible writers.

  • Mad King GeorgeMad King George Registered User regular
    DanHibiki wrote: »
    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".

    Heck, even the new Star Trek doesn't really have plot holes. It's just lazily written.

    What do you mean by lazily written?

    Things like
    Spoiler:
    Then having
    Spoiler:
    Generally coincidences (instead of a character using volition) are considered lazy, even if you have another character say, "The universe is trying to correct itself!" to explain it.

    Orci and Kurtzman are not good writers.
    Spoiler:
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    This guy gets it.


  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Because then people who haven't seen it could have fun in this thread talking about any other film!

    In other news, if anyone with Netflix is looking for some fun stuff to stream, I just watched Withnail & I the other day and that was pretty great.

    Withnail & I is one of my favorites, but it's not something you'd want to watch very often. Withnail's closing monologue makes me weep like a baby.

    Edit: Also, I'm not the biggest fan of Hellboy 1, but Hellboy 2 is an enormous amount of fun. It's all action, monsters, and beautiful visual references to fantasy artists. It's for a very specific kind of moviegoer, though. If you're prone to flights of "oh man look at that!" then Hellboy 2 is your movie.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    .
    Astaereth wrote: »
    The biggest plot hole in the new Star Trek is:
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    Nope.
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  • CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    .
    Astaereth wrote: »
    The biggest plot hole in the new Star Trek is:
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    Nope.
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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    .
    Astaereth wrote: »
    The biggest plot hole in the new Star Trek is:
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    Nope.
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    oh yeah...
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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Inception has almost as many plot holes as the newest Star Trek movie but that doesn't mean it's not fantastic. I'm not sure about your point, though: the totem would at least tell you whether you're in someone else's dream, so we should at least accept it as useful for that purpose.
    I'd love to hear some.

    Cause every person who has made this claim has had a pretty terrible definition of "plot hole".
    Why can't Cobb's kids come live with him in Europe? And if red matter creates black holes, why do they need to drill into the Earth to use it? A black hole on the surface will fuck it up just as much.

    I just meant inception not star trek.

    Cobb's kids can't come with him to Europe because he is a fucking criminal on the run. Does that seem a good idea?

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