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The Magnificent [movies] Thread

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    it apparently did well internationally

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Jeez they're making another Jack Reacher?

    I was under the impression that the first one didn't do well and nobody gave a shit about it

    It did over 200 million last time, so it wasn't too bad. Especially against a pretty low budget of 60 mil. They're pretty cheap to make considering Cruise likely cost them a ton.

  • EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    -Tal wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    I don't think the fire nation was meant to be uniformly indian, along with iroh the fire lord was played by a maori actor

    You're talking about three characters who are direct blood relations. One is Indian, one is Maori, one is light skinned Iranian.

    I mean I know you're being deliberately obtuse because That's Your Thing, but even if he's going for "the fire nation isn't homogenous" it doesn't work with basic genetics. They didn't hire a Maori guy for the fire lord because Diversity! they hired a Maori guy because Close Enough.

    I'm... not trying to do a thing here, dude, you're being needlessly aggressive

    Tube? Needlessly aggressive? Never

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    My favourite effect in The Last Airbender is when Aasif Mandvi stabs a fish in a bag

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    -Tal wrote: »
    I don't think the fire nation was meant to be uniformly indian, along with iroh the fire lord was played by a maori actor

    You're talking about three characters who are direct blood relations. One is Indian, one is Maori, one is light skinned Iranian.

    I mean I know you're being deliberately obtuse because That's Your Thing, but even if he's going for "the fire nation isn't homogenous" it doesn't work with basic genetics. They didn't hire a Maori guy for the fire lord because Diversity! they hired a Maori guy because Close Enough.

    I'm... not trying to do a thing here, dude, you're being needlessly aggressive

    Tube? Needlessly aggressive? Never

    well this is perhaps also needlessly aggressive

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I still haven't seen Jack Reacher. I've heard plenty of good things about it but it just looks so generic.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    some good stuff on the jack reacher wikipedia

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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    the Jack Reacher trailer has Tom Cruise flying punch like a lot of dudes

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

    Fine! I'll watch Jack Reacher!

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  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

    Fine! I'll watch Jack Reacher!

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    I will say that, in spite of how terrible The Last Airbender was, it does have at least one sequence that manages to be pretty fun.

    The bit where Zuko, as The Blue Spirit, comes to rescue Aang, is surprisingly not emotionally dead and the action is actually kind of fun.

    Largely because it relies very little on dialogue or firebending effects, which were both horrible throughout the film, and the airbending actually looks pretty good and mostly meshes well with Noah Ringer's action choreography.

    There's little to none of that silly waving arms around uselessly for a moment before the actual bending happens, which is how the entire movie should have looked.

    Honestly, had the rest of the film been at least this solid, it would have been a pretty watchable movie if not a really good one.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    Jeez they're making another Jack Reacher?

    I was under the impression that the first one didn't do well and nobody gave a shit about it

    I looooooooooved it

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

    Fine! I'll watch Jack Reacher!

    AFTER GREEN ROOM

    I was going to get it yesterday but they didn't have it at the Red Box I checked.

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    Curses!

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  • JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

    Fine! I'll watch Jack Reacher!

    I think the Jack Reacher film was primarily meant to entertain people who have read at least one Jack Reacher novel, and did not enjoy the experience.

    Jack Reacher's entire identity as an action hero is built around the fact that he's a six-and-a-half foot tall bulldozer of a man. Multiple actors can play Jack Ryan because he's so generic as to be invisible, but Lee Child is incapable of going five pages without mentioning what a Frankensteinian hulk Jack Reacher is. Casting Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher is like casting Wallace Shawn as Fezzik because Andre the Giant was busy.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    The thing that got me about the last airbender was the ending.
    Xhao, rather than rejecting Zeko's help and dying for the sake of his honor, is killed off by four random water benders.

    That pissed me off more than anything else because it wasted Aasif Mandvi's talents as an actor. Shit, I can picture every new nerdy person he works with running up and hugging him, whispering "It's okay, it's okay."

    I mean seriously contrast him verses Olivia Munn, both comedic actors that worked on the Daily show, who did high action scenes mimicking cartoons/comics to see what I mean.

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    It had great fight scenes, awesome unironic dialogue like "I'm a drifter with nothing to lose", Werner Herzog as a villain and Tom Cruise playing an unrepentant shithead for the first time in years.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    jack reacher is a good way to kill an afternoon

    because where else are you gonna see werner herzog fight tom cruise

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    YaYa wrote: »
    the Jack Reacher trailer has Tom Cruise flying punch like a lot of dudes

    yeah when I said that trailer was neat I mostly meant I enjoy seeing people get punched in the head

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2016
    So, since I don't have the ability to watch Green Room or Jack Reacher I'm instead going to watch Hush.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    So this movie gets my anxiety all a-flutter.

    I should have another beer probably.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    Hush pulls the impressive trick where right up to the end I was thinking
    shit, maybe the way this ends is he just kills her and gets away.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Jack Reacher was great. It doesn't try to be anything more than what it is, which is a well told thriller/drama. Strong cast, good plot, plus it was written and directed by Chris McQuarrie.

    One thing I've read that sounds silly about the second film is that the woman he helps is a meeting that was being set up across multiple novels prior to this one. Like, it's a whole "man, are they EVER gonna meet?" scenario that just gets sped up for the movie. Oh well. I still want to see it.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Is Reacher on Netflix?

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Is Reacher on Netflix?

    I thought it was but when I checked it wasn't. It must have expired because I'm very sure it was on there.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    more like star trek beyond boring

    half the action was incomprehensible

    the villain: the wishmaster and ivan ooze had a baby that became a shitty vampire

    plot spoiler:
    thank god all four white dudes were conveniently free to save the minority crew members!

    i kinda wish i'd seen this before nerve yesterday so i could leave the theater on a high note instead of crushing disappointment

    Glad to see I'm not the only one. I kept pulling out my phone to see how long I'd been stuck there. Also how long each chunk of the movie was.
    About 30 minutes of actually doing space stuff...then an hour plus of motorcycles and shaky cam fights...then maybe 20 minutes of space stuff at the end?

    Boy was that villain a waste. Badly explained on multiple levels, plus a waste of a good actor. Just disappointing.

    Also really annoying to see how Simon Pegg wrote himself into more scenes and kept trying to give himself more jokes, more references and more importance.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Got 25 minutes into Hush without being interrupted. Going to try and pick it up now.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My only concern about this movie... And I really don't think they will do this but...


    Since she's a writer this better not be some bullshit all in her head crap.

    I really done think it will be though.

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  • wanderingwandering Russia state-affiliated media Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    Just film an apple pie cooling on in a window for two hours.
    also it should star Bill Murray, as a man who silently watches the apple pie cool with soulful puppy dog eyes

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    wandering wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    Just film an apple pie cooling on in a window for two hours.
    also it should star Bill Murray, as a man who silently watches the apple pie cool with soulful puppy dog eyes

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  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Just had to watch the animated Killing Joke for the radio show.

    It's definitely a DC animated movie.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Wait
    How did they pronounce Avatar in the movie

  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    How did they pronounce Avatar in the movie

    Uhvatar

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    James Cameron please don't sue

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    How did they pronounce Avatar in the movie

    Uhvatar
    Yeah, you know, Uhvatar Uhng

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    How did they pronounce Avatar in the movie

    Uhvatar

    No fucking way

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    How did they pronounce Avatar in the movie

    Uhvatar

    No fucking way

    Yep

    You make it through season 2 of Korra btw?

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Wait
    How did they pronounce Avatar in the movie

    Uhvatar

    No fucking way

    Yep

    You make it through season 2 of Korra btw?

    Very close
    I've just had a lot of other demands on my time lately

    I like it! Some of y'all were selling it like it was hot garbage but it's been fine, definitely a slump from S1 but not by a whole lot

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