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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Saw ST Beyond this weekend. It was generally fun. For good and bad the movie could've been a short arc on a Star Trek TV show.

    CGI and Set quality was all over the place. Everything in Space was fine I think, while on the ground much of it had TV quality.

    Most of the fight scenes were not shot very well. Like the only one where it was easy to follow the action was
    Jaylah versus the right hand bad guy.

    Question:
    It wasn't explained how Krall got enough people to crew the thousand upon thousand drones that attacked Yorktown, right? Especially when on the planet it seemed he had maybe a couple of dozens of soldiers.

    All in all it's a movie that mostly relies on its main characters to cover up its other deficiencies, which worked for me most of the time. It doesn't rech the highs of TFA but also doesn't have flaws as grating as some in TFA .

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    Krampus was a fun semi-spoopy movie. I enjoyed it far more than I expected to.

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    Has anyone caught Hillary's America? IMDB 6/10 RT 4% critics there must be some type of liberal agenda keeping it down amirite? I was recommended this as a decent docudrama by a bud and the reviews at first glance are all over the place.

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Maybe it's just bad

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Have you seen the trailer? It looks completely and utterly insane. Not in a good way, just a "these people are delusional" way.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Saw ST Beyond this weekend. It was generally fun. For good and bad the movie could've been a short arc on a Star Trek TV show.

    CGI and Set quality was all over the place. Everything in Space was fine I think, while on the ground much of it had TV quality.

    Most of the fight scenes were not shot very well. Like the only one where it was easy to follow the action was
    Jaylah versus the right hand bad guy.

    Question:
    It wasn't explained how Krall got enough people to crew the thousand upon thousand drones that attacked Yorktown, right? Especially when on the planet it seemed he had maybe a couple of dozens of soldiers.

    All in all it's a movie that mostly relies on its main characters to cover up its other deficiencies, which worked for me most of the time. It doesn't rech the highs of TFA but also doesn't have flaws as grating as some in TFA .

    Answer:
    I believe the guys piloting the ships are also part and parcel of the drone workforce he mentions
    We never see them display any autonomy

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    I thought that too, but apparently a lot of folks like it which is why I'm asking if anyone here has seen it and if it's worth a watch.

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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    Saw ST Beyond this weekend. It was generally fun. For good and bad the movie could've been a short arc on a Star Trek TV show.

    CGI and Set quality was all over the place. Everything in Space was fine I think, while on the ground much of it had TV quality.

    Most of the fight scenes were not shot very well. Like the only one where it was easy to follow the action was
    Jaylah versus the right hand bad guy.

    Question:
    It wasn't explained how Krall got enough people to crew the thousand upon thousand drones that attacked Yorktown, right? Especially when on the planet it seemed he had maybe a couple of dozens of soldiers.

    All in all it's a movie that mostly relies on its main characters to cover up its other deficiencies, which worked for me most of the time. It doesn't rech the highs of TFA but also doesn't have flaws as grating as some in TFA .

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    I believe the guys piloting the ships are also part and parcel of the drone workforce he mentions
    We never see them display any autonomy
    I think any of the bad guys without helmets, that had faces and such, were people they'd captured and turned into the vampire things with the planet's tech magic. The ones in the glowy helmets were drones. The lieutenant bad guy and the bait scientist seemed to be the other two original Starfleet survivors.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Speed Racer saw it with his dad. He said that even his ultra conservative dad found it heavy handed. (I couldn't find the original post so I'm paraphrasing)
    edit- found it
    welp
    my dad is literally begging me to take him to the new dnesh dsouza movie
    it is the first time he's wanted to leave the house in
    i don't even know how long
    my options are to be a terrible son or two expose myself to two full hours of intellectually bankrupt hate-filled nonsense
    just
    fuckin'
    great
    any way you can tell him you're taking him to that movie and then just bring him to, like, Ghostbusters?
    the man watches fox news like some people watch their favorite sports teams
    he listens to talk radio like some people listen to music
    this movie is a bigger deal to him than Star Wars was to 95% of the general public
    and in spite of all this
    this man, who flips between reading breitbart and watching fox news while binge listening to rush limbaugh
    thought the movie was excessively heavy-handed and presented bad arguments
    biggest laugh of the film is a tie between:
    "Democrats like to frame the civil war as a battle between the North and the South, but really it was a battle between Republicans and Democrats"
    and a sequence that implied that the Democrats used John Wilkes Booth to murder Abraham Lincoln
    basically the entire movie hinged on the desperate, desperate hope that you've never heard of The Southern Strategy

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    THESPOOKYTHESPOOKY papa! Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    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

    I'm sorry is this not a post trying to convince me to buy a ticket or

    there was a way better "Wish, GRANTED" joke here but it's early

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    porn parody titles are lazy and boring now

    it'd be "this ain't jack reacher XXX" or something

    Question:

    What would the porn parody titles be for Vin Diesel's xXx franchise?

    This just reminded me that THERE'S A NEW XXX MOVIE WHY IS THERE A NEW XXX MOVIE

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    porn parody titles are lazy and boring now

    it'd be "this ain't jack reacher XXX" or something

    Question:

    What would the porn parody titles be for Vin Diesel's xXx franchise?

    This just reminded me that THERE'S A NEW XXX MOVIE WHY IS THERE A NEW XXX MOVIE

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2016
    The better question is why has it been so long since we've been blessed with another Vin Diesel XXX movie?

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    ScratchyScratchy Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Speed Racer saw it with his dad. He said that even his ultra conservative dad found it heavy handed. (I couldn't find the original post so I'm paraphrasing)
    edit- found it
    welp
    my dad is literally begging me to take him to the new dnesh dsouza movie
    it is the first time he's wanted to leave the house in
    i don't even know how long
    my options are to be a terrible son or two expose myself to two full hours of intellectually bankrupt hate-filled nonsense
    just
    fuckin'
    great
    any way you can tell him you're taking him to that movie and then just bring him to, like, Ghostbusters?
    the man watches fox news like some people watch their favorite sports teams
    he listens to talk radio like some people listen to music
    this movie is a bigger deal to him than Star Wars was to 95% of the general public
    and in spite of all this
    this man, who flips between reading breitbart and watching fox news while binge listening to rush limbaugh
    thought the movie was excessively heavy-handed and presented bad arguments
    biggest laugh of the film is a tie between:
    "Democrats like to frame the civil war as a battle between the North and the South, but really it was a battle between Republicans and Democrats"
    and a sequence that implied that the Democrats used John Wilkes Booth to murder Abraham Lincoln
    basically the entire movie hinged on the desperate, desperate hope that you've never heard of The Southern Strategy

    That sounds awful! Totally have to watch it now, it sounds entertaining at the least. I'll be damned if I catch it in theaters though. Thank yall very much for your opinions!

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    Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt proud parent of eight beautiful girls and shalmelo dorne (which is currently being ruled by a woman (awesome role model for my daughters)) #dornedadRegistered User regular
    i watched xXx again a couple months ago

    it holds up! every aspect of it. go watch it everyone

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    porn parody titles are lazy and boring now

    it'd be "this ain't jack reacher XXX" or something

    Question:

    What would the porn parody titles be for Vin Diesel's xXx franchise?

    This just reminded me that THERE'S A NEW XXX MOVIE WHY IS THERE A NEW XXX MOVIE

    Vin Diesel Must Jump Vehicles Off Ramps

    Vin Diesel must jump [X] off [Y].

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    hoodie13hoodie13 punch bro Registered User regular
    i was sold on the xXx movie when he drove a motorcycle on the water and like, up waves, like that isn't a completely insane what is even happening moment??? also he skies through the branches of a forest?

    i assume at one point he wingsuits underwater (actually this sounds rad, what if he wore like jet boots or a jet backpack or something dumb oh shit i need this now)

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    I'm starting to realize that my ambivalence towards Vin Diesel solidifies that I hate fun.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Not liking Vin Diesel is like not liking... Ice cream. Sure you have those who are intolerant to lactose but everyone else like it.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Ice cream is ok I guess. I like it more than Vin Diesel.

    I don't like desert food though.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Well he's not really the funnest "fun" actor, he just kind of reads lines in flat infrasound tones while knitting his brow, he's not Nick Caging around the screen or anything

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    That analogy wasn't the best... It's the shark in me though.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Basically Iron Giant is the only movie with Vin Diesel that I could say that I enjoy.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Basically Iron Giant is the only movie with Vin Diesel that I could say that I enjoy.

    saving private ryan?

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    porn parody titles are lazy and boring now

    it'd be "this ain't jack reacher XXX" or something

    I dunno, Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles came out

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Boiler Room? Guardians of the Galaxy? Knockaround Guys? Find me Guilty?

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Basically Iron Giant is the only movie with Vin Diesel that I could say that I enjoy.

    saving private ryan?

    I don't even remember him in it.

    Though to be fair I think I was twelve the last time I saw it.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Boiler Room? Guardians of the Galaxy? Knockaround Guys? Find me Guilty?

    I have only seen Guardians of the Galaxy. And I thought it was ok.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I saw Jason Bourne today. It's definitely...fourth best, out of the Damon Bourne movies, and it spends most of the movie looking for a reason to exist.
    They kill Julia Stiles in the first big chase sequence of the movie, and then completely forget about her, and they fully don't give a shit about the woman from the first movie, which is super unfortunate. And then they take the guy who killed Julia Stiles and have him be the one who also killed Jason Bourne's dad, which is a story beat we only learn about in this movie that...I dunno, is supposed to be a reason Bourne is doing anything? But he doesn't really seem to give a shit about it?

    It's a better belated, unnecessary sequel than Independence Day 2, given that the Bourne series can at least plumb some relevance from current events (they name drop Snowden like, six times), but nobody involved seems to care that much about it, and there's really nobody in this movie that I really care enough about to ratchet up the tension the way this series can when it's firing on all cylinders.

    I dunno. I didn't hate it, because that would take more effort than anyone involved seemed to put into making it. Kind of a bummer.

    This is just more of Hollywood allowing their male actors to age but not letting their females actresses age.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    People forget Vin Diesel is actually a really great actor because he's been in so many ridiculous, over the top action movies.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Vin Diesel is fine

    But I've never like, been excited that Vin Diesel is in a movie

    He's kind of just one of those bland boys who shows up in action movies to me

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Basically Iron Giant is the only movie with Vin Diesel that I could say that I enjoy.

    saving private ryan?

    Guardians of the Galaxy?

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    He seems like a Sam Worthington that caught on to me.

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    mr. diesel is a very nice man but I would not call him a great actor

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    He seems like a Sam Worthington that caught on to me.

    vin diesel has more charisma in his pinky than worthington has in his whole body

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    is Sam Worthington in movie jail or something? I haven't heard a whisper of him since Avatar.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    is Sam Worthington in movie jail or something? I haven't heard a whisper of him since Avatar.

    He evolved into Jai Courtney.

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    HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    is Sam Worthington in movie jail or something? I haven't heard a whisper of him since Avatar.
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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Hermano wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    is Sam Worthington in movie jail or something?

    Avatar 4 (pre-production)
    Jake Sully
    2020 Avatar 3 (pre-production)
    Jake Sully
    2018 Avatar 2 (pre-production)
    Jake Sully

    Sounds like movie jail to me.

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