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I went and saw The Hand Maiden.

Was decent.
 



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I saw Guardians Vol. 2 yesterday. I thought it was alright. I liked the fact that they are willing to throw so much at the screen and generallly enjoyed the visual aesthetic of it, but it's with the overwhelming frequency of jokes and nods where I felt it let me down the most: it's fine to have some levity here and there, a bit of comic relief to break the tension and play with some cliché or other; problem is, Guardians is not a comedy, and the jokes may arise the occasional smirk but for the most part they are simply not funny. They don't just cut the mood of a scene, they bloody cleave it with a butcher-knife. And it's all too often, all too forced too. There are whole five-minute sequences that are designed specifically to throw jabs at one another, and it just makes me groan. The stuff with the "Taserface" dude was the absolute worst. And do we really need FIVE post-credit scenes? As with the first one the jukebox soundtrack doesn't always work either. These matters aside, fun enough romp.



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Guardians is not a comedy? News to me.



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Guardians is not a comedy? News to me.


to each his own. I prefer more mature dark or sarcastic humour. Don't get offended but usually comedy in US movies is pretty childish compared to UK

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I didn't say whether it was a good or bad comedy but both Guardians flicks to me are pretty clearly comedies.



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I don't think any of the Marvel films are meant to be taken too seriously.

 

edit: Except Logan, that one is gritty adult fare.  :p


Edited by Hurlshot, 12 May 2017 - 05:14 AM.


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another trailer for new Alien, I feel like I have already seen half of the movie...

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Saw Guardians vol 2 yesterday and I loved it while my wife thought it was just decent approaching good.

 

These MCU movies are totally my bag though (except for Iron Man 3 and maybe Thor 2) so I can see how people who aren't into comic books and their movie adaptations would be more critical.



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I liked Jordan Peterson's take on the popularity of Superhero movies. They are modern mythological heroes embodying the ideal. Defending the weak, fighting evil, and telling the truth. With so much of society criticizing what humanity has enshrined as the ideal, movies that celebrate it doing well makes a lot of sense

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What ideal is society criticizing?

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What ideal is society criticizing?


Strong men who fight enemies and tell the truth.

Edited by Oerwinde, 12 May 2017 - 05:38 PM.


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Must be missing criticism on that, well other than yahoos online perhaps.
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After watching Deadpool again I must say...

...I've grown to like it.  :grin:


Edited by Katphood, 12 May 2017 - 09:54 PM.


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Guardians is not a comedy? News to me.

I don't see it as one, but I can see how I could be wrong. To me though, the kind of humour in it, however plentiful, is much more reminiscent of its same use in blockbuster fare by and large and not in comedy specifically. I see Guardians as a superhero/space opera hybrid primarily and I think it works best when it's either of these things.


Edited by algroth, 13 May 2017 - 09:33 AM.


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Alien Covenant.

 

It's like one of the old TNG Data vs Lore episodes. It's great. Great to see HR Giger concept art revived. Same problem as Prometheus though. The movie doesn't spend the time to introduce the crew so when they start dying off one by one you don't really care. The Wagner was a bit too on the nose. A genius with a hatred for a race of people and so on.  



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Will be seeing it after work tonight. From what I've been told that though the consensus is that it's better than Prometheus (and a damned sight better than 3 and Ressurrection, which is frankly good enough for me as a huge fan of the series) it falls into the same trap as Prometheus in that the plot turns on supposedly intelligent people making the absolute worst decisions possible.



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Tom Hardy to play Eddie Brock



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Alien Covenant

If you're at all interested, then you should absolutely watch Prometheus a second time instead. This movie made me appreciate Prometheus. Where Prometheus was an interesting film done poorly, this was a mediocre film done okay. It is not the Alien prequel you've been wanting, it might be the prequel to that movie, but only if Scott is attached as Executive Producer.

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am wondering which bond villain he will use as inspiration for eddie brock's voice. sounded like auric goldfinger for bane, so perhaps julius no or max zorin for venom? rosa klebb would be our vote, but am doubting he goes such a direction.

 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

ps forgot the second "b" in klebb. knew it looked wrong.


Edited by Gromnir, 19 May 2017 - 06:51 PM.


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Charles Grey's Blofeld?
Yaphet Koto's Mr. Big?




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