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I think for me there's a certain point that if a movie makes me question the things it does enough times then I start being a lot more critical of everything else that I may have normally given a pass to. Obviously, this works the other way as well. 

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TLJ was boring aside from the Rey parts. And the other ones have fairly nonsensical bits. Regardless of whatever they did before, end product wasn't that great.

 

Apparently Abrams consulted with Lucas on this, interesting

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I'm more of a Star Trek fan

 

As if that is any easier these days.

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I'll stop commenting on TLJ because I don't want to give the impression that I care about this more than I actually do. I

Oh nobody thinks that. We're just talking here.

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I thought TLJ was a bit weak as well, but it still gave me a chance to take my kids to the movies and engage in some fun bonding over a universe and characters we have both grown up with.

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The actual worst thing about TLJ, was the absolutely **** CGI rocks that Rey lifted as her crowning achievement at the end of the movie. For all that budget, that was just trash. Like... it was The Desolation of Smaug's gold pudding river all over again.

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I don't like time travel (which is of course what the Star Trek show is featuring this season).

 

I'll stop commenting on TLJ because I don't want to give the impression that I care about this more than I actually do. I'm more of a Star Trek fan and we only have a couple good-ish movies anyway.

 

weird concept which worked.  is classic film noir, but set in high school. 

 

is an understatement to say am disliking time travel, and am not a huge fan o' star wars (as already stated) or most of the star trek movies (but even the bad star trek series has had at least a few fantastic episodes,) nevertheless, we liked old and grumpy last jedi luke who had to live with failure even though much o' the galaxy wanted him to be a hero.  got all kinda criticisms o' the recent star wars films, and episodes 1-6, but while luke were perhaps our least favorite main character from 3-6, he were possible our favorite from the new trilogy. also liked paige tico.

 

regardless, we would give brick a chance.  had a budget less than 1/2 million, so do not expect aaa production values. stripped down to essentials. is also bordering on camp at times given the setting and characters, but it played the noir elements straight and had unexpected weight. that said, am a sucker for noir done well. 

 

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I'll give Brick a shot and will see if I can do Looper and will report back. It may not be until next week as I don't think my wife will want to watch but I'll see. Though I do wonder if those movies also have some of the same kinds of problems but hit the right beats and that makes them more enjoyable. I dunno, we'll see. I promise to try to keep an open mind.

 

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Looper was pretty good. I don't think I was quite as enamored of it as some, but it's not like Star Trek save the whales type time travel or anything.

 

I watched The Great Battle yesterday. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6931414/

Do not expect historical accuracy or intelligence, this is primarily an action movie with several long battle sequences. Actual dialogue is very limited/brief, with "story" moments that feel more like a few seconds of character snapshots here and there, so if you dislike reading subtitles, there aren't that many to read. Seriously.  :p It also injects a bit of light humor here and there.

 

If you like sword, spear, arrows, storming-the-castle and violent action, this is pretty decent for that. Kind of like a cross between Braveheart and the big combats in LotR in that sense. Occasionally the CGI help sticks out but considering it was made for I think 20 million, it's fun. Could have been 15 minutes shorter however.

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The actual worst thing about TLJ, was the absolutely **** CGI rocks that Rey lifted as her crowning achievement at the end of the movie. For all that budget, that was just trash. Like... it was The Desolation of Smaug's gold pudding river all over again.

It was at least better than the rocks in ST:OS.  :lol:

Where Nimoy valiantly makes the effort to try and appear to be pinned down.

 

https://youtu.be/PyN_6BeJ8KA?t=186

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The actual worst thing about TLJ, was the absolutely **** CGI rocks that Rey lifted as her crowning achievement at the end of the movie. For all that budget, that was just trash. Like... it was The Desolation of Smaug's gold pudding river all over again.

It was at least better than the rocks in ST:OS.  :lol:

Where Nimoy valiantly makes the effort to try and appear to be pinned down.

 

https://youtu.be/PyN_6BeJ8KA?t=186

 

well, for perspective, the first handheld calculator were invented in 1967, but this

 

660600_00_OMM.jpg

 

is what you could get in 1966 for 'bout $1000... which is ~$8000 in 2019 dollars. special effects, which tends to have become tech heavy, has come a long way in 53 years.

 

much o' star trek special effects were using stuff which had been around since 1902, and am understanding the models and sets were pretty expensive to create.

 

 

check out 7:39 for early transporter magic.

 

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...hehehe...that Moon pic always reminds me o' Eye In The Sky by the Alan Parsons Project... :ninja:

 

 

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Fun monster movie.

 

...gotta admit, went inta this not expectin' much aside from bad actin' an' crappy CGI...was most fun I's had watchin' a shark movie in a looooong time...an' Statham didna ruin it by overactin'...hope theys actually does a sequel...

 

 

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On more positive news, a new film by Hungarian master Béla Tarr will be released this summer. One of the finest filmmakers still living, and this would be his first since he announced an early "retirement" back in 2011, following The Turin Horse.

 

https://thefilmstage.com/news/bela-tarr-to-premiere-new-film-missing-people-this-summer-in-vienna/

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