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« Reply #120 on: April 28, 2013, 05:19:38 PM »
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It wasn't a problem of being realistic or gritty, really, it was that it was essentially fanservice, and thats it. "oooh look, It's like Dark Knight Returns, with Bruce coming out of retirement and staging his death!" "oooh look, it's totally knightfall with Bane breaking Batman's back and Bruce having to learn to walk again!" "Oooh look it's Talia! She was in this! WHAT A TWEEST!" It was pandering, and as a result, suffered for it. It just had shitty pacing because it tried to crap too many elements into it's story, without accommodating the run time of the movie. Joker's absence really doesn't mater too much. Bane broke Blackgate open, not Arkham.

And even in the novelization, which references Joker, they mention him as having stayed in Arkham as it's lone inmate. Which actually kind of works. I would expect Joker to do creepy weird shit like decide to live in Arkham when everyone else gets sprung, and only escape when everyone else gets put IN.

I also saw "The Others" on TV the other day. Haha, what a GREAT ending. that was truly surprising.

I would agree with you that pacing is Rising's biggest problem. It stops and starts a little too often and feels longer than it needs to. And I do blame a lot of that on Nolan's emphasizing that "this is a serious film for adults" with things like Alfred's pointless subplot. But I just didn't feel the whole fanservice thing considering how little the title character was actually in the movie as Batman. It just felt more like Nolan was clumsily trying to work in some ideas from Batman canon that he liked, it didn't work out as well as his reworking of Batman: Year One's Gordon for Batman Begins though.

On a related note Hellboy star Ron Perlmen wants to do Hellboy 3, but this probably won't happen because A.) It's unlikely a producer will want to invest in it and B.) Perlmen is 63 years old.
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Re: Movies recently watched
« Reply #121 on: April 28, 2013, 08:24:10 PM »
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It's not  a movie but I  have been watching shin megami tensei devil survivor 2 it's kind of new and makes me want to  buy the 3ds game
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« Reply #122 on: April 29, 2013, 01:38:13 AM »
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Just finished watching Iron Man 3. In my opinion, it was so-so. I was expecting more...
the post credits scene was great. hehehe.

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« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2013, 06:54:18 AM »
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Call me old fashioned... For A Few Dollars More was on so i stayed up super late watching it. My girlfriend reminded me i had work in the morning. I didnt care it was 1:30 AM i was trying my best to recite all my favorite quotes!

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« Reply #124 on: May 02, 2013, 10:47:21 AM »
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Watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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« Reply #125 on: May 19, 2013, 07:57:37 PM »
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Well it's not *technically* a movie perhaps but I did watch the hour and a half pilot for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine today, along with the second episode and I have to admit if the rest of the series is as good as this, I've been wrong. For years I loved TNG but always dismissed DS9 as a moody grimdark perversion of Gene Rodderberry's original intentions but watching it now, it's actually good. Very good. A well written character drama that's clearly free of the "everyone on the ship gets along, each episode is disconnected from the others" format which limited the original Star Trek, TAS and TNG. Clearly I just couldn't see that when I caught bits of episodes as a little kid.

If you're in the US you can watch all but like 5 episodes of the show for free here http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-deep-space-nine/all/full/episode as well as the run of The Original Series and The Animated Series.

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« Reply #126 on: May 20, 2013, 05:27:34 AM »
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Saw the Gatsby movie. Good overall but nothing compared to the book.

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« Reply #127 on: May 20, 2013, 07:22:19 AM »
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ds9 is good but it really only gets REALLY good in the last season or so. I never cared much for it when it was still new but 2 of my friends in hs were fanatics. They used to joke about holdin hands and cryin together while watchin the last episode. I always liked TNG and Voyager but ds9 is good

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« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2013, 02:28:47 AM »
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I suffered through Silent Hill: Revelation. Ugh. Christophe Gans' movie wasn't the adaptation I'd wished it have been, but despite some dumb story changes, it was fairly faithful to the games and did a good job of capturing the tone of the games.

The sequel movie, on the other hand, had a couple familiar-looking characters and settings, but nothing in common with the series. Apparently the surreal and psychological horror elements flew right past the filmmakers, because this is just dumb horror movie fodder painted to look like a chintzy video game.

I guess the best "Silent Hill" movies will forever be Blue Velvet and Jacob's Ladder.
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« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2013, 07:26:22 AM »
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OK. Jacob's Ladder, yeah. I fail to se a comparison between Silent Hill and Blue Velvet.

Saw Star Trek Into Darkness. Not bad. Interesting take on the events.
Iron-Man 3. It was ok. The treatment of the Mandarin could have been better.
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« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2013, 02:05:52 PM »
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I recently had a Scream marathon.

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« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2013, 02:15:21 PM »
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OK. Jacob's Ladder, yeah. I fail to se a comparison between Silent Hill and Blue Velvet.

Small town, wholesome by appearance, seedy underbelly full of bizarre, surrealistic happenings. The games have a lot in common with David Lynch works; the SH2 team mentioned being directly influenced by Twin Peaks.
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« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2013, 05:26:49 PM »
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You gotta love Rango. It takes a special kind of person to make a movie/novel about an acid trip in Vegas into a kiddy flick with a talking chameleon and Clint Eastwood.
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« Reply #133 on: May 26, 2013, 03:37:32 AM »
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I loved Rango, it's one of the best and funniest 3D animated movies I've seen.
And it includes the always nice plus of having a very good Hans Zimmer soundtrack, something usual many years ago, but rare in these recent years when Hans Zimmer's quality decayed a lot.
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« Reply #134 on: May 29, 2013, 06:42:02 AM »
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FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO TYPE LIKE THIS TO EXPRESS HOW AWESOMELY RAGING THIS MOVIE IS!!!!!!!! IT WAS LIKE ZOOOOOOOOOOOM AND VROOOOOMMMM AND SO MUCH ACTION I ALMOST SHAT IN THE THEATER!!!!!!! if u think its gonna slow down during the movie IT WONT BECAUSE ITS FAST AND FURIOUS DAMMIT!!!!! ;D

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