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#1070444
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Disco_Lobot said:

The New Spiderman movie will almost certainly be better than the last two terribad ones. I still can’t believe they had a bad guy who basically looked like he was wearing a bad rubber lizard suit from an old Godzilla movie.

Yeah, I wasn’t a big fan of that second trailer, but surely it can’t be worse than the “Amazing” predecessors.

Mind you, I’m not sure any Spider-Man movie is likely to best the first Raimi one, simply because that one has stuff like this. Sure, it’s goofy as hell, but it’s more creative than anything I’ve seen in a comic movie since, and actually feels like something that would be in a comic.

But I digress, I’m sure Homecoming will be fine. After that Ragnarok trailer, I’m suddenly far more interested in Thor, whose previous movies were incredibly dull. The Earth setting was holding them back, and I’m glad they’ve ditched Earth and Thor’s bland human friends.

I loved the first 2 Raimi movies, together with the first 2 X-Men movies I think they might be the best “superhero” movies ever made. The third one wasn’t as good as the previous 2, it had way too many subplots (thanks to Avi F**king Arad) and tonal problems, but it’s still enjoyable. I tried to watch The Amazing Spiderman 1, and I thought it’s a giant piece of dog excrements. I have seen maybe 10 minutes of the second one, I switched the channel during the first commercial break and never came back. And from the reviews I’ve seen I’ve done the correct decision.

I did really like the first Thor movie, but not as a superhero flick, but like a character-driven drama. It was all about interpersonal relationships between two brothers and their father, I really enjoyed the acting, directing, art direction etc. But I understand why some people say it’s boring. The second one however is one giant WTF - I tried to watch it twice but the only thing I remember from it was the “teleportation”. I am worried about the third one, it looks from the trailer it will suffer from the “too much shit going on at the same time” syndrome like Spiderman 3, or Avengers 2

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#1070004
Topic
StarWarsLegacy.com - The Official Thread
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DrDre said:

Possessed said:

That’s a shit article anyway. That’s not the question she was asked. She was basically asked if they were going to make another special edition with more changes. She was not asked if they were going to restore the originals. Article just wanted attention.

Not exactly, the question asked by the interviewer is pretty ambiguous:

“The vision of George’s final cut of the films that he left us with, whether that might be altered over time.”

To which Kennedy says:

“I wouldn’t touch those, are you kidding? :laughs: Those will always remain his.”

OK maybe it’s because I’m not a native English speaker but to me there is just one possible way how to interpret the question and the answer:

I: Are you going to do more changes to the original trilogy?
K: No

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#1069164
Topic
How Do I Explain "Slave Leia" To My Kids? Any Ideas?
Time

Well the first time I’ve seen ROTJ I was about their age and I understood perfectly what the scene is about 😃

I mean even if you don’t know what sex is you can clearly see from Leia’s expressions that she doesn’t like it, and therefore you as a viewer are happy when she gets free.

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#1067613
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
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dahmage said:

pittrek said:

After having an “Easter marathon” my current ranking is

1./2. - Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back
3. The Attack of the Clones
4. The Clone Wars
5. Return of the Jedi
6. The Force Awakens
7. The Phantom Menace
8. Rogue One
9. Caravan of Courage
10. Battle for Endor
11. The Star Wars Holiday Special
12. Revenge of the Sith

did you manage to fit those all in one marathon? :p

OK, a “marathon” split into 4 days 😃

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#1067591
Topic
Ranking the Star Wars films
Time

After having an “Easter marathon” my current ranking is

1./2. - Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back
3. The Attack of the Clones
4. The Clone Wars
5. Return of the Jedi
6. The Force Awakens
7. The Phantom Menace
8. Rogue One
9. Caravan of Courage
10. Battle for Endor
11. The Star Wars Holiday Special
12. Revenge of the Sith

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#1067287
Topic
AotC green tint
Time

Handman said:

AOTC film prints were of notoriously poor quality. As it was also originally digitally projected, using a 35mm print as the definitive reference to how it should look is misguided. It was meant to be digitally projected.

Actually in 2002 the majorities of the cinemas / movie theatres on the planet have projected the movie from 35mm prints. So…

However, the 35mm film prints had a different cut of the film, so if one ever becomes available, it would be great to see that alternate cut.

This “alternate” cut is the “original theatrical cut” for most of the world

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#1066279
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Is there any list of changes they’ve done to it? I have only seen ABC versions of 1 and 2

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#1065718
Topic
Are retrospective changes just fan service?
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Netherhero said:

pittrek said:
Sorry, but no. There have been hundreds of changes done between the originals and the 97 SEs.
The 2004 DVD is basically the 97SE with corrected colours

That’s just not true. The only people who ever say that are people who swear by the original cuts and don’t watch the special editions. I saw the faces release first, that was my intro to star wars when I was a kid, then I watched the special edition growing up, and then I had the DVDs when I was a teenager. Those are just what I had available because they didn’t rerelease the originals. The DVD version is completely different because the changes you describe warp the foundation the films. Adding a cgi dewback is just not the same as adding a Hayden Christensen.

That doesn’t change the fact that they have done hundreds (OK, maybe not literally hundreds, I didn’t count them) changes between the original version and the 1997 SE : https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMh7UH0DbCPGxQyEOdmfmYiFnh3lgoBNNLCPnHTQnvyCtXQnScSo8L_vR3x6A9y_Q?key=aDFfLXE3clp4SldVcndkalc3UjJ4UlU2ZUlDb0JB

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#1065329
Topic
Are retrospective changes just fan service?
Time

Netherhero said:

Star Wars is great. The Originals and The 97SEs are fundamentally the same for the most part, but since the DVD release they seem to have changed the way the films actually feel.

Sorry, but no. There have been hundreds of changes done between the originals and the 97 SEs.
The 2004 DVD is basically the 97SE with corrected colours, worse sound mix, new scenes (like “Wesa free” in ROTJ), and re-done effects (new Jabba in E4, new Coruscant in E6). The 2011 Blu-ray is the 2004 master with some minor changes (like the new door to Jabba’s palace) and correction of some lightsabre shots (only the shots which we complained about, and nothing else).

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#1064134
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Time

I’ve finally seen the rest of Iron Fist. I honestly don’t understand the criticism. My current list in order of preference of all MCU shows would be

  1. Daredevil
  2. Jessica Jones
  3. Agent Carter
  4. Iron Fist
  5. Agents of SHIELD
  6. Luke Cage
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#1063056
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
Time

Speaking about buying/selling bootlegs or other unofficial material is a good way how to get banned on this forum. There are 3 “official” versions of Harmy’s editions, a mkv file, an AVCHD and a DVD-9 (just movie I think). All of them are usually available at the same places, just read the thread Bluto linked and also “The Ultimate Introductory Guide” ( https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yLsvexWBVM8IYSGopKuSfsGk5YIgCwQWd23bqb5ryD4/pub ).
The extras as far as I know are available only on BD, most of the people here don’t use DVDs anymore, sorry.

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#1063055
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Time

Squirrel girl? Well that sounds like some weird porn and not a superhero. Does it take place in the MCU or is it unrelated?

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