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#1119128
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Video Game Thread
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I wish you could buy DS games through the VC and play em on the WiiU.
I’d love to play the remake of OOT and LBW looks great.

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#1118516
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Random Thoughts
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yhwx said:

You all called me crazy, and now I’ve been verified by someone is certifiably not crazy.

Yeah, right.

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First Movie Seen
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Raiders of the Lost Ark was my first theater experience.
Meaning I was a well behaved baby boy whom the folks trusted not to act a fool in a dark theater.
That’s the night they learned to never again trust their own judgment.

My first theater memory is Ghostbusters, from where I got the name I’ve use as my own since.

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Last Movie You Can't Unsee
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TV’s Frink said:

Bingowings said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Bingowings said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Bingowings said:

moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

I wish I never had to sit through any of the Alien sequels/prequels.

Oh come on.

Until visiting this site, I didn’t know that there was a single person on earth that disliked Aliens. I’m still considering the possibility that everyone who claims to dislike Aliens is actually lying.

I like Aliens, it’s quotable, it’s got great action sequences but boy is it overrated, not as overrated as the truly awful T2

WHAT?!?!

T2 is a long drawn out pointless remake of the first film that actively undermines everything the superior first film did. The ending is nonsensical too and the cheesy humour. T2 is, in its own way as bad as any of the other sequels. And like all the other sequels it’s got some good bits in it but I could live without them just to erase it and remember the original film as the only film in the series. I like the Sarah Coral Coracles though.

Everyone I know acts like I’m a weirdo for thinking T1 is a better movie, but damn it, T2 is still 8/10 at least!

I know it’s popular and has for its day ground breaking special effects but it’s just so awful for me I would give it 4/10 for the fantastic nuclear nightmare scene which I watched during the Soviet military coup so it added a piquancy. The whole thing is nonsensical. The tone shatters everytime humour is deployed. The monologues are tedious. The kid playing John is even more annoying than Carrie Henn (maybe if they hooked up in later life she could give birth to that sound polystyrene makes when rubbed against itself). It has as much narrative logic as Attack of the Clones. You have a machine that can adopt any human shape including clothes, after sampling that person (and presumably their clothes). How does that work? Genetic mimicking? Do clothes have a genetic structure? Does it have a data base of all clothing? Assuming that it has to adopt a default shape for cinematic reasons (so the audience knows when the Terminator is around) why would the liquid Terminator show this default to its prey? It undermines it’s entire purpose. Then you have the ending. In the first film it’s made clear that changes to the timeline have consequences. Reese and the original Terminator both assume this and this informs every action they take. So destroying the original chip, the work derived from it and the Terminators should result in Sarah never meeting Reese, never conceiving John and returning to being the woman she might have been if the first film never happened. But it doesn’t. So if we have John from a divergent universe and a divergent Kyle is his father Judgement day still happened for him. Which calls into question their entire reason for doing anything. They saved a world but not the one Kyle and the Terminators came from. Presumably there are countless worlds where the Terminators succeed and justify the other equally flawed sequels. Each one being a threat to her and her son. Maybe she should have patched up the cyborg bodyguard as all manner of Rick and Mortyness is now possible. This is why I like the television show. That admiration aside, I just love the closed loop of the first film. The consistent tone. The perfect bleakness of the ending. All the sequels are like really well made fan films. How someone can slag off Terminator 4 and defend T2 mystifies me. Nostalgia must play a part. I have similar problems with Return of the Jedi. When I say it’s almost as bad as the Prequels people act like one of my other heads are showing.

Bingo is the new worst person here. :p

*Takes off crown. Hands it to Bingo.
Wear it well, my friend.

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