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darthrush said:

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No its humor and star wars should never have humor. Remember how serious Han Solo was all the time?

To be fair, most of the complaints about the humor revolve around the humor not being funny. That’s different than complaining about there being humor.

Precisely. The humor in TFA was handled much better in my opinion. The jokes were just much better placed and didn’t detract from certain emotional moments like some in the Last Jedi. And some of it just plain isn’t funny.

My personal opinion is a weird hybrid. I think the humor in TFA was indeed better placed, but it still wasn’t funny. In TLJ it was often inappropriate, but it was funnier. So we’ve got bad humor that doesn’t ruin any “good” moments, and good humor that is often a mood breaker. What a conundrum. I need a pizza for this

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DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

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No its humor and star wars should never have humor. Remember how serious Han Solo was all the time?

To be fair, most of the complaints about the humor revolve around the humor not being funny. That’s different than complaining about there being humor.

That would be fair if it were actually the case.

A lot of people say otherwise.

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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Possessed said:

No its humor and star wars should never have humor. Remember how serious Han Solo was all the time?

To be fair, most of the complaints about the humor revolve around the humor not being funny. That’s different than complaining about there being humor.

That would be fair if it were actually the case.

A lot of people say otherwise.

And a lot of people don’t say otherwise. Comedy is incredibly subjective so it’s a stupid argument to have. Doubly stupid if you haven’t seen the movie.

By the way, everyone reading this knows I’m right.

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DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Possessed said:

No its humor and star wars should never have humor. Remember how serious Han Solo was all the time?

To be fair, most of the complaints about the humor revolve around the humor not being funny. That’s different than complaining about there being humor.

That would be fair if it were actually the case.

A lot of people say otherwise.

And a lot of people don’t say otherwise. Comedy is incredibly subjective so it’s a stupid argument to have. Doubly stupid if you haven’t seen the movie.

So, if you don’t like the comedy then it’s a stupid argument to have? As for not seeing the movie, I never said anything about my opinion on the comedy, I’ve only defended people that thought it wasn’t funny from smear-posts from fans of TLJ. Scroll through all my posts and you’ll see that I’ve not once criticized TLJ, only TFA and R1. Also, why would I even want to see this movie?

By the way, everyone reading this knows I’m right.

That’s only true when I say it and I only say it when I’m objectively right.

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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Possessed said:

No its humor and star wars should never have humor. Remember how serious Han Solo was all the time?

To be fair, most of the complaints about the humor revolve around the humor not being funny. That’s different than complaining about there being humor.

That would be fair if it were actually the case.

A lot of people say otherwise.

And a lot of people don’t say otherwise. Comedy is incredibly subjective so it’s a stupid argument to have. Doubly stupid if you haven’t seen the movie.

So, if you don’t like the comedy then it’s a stupid argument to have? As for not seeing the movie, I never said anything about my opinion on the comedy, I’ve only defended people that thought it wasn’t funny from smear-posts from fans of TLJ. Scroll through all my posts and you’ll see that I’ve not once criticized TLJ, only TFA and R1. Also, why would I even want to see this movie?

I just tend to find debates that are basically just “I thought it was funny” “Well I didn’t, fuck you!” are pretty pointless and go nowhere. It is especially pointless if one of the sides is someone saying “Well I heard someone else say it isn’t funny so that must be true!” which adds nothing to an already nothing discussion.

I’m not really sure what you mean by smear posts? And I agree, it’s probably better for you to not watch it.

By the way, everyone reading this knows I’m right.

That’s only true when I say it and I only say it when I’m objectively right.

Not only does everyone else reading this post know this is wrong, deep down you do too. Sorry chap.

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DominicCobb said:

Not only does everyone else reading this post know this is wrong, deep down you do too. Sorry chap.

You’re embarrassing yourself.

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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

Not only does everyone else reading this post know this is wrong, deep down you do too. Sorry chap.

You’re embarrassing yourself.

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moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

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DominicCobb said:

Not only does everyone else reading this post know this is wrong, deep down you do too. Sorry chap.

You’re embarrassing yourself.

you ok my friend?

No, I’m not. But what does that have to do with anything? I also don’t appreciate being called a “friend.”

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ChainsawAsh said:

moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

DominicCobb said:

Not only does everyone else reading this post know this is wrong, deep down you do too. Sorry chap.

You’re embarrassing yourself.

you ok my friend?

No, I’m not. But what does that have to do with anything? I also don’t appreciate being called a “friend.”

I’m not your friend, buddy!

Thank you, that’s what I like to hear. 😃 😉 :p 😉 😃 😛

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TV’s Frink said:

That’s why I prefer “fup ur.” People who aren’t us have no idea what it means.

When I was in the 5th grade, randomly yelling faagoo!, at each other was fashionable. (I’m guessing at the spelling based on how it sounded.) The faculty was either much too square to realize what it meant, or just was waiting for it to run it’s course. Elementary school was weird.

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It (1990)

It was actually better than I expected, the first half especially. Tim Curry I reckon made this movie, and there’s definitely a reason that his portrayal is so iconic. The kids all did a great job as well, it was kinda funny that they were better actors than the adults. The entire ending was ridiculous .

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Basically from when Mike is stabbed until the credits were awful.

I’m reading the novel at the moment which is pretty good, although I’m not far enough into it judge it fully. I’ll probably watch the new movie soon, seeing as it’s out on Blu-Ray.

7/10

Not enough people read the EU.

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darthrush said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Possessed said:

No its humor and star wars should never have humor. Remember how serious Han Solo was all the time?

To be fair, most of the complaints about the humor revolve around the humor not being funny. That’s different than complaining about there being humor.

Precisely. The humor in TFA was handled much better in my opinion. The jokes were just much better placed and didn’t detract from certain emotional moments like some in the Last Jedi. And some of it just plain isn’t funny.

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A little bit of this a little bit of that.

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It (1990)

It was actually better than I expected, the first half especially. Tim Curry I reckon made this movie, and there’s definitely a reason that his portrayal is so iconic. The kids all did a great job as well, it was kinda funny that they were better actors than the adults. The entire ending was ridiculous .

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Basically from when Mike is stabbed until the credits were awful.

I’m reading the novel at the moment which is pretty good, although I’m not far enough into it judge it fully. I’ll probably watch the new movie soon, seeing as it’s out on Blu-Ray.

7/10

I was considering making a fanedit of the TV movie that edits out every single flashforward with the adults from the first half, but I’m not sure how I’d edit around all the awkward close-ups and dissolves.

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DominicCobb said:

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Honestly, no point badgering DE over it, considering he isn’t going to watch and pretty much never talks about it. Lot less annoying than if he was posting everyday about how Rian Johnson shat on his childhood and murdered Luke’s characterization and ate a baby and wore a lobster sweater once and how it’s clear that Mark Hamill hates him for that or whatever the shit.

Did that stuff happen in the movie?

If it did then I need to go grab a BD copy and give it a watch.

No, sorry for the confusion, Rian was the one who ate a baby and wore a lobster sweater.

Is the footage included in the behind-the-scenes featurettes?

Lobster sweater, yes. Baby eating, no (that’s here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BffVizCD3ew/?utm_source=ig_embed).

I can never unsee that.

The Guardian- Overlong tribute to the Coast Guard. The last film to date from one Andrew Davis. Costner is boring as usual, and Kutcher is also kind of dull, but there are a couple of impressive action set pieces. By no means a terrible film, just a mediocre one which could be a lot better, and really gets bogged down in the middle with the endless training scenes. The character moments almost all feel stock rather than genuine or emotional, but Davis hasn’t lost his action movie touch, and the rescue sequences are appropriately exciting.

Undisputed II: Last Man Standing- The film which essentially kicked off the straight-to-video action boom, this is a basic, no-frills martial arts flick with no pretentious about being anything else. Launched the DTV careers of White and Adkins, has very little to do with the first film, and if you dig this kind of thing, it’s quite a bit of fun. The dramatic moments are almost all out of a screenwriting handbook, but the actors carry them well enough. It’s really all about those fight scenes, and they’re more than impressive enough to carry the show.

Undisputed III: Redemption- More of the same, this time focusing on Adkins’ character and a surprisingly effective arc that’s about just what the title suggests. Still nothing that’ll ever win awards, and very by-the-numbers plot-wise, but the fights offer a wildly fun mix of styles, and Adkins’ presence is exactly the kind of characterization perfect for a genre movie. Lots of fun.

Boyka: Undisputed IV- The latest focus on the now iconic B-movie character loses director Isaac Florentine, and bring in a TV-bred B-filmmaker of the same type. Mostly though, this doesn’t matter, because as usual, it’s all about the fights. Doesn’t quite have the same fun mixture of styles that III did, but fight coordinator Tim Mann, who worked with Adkins on the excellent Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, deliver high-impact fisticuffs that are likely to satisfy genre fans. They certainly did this one.

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★★★☆

Honestly I don’t get why a lot of people act as if this is better than the first. It was a very good movie, but there were some things that I didn’t like.

I never bought De Niro as a young Vito Corleone. His face just isn’t shaped like Marlon Brando’s, and it took me out of the movie a bit when my brain kept trying to shove their faces together to make a coherent connection in my head. There’s also the absence of characters. This isn’t the fault of the film, but it did seem odd that half the cast just wasn’t there because they all died in the first film. Then there’s the fact that it felt a little too long for not building up to anything nearly as grand as the final act of the first film. The first film felt so perfectly coordinated, but this just felt like the story sort of fizzled out.

It was good, but I’m not sure I can see myself returning to it after watching the first film again. Some stories are better left without sequels, and I think this might be one of them, despite popular consensus.



★★★☆

I feel kind of odd about this one. It was really great, but something just felt off in the pacing and story building. I’m aware of the eternal debate around this movie, and I think I’m leaning slightly toward the negative side. The first half of the film is fantastic, but it felt underdeveloped in regards to the characters.

Joker was obviously supposed to be the protagonist since we have his voice-over and the story follows him into Vietnam, but that felt really weird to me since I was never given screen time with him to actually get to know him as a protagonist. He was introduced, but we never meet him. He’s just there, and the narration feels disjointed from anyone I’m supposed to care about because of that. It doesn’t help that the entire boot camp segment is centered around Gomer Pyle, making it seem as if he’s supposed to be the character of interest. I know I felt more interested in him than Joker and Cowboy.

The change to the second half of the film also felt a little odd and without breathing room. It goes straight from the end of a climactic end to the first act of the story, and then suddenly Joker is out in Vietnam. I feel like there should’ve been something there to bridge the gap. Even a “Part II” title card would be enough to make it seem less awkward.

Ultimately, despite some good stuff happening in the second half, the film probably should’ve been just the first half, but longer and more developed. It’s still pretty great as it is, though, and I’m sure I’ll come back to it some time.

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I wonder if anyone’s made a fan-edit of Full Metal Jacket which excises the second half of the film. I can’t see myself ever revisiting the official cut, but I’d certainly watch that.

Arrivederci.

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I believe what you’re looking for is the pause button. Or the fast forward button. Or the eject button. Or the power button.

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I need to see that soon.

“Ryan Gosling staring off into the distance”