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#1061350
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moviefreakedmind said:

Tobar said:

Did you know it took 12 years to make?

Yes. I actually think that that was one of Red Letter Media’s least funny and most cringe-worthy memes.

EDIT: Just to be clear, I love RLM, but they have a large subset of their fanbase that will parrot every single thing that they say as though it is 100% fact. It isn’t RLM’s fault, but it’s something that I can’t stand about its fanbase.

Their fan base made it cringeworthy like everything in a youtube comments section. But the whole thing was just another one of their reactions based on people saying how dare they not like something, so in a way it’s perfect.

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#1061148
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Tobar said:
Pretty simple really.

I’m still fuzzy on the whole good bad thing Egon.

Magic crystals are fantasy which is good, but if they’re in Star Wars it becomes sci-fi which is bad, but this is about wizards which are good, but magic crystals make magic laser beams and swords work so that’s bad, even though they don’t obey the laws of physics which is fantasy, so this is good? Although it’s just an extension of mystical amulets? And in the end this is kind of irrelevant to anything in the narrative anyway? It’s almost like this is just some kind of minor detail that allows for another series of banal complaints over things that don’t really matter or determine movie quality on the whole.

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#1060963
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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I can sit and watch TFA but it’s a huge mess in terms of basic script elements. One TIE Fighter destroys all the turbo lasers on a capital ship? It had like two or three? Someone had to be told to use missiles? Would they have forgotten they were there if the order wasn’t given? It’s hilariously hair brained for most of the running time.

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#1059649
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Jeebus said:

I think this problem could be alleviated by having a main character stuck in that hallway with Vader. Maybe a current character could be rewritten to be in that scene, or it could be a new character. The idea is that the audience is hopeful because this character managed to avoid the destruction of Scariff, so we’re rooting for him to get out of there.

They could A) make Vader the antagonist or B) use him in place of CGI-Tarkin. The problem then becomes writing him in properly, instead of him randomly meeting nameless guys in a hallway. Imagine if they wrote in a Jedi hunt plot around this which leads them to Jedha and wraps back around to Jyn and friends.

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#1059604
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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Dominic, I see what you mean; of course his presence is not necessary. But you said in your earlier post that he “does not belong in this movie.” That’s a bit hyperbole, I think, and implies that his presence is damaging. I just wonder in what way you think his presence is damaging to the film.

It depends what you consider damaging. Vader’s scene is the most obvious reshoot material because he never meets the heroes face to face. It comes across as a very last minute addition (which it is). It also overturns their sacrifice by making the audience root for him instead. If he was written into the story effectively it might work, but it’s just an effects scene. To me Vader isn’t the sort of character who would even consider using his lightsaber this way, he’s too cool and collected. The ending should be about people with shades of grey feeling they have achieved something bigger than their own selfish ideals. Instead it’s just a spectacle, they hug, they die, now here’s a epic as hell lightsaber massacre ohhhooo yeaaahhhh. Oh but hope. It’s about hope.

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#1059247
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All Things Star Trek
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moviefreakedmind said:

Just for curiosity’s sake, what is you guys’ opinion of Search for Spock? I personally think it’s the most underrated Trek film, and one of the best in the series.

I don’t think it’s bad, I always watch it as part of the mid series plot line. I really like the first half at Starfleet, it gives all the characters a moment and it feels like a fun heist movie. The word is no, into the closet etc etc. The second half becomes kind of shlock with the classic bad Star Trek planet and the punching. Like some TOS series of course. But the pacing goes off for me at this stage and the death of David doesn’t feel earned since we never see him doing anything with his dad. Thankfully they work this into his early motivation in STVI which is a great idea.

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#1059137
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Godzilla series (Rank 'em, rate, whatever, etc).
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Well the original is pretty far ahead of anything that came after but personally I enjoy;

Mothra Vs Godzilla
Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster
Destroy All Monsters
Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah
Godzilla Vs Mothra

I also like King Kong Escapes and War of the Gargantuas. Also the original Gamera, and the first two movies from the reboot trilogy. A friend to all children. Even those he crushed and burned to death. * cue theme song *

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#1058815
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Possessed said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

  • Labyrinth (1986) – 9/10
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) – 8/10
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – 6/10
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) – 8/10
  • Home Alone (1990) – 7/10
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – 6.5/10
    Okay

Eh I would swap the score for Misery with Raiders and I’m not a big John Hughes fan, but you know I think this is mostly fair.

I watched Slaughterhouse-Five, it’s a cool concept with plenty of interesting ideas despite a few overly comedic bits. There are comparisons with a recent release that is also good but saying more gives away too much. Another one for the list of great pre-Star Wars 70s scifi flicks.