Movie Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Serge 13, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Nope, I have never watched the series.

    And oh brother, instead of trying to stick a bit closer to reality or at least the plausible, we get a load of tropes.
     
  2. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Is there a war series named oh brother? Because that's not what Band of Brothers is about, it's in fact the opposite.

    It is by far the very best war series ever made.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    No, oh brother is more of a remark, sort of saying "People go to far/are that dumb"

    Akratus, you really got me confused there for a moment. First giving me the impression that the series is full of stereotypes with that clip of Hitler.
     
  4. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    To allay more cross post confusion that's a clip from Inglorious Basterds that's gone all meme. Band of Brothers is based on true events jazzed up a bit so manages to skip most of the standard war stereotypes.

    Edit: To clarify really based on true events by talking to the people there and reading diaries, not "based on true events" like a crappy horror movie.
     
  5. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    That's from the movie The Inglourious Basterds. :P

    Edit: Ninja'd. Damn you alphadrop!
     
  6. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I remember watching that miniseries when it originally came out. I really, really liked the first half or so, but I didn't like the second half. I don't remember the specifics of why I found it disappointing though.
     
  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Band of Brothers is one of these things I've watched to death, as a little "smoking ritual" (cough cough), but, in return, had a lot of oportunity to analyze (to death)

    My impressions are that it is generally a good series, good production values, etc., not to mention the whole "saving private ryan redux"-esque feel and tone of it. Some of these soldiers seem to give off an impressive ammount of dust, when shot, but hey, better than the usual old blood-splatter etc.

    I'll usually summarize Band of Brothers as the best attempt so far, in a mainstream-ish American production, to show WW2 in a relatively nuanced manner. That is, right behind Saving Private Ryan.

    My biggest gripes were "the lessons" in many an episode, lessons such as "aw shucks, germans are people too!" "war is hell!" "etc etc"
    but to be fair, Band of Brothers was nothing in comparison to The Pacific, when it came to these idiotic lessons, where nearly every episode had to squeeze out some "japanese are people too!"-moral.

    /rant... :0
     
  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    The first part with the spread of the super flu was okay done (if stereotypical), but then they go all Christian and sappy to the point that it becomes slow and annoying to watch.
    Strange enough exactly that starts to increase is when we actually see the 'dark man' or Randall Flag in person.

    And then there is of course the stupid ending. Before that old bat lady Abigail is whining about how people have to take a Stand and after a stupid set up, comes to actually nothing as the deus ex machina playing the role of the deus ex machina resolves everything. (imagine if the four main 'good' characters had actually been delayed a couple of days, they might have just arrived in time to see Las Vegas blow up in a nuclear cloud and be done with it)

    I know this is one of King's things but they should have considered removing all the religious/supernatural overtones and just played it as a 'after the end of modern civilization' story, with survivors simply divided in two camps on how to rebuild civilization.

    That and trimming out all the dead wood which could have probably reduced this mini series to something better executed.
     
  9. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Yeah, that sounds about right.
     
  10. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    337
    Jan 16, 2009
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK2zYHWDZKo[/youtube]

    New X-men movie coming out...
     
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I hope it's more like First Class and less like the first three movies.

    Edit: is it just me or it looks more like a tv show than a theatrical release?
     
  12. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Wow! A Days of Future Past movie! And the trailer is STUFFED with Sentinels!

    It is!

    They're right there!

    SENTINELS ALL OVER AND KITTY PRYDE GOES BACK IN TIEM
     
  13. FalloutTroll

    FalloutTroll Mfw no snow

    121
    Apr 7, 2013
    Just watched This is the end. Fun comedy i recommend it to everyone ;)
     
  14. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I really hated This is the end. I wouldn't have seen it if I knew beforehand that it was just another stupid seth rogen stoner comedy.
    I'd recommend The World's End over it.
     
  15. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I'm waiting for the Blu-Ray of The World's End, and then I'll die happy.
     
  16. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    No you won't. :P
     
  17. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    What is this, X-Men 5? And then Prometheus 2 and my personal nightmare, Blade Runner 2, are both in the works. So there isn't going to be an original story for at least the next six or seven years, I'd say.
     
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Obviously becase they only make 3 movies every 7 years.
     
  19. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    Wait what
     
  20. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Deckard has to team up with his long lost son to race through the city in an effort to stop the evil alien conspiracy that created the replicants.
    Calling it now.