Movie Thread

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

  1. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    I actually find it quite nice that Hollywood is making so many more remakes of old beloved movies. Because since we already have a far greater version, it won't matter if they fuck up. We can just ignore it and the original will be completely fine and still loved in years to come.
     
  2. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Ha-ha! So true. You also forgot the biggest flaw...Philip K. Dick is dead. Granted, Ridley Scott and David Peoples made significant changes to PKD's story for Blade Runner, but it was still PKD's heart and genius at the core.

    See, I've always thought it would make a lot more sense if remakes were saved for movies that were bad the first time, so they could correct the mistakes. So remake Showgirls, or maybe Krull.
     
  3. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    337
    Jan 16, 2009
    I don't quite understand this. Even if a horrible sequel like Blade Runner 2 came out, the original would also still be intact. Since all of this is fiction anyway, you could make the personal decision to decide that Blade Runner 2's story is just fan fiction and enjoy the original Blade Runner to the same extent. Again, this is all fiction anyway so there is nothing wrong with completely ignoring sequels that are crap.

    For example, I love Terminator 1 and 2. I personally consider the story to have ended after the second one and I consider the rest to be just fan fiction crap. I ignore them completely. T2 was the end of that series and that's that.

    There is only one Blade Runner and there will always be just one...

    :)
     
  4. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Dissing Krull round 'ere is fightin' talk. Well the three people I know who have actually watched it think it's fightin' talk, though they have a crap taste in movies.
    Doubt a remake of it would work anyway, you can't get enough early 80's nowadays.
     
  5. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    That's exactly what I'm saying. You do understand it dude. And Blade Runner. . . well. . if it were a woman I'd kiss it. On the mouth. With tongue.
     
  6. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Ha!

    Imagine this headline though...

    Ridley Scott to Direct Krull Remake

    Isn't that better than messing around with Blade Runner 2?
     
  7. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    337
    Jan 16, 2009
    Stan Lee talking about 3D movies...

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJmzctTm1jU[/youtube]
     
  8. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    o0o Krull looks interesting. I always thought it was a horror movie. Judged by it's cover...
     
  9. Wumbology

    Wumbology Actually a sentient CRT

    299
    Mar 5, 2013
    Whatcha guys think of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Cleopatra? Watched the latter half a while ago- brilliant, beautiful film. Drama at it's best. And it looks GOOD, dammit! The costumes are bright and vibrant and look INCREDIBLE in HD! Really impressed me, for a 50 year old film.

    [spoiler:f3a426b7b1]And dare I say I see the inspiration for Caesar's Legion in the slew of Rome-themed films of the 60s?[/spoiler:f3a426b7b1]
     
  10. mobucks

    mobucks i get such a kick out of myself Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I might give it a shot. I think it's on Netflix.

    Oldest movie I think I've seen is Run Silent, Run Deep.

    I have a huge boner for old American diesel subs.
     
  11. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    That movie looks amazing, I agree. The Epic is a lost genre in Hollywood these days, even though many of those old Epics looks spectacular. They're from the days of real movie-making before everything was flushed through CGI. Watch a few of them and you'll see how much more vibrant the color palettes used to be.

    You should check out Ben Hur, with Charleton Heston. The chariot race is one of the best action scenes ever made.

    Also Lawrence of Arabia, an all-time classic for sure.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Just saw Holy Motors... and I don't..... just watch it.
     
  13. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I saw a really bad Clint Eastwood movie: Trouble With The Curve. The direction and technical aspects are good, but the story is formulaic to the point of being cringeworthy. Also, Justin Timberlake is in it, and he can't act.
     
  14. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I am pretty sure I allready reported this in here, but I can't find it anywhere, so... I'll repost my report:

    Dredd, I liked it. I am usually not one to be amused or impressed by any kind of comic book adaptation - doesn't matter if people promise it'll be cool, or people involved are cool, if the story is cool, or everyone is cool - don't ever make Akira, but
    yeah
    it was SO amazingly violent, but I liked that. Violence should be harrowing to watch!

    Sex and the city (:D) forgive me, it was on tv, and I was high, but yeah - this movie concludes the series by basically summarizing "remember all that stuff we told you about independence, being your own woman, avoiding kids if you want to - all that stuff? yeah. we changed our minds. YOU'RE OLD! MY GOD YOU'RE OLD!!! GET A HUSBAND WOMAN WTF! The End"
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    So, how is the Hobbit 2 movie? THe hobbit one was the only LOTR movie I liked.
     
  16. Wastewander

    Wastewander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    178
    Jul 6, 2011
    Yep, Dredd was pretty good. Straightforward story without pulling out any stupid twists, or diverging from its initial premise and trying to be more than what it sets out to be. Dystopian societies are a personal favorite setting of mine, and Dredd hits all the right notes on that front. I really hope we get a sequel eventually (since it seems to be in dead water from what I last heard) as I'd love to see a greater exploration of the universe without having to resort to the comic books. Although, I'll admit the movie did get me interested in checking out the comics.
     
  17. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Yes yes, the dystopia was very satisfying. I even liked that they mentioned the world population being some hundred millions or so. The movie managed to give you quite a solid impression of society, without babbling too much about it. I also liked the "side story" of the chick recruit. It coulda gotten very corny, but managed to keep its integrity.
     
  18. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    It was good for me. I saw it in theaters yesterday. It was an improvement over the first in any case. I feel like one would like it if one doesn't expect the movies to reach the heights of the LotR trilogy again. Although it does do so in the Gollum scene in the first movie, and certainly in the excellent scenes where bilbo meets smaug. That's just my opinion. If you really dread plastic fakey-fake action and oversaturated aesthethics, as well as overstuffed storylines you may just come out and hate it alltogether.
     
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I liked the Hobbit 2 too, too? Although the ending was a gigantic cocktease, and the theatre accentuated it by turning on the lights just at the right time.

    I liked the first one more, tho. it took it's fairytale origins to the end with songs and everything.

    And well I liked the aesthetic of this movie a lot, we even made fun of the oversaturated story with a friend by making "quest initiated" sounds and the like.

    Edit, plus: For Cristmas I had a little reunion with a friend and we decided to watch Tropic Thunder because we were discussing wich Subway sandwich was the best and we ended up talkign about black face, and then about RDJ doing black face on Tropic Thunder.

    It was pretty hilarious, about the only Ben Stiller movie I like, it helps that one of the Cohen brothers was on writtign duty too.
     
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  20. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I saw an amazing post-apocalyptic movie the other day: Things to Come from 1936. I found it utterly compelling and once I started I couldn't stop watching it. I kept thinking about how it was made three years before Hitler invaded Poland.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Things_to_Come
     
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