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#12341 User is offline   worry 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:31 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 13 April 2021 - 04:53 PM, said:

Yeah, I was already all in on this one because I love Zack Snyder, Dave Bautista, Tig Notaro, and Hiroyuki Sanada...but the concept of a Heist with Zombies (which we knew about from the first trailer)...THAT HAVE ORGANIZED UNDER A TRIBAL LORD AND CAN SUPER-FAST-DODGE FUCKING KNIVES...oh baby I'm ALLLLLLLL in.

Oh, and the use of The Gambler for the trailer is note-perfect!




I definitely think zombies in Vegas is a great idea, in theory. I'm less sold (more wait-and-see) on 'zombies' as orcs. But I do like this cast (didn't realize Garrett Dillahunt was in it!) and you're right about the song. What a relief to see a movie trailer use an original recording, and not a slowed down moody cover from some no name mall-rock band.
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Posted 14 April 2021 - 02:17 PM

 Tiste Simeon, on 11 April 2021 - 03:48 PM, said:

Watched The Emperor's New Groove for the who knows how manyth time. Still the best Disney film. My two year old quite enjoyed it too!


My best friend and I can pretty much quote it word for word. Brilliant film!
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Posted 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM

 TheRetiredBridgeburner, on 14 April 2021 - 02:17 PM, said:

 Tiste Simeon, on 11 April 2021 - 03:48 PM, said:

Watched The Emperor's New Groove for the who knows how manyth time. Still the best Disney film. My two year old quite enjoyed it too!


My best friend and I can pretty much quote it word for word. Brilliant film!


ADORE that movie.

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM

 QuickTidal, on 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM, said:

 TheRetiredBridgeburner, on 14 April 2021 - 02:17 PM, said:

 Tiste Simeon, on 11 April 2021 - 03:48 PM, said:

Watched The Emperor's New Groove for the who knows how manyth time. Still the best Disney film. My two year old quite enjoyed it too!


My best friend and I can pretty much quote it word for word. Brilliant film!


ADORE that movie.

Pull the Lever Cronk!...WRONG LEVEEEEEEEERRRRRRR


WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE THAT LEVER?
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Posted 14 April 2021 - 05:27 PM

WTF! Jacob is Dom's brother?! Shut the front door!

These movies are as dopey and dumb as they get, but I'll probably catch it when it makes the rounds to the various content providers eventually.




BTW, I think I'm going to make an attempt at watching every entry in the series. Question though, what is the difference between The Fast and the Furious (2001) and Fast & Furious (2013)? Is the 2013 film just a reboot / re-imagining / update with latest, powerful CGI glitzy special effects?

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:51 PM

No, they are all sequential and in the same universe
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 07:57 AM

It's just that the laws of physics and plausibility degrade further with each film in an exponential curve you can almost map.
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:30 PM

 TheRetiredBridgeburner, on 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM, said:

 QuickTidal, on 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM, said:

 TheRetiredBridgeburner, on 14 April 2021 - 02:17 PM, said:

 Tiste Simeon, on 11 April 2021 - 03:48 PM, said:

Watched The Emperor's New Groove for the who knows how manyth time. Still the best Disney film. My two year old quite enjoyed it too!


My best friend and I can pretty much quote it word for word. Brilliant film!


ADORE that movie.

Pull the Lever Cronk!...WRONG LEVEEEEEEEERRRRRRR


WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE THAT LEVER?



The Emperor's New Groove is one of those Disney movies I didn't much care for on first watch. But my kids kept watching it and it made them hysterical (with bouts of laughter) so my wife and I got into it because watching your kids in hysterics is fantastic. "Pull the lever, Kronk!" still gets uttered by one of us fairly often in everyday life. So much fun stuff in it: Kronk, Izma, Izma as the adorable kitten... John Goodman's character's (Pacha, is it? Drawing a blank at the moment) wife and kids and the stunts they pull are just gold!


Now the real question is, did anyone else like Kronk's New Groove? Cause my kids loved that one too. Probably not as good as Emperor but it has some moments...
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:48 PM

 paran falcon, on 16 April 2021 - 01:30 PM, said:

 TheRetiredBridgeburner, on 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM, said:

 QuickTidal, on 14 April 2021 - 03:06 PM, said:

 TheRetiredBridgeburner, on 14 April 2021 - 02:17 PM, said:

 Tiste Simeon, on 11 April 2021 - 03:48 PM, said:

Watched The Emperor's New Groove for the who knows how manyth time. Still the best Disney film. My two year old quite enjoyed it too!


My best friend and I can pretty much quote it word for word. Brilliant film!


ADORE that movie.

Pull the Lever Cronk!...WRONG LEVEEEEEEEERRRRRRR


WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE THAT LEVER?



The Emperor's New Groove is one of those Disney movies I didn't much care for on first watch. But my kids kept watching it and it made them hysterical (with bouts of laughter) so my wife and I got into it because watching your kids in hysterics is fantastic. "Pull the lever, Kronk!" still gets uttered by one of us fairly often in everyday life. So much fun stuff in it: Kronk, Izma, Izma as the adorable kitten... John Goodman's character's (Pacha, is it? Drawing a blank at the moment) wife and kids and the stunts they pull are just gold!



Along with ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE, EMPEROR stand as two of the FUNNIEST Disney movies in existence. And both are non-musicals to boot, so they kind of fit into this narrow category of Disney film that don't get as much play as the musicals, but they are so great. I also think they succeed becuase of who they cast for the funny, David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kit, and Pat Warburton ALL have impeccable comic timing.

In EMPEROR even the opening with David Spade narrating Yzma's face is a "stand up routine of funny".

In ATLANTIS (which is one of my fave Disney movies already because it's essentially a Jules Verne novel come to glorious life), you've got people like Fox who is traditionally funny, alongside Don Novella (doing a 'munitions expert' version of his Father Guido Sarducci character), Phil Morris, Jim Varney, and Corey Burton all doing spastic nut bar comedy, laid up against straight characters played by Claudia Christiansen, and James Garner. It's LITERALLY a recipe for comedy greatness.

I feel like Disney doesn't do this enough. When they get stuck into musical-mode, they kind of let the comedy fall where it can in the script...which is fine...but the above two comedies are damned great stories with damned great comedy.
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 04:28 PM

I've never been bothered by Atlantis but if you're claiming that it is ENG levels of funny I absolutely have to check it out...
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 04:36 PM

 Tiste Simeon, on 16 April 2021 - 04:28 PM, said:

I've never been bothered by Atlantis but if you're claiming that it is ENG levels of funny I absolutely have to check it out...


It's VERY funny, but it's also a lovely story with a real "fantasy" element to it. It's also the first film Fox did after his Parkinsons diagnoses, and he threw everything into it as a result.

They lean into the stereotypes in some cases for humour, like the Digger character is a frenchman who loves dirt and collects it...he's a "dirty frenchman".

You really should check it out.
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 07:18 PM

I mean.... you had me at Shazam 2, but adding Lucy Liu makes it an opening night appointment.

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:56 PM

I just watched Promising Young Woman. It's very good. It starts really well, kind of dips in the middle and then picks up again. I want to say more but I think it's one of those where any hints will ruin the feels through the movie.
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 09:27 PM

 Malankazooie, on 16 April 2021 - 07:18 PM, said:

I mean.... you had me at Shazam 2, but adding Lucy Liu makes it an opening night appointment.

'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' Casts Lucy Liu as Villain

*link is to variety.com




I am against this, not because I dislike the idea of Lucy Liu as a godess, but that it suggests that they're still afraid of the inherent siliness of most of Shazam's (awesome) rogue's gallery, and because they can't really serious Mr Mind up like they did Sivana they're just sidelining him instead.

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 09:42 PM

Atlantis (and to a lesser extent Treasure Planet) are both slept on Disney gems.
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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:22 PM

 worry, on 16 April 2021 - 09:42 PM, said:

Atlantis (and to a lesser extent Treasure Planet) are both slept on Disney gems.



Atlantis is awesome but Treasure Planet has a special place in my heart...


The book Treasure Island was the first real story book I read as a kid, I had taken a random book from my mother's room and started to read it so I could pretend to be like a "grown-up," it turned out to be Treasure Island... I spent weeks reading it, half the time no idea what was really going on but still loved it and the film now always reminds me of those times.

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 10:32 PM

Treasure Island is such a wonderful book! I just have to dock the movie a few points for giving the protagonist a rat tail, a real scourge in sf&f art.

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:07 AM

 worry, on 16 April 2021 - 09:42 PM, said:

Atlantis (and to a lesser extent Treasure Planet) are both slept on Disney gems.


Agreed, Treasure Planet is one of my favorite nostalgia-bait movies. It's up there with Titan AE (another massive sleeper gem).

I actually don't get why Titan AE bombed. It is genuinely good, and it still holds up. A novel universe that feels lived-in, fleshed-out characters, a decent story, good animation, and some good twists.

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 08:30 AM

Watched some movies.

Watched Hobbs and Shaw. I really liked this film up until the last third where it tries to do some kind of A-team prep thing and it's just downright idiotic for 15 minutes. Then it got good again. I love that the film continues the increasingly more stupid and awesome antics of the Fast and Furious films. Eventually I assume the Fast Family will just be able to fly and travel through space and time in Camero.

Watched John Wick 3. That film should have gotten an oscar for best film. What an amazing action film. Imagine going back to the 80s and showing action movie fans the John Wick films. My head would have exploded.

Watched Spider-Man: Far from Home. Great film. I love their fresh takes on the Spider-Man story and the Mysterio angle was really well pulled off. I can't wait to see where they go after that after credits reveal.

Gotta say Tom Holland is starting to show his age. He looks closer to 30 than 15 in this film.
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Posted 25 April 2021 - 11:52 AM

Watched Nobody, with Bob Odenkirk as the titular character. Good fun a la John Wick.
Not surprising since it's from basically the same crew, and I read somewhere they haven't ruled out a crossover. Which would be FUCKING AWESOME!

Switch your brain off and enjoy eight creative ways to die (ie a teapot?) out of ten.

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