Let's all go to the movies~

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mothra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:08 am

Thad wrote:Blomkamp to direct Robocop movie. Screenplay is by Ed Neumeier, who co-wrote the original.

Course, don't take for granted that this is going to happen until they actually start shooting. I'm still bummed Blomkamp didn't get to make that Alien movie he was working on.

Fuck yesssssssssssssssss

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Brentai » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:42 pm

Thad wrote:Kubo and the Two Strings is my favorite movie of the year. It has some jaw-dropping action sequences that leave me thinking, "how the fuck did they do that?"

Stay through the credits, because, like Boxtrolls, there is a short segment that shows you how the fuck they did that, at least for one really impressive setpiece. (It involves a huge mechanical puppet with a camera circling it.)

I've never seen a bad Laika movie. Go check this one out. It's not as much fun as Boxtrolls or ParaNorman; in fact it's a pretty somber story. But it's got levity too, and action like I've never seen in a stop-motion film before.


Finally managed to see this. Boxtrolls was a miss for me, but Kubo's a grand fucking slam; it's a better Disney Renaissance film than most actual Disney Renaissance films. So of course, it's the one that got to be marked as racist and practically evaporated.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Brentai » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:11 pm

For context I managed to watch this directly after Coco which on the flipside felt like Scrooge McDuck swimming through a money bin full of self-enforced stereotypes. Is everybody in Mexico really either a shoemaker or a mariachi?

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Büge » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 am

Some of them are grandmas, Brentai, jeez

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Thad » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:21 am

Mongrel wrote:

oh my god

EDIT: Just a reminder!

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You know what I just thought of that I can't get out of my head?

How much I would have loved to see Ditko review Man of Steel and tear Snyder a new one for being a bad objectivist.

I'm not sure he would have objected to the neck-snapping*, but he would have hated all the moping and the uncertainty and the bad "maybe don't save that bus full of kids" advice from Pa Kent. It was a movie with a gray palette and what Ditko liked to call gray morality. Anti-life, anti-reason, anti-hero.

I also suspect he would have been less than pleased by the B-story about a dogged reporter tracking down the private personal information of a man who just wanted to be left alone. Though he might have liked the ending where she chose not to publish any of that stuff and just let the man's public deeds speak for themselves.

* Ditko made it very clear in his writing that he thought it was morally acceptable for a superhero to kill a villain so long as the villain was the first one to initiate the use of force. Indeed, that's the entire premise of A Right to Kill, which, for my money, is the best Mr. A story. Mr. A shoots the villain and then delivers a monologue about how the initiation of force is always wrong, but the use of lethal force against someone who initiated force is justified. Ditko wasn't big on subtext.

Ditko preferred to cut away or go abstract with the depiction of violence, so he might have objected to the neck snapping on aesthetic grounds. But I don't think would have criticized the movie for being too violent; he wrote an oft-reprinted essay titled Violence: The Phony Issue, where he argued, once again, that it's the initiation of force that is wrong, and that focusing on violence rather than the initiation of force that leads to it is a distraction.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Thad » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:08 am

...you know what, I take it back. Actually I think the best Mr. A story is the one with the ex-con who goes straight. It's the only Mr. A story that has even the slightest bit of complexity to its morality. (Basically, the moral of that one is that the scales can be balanced and redemption is possible. There are other Ditko stories and essays that deal with that premise -- scales were one of his favorite symbols to draw -- but I don't think there are any other Mr. A stories that do.)

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Thad » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:43 pm

Jurassic Park 5 is exactly what you expect from a Jurassic Park movie at this point: some pretty cool dinosaurs, surrounded by a bunch of dumb bullshit.

Chief among the dumb bullshit: not one single thing that happens during this movie makes any sense if you remember there is a second island full of dinosaurs. And if you think "Well, maybe the second and third movie aren't canon anymore, maybe Isla Sorna doesn't exist" -- no. Sorna is mentioned in dialogue, in the first act. The movie acknowledges that there was a second island full of dinosaurs, and at no point does it follow up by asking "So why don't they just go to that one instead of the one that's on fire?"

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Niku » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:35 pm

they moved the entire population from sorna to help populate nublar for jurassic world's initial opening

every single dinosaur

yes that is the actual explanation

aren't you glad that it's not dumb
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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Niku » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:39 pm

*pounding on table*

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