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Joss Whedon surprised everyone by adeptly handling what seemed like too many characters into one Avengers movie. The chances of Goyer / Snyder even remotely being able to emulate that look grim, especially given that the rest of the Justice League are given no set up, and are lame characters anyway.

Three hours of caped crusaders slow-mo punching aliens in backlit rain! Whoo hooo. Sounds like fun.  tongue

Maybe they'll set it in China so the Chinese box office can recoup the destruction porn VFX bill.

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So, you're saying the magic's worn off?

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I'd pay to see the solo Wonder Woman movie, with its classical Greek setting.
But not interested in Avengers III or Thor IV or Iron Man V or Justice League - The Second Punching or whatever they're up to. It's all just WWE anyhow. How many more years can this trend last?

Bring on Dune or the Silmarillion or Blakes' 7 or a hard-R Star Wars spin-off.

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I watched it the other night too, and noticed a few things:

  • Doc's demonstration with the model "fails" when the miniature Delorean rolls off the table and lights the oily rags on fire. This distracts us from the question of what does he think "success" is going to look like? Was the little car supposed to travel back in time when Marty jolted it with the car battery? Then what the fuck was the point of the car battery? ...what?

  • Remember that over-the-top moment when the Libyan guy ducks into the van and comes back with a rocket-launcher? Remember Marty's response — after "holy shit" — when he says "let's see if those bastards can do ninety"? Isn't the issue actually whether or not that rocket can do ninety? It's never been totally clear to me; at that moment, does Marty plan on the time machine working? No, right? So, yeah, this is insane.

  • "A bullet-proof vest! What about all that talk about a paradox, about destroying the spacetime continuum?" "Well, I just figured... 'what the hell.'" Nah. Think about this for ten seconds. What really happened is that 1955 Doc, after tearing up the letter and sending Marty back home, realized that the message Marty was repeatedly, desperately, insanely, against Doc's insistence trying like hell to convey to him... clearly must be "Doc, I know how you die and I want to warn you." Then he figured the exact opposite of 'what the hell.'

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  • Doc's demonstration with the model "fails" when the miniature Delorean rolls off the table and lights the oily rags on fire. This distracts us from the question of what does he think "success" is going to look like? Was the little car supposed to travel back in time when Marty jolted it with the car battery? Then what the fuck was the point of the car battery? ...what?

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And the model car thing has always been a thing for me as well. What exactly was his best-case-scenario for that demonstration? Also, for some reason, I always thought that the oily rags were in a little bin that was actually labled 'oily rags', but apparently it isn't. Now I'm wondering where exactly I saw that joke.

I always assumed that it was just an absent-minded professor kind of joke.  I don't think Doc has actually thought any of the ramifications through.  It's just a question of "we've got to model the situation as exactly as possible", and that includes the electricity.  Really part of the joke for me, which you're sort of getting at Teague, is that all this effort has gone into this completely unnecessary demonstration.  It doesn't, and never could have, actually shown anything of interest.

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BTTF is one of the very few remaining top-shelf 80s franchises not ruined/exploited/sequeled and prequeled 30 years too late, or otherwise had its goodwill diminished by Hollywood suits looking for IP to milk. Can't think of too many others.

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I'd pay to see the solo Wonder Woman movie, with its classical Greek setting.
But not interested in Avengers III or Thor IV or Iron Man V or Justice League - The Second Punching or whatever they're up to. It's all just WWE anyhow. How many more years can this trend last?

Bring on Dune or the Silmarillion or Blakes' 7 or a hard-R Star Wars spin-off.

Dare I mention Transformers?

Not that I don't wish for any of the things you listed but, unfortunately, I see super hero movies everywhere.

Am I the only one not interested in Suicide Squad?

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I was merely uninterested in Suicide Squad until Leto's antics drove me to an active antipathy toward it. (Plus if this one underperforms, it's another handful of dirt over the DCCU, which is only a good thing.)

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I used to like Jared Leto.

Used to.

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I was merely uninterested in Suicide Squad until Leto's antics drove me to an active antipathy toward it. (Plus if this one underperforms, it's another handful of dirt over the DCCU, which is only a good thing.)

Pretty much this as well for me. I didn't understand the hype and Leto's Joker seemed thoroughly uninspired. Then I read some BTS stuff and that pretty much ended any possible interest.

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I can't quite review this one fairly, because I had the misfortune of renting it from Amazon unaware that what I would be provided with was not the original Spanish audio but a fairly awful English dub. That said, even the cheesiest of overdubbed line readings ultimately couldn't detract from this film.

[REC] is a fantastic bait-and-switch of a motion picture. The first half lulls the viewer into believing they're watching a fairly mediocre piece of found-footage hackwork, and goes out of its way to form an atmosphere that isn't conducive to scares or tension—bright lighting, fairly telegraphed moments of violence, overly broad performances (though again, can't quite rate that aspect fairly—dub). But when shit hits the fan, it hits it hard, and from that moment on the film is a completely different beast. Moments of tension are dragged out unbearably long before the inevitable occurs, the directors start playing with the geography of the tenement building and the possibilities of the found-footage medium, and the relatively expansive atmosphere takes a tight turn to the claustrophobic. It's a blindside of a transformation, and all the scarier for it.

In fact, the incredibly shitty dub may have even helped with this effect (mind you, I'm double-checking that the DVD has the proper Spanish audio before purchasing it). I spent the first half of the film resigned to the fact that any tension I could have felt was going to be smothered by the hamfisted English audio, and the latter half completely on edge in spite of it. It takes compelling film-making to do that.

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Very cool - you'll have to let us know if it keeps the same effect with the Spanish audio.

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A lot of people view this one, Bill Paxton's directorial debut, as an underrated gem, so when I spotted it at the Half Price Books clearance sale for $2 I snatched it up.

To my disappointment, it's an unfortunate instance of a screenplay that is degraded rather than elevated by its realization as a film. Nearly every element—the flat cinematography, Bill Paxton's two-note performance, McConaughey's bored narration—conspires to take a reasonably clever premise for an ambiguously supernatural thriller and tamp it down to the equivalent of a made-for-television movie. Paxton's bizarre refusal to show any sort of blood in the course of the film's numerous murders adds to this effect—it comes off not only as cowardice but as a weirdly artificial constraint, as if he were shooting the film to be broadcast on a network station and could only go so far.

The film isn't incompetent to the point of badness, and both McConaughey and the film's child actors bring enough to the table in terms of performances to keep the viewer mildly entertained, but Frailty, alas, never rises above mediocrity. Had it been given to a proper director, and had a different actor been cast in place of Paxton, it might have been considerably more successful.

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Very cool - you'll have to let us know if it keeps the same effect with the Spanish audio.

Will do! DVD is apparently out of print here in the States (or at the very least not available on Amazon), but tracking down a copy is near the top of my list of movie priorities once the Criterion sale winds down.

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I saw Jason Bourne over the weekend. Pretty meh. It felt like a 15-year-old wrote it. Just a stale, by-the-book spy movie. Nothing new or compelling to offer. It makes me question why they wanted to revamp the franchise.

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I saw Jason Bourne over the weekend. Pretty meh. It felt like a 15-year-old wrote it. Just a stale, by-the-book spy movie. Nothing new or compelling to offer. It makes me question why they wanted to revamp the franchise.

I'll echo that. Also while I was fairly into the action, it was constantly chaotic, shaky and quickly edited, and not really engaging since you could not anticipate almost anything happening, it just happens and you kind of hope your eyes will catch it.

The writing let it down though mainly. There is sooo much technobabble and l33t hacking, and while it's almost never well done, in this one it felt _really_ dumbed down, which was a shame since it was such a big part of the plot.

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There is sooo much technobabble and l33t hacking, and while it's almost never well done, in this one it felt _really_ dumbed down, which was a shame since it was such a big part of the plot.

The part that induced an audible "pfft" from me was...

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... when the CEO of the big tech company (who was very well cast, I thought) got on stage and told everyone "No one is watching you," and the crowd erupted in applause. Not even Apple could get away with that. Maybe if he explained to them how that was the case, I would have been okay with it. Like Apple explaining the security of Touch ID. But then that was the whole thing, they actually were watching them. Just a silly scene.

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Sam F wrote:

Just a stale, by-the-book spy movie.


To be fair, it is based on a book.

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Sam F wrote:
TechNoir wrote:

There is sooo much technobabble and l33t hacking, and while it's almost never well done, in this one it felt _really_ dumbed down, which was a shame since it was such a big part of the plot.

The part that induced an audible "pfft" from me was...

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... when the CEO of the big tech company (who was very well cast, I thought) got on stage and told everyone "No one is watching you," and the crowd erupted in applause. Not even Apple could get away with that. Maybe if he explained to them how that was the case, I would have been okay with it. Like Apple explaining the security of Touch ID. But then that was the whole thing, they actually were watching them. Just a silly scene.

Not to mention that

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the service their company provides is described as delivering tailored content for the users, meaning they by definition have to be watching everything you do and learning from it.

I also loved the part where

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Bourne and an associate decided to open an unsecured and unknown USB drive, that they'd stolen, on a PC that is wide-open to the internet, allowing the spyware on the USB drive to call home to CIA, who then hack into a cell-phone in the same apartment, and via that access the computer and turn the power off with the click of a button, after which they proudly proclaim that the sensitive data was safely "deleted". How you delete something when you clearly immediately shut off the computer is unknown to me, harddrives need power to perform any operations, including deleting files. Also if they were able to perform a quick-delete of the drive contents (assuming it took less than a second which is highly unlikely), they simply wiped the file table of the hard drive, and it's typically easy to recreate most or all the data with a data recovery program in those cases. Either way they clearly didn't do anything and the movie should know better if it wants to be a cyber-thriller of any sort.

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I could be wrong, but I think she said that she deleted the files straight from the thumb drive, then turned off the computer. Even if she was somehow able to completely wipe the thumb drive of the data, how could she just assume the files hadn't been copied over to the internal drive, or ANY OTHER DRIVE before that point?

"Nope, they're deleted. Definitely not backed up anywhere else. Trust me. I'm a hacker or something."

And the worst part was that she was right. This huge threat that could have been a major source of tension throughout the rest of the film was squashed in a nonsensical and unsatisfying way. After that all we had to hope for was Tommy Lee Jones being ousted/killed, because who really cared about "The Asset" anyway? That guy was so tacked on.

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Ahh, movie night with Mom.

Time to watch an entire season of Archer to scrub the vile Sour-Patch-sweet aftertaste of this off of my tongue. What condescending, artless, moronic, paternalistic, bigoted, racist garbage.

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I watched that movie in a religious retreat thing back in the day. My favorite part was when Jon Bon Jovi did something abusive and one of my classmates noted, "Man, he gives love a bad name."

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I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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I don't even know how to rank this film.
I had high expectations going in, somewhat dampened by early reviews, but I don't think my body was prepared for the utter crap that is Suicide Squad.

Now, don't get me wrong, there is A LOT of good stuff in there, it's just not cohesive or coherent.

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The film starts out REAL quick, and gives you no warning that it's started. It's not the worst thing, but the actual start seems off, and you know something is wrong from the get-go. After the weird introduction the studio felt were necessary this fast, we're treated with a sickening amount of montages, all set to different music tracks, from bohemian rhapsody to Ballrom Blitz, as if to reassure that you're indeed watching the movie from the trailers. However, it falls flat, and it feels like you're suddenly treated to watching trailers for the damn thing. It doesn't help that said montages are mere seconds apart, and the different cues of music feel jarring, and almost had me walk out of the cinema. Not once, not twice.. You get the idea.
The story feels scrambled together, and from what I've read, there's been a great deal of studio meddling here, which hasn't done the film any favors. Some reviews say it feels like two movies joined at the wrong places, and they're somewhat right; there's a comedy and a drama in there, that don't blend well. There are moments you're supposed to laugh, but at certain points, you simply can't, as they feel very out of place. The plot feels very off in most places, and very rushed; Enchantress is simply suddenly the antagonist, and while her reasons for being so are just, they're rushed to the viewer instead of fleshing it out. Simply put; she's in Waller's grasp, and wants to take over the earth by removing people. It's the bare essentials of the story, but it feels that exact way.

Now, over to the characters. I've not read a lot of SS, but I've read some, and seen "Batman: Assault on Arkham", and read quite a few stories in which some of these characters appear, so I consider myself educated enough on the subject to have a right to complain.
However, most of the characters are pretty spot on.
Harley Quinn is pretty well portrayed, but I was missing some batshit-insane moments, to actually give her some weight. Don't get me wrong, that bitch isn't tame, but she lacks a little more pow, to justify the others referring to her as insane.
Capt. Boomerang is pretty much exactly as expected; fun aussie. He's in it for reward, doesn't care much about anything, until the end, obviously. Character arcs and such.
Killer Croc is smaller than the animated films, but it's not a problem. He's fun.
Deadshot is great. Will smith simply delivers, but struggles with a horrible script.
Katana is not someone I know much about, but she's not much in it.
El Diablo is also an unknown for me, but I like the performance overall.
Enchantress is a ... weirdo. Cara Delevigne performs better than I though a model would, but it doesn't help when she's driven by hatred to take over the world for no REAL reason. (Waller has basically caged her, so that means the entire human race needs to die).
Then, there's the Joker. I loved him. Seriously, Jared Leto brought it. His performance is very, very different. In TDK, Joker is an anarchist. As in "what would happen if all of this actually happened in real life?". In "Batman", The Joker is very much based off of comic books and the old TV series, which also worked out good, but Leto's Joker is a borderline psychopath, and I enjoyed watching him strut his stuff on the screen.
However, the writers fucked it up at one point. The relationship between Mr J and Harley is... complicated, simply put, but I know Joker would never go out of his way to get her out of a tight spot. He's not a hopeless romantic, he's the abusive boyfriend that loves her in his own special way. But the film ends on him busting in to Belle Reeve to rescue her, which irked me.

All in all, I loved the characters, the actors portraying them, but it all fell flat due to some fucked up shit.

Okay, I'm ranting. I hated the film. There's so much damn goodness in it, it's hard to understand how it all went wrong, but I blame studio execs meddling, as per usual. I wish they'd learn from Deadpool. Give the director some fucking trust.(although in deadpool's case, the director got next to no money, and zero trust, but without meddling.) It seems like DC is trying to catch up with Marvel too fast, and crams too much exposure in every film, instead of genuinely building up to the final mashups with great products. Suicide Squad had a lot of potential, and it's clearly in there, but unless there's a director's cut somewhere down the line, I'm done. I have zero trust in DC anymore. Marvel's getting it right, but DC can go suck a fuck.

The short version is this:
Don't watch it. If you want to watch it based on the trailers, let the trailers be your shining beacon of hope of what this film could have been. The final product is extremely horrendous.

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Star Trek Beyond

Most of you know that I'm a defender of Abrams Trek films, despite all their downsides and arguments against them. Call it a soft spot of mine.

That said, I would honestly encourage those who have been put off by ST 09 and Into Darkness for their negatives and give Star Trek Beyond a try. It has a much more reflective tone, and builds to the action. There is comedy woven in and out, while crafting the story and the characters have very enjoyable banter.

I know the buzz from the trailers was mixed, but I was not prepared for how the film actually came together. It was funny, smart, and had a great adventure vibe that I really enjoyed. I'd post to the trailers, but they just don't do it justice.

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It's almost 3 AM, so here's two rather brief reviews.

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Yuck. Not even the combined powers of Marion Ravenwood, Matthew Bennell, John Hoynes, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and a Blues Brother could rescue this. I've no particular inclination to watch a bunch of assholes being assholes for two hours while rooting for them the whole time when the college is completely justified in trying to expel them, and to sue them for all sorts of criminal acts by the end. Not to mention the rape and the racism and the uuuuugh fuck this movie and fuck fraternities. 1 of 5 stars.

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Much to my shame, I'd never got around to this one. Goddamn.  Goddamngoddamngoddamn. I know some people think the director's cut drags, but even having been spoiled on the entire film years ago I was completely frantic by the end--I didn't feel any lag at all. Can't wait to pop the DiF for this one in. All the fucking stars.

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