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« Thread started on: May 7th, 2012, 10:59am »

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Took my son to see this in IMAX 3D. Visually, it was spectacular. Unfortunately, spectacular is not always a good thing.

I was pleasantly surprised by the acting and the script. Robert Downey, Jr is great, as are most of the other actors, and the dialogue is full of humor and based on the personal interaction of the various superheroes.

But when you realize early on that these characters are virtually indestructable--even the human ones--it all gets kinda boring and predictable. Sure, the good guys are going to win in the end, but what fun is it when every danger and every enemy can be quickly overcome without the slightest bit of creativity or ingeniuity? Clearly this is not the kind of film that one can say, "I'll just wait for the DVD," as seeing it on the big screen is most of the fun, but it's a shame to spend so much money on something that is this creatively disappointing and emotionally unsatisfying.
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« Reply #1 on: May 7th, 2012, 2:54pm »

I'm looking forward to Disney/Pixar's Brave. Certainly going to be infinitely better than last year's poorly-reviewed Cars 2 - the first Pixar film that my family and I actually didn't bother checking out, as we didn't like the first one and we just knew that the sequel would be a horrible idea, and according to lots of reviews and the views of many long-time Disney/Pixar fans, it indeed was.

And then next year we have Monsters, Inc. 2 - the sequel which Pixar should have made in place of Cars 2! The first Monsters, Inc. was a masterpiece, so the sequel should be good too. wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 11th, 2012, 05:00am »

I love it how British cinemas are showing the Marvel Avengers film under the title 'Avengers Assemble' - one critic's asked 'assemble what? A wardrobe?'

Monsters Inc. 2 sounds wonderful but I hope they don't get picketed by screeching crazies going on about how Mike Wazowki symbolises 'the all-seeing eye' (as in masonic symbolism and not the Sheffield band that did 'Walk Like A Panther' with Tony Christie)! I was surprised my colleagues at the art organisation weren't brandishing banners with 'Down with this sort of thing' and 'careful now' outside Leeds Town Hall in tribute to the 'Passion of St. Tibilus'episode of Father Ted!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11th, 2012, 05:02am »

Disney/Pixar's Brave sounds good too - do they have shares in the Marillion website too? grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 11th, 2012, 06:57am »

on May 11th, 2012, 05:00am, sistermoon wrote:
Monsters Inc. 2 sounds wonderful!


Indeed it does! grin (Almost) every Pixar film is something really special and Monsters, Inc. really is genius. Incredibly funny and incredibly clever, just like almost all of their other films. Pixar never gets old, never. smiley

It's just a shame that they had to make a sequel to their least good film. I would appreciate the first Cars a lot more if they didn't release Cars 2. But they did, and I skipped it because I just knew it would suck, and now I dislike the whole Cars franchise. Worse, they're releasing a bland-looking direct-to-DVD spinoff called "Planes" in 2013, which is even more insulting to true Pixar fans who expect Pixar's traditional high quality. angry
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« Reply #5 on: May 11th, 2012, 09:59am »

on May 11th, 2012, 06:57am, NoSonofVine wrote:
It's just a shame that they had to make a sequel to their least good film. I would appreciate the first Cars a lot more if they didn't release Cars 2. But they did, and I skipped it because I just knew it would suck, and now I dislike the whole Cars franchise.

Don't do that. Just appreciate the original for what it is.

Some of the greatest movies ever had awful sequels, and it makes me sad to see how the "franchises" are perceived. I tell people that my favorite movie ever is Jaws, and they say, "Which one?" rolleyes Pinheads.

There are many examples. Alien, Aliens, The Exorcist, Planet of the Apes, Rocky, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Jurassic Park, Speed, The Matrix... some of my favorite movies with crappy sequels. There oughtta be a law. angry
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« Reply #6 on: May 11th, 2012, 11:14am »

on May 7th, 2012, 10:59am, Dust wrote:
Took my son to see this in IMAX 3D. Visually, it was spectacular. Unfortunately, spectacular is not always a good thing.

I was pleasantly surprised by the acting and the script. Robert Downey, Jr is great, as are most of the other actors, and the dialogue is full of humor and based on the personal interaction of the various superheroes.

But when you realize early on that these characters are virtually indestructable--even the human ones--it all gets kinda boring and predictable. Sure, the good guys are going to win in the end, but what fun is it when every danger and every enemy can be quickly overcome without the slightest bit of creativity or ingeniuity? Clearly this is not the kind of film that one can say, "I'll just wait for the DVD," as seeing it on the big screen is most of the fun, but it's a shame to spend so much money on something that is this creatively disappointing and emotionally unsatisfying.


Sure, but how did Scarlett Johansson's behind look in 3D IMAX?
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« Reply #7 on: May 11th, 2012, 12:24pm »

Has anybody seen Piranha 3DD yet? I've seen clips and there seems to be only one interesting bit cool
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« Reply #8 on: May 11th, 2012, 12:53pm »

on May 11th, 2012, 11:14am, HENRY wrote:
Sure, but how did Scarlett Johansson's behind look in 3D IMAX?


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You'll have to picture it 300 times bigger, though I'm not sure the 3-D took full advantage of Scarlett's... assets.

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« Reply #9 on: May 13th, 2012, 8:09pm »

Do you still qualify as a member of the human race if you haven's seen The Advengers yet?
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« Reply #10 on: May 13th, 2012, 11:18pm »

on May 11th, 2012, 12:53pm, Dust wrote:
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You'll have to picture it 300 times bigger, though I'm not sure the 3-D took full advantage of Scarlett's... assets.

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Oh yeah. cool
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« Reply #11 on: May 14th, 2012, 03:42am »

on May 11th, 2012, 09:59am, Dust wrote:
Don't do that. Just appreciate the original for what it is.

Some of the greatest movies ever had awful sequels, and it makes me sad to see how the "franchises" are perceived. I tell people that my favorite movie ever is Jaws, and they say, "Which one?" rolleyes Pinheads.

There are many examples. Alien, Aliens, The Exorcist, Planet of the Apes, Rocky, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Jurassic Park, Speed, The Matrix... some of my favorite movies with crappy sequels. There oughtta be a law. angry


I would appreciate the original Cars, but I didn't like it that much anyway. I found that the film started strong, but once the plot moved to Radiator Springs, it kept going off at a tangent too many times and became rather boring, with not much happening until the final scene in Los Angeles. undecided

My favourite Pixar film will always be the pinnacle of Pixar perfection, Toy Story 2. One of my all-time favourite films, and also my Dad's personal favourite, along with Mary Poppins. smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 14th, 2012, 2:05pm »

Is the new Star Trek film out this year ?
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« Reply #13 on: May 14th, 2012, 2:40pm »

on May 14th, 2012, 2:05pm, shadow wrote:
Is the new Star Trek film out this year ?

Nope, May 17, 2013.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15th, 2012, 11:46am »

on May 11th, 2012, 06:57am, NoSonofVine wrote:
and now I dislike the whole Cars franchise

Personally speaking, I quite enjoyed Cars.

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