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« on: 07-07-2008, 12:09 »
So, if you go see a movie and want to review it, putting it here would be a good thing.

Recent Viewings: Hancock and Wall-E

Hancock: 3 out of 5 - This movie gets stars for how long it remains awesome.  About 60% of the way through the movie, the plot twists, and then again, and then again, and you just hope the movie's over, but then they have to resurrect it again.  The special effects?  Great.  Will Smith's beginning of movie character?  Awesome.  Interaction among characters?  For the most part great.  There was one scene where he pwns a guy with a zagnut bar.  That was ROFLAWESOME.  The premise of the movie was quite tasty, but after the plot twist, everything becomes contrived.  I would have respected them if the end of the movie ended when you think it should have (barring all hopes, putting it out of its misery XD), but the climax and denouement of the movie was hard to believe.  Otherwise, SEE IT FOR THE ZAGNUT.

Wall-E: 5.5 out of 5 - This is like the best movie I have seen in 2-3 years, possibly longer.  The story is well told with like extremely limited dialogue for about 85% of the movie - everything else is body language, and it works really naturally.  It's a cute story, full of surprises, and full of throwbacks to older movies and not so old movies - the first 10 minutes of the movie, I thought I was watching a G rated version of Idiocracy XD  Anyways, if you haven't seen it, please do.  It's cute :D

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« Reply #1 on: 07-07-2008, 12:29 »
Wall-E was amazing. :awesome:

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« Reply #2 on: 07-07-2008, 12:33 »
Even from the very beginning, it was a world of wonder and amazement, and it never let us down.  8D

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« Reply #3 on: 07-07-2008, 13:07 »
EEEEEEEEVA XD

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« Reply #4 on: 07-07-2008, 13:09 »
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« Reply #5 on: 07-07-2008, 13:53 »
Does it matter if you saw the movie in theaters or not?

Cause I just watched Paprika, 5 out of 5 here. Crazy movie, good plot, and crazy animation. Think a visual acid trip with an overall good everything. The plot may have seemed to be there just as an excuse for the insane animation. But it has a lot of good morals to it in a way. But that's not saying the plot wasn't good. It did everything right, as in built up good characters, and was pretty original, and explained itself pretty well. Go rent it, or download it, cause I don't think it even aired in US theaters. But damn, it was good, very serious at times though, but has some nice sides which make you just feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

(Also, there is one hilarious scene during the climax which isn't funny at all, but if any of you watch it, you should catch it and get a good laugh out of it. It completely killed the mood though.)

But it is indeed, "Your brain on anime." as they say. A must see if you haven't already. I think this is also by the guy who did Paranoia Agent. Good stuff though...
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« Reply #6 on: 07-07-2008, 13:55 »
Awesome, I heard something or other about it but only in name.  Sounds like a good show :)

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« Reply #7 on: 07-07-2008, 15:46 »
I saw Wanted P: I should have listened to my friend and went to go see Wall-E, but either way, the ending of Wanted was so worth it. So epic :3

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« Reply #8 on: 07-07-2008, 16:42 »
Was it a good movie?  One friend said it looked good.

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« Reply #9 on: 07-07-2008, 17:06 »
I only said I liked the ending :3 The beginning was okay, medicore ish, somewhere around the middle i got a little bored, impatient, but the last part, mmmmmm. Sweet.  :D

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« Reply #10 on: 07-07-2008, 17:09 »
Hm, so if we spliced Wanted's end onto the beginning and middle of hancock, we'd have a win movie.

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« Reply #11 on: 07-07-2008, 17:18 »
I guess, but I haven't seen hancock ^_____^;;;

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« Reply #12 on: 07-07-2008, 17:26 »
I could tell you about it.

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« Reply #13 on: 07-07-2008, 17:27 »
Okay :D

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« Reply #14 on: 07-07-2008, 17:53 »
Hancock = a bad movie to see in the middle of LA with a theater full of black people.  Anyway, yeah, that's where I saw it, right before AX.

I thought it was pretty good (for what I actually heard of it), and it was better than I originally expected.  The end was ok but I was hoping for it to be a bit different. 

Also, I saw Akira for the first time the other day.
Character art = sucks.  Couldn't tell the females from the males half the time.
Story = Omg stupid.  I walked out still not knowing WHY things happened the way they did.  There was no reason for anything, it all just happens.

Once upon a fish, a dude named akira had some special powers.  He was basically mutilated and dissected for science experiments (to find out why he had powers) and all that remained of him was some tubes with goops and miscellaneous body parts.  This was done because he went berzerk, blew up tokyo, and started WWIII.  These tubes were kept at nearly absolute zero temps for later researchers to examine.  One day, someone runs experiments on humans, makes some special people, they remain children but shrivel up into old wrinkly peoples, have some powers, and can't leave the building.  These people were supposed to be like akira but weren't.

So later they find someone else named Tetsuo and he supposedly has a similar "wavelength" to akira.  Some scientists capture him, mess with him, and now he has powers, which are enhanced by some scientist dude.  Later, he can't control his powers due to the scientist, so he mutates into a giant ugly blob of flesh, crushes his girlfriend to death, and then dies when the other experimented kids bring akira back after they told everyone he was dead and could never return.  So, akira shows up, makes tetsuo disappear (the kids die too).  End of movie.  I guess there was more to this than what I wrote but it wasn't very obvious (or I wasn't paying much attention).

Sound = like, 3 music tracks in the whole movie.  Bad.
Overall = Lame.  I don't know why this movie was supposed to be so amazing.

The ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THIS MOVIE was the background art.  I don't think I've seen any show or movie has ever had such detailed background art.  That was the only impressive thing about this movie.
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« Reply #15 on: 07-07-2008, 17:56 »
Yeah, that sounded plenty confusing ^_____^;;;;

mmmm bgs... crunchy.

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« Reply #16 on: 07-07-2008, 22:18 »
I loved Akira actually. It was pretty pleasing for me, just cause I like those types of movies. The post-apocalyptic cyberpunk setting was the key part, along side of the realistic violence and amazing animation which made it for me. Some of the scenes felt a bit eerie, in the sense of what was going on, and the color scheme, which I really liked.

The plot and characters are kind of mediocre, but I will save the time and just say: If you haven't read the manga (The huge 2,000+ page, 6 volume manga) of Akira, you probably wont like the movie at all. The movies animation, and violence kept me interested at first, but when I read the manga, I had a new appreciation for it, since it goes beyond the movies chopped up plot (Which killed it).

Because there is a lot going on in the movie. The "Things just happen" are because a lot of stuff is missing or compressed causing it to make no sense at all during a lot of scenes. Then again, if you didn't like the movie, I doubt you would go out and pay around $100+ for the manga.

But I felt the same way with the first GITS movie, as in if you don't know any background on it, you wont enjoy it as much, or at all. It is a bit of a hit and miss, as me and my bro LOVED Akira without reading the manga. But I guess our ADD was pleased with the pretty visuals and violence.  :P
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« Reply #17 on: 07-07-2008, 22:24 »
Ghost in the Shell had philosophical angst to fill in the gaps where there wasn't jaw-dropping awesomeness.  Many people were turned off to that whole prospect, but that was probably my favorite part about the movie.  It made me think, are there bugs that aren't software created?

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« Reply #18 on: 07-07-2008, 22:34 »
Oh, of course, I love GITS for that alone. But the action and plot itself in the movie weren't to entertaining to me. The manga helped explain the characters more, and give a reason to what was going on. I was really confused when I first watched it I guess (Maybe it was because I was to young to get it at the time.). But the plot of the series is just awesome, as is the Major.  8) 

I was turned back to it after reading some of the mangas since it wasn't to entertaining at first for me at first. But again, I like those cyberpunk/futuristicy movies, to bad I haven't to many.  :(
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« Reply #19 on: 07-07-2008, 22:35 »
Well, there's plenty of 'em :3  Just not a lot of *good* ones XD

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« Reply #20 on: 07-07-2008, 23:37 »
Cause I just watched Paprika, 5 out of 5 here. Crazy movie...
CRAZY ASS MOVIE.

Wanted - WANT TO SEE

Saw Kung Fu Panda not too long ago.

Animation - 3/5 It was good, but too cartoonish. I know this is what they were aiming for and they hit it, but sometimes it's hard to follow a character's movements. Sometimes it's cool to see a blur of fists, but it gets a little old.

Story - 4/5 a nice little tale, but not an EPIC STORY.

Casting - 5/5 I lol'd at Jack Black's performance and Duston Hoffman was a nice touch. Jackie Chan was neat to hear, but he had barely any lines. Luci Lu, Angelina Jolie, just a few good names.


Overall - 4/5 A nice little flick, not a MUST SEE, but a good one nonetheless.
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« Reply #21 on: 07-08-2008, 01:50 »
The Godfather was incredible. Just saw it, GREAT movie. Everyone needs to see it, like, now. 55/5 or something, YEAH

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« Reply #22 on: 07-08-2008, 03:11 »
I was very displeased with the violence in akira.  The way it was always spoken of, I thought it would be a bit less violent and more philosophical and such, but it wasn't.  I always figure movies suck when compared to their original printed counterparts, so no surprise there that the manga's better.  Still, I wasn't really pleased with the story so I probably won't bother reading it.

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« Reply #23 on: 07-08-2008, 08:10 »
Kung Fu Panda, it felt like all the action was in the previews XD  Being awesome is no charge.  Otherwise, a decent story.

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« Reply #24 on: 07-08-2008, 08:59 »
I was very displeased with the violence in akira.  The way it was always spoken of, I thought it would be a bit less violent and more philosophical and such, but it wasn't.  I always figure movies suck when compared to their original printed counterparts, so no surprise there that the manga's better.  Still, I wasn't really pleased with the story so I probably won't bother reading it.

Exactly, but it is a big hit an miss. Its just seen as a classic by many, so its usually praised as such. And the violence was just fun to watch for me, it kept me amused throughout it.

OH, also, I just found my VHS for Grave Of The Fireflies... Time to get the tissue box and VHS player so I can cry away my manliness into womanhood.

I don't know why, but that movie was just sad, but incredibly amazing during every moment. Anyone with a brain should see this movie now. Long story short, it's about a brother and little sister (AKA Seita and Setsuko respectively) who's village gets bombed during the latter years of WWII. During the bombing their mother is killed and they are left to fend for themselves during the time of war and face many of the harsh realities of it. Its epic in every sense, and equally sad. It is acclaimed by many as the best anime ever, and I can agree just for how amazing it is. 

All I can say is, Watch, Watch, Watch Watch Watch.  8D

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« Reply #25 on: 07-08-2008, 10:08 »
Saikano was the same way for me, in fact, as a little bit grown-up version of grave of the fireflies, or so I've been told.  Also, the love story changes the focus a bit, but the general message of the story is "WAR IS BAD BUT LOVE IT ARE GOOD"

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« Reply #26 on: 07-18-2008, 03:17 »
The Dark Night - Just saw it, why didn't you? Go see it now, I'm not even explaining it, it was THE BEST movie I have ever seen. I now understand why Heath Ledger went crazy,  cause only a crazy man could act that amazing. Every scene was perfect, and Heath blew my mind, I now understand why cowboys go gay for him. My mind was blown, go see it, don't wait, go. Its worth it, ARGH that was incredible!!

All I will say, "Do you want to see a pencil disappear?"

(Seriously, I'm not joking, I have never seen such an amazing movie, and oh, Jack Nicholson has NOTHING on Heath Ledger, and I don't think anyone else will, ever.)
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« Reply #27 on: 07-18-2008, 03:49 »
It was a dark and stormy night?

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« Reply #28 on: 07-18-2008, 08:11 »
Don't just wait donjust wait

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« Reply #29 on: 07-18-2008, 12:31 »
Sock and I are going to see The Dark Knight tomorrow night... if that's related. XD