Open Discussion – June 11, 2012

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  1. The Avengers Sequel or The Justice League !?

    • Why do we need to choose? I say both!

      • Agreed :)

    • Both! (I’m guessing we’ll see Avengers 2 before ‘Jusice League’ though…)

      • I’m guessing we’ll see Avengers 3, before Justice League. lol. It is the WB.

    • Both no need to choose one over the other.

  2. I watched a lot of movies this weekend:
    ‘Prometheus’ in theaters (disappointing movie – 3 out of 5) and after I walked out of the theater feeling so disappointed, I needed a pick-me-up so I snuck in and caught the third act of ‘The Avengers’ again (BTW, it’s still freakin awesome :D).

    I also re-watched ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (still a solid 4.5 out of 5) and ‘The Temple of Doom’ (wasn’t as good as I remembered it from my previous viewings so I’m demoting it to 3.5 out of 5). This weekend I’m gonna try to watch ‘The Last Crusade’ again…

    Lastly, I FINALLY watched ‘The Presige’ and it was amazing (4.5 out of 5). Just an incredible film IMO.
    My only beef with it was the accents: Jackman’s accent was pretty spot on/consistent throughout most of the film, but there were a few moments where it seemed “off”. Bale kinda had an Australian thing going on some of the times (and at other times, more American). As for Johansson, I have no idea what was going on there… did she have a British accent, or an American accent? It changed so much I honestly have no idea.

    • I saw Prometheus, as well. I thought it was okay, but I was ultimately disappointed, as I had hyped the movie up in my head a lot. I think my biggest issue was character development. I understand it is hard to make you care about the 17 crew members, especially when they are all asleep for the first 30 minutes of the film, but I really didn’t care about who made it out dead or alive.

    • I rewatched “The Prestige” last week also and i thought it wasnt as good as i remembered. All the character motivations were ridiculous and i didnt have sympathy for anyone other than Michael Cane and the Little Girl.

  3. Why not a Justice League VS Avengers movie? ( Or some kind of DC/Marvel team up. )

    Now THAT would be Epic! Maybe in another 30 years from now.

    • What would be the plot/story line though? Make up some lame-ass excuse to have these heroes go up against each other? lol, no thank you ;)

      I want CBMs that make sense and have a purposeful story.
      That’s the problem I have with all these “VS” ideas that people have for live action superhero movies. It’s awesome to think about it from a comic book fan’s perspective (can’t tell you how many times I’ve pictured Iron man and Batman fighting it out in live action form), but from a movie-fan’s perspective? You’d realize the chances of it working out well would be very unlikely without an exceptional writer.

  4. Anyone watch the Tony Awards last night.

    Disney lost again this year, twice. But Alan Menkin did win for best score. Ironically one of the shows he beat was “Once” which beat Menkin for best original song at the Oscars a few years ago.

    The Telecast was amazingly well produced. They skimmed over awards like Set Design and lighting, and focused mostly on awards people care about (no offense) and performances. Why can’t the Oscars do that? I get that every award is important to the people in their field, but does everyone care about the reading out nominations and acceptance speech of who ever wins Best Costume Design. Skim over that, focus on the heavy awards, performances for best music. Have only stuff that is relevant to the movies nominated (sorry Cirque du Soleil) and cut some of the adds. Promote to the film studio exclusive ad space to promote some summer movies. And maybe get NPH to host, once again he does an amazing job as host.

    • I agree and the performances were fantastic :). There is just something about theater that captures my heart.

  5. Watched both John Carter and Snow White and the Huntsman this weekend, and neither impressed. The dialogue was atrocious and boring, particularly in the latter. Considering the staggering loss of money from John Carter, I understand why they are not making a sequel, although there is certainly material for one. I can’t believe they are considering a sequel for Snow White, as there is really no further material to explore, and it will likely prove to be a waste of money. I believe box office receipts have already dropped over 60 percent from its opening weekend, no doubt due, at least in part, to poor word-of-mouth.

    • I rented John Carter Saturday afternoon and tried to watch it twice and both times I passed out each time.
      It’s a 3 day rental so I’m going to try again tonight but so far I’m not that impressed.

      • Yeah I rented John Carter too, the first hour was decent, but like most movies these days, the second half fell apart. I thought it needed more story, less CG battles. And how many times can you milk the joke, “Vor-Geen-Ya!”? Sheesh! Shave the last half hour, the movie should’ve ended after the colliseum/Attacks of the clones battle.

        But on a side note,

        Lily Collins? The Princess… is that the actress’s name? OMG! Yes… Wonder Woman is among us, forget Gina Carano, Lily can act.

        • Close, not Lily Collins, Lynn Collins.

          She was also in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

      • I think JC is a decent flick, but it definitely does start to drag near the middle. Still, it’s definitely a movie that has some “re-watachability” IMO.

        • I liked it better than Snow White and the Huntsman, but both were just blah overall. John Carter felt too long, as others have indicated here, and I did not find the lead actor very charasmatic in the role. The story…or at least how it was presented…also did not seem very interesting, and thus, the screenplay could have been better.

  6. Tried to buy TDKR iMax tickets for the saturday after release but the website crashed because of all the traffic. Sheeeeeesh.

    • I tried to buy spiderman tickets and couldn’t on imax.com

      • yea its still crashed lol

  7. I watched The Tree of Life this weekend and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It really just sucked me in and then 2 1/2 hours later it was over and it felt like 30 minutes went bye.
    Beautifully shot, compelling story and even though some people hated it I loved the sequence of Earth’s creation and the Dinosaurs.
    At the same time I can understand why some people hated it. I even said that if it was a different day and I was in a different mood I may have turned it off but the stars aligned and like I said it sucked me in.

  8. The wife wanted to go out this weekend to a movie, but she vetoed “Prometheus” and I immediately vetoed her choice of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” before she could even say it. We went to the theater to see SWATH, but I sort of delayed the trip because I wanted to see MIB3 (which started later). We got there late and then I realized MIB3 was the 3D version (we can’t stand 3D since we both wear glasses). And the only movie choice left was Dark Shadows.
    So, we saw Dark Shadows. It was Burton-tastic…meaning it had all the elements of Tim Burton. Gothic scenery, Johnny Depp in white make-up and a strange suit, Helen Bonham-Carter with crazy hair, Danny Elfman’s music, and it was a remake that did not represent the source material to the full extent (or so I’m told). I could rant on about this film, but it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve seen at the movie theaters this year. So, my recommendation is to go see a Katherine Heigl movie in the theater early in the year…that way everything else you see can’t be the worst thing you’ve seen all year ;)

    • I also wear glasses but I’ve had to grow accustomed to wearing the 3D glasses over them… (you should look into this new thing where you can buy “clip-on” 3D glasses specifically made for people who wear prescription lenses… I haven’t tried it yet, but anything beats having to wear two pairs of glasses over one another right? – but I digress).
      I actually thought MIB3′s 3D was pretty good… couldn’t even tell it was a conversion! (same thing happened with Avengers – looks like 3D is starting to get a bit better in terms of quality)

      • I believe 3D is overrated, although I am looking forward to seeing The Hobbit in 3D, as it is supposed to be state-of-the-art, filmed at twice the normal speed. I heard it is so clear, in fact, that people actually disliked the sample footage, because they could see all the imperfections in the man-made scenery and landscape. Perhaps by the time of its release, Jackson and company will “smudge” it up a bit, so as to better blend the man-made with the natural…

      • I might have to look into those clip-on glasses since the Amazing Spiderman looks as if you have to see it in 3D.

      • Have you tried contact lenses?

        I’ve worn glasses since I was 10 and most of my adult life, but about 14 years ago my optometrist asked me about them. They put a test pair in for me, to try them out I had a quick wander around the shop. It was almost like a revelation.

        Wear them every day, usually take them out in the evening unless I’m going to see a film, 3D glasses, no problem. No need for prescription sunnies. Great too if you go to the gym, you don’t have glasses sliding down your nose.

        Highly recommended.

  9. They’ve done a ton of old TV shows and converted them to the big screen, some are obviously more successful than others, The Mission Impossible films come readily to mind.

    Get Smart wasn’t too bad but not great, Lost in Space, well not exactly a hit. I Spy didn’t do so well either, I did enjoy the original series with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, but not exactly a great concept for film.

    So what TV shows from that era would you like to see brought to the big screen as a new franchise?

    For me I think I’d love to see UFO, still a great concept but some of the costume’s were a bit cheesy even for the 60′s (string vests anyone?)

    I’d also love to see Captain Scarlet and Joe-90 done properly.

  10. It makes me sad

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