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Post by Hudson » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:23 am

Another Star Wars trailer has been released, looks awesome :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

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You can't do that and not post the link. You dirty tease.

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Post by Hudson » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:46 pm

Dan wrote:You can't do that and not post the link. You dirty tease.
Sorry, this hotel has some of the most intermittent wifi I've ever encountered :|

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Post by mrblackbat » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:01 pm

The football droid looks fucking stupid.

Also, the new baddie reminds me of Rick Moranis in Spaceballs.

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Post by mrblackbat » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:50 pm

Just watched Trollhunter. Ace Norwegian faux documentary about catching trolls!

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Post by Ethiaa » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:34 am

mrblackbat wrote:Just watched Trollhunter. Ace Norwegian faux documentary about catching trolls!
Glad to hear you haven't been killed in a domestic violence incident.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:24 am

I think it was touch and go at one point.

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:32 am

SPECTRE. A big improvement on Skyfall IMO, and the best of Craig's films. There's a few things that could be better - it's about 40 minutes too long for a comfortable cinema viewing, and I felt they underused Christoph Waltz's talents. But it was a more coherent film than Skyfall, it didn't drag in the middle and there wasn't some weird departure back to the old films that wasn't in keeping with the new. The action scenes were good and I think they had a nice balance with the humour. Not bad for a Bond film.

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Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:34 pm

Rover the Top wrote:SPECTRE. A big improvement on Skyfall IMO, and the best of Craig's films. There's a few things that could be better - it's about 40 minutes too long for a comfortable cinema viewing, and I felt they underused Christoph Waltz's talents. But it was a more coherent film than Skyfall, it didn't drag in the middle and there wasn't some weird departure back to the old films that wasn't in keeping with the new. The action scenes were good and I think they had a nice balance with the humour. Not bad for a Bond film.
Hmmm, I saw it last weekend. Surely Casino Royale is his best still?

For me this followed a similarly disappointing format to Skyfall with an great first half and then disappointing second half. Agree that it was too and that Waltz was a disappointment.

If anything I would say the exact opposite in that Spectre was attempting some kind of modern day homage to old Bond films:

- A lot more comedic elements than any of Craig's previous even beginning with him falling onto the sofa
- Er the link back to Blofeld...!
- Er the long haired white cat...!
- The villain having a ridiculous hideaway lair with his minions (that was poorly executed and then a pointlessly short scene)
- The calm yet psychotic character of the villain and silly long winded attempts to kill Bond that give him enough time to escape
- The ridiculously massive and superhuman strong bad guy that Bond has to fight

That said I did enjoy it a lot as with all of Craig's films.

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Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:39 pm

Saw Suffragette on Tuesday too and found It pretty ordinary. It will always be deemed a classic due to the cast and subject matter, but actually think it under delivers.

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:47 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Rover the Top wrote:SPECTRE. A big improvement on Skyfall IMO, and the best of Craig's films. There's a few things that could be better - it's about 40 minutes too long for a comfortable cinema viewing, and I felt they underused Christoph Waltz's talents. But it was a more coherent film than Skyfall, it didn't drag in the middle and there wasn't some weird departure back to the old films that wasn't in keeping with the new. The action scenes were good and I think they had a nice balance with the humour. Not bad for a Bond film.
Hmmm, I saw it last weekend. Surely Casino Royale is his best still?

For me this followed a similarly disappointing format to Skyfall with an great first half and then disappointing second half. Agree that it was too and that Waltz was a disappointment.

If anything I would say the exact opposite in that Spectre was attempting some kind of modern day homage to old Bond films:

- A lot more comedic elements than any of Craig's previous even beginning with him falling onto the sofa
- Er the link back to Blofeld...!
- Er the long haired white cat...!
- The villain having a ridiculous hideaway lair with his minions (that was poorly executed and then a pointlessly short scene)
- The calm yet psychotic character of the villain and silly long winded attempts to kill Bond that give him enough time to escape
- The ridiculously massive and superhuman strong bad guy that Bond has to fight

That said I did enjoy it a lot as with all of Craig's films.
I've spoilerised your plot spoilers in case there's people who don't know those things yet! ;) And what I meant about a departure back to the old films was the bit in Skyfall where they suddenly bring in the old Aston Martin providing a continuity going back to the Connery days that can't possibly exist in the timeline following the reboot. That issue doesn't exist with how they've reintroduced Blofeld, they've rebooted his character too rather than started with him climbing out a chimney. I nearly cheered when the cat appeared... :D I liked it for being more like the Connery/Moore films in style. I don't think it works to keep things deadpan serious if you've got an implausible hero and eccentric villains. I usually find Batman films an awkward watch for that reason - why doesn't everyone just burst out laughing when he shows up in his silly costume? :)

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Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:10 pm

Cheers Toppers, that crossed my mind but didn't think I was revealing proper spoilers, or I'm just a horrible human being... :lol:

I get what you mean but given the previous 3 of Craig's it felt like a step backwards. The way I'd gauged things was simply that the Moore style Bonds would no longer play with the modern day audience. Being a bit silly, sexist, racist yadda yadda, and that Bond needed bringing into the modern age akin to the successes of the Bourne films. With the Brosnan films, Goldeneye was great, but beyond that they really took a turn for the worse as he was a Moore esq Bond, hence what felt like the much needed change in direction and refresh with Casino Royale and Craig.

My overriding feeling was that they'd clearly tried to hark back to the old with Spectre but sort of half done it and not that well and so haven't ultimately delivered either a great classic modern day Bond or just a great modern day Bond. It is a hybrid that just misses the mark as much as the first half is excellent.

I mean the failing of Skyfall was ultimately the issue with MGM at the time (was it a strike or money, or both?). That only half the script had been written, then a new group of writers finished it off when it started up again, hence the crap finish. Which leads on to one overarching criticism of Spectre:

Instead of Casino, Quantum and Skyfall all scripted to neatly build up to Spectre, which is what happens in Spectre, it feels overly retrospective in terms of linking it all together with Spectre. Although obviously there is a narrative thread across the films anyway it felt slightly clumsy and an anti-climax (mainly because Wertz doesn't deliver). But for example, the scene in Italy, for me that was possibly the weakest moment in the film itself and tying it all into a quadrology so to speak. So clumsy in fact that I almost laughed at the end when Bond is walking through Mi6 and there are pictures of all the relevant characters from across the films just to make sure the audience knows it's about all of this.

Anyway I'm making it sound like I hated it, I didn't, it was great just a little confused and not sure where they go from here.

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Post by Rover the Top » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:27 am

mcteeth wrote:Cheers Toppers, that crossed my mind but didn't think I was revealing proper spoilers, or I'm just a horrible human being... :lol:
It's best to play it safe and hide any details, even if small and seemingly insignificant. I think as we're showing, people have different ideas of what's important in a film.

And I agree about them tying all the films together. It didn't seem necessary to me, but then no one wants to make stand alone films these days, everything has to be a trilogy with the final story split in two to make even more money. But then a girl I work with thought that it was good they connected everything (I overheard her say this in the office before I saw it, giving a spoiler to the plot even though she probably didn't think she was saying anything important).

For what it's worth, my girlfriend told me off for over-analysing them... :lol:

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Post by mcteeth » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:08 pm

Yeah, agreed.

I went with my Dad for his birthday and he cried... :lol:

Think he is getting overly emotional in his mid sixties.

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