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Old 01-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #2171 (permalink)
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I enjoyed Expendables 2. Not a particularly good film, but I thoroughly enjoyed it all the same.

Saw Django last night. Thought it was alright.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:27 AM   #2172 (permalink)
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WWZ looks horrible. The book wasn't about a lone family man saving the world.
This shouldn't matter. People need to get over the fact that their beloved books have been changed slightly and realize that a film interpretation can be judged on it's own merits and not in comparison to the book. That's why people didn't like 'The Road', because it was different from the book and didn't capture the tone properly or something, but as a stand alone film judged on it's own merits it's pretty damn good. If the book hadn't been made and that film came out people would have splooged all over it imo, but because it was based on a book people have these ready made ideas of what it should be like and they hate it even if the film is actually pretty good. Same could be said for some of the Harry Potter films, Watchmen (imo, but I know other people just generally think it's a bad film), Shutter Island etc and the new Jack Reacher film (even though it might not be any good itself, I haven't seen it). McQueen I know is a huge Reacher fan and he had pre-conceptions of what it should be like, but he judged the film on it's own terms and more people should do that imo.

I will add that I don't read a whole lot, so I'm sorry if this is just an ill-informed bunch of shit, but it's something that always annoys me when people say a film is shit because it wasn't like the book or something along those lines. I probably just rambled there anyway because I'm so fucking tired right now. I'm not saying I think WWZ looks particularly great or anything either, what I am saying is that it looks like it could be a fun zombie romp, and judging it's quality on how different it is from the book is a bit silly to me.

FUCK, I only wanted to write a short sentence then. Anyway, I'm actually gonna' watch Les Miserables today, oh man. Maybe DREDD later too.

edit: btw Anark that wasn't having a go at you personally. And I can't stop looking at your sig.
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^^(Bubz)
Always been that way with every and any adaption. Can't change people's minds unless it's something like the Last Airbender that I read about like the changing of the characters' race. Oddly curious about that film despite not being interested in the show.

If I hear good things about WWZ, I'll check it out. Personally, that trailer doesn't look enticing and this is coming from someone who's top favourite movies consists of kung fu terrapins, a killer doll and said killer doll's girlfriend.

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This shouldn't matter. People need to get over the fact that their beloved books have been changed slightly and realize that a film interpretation can be judged on it's own merits and not in comparison to the book. That's why people didn't like 'The Road', because it was different from the book and didn't capture the tone properly or something, but as a stand alone film judged on it's own merits it's pretty damn good. If the book hadn't been made and that film came out people would have splooged all over it imo, but because it was based on a book people have these ready made ideas of what it should be like and they hate it even if the film is actually pretty good. Same could be said for some of the Harry Potter films, Watchmen (imo, but I know other people just generally think it's a bad film), Shutter Island etc and the new Jack Reacher film (even though it might not be any good itself, I haven't seen it). McQueen I know is a huge Reacher fan and he had pre-conceptions of what it should be like, but he judged the film on it's own terms and more people should do that imo.

I will add that I don't read a whole lot, so I'm sorry if this is just an ill-informed bunch of shit, but it's something that always annoys me when people say a film is shit because it wasn't like the book or something along those lines. I probably just rambled there anyway because I'm so fucking tired right now. I'm not saying I think WWZ looks particularly great or anything either, what I am saying is that it looks like it could be a fun zombie romp, and judging it's quality on how different it is from the book is a bit silly to me.

FUCK, I only wanted to write a short sentence then. Anyway, I'm actually gonna' watch Les Miserables today, oh man. Maybe DREDD later too.

edit: btw Anark that wasn't having a go at you personally. And I can't stop looking at your sig.
You mean Striker maybe? I actually agree with everything you said. It's difficult if you are emotionally invested in a book and then the film goes and changes things that you adored about it, but as a completely different medium films of books must be judged only as films.
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Yeah I did mean Striker lol, don't know what happened there. Think I saw your post above mine or something.
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This shouldn't matter. People need to get over the fact that their beloved books have been changed slightly and realize that a film interpretation can be judged on it's own merits and not in comparison to the book. That's why people didn't like 'The Road', because it was different from the book and didn't capture the tone properly or something, but as a stand alone film judged on it's own merits it's pretty damn good. If the book hadn't been made and that film came out people would have splooged all over it imo, but because it was based on a book people have these ready made ideas of what it should be like and they hate it even if the film is actually pretty good. Same could be said for some of the Harry Potter films, Watchmen (imo, but I know other people just generally think it's a bad film), Shutter Island etc and the new Jack Reacher film (even though it might not be any good itself, I haven't seen it). McQueen I know is a huge Reacher fan and he had pre-conceptions of what it should be like, but he judged the film on it's own terms and more people should do that imo.

I will add that I don't read a whole lot, so I'm sorry if this is just an ill-informed bunch of shit, but it's something that always annoys me when people say a film is shit because it wasn't like the book or something along those lines. I probably just rambled there anyway because I'm so fucking tired right now. I'm not saying I think WWZ looks particularly great or anything either, what I am saying is that it looks like it could be a fun zombie romp, and judging it's quality on how different it is from the book is a bit silly to me.

FUCK, I only wanted to write a short sentence then. Anyway, I'm actually gonna' watch Les Miserables today, oh man. Maybe DREDD later too.

edit: btw Anark that wasn't having a go at you personally. And I can't stop looking at your sig.
Harry Potter and WM tended to just not get the tone right. WWZ looks totally different from the books. The book would be difficult to capture in a movie setting though, and I understand that, but it just looks like they named it WWZ to attract some book readers and gather some hype.

I totally get what you mean though.Let me rephrase my opinion on it. It looks like a fun movie, but it seems to be going in a different way then the book, and that disappointed me.


Expendables 2 was one of my favorite movies of 2012 tbh. I want to see Django sometime. I'll probably like it, I have different taste then a lot of people in the thread. I tend to agree with a lot of Skyfall(the poster)'s opinions.
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Was watching Gangs of New York last night and it was pretty funny watching Daniel Day Lewis badmouth Lincoln the whole movie given his most recent role.
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Double post, who cares.

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McQueen, did you know the Wolf is in Zero Dark Thirty. It's your kind of movie.
I'll get around to it. Maybe next weekend.

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This shouldn't matter. People need to get over the fact that their beloved books have been changed slightly and realize that a film interpretation can be judged on it's own merits and not in comparison to the book. That's why people didn't like 'The Road', because it was different from the book and didn't capture the tone properly or something, but as a stand alone film judged on it's own merits it's pretty damn good. If the book hadn't been made and that film came out people would have splooged all over it imo, but because it was based on a book people have these ready made ideas of what it should be like and they hate it even if the film is actually pretty good. Same could be said for some of the Harry Potter films, Watchmen (imo, but I know other people just generally think it's a bad film), Shutter Island etc and the new Jack Reacher film (even though it might not be any good itself, I haven't seen it). McQueen I know is a huge Reacher fan and he had pre-conceptions of what it should be like, but he judged the film on it's own terms and more people should do that imo.

I will add that I don't read a whole lot, so I'm sorry if this is just an ill-informed bunch of shit, but it's something that always annoys me when people say a film is shit because it wasn't like the book or something along those lines. I probably just rambled there anyway because I'm so fucking tired right now. I'm not saying I think WWZ looks particularly great or anything either, what I am saying is that it looks like it could be a fun zombie romp, and judging it's quality on how different it is from the book is a bit silly to me.

FUCK, I only wanted to write a short sentence then. Anyway, I'm actually gonna' watch Les Miserables today, oh man. Maybe DREDD later too.

edit: btw Anark that wasn't having a go at you personally. And I can't stop looking at your sig.
I've read the WWZ book too. The movie just looks like they've made a run of the mill apocalypse movie about one family man rising above the odds to save the world, standard crock of shit and slapped the same name on it. when the book was a fresh and interesting take on the whole Zombie drama. And even though the way the book was wouldn't work as well i'm not excited to see it looks like it is now.

And Jack Reacher wasn't a bad movie, just had the wrong guy as Jack Reacher. It seems like i'm the only one on here who has seen it.

LOL BUBZ is gonna watch gay mis.
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Oh yea, I watched Drive late last night.

I really liked it. Something about it just had a really good feeling to it throughout the movie.

I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet, even though most of you already have.

Oh and the opening credits song was cool as fuck.
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Theres something inside you boy.... but you're still the same.

Yeah that movie had a cool soundtrack.
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