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| "Movie thread: Random Edition" , posted Wed 30 May 12:40|
When was the last time you've been at a film house?
I don't know if I go now simply because of "eh, why not/just for the hell of it", such as I had with The Avengers and admittedly the longest time in a while seeing a movie in 3D. Glad it was this and not Avatar, which I rented via Netflix and thought it was the worst 2-1/2 hours spent.
Now I was teased with Prometheus via my 3DS and I'm having a hard time resisting wanting to watch it release day, as opposed to other stuff like Harry Potter and such where I'd always think "eh, I'll watch it later". Even things like Inception I had only watched much, much later because I just so happened to have caught parts of it while my parents were watchingo HBO, and I borrowed it afterwards because I had a genuine yearn to want to know what happens...something that I haven't felt in a long time.
And although streaming has spoiled us all, seems like my priorities in life have gotten a hold of me to the point it impedes me from even playing games because talking about it and trying to justify liking it is far better, Internet what have you done to me?. Now movies are like a way for me to break away from Internet hubris/e-penis/analysis/justification syndrome.
So what was the latest thing you watched?
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| "Re(1):Movie thread: Random Edition" , posted Wed 30 May 21:32:|
So what was the latest thing you watched?
Like probably so many others, it was The Avengers, but before that it was John Carter of Mars - I was pretty curious about it because of:
]a positive mention of the books despite their age here several years ago
- the partial use of the setting in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics, specifically starting in volume 2, which opens in Mars
- this TED talk by Andrew Stanton (clearly made to promote the movie, but still...) intrigued me too, since I didn't know ERB had written himself into the plot, so I wondered how he transitioned from that into Mars
As far as I'm concerned, the tharks stole most of the scenes (I saw them in no promotional material I can think of, oddly), starting with the initial oddity of the babies, the "Virginia" factor, everything involving their handling of babies (the surprisingly easily distinguishable females rushing to collect theirs when they arrive in the village, and later how Carter gets treated like one of them , which was funny).
Those face horns they have seemed really weird and pointless, but then that scene when Tars and his rival face off and their horns are grinding into each other making the tension much more palpable and made them work at least narratively, even if I couldn't find much of a biological purpose for them.
Given the age of the material (holy shit it's been a century), I went ready to forgive a lot of older concepts that might not have aged well, but the execution of the whole thing really helped me not worry too much about those during the film.
I really liked how the movie closed though, really messed with expectations, which was a plus considering how many things the age of the movie made predictable.
"Beat the machine that works in your head!" - Guano Apes "Open Your Eyes"
[this message was edited by Loona on Wed 30 May 21:42]
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| "Re(3):Movie thread: Random Edition" , posted Thu 31 May 10:00|
As far as I can remember, the last movie I saw on a theater was that Gyakuten Saiban adaptation by Miike Takashi. And I must say it was truly gorgeous. Not only did it work quite well as a movie, but it was a wonderful, heart warming rendition of the original material. You could feel the sheer love for the game in every frame and sequence of the film, yet the story was perfectly enjoyable for the profane viewer as well. Probably the best videogame-to-movie adaptation of all time (not that it was such a difficult feat, seeing the previous attempts, tough...). Overall, the best 120 minutes I had had in ages. Which tells a lot about how sad my life actually is, I guess. Oh, but I digress.
Anyway, that sushi chef flick looks totally awesome. Now I wonder if there actually *IS* a sushi restaurant on the Ginza line subway manned by living national treasure... I would add it immediately to my "places to go before the city gets erased from the face of the Earth by the next earthquake" list.