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If the extra $20 doesn't get us rumble, it's a ripoff.

I'm also pretty excited for this.  A new Kirby feels past due, but being in full 3D is the exact kind of thing that really amps it up for me.

Some of that cast, I like. Chris Pratt is a WTF, but Charlie Day is a constant delight to whom I'm always willing to give a chance.  Then there's Seth Rogan who already kind of sounds like DK, and Jack Black who I guess could pull off Bowser?

The first trailer is going to be so weird. I can't wait.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: September 25, 2021, 06:01:21 PM »
Do you have the type-c blocks?  I literally have none, except for one of those covert Switch docks.

Do you have the type-c blocks?  I literally have none, except for one of those covert Switch docks.


General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: September 23, 2021, 08:18:56 PM »
The problem with that last part is if the willingly unvaccinated keep passing the virus back and forth, it can keep mutating and eventually put us back in square 1.  But I'm honestly not interested in arguing with people on it anymore.  It's exhausting.  They often say **** like, "I need to see more data", but they never fucking look.  There is no such data that will satisfy them.  Then there are people who still spread or believe conspiracies about it, and I don't who's worse, them or the devout skeptic.

I still can't see them. :(

It's a long "Teaser" and reveals some speculation as now confirmed.
**SPOILER**Doc Ock makes an appearance**SPOILER**

Also hear the Green Goblin laughing in one scene with one of his green bombs rolling.

There's also a shot of The Lizard and hints at possibly Shocker and Sandman in the movie as well.

Let's see that's one, two, three, four, five?  Seems one shy of a Sinister Six.

Interesting to see them pulling from the One More Day story, where Mephisto saves Aunt May and makes everyone forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man in exchange for Peter and MJ's marriage.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: August 20, 2021, 07:04:46 PM »
I have not been.  I may need to wait to catch up.  It didn't feel like essential viewing, so I haven't prioritized it.

General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: August 18, 2021, 06:26:22 PM »
The COVID news has been especially dire lately, from Mississippi flat out asking for, and being denied, a medical ship to reports of states running out of ICU beds.  It's a damn mess.

That's what I did with Black Widow. I also noticed that if it's an AMC, you can select tickets from your phone, don't check out, and the seats won't be available right away if you go to the counter. It's tough for me now though since I don't live as close to a theatre as I used to.

So, Shang-Chi will be released exclusively in theatres for 45 days before coming to streaming. (Link)  Anyone planning to see this in theatres?  Or are you planning to wait for streaming?  Personally, I think I'll consider it after a week or two when theatres are less crowded.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: August 13, 2021, 01:20:50 PM »
The Suicide Squad

I liked the movie overall for what it was, which was trying to be its own thing.  It's been a while since I've seen the first film, so it's a little tough to compare.  A few differences stand out from its predecessor nonetheless, namely the tone.  The action is pretty good throughout, but there are some QT levels of blood splatter going on.  Most of the violence is actually pretty cartoonish.  The film itself is very chaotic.  There are all sorts of sudden deaths that I assume are meant to keep you on your toes.  Unfortunately, it's hard to get attached to any character because of this, and I'm not sure if any death is meant to feel significant.  There's a scene where the joke is more or less that only one person cared that this character died.

Most of my gripes with the movie involve spoilers, so I'm going to tag them here. Walker's team feels like a ragtag bunch of late-20s/early-30s IT grads.  It feels like she somehow got aggressively downgraded from the shady government organization she was running before.  However, she still runs this secretive government program with a guy in a hoodie working directly under her.  Maybe it's just me, but I expect my shadowy government agents to dress professionally.  The movie relies almost too much on misdirects.  The opening scene is misdirect as you see a bunch of characters gets brutally murdered only for the movie to reveal that those people were just there to serve as a distraction.  Later, Harley just up and shoots one of the movie's villains (a guy who did a coup and now runs the country and the Starro thing) in the middle of the movie which set up another guy being in charge, I guess.  And speaking of character deaths, Captain Boomerang is in this movie and dies in the very beginning.  Now, I knew he wasn't in the whole thing, but for a franchise that's still working to world build, killing one of your hero's 3 biggest villains seems like a bad move when the said hero has yet to have his own movie.

Other things, John Cena is very much in this movie.  He almost steals the show, but it might depend on how much you can take his almost pointless swearing.  It felt like there was a lot of cursing just to earn that R rating.  King Shark is an absolute delight is my last point about the movie.


Those posters are pretty great. Kudos to that marketing team.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 31, 2021, 02:51:07 AM »
Army of the Dead

I will say that I liked the movie.  Many bad things jumped out at me, but nothing that ruined the film.  There are just as many, if not more, good things; so the film averages out.

It's a heist movie and a zombie movie, which makes for a fun time.  The opening credits take way too long, and there are too many shots that remind you it's a Zack Snyder film.  Some shots just seem overly milked for no reason.  There is one really frustrating scene where a character's impending death feels strung out, and they're able to warn another character of a very specific threat but seem unable to for some reason.

Most of the rest of the movie is really good.  Some moments feel a little over the top, but that's what we're here for.  Many characters are likable enough for you to root for them, and there's just the right amount of comedy in the film.  It's a solid watch if you're enjoying some drinks during the viewing.


Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 31, 2021, 02:37:45 AM »
It was how episode two concluded. Sylvie rigged all the bombs she'd been stealing off the TVA teams to travel through to all different points in time and detonate. It resulted in the time graph going bananas. This just seemed to be completely dropped, rather we follow Loki through the portal chasing Sylvie and watched them bicker and sing on a train for half an hour. Felt like a whole episode's worth of content or more was just left out. You'd think that blowing all those timelines would have been quite a significant (and very interesting) event.

Yeah, that part felt really off to me.  Since we don't really see the TVA side of things, I'm left to think that they just cleared things up off-screen, but the situation looked pretty dire.  Multiple timelines were approaching the red.  It would've taken a Herculean effort to fix it, but this is left to the viewer to just assume?

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 26, 2021, 05:29:39 PM »
Boss Baby 2

I forgot I saw this a few weeks back.  I had not seen the first one, but I suppose it didn't matter.  It's a kids' movie with a little here and there for the adults.  Most of the humor is "for all ages" though, but it didn't get too many laughs out of me.

Anyway, the plot is very much in that vein of not making sense because it's for children.  I'm willing to let most of it go, but the film opens with the information that the protagonists from the first film are older (one has a family of his own now) and have grown apart.   The younger brother sends gifts to the family, but the brothers otherwise don't talk or see each other.  What bothers me is that the film tells you two things: a) the brothers were more or less estranged by the time the youngest graduated college, b) they were very close, following the first movie, for some years.  They almost go out of their way to shorten the gap of time between being close and semi-estranged.  It just feels like something happened that the movie isn't telling us.  But I'm probably giving it way too much thought.

Jeff Goldblum is in it as the villain, and he's pretty good.  The movie, however, is not good.


Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 26, 2021, 01:55:55 PM »
You said MJ and I thought of Michael Jackson instead.  I suppose I might think of Mary Jane too. Context.

The context was Space Jam

This made me LOL.

But on the subject of the timing of Black Widow, the film itself works either before or after Infinity War, but the character's arc needed to be closed before it closes forever.  I don't know when else it makes sense to put out that scene, though.  Endgame was better for not having a post-credits scene because that let the film feel like it closed the arc.  Spider-Man was the first post-Endgame movie released (and the last MCU theatrical release until now), but that already had a post and mid-credits scene.  It would've been too much.  The only options are tacking it on for Endgame re-releases or the Blu-Ray.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« on: July 25, 2021, 09:53:08 PM »
Black Widow

It was good. I've seen people say this would've been better if released between Infinity War and Endgame.  I agree with that sentiment, but the post-credits scene would've been a spoiler, and I'm not sure where else you put that scene.  The supporting cast is great, and I hope they all make a return.

I saw it today, and it was my first movie back in a theatre.  It was a good enough choice.  The movie has a lot of action, but it feels a little "tropey" I think.  It doesn't do much for the MCU cannon but put in some new faces, so that's nice.


Space Jam

It's only a bad movie if you think about it; otherwise, this is a movie for kids.  Modern kids' movies are very nonsensical, and this one is no exception.  The slapstick Looney Tunes antics are there, which is nice.  LeBron is no better an actor than MJ was, but this movie feels like it asks more of LeBron to act?  It feels like a LeBron James movie starring the Looney Tunes and not a Looney Tunes movie starring LeBron.  That definitely hurts the film.

Overall, I thought it was good enough.  The part I liked the least was where LeBron's son is basically doing magic to make his video game work.  It's fine if cartoons are doing cartoon things, but the movie doesn't feel grounded on LeBron's end, so the contrast between worlds isn't really there.  The film would've been better off just rehashing the plot from the first film, in my opinion.  So much of what the film was going for just wasn't working for me, but I still found it funny.


Labo already has a gun thing, right? Like a bazooka? So, as far as I'm concerned, the leg work is already done.

Giannis was incredible coming off that injury.  Reports say he went to Chick-fil-A and ordered exactly 50 nuggets.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 17, 2021, 09:30:00 AM »
The ending of Loki felt a little anti-climatic to me.  The setup for future content was great, but I felt that was all the finale was going for.  It feels almost like a prelude to either Dr. Strange or the second season.  Either way, the show was great overall.  Tom Hiddleston as Loki is just a pure delight, and I got about as much of it as I could've asked for.

Movies & TV / Re: SPOILER ALERT: MCU Thread (Livin' La Vida Loki)
« on: July 13, 2021, 06:39:21 PM »
I'm still holding out hope for it being Bob Iger and Deadpool at the end.

And Stan Lee.... Long con ultimate surprise payoff.

Lol. Just as long as the final 20 minutes are contract negotiations for future MCU appearances.

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