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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6425 on: March 31, 2021, 08:08:34 AM »
Korea's biggest hurdles was pacing issues due to Nick not committing to the series.  And when they finally did, they really screwed with the airings, between international premiers, online premieres, MOVING THE FREAKING CHANNEL it was on...

Season one had a lot of promise, but the final episode really hurt the series going forward.  I would love to see Korea from a universe where Nick put their faith in the series from the start.
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« Reply #6426 on: March 31, 2021, 07:39:38 PM »
I'll say it for you "dang auto-correct!"
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6427 on: April 01, 2021, 02:38:38 AM »
GvK aka Godzilla vs King Kong

This was a pretty dope movie, far from perfect, but the fight scenes were pretty dope.
It seemed to kinda skip certain things for sake of saving time, and I mean to transition from one situation or scene to the next, but it's nothing major. and I'm sure the exclusion of those types of scenes probably shaved a few minutes from the runtime. So all is forgiven.

Kong looks like a bad ass in this with his grey beard, just an observation.
But you can kinda liken this movie to a Batman vs Superman, in the sense that Godzilla is a much more equipped beast (mouth laser, thick hide, tail, and at home in the water or on land) than Kong, but Kong ain't no punk.

long story short, worth the watch.

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« Reply #6428 on: April 01, 2021, 05:31:32 AM »
Godzilla vs King Kong - 6/10.

I didn't like Godzilla vs King Kong except the two fight scenes. Watch the intro, fast forward to the ship scene and then fast forward to the fight in the city. Otherwise it's just a shlog through psuedo-science and conspiracy theory babble. Every time a human opened their mouth I felt stupider for having watched it. They could have cut the film to 45 minutes. The best entry in the legendary series is still King Kong Skull Island. I was also spoiled by Cloverfield.

If I were to make a Godzilla movie I'd set it on Okinawa(or maybe a fictional island like the mythical Onogoro island) and I'd just follow a similar plot of the 1960s movie. The beasts each start attacking the island from opposing ends and bowl through the island only to clash at the end. The great thing about setting it on Okinawa is you could have Kong start off on a US military base and then have Godzilla start off in a city. Obviously everyone would be terrified by the monsters having been caught between them. no journey to the center of the earth bullshit Human being will not be able to stop these monsters and the only thing that is going to stop one of the monsters is either one of the monsters.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6429 on: April 02, 2021, 01:14:23 PM »
Korea's biggest hurdles was pacing issues due to Nick not committing to the series.  And when they finally did, they really screwed with the airings, between international premiers, online premieres, MOVING THE FREAKING CHANNEL it was on...

Season one had a lot of promise, but the final episode really hurt the series going forward.  I would love to see Korea from a universe where Nick put their faith in the series from the start.

I feel like that was par for the course for them at that time. I remember missing so much of Avatar Book 3 because the new episodes would air at random times, and they'd never repeat them.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6430 on: April 04, 2021, 03:18:08 AM »
I liked S1 of Korra, it felt like it upped the ante in a lot of great ways but that the escalation ended faster than I would have expected, especially for a single first season. While the 'resolution' at the end for her dilemma made some sense, it felt unearned or at least not dwelled on long enough.

Then S2 felt like it upped that ante from the climax of S1 10-fold to the point it felt like it should have been the final season. Knowing that Nick's commitment issues were at play I can see why each season both upped the risk and seemed like a 'new final boss form' challenge to overcome as they were trying to write a series conclusion that ended up not being the end.

Partway through S3 now and I like how it has 'settled back down' so to speak. I like all the additional world building but agree that the characters have been neglected so to speak (but there are also some really good moments as well).

I've not seen enough of Zuko to know what they did for his character, but not seen anything too bad about the others (mixed feelings on Toph, but maybe I'll see more later in the season). I like the sibling dynamic for Aang's kids, though I need more context to know if it truly is a mar on Aang's character/poor parenting since we are only hearing it from the perspective of the children as adults while they are fighting/resolving fights.
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« Reply #6431 on: April 04, 2021, 08:56:16 AM »
Korea's biggest hurdles was pacing issues due to Nick not committing to the series.  And when they finally did, they really screwed with the airings, between international premiers, online premieres, MOVING THE FREAKING CHANNEL it was on...

Season one had a lot of promise, but the final episode really hurt the series going forward.  I would love to see Korea from a universe where Nick put their faith in the series from the start.

I feel like that was par for the course for them at that time. I remember missing so much of Avatar Book 3 because the new episodes would air at random times, and they'd never repeat them.

I just noticed autocorrect nailed me twice in my,post, Korra to Korea.  Ugh. 🤣
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6432 on: April 06, 2021, 08:13:44 PM »
I watched the Big Monkey fight the Big Lizard.

There were a lot of people talking and being not normal humans in the movie.  There seem to have been some technological leaps since the last Godzilla movie.  I remember the first one in this current iteration being very grounded in modern times and the next one sort of upping things to allow the humans to contain and monitor giant eggs or something and also submarine tech got better (hard to remember).  I didn't see Kong: Skull Island, so idk about that.  But the jump in tech appears exponential.

Speaking of annoying things, the logistics of moving Kong around (so he could punch Big Lizard) left so many questions.  First, the fact that some corporation could move him around just because some lady gave the ok is WILD.  That really seems like something the U.N. would want to talk about first?  Then, this corporation seems to own an entire naval fleet complete with multiple aircraft carriers which cost tens of billions of dollars to build and like $100B to maintain a year, and these guys just have some lying around.  Also, these things are nuclear powered, meaning there is a nuclear reactor on the ship to make it go, and that is one of those things the US Government is pretty good at regulating.

After suspending your disbelief beyond there being a Big Lizard who wanted to fight a Big Monkey, the rest of the movie is pretty good.  It does, however, ask you to suspend disbelief a lot as things get fairly cartoonish even beyond the title fight, especially the villain of the film because there just had to be one for some reason.  It's worth the watch.  You get what you come for, and they didn't lie with the "One will fall" tagline, either.

7/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6433 on: April 06, 2021, 09:12:01 PM »
I just looked up who the writers of Kong vs Zilla were. Krampus comes up, which is a great movie. Just interesting to think that either they had no basic science education, or are into absurdist fictional science.
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Re: Rate the last movie you've seen
« Reply #6434 on: April 07, 2021, 12:10:43 AM »
The giant monster fight genre lends itself to pseudoscience pretty well.  The problem is, as far as the monsters are concerned, you can lean more reliably into mythology which is kinda how I remember Godzilla: King of the Monsters.  But then they get people in that space and you end up with flying cars that look horribly out of place.  But even that would be excusable if they plot points made more sense.  They had to do some serious hand-waving at the end that would've ruined it for me had the movie not been pretty much over by that point.
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« Reply #6435 on: April 07, 2021, 03:53:43 AM »
I grew up watching Showa era movies. So, I can enjoy them for what they are. I see what the Legendary pictures movies are trying to do, but it just isn't working. If we were to compare this to Batman: these movies are in the Batman Forever/Batman and Robin space. They're homaging the old stuff, but not doing it as well. Batman Forever was better than Batman and Robin and I feel Godzilla 2016 and Skull Island were Forever, and Godzilla king of the monsters and Kong vs Godzilla are Batman and Robin. I really need to check out the Shin Godzilla series. They look better to me.  I just watched the Japanese version of the original Godzilla and while it had more of what I was looking for than this movie. This movie does look fantastic though.

I just like the idea that these things are just unstoppable hurricanes. Another thing. I used to go to Universal all the time when I was a kid. Orlando wasn't far and universal was cheaper than Disney. Anyhow we went on the Kongfrontation ride, the Earthquake ride, and the Jaws Ride and I think one of these movies really does need to focus on a group of people. There needs to be a sizable amount of shot with the monster, but whats scary is when your inside the building and it's getting fucked. Scenes should alternate between macroscopic and microscopic. As much as people dislike Roland Emmerich, I think his movies are pretty good. If it wasn't for the dialog they'd be S tier movies.
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« Reply #6436 on: April 07, 2021, 09:49:45 PM »
Speaking of Universal Studios, I think there was one section of the movie explicitly designed to be turned into a ride.

I do think you need the scenes with people on the ground, but what we got in this movie was not cutting the mustard.  During the end fighting, you get three people in a building that should've been torn to shreds because of Mechagodzilla escaping it but they're perfectly safe.  Then you get three people on the ground during the fight, who are more or less unaffected by it.  It was almost as if there weren't civilians in the movie getting absolutely wrecked by the giant monster fight.
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« Reply #6437 on: April 16, 2021, 02:53:13 AM »
Thunderforce 6/10 - The internet hates this move, but I find crab jokes hilarious.
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