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#5761 tcrash247

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

whoknows probably has the worst opinions on CAG....that or he just loves trolling threads.

Anyway, just got back from seeing Iron Man 3 in 3D. Thought it was great. I love the series because it's a bit more plot driven and character focused than most super hero/comic movies outside of Nolan's Batman trilogy, and that's a lot more up my alley than most others that are mostly mindless popcorn action flicks. AKA enjoyable but entirely forgettable with little replay value.

So I didn't mind the lack of suit, panic attacks etc. as I like the series more for the Tony Stark character than the action. And besides that I thought there was still plenty off good action scenes.

It also had by far the best villain of the series so far. Guy Pearce nailed that role, and it was nice to have a villain that wasn't just a pissed off guy in another suit.

I'd still put Iron Man 1 as the best of the series by a small bit over this one. I definitely liked this better than the second one though--and I like the second one more than most apparently.


He was a pissed off guy that breathed fire, that's less exciting than a guy in a suit.

While I tend to not agree with whoknows, I really do agree with him in this regard. I think the exact opposite of dmaul, but that's because you don't seem to really like action or super hero movies, you like movies with more substance. I think this should have been marketed as a comedy because it is very funny, but I watch Marvel super hero movies to see big action sequences and all the ones in this movie were very lame when you compare it to the end of 2.

#5762 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

While I tend to not agree with whoknows, I really do agree with him in this regard. I think the exact opposite of dmaul, but that's because you don't seem to really like action or super hero movies, you like movies with more substance. I think this should have been marketed as a comedy because it is very funny, but I watch Marvel super hero movies to see big action sequences and all the ones in this movie were very lame when you compare it to the end of 2.


I do like action/super hero movies. They just aren't my favorite genre, thus I like stuff like this or the Nolan Batman movies a lot more than say The Avengers (which was still very good for what it is) as I find them a better blend of the action/super hero stuff along with the drama/character development stuff I enjoy in movies.

Just have to agree to disagree on the action scenes. Thought the ending fight in this was actually very similar to that in Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2 had a them fighting a bunch of robots and the main villain. This one had them fighting the main villain and his lackeys with a bunch of robots.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

I do like action/super hero movies. They just aren't my favorite genre, thus I like stuff like this or the Nolan Batman movies a lot more than say The Avengers (which was still very good for what it is) as I find them a better blend of the action/super hero stuff along with the drama/character development stuff I enjoy in movies.

Just have to agree to disagree on the action scenes. Thought the ending fight in this was actually very similar to that in Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2 had a them fighting a bunch of robots and the main villain. This one had them fighting the main villain and his lackeys with a bunch of robots.

Was about to say this...

Not to mention that having the mansion being blown into the harbor wasn't exactly like watching paint dry.
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#5764 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

Not to mention that having the mansion being blown into the harbor wasn't exactly like watching paint dry.


Nor was the attack on Air Force One.

This was the only one of the Iron Man movies were it felt like there was a major threat to the world. The first just had his partner wanting to take over the business, and the second the rival arms manufacturer and a guy with a personal grudge.

Obviously the Avengers had a larger threat to the world, but nonetheless the threat here felt more epic than in the first two Iron Man movies and added to the drama.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

I do like action/super hero movies. They just aren't my favorite genre, thus I like stuff like this or the Nolan Batman movies a lot more than say The Avengers (which was still very good for what it is) as I find them a better blend of the action/super hero stuff along with the drama/character development stuff I enjoy in movies.

Just have to agree to disagree on the action scenes. Thought the ending fight in this was actually very similar to that in Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2 had a them fighting a bunch of robots and the main villain. This one had them fighting the main villain and his lackeys with a bunch of robots.


Yeah, I know what you're saying. I like The Avengers, Spiderman 1&2 and X-Men 1&2 more than Iron Man and Dark Knight because they're a lot more exciting and fun to me and I want to see constant hero vs. villain battles, that's what I look for in a super hero movie. I even really enjoyed the Fantastic Four movies, even though they were critically panned, they were fun and exciting. Dark Knight and Iron Man still have their rightful places, it's just a matter of opinion.

I guess my problem with the end fight in IM3 was a lot of stuff was going on in the background and the focus on Tony switching suits was kind of stupid to me. IM2 had him directly fighting all the bots in the air and then the epic battle with War Machine against the bots was awesome. Again, it's just personal opinion in what I find more exciting.

#5766 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

Absolutely.

Just a matter of what one finds more entertaining. And whether pure entertainment is the only reason for watching a movie etc.

Sometimes it is for me and I just want to veg out and watch a mindless action flick or comedy, sometimes I want something more involving and go for a serious drama or documentary, others I want something in between that has some action and some decent story/character development. Just depends on what I'm in the mood for.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

I do like action/super hero movies. They just aren't my favorite genre, thus I like stuff like this or the Nolan Batman movies a lot more than say The Avengers (which was still very good for what it is) as I find them a better blend of the action/super hero stuff along with the drama/character development stuff I enjoy in movies.

I share the same tastes, which is why Nolan's Batman (specifically TDK), was my favorite superhero movie of all time.

Avengers was good for what it was, but for me it was kind of meh.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:57 PM

I share the same tastes, which is why Nolan's Batman (specifically TDK), was my favorite superhero movie of all time.

Avengers was good for what it was, but for me it was kind of meh.


I was just going through the intro of TDK, the heist scene and it is simply breathtaking. I do love the Avengers, I find it more entertaining than TDK but overall I'd edge it out to TDK as the better film, even though I prefer Joss over Nolan.

Anyhow following from my previous post I'm gonna rent Side Effects and possibly Safety Not Guaranteed, only because of Jake Johnson is in it and he's hilarious in New Girl. Anyhow hope they're both good.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:11 PM

Jake Johnson is the same character in the movie with added womanizing.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

Avengers was good for what it was, but for me it was kind of meh.

I felt the same way about Thor. I guess I'm just not impressed by EPIC ACTION anymore.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

Rewatched T2 for the first time in probably 10+ years. It remains a classic that should've probably ended the Terminator movies. It was especially fun because after so much time, although I knew the general plot, there were little pieces that I had forgotten about.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

I first saw Terminator 2 when it aired in syndication. I only saw a few parts, mostly Sarah Connor freaking out and kicking ass. I bought the DVD on sale a few years ago, and I loved the movie. Did you not cry tears when this T-1000 died?

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:46 PM

I first saw Terminator 2 when it aired in syndication. I only saw a few parts, mostly Sarah Connor freaking out and kicking ass. I bought the DVD on sale a few years ago, and I loved the movie. Did you not cry tears when this T-1000 died?


You mean Arnold? He was the T-800. T-1000 was the liquid metal guy.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

Rewatched T2 for the first time in probably 10+ years. It remains a classic that should've probably ended the Terminator movies. It was especially fun because after so much time, although I knew the general plot, there were little pieces that I had forgotten about.


I don't want to sound like a Cameron fanboy but his movies do have an incredible staying power that makes them age well and retain a high re-watch value. Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, all great movies that hold up over multiple viewings through the years. (Now if that damn The Abyss would come out on blu ray already...)

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:09 AM

Saw Django tonight. I thought it was good. The middle section -
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It was really shaping up to be one of my favorites and I thought Tarantino just tried to do too much at the end.

8.2/10. Pulp Fiction remains my favorite Tarantino movie outside of Sin City (if you want to count that).

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:19 AM

Air Force One. .


Now that is a good movie!! :hot:
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#5777 Halo05

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:23 AM

I first saw Terminator 2 when it aired in syndication. I only saw a few parts, mostly Sarah Connor freaking out and kicking ass. I bought the DVD on sale a few years ago, and I loved the movie. Did you not cry tears when this T-1000 died?


No shit true story - I was about 13 when the movie first came out and I went to see it in the theater with my Mom. Not sure how I got her to agree to see it but whatevs. Not crying at the very end was very, very challenging.

And man did I ever think that John Conner was the coolest kid of all time.

As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:01 AM

Just watched The Lincoln Lawyer. Good movie. Never expected it to suck.

Ive seen very few court drama films, and i feel like ive seen something similar to lincoln lawyer before. It may not be original, but it was still enjoyable.

Also what the hell is up with Matthew McCounehey (sp?)

Hes like a white LL Cool J.

Always smiling, always has mouth open like gawking, always lickin his lips, biting them too.

Wtf???

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

You mean Arnold? He was the T-800. T-1000 was the liquid metal guy.

The Karate Kid is the boy from the Cobra Kai dojo.

My bad. :/

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:02 PM

American Psycho- fantastic film. It's just disgusting how they let Bateman get away with all of that because HE would tarnish their veneers. It's kinda like "I don't wanna get involved" dialed all the way up, and it's not because of bodily harm.

Clue- Pretty fun movie, and after watching the Psych episode, got all the jokes.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:47 PM

Moonrise Kingdom was decent, though I'm not that well-versed on the Wes Anderson catalogue.

One of the weirdest things I've seen in any film was
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:12 AM

American Psycho- fantastic film. It's just disgusting how they let Bateman get away with all of that because HE would tarnish their veneers. It's kinda like "I don't wanna get involved" dialed all the way up, and it's not because of bodily harm.

Clue- Pretty fun movie, and after watching the Psych episode, got all the jokes.


Or Bateman just thought it all up in his head.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

Jack Reacher. I really enjoyed it, the highly telegraphed plot not withstanding.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

These are the movies my wife and I have seen in the theater so far in May.

Iron Man 3 -- 3/5
I think we all know the problems with this movie. My biggest complaint was making the audience wait 7+ minutes for that worthless after credits scene.

The Place Beyond the Pines -- 3/5 (if it had been shorter 4/5)
The movie basically has three acts and the first two were great. The third felt unnecessary to me and made the movie drag out. They should have cut a big chunk of it out and the movie would have been better for it.

Star Trek Into Darkness -- 4/5
My wife and I really liked this movie as well. I hope the movie does well enough they make a third as both Star Trek movies have been very good.

The Hangover Part 3 -- 2/5
I really wanted to live this movie but it just wasn't that funny to me. Part of the problem was that they showed all the funny parts in the trailers. The other part was the fact nothing really happened other than a few big spots. Easily the worst of the 3 movies I thought. The post credits scene was the most funny part of the movie. I would have much rather watched the movie based on that scene than the movie we got.

Fast and Furious 6 -- 4/5
I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would. Obviously it is a completely over the top ridiculous movie but that is what makes it good. The movie knows what it is and doesn't pretend to be anything else.

Epic -- 4/5
Really good animated movie, my wife and I enjoyed it as well as our kids. The 3D was good and it had a nice mix of action and comedy.

Next week we will probably go see After Earth to finish out May.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

It's been a while since I've been on CAG. my no money and other real life stuff just made me want to stay away. But figured I saw a movie.. in theatres might as well hop back on the train

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

Moonrise Kingdom was decent, though I'm not that well-versed on the Wes Anderson catalogue.

One of the weirdest things I've seen in any film was

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Weird.


I've seen all but the Darjeeling Limited and I did find the sequence you mentioned weird, even for Wes Anderson. I remember critics loving it, I thought it was alright nothing special though.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:22 PM

The Dictator - 4/5 - I found the film to be incredibly hilarious. A little juvenile at points, but what comedy like this isn't? I also found the movie's cinematography and shooting to be overly exceptional given the genre of the film as a raunchy comedy. John C Reilly was awesome in his limited role.
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#5788 Jodou

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

Magic Mike was ok. If there was a message in the movie somewhere, then I missed it because to me the movie only seemed interested in telling a story. "Ordinary people doing what it takes to make ends meet" would be a more appropriate movie title.

The overprotective, motherly-sister was actually more weird than the male strippers oddly enough lol.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:19 AM

The Great Gatsby - It was good, but about 30 minutes too long. Really good cinematography and good performances from all the actors. The soundtrack was pretty bad, Jay-Z and Beyonce don't fit in with the 20's.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

Texas Chainsaw 3D - supposed to be the true sequel to the original. Starts out decently enough, but tries to humanize Leatherface at the end which is one of the many problems w the leadup to the credits.

Lego Batman: The Movie DC Superheroes Unite - If you played the game, dont bother. it is basically the games cutscenes pieced together with a lil more work to make it all flow as a 70 min movie.