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  1. Saw it yesterday in BFI IMAX.


    I enjoyed it but I didn't understand shit! I probably heard about 40% of the dialogue. Just couldn't make out anything. It was frustrating in the beginning but then I just said screw it, just watch the image instead. Towards the end it sort of made sense but after watching it I googled what it was about. Finally understand it and can't believe I missed so much. I will be watching this again with subtitles. Because the concept is unique and the film is well made. The action was incredible and Nolans directing will always be amazing. But damn he needs to get new sound mixers. It was soooo bad. I know I saw it in IMAX and so the sound would be even louder than conventional cinemas but this is unforgivable. Since Bane every movie he has made had incomprehensible dialogue at times. But this one was just throughout the whole thing. I know I will enjoy it more with a subtitled viewing but it was upsetting to watch a movie and not understand most of it. 


    Having said that the movie was just so well done not to enjoy it. Was a B- when the movie ended but once I read the story online I give it a B. I am sure with repeat viewings it will go up. 




  2. Just don't see the point of not being faithful to the source material. Cassandra Cain, what a waste of a potential. The girl who could take on Batman in the comics is a pick pocket. Black Canary used her cry right at the end like wtf? Thats her main weapon. Huntress wearing 90's get up. Come on man. As for Renee...nope sorry too old. Just give them the damn costumes. They would have looked so much cooler.


    The movie was only enjoyable because of Ewan Mcgregor who was awesome and Margot as Harley. Victor Zsasz. Omg dont get me started on that fucker. Could have named him anything else. 


    Anyways even with all that bullshit i still enjoyed it. Even though Harley has no business being in a Birds of Prey movie unless she is the antagonist. Nor was it needed to be R rated. There was absolutely no gore.


    Pity it flopped. Deserved atleast 300m ww.




    Onus is on Gunn now to save this corner of the DCEU. Hope WB change the projected rating of R to PG13. Or release both versions?

  3. Where to begin?


    Overall a decent film with many issues.  Not sure i have a problem with acting or even action. I think the weakness is in the pacing and the story.


    I am one who was on the fence with TLJ. It was a well made movie but changed so much of where this story was heading that to correct the course changes needed to be made that would make elements of the previous movie redundant. I blame Rian for the problems here. Maybe if he stuck to JJ's original vision the story would have flowed better. The course correcting was difficult to do with just one movie and even then it was a short movie. So you can imagine how quick the editing was. The movie jumped about from scene to scene and we couldn't digest the scenes properly.


    Rey is a Palpatine. Ok, fine. If not a Skywalker it would make sense to have her be from the dark bloodline. Hence why she is so powerful. I just felt when they mentioned cloning done by Palpatine (is he one himelf?) i figured maybe she is a female clone of Anakin. But nope, a full on Palpatine. How and when that happened, we will never know. Her destroying Palpatine on her own made Ben Solo being there pointless. I expected him to fly back take the second lightsaber and say 'i am a Jedi, like my mother (or uncle) before me and my Grandfather before them). Would have been so epic as they both fried the emperor. For having so much foresight the emperor didn't realise he could just take their essence and regenerate himself? Dimwit.


    The emperors existence should have been shown at the end of TLJ. There was just too much to clear up in this movie. So a Palpatine finally killed a Palpatine. So why did we have 6 movies about the Skywalkers? lol


    Wtf was up with the Knights of Ren. Were they not jedi students with Kylo? why no light sabers or even any use of the force? Absolutely pointless including them. Waste of space. 


    Turns out what Finn wanted to say was he is force sensitive and not that he loves Rey. How hard was it to include it in the movie. Poor fella never got to tell her. 


    Leia scenes were awkward but understandable. It was a nice send off to her. Was also nice to see her daughter grace the screen a few more times. 


    Anyways all in all it was a decent watch but just too much for one movie. TLJ is now redundant. what a waste of a movie. It really didn't push the plot along at all now that you see how it ends. Stupid Rian. Kathleen also needs to go. Made a bigger mess then George himself did. 


    I feel the franchise will never be as big as it originally was or reach the highs of TFA at the boxoffice. I truly hope i am wrong because this will always be one of the highlights of my childhood. Marvel rules now the force will have to take a backseat. 




  4. well it wasn't bad so there's that. 


    Just felt really upset with johns death considering it didn't make sense and that Cameron suggested this. Carl must have been sent before the T1000, so why did it take him so long to kill John?


     The new 'John' messiah was lame and she was  just not believable. 


    The movie at times felt like the movies of old but there was still something missing. I don't know. Maybe cos its from a different future so i didnt have any nostalgic link to it. Action was decent and the de-aging at the beginning was the best it has ever been. 


    For me it was just sad that John was no more. When Carl said for John the final time i thought i was going to cry cos T2 is my childhood man. 


    Finally Legion and Rev9? lol wtf. That was just lame. Sorry that shit aint got nothing on Skynet. Still think the T-3000 concept was the best next generation terminator after the T1000. Pity Genysis fucked that up. 






  5. Just give the guy an oscar already. One of the best performances i have ever seen. Unreal. I liked the link to the Wayne murders. 


    Movie itself was great. No idea what Americans are so worried about but then i guess just a different culture over here (in the UK). We don't have all have the same problems. I thought the message was quite clear. Don't cut public health spending! lol


    Well shot film by Todd Philips, i'm sad it wasn't better received by the US critics. But i feel there is always an anti-DC bias from some critics. They have already made their mind up for anything that isn't Marvel. DC/WB deserves it for some of the turds they have let out but not all. 


    Anyways Joker is laughing all the way to fucking bank lol.



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  6. 5 hours ago, dashrendar44 said:

    Wackaman. A gazillion dollars gonzo schlock fest like Michael Bay can only master. The kind of schlocky blockbuster when your brain sends you mixed signals all the way through "Jeez, this is so dumb that it is awesome...But it's so dumb and wack...But yeah THAT was awesome BUT Terri-bad at the same time!" throwing everything and the kitchen sink at you. The kind of schlock your inner teenager will indulge, if you're in the mood for it, watching a lump of meat and a block of wood (sporting a dollar store Halloween wig/weave) trying to painfully emulate Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in 6 days 7 nights or Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz in Sahara for 140 minutes. I was in and out of it for the most part.


    The script put the main back to almost square one to give him an ersatz of a character arc except Momoa doesn't have any range as an actor except frowning and smirking like a surf bro so reuniting with his long lost mom feels more like he's going to have a hell of a threesome out of a Brazzers production than a dramatic reunion.


  7. Good fun. Enjoyed the ride. A proper popcorn flick,Pretty shocked how it got below 75% on RT but i feel there is still some bias from critics when it comes to DC movies. Perhaps deservedly so after all the turds we have got but unfair to the James Wan and co who had nothing to do with Snyders take. 


    The plot was simple and the journey was pretty straightforward too. I really dug the different kingdoms and hope to see the lost kingdom used for the sequels. The action was really good. So much of it but yet there was also moments of rest and dialogue to move the plot along. Sometimes they would be together. Maybe those interruptions happened too many times. 


    Momoa was good. I like him. Always have since Stargate Atlantis days. But its obvious emotional acting is not his strong suit. He is a very manly and aggressive actor which is great. i just wish the director had got some more visible emotions from him during scenes like his reunion with his mother etc. When he is fighting though the poses and that gorgeous suit...hot damn! One of the best ever to grace the big screen. Perfection.


    Heard as Mera is in the same boat at Momoa. I want to see more expressions and emotion. But i liked them both. They definitely have chemistry. Just need to work on it a bit more. Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman had the terrific Chris Pine to bring it out of her. Unfortunately these two don;t possess those gifts. But baby steps, i can wait for them to develop.


    Everyone else was good. Nicole did a good job while Patrick Wilson as Orm has me interested in his future arc. I would like to see him develop feelings on the mainland like in the recent Aquaman story where he rescued a woman and child and fell in love with them. 


    Black Manta was good too. Love his suit. I wish Aquaman had decided to come back to save his father but was too late. That would have redeemed him to some degree while us still understanding Mantas position.


    The special effects for the most part were really good. Atlantis was beautiful as was the final battle scene. Wowza. Bigger than infinity war? in scale anyway. Loved the third act. One of the strongest in a Superhero movie. Some questionable effects during the beach training scene but everything else was gorgeous to the eyes.


    The music is not out of this world and i didn't enjoy it at first but it has grown on me and i really dig the 80's influence. TBH i cant stop listening to it now lol. Wan is a nutter though, some weird song choices in places but its sort of like you think to yourself what??...and then shrug your shoulders and get into the groove. 


    Overall a good fun movie and a great comeback from DC. They needed this.  Better than Wonder Woman? in action yes, but Wonder Woman was a tighter movie with a better script. The script needed work in Aquaman. I feel Wan inherited some of Snyders questionable choices. the lead actors being the main thing. But he used them well and they are Aquaman and Mera for me now.


    A solid grade B maybe B+


    I feel i will enjoy it even more on the second viewing.

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  8. Wasn't bad tbh. A decent flick. Not something i would have wanted to see as a fan though. Everyone loves Han but i am not interested in his past. I already know what to expect from him in the old trilogy. The movies we want to see are the creation of the Jedi and the Sith, an Obi Wan movie set before a New Hope and maybe a Sidious/Plagueis prequel though that is optimistic. 


    Anyhow I wasn't a big fan of Alden. He didn't act very much like Han. He was OK but i didn't need his take on the character. The part is already done to perfection by Ford.


    I liked Lando though and everyone else wasnt too bad. 


    Story was so so. I would have liked some more Empire interference. Ending got me hyped with Darth Maul and the Tatooine reference but looks like we wont be seeing that play out anytime soon. Maybe in an Obi Wan movie? God i hope so.






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  9. nicely made but repetitive. Same old shit. 


    Indoraptor was terrifying but was dealt with easily. Plus ...not as smart as the movie portrayed it to be. 


    That brachiosaurus on the island pier had such a sad ending. It was so emotional :( poor thing.


    Girl being a clone was pointless. 


    I liked the ending but the whole movie with giant beasts in a house? Come on man. I preferred the volcano part of the movie.


    overall though i enjoyed the movie. But it just seemed like a rehash of the lost world. 



  10. Was good fun. Not as good as the original but that's understandable. Felt it jumped around a lot but it is what it is. Doesn't take itself too seriously mostly...or at times it does. Weird. Still though enjoyed it. The ending is hilarious. Ryan and nailed this character perfectly. Only 2 mid credit scenes which were really good. So don't bother waiting for after credits because there is nothing there. 




    Bring on X-Force



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  11. 14 hours ago, MrSinister said:

    So glad they didn’t try to adapt the Thanos loves Death storyline. That worked for the comics, and that whole “Court Death” line was a nice waster egg, but I can’t see that as anything but weird and forced in an already stuffed movie. His love for Gamora, and sacrificing her to accomplish his “burden” is proof enough of his conviction  on his quest to save the universe, however crazed it may have seemed (he is the MAD titan for a reason). Besides as Feige has said, they’re not trying to adapt 616 or any other universe but instead make their own...


    did i I miss something (I’ll rewatch this weekend)? When did Corvus glaive deflect his blasts? I’m thinking Iron Man’s mark 50 could’ve taken out Loki in that first invasion solo. What a badass armor he’s made (and earned the respect of Thanos at some time)


    real Phoenix and galactus would be nice. Of course the dark Phoenix saga is coming and if Comcast ruins Disney’s plans you can bet a new FF movie will release in 2022 just to keep Constantin’s ridiculous “7 year deal” going.

    People keep saying that but i don't see how having Thanos love Lady Death wouldn't work. I think it would open up the universe even more. But anyways i'm fine with the tale they told. Anxious to see what Thanos' actions will be in the next movie. 


    Corvus withstood Visions blast at the top of the building. For Iron Man i would have like to see his shield take the blast for a few seconds but then fail because it was up against 4 infinity stones. But small nitpicks. His fight with Thanos was great though. One of the highlights of the movie. been waiting for a his nanite armor to appear. 


    News just come out that Disney may forego buying Fox's stake in SKY and concentrate on the tv/movie side of things. They know they will make billions from Xmen and FF



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  12. Loved it. As a huge lover of the Marvel cosmic stories this was my kryptonite. I don't really have any gripes as i think with the number of characters that were on screen it was juggled extremely well. Probably the only thing i didnt like were the CGI on the black order. At times it reminded me of Steppenwolf level. Banner in the hulkbuster looked bad at times too without the helmet. Thanos though looked amazing. My favourite CG chracter after Gollum now. Sorry Ceasar. 


    Thor and Iron Man were the stand out characters here. Thor especially rocked with stormbreaker. His arrival in Wakanda was spectacular. Goosebumps. Though i will miss mjolnir. Loki and heimdall.. :(


    This at times reminded me of the Lord of the Rings. So much to story to tell and it tells it coherently. 


    One of the few movies where you actually start rooting for the villain...even though i found his reasoning to be pathetic. Would have loved If they did a more loyal adaptation but i'll take it. 


    at times the power levels of the stones was inconsistent. Like they are the most powerful things ever, how is Iron Man and Corvus Glaive deflecting those blasts?


    Makes me salivate for more cosmic stuff. Celestials (not the Ego kind), Beyonders and if Disney gets Fox then Galactus and Silver Surfer. Oh and the real Phoenix. 


    I would say it is up there with Winter Soldier for me. 








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