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  1. #WillSmith and #Aladdin are trending on Twitter in Germany. Not in a good way.
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    Mortal Engines | December 14, 2018 | Universal

    Well firstly there are much more movies made in NZ these days. Not just those by PJ and team. And secondly doing a smaller production now wouldn't prevent him from also planning a bigger one (like Dambusters).
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    Mortal Engines | December 14, 2018 | Universal

    But since LotR their passion seemed to stand in the way of their projects. I regard them highly... but either fresh blood or a different scriptwriting team might help. Or simply doing something like "As Nature Made Him". Going more the "Heavenly Creature" path. Not a blockbuster.
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    Mortal Engines | December 14, 2018 | Universal

    It isn't? Pity. That was breathtaking. I hope PJ will now finally make a movie out of As Nature Made Him. No spectacle... just drama. And that the script-writing team surrounding Jackson takes a break from the enxt projects...
  5. There are Disney-parade and Cosplay versions of those characters that look better. Dear Lord...
  6. Looks like great fun and fantastic style and visuals. But one cannot ignore how great the first one looked in teasers and trailers...
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    This movies should have been the story of Grindelwald and Dumbledore from the get go. People are not interested enough in Newt & Company. Instead of making the prequel-moments the centerpieces they feel cramped in and almost like a second narrative when they are the most appealing part of the franchise.
  8. Certainly. Imho the whole franchise should have been focused on Dumbledore and Grindelwald. Maybe three movies covering their path from being students at Hogwarts until their duel in 1945. It seems to move in that direction anyway. A character such as Newt should never have been more than a quirky side-character HP was kind of famous for. Newt is in fact nothing more than a side-character (and that is not Redmayne's fault). Acting as if he is a protagonist that can carry a movie is the franchise's biggest flaw at the moment, together with the over-constructed plot. They either should have come up with a really interesting story that tells us something new about that universe OR tell a true prequel story with characters we know and want to know more about as the leads (Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Voldemort). Mixing the two options was a massive mistake. Now we get some interesting prequel stuff in the middle of a very long new story that has nothing to tell other than Pokemon-like animals popping up every now and then and people needlessly sharing last names with HP characters.
  9. Better than the first one, though the plotholes, fanservice, missing charm and useless focus on bad characters will always drag that series down. This is Grindelwald's and Dumbledore's story but somehow we have to know about lifeless characters that are sold to us as protagonists. Also, these first two movies should have been one movie at best. Or two different series set in the same franchise altogether. A Fantastic Beasts movie focused on Newt exploring the Wizarding World. And a series about the global wizarding war or whatever one calls it. Mixed together they do not really work. But there was some promise in this one. More so than in the first one. 5/10
  10. This was much better than the first one (which isn't saying much). However, the biggest problem of the franchise: this should have been Dumbledore's and Grindelwald's story. Not Newt's. He is almost useless as a protagonist. There is a good movie in these first two movies of the Fantastic Beasts' franchise. They really are to the Wizarding World what DoS and TBotFA were to the Middle-earth franchise. Two movies that should have been one but were instead stretched to two movies with a convoluted, over-constructed script and clunky fanservice. The cliffhanger was shockingly bad, though. Still, after CoG I want to know what happens next after I almost did not go as the first one bored me to tears.
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    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    Has anyone seen or is there a thread for "They shall not grow old" from Peter Jackson? What I saw about it on TV looked breathtaking.
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    Battle of the Blockbusters -Late 2018 Edition - ELITE EIGHT

    Raiders of the Lost Ark v. Jurassic Park The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King v. Forrest Gump Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back v. Fantasia Star Wars: A New Hope v. The Lion King Titanic v. Spider-Man Jaws v. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial The Godfather v. Pinocchio The Exorcist v. Doctor Zhivago
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    Battle of the Blockbusters -Late 2018 Edition - ELITE EIGHT

    ROUND 2 through September 20 Raiders of the Lost Ark v. Bambi The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King v. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back v. The Sting Star Wars: A New Hope v. The Sound of Music Titanic v. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jaws v. Black Panther The Godfather v. Avengers: Infinity War The Dark Knight v. The Exorcist Doctor Zhivago v. My Fair Lady Batman (1989) v. Pinocchio E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial v. Home Alone Spider-Man (2002) v. Mary Poppins The Lion King v. Ben-Hur Fantasia v. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jurassic Park v. Spider-Man 2 Forrest Gump v. Blazing Saddles
  14. This sure had a terrific marketing campaign... only the trailers showed a little bit too much and could have been more impactful.
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    Your Top 2018 Movies (so far)

    Love, Simon

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