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  1. They weren't given anything remotely funny to quip. In fact, I'm insulted that at a dramatic moment in the climax, the screenwriters choose to have Henry make alcoholism jokes.
  2. Yesterday I watched (all for the first time) Kong Skull Island, Godzilla King of the Monsters, and finally Godzilla vs Kong. GvK was the weakest. Skull Island was an absolute blast.
  3. I watched Kong Skull Island and Godzilla King of the Monsters, both for the first time, and then and Godzilla Vs Kong. Skull Island was the strongest of all three films, KotM had gorgeous visuals (I liked the rainy/snowy/flamey night effects. Added a gritty texture). GvK unfortunately was the weakest, with mostly uninspired visuals and the weakest human dialogue of all these Monsterverse films. Millie Bobby Brown was playing an entirely different character in GvK than she played in KotM. Also feels like GvK got the Josstice League edit treatment. It's an hour and 45 minutes before credits, and it's obvious that many scenes were cut out of the first half. It's a very lean edit. Lean in the sense they trimmed so much fat off the film, but also in the sense the editing is generic. Little of the ingeniuty that was seen in Kong Skull Island. It also feels like this had the smallest budget for practical shooting of all the monster films. I'm talking about the non-CGI production values. All seemed like a step back from KotM. It's only fair to acknowledge that any time both Kong and Godzilla shared the screen together, this was a 10/10 movie. Those sequences were worth the hypothetical price of admission. But every scene without Godzilla and Kong punching was a dud. Man this script was weak. Kong Skull Island --> Godzilla --> King of the Monsters --> Godzilla Vs Kong.
  4. What I'm really hoping for is that a good chunk of the action is presented from ground level, not just the CGI aerial shots. One of my favorite aspects of Godzilla 2014 (which I consider far better than most give it credit for) was that the action was primarily presented through the eyes of the humans on the ground, until the end clash. It helped sell the scale of what we were witnessing. I have yet to see KOTM, but my impressions from the trailers were that the action would have very little human POV. That's the same impression I get from this trailer. I just re-watched the main trailer for the first Pacific Rim. Full of ground-level shots. That's what really sells the action. Also, the more I watch this trailer, the more I dislike it. As far as these MonsterVerse trailers go, it's the laziest in execution. Both trailers for Godzilla were masterclasses in building suspense and dread (credit goes to Alexandre Desplat's music and Bryan Cranston's acting). Kong's trailers had that rocking 70s war film vibe and a lot of charismatic actors having fun. KOTM leaned hard into the operatic vibe, and while the quality of the cinematography is up for debate, its nonetheless memorable. This trailer for GvK is just lazily edited, without any memorable acting, cinematography, or music. It's just bland.
  5. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is Kick-Ass. 'Nuff said. As for the GvK trailer, I got major Pacific Rim Uprising vibes from this. Emphasis on Uprising.
  6. Man, I wonder what Patty Jenkins would do with a character like Thor. Wouldn't that be an interesting pairing.
  7. You may not have noticed, but there has been nothing about this year that met "expectations". She might have to go back to making Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winning content. The shame.
  8. If you're at home and you feel unengaged, find something else to watch. You aren't beholden to keep watching a film you feel is wasting your time. It's actually quite easier to do than if you're in the theater.
  9. I enjoyed WW84 a good amount more than I enjoyed WW, which took itself too seriously. This went (a bit too far) in the opposite direction with goofy fun, but honestly that’s exactly what I wanted on Christmas Day at the end of this miserable year.
  10. I was called a death monger on here back in February for warning posters here about what was about to happen to America, the world, and this industry. Some users here wanted to insult me. I stand with Tom on this subject. Sure, he's no saint. He's got some crazy beliefs. Oprah's couch still hasn't recovered from his jumping. But as it pertains to COVID, Tom's 100% in the right. Either take the virus seriously, or GTFO. If 5 people quit because they don't want to take the necessary steps to keep the production running smoothly, then that's 5 less weights dragging down everyone else. 5 replaceable weights. If trying to enforce a healthy film set on the largest currently active film production in the middle of the worst medical crisis in a century is wrong, then I don't want to be right. Tom Cruise is the producer. This film, this franchise, is his baby. All Tom wants is the people he employs to follow health and safety protocols. I don't remember Tom launching into a tantrum, blaming everyone around him when production on Fallout shut down for 2 months because Tom injured himself during a stunt. I don't remember Tom yelling at people when production paused on Rogue Nation so that he and McQuarrie could rewrite the finale. If there are two sides to this story, the sides are people who are following health protocols, and people who aren't. IMO, there's only one side that deserves respect.
  11. I'm with Tom. He's the producer. He's the star. He's the ONLY reason those people had this particular job. Without Tom, there are no M:I films. And I feel for Tom when he says he feels like the weight of the industry is on his shoulders. I understand where he's coming from. Tom's still got some Les f'n Grossman in him.
  12. With everything we know so far, in a pre-pandemic world, this film would open somewhere between Avengers 1 and IW. Bring back D’Onofrio as Kingpin...
  13. Universal still cut a deal though, ensuring a cinema-first experience for their theatrical slate for half a month before home release. And their home release model is still pay-per-view, not part of a monthly-billed streaming service. Disney of course is putting an emphasis on streaming. Everyone is. That's a far cry from making your entire slate day-and-date, theaters and streaming service. Neither Universal nor Disney are anywhere near the level of stupidity that ATT is demonstrating today.
  14. I agree with you that theaters shouldn't (and won't) abandon theaters. However, that's clearly the message ATT/TimeWarner/WarnerMedia is sending today. I don't think any of the other major distributors with streaming platforms have been heading in this direction (day-and-date theater and streaming). So as it pertains to Nolan, if ATT wants day-and-date to be their standard moving forward, I think Nolan will have no problem bouncing to a studio that is committed to the cinema experience first and foremost. Nolan has no loyalty to ATT. I can not understate how massively stupid I think this move by ATT was.
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