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  1. If this ends up going to streaming that would make two of Branaugh's movies that will have missed theaters in the past year, thats crazy.
  2. Today is my birthday and I aint do a damn thing except eat ice cream and play video games. On the one hand it's nice and quiet in my area, but on the other hand I kinda wanted to go out and do something but can't cause of the corona. Oh well, I will survive.
  3. Yeah I don't think the force can really qualify as a maguffin or a plot device its since it's not something tangible that can be obtained, although I will agree it can be used as an easy excuse/reason as to why something just happens, just like magic.
  4. Saw this back in December, after having time to process ultimately I thought this movie was alright. The best way I can describe this movie is "going though the motions", and by that I mean the plot was kept moving along at a brisk pace, enough to not be bored but had minimal impact on me and I kinda wish I felt something more. We often harp on some movies for being too slow, while this one felt like it was moving too fast. The whole scavenger hunt felt rather poorly handled, and not really necessary. I'm indifferent to palpatine being resurrected, but I did not like JJ making Rey his granddaughter. This is the second franchise in the last few years to pull the whole "orphaned/nobody character is somehow related to powerful OG figure from past installments" nonsense. Why can't characters just be powerful on their own merits? Rey being a Palpatine just feels off and adds little to nothing to the star wars mythos. I'd almost prefer it if she was Luke's illegitimate daughter or something, almost. The acting in this movie was solid, even if the character arcs were not. Poor Finn hasn't had any character growth sine the The Force Awakens. Poe has also remained static throughout this trilogy, even though it's revealed here that he has some shady backstory but ultimately it feels too little to late. Poor Rose is just discarded completely. Why couldn't she have just gone on the scavenger hunt with everybody else? Would it have been such as hassle to have her join team Rey? Apparently so. Ultimately I thought this movie was fine, didn't hate it, never really thought it would be an epic conclusion the Star Wars saga but it was entertaining/amusing enough. Maybe now we can finally break away from the skywalkers and explore the greater galaxy around them.
  5. I am all for going forward in stories/worlds and not having to be entirely beholden to previous works but one must be careful with taking too many liberties. If there's anything I've learned in this past few years is that people can be resistant to change, even though they continuously clamor for it. It's a tricky art to writing these stories, especially within already established worlds/universes, a lot of these things do feel like trial and error, at least to me.
  6. Reading about this recent tragedy really struck me, even as someone who is not into basketball. I really feel for all of Kobe's family right now and the family of the other passengers who were on the helicopter. I recently read that Kobe had a falling out with his mother and father; I hope they were on some speaking terms at least because this is gonna be especially hard for them as well, loosing both a son and grandchild on the same day 😩
  7. This seems a bit too boisterous and fantastical, especially considering how simple the original Dr Doolittle was. I liked the Eddie Murphy version and found it charming in places, just a guy who has the ability to talk to animals and comedy ensues. Not really sure where they're going with this one, it might be a train wreck or a "so bad it's good" type of thing.
  8. The first Men In Black movie without Will Smith was not going to have the same success as previous movies unfortunately. I also wonder if they just titled it MIB 4 instead of international would it have made a difference. After reading all that behind the scenes production drama on this movie it's a wonder it didn't turn out worse. Poor Sony.
  9. This movie is just alright. As someone who enjoyed MIB 3 I was cautiously optimistic about this movie, but the trailers did little to sell me on it. The MIB movies were never all that serious, but this one feels the most lax out of them all. I liked the idea of Tessa Thompson character but the payoff isn't all that great. Chris Hemsworth is a little too jokey for my tastes but there are occasional amusing moments from him. Overall I felt like this movie would have worked better as a limited series run on a streaming service(since everybody is getting one these days). There was an MIB cartoon series in the late 90's which I quite enjoyed, maybe someday they'll make a continuation for that. This franchise would be better served on the small screen, where they could flesh out some ideas more. C
  10. This is correct. I admit for a while I would only look at the percentages, until I realized that the average rating is the real way to gauge the critical reception of a movie. Imdb is better in that regard in that it's primarily an average rating system instead of a percentage one.
  11. I rather enjoyed the Men in Black series thus far, but the trailers for this one just aren't doing it for me. It's looks too "shiny" to me, too much CGI used for the aliens and weapons. The first 3 movies mostly used practical effects and most of the aliens were handmade by using extensive makeup, and suits, where in these trailers all the aliens look too computer generated/cartoony. Besides the chemistry between Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson this movie looks like it's gonna be a dud, below 60% on rotten tomatoes. It might do okay at the box office though, ultimately this movie feels like it will be inconsequential.
  12. If any new director were to come on to do one of those movies i'd imagine it would be simply because they love Harry Potter and would like a chance to work with JK Rowling. If a new director was brought in I doubt it would be a big name one, nor should it be.
  13. In order for Depp to have a comeback he would need to have already been gone for a while, would he not? At the moment he’s just kinda there, not entirely wanted but not hated by everybody. It seems that there was a fair amount of people who liked his performance in the recent Fantastic Beasts movie so he’s definitely sticking around for those, he’s also starring in an upcoming movie called Waiting for the Barbarians alongside Robert Pattinson. I’m kinda glad Pirates is moving on without him, he needs to break away from that role anyway.
  14. This could be a fun movie, but this trailer just looks to digital to me, like an overload of CGI. I do like Chris and Tessa though.
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