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Postby Yoda » Tue May 29, 2007 10:49 am

JTWood wrote:Yeah, Heat's a great one. ;-D

Saw World Trade Center over the weekend. 5/10.

I just wasn't into it. My expectations might have been set high because United 93 was just so good. Whatever the case, it was still worth the watch if only because of the subject matter.


Man I will never, ever see those 9/11 movies in my life. I was commuting to work in NYC that day when all hell broke loose and I don't ever want to relive that day again. :-[
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 29, 2007 11:01 am

Yoda wrote:
JTWood wrote:Yeah, Heat's a great one. ;-D

Saw World Trade Center over the weekend. 5/10.

I just wasn't into it. My expectations might have been set high because United 93 was just so good. Whatever the case, it was still worth the watch if only because of the subject matter.


Man I will never, ever see those 9/11 movies in my life. I was commuting to work in NYC that day when all hell broke loose and I don't ever want to relive that day again. :-[


Yep. Just watching it live on TV was enough for me. It's something I will never, ever forget. I don't need a movie to remind me. :-/
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Postby brewcrew4you » Tue May 29, 2007 11:54 am

knapplc wrote:
BaseballFann0008 wrote:Pirates of the Carribean 3 absoultely sucks

1/10

i left at 2 1/2 hours im sure its still probably going on

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I saw the whole thing through. :-[ I'd give it 6/10. "More twists than a bag of pretzels" is how I described it over on the Light Side. They tried to get way too cute with the plot twists and the double-crosses, and even though I caught them all (and had to explain half of them to my wife, who was having trouble understanding some of the speech), I thought they were mostly unnecessary.




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It was OK. It wasn't terrible, but the only thing to see in the last 20 minutes is the special effects work from the fighting ships. But even then you get cheated - I was hoping you'd see this huge armada naval action, but instead it's just two ships mano-a-mano. While cool, it's not remotely realistic that a giant armada of ships-of-the-line would just up and sail off when they have a collection of "the scourge of the seas" under their guns. Whatever the explanation, that was just unbelieveable.


I thought it was definitely better than the 2nd, not as good as the 1st...

While there were plenty of twists and allegiance switching, I thought it made the movie entertaining, as long as you could pay attention (and not have to use the bathroom or anything).

As for the individual battling, that's been the series style the whole way through (and is Jerry Bruck's cinematic style).

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I think the point of the ships of the line sailing off at the end was with Turner as the new Davy Jones, there was no way any ship could defeat the pirates, since they had an unstoppable ship on their side, now.
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Postby josebach » Tue May 29, 2007 3:51 pm

Yoda wrote:
JTWood wrote:Yeah, Heat's a great one. ;-D

Saw World Trade Center over the weekend. 5/10.

I just wasn't into it. My expectations might have been set high because United 93 was just so good. Whatever the case, it was still worth the watch if only because of the subject matter.


Man I will never, ever see those 9/11 movies in my life. I was commuting to work in NYC that day when all hell broke loose and I don't ever want to relive that day again. :-[


I just saw United 93 last night and it was pretty damn scary, especially considering I just went to California for vacation and flew on four different airplanes. The movie did an excellent job of putting you on the plane. Overall, it was ver well done, but I wouldn't exactly call it entertaining. It actually rekindled a lot of the anger I felt immediately following the attacks.

8/10

I saw Shrek 3 and POTC 3 this weekend.

The wife and I liked Shrek 3 a lot. Sure, it's more of the same, but if you liked the first two, I'm not sure how you couldn't like this one. There were a couple of really great scenes in it including one where the gingerbread man has his life flash before his eyes and one where Snow White and an army of birds attacks a couple of trees. Good stuff.
8.5/10


POTC 3 was quite tedious. Part of the problem is I know my wife was bored which made me feel uncomfortable since watching it was my idea. The story was also way more complicated than it needed to be which made the middle 1 1/2 hours of the film quite taxing to sit through. There were parts of it, however, that were excellent. *spoiler* For instance the end of the movie where the British ship was caught in a gauntlet was very good and made the entire movie worth watching. Him walking down the stairs in slow motion while the ship was exploding around him was amazing.

7.5/10 (I only rate it this high because the effects were so good)
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue May 29, 2007 3:57 pm

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Snakes Gould wrote:last night i finally got around to watching heat from beginning to end (i know im late). ive always seen parts of it but somehow never got to watch the whole thing. easily makes my list of favorites of all time.

10/10 EASY...if you like crime, action, gangster movies, this could be the tops.


Nice to hear someone else getting to enjoy one of the finest pieces of American cinema to his the big screen. I can never say enough good things about Heat. Truly, there has never been a shootout scene quite like the one in the bank robbery from Heat. It seems so real, especially in Dolby Surround!!! :-b


i watched it via the internet :-/ ...my sound was good from my cpu speakers but obviously the video quality wasnt the greatest.
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue May 29, 2007 3:59 pm

josebach wrote:
Yoda wrote:
JTWood wrote:Yeah, Heat's a great one. ;-D

Saw World Trade Center over the weekend. 5/10.

I just wasn't into it. My expectations might have been set high because United 93 was just so good. Whatever the case, it was still worth the watch if only because of the subject matter.


Man I will never, ever see those 9/11 movies in my life. I was commuting to work in NYC that day when all hell broke loose and I don't ever want to relive that day again. :-[


I just saw United 93 last night and it was pretty damn scary, especially considering I just went to California for vacation and flew on four different airplanes. The movie did an excellent job of putting you on the plane. Overall, it was ver well done, but I wouldn't exactly call it entertaining. It actually rekindled a lot of the anger I felt immediately following the attacks.

8/10

Total understatement. At the end, I was actually yelling at the TV, "Grab the wheel! Grab the wheel!"

I recall a distinct feeling of extraordinary sorrow at the end of that movie, but it wasn't because of the attacks per se. It was like I actually thought the movie might turn out differently, if only for a single second.

Very rough... :,-(
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Postby Amazinz » Tue May 29, 2007 4:28 pm

I liked United 93. I'd agree it's not really entertaining but for me it was moving and pretty tough to sit through (in the best possible way).
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Postby bolkonsky » Tue May 29, 2007 4:45 pm

United 93 was incredibly well-done.

I thought it was very powerful especially because I was originally expecting it to be an advertisement for the Bush administration and it was nothing of the sort.
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Postby josebach » Tue May 29, 2007 4:52 pm

bolkonsky wrote:United 93 was incredibly well-done.

I thought it was very powerful especially because I was originally expecting it to be an advertisement for the Bush administration and it was nothing of the sort.


Yeah, both United 93 and World Trade Center were politically ambiguous. To make those movies any other way would have been a dishonor to the victims.
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Postby bolkonsky » Tue May 29, 2007 4:58 pm

Agreed.
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