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12 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Wonder Woman 84 (2021)

Pays due homage to the tv series.

I’m not a huge fan of Super Hero films tbh, but this was okay with a nice moral.

7/10

I disagree, intensely.

It has extremely questionable sexual /consent / relationship based issues.

There's no attempt to rationalise the artifact, they just go straight to "Its Magic" 
On at least two ocasions she "Remembers" a new power or ability that saves the day, with no earlier reference.
The magic flying suit has no previous reference in either film, but just appears in her apartment.
Chris Pine may be Captain Kirk in another life but even he would struggle to fly a modern fighter jet after being trained on a sopwith camel.
The same modern fighter jet carries enough fuel to fly from the US to Egypt and back again.
The Moral ending relies on the entire world being altruistic enough to go back to the way it was and working together for the good of everyone. If there's anything we've learned from the past 5 or 6 years it's that the human race is at least 50% selfish arrisholes who would happily see the world burn if it meant everyone else didn't get something they aren't in the opinion of the previously mentioed 50% entitled to.

I hated it

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On 11/03/2021 at 22:25, Shadow said:

Wonder Woman 1984

Rubbish

ignoring the dodgy sexual politics going on with Chris Pine occupying someone else’s body, it demonstrates why the Marvel films are so much better than the DC films.

Spoiler alert

the premise starts off straight away with a magic artefact, in a marvel movie we’d have been given a hint two or three films ago but no, boom. Magic statue thing. Twice the plot revolves around her suddenly remembering an ability or tool she hasn’t used before. The seemingly magical fuel tank on a short range fighter that can fly fromWashington to Cairo and back without refuelling. The First World War pilot that can handle a supersonic jet. But the worst aspect is the denouement where Diana wins the day by appealing to the world’s better nature. If the past few years teach us anything it’s that the world doesn’t have a better nature.

I didn't like it in March either  :kolobok_biggrin:

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Gave Cruella a go on Disney.
 

I enjoyed it.  Emma Thompson chewed up the scenery.  A few dodgy accents and maybe could do with a 10-20 min trim, but overall quite fun.  

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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2 hours ago, Shadow said:

I disagree, intensely.

It has extremely questionable sexual /consent / relationship based issues.

There's no attempt to rationalise the artifact, they just go straight to "Its Magic" 
On at least two ocasions she "Remembers" a new power or ability that saves the day, with no earlier reference.
The magic flying suit has no previous reference in either film, but just appears in her apartment.
Chris Pine may be Captain Kirk in another life but even he would struggle to fly a modern fighter jet after being trained on a sopwith camel.
The same modern fighter jet carries enough fuel to fly from the US to Egypt and back again.
The Moral ending relies on the entire world being altruistic enough to go back to the way it was and working together for the good of everyone. If there's anything we've learned from the past 5 or 6 years it's that the human race is at least 50% selfish arrisholes who would happily see the world burn if it meant everyone else didn't get something they aren't in the opinion of the previously mentioed 50% entitled to.

I hated it

Haha, I’ve stumbled onto something here unknowingly!

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Hobsons Choice...

(early 50's) black and white film with Charles Laughton at his best, and John Mills  & Brenda de Banzie in the lead roles.  .

A romantic period comedy film set in a boot makers around 1890.... in Salford.   

Its a great film classic with the father thinking he rules the roost but its really his 3 daughters that have the power and his eldest whom really controls and manipulates the family.

 

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Don't know if this has been mentioned before, so apologies in advance. Just finished watching The Queens gambit on netflix, wonderful story, who knew chess could be so much fun!

Great storyline, the acting is very good, give it a whirl.

 

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When did this turn into the TV thread?

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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5 hours ago, JDINTHEHIZZOUSE said:

Don't know if this has been mentioned before, so apologies in advance. Just finished watching The Queens gambit on netflix, wonderful story, who knew chess could be so much fun!

Great storyline, the acting is very good, give it a whirl.

 

It’s excellent in all regards.

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  • 2 weeks later...

What Back to the Future could have looked like.

 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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2 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

What Back to the Future could have looked like.

 

I'm guessing this isn't genuine - unless they somehow did use footage from Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) in the early recording of Back to the Future (1985).

Which would be kind of apt.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 minute ago, gingerjon said:

I'm guessing this isn't genuine - unless they somehow did use footage from Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) in the early recording of Back to the Future (1985).

Which would be kind of apt.

No, it's a fan-made video. Nothing official. But BTTF without Michael J.Fox is a weird notion nowadays. Stolts looked like he was headed to the top back then, but it never really worked out like that.

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1 minute ago, Futtocks said:

No, it's a fan-made video. Nothing official.

Am I right in thinking that the footage does exist of the Stolz scenes but has not been released? They did get to the filming stage.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 minute ago, gingerjon said:

Am I right in thinking that the footage does exist of the Stolz scenes but has not been released? They did get to the filming stage.

They switched stars after 5 weeks of shooting, so there must be a few scenes stored somewhere.

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14 hours ago, Futtocks said:

They switched stars after 5 weeks of shooting, so there must be a few scenes stored somewhere.

There is a show on Netflix which focuses on the making of a different show and one of the ones was BTTF. There is still footage of Stoltz and there is apparently a scene in the actual film where Stoltz was in.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Terminator 2 filming locations, with a guest appearance by Robert Patrick. Funny guy.

 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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I'm gonna start this post with a disclaimer. I am an obsessive, life long Bond fan, I have read the books at least a dozen times each and watched the films approximately 100 times each, that is not an exaggeration. I will try not to give anything away. 

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I have just been to see No Time to Die. It was ###### dreadful. It is one of the worst Bond films ever made.

1. If I wanted to watch a sci-fi/action film from the 1980s then I would watch one. This is a science fiction film not a spy thriller. I felt more like I was watching something like Universal Soldier or Blade Runner than Bond. The main story is so unbelievable and far fetched I just could not feel engrossed by it. On top of the main story as well, there are several subplots that just over complicate the flow of the film to the point where you are slightly confused as to which direction the film should be going in, which story it should actually be following. 

2. The storyline was incredibly disjointed and so little is explained effectively to leave you feeling satisfied and gripped by what is going on. I was very aware I was sat in a cinema, it just did not draw me in. 

3. It so obviously rips off and references several previous Bond films without any apologies and also takes a massive amount of plot out of one of the novels which was never used in the film adaptation of that novel. This is not done with any kind of sympathy of respect for the source material. 

4. Similarly a couple of key characters from the Bond universe are treated with utter disrespect by the filmmakers and cast aside as if they mean nothing to the series. 

5. As I say, the film is disjointed and this is very much seen in the choice of locations. One of the key things in Bond is the locations are almost a character in themselves. Traditionally Bond is sent to a glamorous location and the film is themed around that place. In this someone has clearly closed their eyes and picked a random place on a map, sent Bond there and then decided off the top of their head what will happen when he gets there for the 10 minutes he is there and as a result all these completely unrelated places seem to almost present unrelated little short stories themselves. This is not a glamorous film at all. 

6. Hugh Dennis shows up at one point in an attempt to be a serious actor. It does not work. It is as bad as when Goldie was in The World is not Enough. 

7. The direction is dreadful. Someone tell this director that he can occasionally use a wide angle, pulled out shot. I just watch 2hrs 43mins or a camera basically shoved a centimetre away from Daniel Craig's face. This film felt ridiculously claustrophobic as a result and also contributed to the poor treatment of the locations. 

8. The main villain is rubbish, holds no presence on screen and the actor was unimpressive. I say holds no presence on screen, that being during the little time he actually seems to be in the film. I'm sure he only actually appeared in about 20 minutes of the entire thing. I actually thought his main henchman was better than him. 

9. Bringing back the previous Bond girl was so unnecessary. At one point Bond meets up with a female CIA agent who would have made a fantastic Bond girl, really liked her, unfortunately she was only in the film for 10 minutes if that. 

10. Daniel Craig didn't even seem quite as on his game for this one as previous Bond films he's been in. He seemed to be trying to imitate Roger Moore a hell of a lot throughout it and it just didn't work, it came across like a spoof of the Bond character rather than a serious take on it. 

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There we are, ten reasons why this is one of the worst Bond films ever made. For me it is currently in my bottom 5 Bond films. After a second viewing I may be able to reevaluate this but at the moment I am very, very disappointed. 

And so, I give it: 4/10

 

Ps. I stayed right until the end of the credits as you should with Bond and indeed it did say that James Bond will return. 

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Get off the fence.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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