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Minion
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posted November 08, 2017 09:44 AM

Went to see Thor Ragnarok and boy it did not disappoint. So god damn colorful, the city of Sakaar is awesome. The energy is off the roof, and it delivers the best (quirky) comedy of MCU so far. I give it a 8.5/10. Epic Fantasy-Sci-fi done right!

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posted November 08, 2017 09:52 AM

One would think that with a theme like Ragnarok it would be on the more serious side but I am looking forward to it regardless.
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posted November 08, 2017 10:25 AM

I saw it and it had a nice plot twist at the end. The movie was one of the better Marvel movies I've seen, quite entertaining and a few really hilarious moments.

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posted November 08, 2017 11:14 AM
Edited by Blizzardboy at 11:24, 08 Nov 2017.

Elvin said:
One would think that with a theme like Ragnarok it would be on the more serious side but I am looking forward to it regardless.


I think Marvel has allowed DC to do the "we are cereal" gig.

Marvel movies have more of a swashbuckling vibe. Serious stuff mixed with irony and humor. Maybe some more than others. Captain America's Winter Soldier and Civil War are more serious but they still have humor. Guardians is almost full-on comedy.

I recently rewatched Winter Soldier. I forgot how badass that movie is.
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posted November 08, 2017 11:23 AM

Oh you won't see me complaining about that But at the same time Marvel has shown they are capable of diversity which is why some of their decisions seem strange. Mind you, I have not read the original storyline but I'm pretty sure it has a radically different tone. That said, I trust Marvel to do their own thing based on existing content. I feel that adaptations work better when they try to do their thing, within the established framework. Especially when it comes to alternate storylines and what ifs.
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posted November 08, 2017 11:26 AM

Marvel needed to adapt a comic book for an adult movie audience. They threw humor into it to make it work. Sometimes the movies even make fun of themselves.
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posted November 08, 2017 11:32 AM

The Black Panther trailer looks like it will be fairly serious.
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posted November 08, 2017 12:07 PM

Marvel is also adapting pretty fast to how the audience is reacting  to their movies. Thor: The Dark World was a comic movie made "by-the-book". It was epic in it's own right but it was just so generic that people wont go to see "more of the same" in the long run. So they pretty much rebooted the Thor franchise with this movie, embracing the fantasy element And it is glorious

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posted November 08, 2017 12:23 PM

This has bugged me from the beginning. You have a bad@ss Asgardian God and so much awesome lore and settings to explore and what do you do? Restrict him to a freaking desert during the first movie and have him jump through portals for teh lulz in the second. That's not the sense of adventure I was hoping for. Thor: Tales of Asgard was animated and it was more enjoyable than the movies.
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posted November 09, 2017 11:05 AM

Recently saw The Party, absolutely excellent. British comedy at its best and actors play their part wonderfully. Highly recommend.
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posted November 09, 2017 11:06 AM

I agree Dark World wasn't that good. Too much CGI and too little actual stuff happening.


I'm going to see Ragnorak this weekend.
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posted November 09, 2017 01:38 PM

Galaad said:
Recently saw The Party, absolutely excellent. British comedy at its best and actors play their part wonderfully. Highly recommend.

For a moment I thought you were referring to the movie by Peter Sellers. Now that was a good one
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posted November 09, 2017 01:43 PM

Ah no, yes, Sally Potter.
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posted November 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Minion said:
Went to see Thor Ragnarok and boy it did not disappoint. So god damn colorful, the city of Sakaar is awesome. The energy is off the roof, and it delivers the best (quirky) comedy of MCU so far. I give it a 8.5/10. Epic Fantasy-Sci-fi done right!

Best comedy? Most of the joke attempts were terrible. There were a few I found hilarious but the rest I wouldn't even call passable. Despite that, it was an entertaining movie that did a lot of things right. The fight scenes were fun, there was setting diversity, there was character development, more Loki, the cameos.. I also liked Hela, the grandmaster and the valkyrie.

What I did not like was how the theme of the story was in stark contrast with the childish humour or how unceremoniously some characters exited the story. Or Urban's character. Also I was hoping that Ragnarok would be more central to the plot but I cannot really complain. It would have deserved a more epic showdown though.
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posted November 13, 2017 09:27 AM
Edited by Warmonger at 09:34, 13 Nov 2017.

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Best comedy? Most of the joke attempts were terrible

Well, top me it was awesome, as the humour was subtle and not forced. It's nothing like "everybody laughts in 3..2..1!" The best was IMO Grandmaster, who didn't tell any jokes at all, but was just ridiculous in every way possible. I wouldn't even classify this movie as a comedy, it was just easy-going.
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agree Dark World wasn't that good. Too much CGI and too little actual stuff happening.

IMO it has a lot of stuff happening, but it didn't make much sense anyway. The plot was forced and completely out of the blue. Second act was a great fantasy adventure, but other than that Dark World was a trainwreck of disjointed ideas.
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Minion
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posted November 17, 2017 12:53 AM

Elvin said:

Best comedy? Most of the joke attempts were terrible. There were a few I found hilarious but the rest I wouldn't even call passable.


I actually understand this, as the humor is very different from a lot of other movies. It relies on awkwardness a lot and not on punch lines or verbal jokes and the sort. For me it worked wonders.

Not gonna spoil anything but there are two major events that should be tragic but are not handled correctly which annoy me quite a bit. I think you are referring to same things. There is a thing as too much humor, Guardians of the Galaxy did this well with balancing heavy moments while being so incredibly funny. Oh yeah Urbans character was pointless, I would have cut him out.

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posted November 17, 2017 01:30 AM

Damn, once I become emperor anime will be projected in cinemas not these shameless excuses, true entertainment where you will actually laugh or cry and not be taken for a total imbecile. I mean the humor of say Shimoneta would dwarf any Hollywood comedy in the last decade, Spice and Wolf's (my standard go to for recommendation) story again, dwarfs any.

But since this is a movie thread let's give some movie examples, 'Your Name', is a perfect example of an animated movie that if I were to use as a gold standard, Hollywood wouldn't even be copper compared to it.
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posted November 17, 2017 02:55 PM

I love Makoto Shinkai, your name is my favourite of his works. Films like Paprika, Perfect Blue or Miyazaki's stories have nothing wanting compared to live action films. Spice and wolf can easily surpass most series and could well be filmed as one. Would require a phenomenal female lead though

In the end, Hollywood loves its tried and tested formulae and despite some shining examples, it will not often deviate.
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posted November 18, 2017 01:11 AM

My point is anime has far more value to offer, I mean last time I actually enjoyed myself watching a Hollywood movie was Avatar (The Hobbit was the last time I went without being drunk), but even then if I had just watched Disney's Pocahontas I would've gotten far more value for my time and money. I believe people deserve better that's all.

I mean first anime I watched was Berserk, and the level of depth simply blew my tiny mind not accustomed to such quality. Then came Gantz (manga), and man despite what people say about it, I thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of it (warts and all).

To make a long story short, "entertainment" should be returned to the way ancient Greeks perceived it (the theatre), as the continuation of education for adults. It's clear most movies have some sort of message, or a story to tell that teaches us something or illuminates some interesting perspectives, and great movies have accomplished this admirably. That said, they are few and far between.

Anime also has the additional benefit of not being limited on creativity, this allows far more room for great story telling rather than simply sitting through 2-3hours of special effects with a paper thin abomination of a story (looking at you Jupiter Ascending...).

Having a movie adaptation of Spice and Wolf would be disastrous imho (and totally needless) since it would take the emphasis away from the story, it would also likely ruin what is already superb/perfect emotional expressions of the characters (and their voice acting is again sublime).
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posted November 20, 2017 03:30 PM

Spot the Fake Lips Game!

Oh dear..
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