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« Reply #5125 on: May 01, 2012, 10:48:54 pm »
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I wanna see Roger Ebert's thoughts on the Avengers before I see it.  I thought Captain America, Thor, Iron Man 2, etc. sucked and Ebert was the only major reviewer thumbs down on all three.  If he likes this, then maybe it's different.
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« Reply #5126 on: May 01, 2012, 11:40:32 pm »
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I wanna see Roger Ebert's thoughts on the Avengers before I see it.  I thought Captain America, Thor, Iron Man 2, etc. sucked and Ebert was the only major reviewer thumbs down on all three.  If he likes this, then maybe it's different.

Actually, Ebert liked Captain America and Iron Man 2. He gave them both 3/4. He notoriously hated Thor though. Only gave that 1.5/4.

Personally I've liked all of the Marvel Studios movies except for Iron Man 2. What did you think of the first Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk?
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« Reply #5127 on: May 02, 2012, 01:09:53 am »
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I wanna see Roger Ebert's thoughts on the Avengers before I see it.  I thought Captain America, Thor, Iron Man 2, etc. sucked and Ebert was the only major reviewer thumbs down on all three.  If he likes this, then maybe it's different.

Actually, Ebert liked Captain America and Iron Man 2. He gave them both 3/4. He notoriously hated Thor though. Only gave that 1.5/4.

Personally I've liked all of the Marvel Studios movies except for Iron Man 2. What did you think of the first Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk?

Still, 3/4 is his "meh it does it's job" rating, not a go see it one.  (He gave 4/4 to TDK, BB, IM and SM 2 for example). I really liked the first Iron Man.  The Incredible Hulk was decent, but Ruffalo replacing Norton?  I'm not so sure.
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« Reply #5128 on: May 02, 2012, 03:07:16 am »
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I wanna see Roger Ebert's thoughts on the Avengers before I see it.  I thought Captain America, Thor, Iron Man 2, etc. sucked and Ebert was the only major reviewer thumbs down on all three.  If he likes this, then maybe it's different.

Actually, Ebert liked Captain America and Iron Man 2. He gave them both 3/4. He notoriously hated Thor though. Only gave that 1.5/4.

Personally I've liked all of the Marvel Studios movies except for Iron Man 2. What did you think of the first Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk?

Still, 3/4 is his "meh it does it's job" rating, not a go see it one.  (He gave 4/4 to TDK, BB, IM and SM 2 for example). I really liked the first Iron Man.  The Incredible Hulk was decent, but Ruffalo replacing Norton?  I'm not so sure.

Many of the reviews are saying that Ruffalo/Hulk actually steals the movie. I'm hopeful.
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« Reply #5129 on: May 02, 2012, 03:21:20 am »
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« Reply #5130 on: May 04, 2012, 03:52:15 pm »
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I wanna see Roger Ebert's thoughts on the Avengers before I see it.  I thought Captain America, Thor, Iron Man 2, etc. sucked and Ebert was the only major reviewer thumbs down on all three.  If he likes this, then maybe it's different.

Actually, Ebert liked Captain America and Iron Man 2. He gave them both 3/4. He notoriously hated Thor though. Only gave that 1.5/4.

Personally I've liked all of the Marvel Studios movies except for Iron Man 2. What did you think of the first Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk?

Still, 3/4 is his "meh it does it's job" rating, not a go see it one.  (He gave 4/4 to TDK, BB, IM and SM 2 for example). I really liked the first Iron Man.  The Incredible Hulk was decent, but Ruffalo replacing Norton?  I'm not so sure.

Many of the reviews are saying that Ruffalo/Hulk actually steals the movie. I'm hopeful.

Well, Ebert gave it a 3 out of 4.

I'm probably going to see it sometime next week once the crowd dies down.
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« Reply #5131 on: May 04, 2012, 10:33:03 pm »
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Just saw The Avengers tonight. Pretty decent film. Not as great as I thought it was gonna be, but nonetheless action-packed and thrilling. Recommended.
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« Reply #5132 on: May 04, 2012, 11:24:34 pm »
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Braveheart.  My feelings about this movie border on schizophrenic.  It's definitely extremely entertaining, although the characters are quite one dimensional.  It's fun to mimic Edward I's (Patrick McGoohan's) dialogue because of the way he modulates his voice (the "The trouble with Scotland is that it's filled with Scots!" scene is particularly noteworthy in this regard).  At the same time, however, I love history, and Braveheart is simply awful in terms of historical accuracy, even by Hollywood standards.  It's as if someone made a movie in 2700 about the Iraq War in which the war breaks out because George W. Bush finds out that Laura is sneaking into Iraq for trysts with Saddam Hussein.  As I've said before, I don't think historical movies need to be completely accurate.  It's more important to get the spirit of events right than the letter.  However, I believe there is a limit.  Real people suffered and died (and in William Wallace's case, died horrifically) because of the events depicted in Braveheart.  The fact that these events are now more than 700 years in the past doesn't mean that they were any less real.  I believe that we owe these people the respect of depicting their history an a reasonably accurate manner, rather than taking enormous and unnecessary liberties left and right.  The real story of the Scottish War of Independence is dramatic enough, one doesn't need to alter it to nearly the degree Mel Gibson does in Braveheart.

I gave Braveheart a 7 out of 10 on Imdb.  If it were pure fiction, I would have rated it much higher, but I feel I have to deduct some points because of the seriousness of the historical inaccuracies.
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« Reply #5133 on: May 05, 2012, 04:10:02 am »
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The Avengers

If you want to watch a comic movie with a meaningful story that can be interpreted on several different levels, try The Dark Knight or Watchmen. If you want to clap, laugh and genuinely have a lot of fun, this is your movie! If you're a comic fan, it is littered with geek-out moments... and if you're not, chances are you'll find plenty to enjoy in it anyway.

One note: I was very hyped up for this movie and I feel like I probably spoiled a few too many key scenes for myself by reading a bunch of reviews and some stuff on message boards. If you're gonna go, do your best to avoid spoilers beforehand!
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« Reply #5134 on: May 05, 2012, 10:50:28 am »
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Robert Downey Jr. was absolutely awesome in it.
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« Reply #5135 on: May 05, 2012, 12:28:55 pm »
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Robert Downey Jr. was absolutely awesome in it.

Was he once again playing Robert Downey Jr.?
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« Reply #5136 on: May 05, 2012, 05:54:40 pm »
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« Reply #5137 on: May 05, 2012, 05:59:05 pm »
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Robert Downey Jr. was absolutely awesome in it.

Was he once again playing Robert Downey Jr.?

Pretty much.
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« Reply #5138 on: May 11, 2012, 07:57:42 am »
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« Reply #5139 on: May 14, 2012, 12:09:14 am »
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The Avengers

The problem is that it was too long, since it didn't get too exciting until the big battle with Loki's army at the end. But that alone was payoff well worth it. Definitely a solid winner with Whedon's influence on it clear.
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« Reply #5140 on: May 14, 2012, 04:56:37 am »
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The problem is that it was too long, since it didn't get too exciting until the big battle with Loki's army at the end. But that alone was payoff well worth it. Definitely a solid winner with Whedon's influence on it clear.

Did you see the regular version or the 3D version?
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« Reply #5142 on: May 14, 2012, 02:25:17 pm »
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Finally got around to watching The White Ribbon. Good stuff. Speaking as someone who grew up in Shropshire, I did laugh (knowingly) at the key role of a Harvest Festival in both village life and the general multi-layered trauma that made up the plot.
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« Reply #5143 on: May 14, 2012, 03:36:55 pm »
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^The White Ribbon has been on my watch list for a while now. I really do have to check it out.

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Me too. Although I might give the 3D a shot at some point if I have time (of course, only because it's free for me).
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« Reply #5144 on: May 15, 2012, 06:29:13 am »
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^The White Ribbon has been on my watch list for a while now. I really do have to check it out.

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Me too. Although I might give the 3D a shot at some point if I have time (of course, only because it's free for me).

The White Ribbon is really, really good. One of the best, most disturbing films I've seen from the last couple of years. Also very reminiscent of a pretty good Bergman film (or at least I thought so, no one else has so far agreed with me Tongue).

I recently re-watched Crimes and Misdemeanors. Very typical Allen. Funny but also rather sad. I'll probably soon watch the Burton-Depp movie. I have no expectations, but there's a girl who wants to take me and I don't refuse a free movie ticket. Tongue 
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« Reply #5145 on: May 15, 2012, 06:38:45 am »
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« Reply #5146 on: May 15, 2012, 04:05:33 pm »
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I thought the battle on the S.H.I.E.L.D. carrier was pretty exciting as well. Although I didn't really get that whole plot arc-- why did Loki agree to get captured?
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« Reply #5147 on: May 15, 2012, 04:28:16 pm »
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« Reply #5148 on: May 15, 2012, 07:29:34 pm »
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Also very reminiscent of a pretty good Bergman film (or at least I thought so, no one else has so far agreed with me Tongue).

Psychological torment plus a feel for landscape. Yeah, I can see that.
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« Reply #5149 on: May 16, 2012, 05:47:59 am »
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Adaptation

Brilliant. I wish I had watched it a lot sooner.
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