Upcoming Films of Disinterest - Page 4 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Zoo Station
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-17-2011, 10:43 PM   #46
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 05:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
I meant one time, I swear it might actually pop up on screen as 1x, which is obviously incorrect.
I'm just being a twat
__________________

__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:44 PM   #47
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by No spoken words View Post
Well, I guess I worded that poorly....I'm a sucker for film versions of Dumas' work in that I'll go see them.....can't claim to have liked every single one of them.

But if you mean the version with Dumbledore.1, Jesus and Guy Pearce, then, yes, I liked it.
When it came out, my dad had an illegal satellite hook-up, so he had free PPV. He would get into this horrible habit of watching the same movies about 100 times before they were no longer available on PPV. That version of Monte Cristo was one of the films he was really really bad about, but I loved it a lot. Hadn't seen it since then until last week when I caught it on TV. Was quite pleased to see I still liked it a great deal.
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:44 PM   #48
ONE
love, blood, life
 
powerhour24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,645
Local Time: 06:10 PM
Dead Man's Chest is kind of in line with Temple of Doom, its much more insane than the first film but also much darker. The first time I saw it I was kind of disappointed that the humor seemed like it was trying too hard to do what worked in the first one, but I enjoyed the ridiculous action set pieces and still had fun with the characters, on subsequent viewings I came to appreciate some of the humor more because of the body language of the actors, but the plot is bloated and the film less successful entertainment than the first. Also, the biggest thing that detracts from the fun of DMC is that Sparrow isn't a delightful rogue anymore, but an actual despicable pirate. The 3rd could have worked a hell of a lot better with like 20 or 30 minutes and 20 or 30 backstabbings cut out, as well as the Calypso crap. As it was the voyage to and time in Davey Jones' Locker hints at the ridiculous creative bent Verbinski was to go onto with Rango, and sue me I enjoyed the insanity of all the pirate lords and Keira as "king".

They would have been well served to strip the film down completely for the 4th, Depp and Rush and crew battling some supernatural force and each other for control of some prize (the Pearl, and the Fountain of Youth as hinted at in the 3rd one) and leave behind the bloat of politics and overdoing the CGI beasties and romance, for the most part it seemed like that's what they were going to do until they also shoehorned in another set of young lovers and the English crown into the proceedings, adding back in some of the elements that weakened the sequels.

Still, I guess I'm just a PotC whore, because I'm still going to go in for some seafaring popcorn entertainment this weekend.
__________________
powerhour24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:45 PM   #49
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
They should do a motherfucking Voltron movie and do it right
__________________
No spoken words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:45 PM   #50
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 05:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
When it came out, my dad had an illegal satellite hook-up, so he had free PPV.
Mofo's eye just started twitching uncontrollably and he doesn't know why yet
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:46 PM   #51
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
When it came out, my dad had an illegal satellite hook-up, so he had free PPV. He would get into this horrible habit of watching the same movies about 100 times before they were no longer available on PPV. That version of Monte Cristo was one of the films he was really really bad about, but I loved it a lot. Hadn't seen it since then until last week when I caught it on TV. Was quite pleased to see I still liked it a great deal.
I hate to use this word twice in one thread to describe art but, it was a fun movie for sure.
__________________
No spoken words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #52
ONE
love, blood, life
 
powerhour24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,645
Local Time: 06:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
So I'm not the only one who likes the The Count of Monte Cristo film that came out a few years back?
Nope, I loved that adaptation. Plus, the world of film needs more Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce.
__________________
powerhour24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #53
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
Scumbo's eye just started twitching uncontrollably and he doesn't know why yet
__________________
No spoken words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #54
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerhour24 View Post
Nope, I loved that adaptation. Plus, the world of film needs more Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce.
I like this cos I vehemently agree with 1/2 and vomit at the thought of the other.

YOU DECIDE WHICH IS WHICH
__________________
No spoken words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #55
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
Mofo's eye just started twitching uncontrollably and he doesn't know why yet
I was one of those people who was using the free PPV just because it was free. I spent one whole afternoon trying to watch Open Water because it was on PPV. I've spoke about this before, but yeah, I fell asleep three times in a row and had to start the movie over four times.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #56
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 05:10 PM
I don't call him Scumbo because I have no idea where it came from
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #57
Blue Crack Addict
 
Lancemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ba Sing Se
Posts: 17,665
Local Time: 06:10 PM
Damn, so much for my attempt to turn this thread into a Resident Evil discussion.
__________________
Lancemc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #58
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jive Turkey View Post
I don't call him Scumbo because I have no idea where it came from
It came from me. He's scum and his screen name ended with an "o".
__________________
No spoken words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #59
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 02:10 PM
Oh and Mike, yeah, I agree, when it comes to Dumas books, especially The Three Musketeers, I'm on board.

I hate to admit it now, but when The Three Musketeers 1997? film came out, it was one of the biggest things that had ever happened in my life to that point. I still like the movie, but it's one of the great many many nostalgia films I am still quite fond of.

That damn book is just one of my favorite books ever, is all.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #60
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 05:10 PM
ah, I see. Still, feels like an inside joke I'm not part of.
__________________

__________________
Jive Turkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com