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Chen G.

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  1. Meh, I didn't mind the jokes. Even very serious films have surprising amounts of humour. The whole film can't be all the same, tonally: there need to be variation. Its really just the plotting that was incredibly over-complicated and difficult to follow; and the whole thing is just anticlimactic.
  2. You care about characters in Game of Thrones?
  3. I prefer just "smart", thank you very much...
  4. That's the most correct thing you've ever said.
  5. Like I said, its that time of year again...
  6. Oh I agree, the adventure aspect of the film is pretty empty, mostly because there's really nothing it can show us that we hadn't seen before; and the pace, the story and its implications are utterly horrendous. But the action is nice and the visuals pleasing. Its not much, but its not nothing either.
  7. I suppose its fun on the rudimentary level of "well, there's explosions and chases and shootouts and loud noises and stuff." That's not nothing.
  8. The film takes a verynon-commital approach to this idea of setting her up as the next Bond. It starts off like that, but then it kinda gets swept away as the storytelling gets busier. Anyway, if that happens, Twitter's gonna have an aneurysm.
  9. Yes, that's exactly what he's been saying, for well over a year. He's somehow under the impression that once we have the context of this alledged Episode X, somehow we'll see the genius of Episode IX in retrospect...
  10. Oh good! https://collider.com/dune-international-box-office-100-million/
  11. See, as far as Mattris is concerned, as long as Episode X isn’t released his argument isn’t disproved…
  12. Yes, and (per Mattris) had been completed for a very long time by now. Its...yeah... Pfff, "Knowledge of Star Wars..." Obviously John Williams takes great pride in his work on the Star Wars films and is the consummate professional at scoring them. But that's not the same as saying he's knowledgable about Star Wars: he basically watches a cut of the film, scores it and goes his separate ways until next time. I bet if you had a chance to talk to him about Star Wars, he'd fail to remember anything beyond the main characters and the general beats of the story.
  13. Its not so much critics that changes: its movies. Yes, movies now are just as ridiculous as ever. But they're intentionally ridiculous, and so that "makes it okay." You'll note I used air-quotes around it, because I don't think that just because a choice is intentional means that it works. I've had it up to here with films ridiculing themselves.
  14. Well, in early drafts of the script, Gimli was going to use bad language all the time. His original line to Aragorn at Helm's Deep was "You are the luckiest, the canniest and the most reckless wench I ever knew!"
  15. Well, in the case of Marvel killing-off characters is more about cutting the actors' loose... "Well, we need to cut Robert Downey-Junior loose, but we can't just have his character disappear or sit out the next film, so lets just kill him off..." which is probably one of the reasons I don't like the (few) deaths in the MCU. Here, it was more letting Bond go off with a bang.
  16. This; all of this. I have no idea what's the motivation for all of this, and in that way the entire film after the death of Bloefeld is anticlimactic. Funny that we now think of this as being a Marvel thing. In the 90s through to the early 2000s, it was very popular to give the hero a martyric death, and some of those films are my all time favourites. I don't think Marvel did it well, and I don't think this does it particularly well. Game of Thrones is different: its not martyric, its tragic; or is supposed to be.
  17. You misunderstood me, so I'll explain myself a bit differently. Here's the equivalent of @SilverTrumpet and you:
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