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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by frogboy4, May 20, 2009.
Wait, how are you seeing the movie already?
The more I think of it, the more I think that Sony only made this movie because they were ticked royally by the fact that they've been trying to get the third movie off the ground for over a decade now. Partially to spite Bill Murray for dragging his feet. They announced a third Ghostbusters a while back, and no matter how painfully close they were to getting things in motion, some major setback stopped them cold in their tracks. I figure they just needed something out there to keep the franchise in motion outside of the occasional comic book and merchandising push.
Personally, I don't think we ever needed a third movie. That's why I have to applaud this film as a one off, alternate time line deal. In the end, it doesn't matter. It's as relevant to the original movie franchise as the TMNT crossover (which was pretty darn cool). That's the thing that gets me about all of this. It's not a sequel, it's not a prequel, it's nothing that would actually affect the original 2 movies.
That said, I really want this to be good if only to hear hardcore fanboys find ways to hate it, all the while refusing to enjoy it on any level in its own right. As much as that usually annoys me, I do get some level of pleasure out of those who hate Jurassic World so much they have to defend the horrible other 2 movies. Seriously...I like how someone compared it to Phantom Menace. For that logic to work, the only other 3 Star Wars movies would have been A New Hope, The Life Day Special, and Ewok Adventure. For me, at least I want this to be good in its own right. And at worst, I still got to get some Ecto-Cooler. Just gotta track down those Key Slime Twinkees I heard about.
Fan event at Madame Tussaud's, very last minute.
Ooh sounds cool. Are we talking about the one in New York?
Yes, that's the one. Kinda stunned right now, lol. Well we'll see how it goes!
OK, I'm back. I can say with complete confidence that that trailer sucked.
Because the movie was great!!! The audience was having a blast, it's funny, it's surprisingly scary at the right moments, the ladies are amazing, so are the cameos. Forget the trailer ever existed, you won't be disappointed!
Ask me anything, I'll use spoiler tags.
As someone who has been the very exact middle in opinion of this film between the "ruined my childhood" types and the "you only hate it because your sexist" types...I gotta say, I'm biting my lips for cautious optimism. Like I said, I had no initial interest in this film before which lead to maybe if I'm bored enough and have a couple extra bucks to see it on a Tuesday matinee. Now, I kinda want to see it based on that recommendation. Though again with cautious optimism and hope that at least it's not going to be the mess Batman V Superman turned into. This does look like it could be fun, and trailers usually go for the dumbest scenes in the movie possible out of context anyway.
This was 100% a case of that. Throughout the entire movie I kept thinking, "Why didn't they just put that scene in the trailer?!" Seeing it all in context worked a lot better.
Awesome! Honestly at this point, I really just want this movie to be good just to prove the haters wrong. Although like Drtooth said earlier in the thread, some of them will try to find something to dislike about it. For instance, some of these Star Wars fans said The Force Awakens was ruined for them just because the female character was the hero. They said it was part of some kind of "feminist agenda". Seriously?!? So, is Rey just supposed to sit there and get beaten up and just be a burden to Finn and everyone else and do absolutely f***ing nothing?!? What the heck is wrong with people?!?
Ahem, so anyway, now that that rant is over, I just hope the majority of movie goers enjoy the movie, to heck with those whiny basement dwelling girlfriend-less nerds.
About how long were the cameos and how important were they to the plot?
I still can't imagine the movie being great considering how awful the trailer was, but I'll take your word for it and give it a watch, I'm skeptical I'll like it, but I may be wrong.
To be fair, all the clips in the trailer were only very brief snippets of just a few scenes. You definitely can't trust trailers half the time, they can be very misleading.
Yeah they need to read more fanfiction if they think Rey was this unbearable Mary Sue.
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Most of the cameos are short. They're not crucial to the plot, but they have a lot of charm. The audience applauded for all of them. There's even a Harold Ramis cameo of sorts. Bill Murray got two scenes, also over quickly. I'll be honest (just so it doesn't feel like I'm Sony shilling, hehe), I thought his cameo could have been shorter and hence more amusing. But it's still cool to see him.
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I've defended this movie a lot, but even I was worried based on the trailers. I was really surprised to see how well everything worked once seen all together.
As much as people have been hating on this movie - the trailer being the most disliked video in the history of YouTube, and people ripping it a new one before it even hit theaters - I'm surprised at how much hype it's gotten, what with both Papa John's and Progressive endorsing the movie.
I never liked how trailers are put together. Disney does a good job from time to time, but I've seen movies that looked better in trailer form than they were, and I've seen trailers that made the movie look horrible, only to love the movie (or at least like it a crapload more than I should have) upon seeing it. And I've seen ones that could go either way that did indeed go either way. But usually one sharp way or another.
I still remember the Smurfs live action movie trailer having 90% of the worst parts of the movie (the useless Guitar Hero scene wasn't present, but all the lowest common denominatory stuff was). I even remember a time when Disney added burps and farts to their 1960s'/70's movies that would have been given a hard R if they actually were in that movie. To my knowledge the horse did not fart in the animated 101 Dalmatians.
Remember...Never trust a trailer.
If the movie doesn't make much on the national scale, we can't count on China to bump those numbers up like certain films, as their Ministry of Culture refuses to distribute the movie. Because ghosts are seen as censorable material that's somehow counterproductive to their "Communist" country, and that they never had the first 2 GB movies and the audience is supposedly not there.
There's a lot of things we can't count on China for, to say the least. Good riddance.
Hey. There's a reason why Garfield a Tale of Two Kitties was a hit in Chinese regions. Probably banned everything but that piece of crap.
Though, without them, Pacific Rim would've crashed and burned for not being a movie about Adam Sandler acting like a creepy manchild unnaturally married to someone incredibly out of his league that would never put up with that in real life.
So, broken clock being right twice a day maybe?
Pffft. I hope they continue to enjoy Warcraft the movie.
The internet has broken Andre...
In all seriousness, i'm glad he gave a very honest, unbiased opinion of the movie considering he's a pretty big fan of the franchise. I hate that this movie has been sooo controversial, no, controversial doesn't even begin to cover it, it's become as heated and divisive as a political debate, heck in some corners of the internet it has become a political debate. For poop's sake, internet, it's just a ******* movie! If you don't want to see, then don't flipping see it. If your going to watch it, whatever, but please be less bias about your opinion of the film. The general consensus is, it's an okay movie, not bad, not great, just okay. It's not insulting to the franchise but doesn't add that many new ideas to an old concept. So overall, it's a fine or meh movie or even a good one depending on who you ask, but for God sake, it's just a movie!
Thanks for sharing! That guy's funny and yeah, it was just an honest, normal review. Bottom line, a movie, even if it's a beloved movie like Ghostbusters (1984), shouldn't become more important than people. And that's where a lot of fans went wrong in this instance.
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