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20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Promised Land

6/10


I was glad to see the roles of "evil industrialist" and "good environmentalist" switched up for a change, sadly it changed back after the twist towards the end.

I never understand why people in films who work for companies such as the one Matt Damon's character does manage to go years happily working away before coming to the sudden realisation of "oh, no! My company does bad things, so I must do the right thing". Then they always get themselves fired without thinking how they'll get another job after that (is your previous employer honestly going to give a good reference if you publicly tear them apart?).
 

ayase

State Alchemist
20thCenturyBoy said:
I never understand why people in films who work for companies such as the one Matt Damon's character does manage to go years happily working away before coming to the sudden realisation of "oh, no! My company does bad things, so I must do the right thing". Then they always get themselves fired without thinking how they'll get another job after that (is your previous employer honestly going to give a good reference if you publicly tear them apart?).
I don't think such situations are unrealistic - There's the idealist/realist divide for a start, and the fact that people can change. There's also a difference between lack of awareness of the consequences of your actions and lack of concern. Or to quote Robbie 3:21: "If you don’t feel good, what are you doing it for?" I remain, as ever, a strong proponent of reckless abandon.
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Iron Man 3

8/10


It's funny...and I mean freakin' hilarious. RDJ is on top form, as ever, and we even get some lovely interaction between Tony and Rhodey that was very funny.

I loved the heaviness of the first 2 acts, the anxiety attacks in particular were a highlight throughout, giving a real sense of Tony's fear and not being able to be in control.

I'll admit I was a little disappointed that the Mandarin
turned out to just be an actor. Yeah, it was funny, but I thought it took away from it a bit, especially considering how heavily his threat is played in the trailers. It has further repercussions though, as it means that Iron Man's greatest enemy (in the comics) is never going to have a proper serious representation in the films. I was really hoping for The Mandarin to be a strong villain and would've liked to see the rings come into play. Now, while the magic rings in the presence of Iron Man (not the other franchises or broader Avengers) movie universe might seem out of place they could've made the rings all sort of high-tech gadgets/rings that remained capable of each doing something different

That's just my thoughts though, don't know how others will have took it.

Wanted the stinger to be plot related but it was at least funny. In conclusion it's much better than 2 and probably as good as 1. I'm not sure who would replace RDJ for number 4 (if this is indeed to be his last solo outing as Iron Man, which I think it might well be) but I hope that it is just a straight swap in and not a reboot.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
Iron Man 3
First off, my thoughts can be summed up simply as:
As an adaptation of the comics, it wasn't very faithful at all (especially with The Mandarin). However, it was a very good movie.

Personally, after how over-the-top The Avengers was, I loved how down to Earth this film was. I agree with 20thCenturyBoy that Tony's anxiety attacks were a huge plus to the film - it became obvious just how scarred he was from the events of The Avengers (let's be fair, who wouldn't be?) which really hit Tony's usual macho demeanour of always wanting to be in control. It was wonderfully done. The film had a lot of humour, but also a lot of serious moments to, which evened out perfectly.

In regards to The Mandarin, if I remember correctly, Shane Black said that he had difficulty placing the comics Mandarin into the film, but considering how much he's fighting for the Death Note movie to stay as close to the source material as possible, I believe if he could have, he would have done it.

Also, loved the post-credits scene. All I wanted from this film was for Bruce Banner to be acknowledged and yup he was, still there. Kind of odd that Stark Tower didn't appear though.

8/10

20thCenturyBoy said:
I'm not sure who would replace RDJ for number 4 (if this is indeed to be his last solo outing as Iron Man, which I think it might well be) but I hope that it is just a straight swap in and not a reboot.
RDJ has confirmed that he is at least returning for Avengers 2. Marvel have also said in the past that they won't reboot Iron Man, they'll just recast like Bond if it ever came to it. Personally though, I don't think an Iron Man 4 is needed - I think after this film, they're going to have a tough time even explaining why Tony Stark will return in Avengers 2.
 
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20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Joshawott said:
Iron Man 3
RDJ has confirmed that he is at least returning for Avengers 2. Marvel have also said in the past that they won't reboot Iron Man, they'll just recast like Bond if it ever came to it. Personally though, I don't think an Iron Man 4 is needed - I think after this film, they're going to have a tough time even explaining why Tony Stark will return in Avengers 2.

That's what I'm hoping for, because, in all honesty, that's how comic book movies should be. They should mirror the comics in being able to play out continuous stories without having to reboot (of course Marvel and DC both go through reboots from time to time, but generally things always come back). Actors can change the same way the character designs change, different writers and artists is like having different writers and directors. If there's a previous plot element from a film that you didn't like then just ret-con it, don't reboot.

I think it'll be easy for Stark to come back, he'll have had a break and feel the need to return to old ways, especially when the galaxy is about to be destroyed by Thanos and they really need his help to stop him.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
At this point I doubt I'd feel comfortable with someone other than Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man. To be honest though, I don't want to get it to the stage where we have say, an Iron Man, Captain America and Thor movie each Phase just for the sake of it. One of the things I'm liking the most about Phase Three, is that the two currently known titles (Ant-Man and Dr. Strange) haven't been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. Joss Whedon has also stated that a "brother-sister" pair are appearing in Avengers 2 (which many expect will be Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - Marvel have outright stated that they are in an odd licensing situation where both Fox and Marvel can use them). I expect after this Phase, Marvel will be looking at expanding the Cinematic Universe.
 

Doraemon666

Magical Girl
Evil Dead(2013)-Well i was not expecting much and i was really hoping and praying all my fears about this were wrong but sadly this is another boring bland reboot of a classic franchise,sat for the whole movie waiting for something to happen and when it did i was disappointed at every turn,yeah there are little in jokes for die hard fans of the original but even that was just lame,it wasnt scary on any level,i sat in a full cinema and nobody jumped or screamed or looked away at the gruesome bits,even after the movie most people were quiet with a few whispers of was that it or that was totally pointless,my major problem with the movie was the Deadites which were scary and really looked amazing in the original and down right creepy especially Linda,in this new version they just look like someone with a really bad hangover,empty characters and a boring and silly little sub plot to try and make us bond with the main characters which made me hate them even more,even the rare occasion of some humour just fell flat,the gore was kinda cool though but not as brutal or gruesome as was promised and the infamous tree rape scene from the original was total rubbish in the new version,fact the trailer for the movie is better than the actual whole movie and the even the little surprise after the credits could not save it but a nice little touch all the same,so as i sadly expected the movie was just pointless and just made me want to watch the original Evil Dead as soon as i got home,even as a stand alone horror it fails and as reboot or remake it is just simply crap,4/10.
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Joshawott said:
At this point I doubt I'd feel comfortable with someone other than Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man. To be honest though, I don't want to get it to the stage where we have say, an Iron Man, Captain America and Thor movie each Phase just for the sake of it. One of the things I'm liking the most about Phase Three, is that the two currently known titles (Ant-Man and Dr. Strange) haven't been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. Joss Whedon has also stated that a "brother-sister" pair are appearing in Avengers 2 (which many expect will be Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - Marvel have outright stated that they are in an odd licensing situation where both Fox and Marvel can use them). I expect after this Phase, Marvel will be looking at expanding the Cinematic Universe.

Yeah, I agree that likely after Avengers 2 we'll see a break for Iron Man before his next film. Dr. Strange is one I'm looking forward to, I always loved his appearances in the 90s Spider-Man: TAS. Guardians Of The Galaxy is going to be the real proving ground of how their "unknown" characters do with the mainstream crowd, but the fact is that as long as they make a good film it shouldn't matter whether people know the characters or not. They've now 100% confirmed they've got the rights to Daredevil back so I would expect that to go into production for the next phase, they also have The Punisher, but I honestly don't see Disney wanting to handle that (at least not in the way it should be). Black Panther will be on their agenda for the next phase too, I imagine. It's been talked about plenty before, with several people throwing their hats in the ring to play him, plus they'll seriously need to diversify the Universe a little at some point. Expect a Hawkeye/Black Widow team up or solo films too.
 

Sy

Time-Traveller
20thCenturyBoy said:
...they also have The Punisher, but I honestly don't see Disney wanting to handle that (at least not in the way it should be).
How to make a Punisher film? Give Thomas Jane full control over the film with a decent budget and enough time to make it how he thinks it should be.
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Sy said:
20thCenturyBoy said:
...they also have The Punisher, but I honestly don't see Disney wanting to handle that (at least not in the way it should be).
How to make a Punisher film? Give Thomas Jane full control over the film with a decent budget and enough time to make it how he thinks it should be.

And let Garth Ennis write it...with an appearance by Dolph Lundgren...And Kevin Nash.
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Bernie

7/10


A really interesting story made by an astonishing performance from Jack Black, probably the best he has ever, or will ever, give. It's filled with dark humour and is an intriguing watch into how someone can just become completely worn down and undone by someone with a personality more overwhelming than their own.

Also has an Anime connection with Grant James playing a small role in it. He's done a lot of English dub work including Chef Zeff in One Piece.
 

Yakumo

Student Council President
20thCenturyBoy said:
Sy said:
20thCenturyBoy said:
...they also have The Punisher, but I honestly don't see Disney wanting to handle that (at least not in the way it should be).
How to make a Punisher film? Give Thomas Jane full control over the film with a decent budget and enough time to make it how he thinks it should be.

And let Garth Ennis write it...with an appearance by Dolph Lundgren...And Kevin Nash.

And no CG. Squibs, bloodpacks and stuntmen with a death wish, that's the way to go.
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
20thCenturyBoy said:
Joshawott said:
At this point I doubt I'd feel comfortable with someone other than Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man. To be honest though, I don't want to get it to the stage where we have say, an Iron Man, Captain America and Thor movie each Phase just for the sake of it. One of the things I'm liking the most about Phase Three, is that the two currently known titles (Ant-Man and Dr. Strange) haven't been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. Joss Whedon has also stated that a "brother-sister" pair are appearing in Avengers 2 (which many expect will be Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - Marvel have outright stated that they are in an odd licensing situation where both Fox and Marvel can use them). I expect after this Phase, Marvel will be looking at expanding the Cinematic Universe.

Yeah, I agree that likely after Avengers 2 we'll see a break for Iron Man before his next film. Dr. Strange is one I'm looking forward to, I always loved his appearances in the 90s Spider-Man: TAS. Guardians Of The Galaxy is going to be the real proving ground of how their "unknown" characters do with the mainstream crowd, but the fact is that as long as they make a good film it shouldn't matter whether people know the characters or not. They've now 100% confirmed they've got the rights to Daredevil back so I would expect that to go into production for the next phase, they also have The Punisher, but I honestly don't see Disney wanting to handle that (at least not in the way it should be). Black Panther will be on their agenda for the next phase too, I imagine. It's been talked about plenty before, with several people throwing their hats in the ring to play him, plus they'll seriously need to diversify the Universe a little at some point. Expect a Hawkeye/Black Widow team up or solo films too.

I'm really hyped for Dr. Strange - he's definitely my favourite Marvel superhero.

I was thinking earlier about what Marvel could be planning for Phase 3, as we only have Ant-Man and Dr. Strange confirmed so far, as well as Joss Whedon confirming that a "brother-sister duo" will be appearing in Avengers 2 (which many speculate will be Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver - especially as Kevin Feige has confirmed that both Fox and Marvel can use the characters). Could we possibly see an Inhumans movie, a Black Panther movie and a Namor movie to set up the Illuminati (replacing Reed Richards with Ant-Man and Professor X/Beast with someone else, possibly Scarlet Witch) and Avengers 3 being about the Kree-Skrull War?

At the very least though, I hope their goal with it is to expand the Marvel Universe instead of focusing on sequels like Phase 2 is doing (aside from Guardians of the Galaxy). I've heard rumours of Marvel considering a "Heroes For Hire" movie. That sounds like an interesting idea (although I think it would work better as a TV series - but S.H.I.E.L.D. is already going to be Marvel's TV series).

EDIT: Kevin Feige has pretty much confirmed that Dr. Strange is next (After Ant-Man, I imagine).

EDIT 2: I just remembered! There was a Black Panther reference as far back as Iron Man 2.

EDIT 3:

Okay, so I just watched Thor and personally, I think it was a steaming pile of meh. Definitely the weakest of the MCU films I've seen (which is all but The Incredible Hulk). The visual effects were good, but the Earth scenes felt really cheesy, lame and the romance felt unbelievably forced. You can sum up those scenes with "It's Thor - and he's so sexy!". Aside from Loki's scheme, which was pretty intelligent actually, everyone felt really underdeveloped as well.

Hopefully Thor: The Dark World is a much better movie.

5/10
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Joshawott said:
Okay, so I just watched Thor and personally, I think it was a steaming pile of meh. Definitely the weakest of the MCU films I've seen (which is all but The Incredible Hulk). The visual effects were good, but the Earth scenes felt really cheesy, lame and the romance felt unbelievably forced. You can sum up those scenes with "It's Thor - and he's so sexy!". Aside from Loki's scheme, which was pretty intelligent actually, everyone felt really underdeveloped as well.

Hopefully Thor: The Dark World is a much better movie.

5/10

Agreed on the most part. A lot of it is terribly underdeveloped, especially when there's quite a supporting cast at play. The Earth stuff was just woeful for me (although some of the fish out of water moments were very funny). The first act though, is one of the best films Marvel have done. Asgard looks amazing and the whole Shakespearian family drama is just classic stuff. Sadly he falls to Earth and so does the rest of the film.

Dark World thankfully looks like it's fixing this by starting on Earth and then zipping away to the other worlds. The exploration of them is where the future lies for Thor, he can ponce about Earth all he wants in The Avengers franchise, but in his own films he should be doing his own thing, which is high fantasy fisticuffs adventures. I also reckon Natalie Portman will be for the off after this one (think she only agreed a 2 movie deal anyway).
 

st_owly (witch)

Time-Traveller
Went to see Iron Man 3 last night. It was a lot of fun, but I thought it didn't really have a similar sort of feeling to the previous 2. I love Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and I agree with Josh that it'd be too weird to have anyone else play him now. I thought the story seemed much more like a generic action movie story than an Iron Man story. Nonetheless, it was pretty fun. 7/10.
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
21 And Over

2/10


Horribly formulaic and unfunny...Yet there's bound to be a multitude of folk who think this is "the funniest thing EVVVAAA!"
 

ilmaestro

State Alchemist
st_owly said:
Went to see Iron Man 3 last night. It was a lot of fun, but I thought it didn't really have a similar sort of feeling to the previous 2. I love Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and I agree with Josh that it'd be too weird to have anyone else play him now. I thought the story seemed much more like a generic action movie story than an Iron Man story. Nonetheless, it was pretty fun. 7/10.
It had a story?
 

20thCenturyBoy

Thousand Master
Star Trek: Into Darkness

8/10


Okay, at times it feels like JJ Abrams is totally trolling with the lens flare, he knows he's doing it, right?! That aside it's pretty great and epic. I've not actually seen the reboot again since it came out, but from what I remember I'd say this is better (and I really liked that too).

Bennedict Cumberbatch is brilliant, everything about his performance is to an absolute tee. Zachary Quinto probably comes a close second, and the odd couple routine between his Spock and Kirk remains very entertaining.

It's going to be interesting to see who'll helm the next instalment, but I look forward to it especially seeing as this film would seem to indicate it's heading for a
war with the Klingons...either that or a space adventure
.
 

Ark

Adventurer
Star Trek: Into Darkness 6/10

I thought the first one was okay and reasonably entertaining. This one I found to be incredibly average and lazy. In the first 10 minutes I knew exactly what the basic plot was going to be. I feel like I've seen this plot line at least five times before elsewhere (From what I know it was the same basic plot as the newest James Bond film, and also Patlabour 2). I noticed at the end during the credits that Damon Lindelof of Prometheus fame was one of the writers and prodcuers. I don't know if he's responsible in this case, but based off Prometheus he seems to base his stories around very obvious and overly used tropes without adding anything new into the mix. The plot just seemed very lazy to me.

A related issue with the plot is that it just isn't very "science-fictional". As already mentioned, there have been extremely similar plot lines used in films but which were set in modern times. That being the case is it really a science fiction story?
 
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