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« Reply #680 on: 05-04-2007 19:09 »

At least it never turned out like Batman and Robin.

Batnipples!
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« Reply #681 on: 05-04-2007 19:14 »
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Spider-Man III

Best Part of the Movie: Pretty Good
Parts of the Movie:
Bad Parts of the Movie:

I mean, seriously now, they could've gave Venom some more screen time. And I was really hoping they'd leave it open to a possiblity of Carnage in a future film, but no, they had to go and explode the symbiote.

I got so annoyed by the focusing in the Aunt May in Peter's apartment scene. Aunt May was in the backround blurry the whole scene, and then, when she goes to the sidetable, she's in focus and Peter's not. Learn a lesson from Citizen Kane, as in perfect focusing.

Here's my rankings of the film villians:
1. Green Goblin
2. Sandman
3. Venom
4. Dr. Octopus
5. New Goblin

Green Goblin was easily first. It was a terrific performance. Sandman is next due to the humanity of the character and awesomeness of those fight scenes. I put Venom third just because he's Venom, though I was soooooo angry that he was only in for 15 minutes. Venom was their main marketing tool, and they only have him in for 15 minutes and kill off the symbiote in the end. Then Doc Ock for just being him, and New Goblin wasn't really much of a villian.

I would've also liked if the movie had been more Sinister Six-ish. A Sinister Six movie would be awesome. But, until then, I'll just have to deal with the three movies made.

I'm not sure where to rank this. It's easily better than the second movie, but I don't think that it's better than the first movie. I'll give it...
B

Without Bruce Campbell, this would be a B-. If this had more Bruce, this would've been an A easily. I mean, seriously, I could've used more Bruce Campbell. Perhaps Spider-Man IV will feature Spidey teaming up with Ash... that'd get an A+++ before it was even released.
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« Reply #682 on: 05-04-2007 23:20 »

Hot Fuzz

As a fan of Shaun of the Dead, I was ecstatic when I heard the blokes behind it were making an action-comedy.  Then I heard it as being released in the Commonwealth a month before being released in the States.  I was pissed (not in the British way).  So, as I was looking for trailers to download, I certainly did not accidentally downolad a bootleg copy from Google videos, and I was happy again.  Now that I've seen it in the theater (where else would I see it), I'm very happy.

It was a hilarious bit of film.  The gun fight near the end had a cheesey, A-Teamish quality to it, but it was fun to a picturesque town shot to hell by just about everyone.  It was equally fun, for me, to see a number of guns not commonly seen in American flicks thanks to their British heritage (L1A1, Sten, Enfield No 1 Mk III).  I especially like the use and discussion of action-like one-liners.  The writing reminded me of SotD where the main characters pretty much tell the audience what they're going to do before they do it.  The "twist" on the usual too-obvious action movie plot was also pretty entertaining.

I was a little turned off by the gun confiscation scene, but I was also frequently confused by the steering wheel on the right side of cars, so chalk it up to cultural differences.

The film uses smashy, flashy editing similar to that in SotD.  It's a bit annoying at first, but it is done consistently and adds to the look of the film.

Action movies in and of themselves are pretty funny, but when they're lampooned, they manage to be even funnier.  This film isn't really a shoot-em-up spoof in the same way Shaun wasn't really a zombie spoof.  It was an actual action film that played up the inherent ridiculousness of its genre.

7.5 out of 8 stars.
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« Reply #683 on: 05-05-2007 00:01 »
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Highlight of the movie: The absolutely hilarious scenes when the venom poison is overtaking Peter Parker and he turns emo. Then proceeds to strut down the street, dancing and snapping to his own groovy theme music, all while passerbys look at him like he's a fucking nutjob.

I couldn't agree more. Along with the jazz club scene. I don't care how cheesy it was, how long it went on, and how extreme it went to...I think that's the most I've ever laughed in a movie theater in my life. I think that's the first time I've actually slapped my knee out loud in a movie theater.
As for the emo-Peter with the hair (and the eyeliner!), that was definitely intentional. Hilarious.

 
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Also, did it seem to anybody else that the butler guy was "coming out" to Harry when he said I loved your father...Or do I just have a perverse brain?

I think I was the only one in the theater who laughed to myself, immaturely, wondering why I was the only one who found that to be so obviously homosexual. And it didn't help that he said "As I love you" right afterwards.
Congrats. You're as mature as a 16-year-old in that particular department of thinking!

 
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Pasty: when the venom poison is overtaking Peter Parker
tnuk: whilst he was melded with Venom

It's called the alien symbiote. Venom was just the name Eddie Brock gave to himself when the alien symbiote bonded with him.
Actually, did I miss it, or was the name "Venom" never even SAID in the movie? I know Sandman was...but I don't at all recall Venom ever even being said.

Geez...I'm starting to think I'm the ONLY person who thought the first movie was really cheesy (I thought Dafoe's performance as the Green Goblin was not that great, and the Peter/MJ scenes were too cheesy) and that the second movie was absolutely incredible. What is everyone's beef with the second one? It was emotional without being totally cheesy, the fight scenes were great, and it was funny.
This third movie was like the second movie, but blown to super-maniacal extremes in every way (effects, fights, corny humor). Yet I still liked it better than the first one. In fact, the corny humor went so far, it became a parody of itself in a way...and whether or not you thought it was good writing, there wasn't one person in the theater I saw it in who wasn't 100% entertained by it. You could tell. And that extreme lentgth to which the humor went saved it from a certain doom which would have consumed the movie otherwise.
By the way, in case any of you couldn't tell, I was again referring to the strutting/jazz club scenes when I was talking about the extreme corny humor above, of course.

Anyway...B+/A-.
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« Reply #684 on: 05-05-2007 01:02 »

I did like the fact that, even when Peter Parker is embracing his darker side, he's still a total dork.
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« Reply #685 on: 05-05-2007 07:26 »
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  It's called the alien symbiote. Venom was just the name Eddie Brock gave to himself when the alien symbiote bonded with him.
"Venom" is easier to type than "alien symbiote".
 
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Actually, did I miss it, or was the name "Venom" never even SAID in the movie? I know Sandman was...but I don't at all recall Venom ever even being said.
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No, it wasn't.
 
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Geez...I'm starting to think I'm the ONLY person who thought the first movie was really cheesy
The climax sequence let the whole film down. That was cheesy, and suffered from poor CGI as well as poor acting.
 
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I thought Dafoe's performance as the Green Goblin was not that great
Are you kidding? The Goblin was an awesome movie villain.
 
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What is everyone's beef with the second one?
I'll just list the four main points off the top of my head. There are others.
  • Fusion does not work that way!
  • They killed Doc Ock! He was the best bad guy
  • Spiderman was a pussy for 90% of the film.
  • Tritium is hardly "rare". It's easily produced using equipment less sophisticated than a miniature sun. It can be routinely manufactured in nuclear physics laboratories. Doc Ock should have had access to a ready supply if he was able to:
     
  • Rob banks to finance the building of his fusion reactor, and
  • Build a fusion reactor.
Either he should have been able to buy the stuff (it's not exactly plutonium) or manufacture it as Phase One of his project (it's not exactly plutonium).
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« Reply #686 on: 05-05-2007 07:46 »

The question on everyone's lips is, does MJ get wet in this one?
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« Reply #687 on: 05-05-2007 13:26 »

Sadly, no.

I have to say my beef with the second film was Doc Ock getting killed, Spider-Man being a pussy and quitting in the middle of the film just because he missed MJ's show, and the whole Peter/MJ thing as a whole in the film. I know they wanted to tie in the film with the "Spider-Man No More" plotline from the comics, but I just didn't like how it was done. And how he was losing his powers in the film randomly. And, really, I would've liked Dr. Ock not being killed. That could've opened up the door for him returning in the fourth film for a Sinister Six movie. Now that would've been awesome. And...

The next is a sort of spoiler, I guess...
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« Reply #688 on: 05-05-2007 13:31 »

Ah, so you were hoping the whole Gwen Stacy thing from the comics would happen with MJ, eh?

I abnsolutely thought they were going to do that in the crane scene. I mean, the setup was perfect...Gwen Stacy falling from the building, her father at the bottom of the building, and huge rocks falling. I was actually a little confused when it didn't happen. And then they had several chances to do this later on in the film, with the Green Goblin and all, but they didn't.
Leading me to wonder, why was Gwen Stacey really even in this movie in the first place? She didn't play THAT much purpose in the plot...
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« Reply #689 on: 05-05-2007 19:31 »

I dunno why everybody's all bummed about venom. I mean, I felt it was pretty obvious with how much they had to squeeze into this movie he wasn't going to get much screen time.  who cares if the suit's destroyed- any writer can spend 5 minutes and think of a dozen good ways to bring the suit back.  It's not like they really took the time to explain were it came from.
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« Reply #690 on: 05-05-2007 19:47 »

Spider-Man 3 (Ironically I am late on reviewing even though I was one of the first to see it).

Top Moments:

1. Emo-Peter...just fucking...hilarious. Could not stop from laughing.

2. The audience at the midnight premiere. That whole "I loved your father" thing from the Butler, there were 2 memorable quotes "Eww..." and "This is not a homosexual moment! God dude!"

3. Bruce Campbell Cameo! Woo I was the only one of my friends who knew who he was.

4. Venom. Sure Eddie Brock was a prick but I still love him.

5. The fact that even though Peter was emo, he was still the biggest dork of all cinema history.

Worst Parts:


Now my friends and I were discussing the 4th film. I say no-no-no. The main thing is where would they go with it? The MJ/Peter thing has now obviously been dragged through the mudd so much that it would only be cool if she died. And I don't actually want to see that. And they keep fucking killing all the bad guys! Green Goblin, dead. Doc Ock, dead. Venom, killed himself w/ the synobite so there can't even be Carnage! Hate that so much!

My top villans:

1. GG - William DeFoe was just great at it.
2. Venom - Love him, love Topher Grace as him.
3. Doc Ock - He's grown on me, especially after this one.

Oh and Gwen Stacy was pretty cool. In the jazz scene I thought she was gonna slap Peter. But we all dubbed her a-ok for not being a tramp in front of MJ.

Overall I thought it was still worth staying up till 2:30 in the morning to see it. It just didn't live up to the first two. So sad. I guess the 3rd time's the charm to make a crappier flick.

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« Reply #691 on: 05-05-2007 20:12 »
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Ya, I think the one thing I didn't understand when I was watching the movie was why Peter would allow Gwen Stacey to kiss him on the stage like that...and every time MJ brought it up, his eyes got really wide and made it look like he was on drugs, heh.
Then I thought about it. I think the point was even before the symbiote took over him, he was becoming cockier because of the fact that now the city loves him. He was letting it go to his head and was doing things without thinking. I think this is why the symbiote was drawn to Peter in the first place, as well as why it was drawn to Eddie Brock later on. They both had emerging dark sides to them that the symbiote brought to their maximum level when it took them over.

It's still too bad they couldn't have done the whole Battleworld storyline, though.   big grin
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« Reply #692 on: 05-05-2007 20:24 »
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Sandman should have been the sole focus in the second film, they should have saved Doc Ock for this one, and he and Venom should have escaped to form the sinister six in set-up for the fourth movie.

Also, emo-Peter would have been hilarious if he'd slit his wrists and died. Then the rest of the film could've been Venom-y goodness. The more I think about it, the more I disliked this film.

I'll just have to hope that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is better. So far, the HP films have been generally in line with expectations (although they're skipping more and more of the character stuff to focus on what I like to call "wandslinging" ).

I don't know whether or not it's a good thing, but this next one ought to help me decide.
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« Reply #693 on: 05-05-2007 20:46 »
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I agree with you TNUK. The trailer for HP 5 looked really cool and dark. So I'm hoping that it's good. Even though the 5th one is my least favorite, I have good expectations. Though I was kind of disappointed with Spider-Man 3, my excitement for any future summer flick i.e. Pirates and Harry Potter have kind of slumped.

Yeah I hate how Ron is portrayed in the movie. I mean out of all the important characters who get the least amount of attention, I think Ron gets it the worst. Though Snape almost had no speaking parts in part 4. And Hermione just pisses me off, she's so fucking annoying. So basically I'm only going to see Daniel Radcliffe even though he looks like hell in every clip/photo. Bad haircut, bad complexion.
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« Reply #694 on: 05-05-2007 21:24 »

Spider-Man 3

Too awesome for words. Seriously. See it now.

A+
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« Reply #695 on: 05-05-2007 22:11 »

It's a trap!  eek
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« Reply #696 on: 05-06-2007 17:28 »
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Guys, I'm not going to single anyone out here, but I hate it when people bitch about movies that aren't accurate representations of the print media they were based on. It's someone elses take on a story, a jump to an entirely different media, and time limitations essentially come into effect. Of course some things are going to be changed, some things are going to be dropped, some things are going to be added, and some things just aren't going to work on screen like they do in the book. A movie isn't a book. If you want the book, go read the damn book. People complain about a lack of originality in Hollywood, then bitch when they don't follow a novel/comic book word for word.[/end rant]

I liked Spiderman 3. I thought emo Peter was the best part, just because I love it when directors don't take their shit too seriously, and I was glad that they had some fun with it and weren't all like "Gruff, making Spiderman movies is serious business." It doesn't mean there can't be serious scenes, it just means that directors shouldn't be scared to have some fun with the subject matter.

They tried to fit way too much into one movie, though. This one should have ended in the church, and the fourth movie should have focused on Venom.

On a side note I was on a tour bus last summer that drove by the "Thank-you Spider-Man" scene while they were filming it.

7/10 Best movie this year so far is still Hot Fuzz.

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« Reply #697 on: 05-06-2007 18:40 »

 
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They tried to fit way too much into one movie, though. This one should have ended in the church, and the fourth movie should have focused on Venom.

Thats exactly what I thought too.
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« Reply #698 on: 05-07-2007 01:46 »
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Wow. Am I the only one who hasn't seen Spider-Guy 3? This thread is moving faster than Fazeshift in a....turnip farm. *shrugs*

Freddy vs. Jason   
Good Lord, this movie sucks ass. Really, Hollywood? You can't find better actors than these dipshits? (Nix: "You watch these kinds of movies for the acting?" *pushes up glasses*)  Boo-urns.
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« Reply #699 on: 05-07-2007 07:16 »

 
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Freddy vs. Jason   
Good Lord, this movie sucks ass. Really, Hollywood? You can't find better actors than these dipshits? (Nix: "You watch these kinds of movies for the acting?" *pushes up glasses*)  Boo-urns.
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I agree. I only watched part of it cause I had to go home, but the thing is it wasnt even scary. Usually I poop myself when something scary is on (metaphorical pooping, people) but that was crap. A guy getting his spine snapped in half from a folding bed and a chainsaw in the back? I dont think so.  no no

Esh, thats the first time I've actually criticised a film. Except for Mr and Mrs Smith. Now THAT sucked, as well.
Aww, I dont like being nasty about stuff, but its the truth.
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« Reply #700 on: 05-07-2007 07:29 »

Really? The whole reason I watch films is so I can be nasty about them! It's the best part!
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« Reply #701 on: 05-07-2007 07:38 »

Really?! I never thought of watching films that way. Hmm, maybe my film naivety (or just my naivety in general) is starting to wear off...

Whilst I'm on the topic...Hitch wasnt that great, neither was Just Like Heaven.
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« Reply #702 on: 05-07-2007 08:13 »
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You know Freddy vs. Jason among lots of modern day movies are never scary. Just disgusting. I in a way have a guilty pleasure when I watch it, but I do think it's an awful movie. Those are some of the worst actors. And the blonde girl, oh my God I'd love to deck her. Worst. Actress. in Hollywood.

Did you watch the deleted scenes? There's one where she actually says, "Freddy vs. Jason! Place your bets!"

I'd like to deck the guy who thought that line would make perfect sense too. Who the fuck in their right minds says that?

I have a lot of hate for this movie. But at the same time I like to be nasty about it when I watch it. I'm a big-o Freddy fan.
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« Reply #703 on: 05-07-2007 08:47 »

Well, it's not a popular theory, Hooks, but I consider the ULTIMATE FILM EXPERIENCE to be thus: you and a bunch of like-minded mates, a few beers, and a bad film that's just BEGGING to have a whole host of smart-arsed comments slung at it.

I mean, I can enjoy a film on it's own merits, sure, but creating that atmosphere just works for me. Films that go well with this policy: Versus, From Dusk 'Til Dawn, Master of the Flying Guilotine, Desparado, etc. Not necessarily bad films, mind, but very... yeah. Ahem.
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« Reply #704 on: 05-07-2007 09:08 »

Or you could enjoy a film because of its incredible cheese factor.

Like Roadhouse. Or Red Dawn. Or Ghost. Heck, anything with Swayze in it is Cheese Gold!
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« Reply #705 on: 05-07-2007 09:46 »
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We actually talked about this in a film studies course once. Slasher flims have really gone from trying to create suspense, to trying to be as corny as possible, even to the extent that you can tell that they're doing it on purpose, and coming up with cool ways to kill people. Snakes on a Plane is a perfect example.
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« Reply #706 on: 05-07-2007 11:56 »

Everyone who thinks they liked Spiderman 3 is off their rocker.  I didn't get super-stoked about this one, as I've not been super-happy about most of the cast since the movies' inception. 

However, they had begun to grow on me, Tobey can be Peter, Kirsten can be MJ.... ok.  And James Franco is perfect as Harry.  I think the second movie was a fairly powerful emotionally and it told a theme and had a direction.  In seeing that movie, I figured this one might not be too bad and me and some friends went and saw it on Friday.

Spiderman 3 is horrible rubbish.... it had the makings of a good if not possibly great film, but ultimately in attempting to put too many things into the film at one time, as well as, putting completely inappropriate things into it, they totally flubbed this one up.

I read a positive review by someone after seeing it, really it was a comment to a review, saying how great it was... the thing that got me was that they suggested you would "laugh, cry, and be at the edge of your seat".  The only 3 things you will do if you see that movie is the first, if you can stomach the ignorance sprinkled throughout.... and that's the thing, it wasn't comedy.  People were laughing at all of the most inappropriate moments.  It wasn't because there was a joke somewhere, people were laughing because the character interaction was wholly unrealistic and the acting was turning south real fast. 

I could probably argue with people on which things they've liked about the franchise so far... For example, I never really liked the first Green Goblin, but I'm picky and it's probably just because I don't like his mask in the film.  And tnuk brought up good points about basic physics, but I hardly noticed them as I suppose most audience members aren't necessarily educated in that field.  Why are there are all of these quantum physics laboratories outside a major metropolitan area anyways?

But seriously.  I don't think Spiderman 3 was worth the $8 I spent for the ticket.  Me and a few friends went out for a smoke at the dance scene.  Peter Parker didn't ever seem in-character to me... except for maybe the first few minutes.  I know what they did... they attempted to create conflict through force in the characters.  With as many things as were going on, it was getting completely ridiculous.  Also.  Emo-Peter.  I wasn't thrilled about that at all.  You can have emotional male characters without the eyeliner. 

Topher Grace as Eddie Brock and essentially Venom?  I think they needed a bigger actor for that part... but I guess Topher did what he could with what he had.  I completely thought Topher Grace was evil after seeing Traffic.  He is evil, I'm sure of it... that's why Eric was so passive in That 70's Show - to throw us off.... As has been already stated: Venom was kind of cool in the movie.  Kind of not.  For being one of my favorite characters in any comic universe, I think he got the shaft.

My opinion certainly doesn't match up with anybody else's.  As example, I found most of Harry's character to be the most exciting.  He acted in a realistic manner to my senses and he looked really cool in the fight scene at the end.  But as much as my opinion differs, I doubt many could argue with me that this was not a great movie.  Bruce Campbell was in the movie though.  God bless Bruce Campbell.  And, the movie did seem like it was trying to redeem itself at the end (too little too late in my opinion), although I did take a smoke break right before the end.  My advice for the curious, wait till it comes out on dvd and give it a rent; otherwise, you might also be reconsidering how much you spent on the ticket.

If you're still interested, I'll give a short synopsis without giving too much away:
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« Reply #707 on: 05-07-2007 13:38 »
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Wow, it seems like the only person besides me who liked Spider-Emo was Sam Rami. I just thought that if the spider powers were always a metaphor for puberity, which they are, Stan Lee has said so on many occasions, then the black suit could be a metaphor for negative change in a young person's life, such as losing the love of your life.

So, logically, it made sense that Peter would turn into an emo jackass after his girlfriend leaves him, because this is how many young people who had just gone through puberty or are in puberity would react to the same situation in today's society. Remember, only two years have passed since the first movie, so he'd only be around 20 years old. I know plenty of 20 year olds who have turned into emo jackasses after a negative change in their life. Yes, he thought he was hot shit on screen, but was actually coming off as a goofball, creating laughs from the audience, but isn't that how most emo people come off?

Maybe I'm reading into this too much, but I thought turning Peter Emo after he got the suit was a great idea.
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« Reply #708 on: 05-07-2007 20:58 »

I'm going to use a quote from Winna to support my thoughts on emo-Peter:

 
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You can have emotional male characters without the eyeliner.

I agree that males would act like this and become jackasses, but I found it quite ridiculous especially sense Peter never even saw the Harry-MJ thing coming and therefore completely withdrew after finding out. It took him a long time to actually get in a fist fight with him.

I liked Harry when he couldn't remember anything. After that he seemed like a fateful pappa's boy who didn't nearly have the clever-slyness that his father had.

Also Winna: I love Topher Grace but when I watched him as Eddie Brock, I couldn't help but wonder if he was really a big prick like that in real life. I saw an interview with him and Tobey on AOL and he had arrogance in his voice. Which kind of bums me out.

(Guess it's back to the stripping wizard boy for me)  wink  
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« Reply #709 on: 05-07-2007 23:09 »

Heh.  I think Topher is a good actor... like I said, he did well enough in Traffic to convince me that he was truly evil and spineless.  I liked him better as the loveable pushover in That 70's Show, but what are you gonna do? 

I don't personally know about his real life persona, but gathering from interviews about the That 70's Show cast, he might lean on the arrogant side.  Apparently... he and Ashton had a hissy fit with eachother near the end of the show because Ashton had built a movie career for himself and Mr. Grace was supposed to be the star.  He apparently didn't spend a lot of time with the cast outside of working with them either.  I don't know the man personally though, so it's hard for me to say. 

And as far as the emo thing.... ok you kind of got me newhook_1.  It was a physical manifestation of the pubescent turmoil residing inside of him; I still stand by my first comment though, and it wasn't necessary.  I'm not the only one that thinks this may have detracted from the film as a whole either, so it's give and take.  Secondly... and more importantly, I found his character before he gained the suit more appalling than the things he did afterword.  Peter Parker certainly hasn't been crafted in these movies as being particularly socially aware, but he shouldn't be ridiculous stupid.  He was acting like a jackass toward Mary Jane (what is supposed to be the love of his life at this point) far before he got the symbiote.  His ignorance towards her really made me feel that the film was unrealistic - even in a relative sense.

(I guess you can still always have wizard boy equus though dal) tongue
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« Reply #710 on: 05-08-2007 00:02 »

Hot Fuzz

Better and different than I thought it would be.  A good story with a few nice twists wrapped up with solid comedy on par with that in Shaun of the Dead.  Highlights include Timothy Dalton's grocery store character, Point Break references, and a fair bit of gun porn near the end. 

I enjoyed this one.  Give it an A.
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« Reply #711 on: 05-08-2007 08:40 »

Spider-Man 3 has been talked about too much.  I give it a 7/10, with at least a point of that being the lovable camp of Emo-Peter.

My main point is that it would definitely be possible to bring the symbiote back, as Dr. Conners (just become the Lizard already, geez) still has a chunk of it.  Bringing back Eddie for the full, true Venom effect would be slightly more problematic, but I'm sure if they consulted a comic writer they could think of four or five ways in a few minutes.
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« Reply #712 on: 05-08-2007 20:40 »

Well, in the comics, the villian Scorpion currently hosts the Venom symbiote, but I'm not sure how they could fit in introducing Scorpion, having him give up the Scorpion costume, and then bond with the symbiote into one movie and still have it satisfactory.
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« Reply #713 on: 05-08-2007 21:12 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
(I guess you can still always have wizard boy equus though dal)  tongue



Golly. Thanks Winna.
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« Reply #714 on: 05-11-2007 22:15 »

Happy Feet
Hmmm, it was ok I guess, pretty standard formula: young protagonist with physical or mental deficiency that kids will associate with, saves teh whole film with help from crazy characters!

I prefer animated movies to have little or no singing (like Incredibles), this one had a little too much, and a a little too much Robin Williams too (was he every 2nd character? lols!)

Oh but the CGI was great, and The live action mixed in was ok I guess.
C+
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #715 on: 05-11-2007 22:39 »

How can feet be happy? It boggles my mind!
MrBlonde

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« Reply #716 on: 05-11-2007 23:30 »
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Spider-man 3

Humbug! This is possibly one of the worst films I've seen in a few years(or at least the biggest let down). First of all the acting was atrocious even Tobey Maguire who usually is great.


This movie makes me want to jump off a bridge like Emo-Peter should've.

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CrapBag

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« Reply #717 on: 05-12-2007 00:00 »

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie
If you are an avid watcher of the show, then you'll enjoy the movie. Trippy as hell. Ends the same way all episodes end- really randomly without a conclusion. All in all, a decent movie and it had its moments.
B
Show

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« Reply #718 on: 05-12-2007 03:38 »

28 Weeks Later
an enjoyable sequel to a good zombie flick.  I haven't seen 28 days later in a long time so I apologizes for having a hard time drawing many comparisons.  One major complaint was just the believability
However, I do think the soundtrack was excellent and bumped it up a notch.
B-
JoshTheater

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« Reply #719 on: 05-13-2007 03:32 »

 
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The best parts of this film were the parts that were unintentionally funny such as: Peter walking down the street snapping his fingers.

You really didn't think that was done to be intentionally funny? You really thought they were trying to be serious?
The whole thing was a parody of itself, done on purose.
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