« 12-09-2013 07:06 »
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From last thread:
On the topic of good or bad sequels, are the sequels to The Matrix any good? I'm a
huge fan of the first film, and I'd like to know if the others live up to it's quality.
Though I didn't even like the first one, so I might not be the most reputable source on this one.
Me too sorta. It's more like when I finally got around to seeing The Matrix in high school, my brain had been so over-saturated with every satire, parody, send-up- and reference of The Matrix that watching the movie only gave me like 5% more context and I didn't care. Not a bad movie but everyone else had already done it (even though it was
of that movie).
Also the title is inspired from Last Exorcism Part II. Anyone else have any stupid sequel titles they want to throw out here for suggestions of future thread titles?
The title really should include some indication of this thread being discussion for upcoming films, but other than that, I approve.
Aliens The Empire Strikes Back Spider-Man 2 The Wrath of Khan What else?
It depends if by good you mean "better than the original" or just plain old "good".
The Daniel Craig reboot of the Bond franchise springs to mind (although that's a reboot, so I guess it doesn't really count)
Thor: The Dark World
was better than the first.
The Dark Knight
would also be a popular answer.
Other than that, I can't think of much. I'd say
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
are ineligible since the LOTR trilogy was produced in one big chunk.
Franchises don't count, since a "sequel" and an "installment" are two different things, regardless of whether or not a reboot or what-have-you occurs.
I haven't seen the Godfather trilogy in full, though I frequently see The Godfather: Part II being cited as the best of the three. And, as listed in the previous thread: All the Pixar sequels Terminator 2: Judgement Day (and then we pretend that they actually succeeded in stopping Skynet and none of the shitty sequels or tv spin-offs happened) Also, the Back to the Future sequels... I actually consider the first one the best, though they're all so close in quality, it definitely deserves a mention. And the second Austin Powers movie was also on par with the first... Unnecessary, but still very, very funny (until Goldmember came and ruined everything).
« 12-12-2013 20:01 »
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I do apologise, an evil wizard made me do it.
Just remember my half clever title
All the sillyness of the previous Godzilla should be ignored, it was Ferris Bueller, Leon and Moe from The Simpsons babysitting veliciraptors briefly featuring Godzilla!
New Wachowskis original sci-fi, Jupiter Ascending:
New Tom Cruise movie looks like a mix of Starship Troopers, District 9 and .... Groundhog Day?!?
In the sense that, for example, the 007 movies are rarely ever direct sequels of their predecessors, or the way certain franchises can get re-boots and/or unrelated installments. BUt yes, I suppose you can have sequels within a franchise; ie. The Dark Knight would technically be a sequel to Batman Begins, but still unrelated to other installments within the Batman film franchise in general.
I'd call Die Another Day mediocre if anything, but I really fail to see how A View to a Kill is anything but awful.
It's funny how inconsistent the Bond franchise is.
I honestly love AVTAK and consider it one of the best. I honestly can't see why people hate it. It has an amazing villain, brilliant action, and excellent locations. From the city hall fire, to the fire engine chase, to the mine sequence, to the golden-gate bridge fight - excellent sequence of events.
AVTAK has 6.2 on IMDB.com and Die Another Day has 6.0 - 2 of the lowest scores for bond films (as well as Moonraker, with 6.2). I can see the criticism with Die Another Day, and Moonraker, but I honestly love A View To A Kill. I'm a huge bond fan btw.
« 12-14-2013 16:42 »
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OHMSS is terrible, UrL. I wouldn't bother seeing it. The list you gave, I can agree with except for TWINE. I disliked TWINE intensely (overall. But it had some good bits), and I'm not really sure
, because it had many of the elements that the ones I like had.
Still, the rest of that list I haven't got any great argument against. I think it's a pretty fair evaluation.
Hm. So many James Bond threads to choose from.
Best James Bond Movie 007 - James Bond Favourite Bond
I'm really not sure which one we should resurrect in order to have everybody rate the various films in the franchise, but the first is my favourite contender.
I coulda been a contender.
I would also have accepted "contender? I 'ardly know 'er!", and "the people of this nation can stomach quite a bit, but the one thing they can't stomach is the image of a vice president with a mouthful of cock!", as well as "I really want to try soccer after I retire because I've watched football over the years and I think I could be a good contender".