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This movie will be good   -10 (27.8%)
This movie will be bad   -26 (72.2%)
Total Voters: 36

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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2012, 06:27 pm »

What Abe said.  But I'm still fairly sure this will turn out to be a bad movie.
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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2012, 11:02 pm »

If it turns out to be bad we could always get Nistal to put it up for
Travest TV.
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« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2012, 08:43 am »

I liked it.

My biggest issue was always going to be how they handled the "found footage" aspect. At the start I grudgingly accepted that they were going to do the same old clichés. The other characters berating the main character for carrying a camera around with him in order to suspend my disbelief; it's dark and the camera has night vision, but everything is green - and so forth. Somewhere along the line the film decided to pleasantly surprise me. In the second half the filming technique facilitates the intense climax and is licensed by the type of film this ends up becoming, making a pleasantly unique take on "found footage".

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Let's get to UTMK's role. The plotting of the film is perfect, and more inspired by a superhero origins story than anything else. It's a lot of fun at the start, mostly due to the endearing characters, yet there is a morbid and violent undercurrent that gradually intensifies until the only way the film can end is in a violent explosion. Although the pacing was great, the writing was not so great.

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And it doesn't even pass the Bechdel Test!
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« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2012, 09:27 am »

Nicol, I thought I knew you.






I guess I never did.
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« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2012, 09:57 am »

And it doesn't even pass the Bechdel Test!

that doesn't surprise me in the least. in fact i'll predict that not one thing that max ever writes will come within spitting distance of passing
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« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2012, 09:26 pm »

A Max Landis Thing
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« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2012, 11:36 pm »

Well, his new film may be acclaimed, but it's good to know Max Landis is still capable of producing annoying shit.
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« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2012, 04:28 am »

I actually went to the premiere of that Superman thing.  I liked it.
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« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2012, 01:23 pm »

And it doesn't even pass the Bechdel Test!

that doesn't surprise me in the least. in fact i'll predict that not one thing that max ever writes will come within spitting distance of passing

I thnk Nicol was taking the piss.
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« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2012, 01:26 pm »

My girlfriend saw this movie last night.


She was unimpressed.


And (insert joke here about her already low standards or whatever)
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« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2012, 01:27 pm »

SHE MUST BE USED TO NOT ENJOYING SUPERHERO MOVIES DATING YOU.

No, wait. Wait. I know there is a joke somewhere.
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« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2012, 01:45 pm »

her standards are so low they register on a seismometer
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« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2012, 01:51 pm »

Her standards were so low the dog ate a pork chop.
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« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2012, 03:16 pm »

I know there is a joke somewhere.

Have you tried looking for it in the mirror
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« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2012, 03:16 pm »

zing
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« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2012, 03:21 pm »

Hey guys, we should make this a screenplay!
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« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2012, 03:48 pm »

And it doesn't even pass the Bechdel Test!

that doesn't surprise me in the least. in fact i'll predict that not one thing that max ever writes will come within spitting distance of passing

I thnk Nicol was taking the piss.

oh no doubt, i just took that as an opening to mention what an immature and and unoriginal dude max is.
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« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2012, 11:18 am »

Hey guys, we should make this a screenplay!
There was Shotgun Assassin, once upon a time. Nothing will ever be better than that.
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« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2012, 12:01 pm »

Is this the thing that came from his M1nd M2nd M3nd business?  If so, we have several years to look forward to this.
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« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2012, 04:54 pm »

Is that a movie trilogy with the movie-numbers stupidly embedded in the titles?
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