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5-Mar-18 4:38pm
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theJaw
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Which is totally fine, all comes down to personal taste. And I have the same problem haha
5-Mar-18 4:59pm
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Tad
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Thor Ragnarok 10/10
Black Panther 7/10

5-Mar-18 5:33pm
#4
theJaw
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I can't believe how well received Thor Ragnarok is ny just about everyone. Really is an already-classic sci-fi adventure romp.
5-Mar-18 6:13pm
#5
Sun
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Red Sparrow - 6/10

Not a bad movie, but nothing special about it. Kinda had a "The Departed" vibe in terms of suspense.
5-Mar-18 6:55pm
#6
Gypsy
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Tad wrote:
Thor Ragnarok 10/10 Black Panther 7/10
Black Panther was better than I expected.
5-Mar-18 8:28pm
#7
Tad
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It was alright, I guess I just expected it to be more over the top than what it was.

And I'm mad they killed Klaw.



5-Mar-18 8:38pm
#8
ENIX
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Sin City 2 was trash. I can't believe anyone liked it. It was embarrassing. Same with the 300 side-quel or whatever it was supposed to be.
6-Mar-18 4:38am
#9
Kommie
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Wasn't the 300 Sequel basically:

Eva Green's Boobs: The Movie

Or was that Sin City 2? I know they were both considered bad and she was in both.
6-Mar-18 12:28pm
#10
kevolones
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I thought 300 2 was ok. Sin City 2 i have yet to see, but I have 0 interest in it....looks really bad.
6-Mar-18 3:25pm
#11
theJaw
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So, I'm watching a Ninja Turtles movie and I just need to say, varying degrees of quality aside, I love just about all of this franchise. All the movies, too, even the Michael Bay-produced. Well, "love" is too strong a term for some of them - but I can mostly find merit in every entry. Most of the series, save for the very first movie, are guilty pleasures for me.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - Classic superhero origin tale before they were all the rage. Despite the now-goofy 90s special effects and the over-the-top premise, TMNT 1990 delivered a really gritty, decently violent revenge tale dressed up in the superhero theatrics.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze - My personal favorite TMNT movie, even if the first one is the generally "better" film. This one was goofier and more comedic, but that's probably why my 90s childhood self loved it. By and far the more iconic ending, too.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - Easily the worst TMNT adaptation, period. Took all that was great about the turtles and effed with it. The lack of urban city setting really hurt it, as did the horrible recreation costumes. It's a shame that this was the last of the 90s films, and that they didn't get one more shot at a quality movie with the more superior costumes. I will say, the design of the samurai turtles do hold a pretty high spot in the realm of my nostalgia, though.
TMNT (2007) - Pretty forgettable movie, honestly, but absolutely not bad the way TMNT III was. This was a standard, by-the-number animated Turtles adventure but still perfectly worthy of technically being a successor to the first two TMNT 90s movies.
Turtles Forever (2009) - This was a traditionally-animated 25th Anniversary celebration movie where the 3 TV animated versions of the Turtles mash-up and take on a new threat, with the usual threat of Shredder looming. This was actually really fun, and a lot better than TMNT 2007 when it comes to animated features. It's a classic hand-drawn cartoon adventure.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - This one comes pretty close to TMNT III as far as "awful" goes, but for some reason I find myself entertained by it whenever it's on. For that reason alone, it ranks above III. Not nearly as offensive as the Michael Bay Transformers movies, while still just a loud action movie. Though Transformer-Shredder was absolutely garbage, as was the whole "white Shredder" subplot that was very blatantly reshot to include "normal Japanese Shredder" too.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - Now, I'll make an actual argument that this is an "alright" movie, as opposed to 2014, which was just straight up bad. With much more comic-accurate villains (as opposed to 2014 that tried too many change-ups), it left the writers with more room to flesh out a whacky story. The end result is a somewhat-bloated CGI spectacle that plays a lot more like a big-budget 80s cartoon episode than it does a "gritty reboot" like 2014. If you turn your brain off, this is a perfectly fine, fun movie to enjoy here and there.

I will admit that the most recent TMNT series' quality was too poor to warrant continuing the series as-is, despite the fact that I don't hate the two movies. Out of the Shadows honestly leaves off in a spot where they could have hit a home-run with a properly-written third entry, but neither 2014 or OotS earns that third entry. Really looking forward to the inevitable re-reboot though, because for some reason, even with the shoddy consistency in quality, the TMNT franchise is something I can't just drop cold turkey.
6-Mar-18 3:44pm
#12
Feeb
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OotS was cool. Finally a "live action" movie with classic villains. Not sure why TMNT always generic'd up the baddies so awfully or went with sissies like Tokka and Rahzar over Rocksteady and Bebop. Weak sauce.
6-Mar-18 4:16pm
#13
theJaw
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Pfft Tokka+Rahzar4lyfe.
6-Mar-18 6:45pm
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Foxhack
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Feeb wrote:
OotS was cool. Finally a "live action" movie with classic villains. Not sure why TMNT always generic'd up the baddies so awfully or went with sissies like Tokka and Rahzar over Rocksteady and Bebop. Weak sauce.
Bebop and Rocksteady were planned to be included in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird objected, partially due to having to go through legal clearances for the characters, resulting in the characters being replaced by Tokka and Rahzar.
6-Mar-18 7:03pm
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Feeb
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Sloppy seconds.
6-Mar-18 11:52pm
#16
Jester695
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Good Time -- 8/10
7-Mar-18 12:22am
#17
ENIX
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The Ritual (2017) - 6/10

Pretty decent, although it takes a little too long to get going. They really could have shortened the whole opening bits leading up to them going on the journey to the woods. Once they get past that, it stays pretty interesting for the most part. They do a good job of retaining tension without resorting to too many BS jumpscares. I was really hoping it was going somewhere by the end and were going to come full circle about confronting fear which seemed to be a bit of a theme, but ultimately it went some other direction and left me mildly confused about the end. For what its worth, I thought it was mostly good, even if the beginning and end left a bit to be desired.
7-Mar-18 12:27am
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ENIX
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The Post - 5/10

Half of the film was an interesting spy-thriller about sneaking top secret documents and getting them to the press to reveal the lies about Nam and Nixon and crap, and the other half was a boring as piss story about the Washington Post as a company and the struggles of rich people smoozing with politicians and crap. I can see how it sort of intertwined but they really should have leaned more towards the leaking documents and fighting Nixon in the courts and crap. The whole film felt like a half-hearted Oscar-bait and personally, I thought Meryl Streep did a poor job of acting, and both her and Tom Hanks looks like they were wearing bad wigs. In all fairness, it didn't seem like Hanks was giving it his all either, but at least his side of the story wasn't boring crap. The film was passable as a whole.
7-Mar-18 12:33am
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Feeb
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ENIX wrote:
The Ritual (2017) - 6/10 Pretty decent, although it takes a little too long to get going. They really could have shortened the whole opening bits leading up to them going on the journey to the woods. Once they get past that, it stays pretty interesting for the most part. They do a good job of retaining tension without resorting to too many BS jumpscares. I was really hoping it was going somewhere by the end and were going to come full circle about confronting fear which seemed to be a bit of a theme, but ultimately it went some other direction and left me mildly confused about the end. For what its worth, I thought it was mostly good, even if the beginning and end left a bit to be desired.
Theme seemed to be losing innocence: realizing the world is a brutal place and survival is not guaranteed. You will be hurt beyond belief and experience great loss. But that is life. Fight through it. Realize everyone experiences the same.
7-Mar-18 7:51am
#20
DiamondDave
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TMNT was good, TMNT 2007 was ok, I honestly don't think the others stand up very well. I haven't seen OOS yet, but the first MB flick wasn't the worst thing ever, so ok.
7-Mar-18 9:21am
#21
Porksta
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Game Night - 8/10

Really well done movie. Apparently there was a post-credits scene, but I will have to wait a while before seeing it I suppose. Jesse Plemons stole the show.


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