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Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:06 am

Hahaha.

I'm sorry, dude, I just don't see anything in Pacific Rim that isn't a thinly-veiled excuse for cool visuals. It's been barely a week since the last time I watched it and I'm already having a hard time remembering anything about the plot again.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:21 am

I’m so glad the Pacific Rim backlash has finally arrived.

How the fuck do you leave out the best part of a “monsters rampaging unchecked through cities” movie; that being monsters rampaging unchecked through cities. Don’t get me wrong here, mechs battling giant monsters is cool as fuck, but they relegated the monsters appearing and destroying cities to a weird pre-montage during the intro. Left a bad taste right from the start.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:46 am

riley-o wrote:
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I’m so glad the Pacific Rim backlash has finally arrived.
For the record, I like the first movie fine for what it is. And it's a dumb, but really pretty movie about giant robots punching giant monsters. I also thought it pretty much reveled in how stupid it was and had no pretensions of anything else, which made me like it more, if anything.

So if this second movie has less intricately designed visuals and fewer gratuitous scenes of carnage and destruction, yeah... not a whole lot left to love then.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:30 am

i've also lost my edge and don't feel like being a hard ass about a movie meant for 8 year olds.

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Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:23 am

pacific rim is great and the sequel sucks - there's no backlash here

the hong kong fight in the first one ticks that box of yours, riley

the first one is an anime come to life, like matrix or speed racer - it's fine if that's not your thing, but these are good examples of that (matrix has crossover appeal since it has a thoughtful plot)

aside from the solid visual storytelling, absence of crassness, and strong/clear character motivations (all are absent in power ranger adaptations or transformers sequels), it's got this going for it (reposted from elsewhere obviously):
I've been reading this book called Existential Psychotherapy, and it focuses on four key fears that are distinct to the human experience and must be overcome for a person to have a peaceful life. They are: the fear of death, the fear of squandering one's freedom, the fear of isolation (i.e. the inability to connect fully with any other human), and the fear of a meaninglessnes universe. Pacific Rim addresses each of these in exciting ways. The fear of death is often overcome by a simulated sense of immortality gained through personal achievement: a jager pilot definitely gets to tap into this sense of fulfillment. The fear of squandering freedom is overcome by Raleigh when he makes the decision to return to piloting, instead of wasting his life in futility working on the wall. Mako also gets to relish empowerment by exercising her will (an embodiment of freedom) in becoming the pilot she wants to be. The fear of psychological isolation is dealt with in a literal and compelling manner when two pilots get to fuse their minds in the drift. And the fear of meaningless is ameliorated when the entire population of the earth is threatened by a menacing force: what could be more meaningful than pushing back against this threat?
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Necrometer wrote:
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the hong kong fight in the first one ticks that box of yours, riley
Look at this cool dude who never learned the definition of “unchecked” so he just pretends it doesn’t exist and isn’t the lynchpin word in my criticism

Speaking of, Rampage looks like it might scratch my unquenchable itch for cities on flame with rock and roll
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:06 pm

i'll grant you that there's minimal unchecked rampaging in HK

lots of buildings get trashed and I didn't think you were so picky about how
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Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:49 pm

Hatchet I-III - :wank: / 10

First one was kinda decent, had some pretty handmade gore effects. Second one was ok, too, but those were about as many Hatchet films I needed to see. Third one was worse on all levels except gore (even dumber dialogue, shitty overacting all around).

I don't really get this type of retro filmmaking. There was nothing creative in here, unless you think various gory generic dismemberments (which sometimes felt like a couple of drunk on tiny bottles of beer teenagers had come up with them - ripping somebody's head off by choking them with their own entrails? is a bit of very basic physics too much to ask?) is cutting edge stuff. What is the point of trying to make a film that wants to be as average as possible in all ways?
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:02 pm

A Quiet Place - 6.5/10

Basic premise was well executed but trying to have a baby in the sound-activated creature apocalypse is walking dead season 2 levels of stupid. Get real. Abort! And did they really steal the Achilles heel plot twist from the retarded wizard in Feast 3? Christ :roll:

Also, the creature design was uninspired.

I liked the way their heads split open and shifted about like miniature tectonic plates, but ultimately it was a bit too much clovie meets pumpkinhead meets demigorgon. Underwhelming

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Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:19 am

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Andre the Giant - 7.5/10

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