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Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel's mediocrity. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:41 pm
by vfx fan
So LIFE lost the coin toss to POWER RANGERS tonight, but I really do want to see it.

But anyway, POWER RANGERS: It is essentially Diet IRON MAN, Diet TRANSFORMERS, Diet PACIFIC RIM, and Krispy Kreme.

I found the fx underwhelming. They had a certain TV show quality, and if that's what the filmmakers were going for to pay homage (which doesn't make sense since the source material was composed of stock footage made by a retarded Kaiju film director), then this is an example of what you shouldn't do.

The film was tonally a mismatch between YA, '80s John Hughes (and some of '90s John Hughes), and mockbuster MCU. It seemed to try being like the show when action set in, which didn't mesh well with the character bits.

Digital Domain was the primary vendor, as they were listed first in the credits, but I think Scanline had the most names.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel's mediocrity. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:19 pm
by ShaneP
vfx fan wrote:But anyway, POWER RANGERS: It is essentially Diet IRON MAN, Diet TRANSFORMERS, Diet PACIFIC RIM, and Krispy Kreme.

The film was tonally a mismatch between YA, '80s John Hughes (and some of '90s John Hughes), and mockbuster MCU.


That sounds like a nightmare.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel's mediocrity. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:13 pm
by vfx fan
On the other hand, LIFE was an excellent picture.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel's mediocrity. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:05 pm
by vfx fan
So yeah, FAST 8. It had a baby that looked so ugly, I wondered if it was CG or just really ugly.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel's mediocrity. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Fri May 05, 2017 11:32 pm
by vfx fan
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 was groot. Thought it was better than the first one. Unlike the first movie, this one I wouldn't mind seeing again...and I was totally jerking off to Weta's porn.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel's mediocrity. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:15 pm
by TylerMirage
vfx fan wrote:So yeah, FAST 8. It had a baby that looked so ugly, I wondered if it was CG or just really ugly.


Maybe I was just distracted the Shaw brothers teaming up and flying friggin' jetpacks into the loading dock of a C-17 to then have a Jackie Chan-styled fight, but I can't say I noticed anything off about the baby. I mean, I can kind of remember the odd mouth movement looking slightly altered, possibly, but nothing jumped out at me as being overly fake. Guess I'll just have to watch this astronomically insane and over-the-top fun movie again when it comes out on Blu-Ray. :D

vfx fan wrote:GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 was groot. Thought it was better than the first one. Unlike the first movie, this one I wouldn't mind seeing again...and I was totally jerking off to Weta's porn.


Agreed, vfx fan. I enjoyed the sequel far more than the first one. GOTG2 felt more like a self-contained story, rather than something that was trying really hard to fit into a universe. I laughed way more in this one than the first, and Drax and Yondu both stole the show for me, even if it was just another generic meal served up by McMarvel's.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:28 pm
by ShaneP
I really enjoyed Guardians 2. But I still think they are nothing truly groundbreaking or memorable beyond just summer fun.

I will say though that Lola's young Kurt work was, as their work always is, spectacular.

But would these movies please stop showing shots of people able to hang on behind fast moving spacecraft, slamming into things or having incredible grips of steel, even while hitting things. That was some seriously naff stuff.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:54 pm
by TylerMirage
ShaneP wrote:But would these movies please stop showing shots of people able to hang on behind fast moving spacecraft, slamming into things or having incredible grips of steel, even while hitting things. That was some seriously naff stuff.


Are you referring to Drax's apparent immortality when being dragged behind the ship and smashing into trees? :lol:

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel. Yay? Nay?

PostPosted:Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:16 pm
by ShaneP
TylerMirage wrote:
ShaneP wrote:But would these movies please stop showing shots of people able to hang on behind fast moving spacecraft, slamming into things or having incredible grips of steel, even while hitting things. That was some seriously naff stuff.


Are you referring to Drax's apparent immortality when being dragged behind the ship and smashing into trees? :lol:


Exactly! His and Zoe's was completely ridiculous.

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel.

PostPosted:Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:02 pm
by vfx fan
So glad I saw BABY DRIVER. I highly recommend it!!!

Re: General Movie Thread: Disney Live Action versions of animated classics.Marvel.

PostPosted:Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:26 pm
by ShaneP
The latest trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes is outstanding.

However, please studios…please STOP using the siren horn on every.damn trailer.

Stop!

Re: General Movie Thread: Baby Driver! War for the Planet of the Apes!

PostPosted:Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:22 am
by The Cynic
As I've gotten older I don't get to the cinema as much as I used to. My wife and I recently saw WONDER WOMAN, which I thought was entertaining, but not great. I watch most movies at my giant home cinema and just watched A CURE FOR WELLNESS, which was appropriately creepy and visually stunning, and ALLIED, which I found to be a great piece of entertainment, with the usual Zemeckis flair...And of course, JOHN WICK 2...

Re: General Movie Thread: Baby Driver! War for the Planet of the Apes!

PostPosted:Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:15 am
by vfx fan
A CURE FOR WELLNESS would've been decent if they hired an editor, but instead, it was obvious they spent the budget on the cinematographer. The movie is perhaps a little too breathtaking to look at.

I am so not interested in WFTPOTA. ROTPOTA was pretty good but DOTPOTA was boring. And I am growing to hate people who credit Andy Serkis for his performance and shafting the vfx crew.

As for the CG apes, I must say I'm kinda underwhelmed based on what's in the trailers, I seem to recall them looking a lot better in the second movie.