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Primis from Nsburg
Dec 18th 2019 at 8:53:14 AM

Event Horizon is 2/3 of a fantastic movie. He's capable of making good movies, he just... doesn't most of the time.

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Dec 18th 2019 at 8:57:26 AM

[up][up] In fairness, "normal person gets transported to a strange world" is a pretty common plot and is successful in some regards. Even Mortal Kombat technically does this with characters like Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs and Kurtis Stryker.

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Dec 18th 2019 at 5:09:18 PM

It's LAZY.

Seriously, how easy would it be to just make an action movie about the Hunters taking down some enormous and threatening monster like an Elder Dragon or something?

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Blueace Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Dec 18th 2019 at 5:14:25 PM

That'd take the suits not being idiots looking down on an entire medium.

Dec 18th 2019 at 5:33:11 PM

[up][up]True, it's so simple.

How can directors and writers not do something so simple?

SapphireBlue squish from California Relationship Status: In another castle
squish
Dec 19th 2019 at 8:55:58 AM

[up][up] Basically this.

Dec 19th 2019 at 9:27:28 AM

Actually, does anyone else think the plot of this movie is more of a Spiritual Adaptation of Gate? A modern military force going into a strange and fantastic land?

Edited by windleopard on Dec 20th 2019 at 2:36:32 AM

SapphireBlue squish from California Relationship Status: In another castle
squish
Dec 20th 2019 at 9:17:15 AM

Given what I've heard about Gate, that's even worse.

Edited by SapphireBlue on Dec 20th 2019 at 9:19:29 AM

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Dec 20th 2019 at 9:46:24 AM

Yeah, Gate has the misfortune of being written by a right-wing man in Japan, which means that Japan is always right, everyone else is trying to steal its glory, and the military is the most badass thing ever.

Done correctly and without political bias, it might have been interesting, but "Modern military stampedes over primitive civilization" can only be interesting for so long, not to mention it smacks of colonialism, especially given the author's political views.

Edited by theLibrarian on Dec 20th 2019 at 11:47:26 AM

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slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Dec 20th 2019 at 10:37:34 AM

Don’t forget the otaku pandering. I recall the main character has a harem of attractive women after his dick.

Plus I’m pretty sure watching a modern technologically advanced military stomp a relatively primitive fantasy army should start getting old after the 1st battle or so. What’s the point of it if there’s no actual conflict or tension?

Can you see all of me? Walk into my mystery. Do you remember me? Capture you or set you free I am all. I am all... I am all of me
Dec 20th 2019 at 12:20:34 PM

"Plus I’m pretty sure watching a modern technologically advanced military stomp a relatively primitive fantasy army"

That is not entirely true, there are medieval worlds that are indeed powerful, like the Diablo video game.

Edited by JoLuRo075 on Dec 20th 2019 at 12:20:52 PM

slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Dec 20th 2019 at 12:24:41 PM

That’s true but that’s not what’s going on in Gate.

The medieval fantasy setting portrayed there is completely impotent in the face of a modern military.

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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Dec 20th 2019 at 1:12:09 PM

But yeah, the harem thing is also a problem with most isekais. Guy from our world goes to a fantasy world and often gets a group of female companions in the space of the first few episodes.

It's one of the things I hate the most about the genre.

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VengefulBale Rose Quartz from Earth Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Rose Quartz
Dec 20th 2019 at 4:40:55 PM

Monster Hunter: Has interesting lore, set ups for good plots set in it's world and various lands to explore.

Execs: LOL Military Isekai

Don't care what people say. Rose was the best.
Lyendith I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane! from Bègles, France Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
I'm not insane, I'm not… not insane!
Dec 20th 2019 at 4:49:37 PM

edit: nevermind

Edited by Lyendith on Dec 20th 2019 at 1:52:33 PM

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Blueace Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Dec 20th 2019 at 4:57:50 PM

Ever wonder if some people in Hollywood just have a US military fetish or something?

Edited by Blueace on Dec 20th 2019 at 10:13:38 AM

Primis from Nsburg
Dec 20th 2019 at 7:31:10 PM

[up] I mean, with how many pro-military movies get released, it's kinda obvious.

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slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Dec 20th 2019 at 7:31:42 PM

The military does offer them a sizable grant.

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SapphireBlue squish from California Relationship Status: In another castle
squish
Dec 20th 2019 at 7:42:42 PM

[up]x3 I don't think it's even the US military in this case. Wasn't it the UN?

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Dec 20th 2019 at 7:44:58 PM

Yeah, the Pentagon plays big money to portray the military positively.

To the point where when one movie portrayed a soldier fragging his sergeant after an entire movie of him fucking up, the Pentagon pulled funding.

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slimcoder Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Dec 20th 2019 at 7:46:33 PM

Michael Bay gets a lot of military funding especially in his Transformers movies.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Feb 28th 2020 at 8:38:08 AM

We got posters featuring Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa now.

Yeah, you forgot this movie was happening, didn't you? tongue

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miraculous The Black Pharaoh from South Africa
The Black Pharaoh
Feb 28th 2020 at 9:04:20 AM

Well people were trying to forgot I think. tongue

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Author
Feb 28th 2020 at 10:31:49 AM

I admit my needs from Paul Anderson movie are sexy ladies kicking ass and game homages.

Lifelong Resident Evil fan and completely confused why people don't love the movies as much as I do. Then again, I'm trying not to go with the idea they actually wanted a note for note adaptation of the games which I can't understand as a reason.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Feb 28th 2020 at 10:32:39 AM

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Feb 28th 2020 at 11:12:54 AM

I don't like them as movies because I think they're kind of nonsensical and difficult to follow. Even as "popcorn films", I just find them unfulfilling. The fact that they have little connection to the games beyond the surface level is just more reason.

Edited by Draghinazzo on Feb 28th 2020 at 3:14:31 PM

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