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Finding Forrester is better than I expected, considering it's known mostly for the meme.
In other news, Run Lola Run was every bit as good as I remembered it, and Avatar was every bit as ridiculous as I expected it to be.
"It's an endangered species at most, what would be the scientific purpose of killing the Jaguar Shark?" *long pause* "Revenge."
I'm sorry, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou is possibly my favorite Wes Anderson film of all time.
edited 1st Jun '10 5:25:35 PM by Zephid
Tzetze: And the memes come from one scene(and are lines I still don't know why are there)
We'll be watching Run Lola Run in class next week. Mostly good things I hear.
You've got a treat to look forward to there, zyxzy. Run Lola Run is awesome. In fact, I kinda want to watch it again now, but I'm currently busy watching a REALLY cheesy ghost flick. Wait, why am I watching this again?
I haven't seen Lola in years.. good film.
Oops- I'd somehow forgotten The Life Aquatic. Penance.
I now have 2/3 of them, Ikiru and Ran''. Which to watch first...
I can now say with certainty that Run Lola Run is better subbed than dubbed.
Watched Ran. I was wishing for Hidetora to die and just be out of his misery by the end.
Finally saw Bill And Teds Excellent Adventure. Definitely most excellent.
And Justice League Crisis On Two Earths. The two Batmen were definitely the best part. Owlman makes a pretty creepy Omnicidal Maniac, and Batman struck me as a cranky old guy. At the part where he uses the power armor to attack Superwoman, my first thought was of him shouting "Darn kids, get off my lawn!"
Is the novel The Kite Runner good? Because the movie was meh.
I liked it. The book that is, not the movie.
edited 7th Jun '10 11:49:34 PM by EnglishIvy
What were some (major) differences?
The book just had more detail? I'm not entirely sure...
Competence with the medium?
Some of it was plot stuff anyway. Like the bully being the Taliban official, I mean, what's the point? Showing that people who are assholes as kids grow up to be assholes?
So that the wrongs inflicted in the past may be rectified, I'd guess was the thematic purpose.
Watching Fritz the Cat.
I still refuse to forgive Bakshi for his Lord Of The Rings adaption.
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, or a short clip that was basically used to tell the producer "Check out this awesome shit, mong. Wanna see the full-length feature? Give us cash and we'll film it." Also, the guy who plays Johnny Cage loses his head for playing Vegeta in the upcoming Dragon Ball sequel. And Seven of Nine plays Sonya. And Spawn plays Jax. And Scorpion? Well, he's Kazuya Mishima.
Outlander: Proof that a great premise can cover over a multitude of sins.
I just rewatched it, with a bunch of highschoolers who'd never seen it before, and they were totally calling all the plot points. "He's going to form a deep bond with that boy, right?" "She's going to climb back up and stab the monster at the crucial moment."
But in the end, they agreed it was good, and that Boromir was the best character in the whole thing.
I saw Ginger Snaps. The whole "lycanthropy = puberty" thing could have been more interesting if it was done a little more subtly, and while it wasn't a full on Special Effect Failure, I found the actual full-on werewolf kind of goofy looking when it wasn't at least partially lurking in shadow. Still, I found it entertaining otherwise and liked the ending. So, off to see the sequel and prequel now, I guess.
I just saw the Karate Kid movie.
It was pretty much the old movie, but with China, Jackie Chan, Jayden Smith, and kung-fu. Seriously.
Same plot, even; get bullied, get taken in by enigmatic martial artist, clash with brutal teacher of martial arts, learn martial arts with seemingly-inane activity, be involved romantically with a cute friend/love interest, fight in a tournament, be disabled from the final match, fight anyway, be injured deeply and be very close to losing, and finish off opponent with special technique that puts your foot up.
Dre is simply dripping with swagger. I mean, the damn kid even swaggers when he's crying! Although much of it is developed slowly out of him, he still retains some of it in the end.
Jackie's not Mr. Miyagi, and he's not trying to be. Which is fine, and allows him to be more light-hearted while at the same time having more angst.
The fights are good, fast-paced and visually effective with just a tad too much shaky-cam, and one of the things I like about them is that they actually sound painful (although that might be a virtue of watching it in a cinema). There's a lot of good Scenery Porn, which I loved. Quite a few belly laughs, also. Another difference from this movie and its predecessor is the technique used to defeat the final foe; Dre emulates a snake instead of a crane.
Apparently, every person in Beijing speaks impeccable Mandarin without dialects, which I find just a little bit odd.
The worst part of the movie has to be Meiling (the aforementioned love interest) dancing in a rhythm game to 'Poker Face', with the obligatory "YOU'RE HOT!" ranking score by the game machine. While I have nothing against Lady Gaga (aside from apathy and slight amusement), the sight of a girl barely out of puberty shaking her butt is a little...disturbing.
All-in-all, if you're expecting the old Karate Kid movie, you won't be disappointed. It's predictable, not ground-breaking, but still fun.
edited 12th Jun '10 7:50:32 AM by krrackknut
I thought that it was quite good, barring any problems caused by its length (which in turn was the fault of Executive Meddling as opposed to Bakshi himself).
No. That movie was not good. This is not up for debate. I refuse to believe that the boring, schizophrenic piece of crap I watched could possibly be good for anyone who doesn't have a rotoscoping fetish.
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