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Excalibur 11-16-2012 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 36785)
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...chise-our-time

I did not realize that they're basically doing the Highlander thing where every sequel ignores the previous sequel. I loved the first movie, it was the first DVD I ever bought. I think it's ripe for a remake.

They really should stop remaking movies. Especially 80s and 90s action movies

funkychinaman 11-16-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36786)
They really should stop remaking movies. Especially 80s and 90s action movies

I really don't mind as much as I used to. It's one thing if a movie still holds up today, but some of these action movies are really dated.

I also wouldn't mind seeing a remake of The Dirty Dozen. Are you really willing to let such a great premise die after one great film and three so-so sequels? Hell, I'd like to see Hollywood do a remake of The Dirty Dozen once every ten or twenty years, with an entirely new cast and a different director each time.

Excalibur 11-17-2012 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 36788)
I really don't mind as much as I used to. It's one thing if a movie still holds up today, but some of these action movies are really dated.

I also wouldn't mind seeing a remake of The Dirty Dozen. Are you really willing to let such a great premise die after one great film and three so-so sequels? Hell, I'd like to see Hollywood do a remake of The Dirty Dozen once every ten or twenty years, with an entirely new cast and a different director each time.

Remakes are only good if the remake is just as good as the original. If we get a good cast, a good director, writer, producer, well funded studio. All those are key to a good movie. If we get bad one even one of those, the remake could turn into Total Recall...stupid and confusing and not even fun. Sure Arnold's Total Recall was really kinda silly but it had Arnold and that's what made the movie fun to watch

Now they are remaking Robocop and the suit looks like Robobatman.

I do admit that Dredd is a good movie to watch because it's less about the big story and the plot is centered around one incident.

Swordfish941 11-17-2012 12:57 AM

I just came back from seeing Wreck It Ralph. It was pretty good.

And Fullmetal Alchemist is an awesome anime.

Excalibur 11-17-2012 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Swordfish941 (Post 36798)
I just came back from seeing Wreck It Ralph. It was pretty good.

And Fullmetal Alchemist is an awesome anime.

I'd watch Wreck it Ralph again.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is an awesomely faithful adaption of the source material and damn it had a more satisfied ending than the first series

Swordfish941 11-17-2012 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36801)
I'd watch Wreck it Ralph again.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is an awesomely faithful adaption of the source material and damn it had a more satisfied ending than the first series

I haven't finish watching the first series. I'll Watch FMA: Brotherhood when I'm finished with the first FMA series.

Excalibur 11-17-2012 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Swordfish941 (Post 36802)
I haven't finish watching the first series. I'll Watch FMA: Brotherhood when I'm finished with the first FMA series.

FMA Brotherhood got almost 3 times the budget than the first FMA series so you'll notice a bump in animation quality and more funding means more episodes and almost no filler

S&Wshooter 11-17-2012 05:36 AM

Saw Skyfall again because my friend asked me if I wanted to go see it with him, and I figured that I don't see him often enough.


Yesterday, I bought Binary Domain and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Binary Domain is pretty fun, from what I can tell from the half hour or so that I played.

funkychinaman 11-17-2012 05:51 AM

My buddy got me Halo 4 as an early birthday gift, and holy crap, it's gorgeous. It's hard to believe that Halo 3 and 4 both came out on the same system, because the difference is astounding.

Evil Tim 11-17-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36774)
The story is rather take it or leave it. It did explain the motive of the villain...he's bat shit insane and wants the world to burn, but it doesn't explain how the FUCK did he gain this much power and technology.

IIRC, wasn't it that "Cordus Die" is some Scientology / Moonie-type religion-thing which involves giving a lot of money and power to the founder? He probably invested that in legitimate business interests (things like that 3D fabrication plant in the first future level) and bided his time until he had enough money for evil.

As for the game itself, I'm actually legitimately impressed by just how much work they've put into making the singleplayer campaign fun and different. Sure, it's extremely silly, but it's way more fun than MW3 and doesn't have anything like the level of lazy design as, say, MW3's impossibly boring Hamburg level.

The only real false start is Strike Force mode; I get what they were trying to do (it's a pseudo-RTS where you can directly control units) but it has the same basic AI issue as Brink; the AI has no real concept of moving as a unit so you tend to have a constant flow of single guys rather than squads moving together. Usually you just have to grab someone and do it yourself.

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 36804)
Yesterday, I bought Binary Domain and Splinter Cell: Conviction. Binary Domain is pretty fun, from what I can tell from the half hour or so that I played.

The first half hour of Binary Domain is rather misleading, actually, because the game is MUCH more fun than that.

The Wierd It 11-17-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36801)
I'd watch Wreck it Ralph again.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is an awesomely faithful adaption of the source material and damn it had a more satisfied ending than the first series

It doesn't help that the 2003 anime ran out of manga to adapt half way through and so they had to start making things up.

S&Wshooter 11-17-2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 36809)
The first half hour of Binary Domain is rather misleading, actually, because the game is MUCH more fun than that.

Good to know. I didn't play it too much because I had company over. I thought it was a shame that the voice command feature doesn't understand Redneck

Excalibur 11-17-2012 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by The Wierd It (Post 36810)
It doesn't help that the 2003 anime ran out of manga to adapt half way through and so they had to start making things up.

I do like the story of the first series where they had to make their own ending. It was kinda cool how they did it, but there were a bunch of plot holes about it and the ending that leads into the movie was stupid

k9870 11-17-2012 08:25 PM

hitman out tuesday, nice

Excalibur 11-17-2012 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by k9870 (Post 36819)
hitman out tuesday, nice

Can't wait. Hitman is one of my favorite game series. Also why I got into Assassin's Creed and other stealth genre games

funkychinaman 11-18-2012 02:11 AM

Saw Skyfall today. First, I think we can safely say that yes, Sam Mendes can do a proper action film. Also, the film also kills the theory that "James Bond" is actually a code name given to six different agents in the past fifty years.

SPEMack618 11-18-2012 02:27 AM

Damn. I secretly kinda liked that theory.

funkychinaman 11-18-2012 02:37 AM

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Originally Posted by SPEMack618 (Post 36824)
Damn. I secretly kinda liked that theory.

I wouldn't have been blown away if it had been true, but it's got no legs now.

Speaking of...

<Spoiler alert>


So after years of Q begging Bond to return his equipment in one piece, Bond gets to keep a freakin' tricked out ASTON-MARTIN for himself?

SPEMack618 11-18-2012 02:55 AM

What hurts my brain is the amount, like it must be in the six to seven figure range, of money 007 throws away when he loses/disregards/tosses his Walther gun of choice.

Rockwolf66 11-18-2012 03:17 AM

Its a good day to die hard

Excalibur 11-18-2012 03:22 AM

Technically they've been saying that the Craig movies "reboot" the franchise because it has none of the traits of the previous Bond films.

I really wish they would have incorporated the Bond as a codename theory into this. A little bit of rewrite and maybe even throw in an actor that was a previous Bond and this would have been interesting. The Skyfall scene where we meet this old man, I seriously think that could have been Connery because of the focus on him, like we are supposed to know the guy, like this would have been a James Bond reunion.

Mr.Ice 11-18-2012 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by SPEMack618 (Post 36827)
What hurts my brain is the amount, like it must be in the six to seven figure range, of money 007 throws away when he loses/disregards/tosses his Walther gun of choice.

He's one of the best spies in the world so if MI6 really wants to keep him they'll pay for/replace whatever he wants (but that's just my opinion).

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 36826)
I wouldn't have been blown away if it had been true, but it's got no legs now.

Not to fanfic writers it isn't.

Excalibur 11-18-2012 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr.Ice (Post 36830)
He's one of the best spies in the world so if MI6 really wants to keep him they'll pay for/replace whatever he wants (but that's just my opinion).

Well if you are a spy, what you got is what you got. You aren't paid to worry about keeping your one gun, if you lose it, you lose it or if you have to ditch it, you didn't have a choice or Bond just doesn't give a shit like the actors when they toss a real gun into the lake for the sake of the scene

funkychinaman 11-18-2012 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36829)
Technically they've been saying that the Craig movies "reboot" the franchise because it has none of the traits of the previous Bond films.

I really wish they would have incorporated the Bond as a codename theory into this. A little bit of rewrite and maybe even throw in an actor that was a previous Bond and this would have been interesting. The Skyfall scene where we meet this old man, I seriously think that could have been Connery because of the focus on him, like we are supposed to know the guy, like this would have been a James Bond reunion.

I read about how they wanted Connery for a scene, but they realized that it would've been distracting. It's pretty much the same reason why they wrote him out of Indiana Jones 4.

If they had mentioned his dead wife, that would've sealed it.

Edit: So apparently they wanted Connery for Kincade. And they were right, watching two Bonds fight side by side would've been distracting.

Evil Tim 11-18-2012 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36829)
I really wish they would have incorporated the Bond as a codename theory into this.

The main problem with that is that three Bonds have had the same dead wife (died for Lazenby, mentioned in Spy Who Loved Me for Moore, and IIRC it was mentioned in one of the Connery movies too). And given that Felix Leiter turned out to not be a codename (even though Felix was a different actor in every movie and in Live and Let Die he was black) it would be rather silly saying James Bond was.

funkychinaman 11-18-2012 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 36835)
The main problem with that is that three Bonds have had the same dead wife (died for Lazenby, mentioned in Spy Who Loved Me for Moore, and IIRC it was mentioned in one of the Connery movies too). And given that Felix Leiter turned out to not be a codename (even though Felix was a different actor in every movie and in Live and Let Die he was black) it would be rather silly saying James Bond was.

I forgot about Felix Leiter. The only Connery Bond movie that could've mentioned Tracy was Diamonds Are Forever, and it was the reason why he was on that rampage in the teaser.

commando552 11-18-2012 10:46 AM

Also, the books established that his parents were called Monique Delacroix and Andrew Bond. Although you could make the argument that this was the first James Bond, and all others were named after him.

Excalibur 11-18-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 36832)

Edit: So apparently they wanted Connery for Kincade. And they were right, watching two Bonds fight side by side would've been distracting.

More awesome really. The Aston Martin driving scene while playing the classic Bond theme wasn't distracting enough?

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Originally Posted by commando552 (Post 36837)
Also, the books established that his parents were called Monique Delacroix and Andrew Bond. Although you could make the argument that this was the first James Bond, and all others were named after him.

And this movie also established that the parents of this Bond is also with the last name Bond.

mpe2010 11-24-2012 04:54 PM

I saw Red Dawn. All I have to say is the original is much better.

Excalibur 11-24-2012 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by mpe2010 (Post 36888)
I saw Red Dawn. All I have to say is the original is much better.

Need to even say that much? I'll watch it just to see Thor play a Marine. "This is my hammer. There are none like it and this one is mine"

funkychinaman 11-25-2012 05:52 AM

The Microsoft store has Binary Domain for the Xbox for ten bucks. I'm kicking myself for ordering it used from Gamefly for $15 last week.

Excalibur 11-25-2012 05:35 PM

I just saw Red Dawn and the only problem with it is really the North Korea plot. If you forget about the fact that they didn't provide any backstory on the North Koreans and how they really invaded the US.

Also, whoever wrote the script really likes the Marines. It's constant here

SPEMack618 11-25-2012 11:51 PM

Yeah, if you turn your brain off for a bit and imagine th NKs as Chinese, it is okay as far as plotting goes.

Aside from that, and keep in mind, I'm a huge fan of the original, I loved the movie from the end to the beginning.

Spartan198 11-26-2012 01:53 AM

I read a plot summary of the original version with the Chinese and the angle that they came to "liberate" us and it actually sounded pretty good and the idea of China moving to take possession of land that our politicians *allegedly* used as collateral for monetary benefits at least seemed plausible (the 1980s style paratrooper invasion, not so much, I know). Did the theatrical version keep that angle or was it changed to just evil North Koreans conquering us because they're evil?

I'm hoping the original unaltered version with the Chinese enemy is stashed away in a vault somewhere and might see the light of day some time down the road.

Excalibur 11-26-2012 04:06 AM

As I said, the movie doesn't tell us what's going on. We've got some propaganda where the Koreans are saying they are saving us from corporate American and greedy politicians but they don't go into details about that

Evil Tim 11-26-2012 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 36902)
As I said, the movie doesn't tell us what's going on.

Oh, so it's exactly like Homefront, then.

Excalibur 11-26-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 36903)
Oh, so it's exactly like Homefront, then.

Yup, except it tells us even LESS

SPEMack618 11-26-2012 03:20 PM

Yeah, some of the news snippets at the beginning alude to a crumbling world economy, but then delves into North Korea menance.

A bunch of propaganda posters about concerning corporate corruption and such.

Still an awesome movie though. Thoroughly enjoyed, will probably watch it again. And intend to start rinking Rolling Rock a bit more. :D

Markost 11-27-2012 03:44 AM

Saw the trailer for the incoming World War Z movie. There´s no clue of the SIR or the LOBO, due to the fact that they used 28 Days Later zombies/infected.

funkychinaman 11-27-2012 07:29 PM

http://www.hitfix.com/motion-capture...zJwcmjxdqu8.99

I have no problem with JGL, but I can't be alone in my insistence that BATMAN MUST BE BRUCE WAYNE. I'd have a hard time believing that Wonder Woman or Green Lantern could exist in the Nolan-verse anyway. If he were to actually play Bruce Wayne, then it'd be a bit weird.


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