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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby Tyeattolah » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:35 pm

agreed, kind of missed the high tech gadgetry that just didn;t really exist from a weapon standpoint. But story line wasn't bad, couple of good action scenes but not up to the last movie... 7 of 10
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby treat24 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:41 pm

Twilight - Well I don't have the right eyes to say much. I enjoyed the books. Twilight was probably my 2nd favorite of the 4... This movie was overly dramatic, poor scriptwriting from novel to screen... poor direction, and had a small budget making the special effects dumb at times. Several scenes were over-acted by Rob and Kristen. I got a distinct feeling that someone who had not read the books would have trouble following it at times. It changed several things from the book, but nothing that big. The books are huge on character development... This movie is the exact opposite. It seemed like things flew by. That being said... each book is like 550-750 pages... So cramming that much character depth into a 2 hour movie would be difficult.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:28 pm

Man, you lads were real nice in rating Quantum of Solace. I gave it a much more scathing review on the Dark Side, but I'm a discriminating Bond fan who didn't think this was quite a Bond film:

I give Quantum of Solace a 3/10. To use the analogy of what Tomorrow Never Dies was to Goldeneye, QoS was essentially as convoluted as TND. However, I'd say this is the weirdest Bond flick of the whole lot, even more bizarre than Die Another Day. The main reason for the weirdness was there was no plot coherence at all (and shoot, even the bad Bond films had some of it) and QoS just takes you anywhere at random with no real direction. Usually a bad Bond film can compensate with great action scenes. There was plenty of action, but didn't build much suspense like Casino Royale did and the choreography was dreadful. I thought On Her Majesty's Secret Service had weird camera angles and movement, but QoS trumps that in my opinion. Lastly, I found it weird how somber the tone of the film was yet the ending was supposed to be some kind of moving on. A buzzkill given that Bond in the novels and even in some of the films, doesn't really lose that vendetta edge in his missions.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:31 pm

treat24 wrote:Twilight - Well I don't have the right eyes to say much. I enjoyed the books. Twilight was probably my 2nd favorite of the 4... This movie was overly dramatic, poor scriptwriting from novel to screen... poor direction, and had a small budget making the special effects dumb at times. Several scenes were over-acted by Rob and Kristen. I got a distinct feeling that someone who had not read the books would have trouble following it at times. It changed several things from the book, but nothing that big. The books are huge on character development... This movie is the exact opposite. It seemed like things flew by. That being said... each book is like 550-750 pages... So cramming that much character depth into a 2 hour movie would be difficult.


You know, the hype of this movie, to me, had gone up with a gradual crescendo and found it surreal that folks lined up at midnight last night for Twilight. I know it's based off a vampire book series, but no pun intended, I'm in the dark on this one. I take it the books are a fantastic read, although I'm not a vampire book fan either.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby treat24 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:40 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
treat24 wrote:Twilight - Well I don't have the right eyes to say much. I enjoyed the books. Twilight was probably my 2nd favorite of the 4... This movie was overly dramatic, poor scriptwriting from novel to screen... poor direction, and had a small budget making the special effects dumb at times. Several scenes were over-acted by Rob and Kristen. I got a distinct feeling that someone who had not read the books would have trouble following it at times. It changed several things from the book, but nothing that big. The books are huge on character development... This movie is the exact opposite. It seemed like things flew by. That being said... each book is like 550-750 pages... So cramming that much character depth into a 2 hour movie would be difficult.


You know, the hype of this movie, to me, had gone up with a gradual crescendo and found it surreal that folks lined up at midnight last night for Twilight. I know it's based off a vampire book series, but no pun intended, I'm in the dark on this one. I take it the books are a fantastic read, although I'm not a vampire book fan either.



I wouldn't call them that fantastic read. More for girls, especially young ones (12-30). I am not, (29/M) but I can enjoy a smoothly flowing story with good character development and some ok suspense. Stephanie Meyer isn't the greatest writer out there... not even in the ballpark of JK. She just tells a good simple tale and writes simply. It's probably what led to so many young people reading her books. They fly by. I started reading them on Monday or Tuesday and finished last night... so a good 2500ish pages in 3-4 days just says how easy and simple the books are to read. I honestly would have never touched the series if my wife and all her friends would have just shut up about them. I was sick of being in the dark... like you... no pun intended. After reading the series... I see the draw for girls. So I understood the midnight showings. A little crazy though.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby RiffRaff » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:47 pm

treat24 wrote: So I understood the midnight showings. A little crazy though.


Have to disagree with you.

Weakest midnight showing in the history of midnight showings.

Midnight showings are no brainer movies that the majority of the public know are coming. I'd say that more than 50% of the general public still does not know what "Twilight" really is.

Didn't get the midnight showing in the least.
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby treat24 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:53 pm

RiffRaff wrote:
treat24 wrote: So I understood the midnight showings. A little crazy though.


Have to disagree with you.

Weakest midnight showing in the history of midnight showings.

Midnight showings are no brainer movies that the majority of the public know are coming. I'd say that more than 50% of the general public still does not know what "Twilight" really is.

Didn't get the midnight showing in the least.


Pretty much all the midnight showings in the twin cities were sold out. So, yes and no... if you have the right number... The Eagan theater had 3 midnight showings. Let's say that's what... 600 people? That was probably about right for a town of about 70,000... :-D
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby RiffRaff » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:30 pm

treat24 wrote:
RiffRaff wrote:
treat24 wrote: So I understood the midnight showings. A little crazy though.


Have to disagree with you.

Weakest midnight showing in the history of midnight showings.

Midnight showings are no brainer movies that the majority of the public know are coming. I'd say that more than 50% of the general public still does not know what "Twilight" really is.

Didn't get the midnight showing in the least.


Pretty much all the midnight showings in the twin cities were sold out. So, yes and no... if you have the right number... The Eagan theater had 3 midnight showings. Let's say that's what... 600 people? That was probably about right for a town of about 70,000... :-D


That surprises me. It was ok down here, not full by any means. Oh well, I don't see it making much money after the first week. I see at least an 80% drop on week 2. :-°
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby treat24 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:40 pm

RiffRaff wrote:
treat24 wrote:
RiffRaff wrote:
Have to disagree with you.

Weakest midnight showing in the history of midnight showings.

Midnight showings are no brainer movies that the majority of the public know are coming. I'd say that more than 50% of the general public still does not know what "Twilight" really is.

Didn't get the midnight showing in the least.


Pretty much all the midnight showings in the twin cities were sold out. So, yes and no... if you have the right number... The Eagan theater had 3 midnight showings. Let's say that's what... 600 people? That was probably about right for a town of about 70,000... :-D


That surprises me. It was ok down here, not full by any means. Oh well, I don't see it making much money after the first week. I see at least an 80% drop on week 2. :-°


so you'll predict it'll do almost exactly what every other movie does? nice limb :-b
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Re: What movies did you see today?

Postby RiffRaff » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:13 am

treat24 wrote:
so you'll predict it'll do almost exactly what every other movie does? nice limb :-b


Dark Knight, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings all maintained a better than 50% for the "Midnighters" All made over $300 million.

Twilight will not even make it to $200 mill. :-°
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