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I thought the humor was forced in places. Good story. The last 20 minutes or so (when they return to Asgard) was awesome!
11-11-2017 07:33 AM
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(11-10-2017 08:31 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(11-10-2017 03:48 AM)vandiver49 Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 07:43 AM)JTiger Wrote:  
(11-05-2017 01:19 PM)gdunn Wrote:  John Wick Chapter 2-BR. My opinion picks up right were the original stops in both the story, writing, and action. I would love to get background on him and this whole underworld, and what the coins mean.

These were surprisingly good movies.

The role was perfectly suited for Keanu Reeves and his style of acting

What is the general plot to John Wick? I've heard it would be something I'd like based on its raw, gritty action. Maybe if there is a killer black Friday price I'd get them.

A hitman who wanted out of the life but got drawn back in. Basically and upgraded Jason Statham movie.
11-14-2017 02:35 PM
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Justice League / theater
Better than DoJ in that they don't spend much time doing set ups, flashbacks, or other non-essential filler material and basically get right to it. Personally I thought Steppenwolf was a better villain in terms of evilness versus Lex Luthor from DoJ. I liked the exposition on the Mother Boxes and the prior war with Steppenwolf. Not sure how I felt about the recruitment of Aquaman but as his own character I liked Mamoa's take on him. I had some issues with The Flash in that he was a little too young IMO and if wasn't working for the PD yet, or even Star Labs for that matter how did he have his Flash suit? I highly recommend watching the post ending and the post credits scenes-- some cool stuff. I think they did nail some good humor in the movie as well. The one thing I wonder about is who from the Justice League appears next? Green Lantern? Green Arrow? Do they play the female card with Supergirl( personally, with already having Superman I don't see the need for her appearance yet)?

Murder on the Orient Express / theater
I liked it. When the end game was revealed I was kind of surprised but then I thought back to some of the events and conversations throughout the movie and I arguably could have seen it coming had I thought that would have been a choice for the end game. I have never seen the original movie but now I kind of want to, to have that comparison.
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11-17-2017 12:32 AM
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(11-17-2017 12:32 AM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  Justice League / theater
Better than DoJ in that they don't spend much time doing set ups, flashbacks, or other non-essential filler material and basically get right to it. Personally I thought Steppenwolf was a better villain in terms of evilness versus Lex Luthor from DoJ. I liked the exposition on the Mother Boxes and the prior war with Steppenwolf. Not sure how I felt about the recruitment of Aquaman but as his own character I liked Mamoa's take on him. I had some issues with The Flash in that he was a little too young IMO and if wasn't working for the PD yet, or even Star Labs for that matter how did he have his Flash suit? I highly recommend watching the post ending and the post credits scenes-- some cool stuff. I think they did nail some good humor in the movie as well. The one thing I wonder about is who from the Justice League appears next? Green Lantern? Green Arrow? Do they play the female card with Supergirl( personally, with already having Superman I don't see the need for her appearance yet)?

Murder on the Orient Express / theater
I liked it. When the end game was revealed I was kind of surprised but then I thought back to some of the events and conversations throughout the movie and I arguably could have seen it coming had I thought that would have been a choice for the end game. I have never seen the original movie but now I kind of want to, to have that comparison.

Saw Justice League this weekend as well. I was underwhelmed to say the least. The movie is 2 hours long. I thought the last 20 minutes or so were pretty good, but the first hour & 40 were, frankly, boring.

Batman was meh, Flash was irritating and kind of childish, Aquaman was a carbon copy of Ronon Dex (Momoa's character from Stargate Altantis), Cyborg was meh. The only decent character was Wonder Woman.

Other that the Dark Knight movies, Marvel just kicks DC's ass in the blockbuster category. Their best effort was WW, which honestly is a middle of the road MCU movie.

I expected more.
11-18-2017 10:56 PM
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(11-18-2017 10:56 PM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Saw Justice League this weekend as well. I was underwhelmed to say the least. The movie is 2 hours long. I thought the last 20 minutes or so were pretty good, but the first hour & 40 were, frankly, boring.
Not sure I'd go so far as to say they were boring... they did need that Mother Box set up IMO.

Batman was meh, Flash was irritating and kind of childish, Aquaman was a carbon copy of Ronon Dex (Momoa's character from Stargate Altantis), Cyborg was meh. The only decent character was Wonder Woman.

Batman meh? I think Afleck has done a good job with the character. And, in any prior incarnation of a Batman vs. Superman they have always been kind of ballbusters to each other.

I agree on The Flash. I get he was the comedic relief plant of the film but his whole deal felt off based on what I know about his origins.

How else can you make Aquaman cool? I didn't really like his set up per se' but I felt they had to make him a bad ass to even remotely look like he belonged with the group.

Cybrog, I can't really comment on as I am not up on his complete deal. I did feel he was a little self loathing for my tastes.

Wonder Woman was pretty legit again.


Other that the Dark Knight movies, Marvel just kicks DC's ass in the blockbuster category. Their best effort was WW, which honestly is a middle of the road MCU movie.

I don't mind Marvel and DC taking different methods to their end game for a cinematic universe concept. DC doesn't have to be the PG13 action comedy routing like Marvel has become. That said, Batman does seem to be their only hero they can consistently get right. They haven't done a good Superman movie since Superman II. MoS was not too bad...and I really did like a lot of what it wanted to get into, but the movie was too flat for me and had way to many flashback scenes to make it run smooth. DC doesn't need to do Marvel clones to be successful but they do need to make strong movies with their characters.

I expected more.

Just my thoughts.
11-18-2017 11:41 PM
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