Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

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by Jenuall » Tue May 14, 2019 2:52 pm

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Jenuall wrote:Not sure what the plot/aim of the new Terminator film is going to be but it has always struck me as a difficult franchise to continue successfully. The second film was basically the same as the first but dialled up to 11 and with a better budget, they tried to do stuff set in the post Judgement Day world and it was shite.

You can't just keep sending more terminators and protectors back in time to target the destruction of John Connor in some way. Just leave it alone and make something new!


Skynet keep sending machines back to the 1980s or later (Genysis doesn’t count) where powerful guns, molten metal and crushers exist. They need to go full “Who do you think you are” on John Connor and go back to kill his great great great great great grandfather in 1721 when the most powerful weapon was a shitty musket. A T-1000 terminator would stab all of those primitive fools and face no opposition even if ancient Arnie showed up.

That's pretty much what I was going to theorise in my post before I cut it out! :lol:

The first terminator was programmed to strike at me, in the year 1984... before John was born. It failed.

The second was sent to strike at John himself, when he was still a child. It failed.

The third terminator was sent to strike at my great, great grandparents in 1850. It strawberry floated them right up.

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by Preezy » Tue May 14, 2019 3:08 pm

The Future War scenes in Genesys were alright, particularly the bit when they find the time displacement equipment. But yes other than that it was garbage.

I'm about 60% confident this will be watchable, which is about the best you can hope for these days.

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by Moggy » Tue May 14, 2019 3:24 pm

Preezy wrote:The Future War scenes in Genesys were alright, particularly the bit when they find the time displacement equipment. But yes other than that it was garbage.

I'm about 60% confident this will be watchable, which is about the best you can hope for these days.


60% will mean it’s 95.8% better than Genesys. Which will make it a 3/10 movie.

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by Albear » Wed May 15, 2019 12:11 am

strawberry float this world and all who live in it, I'm out.

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by Pedz » Wed May 15, 2019 12:57 am

When it comes to Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles were ace, removed 3 onwards from the story and went from there. strawberry floating cliff hanger though :x

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Second film was racist nonsense with gooseberry fool cgi, this has worse cgi and a budget of a TV movie.

Just terrible terrible cgi.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm

I actually couldn't believe how racist the second one was.

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by Mafro » Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Wow I haven't seen the second one yet. Was it that bad?

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by Tafdolphin » Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 pm

It's real bad. In Butler's final rant to the (middle eastern) baddie he says the future is for him and his kind and not "your people" or something like that.

At best it's misjudged, at worst it's facist.

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I’m not sure we need any more Saw films and Chris Rock is an odd choice. I guess the execs saw the money Get Out made and thought “what if we get another funny Black man to make a horror movie?”.

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Tafdolphin wrote:It's real bad. In Butler's final rant to the (middle eastern) baddie he says the future is for him and his kind and not "your people" or something like that.

At best it's misjudged, at worst it's facist.


And


London Has Fallen (2016)

Mike Banning: Why don't you boys pack up your gooseberry fool and head back to Fuckheadistan or wherever it is you're from.

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by Godzilla » Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 am

https://deadline.com/2019/05/rob-pattin ... 202616908/

Rob Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult Atop Short List For ‘The Batman’


Erm, ok

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by Moggy » Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 am

Godzilla wrote:https://deadline.com/2019/05/rob-pattinson-nicholas-hoult-batman-short-list-matt-reeves-1202616908/

Rob Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult Atop Short List For ‘The Batman’


Erm, ok


I don't mind Hoult but he is in no way a Batman. :lol:

Other than the Harry Potter he was in, I have no idea about Pattinson. Twilight counts against him I guess, but I think he has worked more on indie movies since?

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by Tafdolphin » Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 am

Pattinson would be a good choice (and I believe it's now been confirmed he won the part). He's a genuinely great actor (see The Rover, Cosmopolis and, apparently, upcoming movie The Lighthouse).

On the other hand Hoult is perhaps one of the most overused actors this generation. I honestly don't think he's brought anything to any role he's ever played beyond a physical presence. He's a poor man's Will Poulter.

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by Pedz » Fri May 17, 2019 8:50 am

Tafdolphin wrote:It's real bad. In Butler's final rant to the (middle eastern) baddie he says the future is for him and his kind and not "your people" or something like that.

At best it's misjudged, at worst it's facist.


Maybe he meant terrorist?

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by Tafdolphin » Fri May 17, 2019 8:52 am

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Tafdolphin wrote:It's real bad. In Butler's final rant to the (middle eastern) baddie he says the future is for him and his kind and not "your people" or something like that.

At best it's misjudged, at worst it's facist.


Maybe he meant terrorist?


That's what I mean. If you interpret it favourably that's what he's referring to but the ambiguity of the line, coupled with previous quotes from the script as illustrated in this thread, mean that the ambiguity itself is massively misjudged.

Actually, that's being too lenient. I think it was probably judged perfectly to appeal to a certain audience.

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by Pedz » Fri May 17, 2019 8:55 am

Fair enough, I haven't seen the film. Surprising though, you wouldn't think it would be something being done without some kind of lesson learning about racism or a comeuppance, ya know?

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by Tafdolphin » Fri May 17, 2019 8:58 am

I think it's been rightly called out since release as being a racist piece of gooseberry fool. I mean, the initial reactions in here are testament to that. You're 100% right that lessons should have been learned but no. Apparently it made money so, heavily implied racism is back on the menu

Urgh it's such a piece of gooseberry fool film. It's not even an exciting piece of gooseberry fool, it's just ropey old action tropes and another terrible performance from Shutup Buttwad.

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