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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby fantasia » Mar 13, 2019 1:03 pm

I REALLY want to see Apollo 11. It's not here though. I'm sure it'll turn up on Netflix or Amazon Prime at some point... or even on "old fashioned" dvds. ;))

Re: AJ's post. I'll probably take a pass on HtTYD3 then. I've seen too many sequels that I don't care for and it even casts the original that I love into a less desirable category. (Pirates of the Caribbean as an example.) And... I'm tired of sequels.

As for Captain Marvel, I haven't seen it yet, and I am interested, but thanks to the reviews I'll be going in with low expectations and I'll probably end up liking it a lot. :)) I tend to find I often go against the grain.
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby starkat » Mar 13, 2019 1:41 pm

I hope y'all get to see it. I'm not surprised Houston has it due to being home of the center the mission was run out of. It's one of the few films I'd recommend for families with kids because the way it's cut together, it keeps it moving.

I'm probably going to wait to see Captain Marvel till it hits DVD because of finances and the fact the main reason I want to see it is the piece of Nick Fury's history.
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby stargazer » Mar 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Apollo 11 is here but I'll likely end up seeing it (perhaps this upcoming week) in a non-IMAX theater.

I'll probably wait for the DVD of Captain Marvel.
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby Ryadian » Mar 18, 2019 1:24 pm

fantasia wrote:As for Captain Marvel, I haven't seen it yet, and I am interested, but thanks to the reviews I'll be going in with low expectations and I'll probably end up liking it a lot. :)) I tend to find I often go against the grain.


I just saw it this weekend and that was more or less my response, though I'm not sure I'd say I liked it "a lot". Then again, I'm not entirely sure I'd say I didn't. ;)) I guess the best way to describe it is that the movie kept me entertained and interested the entire time, which is honestly more than I can say about many of the recent Marvel movies. However, I wouldn't say I was engaged emotionally, not the way I want to be in a really good movie. I still cheer at several moments in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (admittedly my favorite movie, not just Marvel movie), but even watching Captain Marvel for the first time I never really did that.

I do have a couple of gripes, which are fairly significant spoilers:
1) I thought the "reveal" of how Nick Fury lost his eye was completely underwhelming. I'd prefer not to know over having it be that. Plus, well, it doesn't really mesh well with what he says in Winter Soldier about it: "The last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye." Maybe he was lying then to sell his point to Cap, but still.
2) I could feel the corner the writers were trying to write themselves out of at the end of the movie, after the Accusers showed up. I feel like they knew that justifying Captain Marvel fighting them off without making her too overpowered was nearly impossible, so the one warhead she turns around completely destroys all the others, and the Accusers decide to run away and never (never?!) return after they see what she can do.


For those who might want to see it because Avengers: Endgame is coming out so soon:
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frankly, I'm not sure that's necessary. There's an end credits scene, but it honestly is a scene that had to happen eventually, somehow or another. I suspect that the most you'll need to be able to understand from this movie is that Captain Marvel knew Nick Fury ~25 years prior when she first became a hero. And she's really, really powerful.
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby AJAiken » Apr 02, 2019 5:08 am

FK, if you're a fan of the first HtTYD then I would say you should see the third one just for the ending. Wait for it on DVD, but don't miss it altogether.

Captain Marvel: it was entertaining, but not emotionally engaging, as you say. As to the gripes: the eye didn't bug me, but it seemed a really obvious way to go; in a way it would have been funnier if we thought that's what might happen (but didn't). I don't think I ever fully trusted what Fury said (appropriately, perhaps) so I wan't invested in the idea of a dramatic backstory.
For the ending: yes. It all felt too easy.
But that has reminded me about something that bugged me throughout the film - in Thor it's very much presented that Thor is the first alien that Coulson (at least) and possibly SHIELD have had contact with. Fury even says something to that effect in the first Avengers movie (not that he's entirely to be trusted ... ) I can accept that the organisation would keep its secrets (especially given the whole Hydra thing) but Coulson? I don't envy the writers having to keep all that's happened in the MCU in mind, however.


I hope that Endgame develops Captain Marvel a bit more. Though it won't be easy to do in a movie jammed with characters!
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby mm1991 » Apr 03, 2019 9:50 pm

I believe the pressure of having to mesh a character's story into the wider "Marvel Universe" for the sole benefit of The Avengers series really debilitates the story development of stand-alone movies. I think they could be so much better if they only had to worry about the context of their own films. Oh well.

I finally got to watch Savings Mr. Banks the other night. I've been wanting to watch it for the longest time. And it was even better than I expected! Man, I did not expect to cry during that movie. Parts of it hit me pretty hard. Emma Thompson should have been nominated for an Oscar. I had only one complaint:
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby SnowAngel » Apr 10, 2019 1:47 pm

I was at the library yesterday and picked up The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler which I know several forum members have recommended it in the past. I watched it with one of my sisters last night, the story was fascinating and it seemed very well made.

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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby johobbit » Apr 10, 2019 2:03 pm

Oooh, good, SnowAngel. :) While so much more could be told of Irena's story, the film is a good summary, at least. Well done; very moving. What a story! What a brave, brave young lady!
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby SnowAngel » Apr 20, 2019 2:20 pm

This week my sisters and I watched several shorter classic films: The Patient In Room 18 (1938), Mystery House (1938), and Dust Be My Destiny (1939). The first two films starred a young Ann Sheridan and were fun little mystery films that we very much enjoyed watching. Dust Be My Destiny starred John Garfield and Priscilla Lane in their third film together, having seen their first film together Four Daughters, I enjoyed not only the plot of Dust Be My Destiny, but also their happy ending. :)

Going through our family movie collection trying to remove some of the movies we never watch anymore and I found The Right Stuff which we have not watched even though it has been the shelf for years. Has anyone seen it and would teenagers enjoy it? I'm thinking about watching it some time soon as change of pace from mystery films and Hallmark movies.

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