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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3350 on: March 31, 2017, 03:37:09 PM »
I saw Ghost in the Shell about an hour ago. Overall, I liked it. Some of the changes were interesting. I'd say if nothing else, it's a relatively good introduction to the concepts in GitS. Oh, and if you've seen the '95 movie and are wondering about *the* song, it plays over the first few minutes of the closing credits.
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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3351 on: March 31, 2017, 11:28:26 PM »
The live action Ghost in the Shell did not disappoint.  It was a solid adaptation of the '95 movie with a good bit from both seasons of Stand Alone Complex thrown into the mix.  The only complaint I have is more of a nitpick, and that is that the other members of Section 9 didn't really get that much to do.  Aramaki being a total badass almost made up for, but it still needed more Togusa and Saito (and the other two who's names escape me at the moment).  I wouldn't mind a sequel that gives the other members of Section 9 more to do.

Some random comments:
-Super nitpicky but I think calling the spider tank a spider tank was a little too on the nose, I think I like the term"multiped tank" from SAC more. 
-That graveyard near the end was freaking huge. 
-All those 3D holographic ads must be super distracting for drivers (or anyone who sees the 3D version of the movie).



Also saw Life, it was good, almost like a mashup of Alien and Gravity.  I liked the design of the "Calvin" creature.
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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3352 on: April 01, 2017, 02:03:50 AM »
I actually did go to a 3D screening. It was barely there in my opinion, so I didn't find the holographic ads terribly distracting.

You are right, though. The rest of Section 9 wasn't really given that much to do. If this had been an hour longer, maybe we would have seen more than we did.
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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3353 on: April 08, 2017, 09:56:28 PM »
Got back from seeing Life. Liked it for catching a movie, only saw it to see what the hype was. For a sci-fi horror movie it really falls short of that, I believe. I say it's about 6.5/10. VFX, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, and Jake Gyllenhaal, and a plot twist at the end brings it up to 6.5. Predictability and an unimaginative "life sample" killed the rest.

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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3354 on: April 23, 2017, 05:58:19 PM »
I got out of Fast 8 about an hour ago. Nice follow up to 7.
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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3355 on: May 07, 2017, 05:31:36 PM »
I saw Guardians 2 about a half an hour ago. It was a good way to follow up on the "Who's Peter's Dad?" question from the first one. I call the stakes somewhat higher here than in the first one because of the answer. Otherwise, stay through the credits. They must have been going for a record this time around. Some are relevant for later, others just fun.
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Re: General Media News and Review Thread
« Reply #3356 on: May 21, 2017, 03:58:37 PM »
Just got back from seeing Alien: Covenant. Came out underwhelmed borderline slightly disappointed. Good visuals, vfx and cgi. First half of the movie was of the Covenant and it's crew, then landing on the planet. The other half felt rushed with action plus story line plus philosophical/engineer/neomorph/xenomorph story line. Blood and gore was good, but not enough of it to be frightened out of my wits. There was no room left for suspense to be maintained like in the original Alien movies.