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(12-02-2019 11:30 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 10:26 AM)gdunn Wrote:  I made some purchases and watched some this weekend:

Olympus Has Fallen- Netflix (purchased later)- It's an action movie with an easy plot. I like it. Butler plays a tough guy and the stunts are not too unbelievable. Maybe some of the knives to the brain, but nothing major.

London Has Fallen- Digital (purchased)- Part two. Follows the same formula as the first one, believable stunts, but the plot is different and it's not Olympus has fallen but in a different country.

Angel Has Fallen- Digital (purchased)- Part three. Same thing, but different plot, plus he acknowledges he's getting old and it's tough. No more Aaron Eckhart. Now you have Morgan Freeman as the president.. Nick Nolte joins the crew.. It's good.. It's got a little bit of a twist, but if you're paying attention you won't get lost, hell if you're half watching it, you won't get lost.

One thing about Angel vs Olympus is that unlike Stallone or any of the aging actors in action movies, Angel does show the hero being human and has faults.

Yeah, I tacked on some BR deals from BBY and got quite a bit of movies(basically, I would have bought all of these on release week but with crappy sales I passed till much better deals came along):

Dark Phoenix
Spiderverse
Far From Home
Captain Marvel
Bumblebee
John Wick 3
Venom
Shaft 2019
Toy Story 4
Halloween 2018
Pet Sematary
MIB International
Rush Hour BR Trilogy

As far as actually watched from the shopping trip:

Pet Sematary/BR
--Man, I just loved this horror movie. I had no attachment to the original so I didn't get it on BR.

Captain Marvell/BR
--I wanted the complete MCU set and I only lacked this one. I'd put it to the mid lower tier of the movies in the group. I think there are key story point to revisit from this movie but I kind of found the Skrull/Kree/Human play on power transfers, motives for actions, and who fights for what kind of confusing to some degree but I did think the Nick Fury and Captain Marvel focus was a good move.

John Wick 3/BR
--#3 makes my T10 most bad ass action movies of all time easily. It will be interesting to see how they play #4. I do find some of the above and below the "high table" and the "rules of engagement" and "the consecrated grounds of the Continental Hotel" kind of equally generic but interesting and the fact that over the three out how things came to resolution at the end of #3.

Bumblebee /BR
--After the Bay movies I thought it was a wise play to strip out all the extraneous stuff and go G1 for character designs, cut out the token love story angle, and tone down the Sector7 comic relief. Still though, as much as I love the G1 Transformers universe I still don't get how Bumblebee is the character they fixate on. That said, I don't necessarily mind a non Optimus Prime option.
I liked Captain Marvel.. But you're right it wasn't as good as some of the others.. I'd put it in there with the first 2 Thors..

JW3 was good. Some nitpick on it because of how good the first 2 were but I like how they dug into his past and try to relay it back.
12-03-2019 11:07 AM
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(12-02-2019 11:30 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  Yeah, I tacked on some BR deals from BBY and got quite a bit of movies(basically, I would have bought all of these on release week but with crappy sales I passed till much better deals came along):

Dark Phoenix

You bought Dark Phoenix??? Just to round out the collection, right?
12-03-2019 12:09 PM
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(12-03-2019 12:09 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 11:30 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  Yeah, I tacked on some BR deals from BBY and got quite a bit of movies(basically, I would have bought all of these on release week but with crappy sales I passed till much better deals came along):

Dark Phoenix

You bought Dark Phoenix??? Just to round out the collection, right?
I liked a lot better than xiii lol. But I have no attachment to the comic book story line. In the xmen cinematic universe I think x3, f4, wolverine, and apocalypse were bad.

My tops would be x2, Logan, first class, and days of Future past.
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Spectre had a tough job in following up the EPIC Skyfall but this is looking good.
12-04-2019 10:03 PM
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I bought the original Jumanji and Rambo: Last Blood the other night. Haven't watched them yet.

I did watch The Magnificent Seven with Denzel Washington. I thought it was a good movie. The chemistry between all the characters.. And Vincent D'Onofrio is excellent as the soft spoken mountain man.
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