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Aquaman / theater
--IMO, this is the DC equivalent to Marvel's Black Panther movie. Origin story involving prodigal son candidates and also delving into the politics involved in the characters' living space. This and Wonder Woman nailed it as far as recent DC movies go, I wonder if they can get back to getting Batman, Superman, and Justice League as on track as these last two offerings. I gotta say that Momoa was right when he promised Star Wars like action under water. I thought the plot was pretty good and I liked the acting and the action scenes. They also did a really good job of doing the underwater scenes as truly underwater like the real Atlantians would be doing and it didn't feel as off as say the equivalent scenes out of Star Wars Episode 1. Overall, a really solid action thriller super hero movie that did a good job of giving origin story, giving the politics of the character's immediate circle, and delivering a solid plot.

Voltron S8/ NF
--digging it. over half way through.


Batman The Animated Series Disc 1 + Sub Zero / BR
--I have to say, the upgrade to BR for the old show has done wonders on picture quality from what was originally a afternoon tv show in the early 90s. That said, as much as the restoration and clean up is there, there is from time to time odd patches where it doesn't look restored properly like the rest of it. i'd still say the box set is worth it if you are a fan of the show.

Mission Impossible Fallout / BR
--Probably the best MI of the bunch so far and overall. IF they keep upping the quality I have no beef with them continuing.
12-21-2018 12:15 AM
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Mortal Engines

Not as bad as the reviews suggest. It was OK, but the story was a dumb and a bit silly. Hugo Weaving is great as usual.

Aquaman

A really good origins story. Best thing I could say is that it could have been a Marvel movie (high praise). Jason Momoa is awesome and it's a visually stunning movie. The only things that bugged me were that the scene when they first enter Atlantis was way too Tron like. The "Ring of Fire" fight scene was rather childish and silly, other than that, definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
12-24-2018 11:01 AM
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Bumblebee

Definitely the best of the Christmas blockbusters. Action, drama, story, effects, characters, MUSIC. It combined that with a true human element. Cena makes a great gruff solider, and Hailee Steinfeld is just a doll. It's one of those rare movies that both kids and adults will love.
12-27-2018 11:28 PM
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You guys actually liked Aquaman? My fiance and I saw it and considered walking out. The writing was god awful ("Ocean Master"!!!), some of the plot made no sense (how did his brother know that Wilem Dafoe had betrayed the Atlanteans?) and the black Manta character was incredibly stupid. How did this random guy become the greatest engineer in the world? He literally plugged an alien suit into a macbook and engineered a better suit that he learned to use in 10 minutes. The scene in Sicily with the cheesy music was groan inducing. And how did they evolve to the point where they could breathe under water? That would take millions of years. How old is that civilization? Do flares work underwater?

I have so many questions. Yes, the visuals were really nice, but after awhile they tended to blend together. This was nowhere near the quality of Wonder Woman.

Also, I haven't seen any posts about one of the best comic book movies of the year: Spiderman: into the spiderverse. It was fantastic, with cool visuals, great voice acting, some touching relationship building and good character development. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.
12-28-2018 09:43 AM
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(12-28-2018 09:43 AM)flyingswoosh Wrote:  You guys actually liked Aquaman? My fiance and I saw it and considered walking out. The writing was god awful ("Ocean Master"!!!), some of the plot made no sense (how did his brother know that Wilem Dafoe had betrayed the Atlanteans?) and the black Manta character was incredibly stupid. How did this random guy become the greatest engineer in the world? He literally plugged an alien suit into a macbook and engineered a better suit that he learned to use in 10 minutes. The scene in Sicily with the cheesy music was groan inducing. And how did they evolve to the point where they could breathe under water? That would take millions of years. How old is that civilization? Do flares work underwater?

I have so many questions. Yes, the visuals were really nice, but after awhile they tended to blend together. This was nowhere near the quality of Wonder Woman.

Also, I haven't seen any posts about one of the best comic book movies of the year: Spiderman: into the spiderverse. It was fantastic, with cool visuals, great voice acting, some touching relationship building and good character development. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

You are absolutely right!

Spiderman was fantastic. Definitely a must see for action/comic genre.

I liked Aquaman because it was cheesy fun. Aquaman = Sponge Bob, mindless entertainment.

Overall, this is how I'd rate the seasons (Thanksgiving till now) movies.

1) Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

2) Bumblebee

3) Creed II

4) Fantastic Beasts

5) Aquaman

6) Mortal Engines
01-01-2019 10:33 AM
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(01-01-2019 10:33 AM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  
(12-28-2018 09:43 AM)flyingswoosh Wrote:  You guys actually liked Aquaman? My fiance and I saw it and considered walking out. The writing was god awful ("Ocean Master"!!!), some of the plot made no sense (how did his brother know that Wilem Dafoe had betrayed the Atlanteans?) and the black Manta character was incredibly stupid. How did this random guy become the greatest engineer in the world? He literally plugged an alien suit into a macbook and engineered a better suit that he learned to use in 10 minutes. The scene in Sicily with the cheesy music was groan inducing. And how did they evolve to the point where they could breathe under water? That would take millions of years. How old is that civilization? Do flares work underwater?

I have so many questions. Yes, the visuals were really nice, but after awhile they tended to blend together. This was nowhere near the quality of Wonder Woman.

Also, I haven't seen any posts about one of the best comic book movies of the year: Spiderman: into the spiderverse. It was fantastic, with cool visuals, great voice acting, some touching relationship building and good character development. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

You are absolutely right!

Spiderman was fantastic. Definitely a must see for action/comic genre.

I liked Aquaman because it was cheesy fun. Aquaman = Sponge Bob, mindless entertainment.

Overall, this is how I'd rate the seasons (Thanksgiving till now) movies.

1) Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

2) Bumblebee

3) Creed II

4) Fantastic Beasts

5) Aquaman

6) Mortal Engines

Oof, man we thought Fantastic Beasts was the worst movie we've seen since getting in to movie subscriptions (like a year and a half). It made no sense and totally retconned some major Harry Potter book moments
01-01-2019 10:08 PM
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Upcoming release from Peter Jackson (actual footage restored with computer technology)...


01-14-2019 09:15 PM
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MYSTERIO!!!

About time!



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