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    I dunno man, VEE AHR ZA FAHST OARDAHHH was fucking hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    I liked TFA until Han showed up. So, around the first third of the movie.

    By the time they showed the fully armed and operational Death Star planet, I was groaning.

    I have a high tolerance for fanservice but it was just too much.
    Eh, it was good tolerable precisely because it was fanservice. It showed a willingness to go back to what people originally liked about the franchise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathhappens View Post
    Eh, it was good tolerable precisely because it was fanservice. It showed a willingness to go back to what people originally liked about the franchise.
    I thought they were starting from a familiar place, to then take us somewhere exciting.

    It turns out, they took us to grandma's home, where she forced us to browse through some old photo albums we'd already seen hundreds of times.
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    Moving back to movie reviews, I watched "Graveyard of Honor" this afternoon - the original 1975 version directed by Kinji Fukasaku who is probably only familiar to Westerners for his final film "Battle Royale" but for connoisseurs like me he is better known for his Yakuza films.

    I am bemused that the subtitles translated the word 親分 as "Godfather" as this couldn't be any more different from the Al Pacino trilogy. It also differs from a lot of earlier Yakuza films as instead of the usual chivalric portrayal, Fukasaku once again does not hold back and depicts them as the absolute scum of the earth and none more so than the protagonist, Rikio "Riki" Ishikawa.

    The plot is fairly simple yet classic in that it portrays the rise and fall of the main character in the criminal world. But what makes this movie really unique is the fact that Riki is in fact a real person so Fukasaku takes a quasi-documentary approach to filming, complete with childhood photographs of Riki as the narrator explains his background for the first three minutes of the film. In addition, Fukasaku employs his iconic Cinéma Vérité-esque style of filmmaking with unusual camera angles and whatnot. The only thing that particularly bothered me was the blood effects - especially the climax where it was almost something out of Evil Dead what with the red stuff just squirting everywhere.

    Given the aforementioned faux-documentary nature of the product it's hard to say whether it was a good or bad film as there isn't a structured narrative but rather a bunch of stuff happening over the course of Riki's life...but I was firmly engaged the whole time so I guess it was a success. Overall I give the film two Yubitsume's...er, that is to say I recommend it.
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    Watched Dune yesterday (international release day, won't be released in English for another month of so)

    Without entering spoiler territory, they streamlined the story and dialogue a lot, to the point most characters feel like stubs

    At the same time, they decompressed a lot the narrative

    The end result is a super long movie that covers a bit over half the book, while spending several minutes on shots of ant sized people standing dangerously close to landing aircrafts.

    Also featuring a mediocre Zimmer score

    The film has many good things too btw
    don't quote me on this

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    my out of context notes
    Bene gesserit music sounds like the Nazgul

    They took the old duke's tauromachia as symbolism for leto's outlook, nice

    Man this soundtrack is terrible, an incoherent mass of Zimmer-isms

    First Inception fart in gom jabbar scene

    Only jessica and yueh know about the purpose of Gaius visit

    Man this Caladan section is LONG

    People standing dangerously under landing aircraft: The movie

    Crowd digging that Lisan algaib

    THE PALM TREES in the general shot I saw em

    Wtf Mapes don't draw the knife

    Wait, SHE SHEATHED IT without drawing blood i'm peeved

    The palm trees look appropiately miserable and lonely

    But hey they're actually part of the fremen terraforming dream huh? Don't think that was in the book

    Hunter seeker are like t rex? Paul evades one by standing very still. Can't remember that from the book

    Muad dib mouse sighted!

    THEY TRIED TO KILL MY SON! Man I loved that chapter in the book

    Lololol the irony of the baron saying he won't violate the sanctity of the bene gesserit when he literally raped one in his backstory

    Baron flight is so awkward. Long tunic makes him look like a sandworm lol

    DESERT POWERRR

    Wait I thought Liet was coming? No it was duncan huh

    No "who is Liet" mystery

    Fremen negotiations/Stilgar encounter very simplified

    Carryall plot very simplified

    No time for daydreaming paul!

    Can't the workers just climb onto the carryall? Changing the book introduced this minor plot hole

    I see Paul is spice high as fuck lol

    WORM

    Git him chani (ganks Paul in vision)

    Ah yes the traditional sardaukar throat singing

    Jessica losing it in private
    Jessi-leto estrangement does not happen
    They do argue over paul's upbringing and BG being shady

    Took them long enough to say they're not married

    This is decompressed storytelling, very un-Dune-like

    Suk conditioning never explained which makes things easier I guess

    No cave resistance from the Atreides. Gurney not shown after battle.
    No find the imperial stations subplot
    Braveheart Atreides army with swords

    White armor sardaukar
    Black armor harkonnen
    No armor chadtreides
    Gold fedaykin (from first jihad vision)

    Yueh seems to believe hanna is alive in this version? In the book it was implied he knew her dead.

    No fremen in the hark assault. Except poor Mapes.

    THEY BURNED THE PALMS

    No traitor subplot
    No jessica and baron encounter
    No drunkan idaho
    No lasgun shield interaction (lasgun going after duncan's shielded ornithopter)

    Baron promises to emperor/BG (gaius) that jessica and paul won't be hurt
    This wasn't shown in the book, but was implied

    Humiliated naked leto, a departure from the book

    Beacon for duncan to find them makes sense

    No yueh last words, Vlad just ganks hin
    Piter does fuck all and dies, sigh
    Thufir also a non-character

    No stillsuits? What a shitty frepack

    They fucking ravaged arrakeen

    Spiderbaron in the ceiling lol. I think that's an improvement from the book.

    Book jessica would slap the crap out of this paul

    Muad dib mouse again. Seems to be a dichotomy bull/mouse (+harkonnen spider?)
    Less gurney more duncan in this film

    Who are you to the fremen -> we get this line much later than expected

    Fremen are ecowarriors huh, i guess it kinda was in the book
    They brought the coffee! The Sardaukar are late
    Lots of exposition in the imperial station

    Cockroach duncan. Loves his animal metaphors huh
    Sardaukar against so many fremen winning? Unrealistic

    Jessica gets duncan death wrong lol
    Poor Jessica she got super nerfed to make Paul look better

    No air support? To kill the thopter. Yup there they are

    Liet was going to a ride a worm and got sardaukar'd
    Said she serves only shai hulud, badass. But contradictory? Wants to terraform.
    Book Liet was very different, not a true believer like this

    Fear litany twice, gom jabbar and storm thopter scenes

    That thopter suffered a lot

    Terrible water economy, no masks in the desert all the time

    So Jamis is magical negro that teaches Paul survival skills. I guess that's a potential future?

    No guild bribing subplot

    Thumpers unexplained

    Jessica kinda sucks. She's clueless around the Fremen instead of calling the shots.

    The encounter with stilgar was watered down

    These are the worst fremen ever, no mask in the sun

    Last duel in first encounter with jamis, doesn't happen later like in the book

    No jamis funeral, no tears, no Jessica shaming Paul about the kill

    It ended.
    don't quote me on this

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    As someone who has never read the book, but with a slight interest in the movie, I hope I'll be able to view it from a perspective divorced for the decades of baggage that a Dune movie entails.

    If I ever go see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    Watched Dune yesterday (international release day, won't be released in English for another month of so)

    Without entering spoiler territory, they streamlined the story and dialogue a lot, to the point most characters feel like stubs

    At the same time, they decompressed a lot the narrative

    The end result is a super long movie that covers a bit over half the book, while spending several minutes on shots of ant sized people standing dangerously close to landing aircrafts.

    Also featuring a mediocre Zimmer score

    The film has many good things too btw
    Sounds like a skip then.
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    It's like with centaur girls, you're fucking a horse. Sure the human part is the one that moans but your dick is in the horse, no way around it.
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    boytoy angst > fulfilling life of misanthropic extremist environmentalism
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    ladies, he's single
    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    Yeah, but that's because he's got more issues than National Geographic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Araya's Dry Cleaner View Post
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    You are not getting government-handout waifus.


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    Eh I still think it's worth a watch, but don't expect too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    my out of context notes
    Bene gesserit music sounds like the Nazgul

    They took the old duke's tauromachia as symbolism for leto's outlook, nice

    Man this soundtrack is terrible, an incoherent mass of Zimmer-isms

    First Inception fart in gom jabbar scene

    Only jessica and yueh know about the purpose of Gaius visit

    Man this Caladan section is LONG

    People standing dangerously under landing aircraft: The movie

    Crowd digging that Lisan algaib

    THE PALM TREES in the general shot I saw em

    Wtf Mapes don't draw the knife

    Wait, SHE SHEATHED IT without drawing blood i'm peeved

    The palm trees look appropiately miserable and lonely

    But hey they're actually part of the fremen terraforming dream huh? Don't think that was in the book

    Hunter seeker are like t rex? Paul evades one by standing very still. Can't remember that from the book

    Muad dib mouse sighted!

    THEY TRIED TO KILL MY SON! Man I loved that chapter in the book

    Lololol the irony of the baron saying he won't violate the sanctity of the bene gesserit when he literally raped one in his backstory

    Baron flight is so awkward. Long tunic makes him look like a sandworm lol

    DESERT POWERRR

    Wait I thought Liet was coming? No it was duncan huh

    No "who is Liet" mystery

    Fremen negotiations/Stilgar encounter very simplified

    Carryall plot very simplified

    No time for daydreaming paul!

    Can't the workers just climb onto the carryall? Changing the book introduced this minor plot hole

    I see Paul is spice high as fuck lol

    WORM

    Git him chani (ganks Paul in vision)

    Ah yes the traditional sardaukar throat singing

    Jessica losing it in private
    Jessi-leto estrangement does not happen
    They do argue over paul's upbringing and BG being shady

    Took them long enough to say they're not married

    This is decompressed storytelling, very un-Dune-like

    Suk conditioning never explained which makes things easier I guess

    No cave resistance from the Atreides. Gurney not shown after battle.
    No find the imperial stations subplot
    Braveheart Atreides army with swords

    White armor sardaukar
    Black armor harkonnen
    No armor chadtreides
    Gold fedaykin (from first jihad vision)

    Yueh seems to believe hanna is alive in this version? In the book it was implied he knew her dead.

    No fremen in the hark assault. Except poor Mapes.

    THEY BURNED THE PALMS

    No traitor subplot
    No jessica and baron encounter
    No drunkan idaho
    No lasgun shield interaction (lasgun going after duncan's shielded ornithopter)

    Baron promises to emperor/BG (gaius) that jessica and paul won't be hurt
    This wasn't shown in the book, but was implied

    Humiliated naked leto, a departure from the book

    Beacon for duncan to find them makes sense

    No yueh last words, Vlad just ganks hin
    Piter does fuck all and dies, sigh
    Thufir also a non-character

    No stillsuits? What a shitty frepack

    They fucking ravaged arrakeen

    Spiderbaron in the ceiling lol. I think that's an improvement from the book.

    Book jessica would slap the crap out of this paul

    Muad dib mouse again. Seems to be a dichotomy bull/mouse (+harkonnen spider?)
    Less gurney more duncan in this film

    Who are you to the fremen -> we get this line much later than expected

    Fremen are ecowarriors huh, i guess it kinda was in the book
    They brought the coffee! The Sardaukar are late
    Lots of exposition in the imperial station

    Cockroach duncan. Loves his animal metaphors huh
    Sardaukar against so many fremen winning? Unrealistic

    Jessica gets duncan death wrong lol
    Poor Jessica she got super nerfed to make Paul look better

    No air support? To kill the thopter. Yup there they are

    Liet was going to a ride a worm and got sardaukar'd
    Said she serves only shai hulud, badass. But contradictory? Wants to terraform.
    Book Liet was very different, not a true believer like this

    Fear litany twice, gom jabbar and storm thopter scenes

    That thopter suffered a lot

    Terrible water economy, no masks in the desert all the time

    So Jamis is magical negro that teaches Paul survival skills. I guess that's a potential future?

    No guild bribing subplot

    Thumpers unexplained

    Jessica kinda sucks. She's clueless around the Fremen instead of calling the shots.

    The encounter with stilgar was watered down

    These are the worst fremen ever, no mask in the sun

    Last duel in first encounter with jamis, doesn't happen later like in the book

    No jamis funeral, no tears, no Jessica shaming Paul about the kill

    It ended.
    Yeah, I don't think I like this direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    Eh I still think it's worth a watch, but don't expect too much.
    We'll, I'll see it on TV sooner or later.
    shit BL says

    Quote Originally Posted by I3uster View Post
    It's like with centaur girls, you're fucking a horse. Sure the human part is the one that moans but your dick is in the horse, no way around it.
    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    boytoy angst > fulfilling life of misanthropic extremist environmentalism
    Quote Originally Posted by Rafflesiac View Post
    ladies, he's single
    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    Yeah, but that's because he's got more issues than National Geographic.
    Quote Originally Posted by Araya's Dry Cleaner View Post
    You can rage, but there is no waifu communism.

    You are not getting government-handout waifus.


    Once and always and nevermore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrikow View Post
    As someone who has never read the book, but with a slight interest in the movie, I hope I'll be able to view it from a perspective divorced for the decades of baggage that a Dune movie entails.

    If I ever go see it!
    I'll let you know, since I'm in the same boat. It will be like me and my friend switch places from the time we saw Ghost in the Shell (ScarJo Ver.).

    Unless we get fucked by Covid again and theatres shut down.

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    DONE!!!!!! 4 years, 1 week.

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    Chris Pratt will voice Mario, Jack Black will be Bowser, and Seth Rogen is going to be Donkey Kong in the Super Mario Bros animated movie.

    I don't know how I feel about this.

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    Charlie Day as Luigi will fuel memes for a decade.

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    DONE!!!!!! 4 years, 1 week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverMaster View Post
    Chris Pratt will voice Mario, Jack Black will be Bowser, and Seth Rogen is going to be Donkey Kong in the Super Mario Bros animated movie.

    I don't know how I feel about this.

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