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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu May 22, 2008 2:43 am

Dark Knight, Iron Man, Indiana Jones, whatever. The first two are pretty much interchangeable.

I would say that Iron Man would kick Batman's ass, because Batman (doesn't even get picked up on spellchecker!) doesn't have an awesome full body metal suit that protects him from just about everything.
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Postby Rainswept » Thu May 22, 2008 6:38 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote: Batman (doesn't even get picked up on spellchecker!) doesn't have an awesome full body metal suit that protects him from just about everything.


Way wrong, my friend.

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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu May 22, 2008 8:04 am

That may be so, but Tony Stark's suit has hotrod red, which makes him awesome. And how many heavy metal songs are devoted to Batman?

Iron Man kicks Batman's arse any day.
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Postby Taidje Khan » Tue May 27, 2008 9:02 pm

There Will Be Blood--Not my cup of tea, to be sure, but I could tell that it was an excellent movie and I definitely agree with DDL's Best Actor win. Really well-made.

Harold And Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay--Hilarious, just as good as the first one, it approaches the level of genius on several occasions. Rob Cordry is developing into a comedic master. This is just textbook absurdist satire.
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Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Tue May 27, 2008 9:06 pm

I saw Iron Man on Monday.

The entire movie was exposition for the sequel. Bleh.
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Postby lordpunkmonk » Tue May 27, 2008 9:06 pm

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Postby Taidje Khan » Tue May 27, 2008 9:13 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:I saw Iron Man on Monday.

The entire movie was exposition for the sequel. Bleh.


Yeah, but that in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. As long as the sequel is good, you can just look at it as one movie split into two parts, or three, or whatever.

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Postby Rainswept » Tue May 27, 2008 11:20 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:I saw Iron Man on Monday.

The entire movie was exposition for the sequel. Bleh.


I like exposition. Why does exposition get such a bad rap?
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Postby Hqrsie » Tue May 27, 2008 11:27 pm

I finally got around to watching Gattaca

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Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Tue May 27, 2008 11:59 pm

Rainswept wrote:
Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:I saw Iron Man on Monday.

The entire movie was exposition for the sequel. Bleh.


I like exposition. Why does exposition get such a bad rap?


I don't mind some exposition, but an entire movie of it? At least they could have shown Stark struggling with his addictions, but noooo.
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Postby Rainswept » Wed May 28, 2008 12:31 am

I believe one of the problems with many movies is that they try to cram too much into them to give that "bigger, badder, better" impression. That's especially true in superhero movies where they start off ok and then want to add more and more bad-guys/problems each sequel.

I liked the stripped down story in Iron Man, and I loved it in Batman Begins.
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Postby Taidje Khan » Wed May 28, 2008 12:39 am

I think it's obvious that Iron Man is meant to get everything out of the way so that the sequels can just rock the shit from start to finish. That's why it was so long.

Just setting up the dominoes.
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Postby Rainswept » Wed May 28, 2008 12:42 am

I hope not. Iron Man took the time to make things make sense, and provide proper motivation for the action. If the next one is 80% action I won't like it as much.

I'd much rather have the same sort of movie, this one dealing with his addictions and trying to be part of a team.

Maybe that's just me.
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed May 28, 2008 1:39 am

FullMetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa.

Pretty sweet anime movie, even though it kinda spoiled the ending of the series for me.

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Postby Taidje Khan » Wed May 28, 2008 5:10 am

Rainswept wrote:I hope not. Iron Man took the time to make things make sense, and provide proper motivation for the action. If the next one is 80% action I won't like it as much.

I'd much rather have the same sort of movie, this one dealing with his addictions and trying to be part of a team.

Maybe that's just me.


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