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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Invisusira » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:35 am

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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Lightbeard » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:12 am

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Melathys wrote:Sometimes I just want to sit there and be entertained, nothing more.


So. Much. This.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to turn your brain off and watch Shit A Splode for an hour or two every now and then. Everyone seems to be a pseudo-intellectual when it comes to movies lately, and they've forgotten (or are at least pretending to forget) how much fun it is to watch what basically amounts to testosterone porn every now and then.


I'm on the fence. On one hand I can appreciate a good explosion movie but on the other hand I have to ask why in some cases when stupid shit happens for no reason.

One of my favorite quotes from Roger Ebert from when someone asked him to turn off his brain and enjoy movies. Ebert responded "My brain is where I enjoy things".
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:14 pm

Roger Ebert is to blame for people being all haughty and pseudo-intellectual about their movie choices. Before George Siskel died, he used to enjoy explosion porn every now and then - usually during the summer season - but now he's an ass/laughingstock (google his opinion on video games, for example).
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Lightbeard » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:06 pm

Fivelives wrote:Roger Ebert is to blame for people being all haughty and pseudo-intellectual about their movie choices. Before George Siskel died, he used to enjoy explosion porn every now and then - usually during the summer season - but now he's an ass/laughingstock (google his opinion on video games, for example).


An ass maybe but a laughingstock, hardly. I've seen his opinion on video games being art. He's 68 I wouldn't expect him to be crazy about video games in the first place.

Nothing wrong with wanting plausible plot in your movies though. I'm a fan of explosion films but I do have to ask why for certain decisions at some point.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:03 pm

Roger Ebert is the movie critic equivalent to the guy who you invite to parties just for other people to mock. He's like that weird guy who loves victorian romance novels and never uses contractions when they speak, invariably in a monotone, or That One Uncle who can't stop bitching about "kids these days".

He's a pompous, overblown ass with a massive steel-plated ego and a mind that's so rigid it's in veritable rigor mortis. The only thing good that I can say about him is that I respect the strength of his convictions... even though they're utterly wrong most of the time.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Arnock » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:33 pm

If all I'm expecting to see is a mindless explosion-fest, I can be entertained pretty easily. I don't care if the plot is shallow, predictible, or unimaginative, as long as it makes anything resembling sense.

Avatar for instance, the plot was basically pocahontas in space, but visually, it was awesome.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Fivelives » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:48 pm

Avatar was essentially a trope movie. But, it was visually stunning. It's the first movie I've ever seen where I forgot that I was watching a movie.

Oddly, when I told my (now ex) gf that, she immediately thought that I was having a dissociative episode. Protip: NEVER, EVER, EVER date a psychology student. It will not end well. Unless you're another psychology student, or the one you're considering dating is hot enough to make up for the inevitable metric tons of Crazy. Yes, Crazy with a capital C.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Heil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:10 pm

Invisusira wrote:So we went to see Due Date tonight, and one of the trailers was for Sucker Punch, which basically looks like a live action version of every anime cliché ever. I assumed it was based on some comic or manga or something but... it looks like it's actually an original script.
Anyone know wtf this is?


Now i am not going to say that I am juiced for this flick (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow<<3), however, original script? I highly doubt it, there are perhaps 10, and I am being generous there, original storyline, aka scripts, in cinema or most media formats for that matter. But yes, this will KICK ASS!
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Passionario » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:44 am

My only worry is that there will be too much time devoted to the "real world" segments of the movie, and not enough to "cool fantasy violence" part.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Invisusira » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:02 am

Passionario wrote:My only worry is that there will be too much time devoted to the "real world" segments of the movie, and not enough to "cool fantasy violence" part.

oh hi 2nd matrix movie
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Krazed » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:06 am

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Passionario wrote:My only worry is that there will be too much time devoted to the "real world" segments of the movie, and not enough to "cool fantasy violence" part.

oh hi 2nd matrix movie


They made a second matrix movie???????????????????????????????????????

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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Passionario » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:19 am

Invisusira wrote:oh hi 2nd matrix movie

If Sucker Punch will feature Merovingian and the Albino Twins, then I withdraw my concerns.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Shathus » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:57 am

Fivelives wrote: Protip: NEVER, EVER, EVER date a psychology student. It will not end well. Unless you're another psychology student, or the one you're considering dating is hot enough to make up for the inevitable metric tons of Crazy. Yes, Crazy with a capital C.

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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Lightbeard » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:53 pm

Fivelives wrote:Roger Ebert is the movie critic equivalent to the guy who you invite to parties just for other people to mock. He's like that weird guy who loves victorian romance novels and never uses contractions when they speak, invariably in a monotone, or That One Uncle who can't stop bitching about "kids these days".

He's a pompous, overblown ass with a massive steel-plated ego and a mind that's so rigid it's in veritable rigor mortis. The only thing good that I can say about him is that I respect the strength of his convictions... even though they're utterly wrong most of the time.


(What's wrong with victorian romance novels) Ebert has always been the straight-man sorta of him and Gene. Ebert however has given a lot of animated movies good to great ratings so to say he is just some stereotypical old man is an exaggeration.

I do agree that his ego may be a tad big but Ebert has been one of the most well-respected movie critics for decades.

Lastly I will say that I'm not a fan of disagreeing with someone's convictions. Convictions in essence are opinions. Take for example Ebert's opinion on video games being art. Us being gamers we are a little biased I might add. I disagree with Ebert but again that is his opinion on art. Art has never had a set definition. If someone showed me a painting made of animal feces I honestly wouldn't consider that art. I wouldn't expect Ebert (who I'm sure has never played a video game in his life) to consider them art as we all have our own interpretations of art.
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Re: WTF is Sucker Punch?

Postby Koatanga » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:29 pm

Arnock wrote:Avatar for instance, the plot was basically pocahontas in space, but visually, it was awesome.

It's funny, I see the Pocahontas/Avatar thing mentioned alot, but if I recall correctly, the Avatar concept and idea, if not the finalised script, were done before the movie Pocahontas was made.

The elements of the story are classic in origin. It's no more or less original than myriad other movies, including Pocahontas.

I suspect it's the overwhelming success of the film that cause people to want to knock it down a few notches, but I prefer to view it as what it was - a visually ground-breaking film set in a fascinating world.

For me, the name of the ore - unobtanium - told me "you don't need to know why it's so important, just accept the fact that it's really rare and enjoy the film." So I didn't really pick it apart while viewing it.

And I honestly don't recall Pocahontas plugging her ponytail into a tree to talk to God, but I might have slept through that part.
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