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Messages - abelardsnazz

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 August, 2018, 08:40:00 pm »
The Meg. Knows exactly how daft it is and keeps a fairly even keel throughout. Sometimes you don't need to think, just enjoy, and this does the job.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 August, 2018, 06:28:40 pm »
Ant-man and the Wasp is good fun, humour and action well combined. Stay for the mid-credits scene.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 August, 2018, 10:28:57 am »
So what is everyone's opinions of Meltdown Man?  I have the Ultimate Edition collection but I'm pleased to get a hardback book.  The story is decent and while it is dated to an extent, I like it.  The artwork is beautiful and some of the design work was really awesome.

It's of its time, but it zips along through its 50 episodes with some great Belardinelli art on the creatures and buildings. Best line, delivered by Nick Stone to a chimp hybrid: "You refugee from a tea-bag advert!"

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 July, 2018, 09:44:02 pm »
Enjoyed Fallout, although I did half-expect the Cruiser to say more than once, "I'm getting too old for this sort of thing", but of course he didn't. Maybe a touch too long, but the action, humour and plot all work well.

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Film & TV / Comic Con Trailers
« on: 24 July, 2018, 12:44:52 pm »
Watched a couple of the trailers from Comic Con:

Aquaman - I'm fairly indifferent about the DC franchise - Suicide Squad was mostly bad, Wonder Woman was good if OTT at the end, and I didn't bother with Justice League. So this isn't garnering much enthusiasm from me at present. Happy to be proved wrong though.

Godzilla King of the Monsters - I enjoyed Gareth Edwards' take on the big lizard, he isn't involved this time round, but this looks good in an all the big monsters coming out to play way. This is a link to the following Godzilla vs. (Skull Island) Kong. Count me in for this.

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Film & TV / Re: GLASS – UNBREAKABLE/SPLIT Sequel
« on: 24 July, 2018, 12:34:00 pm »
Watched the trailer a few times now and am more convinced. Looking forward to it as a hopeful return to form for Shyamalan, as after the awfulness that was The Village I didn't see any of his subsequent films until Split. This looks good though.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 July, 2018, 07:48:11 pm »
Enjoyed ABC Warriors volume 2, yes there's a bit of preaching from Uncle Pat but that doesn't get in the way of the action and humour. Stunning art throughout too, and it's good to see SMS getting some well-deserved recognition.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 July, 2018, 08:39:47 pm »
The Secret of Marrowbone. Mostly effective horror that delivers on atmosphere, chills and scares throughout. Worth a look if you fancy a few shivers up the spine in the current heatwave.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 July, 2018, 11:47:13 pm »
My favourite Dwayne Johnson film of the year so far is .
That's a phrase I didn't think anyone would ever utter.

He's the highest-paid film star in the world, like it or not. Like Arnie or Sly used to be, only more family-friendly.

The Death of Stalin. Such dark subject matter shouldn't work as comedy, but it does in the hands of a brilliant script and cast. A standout is Simon Russell Beale.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 July, 2018, 08:29:49 pm »
Skyscraper. Mashes up The Towering Inferno and Die Hard with a whole lot of cheese. The script's terrible and the plot's so full of holes you could fit several very tall buildings through it. It just about gets away with it though thanks to tense and well-sequenced action scenes. My favourite Dwayne Johnson film of the year so far is still Rampage though.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 July, 2018, 08:24:11 pm »
Rogue Trooper volume 2: love that cover, one of my favourites of the series so far. I enjoyed this volume more than the first one, as it fleshes out Rogue, his buddies and the world. Liked the humour of Fort Neuro, and the great art throughout. A winner.

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Film & TV / Re: GLASS – UNBREAKABLE/SPLIT Sequel
« on: 05 July, 2018, 12:11:40 pm »
I'm not entirely sure the world needs this, but consider me interested for now.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 July, 2018, 06:32:23 pm »
For the record, Rogue Trooper volume 2 collects from Hats off to Helm to The Vid-Vultures. Looks as if volumes 3 and 4 will collect the rest of the original run up to Return to Milli-Com. If The Hit is then missed out, volume 5 should be Cinnabar, War Machine, and hopefully the Dice Man strips and a smattering of annual and special stories.
Hoping your maths is right as I'm really keen to see War Machine as part of this Collection. Why would The Hit be left out?

The story was rubbish, in my opinion - "I just killed Yuan-Toh's double - again!". What?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 July, 2018, 05:29:15 pm »
For the record, Rogue Trooper volume 2 collects from Hats off to Helm to The Vid-Vultures. Looks as if volumes 3 and 4 will collect the rest of the original run up to Return to Milli-Com. If The Hit is then missed out, volume 5 should be Cinnabar, War Machine, and hopefully the Dice Man strips and a smattering of annual and special stories.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 July, 2018, 07:59:01 pm »
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado
Saw this one yesterday. I think it was quite alright. Not as brilliant or haunting as the first one, but it did it's thing. The story is basically Brollin and Del Toro's characters igniting a civil war among the cartels in the light of the US president labeling the cartels the T word.

I think it's a really cool idea, but I wish the implementation was a bit better. With less cliché. There are no big distractors of such but enough to itch. Especially towards the end.

On the plus side of things, Del Toro and Brollin are really good. I especially like Del Toro's Alejandro. There's a scene in the film tying into his back story which really shines.

By large. Feels like a tie in movie novel or comic, which happens to set up a third movie. One I'm sure will create a divide among people wether it was great or not (not great = not as great as the first one).

Ditto this. I for one hope they don't do a third one, as the situations and characters seem to be played out now. Thought it was OK.

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