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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 12 July, 2018, 11:19:19 pm »
Wall-e was a great film, possibly even Michael Crawford's best.....after Condor man of course.

I couldn't work out what that sentence meant - never realised it was Michael Crawford in the archie footage!

Yeah.....possibly was a slightly obscure reference on reflection!

News / Re: Planet Replicas wee teaser
« on: 12 July, 2018, 11:06:35 pm »
If they would just release a movie accurate "Dredd" helmet they can have lots of my money.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 11 July, 2018, 10:18:41 pm »
Have you seen "Chappie"?!

No, but what Elysium convinced me of is that he’s a potentially brilliant director in dire need of a great script. If there’s a spark of what Neumeier and Miner brought to the first movie left in this screenplay, it might be the one.

That's probably a fair point......he's got a good eye for the aesthetic at least. Maybe it has some promise.

As for Chappie, it was definitely one of the poorest films I've seen in the last 20 years.....just complete nonsense with mile wide plot holes and an incredibly irritating cast.

Wall-e was a great film, possibly even Michael Crawford's best.....after Condor man of course.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 11 July, 2018, 08:54:05 pm »
God. If there was ever a director who might make me feel kindly disposed towards a new Robocop movie, it’s Blomkamp. It’s got his sensibilities written all over it. I can’t believe I didn’t see that before.

Have you seen "Chappie"?!

He was on a downhill trajectory from District 9. Can't say I'm optimistic.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 11 July, 2018, 11:48:00 am »
I would love to believe that Disney has done a detailed and comprehensive review of the last 6 months of happenings in the greater Star wars community, that they have been able to navigate through the horrible quagmire of the ranting and offensive vocal minority and pick up on some of the concerns of the fans.

I live in hope (just like Luke Skywalker used to) that the trailer will promise something interesting and exciting, as it's increasingly difficult for me to care after that last film. I've caught star wars apathy.

But.....I enjoyed Solo a lot. So......

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 10:47:44 pm »
Well, I am one of those abstainers....bring on the pavlovian bj....... .this will be the first star wars film ever released that I do not intend to see at the cinema. Oddly, I am excited (maybe "curious" would be more accurate) to see the eventual trailer, as I am really wondering how they intend to entice the disillusioned back in.

Truthfully, i think that only some hint of addressing the direction that they took Luke in would cut it. I know some enjoyed that choice, but the reality is that it was that choice of character "development" that really kicked up all of the divisions in the fan base.......and still they rage on!

It'll be a really interesting trailer. I think there is a lot riding on it for Disney, what with theme park openings, conventions and TV shows in the works......

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 07:15:20 pm »
Luke's pretty much bound to be in it anyway isn't he? You can't keep a good force ghost down.

Unknown at this point......we need some confirmation from Hamill, who has only previously said that he wasn't in it.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 04:13:11 pm »
If Lando somehow resurrects Han and Luke and then they all go on a lovely holiday with Chewie in the Falcon, then I'm in. If that doesn't happen, I'm not going to see it.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 04:11:46 pm »
All I have to say is......ugh. Please god, can they not just leave the old guys alone.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 04:50:08 pm »
Now hang on a minute......if we are remaking Last Jedi, can we change the ending of force awakens too please. Save Han! He flys away in the falcon with Leia and Chewie and they all live happily ever after

I pledge £1.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 03:06:50 pm »
I recall the only major concern was the dropoff in Chinese ticket sales, though that would likely have little to do with grumpy Star Wars fanboys as the property doesn't have the pop-cultural lineage over there that it does in the West.

I think the China thing is a red herring, not being popular in China certainly didn't impact on the box office of every other star wars film.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 02:59:07 pm »
The implication would be, along with the subsequent blu ray sales...

It's an incomplete picture, though. Blu-Ray sales were 56% down from The Force Awakens –in the US– but that is not an accurate picture in itself since general sales of all physical discs have dropped approx. 10% every year since 2015 because of the rise in subscription streaming and digital purchase, so unless you get the worldwide total including all platforms, it's hard to know what the actual 'sales' drop-off is.

That's an excellent point Joe and not one that I had considered. I feel like maybe we'll need to look back at this in 10 years time to see what the whole picture actually was.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 11:13:04 am »
Serafinowitz was fairly vocal in ripping the Phantom menace to pieces wasn't he? Probably why they went with Witwer.

Still, Ewan has put the boot in a few times in the past too.....fingers crossed he gets that obi wan outing.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 09:04:34 am »
Just for clarity, I was talking about cinema attendance drop off rates, NOT comparing total box office of each movie to its previous movie. The drop off rates for last jedi were reportedly more than double (70-80%) that of Empire strikes back (20-30%) in its second week. The drop off rates were much higher than any star wars movie.

Apologies SIP, misread you there. 

(That may in part be confirmation bias on my part because the family and I went back 3 times, including twice to IMAX, and I bought the BluRay! I even bought some of the shitty 5POA toys, 'cos who could live without matching Rose & Paige Tico action figures.  Now if only I could scare up a few quid for Tallie's A-Wing... )

Ha ha, you will certainly receive no judgement from me on that one, the amount of plastic tat that I own at this point!

It's a divisive debate to be sure.....the people who loved "it" appear to be frustrated by the people that hated it and vice versa. I just hope they don't kill off the franchise enough that we don't get any more films like "Solo", which I really enjoyed.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 21 June, 2018, 07:17:01 am »
I'm not advocating that Disney run around shouting that the sky is falling at this point, but I do think there are warning signs in what has happened since December and that it would be naive to assume everything is fine because Last Jedi made 1.3 billion. Perhaps it is, perhaps it isn't.

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