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Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 11:32:00 am »
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-Batman bombing is way through the city on his batpod without any thoughts on potential bystanders :P
-The whole Joker goes to jail/everyone get's blown up but him.

It's an action movie, those are genre conventions, not plot holes. To enjoy any action movie you have to suspend your disbelief for such things.

There are a few plot holes in TDK - the scene at Wayne's fundraiser never gets resolved satisfyingly, the identity or number of Dent's victims is unclear, the Joker claims to not make 'plans' despite pulling off things that would've taken years of meticulous planning... but ultimately they are forgivable minor wrinkles in an otherwise excellent film.

I never meant those at plot holes. But as you pointed out, things I suspend my disbelief for.

Same thing with the fund raiser. When I see it it's Woooah "Joker shows up uninvited, everyones in danger, Batman fell down a god damned sky scraper and landed saftley on a car." so much that I don't think about that they just cut it after that. There's no follow up on what happened next, Joker could have killed people, made a daring escape or something.

-But it's only afterwards I think about it. Not when I watch the movie.

Same thing with Prometheus. Shaw get's all bloody and no one gives a notice. And before that her boyfriend got burned to bits and suddenly it's like he's all forgotten.
I almost bought it when in the theatre, style over substance. But it was hard I tell you, not easy at all. Especially when thinking of how easily they could have tightened the whole thing, like having more focus on David, giving it some 2001 S O vibes.

I belive the bits are all there, they'd just need to remove some of them from the puzzle to make it a lot better. A shorter and a bit more slowpaced movie like Alien would have done wonders.

Sadly I think Riddly have said that he's all good with the movie.

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Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 10:21:28 am »
As for The Dark Knight comparison, granted there are a couple of plotholes (as there are in any blockbuster) but the writing is strong enough elsewhere that they are easily forgiven.

NOTHING in Prometheus makes any sense whatsoever. They're worlds apart.

No of course, I think Dark Knight is more tightly written when it comes to dialouge and such. It's really easy to forgive a lot of stuff in it. Saw it yesterday. I still thought it was awesome all the way. I even bought that Racher isn't played by the same actress without thinking about it.
But the moment it endds I always think about the constant "controlled explosions and destruction"
-Batman bombing is way through the city on his batpod without any thoughts on potential bystanders :P
-The whole Joker goes to jail/everyone get's blown up but him.

I think Prometheus should have focused more on David, making his intentions more "strange". I loved being a bit intrigued and the same time uneased by what he was doing. Instead they tried to "flesh out things" with some sort of "family drama" in the midst of it all.

A lot stuff like that could easily been simplified to in the same time expand upon it. Like they did in Inception, mentioning small hints several times to make them feel true to the picture instead of complicating things with too much information on stuff.

But I like the movie. Not as much as Blade Runner or Alien. But it left me with a similar feel and questions as when I'v watched one of those... Only that some of the questions where about how they where thinking when making the film  :-[

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Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 09:21:02 am »
I really liked it. It worked for me like The Dark Knight, always awesome but not always logical.

Love the point that if something created us, it could likewise destroy us too.

Hopefully there will be a Dir Cut, one that tightens the movie. The scenes on earth could have benifited from cutting from the white giant dying and creating life to the space ship. What they found in the cave was well explained in the briefing.

The two who wander off in the cave could have some screen time cutted too. I felt them being sceptical and "funny" a bit too over the top to be shown as often as they where.

Also the "mystery" of the hologram in the beginning saying: "I'm dead", and then he's shown alive. It felt a bit distracting from the overall atmosphere of the film, since so much of it gets comes from the "open spots" the viewer fills in him/herself.

I loved David. His logic behind the things he does was thrilling. Especially when he was given the order to "try harder" (since the aliens was dead) resulting in see what happens if someone came in contact with the black goo. A real devil  :)!

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Games / Re: Nintendo 3DS - anyone got one?
« on: 11 July, 2012, 08:02:40 pm »
I got one since the release. Great console, and I like the fact it's just getting better and better.

Especially as some of you pointed out, the internet functionality is slowly but steady getting really good. Colors 3D and pullblox especially. Love those.

The retail ones I got are RE REV, Mario Land 3D, Mario Kart 7, Zelda OOT 3D and Kid Icarus. Lovely games, especially Kid Icarus. The way to control the game is a bit exotic (it can play it with "regular" controls if needed) but when I got a hang of it I can't stop using it.

I'd really wish they'd release a port of Killer7 and Zelda Majoras Mask. If they'd announce those it'd be sleepless nights for me till they where released, wouldn't be able to sleep with happy salty tears in my eyes :)

Will probably upgrade to a XL in the end of the month. I just need to get around the colors, I'd really love a white o black one :)

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Welcome to the board / Re: Greetings, Citzens.
« on: 11 July, 2012, 07:42:45 pm »
Did I post something ten times? I thought I just modified my post a bit, I asked about "when can I post everywhere?" and saw in another thread that the moderators make a check so that I'm not a porn bot or try to offer people russian women :-[

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Welcome to the board / Re: Greetings, Citzens.
« on: 11 July, 2012, 07:18:29 pm »
Welcome to the board.

Those replicas are ace!

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Books & Comics / Re: What comics have brought a lump to your throat
« on: 11 July, 2012, 06:42:30 pm »
Judge Dredd: America: Wonderfully crafted and terrible sad. Especially Ben's relationship with Ami, I know exactly how such a "relationship" with a rebel girl you always wanted but couldn't get feels like...

100Bullets: It's almost like many of it's characters doesn't want revenge, but to make you, the reader, cry. Wylie runs the Voodoo down especially.

Watchmen: The thing Manhattan understands on Mars really does it for me. I don't cry, but when I read it, I strongly wish I could: I figure it'd feel nice.

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Books & Comics / Re: Watchmen prequels now official and announced
« on: 11 July, 2012, 07:37:37 am »
So far so, so good I think. I really liked Minutemen and Comedian(felt very retro) and Silk spectre was quite good fun.

Nightowl, Ozymandias doesn't cut it for me. They both feel like they rely to much on the watchmen book, the other three feel like they could have worked even if I hadn't read the book.

I'm really looking forward to Rorsarch, if it's only half as good as Luthor or Joker then it's one of this years finest books for me :) !

I feel even if none of these books turn out to be good, or -who knows?- the best I'v read, I don't think it'll change what I feel about the Watchmen book.
It's like how I like Batman, I only like a couple of the books (very very much), which means there's alot Batman books I don't like. But that doesn't change a bit what I think/feel about those I love.

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Welcome to the board / Re: Hi there!
« on: 10 July, 2012, 09:21:50 pm »
A big reason to migrate to this place was promises that a certain mad-man isn't welcome here ;) By the way, I'v heard he's been mentioned in a prog in some way, know which one?

Blimey, i didnt realise Pete Wells was Scojo, so thats why your all mean to him  ;)

Now then, and welcome Borntohula!

You know which prog :D ? It's almost surreal, both his madness and that it'd actually got him mentioned in the comic.
The movie having a writing on a wall "Judge Minty Rules" is a bit better me thinks ;)

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Welcome to the board / Re: Hi there!
« on: 10 July, 2012, 08:52:20 pm »
Welcome aboard Borntohula,

I'm sure many people will point you towards some classic tales from the Prog over the next few posts. If you look at the trade collections that 2000 AD produce then you will find a wealth of stunning stories and obviously the new style 'Case Files' are amazing value for money and an excellent way of reading large swathes of stories in one handy edition.

I hope you have fun on the site and join in on many of the threads.

By the way, how did you get into Dredd?


I'v actually read some of the epics (Cursed earth, Day the law died, The whole Judge Child saga, Apocalypse war, Necropolis, Origins) and some others. I'm a bit cliché and love America the most :) !

I got into Dredd early on through a monthly comic book in Sweden who ran alot Dredd. I think The day the law died was the first I read. And a couple of years later I decided to support a comic book store in my hometown by buying alot of those case files-books.

The biggest hook was that it felt a bit illegal to read such grim comics together with the fact that the satire was felt.



This place is certainly less mental than IMDB. Welcome, Carl.

A big reason to migrate to this place was promises that a certain mad-man isn't welcome here ;) By the way, I'v heard he's been mentioned in a prog in some way, know which one?

Welcome from another rookie :)

Thanks, I'm sure we both will have a great time here :) !

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Welcome to the board / Hi there!
« on: 10 July, 2012, 07:53:01 pm »
Hi.

Started hanging out on the IMDB-forum for DREDD, but I figured this is a bit more well adjusted place to  discuss stuff.

Dredd is my fav. 2000AD, but I'm looking forward to discover more from 2000ad. I also love DC Vertigo, especially 100Bullets.

Otherwise I'm really looking forward to the upcomming movie.

/Carl

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