Quick Takes 2: The Sequel!

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Re: Quick Takes 2: The Sequel!

Postby Mad Lensman » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:41 pm

Awww... crap, there goes ANOTHER few hours of life then!!!! Ha ha! :D
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Re: Quick Takes 2: The Sequel!

Postby borgcrazy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:37 pm

I'm already drooling on my Aperture Science Portal Device, which in hindsight might not be such a good idea... If memory serves, it doesn't respond well to moisture...
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Re: Quick Takes 2: The Sequel!

Postby Meneks » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:14 am

Kick-Ass

I think Quentin Tarrentino was the idol for this director. In other words, expect foul language, violence, and people dying left and right (and overhead). That said, I went into this movie expecting all the above; and I was not disappointed. Don't get me wrong, while there was a much death - the lumber microwave was especially, um, gruesome; and then there was the homage to Halo and all first-person shooters - it seemed to not be too gratuitous. Not like, say, Kill Bill. When a drug lord minion, hooker, or innocient bystander died, there was actually a reason for it.

I did like this movie. Yup. Perfect for a Saturday following a too-long day of running errands, cleaning, and so forth.

Without giving away too much, let's just say that I would expect the 11-year old (character) to be spending a lot of her time in therapy. She is...scary. Let's just leave it at that. She also has quite a colorful language.

I suggest to go see this movie, if you haven't already.
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Re: Quick Takes 2: The Sequel!

Postby cmdrajd » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:52 pm

Amazingly, I made it out to two of the newer releases...

INCEPTION
There were moments in "Inception," particularly in the last hour, that reminded me why I love movies. I've seen critics arguing about the ending and the lack of character development, but I can't say that any of that bothered me. To me, this was a film more about the story it was telling than the people in it. It's intricately constructed and wonderfully executed. At a basic level, it's a heist film, but its heist is taking place on a completely different kind of playing field. None of the cast is going to get an Oscar nod for their work in "Inception," but everyone puts in a solid performance, which is important in making the events of the movie work. I won't claim that "Inception" is for everybody (one of my coworkers was bored out of her mind), but I loved it.


SALT
Every once in a while, I like a big dumb action movie. I thought "Shoot 'Em Up" was a lot of fun, and I'm really looking forward to seeing both "The Losers" and "The A-Team" on DVD. "Salt," however, is a stupid action movie. There's a subtle difference. "Shoot 'Em Up" knew how ridiculous it was and seemed to revel in going as far over the top as possible in an attempt to entertain the audience. "Salt" seems to take itself completely seriously even as each new plot turn gets more and more ridiculous. At several points in the movie I said to myself, "Seriously? That's where you're going with this? SERIOUSLY?" Yes, Angelina Jolie can handle stunts and action scenes, but we knew that already. Chiwetel Ejiofor, who was so great in "Serenity," puts in a good performance, but after this and "2012," he really needs to have a word with his agent. If for some reason they end up making a sequel to this piece of...not great filmmaking, however, I insist that it be called "2 Salty."
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Re: Quick Takes 2: The Sequel!

Postby b-guy » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:32 pm

Tron Legacy

How much did I like this movie? I liked it enough that I had to go and watch the original TRON. (Cheesy as it was.)

Tron Legacy was slick. It looked really good and really modern, while still staying fairly true to the original. You don't have to see the first one to see the second one, the plots are very independent and what you need to know, you're told.

If you did see the original. this one takes place about 20 years later. Flynn, the main guy from the first one, has been missing for years leaving behind a son. After the kid, now in his late 20s, gets a clue about his father's whereabouts, he finds himself trapped in a virtual world; the same virtual world that's held his father captive for so long.

There are a lot of other little bits, but that's the main plot. Lots of CG eye candy, a villian or two.

Overall maybe a 7/10.
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