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#1 Aug 15 2010 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm really anticipating it, even if it seems pretty ludicrous and ridiculous. These days I've found that I mostly value uniqueness and creativity when critiquing a movie with immersion being pretty major also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmvkvgMs6Q

Nevertheless, looks interesting. I like the composition of the music and the clips in this trailer. It seems very random, samurais, WW2 trenches, mechs, dragon, etc. I like it, seems like it will be entertaining through and through.
#2 Aug 15 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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CestinShaman wrote:
I'm really anticipating it, even if it seems pretty ludicrous and ridiculous. These days I've found that I mostly value uniqueness and creativity when critiquing a movie with immersion being pretty major also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmvkvgMs6Q

Nevertheless, looks interesting. I like the composition of the music and the clips in this trailer. It seems very random, samurais, WW2 trenches, mechs, dragon, etc. I like it, seems like it will be entertaining through and through.


Zack Snyder is certainly staying right in his wheelhouse. From what I've read, I can't say that I'm particularly impressed with the plot; it seems like a flimsy rationale to cram samurai, dragons, and zeppelins into one movie.

But the action looks fun, and I think I'll be able to enjoy it on a purely superficial level. As long as it doesn't remind me too much of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, that is.
#3 Mar 24 2011 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Mar 24 2011 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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This may be forum=5, but I was still hoping for news related to a different Sucker Punch.
#5 Mar 25 2011 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
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It's coming in at a whopping 23% at rotten tomatoes. IGN, who're actually my preferred source of movie reviews, also panned it.

Mostly stuff you'd expect, really. The plot is paper-thin, and the action lacks context and tension. Just a mindless CGI action flick. That'd be fine by me, I guess.

But ugh...most reviews mention Charlie's Angels at least once...

Edited, Mar 25th 2011 1:35pm by Eske
#6 Mar 26 2011 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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So, hubby and I saw this today. I have to say, I liked it a lot, actually. I don't see how the plot is "paper-thin" or whatever. I thought it was interesting. I really liked it.
#7 Mar 27 2011 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
I went and saw this today with my Father. He is a very picky person when it comes to a movie. He hates movies "That you know what is going to happen/how it will end within the 1st 5min of the film."
He went in thinking it was a Comedy......?
Yea not sure why (maybe the name?).

I liked it (but I'm not hard to please), and he actually liked it. When it was over I was ready for him to look at me and QQ about wasting his time. Instead he just said "that was odd, I've never see anything like that before. I liked it for that reason, never seen anything like it."
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#8 Apr 25 2011 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
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Old news, but Europe (and Scandinavia) are a bit behind you guys in movie releases.

Went to watch Sucker Punch last Friday, despite the negative reviews it's gotten. I was a little iffy about it, because I feared that the critics were right, but I'm glad I went.

I don't know what the movie lacked from a professional movie reviewer's point of view, since I'm not one, but I found it hysterically awesome. The opening slow-motion scene with Emily Browning's cover of 'Sweet Dreams' was fantastic. And when a giant samurai with a chain gun entered the picture, I stopped blinking for the rest of the movie.

Sure, the action is mindless and the story a bit messy, but I don't understand why this movie was panned. Did people expect Inception 2? They know it's not the same director, right? They watched the trailer, right? I don't get it.

Also, apparently the hot potato on this movie is that Snyder is portraying women in the movie in a demeaning way. Some of the critics called him a borderline misogynist.

Smiley: dubious

Edited, Apr 25th 2011 3:20pm by Mazra
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#9 Apr 25 2011 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
It has everything you need in it:

Dragons, Guns, Samurai, Pretty Chicks, The Mob, Robots, ****-Zombies...

Some people are just to picky for films. I like movies like I like my music. If it makes me happy I care not what others think.
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#10 Apr 25 2011 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
Also, apparently the hot potato on this movie is that Snyder is portraying women in the movie in a demeaning way. Some of the critics called him a borderline misogynist.
I agreed with the critics on this point. There simply wasn't enough scenes of sandwiches being made.
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#11 Apr 26 2011 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
It has everything you need in it:

Dragons, Guns, Samurai, Pretty Chicks, The Mob, Robots, ****-Zombies...

Some people are just to picky for films. I like movies like I like my music. If it makes me happy I care not what others think.

now I gotta see that movie, I was put off after hearing all the bad reviews.
#12 Apr 26 2011 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
It has everything you need in it:

Dragons, Guns, Samurai, Pretty Chicks, The Mob, Robots, ****-Zombies...

Some people are just to picky for films. I like movies like I like my music. If it makes me happy I care not what others think.


Well, you know that if critics followed that logic, then pornos would probably be the highest rated films around.

If you're just going to a movie for some shallow entertainment, then cool, but I think it'd be strange to expect most critics to do anything but pan most such movies**. I subscribe to the idea that movies are an art form, not simply entertainment. So what would be the point of having critics, if not to separate the wheat from the chaff? A simple movie summary or trailer should tell you anything that you need to make your own personal decision about patronizing a movie. Critical reviews are there to evaluate it as an art as well.


**I have not seen Sucker Punch. I've got no idea if it falls into this category.

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Edited, Apr 26th 2011 1:52pm by Eske
#13 Apr 26 2011 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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A simple movie summary or trailer should tell you anything that you need to make your own personal decision about patronizing a movie. Critical reviews are there to evaluate it as an art, as well.
This is exactly how I feel about critic reviews. Use them to get a feel for the overall scope of the movie, but take them with a grain of salt and then make your own decision.
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#14 Apr 26 2011 at 3:19 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
... If it makes me happy I care not what others think.


Well, you know that if critics followed that logic ...


Don't they already? Art, like so much else, is subjective.

That's the problem.
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#15 Apr 26 2011 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
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Mazra wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
... If it makes me happy I care not what others think.


Well, you know that if critics followed that logic ...


Don't they already? Art, like so much else, is subjective.

That's the problem.


No doubt. But we have to kind of put the whole "subjective" thing on the back burner when we consider critiques, right? Otherwise they're pointless. You just remind yourself of the subjectivity if you're unable to reconcile what a critic says with your own views.

I'm just speaking in practical terms here, referring to "shallow" movies as ones that don't aspire to more than to say, be eye candy, or to disgust, and to do so using trite, or hackneyed, or cliched means. Etc. etc. If we're subscribing to the idea that there's merit in analyzing this stuff at all, then the resulting critiques should be accepted for what they are.

I think art would be rather boring if every conflict of opinions ended before it began at "well, it's all subjective." or "well, I liked it, and that's all that matters."

Edited, Apr 26th 2011 6:12pm by Eske
#16 Apr 27 2011 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
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Now, let me say the whole truth:
This film hasn't sense at all.
I wanted to watch it cause of graphics, sci-fi, steam-punk, girls, etc..
This could have been a great film if it was made with a plot.
Or a great videogame with the plot it has..
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#17 May 03 2011 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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NovembrineWaltz wrote:
Now, let me say the whole truth:
This film hasn't sense at all.
I wanted to watch it cause of graphics, sci-fi, steam-punk, girls, etc..
This could have been a great film if it was made with a plot.
Or a great videogame with the plot it has..


In other words, you didn't understand the plot. That's what I'm getting here.
#18 May 14 2011 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
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NovembrineWaltz wrote:
This could have been a great film if it was made with a plot.
Or a great videogame with the plot it has..


/facepalm

Are you saying that video games don't have plots?
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#19 Jun 27 2011 at 2:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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ZOMG, Necro! Well, not really.

Watched most of this (72 minutes, cursed video player ran out of free time after that) last night. I can't help but feel I went in with the wrong idea. I wanted it to be so much deeper: the action scenes to have some amazing relevance to the real world. **** steampunk zombies... what could they relate to in reality? The answer? Nothing.

It was a movie all about cool action and special effects, and hardly any substance. After I figured that much out I enjoyed what I watched a lot more. This movie could have been great, but it ended up just looking the part. It's like a nice cake with nothing under the frosting.

Fun fact though: in the castle scene, when Baby Doll goes to find the little dragon, it lets out a yawn. The noise is the exact same as one of the sounds a druid makes when taking fall damage in WoW. That was my nerd moment of the week Smiley: grin
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#20 Jun 27 2011 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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Fun fact though: in the castle scene, when Baby Doll goes to find the little dragon, it lets out a yawn. The noise is the exact same as one of the sounds a druid makes when taking fall damage in WoW. That was my nerd moment of the week Smiley: grin


Stock sound clips can make for some weird deja vu moments, that's for sure. There's this one "rocket" sound that I must have heard used in a dozen completely different contexts, and it's always a trip.
#21 Jun 27 2011 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
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LockeColeMA wrote:
Watched most of this (72 minutes, cursed video player ran out of free time after that) last night. I can't help but feel I went in with the wrong idea. I wanted it to be so much deeper: the action scenes to have some amazing relevance to the real world. **** steampunk zombies... what could they relate to in reality? The answer? Nothing.


I sort of figured all of the things she was fighting against were the evil hospital crew and the idea that she was supposed to become a robot or a drone that does only what she's told once she had the lobotomy. Except cooler, of course.
#22 Jun 27 2011 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm torn between watching this via shady methods once it comes out on DVD or plunking down a few bucks to rent the Blu-Ray for the CGI spectacle.
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#23 Jun 28 2011 at 6:11 AM Rating: Good
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I'm torn between watching this via shady methods once it comes out on DVD or plunking down a few bucks to rent the Blu-Ray for the CGI spectacle.


Unless I looked at the wrong date on the best buy flier. It comes out on DVD/BRay today :D
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#24 Jun 28 2011 at 7:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Indeed!

Which still doesn't solve my "dilemma".
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#25 Jun 28 2011 at 9:46 AM Rating: Good
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Indeed!

Which still doesn't solve my "dilemma".


When in doubt, I always opt for Blu-Ray.
#26 Jun 29 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Honestly, I found it to be fairly boring. The action scenes reminded me of a poorly done anime, and the story was nonsensical and barely existent. I nearly stopped watching it, and I've sat through made for TV movies on the SciFi channel.

Edited, Jun 29th 2011 6:45pm by Turin
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