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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

... I didn't know about it no! Off to the old folks home for me then @kyleforrester87 ! πŸ˜‚

To be fair I've never really followed the Rambo films at all. In fact... I might not have actually seen any of them besides the second and that was only in passing!

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Strathnaver1

@Ralizah

Isobela Moner is a great young actress (she was excellent in Sicario 2 if you haven't seen it).

Thanks for posting the Dora review though, haven't seen too many out there for it yet so I was wondering if it was actually any good or not. I quite liked the trailer as it looked like a goofy Indiana Jones/Goonies type film, but as a 40-something childless dude I'm not sure I've got the cajones to walk into the cinema to see it as I'm obviously not the target audience (and have never seen the TV programme), so will probably catch it on home rental in a few months instead.

Strathnaver1

RogerRoger

@Gremio108 Yeah, probably. If you find it, let me know!

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I've actually seen all the Die Hard films before (yes, even the fifth one) as they're great "lads' films" to watch with my Dad and brother. Some I've seen a lot, some I've only watched once, so I'm looking forward to giving them a run myself and forming my own opinions outside of the blokey groupthink.

Speaking of my Dad and brother, we're all planning on getting together in September to go and see Rambo: Last Blood at the cinema, so I'll be sure to tag @kyleforrester87 with thoughts.

@Strathnaver1 I'm in the same boat as you; chuckled my way through the Dora trailer and so grateful to @Ralizah for his thoughts, but there's no way I could see it (thirty-something loner) before any kind of home video and / or streaming release. Despite it sounding like it doesn't quite go anywhere or achieve anything with its premise, I'm always up for archaeological adventure yarns and there were a couple familiar faces in the trailer (Temuera Morrison, for example) that made me sit up and take notice.

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Ralizah

@RogerRoger @Strathnaver1 The film is probably worth seeing for the first 30 minutes or so, which functions as a fun family film where the pure, untainted-by-modern-civilization Dora innocently butts her head against the morally inferior norms of modern American civilization.

Keep in mind I'm a notoriously picky person. I am, for example, the only person I know who saw the recent Lion King remake and disliked it.

Anyway, I'll see anything in theaters. I took my nephew to see the My Little Pony movie, too. Although, I have to say, there weren't nearly as many kids in my showing of Dora as I would have expected.

I actually did see Sicario 2 on opening weekend, since I was a big fan of the intelligent, subversive original, but I wasn't a fan. I actually didn't recognize the actress, though, so thanks for that. I'll be looking out for her if I ever rewatch it on TV.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Isn't Danny Trejo in the Dora film as the monkey of all things @Ralizah ?

And I've heard a few people pan Lion King... To be honest I thought the original was only ok


I look forward to seeing your thoughts @RogerRoger on the Die Hard Films... I'd personally rank them like so:

1>3>>4>>2>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>5

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RogerRoger

@Ralizah I refuse to watch The Lion King. I saw the trailer and everything looked too real (despite it being completely CGI) and it freaked me out.

Just because we can do a thing, doesn't necessarily mean we must.

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Oddly enough it's Die Hard with a Vengeance that I remember actually disliking; all the others I enjoyed, so I'm curious to see whether that's still true or not.

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kyleforrester87

Clearly it’s 1,3,2...4...........5

I do not dislike 2 as much as some people do. 3 starts strong but gets worse once they drop all the Simon Says stuff. Love the bad guy though.

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kyleforrester87

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LN78

From what I understand the Disney buyout of Fox may finally have laid the plans for Die Hard 6 (AKA McClane) to rest. Supposedly it was going to use the Godfather Part 2 template and be both a late 1970's set prequel and a sequel set in Tokyo commemorating the anniversary of the Nakatomi heist. Len Wiseman was set to direct and Bruce "Sleepwalker" Willis was onboard (no surprise) but they were going use a younger actor for the prequel portion rather than use costly de-aging tech.

LN78

Ralizah

@RogerRoger But nearly photorealistic video game visuals from developers like Naughty Dog (not there yet, but they'll get there eventually) don't freak you out?

Anyway, the ultra-realistic animation worked well in The Jungle Book, especially since Mowgli was a constant presence in most scenes. Also, that movie actually took an interesting, darker direction than the notoriously mediocre cartoon. The style just saps the Lion King of all its beauty and personality, though.

@LN78 Honestly, that's a good thing. They need to let the franchise rest. Everything after Die Hard With a Vengeance wasn't very good anyway. Hollywood is so scared of original ideas that they'd rather try to tart up a frail, mid-70s Stallone as some sort of action hero than give us something new.

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy The Lion King has a very high audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and Cinema Score, aligning my opinion with the consensus of professional film critics, which honestly makes me wonder if I should re-evaluate my assessment of the movie. The wrongness of professional film critics is so reliably consistent that I'll often feel relieved when a film I want to see is scoring poorly.

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LN78

@Ralizah You're not wrong about mainstream Hollywood being out of ideas. I read yesterday that only two movies with original premises (Us and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) have crossed $100M at the US box office this year. Everything else has been part of a franchise or a remake.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Jeremy Irons is pretty great in Die Hard with a Vengeance! Hard to deny that @kyleforrester87

Both 2 and 4 lack a good villian for me. Though Maggie Q is pretty decent in 4 as the lackey to Timothy Olyphant Til she gets thrown down an elavator shaft with an SUV up her arse 2 gets a point or so for Robert Patrick/T-1000 as one of the baddies

There's some neat stuff in 4 (Even if McClane became a bit of a bald Terminator in this) whereas 2 is just a bit generic and the villain plot isn't all that exciting either to me but I still enjoy it


And now I'm curious @RogerRoger about your curiousity!


Lol well whatever makes you happy @Ralizah ... Though you shouldn't like it just to spite the reviewers!

Also dunno if you saw but I did a post yesterday in the ChitChat topic about my time with PokΓ©mon White xD

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WanderingBullet

I'm not that hype for the latest Rambo movie but props to Stallone for starring in an action movie in his 70's.

Same goes for Schwarzenegger. My question is do Terminators age? Seems like they do in the latest Terminator trailers.

@LN78

You're not wrong about mainstream Hollywood being out of ideas..

There are also way too many "Based on a true story" movies and tv series.

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Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Die Hard 2 is a bit mean-spirited and lacks the levity of 1 and 3. I especially loved how DH1 went to pains to emphasize the basic humanity and mortality of almost everyone involved.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

The Die Hard 1 and 3 parts of that game sucked though... 2 was the only good part @kyleforrester87


Heh you always say things more elegantly then I would've @Ralizah ... Excellent point that just makes the film even better!


I still can't believe that it started life as a sequel to the Frank Sinatra film The Detective though as it's based on the sequel to that book... Imagine Die Hard but with a 70 year old Sinatra in the lead role! πŸ˜…

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"Words don't make changes. Wounds do." Agent Black - Iconoclasts

Ralizah

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy wrote:

I still can't believe that it started life as a sequel to the Frank Sinatra film The Detective though as it's based on the sequel to that book... Imagine Die Hard but with a 70 year old Sinatra in the lead role! πŸ˜…

The Detective: Last Blood?

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Tasuki

@WanderingBullet Well, yes they do the outside anyway. In T2 the T-800 states that it's living tissue over metal endoskeleton when John Connor asked him if he's alive but a machine but on the inside.

Also.it would make sense for a T-800 to age so it can blend in with humans.

Now something like the liquid metal (T-1000) since the can take on the appearance of anyone and anything of equal mass and volume barring complex machines and objects. They probably don't age since they can appear as old or as young as they want as evident from the T-1000 in T2. Also I don't think the liquid metal Terminators are composed of living tissues so to speak.

And now I want to watch The Terminator πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

kyleforrester87 wrote:

Hey the driving one was fun!

True... For like ten seconds


Ralizah wrote:

The Detective: Last Blood?

It took a little longer then I'd like to admit to get that... but it was pretty good!

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"Words don't make changes. Wounds do." Agent Black - Iconoclasts

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