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Th3solution

@JohnnyShoulder Lol, what?! ...Ah well, to each their own. Admittedly it’s not Shakespeare or Hemingway, but I enjoyed it immensely, and even more on watching it again. I’m a sucker for testosterone fueled explosions and colorful eye candy sprinkled with shallow characterizations that feed on well worn tropes and baseless ideology, I suppose. πŸ˜„

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution I felt there was too much of everything, thought Brolin sounded bored doing the voice for Thanos and did not appreciate how Hulk was portayed in the film. I could go on, but yeah I didn't like it all.

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RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder ...he saw The Force Awakens how many times? Twenty?! Wow. Each to their own and all that, but... wow. How'd he find the time?

My record for repeatedly watching a film at the cinema is seven, and that was Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (then it's Casino Royale with five, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith at four, Die Another Day got three and then a handful of randoms twice).

@Th3solution I'm with you. Whilst not a fan of the material which helped you arrive at such a conclusion, I definitely think that these new films haven't "earned" Palpatine (or an original villain of equal weight) and my concern is that he'll be mishandled as an emergency threat escalation. I'm just hoping that my fanboy delight at seeing Ian McDiarmid back in the hood will carry me through at least one enjoyable viewing experience, before I get all mature and cynical about it.

If you were to dress in costume, who'd you be? I've always wanted to rock some Clonetrooper armour.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger oh yeah, the Clonetroopers design is sweet. As far as Imperial troopers I’ve always been a fan of the Biker Scout getup, so I’d love to try that. Of course Boba Fett would be insanely awesome or better yet - Darth Maul, but that would be really hard to do. A random costume design that I would love is Boushh if I could pull it off.

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RogerRoger

@Th3solution Good call. The biker scouts are a personal favourite of mine, especially since... er, on second thoughts, I'll keep that story to myself. But they're probably the best Imperial design!

Boushh is a great and unique choice, too. Wish I was good enough to unlock that skin in Battlefront II. I'd avoid Maul because of the face paint (I'd just feel unclean the entire day) but a member of the Fett family could be neat. It's just a shame villains have all the best looks / gear because if I ever did anything as outlandish as cosplay, I'd want it to be a hero so I could visit kids' hospitals or charities between any conventions I might attend. Can you imagine walking through a children's ward, blaster in hand and with a missile jetpack hanging off your back? Doesn't quite send the right message!

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KALofKRYPTON

@LN78 @RogerRoger
The Die Another Day count is more disturbing... Weirdo! ;-p

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Ralizah

I've only seen three movies in theaters more than once: Space Jam, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Space Jam because... well, I was a stupid kid. Whaddya want?

South Park because I managed to trick both of my adult sisters into taking me. Neither of them realized how full of sex jokes it was. Haha. Joke's on them, because I was innocent enough at the time that I didn't understand half of the jokes anyway.

Bohemian Rhapsody because my family is obsessed with the film and it just sort of ended up happening when we went out to dinner one night.

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KALofKRYPTON

@LN78 Ha! There's actually quite a lot I like about Die Another Day, unfortunately those things are quite heavily outweighed by most of what's on offer.

I've only ever seen the Brosnan and Craig films on their original cinema runs. Tomorrow Never Dies is the only one I went to more than once.

I did see Goldfinger at my local independent a few years back though. That was cool.

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JohnnyShoulder

Don't recall seeing any film multiple times in the cinema. There maybe a couple, but I can't think of any. From recent memory the best I got is seeing Civil War a second time cos the screening I was in was audio descriptive. I only lasted 20 mins before walked out!

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RogerRoger

@LN78 Just out of curiosity, have you ever gone back and finished watching Batman & Robin and / or Die Another Day, if not at the cinema then at home?

I agree with you that Blu-Rays come around quick enough nowadays to render multiple trips to the cinema somewhat needless. I also find a lot of cinema screens darker than I personally like my brightness (and given that I watch a lot of things set in space, or things about superheroes who only appear at night, this can make all the difference; scenes like the flipping of the saucer section in Star Trek Beyond or the Eadu sequence from Rogue One, as well as large parts of Batman V Superman, were moments I only had a vague handle on until I'd gotten to see them at home).

For the record, I saw The Phantom Menace seven times because it was a wet summer, it came out a month before my birthday, my family is large and fragmented and I was eleven. I saw Casino Royale so much because I was at university and whenever one friend was up for going to see it with me, another was not, plus I was dating. The others fall under acceptable margins, I reckon.

There is one film I saw twice at the cinema in a single day, and that was Star Trek (2009). My flatmates weren't ready to see it until the evening, but I was active on a fan site at the time and wanted to participate in the inevitable discussion, so I caught it first thing in the morning, came home, reviewed it and chatted to other Trekkies about it, then went again. My flatmates weren't Trekkies, so it was fascinating to discover how the same film can be viewed in two totally separate and unique ways. My own lukewarm feelings about the film aside, that made the day really interesting for me.

@Ralizah You've got to be the first person I've ever met for whom "But I didn't even get the joke anyway!" is a victory. Well played. Always looking for a win.

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Ralizah

@RogerRoger There's a bit with Saddam Hussein and Satan that kind of mystified me. "What was Saddam Hussein shaking around in his hand in that one scene?" I wondered. Of course, I wanted to be mature, so I didn't even hint that my young brain wasn't fully processing the goings-on of the film.

Years later, I rewatched it, and the confusion cleared up.
"Oh. Ohhhhhhh. That's what that was."

It was a tiny moment of personal triumph.

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JohnnyShoulder

@LN78 The problem is they are unintentionally funny and funny for the wrong reasons. At least with South Park it is setting out to be humorous.

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RogerRoger

@Ralizah It's the (not quite so) little things.

I wish I could say that I didn't know the scene in question. South Park and I don't get along, but that film was so pervasive in terms of schoolyard gossip that I couldn't avoid knowing certain things about it.

@LN78 That's cool; apologies for even insinuating that you would pass judgement on half a thing. That wasn't my intention. I was just curious because DVDs / Blu-Rays are more expensive than a cinema ticket, so if it were a value for money issue then I'd be a tad confused, but if it's more a freedom of experience choice, then I get that.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 Oh, heck yes. That's a small part of why I've retreated from going to the cinema in recent history. The glow from a phone's screen is a new and constant threat to immersion and it winds me up no end; that and your average talkative patron can become a perfect storm of distracting rage (this coming from somebody who's usually good at blocking things out and keeping a narrow focus).

It's why I'm gonna wait to see The Rise of Skywalker until after the schools have gone back, and I'll pick a random time like 11am on a Tuesday or something. The idea of going on the evening of opening night is just... no.

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Th3solution

I don’t go to the movie theater real often, usually only for a blockbuster release of my favorite franchises (a la Star Wars, MCU, Harry Potter, etc) and rent or stream most everything else. Some franchises it will be hit or miss, like Disney/Pixar will occasionally get a actual theater visit, but not very often lately. Then randomly I’ll go to see something in theater that is a stand alone show, usually it’s because friends or family cajole me. But the last such movie I remember doing that was A Quiet Place, which was great in the packed and dark theater. I’m pretty sure the impact of that film was very blunted to watch on the small screen at home with lights on, phone ringing, or people interrupting and pausing to get a snack or use the bathroom.
A lot of movies are just so much better in the theater on the big screen. The cost has become a little ridiculous though, so if the movie stinks, it’s easy to get buyers remorse for the $20-$40 wasted (depending on if you buy concessions). If you rent a show for $2-$4, then you don’t mind just abandoning it in the middle when it’s bad, like I did recently with Dark Phoenix.

I have friends who go to the theater every week and see just about every major release. It’s just their thing they like doing. For me, I don’t have unlimited time and money so I try to choose wisely. That ends up being about 5-6 trips to the cinema per year.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger For me there is some fun in seeing a show when the theater is packed and there is a palpable excitement crackling throughout the audience. I have to admit it intensifies the experience when there are 200 people cheering when the hero wins, laughing when a joke sticks the landing, and clapping when the show does something well. I’m sure it’s psychological and the same reason sit-coms use laugh tracks, but it works for me.

I was in a movie a couple years ago where the guy in the row behind me was snoring loudly throughout. That was annoying. The whole theater was giggling at it.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution Do people really cheer at moments at the cinema in America then? I never known that here in the UK. That would seriously do my head in. Laughing and stuff at funny bits, I'm OK with. But generally and cheering or whooping or anything like that, then no thanks.

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Ralizah

@JohnnyShoulder When I went to the 2014 Godzilla film, there was a pretty massive round of applause near the end when Godzilla finally used his atomic fire breath on an enemy MUTO.

There was shouting and hollering from a group of African-American men any time Black Panther showed up in Avengers: Endgame. Also, loud cheering from the audience when you-know-who used the gauntlet to snap things back to normal near the end.

At the end of Joker, half the theater stood up and applauded. I... uh... didn't.

But, usually, people are pretty quiet. And I see most films in theaters.

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RogerRoger

@LN78 Thanks for your concern, but I reckon I'll be alright.

Thinking it through, PushSquare is the only kind of online anything I engage directly with, and people here are usually good with the spoiler tags (even so, I can just avoid this topic for a couple weeks). I have two friends, one who suffers from anxiety (like me) and is therefore waiting for the Blu-Ray and another who doesn't like Star Wars. My partner won't go without me, since he only puts up with Star Wars for my sake, and I'll be trying to see my family as little as possible over Christmas.

In this day and age, it's remarkable how much control I've managed to retain over such things. Even if something does slip, I won't mind too much because a film should still be able to hold my attention if its decent, and reading "Palpatine does this!" won't hold a candle to watching him actually do it.

@Th3solution Yeah, as @JohnnyShoulder notes, we Brits are a little more "sit and watch quietly" at the cinema. A couple people applauded at the end of The Force Awakens when I saw it opening night, at which point the rest of the crowd turned to them and frowned / rolled their eyes. There was also applause for Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one, before it got old) but again, it was muted and something of an anomaly, only happening when the credits rolled. Otherwise I've never experienced that atmosphere for a film; live shows and concerts, but never at the cinema.

Weirdly, despite the aforementioned anxiety, such collective joy might actually get me to go. I'd feel safe as part of a group of "my people" (kinda like how I hate London nowadays, but feel relaxed and at home in its Forbidden Planet comic book store). Yet more evidence to suggest that I'm a frustrated Yank trapped inside a restrained, buttoned-up Brit.

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FullbringIchigo

i normally wait for the DVD to come out, then i play it in my "Cinema Room", it's like my own private little cinema and it's nice and quite and not full of prats ruining it for everyone else

although i really wanna watch Doctor Sleep at Halloween although i could just watch The Shining again instead and wait

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