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Doubt they'll cancel it entirely, Caedus, though I wish they would. But I agree enough is enough. If they're so determined to do a 5th film, then it should be the last, period Would have been better if they ended it with AWE as originally intended instead of falling prey to monetary greed.


Actually as much of a cash grab as it would have seemed I would prefer to have seen AWE split in half, they tried to jam way too much into the film and it felt like decent, archetypal, epic concepts that wound up bloated together in one film.
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They're probably moving PotC 5 to 2016 because 2015 is too convoluted. Disney already has Star Wars 7 and The Avengers 2 in 2015. And they would be competing against Man of Steel 2.

As far as the movies themselves... I liked the first two a lot, but the third was bloated as Caedus said. The fourth was better than the third, but not worthy of the first two. Another problem I have with the later films is that they pushed the supernatural aspect too much. The first movie seemed like an actual period film (although an exaggerated period film) for a while. If you didn't know anything about the plot, the curse was actually a shock when it was revealed. Then it just kept getting crazier and crazier with each passing movie, along with the action, stunts etc. I'd go for a PotC movie with no supernatural elements, but I don't think that will ever happen.
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Spent the last week watching all four Middle Earth films. Quite amazing how neatly they tie together. One instance in particular that I had completely forgotten was the Fellowship discovering Balin's tomb in Moria in FOTR. When I was watching the AUJ scene where Balin is relating the story of the death of King Thror after the sack of Erebor, I remembered that detail, and it was very eerie watching the rest of the scene.


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They're probably moving PotC 5 to 2016 because 2015 is too convoluted. Disney already has Star Wars 7 and The Avengers 2 in 2015. And they would be competing against Man of Steel 2.

As far as the movies themselves... I liked the first two a lot, but the third was bloated as Caedus said. The fourth was better than the third, but not worthy of the first two. Another problem I have with the later films is that they pushed the supernatural aspect too much. The first movie seemed like an actual period film (although an exaggerated period film) for a while. If you didn't know anything about the plot, the curse was actually a shock when it was revealed. Then it just kept getting crazier and crazier with each passing movie, along with the action, stunts etc. I'd go for a PotC movie with no supernatural elements, but I don't think that will ever happen.


I agree 100%. I was willing to go along with the supernatural elements of PotC and PotC2, but by PotC3, I felt that it got ridiculous. The whole Calypso plotline made no sense whatsoever.
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So...are we going to discuss the new Harry Potter universe films coming out?
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We absolutely are!!!! I'm so incredibly excited. I think it will be a great way to revisit the universe without retreading the same ground.
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We absolutely are!!!! I'm so incredibly excited. I think it will be a great way to revisit the universe without retreading the same ground.


There we go! At 70 years before the events of the first film I'm guessing we'll finally be able to break away from the 'everything connected to Harry' stuff and get a full story. Kind of psyched for that (even though its kind of a cash grab).
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Got Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD. Still love it!
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Caedus_16 wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
We absolutely are!!!! I'm so incredibly excited. I think it will be a great way to revisit the universe without retreading the same ground.


There we go! At 70 years before the events of the first film I'm guessing we'll finally be able to break away from the 'everything connected to Harry' stuff and get a full story. Kind of psyched for that (even though its kind of a cash grab).


Wrong, it will be all about Freddie Potter, Harry's great grandpa.
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Films? I thought there was only going to be one.

I'm tentatively excited about this. The HP books were pretty decently written, so I think Rowling could do a compelling story, but I do worry - too many unknowns for the moment.
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Got Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD. Still love it!


Word. I remember spending that whole time in the movie theatre grinning ear to ear.

I'm just irritated that there was no audio commentary.

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This past weekend I re-watched Jurassic Park with my wife and a friend, with a podcast commentary from a science podcast that the missus and I like. The podcast, called "Science...Sort Of", discussed "things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science." The hosts are grad students or post-grads and range across different fields (2 paleontologists, 1 physicist, 1 planetary scientist, 1 engineer, and 1 parasitologist). So there was a lot of fun talk about the science of cloning, the dinosaurs, the engineering of the park, etc.

Also, the hosts are just fun people to listen to. They're funny and engaging.

It was such a fun podcast. Also, the first Jurassic Park is one of my favourite movies, and it holds up. The 20-year-old CGI (with extensive use of maquettes and costumes and puppets, as needed) holds up. Frankly, it looks much better than the Star Wars blu-ray.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
Got Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD. Still love it!


Word. I remember spending that whole time in the movie theatre grinning ear to ear.

I'm just irritated that there was no audio commentary.


The audio commentary is available in the iTunes extras, which you can get as a Digital Copy with the BluRay.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
We absolutely are!!!! I'm so incredibly excited. I think it will be a great way to revisit the universe without retreading the same ground.


There we go! At 70 years before the events of the first film I'm guessing we'll finally be able to break away from the 'everything connected to Harry' stuff and get a full story. Kind of psyched for that (even though its kind of a cash grab).


Wrong, it will be all about Freddie Potter, Harry's great grandpa.


Lol I'd watch that because it'd be awful.

I think its actually about Newt Scamander though.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
Got Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD. Still love it!


Word. I remember spending that whole time in the movie theatre grinning ear to ear.

I'm just irritated that there was no audio commentary.


The audio commentary is available in the iTunes extras, which you can get as a Digital Copy with the BluRay.


Ooh! I didn't notice that! I need to re-download the digital copy and iTunes extras anyway (my laptop is old; it didn't quite work).
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
Got Star Trek Into Darkness on DVD. Still love it!


Word. I remember spending that whole time in the movie theatre grinning ear to ear.

I'm just irritated that there was no audio commentary.


The audio commentary is available in the iTunes extras, which you can get as a Digital Copy with the BluRay.


Ooh! I didn't notice that! I need to re-download the digital copy and iTunes extras anyway (my laptop is old; it didn't quite work).


Just a warning, it is the type of commentary that pauses the film to show you other stuff.
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