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I thought the Nephilim were cool. They had a little bit of a Lord of the Rings vibe to them. Definitely added to the fantasy element of the film.
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I watched Oz the Great and Powerful and, while I thought the movie was a mixed, bag, it got me interested in reading the Oz books to see how L. Frank Baum fleshed out his world.

Basically, I felt the movie suffered because it seemed like the story being told would have been suited to a movie directed more at adults. Though the Oz books are, of course, children's books, so that might not make too much sense. As a stand-alone film, the ending was actually pretty morally ambiguous (sort of like The Dark Knight - achieving social stability with a lie), but it came across as a feel-good ending about believing in yourself and recognizing your unique talents. I also thought the romance angle could have been handled a lot better had it been directed at adults. Other parts I rather liked (especially the origin moments) and a lot of the ideas in it had potential, but I think it could have been much better.
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Reepicheep wrote:
I'm probably going to see Noah some time in the next little while. I'm excited to see how they handle the Nephilim. Cool


Let me know when you've seen it, we'll have a discussion when more than just me and Skuls can weigh in (I want a large one on this one!).
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I'm interested in seeing Noah. I'll probably wait for the DVD, though.
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I watched Star Trek (the Abrams one) on the weekend. It was my first Star Trek experience. I thought it was all right. It kept my interest (though I have to say, the alternate timeline thing wasn't exactly "user-friendly"), but it didn't blow me away like my first Star Wars experience did. I didn't find Kirk very likable as a protagonist. I liked the overall premise of a small group exploring the unknown though (a bit like The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in space) and overall the ending got me more interested in watching classic Star Trek than moving on to Into Darkness.
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Went to see Captain America; The Winter Soldier this past weekend.

I liked almost everything about it. I'm only mildly familiar with the Captain America books (I know enough that I understood a lot of the references).

Pretty much everything about it was well done. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Went to see Captain America; The Winter Soldier this past weekend.

I liked almost everything about it. I'm only mildly familiar with the Captain America books (I know enough that I understood a lot of the references).

Pretty much everything about it was well done. I recommend it wholeheartedly.


I agree. TWS was amazing! In many ways it's better than the Avengers, but I'm hesitant to put it ahead just yet. It certainly is my favorite Avengers "standalone" film, though.
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So rewatching Thor: The Dark World I was thinking about the scene where the Dark Elves crash their ship into the halls of the castle in Asgard. Am I the only one who thought that the way it's plowing through the columns and then the Dark Elves rushing out to fight the Asgardian soldiers was very similar to the scene in the Deception trailer for TOR where a transport ship crashes into the Jedi Temple and then Sith swarm out to fight the Jedi?
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I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well. I liked it a lot better than the first one. Not better than Iron Man, but better than Iron Man 2 & 3.
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The Winter Soldier was great, and I'm excited to see what happens on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a result.
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Salaris Vorn wrote:
So rewatching Thor: The Dark World I was thinking about the scene where the Dark Elves crash their ship into the halls of the castle in Asgard. Am I the only one who thought that the way it's plowing through the columns and then the Dark Elves rushing out to fight the Asgardian soldiers was very similar to the scene in the Deception trailer for TOR where a transport ship crashes into the Jedi Temple and then Sith swarm out to fight the Jedi?


I did think that, yes Very Happy .
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Salaris Vorn wrote:
So rewatching Thor: The Dark World I was thinking about the scene where the Dark Elves crash their ship into the halls of the castle in Asgard. Am I the only one who thought that the way it's plowing through the columns and then the Dark Elves rushing out to fight the Asgardian soldiers was very similar to the scene in the Deception trailer for TOR where a transport ship crashes into the Jedi Temple and then Sith swarm out to fight the Jedi?


I did think that, yes Very Happy .


Same here Smile

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The Winter Soldier was great, and I'm excited to see what happens on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a result.


I haven't seen The Winter Solider yet, but the show brings up a few things that happen in the movie. Maybe even the plot of the show is influenced by the CA movie. Well I can't really say 'till I've seen it. Guess what I'm gonna watch next. Laughing


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Hogy wrote:
Life Is The Path wrote:
Salaris Vorn wrote:
So rewatching Thor: The Dark World I was thinking about the scene where the Dark Elves crash their ship into the halls of the castle in Asgard. Am I the only one who thought that the way it's plowing through the columns and then the Dark Elves rushing out to fight the Asgardian soldiers was very similar to the scene in the Deception trailer for TOR where a transport ship crashes into the Jedi Temple and then Sith swarm out to fight the Jedi?


I did think that, yes Very Happy .


Same here Smile

GrandMaster wrote:
The Winter Soldier was great, and I'm excited to see what happens on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a result.


I haven't seen The Winter Solider yet, but the show brings up a few things that happen in the movie. Maybe even the plot of the show is influenced by the CA movie. Well I can't really say 'till I've seen it. Guess what I'm gonna watch next. Laughing


...Yea, without spoiling anything, I'd advise stopping watching Agents of SHIELD until you watch Winter Soldier. I've heard about what they plan to do in the TV show, and if you haven't seen the movie but plan to, it'll be spoilerific, I suspect.
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Yeah, last week's episode spoils just about every major spoiler in the movie, so you should definitely see the movie first if you want to avoid spoilers.
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"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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I don't watch SHIELD at all, so I was completely spoiler free Very Happy

Curious, though, what stuff did they spoil?
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