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Recently watched Warm Bodies. I liked the first half, but was disappointed in the second. I would've liked a more innovative way to reintegrate the zombies into society. As soon as you had the slow mo guitar riff zombie march, it went downhill.

Aww, I loved the slow mo guitar riff zombie march! Razz

I can see why some people wouldn't like Warm Bodies, especially hardcore zombie movie fans, but I have an incurable soft spot for it. The ending does seem way too easy, but it's heartwarming in a lovably cheesy kind of way.


My college has a theater that shows movies on the weekend, so my friends and I went to see it last year. We all thought it was hilarious.
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Edge of Tomorrow
I did not have high expectations for this movie and was pleasantly surprised. It's like Groundhog Day but with a military sci-fi bent. And there's actually some really good humor in it. Tom Cruise pulled off a good performance, and the story focuses a lot on his character, making it a character oriented story rather than just an explosion movie with aliens.
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So I was traveling for work these past two weeks, and had two transatlantic flights to watch movies on. Here's what I saw:

-Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The plot felt rushed, especially at the end, but I really enjoyed this movie. Chris Pine was a good Jack Ryan, and they adapted his origin from the books pretty well (though did deviate quite a bit, the themes were all there).
-Taken 2. I was worried that this would just be too weird. Like, the plot to Taken was so well enclosed that it would be way too implausible that it would happen again. But I think they did a decent job of it. I had fun, and didn't find it any less believable than the first one.
-The Muppets Movie (the 2012 one). This was just purely adorable all the way through.
-The Muppets Most Wanted. No. I didn't like this at all. It had some humour, but the way it disregarded so much of the previous one was lame. And I just didn't find it as funny.

I also re-watched World War Z, but was so tired that I turned it off 20 minutes before the end. I really do enjoy this movie, but flights were long and I was sick. World War Z's main failing is its name, I believe. It makes you anticipate a reasonably-faithful adaptation of the book of the same name, but is instead an entirely different story that draws a few very minor inspirations from the book. If it were called "Zombie Apocalypse" or any other name, I would like it more, and I think so would many others.
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I watched Man of Steel. The first two trailers made it look better than it turned out to be. There were certain scenes that I thought were great, but as a whole it didn't do a lot for me. I found myself squirming in my seat a bit which is never a good sign. I loved all the stuff about the world not being ready for Superman, but I'm not a fan of Zack Snyder's directing style, use of visuals etc. Henry Cavill was the perfect Superman though. Seeing the controversial ending in context made it easier to swallow than I thought it would, but I still think it's sad that Superman needs to be taken to that place in order to be relevant. Neutral
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I read someone say that they thought that was good reasoning why he didn't like to kill in the future. It's kind of establishing why he has an aversion to death. I like that.


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Last weekend, my wife and I went to see Maleficent. I had never seen Sleeping Beauty (might be the only Disney movie I didn't see as a kid), but I loved the revised story for Maleficent, and Angelina Jolie did a great job of being the tragic villain.

Reminds me of Vader in some ways Smile

Also, the guy who plays the evil king: I spent much of the movie being all "WHO IS THAT!? WHY DO I RECOGNIZE HIM!?!" Then I saw his name on the credits and remembered he's the dude from District 9.
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Sharlto Copley?
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Sharlto Copley?


Yup, that's the one.

Or, as I call him, "That guy from District 9." Smile
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I've only really recognized him in two movies, District 9 and The A-Team. I thought he was good in both.
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I've only really recognized him in two movies, District 9 and The A-Team. I thought he was good in both.


He was also in Elysium (the lead mercenary working for Jodi Foster). He was good in that too.
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I'm actually looking forward to Maggie. Zombies + Arnold Schwarzenegger = Very Happy
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There's not really anything I'm excited for until Guardians of the Galaxy is released. Come on, August 1st.
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I saw Godzilla last weekend.

It was...entertaining. I was entertained.

It was not...good.

I'm happy I used points instead of cash-money to buy my tickets.
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Has anyone watched the Resident Evil franchise? I am not referring to the games. I know there is much controversy about whether the movies pay any homage to the games. But simply the movies, in and of themselves.

This past week I watched all five, and I will say I enjoyed them. The first three were certainly the best, the last was probably the worst. In order of enjoyability, I'd probably rank them as such:

1. Extinction
2. Resident Evil
3. Apocalypse
4. Retribution
5. Afterlife

In order of quality:

1. Resident Evil
2. Extinction
3. Apocalypse
4. Afterlife
5. Retribution

Just wondering if anyone else cares for them.
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^ I've been meaning to watch them.
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