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I saw two movies on Friday.

The LEGO Movie this was a lot of fun. I like watching the Star Wars LEGO specials, so I thought this might be fun to watch, and it was. Will Ferrell voices the bad guy, Morgan Freeman voices one of the good guys, and Liam Neeson plays bad cop. Not sure who the other voices were done by, but those were the ones I could recognize. They even did a neat thing with layering the story at the end. Not something I'd want to go out and buy on DVD, but it's worth watching.

3 Days to Kill is a CIA movie with Kevin Costner. It's kinda like Taken, but with more humor. I really enjoyed it. The laughs were good and well placed. It had cool action but without action being the center point of the movie. The characters and the story were fun. If you like action movies and Kevin Costner, I recommend checking this one out.
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Life Is The Path wrote:
It's like the Death Star engineers making the exhaust port 200m wide and sticking flashing neon signs around it saying 'shoot here, no Force needed'.


Bahahaha. That just made my day. Laughing
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Smile Glad you found it funny, Mara!
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So... what does everyone think of the new batsuit?



I didn't like the big bat logo when I read The Dark Knight Returns, but it's not bad overall. I don't think any batsuit will ever come close to the awesomeness of the Nolan suit though.
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Reepicheep wrote:
So... what does everyone think of the new batsuit?



I didn't like the big bat logo when I read The Dark Knight Returns, but it's not bad overall. I don't think any batsuit will ever come close to the awesomeness of the Nolan suit though.


The big bat logo has a purpose though. Even in The Dark Knight Returns, the idea behind it is sound (it draws the eye, and makes the chest the prime target for guns, which is the one area that he protects with bulletproof armor).

I think it looks really cool, and can't wait for this movie.
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Meh. Doesn't make me look forward to it anymore than I already am. And right now, I'm not very excited. I really did not like Man of Steel.
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I am probably the only one, but I didn't feel Winter Soldier lived up to the hype. It was a good movie, but it had a lot of flaws. I can spell them out in a bit. But am I the only one that left feeling underwhelmed? Confused
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
The big bat logo has a purpose though. Even in The Dark Knight Returns, the idea behind it is sound (it draws the eye, and makes the chest the prime target for guns, which is the one area that he protects with bulletproof armor).

I remember that. I just don't like the look of it. It looks... I don't know the word.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
I am probably the only one, but I didn't feel Winter Soldier lived up to the hype. It was a good movie, but it had a lot of flaws. I can spell them out in a bit. But am I the only one that left feeling underwhelmed? Confused


I'm looking forward to hearing this, I thought it was the greatest standalone Marvel film to date.

On the subject of the new Batsuit those who are curious need to read The Dark Knight Returns bu Frank Miller, maybe watch the animated film if you would rather (either works, though the graphic novel has a bit more to it). It will explain what they are going for with this film and also why the suit looks like that.
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I think it looks pretty good. But I'm very conscious of the fact that visuals is practically the only thing Snyder can do well.

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I am probably the only one, but I didn't feel Winter Soldier lived up to the hype. It was a good movie, but it had a lot of flaws. I can spell them out in a bit. But am I the only one that left feeling underwhelmed? Confused


No, you're not alone. I've certainly heard one or two people grumble. Something about predictable plot - which is possible, I haven't given it much thought.
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Don't read The Dark Knight Returns. At first we were like "Batman as a facist thug?" what an interesting satire! Then we found out that Frank Miller wasn't being ironic, he's just a sad, insecure misogynist with an asian fetish who needs to pump himself up with macho violence.

You should read his Holy Terror! only to be terrified yourself by what this guy thought was a good idea. He wanted to have Batman fight terrorism by indiscriminately going around murdering and torturing Arabs, but DC nixed that idea. No, of course he still did it, just without Batman.
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Alrighty, are y'all ready for the list? Here it is.

Winter Soldier Disappointments:
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Okay, I'm done whining. Enjoy. Smile
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You make some interesting points, though in my opinion I think I only agree with the fifth one.

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Quite a few of these though do fall under "To each their own" or "Your mileage may vary" or "people have different tastes".
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I think the plot of Capt 2 made more sense than that of the Avengers. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the Avengers. Definitely in the top 3 super hero movies for me. But there's so many weird plot holes or overly convenient plot points in that film it's actually kinda hilarious. People just don't really think about them because the movie is so action packed and funny that you don't stop to think about what's going on, which is fine. Capt 2 was the least funny of any of the Avengers films. (Which isn't to say it wasn't funny, I cracked up a fair amount, but it relied on humor the least.) Which is why I think the tone seems a bit different. I don't think the chips thing at the end is any more ridiculous than say the magic tripods in Thor 2 pr the brain-washed Eric making a shut down button for the teseract in Avengers when he had no reason to. It's just a comic book thing.

I do agree they should have done more with Black Widow's back story. But I'm holding out they haven't done this because they want to make a Black Widow film. But (spoilers from the comics and from production announcements for future films:
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I didn't have a real problem with the CG in the film. Maybe a few shots in that really big hanger, but otherwise I wasn't ever taken out of the moment. But then for some reason cheap computer effects look better than cheap practical effects. Good effects of either kind are preferable, obviously.

As for the constant action, if Cap and Thor 2 are any indication, these fils are taking their cues from the structure of Television, of which I will never complain. But it's a style preference thing like Taral said.
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@Dog: You know I'm really not a Batman fan per se. I am a Nolan fan and I love what he did with Batman. That interpretation of Batman is my favourite superhero ever, even though I usually enjoy Spider-Man more. I've found a lot of Batman comics I've read interesting, but I've yet to read one that I love.
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