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TGM
01-28-2014, 02:25 AM
I, FRANKENSTEIN

Director: Stuart Beattie

imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1418377/?ref_=nv_sr_1)

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Skitch
01-28-2014, 02:27 AM
I'll give this a mixed yay, but I'm easy on this type. Its fun, its Underworld, its Van Helsing, its Ghost Rider 2...it's harmless and brainless. Sometimes its fun to just coast though.

Irish
01-28-2014, 02:31 AM
I admire the bravery it took to see this in the theaters. Oof.

TGM
01-28-2014, 02:49 AM
No bravery involved. I knew exactly what I was getting into, and this movie delivered on that front, that being essentially exactly as Skitch described. ;)

Watashi
01-28-2014, 03:06 AM
I am eagerly waiting wigwam's review.

Skitch
01-28-2014, 03:12 AM
No bravery involved. I knew exactly what I was getting into, and this movie delivered on that front, that being essentially exactly as Skitch described. ;)

Yep! This turned out exactly as I expected. And I'm just fine with that. I'll add to that list...Hansel and Gretal: Witch Hunters.

Irish
01-28-2014, 03:21 AM
Did you guys see this in 2D, 3D, or IMAX? Trying to gauge your level of commitment here. ;)

Hansel & Gretel has some fun moments (mostly at the beginning) but that's another ... Oof!

Btw, Skitch, if you liked that the guy who directed it is doing a 3D, live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.

Skitch
01-28-2014, 03:30 AM
Did you guys see this in 2D, 3D, or IMAX? Trying to gauge your level of commitment here. ;)

I'm about to become a father again on Wednesday, so this was a last hurrah of guy fun at a Cinemark XD 3D full blast of cinema effect. :) I'm okay with that too. The 3D was passable, but far from essential. Again, harmless.


Btw, Skitch, if you liked that the guy who directed it is doing a 3D, live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.

I saw that news. I remain...ambivalent to it as the live action Akira. I'll see it, but I don't follow the train of thought that remakes, new takes, prequels, or other have the ability to "rape my childhood". Nothing they can do can remove my love of the originals. Who knows, maybe it'll be great! I certainly have my doubts, but if it sucks, I'll just go on loving the originals and ignore it. No sweat off my brow.

TGM
01-28-2014, 03:31 AM
I watched it in 2D. 3D far exceeds my level of commitment for any movie anymore. :P

Irish
01-28-2014, 03:34 AM
I'm about to become a father again on Wednesday, so this was a last hurrah of guy fun at a Cinemark XD 3D full blast of cinema effect. :) I'm okay with that too. The 3D was passable, but far from essential. Again, harmless.

Wow! Congrats! A big noisy 3D movie sounds like a good way to celebrate.


I saw that news. I remain...ambivalent to it as the live action Akira. I'll see it, but I don't follow the train of thought that remakes, new takes, prequels, or other have the ability to "rape my childhood". Nothing they can do can remove my love of the originals. Who knows, maybe it'll be great! I certainly have my doubts, but if it sucks, I'll just go on loving the originals and ignore it. No sweat off my brow.

A good way to go. There's probably elements from the original that could make an interesting live action picture, but yeah. The originals are always there so in the long run, no harm, no foul.

wigwam
01-28-2014, 03:36 AM
:|

Skitch
01-28-2014, 03:38 AM
Wow! Congrats! A big noisy 3D movie sounds like a good way to celebrate.
Thanks!

A good way to go. There's probably elements from the original that could make an interesting live action picture, but yeah. The originals are always there so in the long run, no harm, no foul.
Don't get me wrong, my instant reaction was a big ass Darth Vader NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!, but it passed quickly as it always does. Even if its a trainwreck in a tunnel...I'd rather have them try and fail than not at all, because theres a CHANCE of success, no matter how small. I'll take it.

Skitch
01-28-2014, 03:42 AM
The fights are dynamic and make sense to the narrative which has clear stakes set up via organic exposition and I appreciate anytime one of these nitwit comic book/videogame/superhero movies just goes en media res instead of the trite as fuck origin story paint-by-numbers beats.

Whether you guys love or hate this movie, wig is so damn spot on here.

Irish
01-28-2014, 03:49 AM
Don't get me wrong, my instant reaction was a big ass Darth Vader NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!, but it passed quickly as it always does.

:lol: Similar to my "WTF?!" reaction.


Even if its a trainwreck in a tunnel...I'd rather have them try and fail than not at all, because theres a CHANCE of success, no matter how small. I'll take it.

There isn't any market for it, and they'd never do it, but I'd almost rather have them remaster & re-release the original on 3,000 screens than do any kind of remake.

Imagine being 13 and seeing that movie on the big screen for the first time.

Dukefrukem
01-28-2014, 12:58 PM
I'll give this a mixed yay, but I'm easy on this type. Its fun, its Underworld, its Van Helsing, its Ghost Rider 2...it's harmless and brainless. Sometimes its fun to just coast though.

1. Underworld: Bad
2. Van Helsing: Very bad
3. Ghost Rider 2: Batshit Fun

So which is it??

Skitch
01-28-2014, 01:04 PM
1. Underworld: Bad
2. Van Helsing: Very bad
3. Ghost Rider 2: Batshit Fun

So which is it??

Yes.

TGM
01-28-2014, 06:30 PM
Yes.

I concur!

EyesWideOpen
01-29-2014, 02:10 AM
Underworld & Van Helsing are Casablanca compared to Ghost Rider 2.

eternity
01-29-2014, 06:12 AM
Underworld & Van Helsing are Casablanca compared to Ghost Rider 2.
Ghost Rider 2 is Casablanca compared to Underworld and Van Helsing.

number8
01-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Casablanca's not all that great.

megladon8
01-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Fuck that. Easily top 10 films ever made.

Winston*
01-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Fuck that. Easily top 10 films ever made.

I, Frankenstein?

number8
01-29-2014, 08:50 PM
I, Frankenstein?

He's talking about Ghost Rider 2.

megladon8
01-29-2014, 08:59 PM
:lol:

Seriously, though, Casablanca is one of an absolutely minuscule number of films that deserve all of the legendary love and praise they've received over the years.

Top notch stuff.

number8
01-31-2014, 07:48 PM
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megladon8
02-02-2014, 04:16 AM
What state is Canada in?

Skitch
02-02-2014, 04:48 AM
What state is Canada in?

Confusion?

Wakka wakka wakka

Dukefrukem
05-16-2014, 03:26 PM
If i hadn't been informed this movie was a standalone, I would have assumed the Lycans and Vampires allied with the Demons against Frankenstein and the Gargoyles.

http://new.tinygrab.com/427121761e512ec6301cd4d84762d1 e4c17aec755a.png

Irish
05-29-2014, 06:28 AM
I enjoyed this at first. It's ridiculous enough at the start but it takes itself far too seriously toward the end. At 90 minutes, it's tedious.

The action scenes feel videogamey and all the violence is bloodless. (I thought it was curious, at first, how every character gets choked at one point or another, poor Frank Stein repeatedly. Then I realized its a pretty handy, visual way to threatens character's life without engaging in a more explicit, bloody style of violence).

It's exactly what you'd expect given the trailers, so there's no bait and switch here but I found it completely uninspired. They did exactly the minimum they needed to do given the premise.

Dukefrukem
05-29-2014, 12:17 PM
And it's kinda funny how Frankenstein is good looking.