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    There's never been an ocean with that many inner tubes in a small space like that.

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    This better be the precursor to a trailer, dammit.
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    There's never been an ocean with that many inner tubes in a small space like that.
    When's the last time anyone went into the ocean with an inner tube and wasn't 5 years old?
    "How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?"

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    There's never been an ocean with that many inner tubes in a small space like that.
    It truly tests my ability to take seriously the plane-sized shark.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    There's never been an ocean with that many inner tubes in a small space like that.
    U sure they're not fruit loops?
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    U sure they're not fruit loops?
    Froot Loops.
    "How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?"

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    As expected, it looks totally stupid. I'm sure I'll see it. I love the floaty ball thing.
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    They're gonna need a bigger whatever the glass place is.

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    Looks as generic as I assumed it was going to be. That trailer could have been rendered and cut by AI based on all of the other aquatic menace movies ever made.
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    Oh so despite this thread title I still thought Eli Roth was directing this, but apparently he left it two years ago... I thought he somehow did this and The House With A Clock In Its Walls to both be released this year.

    Anyway looks like silly fun and I'm glad the marketing knew to portray ot that way. Something like Rampage looks like no fun to me because of how serious and macho-cool it seems to want to come across.
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    Glad the meg is as huge as in the books after all. This looks surprisingly good from an fx point of view. Statham looks like he's in a Transporter movie. Doesn't look too silly or stupid either but just enough for it to be still scary and Meg's appearances ferocious and powerful.
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    Got some nicely qualified folks working on this. Tom Stern is the cinematographer and grant major, who did lord of the rings, is prod. Designer.
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    That tagline though.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Looks as generic as I assumed it was going to be.
    Does there exist a more vanilla director than John Turtletub? No I'm not going to look up his name to spell it correctly, and I did not mean to malign vanilla.

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    Still Turteltaub's finest work:


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    I loved that movie as a kid. LOVED.

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    Been a while since a Snakes on a Plane type of thing.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Been a while since a Snakes on a Plane type of thing.
    Hurricane Heist is in that caliber of film.

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    Two martini minimum.

    Except for bac0n. One martini.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I loved that movie as a kid. LOVED.
    Someone uploaded it to YouTube.



    My God, I never realized how peak '90s this movie is. It opens with an Islamic arms trade, purees Home Alone and Ninja Turtles and Wayne's World in its second act, and all the bright bright colors too, and also the villain is like Pat Riley mated with the evil sensei from Karate Kid Part III. Also, not so much a '90s thing, but "Victor Wong" fighting in all those climactic scenes is about as plausible as Lee Van Cleef kung fu fighting in Master Ninja.

    But for real, the villain's line "God, I love being a bad guy" is one of the all-time great bad lines (at 25:05).

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    3 Ninjas is a tiny masterpiece.
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