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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Dude. I'm the king of nitpicks, but this takes it to another level. First, this is almost exactly what happened in the Ring, which is universally praised. And second, you're questioning THIS when the main premise is [
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    First, I think The Ring is just OK and second I still got a point so I'm allowed to bring it up right.

    It's unclear to me why a kinda out there premise would be a carte blanche for other aspects of the movie to be kinda implausible.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Not gonna lie, I did notice the drive up to the building was day and when she got there it was night. And to uber-nit pick...she parked about 6 inches from the edge of a cliff
    Yeh there' may have been some editing to post that skips a fake out scare at that point. I noticed that too.
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    First, I think The Ring is just OK and second I still got a point so I'm allowed to bring it up right.

    It's unclear to me why a kinda out there premise would be a carte blanche for other aspects of the movie to be kinda implausible.
    I'm just saying this is the kind of complaint akin to hating Star Wars Episode 2 because there's no sound in space; so spaceships shouldn't make noise when they pass by the camera.
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I'm just saying this is the kind of complaint akin to hating Star Wars Episode 2 because there's no sound in space; so spaceships shouldn't make noise when they pass by the camera.
    It's not, her visiting the insane asylum by her own and finding the necessary files real fast even though she's never been there directly impacts the plot itself therefore to me it's a bit more of an issue than the SW example you brought up. I really don't think it's in the same ballpark.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    It's not, her visiting the insane asylum by her own and finding the necessary files real fast even though she's never been there directly impacts the plot itself therefore to me it's a bit more of an issue than the SW example you brought up. I really don't think it's in the same ballpark.
    I know you don't think it is' the same ballpark, but it is.
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    I work in grocery. I have not gotten sick. My fellow employees have not gotten sick. If the virus were even remotely as contagious as its being presented as, why haven’t entire store staffs who come into contact with hundreds of people per day, thousands per week, all falling ill in mass nationwide?

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    It’s like someone complaining about how the Anderson Wheeler 500 Nitro Express double rifle (IE Elephant gun) had zero recoil in Skyfall.






    My only complaint, other than a slight cry when he just throws away a 25k rifle.
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    Quote Quoting Scar (view post)
    It’s like someone complaining about how the Anderson Wheeler 500 Nitro Express double rifle (IE Elephant gun) had zero recoil in Skyfall.

    My only complaint, other than a slight cry when he just throws away a 25k rifle.
    I know we're derailing here, but Hollywood really needs to get the memo about the reality of pistol suppressors. Every. Time. It irritates me.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I know we're derailing here, but Hollywood really needs to get the memo about the reality of pistol suppressors. Every. Time. It irritates me.
    Unless they’re using 45 ACP, then they’d be rather quiet since it’s a subsonic round. With that said, the pistol shots at the end of the Bourne Identity were pretty close.
    “What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, er... an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all.”

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I know you don't think it is' the same ballpark, but it is.
    I wasn't convinced by the movie's plotting in that instance for reasons already explained. I don't think anyone's ever complained about sloppy plotting when talking about scenes in space not being devoid of sound. It'd be mighty boring if all we ever got was total silence.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    I wasn't convinced by the movie's plotting in that instance for reasons already explained. I don't think anyone's ever complained about sloppy plotting when talking about scenes in space not being devoid of sound. It'd be mighty boring if all we ever got was total silence.
    Seemed to work OK for 2001.
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
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    That was insane. I'm not sure if it was good, great or just so bad it was good, but it will definitely stick in my brain for the next couple of days. Glad I saw this on the big screen.
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    I'm not one to praise a movie for being "so bad it's good" but in this case... it's so skillfully made in the last 30-40 minutes, that I cannot ignore that there's an enjoyment out of this.

    It's just that it takes well over an hour to get there, and features some of the worst acting I've seen this year.

    But it's funny that someone mentioned that park to the cliff's edge... because that's literally when the movie starts to get good.

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