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Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


Maxwell Lord posted:

Man so there won't even be a chance of it being safe to see in theaters by then.

should really watch that first

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Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018



Pacific Rim: Uprising: Ascension: The Official Prequel of the Movie is disappointing. It's a prequel to Pacific Rim: Uprising and rather than detailing the Star War guy's transformation from hotshot Jaeger pilot to illegal Jaeger part dealer living it up in abandoned seaside mansions, or showing Charlie's descent into madness, they decided to really get into the cadet's first days of Jaeger training.

At one point, in order to show how troubled one of the cadets is, he gets into an illegal street fencing match. Not fencing like buying and selling stolen goods. Fencing as in it's explained that they grind down the tips of their epees to make them sharper.

I got half the book left to go and I gotta say, if that doesn't show up again I'm gonna be pissed. If you're going to introduce something as stupid as teenage underground illegal fencing matches, then at least have the courage to make it an integral part of the plot.

Tezcatlipoca
Sep 18, 2009


Gripweed posted:

Pacific Rim: Uprising: Ascension: The Official Prequel of the Movie is disappointing. It's a prequel to Pacific Rim: Uprising and rather than detailing the Star War guy's transformation from hotshot Jaeger pilot to illegal Jaeger part dealer living it up in abandoned seaside mansions, or showing Charlie's descent into madness, they decided to really get into the cadet's first days of Jaeger training.

At one point, in order to show how troubled one of the cadets is, he gets into an illegal street fencing match. Not fencing like buying and selling stolen goods. Fencing as in it's explained that they grind down the tips of their epees to make them sharper.

I got half the book left to go and I gotta say, if that doesn't show up again I'm gonna be pissed. If you're going to introduce something as stupid as teenage underground illegal fencing matches, then at least have the courage to make it an integral part of the plot.

There has got to be better literature out there for you, dude.

wdarkk
Oct 26, 2007

Friends: Protected
World: Saved
Crablettes: Eaten


Can HBO max stream in 4k to computers? Reading these press releases I'm not entirely sure.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002





Honestly I'm still confused on how to go from HBO Now to HBO Max. But Max isn't supported on Roku anyway so

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006




drat I am owned. They ended that poo poo quick.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Gripweed posted:

Pacific Rim: Uprising: Ascension: The Official Prequel of the Movie is disappointing. It's a prequel to Pacific Rim: Uprising and rather than detailing the Star War guyís transformation from hotshot Jaeger pilot to illegal Jaeger part dealer living it up in abandoned seaside mansions, or showing Charlie's descent into madness, they decided to really get into the cadet's first days of Jaeger training.

At one point, in order to show how troubled one of the cadets is, he gets into an illegal street fencing match. Not fencing like buying and selling stolen goods. Fencing as in it's explained that they grind down the tips of their epees to make them sharper.

I got half the book left to go and I gotta say, if that doesn't show up again I'm gonna be pissed. If you're going to introduce something as stupid as teenage underground illegal fencing matches, then at least have the courage to make it an integral part of the plot.

his name is John Boyega

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


I'll have you know there is no greater condemnation of a movie than pretending you don't know an actor's name to look like you don't care.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



John Boyega is a name worth knowing.

Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





Attack the Block is the best Doctor Who episode released in the past twenty years, and even after clearing that very low bar is a drat fine movie.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018



I genuinely couldn't remember his name, and would've said Attack the Block guy but I thought more people would know Star Wars. And everybody understood who I meant so communication achieved.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Iíve been slowly watching my way through Ultraman two episodes at a time, and last night had the worst tonal whiplash. First up was Oil SOS, an episode that had a really lovely monster but some fantastic model work and some of the most dynamic camerawork Iíve seen on the show yet.

And then it was followed by The Pearl Defense Directive, an episode that felt impressively sexist and condescending even by 1960ís standards.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002





Pestar from Oil SOS, design wise, is one of those kaiju that perfectly balances on the razor's edge of "this is genius" and "this is incredibly stupid".

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Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


GATOS Y VATOS posted:

Pestar from Oil SOS, design wise, is one of those kaiju that perfectly balances on the razor's edge of "this is genius" and "this is incredibly stupid".



It

Helps?????

That you never *really* see him like this in the episode proper. Also you'll never run into this watching it in order, but the best whiplash in the entire franchise is watching Present from the Sky and My Home Is Earth back to back in that order.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002





By the way, Pestar is one of my favorite OG Ultra kaiju.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018



Burkion posted:

It

Helps?????

That you never *really* see him like this in the episode proper.

You do see one of the guys in the suit almost trip tho

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.






Grimey Drawer

I do admire Tsubaraya studios always trying designs that pushed the limits of suitmation.

Mokelumne Trekka
Nov 22, 2015

Soon.


I feel like I've never seen anyone here or in other forums acknowledge the existence of Spectreman. I had bootlegs of that show before I was in high school. Looked it up to make sure I didn't hallucinate that low budget junk.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Gripweed posted:

You do see one of the guys in the suit almost trip tho

I like to imagine the two guys in the suit just doing a constant Bill & Ted pose as they try not to trip over all the flaming modelwork.

Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


Mokelumne Trekka posted:

I feel like I've never seen anyone here or in other forums acknowledge the existence of Spectreman.

hi yes how are you I'm Burkion


Spectreman isn't even the lowest rent Ultraman knock off that's Iron King

Mantis42
Jul 26, 2010



Bring back Super Inframan imo

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Ok, Iím laughing my rear end off at the ending of Terrifying Cosmic Rays. These psychopath children have been demanding carnage and destruction from their 2-d chalk monster all episode and the camera just slowly zooms out on the dismayed and horrified SSSP as dozens of kids draw dozens of new monsters without a care in the world.

Asterite34
May 19, 2009




Big Mean Jerk posted:

Ok, Iím laughing my rear end off at the ending of Terrifying Cosmic Rays. These psychopath children have been demanding carnage and destruction from their 2-d chalk monster all episode and the camera just slowly zooms out on the dismayed and horrified SSSP as dozens of kids draw dozens of new monsters without a care in the world.

I loving love this episode because it feels like the show descending into self-parody. "There's a giant monster, this calls for the Science Patrol!" "Well yeah, but it's not doing anything, it's just kinda peacefully sleeping all day" "Well yes, but it's disrupting traffic and being distracting, so it HAS TO DIE " "Okay, okay...wait, it's just a chalk drawing during the day, can't we just erase it then and not have a big battle?" "We could, but that's not sporting, we have to do it by the book otherwise it doesn't count. We have to justify the pyrotechnics budget somehow, damnit!"

Splint Chesthair
Dec 27, 2004



Mokelumne Trekka posted:

I feel like I've never seen anyone here or in other forums acknowledge the existence of Spectreman. I had bootlegs of that show before I was in high school. Looked it up to make sure I didn't hallucinate that low budget junk.

Spectreman was legit one of my favorite TV shows as a kid and it sucks that you canít really find it through any reasonable channels these days.

Mantis42
Jul 26, 2010



we have a 3 second clip of GvK

https://v.redd.it/3soh04bw1m361/DASH_1080.mp4

wow... is that Godzilla?! and King Kong?!!... turns out all my predictions for this movie were wrong

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Mantis42 posted:

we have a 3 second clip of GvK

https://v.redd.it/3soh04bw1m361/DASH_1080.mp4

wow... is that Godzilla?! and King Kong?!!... turns out all my predictions for this movie were wrong

Show me Mecha-King Ghidorah, you cowards

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002



Word on the street is trailer drops today

Zartosht
Jan 14, 2010

King of Kings Ozysandwich am I. If any want to know how great I am and where I lie, let him outdo me in my work.




Mantis42 posted:

we have a 3 second clip of GvK

https://v.redd.it/3soh04bw1m361/DASH_1080.mp4

wow... is that Godzilla?! and King Kong?!!... turns out all my predictions for this movie were wrong

Really want to see G fight a shai-hulud now.

edit:

I love Godzilla's crocodilesque swimming in these movies.

Zartosht fucked around with this message at 22:31 on Dec 6, 2020

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002



Just noticed Kong has a collar.

Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


Happy Noodle Boy posted:

Just noticed Kong has a collar.

Don't kink shame him

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011

I was tired of your red text


Happy Noodle Boy posted:

Just noticed Kong has a collar.

yea I have a feeling they're gonna go with the classic King Kong thing where some idiot brings Kong to New York for...some kinda monkey show? I don't know what people were really buying tickets for, it was just a big ape on a stage....Then he busts out and starts doing bad ape things so Godzilla's gotta save his pets.

Mr. Funny Pants
Apr 9, 2001



Are those spaceships at the end? They move a little too fast to be subs; I can't tell if they are in the sky or under water.

Tuxedo Catfish
Mar 17, 2007

You've got guts! Come to my village, I'll buy you lunch.


Mr. Funny Pants posted:

Are those spaceships at the end? They move a little too fast to be subs; I can't tell if they are in the sky or under water.

here's hoping for the return of Planet X

Shiroc
May 16, 2009



It would be fun if instead of seeing KOTM and going "this only appealed to a subset of diehard G-Fans, let's retool to make it more accessible to the mass audience," they just triple down on making it pure gojiraboo fodder.

Tuxedo Catfish
Mar 17, 2007

You've got guts! Come to my village, I'll buy you lunch.


Shiroc posted:

It would be fun if instead of seeing KOTM and going "this only appealed to a subset of diehard G-Fans, let's retool to make it more accessible to the mass audience," they just triple down on making it pure gojiraboo fodder.

that it's Adam Wingard makes it at least plausible if still a long shot

Shiroc
May 16, 2009



God, imagine how incredible it would be if the delays and reshoots were the studio going, "guys, this is fun but we gotta put some shiny jumpsuit aliens in this thing."

PlushCow
Oct 19, 2005

The cow eats the grass


Mr. Funny Pants posted:

Are those spaceships at the end? They move a little too fast to be subs; I can't tell if they are in the sky or under water.

That's a clip from the Dune movie trailer. This 3 second GvK clip must be from some highlight reel for HBO Max

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002



It appears WB has done an oopsie

https://twitter.com/filmupdates/status/1335940753420398592?s=10

Violator
May 15, 2003



Sounds like itís coming to streaming one way or the other for release, they just want dat money. Whole article is interesting.

quote:

Legendary reportedly had Netflix ready to pull the film from Warner Bros for around $250 million, before WarnerMedia blocked it. Sources said Legendary had no advance notice before last weekís announcement that both Dune and Godzilla Vs. Kong were part of the HBO Max plan.

Legendary certainly seems to have the right to challenge WarnerMedia on its decision: Legendary and its partners provided 75% of the $165 million or so net budget of Dune, the Denis Villenueve-directed adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel that was envisioned to be the first of multiple films exploiting the six-novel series. It put up a similar amount of the funding on the Godzilla Vs. King film.

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BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

sexpig by night posted:

yea I have a feeling they're gonna go with the classic King Kong thing where some idiot brings Kong to New York for...some kinda monkey show? I don't know what people were really buying tickets for, it was just a big ape on a stage....Then he busts out and starts doing bad ape things so Godzilla's gotta save his pets.

You don't think people would pay money to see a god damned 35 foot tall ape?

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