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Anonymous Robot
Jun 1, 2007

Lost his leg in Robo War I


I Before E posted:

You may want to read some other Google results about Richard Stanley

Well, poo poo, that sucks.

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Mechafunkzilla
Sep 11, 2006

If you want a vision of the future...


SuperMechagodzilla posted:

Hot Tip: Godzilla and Skull Island are fantastic, but skip the next two in the series and watch Rampage instead.

I enjoyed Godzilla vs. Kong -- it evokes a lot of of Showa and Heisei-era silliness.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Anonymous Robot posted:

Well, poo poo, that sucks.

Plus he took Ä600 from me to write a treatment and then vanished!

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Godzilla 2014 and Kong skull island were not good!!!

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



I disagree more than youíll ever know!!!

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.

The Klowner posted:

Godzilla 2014 and Kong skull island were not good!!!

Let's settle on Go2014 being ok and Kong being very good.

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 know the complaints about G14 (though I disagree with them), but what's the prob with Skull Island? Perfectly straightforward adventure/horror film where soldiers get attacked by giant insects and a more-giant ape. The two main characters are a little flat maybe (though Brie Larson with 70s hair is a Look) but when you've got John C. Reilly and Sam Jackson who cares?

Roth
Jul 9, 2016


The Klowner posted:

Godzilla 2014 and Kong skull island were not good!!!

The Bad Opinion Haver has logges on

Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

Don't Blink


Maxwell Lord posted:

I know the complaints about G14 (though I disagree with them), but what's the prob with Skull Island? Perfectly straightforward adventure/horror film where soldiers get attacked by giant insects and a more-giant ape. The two main characters are a little flat maybe (though Brie Larson with 70s hair is a Look) but when you've got John C. Reilly and Sam Jackson who cares?

It does suffer from a lot of the same faults that modern big budget franchise films have: too much exposition, too many bad quips, and a pervasive sexlessness.

Now Skull Island is unquestionably on a whole other level of quality than, say, Jurassic World, but the flaws are present.

Carly Gay Dead Son
Aug 27, 2007

Bonus.


I just watched watched Poltergeist for the first time in many years, and I canít overstate what a masterpiece it is. A near-flawless movie. Iíve never been moved to tears by a horror film in my life, but this nearly did it like three times. Maybe that says more about my current emotional state than it does about the movie. But I tell you, the pacing is incredible. I watched the movie many times as a kid, but that last 30 minutes completely caught me by surprise. Stunning poo poo.

The only time a horror movie affected me so much was probably Hereditary, but gently caress Hereditary. Itís a great film but ultimately an exercise in pure cruelty. Poltergeist has heart. Itís a depiction of love. Maybe Hereditary is a depiction of love, too, but itís so sadomasochistic and stripped to the bone it doesnít feel right just to mention the two in the same post.

But theyíre unquestionably linked. Halfway through the movie I was thinking ďwow, so scary and not a drop of blood!Ē And then a horrible, grisly facial trauma. Now, am I talking about Hereditary or Poltergeist?

Iím remembering Tobe Hooper is of course the Texas Chainsaw guy (none of which Iíve seen, and Iíll fix that), so that gets me hoping that Ari Aster might some day find it in himself as an artist to depict something less nihilistic. Or maybe not. Maybe he doesnít need to. Maybe Poltergeist put it best when Craig T throws the TV out of the motel room: donít look for hope in a screen. Because thatís not what lives in there.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Schwarzwald posted:

It does suffer from a lot of the same faults that modern big budget franchise films have: too much exposition, too many bad quips, and a pervasive sexlessness.

Now Skull Island is unquestionably on a whole other level of quality than, say, Jurassic World, but the flaws are present.

Why the hell do you need sex in a Godzilla movie.

And you know drat well Iím not talking about Godzilla having sex

Carly Gay Dead Son
Aug 27, 2007

Bonus.


CelticPredator posted:

Why the hell do you need sex in a Godzilla movie.

And you know drat well Iím not talking about Godzilla having sex

Youíre telling me that if a giant lizard showed up destroying you whole town, you wouldnít at least try to get one last boink in?

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


CelticPredator posted:

you need sex in a Godzilla movie.

And you know drat well Iím talking about Godzilla having sex

caligulamprey
Jan 23, 2007

It never stops.



Kong: Skull Island is the best movie written by the dude who starred in Leprechaun 3.



OSCAR NOMINATED, BABY.

caligulamprey fucked around with this message at 22:06 on May 2, 2021

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

TrixRabbi posted:

Pink Narcissus

I saw this a couple years back and I can't remember much about it.

Carly Gay Dead Son posted:

All movies are pretty gay when you think about it.

NOT GAY ENOUGH.


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the greatest horror films of all time and is an essential film regardless of genre. So you need to see that poo poo like yesterday.

Ari Aster needs therapy.

josh04
Oct 19, 2008

I'll see you in the dome





Shin Godzilla is part of the In the Loop cinematic universe.

Geekboy
Aug 21, 2005

Now that's what I call a geekMAN!

I liked Godzilla Ď14, loved Skull Island. I felt like King of Monsters was trying to be smart when being dumb is the only smart way to go. Godzilla vs. Kong was just the right amount of dumb for me and I really enjoyed it.

How can you not love a movie where the monkey has a heroís journey?

Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

Don't Blink


CelticPredator posted:

Why the hell do you need sex in a Godzilla movie.

And you know drat well Iím not talking about Godzilla having sex

Serious answer: Skull Island, like Jurassic Park, is about the ecology of an island out-of-time. Part of that is communicating how the monster animals live, eat, and breed.

Jurassic Park, for all that it's a family feature, is not only not shy on the breeding part, but it makes it a huge, fundamental part of the film. There's a whole conversation about the ethics of cloning, a subplot where Wayne Knight steals the Dino DNA, the revelation that life... finds a way, and the big exciting climax is rescuing the children.

I'm not saying Skull Island needs to be Jurassic Park, but it's remarkably how the film is positively chaste despite being an ostensibly less family friendly film. We don't see any monster eggs or monster children, and the closest thing to a parental behavior is found in rapacious Skulleaters. As for the humans, Jing Tian and Corey Hawkins smile at each other at one point. John C. Reilly's male companion of however many years has dead for years, and when Reilly finally goes back home to his wife he watches television. Brie Larson and James Conrad become friends, maybe?

I ain't saying I need to see kong dong, but the complete absence of any sensuality is very notable.

Flying Zamboni
May 7, 2007

but, uh... well, there it is


The part in Skull Island where Shea Whigham tries to heroically sacrifice himself complete with dramatic slow motion only to be immediately swatted aside by the monster is a pretty good joke.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

Schwarzwald posted:

Serious answer: Skull Island, like Jurassic Park, is about the ecology of an island out-of-time. Part of that is communicating how the monster animals live, eat, and breed.

Jurassic Park, for all that it's a family feature, is not only not shy on the breeding part, but it makes it a huge, fundamental part of the film. There's a whole conversation about the ethics of cloning, a subplot where Wayne Knight steals the Dino DNA, the revelation that life... finds a way, and the big exciting climax is rescuing the children.

I'm not saying Skull Island needs to be Jurassic Park, but it's remarkably how the film is positively chaste despite being an ostensibly less family friendly film. We don't see any monster eggs or monster children, and the closest thing to a parental behavior is found in rapacious Skulleaters. As for the humans, Jing Tian and Corey Hawkins smile at each other at one point. John C. Reilly's male companion of however many years has dead for years, and when Reilly finally goes back home to his wife he watches television. Brie Larson and James Conrad become friends, maybe?

I ain't saying I need to see kong dong, but the complete absence of any sensuality is very notable.

Roger Ebert lives!

Carly Gay Dead Son
Aug 27, 2007

Bonus.


CPL593H posted:

Ari Aster needs therapy.

People keep saying this and I donít get it. Do you mean he should be seeing a therapist instead of making movies? Because in all likelihood, heís seen a therapist. And, based on my experience, at some point that therapist probably said, ďcontinue to explore your issues with your art.Ē Besides, and Iím gonna go a little Mr Bibbs here, but box office numbers prove that his psychological hang-ups resonate with millions around the world. Ari Aster may need therapy, but he also is therapy.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Ari Aster makes fantastic films. He needs to not change.

Baron von Eevl
Jan 24, 2005

WHITE NOISE
GENERATOR


Schwarzwald posted:

Serious answer: Skull Island, like Jurassic Park, is about the ecology of an island out-of-time. Part of that is communicating how the monster animals live, eat, and breed.

Jurassic Park, for all that it's a family feature, is not only not shy on the breeding part, but it makes it a huge, fundamental part of the film. There's a whole conversation about the ethics of cloning, a subplot where Wayne Knight steals the Dino DNA, the revelation that life... finds a way, and the big exciting climax is rescuing the children.

I'm not saying Skull Island needs to be Jurassic Park, but it's remarkably how the film is positively chaste despite being an ostensibly less family friendly film. We don't see any monster eggs or monster children, and the closest thing to a parental behavior is found in rapacious Skulleaters. As for the humans, Jing Tian and Corey Hawkins smile at each other at one point. John C. Reilly's male companion of however many years has dead for years, and when Reilly finally goes back home to his wife he watches television. Brie Larson and James Conrad become friends, maybe?

I ain't saying I need to see kong dong, but the complete absence of any sensuality is very notable.



Yeah, like Jurassic Park isn't a horny movie but it's not weirdly sexless either. Malcolm is horny dude and it comes through in (notoriously horny dude) Jeff Goldblum's performance. He wants to gently caress Sattler, he doesn't talk explicitly about wanting to gently caress her, but he clearly does. There's a clear sexual tension between Grant and Sattler too. The movie's not about those three characters wanting to gently caress various combinations of each other, but it's definitely there. It's not a particularly horny movie but it acknowledges romance and sex as aspects of adult relationships. A movie ultimately about "life finding a way" that shies away from life finding a way would be loving weird. Just look at Interstellar.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Ari Aster has an incredible sense for the portrayal of pain. The juxtaposition of the emotionally raw with the physically and visually macabre is the psychological core of his art. He forces the viewer to confront their biases specifically in relation to their perception of the profane, and question their varying feelings of repulsion to each dimension of the film—both the overt horror on display and the creeping, nigh-imperceptible horror of emotional decay.

But yeah the guy definitely has a gore fetish.

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004






Schwarzwald posted:

I ain't saying I need to see kong dong

I mean...maybe you aren't but I am

Babysitter Super Sleuth
Apr 26, 2012

THERE'S FASCISM IN MY GIANT ROBOT ANIMES


Hang Kong

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Edit Double post.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Modern blockbusters are all weirdly sex less. Kat Dennings ogling Thor in the first one is about the only scene in the MCU indicating a character even has a sexual identity. There's nothing in them that compares to like, the upside-down in the Raimi Spider-Man flick. Tony Stark's kid in Endgame is pretty much the only indication at least one of the Avengers had sex at least once.

PeterCat
Apr 8, 2020

Believe women.


Skwirl posted:

Modern blockbusters are all weirdly sex less. Kat Dennings ogling Thor in the first one is about the only scene in the MCU indicating a character even has a sexual identity. There's nothing in them that compares to like, the upside-down in the Raimi Spider-Man flick. Tony Stark's kid in Endgame is pretty much the only indication at least one of the Avengers had sex at least once.

The DC movies are extremely horny by comparison. You know that Aquaman fucks.

Baron von Eevl
Jan 24, 2005

WHITE NOISE
GENERATOR


Skwirl posted:

Modern blockbusters are all weirdly sex less. Kat Dennings ogling Thor in the first one is about the only scene in the MCU indicating a character even has a sexual identity. There's nothing in them that compares to like, the upside-down in the Raimi Spider-Man flick. Tony Stark's kid in Endgame is pretty much the only indication at least one of the Avengers had sex at least once.

Hawkeye had kid(s?) too but they just sort of appeared along with his wife and then they disappeared too. It's like finding out that one guy you work with who's all business and never talks about his home life so you assume he goes back to his 1-bedroom and eats a perfectly reasonable microwave dinner actually has a wife and a bunch of kids. It's like weirdly detached.

The other weird thing is how often they like to do blatant eye candy shots, especially in Thor, but it's always guys and the characters are all completely sexless. Except for Tony's dad.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




Legitimately forgot about Hawkeye's kids even though it's the entire basis of his character arc in Endgame.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



If you think Jurassic Park the movie is thirsty, read the script some time. Spielberg toned the horny way down.

e: and yeah, Howard Stark in Agent Carter is far and away the horniest part of the MCU.

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Skwirl posted:

Modern blockbusters are all weirdly sex less. Kat Dennings ogling Thor in the first one is about the only scene in the MCU indicating a character even has a sexual identity. There's nothing in them that compares to like, the upside-down in the Raimi Spider-Man flick. Tony Stark's kid in Endgame is pretty much the only indication at least one of the Avengers had sex at least once.

This is imo better then the alternative. Give any exec the ability to work sex into a script and more likely than not it will turn into something utterly sexist. You wouldn't want to risk alienating 50% of the audience by experimenting with injecting artistic license into your vacuum-sealed, lab-tested, mass-produced corporate product.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


The Klowner posted:

This is imo better then the alternative. Give any exec the ability to work sex into a script and more likely than not it will turn into something utterly sexist. You wouldn't want to risk alienating 50% of the audience by experimenting with injecting artistic license into your vacuum-sealed, lab-tested, mass-produced corporate product.

Pretty much. Nobody wants to go back to poo poo like Tomcats.

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



Tony fucks in Iron Man 1 but that movie is so different than the rest of the MCU. Banner nearly fucks in Incredible Hulk but stopped, signalling the Macy's sexlessness.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

This whole thread needs to get bonked.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.

Skwirl posted:

Modern blockbusters are all weirdly sex less. Kat Dennings ogling Thor in the first one is about the only scene in the MCU indicating a character even has a sexual identity. There's nothing in them that compares to like, the upside-down in the Raimi Spider-Man flick. Tony Stark's kid in Endgame is pretty much the only indication at least one of the Avengers had sex at least once.

Starlord starts GotG as a sex-haver but moves into the MCU standard relationship type where the most frequent physical activity partners share is holding hands. Kisses are strictly for dramatic purposes.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Horny is dead. Bonk it.

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

Skwirl posted:

Modern blockbusters are all weirdly sex less. Kat Dennings ogling Thor in the first one is about the only scene in the MCU indicating a character even has a sexual identity. There's nothing in them that compares to like, the upside-down in the Raimi Spider-Man flick. Tony Stark's kid in Endgame is pretty much the only indication at least one of the Avengers had sex at least once.

I mean there is the bit in Captain America where Peggy Carter cannot help but touch Steve's new muscles.

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banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004






Where have you been. Horny has been diverted to TV for years. Anything that isn't PBS is basically softcore porn now.

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