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Comment: Re:Five stars for.. (Score 2) 238

by Maxo-Texas (#49788699) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

There was of course a lot of cgi in the movie but ...

the cgi was there to tell a story- not to render action scenes.

An action movie with rendered action doesn't connect emotionally.

When those guys swinging around on poles showed up- i had a gut reaction.

Making an action film and then using cgi for the action scenes usually lacks just enough realism that I don't have an emotional reaction to the action. That emotion is why I'm willing to put down good money to see a movie.

MM:FR was decent. As everyone else says- so little acting and so few words- but combined with incredible action scenes and a lot of genuine stunts. I probably won't ever see it again but I don't feel like I wasted my money.

Comment: Re:other states? (Score 1) 67

by BranMan (#49786819) Attached to: The Marshall Islands, Nuclear Testing, and the NPT

Simple enough - nuclear warheads wear out. They get stale, They cease to function. They must be replaced.

The US had millions of rounds of 50 caliber machine gun ammo left after WWII - enough to last through all the wars since then. Is that stock still around? No - it was destroyed and replaced with fresh ammo. Same deal with nukes - they are not a solid block of stone, so they do no last forever. No complex weapon does.

Comment: Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 387

by dcw3 (#49785035) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping

Not exactly the Pentagon, and it wasn't today...the article is dated 8 May.

The decision to increase security at U.S. bases was made by Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, responsible for troops in North America, Warren said. The decision did not affect bases outside his region.

"It is better to have tried and failed than to have failed to try, but the result's the same." - Mike Dennison