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Comment Re:That's what Daniel Craig said (Score 1) 424

Regardless of how Bond was in the books, Bond movies are just Hollywood cookie cutter action flicks without the sauve, charismatic bond we used to know from cinema in prior decades. And don't get me wrong, I sometimes like action flicks that fit the standard Hollywood mold and if I take myself out of the mindset that I'm watching a Bond movie I can even enjoy Casino Royale. All I'm getting at is that the Craig Bond doesnt bring anything to the table to make the movie any different then Mission Impossible or any other major action franchise. For that, I have no use for him as Bond.

Plus, Roger Moore wasnt all bad. Man with the Golden Gun was a great Bond movie.

Comment Re:That's what Daniel Craig said (Score 1) 424

While Daniel Craig hasnt been as bad for James Bond as Lucas was for Star Wars I tell you as a good bit of a Bond fan since childhood that I cant wait to see him go as he's been one of the worst at playing Bond. Bond is supposed to be suave and charismatic while Craig's Bond has all the charisma of a rock. The new Bond movies are just Mission Impossible movies (or any other big Holiwood action brand) which is fine if you like that sort of thing (and i do sometimes) but they certainly dont watch like any of the movies before Craig.

Comment Re:it was just too long (Score 3, Interesting) 174

I went into the first Hobbit movie a bit worried about how it was going to be. The dwarf dish scene really got my hopes up as it was both great and straight out of the book. Of course then the rest of the movie was both terrible and not at all like the books. Everything in the book became an action scene and worse still, they were terrible action scenes. I've never experienced so many action scenes that were boring in one movie before.

I actually walked out of the second movie part way in. Not sure why I even bothered.

Comment Re:What's Wrong with the Hobbit? (Score 2) 174

Interesting thought but I dont quite subscribe to it. Humans are very much the dominant race in Middle Earth and they had a very large presence on both sides of the war. That alone for me makes your point questionable but to really nerd out on you, the Similerian clearly lays out that the first orcs are corrupted Elves which muddles the waters on racial identity in that area as well.

Also, what a depressing conclusion to come to. Some nebulous evil being of immense power creates a bunch of evil everyone else fights and it's a race war?

Comment Re:15M (Score 1) 291

Children entering the work force as adults is only a small part of why the unemployment rate hasnt changed much while we've seen a good amount of job growth (our country's population growth is at less then 1% after all and job growth has been big enough to accommodate more than that). The primary reason is because of how we measure unemployment in this country. Here's the deffinition that we use,

"Unemployment is defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as people who do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the past four weeks, and are currently available for work."

All of the hundreds of thousands of people who got discouraged and stopped looking for work during the recession are entering back into the job market now. It's something quite a few pundits have been talking about for a while with them suggesting that the "real unemployment rate" was really much higher then figures suggested during the recession.

Comment Re:It depends (Score 1) 363

Well so far his Star Wars looks just like the original and it's not as if Lucas spent a ton of time on character development. JJ's movie making style is incredibly similiar to early Lucas thus making him the right man for the job.

Comment Re:It depends (Score 1) 363

Man do you hate that mining ship.

I disagree with your overall assesment that mining ship equals Michael Bay. If you watch the trailers for the new movies you can blatantly see that the movie looks looks like the original trilogy, just touched up a bit with modern CGI. As we know what the movies are going to look like I have no idea how you're coming to your conclusions.

Comment Re:It depends (Score 1) 363

So then you agree with me now that JJ is the perfect director for the new Star Wars movies? As both of us have now pointed out, he's basically 70's / 80's George Lucas. Since the three movies made during said period are widely viewed as Star Wars' peak we should be doing alright with JJ at the helm.

Comment Re:It depends (Score 1) 363

Meanwhile Star Wars has the Imperials mounting their invincible tanks on stilts, people manually operating the type of weaponry that even today is automated, sentient machines that cant even talk, massive capital ships that can be taken out by a single fighter getting through to the command deck conveniently located for attack no less and on and on.

What you describe above is the last two Star Trek movies (you wrote Star Wars but I'm pretty sure that was a typo?) but they sound one hell of a lot like a Star Wars flick.

Comment Re:It depends (Score 1) 363

JJ is the perfect director for Star Wars. What was the original trilogy (the only Star Wars movies worth talking about) but a grand action romp?

And in comparing JJ to Michael Bay, that's like comparing Jimmy Carter to Hitler. Sure, Jimmy wasnt a terribly effective president but I've been talked into watching recent Michael Bay movies and I'll tell you, I have rarely seen such boring action movies (particularly the action scenes). JJ at least has a bit more humanism in his movies and i generally seem to give a shit when he blows things up

"For the love of phlegm...a stupid wall of death rays. How tacky can ya get?" - Post Brothers comics