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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by ElvenKing » July 17th, 2009, 10:13 am

Not a big fan of movies myself; I prefer a good TV series. But I can pull together some sort of list I suppose.
In no particular order:

LOTR trilogy
Princess Bride
Pixar films
Hot Fuzz
Serenity

I'm probably missed a few. And I am sure that I have not seen many good films. My film watching is rather lacking.
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Hatter_Madigan » July 17th, 2009, 12:30 pm

I've seen equilibrium, but I still don't find it as epic as minority report.

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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Turuk » July 17th, 2009, 4:49 pm

KKSlider wrote:Madagascar makes a good opponent too... The first one, not the horrible sequel.
True, but parts of the sequel were hilarious.

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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Gambit » July 17th, 2009, 5:36 pm

69 months?! :lol2:

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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by KKSlider » July 17th, 2009, 7:28 pm

Turuk wrote:
KKSlider wrote:Madagascar makes a good opponent too... The first one, not the horrible sequel.
True, but parts of the sequel were hilarious.

"I like 'em big.... I like 'em chunky..."
Lol, but my favorite parts were the penguins and the granny scenes. :D

They're the true characters in the movie, I think. xD
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Turuk » July 17th, 2009, 8:07 pm

Oh, indeed, the penguins are probably the only reason I bothered to see the second one since they were supposed to have a bigger role.

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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Gambit » July 17th, 2009, 10:02 pm

They have their own show now.
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Post by Turuk » July 17th, 2009, 10:02 pm

Gambit wrote:They have their own show now.
I know, I was watching it earlier actually. Don't judge me.
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Coaxke » July 17th, 2009, 10:03 pm

They do, and it is TERRIBLE.
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Gambit » July 17th, 2009, 10:04 pm

Personally I thought they were better in the first one.

In the first one they WERE penguin commandos. They were actually capable of putting their money where skippers mouth was.

In the second movie and the cartoon I feel like they THINK they are commandos. They get some things right but they've been dumbed down. I particularly dislike the scene with the blinking fuel light.

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Gambit wrote:They have their own show now.
I know, I was watching it earlier actually. Don't judge me.
I won't if you don't :)
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Turuk » July 17th, 2009, 10:14 pm

Gambit wrote:I particularly dislike the scene with the blinking fuel light.
*Gasp* Why? I thought that was pretty amusing actually, as it made me think of how soldiers I know generally respond to problems.

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Skipper: Analysis
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Skipper: I find it pretty and somewhat hypnotic.
Kowalski: That too sir.
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I know that in the first one they might know what's going on, but then again they are not pilots... ;) They do rebuild the plane.
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by In_My_CrossHairs » July 18th, 2009, 3:57 am

Madagascar 2 was a bit too cheesy for my tastes. I dunno, maybe its just me. Anyone seen the series?
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by KKSlider » July 18th, 2009, 10:06 am

In_My_CrossHairs wrote:Madagascar 2 was a bit too cheesy for my tastes. I dunno, maybe its just me. Anyone seen the series?
Agree, but not only that.
I did see it and I thought that wasn't really Madagascar in the first place. I mean, for the whole movie you see the four main characters swirling around moral conflicts that nobody will surely care about, with no real good sketches/jokes scenes (less for the penguins and the granny).
All the movie pace has been radically slowed down, in favor of what? More conflicts? That's what it teaches to us? Being good with your friends?

Horrible in any manner. They could have just stopped to one movie instead of the classic bad sequel. :|
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by Turuk » July 18th, 2009, 6:01 pm

KKSlider wrote:All the movie pace has been radically slowed down, in favor of what? More conflicts? That's what it teaches to us? Being good with your friends?

Horrible in any manner. They could have just stopped to one movie instead of the classic bad sequel.
True, but to be fair, it's an animated movie that is actually focused on kids, and thus not in the line of movies like Shrek, where adults are part of the target audience.
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Re: What is everyone's favorite movie at the moment?

Post by KKSlider » July 18th, 2009, 6:05 pm

Yeah, I thought the same thing, but they surely burned a great chance to hit the spotlights again, in my opinion.

You can't disappoint the penguins... :)
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