>>41734 I watched the "There and Back Again" edit, and having only seen the first two Hobbit movies, the edit definitely improved upon them. I do have some minor complaints, some that could have been better (the Goblin King's introduction is kind of too sudden, the camera basically zooms into his face abruptly), and some that couldn't be fixed by virtue of taking out terrible scenes (taking out the dumb barrel chase ride scene meant that one dwarf was injured and then sick for no real reason... the audience has to assume he was injured and infected off screen during the barrel ride at some point).
The edit seems to fall apart during the battle of the five armies, there's no real coherence or consistency on what's happening. Example: at the end when Thorin's running after Azog, Bilbo draws his sword, looks dumbfounded, then it cuts to Thorin mowing down orc grunts and taking on Azog, then it suddenly cuts to Bilbo getting knocked out by an orc without establishing he had entered battle first. It's a little jarring.
Having not seen the third movie, I can't tell if this is because a lot of bad scenes had to be cut that tied the good scenes together.
Agreed. If this is just gonna be ‘Ghostbusters with women’, what the hell’s the point. I want women who are Ghostbusters instead of female versions of Venkman and the crew.
There’s a good movie to be found here. It can be done and done well. But if it’s going to remake the first film or make the mistake of goddamn near every comedy sequel ever (rely on recycling old gags with a slight twist/nod to the original gag), I’d rather watch Ghostbusters II because at least that has the crazy fucking museum guy (who was the best thing about that film).
>>41550 Idea about it, Gillian Anderson is Egon's estranged sister who comes to NYC to deal with things after his passing and immediately butts head with the rest of the original trio since she never believed in what her brother did and considered it a waste of his talents. Maybe get some Spengler family backstory as to why Egon was into it paranormal research and she finally starts to understand.
Who else would be good to round out a quintet? Anne Potts or just allude to some TRGB lore that she did wear the pack for a period of time. I really don't want anyone that is gong to "try" and be funny. That would just be cringeworthy. Slapsticky bullshit would ruin the film.
Yeah, here's the thing about the leak: if it hurt the film's box office, it's because the film sucked and people told their friends.
The Wolverine was leaked like this a few years back, but the leak didn't seem to hurt the film all that much. Positive word of mouth got out and people went to go see it in theaters. Likewise, negative word of mouth came out ahead of Expendables 3 due to the leak and the film didn't do nearly as good as the studio predicted. Piracy doesn't matter; making quality content does.
Eh, doesn't matter anyway, it'll make its budget back on overseas box office dosh.
>>40891 My understanding is that the Chinese love super-huge explosions (kinda like Americans in the mid 90s/early 00s when CGI was super-geared up and we all watched The Matrxi), which I'm sure this movie has in spades, so, yes, it will likely recoup overseas.
Alternate movie origins of Splinter and the Turtles (No, it's not alien related).
Wasn't really keen on Splinter learning Ninjutsu from a random book, but learning it from TV would have been worse. Granted, it's not too different from the comics, where Splinter just observes and mimics from his master, but that was the real deal.