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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: 9/10

 

[hide=Would've been 10/10 had it not been for two things:]

1. The hothead at the beginning of the film who shot the ape. Let's try to be realistic here-- if this movie was actually real, whose [bleep]ing idea was it to bring that idiot along with the crew on a peace mission when they returned to the ape home? The filmmakers could've at least given some sort of plausible reason to bring him back, like maybe he's the only guy who knows how to restore the power or something. I was just asking myself, "What the [bleep] is this guy doing here? Everybody knows he hates apes and is a loose cannon. Why does he need to come along? Nothing good can come from his presence..." And then, lo and behold, he conceals a weapon and threatens Caesar's newborn. Wow, who would've thought. It was super predictable that he would only complicate things and add more conflict to the story.

 

2. I can't really blame Hollywood for not doing this, but I wish Caesar spared Koba's life at the end, and consequently Koba could've reformed himself in return. Overall I appreciated how much grey there was to the story, how it explored both humanity and the apes' good sides and dark sides. Though the Caesar vs. Koba's thing at the very end was pretty black and white. The final scenes were very similar to The Lion King too-- the ex-leader, presumed dead, returns to reunite his people; overthrows the new evil leader; evil leader hanging on for his dear life at the end, bargaining with the old leader. Just like Scar and Simba, lol.

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I give it a 9/10 too. 

 

In response to your two points:

 

[hide]1. They do say that that guy is the only one who is familiar with the damn's engineering. I think the woman urges the man leader not to bring him along, but the man leader says that he has to because of that.

2. I think it would have been very odd if Caesar spared Koba's life. He gave Koba plenty of chances and trusted Koba multiple times (not to mention putting up with Koba's insubordinate behavior). I think the movie made it clear that Koba was beyond saving. I really liked what Caesar says before he drops Koba (that Koba isn't an ape). I think that was just one more thing that showed the similarity between man and the apes. People can do such terrible things to the point where you start to question whether you could call them truly human. Heartbreaking ending though, after Caesar and the guy (I can't remember his name) did all they could to make peace.[/hide]

 

For whoever has seen the movie, did you stay for the end audio clip? If so, what are your thoughts? (I know it isn't a huge deal)

 

 

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what was the end audio clip? I stayed till the credits were over cuz I thought there would be a post-credits scene like most movies have nowadays, though I don't recall an audio clip. what'd i miss?

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I haven't been burnt out yet by Superhero films. The only one that really disappointed me the was latest Ironman

I take it you never saw Green Lantern, or either of the Thor movies? How about The Green Hornet? I'll be kind and leave R.I.P.D out of this.

 

 

I enjoyed the Thor films. Haven't seen Green Hornet or RIPD (they're trailers looked awful). Green Lantern I saw at some point on DVD, but I've never been a big fan of Green Lantern so my expectations were low.

 

 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes talk:

 

 

I'm not entirely convinced Koba died. The way he fell down the building, getting caught in the scaffolding, then kind of riding it down into the dust as other structural items fell on top of him, makes me believe their is a chance he was mortally wounded but was able to escape.

 

I also left right as the credits started to roll, so I missed any post-credits bonus content.  

 

 


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Not a movie, but I just finished watching the first season of Black Sails, and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Anyone else seen it? Looking forward to the second season.


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Not a movie, but I just finished watching the first season of Black Sails, and it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Anyone else seen it? Looking forward to the second season.

I think I made it around 4 episodes in before giving up. Does it get better?

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I think so yes. Don't take my word for it though. :P. What didn't you like about it?


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The pacing, mostly. I get that they were trying to show life and the development of a society, but it almost felt like they spread themselves too thin and ended up with so many characters and so many plotlines that ultimately weren't going to go anywhere.

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what was the end audio clip? I stayed till the credits were over cuz I thought there would be a post-credits scene like most movies have nowadays, though I don't recall an audio clip. what'd i miss?

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes talk:

 

 

I'm not entirely convinced Koba died. The way he fell down the building, getting caught in the scaffolding, then kind of riding it down into the dust as other structural items fell on top of him, makes me believe their is a chance he was mortally wounded but was able to escape.

 

I also left right as the credits started to roll, so I missed any post-credits bonus content.  

 

 

 

 

[hide]The audio clip was kinda easy to miss if you weren't listening for it. It started rolling just as the last bit of credits were scrolling past. To me, it sounded like an ape quietly gasping for breath and the movement of concrete/other rubble. Right away I thought that it might be a hint that Koba didn't really die and was just injured badly after the fall. Sounded to me like it was the audio of him digging himself out from beneath the rubble.[/hide]


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what was the end audio clip? I stayed till the credits were over cuz I thought there would be a post-credits scene like most movies have nowadays, though I don't recall an audio clip. what'd i miss?

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes talk:

 

 

I'm not entirely convinced Koba died. The way he fell down the building, getting caught in the scaffolding, then kind of riding it down into the dust as other structural items fell on top of him, makes me believe their is a chance he was mortally wounded but was able to escape.

 

I also left right as the credits started to roll, so I missed any post-credits bonus content.  

 

 

 

 

[hide]The audio clip was kinda easy to miss if you weren't listening for it. It started rolling just as the last bit of credits were scrolling past. To me, it sounded like an ape quietly gasping for breath and the movement of concrete/other rubble. Right away I thought that it might be a hint that Koba didn't really die and was just injured badly after the fall. Sounded to me like it was the audio of him digging himself out from beneath the rubble.[/hide]

 

 

 

 

Oh sweet, proof to my theory. I probably won't have thought twice about the fall had they not already pulled the same false death trick with Caesar. It makes sense to keep him alive because who really knows what could happen in the next film, and having to draw up a new Ape rival would just be redundant. 

 

One of my biggest questions for the next installment is if they're going to incorporate a returning space traveler?

 

 


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I just went and saw Lucy cause my older sister wanted someone to go with.

 

This has got to be the worst movie I have ever scene in theaters. DO NOT GO AND SEE IT! 1/10

 

Gets 1 point because of some of the visual effects.


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The Raid: Redemption 

Raid 2

 

Utterly AMAZING movies. Best fight scenes and excellent stories to go with them. Redemption has a better plot, but I thought that Raid 2 had better cinematography.

 

If you haven't seen them, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.


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I know it isn't a movie but I have been watching the New Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Have to say without a doubt one of the best things I have ever watched.

 

 

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I am about to the entire Matrix collection all the way through tonight. Got the collection last year, just haven't had a blue-ray player to watch it.


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Did you ever watch the original Cosmos series with Carl Sagan? Also, if you love the Matrix films you should check out the ones I mentioned in the post above. Not as deep of a story line philosophically speaking, but they're on par with the fight sequences!


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I saw 'Frequency' (2000) last night.  I enjoyed it greatly, and will probably watch it again sometime.  I didn't quite follow everything at the end.


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So I saw Guardians of the Galaxy on Satuday. It was fun. I didn't like it as much as I thought I was going to. I guess I over-hyped myself. Maybe I'll like it better the second time.

 

Also, with regard to TV shows, I started Scrubs on Netflix since I finished up all the episodes of Psych that are on Netflix (unfortunately season 8 isn't on there). I'm liking Scrubs a lot. Just the right amount of humor for me.


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amazing spiderman 2 - kind of a mess of a movie. green goblin felt jammed in just so they could hit that story note, which was the most obnoxiously telegraphed and pointless thing, though it was a good scene. i didn;t really buy electro or the goblin's changes into villains, especially turning it against spiderman. it seemed like they just went straight on cackling villain because "well it's the end of the movie, gotta wrap things up" rather than for any character driven reasons. i think it could've been fixed pretty easily, too. very pretty though, and the soundtrack was certainly something new and interesting, though i don't know if it worked out too well. i hope electro didn;t actually bite it in the end, though. foxx was probably the best part of the movie.

 

captain america 2 was much better, though i guess more safe and predictable.


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Watched Blade Runner for the first time last night.

 

a) Harrison Ford is so damn young it's weird.

b) Very confused with the music throughout the movie, especially the saxophone.

c) The plot was classic sci-fi and posed a very solid question. But the way it was executed was rushed and kinda lame. But I kinda expected that from a 1982 movie.

 

I'm just glad I can say that I've seen it now, since I'm in to sci-fi and Blade Runner was one of the first big sci-fi movies.

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Loved Blade Runner. We studied it in school, and I even still loved it after that. Ya know it's a good movie when that's the case.

 

I watched The Lego Movie last night. Pretty awesome. 


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I watched The Lego Movie last night. Pretty awesome. 

Would you say that... everything was awesome? :twisted:

 

 

I knew this would happen.


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Re-watched Dead Poets Society. Still an amazing film. RIP Robin Williams, though I never named you as one of my favourite actors, I always loved your roles.


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I saw Speed (1994 film) yesterday.  That was a thrill indeed :P.


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I watched the new Hercules with Dwayne Johnson. Wasn't expecting anything good and that's what I got. 4/10.

 

For some reason I really enjoy the "older" 2004 Hercules half god, half man, all power movie with Paul Telfer as Hercules, and Timothy Dalton as his "father".  I watched it again after seeing the new Hercules. 7.5/10.


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"Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come."

"An imperfect man can do great deeds, and a great man imperfect ones.

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Watched Blade Runner for the first time last night.

 

a) Harrison Ford is so damn young it's weird.

b) Very confused with the music throughout the movie, especially the saxophone.

c) The plot was classic sci-fi and posed a very solid question. But the way it was executed was rushed and kinda lame. But I kinda expected that from a 1982 movie.

 

I'm just glad I can say that I've seen it now, since I'm in to sci-fi and Blade Runner was one of the first big sci-fi movies.

 

Hold off on the "first big sci-fi" line there. 2001, Planet of the Apes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956!!), 1953 War of the Worlds, Solaris, Alien, Star Wars, THX 1138 just to name a few that predate Blade Runner.

 

Loved Blade Runner. We studied it in school, and I even still loved it after that. Ya know it's a good movie when that's the case.

 

I watched The Lego Movie last night. Pretty awesome. 

Blade Runner is one of my all-time favorite films

 

Film noir mixed with Sci Fi in a meditation on what it is to be a human? Talk about a film-gasm. Plus a YOUNG Rutger Hauer--the "time to die" monologue he has at the end was a complete deviation from the original script and one of the most beautiful moments in cinema history.

 

I thought the music was perfect, but I'm a sucker for synth music in film--though I never used to be. Anything in David Lynch or John Carpenter films is almost a guaranteed synth fest.

 

Blade Runner 2 with the original crew is in the works, and they have publicly asked Harrison Ford to star again. With him returning to his role in the upcoming Star Wars film, it's possible he might agree to return as the one and only Deckard.


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I saw THX 1138 not long ago and it seemed quite bizarre to me, particularly the use of all that whitespace in the film.  I found the ideas kind of similar to "Logan's Run" if you've heard of it.  Was there an obsession with the fear of society being taken over/repressed in such a way during that era?


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All Is Lost

 

Robert Redford (77 years old!) out chilling on the Indian Ocean when a rather naughty shipping container smashes a hole in the hull of his boat. The film's about him attempting to survive. There's very little dialogue, and some scary parts. Worth a watch.

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