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The Return of Even More Movies You've Watched This Week III

Were you high when you watched it?

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Even though I was almost dozing off halfway through the movie, I still know new incarnation of Trinity HAD A NUCLEAR FAMILY in this iteration of The Matrix. She gave it all up after being “red pilled” without even being shown to be upset about leaving 2 kids she raised, which is one of the problems I had with the movie with regards to her character. Perhaps they were cut out for pacing purposes, I don’t know.

Because I can’t remember much of the movie, I’ll just leave you the lyrics of the cover of the song we’re all so upset about lol. And it’s not about context or shit like that. It’s the musical arrangement. The original version had an intro with nice, simple guitar track and minimalistic drum track like Led Zep’s Kashmir followed by a wonderful base track creating the main melody with the drums and vocals finally really kicking in. It was a fucking work of perfection. Not only did they fuck up the arrangement in this cover, the singer SUCKS,

Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine

Come on!
Uggh!

Come on, although ya try to discredit
Ya still never edit
The needle, I’ll thread it
Radically poetic
Standin’ with the fury that they had in '66
And like E-Double I’m mad
Still knee-deep in the system’s shit
Hoover, he was a body remover
I’ll give ya a dose
But it’ll never come close
To the rage built up inside of me
Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy

Movements come and movements go
Leaders speak, movements cease
When their heads are flown
‘Cause all these punks
Got bullets in their heads
Departments of police, the judges, the feds
Networks at work, keepin’ people calm
You know they went after King
When he spoke out on Vietnam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

Yeah!
Yeah, back in this…
Wit’ poetry, my mind I flex
Flip like Wilson, vocals never lackin’ dat finesse
Whadda I got to, whadda I got to do to wake ya up
To shake ya up, to break the structure up
‘Cause blood still flows in the gutter
I’m like takin’ photos
Mad boy kicks open the shutter
Set the groove
Then stick and move like I was Cassius
Rep the stutter step
Then bomb a left upon the fascists
Yea, the several federal men
Who pulled schemes on the dream
And put it to an end
Ya better beware
Of retribution with mind war
Twenty/twenty visions and murals with metaphors
Networks at work, keepin’ people calm
Ya know they murdered X
And tried to blame it on Islam
He turned the power to the have-nots
And then came the shot

Uggh!
What was the price on his head?
What was the price on his head!

I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard a shot
I think I heard, I think I heard a shot

‘He may be a real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed obedience to white liberal doctrine of non-violence…and embrace black nationalism’
‘Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential trouble-makers…
And neutralize them, neutralize them, neutralize them’

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

How long? Not long, cause what you reap is what you sow

*RATM are self-proclaimed commies or socialists IIRC.

Yes… they are… and they’re annoying as fuck about it.

I like RATM, I like how angry their music is… but I don’t like what they stand for.

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Not in a mood to argue in movies section.

Started watching The Witches season 2. So far I made into the 3rd episode and I am disappointed. It looks like a fan service on the story telling is poor. Fighting and monsters have improved, but costumes suck.

Have you played the games?

I don’t play video games anymore, but I played a good six hours of the witcher 3…

Damn… what a beautiful game, crosses the line between… being a game… and… art

Yes witcher 2 and 3. The movie feels like playing The Witcher 2 after you have played The Witcher 3. The Witcher 3 is beautiful and the story telling is amazing. For example the moral dilemma you have to take in the second expansion and the ending of the 3rd expansion are just an enormous experience. I still have to feel something even about Gerald in the series. The game made me care about every single character, even the bad guys.

Edit for finishing season 2. The last 2-3 episodes are actually good and make up for the show.

Not a movie, but I have been enjoying Formula 1: Drive to Survive. I think what they did right with the show was make it more about the characters (drivers, team, manager, owner), compared to just a series on Formula 1 racing. Knowing the ins and outs of a team make it more fun.

One aspect I didn’t understand before watching was the vast differences in team budgets. Knowing that one team might be working with less than a third of another team, makes the different placements outside of 1-3 more interesting. If a low budget (being like 135 million USD) team comes in 4th or 5th, that is kinda like winning for them. The big teams seem to spend close to half a billion a year.

Another aspect, was how much physical fitness is required of the driver. These guys train a lot to be able to drive. IIRC, they typically lose about 10 lbs of sweat in a race. They have to be able to withstand high g-forces (6 gs is common in cornering) throughout, and need to be able to escape the car if something really bad happens. It seems a lot safer than it used to be, but there is still an element of danger for the drivers (it was very unsafe decades ago).

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That’s true

They have massive necks

Average Joe wouldn’t be able to go more than one or two laps.

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I think that is from having to withstand 6 Gs regularly without their heads flopping around. A head is what, 10 lbs? That’s like regularly resisting 60 lb forces for extended periods. Gotta be good for building the neck. I guess if I win the Powerball so buy an F1 car for neck training

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Anyone here watches Succession? People keep telling me to watch it but I have the attention span of 3 year old child these days. All I do is watch summaries of movies on YouTube because I can’t even be bothered to watch them.

Btw I posted this in another thread but I thought I’d also post it here since it’s a movie thread. This is now my favorite YouTube channel of all time.

His take on A Quiet Place nearly killed me but the language in that video is too un-PC so I’m not going to post the link to it. I’m pretty surprised that they didn’t de-monetise him.

SPOILER ALERT: Nothing crazy - I’m not gonna give the ending away but I’ll make a comment on it and a couple other things. You could read my review and still be in the dark about plenty, but there are definitely some spoilers.
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Just watched Spider-Man: No Way Home with my mom and kids in theaters. I think I have to rewatch it at home, for a few reasons.

One, it was my kids’ first day back at school after a 17 day break (2 weeks plus a few snow days), and the movie was 2.5 hours, plus they’re 6 and 5 so every time the action stopped and a dramatic moment was happening I’d have to tell them to stop talking.

Two, my mom never showed us anything remotely gory or scary when we were kids so she was a bit freaked about my kids watching it and it was a little annoying, haha. I had to explain to her that when I was 11, I went to see aJeepers Creepers with my best friend and I’d never seen anything remotely scary so I was so scared I had to close my eyes and eventually leave the theater, and that movie wasn’t even scary. Took me a while to get over that fear. My kids have a very firm grasp on what’s real and what’s not, and I don’t show them any movies with sex scenes, but they’re totally fine with violence (excluding rape and torture, anything that could be literally traumatic). I mean, we watched the new Mortal Kombat together and they LOVED it. Marvel movies will never be too scary for them - it’s all cartoony violence anyway.

Three, the theater was too fucking loud. We were literally the only ones in the theater (thanks omicron!) and where I can usually hear someone a couple rows up whispering, I couldn’t hear my wife two seats over when she was half-yelling. It was just too fucking much.

All of that aside, I felt as if Far From Home was better. The epicness of every third marvel movie (Iron Man 3, Thor 3, etc) is a bit much, and if I’m being honest, I’m getting sick of how forced it feels for the writers to have to address every single thing that’s happened in the Marvel universe and go through painstaking lengths to explain all of it, which they never end up doing anyway because none of it really makes any sense at all. It wasn’t BAD, of course - I enjoyed it and I think I’ll enjoy it more when I rewatch it at home.

Good parts:

It was great to see Tobey Maguire again. I don’t know if he was the best Spider-Man simply because of old goofy CGI, but he was always the best Peter Parker. I read all the original Spider-Man comics as a kid, and Tobey was Peter. He was GREAT in the movie.

Andrew Garfield was good in this movie, too - his Peter was a bit more comical than the other two, probably because nobody even remembers anything about the two trash movies he was in anyway.

Willem Dafoe is great in everything. He was probably the best Spider-Man villain ever, and he’s still awesome now.

The visuals are great. It’s Marvel. We know they’re not gonna slack on something this big, and they didn’t disappoint.

Finally, to wrap the review up, the ending was silly. The logic behind the concept of it sort of made sense, and if they’d gone more general about the aftermath, they could have pulled it off, but like any Marvel movie, 2 and a quarter hours later when the dust has settled and the movie could end any second, there’s an extra 15-20 minutes of “let me try to explain every angle of this impossible situation”.

Anyways, I’ll still recommend people giving it a watch. 5.5/10, with a predicted bump up to a 6 once I rewatch it and process more information.

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A stiff rating Imo. I thought this was one of the better marvel movies.

For an 11y/old it is/should be

In Australia you had to be 18 just to get into the theatre to watch this. I suppose at 5/6 you probably wouldn’t process the violence in the same manner you would at 10-12

I’d rather have a 5 year old watch mortal kombat as opposed to a 12 year old. My father would also take me to violent movies when I was VERY young (couldn’t really understand what was going on) but he clamped down hard after the age of 8. I also saw a few sexually explicit movies when I was very young like knocked up and forgetting Sarah marshal.

I had no idea what was going on (plot wise, I knew about sex from the age of six… not through my parents… long story), I found the movies boring though and I didn’t pay attention.

In Australia the culture is very much the opposite to USA in terms of what is/isn’t appropriate for kids to watch. For the most part if you’re 15 you can watch films that are legit soft core porn… sex is fine in unrestricted films too. Bad language doesn’t = restricted either.

Drug use (if it isn’t very brief/fleeting or implied) is looked at quite harshly and violence is taken very seriously… hence having to be 18 to go see Mortal Kombat.

It’s very different to the MPAA. A film can use the word fuck 100 times and a 12 y/old can walk in and see it. But decapitation and shootings? No… boobs? Probably…

However I can’t help but feel the system in Aus is rigged BECAUSE high budget blockbusters like saw would pass with a 15+ in the past (spiral was 18 though)

The Saw films are infinitesimally worse than Mortal kombat. The ratings system is ridiculous… it SHOULD be up to the parent to decide what is and isn’t appropriate for their child to watch up until the age of sixteen or so. But many are lazy, thus a sizable majority prefer to look at a label slapped onto the film to decide “yes” or “no”

The problem is… every kid is different. What’s appropriate for kid A might traumatise kid B.

I agree with Flappinit. I think the film gets high ratings because it’s pure nostalgia-bait and the ending is a tearjerker for people who are into Peter and MJ’s relationship. Far too many people these days are quick to praise something simply because they can say “Holy shit! It’s X! I remember X! How cool is it to see X now!” Or, “Holy shit, they put A and B and C together on the screen! Omg!!!”

I felt the film’s plot is a mess. It makes sense for Peter to come up with such a harebrained scheme since-
-He’s a kid.
-He feels that he ruined the lives of himself, his best friend, and his girlfriend, so I totally believe that he wouldn’t think things through.

But the film hinges far too much on Dr. Strange. The entire plot happens because he didn’t think things through on multiple occasions, and I don’t believe that makes sense given how he was previously portrayed in the MCU.

Honestly, the entire film felt like they wanted to find a way to get all three Spider-Man on the screen and suffered through a series of contrivances to get there. As soon as I thought this the film felt boring. At least some of the action scenes are great. I love Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and just how brutal he is. I got disappointed by how easily he got dispatched at the end; need to keep the plot moving I guess.

I think Spider-Man: Far From Home is the far superior film in both plot and pacing and Mysterio/ Jake Gyllenhaal is really fun in that film.

So my wife and I are watching this Netflix series called Another Life.

It is terrible. It’s like a bunch of bubble heads from Instagram got together and said “Let’s make a space show! Yaaaay! Space!”.

The end.