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Old 06-22-2018, 07:44 AM
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Iron Sky

I don't remember where I learned about this, but I had to watch it after I learned it's about Nazis on the moon.

It's a B movie science fiction movie that's also a parody of the genre. US Astronauts land on the dark side of the moon and discover a secret Nazi moon base, where they've been hiding out and planning the re-invasion of Earth. The moon landing spurs the Nazis into action, especially when they discover the hero's iPhone is a computer powerful enough to control their big Gotterdammerung warship.

This movie was released in 2012 - remember the days when we thought Sara Palin was a continuing concern? Or that Hitler scene from "Downfall" was funny? This movie would like remind you. Ok, the "Downfall" reference was kind of funny, even now.

But it was a bit too stupid to be entertaining. The Nazi plot doesn't make sense, a famous astronaut comes back to earth, but winds up being homeless. People wander around in Nazi uniforms in New York City, and no one notices. Just dumb stuff that takes you out of the movie.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:43 PM
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I watched Cube 2: Hypercube on Netflix's recommendation. From there I sought out Cube, which I watched, and I also found Cube Zero, the prequel, and watched it, too. So, yes, I have see three crappy movies.


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I do not specifically enjoy "horror" as a genre, although there are many many niches that I do like. These films, like the Saw series and Se7en (and maybe to a lesser extent the Final Destination movies), appeal to me because they have these horrible, elaborate, Rube-Goldberg-style death scenarios that are just super fun and horrifying to watch unfold. I also love it when a group of strangers wakes up together in some fucked up scenario with no idea how they got there or what they're supposed to do.

The thing I especially loved about Cube* is how high-concept it tries to be. I like to imagine the pitch meeting. "No there's not a premise or even a real setting. There's a cube! Get it?" :squeezle:

And since I watched all 3 of these, Netflix is super trained up, and it's offering me all kinds of similar garbage. Yay! :partying:
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I watched Cube 2: Hypercube on Netflix's recommendation. From there I sought out Cube, which I watched, and I also found Cube Zero, the prequel, and watched it, too. So, yes, I have see three crappy movies.
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And since I watched all 3 of these, Netflix is super trained up, and it's offering me all kinds of similar garbage. Yay! :partying:
I mean, can you blame them though? It would be reasonable to infer that you like to keep watching crappy movies... :duck:
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:56 AM
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Deadpool 2, while it probably deserves the "not good or bad" thread compared to others here, I'm putting it in crappy movies because of how bland it was and because I really wanted to like it and it let me down so hard compared to the first. If you're looking for a more conventional, less dark and off the wall version of the first movie, this is for you!

Except Domino, every damn scene with domino is gold! I absolutely want a domino, Negasonic Warhead, Yukio and Colossus movie. So often it felt like deadpool was getting in the way of a much more interesting team up. Watching Domino 'whee' her way through the movie with her luck powers was a high point, and the few snippets of Negasonic and Yukio together as a couple and using their powers made me want the movie to focus on them and drop deadpool.

Spoilers if you want to be 'surprised' by the movie going exactly where you expect, don't read, but if you know the tropes nothing in this movie is original.



Another issue I had was the music, oh god the horrible music mixing, finding out that the same composer did both Guardians and Atomic blonde tells me he was both high on some bad weed and phoned this in. More than a couple times a popular song would start playing and then it would kinda fade out, then a few action beats later fade back in to another pop song, like they only got the rights to 15 second snippets or something. It reminded me of watching a highschool auditorium rally where all they have are cued up tapes and a fade slider to introduce each quick performance. You're never allowed to listen and let the music drive the scene, even when the main character points out that it's time to cue the badass music. The only time it gets close is the X-force skydive scene and even then the music is background and lets you down.

So um yeah, quite disappointed.
But if you do see it, make sure to watch the end credits as well as they have been said to be canon by the producers.
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There are only two things that I think really made the Deadpool 2, and you mentioned both of them - in the proper order, even. Zazie Beets as Domino p much steals the show. She was great and for a bit player in someone else's movie I thought Domino was well written. And that end credits sequence really worked for me. I enjoyed the rest of the movie but you're right: It was just okay with a couple of fun set pieces.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:44 AM
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In some ways I thought she out deadpooled deadpool, since afterall luck powers and understanding you have plot armor are pretty similar. Considering the amount of chaos and destruction her powers cause just to do simple things like give her a ramp there's also a chance for a pretty interesting dark dramedy of her dealing with the possibility and damage of stealing luck from the mundanes with powers that aren't fully under her control.
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I have the Andy Sidaris collection, and I watched one of those last night - Hard Hunted in particular.

So, the main reason to watch these are the Playboy and Penthouse models that make up the bulk of the ladies in the cast. The other good reason to watch them are the real explosions.

Otherwise, they are all sorts of terrible in interesting ways.

The thing that I find most interesting is the continuity between films. Each film builds from the last. Some characters and plots are carried over from one film to the next, and they reference events from previous movies all the time. Whoever write this cares enough to keep track and explain where the missing members of the team went.

Except they reuse actors as new characters - one of the main villains from the 1st movie (who is killed in the first movie) is a sidekick to the main villain in this one. One of the heroes in this movie was somebody else entirely 2 movies previous.

There are recurring gags in all of these movies, like one of the agents has a huge gun, but he can never shoot accurately with it. There's "clever" sexy banter. There's always two foolish thugs that die or get blown up in stupid ways. None of this is remotely funny or entertaining in the normal sense.

There are always long uninterrupted shots of vehicles, because it pads the running time. Props are recycled from movie to movie.

The action scenes are entirely unrealistic, the plots are always terrible, and the characters are always terrible at their jobs. 90% of the plot happens because two people are too busy canoodling to notice that a team member just got kidnapped, or to notice the bad guys approaching.

God, I love these movies. It's not even the extremely gratuitous nude scenes, it's the whole crazy package. There's real love and commitment to making these awful things.
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