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« Reply #22620 on: August 02, 2014, 06:51:21 PM »
Whoops you're right. That still leaves Monsters University, Brave, Up, Cars 2. Utter shame what happened to their movie quality after Wall-E and Ratatoille.

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« Reply #22621 on: August 02, 2014, 06:52:08 PM »
Notice all of those sequels. What are they working on now? The Incredibles 2.

Their next two movies are Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, due in summer and winter of next year, respectively.
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« Reply #22622 on: August 02, 2014, 06:52:17 PM »
They've gone two non-sequels coming out next year. I'm not gonna write them off just yet.
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« Reply #22623 on: August 02, 2014, 06:55:15 PM »
Oh that's good. I read Incredibles 2 was their next movie. Guess I'll eat crow on that one and I'll see them with an open mind.

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« Reply #22624 on: August 02, 2014, 06:56:02 PM »
It was most definitely awesome.
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« Reply #22625 on: August 02, 2014, 06:57:17 PM »
can we please start treating pd with movies the way we treat andrex with games and me with politics

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« Reply #22626 on: August 02, 2014, 06:59:33 PM »
and Squiddy with everything.
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« Reply #22627 on: August 02, 2014, 07:02:44 PM »
Whoops you're right. That still leaves Monsters University, Brave, Up, Cars 2. Utter shame what happened to their movie quality after Wall-E and Ratatoille.

I'll give you Cars, but shitting on Up :comeon

Up is fantastic and to me better than even the excellent Ratatoille and the vastly overrated Wall E.
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« Reply #22628 on: August 02, 2014, 07:11:35 PM »
Up had a great intro and little else.

It was a casuality of American cartoons always needing to be some fucking goddamn comedy.

A heart breaking story about a widower who comes to grips with he and his wife's unfulfilled dream turns into a story with talking dogs, comical super villains, asian boy scouts. Great premise; awful execution.

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« Reply #22629 on: August 02, 2014, 07:12:57 PM »
yeah, Up was butt.

Pixar's best thing is Wall-E
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« Reply #22630 on: August 02, 2014, 07:14:13 PM »
People thought Monster U was mediocre? ???

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« Reply #22631 on: August 02, 2014, 07:16:46 PM »
yeah, Up was butt.

Pixar's best thing is Wall-E

Agreed, boo. Up put me to fucking sleep.

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« Reply #22632 on: August 02, 2014, 07:22:32 PM »
I don't get you two, like at all.
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« Reply #22633 on: August 02, 2014, 07:28:54 PM »
Up felt like a wannabe Ghibli film. The intro was on point and contained a lot of humanism and charm in its writing and animation. The Ghbli inspiration is off the charts. I certainly feel like they tried that with the rest of the film, but did so while implementing an American cartoon style, which doesn't really mesh with me.

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« Reply #22634 on: August 02, 2014, 07:35:29 PM »
people hating on Up now?
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« Reply #22635 on: August 02, 2014, 08:00:35 PM »
Know nothing about Pixar movies. :rejoice

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« Reply #22636 on: August 02, 2014, 08:08:47 PM »
Guardians of the Galaxy

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« Reply #22637 on: August 02, 2014, 08:22:29 PM »
like what Himu said, Up became butt when it turned into a dumb slapstick movie with talking animals and the awful 'villain'. ruined the sincere tone it had before.
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« Reply #22638 on: August 02, 2014, 08:24:16 PM »
like what Himu said, Up became butt when it turned into a dumb slapstick movie with talking animals and the awful 'villain'. ruined the sincere tone it had before.

I disagree, and felt that stuff fit perfectly with the general theme of rediscovering the adventures of your youth.
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« Reply #22639 on: August 02, 2014, 08:25:39 PM »
 :yeshrug they could have done that without all the dumb stuff
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« Reply #22640 on: August 02, 2014, 08:28:30 PM »
You two are like the only people I've seen with that opinion, which makes no sense to me seeing as:

1. The villain is his hero who turns on him.
2. He burns the house which shows how the main character still clings to his wife.
3. the silly stuff, like PD said, was about rediscovering his youth while actually being funny and having good messages behind them.

You guys act like it became a dreamworks movie after the intro. Himu, for a girl who always harps on creativity, you're sure against it here.
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« Reply #22641 on: August 02, 2014, 08:29:43 PM »
Up is straight up emotionally manipulative porn. Those first 20 minutes feel like Pixar is just proving they can make you take an existential kick in the nuts and still sit there and swallow their sentimentally drenched load. Fuck that movie's cutesy characters, fuck it's invasive pathos, and fuck it's critical acclaim.

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And fuck Wall-E too

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« Reply #22642 on: August 02, 2014, 08:32:47 PM »
My favorite Pixar movie is Ratatouille or The Incredibles.
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« Reply #22643 on: August 02, 2014, 08:40:08 PM »
My favorites are Wall-E, Monsters INC, and Toy Story 1.

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« Reply #22644 on: August 02, 2014, 08:40:39 PM »
My favorite Pixar movie is Ratatouille or The Incredibles.

I...completely agree.  I hate this feeling.

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« Reply #22645 on: August 02, 2014, 08:40:53 PM »
My favorite is Ratatouille.  Also really enjoy Toy Story 2.  Incredibles is really good but there's a kind of icky Randian Objectivist current running through the whole thing.

I thought TS1 was only OK, but I also dug TS2. Haven't seen 3.

Didn't pick up on that during my watch of Incredibles, I just really liked the idea, writing, and characters.
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« Reply #22646 on: August 02, 2014, 08:41:40 PM »
My favorite Pixar movie is Ratatouille or The Incredibles.

I...completely agree.  I hate this feeling.

We are the same, fryinghigh, in more ways than this.  :shh
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« Reply #22647 on: August 02, 2014, 08:42:18 PM »
I really liked that they didn't try to cram a bunch of Earth stuff into GotG. I really hate that about pretty much every superhero movie that has space stuff, especially Green Lantern [which was excruciatingly awful regardless] and Thor. I want to see more of the cool space stuff, not boring buildings in some generic Earth city getting blasted by aliens.
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« Reply #22648 on: August 02, 2014, 08:44:39 PM »
I didn't like Toy Story 2 much. I felt 3 was much better than 2 as well.

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« Reply #22649 on: August 02, 2014, 08:50:54 PM »
Been a while since I watched TS2 but if I remember it right, it probably cloys at the hearstrings a bit too much.
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« Reply #22650 on: August 02, 2014, 08:52:52 PM »
It just felt forced to me. It's still a really good movie, but I guess I went in with expectations of Toy Story 1, whose themes resonated a lot more with me when it came out (I was 10 shut up)

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« Reply #22651 on: August 02, 2014, 08:57:38 PM »
See, TS1 just didn't click with me. Maybe those lowered expectations caused me to like TS2 more than I otherwise would have.
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« Reply #22652 on: August 02, 2014, 09:07:33 PM »
My favorite is all three TS movies.
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« Reply #22653 on: August 02, 2014, 09:10:24 PM »
I don't think TS2 or 3 are approaching 1, but 3 is really close for me. It's just a really charming and beautiful movie, and it got me to cry multiple times.

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« Reply #22654 on: August 02, 2014, 09:11:18 PM »
While I have discussed themes here, I don't see how that's a big deal with Pixar movies. Yeah some of the themes are pretty good and well done, at the end of the day they're blockbusters though. And all that matters is how entertained you were by them.
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« Reply #22655 on: August 02, 2014, 09:14:14 PM »
Even though it's hardly the first to do that, I call it The Mass Effect 3 syndrome. Take an awesome series about space exploration, and have going to earth for the first time as a big draw :snoop
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« Reply #22656 on: August 02, 2014, 09:18:19 PM »
While true, I just meant that the story resonated more with me when I was younger and I had my own toys, I guess.

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« Reply #22657 on: August 02, 2014, 09:20:13 PM »
TS3 is my least favorite, but it really resonated with me in how Andy was going away to college the exact same time I was and I forgot about my toys too. Not to mention I gave a lot of them to my little brother.

My mom cried a lot while watching it cause of that.  :'(
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« Reply #22658 on: August 02, 2014, 09:46:40 PM »
I thought Bug's Life looked so bloody awful that I've still have never seen it. I've also not seen Monsters University because it looked like a cheap cash in and Cars 2 taught me that Pixar clearly doesn't give a shit anymore about sequels.

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« Reply #22659 on: August 02, 2014, 09:57:50 PM »
The first time I watched Up with my little cousins they kept asking "is the red girl going to meet him again?" in reference to the old guy's wife. I'd tell them no, she died...and one of my cousins said "but that's not supposed to happen."
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« Reply #22660 on: August 02, 2014, 09:58:34 PM »
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« Reply #22661 on: August 02, 2014, 10:02:07 PM »
I'm not as crazy about Guardians as a lot of people but that was a really fun movie. I'm genuinely impressed by the director's / script writer's ability to turn a movie about a of shit comic book vomit no one has ever heard about into a genuinely compelling and interesting two and half hours of film.

Avengers had more impressive action sequences with characters I recognize and like but GotG is more consistent movie with no real dull points.

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« Reply #22662 on: August 02, 2014, 10:04:57 PM »

I thought Bug's Life looked so bloody awful that I've still have never seen it. I've also not seen Monsters University because it looked like a cheap cash in and Cars 2 taught me that Pixar clearly doesn't give a shit anymore about sequels.

Bug's Life is a pretty ordinary kid's version of Seven Samurai mashed with Three Amigos.  It's far from Pixar's best, but I don't think it's that bad at all.

Yeah, I was a dumb kid that thought "HOW COULD A MOVIE ABOUT INSECTS BE GOOD?" yet happily watched a film about talking toys, lol.

Seven Samurai + Three Amigos sounds incredible though. I need to totally watch it with the family.

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« Reply #22663 on: August 02, 2014, 10:06:49 PM »

I thought Bug's Life looked so bloody awful that I've still have never seen it. I've also not seen Monsters University because it looked like a cheap cash in and Cars 2 taught me that Pixar clearly doesn't give a shit anymore about sequels.

Bug's Life is a pretty ordinary kid's version of Seven Samurai mashed with Three Amigos.  It's far from Pixar's best, but I don't think it's that bad at all.

Yeah, I was a dumb kid that thought "HOW COULD A MOVIE ABOUT INSECTS BE GOOD?" yet happily watched a film about talking toys, lol.

Seven Samurai + Three Amigos sounds incredible though. I need to totally watch it with the family.

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I loved Dreamworks' Antz. :yeshrug

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« Reply #22664 on: August 02, 2014, 10:07:58 PM »
I loved Antz.

It almost definitely doesn't hold up, though.
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« Reply #22665 on: August 02, 2014, 10:25:31 PM »
Guardians was pretty jawesome. I haven't enjoyed a space movie like that in years. I liked the Star Treks but felt that certain aspects of them compared unfavorably to the TV shows (they're too action oriented, but alas, this is the reality of commercially viable scifi). I guess I'd compare it to the 5th element? I enjoyed it well enough, even if the characters were mostly whatever. Chris Pratt had a decent amount of charisma going as well, he got some chuckles out of me.

Maybe the solution to getting scifi properties in a good spot is to throw Zoe Saldana in the mix.

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« Reply #22666 on: August 02, 2014, 10:35:14 PM »
Oh and Bradley Cooper pretty much merked the Rocket VA. I might have to not hate his chiseled, beautiful face now.

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« Reply #22667 on: August 02, 2014, 10:42:31 PM »
is 'merked' good?
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« Reply #22668 on: August 02, 2014, 10:44:02 PM »
It's a synonym for killed, so contextually yes.

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« Reply #22669 on: August 02, 2014, 10:47:37 PM »
My parents bought me Antz on VHS, but then made me stop watching it because it had swears. Same thing with the Casper movie, too. :lol
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« Reply #22670 on: August 02, 2014, 10:48:07 PM »
Guardians of the Galaxy is the best Marvel movie since the original Iron Man, in my eyes.  Great characters, light-hearted fun, and awesome ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Exodus nailed it for me--this felt like the best Star Wars movie since ROTJ.

Pratt, Cooper, and especially Batista were great.  Saldana was by-the-book, but obviously dayum-looking.  This is coming from someone unfamiliar with the comics, but I'm definitely picking up some issues now.  They're dirt cheap right now.

I really hope some aspects and characters of Guardians makes their way into Avengers 2.  Pratt with RDJ would be comedy gold.
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« Reply #22671 on: August 02, 2014, 10:56:03 PM »
No GoG in Avengers 2 I believe.  But GoG2 is going the be a prequel to AV3, which means there may or may not be Pratt with RDJ depending on how much RDJ likes money.
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« Reply #22672 on: August 02, 2014, 10:58:01 PM »
My parents bought me Antz on VHS, but then made me stop watching it because it had swears. Same thing with the Casper movie, too. :lol

My parents either weren't around or didn't care about stuff like that.

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« Reply #22673 on: August 02, 2014, 10:58:20 PM »
if only theyd get rid of Joss Whedon :holeup

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« Reply #22674 on: August 02, 2014, 11:00:13 PM »
Aw, I think Whedon fits well with the franchise.  I'd rather they grab directors like Whedon and Gunn to do movies like that.
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« Reply #22675 on: August 02, 2014, 11:01:49 PM »
I saw Casper in a public school auditorium in Detroit. I don't remember why I was able to go since I was homeschooled, but I remember the kids weren't nice at all. They kept asking if I was distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed or something, since I "didn't go to school."
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« Reply #22676 on: August 02, 2014, 11:03:50 PM »
I saw Casper in a public school auditorium in Detroit. I don't remember why I able to go since I was homeschooled, but I remember the kids weren't nice at all. They kept asking if I was distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed or something, since I "didn't go to school."
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« Reply #22677 on: August 02, 2014, 11:04:21 PM »
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« Reply #22678 on: August 02, 2014, 11:04:35 PM »
if only theyd get rid of Joss Whedon :holeup

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« Reply #22679 on: August 02, 2014, 11:07:12 PM »
if only theyd get rid of Joss Whedon :holeup

I think a lot of avenger's quality can be owed to Whedon. Whedon knows comics, and has written for marvel many times. He's also a seasoned director. He was a perfect fit and as such, managed to craft - pre-GOTG I guess - one of if not the most traditionally comic book adaptations on film, a feat many claimed was impossible prior to the Avengers.

Who do you want to replace Whedon with? A non-comic book fan director? Fuck that.