Good movies anybody?

  • I would have thought that someone like you who enjoys video games would have understood that story and content trumps visuals, everytime.


    Perhaps for you, but not for me. I watch films for the visual storytelling and spectacle. Games, TV series, and books are different media that lend themselves to telling a story in different ways.


    This film tells the story of Paul Atreides. Everything else from the novel is peripheral, and expendable unless it directly affects the story of Paul. Compromises must be made.

  • Perhaps for you, but not for me. I watch films for the visual storytelling and spectacle. Games, TV series, and books are different media that lend themselves to telling a story in different ways.


    This film tells the story of Paul Atreides. Everything else from the novel is peripheral, and expendable unless it directly affects the story of Paul. Compromises must be made.


    Story and plot trump graphics and visuals, everytime. Good story is why the Original Trilogy of Star Wars is better than the Prequels.


    And now that I'm thinking about it more, I realize that they've set themselves up for further failure in Part 2. At some point Gurney Halleck should show back up. And when he does, he still thinks that Jessica was the traitor. So he tries to kill her. But they never had the "Who's the traitor?" subplot in the movie. Which leaves 1 of 2 options. First, Gurney doesn't show up at all in Part 2. He's dead or disappeared, which affects Children of Dune in a major way. Or they're going to have to retcon the fuck out of their failures in Part 1 with BIG exposition dumps.




    Night Teeth, on Netflix. Decently fun movie. Basically a guy's kid brother takes a shift driving his "limo" to help him out, and gets drawn into a war of vampire vs. vampire vs. hunters. Nothing fancy, definitely borrows a lot from other classic movies (like Collateral), but it's fun so it's worth a halloween watch.



    Bite, on Amazon. Not as good. A girl visiting her brother in LA gets turned into a vampire. They have one simple rule: Men can't be trusted with power, so they must never become vampires. But in the end it turns out the head chick vampire was abusing her power the whole time. With a classic Hollywood fallacy they decided to tell us this at the end, rather than show us throughout the movie. Another example of how visuals trumping story and plot always dooms a movie.

  • Story and plot trump graphics and visuals, everytime. Good story is why the Original Trilogy of Star Wars is better than the Prequels.


    The new Dune film does have a good story and plot, just not as detailed as you would have preferred being a fan of the novel. The new Dune film has far more story and plot than Star Wars (A New Hope).


    You would like to have more of the intrigue and side plots of the novel. I OTOH would have loved to see more ornithopter flight scenes and dunescapes. I want to watch a film, not a novel. I prefer to read those.

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  • So they brought in Aquaman, Drax and Spider-Man’s girlfriend to save Araccus and the House of Atraedes.


    Neat.

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  • No way I am gonna watch Dune. Does not interest me in the least. I read the books when they first came out.


    Just watched a series that I found interesting.... 'Jaguar' it is set in around 1960 or so... in and around Spain mostly. It is about concentration camp survivors turned nazi hunters. Took me a while to realize that I was enjoying it. I mean... the settings were really cool along with the cars etc. There were no negros in the movie.... took me a while to realize that. I kept expecting to see some negro save everyone.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


    I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.


    Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.


    It's hard for liberals with mental disorders to think that other people don't also have the same mental disorders. - Danneskjold 2018

  • No way I am gonna watch Dune. Does not interest me in the least. I read the books when they first came out.


    Just watched a series that I found interesting.... 'Jaguar' it is set in around 1960 or so... in and around Spain mostly. It is about concentration camp survivors turned nazi hunters. Took me a while to realize that I was enjoying it. I mean... the settings were really cool along with the cars etc. There were no negros in the movie.... took me a while to realize that. I kept expecting to see some negro save everyone.


    lazs

    That sounds like a Spanish version of Hunters (Netflix series):


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7456722/

  • Yes.... I liked 'Hunters' also. This one has more of a gritty feel tho and I liked the settings better. I think only one or two were jews but they never made a big deal of who or who was not a jew. Makes sense cause so many who were killed were not jews at all.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • Why? It ends before they get to the good stuff.


    *fuck you autocorrect*

    Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


    I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.


    Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.


    It's hard for liberals with mental disorders to think that other people don't also have the same mental disorders. - Danneskjold 2018

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