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  • @DMCMaster I love the animation, music, and general vibes of that movie but there were a bunch of inconsistencies that kept me from loving it like everyone else does. In particular,

    The whole time travel twist didn't make that much sense to me after I started thinking about it for a couple minutes. If they're communicating by leaving notes in each other's smartphones, how did they never see the date? Also, in Japanese schools, they write the date on the board every day. They would have noticed this stuff way sooner is all I'm saying.

    Still, it does have a lot of heart, so I get why people like it as much as they do.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Oh man, I felt like home again with these folks when the amazing opening intro started. Couldn't stop smiling for two hours, practically. :) I just love these characters and the way they interact with each other. Gunn's style works super well in all of this. And the music, again! Came home and immediately put The Chain on. Drax has the best lines, so stupid, but I laughed the most with him. :)

  • @Sentinel-Beach Dang it I didn't realize that was out. I need to make time to watch it. Glad to hear a good review.

  • @Tragosaurus It isn't, lol. May 5th is the release date, I'm thinking he was lucky enough to watch an advanced screening. The hype is intensifying, it's almost here!

  • @SabotageTheTruth I was lucky that I live in Europe, I suppose! April 26th was the release day here. It's been this way for some time now with MCU movies. It's kinda weird that you guys get it a week or so later in the US.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Well good! Then I have time. I still gotta see The Fate of the Furious, and the ridiculous action nonsense that movie will be.

  • Watching Journey 2: The Mysterious Island on TV while I do homework.. I don't know why but I get a kick out of not very good movies of this type

  • Watched Colossal last night. My date wanted to discuss the psychological profile of abusive relationships afterwards. Jason Sudekis is surprisingly (to me) pretty good against type. Liked it.

  • Damn apparently The Circle sucks.. I was looking forward to it

  • @Faaip Also disappointed, I thought it had an interesting premise and a good cast. I'll still probably check it out, just not in theaters.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Yeah I'm still interested in seeing it later on. I don't go to theaters terribly often anyways, only for the big movies.. though that was one I was interested in going for

  • Finally caught Kimi No Na Wa / Your Name. The hype is real. A+

  • @TokyoSlim
    Ended up seeing that 3 times, hell I'd probably catch every screening I could if it weren't for the fact that as of the last theatre near me still playing it is like 45 minutes away (if traffic isn't bad), also doesn't help that it was a shitty theatre (whole place smelled like something died)

  • @DMCMaster Yeah, I'm lucky enough to live in a place where it's had a nearly monthlong run at the theater within walking distance of my house, and now that's over - it's playing at the arthouse theater about 2 miles away and then at another modern multiplex near my dad's house that's about 20 min away.

    Also, I may or may not have been in possession of a DVD screener for 6 months that I never actually got around to watching. :o

  • Watched GOTG2 this morning. Literal laughter, literal tears. Recommended, not perfect, but very fun and surprisingly emotional!

    Then came home and watched Mad Max Fury Road with the Ian and Huber commentary track.

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    watch GOTG2 yesterday. I really liked it! That credits opening scene did beat Deadpool which I loved a lot, Also it made me laugh and cry, so worth a watch!

  • I saw GOTG2 on Friday... something about it just did not resonate with me the way the first one did. Everything was there, they grabbed all the little pieces people loved about the first movie, but for some reason it never clicked into place for me. The climax was stretched out for too long. I knew what the resolution would be an hour into the movie and I found myself wishing they would just get there already. The first movie was pretty transparent and unsurprising with how things would go, but I think it got there a lot faster, or maybe it didn't and that is why 2 made me impatient. Maybe it's because the first movie had the element of surprise, Marvel movies hadn't been quite so silly yet and they weren't giving us a lot of morally grey characters, so the first movie was a fun change of pace.

    Overall it was fine but I didn't feel like 2 really elevated itself past the original. It's still fun, irreverent, and full of zippy one liners but something about it just slightly missed the mark for me personally but I imagine most people will love it and that's fine.

  • I read something last night that made a good point about GOTG2. It elevated the entire Marvel game from here on out.

    Do not read spoiler until after you've seen the movie.

    By killing Yondu, whom Peter has literally spent the last 2 movies leaning on and who had a really beefy redemption arc in GOTG2 - they killed off their first significant non-throw away Marvel character. Loki didn't really die in Thor. Selvig too should probably be dead many times over. Jane Foster has just been written out of existence because Natalie Portman is never coming back. Bucky ain't dead, obviously, Nick Fury aint dead, Coulson aint dead. etc. Quicksilver had no impact, we never had more than like 10 min of screentime before he bit it. Marvel doesn't kill important people, and when they do, they bring them right back. Yondu died right in front of us, then he was cremated right in front of us. He's as perma-dead as I think you can get. This affects all the rest of Marvel's films forever. Now in Infinity Guantlet, you know that it's entirely possible that Thanos is gon kill some people you're familiar with and it's possible they aren't going to come back.HIGH STAKES!

  • Do we have a trailer thread here somewhere? I would have just said that Jared Leto kinda reminds me of Ian in that new Blade Runner trailer.

  • Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 with a friend last night. I enjoyed it, but liked the second half much more than the first.