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by Vernadyn
August 12th, 2008, 4:55 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Batman Begins
Replies: 550
Views: 114779

Wow, ShyVi, your assessment of the "darkness" of Nolan's films vs. Burton's is spot on. I personally like both pairs of Batman films, but to characterize Burton's films as camp is nonsense. I liked The Dark Knight, but it's biggest flaws were its pacing (as Ben noted) and the music. There also was n...
by Vernadyn
July 14th, 2008, 7:21 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Up (Pixar's film)
Replies: 234
Views: 93584

Gah! I just read a review for Ratatouille on Blu-Ray and I cannot believe all the stuff I'm missing!
by Vernadyn
June 28th, 2008, 11:32 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WALL-E
Replies: 754
Views: 304125

It makes sense that Doug Sweetland would direct such a frenetic short, given that he was the go-to guy for animating someone who "flips out and goes bananas" (from the book Infinity and Beyond). Nice to see that Pixar didn't shy away from cartoon violence. As for Wall-E... watching it was an out-of-...
by Vernadyn
June 20th, 2008, 4:41 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WALL-E
Replies: 754
Views: 304125

I remember I was watching the Reservoir Dogs 15th Anniversary DVD bonus features with my family and Knowles kept popping up. We were, "Who the heck is this guy? Where the heck is Tarantino?" If I recall correctly, he also managed to find his way onto the Animatrix bonuses. Probably bummed that he di...
by Vernadyn
June 19th, 2008, 4:16 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Kung Fu Panda
Replies: 467
Views: 175141

I could've done without that slow-mo butt shot of Po, and the middle of the film seemed to be a bit rushed. Other problems that I had with the film have already been stated. Otherwise, an entertaining film with an absolutely stellar opening sequence. I agree with K3vin: "great but not awesome." It's...
by Vernadyn
June 19th, 2008, 3:54 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: WALL-E
Replies: 754
Views: 304125

Re: AICN. They have a big influence because they use capitals and lots of exclamation points.
by Vernadyn
June 16th, 2008, 5:04 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Replies: 293
Views: 136838

Sorry, can't agree with the Fifth Element / Lost World bits. As far as Bruce Willis is concerned, I love the first Die Hard and think the others are pretty neat. Anyway, I think Spielberg's mistake was when he said something to the effect of "I'm making this film for the fans," noting that most of h...
by Vernadyn
June 11th, 2008, 12:26 am
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Completely wrong top 30 list
Replies: 29
Views: 14252

I think once you get to a certain high level of quality, you cannot argue that one film (or work of art) is better than another absolutely. It may be for an individual, but people are different. The very things that one may like about a film may not be palatable to others. Although "good story" and ...
by Vernadyn
June 6th, 2008, 3:45 pm
Forum: Outside the Lines
Topic: Completely wrong top 30 list
Replies: 29
Views: 14252

I'm surprised Incredibles and Ratatouille got such high marks (I love both) since it has lately become "cool" in other online communities to bash them. Then again, Yahoo users seem to give every single movie that comes out today a B+. As an aside, Brad Bird has become my favorite living filmmaker, a...
by Vernadyn
June 5th, 2008, 5:13 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: The Princess and the Frog
Replies: 1171
Views: 357345

Why should Jolie pick on Disney in particular? Because they're an easy target? Because they haven't cast her in any of their animated films?

Anyway, good points made by all. Disney is going to get criticized no matter what they do.
by Vernadyn
June 2nd, 2008, 3:17 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Replies: 293
Views: 136838

I just got The Complete Making of Indiana Jones book, and there are some pretty revealing comments that Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford make about Crystal Skull. Lucas says that he saw no point in making the film if it didn't have aliens. He says, "My God, it can't miss." When he asked Ford if he wanted ...
by Vernadyn
May 29th, 2008, 5:18 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Official Star Wars Thread
Replies: 1112
Views: 285393

Jabba the Hutt (all 500 versions) jumped the Ewok.
by Vernadyn
May 29th, 2008, 5:15 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Movies of 2008
Replies: 253
Views: 67431

Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor does not look promising, especially coming from Rob Cohen. What's really amazing about it, though, is the ridiculously butt-kissing comments on Cohen's official site. In a tribute to Jaws, I suspect that most sane people will react to these comments in one of three ...
by Vernadyn
May 29th, 2008, 5:01 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Replies: 293
Views: 136838

Yeah, Williams definitely seems more inspired by more serious films these days (years). Though, as I said, the more I'm listening to the Crystal Skull score, the more I'm finding to like. As long as we're playing "favorite Indy films," I'm going to go with Raiders. Though, in my opinion, you can't r...
by Vernadyn
May 27th, 2008, 5:10 pm
Forum: At the Movies
Topic: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Replies: 293
Views: 136838

If Lucas and Spielberg really want to continue, I would find it more interesting to see a "prequel" that takes place before Crystal Skull--but only a little (after all, it's hard to deny that Ford is getting older.) Personally, I thought the film was a bit too much like National Treasure, with Indy ...