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Old 03-03-2016, 02:32 PM   #61
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You will LOVE Spy! I guarantee it! Full of belly laughs and a perfect spy movie sendup for our times.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:34 PM   #62
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:59 AM   #63
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Don't have links handy or trust my browser much, but I am LOVING the trailers for Aquaman and Kong: Skull Island.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:22 PM   #64
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Kong: Skull Island.
Monkey too big.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:17 AM   #65
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They upped the size on Kong because they're prepping to remake King Kong Vs. Godzilla, and Legendary's Godzilla is the tallest ever unless Japan's new Shin Godzilla is bigger (can't remember). They want it to look like Kong might have a scrap of a chance, so they may actually have to shrink their Godzilla.

Monkey may be too big, but the rendering and overall design impress me much. I am also, despite my enduring crush on Tom Hiddleston, REALLY looking forward to seeing John Goodman as the "greedy corporate shill who has to be forced to divulge even the simplest truth about the situation." And, of course, John C. Reilly is kinda growing on me the way small plants would try to grow in that beard he's sporting in the Skull Island trailers.

Just about two weeks and the only theater in my town will be showing Skull Island. The troubles with the new Batman movie are causing me to wonder if Aquaman's ever actually going to make it to release, but I hope it does. I grew up with the wussy Saturday morning cartoon Justice League version of Aquaman. Now I wanna see someone recognize the total badassery someone like that would be capable of perpetrating in a gritty reboot, and while Jason Momoa wouldn't have been my first choice he may turn out to be a very, very good choice depending on the actual movie. If all this Batman flailing about doesn't tank the Justice League franchise DC may or may not still be trying to put together.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:39 AM   #66
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I officially have a date to go see this Sunday's matinee of Skull Island. I can't wait. I wanna see how John Goodman's character dies, cuz I'm pretty sure he's gonna die. And for the record, the single scariest thing I've seen in any of the trailers so far is that Cape buffalo-lookin beastie roughly the size of my apartment building. Cape buff are nasty, nasty animals. I wouldn't get that close to a regular-size one, which is a measly TON of angry flesh and bone even when they look placid.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:25 AM   #67
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Monkey too big.
And according to one of John C. Reilly's offhand lines in the movie, he's not even full grown. THAT is how Legendary is setting up for Kong vs. Godzilla--by the time that movie's made, Kong will be even bigger.

Plot of the movie: Predictable, really. No major twists.
Acting performances: Pretty average. I think Samuel L. Jackson just defaulted to "Nick Fury without the cryptic one-liners", which may be his actual personality.
Effects: HELL YEAH. Blood, guts, explosions, fights, all very well rendered and plentiful. Kong is not our friend.
Amount of monster in monster movie: Comparable to the Godzilla movie where he takes a meteor hit to the head before the opening credits (think that's Vs. Space Godzilla but I'd have to check). SO MUCH MONSTER. Not all monkey, either. The newly invented "this is why the natives worship him--he kills these things" monsters also remind me fondly of an obscure Godzilla villain, at least around the head.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:25 PM   #68
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You will LOVE Spy! I guarantee it! Full of belly laughs and a perfect spy movie sendup for our times.
I finally watched that movie because of you and you were right. It was a lot of fun.
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