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We went and watched the newest Jurassic World yesterday. It was a fun popcorn flick.

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Exciting news imo

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vinsanity wrote:
June 6 22, 9:48 pm
Top Gun: Maverick is the most fun I've had in a movie theater since probably Knives Out.

For context; Psycho Goreman is the most fun I've had with a movie in the last decade; JoJo Rabbit is probably the best the movie I've seen in the last five years.
I know nothing about those other movies but we finally saw Maverick tonight and it was great.

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My entire family wants to see Maverick. From the trailers, I feel that it looks like an updated version of the original. Therefore, I just don't have much interest in seeing it "again".

How far off am I?

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mikechamp wrote:
July 22 22, 9:03 pm
My entire family wants to see Maverick. From the trailers, I feel that it looks like an updated version of the original. Therefore, I just don't have much interest in seeing it "again".

How far off am I?
There is a lot of standard sequel things. So a lot of nostalgia scenes, but the action is absolutely amazing.

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mikechamp wrote:
July 22 22, 9:03 pm
My entire family wants to see Maverick. From the trailers, I feel that it looks like an updated version of the original. Therefore, I just don't have much interest in seeing it "again".

How far off am I?
I look at movies a little more...critically than most. If you go back and look at the first, it's a little aimless; a bit of a way to get from scene to scene, throw in some fighter jets, and good jokes. It's actually a pretty bad movie.

I don't particularly like Tom Cruise, I think he plays Tom Cruise in every movie since....he started. I would have totally ignored this movie if my friend hadn't goaded me in to going to see it in iMax a month ago. I don't like Miles Teller. I HATE pandering to nostalgia in sequels. I hate money grabs.

Almost everything I liked about the first movie, I thought was better in Maverick. Almost everything I think the original lacked, was improved in Maverick. Maverick doesn't have some of the memory capturing or culture defining scenes as the original but the movie as a whole, flows so much better and is much more fun on the whole because of it, for me.

There's a couple of missed throwbacks, but Tom Cruise has an age appropriate love interest who isn't just [love interest insert]. The training flights are better shot (the originals were groundbreaking and these are...more ground breaking). There's setups and payoffs and not just random events to make things happen, for the most part. It's a fun movie that's pretty well paced, it has it's flaws but outside of nostalgia, I don't think the original was nearly as good of a movie.

Seriously the biggest praise I can give it is; I prefer heady, dramatic thought pieces if I'm paying for a ticket. I went at the enthusiastic request of a friend who'd just seen it, and wanted to see it again.

I went in ready to hate the movie. I wanted to pick apart every stupid nostalgia scene and callback 'remember berry'.

I left laughing having enjoyed it and seriously some of the most I've enjoyed a theater in years.

For context, I loved Knives Out, I saw Good Boys [the middle schooler cuss fest], Joker, Uncut Gems, 1917, Parasite, JoJo Rabbit, Free Guy, End Game, Far From Home, Green Knight, No Time to Die, Let there be carnage, Ford v Ferrari and others all in a theater in the last few years.

If your whole family wants to see it and it's a hot summer weekend; find a theater still showing it - you'll enjoy it. It's fun.

Edit - It's hard to find but if you love fun movies; I can't preach Pyscho Goreman enough. I wouldn't say it's family friendly, it's a R rated Horror...comedy(?). Ignore the little girl for the first 30 minutes, she'll seem grating at first but it kind of pays off, for me. It's not streaming free and if you don't want to fly the jolly roger, it's only $4 on Amazon to rent right now.

And Champ, JoJo Rabbit is a Taika Waititi flick about a kid in the Hitler Youth who has an imaginary friend that is...Hitler. And it's a comedy! He did What We Do In The Shadows with Jermaine Clement of Flight of Conchords fame, also Thor: Ragnarok, the new Thor: Love and Thunder. It's got Scarlett Johansson in a stellar role. JoJo Rabbit is one of the best movies of the last decade. I can't recommend it enough.

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I guess I should check in; I loved Thor: Love and Thunder. I understand the critiques but I really Waititi and his sense of humor and I think having a norse god as a...god but who is only just as strong as some freak mutant Earthlings and only ever really threated by weird aliens who have some magic things from beings more powerful than actual gods....is absurd and shouldn't be taken to seriously? They're starting a new phase to go after a being more powerful than Thanos and his gold glove (Yadi's is platinum [expletive])...they started the last one with Iron Man going after....Iron Man? So sure, the stakes were small and there could have been more drama and I agree there were probably more J/m (jokes per minute; it's a baseball board, deal with it) than necessary but I thought most jokes landed. If you go in expecting a good comedy, you'll leave satisfied. If you want a somber, tension filled 'is the universe going to explode?' experience - you'll be disappointed. Better than Ant-Man?

I also saw The Black Phone. I was torn on it; if you like non-slasher/non-torture-porn horror movies, I think you'd like it. There's a few aspects that kind of whiffed for me but overall it does "true" horror pretty well. The plot is simple and straightforward enough, it uses the characters in efficient ways and the themes of each plot line congeal well enough to be harmonious, I think.

I'll be seeing Nope on Sunday, so if I have a cocktail or three I may check back in.

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Nope is a movie that exists. I don't think I can recommend paying money to see it. And I love Jordan Peele.

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December 14 21, 1:31 pm
Whoa. That's Data/Short Round as her husband.
He was very, very good. He's done one other movie as an adult actor according to imdb. Pretty interesting.

I liked the movie a lot. One problem with getting older is that everything you found when you were still impressionable bears too much weight. So it was hard for me to shake off all the Eternal Sunshine feel of it. But Damm, that movie is almost 20 years old, and Everything Everywhere All at Once does its own thing more than well enough.

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vinsanity wrote:
July 24 22, 4:15 pm
Nope is a movie that exists. I don't think I can recommend paying money to see it. And I love Jordan Peele.
Is it another social commentary movie? If so I’ll prolly pass.

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