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Old 05-21-2009, 08:19 AM   #41
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Re: Vin Diesel

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By the way I am watching Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest right now. It one so of those movies of the week on tv. Haven't seen the 3rd on yet though.

Ever see the "Ask a Ninja" review of PotC 2? High-Larryous!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK8SsHV3yLs (WFS)

Check out the PotC 3 review while you're there, it's just as funny. (Quite literally! )
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:55 AM   #42
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Speaking of awesome upcoming action flicks, how about Christian Bale in the next Terminator Flick?

Awesome!
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:45 AM   #43
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Actually I was really annoyed by the new Trek movie because it was such a lost opportunity: you have a decent cast, good filmmaking team, and great intellectual property and they wasted it telling Yet Another Save The Universe With Lots Of Explosions movie.

How many times do we have to watch Kirk and friends save the earth? BORING! This was an awesome opportunity to tell some great junior officer stories. You ask any crusty old Colonel or Admiral about their career and they will tell you about their character-building experiences when they were a lieutenant or ensign with a gleam in their eye and a smile on their face. Junior officer stories are good stories--there's a pilot maxim, more true every day I live, that "good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement". You get good character-building stories when people make mistakes and learn from them (see the first Spider-Man movie for a good 'junior officer' story; with great power comes great responsibility). But in the new ST movie, Kirk never makes a mistake and never learns a single thing--he's a weenie from beginning to end, and they give him command of a starship for it. Bah. Entertaining movie, but could have been so much more.

I'm still hoping Vin Diesel gets better writing. I absolutely loved him in Pitch Black (a great "early movie" for a bunch of folks), and found him tolerably fun in Riddick (so much cheese in that movie I wanted chips to go with it), and while it wasn't a "Vin Diesel Movie", I did quite like Iron Giant. Vin is a great "well made B-movie actor" and has a lot of fun with it.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:57 PM   #44
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Diesel was the voice of the Robot.
Wow! What a cioncidence! It just showed The Iron Gaint today on the tv channel and I was wanting to watch it again but lost the tape somewhere. My god what a great journey down memory lane. I used to watch it a lot back when I was a kid. Great movie. I don't think they will make a sequel. Might ruin it too if there's a sequel and besides guess everybody has forgotten fo the movie now. What a shame classics get forgotten by the new generations.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:56 PM   #45
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Actually I was really annoyed by the new Trek movie because it was such a lost opportunity: you have a decent cast, good filmmaking team, and great intellectual property and they wasted it telling Yet Another Save The Universe With Lots Of Explosions movie.

How many times do we have to watch Kirk and friends save the earth? BORING! This was an awesome opportunity to tell some great junior officer stories. You ask any crusty old Colonel or Admiral about their career and they will tell you about their character-building experiences when they were a lieutenant or ensign with a gleam in their eye and a smile on their face. Junior officer stories are good stories--there's a pilot maxim, more true every day I live, that "good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement". You get good character-building stories when people make mistakes and learn from them (see the first Spider-Man movie for a good 'junior officer' story; with great power comes great responsibility). But in the new ST movie, Kirk never makes a mistake and never learns a single thing--he's a weenie from beginning to end, and they give him command of a starship for it. Bah. Entertaining movie, but could have been so much more.

I'm still hoping Vin Diesel gets better writing. I absolutely loved him in Pitch Black (a great "early movie" for a bunch of folks), and found him tolerably fun in Riddick (so much cheese in that movie I wanted chips to go with it), and while it wasn't a "Vin Diesel Movie", I did quite like Iron Giant. Vin is a great "well made B-movie actor" and has a lot of fun with it.
I haven't seen this movie yet but I know exactly what you are talking about. The characters are awesome but save the universe storyline which we've seen numerous times in other movies. I guess they are trying to attract more young people with explosions and save the world.

What do you think about Vin Diesel's new movie Babylon A.D.? I hope he comes out with more projects. A triple X movie is in plan of making. But I am really hoping for another Riddick movie. I wish I can do something to get their attention.

Iron Giant was absolutely great.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:58 PM   #46
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Speaking of awesome upcoming action flicks, how about Christian Bale in the next Terminator Flick?

Awesome!
Amen to that. Just caught it tonight. Great movie, hope they keep the Marcus Wright character and maybe give Common some more lines.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:36 PM   #47
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Re: Vin Diesel

T4 was good. I've heard it being called Batman in Terminator as Bale is somewhat stiff like Batman in #2.

I don't think we'll see Marcus again cause...

Definitely worth a see.
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