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Today's Blockbusters...

Posted July 4th, 2009 at 11:55 PM by Richard
I went to see Transformers: Rise of the Fallen a few days ago, and I began to realize something: Today's blockbuster action movies are starting to become rather stale. Transformers 2, Wolverine, Terminator: Salvation, were all disappointments, with over saturated CGI, recycled plots, and worn out acting.
Where are the great original blockbusters like Terminator, Terminator 2, even T3, Back to the Future, The Matrix, Sin City, and 300? Blockbusters today seem to be like fireworks: great to watch but once they're over that's it. The great movies are those that make you talk about them long after you leave the theatre. They provoke more emotions than oooooh and aaaaaaah. Where are the tear wrenching movies? Where are the edge of your seat thrillers? I'm still waiting for one this year.
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Jexik's Avatar
Up was pretty awesome.
Posted July 4th, 2009 at 11:58 PM by Jexik Jexik is offline
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Wind Lane's Avatar
I thought The Dark Knight was dang good.....it came out last year.
Posted July 5th, 2009 at 01:49 AM by Wind Lane Wind Lane is offline
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ABOMINATION's Avatar
300 was in 2007, so.... but I definately think that CGI is overused way too much. Like in Indiana Jones. Why not take a lesson from the first 3? People like stuff that looks real! Did you see Star Trek this year? Because that was original and edge-of-your-seat.
Posted July 5th, 2009 at 10:38 AM by ABOMINATION ABOMINATION is offline
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Melwing17's Avatar
I was going to bring up Star Trek, but Abomination beat me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried twice at Star Trek. Once at the beginning
Spoiler Alert!
and at one point later in the film (I can't remember exactly when) when the crew was finally together in all their correct positions on the bridge and that awesome theme played. I'm a huge dork for being that moved by that, but .. yeah.
Posted July 5th, 2009 at 11:16 AM by Melwing17 Melwing17 is offline
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ElvenEnvy's Avatar
I don't think things are changing at all.

For every one of those classic blockbusters you all mentioned there's atleast one that fell flat and one that was good but failed to be a memorable classic.

You remember Terminator, but not Robocop. You remember The Matrix, but not Jurassic Park III.

Eventually we'll talk about 300, The Dark Knight, and Star Trek and ask why the blockbusters of 2011 aren't as good as those movies. Forgetting about the movies like Wolverine, Terminator Salvation, and Transformers 2.
Posted July 5th, 2009 at 03:47 PM by ElvenEnvy ElvenEnvy is offline
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What?!?!?!?!?! Terminator Salvation Owned
Posted March 4th, 2010 at 06:44 AM by TheDreadPirateRoberts TheDreadPirateRoberts is offline
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pineapple express owned
Posted March 4th, 2010 at 06:45 AM by TheDreadPirateRoberts TheDreadPirateRoberts is offline
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[quote=ABOMINATION]300 was in 2007, so.... but I definately think that CGI is overused way too much. Like in Indiana Jones. Why not take a lesson from the first 3? People like stuff that looks real![/quote]

I think you missed the point of how the CGI was used in 300, ABOM. The visual feel of the movie (like the movies for Sin City and then later The Spirit) is to create the same look as the Graphic Novels had...and I think it was done brilliantly in all 3...even though sadly...The Spirit wasn't even close to a good movie.
Now take the HBO series Spartacus for example (well maybe you shouldn't watch it if you are under 18 due to the graphic sexual parts) but they use the same CGI technology in it for the fight sequences and it just doesn't fit the way it does in 300.
Posted March 4th, 2010 at 10:33 AM by Onacara Onacara is offline
 
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