Postby pissface on Thu 4/Jan/07 10:33am

just becasue it's rattling round your head doesn't mean it's something to contribute.
:D
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Postby Dazzle on Thu 4/Jan/07 10:34am

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
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Stun wrote:
Kazmeistyr wrote:I enjoy Terry Pratchett these days, far more entertaining, far less cerebral. They should do some movies of the discworld series, although would be probably be pretty hard to translate the humour.

Sausage in a bun anyone?



The Discworld PS1 game was actually quite entertaining...
Dunno if I'd want to watch a movie though. :huh:


The UK Tv adaption of 'The Hogfather' that has just aired over here was a pretty good attempt at converting Pratchett to a live action setting.

I'm still gutted that the Johnny Depp/Robin Williams/Terry Gilliam adaption of 'Good Omens' didnt come off. :(


funny, I have read the first Discworld book and havent been motivated to read the rest.


The first two are straight up fantasy parodys. They get better around the 4th or 5th - realy good around the 20th, and the most recent ones could pass as regular thrillers or adventure stories.
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Postby Monolith on Thu 4/Jan/07 10:35am

pissface wrote: just becasue it's rattling round your head doesn't mean it's something to contribute.
:D


thanks for your input dad.
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Postby pissface on Thu 4/Jan/07 10:41am

that's grandad to you.
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Postby Dazzle on Thu 4/Jan/07 11:02am

pissface wrote: finally seeing the movies now they are on TV.... if I had paid my money to see this shit at the cinema I would be well pissed off.

Wooden 2-dimensional melodrama with ugly masks.


No point argueing taste with Mr pf.

The hollywood hype machine did its trick. Those that were predisposed to loving these movies went and saw all three and bought the toys/replicas/lunchbox to match.

Those that didn't, maybe got dragged along to one, and bah humbuged the rest.


Most of the targeted advertising should interest the correct demographic, and give the non target a reason to avoid it - like the reaction I get when ever I see a trailer for a chick flick.
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 4/Jan/07 11:06am

I liked the second one the best.. the battle for Helms Deep is really good. Up with my all time favourite battle scenes ever.

Another one thats right up there is the first ten minutes of the bigscreen remake of Lost in Space. the whole movie went downhill after that, but still... that space battle.
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Postby Grapefruit on Thu 4/Jan/07 12:02pm

The best scene in the entire 3 films has to be Gandalf battling the Balrog as they fall into the center of the earth. awesome scene and great musical score to go with it.

i love all 3 films, the first one the best for me.

bring on the 2 prequels !!!!
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Postby happybaboon on Thu 4/Jan/07 12:43pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote: I liked the second one the best.. the battle for Helms Deep is really good. Up with my all time favourite battle scenes ever.


As someone else mentionned, that scene (and the whole trilogy) is somewhat ruined when the elf surfboards down the staircase on a sheild. Otherwise it is an excellent battle.

I liked the bit in the first film with the giant troll thing in the mine, because if you pause it at the right frame you can see Boromir's part is being played by his stunt double, who is a friend of mine :)
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Postby CaptainCaveman on Thu 4/Jan/07 12:48pm

A stunt double for Boromir's part? That must be the adult version, I guess :eh:
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Postby Grapefruit on Thu 4/Jan/07 12:57pm

didnt mind the shield thing, the bit where he climbs up the elephant and takes it down is a bit crap for me...

i think they should have cut out liv tylers character back to how it is in the book (she hardly makes an appearence) as i hate her!
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Postby j2hyde on Thu 4/Jan/07 1:04pm

Yeah, liv tyler's inclusion was pointless. She was crap, and those scenes were a waste of valuable time considering how long those movies were. And that bloody elf was annoying. I also didnt like how the dwarf was sterotyped into the funny midget role. Overall the movies were entertaining and worth watching, but not great cinema.
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Postby Dave_the_Slushy on Thu 4/Jan/07 1:22pm

They needed some eye candy - Liv provided. I'm not going to complain about that, seeing as though I tend to stop listening and start drooling whenever she's on the screen.

They are great popcorn flicks - entertaining, leave your brain and your cares behind sorta stuff. Not great movies for getting you to think, but you need that to balance it out. Otherwise film would be a medium like a world with only fine wine and no beer.

The likes of the Die Hards, Arnie movies and 90 mins of Jim Carrey making poo jokes are needed to bludgeon the pretentious wankery that seems to be corrupting film the way art has been corrupted to the point where it is inaccessable to the common man.
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Postby pissface on Thu 4/Jan/07 2:41pm

Dave_the_Slushy wrote: They are great popcorn flicks - entertaining, leave your brain and your cares behind sorta stuff. Not great movies for getting you to think, but you need that to balance it out. Otherwise film would be a medium like a world with only fine wine and no beer.
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These movies are flat beer. Admittedly it's a stout, but still... no head on it :(

I get kind of bored with all the action hero stuff, and the manly machoness, and the totally limited roles all the women were in.
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Postby Kazmeistyr on Thu 4/Jan/07 3:14pm

pissface wrote:
Dave_the_Slushy wrote: They are great popcorn flicks - entertaining, leave your brain and your cares behind sorta stuff. Not great movies for getting you to think, but you need that to balance it out. Otherwise film would be a medium like a world with only fine wine and no beer.
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These movies are flat beer. Admittedly it's a stout, but still... no head on it :(

I get kind of bored with all the action hero stuff, and the manly machoness, and the totally limited roles all the women were in.


Your glass of stout is half empty, isn't it :p
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Postby Grapefruit on Thu 4/Jan/07 3:19pm

i read somewhere that Peter Jackson has still some unfinished footage for the films and the documentaries, so i guess that will be included on the HD / Blu Ray versions of them !!!

I wonder if he will go back and redo some effect shots too, he stated on the Directors commentary that he was not happy with some shots in the 2nd film due to time - especially the one with the Orcs riding those "dogs" attacking the fleeing people.
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