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    Jungle Cruise (2021)

    This looks good but it looks like a almost a straight scene and plot point ripoff of Brendan Fraser's The Mummy. Rogue handsome badass guy leads brother and sister to ancient location in a light hearted comedy complete with library ladder scene. Looks like they even have the airship boat...
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    Dune (2021)

    The mini-series did the book justice and was quite accurate with only a few changes. It cannot really be improved upon other than the obvious stage shots and if such a movie would make the 100's of millions I am sure the studio is looking for, it would have and obviously didn't. So instead we...
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22, 2018)

    I enjoyed the movie well enough up to the ending. I thought they did a decent job of making a slightly different and entertaining take on the same motivations that all 4 previous JP movie had. Evil Greedy Corporations and incredibly stupid people try to manage dinosaurs with mayhem ensuing...
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    Avengers: Infinity War -- Spoilers Thread

    Regardless of the reproduction rate of a society, doubling the population after losing 50% to get back to where we are now will only take a tiny fraction of the time the society has been in existence. The longer the reproduction rate, the longer it took the society to get to their current...
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    Avengers: Infinity War -- Spoilers Thread

    The plot hole of Thanos' plan is that it doesn't actually accomplish his goal of extending resources and greatly delaying destruction from over population and over consumption. On Earth it would take about 30 years to have the population back to where it is now. Only 50% is utterly pointless...
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    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22, 2018)

    The problem I have with the Jurassic Park movies is they are supposedly smart people doing really really stupid things that even stupid people wouldn't do to create the conflict. The first trailer seemed like it would avoid the really really stupid things part, other than thinking they could...
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    Skyscraper (2018)

    Best movie poster edit, ever. Gravity : A lot stronger in real life than Hollywood would have you believe.
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    Regal testing surge based movie pricing

    Already done with reserved seating and having to pay a surcharge to get the reservation because it is only allowed if you use online, which has a surcharge.
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    Regal testing surge based movie pricing

    I'm surprised they don't use this pricing, not for big tent poll movies vs lesser movies, but simply opening weekend costs more. If you are in a hurry to see it, it will cost an extra buck or two. Wait a week or two and it is normal pricing. "Sold out" showings indicated you charged too...
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    Thor: Ragnarok (11/3/2017)

    Our family thought it was really good but did anyone else notice this movie is pretty much a Borderlands movie if it was done 80's style with MCU characters? There were so many sequences, music bits, sound sequences, and some of the plot lines from the game I can't imagine there won't be some...
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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    My wife and I saw the film on opening night because I was really looking forward to it. As a whole I mostly enjoyed it but I can't help but see it as a huge series of missed opportunities. The villain's plot was actually quite believable for a global threat and props to the writers for coming...
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    Indiana Jones 5 (2023)

    For me, I don't care about whether it is child, grandchild, man, woman or reboot and whether it is set in the past or modern times. What I care about most is that whatever movie is created under the Indiana Jones name that it is as fun, entertaining, and as mildly intelligent as Raiders of the...
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    Marvel's GUARDIANS of the GALAXY Vol. 2: May 5th, 2017

    I completely agree that the mass murder scene was out of place. What really makes it a clearly wrong choice to me is when they are walking along and the bodies are just falling. Did everyone associated with the decisions look at that scene and go "This is just perfect!" and no one went "Umm...
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    IMAX sticks a fork in 3D

    It seems like a fair number of posters here seem to think of 3D as the equivalent of color grading the final product. As long as the final product has 3D, i.e. the right color grading for the intended look, then it is good 3D. I could not disagree more. I see conversions or the scripted "I...
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    IMAX sticks a fork in 3D

    3D is in its sorry state at this time for these simple reasons. 1. Directors did not and were not going to spend the time to improve their craft to understand how to use 3D cameras correctly and how to use 3D effectively for visual effect, sans a few less popular directors who did. So what we...