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#4499337 - 12/06/19 03:01 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer



I've heard that "Overlord" was essentially the closest we've ever been to having a film adaptation of the Wolfenstein games by ID Software. Is that accurate?


I've only played "Castle Wolfenstein" and "Beyond Castle Wolfenstein" on my Commodore 64 so I don't know...

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#4499338 - 12/06/19 03:06 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: bones]  
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Originally Posted by bones
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer



I've heard that "Overlord" was essentially the closest we've ever been to having a film adaptation of the Wolfenstein games by ID Software. Is that accurate?


I've only played "Castle Wolfenstein" and "Beyond Castle Wolfenstein" on my Commodore 64 so I don't know...

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Ah ok, never mind then! The PC games by ID Software are a very different animal from the 80's games.


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#4499342 - 12/06/19 04:16 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Overlord definitely had that vibe and was fun to watch.


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#4499418 - 12/07/19 02:53 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
Overlord definitely had that vibe and was fun to watch.


Thanks for the Overlord mention. I watched that last night and aside from some minor pacing and editing issues, the movie was good. Great fun. smile

#4499686 - 12/09/19 04:23 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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For me, "Unbreakable". I had no idea that I was watching a superhero origin story. I was thrilled by the end of that film.

Surprisingly, I have not seen "Glass" yet. Shyamalan's lustre has worn extremely dull for me, despite my enjoyment of "Split".


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#4499694 - 12/09/19 05:04 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Highlander II. Five years after the original we heard there was going to be a sequel and we were psyched! Leaving the theater we were like, "What the ____ did we just see?". There's a whole sequence where you're watching the safety video for the plane they're on that seemed more like something you'd see on SNL. I just did a quick search to make sure the script hadn't started as something else first and saw it's listed as one of the worst movies every made.

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#4499698 - 12/09/19 05:14 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Regarding Highlander II... You know a film is bad when you're sitting in the theater saying the lines out loud five to ten seconds before they actually say them.

Oh, did I mention that this was the first time watching the film, too.

Highlander II was that bad.

#4499703 - 12/09/19 05:46 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: JCathcart]  
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Unbreakable was a great surprise, I so much wanted a sequel as soon as it finished. Split was great for one reason: James McAvoy. Glass, not so much.

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Originally Posted by JCathcart
Surprisingly, I have not seen "Glass" yet. Shyamalan's lustre has worn extremely dull for me, despite my enjoyment of "Split".


The problem with Shyamalan is he became a one-trick pony. All his films boiled down to establishing a comfortable calm through a meandering exploratory story and then slapping a "startling" twist on the plot towards the latter third. He would have done well to study Michael Crichton's "Coma" which engages not only the twist, but the masterful use of the thriller genre's plotting and pacing.

I dare say "Coma" is one of the finest examples of how to properly plot such a movie--a template, even, to strive for.

Both filmmakers wrote in the same genre, but Crichton was a true master.

#4499706 - 12/09/19 06:06 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: Scott Elson]  
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Originally Posted by Scott Elson
Leaving the theater we were like, "What the ____ did we just see?".


That's how I felt after watching Speed 2: Cruise Control


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#4499707 - 12/09/19 06:14 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I remember watching 'Coma'. It was a superb piece of entertainment. I may even look it up for a re-watch sometime soon.


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#4499718 - 12/09/19 07:39 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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"Flawless" (2007) starts as a nice, somewhat conventional heist drama set in the late 1950s/early 1960s with a dash of feminism. If you can read film language though, the film takes a 90° bend at some point which is masterfully announced with a single 20...30 seconds take that is seemingly irrelevant (but significant because of its length and apparent superfluousness (at first sight)). Michael Caine & Demi Moore are starring, so if you expect nothing (like I did) you will be very pleasantly surprised.

This is the equally masterful opening:

(oh, well, we can't set the time with this blasted forum software, here's the non-embedded link: https://youtu.be/S911KNRPA_4?t=68

#4499721 - 12/09/19 08:06 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Originally Posted by BlueHeron
Unbreakable was a great surprise, I so much wanted a sequel as soon as it finished. Split was great for one reason: James McAvoy. Glass, not so much.
I liked McAvoy before “Split” but that movie proved to me without any doubt what an exceptional talent he is.


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#4499795 - 12/10/19 09:31 AM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: Ssnake]  
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Originally Posted by Ssnake
"Flawless" (2007) starts as a nice, somewhat conventional heist drama set in the late 1950s/early 1960s with a dash of feminism. If you can read film language though, the film takes a 90° bend at some point which is masterfully announced with a single 20...30 seconds take that is seemingly irrelevant (but significant because of its length and apparent superfluousness (at first sight)). Michael Caine & Demi Moore are starring, so if you expect nothing (like I did) you will be very pleasantly surprised.

This is the equally masterful opening:

(oh, well, we can't set the time with this blasted forum software, here's the non-embedded link: https://youtu.be/S911KNRPA_4?t=68


Intrigued. I'm in.


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#4536005 - 09/05/20 01:27 PM Re: Movies that were totally NOT what you were expecting [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Stargate! What a disappointing trash! A trash that should never had spawned a trash TV series.


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Stargate! What a disappointing trash! A trash that should never had spawned a trash TV series.



Those are fighting words.

Stargate the movie was a brilliant, innovative, non-deductive concept that was well (not perfectly) executed and the series that it spawned was one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time.


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I can't speak for the series as I've never watched any of them but the Stargate movie wasn't trash in my opinion.


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I'm going to try not to be cranky this time... but I enjoyed both the film, and the series.


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I was thinking of a "War of the Worlds/Independence Day" kind of movie. When the credits came, I remember looking at my friends and saying "Wait, that was it?!". Ugh, such a disappointment.

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The only annoying part of "Stargate" was the obnoxiously loud noise the moving lifts made. Otherwise, good movie.

Also, "Cloverfield" was good, and "10 Cloverfield Lane" was even better.

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