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56 minutes ago, Tom@LCO said:

No...... I'll be back a soon as i can.

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Watching Avengers: Infinity War.

There are like 20 main characters in this film and a dozen plots and subplots.

:blink:

I can't keep track of all of them.

:undecided:

 

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Poor squirrel.

For once I want to see him win.

 

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Deadpool 2 (2018)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162/

I liked the first one but this sequel was just boring and dumb and unoriginal with a story about a new character that I didn't care about. Lazy screenwriting just to get a sequel made.

How do I get 2 hours of my life back?

2/5

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/

This is the 19th MCU (Marvel Comics Universe) movie and you have to need to see the previous 18 films to get a bit of an idea of where all those characters in this film fit into this movie and where they came from and what they were doing in their last appearances in their own movie franchise series like Thor Ragnarok and Captain America and Spider Man and Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and so on.

Plus if you don't watch this one, you won't be able to watch the direct sequel Avengers: Infinity War 2 (YES! They left the ending as a cliffhanger) and Captain Marvel, both of them coming out next year.

Honestly I haven't seen but maybe a bit more than half of the previous 18th films so I was lost half of the time.

All these Marvel and DC comic books movies one after another every year are getting very annoying.

2/5

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Didn't Wade have a line about "lazy writing" in Deadpool 2? 😂

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8 minutes ago, Morph said:

Didn't Wade have a line about "lazy writing" in Deadpool 2? 😂

Yes you are correct!!

He surely did!

Great memory, Morphie!!

The only part of the movie I liked was when he and his "team" jumped out of the airplane and the scenes immediately following it - don't want to spoil it.

I was ROTFLMAO!!

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The rest of the movie was just boring and uninteresting.

I didn't care for the plot.

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Just got this Blu-Ray.

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When this aired on ABC TV network during the primetime evening broadcast hours in November 1983, over 100 million people in 39 million households watched it, a record that was not broken again until 2009.

The U.S. population in 1983 was about 233 million. That's almost 1/2 of the U.S. population that seen this movie during it's primetime evening broadcast.

Directed by Nicholas Meyer, who just came off the success of directing the movie hit Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, this movie tore into the consciousness of the American public and folks worldwide.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After#Reception

We knew at the time in the early 1980's that a nuclear war was imminent between the U.S. and Russia. It wasn't a matter of whether Russia was going to nuke us, it was a matter of when.

But no one has ever told us what the result of a nuclear war would be like until The Day After was shown on TV in primetime in everyone's living room.

It shocked us!

In 1980, the U.S. was still recovering from a long economic depression, high interest rates, high unemployment, a weakened U.S. Military and a diminished U.S. Global Power after the Vietnam War, Americans longed for better times, brighter future for their children, a stronger economy, more jobs.

Americans wanted to live and prosper again.

Here comes Ronald Reagan, not only did he brought jobs and wealth, he also made the U.S. strong again militarily by spending an unheard and unprecedent $1 trillion on defense.

But the spectrum of a nuclear war still loomed over us and when The Day After was broadcast, people had a new attitude: to live every day like it was the last day.

That's why the 80's became the decade of excess: wealth, junk bonds, credit card debts, Madison Avenue found a new customer they could advertise to and make millions off from in the stores and malls: the teenage girls and teenagers.

We said: you know if we are going to be nuked tomorrow, we might as well live it off today and spend and spend and spend - after all, we are going to die so screw it, it's just money and debt.

We, the 20's something generation of the 80's invented wanting more, over spending, high credit card debts, and living materialistically and financially beyond our means.

We lived our lives the same way the music videos being shown on MTV were: quick images edited together and played back fast and furious.

I remember watching this movie on TV with my family and I was 18 at the time.

It was what every one talked about for weeks and months after.

Nicholas Meyer actually filmed almost 4 hours of material (not including added commercials breaks) and wanted it to make it a 2 part TV mini-series.

But ABC Network TV couldn't find anyone to advertise and sponsor it for primetime broadcast unless they agreed to trim out a lot of violence, shocking and disturbing scenes, and cut it down to about 2 hours for a single night broadcast.

Hence why it gotten poor reviews by critics about the editing and continuity and being disjointed as a whole but even with all that material missing, it still had the power to shock audiences.

Now this won't seem so shocking anymore.

In the past 35 years since this was broadcast, we have seen many nuclear wars and apocalypse end of the world movies and TV series but The Day After will always be one of their grandfather leaving a cinematic legacy and impact  for years to come.

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4 hours ago, Morph said:

If another big ape was added, would it be like a part two to Rampage? 😁

LMAO, Morphie!


Good One!

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