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The Finals

28 May 2015 - 01:52 AM

Time for a new thread folks. 


Opener- Titans

15 May 2015 - 11:51 PM

It's now official- Howie and G-Man are making the trip for this game. Plan accordingly.


Jupiter Ascending

10 February 2015 - 04:37 AM

OK- the trailers when I saw the Hobbit movie got a SiFy buff like me interested enough to go see it. Doubly, when I found out Sean Bean (Boromir in LOTR) was in it.

 

the Wachowskis tried to outdo the Matrix in special effects- to (at least to my sensibilities) could you please tone it down a notch? The plot is a little hard to follow.

 

WARNING- Spoiler-  

 

Jupiter- yeah that's her name- (her dad was an astronomy buff) finds out the earth was actually populated by an alien race of humanoids around 100,000 years ago, and she just happens to be an exact DNA match of one of the alien race's queens of a few millennia ago- which also happens to make her the queen of the earth. But she doesn't have sole title- and a couple of the other co-heirs happen to want her dead. Mostly because they want to "harvest" the earth- shades of a plot borrow from Soylent Green- we can have virtual immortality if we suck the life out of the people we harvest.

 

So if you're a gamer that likes F\X over story, you're going to like the movie a lot more than I did. Fandango gave it a 3 1\2 out of 5, and that's where I'd put it too.


The Hobbit, Battle of Five Armies.

17 December 2014 - 03:26 AM

Resident Tolkien Fanatic checking in. Yall want some battles- you got it.

 

I'm not going to rate it- or give away too many spoilers, because I can't hardly be objective.  If you've read the books- you have to know by now Jackson took some serious artistic license on several points- Azog should never have been in any of the movies- the Dwarves killed him off in the Battle in front of the gates of Moria. Of course, you have to enhance a few scenes for screenplay drama.

 

I will say the White Council rescuing Gandalf from Dol Gildur is way cool- and again- us Lore Masters know they weren't really sure at the time if that was Sauron or not.

 

Complaints? Jackson could have done a better job of tying up the loose ends at Erebor. Positives are he did a pretty good job of linking the Hobbit into what happens 60 years later in Lord of the Rings.

 

So if you're a Tolkien fanatic it's must see. And if you're into action adventure, it's certainly worth a look.


Guess Who's alone at the Top?

09 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for ruining your draft position Rex. The Browns thank you profusely.  :D