The thread for movies that aren't going to get their own thread but are still in theaters

Nope is mesmerizing.

Robear wrote:

George Miller is currently in early production stages of "Mad Max 5: The Wasteland", based on backstories he developed for Furiosa and Max during the extended development of "Fury Road".

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George Miller has proven himself the patron saint of practical effects and this will continue, I'm sure. But he's almost 80 now. Here's hoping he can push through until the movie is made, his way. His vision is unique and amazing, and his talent to get actors to do what he needs unmatched.

At this point I'm as excited because it's one more chance for a bunch of aspiring auteurs to work under him and learn from him as for the movie itself. Even if he wasn't 80, we need more people making movies like Fury Road.

*pops out of gopher hole* Did someone mention Fury Road, possibly the finest action movie ever made?

Veloxi wrote:

*pops out of gopher hole* Did someone mention Fury Road, possibly the finest action movie ever made?

Absolutely.

And the fact that it triggers greasy incels so much makes it all the more enjoyable.

Paleocon wrote:

And the fact that it triggers greasy incels so much makes it all the more enjoyable.

When it came out, one of my co-workers was an admitted men's rights activist, and he HATED it.

It was DELICIOUS.

Robear wrote:
MannisBoy wrote:

Cruise has really got this "practical effects sell the movie" thing figured out.

This was a great video by the way. I'd seen a lot of the footage elsewhere but it was still fun to see things back to back.

God I love this movie.

Every time I've been to see Fury Road at my local cinema pub (which if memory serves is 5), the crowd is wonderfully wild. It was always an even mix of film hipsters, grad students in Women's Studies, and very loud and proud lesbians, a really fun crew.

I plan on seeing Nope there sometime next week.

I saw Fury Road during a transatlantic flight, on the tiny screen embedded in the seat in front of me and with those awful airline headphones. It was absolutely the worst possible environment for a film like that. Still good fun, though.

Anyway, I had no idea that the movie is so upsetting to neckbeards. Why? Because there is a woman in it?

A competent woman with her own agency. They hate that.

And they don't even show her terrible backstory in exploitative and gratuitous scenes. You're just supposed to pick up on that through storytelling and acting. It's too much for them to handle. Especially because the movie is soooo good.

Veloxi wrote:

A competent woman with her own agency. They hate that.

A disabled competent woman with her own agency, no less.

But Max's name is right there in the title!* That means it should be a man's movie about a real man manning his way across the wasteland/man's paradise! That woman lied to me and ruined my manscape from modern liberality!

*yes I know Charlize Theron's character's name that's the joke

No, you guys got it all wrong. It wasn't because of the woman or the women or anything like that, it was because they had the temerity to destroy Max's iconic car, something that had never, ever, ever, ever happened before in the series, of which they are definitely lifelong fans, and have absolutely seen every entry! In fact, he was barely even in the car! That absolutely unprecedented violation of what makes a Mad Max movie, of which they had seen every one, is why they hated it. I mean, what kind of Mad Max movie has Max spending most of the time not driving his car?

halfwaywrong wrote:

Because I keep my finger on the pulse of pop culture, I just watched The Terminator for the first time. It was a much slower burn and borderline horror than I had always assumed.

I've watched the sequel now and it was much more what I expected. Lot's of action, just a little bit of horror. Special effects still hold up pretty well too - would have been amazing in 1991. Like any other movie with time travel, don't think too hard about the story because as soon as you do, it's just silly. I mean, it's still a bit silly even if you don't think about it.

Anyway, stay tuned for more takes on movies everyone saw decades ago!

halfwaywrong wrote:
halfwaywrong wrote:

Because I keep my finger on the pulse of pop culture, I just watched The Terminator for the first time. It was a much slower burn and borderline horror than I had always assumed.

I've watched the sequel now and it was much more what I expected. Lot's of action, just a little bit of horror. Special effects still hold up pretty well too - would have been amazing in 1991. Like any other movie with time travel, don't think too hard about the story because as soon as you do, it's just silly. I mean, it's still a bit silly even if you don't think about it.

Anyway, stay tuned for more takes on movies everyone saw decades ago!

That's why the original is still the superior film. It's a nice closed loop. One of the few time travel stories that does make sense.

But then sequel and more sequel and redo sequel and try to tell future part of original and then recast original and ugh.. just so much nonsense in the franchise.

That first movie though, nearly perfect.

“Terminator is a very good movie that sets the stage for Terminator 2”.

I'm mentioning it here, because it is absurd that Prey got dumped onto a streaming service, and the bad assness of the movie made me hate all this consolidation all the more.

It’s been discussed in the Hulu thread, but yes, Prey is incredible. It should really be in theaters.

My understanding is Prey landed on Hulu because it's a 20th Century Fox film and they have an old contract that puts their theatrical releases on a streaming service that isn't owned by Disney. If it's straight to streaming then they can keep it in-house. Doesn't make it not suck for the audience but the incentives do make sense.

A few pics of Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa, on-set rather than posed or during filming, and some discussion of the film. This means the film is currently being filmed, not just "in production"!

Except that, well, they just had to shut down for a week due to George Miller himself getting COVID...

I still hate this is a prequel.

I’ll bet you a Coke that she starts the movie with two hands and shaves her head before the end.

halfwaywrong wrote:
halfwaywrong wrote:

Because I keep my finger on the pulse of pop culture, I just watched The Terminator for the first time. It was a much slower burn and borderline horror than I had always assumed.

I've watched the sequel now and it was much more what I expected. Lot's of action, just a little bit of horror. Special effects still hold up pretty well too - would have been amazing in 1991. Like any other movie with time travel, don't think too hard about the story because as soon as you do, it's just silly. I mean, it's still a bit silly even if you don't think about it.

Anyway, stay tuned for more takes on movies everyone saw decades ago!

Do yourself a favor and pretend they ended with Terminator 2. The rest of the movies are varying degrees of bad - some real bad T3: Rise of the Machines, some just kind of bad Terminator: Salvation but none holding a candle to the first two.

farley3k wrote:
halfwaywrong wrote:
halfwaywrong wrote:

Because I keep my finger on the pulse of pop culture, I just watched The Terminator for the first time. It was a much slower burn and borderline horror than I had always assumed.

I've watched the sequel now and it was much more what I expected. Lot's of action, just a little bit of horror. Special effects still hold up pretty well too - would have been amazing in 1991. Like any other movie with time travel, don't think too hard about the story because as soon as you do, it's just silly. I mean, it's still a bit silly even if you don't think about it.

Anyway, stay tuned for more takes on movies everyone saw decades ago!

Do yourself a favor and pretend they ended with Terminator 2. The rest of the movies are varying degrees of bad - some real bad T3: Rise of the Machines, some just kind of bad Terminator: Salvation but none holding a candle to the first two.

I agree with you on most of the sequels after 2, but I thought Terminator 5: Genesys actually was kind of a fun spin.

Spoiler:

Basically an alternate-timeline telling of Terminator 2 - or parts of it, anyway. Given the fundamental plot of the series, I thought it fit in pretty well.

The TV show was pretty good.

I watched Terminator 3 in the best possible environment for enjoying that movie, which was a dollar theater on a college campus where another buck fifty would get you unlimited soda and popcorn and it was widely understood that anyone who cared to do so was allowed to attempt to mst3k the film being shown, a policy that could be unilaterally vetoed by anyone who cared to shout, "shut the f*ck up, I like this one." Nobody did for Terminator 3.

Suffice it to say I enjoyed my experience, but not because it's a good movie.

Every time I have ever been tempted to watch a subsequent Terminator film, I have stayed home and watched T2 again. This policy seems to have done me well.

I watched T2 before watching the first Terminator and therefore it is my favorite, although I understand and sympathize with people who believe that the first one is in many ways a better movie and would not argue over it.

T1 : T2 :: Alien : Aliens.

merphle wrote:

T1 : T2 :: Alien : Aliens.

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hbi2k wrote:

I watched Terminator 3 in the best possible environment for enjoying that movie, which was a dollar theater on a college campus where another buck fifty would get you unlimited soda and popcorn and it was widely understood that anyone who cared to do so was allowed to attempt to mst3k the film being shown, a policy that could be unilaterally vetoed by anyone who cared to shout, "shut the f*ck up, I like this one." Nobody did for Terminator 3.

I remember my brother went and saw it and his review was "it's by far the funniest of the Terminator movies." Or maybe he said it had the best slapstick? He enjoyed it because he was laughing, but he wasn't sure the movie was in on the joke...

I thought T3 was serviceable. It certainly didn’t have the production value of either of its predecessors, but I rewatched it earlier this year after having only seen it once prior and a long time ago and didn’t think it was trash.

T3 tried to close the giant timeline problems that T2 created by just pushing back Judgement Day. It tried to close the loop that was already nice and tidy with the original movie. And they had a nice twist with Arnold.

But making a T1000, plus even more! was probably not the best idea. And some other stuff was poorly executed. Probably needed the Cameron touch. Or even if Sarah Conner had been in it and sacrificed herself to save John. Maybe it could have been great. But alas it started the decline and the franchise has never really recovered.