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Mike Windu
07-08-2004, 11:52 PM
I saw 2 movies at the theater today, King Arthur and Spiderman 2... and a dvd :D

King Arthur: Told from the view of Lancelot, a well done tale, but it didn't show too much of Arthur's past, just of him becomingking of britain. The plot just revolved around Lancelot and the rest fighting with Arthur to gain their freedom... Overall, a good action flick, no huge flaws, a worthy 5.50 7.75 dollars and 2 hours of my time.

Spiderman 2:

HOLY **** you must see this... :indif:Way better than the first spiderman... a much more gripping emotional plot, the character development is good, and things move at a higher pace. The cgi is a bit overused but good overall.

Scarface on DVD: :xp:

Awesome...

RoxStar
07-08-2004, 11:58 PM
Yay. Arthur didn't look that great.

Mike Windu
07-09-2004, 12:00 AM
As long as you don't compare it to Braveheart or Lord of the Rings, you'll be fine :)

RoxStar
07-09-2004, 12:10 AM
Is the lady in there Keria Knightly? She looks like her...

Samuel Dravis
07-09-2004, 12:30 AM
Yes, she is. ;)

CortoCG
07-09-2004, 01:36 AM
Keira Knightley :P..... The drool takes over. Now, why Arthur sounds like a retard? He reminds me of Raymond's brother on the tv series Everybody Loves Raymond.

Darth Groovy
07-09-2004, 05:39 AM
We need more of that around here. Honestly, I am jaded. I for one have seen and followed ALL of the King Arthur films and long since decided that "Excalibur" is the best of all of them. I highly encourage you to look at that one.

toms
07-09-2004, 08:56 AM
Excalibur has some really cool bits... but all the overdramatism, mud and endless "last man standing" battles can wear you down after a while.
I watched Holy Grail first, and couldn't really take it that seriously after that...:D

How did clive owen do?
The bond producers are apparently watching this closely to work out if he has the "star potential" to be considered with the role of bond (a role he has been consistently linked to for years...)

Nalukai
07-09-2004, 09:44 AM
It truely is hard to beat Excalibur...... great detailed story, graphic, tons of action.... havent seen arthur yet but Keira draws me closer n closer........a dirty hot female that gets down n beats the hell out of ppl .... always a plus...

If you are a loooong time comic book fan you will seriously enjoy S2.... they cover several comics in this movie and the fights are 10x better than the fly bys they did in the first one..... they actually SCRAP this this time...and I also agree this one is a bit more emotional than the 1st.

ps VOTE NOW FOR KEIRA KNIGHTLEY AS THE NEXT BOND GIRL :P

Mike Windu
07-09-2004, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
I just King Arthur and I thought it was crap. I didn't think they developed the characters too well. The dramatic scenes seemed stupid. Partially because of the under developed characters. The fight scenes were ok but I didn't get in to them like fights in other movies. During the fights I didnt give a crap about who lived and who died because the characters seemed boring. Arthur seemed like a leader but did not seem like a king. Excalibur didn't seem that important as it does in other Arthur adaptaions. Also, was Merlin even in the f***in' movie?
The only scene I liked in this movie was when they were on the ice and it started cracking.
I'll have to see this movie again to make my final opinion on it.

Based on only the one viewing I'd say wait until it comes out on DVD.

I'll agree with that, excalibur didn't really make much of a difference... the tale focused more on the knights. But it was so cheap how lancelot died, I mean, an arrow when it's supposed to be a 1 on 1 :indif:

I liked most of the characters, but some of them dissappear and reappear so much I got lost :confused: I still like the fat guy and Lancelot going back and forth with their jokes :D

Merlin was in there, but he seemed more like a hippie than a wizard...

I'll side with you Chase though, that one fight on the ice was amazing and original... rivals on the flaming arrow + hayball trick from troy

Astrotoy7
07-10-2004, 09:23 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
We need more of that around here. Honestly, I am jaded. I for one have seen and followed ALL of the King Arthur films and long since decided that "Excalibur" is the best of all of them. I highly encourage you to look at that one.

I agree with groovy

*shoot me now*

j/k :p

I recently got my hands on it on DVD, sure its not LOTR, but there are some hella cool bits with some wonderful imagery :

my fave :
Excalibur presented to uther pendragon
http://www.myimgs.com/data/astrotoy7/excal.jpg

For big fans of the story/legend, make sure you read Sir Thomas Malory's "La Morte D'Arthur" ........

carl orff's famous 'o fortuna' operatic piece is entirely appropriate in the soundtrack, and Helen Mirren was a damn babe back then....


mtfbwya

Mike Windu
07-11-2004, 03:01 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does Arthur have anything to do with the book "The Once and Future King" cause I have to read that book soon...

Astrotoy7
07-12-2004, 06:53 AM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does Arthur have anything to do with the book "The Once and Future King" cause I have to read that book soon...

indeed it is my friend :)

you might want these if you cant be buggered reading it all mikeski ;)

the shorter road to success (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000635CF/ref=ed_oe_d/102-0159505-5879305?v=glance&s=books)

mtfbwya

Mike Windu
07-12-2004, 01:36 PM
I refuse to take shortcuts on books :)


must...read...all...

ET Warrior
07-12-2004, 01:40 PM
Well, I saw both Arthur and Spider-Man 2, and the latter was deffinately the better of the two. Arthur was okay, probably worth seeing once, but not again. Spiderman 2 on the other hand, I have already seen 3 times, and if someone asked me to see it again I would. That is what a superhero movie is supposed to be!

obi
07-12-2004, 05:05 PM
Merlin was in King Arthur for about 2 or 3 minutes. I think the guy that came to Arthur in the woods with Guinivere was Merlin. I could be wrong though. King Arthur was ok, but it's strongest points were in it's action sequences. They were ok too, but not the best I've seen.

Spider-man 2. WOW. I Loved that movie. I've played the game too, and it's also way better than Spidey 1. The only part I didn't like in Spider-man 2 was

Everyone finds out Spider-man is Peter Parker. Why even wear the costume anymore? It certainly doesn't strike fear into anyone's hearts. Now that everyone knows who he is, how is there going to be a half-decent Spider-man 3? (you KNOW they are going to make one..........I hope they do anyway......)

Mike Windu
07-12-2004, 05:19 PM
it sets it up alright, spidey 3 will be about Harry + Mary + Peter in the triangle, I mean, one's bad, one's good, one's the girlfriend of the good, and they're all friends... wtf?

Troopr-Undr-Fir
07-12-2004, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
I for one have seen and followed ALL of the King Arthur films and long since decided that "Excalibur" is the best of all of them. I highly encourage you to look at that one.

Well yeah, the theme song literally does it for me :)



as for spidey 2...IT KICKED SO MUCH ASS!

So much in fact that all the other movies needed to put ointment on because of it :D

When I went, my girlfriend and I were early, about an hour to be exact (Mmmmm, oxymoron). So We go and see if the theatre is busy, no one is in it. So We see the end of dodgeball. Meh, coulda waited for the DVD. Don't get me wrong, it was funny, but not something I'd pay $8 for. Thankfully I didn't :).


So anyways, when Dodgeaball let out, I leeked miny Troopr and then we went to Spidey.

I walk in and I drop my skittles...Friggin thing is packed. And it was still 20 minutes to cutains! We had to sit 4 rows from the front, but it was deffinitly worth the chiropractic surgery :)

Mike Windu
07-12-2004, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Troopr-Undr-Fir
So We go and see if the theatre is busy, no one is in it. So We see the end of dodgeball. Meh, coulda waited for the DVD. Don't get me wrong, it was funny, but not something I'd pay $8 for.



:indif: You have to watch the whole movie foo! *smackle*


Dodgeball is well worth 8 bucks...


Spidey 2 packed? It's been out a while, surprised so many people still watchin it.

Lightsaberboy
07-12-2004, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13

Everyone finds out Spider-man is Peter Parker. Why even wear the costume anymore? It certainly doesn't strike fear into anyone's hearts. Now that everyone knows who he is, how is there going to be a half-decent Spider-man 3? (you KNOW they are going to make one..........I hope they do anyway......)

not everyone knows who he is, only the people on the train, plus, the people on teh train dont know him as peter parker, only as "some kid, no older than my son." Manhattan is a big city, so they prolly wouldnt recognize who he is, unlike if it was Batman that was unmasked, then everyone would know who he is since Bruce Wayne is a very well-known person in gotham. Besides, he had to take the mask off cause IT WAS ON FIRE!

obi
07-12-2004, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Lightsaberboy
not everyone knows who he is, only the people on the train, plus, the people on teh train dont know him as peter parker, only as "some kid, no older than my son." Manhattan is a big city, so they prolly wouldnt recognize who he is, unlike if it was Batman that was unmasked, then everyone would know who he is since Bruce Wayne is a very well-known person in gotham. Besides, he had to take the mask off cause IT WAS ON FIRE!

Yea, pretty much everybody knows who he is. Both Mary Jane and Harry know he's Spider-man. There's no fun in that at all. 90% of the main characters know his secret Identity, and that's just breaks the super-hero rules, imo. That's all I was saying.

Don't get me wrong, it still was the best super-hero flick I've ever seen.

toms
07-20-2004, 01:47 PM
watched "The Hole" last night. Interesting, but lost it towards the end. Naked Keira Knightly though....:D :rolleyes:

El Sitherino
07-20-2004, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by toms
watched "The Hole" last night. Interesting, but lost it towards the end. Naked Keira Knightly though....:D :rolleyes: best. scene. ever!

toms
07-21-2004, 09:19 AM
not sure i'd go THAT far.
best scene involving a nekid 15yr old in a hole, ever... maybe...:D