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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Steampunk Rush! on: August 02, 2012, 02:33:55 PM
Am I the only one bothered by a cool album cover that happens to have an hour hand that doesn't reflect the actual time?  That hour hand should not be pointed directly at the 9 spot, but should have already moved past according to the minute hand.  It's a small error, but one you can't ignore once you see it.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: July 30, 2012, 08:35:38 PM
I'm listening to that right now and am quite enjoying it.  Will have to buy this one.  Thanks for the heads up.
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Dark Knight Rises - Impressions start page 12 on: July 24, 2012, 06:34:37 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 24, 2012, 04:56:40 PM

What many are also missing is that while Bane's strength makes him a formidable adversary and a match for Batman's training and abilities, his intellect also made him a truly challenging foe.  He wasn't only scary strong, but he was scary smart, and I think that, when combined with his overwhelming strength and absolute ruthlessness, made him that much more fearsome.

Yes.  He was far from a one-dimensional villain.

I loved the lack of music and flair in the first Batman/Bane confrontation.  It made it feel like you were part of the asskicking.  It was real and brutal.  There was never any doubt that Batman was in over his head and he knew it, which is what made it so riveting. 
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 23, 2012, 02:16:04 PM
I didn't notice that and what I wrote off these changes as his uniform, albeit a skintight uniform. 

Yeah, I'm not sure what they were running from, but it could be anything.  That goo has been shown to do really nasty things to whatever it touches, so if they had brought along a pet space dog and he lapped up that goo he could have turned into Clifford and chased them down the hallway.  I know that's a dumb joke, but that goo plot device was so broad in its effect that it really could have been anything chasing them in that hallway.

I really hope that there are cool little mysteries like the engineer's space suit/alien skin that can be solved and actually lead to a well thought and fully developed story.  It sure didn't feel that way when I saw it though. 
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 20, 2012, 08:15:51 PM
I look like hell when I wake up.  This guy just woke up after a couple of thousands of years, so that might explain his appearance. Tongue

Interesting ideas about the goo.  That picture of the engineer standing up still looks like a suit to me though.

126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 20, 2012, 03:36:32 PM
Yes, he said that, but that doesn't make his ability to speak an alien language, not to mention read it, believable.  You have to admit that's pretty out there, even in a science fiction movie. 
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 20, 2012, 01:20:12 PM
I'll try to answer:

Quote from: hispanicgamer on July 20, 2012, 04:45:05 AM

1. Why is the "seed" engineer different from the sleeping engineer? The opening has the seed engineer practically naked while the engineer that wakes up is different in that he has been transformed somehow. Kind of like he was infected because he has weird xenomorphic features to his  body. I don't think he is wearing a space suit.

They aren't different.  The only difference I saw was the space suit.  In the first movie it looked like the alien had some sort of elephant trunk that was attached at both ends.  In Prometheus it is shown to be part of a space suit.  Everything about the head was actually just part of the helmet.  

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2. The engineer who loses his head. Why did the door seal? Why were all the bodies piled up outside the door and David conveniently knows the code in? Were they trying to stop the pilots?

I believe the door was sealing as a protective measure.  The engineers had lost control of their weapon (the goo canisters) and they were running for a safe area.  The door came down to seal them off and decapitated one of the aliens.  I'm not sure why the bodies were piled up.  That could have been done by the living engineers before they figured out what kind of trouble they were in and headed for the safe area.

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3. Why is the spaceship in the opening completely different than the colon shaped ship? Did these engineers discover the nasty goo and were now going to use it as a weapon rather than the hypothesis that this was the creation of the engineers?

They are different space ships.  From what I could gather the ships on the planet were designed to deliver their weapon to the planets that they supposedly created.  The shot from the beginning of the film was probably thousands of years, if not millions of years, in the past.   They were seeding a planet.  Much later on they decided to kill those planets with their weapons.  Don't ask me why they'd do such a thing.  And I'm also guessing that the goo the engineer drinks in the beginning is different from the goo in the canisters.  If not, why is it a weapon at the end but a great gift in the beginning?

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5. WTF did David say to the engineer?!

Who knows?  How did David even know their language?  Studying different Earth languages does not mean that you automatically know how to speak and read an alien language, but I guess it does in this movie.  Maybe he said "Hi, I'm an android in an alien movie.  I think I'm supposed to be ripped apart yet retain my ability to talk to the protagonist."
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Olympics 2012 - London on: July 19, 2012, 01:53:49 PM
It's not possible to beat that mark.  I think he's only competing in 7 events this time.  Certainly not 9. 
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: amazon prime vs netflix on: July 19, 2012, 01:03:13 PM
When I looked at Prime I saw a bunch of obscure movies and TV shows, but very little that I wanted to watch.  This was about a year ago.  Maybe it's gotten better, but at the time Netflix Watch Instantly beat it pretty badly, even though I still thought Netflix had very little I wanted to watch.
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Olympics 2012 - London on: July 18, 2012, 02:45:31 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 18, 2012, 11:43:03 AM

Looking to see if Michael Phelps will dominate again and go out as the greatest swimmer ever.

Does he need to do anything more to be considered the greatest swimmer ever?
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blade Runner - Final Cut on: July 17, 2012, 03:59:55 PM
In The Graduate there is an uncertainty about their decision as they realize they acted on impulse.  At least that's how I remember it.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 10, 2012, 09:28:30 PM
Ah, it was for him. Ok, so that makes sense.

I don't really remember the worms forming, but I'll take your word for it.  I was too confused as to why the guy who did the mapping was the one getting so lost.   icon_biggrin
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: July 10, 2012, 09:22:21 PM
Where in the hell did those worm things that the biologist tried to pet come from?  Had they just been slinking around for two thousand years or were they recently released after being stored for two thousand years?  And what released them?  Did the architects design some killer goo that was so unstable that it went ballistic when anybody approached it? 

And why would Vickers go to all of the trouble and expense of having her own personal surgery tube installed and order one designed for men.  Did I miss something there?  Was she a man??? 

Too many questions about this movie, and these aren't the good kind of questions.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 25, 2012, 02:15:16 PM
My neighborhood looks quite a bit different at noon than it does at midnight.  The alien planet also had a pretty nasty sandstorm that kept up with the inhospitable theme.  Plus, the visual cues in the trailer (especially the ship hitting the ground at what appeared tho be the angle at which we see it resting in Alien) seem to indicate that what we are going to see is the same ship/planet.  Yes, certain things might dispel this if you know your Alien well enough, but to the casual viewer the similarity seemed intentional. 
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 25, 2012, 01:16:31 PM
I know that it is not the same planet.  I knew that at the end of the movie.  I did not know that for most of the movie.  If my big clue is that the planet has a different number on it, I'm a little surprised that it is shocking to you that I don't remember specific planetary numbers from an old horror movie. 

But the fact that I went into this movie thinking it was the same planet has very little to do with why I didn't like the movie.  There were many, many reasons for me not liking this one.  What I hate most of all was the ruined potential of the movie.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 22, 2012, 02:53:33 PM
Yes, that aggravated me too.  They do all of this little stuff to make you think you're looking at the ship/pilot from Alien, but then it changes and you realized you were tricked.  Unfortunately it wasn't a fun trick. 
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 22, 2012, 01:05:42 PM
I don't know if there was an army, but I think they just said there were more of them.  The ship they encountered didn't launch seemingly because everybody onboard died (except for the one guy who went into stasis for an unknown reason).  We don't know why the other ships didn't launch.  We do know that these ships are very well made because their engine will still turn over after being buried underground for thousands of years.  I guess their alien bodies use that same technology because after being decapitated for a couple thousand years this guy's head is still pretty fresh. 

Worst bit of dialogue in the movie:

"Anybody can make life."
"I can't make life." <cries>
"Oh, I'm sorry.  I didn't mean that as a comment on your infertility."

That was freakin' horrible writing. 
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus (previously Alien the Prequel) on: June 20, 2012, 02:55:50 PM
Saw it last night and was really disappointed.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Dumb scenes Ė The main character has a C-section and seconds after getting stapled back together is out running and jumping.  I know itís the future, but címon.
 
How in the hell did David think he could talk to the engineer?  I know he studied every language, but he never studied their language.  Somehow he can read their language and knows how it sounds when spoken without having ever heard it.
 
The engineer at the end survives falling 1,000 feet and becomes a mindless psycho killer.  Thatís an element from a bad horror movie that didnít fit in this kind of movie.
 
The stuff found on the planet had been there for thousands of years, yet the ships were still ready to go and absolutely nothing showed signs of age.  Even the head of the engineer that died two thousand years ago could be reanimated and had blood and stuff still in it.
 
Plot holes Ė There are maps found all over the Earth that point the way to the planet.  How did those maps get there?  Did the aliens paint them on cave walls?  It looked like the work of primitive artists, so how did those people know about the aliens or have the ability to draw the planets in such a way that later man could pinpoint that location?
 
The biggest plot hole was the ďinvitation.Ē  The aliens seemed to want us to go to this planet.  Why?  It wasnít their planet.  It was just a staging ground for a strike fleet that was going to destroy all of the planets they seeded (my assumption about the seeding).  Why would they want us to go there so bad?  Also, this liquid is so nasty it transforms people and creates killer aliens.  Iím guessing that the engineers were planning on dropping it off on those planets and letting it wipe out everything.  But they obviously canít control this stuff either as it killed the engineerís crew and prevented the other ships from launching.  So this crap is super deadly and will ruin those planets, not only by killing the inhabitants, but also by making those planets completely inhospitable to the engineers.  Why would they do this???  Do they just have unlimited numbers of habitable planets that they don't mind destroying a bunch of them?
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has anyone had Ebay work in your (the seller's) favor? on: June 15, 2012, 04:24:06 PM
Would you refund their money if they returned it?  I'm wondering if they indeed thought they were getting more than that one card based solely on your inflated price. 
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NYTimes Article on George Lucas-Red Tails/Star Wars/Retiring on: June 01, 2012, 02:43:25 PM
Ok, this is a nerd question.  Why is Han shooting first considered murder?  Greedo was pointing a gun on him.  That sounds like justifiable homicide to me.
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robin Gibb has died aged 62 on: May 21, 2012, 01:09:14 PM
I had just looked him up last week to see how he was doing.  A lot of people only know the Bee Gees for their disco work, but their pre disco stuff in the 60's and early 70's was incredible.  They had an amazing library of work. 
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Amazing Spider-Man on: May 04, 2012, 05:19:59 PM
That was not a good trailer.  Could they have thrown in any more shots of him swinging around?
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paquiao - Mayweather - NEVER to happen! on: May 02, 2012, 05:52:12 PM
He'll go down in history as a punk.  He could have been one of the greatest ever, but the greatest seek out good fights, not hide from them.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wrath of the Titans on: April 05, 2012, 04:03:41 PM
I thought the CGI was very good.  Certainly no complaints there.
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wrath of the Titans on: April 05, 2012, 03:22:08 PM
I'm a 3D hater, so I'm the wrong guy to ask.  I've seen exactly one move that 3D helped (Avatar) and have felt that it wasn't worth it in every other movie.  My not-so-negative friend thought the 3D was good, but I'd go to the 2D showing if available.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Wrath of the Titans on: April 05, 2012, 02:42:25 PM
Did anybody see this one?  I saw it last night and was surprised that I didn't hate it.  I certainly didn't love it, but it was okay, which is nice since I was expecting much worse.  It has a VERY weak story, but the special effects are good and the fight scenes are sometimes tense, plus it has a nice lack of bad one-liners found in Michael Bay movies.  Sam Worthington is still a wooden actor who does not deserve to be starring in such movies. 
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Next up for a remake part 78: 21 Jump Street on: March 26, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
I saw this one Saturday.  I thought the trailers made it look like the worst movie ever, but it was surprisingly funny.  I went in only because the reviews were so damn good, but ended up laughing out loud several times.  Don't judge this one based on the crappy trailers shown on TV. 
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Midnight Run 2 on: March 23, 2012, 06:21:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2012, 05:19:35 PM

...and even further proof that DeNiro will do just about anything if paid. 

edit: scratch "just about" from that remark.

Exactly what I though when I read that. 

"Bobby, it's a remake of a movie that doesn't need a remake."
"I'm in."
"It's also going to be directed by Brett Ratner!"
"I said I'm in."
"And we have no idea if Charles Grodin will even want to do this movie!!!"
"Who?  Doesn't matter.  I'm in.  Just make sure we can finish my shots in four days.  I have 26 other movies I'm doing next month."
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on: March 21, 2012, 08:20:49 PM
Does this mean you won't watch any movies on WWII since we know how that one turns out? 
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RIP] Eddie Murphy's Career on: March 12, 2012, 04:57:53 PM
Eddie Murphy doesn't give a damn.  He's like Harrison Ford in that he'll make turd after turd knowing that producers will still consider him bankable based on movies he made long ago.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: iPad 3/HD on: March 07, 2012, 10:31:35 PM

Quote from: kathode on March 07, 2012, 10:17:51 PM

Here's a comparison shot between ipad 2 and "new ipad" - http://i.imgur.com/o47x2.jpg

That's a great comparison shot and I can now understand the fuss over the display.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 06:01:44 PM
That's fine.  I'll be alright without you.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 80s Music on: March 01, 2012, 05:59:08 PM
How the hell am I the first guy to mention Journey or Hall and Oates?

If you want to branch into country music you should start with Alabama, Ronnie Milsap and George Strait.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TR2N now The Tron Legacy on: February 29, 2012, 04:46:51 PM
It had a great look and the music was really good.  Other than that the movie was very forgettable. 
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2 on: February 27, 2012, 05:03:27 PM

Quote from: Razgon on February 25, 2012, 07:17:14 PM

That part was for those who didnt get the character.

It's really hard to get the character when very important scenes that define the character are not included in the movie.  I thought that the angry Romulan element was weak.  Why didn't they try to save their planet in the past? How many decades were they going to wait for Spock before deciding he's not coming? Did they really have enough supplies to wait on that ship for that freakin' long? Why was their mining ship so completely badass?

After reading the backstory that was not included in the movie I thought the Romulan element was only mildly weak. 

I don't think any actor could have turned Nero into a great villain.  There just wasn't enough to work with.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 13, 2012, 10:42:38 PM
I understand why you don't want to fool with additional media.  I just don't understand why the iPad's lack of additional media is a plus, as leo8877 indicated.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: let's talk tablets on: February 13, 2012, 10:14:31 PM
I don't understand this comment.  You can store the stuff on the Android tablet if you like, but with Apple you don't have the option of using additional media. 
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Act of Valor on: February 06, 2012, 03:49:33 PM
I feel pretty confident that this movie will suck.  I'm guessing it's funded entirely by the government as a recruiting tool.  Not a bad move, but not something I'm likely to see.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: From the things not to do on FaceBook dept..... on: January 06, 2012, 01:37:50 PM
No, stupid.  He's saying that you should have to get a license before you can duct tape them. 
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 05, 2012, 01:45:37 PM
I hope that cheetah didn't eat Stephen Baldwin.
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