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>> No. 20520 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 8:39 pm
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>Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019, for a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series. Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role.

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/spielberg-and-ford-reunite-as-indiana-jones-returns-to-theaters-july-19-2019/
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>> No. 20525 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 10:51 pm
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>>20520
Is that George Lucas masturbating?
>> No. 20527 Anonymous
15th March 2016
Tuesday 11:04 pm
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>>20525

No it is him raping Indy.
>> No. 20528 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 4:47 am
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>>20520
>>20527
You think that's bad, J.J Abrams has just been signed up to do the Half Life and Portal movies.
>> No. 20529 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 10:14 am
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>>20528
Er not just, since a few years ago ladm8.
>> No. 20530 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 11:20 am
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>>20528
Abrams is a competent director, even if I find him a little boring. Lucas has made apigs arse of everything he hasturned his hand to for decades.
>> No. 20531 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 1:21 pm
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>>20530
It was never him that made Star Wars good, it was his wife who made most of the critical pacing choices when it was being edited, and she actually knew what she was doing.

If you believe the Lucas-hating brigade, that is.

I'd go and see an Abrams take on Half-life or Portal. They couldn't possibly be worse than any other videogame-to-film adaptation.
>> No. 20532 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 2:16 pm
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>>20531
To be fair, I imagine many people would settle for anyone that isn't Uwe Boll.
>> No. 20533 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 2:48 pm
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>>20531
Did anyone see the Prince of Persia film? I really enjoyed it.
>> No. 20535 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 5:24 pm
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>>20531
>They couldn't possibly be worse than any other videogame-to-film adaptation.

Mortal Kombat.
>> No. 20536 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 6:07 pm
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>>20531

>They couldn't possibly be worse than any other videogame-to-film adaptation.

Problem is they are doomed to failure from the start. Those are two of the best videogames ever made, and the reason for that is because they embrace the strengths of videogames as a medium in order to tell their story.

If you look at Half Life and it's storyline out of context, it's total schlock. Military base gets invaded by aliens, unassuming everyman turned action badass saves the day, while a mysterious and intriguing interloper looks on... It's far from groundbreaking originality, right? It's just a big soup of 90s sci-fi and pop-conspiracy tropes.

But the reason it was so groundbreaking is the way that story is delivered. It was pretty much the first game that ever led you through such an involved plot without ever breaking your immersion. There were no jump cuts, no convenient exposition, you saw everything through the eyes of the protagonist, and everything was hung around that central idea.

Portal meanwhile was pretty much the Half Life 2 that Half life 2 never was. It delivered the same sort of unfolding intrigue and tension that Half Life did, but with a far more refined, minimalist palette, and to this day nothing has surpassed it. Many an indie art-house walking simulator has tried, but none have succeeded. I can't think of a single game that less needs a movie adaptation.

All we're going to end up with is a bland as fuck sci-fi action flick and a "goofy" 2001: A Space Odyssey parody full of non-sequitir humour that's already about 15 years out of date. I'm not fucking hopeful.
>> No. 20537 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 7:00 pm
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>>20536
>>unassuming everyman

Remember what happened the last time that phrase was used.
>> No. 20538 Anonymous
16th March 2016
Wednesday 10:23 pm
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>>20535

On a related note, the rest of this movie might be terrible but this is one of my favorite lines in cinema.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVzAMmpMra8
>> No. 20540 Anonymous
17th March 2016
Thursday 1:55 pm
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>>20533
Yet another adaptation that made me wonder why it was so thoroughly mediocre. Granted it wasn't has horrible as Max Payne, which came out around the same time and really was unwatchable shite. Both of them seem like they should be easy given the source material, though - one's Aladdin and the other's a gritty detective noir, it's not like this is unexplored territory for Hollywood. I wasn't expecting that much, but they failed anyway, and that's just slightly pathetic, somehow.

>>20535
I have a soft spot for the first Mortal Kombat, it wasn't that great as kung fu movies go but I've watched plenty worse.

>>20536
All good points. It's a bit like the Hitchhiker's Guide movie, in that both films would likewise be doomed to failure, but I'd still be curious to see what Abrams would do with either, with a decent budget.
>> No. 20541 Anonymous
17th March 2016
Thursday 2:06 pm
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>>20538
Never mind the line. Raul Julia's Bison is the most ridiculously megalomaniacal character in cinema. I love him.
>> No. 20560 Anonymous
23rd March 2016
Wednesday 10:46 am
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>>20536

>If you look at Half Life and it's storyline out of context, it's total schlock. Military base gets invaded by aliens, unassuming everyman turned action badass saves the day, while a mysterious and intriguing interloper looks on... It's far from groundbreaking originality, right? It's just a big soup of 90s sci-fi and pop-conspiracy tropes.

You've just removed everything special about it and said 'Look, it's not special'.
>> No. 20561 Anonymous
23rd March 2016
Wednesday 12:20 pm
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>>20560

What made half life special was it's storytelling, and not being afraid to slow right the fuck down for the odd puzzle.

Storytelling isn't groundbreaking in film, and you don't have the interactive quality to do puzzles.

What else is it that you think makes it 'special'?

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