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>> No. 23654 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 9:15 pm
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What are some stupid but entertaining films from the past ~10 years or so? They seem to be making fewer of them.
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>> No. 23655 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 9:40 pm
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Goon and Goon 2 immediately sprang to mind when I saw Stifler in your pic.
>> No. 23656 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 9:44 pm
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The entirety of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe".
>> No. 23657 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 9:51 pm
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Hollywood doesn't bother with medium budget films like Evolution anymore. Turbokid is daft but fun, but I only watch BBC4 docos about the history of the envolope usually so I'm not a good one to ask.
>> No. 23658 Anonymous
26th April 2021
Monday 9:52 pm
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Ben Wheatley's films are usually a good shout.
>> No. 23659 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 1:11 am
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Someone on Facebook mentioned The Final Girls earlier today. That might fit your needs. Otherwise, I recommend you remove your "past ~10 years" requirement and check out the 1994 Street Fighter film. It's criminally underrated. It's like Flash Gordon.
>> No. 23660 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 7:18 am
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>>23659

The Final Girls is great. Not really a 'stupid' film as such, but a good horror parody.
>> No. 23661 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 10:06 am
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Mortal Kombat (2021) is a perfectly decent martial arts film with winks to fans of the franchise thrown in.

This is the End (2013) might be up your street.

The Lobster (2015) and the Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) are serious drama films rendered daft by their premises and the delivery of dialogue

Mad Max: Fury Road (2013)

Baywatch (2017)

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (2010) just beyond the 10 yr mark but a good film nonetheless.

Idk, there are a lot of fun/dumb films out there but Evolution is a bit of a unique one.
>> No. 23662 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 10:13 am
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We just had Godzilla vs. Kong. I know it's not quite the comedy-genre of Evolution but it is fun.
>> No. 23663 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 2:33 pm
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>>23654
Fast and Furious 7
And maybe the other Fast and Furious Films, I don't know, I only saw 7
>> No. 23664 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 3:58 pm
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Central Intelligence was on the other night, I found it surprisingly amusing.
>> No. 23665 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 8:53 pm
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Dude, Where's My Car? is pretty good. It's basically a stoner movie that doesn't involve a lot of pot.
>> No. 23666 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 8:56 pm
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>>23661
>Evolution is a bit of a unique one.

It's largely "Ghostbusters but not Ghostbusters."
>> No. 23667 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 8:56 pm
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>>23665

It makes a lot more sense when you learn that it was originally written as a Beavis and Butthead movie.
>> No. 23668 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 9:01 pm
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>>23665
Detroit: Rock City is pretty good. It's basically a stoner movie that has a great soundtrack.
>> No. 23669 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 10:25 pm
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Grandma's Boy is my favourite dumb film. Really fun and not a lot of people seem to have seen it in the UK.
>> No. 23670 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 11:42 pm
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>>23669
I feel the same way about Sex Drive.

It's a shame we don't make dumb movies in this country. I know it sounds daft but we can pull off all the ingredients.

>> No. 23671 Anonymous
28th April 2021
Wednesday 11:23 pm
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>>23669
I always recommend this to people who are complaining they don't have anything to watch, as it will make you giggle.

They clearly had input at some point from someone who either worked for a game dev or another software engineering company, because it's far too self aware to be coincidence.
>> No. 23672 Anonymous
28th April 2021
Wednesday 11:32 pm
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>>23671

Presumably they had the people who made Demonik involved.
>> No. 23673 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 9:57 am
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>>23661
>Mortal Kombat (2021) is a perfectly decent martial arts film with winks to fans of the franchise thrown in.

I had a ridiculously good time watching this. This is the kind of film eleven-year-old me would have wanted to make, playing the whole thing totally straight and treating it as a proper martial arts film.
>> No. 23674 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 10:10 am
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Wait, when was there a new Morkat Kombat? Is it in cinemas? Netflix?

TEST YOUR MIGHT
>> No. 23675 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 10:17 am
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>>23674
It's already out in America on HBO Max. It should be released here in a couple of weeks but I don't think it has been announced where you can (legally) watch it.
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30th April 2021
Friday 12:19 pm
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>>23675

>HBO Max

So it's on the internet, then. Cheers.
>> No. 23677 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 12:21 pm
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>>23674
>Meerkat Kombat
>> No. 23678 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 3:13 pm
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>>23673

I may have made this post a little bit too soon. I hate to blow it for anyone that likes this stupid series as much as I do, but I really wish the entire film were like the first scene. Genuinely, the first scene is like a different film, almost classy. I strongly suspect that's where most of the thought went -- kind of wish I'd just stopped watching there.

I don't know how they managed this, but I honestly prefer the structure of the 1995 film. The 1995 one had loads of locations, interesting set pieces, setups and payoffs. Fights occurred as the protagonists explored the other world. In this one, many characters are sort of introduced out of nowhere, and are often killed just as quickly as they arrive. Raiden has deus ex machina powers, which is fine, but then uses a contradictory set of rules about when he uses them, which reeks of lazy writing.

Finally, a few obvious points: Cole is a bland audience insert character, the "superpowers" didn't need to be explained (it's a fantasy martial arts film, it's okay to let some things be a mystery), the cheesy 90s quippy lines are mostly just replaced with equally embarrassing swearing/mumbly quippy lines, and the 1995 animatronic Goro looked cooler.

A few positives, the casting in the 2021 film is far, far better for the most part. Everyone looks the part, I just wish they'd spent another year working on the script so that it didn't end with Raiden sending everyone to different locations to have simultaneous fights. The gore is fine as well, if you're into that kind of thing.

To close out this sweaty nerd post, here's the best fight from the 1995 film, set to bouncing techno as it should be:


>> No. 23679 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 3:21 am
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>>23678
I watch both those films for the first timer today, the 1995 film I found very charming, better than I would have thought the problems are glaringly obvious but I over looked them because of the charm.

The new film was duller in every respect other than as you say the first scene. It is a film about a martial arts tournament where no martial arts tournament ever takes place.
>> No. 23680 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 8:51 am
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>>23679
The 1995 film is one of my favourites, but that list also includes Big Trouble in Little China and Starship Troopers so make of that what you will.
>> No. 23681 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 9:33 am
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>>23680
That you have excellent taste in cinema?
>> No. 23682 Anonymous
1st May 2021
Saturday 2:21 pm
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>It is a film about a martial arts tournament where no martial arts tournament ever takes place.

I think you hit the nail on the head, there.

They also missed a trick with the Cole character. Even a bit of lip service could have given the film a fun theme about contrasting modern rough-and-tumble MMA with ancient and mysterious martial arts. Instead he just sort of blithely accepts everything.

The superpowered melee was too Marvel-esque, things become so much less interesting for me when people turn into darting CGI figures.

Not to keep banging the drum, but that first scene was just the perfect balance. Really well co-ordinated martial arts and stuntwork, wonderfully shot, inventive with props, with just a touch of mysticism and strange supernatural powers on top.

Bi-Han was also effectively the main villain, and it was amazing. Why not keep Shang Tsung as a shadowy sorcerer pulling the strings behind the scenes? Why don't we just capture glimpses of an old wizened man becoming younger as he feeds off the souls of fallen combatants? Have Bi-Han bring his assassinated victims to something that looks like the crypt keeper? It's a film for Christ's sake, we're meant to fear the Big Bad, be creative, don't just have him stand there like a lemon behind walls of electricity.
>> No. 23683 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 2:10 pm
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>>23670 That were dead brilliant.

It's almost screaming out for a cornetto trilogy adaptation.
>> No. 23684 Anonymous
2nd May 2021
Sunday 2:16 pm
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Is Kano in the new film any good? He was by far the highlight of the 1995 film.
>> No. 23693 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:41 pm
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>>23684

Yeah, he's vulgar and gives the film a lot of personality. His winking to the audience gets a bit tiresome at points ("u wot m8 u shoot fire out of ur hands???") but the actor gets the spirit of the character perfectly. Even better than the 1995 one, I'd say.
>> No. 23694 Anonymous
4th May 2021
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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Scottish Mad Max.

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