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    Remake, reboot, re-what ever. It's all the same. They do a movie that has already been done once before. Cause Hollywood has no new ideas for new movies. It's 2016 and apparently EVERY idea for a movie has already been made at least once.
    The term reboot needs to be retired.

    DEFINITION*:
    verb – to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
    noun – an act or instance of restarting a computer.
    This word, as the definition indicates, is a computer term and had no meaning prior to the advent of PCs in the home and at work. The term was hijacked by the motion picture industry in 2005 with Batman Begins. With four prior movies produced by Warner Bros., the last of which was an unmitigated disaster, the studio wanted everyone to know that this film was something new and unrelated to the previous series. It’s no secret that a movie series will sometimes ignore a movie that bombed and just move on with the series as if that embarrassing entry never happened, so WB could have done that with Christopher Nolan’s film. That wouldn’t exactly work, though, because Nolan wanted to tell the origins of Batman, something that had not been done successfully with any of the previous movies; his take would then be a prequel except for the fact that he wanted to include the Joker in his own sequel, thereby nullifying Tim Burton’s Batman. This discontinuity would confuse the audience–how could there be two Jokers, especially with completely different origins and behaviors? Simple, this was a new series that had nothing to do with the previous films. But it wasn’t a remake because, while based on the same source material, it told a completely different story. They needed a new way of explaining what they were doing–hence the cribbing from the computer world.

    Audiences bought it. They understood that the series was being “rebooted,” meaning that the old was being erased and a new “operating system” was being written in its place. The old series still existed, but this was a different take on the Batman mythology. The problem was that since the word “reboot” worked in this case, people began adopting it to refer to every instance of a new version of a known product.

    Now, every remake and sequel is called a reboot. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is made by other people because the first one was deemed a bad movie, let’s call it a reboot to distance itself from the original! New versions of old horror movies are made and are dubbed “reboots,” even though they tell the same story as the original movies, though perhaps elaborating the story. Even though Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street all spawned multiple sequels, their “reboots” retold their origins. Guess what? Those are remakes. You can argue that the recent versions started the series over again, but unlike Batman Begins, they don’t do a completely different take on the material.

    True reboots are:

    Casino Royale since it truly started the series from scratch, adapting the first James Bond book Ian Flemming wrote (the only time the book was accurately adapted for the big screen), and ignored everything that came before (though Judi Dench reprising her role as M was confusing in this context).

    he Amazing Spider-man did the Batman Begins route and ignoring an established series and telling another origin story as if it’s in an alternate universe.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes due to the fact that it tells the origins of how the apes took over out world but in a completely different manner than the movie it closely emulates, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

    Star Trek is another example as it reboots the series back to basics in an alternate universe.

    “Reboot” is a term that is not only incorrectly attributed to the wrong type of movies, but it is overused. It’s now jumped ship to other types of entertainment. Rather than use it as a catch-all for any adaptation, we need to return to using the correct terminology.

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    HarryCanyon I hear ya. Remake it is!!

    Deepwater Horizon.
    A really good movie that tells the story of the worst oil spill disaster in American history. Good acting, very good effects with probably the most realistic looking fire that I have ever seen on the big screen, good realistic action and with awesome sound.
    If you wanna know the story behind why the Deepwater Horizon blew up and why 210 million gallons (around 800 million liters) of oil was spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, then go see this movie. One of Peter Berg's best movies so far!
    4 out of 5 points and I'll get it for sure on Blu-ray someday.

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    Inferno. This is the third movie where Tom Hanks plays a guy called Robert Langdon. An OK movie and not even close of being as good as The Da Vinci Code. I haven't read any of the books, so I can't say if Inferno is anything like it. But it's strange with a bunch of hallucination stuff and not very exiting either, until the very end of the movie. Poorest of all the three Langdon movies. I'll give it only 2 out of 5 points.

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    Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back. After the first one, I never thought that they would make another one based on the fact that the first one wasn't exactly a Block Buster at the Box Office. This one was OK, but nothing special. OK action, but not as much as I thought it would be. A couple of fights and car chases and that's it. Jack Reacher is like Jack Bauer. You know how it's gonna end before it has even begun.
    After this one, I'd be surprised if Cruise makes a third one. What I understand, there are plenty of Jack Reacher books to choose from, but this wasn't that good so that Paramount would give a green light for a third one straight away.
    2 out of 5 points. Won't buy it on Blu-ray, just like with the first one...

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    Doctor Strange 3D. Time to review Doctor Strange aka Inception 2 as I like to call it.
    So we got a new Marvel movie with a character that like 99% of the people don't know anything about. That doesn't mean it's bad. On the contrary, it's really good. Benedict Cumberbatch is very good as the Doctor and so is Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. The visual effects are awesome!!! It's like in Inception and The Matrix X 10! The world turns upwards, backwards, sideways, over, under and inside and out! The story is good and fast paced. Once the Doctor begins to train his skills, it goes really fast. I guess he used Google translate when he read all those magic books cause the text in those are complete jibberish.
    It's a really good Marvel movie with a totally new character even if it's almost all about the visual effects in the movie.
    3D was OK with a neutral depth. No wow factor or anything like that. Only a scene or two when a guy is falling when you feel that 3D depth feeling.
    As it is a Marvel movie, there are TWO!! post credit scenes, so keep that ass on the chair during the whole post credit scene.
    I'll give it 3,5 out of 5 points.

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    Hacksaw Ridge. Say what you want of Mel Gibson, but the man knows how to direct movies. This is one of the best drama-war movies ever made. It's the true story of Desmond Doss, a private in the US Army who got the Medal of Honor without firing a shot during WWII.
    It's a two part movie where the drama part comes first. They show how Doss grew up, met a woman who would become his wife, how he enlisted in the army and where he refused to pick up a weapon because of his strong believes in God and got to stand trial because of that. This is also where most of the funny parts of the movie is, with a bunch of military comedy stuff that just makes you laugh. But he got to stay in the army and become a medic and that's when part two begins. Hacksaw Ridge. The place where he saved around 75 people by himself. The war scenes at Hacksaw Ridge is the most dirty, bloody and realistic you've seen in any war movie so far. It's a mix of Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Letters From Iwo Jima and Full Metal Jacket.
    The actors are great. Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington and Hugo Weaving are the only well known actors in the cast. The rest are more or less unknown, but are really good. The action at Hacksaw is very very good! When the shit hits the fan so to speak, hold on to your ears cause the sound mixing studio has put the volume on max and Michael Bay and his action scene sounds are left on second place!
    This is a very good movie with a good story, good acting, very very good action war scenes and good funny comedy parts as well.
    Definitely worth seeing! A good strong 4 out of 5 points!! It's gonna end up in my Blu-ray collection one day and I already feel sorry for my neighbors the day I'm gonna watch it at home cause it's gonna sound like there's a war in the neighborhood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frolunda71 View Post
    Hacksaw Ridge. Say what you want of Mel Gibson, but the man knows how to direct movies. This is one of the best drama-war movies ever made. It's the true story of Desmond Doss, a private in the US Army who got the Medal of Honor without firing a shot during WWII.
    It's a two part movie where the drama part comes first. They show how Doss grew up, met a woman who would become his wife, how he enlisted in the army and where he refused to pick up a weapon because of his strong believes in God and got to stand trial because of that. This is also where most of the funny parts of the movie is, with a bunch of military comedy stuff that just makes you laugh. But he got to stay in the army and become a medic and that's when part two begins. Hacksaw Ridge. The place where he saved around 75 people by himself. The war scenes at Hacksaw Ridge is the most dirty, bloody and realistic you've seen in any war movie so far. It's a mix of Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Letters From Iwo Jima and Full Metal Jacket.
    The actors are great. Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington and Hugo Weaving are the only well known actors in the cast. The rest are more or less unknown, but are really good. The action at Hacksaw is very very good! When the shit hits the fan so to speak, hold on to your ears cause the sound mixing studio has put the volume on max and Michael Bay and his action scene sounds are left on second place!
    This is a very good movie with a good story, good acting, very very good action war scenes and good funny comedy parts as well.
    Definitely worth seeing! A good strong 4 out of 5 points!! It's gonna end up in my Blu-ray collection one day and I already feel sorry for my neighbors the day I'm gonna watch it at home cause it's gonna sound like there's a war in the neighborhood!
    I wanna watch the film so bad.

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D. This is the first of five planned prequel movies to the Harry Potter movie series. I can't say how much they have in common or what kind of Easter Eggs there are in the movie that refers to the Harry Potter movies cause I haven't seen any other Harry Potter movies other than the first one many many years ago. They mention Hogwarts and Professor Dumbledore in the movie, so those are the only things that I know of that ties this movie to the Harry Potter series. That said, I think this is a really good movie even for someone like me who haven't seen all the previous Harry Potter movies at all. It's more or less all about the visual effects in these kind of magic movies and the effects are awesome! I can see an Oscar nomination coming a mile away! The cast for me is more or less unknown besides Colin Farrell, but they are all very good. Eddie Redmayne is very good as a little goofy magician called Newt Scamander. The comedy parts are also good and there are scenes where everybody in the movie theater just bursts and laughs at the same time. The 3D was awesome! It has been totally post-converted to 3D, but it's one of the best I've seen so far! Great depth and also things and creatures coming out of the screen as well! Definitely worth watching in 3D!
    All and all, I'll give this 4 out of 5 points! A sure Blu-ray buy in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frolunda71 View Post
    Hacksaw Ridge. Say what you want of Mel Gibson, but the man knows how to direct movies. This is one of the best drama-war movies ever made. It's the true story of Desmond Doss, a private in the US Army who got the Medal of Honor without firing a shot during WWII.
    It's a two part movie where the drama part comes first. They show how Doss grew up, met a woman who would become his wife, how he enlisted in the army and where he refused to pick up a weapon because of his strong believes in God and got to stand trial because of that. This is also where most of the funny parts of the movie is, with a bunch of military comedy stuff that just makes you laugh. But he got to stay in the army and become a medic and that's when part two begins. Hacksaw Ridge. The place where he saved around 75 people by himself. The war scenes at Hacksaw Ridge is the most dirty, bloody and realistic you've seen in any war movie so far. It's a mix of Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Letters From Iwo Jima and Full Metal Jacket.
    The actors are great. Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington and Hugo Weaving are the only well known actors in the cast. The rest are more or less unknown, but are really good. The action at Hacksaw is very very good! When the shit hits the fan so to speak, hold on to your ears cause the sound mixing studio has put the volume on max and Michael Bay and his action scene sounds are left on second place!
    This is a very good movie with a good story, good acting, very very good action war scenes and good funny comedy parts as well.
    Definitely worth seeing! A good strong 4 out of 5 points!! It's gonna end up in my Blu-ray collection one day and I already feel sorry for my neighbors the day I'm gonna watch it at home cause it's gonna sound like there's a war in the neighborhood!
    Excellent movie i say!

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D. This is the first of five planned prequel movies to the Harry Potter movie series. I can't say how much they have in common or what kind of Easter Eggs there are in the movie that refers to the Harry Potter movies cause I haven't seen any other Harry Potter movies other than the first one many many years ago. They mention Hogwarts and Professor Dumbledore in the movie, so those are the only things that I know of that ties this movie to the Harry Potter series. That said, I think this is a really good movie even for someone like me who haven't seen all the previous Harry Potter movies at all. It's more or less all about the visual effects in these kind of magic movies and the effects are awesome! I can see an Oscar nomination coming a mile away! The cast for me is more or less unknown besides Colin Farrell, but they are all very good. Eddie Redmayne is very good as a little goofy magician called Newt Scamander. The comedy parts are also good and there are scenes where everybody in the movie theater just bursts and laughs at the same time. The 3D was awesome! It has been totally post-converted to 3D, but it's one of the best I've seen so far! Great depth and also things and creatures coming out of the screen as well! Definitely worth watching in 3D!
    All and all, I'll give this 4 out of 5 points! A sure Blu-ray buy in the future.
    Very enjoyable prequel to the franchise and all.

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    Doctor Strange 3D. Time to review Doctor Strange aka Inception 2 as I like to call it.
    So we got a new Marvel movie with a character that like 99% of the people don't know anything about. That doesn't mean it's bad. On the contrary, it's really good. Benedict Cumberbatch is very good as the Doctor and so is Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. The visual effects are awesome!!! It's like in Inception and The Matrix X 10! The world turns upwards, backwards, sideways, over, under and inside and out! The story is good and fast paced. Once the Doctor begins to train his skills, it goes really fast. I guess he used Google translate when he read all those magic books cause the text in those are complete jibberish.
    It's a really good Marvel movie with a totally new character even if it's almost all about the visual effects in the movie.
    3D was OK with a neutral depth. No wow factor or anything like that. Only a scene or two when a guy is falling when you feel that 3D depth feeling.
    As it is a Marvel movie, there are TWO!! post credit scenes, so keep that ass on the chair during the whole post credit scene.
    I'll give it 3,5 out of 5 points.
    Perhaps the best of the Marvel Studios films this year despite Civil War was enjoyable

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    La La Land


    Marvelous experience. Ambitious vision, elaborate craft, unforgettable music, warm & poignant story about dreamers who endure hardships...Such a great musical film. Go see it.

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    The Girl on the Train. A not so good thriller. Emily Blunt is good as an alcoholic woman who has blackouts and memory problems. But somehow the movie never gets really exciting. It's a bit like Gone Girl, but this one doesn't get exciting until the last 15 minutes or so.
    2 out of 5 points.

    Arrival. This one is a philosophical movie of how to contact aliens who only communicate with symbols and what is time and is it possible to tell someone his/her future before anything has even happened. Amy Adams is good as a translator and visually the movie looks good, but the story has a couple of holes in it and the storyline jumps forwards and backwards. Not my cup of tea and therefore only 2 out of 5 points. I've seen it once, but don't think I'll see it again...

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D. So it's finally here. Rogue One. The first Star Wars spin-off movie, or Episode: III & ½ as I like to call it.
    Like in the opening credits in Episode IV: "Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star." That is the battle that Rogue One is about.
    It's the dirtiest, most wet, muddiest and almost darkest of them all. Gone are the shiny, colorful and bright ships, cities and people from Episodes 1-3.
    It's gray and brown most of the time. We even get to see a Stormtrooper who's all dirty.
    The cast. Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso. Very good. Like a woman who has been living on the streets and knows how to kick ass. Diego Luna as Cassian Andor shows from the get go what kind of character he is. Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe might become somewhat of a fan favorite as a blind Jedi wannabe. One officer of the Empire who was first seen in Episode IV gets a lot of screentime, even when the actor died a long time ago. Despite that, he looks very alive even when he's completely CGI. Rest of the cast is also good.
    The story. We all know what is going to happen. Now we get to see what happened before the final battle begins and how the Death Star plans are stolen. This is more like a war movie that concentrates on the foot soldiers rather than the political stuff that we saw in Episodes 1-3.
    Music: Nothing special, and most disappointing is that there is NO opening Star Wars music after the words "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away".
    Conclusion. The start feels a bit slow. We get to see a lot of new planets and new people. It didn't grab me until the final battle begins. Visually it's awesome and nothing less was to be expected either. The story has some flaws, like the fact it has black Death Troopers and a new TIE-fighters and a rebel U-wing ship that is nowhere to be seen in the original trilogy, even when the events in the movie takes place just days before Episode: IV.
    There are things that are familiar from the original trilogy and you'll notice them when you see them if you are a Star Wars fan.
    There are at least three deleted scenes with Jyn Erso that are in the trailers, but not in the final movie. "I rebel", a scene with a robot on the street and Jyn facing a hovering TIE-fighter are cut from the movie. We also don't get to see the Stormtroopers walking in the water that has been seen before in the behind the scenes video.
    The 3D is a joke. Poorest 3D I've seen in a looong time. No depth what so ever, and when the camera gets focus on a person, the background is all blurred out. WTF?? It's like the people who has done the 3D doesn't even know what 3D means. Some directors clearly doesn't know how to make good 3D, and Gareth Edwards seems to be one of those persons cause if I remember correctly, Godzilla didn't have that good 3D either.
    See it in original 2D cause Disney has clearly converted the movie to 3D just to make more money at the world wide Box Office.
    The very ending is the best. The final scene almost brings a tear to your eye. Guaranteed.
    It's not the best Star Wars movie made, but the actors are good and visually it's awesome. The funny parts are also good and most of the time it's' the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO who delivers the funny comments. The music and the story brings the numbers down, but only a bit. I'm somewhere between 3 and 4 points out of 5. But the very last scene is what makes me wanna give it 4 out of 5 points.
    I'm gonna see it again on Saturday with a bunch of good friends, and then we get to see if I still think the same or if it's downgraded to 3 points.

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    Allied. A good WWII spy story. Probably even better if you speak French, cause Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard speak French about half the movie.
    There's not that much action in the movie. The action scenes in the trailers are about it. But it has you guessing if Cotillard plays a German spy or not to the end. I'll give it 3 out 5 points.

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    Passengers 3D. A space movie that's a little bit like a mix of Gravity and Interstellar. An OK movie with totally OK 3D. The visual effects, specially a swimming pool scene is awesome. I'll give it 3 out of 5 points.

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D.
    The 3D is a joke. Poorest 3D I've seen in a looong time. No depth what so ever, and when the camera gets focus on a person, the background is all blurred out. WTF?? It's like the people who has done the 3D doesn't even know what 3D means. Some directors clearly doesn't know how to make good 3D, and Gareth Edwards seems to be one of those persons cause if I remember correctly, Godzilla didn't have that good 3D either.
    Saw Rogue One as well, and I have to agree.The 3D was absolute crap. It didn't look like a 3Dmovie. The Best 3D I've ever seen was last summer's Ghostbusters.
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    Assassin's Creed 3D. I've waited a long time for this movie, and as a gamer, I had high hopes for it until I saw the trailer. Did it meet my expectations? No it didn't. It's a good movie, but it could have been a whole lot better. If you have played the games, then you know what Abstergo, the Apple of Eden, The Animus and The Brotherhood is. If you haven't played the games, then you might wonder a bit that what company is that and where did this Apple of Eden come from. The story is new and has nothing to do with any of the games, and the four things mentioned above is the four things they have taken from the games. The story is about finding the Apple of Eden, just like in the first Assassin's Creed games. But the story is still very thin. You get almost zero backgrounds of any of the characters and nothing of Abstergo and how it exists and can operate with the technology it has. Michael Fassbender is good, but the rest of the cast is just there. Visually it's very good, especially when Fassbender enters the Animus and goes to Spain the year 1492. Fight scenes are also good, but here comes the big minus since the movie is PG-13. There is zero blood when they stab and cut people with knives, swords and spears and shoot arrows. It should have been R-rated just like the games are. Now the only blood you get to see, is blood on the floor and on peoples faces. How Ubisoft ever agreed to a PG-13 rating is beyond me. I guess money talks and the other thing runs the marathon...
    The 3D was OK, but nothing special. I had hoped that it would have felt in my stomach when they did the Leap of Faith in the movie, just like it felt in my stomach when they did the wingsuit scene in Transformers 3 in downtown Chicago. But that didn't happen. The ending opens for a sequel, but that would mean that the same characters would be in it again and I just can't see how the story would be so much different from the first one.
    All and all, I'll give it 3 out 5 points, even if it's a weak 3 points. An R-rating and more of the puzzle solving parts from the games would have been better. Maybe I will get it on Blu-ray some day, if I can't find anything else to buy when the movie is on sale...

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    La La Land. An OK movie, but how this movie got nominated for 14!!!!!!!! Oscars is beyond me. It's nowhere near the best movie I've seen or ever been made. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are good, but the story is a bit long and just after the middle part of the movie there's a long sleepy part where nothing happens except a lot of talk. Being a musical, there's not that much singing towards the end of the movie. The music is OK and it will probably win an Oscar for Best Song even when I have no clue what other movies have even been nominated in that category.
    Nowhere near 5/5 10/10 100/100 points and stars and what ever all the critics has given to this movie.
    Good acting, good music, a couple of good laughs and good cinematography = 3/5 points.
    I doubt I'll get it on Blu-ray...

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    John Wick: Chapter 2. A total overkill action movie with emphasis on the word KILL.
    It picks up just four days after where the first one ended and just continues but with a higher octane than in the first one. Wick is like a human Terminator. He gets run over by a car at least twice, gets stabbed with a knife, hit and kicked and shot plenty of times, but he just gets up and limps away. The body count is according to IMDB 128, and yes siree Bob there will be a Chapter 3 and I expect the body count on that one to be close to 200. This is a pure popcorn movie with great fight scenes and ballet like gun fights. A good movie with great action and a Keanu Reeves that fits in the role of an assassin like a glove. If you liked the first one, then you will definitely like this one. I'll slam with 4 out 5 points and will get it on Blu-ray one day.

    Fifty Shades Darker. A little bit better than the first one, with a bit more mature script, but still it isn't very good. Basically if you wanna see Dakota Johnson's titties like five times, then this is the movie you wanna see.
    And yes there will be a third one just in case you wondered.
    2 out of 5 points and those two points are just for the titties.

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    John Wick 2: My most anticipated movie of the year and it rocked! saw it 2 times and surpasses the original.

    Logan: excellent final Wolverine story with all the good, western feel to it and a dramatic powerful ending.

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    Logan - The Wolverine. Hands down the best of all the Wolverine movies and one of the best Marvel movies period. In this one you'll see Wolverine like you have never seen him before. He's old, tired, with wounds that don't heal or heal as fast as before and he drinks and says the F-word more than Deadpool. It's like he and Charles Xavier has a competition that who says the most F-words in the movie. It's bloody, dark and with a very good story.
    Compared to all the previous X-Men and Wolverine PG-13 movies is like day and night. After seeing this one, it feels like they made a major mistake when they did all the previous Wolverine movies in PG-13. This is the way to do it and I think Deadpool deserves a big thank you for not giving in on the PG-13 demand and made the movie R-rated, and cause of that, they got an R-rated label on this one as well.
    A great ending to the Wolverine story. An easy 4/5 points and I will definitely get this to my Blu-ray collection.

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    KONG: Skull Island 3D. It was a good movie and it's totally different from the "original" King Kong, cause it all takes place on the island and they don't bring him to New York. Clearly this is the biggest Kong we've ever seen, and it clearly has to do with the fact that this is the first movie of a planned trilogy which will end with Godzilla vs Kong (2020.) Before that we'll get Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019.)
    The Kong we've seen before would have just been too small to take on Godzilla. This way it can at least be some sort of a close fight.
    Visually, Kong: Skull Island is awesome, as was to be expected nowadays when it comes to big budget movies. Acting is OK, but then again, the main star is the BIG monkey in the movie.
    The story is good, but it's a little monotonous cause there's basically only one sort of creature that Kong fights with, and it's the Skull Crawlers and those fights last a pretty long time every time. Who's gonna die and who survives is also very predictable.
    The soundtrack is one of the best heard in recent years. Great rock and roll music from the 60's and 70's.
    3D was also good with good depth, but still you can easily watch it in regular 2D without missing any 3D Wow! experience.
    There's a bonus scene after all the end credits, and it sets up for Godzilla: King of Monsters that should arrive on 22nd of March, 2019.
    3/5 points. I'll get it on Blu-ray some day and ad it to my collection.

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    Ghost in the Shell 3D. An OK movie. Visually awesome! The city with it's hologram ads is a visual overkill. So much colors and stuff going on that it's impossible to take it all in. Scarlett Johansson is good as this cyborg called Major. Pilou Asbaek is also cool as her partner called Batou. The action scenes are good, but I would have liked them to be R-rated like in John Wick instead of this standard "no blood" PG-13 stuff. "Beat" Takeshi Kitano speaks Japanese during the whole movie. So if you watch it without subtitles and don't know how to speak Japanese, then you are shit out of luck.
    3D is very poor. Like with no depth what so ever. One of the worst 3D post-conversations I've seen so far. The story has a couple of holes in it. Like the fact that the company who made the Major can't track her even when her whole body is a cyborg. Even Robocop had a built in tracking device...(facepalm)
    Soundtrack isn't memorable. Can't remember any music what so ever from the movie.
    The ending opens for a sequel and there is no extra scene after the credits. But I doubt this one will make enough money at the Box Office so that Paramount will give a green light for a sequel to be made.
    Barely 3/5 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frolunda71 View Post
    Ghost in the Shell 3D. An OK movie. Visually awesome! The city with it's hologram ads is a visual overkill. So much colors and stuff going on that it's impossible to take it all in. Scarlett Johansson is good as this cyborg called Major. Pilou Asbaek is also cool as her partner called Batou. The action scenes are good, but I would have liked them to be R-rated like in John Wick instead of this standard "no blood" PG-13 stuff. "Beat" Takeshi Kitano speaks Japanese during the whole movie. So if you watch it without subtitles and don't know how to speak Japanese, then you are shit out of luck.
    3D is very poor. Like with no depth what so ever. One of the worst 3D post-conversations I've seen so far. The story has a couple of holes in it. Like the fact that the company who made the Major can't track her even when her whole body is a cyborg. Even Robocop had a built in tracking device...(facepalm)
    Soundtrack isn't memorable. Can't remember any music what so ever from the movie.
    The ending opens for a sequel and there is no extra scene after the credits. But I doubt this one will make enough money at the Box Office so that Paramount will give a green light for a sequel to be made.
    Barely 3/5 points.

    Yup the original animated movie from 1995 was aimed at adults and i think there should be an r-rated director's cut of this movie.

    I thought it was a decent live-action adaptation of the comic and 1995 classic Sci-fi animated movie, alot better than the Dragonball one.

    Kong of Skull Island: nice set up for the remake of Kong vs Godzilla.

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    Fast 8. Time to review Fast 8 aka The Faith of the Furious. The eight movie doesn't let anybody down who's looking for action. The action sequences are over the top. Totally insane and unreal, but if you are a F & F fan, then you're gonna love it!
    One of the best in the whole franchise! Paul Walker isn't with the gang anymore, but Scott Eastwood looks like to be a good rookie replacement even if he doesn't exactly belong in the "family". The action scenes are awesome and the final one long and totally insane. The comedy parts are good and it's almost only because of Tyrese Gibson. The CGI scenes are very good even if there are many scenes where you notice that the cars are CGI.
    Story is good and Charlize Theron is very good as the bad woman in this one. All and all, a very good F & F movie! 4/5 points!
    If anyone out there thinks that the franchise is dead, think again! Fast 8 sett a new box office record for a global opening weekend of $531.9 million!!
    Beating Star Wars!!
    Fast 9 is set to premiere April 19th 2019 and Fast 10 is set to premiere on April 2nd 2021!!
    So fasten your seatbelt folks! Cause this one is one hell of a ride!!

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    Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 in 3D. A really good movie. If you liked the first one, then you are gonna like this one as well. A really good story that shows the background for several characters and where they are from. Visually it's off the hook. It's just awesome. The funny parts are there as well, just like in the first one. 3D was very good! Very good depth. So if you like to watch 3D movies, then this is worth seeing in 3D.
    The music is from the 80's, but not as good as it was in the first one. When the credits start to roll, just stay in your seat. There are no less than FIVE post-credit scenes!
    Overall a very good space action comedy well worth seeing and worth a good 4/5 points!

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