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    Posted: January 08 2009 at 12:41am

Originally posted by moviewizguy

The characters remained true to the source and the plot was actually pretty good.

I'm sure saturnwatcher will totally disagree with you on both accounts, seeing as how english WAS NOT invented in the stone age and the plot was taken straight out of Mel Gibson's Mayan movie.

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Originally posted by Michaels

Yeah, that's what the directing style of this "filmmaker" is all about,  pretty colors to keep you from noticing the crappy storytelling and 1-D characters. 

The characters remained true to the source and the plot was actually pretty good.

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Originally posted by moviewizguy

No. It's a fun movie and I enjoyed it a lot, especially on IMAX. That was like crazy. All of the colors and the whole racing sequences were like WOW!!!

Yeah, that's what the directing style of this "filmmaker" is all about,  pretty colors to keep you from noticing the crappy storytelling and 1-D characters. 

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Originally posted by Razzilla

I will say it was worth what I paid to see it (got free tickets from a radio station)... 

It wasn't all that bad...  It wasn't all that good either...just not RAZZIE-worthy...considering the heavy competition this year...

No. It's a fun movie and I enjoyed it a lot, especially on IMAX. That was like crazy. All of the colors and the whole racing sequences were like WOW!!!

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I will say it was worth what I paid to see it (got free tickets from a radio station)... 

It wasn't all that bad...  It wasn't all that good either...just not RAZZIE-worthy...considering the heavy competition this year...
Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...
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Too bad, because it is whether you like it or not, H-Wood needs to take a cue for the up-coming "AstroBoy": If your movie is based on an animated series, then your movie adaptation of it should be animated as well.

Originally posted by moviewizguy

 Speed Racer is one of the most fun movies I've had this year. It's pretty good, actually. It surely did not deserve the box office bomb it has gotten.

 

"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)
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Originally posted by movieman

Oh yes, anyone who survived hearing Susan Sarandon say the words, "I go to
your races to watch you make art" should know what I am talking about. And
yes, it's going on my top ten list for worst movies of the year(that I've seen; I
haven't watched all the major candidates). The Wachouskis seemed to
energetically direct the race sequences and the bright colored sets, but the
dialogue and interplay between the characters is so hollow, you could watch
the movie with the sound off and enjoy it more than hearing what the bland
script forces these talented actors to say.

Speed Racer is one of the most fun movies I've had this year. It's pretty good, actually. It surely did not deserve the box office bomb it has gotten.

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I'll admit that, to this day, there are still parts of "GITS" that make no sense to me. And the movie had an animated TV series spin-off that could be just as confusing (if not more so). I let fans of "The Matrix" go about how they like the storyline, and yes, the style is interesting. But that style is often seen as being anime style as well. What I won't defend is when people call "Matrix" "original," for the reasons I stated in my earlier post.

Originally posted by movieman

I actually found Ghost in a Shell to be more vexatious than
fascinating, as the story fails to draw viewers into its
convoluted and futuristic world as well as its predecessors, and also
because few ideas
fully established themselves with the viewer. Yes, there were
some parts of the movie that clearly inspired the Matrix, but at least
the Matrix explained its origins
consistently enough to make a coherent story. I felt the look and feel of
The Matrix was more stylishly conceived
than GITS (the comment you made about Trinity's resemblance to
Kusanagi, I guess it Trinity was Japanese....). And as
far as story lines go, I think the idea of machines harnessing humans for
energy while humans live in the simulation
was more interesting than that of the convoluted pursuit of The
Puppeteer, or whatever he's called. I see where Michaels
is coming from, and I respect his opinion in the sense that GITS was part
of the inspiration of the Matrix.

 

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Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, Postal, In the Name of the King, The Love Guru, Meet Dave, The Hottie and the Nottie (and a few others) are keeping me from wanting to give Speed Racer any nods.

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Oh yes, anyone who survived hearing Susan Sarandon say the words, "I go to
your races to watch you make art" should know what I am talking about. And
yes, it's going on my top ten list for worst movies of the year(that I've seen; I
haven't watched all the major candidates). The Wachouskis seemed to
energetically direct the race sequences and the bright colored sets, but the
dialogue and interplay between the characters is so hollow, you could watch
the movie with the sound off and enjoy it more than hearing what the bland
script forces these talented actors to say.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiguelAntilsu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2008 at 1:41pm

Are you saying Speed Racer is bad?  If so, is it bad enough to nominate for one of your awards?

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As for moviewizguy(who is often easy to start an argument with), though
many people disagree(the Razzie board giving the Wachouskis Worst
Director noms, way too harsh, considering them competition against
Gigli), the first sequel was good, but not anywhere near as
groundbreaking or thought-provoking as the first one. It was the third one
that was the least of the three, as the story is often easy to keep up with,
new ideas seem to be nonexistent, and not to mention some parts were
downright cheesy, that I wonder if it was a blooper that accidentally got
added in. Compared to Speed Racer though, Revolutions looks like
Reloaded, and Reloaded looks like the original Matrix. Seriously, if it weren't
for the bright look of the movie, it would be in the same league as In the
Name of the King
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Post Options Post Options   Quote movieman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2008 at 12:40pm
I actually found Ghost in a Shell to be more vexatious than
fascinating, as the story fails to draw viewers into its
convoluted and futuristic world as well as its predecessors, and also
because few ideas
fully established themselves with the viewer. Yes, there were
some parts of the movie that clearly inspired the Matrix, but at least
the Matrix explained its origins
consistently enough to make a coherent story. I felt the look and feel of
The Matrix was more stylishly conceived
than GITS (the comment you made about Trinity's resemblance to
Kusanagi, I guess it Trinity was Japanese....). And as
far as story lines go, I think the idea of machines harnessing humans for
energy while humans live in the simulation
was more interesting than that of the convoluted pursuit of The
Puppeteer, or whatever he's called. I see where Michaels
is coming from, and I respect his opinion in the sense that GITS was part
of the inspiration of the Matrix.
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The Matrix? Imaginative, yes. Original, no. Seriously, rent "Ghost In The Shell" (a Japanese Anime movie from 1994/95), watch it, then watch "Matrix". Like me, you will see "Matrix" as it really is: a live action adaptation to "GITS". The plotline (false memories), the look (sunglasses and raincoats), the gun fight with pillars, giant robots, the chase through a market, the plugs in the back of the head, Trinity even looks like "GITS"'s main character. Heck, the Japanese company that made "GITS" unsuccuessful sued the "Matrix" filmmakers because the two movies had too much in common. I know many fans consider "Matrix" to be groundbacking here in American filmmaking, but to us anime watchers, it's nothing that Japan hasn't done already. And now America is stuck in a trend that Japan is already famous for, turning their animated TV series into live action movies. It always seems America is trying to catch up to the trend of international film making. Saturnwatcher, your thoughts?

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I also find the first Matrix quite over-rated. I actually found the sequel a lot better, more mature and emotional... 

Originally posted by movieman

Pardon me but the Matrix is the most thought provoking and
imaginative movie that I have ever seen in my life. To start off, the way it
is shot and filmed just took me in, everything around me disappeared and
the screen became my eyes, the set designs and and feel was so well
executed. Second, the story is hands-down amazing, the moment where
Morpheus tells Neo what the Matrix is just blew me away, That's when I
knew I was watching a sci-fi classic, no matter what generation you live
in, you will be astounded by the premise. Even if you were to take out all
the action the story would still be enough to salvage the movie. Third,
the action is groundbreaking, never until I saw that movie had I seen
such immensely skillful action sequences, my favorite of course being the
helicopter sequence and the scene where Trinity tells Neo that he is "The
One", at which point he is able to stop the bullets in midair is a classic
CGI sequence. To say the Matrix is "overrated" is fallacious on a
grand level.

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Pardon me but the Matrix is the most thought provoking and
imaginative movie that I have ever seen in my life. To start off, the way it
is shot and filmed just took me in, everything around me disappeared and
the screen became my eyes, the set designs and and feel was so well
executed. Second, the story is hands-down amazing, the moment where
Morpheus tells Neo what the Matrix is just blew me away, That's when I
knew I was watching a sci-fi classic, no matter what generation you live
in, you will be astounded by the premise. Even if you were to take out all
the action the story would still be enough to salvage the movie. Third,
the action is groundbreaking, never until I saw that movie had I seen
such immensely skillful action sequences, my favorite of course being the
helicopter sequence and the scene where Trinity tells Neo that he is "The
One", at which point he is able to stop the bullets in midair is a classic
CGI sequence. To say the Matrix is "overrated" is fallacious on a
grand level.
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