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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA Lounge' started by The Colorado Kid, Nov 17, 2014.
I don't think it was quite as good as The Incredibles. Brad Bird does an amazing job at setting things up without feeling like he's taking shortcuts. Meanwhile, just about everything feels rushed early in the film to get to the point of the team being set up. Once that happens, it is pretty good.
I really enjoyed this movie. The fist bump had me crying, I was laughing so hard.
Mind-numbingly stupid movie. BIG HERO SIX is a big sugar-coated helping of all the cardboard characters we've seen from them 1,000 times before. Same stereotypical female body images, smart yet nerdy kids, the unassuming rich guy who saves the day, the complete eradication of the Japanese culture from the film ... utter travesty. On my list for one of the worst movies of the year, even worse than Interstellar.
Bah humbug, to you too!
What do you think of Akira, Ghost in the shell, and Visitor Q? Of course the film [BH6] is derivative, that should have been obvious from my op.
What do you think of Fury? I f'ing love that film. Which means you might hate it haha.
Not sure why you weren't expecting common archetypes from a Disney film. Also not sure what you were looking for in female characters. I do agree with you that they whiffed on the potential for San Fransokyo, basically doing little more than the superficial. (Tho I was kinda impressed that Honey Lemon used the Japanese prononciation of Hiro's name) I also liked the bad guy wasn't generically evil, but actually had motivation for what he did, and in general dealing with the death of a loved one with reasonable intelligence.
All stuff that keeps it from being a great film in my eyes. But, the only way I can view someone seeing this as a bad film is that they were expecting something different.
I've actually never seen AKIRA which is a crime, I know. I'll correct that.
I love GHOST IN THE SHELL. The imagery is amazing.
FURY is one of the best war movies to come out in the last 10 years. It's like Saving Private Ryan with tanks. The ending scene is one of the most well directed fight scenes in cinematic history.
A review I saw said that if you go in understanding the rest of the team doesn't matter and that it's about Hiro and Baymax, it becomes much more entertaining as a film. I loved it, it was funny and entertaining. Was it cliche and a little generic at times? Yes, but that doesn't make it bad necessarily. It kept me entertained for two hours. My only issue is that it seems less of a story by itself, and more of an extended prologue for the inevitable sequel.
Ghost in the Shell is much more than just amazing visuals. Yoko Kano's soundscapes make it a complete experience.
Pretty sad though how low GITS has sunk since the original film. The sequels basically turned into "HURR WE WANT TO BE CYBERPUNK METAL GEAR SOLID BUT WITHOUT ANY OF THE MEMORABLE CHARACTERS OR INTERESTING NARRATIVE DIRECTION".
And anyone into Ghost In The Shell that actually wants something similar should check out the series Psycho Pass. At least season 1. Haven't watched Season 2 yet.
So I just saw this movie, and remembered this post. This sentence bothered me for a few reasons, but I went ahead and watched the movie on my own terms before saying anything so as not to make any incorrect assumptions.
Frankly, as someone with a few Japanese American friends, I have no idea why a white person has any business saying things like this. Why would you? Because the main character is Japanese who lives in a half-Japanese future "American" city? So therefore he has to have an accent, carry a fan in his pocket, maybe a katana, and shout "YOOOOOHHHH"? There's nothing wrong with having a Western film that doesn't "exotify" its non-white progtaganist (triple negative here, oh well). If anything, it's a welcome thing that needs to happen waayyy more.
I remember being super offended at Reel Steel, with the "exotic" Japanese antagonists who played into almost every racist Asian stereotype. Is that what you want? Not saying that IS what you want, but I certainly detest shit like that.
Just as a note, Kanno only did the music for the Stand Alone Complex TV series, not the movies. Speaking of that, I enjoyed the TV series far more than either of the movies.
Well, I can't speak for SwordLord's opinion, but my problem with it is that they went to all of this trouble to create this city that is supposed to be an amalgamation of Tokyo and San Francisco, but other than the intro, they don't really do anything with it. As far as I could tell, they could have just called it San Francisco and I wouldn't have known the difference.
This was a solid flick, and one I may catch again in the future if I need something fun to watch. It's not super heavy, it's not a thinking man's movie, it's not even anything new for plot, but it's good comedy, nice visuals, and a fun time. I'm not sure exactly why anyone expected the city to be a character, this was clearly an american super hero film nodding to the anime culture with a cast that wasn't a white wash, but also not blatantly asian. I found it to be a solid middle ground and appreciated that they actually featured characters who are biracial without drawing any real attention to it.