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Men in Black II

Posted: Sun, 28th Jul 2002, 9:34pm

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I went to see MiBII this morning.
What a good film. Not a truly great film, but a great bit of entertainment.
Lots of fun special effects and a lot more guns 'n' fun this time around.

I think you chaps would rilly enjoy it.
Watch the special effects sequences carefully and see if you can spot the
blue screening and the CGI stuff where it's blended. I was impressed.
They really did it quite well.

Oh, and Michael Jackson's in it. Although if you blink...

(Notably, one of the aliens is Johnny (Jackass) Knoxville.

Opens across the UK August 1st.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:13am

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I totally dug the cool fx, but the movie itself (in terms of plot and dialogue - oh, the steenkin' dialogue!) really sucked. It was one of the few films in which I didn't find a single joke or wise-crack funny... yep, it was that bad smile
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:18am

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Oh yeah, but if you unplug your brain and just look at the
pretty pictures because you were out drinking all night in
Camden Town and you mixed your drinks and you smoked
way too much and you felt like you were going to melt
this morning in the glare of Leicester Square, then...
I'm suprised I didn't meet you, 'cos I had a similar night.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:20am

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i think MiB2 is good. Its pretty much what I expected, I didn't think it would be better than the first really, have more substance. And it didn't, so no probs here.

Its worth a watch!
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:23am

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I heard about the ending from a friend, and mixed with the lackluster trailors, what I thought would be an awesome movie, has turned into a 'I'll wait till it's on Showtime'. neutral
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:26am

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no, for the FX and sound, its easily a theatre film.

and come on: tommy lee jones plays a civilian* at first!







*Cyph's personal made up thesarus/dictionary combination:

"Civilian - Si-vil-e-an : Moron.
Explanation: look up "Moron", idiot."
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:34am

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Good surround sound.
Visually spectacular.
And you want a plot from Hollywood?
Nah, definitely a cinema film.

Take the kids.
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 7:26am

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I hear it is EXTREMLY short for a feature compared to
what is kicking around nowadays.........
Oooohh.. I also got to see LOTR at last... could'nt see what all the fuss was about, I did find it boring, but I shall continue to see the rest of the Trilogy. My fave film this Summer, definetly 'Resident Evil' never before has a movie remained so true to it's Game source, absolutly amazing, I won't say this again but, I don't think George Romero could have bettered it !!
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 9:49am

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Yeah, it is very short: I remember it clocking in at about 1 hr 20 mins, which is the usual length for an animated or stop-motion film (e.g. Tim Burton's seminal "The Nightmare Before Christmas").

Thank goodness for that, though, 'cos the dialogue was really killin' me lol
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 3:45pm

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I thought that MIB 2 was a huge cop out. It would have been better to just show all of the comercials of the sponsors of the film becuase that is all I saw in the movie. I thought the story line was thrown together, the dialog was horrible, and the acting was sub-par. I am just glad I went and saw it at a early show so it was cheaper.

Riese
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 4:13pm

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well, there is a reason for the story being "odd" the way it is. the last battle was supposed to take place in or around the twin towers, but after 911, they didn't have too much time to rewrite the ending to fit it in and all that.
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 4:21pm

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Really? Yeah that would make sense. What a shame.. In other news, I saw the LOTR 2 trailor, and the evil guy they are supposed to fight, that is shown in the beginning crawling down the wall, well... ew.. I think some of US could pull off better CGI then that. It looked horrible. redface
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 4:44pm

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who? Gollum? he IS supposed to look horrible by the way.
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 5:51pm

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Yes gollum was mutated by the rings power so he is supposed to look horrible but…MIB2 blew i hated it. And all the CGI's in LOTR were perfect tottaly life like i have no idea what you are talking about.
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 5:54pm

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The guy at the beggining of the trailor, crawling down some cliff or something. I thought the CGI looked REALLY bad, and I know they didn't do that for storyline wise. Everything else looked GREAT. I'll try and find a picture of what i'm talking about.
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 11:26pm

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nono GOLLUM is UGLY not bad CGI he supposed to look likt that look closer
Posted: Tue, 30th Jul 2002, 11:36pm

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Ya, what I said.

THere is a reason he looks like crap. read the book, you'll understand better, even better than the movie would explain. hey, it is possible. they didn't include some things in fellowship that were very essential in the book and took up about 3 chapters....
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 10:57am

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Hah..friends of mine asked me to go see MIB2 with them tonite...
so I persuaded them to see Resident Evil instead !!! Seeing this movie a 2nd time will tell me if it really is as good as I was raving before...
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 11:03am

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I thought MIB2 was pretty funny... Especially the Moses-in-the-locker-Scene. I was laughing my head off... :)
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 9:02pm

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I'm off to watch MIB2 at 4:00 tommorow then grab some food and straight back in at 7:45 to see Resident Evil. I was going to try and get Minority Report in there somewhere but the times clash... crazy
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 9:40pm

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nono GOLLUM is UGLY not bad CGI he supposed to look likt that look closer
I'm not saying he's ugly, he looks like your average joe monster. wink I'm saying the CGI on that character looked bad. You could totally spot it was faked, compared to some of the other spectacular things they have in that movie. If making bad cgi was part of their plan, I want to know what their smoking.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 10:09pm

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well, do you mean that gollum looked like "rubbery" or "shiny" or any other characteristics of badly textured CG...yes there is a reason he looks like that.

again, read the book...he lived in a mine for hundreds of years without any sunlight in the middle of like this little water lake thingy.

trust me flip...its SUPPOSED to look like crap.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 10:13pm

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Not at all good - totally unimpressed.

Worse than the first film and the first film wasn't that great.

5/10
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 10:44pm

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heh, it was't that bad! It was far from a good movie, and it had a lot of problems. For one, the end sucked, and really even wasn't that funny. I would give it 2/5 the first one was a 3.5/5, i felt.
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 6:15pm

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...it wsa a good job I managed to talk those gurlies into
ditching MIB 2 for Rez Evil, they LOVED Rez which really surprised me, and it still managed to keep me locked in Awe despite seeing it before...
I LOVED it !!! And mark my words, this film will do for the Zombie genre what Scream did for the stalk and slash Genre !!!
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 6:36pm

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there was really only one problem with resident evil:

it seemed to skip scenes.

ie, everyone is together, and the next shot, all of sudden 2 ppl are sitting by themselves and everyone else is gone.

it just jumped way too much.
Posted: Tue, 6th Aug 2002, 7:34am

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I did'nt notice that, the only weird thing that caught me
off was when they were in the corridoor geting killed by the lazer, some guy with blonde hair stood there as it came towards him and I was like "Where did he spring from ? "
I'll have to go see it again and keep my eye open for the jump scenes.
Posted: Tue, 6th Aug 2002, 2:38pm

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I thought MIIB was great! Just like the first one but that what was was good about it.
Posted: Tue, 6th Aug 2002, 2:50pm

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MIIB was really quite bad confused it had some very good CGI, and a few funny parts - "RECTUM, I damn near killed him" - but overall, the film sucked some serious goat chebs...