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Messages - Qui-Gon Jim

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TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: June 8, 2012, 12:03 PM »
Part of this likely stems from the fact that until/unless they partner with a major studio, LFL is on the hook for all the costs.  While LFL is big, they are not big like Fox or Paramount or one of those other mega-conglomerates.

And we see what happens to quality SF when the costs get too high for even the big players (we miss you Firefly and Terminator:TSCC).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 6, 2012, 12:13 PM »
Predators was not a sequel to AVP.  It was actually pretty decent, IMO.  Hard to take Adrian Brody seriously as a tough guy though.

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Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: June 1, 2012, 08:55 AM »
Scored a SkyStriker, Renegades Scarlett, Tunnel Rat and Rip Cord all for a shade over $20 on clearance at Target.  The SS was $10.48, and I expect that those that have been sitting at full price and then at $17 will move at this price.  This goes into the "future toy box" for my son.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: May 30, 2012, 11:37 AM »
Wow.  I just don't understand how they can deliver something sub par with a franchise with the history of GI Joe.  I'd bet that there are literally hundreds (thousands?) of nerds (used affectionately) that could write an awesome script for this and do it for free.

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Collect All 92! / Re: Biker Scout
« on: May 30, 2012, 07:32 AM »
Love this figure, both Vinty and modern.  Anyone ever notice that the original POTF2 ANH Luke's weird grappling gun was sculpted with this guy's pistol as the base?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Movie
« on: May 27, 2012, 02:09 PM »
What kills me is that Battleship caused this.  Show of hands- who is surprised that this was stillborn at the box office?  Sheesh. 

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Tantive IV crew
« on: May 15, 2012, 02:58 PM »
Perhaps Vader is hoping Luke doesn't have the guidance to know that Vader is the one causing his friends pain.  Remember, he is using them to lure Luke in, and of course he'd keep them alive until Luke is in his clutches.  What if he hears Luke is coming in, he kills the others rebels, and Luke decides to turn around and leave?  Vader would have wasted a resource that was proven to have drawn Luke in.  Vader doesn't know that Yoda is alive and is training Luke to be a Jedi.  Maybe he assumes that Luke will just respond to his feelings.  You don't pull away the bait until the fish is snared.

Also, once Vader has his moment with Luke on the gantry, he does not kill a single person after.  He doesn't murder Piett after the Falcon escapes, he doesn't do anything to Jerjerrod, and they even cut out a scene where he attacks one of Palpatine's security officers.  I think his confrontation with Luke changed him.

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Great reporting Pete!

Someone just HAS to hook this dude up with at least that right leg he's missing for his dedication!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 10, 2012, 12:43 PM »
Quite true.

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Don't forget to add admission to the park into your tally.  Currently $90.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 9, 2012, 11:02 AM »
Bob Iger:
"The Avengers isn't just a film. It's a franchise from our perspective. Obviously, it was helped a lot by the success of the 'Iron Man' movies and of 'Thor' and 'Captain America'. From 'The Avengers' we get a chance to make 'Thor 2' and 'Captain America 2' and 'Iron Man 3' and hopefully another 'Avengers' movie. So this one film that is immensely successful... is going to get a number of other films and franchises...We have an ability to leverage what was a very fun film done by a great group of filmmakers into something much bigger for the company," he continues, "and the effect will be prolonged and that's very, very exciting for us."

This isn't to say there won't be a Hulk 2 (3?), but I doubt we'll see it before Avengers 2.  It seems like they have things planned out for the next few years.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 9, 2012, 10:55 AM »
And there's also a new Hulk movie in development with Mark Ruffalo signed for the role.  With that kind of schedule, you've got to think that Avengers 2 could be about 3 years out at the very least.
This isn't 100% accurate...  Ruffalo was signed to reprise the role of Banner in 6 films, but that does not mean a Hulk film.  He could show up in IM3 and he'll surely be in Avengers 2.  I see many making the leap that there will be a new Hulk movie, but past box office performance makes that a very risky proposition.

Many times, a studio will lock in an actor for several films "just in case" so that if they need him, he is obligated to perform.  They could just as easily tear up the contract.  I believe Norton was signed for multiple films as well, but we all know how that turned out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: May 9, 2012, 10:47 AM »
Also keep in mind that Hawkeye and Widow are not really too FX-heavy to present on film (comparatively speaking).  With IM and Hulk being completely CG, I am sure that the idea of adding two more characters with a lot of FX budget played into the decision. 

PLUS, Hawkeye and especially Widow represent the "everyman" in this story.  They are highly skilled at what they do, but the other Avengers are on such a higher level than they are.  See Widow's reaction to nearly being trampled.  She fears Banner.

They could easily do Ultron as Jarvis going out of control or have Banner and Stark accidentally create him.  I think sometimes we try to very rigidly make the movies match the source material, but as long as it is entertaining, who cares if it follows issue 367 panel-for-panel?  This series has been based on The Ultimates, but that never means that they have some slavish obligation not to go in a different direction.

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In regards to the Avengers I will be interested to see how the Hellicarrier performs at retail.
You mean the item that should be on shelves right now?  Silly Hasbro.

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People who don't understand how merging works.  The entire world seems to have forgotten how to do this.  Pull up on their entrance lane and coast along beside me.  The person MERGING is supposed to alter their rate of speed to fit into the flow, not the other way around. 

Seems like every time I approach an incoming entrance ramp lately, if I can't get into the left lane I have to either hit my brakes or speed up to let some dumbass in.
I completely agree with this one!

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