Movie Last Movie You Watched Part 2

I re-watched both Casino Royale and Golden Eye. You can make a case for Golden Eye being the Best Bond movie on the cast alone. Not to mention how good the theme song is. The opening scene is still fantastic. I also liked the scene where Bond meets Trevelyan in the graveyard. Its a shame there Pierce Bronson's Bond movies progressively got worse after this.


As for Casino Royale, I was actually surprised by how much I forgot about this movie. Like how Le Chiffre gets Snoked. I thought the banter between Bond and Vespa was great and you could actually believe that they fell in love after only meeting each other an hour earlier. Considering how they were dropping hints about Spectre, you would think they would had a better story in place by the time they got to the movie that featured them.


The Spy That Loved Me.- James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Out of the Moore Bond movies that I have seen, I thought this was his best one. The theme song is both haunting and catchy at the same time.

You Only Live Twice.- Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

It was a solid way to end what was supposed to be Connery's run as Bond. Now I have to watch the Simpsons' episode "You Only Move Twice".
 
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Pigdango

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Ain’t nobody got time to watch 21 movies before April 25th, so I’m watching some of the MCU movies I haven’t seen as many times, and the greatest hits.

First up - Captain America, the First Avenger. Wow does this movie get better when you watch it after all the Avengers and Cap films. Not only did the film itself get better, but it gave me an even greater appreciation for how perfectly cast Chris Evans is. In fact, everything about this movie is damn near perfect.

The other thing that really struck me is that I have to agree with @LiddyRules and @crippledalbino . The man that saves Steve Rogers from a bully. The man that inspires him to join the army. The man he shares an emotional farewell with. The man he rushes up to Tommy Lee Jones to ask the status of. The man he defies orders and dives (literally) head first into a heavily fortified enemy base to find. The man he continues to search for as that base explodes around him. The man he confides in about his feelings for Peggy. The first man he handpicks for his strike team. The man TLJ says Steve will kill Zola or Schmidt to avenge. The man he mourns as he tries in vain to get drunk.

That man - one James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes - was definitely NOT Steve Rogers’ friend.
 

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Ain’t nobody got time to watch 21 movies before April 25th, so I’m watching some of the MCU movies I haven’t seen as many times, and the greatest hits.
How about the DCU then? ;)

 

DiggerNick

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Ain’t nobody got time to watch 21 movies before April 25th, so I’m watching some of the MCU movies I haven’t seen as many times, and the greatest hits.

First up - Captain America, the First Avenger. Wow does this movie get better when you watch it after all the Avengers and Cap films. Not only did the film itself get better, but it gave me an even greater appreciation for how perfectly cast Chris Evans is. In fact, everything about this movie is damn near perfect.

The other thing that really struck me is that I have to agree with @LiddyRules and @crippledalbino . The man that saves Steve Rogers from a bully. The man that inspires him to join the army. The man he shares an emotional farewell with. The man he rushes up to Tommy Lee Jones to ask the status of. The man he defies orders and dives (literally) head first into a heavily fortified enemy base to find. The man he continues to search for as that base explodes around him. The man he confides in about his feelings for Peggy. The first man he handpicks for his strike team. The man TLJ says Steve will kill Zola or Schmidt to avenge. The man he mourns as he tries in vain to get drunk.

That man - one James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes - was definitely NOT Steve Rogers’ friend.
That movie is admirably old-fashioned in comparison to the CGI bukkake that the Marvel films later became.

Not much of a surprise since it was directed by the guy who made the also admirably old-fashioned THE ROCKETEER.
 

LiddyRules

I Think I'll Eat An Apple
I re-watched both Casino Royale and Golden Eye. You can make a case for Golden Eye being the Best Bond movie on the cast alone. Not to mention how good the theme song is. The opening scene is still fantastic. I also liked the scene where Bond meets Trevelyan in the graveyard. Its a shame there Pierce Bronson's Bond movies progressively got worse after this.


As for Casino Royale, I was actually surprised by how much I forgot about this movie. Like how Le Chiffre gets Snoked. I thought the banter between Bond and Vespa was great and you could actually believe that they fell in love after only meeting each other an hour earlier. Considering how they were dropping hints about Spectre, you would think they would had a better story in place by the time they got to the movie that featured them.


The Spy That Loved Me.- James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Out of the Moore Bond movies that I have seen, I thought this was his best one. The theme song is both haunting and catchy at the same time.

You Only Live Twice.- Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

It was a solid way to end what was supposed to be Connery's run as Bond. Now I have to watch the Simpsons' episode "You Only Move Twice".
I watched Dr. No. It's not just surprisingly still solid, but it's remarkable how much of the Bond formula they hit right out of the gate. And he does actual investigative spy work. I saw The Spy Who Loves Me a couple months back and it seems to follow a lot of the same beats.

Plus this is still one of the best all time Bond moments


Which was almost certainly homaged in


Plus it feeds into my theory that Bond works best when it's part sci-fi.

I would have liked Sylvia Trench worked into the new series. Or at least Bond that doesn't actively ****.
 

Pigdango

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That movie is admirably old-fashioned in comparison to the CGI bukkake that the Marvel films later became.

Not much of a surprise since it was directed by the guy who made the also admirably old-fashioned THE ROCKETEER.
Oddly enough, one thing I noticed about this movie is there is quite a bit of the not so great CGI that has plagued some of the more recent Marvel movies.

Another thing I noticed - I thought the Russo’s powered Cap up in Winter Soldier, but that’s really not true. If anything, Whedon powered him down in Avengers.
 

DR. Jimcy M.E.

I bring love and cheer.
I watched Dr. No. It's not just surprisingly still solid, but it's remarkable how much of the Bond formula they hit right out of the gate. And he does actual investigative spy work. I saw The Spy Who Loves Me a couple months back and it seems to follow a lot of the same beats.

Plus this is still one of the best all time Bond moments


Which was almost certainly homaged in


Plus it feeds into my theory that Bond works best when it's part sci-fi.

I would have liked Sylvia Trench worked into the new series. Or at least Bond that doesn't actively ****.
I've never seen a full Bond movie. I tried watching the Daniel Craig one where he's gambling but got bored and turned it off. I have watched all the Austin Powers movies though.
 

Pigdango

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I've never seen a full Bond movie. I tried watching the Daniel Craig one where he's gambling but got bored and turned it off. I have watched all the Austin Powers movies though.
Most of the Bond movies are boring in parts, even the good ones. The World is Not Enough might be a good one for you to try.
 

Pigdango

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Continuing the express path through the MCU - Next up is The Avengers!

I know the movie snobs around here will bristle at this, and it delights me to no end that they will do so, but it must be said - The Avengers is the most influential movie of the 2000's. I know, I know. It stinks after the 90's gave us movies such as Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Legends of the Fall, There Will Be Blood, and whatever your favorite movie from that decade is, but it's true.

And I know @Bill Lehecka will say that The Dark Knight was the most influential film, especially since The Avengers cribs (and greatly improves upon) one story element that was arguably invented by TDK - the "villain wants to be caught" trope.

But of course the Avengers is so much more than just Loki getting caught on purpose or being awesome or smashed by the Hulk. It's the first movie to combine characters from multiple otherwise completely separate films into a narrative that is not only satisfying and makes sense, it advances the story for each character in a way that has continued to be explored in future films.

Of course, it's influence has inarguably done more harm than good, as several different film studios have attempted to copy what The Avengers accomplished without doing the most important part - the multiple otherwise completely separate films. There is very little Universe building in Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk. Sure Hawkeye shows up in Thor and Nick Fury in the post credits scenes for Iron Man and Cap, etc, but they are not key elements to the story. The post credits scenes aren't really part of the story at all. Compare that with the clumsy insertion of Russell Crowe's Dr Jekyll into The Mummy and it's not hard to see why The Dark Universe failed just one film in.

But as to the movie itself - As a standalone film it's probably one of the most satisfying films of it's type. The buildup to the Battle of New York is often cited as boring, but watching it now with the context of everything that has come since, that buildup is in many ways more important than the battle itself. But even without that context, the most important takeaway is that this was earned over the course of a full movie, and that "boring part" is filled with character development that takes each Avenger on a separate path to this moment:




And here is a random, unrelated image, featuring characters who by their own admission in the film, have no idea how or why they are together:

 

LiddyRules

I Think I'll Eat An Apple
And here is a random, unrelated image, featuring characters who by their own admission in the film, have no idea how or why they are together:

But look at how much fucking fire there is. How do you know it's fucking cool without that much fucking fire?

If you end up doing Age of Ultron let me know. I remember you said you thought about HitWing it and if I'm around, sure.
 
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crippledalbino

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But look at how much fucking fire there is. How do you know it's fucking cool without that much fucking fire?

If you end up doing Age of Ultron let me know. I remember you said you thought about HitWing it and if I'm around, sure.
I've turned the corner on Ultron. I periodically go back and rewatch all the movies (yes, all of them) and at some point Ultron grabbed me in a way I didn't expect it to be able to. Of course it's got its issues and some cringy parts, but I think there's a lot more redeemable than we've given it credit for.

But this coming from a guy who voluntarily goes from watching Iron Man 3 to Thor the Dark World every so often.
 

Pigdango

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But look at how much fucking fire there is. How do you know it's fucking cool without that much fucking fire?

If you end up doing Age of Ultron let me know. I remember you said you thought about HitWing it and if I'm around, sure.
Age of Ultron is on the list.

Here’s what I'm watching (in order)
Captain America The First Avenger
Avengers
Captain America The Winter Soldier
Avengers Age of Ultron
Captain America Civil War
Spider-Man Homecoming
Black Panther
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
Doctor Strange
Thor Ragnarok
Ant Man and the Wasp
Infinity War

The skips:
I've seen Iron Man probably more than any other MCU film combined.
Incredible Hulk is recapped well in Avengers
Iron Man 2 is an intro to Black Widow and Rhodey as War Machine, but Avenges provides a good intro to Black Widow as well, and Tony recaps the major events of Iron Man 2 in his intro scene in Avengers.
Thor is a bit of a slog, although in hindsight I probably should have watched it. His intro in Avengers is downright terrible if you don't know who he is.
Iron Man 3 is completely pointless in the overall narrative. All of the major developments are undone.
Thor the Dark Thor is an intro to the Reality Stone, but since it's not used at all the way Thanos uses it in Infinity War, this and Iron Man 3 are the films that could probably be deleted from the MCU.
Ant Man I think gets a decent enough moment in Civil War that you don't need to watch that.
Captain Marvel will probably have to explain who she is to the Avengers in a way that Doctor Strange didn't, making her film mostly pointless.
 

Pigdango

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I consider it the most 90s of 90s songs.
I searched up "most 90s song" and it does appear to be pretty 90s.

Now I'm thinking about what the most timeless song from the 90s is.

I think Bohemian Rhapsody has replaced Stairway as the most timeless 70s song. I don't think there's much debate on the most timeless 80s song.

Wonderwall, maybe?
 

LiddyRules

I Think I'll Eat An Apple
I searched up "most 90s song" and it does appear to be pretty 90s.
It's a running joke for myself. Lay off. But that's the song I think of when I think "this is shorthand for the 90s." Not the best, most timeless song. Not the hokiest, most generic. But the sound that best encapsulates the 1990s for better and worse, it's Two Princes.

I don't think there's much debate on the most timeless 80s song.
??

Now I'm thinking about what the most timeless song from the 90s is.
First thought, serious answer. For awhile it was probably Smells Like Teen Spirit, but I think this gained the edge at some point.

 
Continuing the express path through the MCU - Next up is The Avengers!

I know the movie snobs around here will bristle at this, and it delights me to no end that they will do so, but it must be said - The Avengers is the most influential movie of the 2000's. I know, I know. It stinks after the 90's gave us movies such as Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Legends of the Fall, There Will Be Blood, and whatever your favorite movie from that decade is, but it's true.

And I know @Bill Lehecka will say that The Dark Knight was the most influential film, especially since The Avengers cribs (and greatly improves upon) one story element that was arguably invented by TDK - the "villain wants to be caught" trope.

But of course the Avengers is so much more than just Loki getting caught on purpose or being awesome or smashed by the Hulk. It's the first movie to combine characters from multiple otherwise completely separate films into a narrative that is not only satisfying and makes sense, it advances the story for each character in a way that has continued to be explored in future films.

Of course, it's influence has inarguably done more harm than good, as several different film studios have attempted to copy what The Avengers accomplished without doing the most important part - the multiple otherwise completely separate films. There is very little Universe building in Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk. Sure Hawkeye shows up in Thor and Nick Fury in the post credits scenes for Iron Man and Cap, etc, but they are not key elements to the story. The post credits scenes aren't really part of the story at all. Compare that with the clumsy insertion of Russell Crowe's Dr Jekyll into The Mummy and it's not hard to see why The Dark Universe failed just one film in.

But as to the movie itself - As a standalone film it's probably one of the most satisfying films of it's type. The buildup to the Battle of New York is often cited as boring, but watching it now with the context of everything that has come since, that buildup is in many ways more important than the battle itself. But even without that context, the most important takeaway is that this was earned over the course of a full movie, and that "boring part" is filled with character development that takes each Avenger on a separate path to this moment:




And here is a random, unrelated image, featuring characters who by their own admission in the film, have no idea how or why they are together:


I know Whedon's reputation took a bit of hit because what happened with AOU, but he still does deserve ton of credit for what he was able to accomplish in the first Avengers movie.
 

DR. Jimcy M.E.

I bring love and cheer.
Deadpool 2 - it was a disjointed mess with some interesting bits here and there. I had to fast forward through the girlfriend scenes and the fat kid emotional crap.

A lot of check listing here too. Chinese people for china. Useless gay character for the LGBQRS people. Fat kid calling himself "plus-size". Fat kid having swishy emo hair for hipster fags. Domino surviving over Peter. Peter and the rest of the X-Force were the best part of the movie though. Deadpool just fucking with people with zero emotional investment is the key to the goodness, and they stepped on that with girlfriends and fat kids.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
I'd rewatched John Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness and Prince Of Darkness over the weekend. While I will always love POD despite the flaws., Lisa Blount was easy on the eyes (RIP), ITMOM was already too late in Carpenter's career to be good. It's even worse than I remembered.

How someone like him could fuck up Lovecraft still doesn't make sense. Plus, the Quatermass homages in both films seemed so out of place.
 
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