Discussion of movies and ReelThoughts topics

It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:50 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Episode #21: Super Punch 
Author Message
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Posts: 584
Post Episode #21: Super Punch
What a shame. The one week that Pedro is out of town and nobody manages to earn a substantial number of points. Any plans for summer vacation, dude? Preferably somewhere with no Internet connection? ;)

Anyway, less than a week separates us from Man of Steel, which has yet to generate any significant reviews. James will also be reviewing This is the End, which opens on Wednesday.

1. Man of Steel - ImageImageImageImage
2. This is the End - ImageImageImageImage

Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going next week, when we predict James' ratings for World War Z, Monsters University, and Much Ado About Nothing. Oh, and stay on the lookout for another mini-competition I have in the works. :D


Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:11 pm
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Posts: 584
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Pedro is still in the lead. A thousand curses.

1. Pedro: +14.5
2. KWRoss: +13.5
3. nitrium: +12.0
3. PR0METHEU5: +12.0
4. ilovemovies: +10.5
5. Sean: +8.5
6. Vexer: +7.0
7. ShrunkenHead: +5.0
8. sunshineisles2: +4.5
9. oafolay: +3.0
10. patrick: +2.0
11. ed_metal_head: +0.5
12. Blonde Almond: 0.0
12. Thom20: 0.0


Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:16 pm
Profile
Auteur
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Posts: 3478
Location: Zion, IL
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man Of Steel-***
This Is The End-***


Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:03 pm
Profile
Producer

Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:04 am
Posts: 2156
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man of Steel: *** 1/2
This is the End: *** 1/2

Wishful thinking on my part? We shall see.


Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:47 am
Profile
Assistant Second Unit Director

Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:55 am
Posts: 98
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man Of Steel-***
This Is The End-***


Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:26 pm
Profile
Assistant Director
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:42 pm
Posts: 872
Location: New Zealand
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man of Steel: 3.5 (I think Snyder will deliver the goods here. IMO he's an underrated director waiting to hit his stride, which he may well do here. Or not. But here's hoping).
This is the End: 2.5 (Looks like a generic comedy of The Hangover variety, except involving The Rapture. Hasn't Kevin Smith done basically this already with Dogma?).


Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:57 pm
Profile
Second Unit Director
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:51 pm
Posts: 478
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
3 3

_________________
I no longer have an image here! I got away with it for so long...


Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:50 am
Profile
Director
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:37 am
Posts: 1018
Location: Laurel, MD
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man of Steel-- 3
This is the End-- 3

I really hope Man of Steel is a 3.5 star film. Has the potential to be an epic updating a la Peter Jackson's King Kong.

_________________
https://www.facebook.com/ken.rossman.5


Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:20 am
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Posts: 584
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
KWRoss wrote:
Man of Steel-- 3
This is the End-- 3

I really hope Man of Steel is a 3.5 star film. Has the potential to be an epic updating a la Peter Jackson's King Kong.

Keep in mind that JB absolutely loved Superman Returns. Even if Man of Steel is good, I can't imagine him being too pleased seeing the series rebooted only seven years after the last movie. At one point, I was even considering going with two-and-a-half stars, but I'm still optimistic.


Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:10 pm
Profile
Director
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:37 am
Posts: 1018
Location: Laurel, MD
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Sean wrote:
KWRoss wrote:
Man of Steel-- 3
This is the End-- 3

I really hope Man of Steel is a 3.5 star film. Has the potential to be an epic updating a la Peter Jackson's King Kong.

Keep in mind that JB absolutely loved Superman Returns. Even if Man of Steel is good, I can't imagine him being too pleased seeing the series rebooted only seven years after the last movie. At one point, I was even considering going with two-and-a-half stars, but I'm still optimistic.


Sound reasoning, but JB is in an extreme minority if that's the case. I liked Superman Returns, but the vast majority of comic-book fans and everyday movie-goers clearly want a Superman movie that focuses on "fighting" action.

_________________
https://www.facebook.com/ken.rossman.5


Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:14 pm
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Posts: 584
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
KWRoss wrote:
Sean wrote:
KWRoss wrote:
Man of Steel-- 3
This is the End-- 3

I really hope Man of Steel is a 3.5 star film. Has the potential to be an epic updating a la Peter Jackson's King Kong.

Keep in mind that JB absolutely loved Superman Returns. Even if Man of Steel is good, I can't imagine him being too pleased seeing the series rebooted only seven years after the last movie. At one point, I was even considering going with two-and-a-half stars, but I'm still optimistic.


Sound reasoning, but JB is in an extreme minority if that's the case. I liked Superman Returns, but the vast majority of comic-book fans and everyday movie-goers clearly want a Superman movie that focuses on "fighting" action.

Well, I PM'd JB just to see if he's looking forward to it. Nolan's involvement has him optimistic, but he also isn't fond of seeing another origin story. It isn't one of his most anticipated titles of the year, but I'm just hoping that it isn't another Amazing Spider-Man.


Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:24 pm
Profile
Auteur
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Posts: 3478
Location: Zion, IL
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
I liked Amazing Spider Man, but I don't see Man Of Steel going down that route. Personally I don't have a problem with origin stories, I usually find them interesting.


Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:46 pm
Profile
Assistant Second Unit Director

Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 am
Posts: 155
Location: NJ
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Sean wrote:
Anyway, less than a week separates us from Man of Steel, which has yet to generate any significant reviews.

By what I understand, Warner Bros. doesn't lift the review embargo for Man of Steel until 11pm EDT (8P PDT) tonight (Jun 10)

Man of Steel - ***1/2
This is the End - ***

_________________
Founder, Editor, Webmaster, and Writer: http://www.filmreviews12.com


Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:37 am
Profile WWW
Producer

Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:04 am
Posts: 2156
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Currently at 82% at RT with 18 reviews. Hopefully it keeps it up.


Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:54 am
Profile
Assistant Second Unit Director

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Posts: 71
Location: Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man of Steel - ****
This is the End - **1/2


Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:20 am
Profile
Cinematographer

Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 4:33 pm
Posts: 584
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Alex wrote:
Man of Steel - ****
This is the End - **1/2

Four stars? Whoa.

I doubt it, though. The movie isn't earning the same level of acclaim that Dark Knight garnered upon its release.


Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:15 pm
Profile
Assistant Second Unit Director
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:39 pm
Posts: 125
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Man of Steel - 3.0


Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:41 pm
Profile
Assistant Second Unit Director

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Posts: 71
Location: Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK
Post Re: Episode #21: Super Punch
Sean wrote:
Alex wrote:
Man of Steel - ****
This is the End - **1/2

Four stars? Whoa.

I doubt it, though. The movie isn't earning the same level of acclaim that Dark Knight garnered upon its release.


It was a long shot and wishful thinking.

Having seen Man of Steel now, I'd give it two stars.


Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:09 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.
Translated by Xaphos © 2007, 2008, 2009 phpBB.fr