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Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current:Man of Steel)

Post by John » Fri May 10, 2013 5:42 am

Figured to get a review thread started up. I want to see the Great Gatsby that came comes out today (in the US) but I worry I won't like the film. Got me thinking, let's pester Goblins about their reviews!!!!

We'll start with Iron Man 3, since its world release was over a week ago. What did you think?


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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Iron Man 3)

Post by SamWiser » Sun May 12, 2013 12:25 am

I liked it. It had some flaws and the story could have been stronger, but it had the same things that made the previous movies good. Awesome suits and humor. Apparently they changed a lot about the main villain when compared to his comic book counterpart, but I have heard that the main villain took every racist stereotype the authors could think of and added some more, so that might not be a bad thing. The acting was good, and Guy Pierce and Ben Kingsley are especially good as the bad guys.

If you like the other Marvel movies you will probably like this one.

[spoil]One scene near the end really reminds me of the last panel of this comic. I expected them to use the exact same dialogue too, but it was not to be. :([/spoil]
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Iron Man 3)

Post by John » Mon May 13, 2013 6:35 am

I quite agree. I would rank it better than Iron Man 2, but still not as good as Iron Man the original.

Current Marvel rankings for me (whether disney owned or not)
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  1. The Avengers
  2. Iron Man
  3. Thor
  4. Spiderman 2
  5. The Amazing Spiderman
  6. Iron Man 3
  7. X-men
  8. X-men First Class
  9. X2
  10. Spiderman
  11. The Punisher
  12. Ironman 2
  13. Fantastic Four: Rise The Silver Surfer
  14. Blade
  15. Captain America

My top 15 aughta do. Honorable mentions for Howard the Duck and Man Thing as well :P[/spoil]
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Iron Man 3)

Post by Liesmith » Tue May 14, 2013 12:43 am

I'm a cynical prick when it comes to movies, particularly sequels, but it's almost impossible to not have fun watching Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr is just fantastic throughout, and there's more focus on character, rather than just nonstop Michael Baying...it just works really well. It's also really good at inverting your expectations; pretty much any time you see a movie cliche starting up, it will be tweaked or twisted enough (often humorously) to be surprising. I give it six Goblins our of a possible one Goblin, with seven tomatoes being the maximum score.

I think I would put all of the Fantastic Four movies at about #500 on my top 15 list of best superhero movies, right after Driving Miss Daisy, and Schindler's List.
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Great Gatsby/Star Trek)

Post by John » Thu May 16, 2013 6:30 am

I think a new approach will be a bit better aimed towards this review. Choosing movies that are out a little earlier may be more helpful. So though the Great Gatsby has been out for a week, I want to throw in Star Trek Into Darkness as well. I personally will probably watch both Star Trek and Fast & Furious 6 on Sunday.

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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Great Gatsby/Star Trek)

Post by SamWiser » Mon May 20, 2013 9:14 pm

Star Trek was awesome. I had high expectations after seeing the trailer, but they blew those out of the water. I would say it is the best movie I have seen this year so far. The acting was perfect, the story was amazing, and it had both humor and intensity but never too much of one at any time. I personally can't find a flaw in this movie right now.
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Great Gatsby/Star Trek)

Post by Liesmith » Mon May 20, 2013 11:30 pm

Ditto everything SamWiser said. I'm a bit of cinema snob, but I loved this movie for the entire ride. The actors all have really good chemistry, and Mickey from Doctor Who is a bit character at one point, so I'm counting this as an official New Who / New Trek crossover.
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Great Gatsby/Star Trek)

Post by Arydra » Tue May 21, 2013 8:38 pm

I loved the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie, but I did have one minor problem with it. Best to hide it under spoiler.
[spoil]The whole KHAAAAN! line was really not done well. I appreciate the references they were placing in this movie so it would relate to the original, but I really felt that this line ruined the connection. It seemed to have a really weak presentation, and kind of killed my mood. But other than this, I agree it was a good movie.[/spoil]
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Fast & Furious 6/Epic)

Post by John » Thu May 30, 2013 7:01 am

I love action movies. I like high speed chases, big explosions, and good solid brutal fights. Fast and Furious 6 delivered. I enjoyed it tremendously. Won't get an oscar, but so much fun! They did a good job at linking all the movies into one comprehensible series, including Tokyo drift. All in all a better than sound sequel delivering just want you would want. Can't wait for the next one.

Haven't seen epic yet, but I'm a sucker for animated movies. I rewatched Rise of the Guardians a billion times and can't wait to have a kid to share it with :). Anyone see this one yet?
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Re: Goblin Tomato Reviews (Current: Great Gatsby/Star Trek)

Post by friedkitty » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:37 am

Arydra wrote:I loved the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie, but I did have one minor problem with it. Best to hide it under spoiler.
[spoil]The whole KHAAAAN! line was really not done well. I appreciate the references they were placing in this movie so it would relate to the original, but I really felt that this line ruined the connection. It seemed to have a really weak presentation, and kind of killed my mood. But other than this, I agree it was a good movie.[/spoil]

OK. Just saw it last night so couldn't comment or read until now.
[spoil]I felt the KAAAAHN line was appropriate, as Spock had just admitted that he was failing at controlling his feelings, then had the man who he finally admitted to himself was his friend...die. This was all of the emotions he had been keeping bottled up exploding in rage at the person he blamed for it. He had told Uhura earlier that he never wanted to feel like that again, and yet...here it was.I loved all the tie ins to Wrath of Kahn, and I was really hoping for a larger role for Mickey the Idiot, but I thought he handled his role well, you really read the turmoil in his expressions. That's acting folks! I liked it better than the first one, probably place it just under First Contact and the original Kahn. Of the new crew Scotty is definitely my favorite. Absolutely love Pegg's interpretation of the character![/spoil]

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