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krathwardroid 6/13/2011 9:01:30 AM

This is ridiculous. Super 8 felt a bit dated, Wiseguy? That's kind of obvious since we were all told it would be taking place in 1979 from the moment the friggin' teaser trailer first appeared! Abrams gave us a nostalgia trip. That's all. Beyond that, there was nothing surprising about the movie. 

Kadet2002 6/13/2011 9:55:14 AM

Is Super 8 worth seeing on the big screen? Any new captain america full length trailers? I feel like they are really holding back on the marketing.


TheMovieGuy28 6/13/2011 10:56:04 AM

Lol, Wise Manny started weigh/waaaay down at like 112 when he won the flyweight title. Tszyu was always 140-147, a natural welter/and everyone said the dude hit like a superwelt/middleweight. Sorry, had to hit you with that stat.

I think Manny's combos would probably be the deciding factor. Tsyzu had hands just as fast, but he never let them go. I still remember the fight where he dismantled MIguel Angel Gonzalez. That thing was as brutal a beatdown I'd ever seen

....and as for him going out to Hatton like that, yeah, I hated it too. But the class he showed afterwards in congratulating a great fighter and telling him he'd be willing to help him learn anything about boxing he needs, and considering he was doin that in Manchester, that's just real sportsmanship right there.



I agree with what someone said here, about the monster's limited visibility. Sure, it makes sense in keeping it clouded, but even in the cave, and the close-up shots, it was almost impossible to discren much other than basic details. Kinda like watching a transformer in the dark, you can't tell what the fack you're lookin at.

TheMovieGuy28 6/13/2011 10:58:46 AM

Krath, I think he means dated in the same way (though not speaking for you Wise, you are fully capable of defendin yourself) kind of like how Tom Cruise's Knight & Day felt dated.

They were both good, but would have done to be a release like 5 years ago, back before it became a "who's blockbuster can have the biggest opening weekend" that it's been since those 5 years hence. Super 8 would have cleaned up during the years of like a Finding Nemo summer. least that's how I see it's "dated"ness

InnerSanctum 6/13/2011 11:06:06 AM

 Crap.  We will get a Fast Six and a Hangover 3 now.  Pirates looks sunk and Thor was embraced as well as the Hulk.  I REALLY hope X-Men does better because it deserves a sequel.  

karas1 6/13/2011 12:48:34 PM

Everybody is saying that Super 8 seemed "dated".  I think that was on purpose.  It's supposed to invoke a feeling of nostalgia.

I felt the nostalgia but I don't feel it detracted from the film.  It was supposed to invoke a more innocent time in a more innocent place, a small town when kids could sneak out at night to make a movie.  I think it succeeded in that goal.

InnerSanctum 6/13/2011 2:10:49 PM

 I thought the movie was supposed to make me want to get out of my house and go see it at the movie theatre.  In that reguard, it failed.  

Wiseguy 6/13/2011 2:56:11 PM

Super 8 felt dated in that it moved at the pace of a movie from the era and didn't bring anything new to the table. Like I said before nostalgia trips are almost always better left to the imagination because there we can make the old times feel mas grand as you may want, in real life or rather on screen it's monotonous dull and predictable as was this film mostly

You can do an era piece without making it feel like the movie itself belonged or needed to be released in that era

Oh and MovieGuy, it all depends about what era of each fighter you pick. Once Manny got to light welterweight he was just growing,often ballooning up after the weigh-in which is the clue to knowing a fighters' true weight. Tszyu on the other hand was always a light welterweight

therockdltj 6/13/2011 2:59:39 PM

Innersanctum how can Pirates be sunk when its made over 800 MILLION Worldwide? The profit from that movie alone could fund the next 2 freakin movies! Thor has made almost 300 million past its budget so no its not a disaster ether. Dont forget all the merchandise they have sold for Thor also.

InnerSanctum 6/13/2011 5:00:36 PM

 Then why, if a film has done well overseas, but didn't meet expectations in the States do they not greenlight sequels?  I'm actually curious on how that works.  


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