The non Skywalker Star Wars we've been waiting for.
I'll start by saying I never read the book.
The premise was fantastic. The show was well done. The acting was good as well. Sets, everything was well done. I just have one nitpick, the ending was predictable and boring. I wanted more from the finale but was left disappointed.
Worth the watch regardless.
This was good. There certainly were some flaws and a few things that I would like to see changed but it was mostly fun. Despite what a lot of people are saying I enjoyed the Joker and an intrigued to see more of him and HQ.
It's as stupid as expected but its got a few good laughs. Worth the watch for them alone.
Faked me out. Had me thinking I was watching a horror/monster movie, instead it was just a love story. You tricky bastards.
This is An Idiot Abroad Lite. It's almost as good but it's just missing the 'Ricki comes up with a plan to mess with Karl' aspect, which was one of my favorite parts about that show. Still Karl goodness though.
All the dinosaurs feared the T-Rex.
I wasn't expecting much from this, but it exceeded my expectations. Certainly not great but good enough to keep me interested throughout.
So even after hating the first movie, I still watched the sequel last night. In one simple word (again): Yuck.
A few thoughts:
The main character is a whining cry baby.
Every scene between her and her man is just crying or loving embrace or both.
Can the brother show some remorse for selling out his sister?
This time I'm stopping here. I'm not getting conned into watching more of this shit.
This is definitely not for me..
One of the downsides of being so adverse to being spoiled that I won't even watch trailers... I get stuck watching something that a simple trailer inform me not to watch.
Pure angsty teenage girl drama-rama. Another dystopian society gone wrong and only the downtrodden underdog who also happens to be the chosen one can save the day, but this time, WITH LOVE! Yuck.
All that being said, am I going to watch the sequel? Ugh. probably, but don't ask me why.
It's not Christmas without this movie playing on repeat ALL DAY
This show is worth watching even if it's just to hear Mike Tyson pronounce Cormac Mccarthy and chupacabra.
The chemistry between the turtles and their personalities were the best parts. When it comes down to it, that's all I'm really looking for in a TMNT movie. The villains and their motives were paper thin.
Because there are some issues with watching this, here is the order.
Copying from the site in case it ever goes down, but this info came from here: http://thunderpeel2001.blogspot.com/2010/02/battlestar-galactica-viewing-order.html
It's probably more confusing here on trakt, so go to the above linked site for a better layout.
1.03 Bastille Day
1.04 Act of Contrition
1.05 You Can't Go Home Again
1.07 Six Degrees of Separation
1.08 Flesh and Bone
1.09 Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down
1.10 The Hand of God
1.11 Colonial Day
1.12 Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I
1.13 Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II
2.02 Valley of Darkness
2.05 The Farm
2.06 Home, Part I
2.07 Home, Part II
2.08 Final Cut
2.09 Flight of the Phoenix
2.10 Pegasus (56 minute extended version)
2.11 Resurrection Ship, Part I
2.12 Resurrection Ship, Part II
2.14 Black Market
2.17 The Captain's Hand
Razor (101 minute extended version - not the 81 minute broadcast version)
Important note: This was originally broadcast just before Season 4, but chronologically it fits here, telling more of the Pegasus's story. Some people argue it's better to watch after Season 3, as originally broadcast, but it makes most sense to watch it here.
The reason that the placement of Razor is a hotly contested issue among BSG fans is because of a bit of dialogue at the very end (in the last 10 minutes) which sets the tone for Season 4 (barely even a spoiler). Everything else in this TV movie is not a spoiler.
So why place it here, and not where it was originally broadcast, if there's any sort of issue? Because, chronologically, the story is set here, and by the time you reach the end of Season 3, the story of Pegasus will feel like ancient history. Indeed, that was the complaint echoed around the internet from fans after Razor originally aired -- it had nothing to do with what was going on in the story at that time.
As a result of this, most fans agree it's better to watch Razor here. In doing so, you'll appreciate the story more and it will have greater emotionally resonance. In short: I highly recommend that you follow my advice and watch it here.
There is one small caveat, however: In order to deal with the above dialogue issue, and so not to unintentionally alter the tone of Season 3, I have two, very specific instructions that I recommend that you follow for your absolute optimum enjoyment.
I will try not to spoil anything with these instructions, so pay attention. You need to press MUTE on your TV (and/or turn off any subtitles) in the following two moments. Both of these moments occur in the last 10 minutes of the story, so you can relax and enjoy the first 90 mins before you need to worry.
Press MUTE when:
and shortly afterwards:
That's it! That's all you have to worry about. Two very small moments, and even if you don't unmute it, it's not a huge spoiler, it just unintentionally alters the tone of Season 3 if you don't, so do try your best to follow my instructions.
2.19 Lay Down Your Burdens, Part I
2.20 Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II
A 10 episode web-based series bridging seasons 2 and 3. (25 mins.)
3.03 Exodus, Part I
3.04 Exodus, Part II
3.07 A Measure of Salvation
3.09 Unfinished Business (70 minute extended version - Note: Not included on Region 2 DVDs, but is included on ALL Bluray releases.)
3.10 The Passage
3.11 The Eye of Jupiter
3.13 Taking a Break From All Your Worries
3.14 The Woman King
3.15 A Day in the Life
3.16 Dirty Hands
3.18 The Son Also Rises
3.19 Crossroads, Part I
3.20 Crossroads, Part II
Razor: Yes, this again. (Well this is where Razor was originally broadcast, after all.) Remember the last 10 minutes where I told you to MUTE two small moments? Well, guess what, now is when you get to go back and hear what was said. Watch the last 10 minutes of Razor here.
4.01 He That Believeth In Me
4.02 Six of One
4.03 The Ties That Bind
4.04 Escape Velocity
4.05 The Road Less Traveled
4.07 Guess What's Coming to Dinner?
4.08 Sine Qua Non
4.09 The Hub
Season 4 Continued (aka "Season 4.5" or "The Final Season")
4.11 Sometimes a Great Notion
The Face of the Enemy
A 10 episode web-based series (although it plays together like an intense mini-episode). (36 mins.)
4.12 A Disquiet Follows My Soul (53 minute extended version - only on Bluray releases)
4.13 The Oath
4.14 Blood on the Scales
4.15 No Exit
The Plan (DVD/Bluray movie)
A stand-alone movie that shows (approximately) the first two seasons from the Cylons' perspective. (You finally get to see "The Plan", mentioned all those times in the opening sequence!) Although The Plan was originally released after the show had finished, it is generally agreed that it should be watched here, so that everything is all tied up when you do reach the end.
4.17 Someone to Watch Over Me
4.18 Islanded In a Stream of Stars (62 minute extended version - only on BluRay releases and Region 1 DVDs)
4.19 Daybreak (150 minute extended version - only on BluRay releases and Region 1 DVDs)
The Plan : This is where this DVD/Bluray movie was originally released (after the show had finished). It seems universally agreed that it's preferable to watch this after No Exit, instead of after you've finished the entire series, but there's no harm in waiting until now.
Then Caprica the series: http://trakt.tv/show/caprica
If you can turn a blind eye to all the teenage drama (that just screams CW), then it's a decent show. Some of the writing is terrible but the overarching plot is decent as well as some of the ideas. I will say it had me at the edge of seat enough times to look forward to season two. Hopefully they step up their game and bring the show to the level I would like to see it attain.
If you stick with it, it's not a horrible show. It certainly has some ABC cheesiness, especially with some of the lines they spit out. Some of the plot points are weak, at best, as well. But after all that being said, its fairly watchable. They do a good enough job with the first season, as a whole, to feel complete, plus it gets bonus points for being in the Marvel universe and working with the movies.
If they could cut the season down to ~12 episodes it would be much higher on the 'must watch' scale but, as is, it sits at 'worth the watch if you like the Marvel universe movies'.
Visually ok... but that's about the best of it.
Ugh. I loathe these competition shows so much. I just wanna watch them build the best creatures they can without all these stupid forced drama moments. It is infuriating.
I'm going to keep watching to see the creatures but when will this trend of manufactured competition drama shows change this obscenely overused recipe?
The acting (especially Michael Shannon) was superb.
What the hell is the right viewing order? I've heard Netflix actually has it right for once, so that's what I'm following.. not the order from here.
This was so bad that it made the first one seem better.. That's saying something. The whole ambiguous death of Duke. The butchering of the setup from the ending of the first movie. Cobra Commander was worthless in the movie. It was just terrible. To me it came off like they wanted a sequel, Tatum didn't want to do it, but got offered enough to do his one scene. Then they attempted to fix it with "star power" by getting the Rock and Bruce Willis. Yuck.
Read ketu's review.. It's better than mine.
http://qntm.org/primer - Excellent recap of the movie to help get all the details straight.
This came off as the rambling of lunatics to me. Maybe I'm just a skeptic...
Left me wanting more of what they didn't include and less of what they did. Wasted potential.
Why does everyone hate on this movie? I think it's great. This, Elf, and A Christmas Story are must-watches every year.