Rate the latest movie you've seen.

Started by GalacticBusDriver, February 16, 2013, 12:37:09 AM

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Blackleaf

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on June 19, 2022, 06:45:23 PMI lived on or near seven volcanoes while I was in the USN. None of them ran me off. Etna and Penatube were the most active.

Well, I assume you didn't invest countless billions into futuristic park attractions and resurrected dinosaurs. I dunno. I'd think at least one of the investors would be like, "How about we built this thing somewhere safer, like...San Antonio or something?"
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Hydra009

You'd want it to be isolated and uninhabitated, yet capable of supporting a large amount of wildlife.  Not a whole lot of options.  Maybe one with an active volcano hindering development.  Could probably get it for cheap, too.  Might be a good idea to set up shop there if the science dept says that a major eruption in the next 100 years is unlikely...

Blackleaf

The area doesn't have to be isolated or uninhabited. Just don't open the gates wide open for your dinosaurs to walk out. If you accidentally create a super intelligent dinosaur that pulls a Houdini, tranq it and/or kill it ASAP.

I've been playing this game called Jurassic World Evolution 2. I have a dinosaur safari in the middle of Canada. Turns out, it's super easy just to keep the dinosaurs and the people separate. lol
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Gawdzilla Sama

"Nature will not be contained!" or some such. The pteranodons (sp?) would escape from a place with no roof. So there is no 100% safe location. Now, given the number of lawyers on this planet, if you absolutely had to have a place that won't end up in you getting sued Mars would be the next best options. (But watch out for Space Godzilla.)
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Blackleaf

Here are a couple of interesting videos on the subject.



TLDW: There are two solutions for keeping a dinosaur park safe.

1. Use real dinosaurs, unlike the genetic hybrid monsters of the movies, and keep them in big terrariums that will allow you to simulate the dinosaur's natural habitat. If the dinosaur escapes, the difference in the oxygen levels of the open air will make them dizzy and easy to recapture.

2. If you insist on the original Jurassic Park philosophy of fake, crowd pleasing dinosaurs in open areas, use bigger pens to keep the dinosaurs happy and create the illusion of freedom.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Hydra009

You could create an amazing illusion of freedom if you just give them their own planet or something.


Blackleaf



Ah, shit. They figured it out. Time to cancel Earth. It was a fun experiment while it lasted.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Gawdzilla Sama

Kong was in a terrarium at the start of the last movie.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Hydra009

#6623
I'm going to go see the Buzz Lightyear movie with a girl I like tonight, so it's very unfortunate that we will surely both be tranformed into gays by the power of liberal Hollywood and a .2 second animation of women kissing.

I've been on the internet for years, and man, have I seen some things.  But apparently this is different - this is ultra-concentrated gayness that works differently than run-of-the-mill gayness that we're all exposed to a daily basis.

I've gotta say, it's weird to believe that homosexuality is 100% a choice and also believe that viewing media with a brief gay kiss can force you to be gay against your will.  But I guess these people know what they're talking about since they know so much about the efficacy of prayer and how masks won't stop covid.

To prepare for my inevitable transformation, I have purchased the following products deemed essential for a gay lifestyle:

An Elton John cd, a Cher cd, a Top Gun VHS tape, a Brokeback Mountain DVD, a lifetime subscription to NPR, the entire Saga comic book series (for some reason), denim overalls that don't quite fit, a vape, booty shorts, evening gloves, and a tiara.

Hydra009

I completely missed the "controversial" gay kiss.  And I was looking for it!  It was literally up there for 1/4 of a second.  I must've blinked and missed it!

Blackleaf

Quote from: Hydra009 on June 22, 2022, 08:48:09 PMI completely missed the "controversial" gay kiss.  And I was looking for it!  It was literally up there for 1/4 of a second.  I must've blinked and missed it!

Ah. Easy to edit out, then. How convenient. How much you wanna bet that scene doesn't exist in many countries? It's the Rise of Skywalker lesbian kiss all over again.

Also, I heard the Buzz Lightyear movie was kinda meh.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Sorginak

Lots of places banned the movie because Pixar wouldn't remove the scene. Silly theists.

Sorginak

Quote from: Hydra009 on June 22, 2022, 08:48:09 PMI completely missed the "controversial" gay kiss.  And I was looking for it!  It was literally up there for 1/4 of a second.  I must've blinked and missed it!

Since you missed it:
https://fb.watch/dPQ8ID4dal/

Hydra009

#6628
Quote from: Blackleaf on June 22, 2022, 11:20:05 PMAlso, I heard the Buzz Lightyear movie was kinda meh.
It was actually really good, tbh.

The plotline definitely would've worked as a Marvel movie.  If you go into it expecting that sort of conflict + character growth formula, it's great.

The moral of the story was nice and all, but I'm going to be real with you guys, I 100% agree with the villain.  Hell, in most movies with this sort of situation, the "bad" guy is the hero!

Highlights:

* At the beginning of the film, there's a literal battletech dropshop.  I'm not joking.

* First 1/4 of the movie was pretty much Factorio.  Not exaggerating.

* Felt like generic brand Starcraft, too.

* So many cat jokes.  But they were purrfect!

* So much power armor and I love it.

Hydra009

Reading the reviews for Lightyear and apparently there are skyhigh expectations for a Pixar movie.

Is it the best Pixar movie ever?  No, not by a light-year.  Is it better than 50% of the other Pixar movies?  No, probably not.  But by normal, reasonable standards, it's a 7/10 decent film, especially if you're a scifi fan.  You could certainly do a lot worse.