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Old 07-09-2016, 03:08 PM
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Its a bad movie
Here's another review that gave it 4/10.


However there are other early words of mouth that are saying it's good... but you won't believe the people who are saying it though.

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Old 07-09-2016, 03:41 PM
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Here's another review that gave it 4/10.

https://twitter.com/EarlyBirdCritic/...10406834049025

However there are other early words of mouth that are saying it's good... but you won't believe the people who are saying it though.
Oof.

I have no real stake in the matter, never been much of a Ghostbusters fan, so if it turns out to actually be good, then that's fine. That said, I do love watching a train wreck.

Will be interesting to see other reviews out tomorrow. (or was it monday?)
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:54 PM
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Critics also shat on the WarCraft movie.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:02 PM
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Here's a more positive reception.

https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/sta...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

Probably should be taken with a whole grain of salt though given that this is the same person that tried to start a witch hunt on someone else for simply saying he didn't want to see the movie.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:03 PM
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Critics also shat on the WarCraft movie.
That weird feeling when Warcraft was a thousand times more enjoyable than Batman vs Superman.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:11 PM
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:27 PM
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Critics also shat on the WarCraft movie.
With good reason if you ask me. I mean, I was all about the WC nostalgia and easter eggs, but a good movie it was not.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:16 PM
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With good reason if you ask me. I mean, I was all about the WC nostalgia and easter eggs, but a good movie it was not.
It was not. My only hope is the Directors Cut.
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:14 PM
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It was not. My only hope is the Directors Cut.
It ain't happening.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:05 PM
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Yup.
All there will be are deleted scenes apparently
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:03 PM
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Warcraft was a 'meh" for me.

Not good, but not bad either.

It was a C+ or a B-. B+ at best.


However with Ghostbuster, I am hoping they make it like Sharknado or Snakes on A Plane level bad. If it is that bad, then it is worth it.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:28 AM
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Warcraft was a 7/10 for me, though I keep thinking back now and then that I might be being too nice to it.

Anyway, here's another review.


Basically it's just another forgettable film that tries to cash in on our nostalgia, just like Jurassic World.

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:01 AM
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Warcraft was a 7/10 for me, though I keep thinking back now and then that I might be being too nice to it.

Anyway, here's another review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeCiTwuyWq0

Basically it's just another forgettable film that tries to cash in on our nostalgia, just like Jurassic World.
I still enjoy Jurassic World and have fond memories of it.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:44 AM
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It seems to be hovering between 60-70% on RT, not too bad but not good.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:47 AM
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It seems to be hovering between 60-70% on RT, not too bad but not good.
Fairly unremarkable, which is what I expected.

The hubbub over the movie is the only really notable thing about it, and probably helped its ticket sales.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:57 AM
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Don't trust critics for rotten tomatoes.

They gave a 96 percent fresh for Supergirl tv series.

Audience gave a 53 percent.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:52 PM
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Fairly unremarkable, which is what I expected.

The hubbub over the movie is the only really notable thing about it, and probably helped its ticket sales.
Yeah.

Funny enough, I almost want to consider it the "right" kind of score just because of all the overreacting it's further going to lead to. I've already seen some people say it's a masterpiece and a true achievement of female empowerment.

And on the other hand there are people who were expecting it to be another Fant4stic now having to switch their gears.

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Don't trust critics for rotten tomatoes.

They gave a 96 percent fresh for Supergirl tv series.

Audience gave a 53 percent.
Well, there are also times when I disagree with the audience, as the case is when it comes to movies I consider shit like Man of Steel or the Transformers movies.

I still find it likely that the 70% is going to drop though, I distinctly remember Hardcore Henry having a similar score and it wasn't until the movie actually came out that it dropped like a rock. (Unfortunately I watched it before that revelation and walked out of it really disappointed.)
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:26 PM
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:41 PM
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Yup.
All there will be are deleted scenes apparently
What a waste.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:25 AM
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Don't trust critics for rotten tomatoes.

They gave a 96 percent fresh for Supergirl tv series.

Audience gave a 53 percent.
I just took a look at who was listed... lot of people and places I've never heard of, LOT of super liberal blog-type sites (i.e. Vox) who are going to give the movie a good grade no matter what because feminism....

I do wonder if the early screenings were stacked just a little with like-minded individuals...
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:43 AM
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Watched the James Rolfe video after hearing about the backlash. Yeah... people who think he's making up excuses to hide behind sexism are just wrong.

His complaint about the movie having the exact same title? Sounds made-up, right? No, it's a nerve of his. He's complained about that frequently in the past, I recall specific examples being "Rambo" and "Rocky Balboa" (which isn't exactly the same as "Rocky", but still bugged him). And those movies didn't ignore their original cast/stories, another nerve of his.

I think he said it right at the beginning: any review from him about this film will probably be a bad one, and there will already be bad reviews for it aplenty, and he doesn't want to see it anyway. So why should he pay them? I don't see a review from him on the Karate Kid movie with young Smith, either.

I get that. I still haven't seen Bay's first Ninja Turtles because its existence offended me... though I may cave on the sequel, because Young!Grackle is screaming something in my ear about Rocksteady, Bebop, Krang, and the technodrome on the big screen for the first time... AVGN was right about Secret of the Ooze -it cheated us out of the rhino and warthog!
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:23 AM
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A lot of the backlash was driven by sites under Sony's pay roll. Patton Oswalt was butthurt too which led more responses by his followers, and so on.
The feminism shit is but a smoke screen used for lost souls on social media while the true villains are incompetent management and the director. If you read the leaked e-mails, there's nothing more to say. Just a bunch of rich buffoons completely out of touch with reality. Hipster Spider-man breaking 2 billion. Christ.
The director said he always felt more comfortable around women as men tended to bully him. His effeminate attitude reeks in what I've read and seen about this movie. It's but a projection where female characters pay back those disgusting sexist brutes called men. A literal high school bullying revenge fantasy come to life. At least he ain't shooting up a school.
The high rating doesn't surprise me as western media is more pussified than a castrated man these days. Or maybe some (as in normal people who aren't looking for female empowerment fantasy) genuinely enjoyed the movie but I'm not gonna waste my time with it. Funny enough a common point is that Chris Hemsworth was the funniest actor in the movie. Oh the fucking irony.

It's pretty sad that people demand female centric movies, but don't care about quality as long it stars a bunch of vajayjays fighting the patriarchy. Until, maybe Captain Marvel, we're stuck with this and Wonder Woman starring Gal 'Gaza must burn' Gadot. And even for Captain Marvel I'm afraid as these days she's become a wooden dyke (heh) who looks like a trans Steve Rogers. Showing off some skin is sin. Praise Allah.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:47 AM
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Watched the James Rolfe video after hearing about the backlash. Yeah... people who think he's making up excuses to hide behind sexism are just wrong.

His complaint about the movie having the exact same title? Sounds made-up, right? No, it's a nerve of his. He's complained about that frequently in the past, I recall specific examples being "Rambo" and "Rocky Balboa" (which isn't exactly the same as "Rocky", but still bugged him). And those movies didn't ignore their original cast/stories, another nerve of his.

I think he said it right at the beginning: any review from him about this film will probably be a bad one, and there will already be bad reviews for it aplenty, and he doesn't want to see it anyway. So why should he pay them? I don't see a review from him on the Karate Kid movie with young Smith, either.

I get that. I still haven't seen Bay's first Ninja Turtles because its existence offended me... though I may cave on the sequel, because Young!Grackle is screaming something in my ear about Rocksteady, Bebop, Krang, and the technodrome on the big screen for the first time... AVGN was right about Secret of the Ooze -it cheated us out of the rhino and warthog!
I was browsing on twitter yesterday, and saw one of the critics who gave the movie a fresh review say "AVGN is a bad guy". Like really? I guess if James acted more like his character then maybe that'd be true, but he obviously doesn't.

And that's one of the reasons why the idea of this film being critically well-received leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It could have convinced me that it actually is a good movie worth seeing, but the fact that all the terrible people backing it feel vindicated over it just turns me off from it completely.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:45 AM
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This is basically what I was noticing, but said much better and with numbers:
https://forum.rottentomatoes.com/topic/show/1995714
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Look at Top Critics vs All Critics in this film vs other films currently out.

Secret Life of Pets: All Critics = 76% / Top Critics = 76%
Legend of Tarzan: All Critics = 36% / Top Critics = 36%
Finding Dory: All Critics = 95% / Top Critics = 90%
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: All Critics = 41% / Top Critics = 39%
Central Intelligence: All Critics = 68% / Top Critics = 63%

Now, let's look at Ghostbusters as of 1:20 pm on 7/11/16...
Ghostbusters: All Critics = 77% / Top Critics = 47%

Hmmmm...I wonder what's going on here - LOL. Obviously the initial "critics" that were handpicked for the first few screenings were done so for a reason. Let's wait and see until the other Top Critics get a chance to unbiasedly review this. Like Richard Roeper's that was just released... http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertai...rrifying-mess/
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