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Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:41:09 AM »
Once a week the Kimes family has a movie night.  The films are pretty much chosen by the daughters of the tribe.  Occasionally, we will do a review together, in chat style. 

We promise to be silly and to occasionally talk about the film we watched.  But not too much.

Ideathy is well known here, but DeathImpacto is the oldest daughter of our clan. Mrs. Oldkid will chime in, but not directly participate in the reviews.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 02:51:31 AM »
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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 02:56:00 AM »
Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Oldkid: Okay, well, will we begin with Star Warts Ep 1
Oldkid: Not warts...
IdeaThy12: Warts? I was unaware we watched that film
Oldkid: It's okay I began writing "Start Warts"
DeathImpacto: Star Warts! The classic film about warts in space!
Oldkid: Staring Jar Jar and Jabba the Hutt!
DeathImpacto: yep
Oldkid: OKAY!  Are we ready to do a real review yet?  Like, actually talk about the film? First of all, what did you guys like about Star Wards: Episode 1?
DeathImpacto: ENOUGH!
 IdeaThy12: Wards?
Oldkid: The Phantom Menace?
DeathImpacto: ...
 IdeaThy12: we watched that? Sheesh .  All these movies I dunno we're watching
Oldkid: Okay, then, Star Wars: Episode 1-- good things?
 IdeaThy12: THAT ONE WE'VE WATCHED
 Oldkid: Someone start.  Name a thing you liked from the film.
DeathImpacto: Jar-Jar
IdeaThy12: ...The Queen …what's her name?
Oldkid: You LIKED Jar Jar?
 DeathImpacto: he's awesome!
Oldkid: Which Queen?
IdeaThy12: the non-decoy!  the sneaky one, with a gun
Oldkid: The actress who played her is called Natalie Portman.  You liked her because she was shooting people.  If you like royalty with guns, you're gunna like Star Warts
DeathImpacto: ... and she's a sneak
 IdeaThy12: and Anakin (did I spell that right???) 'sploding the ship from the inside
Oldkid: Good spelling, I think
DeathImpacto: He had to stay in the cockpit
IdeaThy12: yup
Oldkid: Good, obedient kid. Going off and blowing up the ship.
DeathImpacto: and staying in the cockpit like ordered
IdeaThy12: what did you say? "Controlled Disobedience"? something like that?
 Oldkid: I liked the fights-- especially with the light sabers
**Mrs. Oldkid says that the choreography of the fighting was just silly.  Spin once and you’re dead.
IdeaThy12: "It's exploding from the inside!"  "What? We didn't shoot it!"
Oldkid: Darth Maul is awesome
IdeaThy12: who?
Oldkid: Evil dude
IdeaThy12: oh...which one?
 DeathImpacto: the apprentice
Oldkid: Evil devil-looking dude
IdeaThy12: ohhhhhh…the guy Mommy called "Hellboy"?
DeathImpacto: I keep thinking "Maul"
Oldkid: It's tough to keep up on all the names in Star Wars
IdeaThy12: lol
Oldkid: He likes mauling, I'm sure.
DeathImpacto: 'til he died
 Oldkid: We don't know because he doesn't say anything.
 DeathImpacto: I think he had ONE LINE
IdeaThy12: mauling...right...heh...heh...heh...
Oldkid: That many? Maybe his line was "Yes, master"
 DeathImpacto: maybe
Oldkid: So, let's get back to Jar-Jar.  He is soooooooooo stupid
DeathImpacto: yeah? so?
IdeaThy12: Jar-Jar? What about Ani 'sploding the ship?!
Oldkid: Too much of the same kind of stupid.  All stupid.  All the time.
IdeaThy12: AND R2D2!!! Wait...he isn't awesome yet...YET
 DeathImpacto: Jar-Jar is hilarious
Oldkid: Ani sploding the ship is awesome, no doubt.  But Jar Jar isn't funny after five minutes
IdeaThy12: especially what the people said after Ani 'sploded the ship
DeathImpacto: I like repetitive humor
Oldkid: Same two jokes: "I talk English like a toddler"  and "Look, I'm going to drop something again." That's it
 Oldkid: So I hate Jar Jar and you guys think he's funny.
IdeaThy12: I think he's funny
Oldkid: What did you think about the opening?
DeathImpacto: words
IdeaThy12: which opening?
Oldkid: Pick one, any one
DeathImpacto: words. lots of 'em
Oldkid: Like the words?
DeathImpacto: no
IdeaThy12: ...Word opening = BORED ME TO TEARS!!!
Oldkid: Note how they all had to do with politics?
IdeaThy12: wha?
Oldkid: Do you like politics in your action movies?
DeathImpacto: I can't read on a screen very well
Oldkid: So you just ignored the words?
 DeathImpacto: what's a polatic?
IdeaThy12: wha? Politics? Where? I saw action...I saw no politics
DeathImpacto: ;)
Oldkid: Governments.  Senators.  Lots of talking about trading and federations and senates and republics.
DeathImpacto: it was there only to advance the plot
Oldkid: There was a plot?
IdeaThy12: what's politics :D I saw Ani spolding stuff. Not politics
DeathImpacto: and it WAS the plot
 IdeaThy12: plot?!
 DeathImpacto: that's besides the point!
Oldkid: Plot-- the story, you know. Did you notice there was a story?
IdeaThy12: umm...
DeathImpacto: she saw booms
Oldkid: What about the race, did you like that?
 DeathImpacto: yeah, what happened to the wrench?
IdeaThy12: what DID happen to that wrench?
Oldkid: Jar Jar ate it
IdeaThy12: no, Jar-Jar DROPPED it
Oldkid: And then ate it. Later.  I'm sure
IdeaThy12: with his numb tongue?
Oldkid: He's hungry a lot. So what was the reason they had to be in the race?
DeathImpacto: the parts.  they needed money
IdeaThy12: ...parts...free Ani...blah blah blah
Oldkid: THATS PLOT!
DeathImpacto: freeing Ani came later
IdeaThy12: nuh-uh not rlly
Oldkid: Freeing ani was part of the race thingy
DeathImpacto: it wasn't in the original reason though
Oldkid: And they had to get the part so they could get to the Senate planet
IdeaThy12: yeah...wait...
 Oldkid: No, it wasn't original, but no ani, no Darth, no Darth, no start wars
IdeaThy12: also to talk to the Jedi
IdeaThy12: start wars?
Oldkid: Talk to Jedi about ani
Oldkid: Yeah... it’s the first one.  So it's "start wars"
DeathImpacto: now you mess up on Star?
IdeaThy12: umm...no...
DeathImpacto: Start wars, the wars over start buttons
IdeaThy12: it's "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
Oldkid: At least SOMEONE knows the title
IdeaThy12: yes...
Oldkid: Since clearly I don't
IdeaThy12: I used the Roman Numeral
DeathImpacto: wait... that's what it's called?
IdeaThy12: AND I dunno anything else apparently
Oldkid: So what didn't you like about the film? Besides the words
 Oldkid: nothing?
IdeaThy12: WHAT?!
DeathImpacto: thinkin'
Oldkid: It's your favorite film EVER?
DeathImpacto: no
IdeaThy12: WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DISLIKE
Oldkid: Better than Avengers?
IdeaThy12: umm...Remember, Avengers still doesn't top Summer Wars? and Summer Wars CANNOT be topped
Oldkid: FLY will be happy to hear that
IdeaThy12: lol
IdeaThy12: but, Star Wars Ep1 isn't on my top 5: my top 5 is the movies I've rated 5/5
 Oldkid: Here's the thing for me: The movie starts with a lot of politics, a lot of talking and a takeover of a planet that has NO ACTION at all!
DeathImpacto: that does suck
Oldkid: Then George Lucas (the maker of Star Wars) says: Oh, we need something for the kids!  So he throws in Jar Jar.
IdeaThy12: lol
DeathImpacto: I wanted to see non-monotone queen more
IdeaThy12: no worries, in the future. I remember THAT much
 Oldkid: Some stupid laughs, then he realizes eventually that he's on the WRONG PLANET--- he's got to get to Tatooine
IdeaThy12: uhhh...is he ranting about Jar-Jar?
DeathImpacto: yes
IdeaThy12: oh
Oldkid: So he gets the queen and everyone there and makes up a lame plot to keep them there for a while and they have to take ani away
IdeaThy12: he seems to be having fun at least
Oldkid: Is this a story?  Or a series of stupidities?  How is this fun? It isn't really fun until the final third where the splodies really start
IdeaThy12: one question at a time?
Oldkid: This is a rant, thank you
DeathImpacto: and the 'splodies?
IdeaThy12: are epic
Oldkid: I LOVE SPLODIES
DeathImpacto: :D
 IdeaThy12: "Oops! I hit the main power source!“
Oldkid: More spodies, less politics
 IdeaThy12: "I'm sorry Droids!"
Oldkid: And less Jar Jar
IdeaThy12: lol
Oldkid: And I love R2D2
DeathImpacto: lol
IdeaThy12: he isn't all that important...YET
DeathImpacto: still cool
 Oldkid: No, but he's so awesome
IdeaThy12: yup. Then there's C3PO!
 Oldkid: He was fun  "What do you mean my parts are showing?"
DeathImpacto: yeah, I don't like that he got left behind
Oldkid: He'll be back
IdeaThy12: soon sister...
 DeathImpacto: yes, yes he will
IdeaThy12: how can they DITCH HIM?!
DeathImpacto: was he owned by Ani?
Oldkid: C3PO is owned by ani
Oldkid: Any final thoughts?
 IdeaThy12: yes. it being only rated 4.5/5 doesn't make it on my top 5 list--so it doesn't top the Avengers
IdeaThy12: or Mulan
Oldkid: Not good enough for you?
IdeaThy12: nope. no blood
DeathImpacto: ...
IdeaThy12: lots of action, no blood
DeathImpacto: THERE'S NO BLOOD IN MULAN!
IdeaThy12: so?
Oldkid: She's got a point
IdeaThy12: that's a CARTOON!!!
 Oldkid: Yeah, but there are naked men
 IdeaThy12: and the bad guy gets ki- yes...there are...as I was saying
DeathImpacto: point=made
IdeaThy12: and the bad guy gets killed by fireworks! and the Grandma, dude...the Grandma…
DeathImpacto: so he 'sploded!
 Oldkid: That's kinda awesome.  But not as awesome as the avalanche
Oldkid: Wait...WRONG MOVIE
DeathImpacto: XD
IdeaThy12: "YOU MISSED!! HE WAS THREE FEET AWAY AND YOU MISSED!!!"
DeathImpacto: that's what I was thinking
 Oldkid: So DI, do you do ratings?  How would you rate Staple Wars Ep I
IdeaThy12: Staple Wars?
DeathImpacto: I don't rate
IdeaThy12: get your act together man
Oldkid: I would rate it a 3 out of 5.  Because the plot socked
Oldkid: sucked
DeathImpacto: yeah, all ship are shaped like staples!
IdeaThy12: all ship?
DeathImpacto: he HAS it together! unlike me!
IdeaThy12: no...
Oldkid: Actually, check out on YouTube: Hardware Wars! It's a real thing
DeathImpacto: GAH! TOPIC!
 Oldkid: Okay, well this was....
DeathImpacto: I think we should conclude
Oldkid: interesting.
IdeaThy12: ONLY interesting?
DeathImpacto: it was out and out insane
Oldkid: What was insane?  I want to know
Oldkid: So the next review will be Mulan?
IdeaThy12: are you certain- lol
DeathImpacto: MAYBE!
IdeaThy12: are you certain the Filmspotters will read our posts ever again?
DeathImpacto: sure!
Oldkid: I strongly doubt it.  But Sandy will because she's so nice.

Mrs. Oldkid’s general thoughts on the movie were that it was okay.  It wasn’t boring.  But the fight scenes were stupid because of all the dancing.
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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 06:36:22 AM »
I feel somehow responsible for this. (Bollywood Marathon cries proud parental tears :'()

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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 08:50:45 AM »
Summer Wars is pretty great. I need to re-watch that Digimon: The Movie (I saw this in theaters at least twice, and no more since) because it's from the same director and I hear there are scenes that he lifts from it and basically inserts in Summer Wars with different characters and what not.

When I first saw SWEITPM I didn't like Jar-Jar, but I also held a decent deal of reverence for the series at some point in my youth and then figured out I should be channeling this love to something more productive like MGS or whatever maybe. Who knows. The point is, after conceptually getting that South Park episode that people hate and was up to a few years ago mostly blacklisted from re-runs I developed an appreciation for JJB. Now he's probably the best part of that first film.

Also a best part of that first film, I would reckon, is that I recall this movie based game for the original PlayStation that I rented from BlockBuster based on this film. There's this notion that all licensed games are a wasteland, but when I did that almost marathon thing years ago I discovered that wasn't actually the case. This game I recall being quasi-open world where you could actually run around the different cities (in line with the story, hence the 'quasi' since you weren't actually allowed to hop from planet to planet whenever you wanted) and talk with people. Like you even were given dialogue options. In many ways I feel like it might have been a pre-cursor to something like the KotOR series. I assume, like most original PS games, that it has aged horribly and that the controls were never very good to begin with. I actually remember the controls being pretty underwhelming then, so they are likely even worse by today's standards, but I should look for that game on eBay or something because I guess I'd like to play that again and see what's what.

Mulan is super dank, can't wait to hear thoughts on it. I mean, it's not Hercules, but it's still quite good. The Mulan world in Kingdom Hearts 2 was also one of the best. KH2 had a lot of excellent worlds, it's just too bad that Disney kind of pulled away a lot of the creative freedom Square had with the first game. I need to play Birth By Sleep and probably Dream Drop Distance. Who knows. Cool review!

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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 10:06:26 AM »
I feel somehow responsible for this. (Bollywood Marathon cries proud parental tears :'()

This is true.  From the time of her participation in the Bollywood Marathon, Ideathy has wanted to do a marathon like this.  We have debated what kind of marathon, and our lives were busy enough that a marathon just seemed difficult.  And we talked about doing this when we watched LOTR recently... but it just didn't happen.

This will only be an occasional marathon, and DeathImpacto's part in it will be even more occasional.  But we had so much fun with it that we will certainly continue. 

And yes, I must certainly give credit to Bondo to giving Ideathy the idea to persist in a review marathon like this.  Honestly, I think this one may be less of a serious venture, but simply more fun than the Bollywood one.  But the connection is there.
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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 10:15:14 AM »
Hercules is also on our list to watch.  We'll try to to a review of it, but it will probably degenerate into a quoting of our favorite parts.  I'm sure I can convince the girls to watch Summer Wars again and review that, we love it so.  None of us are a fan of Digimon, so that's probably not going to happen.

I just want to say about Jar Jar: I am not a Jar Jar hater.  His transformation to a senator in later films is mysterious.  But in this first film, my only problem was that there was simply too much of him.  I winced every time the "toddler" Gungan language is spoken by whoever spoke it (There is a webcomic that has Jar Jar played and created by an eight year old, and that seems about right to me).  My real problem with him is how much he is in this film.  It's a joke that goes on too long.  And his participation in the war is just ridiculous.  Yes, he gets respected, but he doesn't deserve any of it.  I would have liked to see him do one noble thing, to indicate that he would later "grow up" to be the senator he would be in the next film.  But it just doesn't happen.  He's only there for the comedy and I didn't laugh once.  However, I admit, that Ideathy and DeathImpaco laughed quite a bit at him.  Another indication of my lost childhood, perhaps?

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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 11:53:06 AM »
Yeah, I was big on this movie when I was ten. Saw it, loved it, came back from the theater and had a lightsaber battle with my friend. Kid stuff. But I grew out of it. I think this is easier to grow out of than A New Hope, Jar Jar probably helps with that. I loved this just as much as everybody that saw ANH in theaters but I don't defend it anymore. I would say the quality is similar, if not equal. There's a psychological study to be done there.

But more importantly this is great fun and keep it going!
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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 04:17:07 PM »
I feel somehow responsible for this.

The idea was the idea that we used for our Bollywood marathon. And I was the one who suggested we did it like this, because writing up an actual review wouldn't work very well. For one: My sister (DeathImpacto) isn't very good at writing reviews (apparently). For two: How are me an' Oldkid supposed to write up a review together? It's a very good, unanswered, question.
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Re: Kimes Movie Night Marathon
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 04:20:15 PM »
None of us are a fan of Digimon, so that's probably not going to happen.

I don't even think I've seen any Digimon.
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