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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Stanley Ipkiss, Oct 17, 2011.
thought I had included that post. Added it in.
Oh absolutely. This movie had all the makings of a cheesy reboot that would be as bad as the Independence Day sequel.
Then they dropped this beauty on us.
I think I made it through about 20 minutes of the ID4 Sequel before I gave up. It was SOOOO bad.
Finally got to see this last night. What a fucking ride that last 30 minutes
Hadn't seen the first one until early this week. Didn't see this one until today. First one didn't live up to the hype for me (understandable, since it came out 35 years ago). Second one exceeded it. Incredible movie.
If someone made a list of the 50 most popular movies of the 1980s, I'd be surprised if I could look at it and say I've seen 12-15 of them. And the number of them that I actually remember beyond "I think I might have seen parts of that when I was really little" would maybe be 5. Just not my era and I've never made the effort to watch them. I probably wouldn't have watched Top Gun if this movie hadn't come out and gotten insane reviews.
How in the world did you think they couldn’t have a better soundtrack?? The first one played 2 songs over and over.
2 perfect songs.
Don't cheapen the term.
It's my favorite movie of all-time also.
I've seen it at least 50 times and know every line. It is a masterpiece.
Michael Mann is one of the best directors of the last 30 years in my opinion.
Took my dad to see the movie today. He took me to see the original back in ‘86. Been my favorite movie forever. Hell of a Father’s Day
It’s at $473 million domestic and adjusted for inflation it’s grossed more than the 1st one domestically. It’s at $884 Globally with South Korea to open next week.
They really played the hits the first 20 minutes or so. Ngl I teared up at a few goose moments.
No Berlin and no Righteous Brothers, tho.
My biggest issue was the song during the beach scene. Had a golden opportunity for any number of bangers, and they chose some weak shit.
And no high five unless I missed it.
Finally saw it… I watched the original almost every day when I was 8-9 years old, along with Memphis Belle. Loved this one.
Righteous Bros is the only thing I felt was missing.
Could have just been subtle and had Cruise bang Connelly to You’ve lost that lovin feelin.
I thought it was very solid, especially for a sequel made over 30 years later.
A few thoughts or gripes would be I thought the dialogue got a bit exposition heavy and some of the “cool” stuff felt forced (banter scene playing pool). Also, I thought I was watching Behind Enemy Lines II after they got shot down.
Memphis Belle is a classic.
I was hoping for some Righteous Bros too and assumed they’d use it somehow. I guess since that was Maverick and Charlie’s song and she was totally unmentioned in the new film, they kept it out.
I watched the first one a week before the new one came out and realized they play "Take my breath away" for what seems like 30 minutes in the original.
I finally got around to seeing it. I enjoyed it. A lot of parts were pretty cheesy but the parts that were good were so good that it overcame that. Could have done without the love interest in this one. I don’t feel it added much to the story. Does anyone else not enjoy movies as much now because of the way they’re shot? They almost seem too real. Almost like soap operas.
I disagree on the love interest thing. It's 10x better suited for this movie than the love element of the original. They didn't need it in this one, but it made sense and it gave us Jennifer Connelly.
Agreed. The love story element felt rushed and unnecessary.
I think that it would have been a great ending to have Mav blown to pieces for Goose’s son.
FYI and as noted in the other thread, The Ringer covered this in today’s Rewatchables podcast. First time they’ve done a movie that’s still in theaters.
My FILs was Buster
He was called Buster because he usually shot everyone down (busted their flight) in fighter weapons school.
A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly and is also known as a buster.
It’s on pace to finish at $625 million domestic gross which is number 10 all-time not adjusted for inflation.
speaking of the ringer, how we feeling about this theory?
That’s a dumb title for a video and I won’t watch it.
Can't believe this movie's been out nearly two months now. I finally saw it tonight and my theater was packed.
Yeah, I walked into a 630 showing after watching something else tonight and was surprised to see how crowded it was. And may go watch it for the 4th time in full on Sunday ;)
My wife and I finally went to see it today. I’ve had everyone and their mother telling me how great it was over the last month, and it lived up to the hype and then some. Outstanding film.
Also, the scene with Iceman got me.
Saw it last week and thought it was fine. A well produced movie, all solid performances and held together by Cruise, but terrrrrribly predictable in the second half:
Leader of the mission? Check ✔️
Rooster saves Maverick? Check ✔️
Hangman to the rescue? Check ✔️
Needed something out of left field to make it more memorable for me, but still a decent watch.
Available for streaming with Korean subtitles which are unobtrusive.
can I click on this with my phone and throw to Tv?
Anything in a media player should cast, worst case just put your whole screen on the TV
I can using Airplay.
meant more is it safe to click on phone
I've used that streaming site for a couple years without issue. YMMV
I stream fights and stuff from all sorts of sketchy places and never have a problem