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Shutter!
Topic by: ScottWeinberg
Posted: March 24, 2008 - 2:45 AM PDT
Last Reply: March 28, 2008 - 8:02 PM PDT

author topic: Shutter!
ScottWeinberg
post #1  on March 24, 2008 - 2:45 AM PDT  
It's as good as Pulse, The Eye, and One Missed Call.

That is to say: terrible!
doozer
post #2  on March 24, 2008 - 11:40 AM PDT  
> On March 24, 2008 - 2:45 AM PDT ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It's as good as Pulse, The Eye, and One Missed Call.
>
> That is to say: terrible!
> ---------------------------------


Sad but not surprising. I'm often disappointed by the remakes.
EmpressStephanie
post #3  on March 24, 2008 - 12:19 PM PDT  
No one will see it with me, as usual. So I'm just going to rent the Thai version.

I'm convinced that The Eye sucked because they put Jessica Alba in it. Can't stand her, prevented me from paying to see it and I really see every horror movie that is released in theaters with very few exceptions.
doozer
post #4  on March 24, 2008 - 1:21 PM PDT  
> On March 24, 2008 - 12:19 PM PDT EmpressStephanie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> No one will see it with me, as usual. So I'm just going to rent the Thai version.
>
> I'm convinced that The Eye sucked because they put Jessica Alba in it. Can't stand her, prevented me from paying to see it and I really see every horror movie that is released in theaters with very few exceptions.
> ---------------------------------


I have the same problem with nobody wanting to see a horror movie with me. I don't know where I find my friends. Would you believe that my best friend has an intense fear of zombies? I can't even talk about them without her getting weird. Who doesn't love zombies???


I'll watch it with you, I'll even share my Twizzlers.
Cinenaut
post #5  on March 24, 2008 - 2:10 PM PDT  
Red Vines!
AstroAppa
post #6  on March 24, 2008 - 6:33 PM PDT  
when will they stop remaking asian movies...stupid hollywood, haha

ScottWeinberg
post #7  on March 25, 2008 - 3:18 AM PDT  
Two female horror fans who can't get a date?

That seems ... odd. ;)
doozer
post #8  on March 25, 2008 - 9:03 AM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 3:18 AM PDT ScottWeinberg wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Two female horror fans who can't get a date?
>
> That seems ... odd. ;)
> ---------------------------------


My intimidating comic book collection puts guys off ^_^



At least that's what I tell myself.
EmpressStephanie
post #9  on March 25, 2008 - 9:46 AM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 9:03 AM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 25, 2008 - 3:18 AM PDT ScottWeinberg wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Two female horror fans who can't get a date?
> >
> > That seems ... odd. ;)
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> My intimidating comic book collection puts guys off ^_^
>
>
>
> At least that's what I tell myself.
> ---------------------------------

lol. I don't collect comics but I have an extensive manga collection. The boyfriend will occasionally give in and see a horror movie with me but it has to be something that doesn't look stupid, by his standards. None of my female friends like horror movies, I have no idea why.
doozer
post #10  on March 25, 2008 - 10:59 AM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 9:46 AM PDT EmpressStephanie wrote:
>
> lol. I don't collect comics but I have an extensive manga collection. The boyfriend will occasionally give in and see a horror movie with me but it has to be something that doesn't look stupid, by his standards. None of my female friends like horror movies, I have no idea why.
>
> ---------------------------------

I've never read manga but I feel like I should give this Batman manga thing a chance since it's Batman and I appreciate all things Batman (including the movie from 1966 with Adam West..which could maybe be considered horrific).
doozer
post #11  on March 25, 2008 - 11:07 AM PDT  
Holy informative link Batman!
EmpressStephanie
post #12  on March 25, 2008 - 6:11 PM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 11:07 AM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Holy informative link Batman!
> ---------------------------------
lol.

Not to go completely off topic but... tell me... do you like the new movies...? I think I might actually be the only person on earth that feels that the new movies ruined the franchise.
doozer
post #13  on March 25, 2008 - 10:35 PM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 6:11 PM PDT EmpressStephanie wrote:
> lol.
>
> Not to go completely off topic but... tell me... do you like the new movies...? I think I might actually be the only person on earth that feels that the new movies ruined the franchise.
>
> ---------------------------------


Oh my. You just lit the fuse. I'm sorry guys, somebody might as well change the title of this thread to "Doozer's Daily Diatribe: Batman".

I do love the new movies but I can understand why some people don't. The best and worst thing about Batman is the character changes that have occurred since his creation back in the day. This is great because everybody can find a Batman that they like. This is bad because everybody can find a Batman that they don't like. You've got the 40's pulp-y Batman and the 60's campy Batman and the 80's dark Batman to choose from and any variation in between. He's definitely done a good job of changing with the times to reflect a character the general public can relate to. Pulp-y detective with little remorse, campy colorful serious superhero, dark twisted guilt ridden vengeance seeking victim, etc.

I like the dark twist that has been put on the character over time and I especially like what Frank Miller, Alan Moore and even Tim Burton contributed to the character development. I love the movies as adaptations of significant Batman story lines. Year One and The Long Halloween (two significant graphic novels that contributed to Batman Begins) and The Dark Knight are undeniably major and important parts of the versatile Batman franchise. Year One set a dark and edgy redefinition for Batman and his motivation, thus sparking a whole new story line to be explored and developed.

In short, I think the new movies are great reflections of that particular story line. So far I think it is very well done. I often wondered about the appeal to people who aren't really big Batman fans but I assume there's a gritty and dark feel to the films that people in general will like. If I weren't so into the graphic novels I might find myself disinterested by a lack of noir but I think noir Batman and Frank Miller Batman aren't necessarily one and the same.



*whew* sorry guys. But now you know why I have to go to movies by myself ^_^
EmpressStephanie
post #14  on March 27, 2008 - 9:34 AM PDT  
> On March 25, 2008 - 10:35 PM PDT doozer wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 25, 2008 - 6:11 PM PDT EmpressStephanie wrote:
> > lol.
> >
> > Not to go completely off topic but... tell me... do you like the new movies...? I think I might actually be the only person on earth that feels that the new movies ruined the franchise.
> >
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> Oh my. You just lit the fuse. I'm sorry guys, somebody might as well change the title of this thread to "Doozer's Daily Diatribe: Batman".
>
> I do love the new movies but I can understand why some people don't. The best and worst thing about Batman is the character changes that have occurred since his creation back in the day. This is great because everybody can find a Batman that they like. This is bad because everybody can find a Batman that they don't like. You've got the 40's pulp-y Batman and the 60's campy Batman and the 80's dark Batman to choose from and any variation in between. He's definitely done a good job of changing with the times to reflect a character the general public can relate to. Pulp-y detective with little remorse, campy colorful serious superhero, dark twisted guilt ridden vengeance seeking victim, etc.
>
> I like the dark twist that has been put on the character over time and I especially like what Frank Miller, Alan Moore and even Tim Burton contributed to the character development. I love the movies as adaptations of significant Batman story lines. Year One and The Long Halloween (two significant graphic novels that contributed to Batman Begins) and The Dark Knight are undeniably major and important parts of the versatile Batman franchise. Year One set a dark and edgy redefinition for Batman and his motivation, thus sparking a whole new story line to be explored and developed.
>
> In short, I think the new movies are great reflections of that particular story line. So far I think it is very well done. I often wondered about the appeal to people who aren't really big Batman fans but I assume there's a gritty and dark feel to the films that people in general will like. If I weren't so into the graphic novels I might find myself disinterested by a lack of noir but I think noir Batman and Frank Miller Batman aren't necessarily one and the same.
>
>
>
> *whew* sorry guys. But now you know why I have to go to movies by myself ^_^
> ---------------------------------

lol. Well said.
underdog
post #15  on March 27, 2008 - 11:58 AM PDT  
When you say "new Batman movies" you do realize that's a pretty broad assortment, right? I mean, yeah, the two Tim Burton films, then the increasingly ludicrous sequels... And then the totally different Christopher Nolan Batman Begins, which I thought was the best of them all. (I do kind of enjoy the first two Burton Batman pics too, though they already look kind of dated.)
underdog
post #16  on March 27, 2008 - 12:00 PM PDT  
And really, isn't this the most faithful of all Batman adaptations?
doozer
post #17  on March 27, 2008 - 3:45 PM PDT  
> On March 27, 2008 - 12:00 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> And really, isn't this the most faithful of all Batman adaptations?
> ---------------------------------


*shudder*

There. Now we're kinda back on topic.



I'd love to see Tim Burton to make a joint with Batman and Moon Knight either working together or vs. one another.
Vanamonde
post #18  on March 28, 2008 - 8:02 PM PDT  
After "Batman Begins" and that damnable HUMVEE-like Batmobile, all I can say is, I am so ready for "Wonder Woman". I just hope they don't make her robot jet into a F-22 Raptor.

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