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They're no Flash Gordon.

This reminds me of the awesome Sam Jones sequence in TED.

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This reminds me of the awesome Sam Jones sequence in TED.

I had no clue that was coming in that movie and totally enjoyed it. It's easily the best film ever behind Flash Gordon.
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I had no clue that was coming in that movie and totally enjoyed it. It's easily the best film ever behind Flash Gordon.

Yeah, and then Sam Jones started channeling his inner Lloyd Bridges from Airplane. Only thing missing was the glue. biggrin.gif

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Are you referring to the Blazers beating the Rockets and now on their way to beating San Antonio in seven?

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This reminds me of the awesome Sam Jones sequence in TED.
I never saw Ted but recently ran across that scene on Youtube. It was awesome.

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A couple of months have gone by now, and I've watched it again via Vudu the other night. Really liked it in the theater and was looking forward to seeing it at home. Rather surprisingly, it just wasn't as good the second time around.

My original complaints were just so much more noticeable now. Lack of an effective score (no real theme music), drawn out battles and action sequences, Legolas may have just as well been played by another actor since he was so different, but the Smaug scenes were still pretty awesome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And I just wanted to stop the movie at every scene that hinted at the budding relationship between Evangeline Lilly and the dwarf.

I watched it last night. Im starting to agree with you there Stephen, Im actually finding it boring. 'The Battle has begun and were going to war ' very similar to what was said in LOTR. Its like there taking the same direction in some parts.

I agree with your spoiler.

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I watched it last night. Im starting to agree with you there Stephen, Im actually finding it boring.

Say it isn't so, Franin. I haven't even watched the first one yet. You've not giving me much incentive.biggrin.gif

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I never saw Ted
That is the saddest thing I have ever read on the internet.eek.gif

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I watched it last night. Im starting to agree with you there Stephen, Im actually finding it boring. 'The Battle has begun and were going to war ' very similar to what was said in LOTR. Its like there taking the same direction in some parts.
It's just the book talking.wink.gif

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drawn out battles and action sequences, Legolas may have just as well been played by another actor since he was so different[/spoiler]

The fight scenes in this were so boring. Unnecessary too. Legolas is so OP they might as well just have him kill every Orc in Middle Earth, because given enough time I don't see anything indicating he would even break a sweat doing it.

He shouldn't have been in this movie to begin with, but then again neither should most everything else they put in.
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I never saw Ted but recently ran across that scene on Youtube. It was awesome.

WAT?!!?!

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That is the saddest thing I have ever read on the internet.eek.gif

Seriously. It's up there with the best worst news ever.

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Say it isn't so, Franin. I haven't even watched the first one yet. You've not giving me much incentive.biggrin.gif

You haven't seen the first one yet?? What are you doing, watch it!! Let me know what you think after watching them both.

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It's just the book talking.wink.gif

Never read the Hobbit. Who knows wait till the third one comes out and I might change my mind.

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