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post #601 of 682
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I thought he did a fantastic job as the Doctor.
He did. I think people will realize he's just a good actor no matter what the role.
post #602 of 682
To point of Urban's portrayal of Bones, this to me is a classic example of an actor being penalized for what he has to work with as opposed to focus being place on their talents. What Urban brings to this character relative to other parts that he's played, that many didn't even realize until now, makes him a supporting actor nominee.
post #603 of 682
IMO, the actor's performances of the main characters in these 2 movies elevates the movies considerably.
post #604 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

IMO, the actor's performances of the main characters in these 2 movies elevates the movies considerably.

Indeed. From the first moment we saw them together, the chemistry was already there.
post #605 of 682
Agreed.
post #606 of 682
Abrams admits flare addiction.....

Here is the link to the below: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/30/4788758/j-j-abrams-apologizes-for-his-overusing-lens-flares

J.J. Abrams apologizes for overusing lens flare: 'I know it's too much'

By Nathan Olivarez-Giles on September 30, 2013 08:36 pm Email @nateog 98Comments

J.J. Abrams is proud of the last two Star Trek films, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible III — all of which he directed. However, he is sorry for the rampant lens flares streaking across the screen in each of those films. In an interview with Crave Online, the man who will helm Star Wars: Episode VII confessed that there were so many lens flares in early cuts of Star Trek Into Darkness that he hired special effects house Industrial Light & Magic to erase some of his signature embellishments from the film.

""I'm so aware of it now."" "I know I get a lot of grief for that," Abrams admitted. "But I'll tell you, there are times when I'm working on a shot, I think, 'Oh this would be really cool… with a lens flare.' But I know it's too much, and I apologize. I'm so aware of it now." The director tells Crave that he showed his wife an early cut of Star Trek Into Darkness, "and there was this one scene where she was literally like, 'I just can't see what's going on. I don't understand what that is.' I was like, 'Yeah, I went too nuts on this.'"

"This is how stupid it was," Abrams said. "But I think admitting you're an addict is the first step towards recovery." While it's nice to hear the filmmaker own up to his faults, there are still plenty of major pitfalls he should avoid in the next Star Wars film. But at least the next lightsaber duel to hit the big screen will have a better chance of actually being watchable.
post #607 of 682
Although I am a lens flair flare hater, I admit the guy has considerable talent.....

It will be fascinating to see what he does with SW.smile.gif
post #608 of 682
While I'm generally interested in seeing where he goes with the story, I think I'm most interested in seeing how he modernizes the 70's (and early 80's) look. I guess I'm assuming a "good story" but it's pretty important to me that some of that historical look is captured. I felt like Abrams did a great job with that with the Star Trek films and I'm really curious to see how he does it with Star Wars.
post #609 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Although I am a lens flair flare hater, I admit the guy has considerable talent.....

It will be fascinating to see what he does with SW.smile.gif

Yeah, I admire Abrams' work too. I can't argue that his use (Overuse?) of lens flare is evident in all his films but it has never bothered me much because of how often it has been effective.
post #610 of 682
Never bothered me either. Seems like something people complain about for the sake of complaining.
post #611 of 682
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Never bothered me either. Seems like something people complain about for the sake of complaining.

+1

I probably wouldn't even have noticed it if it hadn't been brought up so much around here as the cinematic equivalent of the apocalypse.
post #612 of 682
+2

Everybody has their thing, though. I go nuts when someone uses their cell phone during a movie.
post #613 of 682
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

it has never bothered me much because of how often it has been effective.
That is in the eyes of the beholder.wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

Seems like something people complain about for the sake of complaining.
Ordinarily, my wife would agree with you about my bitching, but even she hates it....and to paraphrase her:
"What is that?"
"What for?"
"What a stupid thing to do. rolleyes.gif"

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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I probably wouldn't even have noticed it if it hadn't been brought up so much around here as the cinematic equivalent of the apocalypse.
I am sure it caused the govt. shutdown.tongue.gif
post #614 of 682
Perhaps we're not looking on the bright side of this. (See what I did there? Bright side. Flares. Queen. Because it makes it funny. biggrin.gif )

If Jar Jar Binks comes back...a strategically placed flare may be very much welcome! biggrin.gif
post #615 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

That is in the eyes of the beholder.wink.gif

I'm always blind and can't see a thing when I come out of an Abrams movie.

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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I am sure it caused the govt. shutdown.tongue.gif

Yep, if he would have stopped with the lens flare, there'd be peace in the Middle East, the gov't would be up and running, and Wabo would be living beachside getting palm
Fronded by a bunch of island honeys. Curse you, JJ.
post #616 of 682
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Perhaps we're not looking on the bright side of this. (See what I did there? Bright side. Flares. Queen. Because it makes it funny. biggrin.gif )
There is always a comic around.....

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If Jar Jar Binks comes back...a strategically placed flare may be very much welcome! biggrin.gif
I think it is safe to say ol' Jar Jar is Done Done.biggrin.gif
post #617 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

There is always a comic around.....
I think it is safe to say ol' Jar Jar is Done Done.biggrin.gif

Aww...icky poo!

Ok! No more Jar Jar!
post #618 of 682
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Aww...icky poo!

Ok! No more Jar Jar!
Wouldn't it be fun IF he did make a cameo?
Think of the suicide rate among SW geeks....biggrin.gif
post #619 of 682
The Jar Jar character, was not an example of the creation of a comic masterpiece, to say the least, although I didn't hate him as much as many of you did. But then lens flare doesn't bother me either, so what do I know? smile.gif
post #620 of 682
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The Jar Jar character, was not an example of the creation of a comic masterpiece, to say the least, although I didn't hate him as much as many of you did. But then lens flare doesn't bother me either, so what do I know? smile.gif
Jar Jar was Lucas's recreation of an Ewok character for the kiddies....
Unfortunately, old geezers had forgotten all about Ewoks and the purpose behind them.
It didn't really matter anyway, kids today don't give a sh_t about SW.
post #621 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Wouldn't it be fun IF he did make a cameo?
Think of the suicide rate among SW geeks....biggrin.gif

Starting here, lol!
post #622 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Jar Jar was Lucas's recreation of an Ewok character for the kiddies....
Unfortunately, old geezers had forgotten all about Ewoks and the purpose behind them.
It didn't really matter anyway, kids today don't give a sh_t about SW.

You obviously don't spend a lot of time around kids. Today's kids still love Star Wars. They've grown up with the prequels, and Clone Wars, and toys, and videogames and a constant bombardment of other merchandising. The property is evergreen, which is why Disney paid $4 billion to acquire it.
post #623 of 682
Agreed, some people are just can't break out of their bubble.
post #624 of 682
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

You obviously don't spend a lot of time around kids.
True, I hate the little basterds.

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Today's kids still love Star Wars. They've grown up with the prequels, and Clone Wars, and toys, and videogames and a constant bombardment of other merchandising.
The 70s and 80s were the Golden Years for SW merchandising and whatnot.
This was a time when kids didn't have nearly as many "distractions" or choices for entertainment as they do today.

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The property is evergreen, which is why Disney paid $4 billion to acquire it.
I do think Disney will make out well on their investment.wink.gif
post #625 of 682
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The Jar Jar character, was not an example of the creation of a comic masterpiece, to say the least, although I didn't hate him as much as many of you did. But then lens flare doesn't bother me either, so what do I know? smile.gif

No problems with lens flare over here either
post #626 of 682
So back on track for Star Trek (albeit not necessarily Into Darkness). Would you guys prefer to see something totally new in terms of an enemy or problem, or bring out the Klingons or Romulans but with a whole new story line?
post #627 of 682
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

So back on track for Star Trek (albeit not necessarily Into Darkness). Would you guys prefer to see something totally new in terms of an enemy or problem, or bring out the Klingons or Romulans but with a whole new story line?

Either would be fine with me, so long as the storyline is not just recycled from an earlier movie, as this one was. After this one, I fear that the next few movies will be about the Genesis Device, saving the whales, and searching for God. frown.gif
post #628 of 682
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

. After this one, I fear that the next few movies will be about the Genesis Device, saving the whales, and searching for God. frown.gif
DON'T say that!eek.gif
post #629 of 682
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

DON'T say that!eek.gif
But he skipped one "search" story out of two. confused.gif I wonder why...
post #630 of 682
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

...searching for God.
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