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Author Topic: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)  (Read 5194 times)

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Offline Brandon

Of course they did. That movie is amazing. I haven't been on the new ride yet, so I'll have to go. I can't stand when they do movies on a game that isn't even that fun.

To be fair, whats fun and not fun is completely subjective. Saying that someone shouldnt make a movie because of a value of emotion that can not be quantified isnt the way to decide if something should or shouldnt be made.

I think you can make a good game, movie, or book out of anything I just dont think that battleship is anything other then a cash grab at this point in time

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Exactly.  I've had a lot of fun playing Risk, but I think that trying to turn it into a movie would be a waste of film.

Offline TheGlyphstoneTopic starter

Exactly.  I've had a lot of fun playing Risk, but I think that trying to turn it into a movie would be a waste of film.

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I stand by my original opinion - but now I'm a little more worried about the Candyland adaptation, and I thought there was already a movie about Ouija.  Maybe some of y'all remember it - took place in Georgetown, had this little girl called Regan in it?

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Anyone remember Clue?

Tim Curry =  Awesome!!

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Anyone remember Clue?

Tim Curry =  Awesome!!


One.. rib breakingly hilarous movie doesn't break the trend.

And Clue had me in tears.. Curry was just.. awesome.

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Anyone remember Clue?

Tim Curry =  Awesome!!

I actually enjoyed the first 'Mortal Kombat' movie, and 'Clue' was rather fun as well (of course, Tim Curry will do that).  Oh, and 'Chess', the musical, is still one of my favorites.  ;D

Yup.

Offline Anyalyss

Madeline Kahn was sooo beautiful in that one.

As for Battleship, it looks pretty terrible to me, poor Neelson! (although... not so poor, he still gets paid for it)

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*watches trailer*

You know...if it wasn't titled 'Battleship' then it might not be getting so much hate. If you just think of it as some ships on the ocean getting caught up in some alien, transformer-like business...then it's not that bad.

Then again, I rarely hate movies. I shouldn't be allowed to judge films.

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*watches trailer*

You know...if it wasn't titled 'Battleship' then it might not be getting so much hate. If you just think of it as some ships on the ocean getting caught up in some alien, transformer-like business...then it's not that bad.

Then again, I rarely hate movies. I shouldn't be allowed to judge films.

Actually, the name 'Battleship' isn't even so bad.  The 'brought to you by Hasbro' is the bit that's so face-palming.

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The 'brought to you by Hasbro' is the bit that's so face-palming.

Yeah, that's the damning bit. *nods*

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Yet my friends wonder why I haven't been to the cinemas lately.....*sigh*
I cant remember which movie I have seen last...maybe Die Hard 4

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Strangely... I'd be ok with a Monsterpocalypse movie... there has been a lack of kaiju movies recently (Cloverfield doesnt count, that was a travesty)

Come to think of it... would Transformers be considered in the kaiju genre? it does have giant robots in it...

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I freaking hate Battleship. For two hours I sat there getting miss, after miss, after miss. Finally my brother sank my last ship (my PT boat) and then, then my mom walks in and says, "Why are there white pegs on your battleship, J?" (I was still six or seven and full of optimism)

Dirty rotten cheater.

I always kind of got the impression that Battleship was that game that let all the kids live out a navel battle from all the Navy movies in Hollywood at the time. Oh, the irony.

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I freaking hate Battleship. For two hours I sat there getting miss, after miss, after miss. Finally my brother sank my last ship (my PT boat) and then, then my mom walks in and says, "Why are there white pegs on your battleship, J?" (I was still six or seven and full of optimism)

Dirty rotten cheater.

I always kind of got the impression that Battleship was that game that let all the kids live out a navel battle from all the Navy movies in Hollywood at the time. Oh, the irony.
Hehehehehe, I did that too, when I was 5 or 6 and always lost to my older brothers (8 and 12 years older). I wanted to win at least once and every way was ok back then lol

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Yes! An epic saga!

Yeah but to make it a decent length saga it would have to be like "Best Out Of 5".  I mean the CGI graphics is gonna be a huge cost.

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2011, 06:44:17 PM »
Just saw this advertised:

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!

(Okay, that's not the real title, but seriously!  Look at them!)

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2011, 06:48:35 PM »
I actually enjoyed the first 'Mortal Kombat' movie, and 'Clue' was rather fun as well (of course, Tim Curry will do that). 

+1 on Clue. Anything with Tim Curry is guaranteed to be filled with awesome.

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2011, 07:40:51 PM »
Just saw this advertised:

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!

(Okay, that's not the real title, but seriously!  Look at them!)

Actually, when I saw that preview at the movies a few weeks ago I screamed "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" out loud. What's worse is I didn't even click the link and know EXACTLY what movie you're talking about, the one with the boxing robots. So sad.

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2011, 07:51:25 PM »
I was luckily at home, and the only people who heard me were the little Oni (who has no idea what the old game was - yet), and the cat, who already gives me dirty looks.

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2011, 07:54:37 PM »
I was luckily at home, and the only people who heard me were the little Oni (who has no idea what the old game was - yet), and the cat, who already gives me dirty looks.

Haha. I envy you! Though don't all cats give us dirty looks? :P

That said, the movie actually looks like it might be half decent if they played their cards right..

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2011, 08:17:46 PM »
Just saw this advertised:

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!

(Okay, that's not the real title, but seriously!  Look at them!)
I saw this preview when I went to go see Rise of the Planet of the Apes (which, having a mom who was just the biggest Apes junkie on the planet and having seen them more times than I can count, I thought was a damned-good homage to the original films). I thought Rock 'Em Sock Em' Robots myself.

Though, I have to admit it was pretty cool to watch, still I think the trailer gave away most of the movie.

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2011, 12:15:38 AM »
it's definitely a name-fail, but judging just from the trailer it looks as though it's going to have all the things you need to make a good story. It will likely be entertaining even if I don't add it to my private collection.

Offline TheGlyphstoneTopic starter

Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2011, 10:11:32 AM »
Real Steel? I wouldn't really call it a name fail - sure, it's Rock Em Sock Em Robots the movie, but it's based on (to a noticable degree relative to Hollywood's standard of 'based on') a short story called Steel, which was also a Twilight Zone episode.

Though if anyone's seen the episode, I have a deep suspicion they will use the same 'twist'.

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Re: Because Hollywood hasn't violated our childhoods enough (Battleship movie)
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2011, 10:44:32 AM »
Man, I never realized Richard Matheson was such a source of film scripts.  Looking at the list of things he's written, it's like the 'greatest writer you never knew'.