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Ooh-Rah

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Going to be interesting to see how the new Bond flick does at the box office. All I’ve read about it is how PC and post “me too” they’ve made it. No Bond Girls, he gets married (what?!?) and his new wife does not take his name, plus talk of Bond’s “toxic masculinity”.

Okay fine, I guess ‘they’ win. My hope though, is that it is slaughtered at the box office.

I’ll ‘quote myself’ later for this, but rest assured if it does tank, the unenlightened males living in their parents basement will be to blame; not that they made a shitty movie that is NOT James Bond.

Cunts.
 

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Identity politics and other incoherent dishonest agenda are forced into the realm of escapism of all things, and writers / producers / artists judged and harassed because their work of fiction wasn't "inclusive" enough. The maddening thing about it is that if those people made up something original and thoughtful I'd be actualy very supportive of that. But instead they do it out of spite and sexism-racism ( "white man bad" ), completly contradicting themselves, and ruin already established franchises and characters.

Sad.

I hope every project that does that, turns out to be a complete disaster.
 
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That was beautiful. In loving memory, Dick "chowhound" summers, 101st Airborne, jumped on D-day behind enemy lines, lived to tell his tale, with shrapnel in his back till the day he died, never talked about the war, a purple heart, bronze star with a V for Valor, forever in our hearts. For all of those who sacrificed, we shall remember.
 

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Maybe if she flashed more boob somebody would've showed up.

Or not.

Goddammit Ma, ain't that meatloaf done yet
The previews were brutal; like they were checking all the boxes of "girl power". Should have taken the cues from the last remake of Charlie's Angels with Lucy Lui, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron DIez. Those were actually fun to watch.
 

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The previews were brutal; like they were checking all the boxes of "girl power". Should have taken the cues from the last remake of Charlie's Angels with Lucy Lui, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron DIez. Those were actually fun to watch.

And how long are you gonna milk an old 70's TV show? I mean, it's not Harry Potter, it's not LOTR (although Frodo was kinda like a girl). You want me to get off the couch and go see a girl action flick? Make one like Kill Bill or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, or Mad Max Fury Road, or Rogue One, or The Hunger Games or Alien.
 

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What if people were tired of bad remakes of a remake of a series from the 70's, especially when the cast isn't that impressive? There's probably some unspoken pushback after the Ghostbusters remake fiasco. While that could maybe play into Banks' views, the GB remake sucked and I think fans are tired of bad remakes in general.
 

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Since I've been here in the Philippines, I've watched Zombieland 2, the new Terminator, and Dr. Sleep. Below are a few notes (no real spoilers).

Zombieland did what it was supposed to do. It was supposed to be over the top, and it was. The new female love interest they introduced was absolutely beautiful, and pulled off the "completely clueless blonde" character perfectly. Great acting all around. Verdict: if you're into ZomComs, I recommend this movie.

The new Terminator: I enjoyed the fact that some of the main characters from the first movie were brought back, and the little nods to the previous movies in the series. However, they went full "girl power/woke" in ways that were transparent, unnecessary, distracting, and irksome. I think audiences are going to punish the movie for that. The wokeness started early, with a unnecessarily-lengthy and distracting Spanish-language sequence that really did nothing for the plot and only served to annoy the non-Spanish speakers who had to follow the plot via subtitles. Then the GirlPower!(tm) portion began, and continued for the rest of the movie, along with some transparent political messaging. Verdict: mildly entertaining, but I wouldn't pay to see it again and I don't recommend it.

Dr. Sleep: I saw this on the recommendation of a friend, and going in I only knew that "it's a good movie and you should see it." I didn't realize until I got to the theater that it was a Stephen King movie, basically a sequel to "The Shining." I thought it was well acted, very interesting plot, and the actress they picked as the evil female lead antagonist was very well-cast in that role. The fact that she was also extraordinarily attractive added to how creepy her character came across in the movie. Not a lot of distracting woke-ness in this one (Stephen King is a notorious anti-Trumper). Verdict: I liked this movie and recommend it. To me it was more of a thriller than a straight up horror movie. It might be worth re-watching or reading up on The Shining before you go to this movie, so you understand all of the references and backstory.

I was going to see the new Charlie's Angels, but after reading reviews about it here and elsewhere, I think I'll pass.
 
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