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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.


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#41 Paladin

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

Managed to catch an early screening, glad to avoid the Valentine's Day rush.

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:54 PM

Went ahead and got my ticket for Friday afternoon. It'll be the noon screening, which is the first 3D showing of the day.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

I just got back from seeing it.  I enjoyed Shuri as a character, arguably more than any other character.
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Sadly, I ended up bored through most of the film, although I did enjoy the costume design.

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:20 AM

Shuri was great! But I dunno if I could forgive her for the outdated fashion critique (tho I still laughed) but I want to see her in Infinity War bantering with Tony Stark.

I liked the Hobbit too. And Zombie killer. And Johnny Storm. And whoever the ape was. It was good but... more city stuff. When the finale was rolling around, I said, is that it? More!

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:31 PM

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:05 AM

Now that I've had time to mull it over?

Earlier today I tried to treat myself and make some home-made queso dip. Salsa? Check. Easy-melt cheese? Check. Real bacon pieces? Check. All good things going in.

Problem is, I misread the nutritional information on the cheese; turned out that it already had a bit of salt in it. The salt in the cheese + the salt in the bacon = me needing a *lot* of water.

The film's kinda like that queso dip. The action. The humor. The world-building. All good things. But there's too much of it combined, and as a result the film's off because of it.

Perhaps if we'd have gotten a separate origin film for Wakanda as a nation, then a separate film focusing on T'Challa itself, we'd have had back-to-back hits on our hands. But everything all in one film? Not entirely satisfying.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:22 AM

I think I get where you're coming from.  The whole Killmonger/Black Panther conflict would've been better served with not just more screen time, but more time passing in the context of the film itself.

 

In a meta sense, it seems like Korea, as cool as it was, was thrown in for international promotion (and maybe financing) just like in Age of Ultron, and like China in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and a bunch of other movies lately.

 

Yes, money and promotion do matter, but scaling that back could've given a bit more time to the main conflict.

 

Also, the final battle was the worst of the film, especially with overuse of CGI that wasn't quite up to snuff.  Battle scenes should get progressively better throughout a movie, and this one dropped the ball.

 

That said, even with all of these legitimate critiques, this is easily among the top half of the MCU movies, and another welcome change of pace, just like Guardians 1, Ant-Man, and Thor Ragnarok.  It's a good sign that Marvel isn't getting stale.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:15 AM

There's just been a lot of films lately - including some of the "super" films - that simply tried to cram too much into the run time. This is, unfortunately, one of those.

edit - going back to the metaphor, perhaps if I'd have had a second jar of salsa I could have blended that in to "thin" the mix enough that the saltiness wouldn't have been an issue... which does go back to the matter of perhaps two films would have been what this story needed.

As far as Korea goes, what it did *for* the plot was necessary to set things in motion, but at the same time it was a lot of flash and for... what, exactly? A deus ex machina?

Yeah.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:22 AM

I have no idea where you're seeing a deus ex machina there.

 

And one film for all this is enough, I feel -- it's just a matter of what to spend the time on. I'm actually glad it didn't spend a ton of time on backstory, just enough to fill us in while letting the movie stand by itself.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

Loved the whole thing. But above all: Shuri. She stole the damn show every time she's on screen.

Also the "Nah we're vegetarians" line had me in stitches.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

I plan to see this. I dont know when though and I dont want to google and be spoiled about any of the plot. Theres one burning question in my mind though so Ill ask it in a spoiler tag. All I need is a spoiler tagged yes or no.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

Now that I've had time to mull it over?

Earlier today I tried to treat myself and make some home-made queso dip. Salsa? Check. Easy-melt cheese? Check. Real bacon pieces? Check. All good things going in.

Problem is, I misread the nutritional information on the cheese; turned out that it already had a bit of salt in it. The salt in the cheese + the salt in the bacon = me needing a *lot* of water.


Darn it, now I'm hungry salsa!

I kiiiinda wanted more Korea action (seriously, location was a promotional thing). The Wakanda stuff was, well, Lion King (haha).

I dunno what's up with Shield but I kinda want Coulson to meet Martin Freeman's character. Skull, Skrull! Haha

I think what didn't grab me was the who. Panther was kinda too perfect? Kinda hard to relate to him. The freezing part was a funny bit of humanizing but that was just at the start.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

That was REALLY damn good.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

2nd best for me. Shuri is best for me :)
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

I liked it.  Not my favorite MCU movie, but still very good.  I liked T’Challa more in Civil War then here.  His supporting cast shined brighter than him in this one.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:48 PM

I liked it.  Not my favorite MCU movie, but still very good.  I liked TChalla more in Civil War then here.  His supporting cast shined brighter than him in this one.
 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

Thank you.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

I saw this Thursday night and I gotta say it was pretty dang good. But I gotta admit it was flawed here and there. Killmongers big reveal is pretty easy to guess, and even I'll admit I think the female members of the cast stole the movie away from Boseman's T'Challa, which actually isn't a gripe at all for me. Though seeing Shuri in this movie makes me hard to believe she's as capable to take on the Panthers mantle like she did in the comics.

 

And my biggest CGI gripe. both scenes at the waterfall. It's just way to obvious that the background in the distance is a greenscreen. Had no problems with the ending battle myself. But while the ending does have some repurcussions for the MCU it really didn't add much to the lead in to Infinity War at all. You could skip this movie and probably be good going into IW.

 

Now if you'll excuse me I need to get me a pair of Wakandan Sneakers....


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