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@  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.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:07 PM

That video kind of sums up my feelings in regards to the villian twist, it was a poorly executed twist no matter what way you look at it, great the first time around but on repeat viewings, the flaws become exposed painfully, all he ever needed to do was NOTHING Anna pretty much handed him the keys to the kingdom when she went chasing after her sister, isn't there like a Prime minister or a guardian for the girls to be in charge of the kingdom, Anna only just met Hans, aside from the fact she desperate for love or a boyfriend, she abandon's her procession as heir to the throne to chase after her sister leaving the man she just met a few hours ago (min maybe?) in charge. Maybe when Disney decides its time for a Frozen live action film, they'll sort that sort of thing out.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:19 PM

2. The songs, after "Let it go", my personal fav is "Do you want to build a snowman? (there is a lot of heart in that song)"

It also led to one of my favourite parodies.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:08 AM


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 08:15 AM

Okay, Regarding Frozen 1:

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

While not a different take on Do you want to build a snowman, there is a parody on the Smash hit Song, Let it Go:

 

So let it flow:

 


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 02:30 PM

I dunno, other than some hints in that earlier song, the twist kinda doesn't make sense with a lot of the guy's scenes, especially the part of the first one when he's by himself and gives a look on his face that comes across as sincere both internally and externally. As well as in certain other scenes where he's genuinely considerate, benevolent, and honorable to those around him. It's only when the twist occurs that it tries to make us think otherwise, but it just doesn't work with everything presented in the movie presented beforehand.

 

Film Theory once did a video that further explained why the twist doesn't work and tried to figure out what could have led to such a nonsensical twist, like if there was some greater force behind it. Of course, by now we can probably say that this theory won't be a part of this sequel film, but it's still an interesting idea to think about:

 

 

I really like the twist in this.

I don't feel for a second that it invalidates anything that came before. For all we know, he does care about the subjects, he is genuinely considerate and honourable in regards to being a king.

...However, he is willing to do whatever it takes to get to that position of being a king. He's 13th In line himself, unless he plays dirty, he's never going to get the job...and he really wants to help others, so this is the only way he can do it.

 

I like a villain like that, it gives him dimensions, not just a twirling mustache of 'I will kill to be King, so therefore I must be a bad king too' level of characterisation.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

It's just, all he had to do was let Anna hand him the throne instead of exposing himself.

 

if anything, the twist would have worked better if he'd kissed Anna, saw that it didn't work, and then explained himself after Anna would question why his kiss didn't cure her. Plus, that way would have also opened Anna's eyes to how true love isn't like some idealistic fairy tale before Hans would even have had to explain himself.

 

But I guess Disney these days doesn't want any of their princesses lip-to-lip kissing onscreen anyone other than their designated love interests.


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 June 2019 - 07:50 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 12:09 AM

I said it when the movie came out, Frozen was a fantastic movie that's only flaw is making Hans a villain when the story would have worked perfectly well with no real villain. Hell could have think he loved her, kiss her, have it not work, and then in denial he goes out to kill Elsa in the belief it is the only way to save Anna. Movie climax plays out almost entirely the same and in the end and he realizes that he might have had a crush on her but it wasn't true love and that maybe he needs to grow a bit before trying to pursue romance. That way he's not a villain just a guy who made a bad call in an emergency and it gives kids in the audience several more important lessons.

 

Him just suddenly going "mwahaha im evil" was.. disappointing.

 

Still not as disappointing as the Frozen world in KH3 tho. man that.. that was just a mess.



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:57 AM

It's just, all he had to do was let Anna hand him the throne instead of exposing himself.

 

As someone who hasn't seen Frozen, this line presented without context makes Disney far edgier than it is. :D



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

Hans as a villain is great though. It shows that the smooth talking, seemingly kind people can be monsters that are only pretending to get what they want.

 

 

That seems like a good life lesson to teach kids.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:34 AM

"Don't trust nice people, kids!" :p


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 01:30 PM

I mean, there are definitely lessons to be learned about having a working BS detector.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:00 PM

Reading summaries, I think the lesson here is "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

"Don't trust nice people, kids!" :p


Don't trust people with your life and everything that matters to you the day you meet them even if they seem great, isn't bad advice at all.

-ZacWilliam, as is "there's a difference between attraction and true love, and love at first sight isn't always, despite what fairy tales say."
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:30 AM

To me that twist is what made the movie go from okay to excellent, so I'm all for it. Also, teaching young girls not to immediately fall for the first smooth-talking pretty boy they develop a crush on is a valid lesson.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

New trailer:

 


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:33 AM

Hmmn, getting some more info on the plot with this trailer. Looks great so far!


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:14 AM

The stone columns remind of those seen in Brave.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:11 PM

The stone columns remind of those seen in Brave.

 

I'm sure those people forming a Disney cannon will say Elsa & Anna's ancesstors were related to those in Brave by going with those stones and their parents aren't dead but instead got ship wrecked and while at sea had a baby boy, upon being stranded they built a tree house and evenly got killed by a Leapord but the baby is saved by a female gorilla who adopts and raises him as her own.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

 

The stone columns remind of those seen in Brave.

 

I'm sure those people forming a Disney cannon will say Elsa & Anna's ancesstors were related to those in Brave by going with those stones and their parents aren't dead but instead got ship wrecked and while at sea had a baby boy, upon being stranded they built a tree house and evenly got killed by a Leapord but the baby is saved by a female gorilla who adopts and raises him as her own.

 

:rolleyes


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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