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ThanosReXXX

@Blitzenexx Haha, yeah, you would think so, wouldn't you?
Although... Here's hoping that now that somebody else has taken over the helm in the Transformers Cinematic Universe, things are going to be better. Haven't seen the latest yet, but I have a feeling, from the few trailers I've seen, that it definitely has the potential to get the series in an upward spiral again.

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Vinny

Looking back, 2015 was a pretty weird year for a Nintendo fan. Many games were delayed (the biggest one being BOTW, unnamed at the time), people complaining about amiibo shortages, Nintendo announcing the NX and just keeping quiet for a really long time, months and months without a Direct and rumors everywhere...

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GyroZeppeli

@JackEatsSparrows We’re doing it every Sunday, starting yesterday. It’s about a month until we actually deliver. (Sorry for the late reply, I was at school.)
@Blitzenexx It’s a Scouts fundraiser, the closest thing my school has to fundraising is coupon books and Spirit Nights. A lot of people here have gardening services, but most of the older guys are pretty generous with donations. The only real benefit to buying stuff from us is that we deliver ourselves and it’s cheaper than Home Depot or Lowe’s.

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RedderRugfish

2015 was the year I almost bought a Wii U, because of Mario Maker.

The main reason I'd get one is to play Monster Hunter 3U online, as the 3DS version is probably my all time favorite in the series but has no online support. And I want to play it before the servers are taken down, as looking back nobody has managed to revive the servers for Monster Hunter Tri despite demand and several reverse engineering attempts.

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Tyranexx

@ThanosReXXX: I can't really comment much on those TBH. I saw the first movie and enjoyed it for the most part and had every intention of going to see Revenge of the Fallen. The latter unfortunately has never happened yet, and I've put off watching all the other films until I can watch them in order.

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ThanosReXXX

@Blitzenexx Well, you can, seeing as the main story line, spanning 4 movies, is now released on Bluray, and of course available digitally. In 6 to 8 months, Bumblebee will probably join that collection as well.

Don't get me wrong: I actually did see and reasonably enjoyed all of the movies, but I did have to make a mental disconnect with the "real" Transformers, because the movies are, in many ways, too far removed from it. A shame really, since it's CGI, so they could have just as easily remained faithful to the source material, or at least more faithful than they've been now, which is probably what has upset so many fans.

Marvel is much more aware of how to walk this line. The movies aren't exactly canon, or completely along the lines of the comics, but they did find the sweet spot to make it work and keep the audience satisfied, for the most part, anyway.

Oh, well... I guess we'll probably never get a 100% faithful movie of anything comics- or fantasy-related. Even the most accurate movie adaptation, The Lord of the Rings, skipped a lot of stuff that was in the books, but it's still a miracle that it ever even came to cinemas in the first place, seeing as up to that point, the book was always considered to be impossible to translate to the movie screen, by most people in the business. Kudos to Peter Jackson for pulling it off, and then some.

But then he overstepped with the Hobbit trilogy, which was too much on many levels, especially considering the far shorter story that served as its source material, so there again, we can come to the same conclusion.

Best thing to be able to enjoy movie adaptations of any of those IP's, is probably to leave your brain and/or knowledge of the source material at home, and just enjoy the ride...

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Tyranexx

@ThanosReXXX: In that case, I'll probably rent them sometime or finally subscribe to Netflix then. I had actually forgotten that Bumblebee was out. XD

I normally try to read the book(s) before going to see the movie adaptation(s), but I'm almost ashamed to admit that I've done that in reverse order with Lord of the Rings. I watched the entire trilogy and am now getting around to reading the books. Conversely, I've read The Hobbit but haven't seen those movies yet.

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HobbitGamer

Yeah, I tend to view movies with different media beginnings in a “different way to tell X concept”. Probably explains why I liked Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter, both MK, and Assassins Creed.

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RedderRugfish

Now that the holiday season is over, time for another terrible new avatar.

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GyroZeppeli

Got it, Yosheel Modpheel, Meowpheel, Delibheel, and abgarok.

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GyroZeppeli

I think those are the only ones I’ve seen.

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HobbitGamer

Delibheel wrote:

You missed a few

Mantorok, Chattur’gha, Ulyaoth?

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ThanosReXXX

@Blitzenexx Haha, well, if you read the book first (and props to you, since getting into the story initially is pretty slow going, because of the way Tolkien wrote and constructed it), be prepared for a reasonable number of "but that didn't happen" or "why did they leave that out?" moments. Like I said: it's probably the best book to movie adaptation there is, but it's still not 100%. Oh, and be sure to watch the latest versions, at least they've added some extra material.

But all in all, the movies are great. In fact: I'm watching the trilogy again as we speak. One of the networks I'm subbed to, decided to do a "Lord of the Rings Monday" cycle, so every Monday, one of the movies is shown. And even after already having seen all of them 4 times, they still get to me. Be prepared to be moved, perhaps even to tears, because there certainly are some heavy and beautiful moments in there.

Even though they were made several years later, and the effects they used are more advanced, the Hobbit trilogy can't even compare. Probably also because he spread the much smaller story so thin, that he had to add several elements to it, to pad it all out again...

@Delibheel Yeah, like I said: he overstepped there, probably still a bit drunk on his success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. And it being five times longer? How about nearly ten? The Hobbit is just an average length pocket book, while the complete edition of The Lord of the Rings is almost 1300 pages...

@the_shpydar Haha, that's pretty funny. Wonder how I ever missed that, since I did regularly watch Robot Chicken.

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ThanosReXXX

@Delibheel I figured you did something like that, but the problem with that is that the Hobbit book uses normal paper, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy uses extra thin paper (making a physical comparison skewed), unless you have the three parts in separate books. And those separate parts aren't the complete edition either, so they're missing quite a few pages...

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