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Kermit1Pineapple

HotGoomba wrote:

Dogorilla wrote:

@HotGoomba I like Cars 2 and can confirm I'm all of the above

Well, you're still better than a Tumblr user.

I saw Cars 2 in the theatres and liked it. But now I see the error of my ways.

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Sunsy

@Maxenmus More or less, I meant in general rather than the Oscars themselves when I said that. Outside of the Internet, I don't know many who like anime aside from myself and friend. It would be nice if they did acknowledge animation from other countries more. Some of my favorite shows happen to be anime, and it features sometimes beautiful artwork and great stories.

I still remember when I started exploring anime outside Sailor Moon and Pokemon, I was very surprised how much there was, and how many genres it spans too.

@HotGoomba I'm sorry, I saw Cars 2 in theaters and I liked it, as fun movie to watch and one of the few Pixar movies to not make me cry. That video game however, the Cars 2 video game was amazingly fun. Same with the Cars 3 game since it mostly used the same gameplay mechanics.

Plus, I'm none of the above too.

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Dogorilla

@HotGoomba Haha yeah discreetly closes the tumblr tab I just had open

In my defence I stopped actively using tumblr a while ago, I was just, you know, checking in, making sure I hadn't missed any messages from cars2fan95 or mater-kach0w or any of my other old mutuals

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HotGoomba

Kermit1 wrote:

HotGoomba wrote:

Dogorilla wrote:

@HotGoomba I like Cars 2 and can confirm I'm all of the above

Well, you're still better than a Tumblr user.

I saw Cars 2 in the theatres and liked it. But now I see the error of my ways.

Me too Kermit. Me too.

Sunsy wrote:

@HotGoomba I'm sorry, I saw Cars 2 in theaters and I liked it, as fun movie to watch and one of the few Pixar movies to not make me cry.

Plus, I'm none of the above too.

Damn, forgot about:
F. Loves movies no matter what anyone else says

@Dogorilla That's understandable, I've considered stopping going on many social media platforms, but I just have to keep up with the latest from HotGoomba and the official Cars Twitter account.

The link on my profile got even worse.

Don't click on it.

Or you can, at your own risk.

Kermit1Pineapple

@HotGoomba a fellow Cars 2 veteran. As they say "those who have seen Cars 2..."

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Maxenmus

Sunsy wrote:

I still remember when I started exploring anime outside Sailor Moon and Pokemon, I was very surprised how much there was, and how many genres it spans too.

Pretty much why I think it's a shame and a travesty many people simply dismiss it (and visual novels too). I'm not saying all great forms of art should be given a chance in spite of your disinterests (I find books boring, for example), but when it comes to anime and Japanese artstyles in general, there's a certain negative stigma that still pervades people's perception of the artstyle, especially within the Internet.

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Sunsy

Watched Flight of the Navigator tonight. I have not seen this movie since I was a kid. Still just as good as I remember it too.

Lightyear spoiler, but somewhat related... Kind of crazy to think this movie did the same concept of traveling into the future where everyone but the main protagonist aged. This movie was back in 1986. Found it interesting two Disney movies used this idea.

HotGoomba wrote:

Damn, forgot about:
F. Loves movies no matter what anyone else says

Ok, this sums me up well, lol.

@Maxenmus That's the sad part about it too. Honestly, playing my first visual novel is what got me interested in anime to begin with. I played Doki Doki Literature Club in its original form, before the new release, and wanted to watch anime. I also ended up playing a few other visual novels including the Parascientific Escape series (it's on the 3DS eShop for anyone looking for a last minute recommendation), Higurashi, and Tokyo School Life.

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Kermit1Pineapple

@Sunsy Flight of the Navigator is awesome! As someone who thinks old Disney live action films are underrated this one is legit really good for a live action Disney film from around this time.

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@Kermit1 I very much agree, also the special effects the ship had. The setup, the escape, the trip David went on with Max. A great movie, so glad that Disney+ had it too. Last time I watched it, it was on tape. That's how long ago I last saw this one.

Another good one I just remembered, Tron. I remember renting it from a video store a long time ago.

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Kermit1Pineapple

@Sunsy I just found out Disney made trailers for some older films on Disney+, these are really cool, all my favourites are here lol.

These two films are really good. The remake of the first one with The ūü™® is a sucks in my opinion.

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Kermit1 wrote:

@Sunsy I just found out Disney made trailers for some older films on Disney+, these are really cool, all my favourites are here lol.

These two films are really good. The remake of the first one with The ūü™® is a sucks in my opinion.

I'm loving these lol

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Maxenmus

Sunsy wrote:

Honestly, playing my first visual novel is what got me interested in anime to begin with.

It's the opposite for me, when I got curious about the Clannad visual novel (made by Key, once one of the most prestigious VN developers, period; they were like the Pixar of visual novels), and I discovered a whole experience of bonding with characters in far more relatable ways than any TV shows could ever hope to accomplish. I've always been fascinated with the brilliant tool of storytelling and how we can have so many innovative and original ways to tell a story, so the discovery of visual novels and their unique plot structure just intrigued me deeply.

Of course, I was still put off by reading large chunks of texts back then, so I didn't exactly get into VNs that much until about half a decade ago. Even so, looking back, I never really gave enough appreciation for the way VNs tell their stories. For instance, take something like the famous Muv-Luv series, of which its first installment seemed like a typical romance comedy where you spend time with cute anime girls and have fun. But of course, all that slice of life bliss was intentional so as to set you up for the tension-filled 2nd and 3rd game where that bliss is all but taken away. I won't spoil anymore, but man, the Muv-Luv series is a great example of how brilliant visual novels can be because you're placed in a first-person perspective that's very different from a book. You're interacting with the characters as if you're the character, going through the daily life talking to the other characters. That level of immersiveness and interactivity just makes the whole story experience far more personal and intimate, so when a visual novel does use the medium to tell a more dramatic story (rather than just having typical harem romance novels) like Fate/Stay Night or The Devil on G-String (Bach's musical g-string, not the underwear ), the immersiveness of VN plot structures became a very useful tool to explore a fictional universe no anime could hope to replicate, period. It's also why most anime adaptations of visual novels fail (not just because of the length of VNs, though that certainly didn't help).

Sunsy wrote:

I played Doki Doki Literature Club in its original form, before the new release, and wanted to watch anime. I also ended up playing a few other visual novels including the Parascientific Escape series (it's on the 3DS eShop for anyone looking for a last minute recommendation), Higurashi, and Tokyo School Life.

I've only played DDLC and Higurashi (just finished reading through the entirety of Higurashi's main arcs recently), but those are decent titles, especially Higurashi. It's hard to recommend VNs though because much like anime and just TV shows in general, there's so much variety in the kind of stories they can tell, whether it's sci-fi thriller (Steins;Gate) or even just mind-tripping existentialism (Wonderful Everyday). Most people who are into romance stories would find comfort though among early Key titles like Clannad and Kanon.

On the topic of Cars:
I liked the first one, skipped the 2nd one, and was hoping for Cars 3 to be a darker, more emotional story of Lightning McQueen's struggle from feeling outdated in the modern fast-paced world like Doc Hudson once did. But alas, we got Rocky 3: Cars Edition. It's not a bad take, but not my cup of tea.

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Was suddenly thinking about Ang Lee's Hulk for no particular reason and came across this:

It's a nice take on the film, especially with what he said about Bruce's father. I never really thought about the symbolisms before, how the Absorbing Man in the film is literally a self-centered father that sucked the life out of his whole family.

I remember liking the slower and more ponderous moments of the film that a lot of people complained about. Definitely enjoyed those psychological scenes of Bruce questioning his own humanity buried within that chaotic rage more than the rather generic action scenes with Hulk smashing some tanks. I guess that's why I liked Eternals more than many others. Eternals too had its flaws in story structure, but despite its overstuffed plot, I enjoyed spending time patiently with the characters exploring their viewpoints of humanity and life itself as gods among men.

I still have my copy of Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces. I do agree with the video in that the "modern myth" in cinema isn't as prominent anymore. I think certain films do still offer that kind of spiritual hero's journey to really reflect our own humanity through the protagonist's reflection. Blade Runner 2049 definitely comes to mind. I haven't seen Dune, but from what I heard, it feels like one of such films too.

But yeah, Ang Lee's Hulk. An ambitious film released at the wrong time, perhaps. I always like it when filmmakers take a fun medium like superhero comics and make it something grander, more poetic, rather than just settle for "fun superhero punching time" simply because the audience would love that sort of thing. Taking risks in filmmaking has always been an uphill battle, but I think it might be even harder today. I just can't imagine Ang Lee's Hulk being released as a film in this day and age without getting lambasted the way Eternals was. "Why is there so much talking in my Hulk film?" I mean, it's like asking why a story about a man struggling with his inner demons have ponderous slow burn moments that examine his relationship with said rage. I think that's why Ang Lee's Hulk never really felt like a bad film or even a weird superhero film to me because the slower self-reflection moments made sense in the context of the story and character. I wish more superhero films would have the guts to do that. In spite of my gripes about Zack Snyder, I still like Watchmen specifically because of these self-examination moments.

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XandertheWise

currently watching Ginger Snap on Joe Bob Briggs' Drive In on Shudder along with rewatching In Search of Darkness 1 for the heck of it.

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Kermit1Pineapple

As a kid I watched the behind the scenes to a film more than the film itself. I like to see how things work I always have.

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Peter Pan (2003) Is apart of my childhood I remember renting it from my local library so many times just to watch the behind the scenes and watch Jason Isaacs vlog (no joke). (I now own it and oddly the blu-ray sucks because the BTS were not on it, but I bought a DVD combo pack with it in it and it did have the BTS)

I did the same with anything Jim Henson related, but I owned everything he made so I ended up watching those more. Some of these BTS's will soon be lost to time.

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