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Tyler Kloster
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This wouldn't have fixed the relatively poor special effects or the other numerous story problems, but STAR TREK V would have been significantly improved on one level by simply making Sybok the rare Vulcan child who was kind to Spock instead of making them brothers. Just have them be childhood friends and you get all the hoped-for poignancy with none of the fan continuity angst.
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The notion that other Vulcan children were mean to young Spock—introduced in “Journey to Babel”—was so much at odds with what I understood of Vulcan culture and the “rigorous training” all Vulcan children underwent, that I had to convince myself there were children of other species there. Perhaps the children of ambassadors or traders, but surely not Vulcans.
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CAPTAIN MARVEL

Like watching someone else play a videogame. A very derivative videogame.

(And the Skrulls are the good guys. WHY???)

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Can only assume the film got it's major boost because of its early appearance just before the new AVENGERS.
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Jason G. Michalski
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Bumblebee. LOVED IT. LOVED IT. LOVED IT. The opening 20 minutes of the movie made me cry tears of joy. I found myself smiling throughout the entire movie.


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WOMAN IN THE MOON (1929). I didn't see the longest version available, and mine was already bloated as it is (almost 3 hours), but space buffs should really check this out. Yes, it has a lot of things you might expect (the technology is really old, the Moon has breathable atmosphere and gold and Earth-like gravity), but there are tons of surprises when they got it (or tried to get it) right. Basically, it often gets the answers wrong, but a lot of the questions are right.  Clearly the scientific consultants were actually heard this time.
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JOHN WICK, Chapter 2

I enjoyed the first film for what it was, pretty much mindless, shoot-em-up, action movie fun... The second was more of the same. Not brain food but it was fine for a break with some popcorn.

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DEMOLITION MAN (1993)

If I have a favorite Stallone movie, this is it. Set in 2032, and their “futuristic” lettering uses the same font as GAME OF THRONES.

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Isn’t Sandra Bullock in that? Pre-superstardom role, maybe?
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Yes. And she already had “IT”.
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Pre-stardom? That's the one that made know who she was! Watched it not too long ago and her eyebrows were plucked truly 90 style, which is to say, within a few millimetres of non-existence. She's charming in it though (and replaced Lori Petty in the film after production had begun). Definitely my favourite Stallone film of the 90s. Strange that director Marco Brambilla didn't go on to be a force in Hollywood.
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As I recall, DEMOLITION MAN did not do well at the Box Office. Probably because the ads made most people think it was a sequel to JUDGE DREDD.
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(Actually, the other way around:  DEMOLITION MAN was '93, but JUDGE DREDD came out two years later.  I remember thinking at the time that the ads for DREDD probably made some people think, "Didn't we just see this movie??") 






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Well, I only liked one of them, so I guess the order they came out had no impact on my tiny brain!
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Stallone tended to have a hard time of it in the 90s as whole. Part of that was a cultural shift away from someone who was such an icon of the 80s, but part of it I think was also to do with Stallone always struggling to resist what he had become, always trying to prove he had the range to do more than actioners. And then when he did do an actioner, a lot of the audience had moved on.
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Plus, if Stallone of the Action King of the '80s, then Arnold Schwarzenegger easily took over that mantle in the early '90s, at least.



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PETE'S DRAGON (2016)

So, for a movie that seemed insubstantial, there were more emotional moments than I can remember from any other recent viewings. 
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I thoroughly enjoyed PETE'S DRAGON, much to my surprise, tho I have felt no urge to see it a second time.
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Speaking of Sylvester Stallone:

ROCKY II (1979)

I'm certainly not the world's biggest Stallone fan, and I'm even less of a boxing fan, but this could very well be one of my all-time favorite "Part II" sequels...

Any ROCKY film could be accused of being a Stallone vanity project, but this one feels like a logical progression from Part I, and is also surprisingly affable, with a nice self-effacing approach to the dialogue and various scenes.

Really the last time Stallone took an honest, believable stab at the Rocky character, before turning him into a Boxing Superhero in Parts III and IV (though I have admittedly not bothered with any other sequels past Part 5).



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