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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_R View Post
    I demand an HD version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    I demand an HD version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    No one knows how great it will be until they see it.
    Anything Indiana Jones will be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Anything Indiana Jones will be great!

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    It was okay. Definitely better then Temple of Doom, but not as good as Raiders or Lost Crusade. It was worth seeing, but I would honestly question why anyone would think it was a great movie after seeing it.

    With that in mind I predict Sava will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    With that in mind I predict Sava will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Lucas has only three decent films under his belt:

    Star Wars (no Part IV)
    The Empire Strikes Back (the best film of the series which, ironically, Lucas had the least amount of creative input)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (no Indiana Jones and.....tripe in the title)
    What, no love for THX 1138 or American Graffiti? I would've figured the first title would've interested the sci-fi nut in yourself, while the second one is still considered his best film to date by many (yes, even more so than his farcical scifi classic).

    And how can you give or take any credit from him for Empire when you even go out of your way to claim that he had little (relative) input in the creative process? Is it a decent film under his belt or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Everything else that Lucas has touched since 1981 has been a train wreck of epic proportions.
    While almost everyone will agree that the storytelling lobe of his brain has mostly shut down since the 1980's, Mr. Plaid One has accomplished a significant amount of work without standing behind a lens. No credit for ILM? Skywalker Sound? Pixar? American Zoetrope?

    Can you at least find it in your heart to give him some credit for Captain EO?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    He raped Return of the Jedi and started a downward spiral of creative ineptitude that would destroy the Star Wars franchise with the horrible prequel films.
    He may have raped your childhood, but talk to any kid under 20. Chances are, they like the "new" trilogy a hell of a lot more than you do. Perhaps it was you that grew up and not him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    He toned down the grittiness of Raiders with the two lame Indiana follow-ups, and turned them into safe and boring family fare while committing unforgivable character assassinations on pre-established characters (i.e. Sallah and Marcus Brody).
    Was the family fare before or after the still-beating heart is ripped from the man's chest? Or the decapitation? (I could go on, but I think you get the point).

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    And let's not forget his other cinematic achievements like Howard The Duck or Tucker, films so bad that anyone born after 1985 has never heard of them.
    Howard The Duck (which Lucas was an Executive Producer on, not a director) is considered a minor cult classic for, yes, being a terrible movie. Can that be negated from him helping to produce films like Powaqqatsi and Dreams?

    And this could be nothing more than a difference of opinion, but do you actually consider Tucker to be a bad film? I rather enjoyed that one (which is a FFC movie, Lucas was only a producer on that one too), and I know I'm not alone. The only reason Tucker draws a blank look from most people is becuase they haven't seen it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Then there's Spielberg, once a great film maker who produced several of the best movies of the 20th Century, but as he got older his talent quickly faded away until we were left with two lackluster Indiana Jones films, a godawful Jurassic Park sequel, and over a dozen or so films that could have been great but creatively fell apart about halfway through (AI, Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan, etc.)
    At the very least, I'm sure many others would argue against the inclusion of Saving Private Ryan from your list above, and a number of others (including Roody, based on an earlier post in this thread) would argue against your hatred for Indy 2 and 3.

    Did you get a chance to see Munich in theaters or on DVD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Spielberg hasn't had a major hit blockbuster since the first Jurassic Park in 1994.
    Knock it for its faults, but War of the Worlds made almost $600 million in its theatrical run alone.

    His other films in that time period include:
    Munich ($130 million theatrical)
    The Terminal ($219 theatrical)
    Catch Me If You Can ($352 million theatrical)
    Minority Report ($358 million theatrical)
    A.I. ($236 million theatrical)
    Saving Private Ryan ($482 million theatrical)
    Amistad (~$44 million theatrical)
    The Lost World ($619 million theatrical)
    and Schindler's List ($321 million theatrical).

    That's an average of $335 million per picture, which shoots up to $367 million if you just take Amistad off the list. And none of those figures factor in the ancillary markets the films are available on, which often dwarf their theatrical sales within very little time.

    Exactly what dollar amount do his films need to reach to be considered a blockbuster in your opinion?


    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    And while moments of that film neared true greatness, Spielberg's overly sentimental tendencies towards childlike behavior kicked in to destroy what could have been the edgiest thriller since Jaws.
    The Indiana Jones franchise was never intended to be a thriller in the way Jaws was. Let me repeat that word. Never. I'm sure we can all agree on Shia LaTarzan though.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    And for the final nail in the coffin, there's Harrison Ford himself who hasn't starred in a decent movie (let alone a good one) in over twenty years!!! He's way too old to play Indy, and judging from the trailers looks death warmed over.
    Yes, we demand movies that only show young actors in the prime of their lives! Everyone else belongs in Carousel damnit!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    He looks lifeless, and obviously doesn't care about anything other than collecting his paycheck before going home to diddle his post-pubescent anorexic girlfriend. Other than his recent cameo in the Jimmy Kimmel "I'm ****ing Ben Affleck" parody, can anyone name a single movie that Ford has starred in in the past ten years? I didn't think so.
    Does the word retirement mean anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Like Star Trek XI, the new Indy film should never have been made.
    Yeah, but Star Trek XI didn't suck like Star Trek XIII did. Man, that movie blew!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    The franchise was dead, and the only reason it's been resurrected is so that jaded old men can cash in on another payday without having to lift a creative finger.
    Yes, because if there's one thing Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Harrison Ford all have in common, it's poverty. Brilliant way to conclude your list of "points".


    Although I should say "your" list of "points", since I'm agreeing with Humboldt in assuming that this is not a Brent Justice original. Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Got tix to see the 7pm showing this evening. Looking forward to it.

    I would like to offer a similar statement.


    I just got done wiping my ass.....and I looked at it before I flushed it down the crapper.


    TBH, I don't think you needed to forewarn me of your impending cinema experience....I'd rather have read an honest review by yourself after having watched the movie.

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD View Post
    I would like to offer a similar statement.


    I just got done wiping my ass.....and I looked at it before I flushed it down the crapper.


    TBH, I don't think you needed to forewarn me of your impending cinema experience....I'd rather have read an honest review by yourself after having watched the movie.
    You got the best of both worlds.

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    Brent, care to explain this?


    http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=55226

    Posted a full two days before you did.......

    Plagiarize much?

    Lookie here:

    http://trekbbs.com/member.php?u=2056

    So, our little Brent is a memeber there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Brent, care to explain this?


    http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=55226

    Posted a full two days before you did.......

    Plagiarize much?

    Lookie here:

    http://trekbbs.com/member.php?u=2056

    So, our little Brent is a memeber there too.


    http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=54557

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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Brent, care to explain this?


    http://trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=55226

    Posted a full two days before you did.......

    Plagiarize much?
    After reading one line of the reply...it seemed too complex/college grad material to be original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Brent, shouldn't you put other peoples' words in quotes?...as in, I don't think you wrote this.
    ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    ??

    Yer post is why I went looking.
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    Something seemed fishy, the grammer, sentence structure and style of speaking wasnt Brent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Yer post is why I went looking.
    Yer, that's what I figured. Same link I found too.

    My ?? was to him, no point in repeating myself when I could just quote myself

    He even implies it's his
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    Notice I said creative flop

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    Yes, Brent is being quite the tool about this. Own up Brent. Resistance is futile.
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    14hours till I get to see it!!

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    14hours till I get to see it!!
    Be sure to report back.

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