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Vidar


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OK, I admit that during the first and very shiny images that were released, I made some passing comments about comparisons with Flash. This is from a supposedly serious, left wing UK newspaper that should maybe give the film a chance.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/dec/15/thor-masters-of-the-universe

I don't think leftie dweeb hacks like tall muscular blond guys ;-0
Vidar


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Odin's Eye




I have seen this article before. And the article has no merit.

I saw Masters Of The Universe. I probably am one of the few that actually liked Masters Of The Universe. Frank Langella did a great job as Skeletor. The movie was not a great movie. But it did have its moments. For the most part, the acting was so-so. But the movie was entertaining and did have its moments.

But to compare it to the upcoming Thor movie is a joke. There is no comparison when it comes down to the story, the acting, the battles, and so-on. There just isn't any comparison at all. Also, note that the British rag is The Guardian, a media outlet with very little or any credibility. And on that note...


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Volstagg jr




As my old friend Garth used to say "A Real Wanker if ever there was One."


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Flemm




There will always be some people out there drinking their haterade. The movie looks awesome and is primed to be the first big hit of the summer movie season.


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adey


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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.. I just find that a tad strange..
The Guardian is a shit newspaper and this article proves that non comicbook critics will make the MOTU comparison but that doesn't reflect how the UK film industry is, unless you do live in the UK and know about it, which I assume you don't \:\-P




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    OK, I admit that during the first and very shiny images that were released, I made some passing comments about comparisons with Flash. This is from a supposedly serious, left wing UK newspaper that should maybe give the film a chance.



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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/dec/15/thor-masters-of-the-universe



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    I don't think leftie dweeb hacks like tall muscular blond guys ;-0
    Vidar





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Vidar


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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But it does seem we're highly adept at commenting and criticising, but not actually conceiving funding and producing films. I also read the lead item in culture (Sunday times) which also criticises and virtually condemns the (US) film industry as infantile etc.

People will point out that Brit skills, experience and expertise are frequently used and that we do make great films, e.g. The kings speech. The problem addy is that is ALL we do. As great as it might be, I'm not interested in the stutter of some non-elected wanker. Fantasy films, comic book based films and anything vaguely epic would NEVER be made here, as no one would put the money up.

So, whilst sniping can be mildly amusing (let's not hope accurate!) let's remember that this snobby, look-down-your-nose attitude is endemic within the fledgling industry and that its holywood that has the vision, commitment and scope to make this films that entertain millions in the first place.
Vidar


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Vidar


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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I also enjoyed MOTU and took it at the level it was made - a kids/fantasy film.

I can live with the 'Nazi surfer dude' comments etc. coz they're old hat, but having a cheap pop at the movie before it's even out is pathetic. A move like this would never get made in the UK and I think serious film hacks should be looking at why. We disk have a film industry once, and a games industry, which the last government nearly destroyed.

Vidar the grumpy
PS sorry to hear your plight but good to hear from you old friend.


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markronimus




The British society might be near obsolete and spiralling rapidly towards american stye depravation, greed and mediocrity but they may well be the last bastion of wry humor.


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adey


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 3,929



    Quote:
    But it does seem we're highly adept at commenting and criticising, but not actually conceiving funding and producing films. I also read the lead item in culture (Sunday times) which also criticises and virtually condemns the (US) film industry as infantile etc.



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    People will point out that Brit skills, experience and expertise are frequently used and that we do make great films, e.g. The kings speech. The problem addy is that is ALL we do. As great as it might be, I'm not interested in the stutter of some non-elected wanker. Fantasy films, comic book based films and anything vaguely epic would NEVER be made here, as no one would put the money up.



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    So, whilst sniping can be mildly amusing (let's not hope accurate!) let's remember that this snobby, look-down-your-nose attitude is endemic within the fledgling industry and that its holywood that has the vision, commitment and scope to make this films that entertain millions in the first place.
    Vidar



Yeah.... I can agree with most of what you said here. The UK does always have that snobbery attitude to most things foreign even in this day and age like they are still the great " British Empire " that once " ruled" the world. It's one of the reasons why I left.


Ahh.. the word " wanker " I haven't heard that in a while...

what a great piece of English vocabulary, beats anything american \:\-\)


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