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Old July 8 2008, 03:10 AM   #1
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How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

My signature outlines my "grades" for the Summer movies. I agree many of them may seem generous but I'm pretty forgiving in my grading scale which is something only I can understand. To put it one way, a movie has to be pretty damn disapointing and medicore to get a "C" in my grading, let alone a D or an F.

Shit, I think I gave Transformers a C or C-.

There's still a few "big" Summer movies yet to come around: Hellboy 2, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Dark Knight, X-Files, The Mummy 3, Tropic Thunder just to name a few off the top my head that are going to be the "bigger" movies of this season.

But how do you think it is going?

So far I think it's been a pretty damn good movie season. Almost completely 100% winners. Haven't had a disapointment yet in the theater this Summer.

So how is it going for you?

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Old July 8 2008, 03:16 AM   #2
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

A- ... Iron Man
B ..... Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
B ..... Get Smart
B ..... The Incredible Hulk
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Old July 8 2008, 03:34 AM   #3
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Iron Man A-
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull A-
Get Smart B+
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Old July 8 2008, 03:39 AM   #4
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

I liked Wall-E.
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Old July 8 2008, 03:44 AM   #5
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Pretty decent. I've only been interested in a few films.

Iron Man - A

Indy Jones - B

I'm seeing Dark Knight next week, and then Clone Wars, and then Mummy.
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Old July 8 2008, 04:02 AM   #6
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

I've seen 6 of them so far and that would be Indy,Hulk,Iron Man,Speed Racer,Sarah Marshall and Hancock and liked them all though Hulk is the worst of the lot. I felt Indy had the best action scenes,Iron Man had the best character in Tony Stark and Hancock actually had the best humor.

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Old July 8 2008, 04:26 AM   #7
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

I haven't seen them all, but it HAS been an unusually good year for movies.

On my scale, a 'C' makes me happy.

WALL E / A+
Iron Man / A-
Kung Fu Panda / B+
Indy's Skull / B-
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Old July 8 2008, 05:02 AM   #8
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Movies I enjoyed but don't think of as really great: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, Get Smart. Why? These movies were the usual formulaic summer fare that in my opinion got by because they were part of franchises that are popular or well known. Though I had a good time, I don't feel that these movies by themselves they are anything spectacular or groundbreaking.

Movies I liked the most: Iron Man, The Happening, Wanted, Hancock. Why? Iron Man was great fantasy fulfillment and the rest were different from your usual summer fare.

Movies I enjoyed but don't consider summer favorites: Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Sex and the City. Why? No reason in particular. They just didn't quite make the "movies I liked the most" cut. Is Harold and Kumar even a summer movie? Who cares. I'm putting it in anyway. I saw it a week before Iron Man.

Movies I plan to see: The Dark Knight, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and possibly one or two others.
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Old July 8 2008, 05:35 AM   #9
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull / B+

Iron Man / A

Get Smart / A-

I still have yet to see Hancock, The Dark Knight, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The X-Files and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
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Old July 8 2008, 05:36 AM   #10
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Pretty darn awesome actually, way better than last year. There's been a movie comming out that I wanted to see almost weekly fof the past month or two.

The Greats:
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk

The Good:
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Speed Racer
Wanted

The Bad:
(Surprisingly nothing yet)

007: Quantum of Solace
The Stuff I Still Want To See:
The Dark Knight
Hancock
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Wall-E
X-Files 2: I Want to Believe
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Old July 8 2008, 05:56 AM   #11
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Wall-E .......................... A+
Iron Man ....................... A
Indy 4 ........................... A-
Hulk .............................. B
Get Smart ...................... B
Wanted .......................... B-

This weekend Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Old July 8 2008, 07:40 AM   #12
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

okay, i'll play...

Iron Man A+
Indy 4 A
Hulk A-
Hancock A-
Kung Fu Panda A
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Old July 8 2008, 07:57 AM   #13
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

I've become really cynical this summer movie season in that I've only seen 3 movies and anxiously waiting for the last movie I might see this summer, The Dark Knight. Sorry but I can't even bring myself to see some of the movies that have come out because the trailers just don't look interesting, and I think Hancock and Incredible Hulk were the best examples. Nothing really stood out and I've been kind of watching more movies on DVD than in the theater. Based on the only three movies I've seen so far:

Iron Man - A
Wall-E - A+ (My favorite movie of the summer)
Indiana Jones - C- (The biggest disappointment so far for me)
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Old July 8 2008, 03:47 PM   #14
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Pretty good movie season so far.
In order of viewing.

Iron Man: A
Prince Caspian: B-
Indiana Jones: B+
The Incredible Hulk: B+
Get Smart: B
Wanted: C
Wall*E: B
Journey to Center of Earth: B+

Obviously my least favorite has been Wanted. Yes, I liked Journey to the Center of the Earth over Wall*E. It has actual dialoge and engaging characters for the whole movie and is much more a general audience movie, aka adults, than Wall*E and his beeps, whirls and hums.

The only summer movies I've had interest in but have yet to catch are Kung Fu Panda and The Happening.

Remaining on my list are Hellboy 2: The Golden Army(seeing it tonight actually), The Dark Knight, X-Files 2, The Rocker and Mummy 3.

Passively I have interest in Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder and SW:Clone Wars. Meaning if I obtain a free pass I'm there. I turned down free passes for Meet Dave for example...ZERO interest.
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Old July 8 2008, 04:09 PM   #15
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Re: How's the Summer Movie Season going for you?

Iron Man A
Doomsday B-
What Happens in Vagas C
Indiana Jones B+
Hulk B
The Happening F
Super Hero Movie D
Teeth B-
Prince Caspian B
Wanted B-
Hancock B+
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