Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | ... | 279
787 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 953012 16-Dec-2013 12:11
Send private message quote this post

 And that White House gets taken over movie, 'Olympus Has Fallen' (which looks exactly like White House Down?!) I'd give that a 6/10 also. 


I can't remember which one is which now lol.

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
9807 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 953020 16-Dec-2013 12:23
Send private message quote this post

Now You See Me : Enjoyable - 6.5/10

Cloud Atlas : Whoa... what did I just watch ? Unusual yet engaging movie - you cant help but keep watching it to see what happens next - will be watching again. (warning 3 hrs long) 8.5/10




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz  20GB RAM  RX580 4GB Win 10 Pro    Console : Xbox One

 

https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.


 
 
 
 


2643 posts

Uber Geek


  # 953405 16-Dec-2013 23:17
Send private message quote this post

Desolation of Smaug, 8/10. Going to go with what most (50%+) people are saying and that its better than the first movie, however I think LOTR is better.

I haven't read the books, not a fan of reading, so I don't know the ending. Im glad that's the case because if I had read the books I would be sitting there in the cinema thinking "such and such must be coming up soon" and "hey that wasn't in the book".

1014 posts

Uber Geek


  # 953426 17-Dec-2013 02:41
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post


Sound City: The Dave Grohl documentary on the legendary Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, LA.
Gritty, filled with great music and some interesting side-stories.
Personally as a rock fan and a music buff, I loved this doco. 10/10.



completely agree on that.
I'd give it a 10/10 also.

709 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  # 953450 17-Dec-2013 07:29
Send private message quote this post

I haven't read the books, not a fan of reading, so I don't know the ending. Im glad that's the case because if I had read the books I would be sitting there in the cinema thinking "such and such must be coming up soon" and "hey that wasn't in the book".



As the biggest Tolkien nerd I know,  can say that everything that was added in/left out was done for better audience engagement and to great effect and does not alter the overall outcome of the story. My only nitpick was the Beorn bit. I think that could have been done better and after seeing Jackson's interpretation, I'm really glad now that he left Tom Bombadil out of the LOTR movies.

That said, TDOS was awesome fun, fantastic chase scenes and as always, Legolas gets all the cool moves (although this time Tauriel gets to join him). Solid 8.5/10 for me.






5602 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 953505 17-Dec-2013 09:20
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

benokobi:
 And that White House gets taken over movie, 'Olympus Has Fallen' (which looks exactly like White House Down?!) I'd give that a 6/10 also. 


I can't remember which one is which now lol.


Olympus came out first, and was the superior film IMO :)

Best of a bad bunch anyway!

1219 posts

Uber Geek


  # 953668 17-Dec-2013 12:33
Send private message quote this post

alan partridge film - 5/10 ap is much funnier in 30min doses...

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
64195 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 953686 17-Dec-2013 12:50
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Watched Olympus has Fallen on a plane from AU but had to cut it short 15 minutes. It wasn't so bad - good enough for me to watch the last 15 minutes on Netflix when it was made available online last month.




2873 posts

Uber Geek


  # 953699 17-Dec-2013 13:11
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

i thought Olympus has Fallen was the better movie but Whitehouse Down was more entertaining




Common sense is not as common as you think.


4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 954358 18-Dec-2013 14:54
Send private message quote this post

Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.

2091 posts

Uber Geek


  # 954366 18-Dec-2013 15:01
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

blakamin: Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.


What to expect: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

What is in movie: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

what's not to like? 

Mad Scientist
20650 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 954387 18-Dec-2013 15:15
Send private message quote this post

Reminds me of ultraman




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


709 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  # 954402 18-Dec-2013 15:44
Send private message quote this post

wasabi2k:
blakamin: Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.


What to expect: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

What is in movie: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

what's not to like? 


Are we talking kind of like a live action Evangelion here? Because if so, I'm totally in.




2161 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 954427 18-Dec-2013 17:23
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Demeter:
wasabi2k:
blakamin: Pacific Rim... I was expecting a crappy popcorn movie and it was too bad to be even called that. Got 30 minutes in and turned it off.


What to expect: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

What is in movie: Giant Robots and Monsters - super cheesy acting

what's not to like? 


Are we talking kind of like a live action Evangelion here? Because if so, I'm totally in.


We're talking Independence Day meets Godzilla.

I have now watched it three times and still feel I got exactly what I paid for. An excellently put together action movie with crappy acting and thin subplots (man loses brother, finds solace in giant robot with girl who is equally troubled) - exactly what I thought it would be.





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

267 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 955303 20-Dec-2013 09:16
Send private message quote this post

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug 6/10

The dragon is awesome. I was dissapointed with some of the CGI as it was just not convincing and also felt the first half was flat but I still really enjoyed it just not wowed by it.

1 | ... | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | ... | 279
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57


Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43


Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20


Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11


Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16


Intel announces next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 56 cores
Posted 7-Aug-2019 15:41


Nokia 2.2 released in New Zealand
Posted 5-Aug-2019 19:38


2degrees celebrating ten years
Posted 5-Aug-2019 05:00


Sure Petcare launches SureFeed microchip pet feeder
Posted 2-Aug-2019 17:00


Symantec Threat Intelligence: revival and rise of email extortion scams
Posted 2-Aug-2019 16:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.