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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by banksmiranda, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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    I just went to Blockbuster and rented Cape Fear (1962 version). While I was there I saw Starship Troopers 2, The Skulls 3 and Cruel Intentions 3. I liked the original Starship Troopers. How was the sequal? Assuming it was released directly to home video, how was it? I can't imagine that many people would watch crap like Skulls 2, Skulls 3 and Cruel Intentions. Am I wrong?
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Starship Troopers 2 is not a good movie. It's also not really that bad. It's fallen victim to the stereotypical low budget sci-fi T&A treatment while maintaining very little of the originals satirical appeal. The "bugs" aren't that great looking, and the ending seems a little forced. My general rule is this: if the FIRST movie is really good, one mediocre sequel is alright. More than one mediocre/outright bad sequel is not ok. Haven't seen the Skulls 1 or 2, nor have I seen Cruel Intentions 2 or 3. I'm curious though if anyone has seen American Psycho 2. I've been meaning to watch it, although it looks like they went and turned it into a teen slasher movie, which is disturbing. I've been pleasantly suprised before... Direct to video pick of the week - Cypher
     


  3. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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    Just finished Cape Fear - amazing movie.
     


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    BjornH Senior member

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    Cypher sounds good - I'm a SciFi buff so I try to see most movies, except the truly embarrasing ones.

    I can not imagine that ST2 has any of the good qualities of the original. To tell the truth, I'm not sure I would have been impressed if I had not read the book. As for the book, It's one of the best SciFi books and really should not be taken as an action triller - it's much more than that.

    Are there any others ready to confess to beeing SciFi fans ?

    B
     


  5. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Senior member

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    I too liked the Starship Troopers book.
     


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    Oh, and there's a Wild Things 2.
     


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    I've seen American Psycho 2. It stars 'Jackie' from That 70's Show. No relevance at all to the first movie, other than a few references to Patrick Bateman. It's a slasher-type movie, rather than the well-orchestrated film that the first American Psycho was. Simply playing off the name, in my opinion.
     


  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Thats too bad... one would hope that Lion's Gate would have better sense than that. Oh well, cross off another production company that I won't work for out of principal...(yeah, as if I could afford to be that picky)
     


  9. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    I will admit to being a big sci-fi fan. Heinlein was one of the first authors to draw me in, but I have many other favorites as well.

    Bradford
     


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    Isn't Wild Things that movie that has Neve campbell and Denise Richards in a threesome with Matt dillon? And I think Wild Things 2 has some other notable lesbian kissing. Never seen either of them though. Promise [​IMG]
     


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    count me as another Heinlein fan.

    maybe someday they'll make a movie from one of his books that actually lives up to his writing. (don't hold your breath.)

    /andrew


    ***edit - i'd really like to see 'stranger in a strange land'.
     


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