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Re: “Drifting Off Course

What's with these 'professional critics' calling it overrated? It's called an opinion. Critics love the film, get used to that. If you don't, fine. Don't call it overrated just because your one of the minorities.

32 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Rammer on 10/03/2013 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Super Crap

Seriously Rambow, watch the movie with a bit of depth, please. Your complaints:

1. Aquaman appears in it. Seriously. I guess you have something against Aquaman? I don't think that was a major flew in the movie.

2. You think the conflict was because "Superman could hurt people" haha? The conflict was because Superman is an alien with unstoppable powers. Hurt people? No no, he could destroy the entire planet. He could end humanity if he wanted to. And given that the world only came to know this Superman in the last few months, and all they know of him is a metropolis wrecking alien fight that killed and injured people close to Bruce Wayne, but don't really know his intentions, well heck, maybe that explain why Batman has issue with him.

3. Batman had a mother. Her name was Martha. She was traumatically killed in front of him. That probably would impact ones psyche a bit. On the verge of killing Superman, this alien, he hears Superman mutter "save Martha". All these memories come flooding back. Batman's personal desire to save Martha. And here is this alien, his dying wish being to save Martha? Wait, Superman has a mother on earth? Superman's #1 concern is to protect her? Omg, this guy isn't so alien. This guy isn't so different than Bruce Wayne. And Bruce may not have been able to save his Martha, but here he has a chance to save another mother, another Martha. Wow this just became a lot more real and a lot more human for Batman. He sees superman differently now.

Isn't it amazing the level of depth this movie has when you actually take a moment to think about it and use your brain. Hard work, I know. But it's worth it.

I'm just so sick of all this foolishly negative reviews about the movie. You don't have to like it, but at least have a valid reason to not like it that is actually based on the movie.

31 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Fed Up on 03/31/2016 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

Clearly you know nothing of the actual history. This film stays completely accurate right up until the last race, and that was only altered so people like you would go see it in theaters. Stay ignorant, Im amazed anyone would give you a job writing reviews you self righteous idiot.

29 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mark William Witte on 10/04/2013 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Super Crap

I thought the movie was fantastic. Intense slo-mo scenes followed by big action. All sorts of intricate plot lines scattered throughout the movie to keep you interested and always guessing. Introduction to the broader DC universe and set up for Justice League. Great score. And that ending. What an ending! Didn't see that coming at all and it was a very impressive and impactful way to resolve the conflict.

Isn't that funny, all the things that would typically be considered positives for a movie, you somehow decided were negatives in this movie. What a silly little review you did. But to each there own. For my money, I thought it was a highly entertaining film.

28 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by Dave on 03/31/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

Just because your a minority doesn't make it overrated. It's called an opinion, and just because everybody else's is different than yours doesn't make you right. Pretentious critic

25 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rammer on 10/03/2013 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

CW 13:

There are some people out there who lack any sort of joy in their lives. When they see others who can get along despite their opposing political beliefs, it bothers them and they start getting happy with that dislike icon. They are a pathetic group of people and I can't imagine how much it must suck to be them. Be thankful that you have a personality which transcends political vitriol, something these fools will never accomplish.

Rant complete.

24 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 12/11/2016 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

I tell AZ/DC about a Hendrix concert I went to years ago and get 2 dislikes. What assholes.

24 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/10/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

I was at the first show ( New Years Eve ) Didn't catch the others. No one loves songs like Purple Haze, Hey Joe etc. more than I do. However, someone with Jimi's talent needs to move on. I don't recall hearing any negative comments. My only concern was that was the first show that had Billy Cox on bass instead of Noel Redding. That concern lasted all of 2 seconds as Cox was masterful. All in all, one of the best shows I've ever been to. With Jimi playing how could it not. And it was yours truly who said that if God ever wanted to learn guitar, he'd go to Jimi. This knowing full well that he could be as good as the teacher.
I was too interested in looking down the front of her dress to notice her elbow !!

24 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/09/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

Crazy W:

Like I enjoy all Hendrix. On every level. I enjoy the heavy stuff, the bluesy stuff, the psychedelic stuff, the soulful stuff (which I feel is most represented on this performance) and everything in between. Music would not be what it is today if Jimi didn't exist. As you already know, he was a genius beyond geniuses. I believe it was you who mentioned "If God needed guitar lessons...", correct?

All of these songs have been released before in various forms, but this release is the first official release of the complete 1st show on CD (yes, the version I bought) or LP (I realise they are supposed to be superior, but I haven't owned a record player in years) and the sound is much cleaner than all the bootleg recordings I own of this show. All of the tracks here but 3 (out of 11) have never been on official releases before now.

I've read that some people at this show (I'm only referencing the first performance, not the other 3) in particular were disappointed because they were expecting a "greatest hits" style performance, which they didn't get. (I know that you are aware.) No Foxey Lady, Purple Haze, Watchtower, Fire, et cetera. No playing the guitar with teeth or setting it on fire. I just hope that those same people came around and realised that the performance they were witnessing was historic and hopefully they grew to appreciate what they saw.

Just curious: I understand that you were at the 1st show, but did you actually get to see any or all of the other 3 performances? If so, bonus times the amount of other shows you attended.

Also, I just noticed this photo is in need of some serious cropping. There's exposed arse-crack just above her right elbow.

Eww!

24 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 12/09/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

She is a beauty. How are you enjoying that Hendrix CD ?

24 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/09/2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

Me too 13.

I've always thought of Amy Adams as the cute, shy, girl next door type.

But that photo above makes think of her as the sultry, seductress, vixen type.

Meow!

24 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 12/09/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

A large busted red head. I'm in love.

24 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/09/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

You too, Man.

23 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/12/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

I'm not concerned with the dislikes, they only prove I'm correct about what I've posted.

These fools have no life outside of being trollish. They are sad, pathetic, joyless, small-minded trolls with absolutely nothing else better to do.

Or, as you summarized: Assholes.

Have a good day CW.

23 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 12/12/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

"It also had me wishing that the movie was just an autobiography of Lauda, who is still alive, and Hunt, who died of a heart attack at the age of 45."

Does this writer know the difference between an autobiography and a biography?

23 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Richard Poole on 10/04/2013 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Dark-Hearted Heart

Your call for civility has already earned you 2 dislikes. I guess that will teach you to be nice to me. Like I said, assholes.

22 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 12/12/2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Super Crap

The movie blew. Aquaman appears in it. Seriously, Aquaman. The whole conflict between Supes and the Bat was ridiculous, "Oh, Superman could hurt people so not only do I have to stop him, I have to straight-up Kill him!" (meanwhile the Bat hurts/kills more people in the movie than Supes). And this lame justification to kill Supes is suddenly abolished when Batman hears Supes say "save Martha". That's it? All those insane reasons to kill Supes are just "poof", and now Superman's God-Like powers don't bother the Bat? C'mon man! Did I mention Aquaman is in this?

22 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Rambow on 03/31/2016 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Just Another Princess Flick

It seems like I viewed a different movie than this reviewer. Some comments are a bit valid (Depps performance of Hello Little Girl) but others comments just seem like a bitter person who was ready to hate the film no matter what he saw on the screen. In my opinion that is not way a reviewer should do. Review the movie not what you WANTED it to be. My review of you is: you suck as a movie critic.

19 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by TD on 12/27/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Super Crap

This movie was not as bad as the mainstream film critics would like you to believe. I agree though, this was a set-up flick to expand the DC extended universe. Having read the negative reviews for this movie beforehand, I went expecting less of the film only to later be surprised and find out on my own that it wasn't as bad as the critics say it was. This movie was definitely worth my $10 and I walked out of the theater thinking about the events that transpired in the film and what is in store for the rest of their sequels.

On the other hand, WB/DC ain't Disney/Marvel and it's pretty clear DC won't emulate the Marvel cinematic formula for making movies and I respect that since it shows that DC clearly wants to leave their own individual creative imprint in their DC comic book movies. I disagree with Bob though on Bryan Singer's 2006 Superman Returns. That movie was a total bore and letdown to real Superman fans who had been waiting anxiously since Christopher Reeve's take on Supes and instead got a mopey dopey Superman who was battling with "who's the baby's daddy" issues and a Manhattan-sized chunk of Kryptonite property. Seriously though the only good thing about Superman Returns was Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Lex Luthor.

Snyder's take on Superman happened only because he heard fans complaints about when they would be treated to a Superman who battles a villain besides Lex to finally show his Super side to battle powerful villains. Snyder's movies are not 100% spot-on but they aren't disappointing and they are far from being a Michael Bay film. It just shows when society has been dumbing down to the point where it's more entertaining to see a superhero throughout a movie making fart and masturbation jokes and a talking raccoon who's best buddy is a tree that say's and repeats its name over and over again when it speaks, but anyways to each their own.

Ultimately, critics nowadays are just as mediocre and useless and I truly believe the constant barrage of hatred this movie keeps on getting is because this movie dared to creatively explore a more modern and realistic take on two iconic characters who've been both consistently and inconsistently changed throughout the years depending on the comic book writer. Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy was good but it was far from being true to its source material, but I respect that because Nolan created a different and more realistic take on Batman. Critics shouldn't be so butthurt because of the fact this movie is making money and their reviews fell on deaf ears.

18 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by SuperFriend on 03/31/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Super Crap

Wow! Surprise! Ben Affleck, worst (whatever you choose, but for this article...I choose) Batman ever. Oh, wait, that could have been George Clooney. I can't decide, both of them really sucked ass as Batman. Adam West is (hopefully not) rolling in his grave. Holy dichotomy Batman! Pow!!

P.S. Val Kilmer wasn't that great of a Batman either. Bam!!

P.S.S. Batman The Animated Series kicked ass over them all. The Dark Knight Films were fun too. Heath Ledger ruled as the Joker. Watch it J.G. The General says that you have to. (Inside Joke, if you get it...please respond.) Thanks, DC

18 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 03/31/2016 at 8:31 AM

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