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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Condemning this for having a simple story is the same as condemning the original Star Wars for the same thing. It's what you do with the story that counts. And please, stop trying to justify Tron 2 as anything more than a pretty light show.
    C'mon, JD... tell me what the difference is.

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    Tron 2 was not fun. I struggled through it. Jon Carter is fun and sure, a lot of the plot elements have been done before but simply because they were admittedly stolen from the original Burroughs novels. Now, you can use your logic to argue this vs Avatar, because that's more apples to apples. But Tron 2 was a movie where the plot was put there solely to justify the state of the art effects. Jon Carter has what that movie doesn't...a heart. Tron 2 is a cold electric lightshow. Like you were all saying when I railed against Tron 2...shouldn't you see it before you weigh in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Tron 2 was not fun. I struggled through it. Jon Carter is fun and sure, a lot of the plot elements have been done before but simply because they were admittedly stolen from the original Burroughs novels. Now, you can use your logic to argue this vs Avatar, because that's more apples to apples. But Tron 2 was a movie where the plot was put there solely to justify the state of the art effects. Jon Carter has what that movie doesn't...a heart. Tron 2 is a cold electric lightshow. Like you were all saying when I railed against Tron 2...shouldn't you see it before you weigh in?
    Sure, sure. I was just curious as to what was different about the since what I was reading was "it's a **** story, but good fun". I don't disagree with anything you've said and, like I said, I expect I'll enjoy it when I get around to seeing it.

    I certainly can't argue that Tron: Legacy had any "heart" to it, that's for sure.

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    To quote a good review, "John Carter Is a product of a simpler time, when sense of adventure was paramount, and this movie has it in spades." Tim Martin, The Mercury

    Well said, Tim. This isn't some over-hyped Cameron job with a plot so thick with environmental activism (though there is a bit, and I'm willing to look beyond that for what the rest of the movie is) that it makes you want to vomit. This is a modern telling of a classic adventure story. Had it amped up the plotline too much, it would have been overdone and would really have taken from the "forget-the-world-for-a-time-and-have-an-adventure-at-the-movies" quality it really does have "in spades."

    And had this movie been directed by John Cameron, I'm sure every one of these buffoon critics would have practically fallen over each other to fellate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    There is a writeup in todays LA times about Bakshi and a forthcoming screening of Wizards.

    http://http://herocomplex.latimes.co...ersial-career/
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    Quote Originally Posted by motalare View Post
    There is a writeup in todays LA times about Bakshi and a forthcoming screening of Wizards.

    http://http://herocomplex.latimes.co...ersial-career/
    There's going to be a "thing" for it at WonderCon this weekend, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    To quote a good review, "John Carter Is a product of a simpler time, when sense of adventure was paramount, and this movie has it in spades." Tim Martin, The Mercury

    Well said, Tim. This isn't some over-hyped Cameron job with a plot so thick with environmental activism (though there is a bit, and I'm willing to look beyond that for what the rest of the movie is) that it makes you want to vomit. This is a modern telling of a classic adventure story. Had it amped up the plotline too much, it would have been overdone and would really have taken from the "forget-the-world-for-a-time-and-have-an-adventure-at-the-movies" quality it really does have "in spades."

    And had this movie been directed by John Cameron, I'm sure every one of these buffoon critics would have practically fallen over each other to fellate it.
    This is the best breakdown of this movie yet. It makes me a little sad too because it almost feels as if with all the advances in tech that there is really no place for what amounts to old fashioned wide eyed wonder. I also have to think that if Star Wars(the original) came out now...it would be a dismal failure.
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    Battlestar, Walking Dead, True Blood stars join forces for spoiler PSA | Blastr

    Stars of the sci-fi and fantasy genres have joined forces for a good cause. They want you to stop ruining their shows. Well, not just their shows, but TV in general. Spoilers are running rampant, and they're making it hard to enjoy television. So these actors have come together to put an end to spoilers once and for all.

    Over at College Humor, they've produced a special PSA to raise awareness about spoilers. They've gotten out of control, and we have to stop them. Watch as stars from True Blood, The Walking Dead, Heroes, Dexter, The Wire and Battlestar Galactica give tips on how to nip unwanted spoilers in the bud.

    When visiting websites (like this one), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette, True Blood) says spoiler alerts are considerate but shouldn't be expected. So go online at your own risk. Also, if someone spoils a show for you, you can get revenge by ruining something for them. But only if it relates to TV. Don't get personal.

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