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I’d point out that “I Kissed a Girl” is actually pretty good if you don’t listen to the lyrics. Seriously, that backbeat is nice stuff.

And also? It was totally Lucas that made “Crystal Skull”, not Spielberg. Ford and Spielberg spent the last 19 years saying, “No, George, aliens are a dumb idea to bring in for the fourth Indy movie,” and finally they broke down and said yes because he wouldn’t give in and they both wanted to do a fourth film before they got too old to be able to do it. Seriously, that’s the official explanation from the official Lucasfilm-approved “Making Of Indiana Jones” book.

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Sofa King said on January 6th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Ok, here we go, in no special order:

1) Indiana Jones: He didn’t DO anything, he was just along for the ride. You never felt like he was in danger. He just went along with stuff. And all his knowledge and research didn’t help with aliens. How do you get from the Ark of the Covenant to ALIENS?

2)Katy Perry’s song is fun and catchy. I don’t care how deep or meaningful it is, it’s like Death Race: sometimes you want empty entertainment.

3)Dark Knight was 95% great: Bale’s bat-voice sounded dippy. Two-Face could not have carried a movie on his own (He’s flipping the damn coin! Shoot him!). And there were a few oddities, like Joker going to the party to find Dent. He doesn’t, tosses Rachel, and leaves. Huh? Throw a few more people. Make a statement. And how did Bruce know that Harvey was in danger (and how did Bruce explain why Dent was in a closet?) Iron Man, once you accepted the core idea (really smart guy builds a battlesuit) was pretty close to flawless, and I could watch it anytime. Not so DK. Hellboy kinda dragged and lagged a bit and didn’t need some of it’s characters. Pretty movie, though.

Heroes: Full of stupid people and too much time traveling.

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Joysweeper said on January 6th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Someone else who liked Iron Man better! Heh. Seriously, TDK was good and all, but I had vastly more fun watching IM and geeking out, and they got me to really like Tony Stark despite my better judgment.

I don’t like either version of I Kissed A Girl, frankly. The first one doesn’t stay with me, the second one reeks of bisexuality-for-the-sole-purpose-of-impressing-boys, which annoys me. I do like Tanked A Boss, though. It’s geeky.

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“How do you get from the Ark of the Covenant to ALIENS?”

Because aliens are far more believable?

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daniethammer said on January 7th, 2009 at 1:15 am

I agree with your comment about ‘Four Christmases’ being a waste of time. I was shocked by how bad it was, since both actors are usually so funny. Many of the scenes which were supposed to be funny (at least I think that was the intent) where just plain uncomfortable to watch.

Your other movie choice would have been just as bad. Transporter 3 was also a major disappointment. I was looking forward to this one as I thought the other two were very good action films. This one had some cool action but then the romance kicked in and gave the movie a black eye. The romance in the first two movies was done well but this one had no believability at all and was just embarrassing to watch unfold.

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“Plastic Man is a non-voting felon”

Plas is also an idiot. He’d be the one writing in a vote for the King of the Lizard People. Which in the DCU might not be a throwaway vote.

Wonder Woman, now – that book and Rucka’s entire run are out of continuity now. But I can see her being a very outspoken Democrat. In particular I can’t see her having much patience with the pro-life movement. “Oh, you did what to that clinic? I’m going to spend all week on this.”

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Iron Man was an excellent film up until the point where they needed a real villain for the final battle.

In this initial installment, they spent half the movie showing Obadiah Stane having more character and compassion than Tony Stark and then all of a sudden “poof”.. He’s the cold-hearted corporate shark. Not exactly award winning plot development there.

And the following movies are going to be even worse. Sorry to disappoint, but outside of team villains found in the pages of the Avengers, Iron Man has one of the worst rogue’s galleries in comics history. There’s the Mandarin and then there’s a bunch of Iron Man wanna-bes in similar battle suits, and they already had that battle in the first film.

The sequels simply will not have the humorous initial testing/flying/discovery scenes to fall back on.

I think the film would have been far better if it had been Heath Ledger’s Joker in the Iron Monger suit.

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You should have called this “The Year in Meh”.

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Lister Sage said on January 7th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Zenrage: In one of the special features (I think it was the one about IM’s comic book roots) in the two disc edition of Iron Man, one of the talking heads was saying “Oh, Iron Man has a great rouge’s gallery!” It was so hard trying to keep a straight face when I heard that. If it was the one about IM in the comics, then I’m not suprised that they’d pay such obvious lip service. One of the better fan theories I’ve heard is that the real reason for Civil War was to give Iron Man a better rogue’s gallery by adding Captain America, Spider-Man and others to it.

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“Wonder Woman, now – that book and Rucka’s entire run are out of continuity now.”

What? When did that happen?

I really want to know; I loved Rucka’s run on Wonder Woman.

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Lister Sage: I think Marvel has been wanting to turn Iron Man into a villain since the 1980’s.

Look at nearly every alternate time incarnation of the guy:

Arno Stark/Iron Man 2020 – enemy of Machine Man
Stark/Fuikawa – Corporate enemy of Spider-Man 2099
Tony Stark has been a villain nearly every time he shows up in Exiles
The Stark – Guardians of the Galaxy
Iron Maniac
Civil War

They’ve been aching to turn this guy into a villain because they know he has absolutely nothing going for him as a hero except for being his own worst enemy… so what are they gonna do for a climactic battle? Have a grittier Iron Man fight a clean cut Tony Stark in a junkyard?

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a little late but Lollipop is actually a better song than it’s given credit for. Horribly overplayed, but an aight song.

I really can’t speak for Wayne, but Static Major(guy who wrote and sung the hook, died last year) and the producer Jim Jonsin (looks just like Kevin Youkilis) did some of the best work of their careers.

But I must ask what do you think is Wayne’s best work? I personally think he’s vastly overrated, but his 5th album, Carter 2, is in my opinion his best work.

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Wow, this is only the second time where I saw an honest, accurate description of ‘The Dark Knight.’ I’m glad I’m not the only one who caught the major flaws in the movie.

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You know, I remember reading DCU Decisions and thinking that it would have been an okay story if it had been divorced from the “Who! Will! Vote! For! WHO?” plot. Not a fantastic story but not bad.

Although the art was eye-bleedingly bad at times.

And they were awfully hard on poor Robotman.

Ah well.

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