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Royal Casino

April 21, 2009

(Written in IRC and thus contains timestamps and a response from Swashtech and TP)

I heard a lot of people raving about Casion Royale (2006) when it came out. I didn’t think that much about it at the time because there’s always a lot of hoopla surrounding a Bond movie. They’re blockbusters after all. I hadn’t heard of Daniel Craig who was kind of an unknown at the time. At least he was to me.

I told myself I would get around to watching the movie eventually. Finally, I sat down and watched the movie the other night on my laptop. I got a little snarky but I liked the movie quite a bit and I do recommend it.

(12:28:41 AM) KingMengi: Apparently this torrent is in black and white
(12:30:00 AM) KingMengi: Ok there’s some color
(12:30:20 AM) KingMengi: Well… many colors now
(12:30:42 AM) KingMengi: I don’t know how many drugs you have to take to come up with a Bond title sequence
(12:30:49 AM) KingMengi: A lot is my guess
(12:31:22 AM) Swashtech: I think Casino Royale had one of the best Bond opening songs ever.
(12:31:34 AM) KingMengi: It’s a fairly good song. Trippy but good.
(12:32:34 AM) KingMengi: Bond is ambushing people from behind the maths
(12:33:15 AM) KingMengi: Definitely shouting “YOU KNOW MY NAAAME!” over and over
(12:35:57 AM) KingMengi: Good times
(12:36:11 AM) KingMengi: Mongoose vs. Snake III… this time it’s personal!
(12:36:55 AM) KingMengi: And somebody just got a text message from a grouping of punctuation marks
(12:38:55 AM) KingMengi: When you dropkick somebody off a construction site they really get dropkicked
(12:40:16 AM) KingMengi: Out of bullets. Time to use Crane Style… on a crane
(12:41:15 AM) KingMengi: It’s true… white man can’t jump
(12:47:09 AM) KingMengi: Did he just say “weeping blood”?
(12:48:11 AM) KingMengi: “Christ, I miss the Cold War!”
(12:54:25 AM) KingMengi: …and Bond is now into grand theft auto
(12:57:52 AM) KingMengi: Random horse
(12:57:58 AM) KingMengi: with random girl
(12:58:42 AM) KingMengi: M is so hilariously exasperated all the time
(1:01:03 AM) Swashtech: It’s cause Judi Dench is too old. :P
(1:01:58 AM) KingMengi: I don’t think so. I think she’s awesome.
(1:02:15 AM) KingMengi: And Bond bankrupts the bad guy… movie over?
(1:02:31 AM) TemporalParadox: oh, no. not at all.
(1:02:44 AM) KingMengi: Yeah it’s only 35 minutes in
(1:03:05 AM) KingMengi: And Bond hasn’t gotten laid yet
(1:04:44 AM) KingMengi: God, Bond goes after slutty women
(1:05:42 AM) KingMengi: Bond is all “Let me get up in them guts” and the girl is like “Well, I’m married but ok”
(1:06:42 AM) KingMengi: Bond is a slut
(1:08:07 AM) KingMengi: Oh dude! Body Worlds! Best exhibit ever!
(1:09:36 AM) KingMengi: Still chasing that elusive set of punctuation marks
(1:19:27 AM) KingMengi: Wow… this truck scene is on par with the Raiders truck scene
(1:23:21 AM) KingMengi: Judi Dench had him tagged… thankfully not bagged
(1:27:49 AM) KingMengi: “James Bond, you’ve emotionally wounded me. Take me to bed now”
(1:29:24 AM) KingMengi: A woman delayed in going to bed with him? WTF?
(1:30:13 AM) KingMengi: Stephanie Broadchester hah!
(1:35:13 AM) KingMengi: And the prize for snarkiest Bond girl goes to…
(1:38:13 AM) KingMengi: Movie only half over… feels like it should almost be done
(1:41:57 AM) KingMengi: The villain has asthma?
(1:51:28 AM) KingMengi: Lady Macbeth reference
(1:51:36 AM) KingMengi: segued into seduction
(1:54:37 AM) KingMengi: Not since Maverick has Poker been so cinematic
(2:00:07 AM) KingMengi: America: We’re effing rich

(Note: This is where it got so awesome that I forgot to be snarky)

(2:31:29 AM) KingMengi: And the movie’s still going past 2 hours
(2:43:12 AM) KingMengi: Ok.. there’s CPR and there’s frenching a dead girl… they’re not the same thing
(2:47:30 AM) KingMengi: lol… that’s the best ending
(2:47:40 AM) KingMengi: Of any Bond movie ever.
(2:48:48 AM) KingMengi: “Mr. White? We need to talk” *Shot in leg*
(2:49:09 AM) KingMengi: It sure beats the pants off the Christmas Jones ending

He. Is. Beowulf!

November 27, 2008

I watched Beowulf tonight as I was working. Man I laughed and laughed… which is not what the people who made this movie intended.  I don’t know quite how to explain what was wrong with this movie.  For one the CGI was terrible. Why go to the trouble of overlaying computer graphics on that level over stuff you already filmed? If you want to make such a grim and graphic story compelling, don’t make the characters look like plastic.  I expect this from video games.  It felt like a video game.  The acting struck me as unintentionally hilarious as well.

To more accurately portray my feelings on the movie in real time, here is what I typed into IRC (delusioned and Charlie make cameos)

(9:30:21 PM) KingMengi: Not much better hopes for Beowulf but… at least it’s mockable
(9:31:33 PM) KingMengi: It’s like one big video game cutscene….
(10:04:55 PM) KingMengi: This movie? Rediculous
(10:06:18 PM) KingMengi: Thank God for artfully placed leg…
(10:11:25 PM) KingMengi: lol… zomg this is cracking me up
(10:13:32 PM) KingMengi: I. AM. BEOWULF!
(10:23:04 PM) deadduck: beowulf is … meh
(10:23:37 PM) KingMengi: Yeah but there are parts that are just hilarious unintentionally
(10:25:04 PM) KingMengi: It could also be sleep deprivation
(10:30:07 PM) KingMengi: Boobies! :D
(10:40:42 PM) deadduck: heh
(10:41:08 PM) deadduck: i think it would have been better had it not been CG
(10:41:17 PM) KingMengi: Yeah
(10:41:26 PM) KingMengi: It looks like a video game
(10:41:43 PM) KingMengi: I feel like I should have a controller in my hand waiting for the cutscene to end
(11:06:12 PM) KingMengi: Dragon scene. Straight out of Shadow of Collossus
(11:12:09 PM) KingMengi: Ok nevermind. The dragon scene is kind of awesome.
(11:16:52 PM) KingMengi: He. Was. Beowulf!
(11:17:26 PM) KingMengi: I guess it was my turn to do running commentary on a bad movie tonight
(11:19:13 PM) KingMengi: Jolie ain’t that hot, folks… stupid Danes
(11:19:21 PM) Swashtech: lol.
(11:20:06 PM) KingMengi: Wow that was comical in all the wrong places

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