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SSTwinrova
Apr 3 2010, 1:35am


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I wasn't expecting much out of this movie, but I came away feeling like I had just watched something from Pixar. It's that good. If you haven't gone to see it yet (or were thinking about passing), definitely go -- I can virtually guarantee that you'll enjoy it.

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Scar Apr 3 2010, 11:05am


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Is it worth the extra price for 3D, or is it good enough in 2D?

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SSTwinrova
Apr 4 2010, 12:19am


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I was perfectly content with the 2D version. I actually asked Nerrolken before I went, and even he didn't have a preference for one over the other.

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Trance Apr 12 2010, 11:37pm


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Kiddiefied, clichéd, and (unsurprisingly) not an enjoyable watch for young adult males, even accompanied by their girlfriends. My eyes probably spent more time rolling or covered by a facepalm than actually fixed on the screen.

Of course, we were most definitely not the target audience.
   
 
Icarus Apr 12 2010, 11:58pm


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<--quoteo(post=266964:date=Apr 13 2010, 03:37 AM:name=Trance)-->
QUOTE (Trance @ Apr 13 2010, 03:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
<--quotec-->Kiddiefied, clichéd, and (unsurprisingly) not an enjoyable watch for young adult males, even accompanied by their girlfriends. My eyes probably spent more time rolling or covered by a facepalm than actually fixed on the screen.

Of course, we were most definitely not the target audience.<--QuoteEnd-->
<--QuoteEEnd-->
See, I heard the exact opposite from my friends... and the reviews are sure impresive-

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1194522-ho...in_your_dragon/

Guess I'll have to watch it myself.

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Reaper195 Apr 13 2010, 12:14am


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But that's rotten tomatoes. They're about as reliable as a bastardized metaphor by yahtzee reviewing games. They gave Twilight (UGH! I TYPED IT AGAIN IN THAT CONTEXT! somewhere above 60...whatever they rate movies by, and Boondock Saints 1 a 16. Also, what the hell does 16 Freshness even mean!?

Flatmates sister took her kids to see it. They loved it, she was tempted to leave them there, go do heroin, and pick them up again an hour and a half later. But then again, aside from kids, all the peoiple I know prefer more...adult movies. Sure, classics like Shrek, Finding Nemo and James Earl Jones (Well...technically it was called Lion King) we like, but given a choice between Dragon, Planet 51 and Waterworld...we'd all choose Waterworld. Except flatmates sister, who has a phobia of water.

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Zukan Apr 13 2010, 6:42am


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I love how you use both heroin and waterworld as antidotes for negative criticism.
   
 
Trance Apr 13 2010, 8:12am


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The "dragons" are effectively oversized, scaly, fire-breathing cats. If Eragon had been a book for kids (and didn't have its head so far up its dust jacket with some knockoff LOTR plot), this would be the movie adaptation. If you go for that sort of thing, nobody's stopping you. I just found it to be about ten years too young for my tastes.

Btw, Gerard Butler's in this one. See if you can tell who he voices, and whether or not you can listen to a word he says without hearing "TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL" in your head.
   
 
Reaper195 Apr 13 2010, 2:39pm


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<--quoteo(post=266970:date=Apr 13 2010, 06:12 AM:name=Trance)-->
QUOTE (Trance @ Apr 13 2010, 06:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
<--quotec-->Btw, Gerard Butler's in this one. See if you can tell who he voices, and whether or not you can listen to a word he says without hearing "TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL" in your head.<--QuoteEnd-->
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I had that problem all throughout The Ugly Truth (Long story...)

<--quoteo(post=266969:date=Apr 13 2010, 04:42 AM:name=Zukan)-->
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<--quotec-->I love how you use both heroin and waterworld as antidotes for negative criticism.<--QuoteEnd-->
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Personally, I thought Waterworld was a pretty decent movie. Sure, not the best, but not the worst the world seems to give it.

....as for heroin, I'm just going by Requiem For A Dream...

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