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21 November 2015 @ 12:10 am
Twice as dumb  
... but I'll still watch it; Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are like my guilty secrets. Zoolander 2 is out in Feb and for anyone who hasn't seen the trailer:

And one other big reason to watch - I nearly spat my drink when I saw All.
miwahni: MFU Keep Calm Open Channel Dmiwahni on November 21st, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed the original Zoolander and would have seen the second anyway; add Benedict Cumberbatch and it moves from "I'll get the DVD" to "I'll go to the cinema for this one". He looks like Morticia Addams' freaky sister!

I haven't seen Spectre - in fact I think the last Bond movie I saw at the theatre actually starred Roger Moore - but I read just recently that Andrew Scott is in it so I might have to make the effort. I'm sorry you were disappointed in it. I've read mixed reviews - from diehard fans who loved it, and from another who wasn't fussed at all. And did you see, on one of the yahoo groups, someone who claimed that the best Bond movie this year was Man From UNCLE? *g*
mrua7: pic#125594585mrua7 on November 21st, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
I thought Spectre was going to be awesome, but it was so convoluted and elements of the story just didn't make sense. Shame, it could have been awesome.

Best JB was UNCLE...was that person on drugs? I just rewatched it on DVD with a less critical eye when I saw UNCLE in the movies. There were still so many annoying elements. I kept trying to picture Robert and David in the parts, acting the same way and it still didn't work.

I realized the cadence of Cavill's American accent, the particular 'lilt' he was giving it was annoying. And Illya being this hulking KBG agent with sociopathic tendencies, capable of ripping the boot off a car...still didn't work for me at all. Ritchie was so busy doing the window dressing and chase scenes that he forgot to make it The MFU.

Granted it was supposed to be a prequel to the beginnings of the UNCLE organization...so why did he call it "The Man from UNCLE?"

I actually fell asleep watching it for the second time, so it definitely didn't excite me.

Would have been cool at the end, AND a tie in if they used the original MFU theme. There was a scene where Solo turns on a car radio, changing the channel and it was claimed the theme popped up there for all of 3 seconds. Listening to it again...it was a snipped of MFU music, barely recognizable and definitely not the original theme.

They could have thrown the original fans a bone...but they didn't. LOL.
miwahni: MFU Keep Calm Open Channel Dmiwahni on November 21st, 2015 04:13 pm (UTC)
Reboots are always going to be problematic. Just look at what they did to Star Trek - and don't get me wrong, I'm actually on balance pretty happy with the ST reboot - but they turned Kirk into an irritating douchewaffle while Scotty became a caricature of the original. And don't get me started on the Spock / Uhura relationship...

So I guess what I'm saying is that I didn't expect MFU to live up to the orignal series, and I wasn't surprised that the characters were altered. Maybe not to my liking but I'm just glad we got a movie. And hopefully another, down the track.

And it could have been a LOT worse. Did you see the Starsky and Hutch movie? I commented elsewhere earlier tonight that I actually enjoyed it, but I know fen who were LIVID at the changes made. I just settled back and considered it a one-off, outside of canon, and in that context it worked for me.
mrua7: pic#125594585mrua7 on November 21st, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
I tried to remind myself that the UNCLE movie was AU, but there were simply too many elements of it that were just plain annoying. didn't see the Starsky & Hutch movie...but I can believe it being mutilated, like so many reboots do to the original.

I didn't dislike the Star Trek remake, and actually took the Scotty character as an homage to Jimmy Doohan's original. Yeah the Spock/Uhura thing was just strange. Kirk was well just an updated version of a character that was always cocky. I enjoyed the movie and thought they did a decent job creating an acceptable AU version, but still kept the fans in mind. Now the second Star Trek movie was another story...ugh. LOL!
miwahni: ST Star I steer bymiwahni on November 22nd, 2015 07:31 am (UTC)
I had a List of Problems with the second ST movie but have managed to dismiss them from my mind, probably just as well. I do hope they make another movie though - I liked Zachary Quinto as Spock.