- Jun 30, 2005
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Netflix pays for content, whether they sponsor the movie themselves or pay Warner Bros, Disney, Time Warner, etc for the content. So I assume they justify it if the content is getting watched. In theory, if a customer is regularly using your service they won't cancel, so frequent viewership probably corresponds with regular subscription renewal.I wonder how these streaming services justify big budget films or shows. Do they see a subscription jump?
Now I'm going to have to rewatch that part.I also liked how they quietly introduced Pokemon, too- and don't try and tell me those weren't Pokemon, I know Alolan Ninetales, Cobalian, Arcanine and Entei when I see them. And Shang Chi riding a shiny Gyarados to defeat that Soul Eater from Harry Potter? Most badass crossover/multiverse reference yet! I'm guessing the Jurassic Park crossover comes in a future movie.
You know there's going to be a movie based in the Savage Land at some point.I also liked how they quietly introduced Pokemon, too- and don't try and tell me those weren't Pokemon, I know Alolan Ninetales, Cobalian, Arcanine and Entei when I see them. And Shang Chi riding a shiny Gyarados to defeat that Soul Eater from Harry Potter? Most badass crossover/multiverse reference yet! I'm guessing the Jurassic Park crossover comes in a future movie.
I took some liberties, of course, and many Pokemon are based on Asian myths and legends, but both my kid and gf exclaim 'Pokemon!!' when they rolled out of theNow I'm going to have to rewatch that part.
Is that where Turok the Dinosaur Hunter is from? Turok was a bad ass. I only knew him from the N64 video game and the Cypress Hill song (Rock) Superstar.You know there's going to be a movie based in the Savage Land at some point.
She was the love interest?? They just struck me as platonic besties, I honestly just assumed they were both gay.I told my wife that I thought she was too old to be the love interest.
Imagine my surprise when I found out she was only 33. She sounds like she's been smoking for 50 years. Awful.
Just watched Dune. Never read the books. I was, however, excited to watch it based on the commercials. Maybe I had too much hype going in, but it was a massive disappointment. Like... wow I don't understand how people loved it so much; especially anybody who didn't read the books/know the backstory going in.
- Before even starting the movie I said "This better not be one of those where there is a prophecy and then you know the fate of the main character the entire time because of it"... yep... one of those stories. Gee, I wonder if the kid that everyone is calling "The One" will have some stupid Jesus-Superhero powers and end up being praised!
- None of the politics were explained so I had no idea on why stuff was happening. Who is the emperor? How are these houses related to one another? Why does the emperor want Leto/Paul's house dead? What the fuck is the Imperium? If the Harkonnens are mad and want the planet back so they can mine it, then why are they blowing up all of the structures there? Why did they even agree to leave in the first place if they don't want to give it up?
- Minor character (Dr. Yeuh) who has only had 2 minutes of screen time up to this point singlehandedly takes out all defenses without anybody knowing.
- Way too many dream scenes that had basically no payoff by the end of the movie. Wow, great, you met Zendaya in the end just like your dreams... cool. Glad we got to see 100 shots of Zendaya in slow motion only for her to have no tangible impact on the story in the end (literally anybody could have given Paul a blade). They were climbing through caverns and shit in his dreams... that never happened in the film. Will it happen in the sequel? Will I have to re-watch the first movie along side the second movie so when something happens in the second movie I'll know if Paul already dreamed it or not?
- They make a deliberate point to say the sun is so dangerous... except it's really not and people are frequently outside during the day without repercussion.
- Jason Mamoa can take 15 dudes at once! Oh, he can also kill 3 enemies and the other enemies who watched it will just let him hop in a dragonfly and leave. OH, and he can also just locate Kynes and Paul/Jessica in the middle of the desert telepathically or something and fly right to them.
- When the fuck did Paul/Jessica set up that tent? Was I not paying attention? All of the sudden they were inside some place for like 20 minutes and I had no idea it was a tent until Paul said something about it a minute before they left it.
- The Fremen pop out of the ground to protect Paul/Jessica/Kynes and surprise attack the dudes who dropped through the ceiling... but I guess somehow the Fremen all died in that attack and Mamoa had to defend that door? They never showed them losing that conflict, but I guess I'm just supposed to accept that they did.
- I could probably think of more, but I'll stop here...
And don't tell me "Oh, X isn't a problem because it is explained in the book". Movies should stand alone. If I have to go read other material to understand something that was presented to me then it was presented poorly.
Awaiting the CinemaSins video for this one.
Agree about Awkwafina. Her voice is so grating to me.