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2014-03-22 09:07:37 AM
You sound mad, Subby. I think you need to just...

*puts on sunglasses*

Let It Go.
 
2014-03-22 10:35:07 AM
And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.
 
2014-03-22 10:43:12 AM
Do you want to build a snowman?
 
2014-03-22 11:18:21 AM
i gotta say -- Frozen is a less than worthy offering from Disney

the hook: that a prince isn't required to complete a princess is great -- the story: not worthy of the hook
 
2014-03-22 11:40:00 AM
Wow, even by subby's low standards this is a moronic use of the fail tag.
 
2014-03-22 12:16:36 PM
Subby, the dinosaurs had their chance -- 66 million years ago.  Let it go.

I have to say, the animation in Frozen is spectacular.
 
2014-03-22 12:48:37 PM
Frozen the movie was good.
Frozen the co-opted political statement, not so much.
 
2014-03-22 12:49:28 PM
Disney/Pixar have been trying to find the formula for a female princess heroine for a while now.  That it's so wildly successful only means that they'll continue to make attempts which is something I have no problem with.
 
2014-03-22 12:50:16 PM
I guess you can say

*puts on sunglasses*


Life finds a way.


\got nothing.
 
2014-03-22 12:51:16 PM
Saw it last night. Why aren't you running was a great line.
 
2014-03-22 12:52:21 PM
Is that gross adjusted for inflation? Comparing the success of movies made one year to those from another is nearly impossible. Too many things have changed, from ticket prices, to the importance of global markets, to home video sales in whatever popular medium of the day.
 
2014-03-22 12:53:37 PM

texdent: Do you want to build a snowman?



Doesn't have to be a snowman.

/some people are worth melting for.
//obscure?
 
2014-03-22 12:54:28 PM

DeadlockVictim: And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.


Yea....except it was? It's 21 years old now, and can still mostly hold up. Which is saying something for a movie over two decades old that relies on quite a few SFX.


I liked Frozen,but to even compare it to the standards that were set by Jurassic Park is just silly. Plus, it had DINOSAURS! Good for Frozen pulling in bucket loads of cash though.
 
2014-03-22 12:55:47 PM
I was looking up movie times today, and my local theater still has three shows, despite the movie being out on Blu-Ray now. It's now even labeled as the sing along version, either.
 
2014-03-22 12:57:12 PM
Clever girl...
 
2014-03-22 12:57:16 PM
NOT labeled as the sing along version.

/autocorrect fail
 
2014-03-22 12:58:32 PM
Is this the one where Sam Jackson freezes a robot?
 
2014-03-22 01:00:28 PM
I went ahead and bought it on Bluray because I'm collecting Disney movies anyway. I have to say that One) I really enjoyed it. Two) That they actually hired voice actors who can also sing as opposed to the  BIG NAME HOLLYWOOD MEGA STAR who couldn't belt out Happy Birthday if their life depended on it thus having to hire out someone else to do the singing. Three) The songs were catchy. Too damn catchy. I can't get "Let it Go" out of my mind!!
 
2014-03-22 01:01:34 PM
I hope Disney gets the message. Princesses are a dime a dozen, Queens are where it's at nowadays.
 
2014-03-22 01:02:49 PM
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Do you want to build a raptor?
 
2014-03-22 01:10:44 PM

keithgabryelski: i gotta say -- Frozen is a less than worthy offering from Disney

the hook: that a prince isn't required to complete a princess is great -- the story: not worthy of the hook


What a terrible movie!  How much did it gross again?
 
2014-03-22 01:11:50 PM

limboslam: Is this the one where Sam Jackson freezes a robot?


Honey, where's my super suit?
 
2014-03-22 01:13:21 PM
Anything from studio Ghibli > anything by Disney/McPixar. And they have been doing competent female leads for a few decades.
 
2014-03-22 01:13:42 PM

DeadlockVictim: And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.


In it's category as an action adventure summer popcorn flick, yeah it was pretty brilliant.
 
2014-03-22 01:14:32 PM

MayoSlather: DeadlockVictim: And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.

In it's category as an action adventure summer popcorn flick, yeah it was pretty brilliant.


its...that wasn't very brilliant of me.
 
2014-03-22 01:19:46 PM
I like how subby is conveniently ignoring that Avatar and Transformers: Dark of the Moon are both much higher on the top grossing list than Jurassic Park.
 
2014-03-22 01:19:52 PM
Suck it, homophobic rightards!
 
2014-03-22 01:21:49 PM
I think I like "Frozen". I'm not sure if I need to be more offended or confused that there's no male lead character in the movie, just a bunch of bolted-on singing roles. Equal rights!!11!

"Wreck It Ralph" was completely awesome. Way better than Pixar shiat like "Brave". I guess I was expecting more from "Frozen".
 
2014-03-22 01:24:32 PM

VTGremlin: Plus, it had DINOSAURS!


It also had Jeff Goldblum.

/but to be fair - he did get eaten
//ET held up better than Jurassic Park
 
2014-03-22 01:29:44 PM

DeadlockVictim: And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.


this
 
2014-03-22 01:30:52 PM
Are these adjusted for ticket price inflation?
 
2014-03-22 01:32:34 PM
texdent Do you want to build a snowman?

wwaaayy ahead of you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ1ZOFNBL68

TV's Vinnie Suck it, homophobic rightards!

Uncle Walt would be appalled by your takeaway, because the director's reference to his son onstage @ the Oscars was actually pretty poignant:
http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2014/02/06/the-tragic-death-o f- local-musician-ryder-buck-and-his-uplifting-story
 
2014-03-22 01:33:16 PM

Prey4reign: Subby, the dinosaurs had their chance -- 66 million years ago.  Let it go.

I have to say, the animation in Frozen is spectacular.


Not really.  There are animation errors(Elsa's braid phases through her arm, and Kristoff's thumb clips into Anna's side at the end)  I keep getting annoyed with how the fabric in Elsa's and Anna's skirts moved, they look way too stiff in comparison to how Rapunzel and Merida's dresses moved.  Add in the emotion Elsa's face during Let it Go did not nearly match the emotional intensity of Idina Mendzel's singing.

There are good ideas in Frozen, but overall it's a flawed and mediocre move that needed another year in development, but is getting a pass thanks to Disney's marketing machine.
 
2014-03-22 01:34:58 PM
Frozen pretty much went to the top of my favorite Disney animated movies, and is up there with my favorite animated movies.
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2014-03-22 01:40:34 PM

ladydouji: There are animation errors(Elsa's braid phases through her arm, and Kristoff's thumb clips into Anna's side at the end) I keep getting annoyed with how the fabric in Elsa's and Anna's skirts moved, they look way too stiff in comparison to how Rapunzel and Merida's dresses moved. Add in the emotion Elsa's face during Let it Go did not nearly match the emotional intensity of Idina Mendzel's singing.

There are good ideas in Frozen, but overall it's a flawed and mediocre move that needed another year in development, but is getting a pass thanks to Disney's marketing machine.



www.firedaily.com
 
2014-03-22 01:40:54 PM

timswar: I hope Disney gets the message. Princesses are a dime a dozen, Queens are where it's at nowadays.


Ba-dump tshh

/oh you
 
2014-03-22 01:41:39 PM

VTGremlin: DeadlockVictim: And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.

Yea....except it was? It's 21 years old now, and can still mostly hold up. Which is saying something for a movie over two decades old that relies on quite a few SFX.


I liked Frozen,but to even compare it to the standards that were set by Jurassic Park is just silly. Plus, it had DINOSAURS! Good for Frozen pulling in bucket loads of cash though.


Jurassic Park does NOT hold up that well, for a lot of reasons.

1) Take a short trip to San Diego and go to the Zoo and the Wild Animal Safari Park. You're telling me this guy is dumping millions/billions of dollars into this, and he's not going to hire those designers? People whose job is to make sure the animals, staff, and guests are safe, while still offering vantage and view points so guests can actually see the damn things, instead of just fencing off thick, impenetrable jungle plants?
2) Frog DNA is a worthless way to fill in missing DNA sequences. Chickens are closer to dinosaurs, and everyone and their cousin had been working on chicken DNA by the time the movie came out.
3) Even weird, mutated dino-frogs wouldn't spontaneously overcome all of those genetic safeguards in a single, sterile generation. What was the point of that plot thread? We already are showing the folly of hubris by the animals getting out and running amok; the genetic "this is a crime against nature" thing was unnecessary and didn't add anything to the narrative, other than to get Jeff Goldblum a big fat check and serious nerd cred. In real life, why the hell would you even bring him along? What the hell does his field of study have to do w/ a dinosaur zoo?
4) On that note, why bring all these archeologists, anyway? Even when JP was made, most of the new work in dino research was being done by biologists, zoologists, and other fields that work w/ living animals. Yes, I'm sure you bring one along, but by this point in the operation, you're not interested in the fossils anymore, you need people who actually deal w/ living animals regularly. And why is the archeologist doing stool sample analysis anyway? They spent all this money, set up that awesome lab, and didn't hire a damn vet? Seriously?
5) If these animals really are super ultra dangerous, then EVERYONE on that damn island should know how to handle a gun. But I guess they felt safer w/ their walkie talkies, b/c I think the characters did more to save themselves w/ those than w/ any of the shotguns.

TLDR: Once you were producing living, breathing dinosaurs, you stop talking to the archeologists, and you start hiring biologists and zoologists. You start designing a zoo w/ people who design zoos, w/ handlers who handle dangerous animals. You don't bring along math theorists and grandchildren.
 
2014-03-22 01:44:09 PM

Trocadero: Jurassic Park does NOT hold up that well, for a lot of reasons.


You make a lot of very good points, offset by the huge twitch I got every time you used "archaeologist" in place of "paleontologist."
 
2014-03-22 01:45:57 PM

Boojum2k: Trocadero: Jurassic Park does NOT hold up that well, for a lot of reasons.

You make a lot of very good points, offset by the huge twitch I got every time you used "archaeologist" in place of "paleontologist."


Sorry, the only one I know not to fark up is anthropologist, b/c my friend in college would rip your head off if you called her the wrong thing.
 
2014-03-22 01:46:39 PM

germ78: timswar: I hope Disney gets the message. Princesses are a dime a dozen, Queens are where it's at nowadays.

Ba-dump tshh

/oh you


I realized how bit sounded before hitting reply, but stuck with the wording. My son refers to it as the queen movie. He thinks the queen is awesome.
 
2014-03-22 01:48:55 PM
The grandkid is visiting I have watched Frozen 6 times now.  I am going to spend the rest of the afternoon looking for Rainbow Dash outfits - men's X-Large.  The conversion is working.
 
2014-03-22 01:52:49 PM
Watched it last night with the kid and wife.  Olaf was the best part of Frozen.  Kristen Bell's musical number on the BluRay specials (How they Made Frozen) was fantastic, as they must have filled it the second she got her pre-baby body into shape but long before the breasts ever started returning to normal size.

/ It's kind of not fair how talented she is, by the way.  She doesn't have Adele Dazeem's voice, but she's as good as I've ever heard from a "working actress".  She makes Zooey Deschanel's schtick look tired.
 
2014-03-22 01:53:04 PM

zimbach: Is that gross adjusted for inflation? Comparing the success of movies made one year to those from another is nearly impossible. Too many things have changed, from ticket prices, to the importance of global markets, to home video sales in whatever popular medium of the day.


I was wondering the same thing. I mean it's been over 20 years now since Jurassic Park came out, though it doesn't feel like it to me.
 
2014-03-22 01:54:14 PM
Say what you will about Jurassic Park but if you look at the rest of the highest grossing films of all time, Frozen is better than a few of those above it - Avatar, Titanic and Trans-farking-formers: Dark of the goddamn Moon.

So yeah, good on Disney for producing a real Disney movie that's actually pretty good and making some money.


Wait... did I just congratulate Disney?
 
2014-03-22 01:57:21 PM

Trocadero: Jurassic Park does NOT hold up that well, for a lot of reasons.

1-5) A bunch of nerdy reasons no one cares about



As a concept it holds up pretty well, I mean they are making JP 4. Furthermore, the initial film holds up well because it's a fascinating concept. Who wouldn't want to see what actual dinosaurs were like and the chaos they could cause if they were recreated in our modern world. It's is a fun blockbuster summer movie, by definition it doesn't hold up to critical thought if you dig into its premise, and most blockbusters don't.

Plenty of logical flaws in Bttf, super hero films, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, however they're all fun as hell.
 
2014-03-22 01:59:09 PM

Trocadero: VTGremlin: DeadlockVictim: And Jurassic Park was SUCH cinematic brilliance. Give me a break. Go home, subby, you're whining again.

Yea....except it was? It's 21 years old now, and can still mostly hold up. Which is saying something for a movie over two decades old that relies on quite a few SFX.


I liked Frozen,but to even compare it to the standards that were set by Jurassic Park is just silly. Plus, it had DINOSAURS! Good for Frozen pulling in bucket loads of cash though.

Jurassic Park does NOT hold up that well, for a lot of reasons.

1) Take a short trip to San Diego and go to the Zoo and the Wild Animal Safari Park. You're telling me this guy is dumping millions/billions of dollars into this, and he's not going to hire those designers? People whose job is to make sure the animals, staff, and guests are safe, while still offering vantage and view points so guests can actually see the damn things, instead of just fencing off thick, impenetrable jungle plants?
2) Frog DNA is a worthless way to fill in missing DNA sequences. Chickens are closer to dinosaurs, and everyone and their cousin had been working on chicken DNA by the time the movie came out.
3) Even weird, mutated dino-frogs wouldn't spontaneously overcome all of those genetic safeguards in a single, sterile generation. What was the point of that plot thread? We already are showing the folly of hubris by the animals getting out and running amok; the genetic "this is a crime against nature" thing was unnecessary and didn't add anything to the narrative, other than to get Jeff Goldblum a big fat check and serious nerd cred. In real life, why the hell would you even bring him along? What the hell does his field of study have to do w/ a dinosaur zoo?
4) On that note, why bring all these archeologists, anyway? Even when JP was made, most of the new work in dino research was being done by biologists, zoologists, and other fields that work w/ living animals. Yes, I'm sure you bring one along, but by this point ...


All of your complaints are faults of the original Crichton book. But Crichton used frogs as the genetic base to reconstruct DNA because there is a species of frogs that can switch from the gender it is born with. Still doesn't solve the lysine deficiency that the animals were designed to have.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_reed_frog
 
2014-03-22 01:59:23 PM
Isn't that the one where the skiers get stranded on a stopped ski lift overnight and there are wolves and gory stuff, right? Because I'm starting to think I took my kids to the wrong movie.
 
2014-03-22 01:59:40 PM

zimbach: Is that gross adjusted for inflation? Comparing the success of movies made one year to those from another is nearly impossible. Too many things have changed, from ticket prices, to the importance of global markets, to home video sales in whatever popular medium of the day.


2012 is one spot behind Star Wars. That should tell you something right there.
 
2014-03-22 02:01:32 PM

elvindeath: Watched it last night with the kid and wife.  Olaf was the best part of Frozen.  Kristen Bell's musical number on the BluRay specials (How they Made Frozen) was fantastic, as they must have filled it the second she got her pre-baby body into shape but long before the breasts ever started returning to normal size.

/ It's kind of not fair how talented she is, by the way.  She doesn't have Adele Dazeem's voice, but she's as good as I've ever heard from a "working actress".  She makes Zooey Deschanel's schtick look tired.


I'm sorry, I got distracted after breasts. :)
 
2014-03-22 02:02:36 PM
Trocadero:Jurassic Park does NOT hold up that well, for a lot of reasons.

1) Take a short trip to San Diego and go to the Zoo and the Wild Animal Safari Park. You're telling me this guy is dumping millions/billions of dollars into this, and he's not going to hire those designers? People whose job is to make sure the animals, staff, and guests are safe, while still offering vantage and view points so guests can actually see the damn things, instead of just fencing off thick, impenetrable jungle plants?
2) Frog DNA is a worthless way to fill in missing DNA sequences. Chickens are closer to dinosaurs, and everyone and their cousin had been working on chicken DNA by the time the movie came out.
3) Even weird, mutated dino-frogs wouldn't spontaneously overcome all of those genetic safeguards in a single, sterile generation. What was the point of that plot thread? We already are showing the folly of hubris by the animals getting out and running amok; the genetic "this is a crime against nature" thing was unnecessary and didn't add anything to the narrative, other than to get Jeff Goldblum a big fat check and serious nerd cred. In real life, why the hell would you even bring him along? What the hell does his field of study have to do w/ a dinosaur zoo?
4) On that note, why bring all these archeologists, anyway? Even when JP was made, most of the new work in dino research was being done by biologists, zoologists, and other fields that work w/ living animals. Yes, I'm sure you bring one along, but by this point ...


#4 - The lawyers representing Jurassic Park's investors wanted what they called an "expert" to endorse the park. As a prominent paleontologist, Grant satisfied their wishes. That was explained in the movie.

The rest of your list is fine. I'd also add the royal screwup they made with velociraptor. When that movie was made, velociraptor was known to be a three-foot feathered critter, not a ten-foot scaled predator. If someone had replaced every mention of "velociraptor" in the screenplay with "deinonychus," and included a line about how deinonychus was once thought to be a kind of velociraptor, it would have passed a little muster.
 
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