Midnight Screening - "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "We're the Millers"

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

We're the Millers

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  • RJ Dalton
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    If Shia LaBouf and Christian Slater had a kid . . .

    I think that would require some radical new advancements in the field of genetics. And, I don't care what Hollywood thinks of scientists, there are none who would be so enthralled by the possibilities that they would be willing to overlook that kind of horror.

    The fates don't share the eye. That's a mistake Disney made with Hercules. The stygian witches share an eye and serve a different purpose in Greek Myth.
  • RegTea
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    A cyber-high-five to you, sir, for knowing your mythology!
  • Nemothenobody
    We're the Millers wasn't painfully horrible? Wow.
  • avenger_cannon
    I think they have low expectations :|
  • Prinsmarsvin
    These movies are just horrible to anyone who liked the books. The plot, characters and jokes of the books are great IMO, but Hollywood just had to ruin the movies so much that they bearly resembled the books. It's driving me crazy.
  • RegTea
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    Oh god, I only saw the first movie, and it RAAAAAAAPED THAT BOOK!!!!!! I saw it with my sister and her friend, who love the books even more than I do, and on that day a great hew and cry arose from the people, and there was much rending of garments and gnashing of teeth.
  • ToastyMozart
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    Uggghhh.
    I love the books, but after the first movie (how the hell do you merge Annabeth and CLARISSE into one character?!) there wasn't a chance in hell I was going to go see this one.
    And Annabeth was smart and reasonable in the books, I don't even want to know what they did to her in this monstrosity. Maybe it's a side effect of them making her a douche in the first movie :/

    And they pretty much explain what the story with the various monsters are in the book, but I guess there wasn't room in the movie for it.

    And why are the gods dressed in old Greek-style clothes? That's missing half the point! The idea is that the gods et. al. are always based in the areas of greatest power/influence/change, like how they shifted to Rome after Greece fell to shit.

    And they do get around to killing off main characters later ;)

    One last thing, his reaction to that shirt was one of the funniest goddamn things I've seen in a while XD
  • Eyeshot
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    Yikes, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters does sound dumb (the name AND the movie). Harry Potter was at least about something (prejudice, racism, ethics). Percy Jackson just sounds like mindless action.
  • Kinnikufan
    You guys say this one's like "who's even gonna watch this review?" and I'm like "Oh hey, 'We're the Millers,' I actually really wonder what the Snob crew thought about this one."

    Good to know it wasn't terrible.
  • Chunin2000
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    The books are a million times better then the movies and they do a lot of things wrong.

    Percy should be played by someone younger.

    The gods should've been dressed like modern day Americans like in the books.

    Poseidon should be played by someone who's believable as Percy's dad.

    Hades isn't evil, he's just a sad loner in the myths and in the books.

    The first movie didn't have Dionysus or Ares in them the books did.

    Finally Dionysus' banishment curse left him drinking Diet Coke instead of wine.
  • Goblin Scribe
    Eh, Hades is still fairly evil in the books. The main distinction in the books is that it's more because the other gods always shun him, causing him to become paranoid and convinced he has to see them as enemies. He's definitely a sympathetic character. I dunno how the crappy movie depicted it, though.
  • JoeCB91
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    I enjoyed 'We're the Millers' too.
  • ColeYote
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    Wait, they made a Percy Jackson sequel? Must've done a hell of a job marketing it...

    Anyway, night listening to Brad rant about movies and watching TNA replays? Sounds good to me!
  • ToastyMozart
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    It's probably for the best.
  • Owen McRupertson
    See it coming form Miiiiiiiiiiillleesss away
  • B1trider  - American Ninja
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    I remember I used to love those fucking movies lol I loved chuck Norris too which is slightly disturbing....
  • Kevin Conner  - Mercury was the god of Commerce
    hence the yacht
  • Amesang
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    I'll be honest, I can't wait to see Brad watch "Paranoia" …and I don't know what it's about, either.
  • Nerdfighter007
    The whole nobody dying in the Percy Jackson movies is kind of hilarious, because, well, tons of people die in the books. There are major battles in the last two books of the series, and not only do you see people get seriously wounded and die by the truckload, but Riordan shows the funerals after each battle where the bodies are burned. Even though he's writing for late elementary school kids and he can't be quite as bloody or violent as he could if he was writing for teens or adults, he still makes the consequences damn clear: ie people die in war.

    On a sidenote, Percy meets his brother at school in the books, and its made pretty explicit that the dude is huge, but in terms of age is roughly equivalent to a six year old human, so, its not just that he's a clutz, he's literally still a little kid.
  • Nerdfighter007
    Sadly you kind of have to wait a LONG time for Clarisse to go full badass. In the last book she fights a drakon which is basically a giant dragon, and kills it by jumping on its head, and stabbing it in the eye with a spear so hard the spear shaft shatters. Then, to put the freaking cherry on top, she ties it to her chariot and drags the skeleton up and down fifth avenue.
  • BB Shockwave
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    The Grae and the Fates always get confused, yeah - both of them have three members. Big difference is, the Fates weave the threads of fate, so they always come with the tools - needle, thread, scissors. Plus they differ in age - the youngest is a young girl, the middle is a middle-aged woman, and the oldest is a crone.
    In contrast, the Grae or Grey Sisters are all old grey-skinned crones. They have only 1 eye and 1 teeth amongst themselves, and while they can tell prophecies and help people, they do not do it willingly. They were in Clash of the Titans, too. Plus in the Hercules animated series.
  • WiiStation360
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    I like how between this and last year's Horrible Bosses, producers realized that no one cares for Jennifer Aniston's acting, just her body. So basically she's gonna be a slut in every movie from now on. And God bless them for it.
  • Vanderbilt
    Watching a horrible person talk about a horrible movie after a horrible day. Isn't life a blessing? I'm going to start taking h. Screw it.
  • Vanderbilt
    Sorry about the horrible person comment. Didn't mean it, shouldn't have said it. Spoo?
  • Vanderbilt
    Is it wrong of me to have a problem with someone who reviews movies that have violence and atrocities towards women in a comedic format? I'm not prude, but the Cinema Snob's expertise is pornography. He's already seen most of these movies. I don't think "well, that's just what I happen to be into" is an argument, and his show is a Tribute to movies that I consider "sick." I mean watching the occasional here or there is probably okay. But the reference after reference to other ones, he's seen them all. Am I the only one that thinks that's a little beyond the realm of any taste? I feel like a lot of people need to take a step back and look at how their perceiving certain review shows on here.
  • Camerabob1
    When has Brad ever endorsed violence towards anybody? He's not actively promoting the weird shit in the movies he reviews, he mocks it for the dreck it is.
  • Vanderbilt
    You're right. Brad Jones has never endorsed the violence in the movies he reviews. I am only calling into the question the taste he promotes. I do not feel Exploitation films should be glorified or be held in high regards. His attitude has also changed greatly, as of late. I don't like the way he "hates on fanboys", which is something as a former fan of his, I am disgusted to see him partake in. I do not know the man personally. I am raising questions I have about him and his content, I am not condemning him as a man or as a human being.

    --Katherine
  • Vanderbilt
    Brian seems okay, by the way.
  • Thunderbang  - Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
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    I've heard many people liking this film over the first one, which I did not care for. But then again, I don't care much for the books either. I don't think they're well-written or interesting. I'm sorry man, don't hate on me, please. But... now I am tempted to go see Sea of Monsters after watching Grace Randolph's review who are that female reviewer from Beyond the Trailer. But her reviews have honestly not been the best lately... Well, I guess I'll go see it to find out if she was right.
  • Thunderbang  - I love those out-theres.
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    I fucking love those bizarre, out there kind of characters, like Jay and Silent Bob, the Angry Video Game Nerd, this one etc. Those who seem to be totally disconnected from our world, and then not really, in some way. Or rather from the world in the film/story.
  • Thunderbang
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    One Direction movie?! What the fuck?! I never heard of that. Good-fuckin' job at the marketing man. Not. But... seriously, why do we need that kind of movie? Didn't we say everything there was to say with the last Bieber film?
  • Thunderbang  - Kid with weird face
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    Here's some info on the werid-face kid and a picture of him, which was why I linked to the article, really. http://www.starpulse.com/ news/Poonam_Patel/2013/ 08/07/ 5_fun_facts_were_the_mill ers_star_will

    And here's a frame from the movie, with all the main people, including the kid: http:// www.hollywoodreporter.com /sites/default/files/ 2013/05/ were_the_millers_trailer_ screengrab_-_h_2013.jpg

    About Nick Offerman, have you guys seen Axe Cop yet? The comics were awesome, and the TV show is so great as well. Offerman plays the main character, Axe Cop, there :D The original web comics and physical comics as well is written by a five-year old kid Malachai Nicolle (now around 8) and drawn by his 30-something year old brother, Ethan Nicolle. It was even on CNN. It's so funny, because everything in them will probably remind you what it was to use your childhood imagination when playing with other kids. Story-based games that is. I think Ethan and Malchai is also great people in real life. I'd love to meet them some day and grab a beer or something with Ethan.
  • SatMornRejects
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    They reviewed We're The Millers but not Elysium?
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