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Jatz

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Watched Man of Steel again last night.

That was far more enjoyable than I remembered. Even my partner was a fan of it and that’s not normally her type of movie.
 

glenferry23

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I take it this is a real quote? I have heard it a hundred times.
Yes that was the point, how many times that gets bandied about by those in a position to do something about it. A classic deflection technique that they bounce off from shooting to ahootig


Watched Man of Steel again last night.

That was far more enjoyable than I remembered. Even my partner was a fan of it and that’s not normally her type of movie.
Very good overall however that final 20 minutes or so still has too many flaws for me and that particularly held up well.
 

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Is the plot almost completely different though glenferry23
Yes and no, sorry to vague. It’s difficult to give a definitive answer without giving too much away. It follows the broad storyline overall, but it’s the HOW that is more important. There’s different (and much better) ways the story moves forward, and a sh*t tonne of character development (as you’d expect from a movie that’s 4 hours).

If you invest the time to see it, this will make a lot more sense. It’s far from perfect and still has its issues. And shouldn’t be as long as it is.

The final hour is bonkers, as good an action set piece as I’ve seen in a long time. Was doing my best to not wake up the little ones as I was losing my sh*t at about midnight when I first saw it.
 

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Yes and no, sorry to vague. It’s difficult to give a definitive answer without giving too much away. It follows the broad storyline overall, but it’s the HOW that is more important. There’s different (and much better) ways the story moves forward, and a sh*t tonne of character development (as you’d expect from a movie that’s 4 hours).

If you invest the time to see it, this will make a lot more sense. It’s far from perfect and still has its issues. And shouldn’t be as long as it is.

The final hour is bonkers, as good an action set piece as I’ve seen in a long time. Was doing my best to not wake up the little ones as I was losing my sh*t at about midnight when I first saw it.
Yeah that makes sense. The original was an absolute mess so would be pretty hard not to make it better really.

Did you feel the black and white added to it all?
 

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Oh right, only things I'd seen about that was that it was as an additional version, never as the only version.
I must have glossed over it because I was never really that excited about it after the initial train wreck
 

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Talking about awful DC movies, did we talk about how awful WW84 was?

I genuinely wanted to walk out of the theatre when I saw there was still like 40 minutes to go.
 

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Just had my first jab, got the AstraZeneca one.

Very impressive operation. Loads being churned through, I was In and out in 15 minutes.

Didn't notice the jab itself, got a shock when the nurse said it was all done. Thought she was just prepping the arm.

See how the next couple of days go I guess.
 

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Just had my first jab, got the AstraZeneca one.

Very impressive operation. Loads being churned through, I was In and out in 15 minutes.

Didn't notice the jab itself, got a shock when the nurse said it was all done. Thought she was just prepping the arm.

See how the next couple of days go I guess.
Nice. I wish Ireland was doing the same, such a slow roll out over here and people have given up following instructions as I see people out all the time. Roads are busy as despite being in "lockdown" and essential journeys only.
 

Art Vandelay_

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My partners a physio so I can ask
Took Thu/Fri off work as I could barely walk. Took 2-3 mins to get from bed to the kitchen this morning.

Seen a doctor again and had a blood test done. Mostly to eliminate gout as a possibility given we have family history. Ultrasound and xray early next week.

Doc thinks best case scenario will be prolonged ankle trauma due to repeated childhood injuries and subsequently weakened structural integrity. Worst case scenario being early signs of osteoarthritis.

Mentioned ankle surgery at the epworth as being in the picture but assuming that’s for best case as I am reasonably certain arthritis atm does not have a known cure.

Either way not good when I work on my feet all day, and generally speaking enjoy my job. Better off not working and having a health care card too lol (joking lol). Xray/ultrasound costing over 350 with about 100 back by medicare. Bulk billed otherwise.
 

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Yes have watched a couple of times and going through it again with my son. It is significantly better than I thought it would be, don’t worry about the theatrical version. That was nonsensical.

It is very different, and yes it’s overly long however quite worth the investment of time. The last hour is something else.
It is amazing and loved it. So glad that got its release and the previous version can be forgotten.
 

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