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  1. Here is my top 7 list (instead of top 10, because I can't think of 3 other movies that truly deserve to stand with these). 7 It Chapter One The rare horror movie that succeeds wholeheartedly with both the horror element as well as all the other elements that make for a great movie, including likable characters and a story that engages. 6 The Babadook In my opinion not just the best horror movie of the decade, but of the entire 21st century so far. It portrays not just fear but also other dark emotions like grief and anxiety in a way very few movies have managed before it. It's genuinly depressing and unseasy to watch, and that's what makes it stand out. 5 The Muppets An absolutely wonderfull musical comedy. The script is incredibly clever and charming, and it has the best musical score of the decade. There have been other good Muppet movies before it, but this one is the franchise's towering masterpiece. 4 Skyfall The best Bond movie of all time. It takes a clear page from Christopher Nolan's Batman movies to great effect to create a both thrilling and emotionally resonating storyline. And speaking of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies... 3 The Dark Knight Rises The movie is almost up to par with 2008's The Dark Knight, and that alone is an amazing achievement. 2 Inside Out The concept of the movie is great in itself, but few could ever have executed it as well as Pixar. Overall the 2010's decade hasn't been quite as kind to the studio as the previous decade was, but Inside Out is one film that represents the studio at it's very best. 1 Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino is a master, a true artist in every sense of the word, and Django is in my mind his best movie since Pulp Fiction. It is a film that showcases the best of Tarantino, how he manages to imbue every single scene with a sense of tension and drama, always mixed with a slight touch of comedy, to a unique effect. In Django, there is litterally no such thing as a dull moment, which is something that usually even a masterpiece inevitably has a few of, and that is why I think it is the best film of the decade.
  2. Oh. Well then I'll just post my list there. Yeah, we can go ahead and lock this thread.
  3. Espio is among my favorite characters. I love the Chaotix as a trio, and Espio is just as important to that trio as the other two members, being both the straight-man and the badass.
  4. The decade is over, so let's list and discuss our favorite movies of these past 10 years! Here is my top 7 list (instead of top 10, because I can't think of 3 other movies that truly deserve to stand with these). 7 It Chapter One The rare horror movie that succeeds wholeheartedly with both the horror element as well as all the other elements that make for a great movie, including likable characters and a story that engages. 6 The Babadook In my opinion not just the best horror movie of the decade, but of the entire 21st century so far. It portrays not just fear but also other dark emotions like grief and anxiety in a way very few movies have managed before it. It's genuinly depressing and unseasy to watch, and that's what makes it stand out. 5 The Muppets An absolutely wonderfull musical comedy. The script is incredibly clever and charming, and it has the best musical score of the decade. There have been other good Muppet movies before it, but this one is the franchise's towering masterpiece. 4 Skyfall The best Bond movie of all time. It takes a clear page from Christopher Nolan's Batman movies to great effect to create a both thrilling and emotionally resonating storyline. And speaking of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies... 3 The Dark Knight Rises The movie is almost up to par with 2008's The Dark Knight, and that alone is an amazing achievement. 2 Inside Out The concept of the movie is great in itself, but few could ever have executed it as well as Pixar. Overall the 2010's decade hasn't been quite as kind to the studio as the previous decade was, but Inside Out is one film that represents the studio at it's very best. 1 Django Unchained Quentin Tarantino is a master, a true artist in every sense of the word, and Django is in my mind his best movie since Pulp Fiction. It is a film that showcases the best of Tarantino, how he manages to imbue every single scene with a sense of tension and drama, always mixed with a slight touch of comedy, to a unique effect. In Django, there is litterally no such thing as a dull moment, which is something that usually even a masterpiece inevitably has a few of, and that is why I think it is the best film of the decade.
  5. Jesus Christ, Youtube just keeps getting lamer. And the same goes for most mainstream platforms on the internet. Thinking back to the old days of the internet makes me feel like an old cowboy fondly remembering the wild west.
  6. Much like Monkey Destruction Switch, my personal biggest low of the decade is the revelation that classic and modern Sonic are different characters. It destroyed my interest in Sonic as a work of fiction.
  7. A huge pet peeve of mine is that bringing back Palpatine completely messes up the idea of Anakin being the chosen one destined to destroy the Sith. I mean, if Palpatine survived, then what did Anakin/Vader actually accomplish when he "killed" Palpatine? This was always a pet peeve of mine with the old expanded universe, and I was glad that it could be recitified with the Disney reboot, but then they just went ahead and made the exact same mistake...
  8. I agree completely. I felt more tension in the story in Heroes than in Colors. Take the part about Shadow for example. The idea of him perhapes being a clone was genuinly intriguing. I remember playing through Heroes for the very first time and being engaged in the story because of that mystery. And yes, it ended up not being resolved in the game, but we didn't know that that was going to be the case while playing though the game for the first time. Color's story meanwhile had no intriguing elements even during the first playthrough. No character ever took anything seriously so why should we?
  9. One thing I loved about the movie was that my favorite character 3PO was very prominent. This is the first movie since Attack of the Clones were he didn't feel like a background character.
  10. Gohan's lack of a role in the ToP is my biggest DB related disapointment so far.
  11. Out of all the former voices we've heard from the characters in the past, which ones do you miss the most? It can be a voice from the original Dreamcast era cast, the Sonic X cast, or from a media adaption like one of the cartoons. As for me, the one character voice change that I've NEVER been able to accept is that of Vector. I loved his original voice in Sonic Heroes as provided by Mark Biagi. It fitted the character perfectly, being gruff but with a certain almost paternal element to it. Ever since then, Vector has had this terrible cartoony voice that's just grating. I really can't stand it. And the worst part is that they had the perfect opportunity to get rid of it when they changed the 4Kids voice cast, but the VA they ended up with did an obvious impression of the former 4kids VA, resluting in the character essentially keeping his 4kids voice even though it was a different person providing it! Another VA I'll always miss is the great Deem Bristow and his Eggman voice. I know a lot of people really love Mike Pollock, but I've honestly never been a huge fan of his Eggman voice. It sounds more like how you would imagine a big brute like Bowser to sound than a middle aged scientist.
  12. So Conan O'Brien just did a skit about the whole Sonic redesign debacle. It's not a very good skit, but it's amusing how this whole story became big enough to attract attention even from the most mainstream of media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iubz5wBk2LA
  13. Yeah, that original Sonic design would have killed the movie. And it's not even the sheer fact that it deviated so much from the game design, but that even on it's own merrit it just looked absoluetly hideous. I kinda see what they were going for, with a design more grounded in how a creature like Sonic could actually look if it existed in real life (for instance he would probably have long slender legs in order to run like he does) but the whole thing just failed miserably and tossed Sonic right down the uncanney valley.
  14. Even though the movie looks mediocre, I have to admit that it's sheer existance brings a smile to my face. I'm a 90's kid, and so the idea of a Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Jim Carrey playing Dr Robotnik, well, let's just say that if this had come out in 1996 when I was 10 my head would have exploded.😆
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