Escape to the Movies: Centurion

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I love how Gxas not only predicted it, but he predicted it 2 minutes before someone brought it up. Well done.

As for the Expendable people: Come on, you're still peeved about this? He's voice on the internet, please, just drop it for the good of the comments section. And that goes to Moviebob as well. It's kinda hard to defend yourself when you're inciting flames about it.

The best constructive Criticism I can give: Its a new week. Focus on a new movie. Not last week's.

As for Piranha 3-D, not my type of movie, simply because I despise the whole Spring Break scene. Centurion seems a lot cooler though and I may give it a look. I enjoyed Doomsday so, who knows, maybe I will like it.

Okay, I might check Centurion out. I thought that based on the horrible add campaign that suggests you can watch the movie before its in theaters, it would be kinda horrible.

Well, he missed the point of the hatred, but whatever, I did enjoy his review of Centurion.

Not so much the Piranha one though, mostly because I don't see how boobs or hot women makes a movie good.

What the freaking Hell? I don't recall that many, or even any people defending the movie in regards of "them not trying". More people were offended by your over-generalization of people who want to go see this movie!

What's wrong with you, MovieBob, you're better than this, I know you are! Don't grab the wrong end of the stick! Address what people were REALLY pissed off about in your last review!

wow nice job their bob. o expendables is sht cause everything is done badly" and pirhanas 3D is good because it its a bad movie with gore and nudity. by your logic a "good" bad movies simply comprises of gore and tits.

btw i didnt like expendables either.

ALSO, its not the fact that u didnt like the movie tat everyone had a problem with it was the fact that u pretty much insulted everyone that went to see it.

Wow, I honestly didn't think you would even bother with seeing piranha. Good double review anyways.

Hatchet90:

And you make fun of a movie that you didn't even see, where at least MB went that far. Hey buddy, guess what Scott Pilgrim was about? Video Games!!! Are you really that stupid to say that a movie dedicated to video games is not as good as a typical, piece of shit action movie and that the Expendables is more deserving of the Escapist's praise? Go jump off a bridge with Masterchief and the Marcus Phenix behind you, the world will be a much better place. You are a typical douchebag.

And you my friend are exactly the sort of indie-brat that pretends that everything's bad once it's popular. Go and play Limbo some more and then complain about how every FIFA game is the same like other people like you.

I've seen Scott Pilgrim. It's good. It's trying to be something different. It's barely fucking lucid to put together a good plot.

Rigs83:

P.S.
Movie Bob this is the Escapist site and they mostly do stuff about videogames and videogames news and one of the biggest franchises in this current generation has a guy taking a chainsaw to the enemies face, another with a main character whose biceps are bigger than his head, and "Boom Headshot" means something cool. Get off the high horse when this audience likes to see stupid action films over an obscure comic book based film.

Okay, stop right there, I think you need to give this forum a better look.

-The majority reveres developers with the likes of Bioware, Valve and Bethesda. Two of which are well known for their RPGs and the other is known for it's storytelling in it's FPS games, even without dialog. You be surprised what you can pick up from looking in Left 4 Dead or listening to the characters in TF2 and Portal.

-There have been more MW2 and Halo hate threads then any other gaming hate on this site.

-Gears of War is hardly ever mentioned, and when it is, its met with "meh." or small praise.

We are not the generic Gamer. We play those games, sure, but we prefer the Story Telling in most cases.

As for movies? Guess what? I preferred Inception over Watchman and Avatar. Story Telling and Characters will always win my appeal over gore and special effects.

Stop with the jock voice Bob, it's getting a little....childish.

lead sharp:
Stopped watching when he brought up the two female leads.

For fucks sake either invest in bromide or get a girlfriend.

No one cared about your review of the expendables, they cared about being badly insulted for liking it.

This. Whenever he brings up women, the review suddenly turns into an adolescent ZOMGBEWBSfest instead an actual review. It's a little disgusting and overplayed by now. We get it, you like the girls, Bob. I had been hoping for a review of Takers. I guess Zoe Saldana didn't get naked enough.

Gxas:
In this thread: People continue their discussion of the expendables from last week because no one knows how to let anything go.

Was expecting more of a review this week. I understand that nothing good came out, but still...

Well seeing as how he spent half of this review taking a shot at those people it wouldnt be the internet if they just let it lie

For my part, Expendables was average at best granted, but as others have pointed out don't insult your readers purely for their taste. Espicially when you hold up Piranha 3D as the counterpoint, and I love tits in a movie as much as the next guy.

Also I saw Centurian over a week ago and there is some great action in there but the chracterisation leaves a lot to be desired, although Dominic West channels Jimmy Mcnulty very well, "dont fuck with the ninth" indeed.

It would be a stretch to even call this video a review for Centurian as all you say is the directors previous films are good and it has Michael Fassbender in it, Hardly Exhaustive

Damn it Bob! Stop thinking that hot female nudity makes a movie better! (it dosen't it just arouses the people who don't look at porn) you don't need to keep reinforcing that you like hot women! you're going to start offending your female viewers by making yourself look like a guy who thinks that women in movies are just there to stand around and look sexy!
Anyway I might go see Centurion then.

Short answer - Bob needs an editor.

Like last week, this would have been a good review if the initial nonsense had been removed. Bob needed someone to edit the angst about Pilgrim tanking, and this week he needed an editor to snip the bitterness at the people that complained about his tears over Pilgrim tanking.

Hopefully next week it will all be out of his system and we can get back to reviews that aren't based on bitterness over what OTHER movies did or didn't do.

The actual review bits about Pirahana and Centurian were good.

Who said nothing good comes out in August? Well, me for one. I haven't seen a movie in about a month that I really felt I really wanted to go see, much less one that I NEEDED to see. So far Inception was the highlight of my summer, and I haven't even gone to see it yet, and this stuff...ugh, piranahs? Really? This is what we have from the box office? Piranahs?

You know, I heard a rumor about a movie coming from youtube, something about "Fred"? I don't know what it is, and it's almost assuredly bad, but with movies like this it's easy to see why we're sliding down the film scale so quickly.

Glad he did this review, even if he did wait till halfway through the video to actually talk about the movie he was reviewing. I had forgotten about Centurion.

Hubilub:
Well, he missed the point of the hatred, but whatever, I did enjoy his review of Centurion.

Not so much the Piranha one though, mostly because I don't see how boobs or hot women makes a movie good.

You can't say they don't make it more enjoyable! :D
Or maybe you can. I don't judge that

wooty:
So....... essentially a good film is just tonnes of blood and a pair of tits?

No no no, the owner of the pair of tits has to be making out with ANOTHER owner of a pair of tits. While covered in blood, presumably.

I'm getting a bit disillusioned with MovieBob.

ShadowKatt:
Who said nothing good comes out in August? Well, me for one. I haven't seen a movie in about a month that I really felt I really wanted to go see, much less one that I NEEDED to see. So far Inception was the highlight of my summer, and I haven't even gone to see it yet, and this stuff...ugh, piranahs? Really? This is what we have from the box office? Piranahs?

You know, I heard a rumor about a movie coming from youtube, something about "Fred"? I don't know what it is, and it's almost assuredly bad, but with movies like this it's easy to see why we're sliding down the film scale so quickly.

Look on the bright side, the horror movie about being stuck in an elevator comes out in 2 weeks.

Alright, in all seriousness, Bob isn't being a douche here.

Movie Bob is a Critic, not a Reviewer. He's not here to tell the world that the movie deserves attention simply because he's paid to. In fact what he is paid to do is give his opinion, not reinforce yours. A critic's job, in the paraphrased words of Yahtzee Croshaw, is to depict the majority of [insert critic's medium here] as the bland garbage that they are to highlight the few glittering bellydancers that rise above it. (yes, that is a reference to the inFamous review)

If you really need to have your own opinion reinforced, then go find a reviewer, not a critic. But if you're like the minority in this thread that can actually take a joke with a grain of salt then stick around and let the laughs ensue and remember that Bob isn't here to give you warm fuzzies about movies that you like.

Bang up job by the way there Bob. Looking forward to next week.

maddawg IAJI:
I love how Gxas not only predicted it, but he predicted it 2 minutes before someone brought it up. Well done.

Do you mean six minutes AFTER someone brought it up?
Just saying.
Also, the review has The Expendables in the tags, it would be weird if someone didn't bring up The Expendables.

OK, now I'm confused with Moviebob and good/bad movies. But hey, I'm going to obsess about it.

Centurion looks pretty decent actually. I never heard about it but thanks to the review I'm now interested in seeing it.

I love Fassbender. Loved him since 300. I might have to seek out Centurion now.

Looking forward to the review of Machete next week.

JourneyThroughHell:

maddawg IAJI:
I love how Gxas not only predicted it, but he predicted it 2 minutes before someone brought it up. Well done.

Do you mean six minutes AFTER someone brought it up?
Just saying.
Also, the review has The Expendables in the tags, it would be weird if someone didn't bring up The Expendables.

Actually...no...it was two. He posted at 12:10 Pm EST. You posted at 12:12 PM when you brought up the Expendables. You proved his point, although to be fair, you all were provoked by Bob himself.

Wow, a lot of whining here

Okay, now I know what must be done: remake "The Expendables" with an all monkey cast.

Rigs83:
And I did not say that the Scott Pilgrim movie is about videogames. I never said that the movie was good or bad. I said it was about an obscure comic book and that this website is geared more to videogame players who enjoy mindless shooty games.

The goddamn movie is supposed to be set in alternate version of Toronto where videogame rules apply with kung-fu fights and the like. That argument makes no sense, if anything it should appeal more to readers of this site.

Anyways the review was fine as always, I had seen Piranha already and it was a lot of fun. Just ridiculously over the top.

Axolotl:

wooty:
So....... essentially a good film is just tonnes of blood and a pair of tits?

Evidently his favorite film of all time is Caligula.

What?!
Now the internetz are sugesting that is Caligula bad?!?!?!

Definetly will need to take a look at Centurion it seems, I coutner it off my list pretty click as just another "300" clone.

Nice to see its got soem weight

JuggernautFox:
Alright, in all seriousness, Bob isn't being a douche here.

Movie Bob is a Critic, not a Reviewer. He's not here to tell the world that the movie deserves attention simply because he's paid to. In fact what he is paid to do is give his opinion, not reinforce yours. A critic's job, in the paraphrased words of Yahtzee Croshaw, is to depict the majority of [insert critic's medium here] as the bland garbage that they are to highlight the few glittering bellydancers that rise above it. (yes, that is a reference to the inFamous review)

If you really need to have your own opinion reinforced, then go find a reviewer, not a critic. But if you're like the minority in this thread that can actually take a joke with a grain of salt then stick around and let the laughs ensue and remember that Bob isn't here to give you warm fuzzies about movies that you like.

Bang up job by the way there Bob. Looking forward to next week.

This is a valid point, no-one has the right to get good feedback about movies they like and taking reviews like this with a pinch of salt is always a good idea.

However this review barely talks about Centurion at all, as someone said earlier it consists of Michael Fassbender + Doomsday is good, the rest of the video is a ode to Kelly Brook and sniping at the expendables. I expected more about the movie in the title is all.

Never even heard of Centurion before today, so I might give it a go.

But Piranha 3-D? Seriously?

10 bucks says he'll flip out next week over how people are dumb for not going to see Piranha "for bewbs", and saw The Expendables instead.

It's amazing how much people give a damn about that frikkin' review last week. Does it MATTER that he has a different opinion to you? Does it MATTER (on a site, remember, that contained Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw) that he mocked those that liked it? Does it MATTER, frankly, what little nitpicks you have to say about it?

Reviewers amplify previously held conclusions. I don't like the look of a film, a reviewer hates it, I avoid the film. He says it's good, I'll look into it, see if I really DO want to see it.

People live in this strange milase where their decisions have to be made or confirmed by other people. This happens everywhere. Whenever I ask anyone what they want (say, for dinner), they'll say "Oh, I don't mind" but privately will be upset if you chose something they DIDN'T WANT.

Got a bit sidetracked in that last bit, but still, NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY, STOP COMPLAINING.

People DO, on the other hand, care what Bob has to say, which is why he has a job doing this sort of thing.

Piranha looks like a dumb gory horror film, which is a good thing. But I will wait till DVD till I watch it. Plus I have no interest in 3d movies when all you are doing is paying for stuff to poke at you from the screen for no reason than "because its 3D".

I watched Centurion last week. It's quite good; although I hated all the CGI blood, is it me or does it really stand out on the screen? The film isn't as good as Dog Soldiers and The Descent, but still a fun movie in its own right. Who want Roman army verses werewolves?

For god's sake I used to enjoy Escape to the movies but if moviebob is gonna just give movies a good review for teen fantasy nudity I might not bother, I hate it when people who obviously haven't seen many naked women talk about movies with them in, they act like it is the biggest spectacle ever.

You know some of us get to see naked chicks regularly, it's not a reason to shell out seven quid at the cinema when I have the internet and the privacy of my own house

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