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by Godzilla » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:31 pm

Sequel is loads better. Basically a zombie movie for part of it, with very good effects and a strong ending.

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by Blue Eyes » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:04 am

I saw Kong Island last night. I'm sorry, Godzilla, but this film is terrible. I can barely find the words. It's just a snappier version of the Peter Jackson one which was also gooseberry fool. It's nowhere near brutal enough for a monster movie and none of the characters save for John C Riley is worth a damn at all.

It's a 4/10.

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by Blue Eyes » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:07 am

People in the cinema were clapping at the end of it too. Whether it was sarcastic applause or not, I'm not sure.

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by Drumstick » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:08 am

Blue Eyes wrote:People in the cinema were clapping at the end of it too. Whether it was sarcastic applause or not, I'm not sure.

Urgh. I can't stand it when people do that.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:27 am

Clapping in cinemas is bizzare. The performers are not there. It's no different than standing up and applauding after watching something on Netflix in bed.

I thought​ Kong was brutal enough. The spider attack and opening battle were pretty grim for the humans. The final battle was as brutal as Godzilla final fight or Jacksons's Kong vs t Rex fight.

I'm seeing it again soon so I'll see if it holds up to multiple viewings.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:24 pm

Godzilla wrote:Clapping in cinemas is bizzare. The performers are not there. It's no different than standing up and applauding after watching something on Netflix in bed.


Why's that weird? How else would the CIA know that you really enjoyed that episode of Stranger Things?

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by That's not a growth » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:36 pm

My mate got offended when i said it was weird when he clapped when watching football on TV at the pub.

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by Tomous » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:40 pm

That's not a growth wrote:My mate got offended when i said it was weird when he clapped when watching football on TV at the pub.


This is 100% normal.


Clapping in the cinema is weird however. I've seen it a few times. In India they all stand for the national anthem that always plays before a film which is abit random.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:42 pm

Tomous wrote:
That's not a growth wrote:My mate got offended when i said it was weird when he clapped when watching football on TV at the pub.


This is 100% normal.


Clapping in the cinema is weird however. I've seen it a few times. In India they all stand for the national anthem that always plays before a film which is abit random.


It's the law in India though so they are not acting weird they're just avoiding breaking a weird law.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-38155630

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Ironhide » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:05 pm

We used to do that here, although I don't think it was a legal requirement.

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by Preezy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:32 pm

Still shood hve to sing it whats the world comin too, their aint enuf pashun in are county no more coz of all the EU imegrants god save the Union Jack I say xx

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by Rex Kramer » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Moana 9/10 - Stunningly beautiful, brilliant songs and a great story. I'm thinking it's Disney's best since Lion King. The only misstep was the chicken, but I guess that was there to make 7 year olds laugh (if mine are anything to go by). And that Jermaine Clement song was top notch.

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by Preezy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:23 pm

Don't Breathe - 8/10

Really decent "horror" flick (no ghosts or paranormal gooseberry fool though). Stephen Lang is a badass.

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by Floex » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:21 pm

Kong: Skull Island 6/10

Hmm, definitely didn't grab me this one. It's a film trying to say something but doesn't know which direction to go. Too many characters trying to cover too much exposition. Didn't by Tom Hiddleston in this role either though as a spectacle it's quite something.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:44 pm

Kong 8.5/10
Much much better than I expected. Really like the new take on a classic film. Loads of great action and the CGI was amazing. Lovely story too and it made me laugh a lot even at scenes that possibly weren't funny lol.

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by CitizenErased » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:48 pm

Logan

The perfect Wolverine movie and a fitting end to Jackman's portrayal of the character. It took a few dud movies but he damn well got there in the end.

9/10

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by Lotus » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:53 pm

The Equalizer - 7/10

Reasonably good crime/violence/action film. Denzel Washington seems to play the same character in every film he's in, and this is no different. Some nice brutal violence and deaths, and it moves along at a decent pace. A few ridiculous moments, and some tired cliches, but not bad.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Tomous » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:27 am

Rewatched the Indiana Jones trilogy over the last few weeks (the 4th doesn't exist). I think the order is quite definite:

1 > 3 > 2.

Temple of Doom is clearly is the most flawed. I respect their effort to avoid repeating themselves but a lot of their decisions don't work. The female lead is extremely annoying, an awful exaggerated version of the 'damsel in distress' and the relationship with Indy doesn't ever work. The darker tone and violence (child torture?!) also feels jarring against the fun nature of Indiana Jones films. Lucas clearly thought "hey, it worked for me in the Empire Strikes Back!" but it's a poor choice for Indy. The narrative is weak and it really lacks the adventure spirit at times that the others have in abdunace. And that's after it starts so well, with the introduction leading into a well worked non stop action sequence that has Indy moving from one country to another...from car to plane to inflatable dingy...but after that, the film is largely set in one place (and mostly underground) and it suffers from that point on. By the time the excellent minecart chase arrives it's too late in the day really. I do like Short Round though-he has great chemistry with Harrison Ford that at least adds some funny moments that lighten the mood but even then, the Asian stereotype can feel uncomfortable at times. You can pretty easily argue the film is racist and sexist really. A lot of mistakes.

Fortunately, The Last Crusade is a great return to form. It's the funniest and lightest of the films-a clear response to the over the top darkness of the second. The introduction, with a teenage Indy in the Boy Scouts, is a nice addition to the mythology, showing how he developed into the person he is and from there the narrative is much stronger than Temple of Doom, working around three acts well. And the film shifts a gear when Sean Connery arrives. The relationship between Indy and his Dad is a lot of fun, and leads to some of the best moments in the franchise ("how do you know?" "she talks in her sleep...") and it's new ground for Indy-the female lead keeps things going for the first half but she's a largely boring character and the female companion route is ground already well trodden. The Indiana Jones films always have a central plot device that the film is about-but this isn't really about the Holy Grail, it's about the relationship between Indy and his Dad, and Sean Connery was superb casting-he and Harrison Ford bounce off each other from start to finish.

However, it's not quite as good as Raiders of the Lost Ark which is the definitive Indy film. Tone wise it sits in the middle between Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade and is all the better for it. It has the fun, light hearted moments and it has the tense moments that give it a great sense of adventure. Plus by not overdoing the violence (like Temple of Doom does) it helps give the ending more impact. And it's all wrapped up in a tight, well paced package that never lets up. It captures what Indy is about perfectly, and is the reason he's one of cinema's greatest and most iconic characters. It's one of the best action films ever made for my money. I already want to go watch it again to be honest...

Raiders of the Lost Ark 10
Temple of Doom 5
The Last Crusade 9

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by more heat than light » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:32 am

Pretty much nailed on, although I do think the fourth film has some merit. It's fashionable to hate on it, but ending aside it's not that bad and occasionally gets the Indy tone exactly right. Certainly nowhere near the disaster that is Die Hard 5.

I'd have it..

Raiders of the Lost Ark 10
Temple Of Doom 7
Last Crusade 8
Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull 5

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:39 am

I'd go with:

Raiders of the Lost Ark - 10
Temple Of Doom - 6
Last Crusade - 9
Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull - 3


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