Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

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by Denster » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:13 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
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Moggy wrote:Marvel only release 2 or 3 a year and Warner’s only 1 or 2. 8-10 hours or so of superhero movies over an entire year doesn’t sound that bad to me.

I can’t remember the last one I bothered to pay to see at the cinema though. ;)


That's still too many I feel, plus it's pretty much every year. Then you factor in the slew of serials. Complete overkill.


10 hours a year is too much? People spend longer than that every single weekend just watching football. :lol:


I think you're purposely missing the point. Several superhero movies a year steals away the excitement and it just becomes a situation of "oh, it's another of those movies. Yawn*.

I like Star Wars as well, but I wouldn't want several films a year about it.

I don't watch football either. Tedious sport.


To use that example - if you asked the majority of star wars fans - ok we're going to release four films a year for the next five years.

Each major character will have their own film and then they'll be linked and have a couple of films that pulls them all together.

So a Han Solo film, leia Film, Chewbacca film, Yoda, Vader, Maul, Palpatine, et al
then Star wars Infinity force whatever.

Star wars fans would think they'd died and gone to heaven.
Mining the whole of the star wars universe for film material?
Who wouldn't want to see a Darth Bane origin story? or any other one of the thousands you could pick.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Frank » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm

I wouldn't want standalone films for individual star wars characters, though. I wouldn't care about a Yoda film or a Palpatine film. A Han Solo solo film doesn't appeal, a Boba Fett film doesn't really appeal.

Rogue One was good because it was an ensemble thing and the ending was classic Star Wars while still being it's own kind of thing.

I want films based on the extended universe stuff, not films going into the disappointing origin stories of on characters I already know.

As the comic book films have shown, origin stories are boring now. Give us new stories.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Moggy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:46 pm

I like Star Wars but am not its biggest fan.

I can’t really see the point of the standalone character movies. Rogue One was decent and I am sure the Episode movies will be good, but if they want to expand it then they need to tell different stories with new characters, not just make a movie showing how Han Solo was a smuggler (no gooseberry fool!).

The KOTOR games were good, why not tell some stories set long before the Republic/Empire era? Some movies set in a time before the Jedi/Sith or movies that show how the Jedi/Sith came to be could be good.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:24 pm

Valerian and the City of a thousand planets - 7/10

Very long but enjoyable spectacle. Both of the leads are good and the effects are truly stunning. It has some strong action scenes and so many aliens and alien worlds. It could have easily been called The Fifth Element 2 as the themes and style are identical. However it lacks any real emotional depth and the last 40 minutes are so really drag as it's a very long movie. I'd recommend it though as it looka brilliant and is very watchable.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:20 pm

Just watched The Force Awakens in a church with the sound turned up to about 800.

I strawberry floating love it. If you don't like this film you're a bellend. There, I said it. Ban me, mods!

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by Preezy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:26 pm

Ghost in the Shell (2017) - 6.5/10

Looked nice, particularly Scarlett in her combat onesie, but otherwise this was a bit meh. It definitely helped that I'd seen the original otherwise I don't think I've had kept watching. I enjoyed the aesthetic and atmosphere, makes me excited for Bladerunner 2049 :datass:
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Tomous » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:00 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Just watched The Force Awakens in a church with the sound turned up to about 800.

I strawberry floating love it. If you don't like this film you're a bellend. There, I said it. Ban me, mods!

10,000/10


I really hope that wasn't an event and you just decided to set up shop in a church and blast out Thr Force Awakens for the hell of it.
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by Tragic Magic » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:03 am

Doctor Strange

First time seeing it and I thought it was awesome. Loved the whole thing and I don't understand how people have the opinion that it's naff. Also didn't know what the after credits scenes were so they were both pretty awesome surprises. Didn't know anything of Mordo so was pretty gutted by that after credits scene.
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:22 am

Tomous wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:Just watched The Force Awakens in a church with the sound turned up to about 800.

I strawberry floating love it. If you don't like this film you're a bellend. There, I said it. Ban me, mods!

10,000/10


I really hope that wasn't an event and you just decided to set up shop in a church and blast out Thr Force Awakens for the hell of it.

Hate to disappoint you :(.

I missed the first hour because of the football, which was a shame. Also I didn't give any money to the donations box at the end because strawberry float religion 8-).
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by Gemini73 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:15 pm

Denster wrote: if you asked the majority of star wars fans - ok we're going to release four films a year for the next five years.

Each major character will have their own film and then they'll be linked and have a couple of films that pulls them all together.

So a Han Solo film, leia Film, Chewbacca film, Yoda, Vader, Maul, Palpatine, et al
then Star wars Infinity force whatever.

Star wars fans would think they'd died and gone to heaven.
Mining the whole of the star wars universe for film material?
Who wouldn't want to see a Darth Bane origin story? or any other one of the thousands you could pick.


I'm sure a lot of Star Wars fans would lap it up, but not this one. Lets be honest here, a lot of Star Wars/comic fans are blinded by their fanboyism. You could literally put anything out with Star Wars or Marvel on the packaging and they go ape gooseberry fool for it.
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by Tafdolphin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:21 pm

Spiderman 6/10

Aside from having the best villain the Marvelverse has had, this was entirely average. The jokes were there, I suppose, but not particularly amusing most of the time and the quirkiness of Parker got old, fast. The middle sagged and the finale was the usual vomit of CGI (which was surprisingly sub par for the entire film). Still, as I say, Vulture and his crew were the best superhero villains since Dr Octopus back in the day, and worth seeing the film for on their own.

I think I'm just sick of superhero films. Having seen War for the Planet of the Apes use CGI to create real, emotional characters and narratives, going back to the crash-bang-wallop of Marvel was just a bit boring.
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by Denster » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:49 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Denster wrote: if you asked the majority of star wars fans - ok we're going to release four films a year for the next five years.

Each major character will have their own film and then they'll be linked and have a couple of films that pulls them all together.

So a Han Solo film, leia Film, Chewbacca film, Yoda, Vader, Maul, Palpatine, et al
then Star wars Infinity force whatever.

Star wars fans would think they'd died and gone to heaven.
Mining the whole of the star wars universe for film material?
Who wouldn't want to see a Darth Bane origin story? or any other one of the thousands you could pick.


I'm sure a lot of Star Wars fans would lap it up, but not this one. Lets be honest here, a lot of Star Wars/comic fans are blinded by their fanboyism. You could literally put anything out with Star Wars or Marvel on the packaging and they go ape gooseberry fool for it.


Yeah. Unquestionably.
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by Floex » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:34 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Spiderman 6/10

Aside from having the best villain the Marvelverse has had, this was entirely average. The jokes were there, I suppose, but not particularly amusing most of the time and the quirkiness of Parker got old, fast. The middle sagged and the finale was the usual vomit of CGI (which was surprisingly sub par for the entire film). Still, as I say, Vulture and his crew were the best superhero villains since Dr Octopus back in the day, and worth seeing the film for on their own.

I think I'm just sick of superhero films. Having seen War for the Planet of the Apes use CGI to create real, emotional characters and narratives, going back to the crash-bang-wallop of Marvel was just a bit boring.


Dead inside. I'm with you on that most superhero films are forgettable but this had something special about it.
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by Tafdolphin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:41 pm

It wasn't bad per se but I'd been to see three cracking films in a row (Dunkirk, WftPotA and The Big Sick) and this just didn't hold a candle to any of them. Judged against other superhero films yeah it's probably an 8. Judged as a film in its own right, definitely a 6. In my opinion.
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by Squinty » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:55 pm

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I thought this was lovely. Not sure why I haven't seen it before, but I'm glad I watched it. It goes very sci-fi in the last half, but it pulled off the shift in tone. I couldn't really guess what was going to happen at that point. I think it handled the later scenes very well. It could have fallen pretty flat, but it didn't.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:49 pm

Dunkirk - hhhhhmmmm

Not sure how to rate this one. I loved the use of sound, best bullet sound effects I've heard in ages. Loved the stuff on the boat and the spitfire moments. Loved the build up towards the end. Loved the sense of danger in each scene.

However I wasn't keen on the use of time within the film or the sense of scale. Which was tiny, I counted 25 boats at one point and it never felt like more than 2,000 troops. It really needed a few long shots of tons of soldiers and boats.

Its a lot shorter than his other work and felt a lot rougher around the edges too.

Worth a watch but not a patch on his best films.

Also Harry was very good in it, didn't expect that at all.
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by Vishvanath » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:22 pm

Dirty Dancing - 7/10
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by Lotus » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:37 pm

Mad Max Fury Road - 8/10

+ Looks great
+ Plot is kept simple which works well
+ Some very good action sequences
+ Soundtrack is effective at ramping up tension and complimenting the action
+ Courtney Eaton :datass:

- Some of the action scenes went on for too long
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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:54 pm

Lotus wrote:+ Courtney Eaton :datass:


Yes! :wub:
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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Floex » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:47 pm

Valarian & The Biggest load of gooseberry fool in the Galaxy

Awful.

Simply.

Awful.

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