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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by smurphy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:09 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Alkaline wrote:A Ghost Story - 3/10

Pretentious twoddle. Lingering shots of nothing. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I also couldn't understand a word Casey Affleck was saying.


When i read the synopsis, it sounded quite interesting, but the reviews have put me off completely.


It's pretty brilliant. I can see why some people might wrongly think of it as 'pretentious twoddle', but it isn't.


White House Down - 7/10

This comes so close to being an amazing spiritual successor to Die Hard. If it had more one liners, was more violent and didn't have the most laughably cheesy ending of all time it would be there.

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by Vermilion » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:27 pm

Finally watched IT

Fantastic film, and bloody scary too. 9/10

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by Chained Teapot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:31 am

Been slowly getting through rewatching all the MCU films. I’ve currently watched from Iron man to Thor Dark World.

Avengers is the best of the lot so far for me. It just a really fun film and always love me some Loki. It’s also good seeing all the early interactions between the avengers.

The first Iron Man, Captain America & Thor films were all good. Iron Mans fight at the end was a bit boring though. Captain America was good but felt like it was missing something and Thor was good but like Captain America felt like it was missing something.

Iron Man 2 & 3 I liked them both about the same. Not as good as the first and honestly pretty forgettable as I barely remember anything about them. I did enjoy watching them at the time of watching so they weren’t boring at least.

Thor the Dark World is pretty meh. I think having to bring Jane and Earth into the film kinda made it more worse. The villains weren’t very interesting and it felt like he went down too easily. Me and my girlfriend did have fun making up our own motives for the elves by just listening to what they said. Pretty sure they wanted a lot of viagra or something.

Hulk actually still gotta finish this one. Saw about 30 min of it and the girlfriend got bored so we skipped. I didn’t mind what I saw but from what I remember of watching it years ago it was pretty dull.

Now to gradually finish the rest before infinity wars.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:56 pm

Chained Teapot wrote:Hulk actually still gotta finish this one. Saw about 30 min of it and the girlfriend got bored so we skipped. I didn’t mind what I saw but from what I remember of watching it years ago it was pretty dull.


Was it the Ed Norton one? Or the Eric Bana one? The latter isn't part of the MCU.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Chained Teapot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:19 pm

Ed Norton one, forgot whatever sub title it had. Still want to get round to rewatching it all but also so much more used to Ruffalo as Bruce now.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Vermilion » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:45 pm

I remember watching the Eric Bana one at the cinema, half the audience ended up walking out.

Still, watched The Shaun The Sheep Movie today, 8/10, absolutely packed with slapstick and sight gags.

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by Death's Head » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Atari: Game Over.

Not exactly a film, more of a documentary weighing in at just over an hour. For anyone who grew up during the Atari VCS era, an interesting piece on the investigation into whether the ET cartridges were really buried in a landfill and the reasons behind it.

I enjoyed it but probably not for everyone. 7

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Minoru » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:17 pm

Chained Teapot wrote:Been slowly getting through rewatching all the MCU films. I’ve currently watched from Iron man to Thor Dark World.

Iron Man 1 is my favourite because I'm a giant Tony Stark nerd and I felt like it captures the character best. I liked that Iron Man 3 dealt with his PTSD and anxiety a bit, but yeah, it was largely forgettable. I don’t think any of the MCU film have been that standout since the early ones, actually. Hopefully Black Panther and Infinity War will change that though.

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by Hime » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:43 pm

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Chained Teapot wrote:Been slowly getting through rewatching all the MCU films. I’ve currently watched from Iron man to Thor Dark World.

Iron Man 1 is my favourite because I'm a giant Tony Stark nerd and I felt like it captures the character best. I liked that Iron Man 3 dealt with his PTSD and anxiety a bit, but yeah, it was largely forgettable. I don’t think any of the MCU film have been that standout since the early ones, actually. Hopefully Black Panther and Infinity War will change that though.

I didn't enjoy Iron Man 3 or Avengers 2 but Captain America 2&3, Guardians 1&2 and Ant Man were great while Doctor Strange was pretty good. I haven't seen Homecoming or Thor 3 yet but I'm fully aboard the Infinity War hype train now I'm getting back into the Marvel films.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Hime » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:47 pm

Logan

strawberry floating loved it. The second act dragged a little but overall it was just what I hoped it would be. It did feel like a bit of a spin off but comics do that sort of thing all the time don't they.

As much as I enjoy the MCU it makes me sad that we probably won't see another gritty Marvel superhero film now.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Minoru » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Hime wrote:I didn't enjoy Iron Man 3 or Avengers 2 but Captain America 2&3, Guardians 1&2 and Ant Man were great while Doctor Strange was pretty good. I haven't seen Homecoming or Thor 3 yet but I'm fully aboard the Infinity War hype train now I'm getting back into the Marvel films.

Actually yeah, CW was pretty good. I think they could've done more with it if the personal stake between the Avengers had been established better, but that's more the fault of previous movies than CW itself. I wasn't really a fan of Cap 2, but I know most people like it a lot so I guess that's just me. Guardians 1 and Antman were just okay to me, nothing too impressive, but not boring or bad by any means. Haven’t seen Guardian’s 2 or Doc Strange yet.

Homecoming was actually good, that one I'd recommend, best Spidey film in a long time. A lot of people love Thor 3 too. I thought it tried too hard to be funny and missed the mark a lot for me, but I guess that one's down to personal preference, so it's probably worth checking out.


Hime wrote:Logan

strawberry floating loved it. The second act dragged a little but overall it was just what I hoped it would be. It did feel like a bit of a spin off but comics do that sort of thing all the time don't they.

As much as I enjoy the MCU it makes me sad that we probably won't see another gritty Marvel superhero film now.

Oh god yeah, Logan was amazing. Probably my favourite superhero film I've seen. I loved every minute of it TBH, but I'm a little biased because it was very much my kind of grim.

I do hope Marvel understand that there's an appeal for more mature superhero movies and let them be made but, yeah, it is a little worrying that there may not be room for films like Logan in the future.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by FudgeDiver » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:18 pm

star wars 4/10

it stinks
it stinks
it stinks

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Hime » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:21 pm

Minoru wrote:
Hime wrote:I didn't enjoy Iron Man 3 or Avengers 2 but Captain America 2&3, Guardians 1&2 and Ant Man were great while Doctor Strange was pretty good. I haven't seen Homecoming or Thor 3 yet but I'm fully aboard the Infinity War hype train now I'm getting back into the Marvel films.

Actually yeah, CW was pretty good. I think they could've done more with it if the personal stake between the Avengers had been established better, but that's more the fault of previous movies than CW itself. I wasn't really a fan of Cap 2, but I know most people like it a lot so I guess that's just me. Guardians 1 and Antman were just okay to me, nothing too impressive, but not boring or bad by any means. Haven’t seen Guardian’s 2 or Doc Strange yet.

Homecoming was actually good, that one I'd recommend, best Spidey film in a long time. A lot of people love Thor 3 too. I thought it tried too hard to be funny and missed the mark a lot for me, but I guess that one's down to personal preference, so it's probably worth checking out.


Hime wrote:Logan

strawberry floating loved it. The second act dragged a little but overall it was just what I hoped it would be. It did feel like a bit of a spin off but comics do that sort of thing all the time don't they.

As much as I enjoy the MCU it makes me sad that we probably won't see another gritty Marvel superhero film now.

Oh god yeah, Logan was amazing. Probably my favourite superhero film I've seen. I loved every minute of it TBH, but I'm a little biased because it was very much my kind of grim.

I do hope Marvel understand that there's an appeal for more mature superhero movies and let them be made but, yeah, it is a little worrying that there may not be room for films like Logan in the future.

Actually I'd probably agree with you about GoTG and Ant Man, it's more that I was really disappointed with Avengers 2 and it killed my enthusiasm for the whole thing for a while. I really liked GoTG 2 and recommend you give that a try. Hopefully Thor 2 hits for me as I like the character but it's the constant one liners and comedy is thing I have issues with in the MCU.

Do you know if Logan was a box office success? I could see a crossover with people who like Deadpool which could keep the grim superhero film alive. Man, that ending was good, I love it when they let superheroes do cool superhero stuff but also manage to create a sense of danger.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Earfolds » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:22 pm

FudgeDiver wrote:star wars 4/10

it stinks
it stinks
it stinks

Yes, Mr. Sherman, everything stinks.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Minoru » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:35 pm

Hime wrote:Actually I'd probably agree with you about GoTG and Ant Man, it's more that I was really disappointed with Avengers 2 and it killed my enthusiasm for the whole thing for a while. I really liked GoTG 2 and recommend you give that a try. Hopefully Thor 2 hits for me as I like the character but it's the constant one liners and comedy is thing I have issues with in the MCU.

Do you know if Logan was a box office success? I could see a crossover with people who like Deadpool which could keep the grim superhero film alive. Man, that ending was good, I love it when they let superheroes do cool superhero stuff but also manage to create a sense of danger.

Yeah, AoU was a big let down, probably one of the poorest MCU films and that cut my enthusiasmy for MCU a bit too.

If you don't like the constant one liners, I don't think you'll like Thor 3 that much. It goes full out on them, almost everything becomes a joke even the more serious moments, and that was my biggest problem with it. A lot of people say they found it really hilarious, but personally a lot of the one liners felt really flat to me. It has a lot of good points, but the humour really irritated me.

I heard that for an R rated movie, Logan was a big success, but I'm not sure how that compares with MCU's usual family type fair. Another issue may be that by allowing a movie to go for a higher rating they'll be losing out on the money that comes with merchandise/toys and since Marvel’s all about the money they'll probably be reluctant to do that. I think it's a bit of a wait and see game at the moment, because Deadpool and Logan were obviously popular, but whether that's enough, who knows.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by FudgeDiver » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:38 pm

expecting any kind of quality from MCU is a fools endeavour, there's larger stakes in a strawberry floating cabbage patch

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by smurphy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:13 am

FudgeDiver wrote:there's larger stakes in a strawberry floating cabbage patch


:lol: I will be using this.

I'm all over the place when it comes to my opinion Marvel films. I go between thinking they are just utter dirge compared to actual quality films, and they make me annoyed at how low effort and lowest common denominator they are. Then I think of the DC films, and all the properly gooseberry fool horror film blockbusters that come out and then suddenly Marvel films don't look so bad. For how popular they are and how frequently they're released they are really solid entertainment.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Minoru » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:19 am

I think MCU films are a bit like the movie version of easy reading, they're a safe bet for something entertaining but nothing ground-breaking, artistic or thought provoking. I'm invested enough in the characters and constantly disappointed enough with comics that I usually hope they'll do something really good with them in MCU, but those kinds of expectations are stupid.

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by Hime » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 am

Minoru wrote:I think MCU films are a bit like the movie version of easy reading, they're a safe bet for something entertaining but nothing ground-breaking, artistic or thought provoking. I'm invested enough in the characters and constantly disappointed enough with comics that I usually hope they'll do something really good with them in MCU, but those kinds of expectations are stupid.

I think you need to remind yourself how bad most super hero films were before the MCU so a constant stream of pretty good, entertaining films isn't that bad.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Minoru » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:32 am

Hime wrote:I think you need to remind yourself how bad most super hero films were before the MCU so a constant stream of pretty good, entertaining films isn't that bad.

Hah, true enough. I'm a Daredevil fan and that film was pretty dire. Even the poorer MCU stuff is a lot better than most of what came before it. I do really love IM1 and enjoy most of the others. I'm just more into comics I guess, and those have been something of a let down in recent years.

Even though I'm not a die hard MCU fan I'm pretty hyped for Captain Marvel since she's one of my favourite heroes and it's about time she got a film.

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