Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

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by Preezy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:08 pm

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One thing I can say is when watching it I felt it was a cult film and I tend to rate them a bit higher for being... cool and... they give me a warmer feeling. Especially if I like someone in it like Tom Hanks, and I liked Corey Feldman but I thought he was in it more.

Maybe I'd give it a 4 or 5 at a push, and I can get why people would really enjoy it. I really enjoy some films others think are crappy. Basically we may disagree but I understand you!

As for Star Wars - there is a big minority I feel out there who do hate TFA. Most on GR seem to really like it though.

I think to compare TFA to AotC is blasphemy though, the prequels were unequivocally dogshit in every respect. Zero redeeming features (except for the music, I guess).

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by myrrh heat than light » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:10 pm

Force Awakens is like a million miles better than the prequel trilogy. :lol:

4 > 5 > RO > 7 > 6 > 1 > 3 > 2

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Lucien » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:19 pm

more heat than light wrote:Force Awakens is like a million miles better than the prequel trilogy. :lol:

4 > 5 > RO > 7 > 6 > 1 > 3 > 2


4 > 6 > 5 > 1 > 3 > RO > 2 > TFA ... personally.

I really have a focus on originality and things making sense. TFA was a massive waste of unlimited potential and a bad sequel (imagine watching 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films). It wasn't watertight or explanatory either, not even close. The prequels, for all their faults, at least tried.

As I say, plenty of people feel that way. I even watched an hour long documentary on youtube that crucified TFA and I agreed with 99% of their points.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Skippy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:37 pm

TFA beats the whole prequel trilogy because it has actual characters.

5 > 4 > 6 > RO > 7 > 3 > 1 > 2

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by Schiess dem Denster » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:17 pm

Cinema Paradiso. Loved this. No idea how it has taken me so long to see it.

Very heartwarming and gentle. Loved the priest censoring the films. :lol:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by sawyerpip » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:19 am

Lucien wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Force Awakens is like a million miles better than the prequel trilogy. :lol:

4 > 5 > RO > 7 > 6 > 1 > 3 > 2

(imagine watching 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films).


But we didn't watch 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films, there were 32 years between VI and VII, and three so-so films.

Yes Force Awakens had a lot of the same beats of A New Hope but it was purposefully done, to re-introduce the audience to the Star Wars universe. I think it was different enough, and set enough up for the future, that it's not a fair stick to beat the film with. If The Last Jedi ends up being similar to The Empire Strikes Back then I would agree it's a fair argument.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Lucien » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:29 am

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Lucien wrote:(imagine watching 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films).


But we didn't watch 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films, there were 32 years between VI and VII, and three so-so films.

Yes Force Awakens had a lot of the same beats of A New Hope but it was purposefully done, to re-introduce the audience to the Star Wars universe. I think it was different enough, and set enough up for the future, that it's not a fair stick to beat the film with. If The Last Jedi ends up being similar to The Empire Strikes Back then I would agree it's a fair argument


The time it took to make the sequel doesn't matter. If you were to sit down and watch Episodes 4 through 7 right now, you'd have three films where the aim is to blow up a Death Star, and the last film would be a copy of the first.

You said The Force Awakens was purposefully unoriginal to re-introduce the audience to the universe - which audience? People who've seen the old films didn't need a copy of an old plot, and new audiences didn't need a copy either. I don't think it was done to re-introduce anybody; Disney just knew people liked the original trilogy, and they felt if they copied parts from it then people would like TFA. I don't think they cared about the series of movies and the overall story one bit.

The last thing you said there was if The Last Jedi is similar to The Empire Strikes Back, then we can criticise The Force Awakens. It doesn't matter what the plot of The Last Jedi is though; nothing that happens in that film changes anything in The Force Awakens to make it any better or worse.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by myrrh heat than light » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:40 am

We're talking about it like the two films are identical. Obviously the climax is pretty similar but elsewhere there are huge differences between the two films. It's a reprise, not a remake.

I think you need to watch the prequel trilogy again. Aside from the first (which I maintain works as a kids film and is pretty good fun throughout) they're awful jumbled messes. The second in particular is just dreadful, convoluted and boring.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by sawyerpip » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:42 am

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sawyerpip wrote:
Lucien wrote:(imagine watching 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films).


But we didn't watch 4-7 with three Death Stars and two near identical films, there were 32 years between VI and VII, and three so-so films.

Yes Force Awakens had a lot of the same beats of A New Hope but it was purposefully done, to re-introduce the audience to the Star Wars universe. I think it was different enough, and set enough up for the future, that it's not a fair stick to beat the film with. If The Last Jedi ends up being similar to The Empire Strikes Back then I would agree it's a fair argument


The time it took to make the sequel doesn't matter. If you were to sit down and watch Episodes 4 through 7 right now, you'd have three films where the aim is to blow up a Death Star, and the last film would be a copy of the first.

You said The Force Awakens was purposefully unoriginal to re-introduce the audience to the universe - which audience? People who've seen the old films didn't need a copy of an old plot, and new audiences didn't need a copy either. I don't think it was done to re-introduce anybody; Disney just knew people liked the original trilogy, and they felt if they copied parts from it then people would like TFA. I don't think they cared about the series of movies and the overall story one bit.

The last thing you said there was if The Last Jedi is similar to The Empire Strikes Back, then we can criticise The Force Awakens. It doesn't matter what the plot of The Last Jedi is though; nothing that happens in that film changes anything in The Force Awakens to make it any better or worse.


I didn't say it was unoriginal. I said it had the same beats as A New Hope. It was to re-introduce an audience who had sat through the three prequels and felt Star Wars had lost it's way.

The Force Awakens was a re-introduction to the Star Wars universe under new control and with plenty of future films planned. My point was that if episode VIII copies the template of V then fair enough you can say Disney aren't doing anything original with the series, perhaps I could have worded it better but I think you're splitting hairs.

EDIT: I didn't address the first point, of course the time matters and to say otherwise is quite frankly ridiculous. And the film isn't a copy of A New Hope, far from it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by TV Dinner » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:12 pm

Skippy wrote:TFA beats the whole prequel trilogy because it has actual characters.

5 > 4 > 6 > RO > 7 > 3 > 1 > 2

You praise TFA for its characters and then say RO is better? What interesting characters were in Rogue One?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Squinty » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:15 pm

In Bruges - 9/10

The stealth best Christmas movie. This show is just a triumph. It has a masterful control over many different elements, a witty script that moves between comedy and tragedy expertly.

The scene where Ken drops from the tower, has me almost in tears every time I see it.


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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:45 am

Squinty wrote:In Bruges - 9/10

The stealth best Christmas movie.


Die Hard is the best Christmas movie.

In Bruges is the best fairytale movie.

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by Rudolphin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:09 am

Schiess dem Denster wrote:Cinema Paradiso. Loved this. No idea how it has taken me so long to see it.

Very heartwarming and gentle. Loved the priest censoring the films. :lol:


Definitely in my top five ever. I cannot tell you how much I bawled my eyes out (lol) when he watched the film reel at the end.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Saigon Slick » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:57 am

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Squinty wrote:In Bruges - 9/10

The stealth best Christmas movie.


Die Hard is the best Christmas movie.

In Bruges is the best fairytale movie.


It's the best film with inanimate facking objects in it for sure.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:07 am

Saigon Slick wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Squinty wrote:In Bruges - 9/10

The stealth best Christmas movie.


Die Hard is the best Christmas movie.

In Bruges is the best fairytale movie.


It's the best film with inanimate facking objects in it for sure.


You're an inanimate facking object. :x

They're filming midgets!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Squinty » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:47 am

You retract that bit about my banana split strawberry floating kids!!

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:57 am

Two manky hookers and a racist dwarf. I think I'm heading home.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Skippy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 am

TV Dinner wrote:
Skippy wrote:TFA beats the whole prequel trilogy because it has actual characters.

5 > 4 > 6 > RO > 7 > 3 > 1 > 2

You praise TFA for its characters and then say RO is better? What interesting characters were in Rogue One?


Well, there's more to a film than character work. Where TFA had better characters than RO, the latter was better structured, had better set pieces and was generally better made. I also don't have a big problem with the characters in Rogue One, there's not much to Jyn which is the biggest shame but it's an ensemble piece designed explicitly to be a one-and-done film. There's only so much you can do with that many characters in the relatively short amount of time given, but even then I thought Cassian, K-2SO and Chirrut were all good or had interesting elements to them. I also wrote last year about how my interpretation of the cast was that each represents certain aspects of a Rebellion at a time when it wasn't a unified movement. Cassian represents the moral grey area (the Rebels are heroic but they were basically terrorists and did kill thousands of people), Chirrut represents faith in the force, Baze emphasises friendship and Jyn embodies the need for most people to get up and actually do something about the Empire. She goes from being aimless and not wanting to fight at all to be willing to die for a cause she believes in.

Also that hallway scene :datass:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Harry Ellis » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 pm

RO bored the gooseberry fool out of me.

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Squinty wrote:In Bruges - 9/10

The stealth best Christmas movie.

Die Hard is the best Christmas movie.

In Bruges is the best fairytale movie.

It's the best film with inanimate facking objects in it for sure.

You're an inanimate facking object. :x

They're filming midgets!

What a lollipop man doing knowing strawberry floating Karate?

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:52 pm

Harry Ellis wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Squinty wrote:In Bruges - 9/10

The stealth best Christmas movie.

Die Hard is the best Christmas movie.

In Bruges is the best fairytale movie.

It's the best film with inanimate facking objects in it for sure.

You're an inanimate facking object. :x

They're filming midgets!

What a lollipop man doing knowing strawberry floating Karate?


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