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Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:49 pm
by Godzilla
Justice League - 6/10

An odd film, it feels much like Suicide Squad, like a film which was made in the 90s before marvel movies got interesting.

I liked the pacing as compared to BvsS it moved along with a purpose. The plot is simple too which means it had some momentum.

Gal is exceptional, she can do more with a smile than the rest can do in a full scene. Batman has pretty much checked out, gone is his brooding and dangerous style, replaced with just some guy. Aquaman and cyborg both have some very Turtles movie dialogue which is really off and odd. Just feels very very dated and awkward.

The trailers showed everything, apart from 2 small bits and the re cut tv spots are terrible at hacking it all together.

The ending doesn't really set anything up, just kinda happens.

Worst of all is the CGI mess which is the final Battle, BvS, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and now JL all have terrible cgi last battles. The intimate cap vs Tony at the end of civil war has power with little CGI. It mattered as we cared about the characters. This was just like someone sneezed into jar of power rangers movie moments.

So after countless trailers viewed, a lot of negative reviews read and not much hype. It's here and it's forgettable, Lego Batman is a much better Batman movie. And finally...... They own the hero theme tunes of Superman, Batman and wonder woman, they would have made some scenes 10 times better. Not using them is madness.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:06 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Spike Island – 6/10

A small film from a few years ago about a group of lads in 1990 trying to get to Spike Island to see the Stone Roses concert. There was a lot to like about this film. The cast were decent (including the new Doctor Who and Daenerys Targaryen), there were funny scenes/lines and the basic idea was sound. The soundtrack was obviously great as well.

But it was in desperate need of script editing long before filming. The idea that these lads will stop at nothing to get into the gig just went nowhere in the end and just fizzled out into nothingness. But even then the movie continued past the actual gig for another 10/15 minutes.

Meh.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:40 pm
by Ste
A Christmas Horror Story.

Surprised at how good it was. Some tense moments. Well worth a watch at this time of year.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:15 pm
by satriales
I watched several good documentaries on Netflix the last few days:

Uprising Valley - Goes through the history of rock climbing at Yosemite. Is very well presented and entertaining, with lots of incredible climbing shots. 8.5/10

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats it's Young - This documents one of the world's toughest ultramarathons. In it's first 25yrs only ten people completed the 100+ mile course. The real entertainment here comes from the race creator who is quite the (evil) character. 8/10

Meru - Follows three experienced climbers attempting to be the first to reach the summit of Meru. To say much more would spoil the experience but there are quite a few unexpected turns and it's a really human drama. 8.5/10

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:34 pm
by Ecno
The Mummy 2017- 3/10: Man that was bad, Bring back Brendan Fraser. and John Hannah.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:24 am
by Rocksleddy
Salt - that plot was utterly strawberry floating nonsensical. Angelina Jolie's cool though.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:23 pm
by TigaSefi
Justice League - 7/10

A few things
1) It's NOT that bad.
2) Wonder woman is in a lot more than I had been lead to believe. In fact, she was amazing yet again.
3) The storyline progresses just fine. Steppenwolf is ok as a baddie. Bit easy to beat.
4) it could have been a lot worse but it also good that it doesn't copy Marvel's method. Warner Bros clearly has to get some kind of rhythm going with all of its characters as it jars to have different actors for the same role in TV-land.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 pm
by Godzilla
Daddy's Home 2 - 6/10

It's ok and has a strong ending. The Christmas setting helps a lot though. It's hugely homophobic and male affection is the butt of most of the jokes. Just enough laughs to make it work but not worth over thinking as it has some very odd choices. Would have benefited massively from being a 15 or 18 as lack of adult humor kills many of the set ups.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 pm
by floydfreak
TigaSefi wrote:Justice League - 7/10

A few things
1) It's NOT that bad.
2) Wonder woman is in a lot more than I had been lead to believe. In fact, she was amazing yet again.
3) The storyline progresses just fine. Steppenwolf is ok as a baddie. Bit easy to beat.
4) it could have been a lot worse but it also good that it doesn't copy Marvel's method. Warner Bros clearly has to get some kind of rhythm going with all of its characters as it jars to have different actors for the same role in TV-land.



Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:42 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Wonder Woman – 6/10

I didn’t think much of this. It was better than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman (I haven’t seen Justice League) but that’s not really saying much. ;)

Gal Gadot was great and Chris Pine was decent but the story didn’t grip me and I just ended up watching it for the sake of it.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:18 pm
by Oblomov Boblomov
Molly's Game

Jessica Chastain has her magnificent cleavage on show throughout the entire thing. That's all I could really pay attention to.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:25 pm
by Ecno
Keeping up with the Joneses 5/10- Just enough smiles to keep it from being a 4.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:07 pm
by Godzilla
Paddington 2 - 9/10

Not seen the first and it's all so very British and twee that I thought I would hate this. But I went along and wow, it's bloody charming, some of the shots are lovely and like a story book come to life. The plot is interesting, effects are not noticable and the cast is excellent. The cameos are particularly good.

An genuinely lovely movie that even gives Hugh Grant a chance to shine as someone other than bumbling prat.

Probably the closest I've seen a movie get to a film for all the family. Bring on Paddington 3

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 pm
by Lucien
The 'Burbs - 3/10

I think the concept was alright and you could make a good film out of it - what are those creepy neighbours up to? - maybe. But yeah it's a poor film.


Star Wars: Force Awakens - 4/10

Watched this again on Netflix (was surprised to see it there). Getting prepped for the new film. Anyway, this is possibly matched with Attack of the Clones for the worst Star Wars film for me. I'd probably say this was worse though, because you could rework bits of the story in AOTC and reshoot it to make a good movie, but you'd need to scrap this entire shitshow because it's all style and zero substance. It's a terrible sequel to ROTJ also.

I liked the style and John Boyega's acting.


Whiplash - 8.5/10

Second watch of this. Very interesting movie but don't want to say much about it, other than I think it's better if you know little or nothing about it before watching it for the first time.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:29 pm
by Preezy
Lucien wrote:The 'Burbs - 3/10
Star Wars: Force Awakens - 4/10

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Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:36 pm
by Lucien
Did you like The 'Burbs Preezy?

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:37 pm
by Preezy
Lucien wrote:Did you like The 'Burbs Preezy?

I did.

Red Rover, Red Rover, let Lucien go on over! :toot:

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:46 pm
by Lucien
I remember watching it as a kid and I think I really liked it then. Wasn't a fan re-watching it sadly. :(

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:51 pm
by Preezy
I'm a fan of all of the early Tom Hanks comedies. The Money Pit is also a personal favourite.

Re: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:04 pm
by Lucien
Preezy wrote:I'm a fan of all of the early Tom Hanks comedies. The Money Pit is also a personal favourite.


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.