Last film you watched and your rating

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by more heat than light » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:17 pm

The Greatest Showman

Was forced into watching this by the missus, and thankfully wasn't quite the cinematic abortion I was expecting. That's mainly thanks to Hugh Jackman, who is wonderfully warm and charasmatic. He practically carries the entire film, which is a good job because everything around him is completely one-dimensional. Supporting cast given nothing to do, story is rote and unimaginative and it's directed with a surprising lack of energy. It plays out like My First Musical for tweens.

4/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Albear » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:21 pm

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Yeah it is. I rated it 5/10 in a couple of pages back.

It was just boring I thought.


37 mins in and Jack Thundercock has just knocked a soldier out using a motorbike after a beautiful biologist jumped onto a moving bus so she could shoot an Alien she only met 10 mins earlier.

strawberry float me this is gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Albear » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:25 pm

At least Autistic kid seems to be handling alien lawnmower man experience just fine after the fire alarm freakout.

Phew.

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by Squinty » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:31 am

Calvary - 8/10

Cracking film. I seen it a few years ago, it's now on UK Netflix. Funny and deep. I love how it explores a little community of people. Gleeson acts his balls off as usual.

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by BOR » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:24 pm

Mission Impossible: Fallout - 7.5/10

It was pretty good action film.

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by Rex Kramer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

That was absolutely strawberry floating incredible. At this point I'd have to say it's the best comic book movie I've ever seen. It's takes a top tier story, paces it brilliantly with some top notch performances, has a grade A soundtrack and is all wrapped up in the most amazing art style you'll ever see. It's wonderful and I need to see it again.

It also has the single greatest Stan Lee cameo and it brought tears to my eyes.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:04 pm

Banjo wrote:Resurrection is balls, but at the very least it has some schlocky qualities and fun performances (Ron Perlman is a good laugh and Sigourney Weaver still has fantastic presence in it), and Jeunet as a visual director brings a hell of a lot to the table. When Resurrection gooseberry fools its pants, it does so in a manner that still provides laughs. Covenant is navel-gazing tripe when even the peak bollocks is just plain boring: Michael Fassbender teaching Michael Fassbender how to play the penny whistle should be one of the greatest 'what the strawberry float am I watching?' moments in cinema history, but instead it was purest tedium.


The problem with this Alien film is it's like they decided to try and make the worst version of an Alien film.

The characters are all as thick as gooseberry fool (going out onto an unknown alien planet in short sleeve shirts after only a minor planetary scan are they strawberry floating mental?) and look like they are less effective tactically than I am at a CoD game so will die in any encounter. They decide that if they need to look at stuff pressing their faces a few inches away from it is a really great idea and then get amazed when they get attacked.

They keep trusting an android who's obviously got super advanced droid rot and make Kryten's spare head 3 look like a good bloke to have in a crisis and just to top the turd sandwich of completely they manage to make it as dull as strawberry float.

The entire crew deserved to be Darwin Award winners and I now don't give a strawberry float if the Aliens win as all the humans in the future are strawberry floating idiots.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Ecno » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:56 pm

Ralph Breaks the Internet 5/10- The funniest bit with the princesses is in the trailer. The story is pretty similar to the 1st but done worse. There's a couple of laughs in it, but not much else.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Godzilla » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:09 pm

Mortal Engines - 8/10

Very solid film, it's a big old movie and I like the fact that this is a full film and though it's part of bigger series it still has a complete feel to it.

Great effects and a character driven story. I'm interested to see where they go next.

Also as the main city is London and the big bad of the film. It had a few little brexit nods (we should never have gone into Europe) was said at one point. Also the ending was a good little nod to Brexit.

Very well made a good start to a bigger story.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:11 pm

Superbob - 4/10

This is an excellent answer to the question “why aren’t there any British superhero movies?”.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:33 pm

Mission Impossible: Fallout - 6/10

Some great action, but it really didn't need to be 150 minutes long.

It was no Ghost Protocol that's for sure.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Nibble » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:01 pm

Godzilla wrote:Mortal Engines - 8/10
It had a few little brexit nods (we should never have gone into Europe) was said at one point.


Thanks for the warning. Will avoid.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Frank » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:06 am

Isn't the overall message of the Mortal Engines a pro-immigration (anti-Brexit) one? If you want to read political messages from a fantasy film based on a book, that is.

Was rather concerned when I heard it was directed by the guy who handled the barrel chase from the Hobbit films :dread: Glad to hear it isn't a complete disaster, though.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Preezy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 am

Just looks like another disposable young-adults-rising-up-against-the-grown-up-establishment sort of film to me, ala Divergent, Hunger Games, Mazerunner etc etc.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Godzilla » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:36 am

It's close to the Maze Runner but not as good.

It's very much a Netflix film, worth seeing but worth paying for the cinema experience.

Also the big city stuff is all in the trailer. There is actually very little city on city action.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Frank » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:38 am

"Not as good as the Maze Runner" doesn't fill me with confidence ;)

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Godzilla » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:54 am

First maze runner was good, second was great third was terrible.

Spoilers for Mortal Engines - only click if you don't want to to see the film

MORTAL ENGINES - SPOILERS

London (big bad city) has an evil mayor and a power mad dude who wants to make London all powerful and defeat everyone for their resources. New power mad man (let's just call him Nigel) tells the people they can have what they want.

So some random girl decided to kill evil Nigel. But he lives and then tries to kill her and a random boy called erm, I don't remember it let's go with Jeremy.

The 2 remainers (sorry survivors) then spend ages wandering about Europe. Then find an Asian possibly trans woman who has tall hair and all of her gang represent a different race. They are all proud, know Kung Fu and have planes.

They then go to happy land (possibly Norway or China) who have a big wall and keep the bad guys out. Evil city then attacks happy land. But happy land fights back and both are badly damaged.

Nigel is crushed below the city of London and then the people of London have to go cap in hand to happy land and beg to let in as refugees. The happy land of different minorities then let's London in with only a small sense of smugness.

There is also a killer robot, who I believe represents either the people's vote, the guilt of a Nation or Wales/the fishing industry. Either way it's bitter and wants random girl to keep her promise. Maybe random girl represents May.

Also at one point some people who live in Europe but are not part of Europe want to turn the two heroes into sausages. Actual sausages. Maybe this is a metaphor for gammon and or food standards in a post brexit world.

In years to come the film will either become The Great Wall and forgotten by everyone who saw it, or it will be held up as high art and a dark Animal Farm like satire of the world we live in.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tafdolphin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:19 am

Die Hard. Super subtle coke gag/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Godzilla » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:07 am

Once Upon a Deadpool 6/10

Went to see this last night. It's Deadpool 2 re cut to remove the blood, lots of the swearing and any nudity or sex references. It has Fred Savage added to the start and close, with a few little cut backs. Fred's bits are funny, but the action has the final punches cut out so has no flow to it. Same with the jokes, Deadpool needs to be free to cut loose but is held back.

It's an odd one. Like all extended cuts or re cuts, it's worth seeing out of curiosity.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Godzilla » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 pm

Aquaman - 8/10

What the strawberry float ! This should have been crap. I was promised a crap DC film but instead they actually did it.

I've seen people compare it to Black Panther but it's more of it's own thing.

So here goes.... Firstly the effects are stunning, really well filmed action and all used to further the plot.

Amazing creature design too.

Music is very good and some very random music choices.

Cast are all great with the best being some of the support, Dolf, Dafoe and Kidman.

The action scenes are really well done, comic book but grounded. Black Manta is awesome and has a very good origin story too.

The best thing about the film is it's so proud of what it is. If you look at GI Joe (first film) or Transformers, they act like they are ashamed of the source material. X-Men movies do this too changing the suit colours as they can't embrace it.

This is the opposite.

The tone is similar to The Mummy, fun, silly, serious, scary and very well filmed.

It's worth seeing on the big screen too.

The third act of the film is excellent, unlike Wonder woman or black panther which loses something in cgi chaos. This has a big cgi sea battle, but it's well done. Very well done.

After Spider-Man - into the spider-verse, this is the biggest surprise of the year.

DC actually did something right. I'm going to see it again soon and I'm looking forward to it. Big, bold, fun, exciting, original, world building and different.

Only real negative is a few killer shots are in the trailer, but a lot of good stuff is left out. And I would have liked more of a link to DC universe but I think keeping it out was intentional.

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