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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:16 pm

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Tomous wrote:The Creator 5/10

Great concept and aesthetic but the story and script was pretty poor. Very predictable with lots of well trodden clichés. Also, felt like they tried to cram a trilogy worth of story into 1 at the sacrifice of character development. Didn't buy the relationship building between the protagonists at all, which didn't help the finale (which in itself was pretty dumb). Also, the USS Nomad-cool design but is it in orbit or at cloud level? Does it move at lightspeed or very slowly? Whatever the plot requires apparently.


I too would give The Creator 5/10 for exactly the same reasons, sadly

It feels like such a waste...Gareth Edwards' films are amazing on a technical level, yet they're always so emotionally unengaging. It's the same issue with Godzilla 2014 and Rogue One.

I think Monsters may still be my favourite of his, it at least managed to hit a little bit on that front


I just couldn't get into it. I thought I was in for some kind of philosophical drama with added sci-fi, but from very early on it felt like a generic space shoot-'em-up with characters I've seen a hundred times before.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:26 pm

I watched Coherence last night, after seeing a couple of recommendations on here.

It is very good. The saturation of high-budget productions has unfortunately battered my brain into being unable to ignore the shortcomings of low-budget stuff. If it weren't for the inclusion of a few recognisable actors, this could have been made for about £500! I exaggerate, but you get my point.

It works wonders with what it's got. A believable script, great performances – people actually stuttering on some words and talking over each other, just like in real life :shock:! While you can decry some of the logic/actions of some characters, to me it all made sense and was a genuine reflection of how people would react differently in a crisis.

It comes in at under 1h30m, which feels like the ideal time for the plot. It does go very 'B movie' at the end, but I thought it was a reasonable resolution overall.

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:57 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Jazzem wrote:
Tomous wrote:The Creator 5/10

Great concept and aesthetic but the story and script was pretty poor. Very predictable with lots of well trodden clichés. Also, felt like they tried to cram a trilogy worth of story into 1 at the sacrifice of character development. Didn't buy the relationship building between the protagonists at all, which didn't help the finale (which in itself was pretty dumb). Also, the USS Nomad-cool design but is it in orbit or at cloud level? Does it move at lightspeed or very slowly? Whatever the plot requires apparently.


I too would give The Creator 5/10 for exactly the same reasons, sadly

It feels like such a waste...Gareth Edwards' films are amazing on a technical level, yet they're always so emotionally unengaging. It's the same issue with Godzilla 2014 and Rogue One.

I think Monsters may still be my favourite of his, it at least managed to hit a little bit on that front


I just couldn't get into it. I thought I was in for some kind of philosophical drama with added sci-fi, but from very early on it felt like a generic space shoot-'em-up with characters I've seen a hundred times before.


I really enjoyed The Creator, it was actually one of my favourite films from last year.

Maybe I just had different expectations.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Rocsteady » Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:34 am

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Victor Mildew wrote:Hunger games ballad of the snakey bois - 5/10

I don't really understand what the point of this film was. Who cares where snow came from.


I just found it dull af.

It was way too strawberry floating long.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:01 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Hunger games ballad of the snakey bois - 5/10

I don't really understand what the point of this film was. Who cares where snow came from.


I just found it dull af.

It was way too strawberry floating long.


Awful film. I wouldn't even rate it a 5 (I can sense Jawa stewing away in the background :lol:).

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Outrunner » Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:41 pm

Godzilla vs Kong 5/bordeline 6 out of 10.

On paper I should love this. I really enjoyed King of the Monsters and Skull Island. 2014 Godzilla wasn't too bad but GvsK just fell a bit flat. I don't know whether watching it on a tiny screen on a plane took away from the enjoyment but it has put me off going to see the most recent film. I wish they had shown Godzilla Zero instead, I regret not seeing it when it was on at the cinema.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Tomous » Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:48 pm

Outrunner wrote:Godzilla vs Kong 5/bordeline 6 out of 10.

On paper I should love this. I really enjoyed King of the Monsters and Skull Island. 2014 Godzilla wasn't too bad but GvsK just fell a bit flat. I don't know whether watching it on a tiny screen on a plane took away from the enjoyment but it has put me off going to see the most recent film. I wish they had shown Godzilla Zero instead, I regret not seeing it when it was on at the cinema.



I agree. I found GvK very disappointing after KotM and Skull Island. Skull Island in particular is a great film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Cuttooth » Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:04 pm

I'd argue Skull Island is the only one that wasn't a big disappointment.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:19 pm

Ghostbusters frozen empire, 7/10. Pretty good. Worth the cinema visit. Deserves to do better than it is currently. An improvement over Afterlife. My main criticism was too many main characters. Paul Rudd seemed to just vanish for the middle half of the film. James Acaster was good, tried his hardest to mask his lisp which didn't always work.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:48 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Hunger games ballad of the snakey bois - 5/10

I don't really understand what the point of this film was. Who cares where snow came from.


I just found it dull af.

It was way too strawberry floating long.


Awful film. I wouldn't even rate it a 5 (I can sense Jawa stewing away in the background :lol:).


I think i gave it 2/10, and that was being generous.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:49 pm

Cuttooth wrote:I'd argue Skull Island is the only one that wasn't a big disappointment.

It's far and away the best movie aye.

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Ghostbusters frozen empire, 7/10. Pretty good. Worth the cinema visit. Deserves to do better than it is currently. An improvement over Afterlife. My main criticism was too many main characters. Paul Rudd seemed to just vanish for the middle half of the film. James Acaster was good, tried his hardest to mask his lisp which didn't always work.


While I couldn't avoid seeing him as James Acaster he did fit in quite well. Honestly the film probably would have been better if it had just been a Ghostbuster team of Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani and Acaster.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:05 pm

The Godfather Coda - 8/10

An enjoyable conclusion to the series, and a lot better than i was expecting it to be.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Pedz » Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:34 pm

Watched Godzilla X Kong. I enjoyed it.

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by Godzilla » Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:03 pm

Monkey Man - 10/10


Bloody hell that was great. A very strong driven revenge movie. Everything builds and builds, the music is perfect, the cast are perfect, the representation is PERFECT. Really good to see so many different groups represented, especially good representation for trans characters. Everyone has a character arc and everything happens for a purpose. The struggle is a long one and the action builds and builds until one hell of a final. Closest thing to compare it to is The Raid 2 with it's brutal action and close filming.

It's so strawberry floating good. For a directorial debut it's ridiculously good, MGM need to ask him to both direct and star in the next Bond because he is on fire in this.

No spoilers but it feels like it's building to an ending but it's only the mid point as the films pacing is so good it's hard to tell how long it's been. The last third of the film is glorious.

A wonderful film, with a strong and important message, fight back against your oppressors and if all else fails batter the living strawberry float out of everyone with a kitchen utensil.

Go and see this film!

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:06 pm

I wanted to watch Monkey Man anyway, but that's convinced me I should catch it at the cinema.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by jawa_ » Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:42 pm

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024 | Cinema)

Today I made my first cinema visit since before the lockdown in 2020 :o . I can't even remember the last film that I went to see.

Frozen Empire was fun; a wee bit daft and nothing wildly different but thoroughly entertaining. I enjoyed the mix of old and new characters. [6]

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:48 pm

[6] on the Jawa scale means it's basically the equivalent of Citizen Kane.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by jawa_ » Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:01 pm

Moggy wrote:[6] on the Jawa scale means it's basically the equivalent of Citizen Kane.

I think that you may be surprised - and delighted! - by the next one. Coming right up...

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:03 pm

jawa_ wrote:
Moggy wrote:[6] on the Jawa scale means it's basically the equivalent of Citizen Kane.

I think that you may be surprised - and delighted! - by the next one. Coming right up...


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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by jawa_ » Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:10 pm

Arrival (2016 | Netflix)

This is what a film can be. Intriguing, confusing, thrilling... emotional. I was totally invested in this and, even though I'm sure that I didn't quite understand it, when arriving at the end felt like I'd experienced something.

It's quite slow and sometimes difficult to follow but the feeling of wanting to understand was engrossing. It's very well shot, too; not in a spectacular, elaborate way but in the feel provided by the darkness and the grey colouring.

A wonderful movie. [9]


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