Last film you watched and your rating

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by Jenuall » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:21 am

If I can tear myself away from playing Bloodborne I may get round to watching TLJ tonight...

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Pedz » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:22 am

Both are gooseberry fool so you suffer either way.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Jenuall » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:23 am

Pedz wrote:Both are gooseberry fool so you suffer either way.

:lol:

I've been enjoying Bloodborne, but that's probably just because I'm "cheating" apparently. :P

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Ad7 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:42 am

You either die a TLJ hater, or live long enough to see yourself become a neglectful dog sitter.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Jenuall » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:47 am

:lol:

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by Preezy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Preezy wrote:Annihilation - Alien/10

Well that was strawberry floating bizarre. Genuinely don't know what to make of that, it was a truly alien experience, felt like deep sci-fi, mixed with lovecraft mixed with Stalker. Good performances, good effects, cool concept, but totally weird, I dont even know what the point it of it was :lol:

Slept on it and feel that this is probably one of the most effective science fiction films I've seen in a very long time. Been thinking about it all morning, just superb.

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by Squinty » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:02 pm

Preezy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Annihilation - Alien/10

Well that was strawberry floating bizarre. Genuinely don't know what to make of that, it was a truly alien experience, felt like deep sci-fi, mixed with lovecraft mixed with Stalker. Good performances, good effects, cool concept, but totally weird, I dont even know what the point it of it was :lol:

Slept on it and feel that this is probably one of the most effective science fiction films I've seen in a very long time. Been thinking about it all morning, just superb.


Been looking for something to watch on Netflix. I'll give this a whirl tonight.

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by VlaSoul » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:49 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
VlaSoul wrote:Kylo is probably the only consistently good part of them

that being said I think TLJ is a perfectly decent film in general

Edge of Tomorrow is brilliant, agreed!

You need to pick a side in the forthcoming TLJ wars. It's do or die, hysterically one way or the other, there is no middle ground to be had. Choose wisely.

honestly man I dont think I like star wars enough anymore to feel particularly strongly about TLJ
Thus I shall be head of the neutral zone

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:02 pm

Preezy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Annihilation - Alien/10

Well that was strawberry floating bizarre. Genuinely don't know what to make of that, it was a truly alien experience, felt like deep sci-fi, mixed with lovecraft mixed with Stalker. Good performances, good effects, cool concept, but totally weird, I dont even know what the point it of it was :lol:

Slept on it and feel that this is probably one of the most effective science fiction films I've seen in a very long time. Been thinking about it all morning, just superb.


Are you kidding :lol:

It's a film about a giant soap bubble.

Also what seemed like a huge plot hole to me:

Them making such a big deal about no one (bar one) ever coming back... but they could just walk back out. Why don't they just walk in, have a look around, then immediately return and tell people what's going on inside? Why don't they like immediately establish a base of operations on the border in contact with the outside? Trail a phone line through, go in tied to a rope, whatever. Have some cameras. If they explained any of that away I missed it! They've been studying this thing for three years? I can't believe it.


Also the ending is basically the ending of The Thing but worse

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:10 pm

I really liked Annihilation because I'm aware of Suspension of Disbelief

It's been ages since I watched it but the themes at play and the astonishing look of the thing was what I remember liking. It may well not make much sense, logically.

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by Banjo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:15 pm

Weirdly, I was pretty disappointed by Annihilation, while also still thinking it was a good film. For me it came down to the positive buzz it was receiving, there was a general air of it being worthy of the proper heavy hitters of sci-fi. So I went into it with that frame of mind, expecting something that could hang with the likes of Tarkovsky...

...it ain't fit to the lace the shoes of Stalker.

It's a good flick that's definitely better than the big blustery nonsense sci-fi that hits the screens nowadays (though I will always have a soft spot for unmitigated bollocks like Jupiter Ascending and Alita Battle Angel), but like hell is it a great of the genre. It's not even as good as Ex Machina.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Ex Machina is undoubtedly a better film, but I liked Annihilation's gumption. I'm not surprised it didn't end up in cinemas over here, it's just so unlike anything I've seen in a long time.

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by Banjo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:21 pm

I'll agree with that. Looking forward to seeing what Garland does next.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:25 pm

There's suspension of disbelief and then there is the premise of the plot making absolutely no sense. I'm not pointing out all the small details like inconsistent hazmat use or whatever, I'm talking about the whole set up being unbelievable. It threw me off immediately.

I like a lot of what the film was going for, but the concepts have been explored better in much more immersive and self-consistent stories.

You don't have to look far on Netflix to see something similar being handled a lot better with the Upside Down in Stranger Things. There you have scientists and military types actually behaving like somewhat believable science and military people. Attempts to study and learn about the Upside Down are shown, people are sent in with protective gear, a camera and a tether. They don't resort to a lazy "no one has ever come back" to make it a dangerous and unknown location.

EDIT: To restate that I did enjoy watching the film on some level, I liked the visual design they went with especially (and can think of one standout visual I really liked). But it has significant flaws and doesn't hold up to better films.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:28 pm

I need to watch Annihilation again.

OrangeRKN wrote: (and can think of one standout visual I really liked).

Was is the blobby star thing? That thing is great.

Or maybe the bear.

Or the fungal skeleton.

Or the doppelganger.

strawberry float it's a good looking film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Moggy » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:30 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I really liked Annihilation because I'm aware of Suspension of Disbelief


Your history of movie/TV criticism suggests that’s not completely true. ;)

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I need to watch Annihilation again.

OrangeRKN wrote: (and can think of one standout visual I really liked).

Was is the blobby star thing? That thing is great.

Or maybe the bear.

Or the fungal skeleton.

Or the doppelganger.

strawberry float it's a good looking film.


The skeleton on the pool wall. Couldn't look away from it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Cuttooth » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:04 pm

Y'all need to read the book, it's so good and you'll be pissed off that Garland wrote the script based on a "memory" of it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Vermilion » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:00 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Ex Machina is undoubtedly a better film


That'll be due to the presence of naked robot ladies.


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