Discussion in 'General' started by knuck, 13 Jun 2010.
You can still visit the set. It was filmed in Portmeirion, North Wales.
Wrath of Man - 7/10
The opening 20-30 minutes of dialogue is baaaaad. But still not bad overall. Scott Eastwood has just few enough lines that you can forget he can't act his way out of a wet paper bag. Raul Castillo popping up again wasn't a bad thing, although he was hardly centre stage, so.
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Nobody - 8/10
Very enjoyable. Basically a slightly less ridiculous John Wick with better acting/soundtrack.
Psycho Goreman - 7/10
Was not expecting to enjoy it but did enough to plan a 2nd viewing, need more of these cheese horror films
The Tomorrow War 5/10
I'm being generous, but the VFX in this movie is outstanding and deserves 5 points on its own. Everything else is pitifully derivative, so it's best either not to pay too much attention or have some alcohol (or both).
I've been struggling to finish it.
The Conjuring 3, aka Scooby Doo Doo.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - 7/10
Selma Hayek carried that film. Dumb fun though. Not quite more of the first but also more of the first.
Black Widow 6/10 okay marvel action fair, the crappiest thing i found in is the crap cgi explosions it jus looks terribly fake ive seen crap b movies that does them better, ray winstons crap accent and they missed a trick with with red guardian as obviously he is a russian so has to be a clown not be anything like a "normal" american super hero
Peter Rabbit 2 7/10 not close to being as good as the first film but still manages to be funny
Glad I watched this film, but bugger me it's impossible to understand.
Saw it at the cinema, but I still need to watch it again. I enjoyed it but I couldn't decide if it was far too clever for me or if it had one or two massive plot holes.
This. Its either so damn obvious, or its way over my head.
I think the director did too.
I feel like they could have just left the ending implied and I would have been more than satisfied. Like "hey we got the poison, and we know where to find them, let's go! *fade to black*. Instead, realising that they already had two hours of movie behind them, felt like they took some serious liberties with my suspension of disbelief and rushed in a conclusion. Like when the frick did they drill dozens of explosives into the ground around the crater, and how did they have time to plant dozens more around the ship in all of 30 seconds?
That said, I still enjoyed it. It wasn't good, but it was fun
I agree on Tomorrow War - it almost felt like they'd written it as a pair of films then tried to condense it together.
Still worth a watch, but cramming too much in takes it from being in the same kind of novel sci-fi as Live/Die/Repeat etc to B-level watchable.
I'm still totally undecided on Tenet as well... It definitely feels like I'm either over or under-thinking it.
My stance is that if a film requires thought to be enjoyable, it's failing as a film; many of the most thought-provoking films (2001, Interstellar, Primer, ExistenZ, etc. etc. etc.) are perfectly enjoyable if you apply no thought at all. The basic character arcs, set pieces, cinematography, and so on should give even a total imbecile viewer something to savour. If they don't, then the cleverness is all the film has going for it, and it's failed on all other levels.
But y'know that's just, like, my opinion, man.
I'm not against clever films, but the same way horror films have degenerated into jump scares telegraphed by one of those airport guys with the neon batons, 'clever' films seem to have degenerated into 'how many times can we make people go 'huh' by showing stuff in a weird order?' like the objective is to make the viewer feel like a dunce.
I blame Cloud Atlas.
You just described "Arrival".
In Arrival, all the "flashbacks" are actually "flash-forwards" in reverse order, as learning the alien language instills non-linear time into the linguist's mind, enabling the films final trick.
Arrival is such a great film.
I disagree, because...
... I did not feel like a dunce while watching Arrival. Arrival is a brilliant film IMO, and the artistry in that film is stunning - the cinematography, the framing of shots, the sound design, the lighting... It's an absolute spectacle and I really really regret not seeing it in the cinema. I can't wait to see what Denis Villeneuve has done with Dune.
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