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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#19461  Postby kokayjess » Apr 19, 2017 8:29 am

the last one I saw was the Hidden Figures. it's quite okay and I wouldn't call it absolutely boring, though it wasn't exciting too. quite simple, I'd say it's the lighter version of the Help. all the cast is brilliant.

Still can't get to see Arrival, though the more opinions I read about it the less I'm inclined to watch it at all. maybe by the next time when I'm ready for a film I'll forget about the comments
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#19462  Postby The_Piper » Apr 19, 2017 10:38 pm

I found Star Wars:The Force Awakens on blu-ray at a steeply discounted price at a salvage store. It was bad, but not that bad. :shock:
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#19463  Postby SafeAsMilk » Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm

How was it bad? It was basically just like the old ones. Better than the prequels, at least.
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#19464  Postby archibald » Apr 20, 2017 2:28 pm

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Not bad, for a fairly stereotypical sci-fi movie. A few minor cringes. A fair bit of suspension of disbelief. Otherwise enjoyable.
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#19465  Postby The_Piper » Apr 20, 2017 3:57 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:How was it bad? It was basically just like the old ones. Better than the prequels, at least.

BB-8, R2 wakes up, darth vader mask, Han's my father, I'm 42. There's probably more.
The prequels were "that bad".
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#19466  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Apr 21, 2017 1:41 am

Watching this on Saturday with a friend.

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#19467  Postby archibald » Apr 21, 2017 7:29 am

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8 out of 10. Very thought-provoking.
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#19468  Postby The_Piper » Apr 21, 2017 11:14 am

The_Piper wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:How was it bad? It was basically just like the old ones. Better than the prequels, at least.

BB-8, R2 wakes up, darth vader mask, Han's my father, I'm 42. There's probably more.
The prequels were "that bad".

I watched it last night on blu-ray. It was ok. Better that I could see it, I originally had watched it from too far a distance on a small movie screen with poor audio.
BB8 still sucks though. :shifty: He's the new Jar-Jar. :tongue:
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#19469  Postby SafeAsMilk » Apr 21, 2017 11:17 am

The_Piper wrote:
The_Piper wrote:
SafeAsMilk wrote:How was it bad? It was basically just like the old ones. Better than the prequels, at least.

BB-8, R2 wakes up, darth vader mask, Han's my father, I'm 42. There's probably more.
The prequels were "that bad".

I watched it last night on blu-ray. It was ok. Better that I could see it, I originally had watched it from too far a distance on a small movie screen with poor audio.
BB8 still sucks though. :shifty: He's the new Jar-Jar. :tongue:

What? That's absurd :lol: If he sucks then so does R2D2, since they're pretty much the same. At the very least, they're far more alike than BB8 and Jar-Jar.
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#19470  Postby The_Piper » Apr 21, 2017 12:17 pm

I understand that, but R2 was grandfathered in, unlike Jar-Jar and BB8. :lol:
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#19471  Postby archibald » Apr 25, 2017 7:55 am

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A real slow-burner. 8 out of 10.
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#19472  Postby archibald » Apr 25, 2017 8:01 am

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In many ways, brilliant. The cinematography is the main star. I'm not sure the story or the actors would hold up so impressively without it. I saw the Director's cut, which I thought was self-indulgently long and gratuitously sexually explicit.

That said, I would still give it an 8 out of 10. The sex, although arguably gratuitous, was fun to watch and the excessive use of the aerial panning didn't bother me too much either because I found it hypnotising and beautiful.

As for the acting, it got a lot better as the movie went on and there was, imo, a real depth to the story.

Continental/foreign filmmakers seem to have a fondness for depicting their sexually-liberal female characters as working in strip clubs and similar situations. Part of me wonders if this isn't a male-director trope.
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#19473  Postby The_Piper » Apr 25, 2017 3:49 pm

I picked up a $1dvd yesterday, Dumb and Dumberer. I don't know why, I didn't like the original very much. It's not even the original actors, it's a prequel from when they were in high school.
In other news, I saw dozens of copies of Suicide Squad yesterday at a salvage warehouse. I didn't buy one. Also Nat'l Lampoons Christmas Vacation 2, but that doesn't surprise me. It's the Star Wars Holiday Special equivalent of the Vacation series. :lol: That said, it's closer to The Godfather in quality than Holiday Special. It's bad, it's that bad, but it's not that bad.
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#19474  Postby thirsting » Apr 25, 2017 6:09 pm

Spectre, the newest Bond. Was not expecting much anyway, but after an actually pretty decent Skyfall, this was a huge disappointment. Just all around awful. Even action. (except the part where Bond took a beating from the big Spectre guy in the train, that part was actually okay... all the way until the bad guy's "oh shit" moment. Bleugh.)
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