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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11310 on: January 20, 2019, 02:52:00 PM »
I just started watching Bumblebee (2018) having absolutely zero knowledge and abysmally low expectations, but at only two minutes in I can tell I already like this way more than any of the Michael Bay films (though he's still the producer). The old designs are back! And the sounds! None of this ADHD inducing overly complex droning of endless undecipherable CGI sequences. Thank you! I actually recognize the different characters from my childhood now! I will edit this as I go along or after I finish it.

EDIT: I'm about halfway through, and I like it so far. It's definitely an appeal to nostalgia, but that's what I want out of these reboots of childhood franchises. Some of the action scenes are still a little over-the-top for my taste, but at least I can tell what's going on. It has a bit of the same feel as some of these 80s movies where there is some kind of weird creature living with a family, like E.T. or Harry And The Hendersons. It's not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it's much better than the previous movies. 7.5/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11311 on: January 20, 2019, 07:39:14 PM »
The Happytime Murders (2018): Beware the faint of heart! Especially if you're putting the puppet on a pedestal. They suffer a great many indignities in this. This movie is a kind of film-noir parody that follows a puppet P.I. into the seedy underworld of puppet porn shops and strip clubs, and gambling and drug sugar dens as he investigates a string of puppet assassinations. In this universe, puppets are second rate citizens and are heavily discriminated against. It's definitely not a kid's movie. Kind of a muppet version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, only much, much more crass. It strays into hardcore puppet porn for a while (involving a liquid substance that one might expect to come from a string cheese spraycan in one scene, and a cow puppet being milked "to finish" by an octopus puppet for a porn shoot in another). It hits about a 1/10 on the subtlety scale (the one scene that comes to mind that is less subtle is the one in The Grimsby Brothers that involves them hiding in an elephant's vagina while a male elephants penis is ejaculating all over them). There are graphic puppet murders and death scenes.  Other movies that come to mind at various times are Meet The Feebles, Chinatown, The Heat (Melissa McCarthy plays the main character's former police partner that is basically a less rough around the edges version of her character in that movie), and Basic Instinct. A lot of puppets were harmed in the making of this movie. It's enjoyable if you like blunt objects. 7/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11312 on: January 24, 2019, 07:51:10 PM »
Mortal Engines (2018): A kind of post-steam punk fantasy about a world in which London runs around on caterpillar tracks eating other cities. And the evil mayor(?) is up to no good! Enter attractive but battle-scarred female assassin to take him out. I enjoyed this a lot. There's a fair amount of world building. The world is interesting. It's kind of almost steam punk, but more modern. The idea is original. There's an Odyssey of a sort. The characters undergo some personal growth. The visual spectacle is awesome. There are some vague hints of lord of the rings here and there (I noticed this while watching, and noticed Peter Jackson was involved with the production during the credits). It's kind of long, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I give it 8/10.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11313 on: January 25, 2019, 06:44:06 AM »
Yep, popcorn movie. Elrond wasn't the Lord Mayor, but he wanted to be.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11314 on: January 25, 2019, 05:51:21 PM »
Aquaman (2018): Cool mindless fun. I have a bit of superhero fatigue, but I do like some of these movies, and this one worked well for me. I guess I liked the theme. It was like a mix between Arthurian legend, the Odyssey, and star wars in the deep ocean. And I'm kind of a sucker for big deep sea monsters. But who would've thought that this dude:



could be a badass? Don't turn on your brain for even a second, of course. 8+/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11315 on: January 25, 2019, 05:58:30 PM »
The Superfriends version of Aquaman was a joke.  All of them were jokes.

But actual Aquaman was always much more interesting and fun.  I especially liked the New 52 Aquaman reboot (one of the only good things to come out of the New 52, in my opinion), when Geoff Johns was writing it himself.  Very entertaining, exciting, funny.  So much going on beyond "oh, hey, let me just climb up here out of the water, whattya gonna do now Mr. Fishman?"
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11316 on: January 28, 2019, 07:45:10 AM »
Glass 6/10
Really such a waste of potential. All the pieces were in place, the cast was amazing, the premise was great and then...from the second act Shyamalan goes on to waste every bit of goodwill and patience from the audience by over indulgent and overly contrived dialogue scenes and beating us over the head with the concept that the story is going to follow a comic book arc narrative pattern. Except he clearly does not understand comicbooks in the slightest.
The action is exceptionally poor because he has no eye for choreography. Everything is a dull push/pull shoving match and "the beast" is actually pretty inefficient at taking out normal people despite his acrobatic skills.

The finale is poorly conceived, poorly executed and seems like a parody at times due to Shyamalans lazy fear of showing the beast in action.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11317 on: January 28, 2019, 08:56:41 AM »
I'm giving Glass an 8/10. I never saw Unbroken and went back and watched that. Alas, you know the "twist" ending already. I liked the concept comic books are some sort of subliminal history of super beings. Unbroken I'd give an 8/10 as well. Super hero movies with a different kind of temp and beat. Not sure what M Night has with women tied up. At the same time, I'm happy to give my dollars to the box office for Hollywood movies not made by white males.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11318 on: January 29, 2019, 02:43:27 PM »
The Disaster Artist (Netflix Canada) 8/10

I've heard a lot about The Room but never saw it. Holy hell. Need to see it. This movie is about the making of the movie and the enigmatic director/producer.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11319 on: January 30, 2019, 12:00:19 AM »
Independence Day: Resurgence - 5/10

What can I say? It was a tired retread—but without the heart or even the spectacle of the original. It was just a mess. A shame, because I still have a soft spot for the original.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11320 on: February 02, 2019, 06:57:56 PM »
"Roma" 7/10 A very good movie.  It is a very very good movie, new, original, compelling, and fun, but don't listen to the critics calling it the best movie of the last 10 years or even the best movie of this year.

I agree with your rating and it is a very good movie. But it's not a great movie.

But I am conflicted. Would I watch it again? No. Would I recommend it to any of my friends or family? No. Do I think it will win, (or should win), the Best Picture Oscar? No.
It will, deservedly, win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and possibly the Cinematography Oscar as well.

It is a moving movie and one of the more artistic movies I've seen lately. I am glad I watched it.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11321 on: February 08, 2019, 04:41:10 PM »
Robin Hood (2018): Conflicted feelings on this one. On the one hand, it's idiotic. The costume department gets a 0. Or maybe a 4, just for thinking outside the box. I mean, they were either trying way too hard or not trying at all. The costumes look more like they belong in a 2000s scifi action movie like Equilibrium or the matrix (just look at the thumbnail for the trailer on the imdb page and you'll get a small glimpse). At one point, he strolls around a church in what looks suspiciously like a modern business suit without a tie. He's talking to his ex, maid "Marian", who is wearing a lovely short red dress with a cool leather jacket or coat. At times she has a vaguely goth air about her. Another time she looks Indian. And then later she dresses up like a modern day orthodox Jewish man for some reason. The sherrif of Nottingham (who is an evil atheist who hates, but is, the 1%), likewise in business attire, sports a Don-from-Mad-Men-but -less-oily middle aged male haircut. They literally run around in modern round necked (could they even make round things back then?) greyish t-shirts during a montage in which very bossy Little John (AKA Yahya Ibn Umar, AKA Jamie Foxx) is training the shitty longbowman Robin of Loxley into superior middle-eastern-recurve-looking-bow-man Legolas Robin (the) Hood(lum?). They throw a party that looks like it's taking place at a Paris fashion show, complete with haute-couture outfits and what look like racks for stage lights in the background. The guards have riot shields. They face an angry mob in 60s clothing sporting molotov cocktails and what look like jerrycans of gassoline. Whenever a character is wearing something more medieval looking they just look weird and strangely out of place. They... took some liberties with the original story. Some of the outdoor sets look decent, though, and while mostly stupid (in one brief robbery scene, he wastes six or seven arrows just blowing out candles), the action scenes are certainly entertaining, in an Arrow on steroids kind of way. He's basically batman; crusader playboy by day, vigilante by night. He lives in a manor, with a wise old buttler one-handed Moorish Muslim warrior to advise him, who is somehow never recognized once during most of their antics. Crossbows are all machine guns. Bolts are just long bullets. There's a car chace through a mine complete with somersaulting horses and pyrotechnics display. A big crossbow fires an RPG at a carriage. At one point it turns into a bank heist movie. I was kind of expecting him to walk out with a backpack full of $50 bills. In the end, they try to set up their own comic book universe complete with two face as the next movie villain. Little John has a horse butt fetish. And now that I'm writing that, I'm pretty sure that's gonna be taken out of context somehow. 6/10

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11322 on: February 08, 2019, 05:02:16 PM »
I soooo wanted that to end with "9.5/10" hahahaha
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11323 on: February 08, 2019, 08:23:47 PM »
Damn, Werecow, your description of that movie makes me want to see it.  :D
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #11324 on: February 12, 2019, 12:36:27 AM »
Mars Attacks. 10/10. I had forgotten how good this movie is. Watched it again as it’s on Amazon Prime right now.
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