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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12375 on: December 03, 2019, 05:03:25 PM »
Spiderman Far From Home
7.5  / 10
This movie made it very clear to me who these movies are actually made for. Not me.
The editing and story pace was insane. It lurched and jumped and made very little sense, but if you look at it from the perspective of a teenager glued to their phone, it makes total sense. The Avengers series had a lot of the same problems, but still remained something someone like my dad could follow (mostly), but I don't see him being able to follow this movie at all. It's really filmmaking for a new generation of movie watchers in a way I haven't really seen myself. (though I'm sure there's enough other evidence out there, it's just never touched what I've seen)
I think this answers why 80s sequels won't work anymore, they're just too slow in pondering larger themes to make a blockbuster today.

I don't think this is a movie thing, I think it's a comics thing.  As the mythology of the extended universe continues to build, each movie will make less and less sense in isolation.  This is what drove me away from comics when I was a kid.
I can see that. That aside though, I was making a point even about the pace of the movie and how it unfolded in kind of a rapid scattershot style. Internally it didn't even really make a lot of sense, but you're left with no time at all to ponder what's happening because they've moved on and pivoted to the next nonsensical crisis. Every aspect of that movie is paper thin (I didn't even think the CGI was well used) even if you know the preceding storyline. It's fine, it's entertaining, and it isn't made for someone that wants the kind of movie experience I want. It's really made to keep teenagers' eyes off their phones at key moments. But honestly, big movies have always been made for teenagers, that will probably never change.
You SAY that...but really its just a remake of If Looks Could Kill which made even less sense. Except Peter didnt need special CIA shoes to walk on walls!
And the final showdown was way cooler.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12376 on: December 03, 2019, 05:10:25 PM »
Spiderman Far From Home
7.5  / 10
This movie made it very clear to me who these movies are actually made for. Not me.
The editing and story pace was insane. It lurched and jumped and made very little sense, but if you look at it from the perspective of a teenager glued to their phone, it makes total sense. The Avengers series had a lot of the same problems, but still remained something someone like my dad could follow (mostly), but I don't see him being able to follow this movie at all. It's really filmmaking for a new generation of movie watchers in a way I haven't really seen myself. (though I'm sure there's enough other evidence out there, it's just never touched what I've seen)
I think this answers why 80s sequels won't work anymore, they're just too slow in pondering larger themes to make a blockbuster today.

I don't think this is a movie thing, I think it's a comics thing.  As the mythology of the extended universe continues to build, each movie will make less and less sense in isolation.  This is what drove me away from comics when I was a kid.
I can see that. That aside though, I was making a point even about the pace of the movie and how it unfolded in kind of a rapid scattershot style. Internally it didn't even really make a lot of sense, but you're left with no time at all to ponder what's happening because they've moved on and pivoted to the next nonsensical crisis. Every aspect of that movie is paper thin (I didn't even think the CGI was well used) even if you know the preceding storyline. It's fine, it's entertaining, and it isn't made for someone that wants the kind of movie experience I want. It's really made to keep teenagers' eyes off their phones at key moments. But honestly, big movies have always been made for teenagers, that will probably never change.
You SAY that...but really its just a remake of If Looks Could Kill which made even less sense. Except Peter didnt need special CIA shoes to walk on walls!
And the final showdown was way cooler.

jeez i have not thought of that movie in a long fucking time,  I loved it as a kid.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12377 on: December 03, 2019, 05:25:29 PM »
I rewatched it a few months ago and had a blast!

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12378 on: December 03, 2019, 05:46:17 PM »
lol you may have a point there!
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12379 on: December 03, 2019, 06:29:21 PM »
The Nightingale (2018): From the director of The Babadook. Irish woman in 1825 Tasmania enlists the help of an Aboriginal tracker to hunt down the soldiers who raped her and murdered her husband and baby. They pursue them through the bush. Very hard to watch at times, and almost everyone in it is awful. The villains mostly stand out because they are completely irredeemable. However the movie itself is quite good, and I haven't seen many films set in this time / place combination, which made it even more interesting. It's a bit lengthy for the story it's trying to tell, but I didn't mind. 8-/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12380 on: December 04, 2019, 12:34:20 PM »
The Irishman: 3/10

Ploddingly slow but not well-paced. Needlessly long without a story to give it backbone. Geriatric and uninspired. Dialogue is terrible. Starved of action. Scorcese clearly doesn't understand what part of his earlier movies people actually enjoyed.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/03/go-ahead-and-admit-it-the-irishman-is-terrible/
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12381 on: December 04, 2019, 04:11:42 PM »
The Irishman: 3/10

Ploddingly slow but not well-paced. Needlessly long without a story to give it backbone. Geriatric and uninspired. Dialogue is terrible. Starved up action. Scorcese clearly doesn't understand what part of his earlier movies people actually enjoyed.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/03/go-ahead-and-admit-it-the-irishman-is-terrible/

I can't disagree with any of that. The 3 hours feels like 6  ??? I would have said 5/10

It still wouldn't surprise me if cleans up at the Oscars. Movies don't have to be good to win awards.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12382 on: December 04, 2019, 10:19:19 PM »
Ad Astra (2019): Uhm, what?/10. Like, why are you blowing up Neptune, man? Pretty pictures though. *Jay accent* "Of course I was drunk at the time." But then, my astronomer friends didn't really get it either, and they were sober.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12383 on: December 05, 2019, 07:59:21 AM »
The Irishman: 3/10

Ploddingly slow but not well-paced. Needlessly long without a story to give it backbone. Geriatric and uninspired. Dialogue is terrible. Starved up action. Scorcese clearly doesn't understand what part of his earlier movies people actually enjoyed.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/03/go-ahead-and-admit-it-the-irishman-is-terrible/

I couldn't help feel the movie would be better if De Niro wasn't cast in the lead role. The role seemed to need a younger man. And indeed it was about 1 hour too long. Maybe because I'm old but if you sit me down in front of Netflix at 9 pm on a Saturday, I'm going to be asleep 2 hours into anything.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12384 on: December 05, 2019, 08:00:14 AM »
The Irishman: 3/10

Ploddingly slow but not well-paced. Needlessly long without a story to give it backbone. Geriatric and uninspired. Dialogue is terrible. Starved up action. Scorcese clearly doesn't understand what part of his earlier movies people actually enjoyed.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/03/go-ahead-and-admit-it-the-irishman-is-terrible/

I can't disagree with any of that. The 3 hours feels like 6  ??? I would have said 5/10

It still wouldn't surprise me if cleans up at the Oscars. Movies don't have to be good to win awards.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12385 on: December 05, 2019, 11:10:53 AM »
The Irishman
4/10
Not all that good imho.
There are interesting stories being told, but Scorsese seemed disinclined to tell those stories well.
I mean the whole narration thing is USUALLY a good aid/crutch for a director to clarify confusing stories--this time it din't work so well.
Lots of stuff could have been kicked to the side.
The relationship between Frank and his daughter seemed like a desperate attempt to
The rest was a retread of the same ground Scorsese keeps going back to, and did much better in Goodfellas.

That said Pacino did a good job of chewing scenery, and I thought Pesci was better in this role than almost any other. DeNiro often looked a little clueless and dull.

I think casting was a problem. The scenes of the characters when "young" didn't look all that young at all.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12386 on: December 05, 2019, 02:19:26 PM »
They put narration in a 3 hour movie?! WTF
Now I'm definitely not going to bother with it.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12387 on: December 06, 2019, 07:41:48 AM »
I couldn't help feel the movie would be better if De Niro wasn't cast in the lead role. The role seemed to need a younger man. And indeed it was about 1 hour too long. Maybe because I'm old but if you sit me down in front of Netflix at 9 pm on a Saturday, I'm going to be asleep 2 hours into anything.

A different actor was certainly necessary but a real script is really what was needed. No doubt the Hoffa story COULD have been interesting.

They put narration in a 3 hour movie?! WTF

Not only did the rely overly on narration in a very long movie, but they also had this stupid habit of putting up a text explanation of how a number of characters were murdered. It is out of place. They could have spent the money filming the murders and cut away briefly to them, or simply left them out.

Additionally, the first violent scene where DeNiro stomps the grocer's hand is acted and filmed so unpersuasively that I popped right out of suspension of disbelief. Normally I tolerate such things, but DeNiro is revealed, for all his makeup, as an old man. Presumably, they had more than the one take and couldn't get a better one than that. I'm sure it sounds like nitpicking but this is one of the places I paused the film and came back to it. Took me three sittings to get through.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12388 on: December 06, 2019, 01:45:04 PM »
The Irishman: 3/10

Ploddingly slow but not well-paced. Needlessly long without a story to give it backbone. Geriatric and uninspired. Dialogue is terrible. Starved of action. Scorcese clearly doesn't understand what part of his earlier movies people actually enjoyed.

https://nypost.com/2019/12/03/go-ahead-and-admit-it-the-irishman-is-terrible/

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #12389 on: December 06, 2019, 09:17:28 PM »
"Knives Out" was fun/10. Boss Lady loved it.
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