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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by toVor » December 21st, 2017, 11:30 pm

I was definitely underwhelmed but I don't hate it either. I did love TFA, I left the theater filled with excitement and nostalgia all over again back in 2015. But this time I left...in want of something more. Like I said, I was underwhelmed. However I'm going to see it again, and the 2nd time knowing what I know now, I will try to enjoy it for what it is and not what it was expected to be. Well see how that turns out for me.

Darth Badly Awakens wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 4:55 pm
I don't think I hate it.

I really loved The Force Awakens. I think Rey and Finn are great new characters and I loved having the original three (Luke, Leia, Han) back especially the charm of Han Solo again.

I was hoping to love TLJ as much, but... better take this to a SPOILER thread!



toVor wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 3:33 am
Darth Badly Awakens wrote:
December 20th, 2017, 4:15 am
The Last Jedi.

The strangest of the Star Wars films for me.

I need to see it again.
Your very first post on this board, or rather the prior version of this board, was to express your hatred of Episode II and I as well. Now this one you say you need to see it again? Did you like it old man, or not sure?
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Darth Badly Awakens » December 22nd, 2017, 3:13 pm

It is, matey.

Hello. How are you?


borgmatrix wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 9:25 pm
toVor wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 3:33 am
Your very first post on this board, or rather the prior version of this board, was to express your hatred of Episode II and I as well. Now this one you say you need to see it again? Did you like it old man, or not sure?
Wait...is this really the Darth Badly?

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Darth Badly Awakens » December 22nd, 2017, 3:14 pm

I would say, old friend, that we are in exactly the same place.

I loved TFA and rewatched it on DVD a week before TLJ and loved it again.




toVor wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 11:30 pm
I was definitely underwhelmed but I don't hate it either. I did love TFA, I left the theater filled with excitement and nostalgia all over again back in 2015. But this time I left...in want of something more. Like I said, I was underwhelmed. However I'm going to see it again, and the 2nd time knowing what I know now, I will try to enjoy it for what it is and not what it was expected to be. Well see how that turns out for me.

Darth Badly Awakens wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 4:55 pm
I don't think I hate it.

I really loved The Force Awakens. I think Rey and Finn are great new characters and I loved having the original three (Luke, Leia, Han) back especially the charm of Han Solo again.

I was hoping to love TLJ as much, but... better take this to a SPOILER thread!



toVor wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 3:33 am


Your very first post on this board, or rather the prior version of this board, was to express your hatred of Episode II and I as well. Now this one you say you need to see it again? Did you like it old man, or not sure?

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by borgmatrix » December 22nd, 2017, 6:03 pm

Darth Badly Awakens wrote:
December 22nd, 2017, 3:13 pm
It is, matey.

Hello. How are you?
Doing well. I was relatively new during your last bit of time on the old forums. Man, you gave me fits. Drove me absolutely nuts. :laugh: Of course, I was "but the learner" back then. I'd like to think I'm a bit wiser now. :yoda:

Welcome back!

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Lord Tesla » January 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm

It was...

Damn. I could really use the head-scratch smiley about now, because...

I can't be sure what the last film I watched was...

I don't think it was very good...

Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen.
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by borgmatrix » February 5th, 2018, 11:26 am

Lord Tesla wrote:
January 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen.
You have to fix that, LT. Many worthier movies you need to get in.

My last movie might have been Hostiles, at the theater. Really solid western with excellent performances from Christian Bale, in particular, and Rosamund Pike. I can see this being slow for some, but I was very drawn in, especially by those two actors and their characters.

In January, I also saw Den of Thieves and The Commuter. The former didn't offer much that hasn't been seen before in other cops versus bank robbers movies. I'd say stick with Heat or The Town. Gerard Butler was good as a hard-edged, "bad" cop, but it felt like they didn't do much to further that beyond the first 30 minutes of the movie.

The Commuter is the latest Liam Neeson action vehicle. Though there wasn't that much action. And, he got beat up a lot. Maybe that was realism given his age. Pretty forgettable thriller. I went for Liam, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson, but they were largely wasted.

Another western I'll comment on that I saw in early January was In a Valley of Violence with Ethan Hawke and John Travolta. I liked it. Nothing new offered, and it was something of a western John Wick, at least with its premise. But it got the job done and whetted my appetite a bit while I was waiting for Hostiles.

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Lord Tesla » February 7th, 2018, 3:39 pm

borgmatrix wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 11:26 am
Lord Tesla wrote:
January 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Holy crap, I think Alien: Covenant is still the last film I've seen.
You have to fix that, LT. Many worthier movies you need to get in.
Agreed. I have a lot of discs piled up I'm eager to get to (whether or not the prove worth it in the end of course remains to be seen): F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu, Metropolis, Blade Runner 2049, several Marvel films backlogged...

Time is the problem. I haven't figure out how to slip loose of that one, yet.

My last movie might have been Hostiles, at the theater. Really solid western with excellent performances from Christian Bale, in particular, and Rosamund Pike. I can see this being slow for some, but I was very drawn in, especially by those two actors and their characters.

I haven't seen a new, or even recent, western since...I think it was The Quick and the Dead--and that was accidental: I was visiting the grandparents, and it was the only thing on the tube that evening. For me, the totality of the Western is pretty much one film, John Ford's The Searchers. I also liked Dances with Wolves, but it is, in addition to being silly if you think too much about it, also only tangentially a Western. Read the novel, too, which was significantly different. For one thing, the indians weren't Sioux but Comanche. But I ramble on...
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by borgmatrix » February 7th, 2018, 3:54 pm

Lord Tesla wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Agreed. I have a lot of discs piled up I'm eager to get to (whether or not the prove worth it in the end of course remains to be seen): F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu, Metropolis, Blade Runner 2049, several Marvel films backlogged...
Remind me...you are a fan of Blade Runner or no? Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new one compared to the original.

And this just clicked...if Alien: Covenant was your last movie then, gasp, you haven't seen The Last Jedi yet? (Now, I thought it stunk, but its more the idea that you haven't seen the latest SW yet. Take your time.)
I haven't seen a new, or even recent, western since...I think it was The Quick and the Dead--and that was accidental: I was visiting the grandparents, and it was the only thing on the tube that evening. For me, the totality of the Western is pretty much one film, John Ford's The Searchers. I also liked Dances with Wolves, but it is, in addition to being silly if you think too much about it, also only tangentially a Western. Read the novel, too, which was significantly different. For one thing, the indians weren't Sioux but Comanche. But I ramble on...
Now you'll be gasping...I haven't seen The Searchers. I'll fix that, though. As you said, just a question of time. Now, I've heard some say Hostiles seemed influenced in some ways by The Searchers. Since I haven't seen it, can't comment on how accurate that is. But, I loved Hostiles.

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by toVor » February 8th, 2018, 7:36 pm

LIfe.
It was too much like Alien. I liked it, it had its good points, but I couldn''t not think of the similarities to Alien while watching it, and I was not able to suspend that feeling even the 2nd time watching it last night. But still, on its own it was a well made movie and the acting, script, and f/x were solid.
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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by borgmatrix » February 9th, 2018, 10:11 am

toVor wrote:
February 8th, 2018, 7:36 pm
LIfe.
It was too much like Alien. I liked it, it had its good points, but I couldn''t not think of the similarities to Alien while watching it, and I was not able to suspend that feeling even the 2nd time watching it last night. But still, on its own it was a well made movie and the acting, script, and f/x were solid.
I saw it at the theater before Covenant arrived, so for me it was a way to whet my appetite a bit until then. But, I just couldn't get past the stupidity of the characters. Covenant had the same problem and was kind of a mess, too, but the connection to the Alien franchise was enough for me to put it slightly ahead. But, I was pretty disappointed with both.

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Master Magnus » February 11th, 2018, 5:42 am

It (2017). We have an expression in Swedish (it's not that old and I understand it has started to spread to the U.S. as well): Fjortis. While it comes from the age of 14 (the number, 14, is fjorton in Swedish), it's a derogatory word for immature teens. I would describe It as a fjortis horror movie and a bad adaptation of King's novel.

There are just so many things that don't work, especially moving the setting from the '50s to the '80s which made the character backstories from the novel not working at all so some of them were completely rewritten (particularly Mike Hanlon's) or not explored at all. While the movie, unlike the mini-series from 1990, included the house on Neibolt Street, not very much of the other events from the novel is depicted in the movie. It's also less a movie than a juxtaposition of scenes and the movie is full of some very poor looking CG.

The acting is mostly tolerable. Bill Skarsgård looks way too scary as Pennywise. Kids would run and not stop if they had seen him. Skarsgård (how many kids does Stellan Skarsgård have?) did a worse Pennywise than Tim Curry.

Who is the target audience for this movie? It's obviously not the youngest kids considering some of the scenes, but at the the same time most of the movie is at a fjortis level. Well, perhaps the sequel with the kids as adults will be better, but overall I think the first half of the 1990 mini-series was better.

I think the best scene was the one found among the deleted scenes on the BR where the cast and crew were joking around with Georgie taking the boat from Pennywise, says "Thanks! See you later! Bye!" and walks off with Pennywise looking at Georgie walking away and saying "Ahhhh, shit!".

C-

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by PetraWil » February 16th, 2018, 10:12 am

Love all the star wars movies :heart: :yoda:

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Re: Last Movie Watched

Post by Zapp Brannigan » February 19th, 2018, 11:20 am

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I know I'm a bit late on that one, but would highly recommend.
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