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worst movie ever seen?

 

mine a toss-up between caligula and dr. detroit

post #13172 of 14417
^ You must not have seen Who's That Girl?


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I think it is kind of funny that we have two movies that are about the next-generation (Creed and TFA) which are very, very much retreads of the first movies from which they are descended.

It's like a re-boot without the hard re-set. Sort of a soft re-boot for a new generation...

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I agree with javyn that Django was awful, but it seems like I liked Fury Road more than him. javyn did you see it in a cinema? It's the sort of movie where that really makes a huge difference, IMO. (And Deadwood is awesome - I need to break out the dvd box of that again soon. The Thing too.)
post #13173 of 14417
Xmas Eve we watched the best modern Xmas movie there is: Love Actually. 9.5/10. I reserve the .5 as no boobage.
post #13174 of 14417
Love Actually is very nice for that sort of movie (well, as long as you don't start thinking too much about it), but it's no Die Hard
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Love Actually is very nice for that sort of movie (well, as long as you don't start thinking too much about it), but it's no Die Hard

Hah, read that link. Movie critic that's not well read and not able to think on multiple levels there. Treating all the threads the same by ramming the same narrative through them all is lame. For instance, his "grand gesture" theme. It's one of the proper themes to note but this theme goes back thousands of years. One person, usually the man historically of course, on a quest to complete a grand gesture in order to get his romantic interest to notice him or find him worthy is age old. This is best personified in the movie by Jojen of course and it's perfectly cute.

I don't disagree with the whole review (completely agree about the puzzling aspect of the Knightly thread) but I think it's like the critic was trying on purpose to misunderstand the film's intent and then to cram it all down to a "sameness" among the threads to make a tidy review. I think the goal of the movie, more or less, was to examine many aspects of love, from the hum drum love of the Rickman thread (injected with a little sizzle) to the first great love of childhood, to Firth finding someone that sees him for what he is...to just a little humour such as the Wisconsin thread.

Anyway, I just devoted five minutes of actual brain power, between reading the review and writing this, and I think it's just sort of an enjoyable movie, set in the season, with several happy endings (which is really what all good holiday movies are about, IMO).
post #13176 of 14417
While I do agree with a couple of Orr's points, I'm not letting it stand in the way of my enjoyment of the movie, which I do find a very enjoyable watch.
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So, this sci-fi classic just turned up on Netflix:



Thinking back, the only thing I've ever really liked from the Wachowskis was the first Matrix. That coupled with a glance at the reviews for this one, gave me very low expectations, which it actually surpased (barely). It's really a quite glorious mess: Rather spectacular images, extremely poor dialogue, some pretty great creature and ship design (even though it's all over the place: bits looking like The 5th Element, others much more streamlined and some almost steam punk'ish), Draconians straight out of Dragonlance (which sadly fail to turn to stone when slain), Sean Bean (who survives *way* longer than expected), tons of unnecessary wardrobe and eye shadow colour shifts for Miss Kunis, a scene with some alien bureaucracy that channeled Terry Gilliam, some weird sound design, where the music drowns out the action, giving it less of an impact (and too much computer gamey CGI doing the same) and finally Eddie Redmayne gloriously chewing up the scenery like it's his last meal. Is it a bad movie that I'll never see again? Yup. Was the imagination on display more entertaining than expected? Also yes, so 3/5.
post #13178 of 14417
I enjoyed it as it gave my new flatscreen and surround install a workout. From an A/V standpoint the movie was glorious...from a story standpoint it was marginal.
post #13179 of 14417
I found it a little underwhelming. Acting was pretty poor but that's not why you watch a movie like that.
post #13180 of 14417
The Wachowski siblings produced and directed part of Cloud Atlas, which is one of my favourite movies ever and I'm convinced it's finally going to be respected in 20 years.
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A film starring Holly Michaels.

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Mad Max Fury Road - 3 out o 5

 

 

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I see you are pretty harsh in rating movies, i'd probably give Mad Max 6 out of 10....

 

:teach: Yet both equal 60% enjoyment.


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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

The Wachowski siblings produced and directed part of Cloud Atlas, which is one of my favourite movies ever and I'm convinced it's finally going to be respected in 20 years.

 

That reminds me - I've been meaning to re-watch this for a while now. Thanks, Harold.

post #13184 of 14417
Re-watching Bonfire of the Vanities. I don't care what any says, this movie is fantastic. Brian De Palma will be hoisted as a filmmaking genius once he's dead.
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The Wachowski siblings produced and directed part of Cloud Atlas, which is one of my favourite movies ever and I'm convinced it's finally going to be respected in 20 years.

I heard is was great. Seems like one of those movies were Weed will really enhance the experience.
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