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Don't plan on watching it, but Bale was awful as Batman. It's not like Ben was following Keaton.

 

I've heard Batfleck kills bad guys in this (not going to watch it at the cinema). I have not read TDKReturns for some time but I don't remember Miller's Batman crossing the line. He paralyses the Joker but that's where he draws the line, no? Is this new film set on Earth 2?

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I personally think superhero movies are stupid, but the concept of this one seemed pretty cool from what I read. Too bad it seems they didn't pull it off.
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I personally think superhero movies are stupid, but the concept of this one seemed pretty cool from what I read. Too bad it seems they didn't pull it off.

As I have gotten older, I think they really are a waste of time for the most part. Only way I would watch one is with my kids (if I decide to have any.) Last Superhero movie I watched was the Dark Knight, and the only thing I liked about the movie was Heath's performance.

I must say I LOVED Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, but that Bruce Wayne was an old jaded asshole, so he was way more interesting to me.
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Deadpool was good in that it was a sarcastic take on a superhero movie. But the straight up superhero movies are getting as cliched as westerns. The few good ones are well executed and have good character development. The plots are all formulaic.
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As I have gotten older, I think they really are a waste of time for the most part. Only way I would watch one is with my kids (if I decide to have any.) Last Superhero movie I watched was the Dark Knight, and the only thing I liked about the movie was Heath's performance.

I must say I LOVED Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, but that Bruce Wayne was an old jaded asshole, so he was way more interesting to me.
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Watched this last night first time in a while absolutely brilliant Heath Ledger so manically intense in the role. Great film.
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Absolute stinker from John Landis.

David Bowie has a small part and Jim Henson, of all people, makes a cameo...


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Watched the two HBO made for TV movies about Churchill, The Gathering Storm and Into the Storm. Both won movie/miniseries and lead actor Emmys. First one was definitely better, mostly due to Albert Finney's performance. (Tom Hiddleston has a small role as Churchill's annoying son.) Couple of Game of Thrones folk in the second (Iain Glen as King George and Donald Sumpter as Lord Halifax).

Second one was better in giving historical context, though. I was on the Wikipedia a lot during the first film.

Neither was spectacular, but decent enough to watch if either you're interested in WWII history or want to see Albert Finney's ass.
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HBO's Conspiracy was a great WW2 movie (remake of 1984's Die Wannseekonferenz). With Kenneth Brannaugh as Gen. Heydrich, very chilling. Actually that's probably my favorite war movie ever.
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Jeremy Irons Alfred was good. As for the rest what a crock of shite.
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Klaatu barada nikto 2008 remake of the 1951 Cold War original which portrays humanity as the enemy of the earth and saved eventually by a magnanimously aware alien in the form of Keanu Reeves.

Prefer the original to be honest.
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Prefer the original to be honest.
Isn't that true for everyone who had the misfortune of watching the remake?
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Ex Machina - Alex Garland (UK - 2015)

 

 

 

This is a gem. Both visually and intellectually very stimulating.

 

The story is simple: Caleb (Domnall Gleeso)  is pointed out to test artificial intelligence in the robot Ava (Alicia Vikander) make by Nathan (Oscar Isacc), but after a short while true emotions develop between Caleb and Ava. But as she becomes more human and lovable, she is actually more difficult to trust.

 

The movie is thrilling and astonishing in it's beauty, partly shoot at Juvet Scenery Hotell (close to where I grew up). Superb use of colours, blue, green and red. The movie explores the question on what is real, free will, destiny - on a more basic level what is it to be human? 

It rises also ethical questions as how good is it to sacrifice some people for the sake of saving others. 

There is a lot of allusions to other directors like Kubric, Fassbinder, Bergman, Tarkovskij and Kieslowskij. 

 

The movie is not heavy or overly intellectual, it is a very clever first movie from Garland. We will see more of him in the future.

 




 

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