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Postby soul.assassin » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:53 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Darkest Hour. It was a good film, but a rather poor depiction of history.


Inaccuracy, just like The Patriot, leads to one to get and read a history book.

I do recall that many movies produced in the 40s are mostly to bring out the patriotic character, to rouse people into supporting the war effort, and so some facts have been glossed out in favor of propaganda. Hence I approached the film as if it's one of such films.
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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:06 pm

Saw both Thor Ragnarok and Coco in theatres Saturday, and one of them was abysmal and stupid with pointless and forced crossovers and references (maybe I would've enjoyed it more if I had forced myself to sit through the previous films), and the other was damn incredible, and yet another masterpiece by one of my favorite studios, even though it was really predictable.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:20 am

I saw Annihilation on Friday. It’s a really smart and impressive movie. Everyone should see it. It has a few flaws to it, sure, but I really like it. There’s some good body horror and existentially terrifying things in that film, and the visuals and sound design is gorgeous.

Also, Thor Ragnorok is the best Marvel movie ever. It doesn’t excuse any of the complaints that anyone has had about it, but that doesn’t keep it from being the best either. I love how the typical “save the world” but was treated as the boring “B” plot while the rest of the movie focused on Jeff Goldblum in blue eyeliner playing a space pimp. I also like how that boring “B” plot was inverted at the end to something slightly more meaningful than it usually is. Either way, it’s far better than giving undue accolades to Joss Whedon for the obnoxious dialogue in his Avengers movies.

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Postby barnett » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:01 pm

I watched Annihilation too yesterday, really enjoyed it. I think Garland did a good work in adapting what was the first part of Vandermeer's trilogy in one coherent movie, with its own ending.
The movie got progressively better - the final act is amazing - and Barrow's (Portishead) work for the soundtrack was awesome. The only complaint I have is about the acting, it often felt flat.

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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Since I wasn't around for (most of) last year, here's some quick recaps of the 2017 stuff I saw.

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Alien: Covenant
...at least you tried, Ridley Scott. At least you tried. Liked the ending, though.

American Assassin
Kinda straightforward popcorn action flick, nothing more or less.

Atomic Blonde
Damn stylish and entertaining action scenes aplenty, one of the better surprises of the year for me.

Blade Runner 2049
Easily one my favorite movies of the year, I still can't believe this one actually managed to be nearly as good as the original...and, of course, just like the original film, it tanked in sales. Go figure.

Dunkirk
Damn good war movie, very tense and well-made. Honestly, I was just surprised as hell that it wasn't over three hours long (given the trend of Nolan's previous movies getting longer and longer).

Ghost in the Shell
Whitewashing issue aside, this was better than it had any right to be. Not that it was particularly good, mind you (except the visuals), but keep in mind how low the bar for live-action Hollywood-made anime adaptions.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Did you see the first one? Did you like it? Yeah, pretty much just that, more of the same (but that's not a bad thing). Plus, y'know, Kurt Russell.

IT
Wasn't intending to see it originally, but the strong word-of-mouth got me interested. And it ended up being pretty good. AAA horror movies tend to miss their mark with me, but I thought it was genuinely good all-around.

John Wick Chapter 2
See what I said about GotG2 above. More just like the first, but that's okay by me.

Justice League
I feel like the only person who had actual fun watching this, I had a big dumb grin on my face the whole time. Not the best comic movie by a good margin, but way more entertaining than the popular opinion of it would seem to suggest.

Logan
Now that's how you do a Wolverine solo movie. Kind of a western-in-disguise, but a good one...not to mention one of the more emotionally-heavy comic films.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Okay, confession time: I kinda liked this series. They're not great (and they're not particularly good adaptions of the games), but they do have a kind of "guilty pleasure" appeal for me. This one's pretty much par for the course compared to the rest of 'em.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
No-question best Spider-Man movie since 2004, definitely a good start to (hopefully) more MCU Spidey.

Split
Best thing Shyamalan's done since Unbreakable, and the first once since then that I bothered to sit all the way through.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Not as good as The Empire Strikes Back (what is?), but better than any of the prequels by a pretty wide margin. Like JL, I can't see what's been causing so many polarizing opinions about this one.

Thor: Ragnarok
Yeah, no contest it's the best of the three Thor movies. The others were...okay, I suppose. But this has something they really lacked: fun.

Transformers: The Last Knight
...alright, these things are really starting to test my patience. Yes, even for brainless CGI popcorn sci-fi/action.

Underworld: Blood Wars
Not bad, but none of the follow-ups have been as good as the original. It's at least worth a watch.

War for the Planet of the Apes
Another one of the movies I wasn't originally intending to see but ended up being nicely surprised by. Also, another pseudo-western. And Woody Harrelson made for a really good sympathetic/psychotic antagonist.

Wonder Woman
I thought it was pretty good. Not as world-moving as a lot of opinions I've heard/read, but I think it's about as good as the DCEU's gonna do with how it's going right now.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:20 pm

Deep Blue Sea 2

While it obviously doesn't measure up to it's much beloved predecessor, being a direct-to-DVD title and all, the concept of baby sharks attacking as a school i don't think had been tackled before so props to them for going this direction on the majority of the kills. Also of note, the submerged facility hallways have a vast array of neon lighting depending which one the potential victim is wandering. I also like that the main reason the research is even brought back is because the mad billionaire thinks the machines are gonna take over the world Terminator-style. :tongue: :D
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