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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:11 pm

Let me in/Let The Right One In

I was enjoying this until I stumbled upon the original of Let the Right one in and realized that the US movie totality misunderstood the context and rewrote it as black/white vs many shades of grey.

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Which is what the original was getting at in that you can be brought up well but still turn killer and the fantastic idea that Oska is going to be a killer and is a bad person as that's already started despite a loving home where as Eli cries with remorse when she kills and feels terrible and is in reality a good person hence these two are in a way perfect for each.

The US cuts all this down so much it turns Eli (Now Abby) in to a clear groomer who is just your every day base vampire trope and Oska (Now Owen) in to this terrified kid who is not fit to be her guardian but is being slowly pushed in to it. It also turns Eli's guardian in to a creepy pedofile when in the original he's her minder and really cares about her but kind of knows his time is up but accepts it. The problem is they don't love each other and that the love she craves but it is with Oska.

The original also touches on Eli's gender which is a very interesting issue, but the remake turns this in to a little boy being a creep and watching a naked girl where as in the original it clearly shows Eli is a boy but his privates have been mutilated hence he feels its easier to just be a girl and its an interesting issue to touch on because its looking at the idea of gender and sexuality.

So yeah I recommend leaving the US remake and watching the original as that is just a better film overall
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Postby xtr00kvltcorex » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:36 am

Boy Erased and The Phantom Menace for the first time in ages. CGI hasn't aged well, but it's a good romp of nostalgic camp.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 am

I rewatched Godzilla (2014) just to get some more sweet non-Roland Emmerich American Godzilla goodness. I had forgotten how good that movie is. Sure, having seen a lot of different Godzilla movies and wanting to pin it in some kind of Showa/Heisei style typical "Monster vs" category, it can feel as though it's confused as to what it's trying to do with the premise, but it's actually more comparable to Ishiro Honda's 1954 Godzilla movie than it is anything else. Gareth Edwards' atmosphere lends itself greatly to the existentially devastating topic at hand. If an audience member is still just counting the frames in which Godzilla appears and saying "Look, he's not in that much of the movie," they're missing the point of this film and have probably missed the point of a lot of other Godzilla films. Gareth Edwards paints the entire planet as slowly teaming up against humanity. Mountains move in the background and reveal to the audience that the mountain was a giant creature the whole time, the anatomy of the newer monsters is strange and ungodly, almost creating a race of demons to be fought by the deity-like Godzilla, and Godzilla himself appears formidable in every scene he's in. This (and the original 1954 movie) is as close to a Cthulhu movie as you're going to get without any of the racism inherent in H. P. Lovecraft's work. The planet is out to get you, and there's nothing you can do about it.

I'll probably elaborate more in the Godzilla thread, but seriously, give this movie a second look. It's fantastic.

EDIT: It's a crying shame that Gareth Edwards hasn't directed since 2016. I know fanatical Star Wars idiots probably feel like they've won something with that, but SW hasn't been the highlight of anyone's directorial career since 1983, so I don't know what they were expecting and they're gonna (rightfully) lose their respect for entire franchise due to the weight of its own legacy. Edwards has said he's gone to focus on smaller-scale projects, but I can't even find a short film or a TV show episode with his name on it post 2016, and this makes me sad.

(To be fair, I haven't dabbled that much in film since the mid aught teens either due to stress and depression, and have only recently tried to get back on my game, so...)

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Postby Chuckman » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:44 am

Edwards’ Star Wars entry was hands down the best of the new movies and arguably the only good one.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:37 am

I agree. It's basically Battlefront: The Movie, making it a pretty good war movie, but in Star Wars. It has its faults, but I prefer the movie having more or less a self-contained arc, rather than just leaving it for someone else to make Snoke an interesting character or some shit. And it has some of the prettiest cinematography of any Star Wars movie of the past 20 years.

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Postby movieartman » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:21 pm

The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)

- Wilson & Farmiga are perfectly cast, the Warrens feel genuinely warm & comfy with each other and radiate it towards the people they are attempting to aid.
- Farmiga is lovely and quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses.
- Both films are more relentless, gritty and grounded then the original Poltergeist but it capture's that films tonal balancing of eerie horror while still emphasizing the likability & humanity of the family and investigators.
- 2 is better then 1 but both are full on great. 2 effortlessly expands upon the first as any good sequel should.
- Valak is a great villain and I look forward to watching The Nun prequel notably more then the Annabelle films.
- 2's handling of the original Amityville murders is well done.
- Madison Wolfe as Janet in 2 is great. She genuinely seems like a sweet kid turned victim being abused and never seemed like a creepy or weird kid whose bizarre tics are only being exaggerated by the force like in other possession movies.
- Can't think of anything negative or even nitpicky to say honestly.
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For the future of the Conjuring universe I hope...
- The Warren's don't get any kinda dark twist ending on how they died in real life.
- The samurai armor in the Warren's collection room gets a prequel movie set in Japan with a largely Japanese cast.
- We get a maritime ghost story movie set on a ship or foggy island. Maybe do a supernatural take on a Mary Celeste type abandoned ship story.


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