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The Official Movie Thread

Started by CarltonTheBear, July 14, 2011, 11:08:43 AM

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herman

I saw Shang Chi last night and it entertained.

It's in the same class of MCU film as Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and most of the phase 1 stuff (but with C-List heroes), as an origin story table setter for a future get together. Similar to BP and CM, it opens up some entry way for young fans who now see more of themselves on screen.

Aside from the plot issues outlined above, I liked the choreography, Wenwu/Tony Leung's acting masterclass, how it addressed and somewhat remediated Iron Man 3 (and I guess Marvel Comics') sketchiness about The Mandarin character. I would've definitely preferred a more intimate, character-driven ending rather than the CGI-budget maxing faceless clashes that all hero-y movies are stuck on these days. The one-on-one fight 'dialogue' was pretty easy to track, so I wish that was a bit deeper. It does indeed feel like we are just waiting for the shoe to drop on the bigger ticket, as this is just part of Act 1 of Phase 4.

It also spawned this wonderful thread:
https://twitter.com/that_mc/status/1459613123590066180
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Arn

You should all go see "Belfast"

https://youtu.be/Ja3PPOnJQ2k

Some parts may need subtitles ;D
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Arn on November 20, 2021, 02:03:35 PM
You should all go see "Belfast"

https://youtu.be/Ja3PPOnJQ2k

Some parts may need subtitles ;D
Looks like a great movie. Thx for the tip.

L K

Good movie? More like ok but I didn't hate the new Ghostbusters movie.

L K

Too Many Spidermen

- Willem Dafoe is just campy entertainment.

herman

He was exactly that in Boondocks Saints

I also learned way too much information about him from a Lars von Trier interview.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Joe

So I watched the new matrix movie last night.

I'm not even sure what to say. I think in the surface there was a neat concept here that failed to deliver. The premise was kinda cool but the movie was essentially a rehash of the first matrix movie. I just walked away from this thinking 'we needed this... why?'.


Nik


Watched Eternals yesterday. Still a littled befuddled by it. It's not so much that it's outrageously bad(although it's not good) because individually all of the elements are equivalent to a bad MCU movie like Thor 2 but, like, the analogy I would use is it's like if you told a robot that the most popular meal on earth was a hamburger followed by a banana split and it concluded that the best possible meal would then be a blended hamburger and banana milkshake.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

herman

Quote from: Nik on January 13, 2022, 03:33:21 PM

Watched Eternals yesterday. Still a littled befuddled by it. It's not so much that it's outrageously bad(although it's not good) because individually all of the elements are equivalent to a bad MCU movie like Thor 2 but, like, the analogy I would use is it's like if you told a robot that the most popular meal on earth was a hamburger followed by a banana split and it concluded that the best possible meal would then be a blended hamburger and banana milkshake.

haha, hamburger banana milkshake seems pretty accurate.

I think it would have been better served in the tv series format. It's a pretty large ensemble and each one has some chunky history to develop story from that got short changed. I would not have minded a 'History Re-write of the week' for 4 episodes before coalescing into the season's arc in earnest. In film form, I cared about no one. Except Lauren Ridloff's Makkari was really fun and sassy in her criminally brief screen time.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

L K

Quote from: herman on January 14, 2022, 11:59:55 AM
Quote from: Nik on January 13, 2022, 03:33:21 PM

Watched Eternals yesterday. Still a littled befuddled by it. It's not so much that it's outrageously bad(although it's not good) because individually all of the elements are equivalent to a bad MCU movie like Thor 2 but, like, the analogy I would use is it's like if you told a robot that the most popular meal on earth was a hamburger followed by a banana split and it concluded that the best possible meal would then be a blended hamburger and banana milkshake.

haha, hamburger banana milkshake seems pretty accurate.

I think it would have been better served in the tv series format. It's a pretty large ensemble and each one has some chunky history to develop story from that got short changed. I would not have minded a 'History Re-write of the week' for 4 episodes before coalescing into the season's arc in earnest. In film form, I cared about no one. Except Lauren Ridloff's Makkari was really fun and sassy in her criminally brief screen time.

I know its not a movie but the counter is I watched the first couple of episodes of the Peacemaker mini-series last night.  I'm a big James Gunn fan and I quite liked it so far.

Frank E

Quote from: L K on January 14, 2022, 12:51:01 PM
Quote from: herman on January 14, 2022, 11:59:55 AM
Quote from: Nik on January 13, 2022, 03:33:21 PM

Watched Eternals yesterday. Still a littled befuddled by it. It's not so much that it's outrageously bad(although it's not good) because individually all of the elements are equivalent to a bad MCU movie like Thor 2 but, like, the analogy I would use is it's like if you told a robot that the most popular meal on earth was a hamburger followed by a banana split and it concluded that the best possible meal would then be a blended hamburger and banana milkshake.

haha, hamburger banana milkshake seems pretty accurate.

I think it would have been better served in the tv series format. It's a pretty large ensemble and each one has some chunky history to develop story from that got short changed. I would not have minded a 'History Re-write of the week' for 4 episodes before coalescing into the season's arc in earnest. In film form, I cared about no one. Except Lauren Ridloff's Makkari was really fun and sassy in her criminally brief screen time.

I know its not a movie but the counter is I watched the first couple of episodes of the Peacemaker mini-series last night.  I'm a big James Gunn fan and I quite liked it so far.

Where do you stream that LK?

Nik

I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Frank E

Quote from: Nik on January 14, 2022, 01:09:04 PM
Quote from: Frank E on January 14, 2022, 12:58:44 PM
Where do you stream that LK?

It's an HBO thing so it's at Crave.

Yeah, I was afraid of that...damn it...now I'm going to have to get Crave again for this and that stupid Succession show that everyone is telling me to watch.

bustaheims

Quote from: Frank E on January 14, 2022, 01:27:15 PM
Quote from: Nik on January 14, 2022, 01:09:04 PM
Quote from: Frank E on January 14, 2022, 12:58:44 PM
Where do you stream that LK?

It's an HBO thing so it's at Crave.

Yeah, I was afraid of that...damn it...now I'm going to have to get Crave again for this and that stupid Succession show that everyone is telling me to watch.

You'll love Succession.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Bullfrog

Quote from: Frank E on January 14, 2022, 12:58:44 PM
Where do you stream that LK?

https://www.justwatch.com/ca/

This site is great to find out where the hell something is streaming. Just make sure you've got the /ca at the end.