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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Punchy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:09 pm

Just re-watched Iron Man 3 on dvd.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:30 pm

The Hangover 3. Massive disappointment.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Chessack » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:12 am

Victorian Squid wrote:Star Trek Into Darkness, what a crap pile. Watching the dude play Spock makes you feel like you've gone to a Star Trek drag show, it's cosplayer-level bad. I had pretty low expectations, but this still left me a little stunned and depressed at how shoddy these CGI driven films are.


I thought STID was a decent movie, but not a good Star Trek movie.

Traditionally, whether in the original series, or any of the spin-offs (TNG, DS9, etc), Star Trek has always been a cerebral show. Yes there are action scenes here and there, a fight between Kirk and a Gorn or Riker and a Borg. But the show was always more like a mystery than an action show. More often than not it was about how to solve a problem without getting into a fight (like the "Corbomite Maneuver"). Whatever else may have been true of Star Trek, before Abrams came along, it was never a movie where you had to completely turn your brain off to enjoy it.

Now, I don't mind movies where you have to turn your brain off to enjoy them. Some of my favorite movies are mindless action flicks. But up to this point, whatever other flaws individual movies or episodes may have had, Star Trek was never mindless.

Unfortunately, this isn't just Star Trek. It's a general pattern of movies today. Dramatically increase the mindless action sequences and CGI stuff, and cut down (or completely remove) all drama and character interaction. People seem to love it, and reward it at the box office, so companies keep doing it.

The part I find most hilarious is that when they take an older franchise like Star Trek or Superman that has never been about mindless action and they make it so, they call it "updating" the franchise. It's like "updating" is code for taking all the thinking parts out of a story.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:47 pm

I agree with all of that. But if they were going to make a typical modern CGI action movie, they should have gone their own path and not foolish ape the original ST II's script while subtracting everything that made ST II a strong film, even down to not being able to let people leave the theater thinking anyone died because it's taken for granted in Hollywood that to get that bajillion dollar common denominator demographic in the seats you absolutely have to give them a happy ending without any ambiguity.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Pizza Dog » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:02 pm

Just watched District 9 for the, like, millionth time :D :P

I abs love this film. When I first watched it (last year with some mates) I was all like "Ergghh, this is NOT my kind of film" (this was during the first 15-minutes of the film) but I sat it out. 8)

SO GLAD I made myself stay and watch it because it's now one of my fave films. I even made my Mum sit down and watch it and she doesn't like Sci-Fi type films. She loved it too. :-D :-D :-D :smt007
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Punchy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:14 am

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Much better and very different than what I expected. Not sure if Lawrence deserved the Oscar, but good performances from both her and Bradley Cooper, and I normally hate Bradley Cooper.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Zero » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:58 am

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Watched this again, might edge out Tenenbaums as my favourite Anderson film

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby DMM » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:52 am

Critters, The Old Dark House and Fright Night.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby holtom2000 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:17 am

Classic wrath of Khan... man Kirk was a camera hog in that movie...

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Arion » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:24 pm

Kick-Ass 2

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:32 pm

Troll 2, bitches!

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Arion » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:35 pm

Punchy wrote:Image

Much better and very different than what I expected. Not sure if Lawrence deserved the Oscar, but good performances from both her and Bradley Cooper, and I normally hate Bradley Cooper.


Great poster. Who did it?

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:38 pm

Arion wrote:
Great poster. Who did it?


Know you weren't asking me but it's Joshua Budich: http://www.joshuabudich.com/

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:42 pm

And dammit, I saw the Blade Runner print and bought one. :x

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:52 pm

With the last bit of 3D money in my PP acct too. Until the next wave of them sells, that is! :-D

Thanks, DC! :band

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