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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby EvilOne » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:18 am

Arctic Tale - Disappointing documentary. The story is made-up and not very exciting. Plus, lots of the footage is of very poor quality.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Stephen Day » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:10 pm

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I'm not really talking about the stylistic concerns; I mean, they also didn't speak English with a British accent, and Artemesia was in no way a white woman.

I'm really talking about the decision to transform one of the rare heroic warrior women of history into a villain. She was strong enough to command marines. Smart enough to be victorious. And she was a queen in her own land. It's like the writers couldn't figure out a way to portray a genuinely powerful woman without making her a bad guy.

Yes, they took a ton of liberties with the history to tell an action tale. This particular liberty, however, was just another stereotype about strong females being the "enemy."


It's not a huge shock though. The whole thrust of both movies has been, Greek good, Persian bad. Neither film was particularly guilty of having complex writing. Artemesia fought on the Persian side and given that narrow focus of, this side good, this side bad, it's no surprise that she was a stereotype. There weren't many characters who weren't in one way or another.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby EvilOne » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:09 pm

To the Arctic

Very short film but lots of beautiful photography.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Strict31 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
It's not a huge shock though. The whole thrust of both movies has been, Greek good, Persian bad. Neither film was particularly guilty of having complex writing. Artemesia fought on the Persian side and given that narrow focus of, this side good, this side bad, it's no surprise that she was a stereotype. There weren't many characters who weren't in one way or another.


Well, not so much "Greek=good", because the first movie went well out of their way to make any non-Spartan Greek look like a pussy or a "boy-lover." It was Frank Miller's love letter to Sparta

And the hero of this movie is one of those self-same "boy-loving" Athenians. They're kinda all over the place with this franchise.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Stephen Day » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:32 pm

Strict31 wrote:
Well, not so much "Greek=good", because the first movie went well out of their way to make any non-Spartan Greek look like a pussy or a "boy-lover." It was Frank Miller's love letter to Sparta

And the hero of this movie is one of those self-same "boy-loving" Athenians. They're kinda all over the place with this franchise.


Fair enough, but the point that both movies are basically, this side good, that side bad, still stands. There really aren't any characters that aren't stereotypes. Both films use stimulating visuals and dialogue that's fun to listen to in an effort to disguise this, but in the end, none of the characters are all that complex.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:53 am

Nurse 3d - Pretty much a by the numbers horror film. It starts off as a nurse who kills cheating husbands and turns into Single White Female pretty damn fast.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby carkey » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:37 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:Nurse 3d - Pretty much a by the numbers horror film. It starts off as a nurse who kills cheating husbands and turns into Single White Female pretty damn fast.


Thanks for wrecking it for me :-P

Still going to check it out :)

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:07 pm

carkey wrote:
Thanks for wrecking it for me :-P

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Strict31 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:35 pm

Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

I liked it better than Unexpected Journey, and I ended up liking Evangeline Lily's character in the film. But she still felt shoe-horned. And there was a lot that felt shoe-horned. By now, none of the additional material is any surprise to people who have read about this shit since these movies were first announced. But it's really getting ham-fisted in some instances.

But like I said, I enjoyed it more than the first one, and I'm kinda looking forward to the battle of five armies.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Cernunnos » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:24 pm

Strict31 wrote:Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

I liked it better than Unexpected Journey, and I ended up liking Evangeline Lily's character in the film. But she still felt shoe-horned. And there was a lot that felt shoe-horned. By now, none of the additional material is any surprise to people who have read about this shit since these movies were first announced. But it's really getting ham-fisted in some instances.

But like I said, I enjoyed it more than the first one, and I'm kinda looking forward to the battle of five armies.


I watched it last night. There was some fat that could have been trimmed, but I liked it.
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby MistaT » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:48 pm

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I went in to this with the mindset that it wasn't going to be very good so that I wouldn't be that disappointed in it, but that still didn't work. It was pretty fuckin horrible. :lol:

Which is too bad, because I really like Keanu Reeves. I think he catches a lot more shit than he deserves as an actor. He takes a lot of chances, and some of them don't pay off but I don't think he is as bad of an actor as most people claim he is.

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Arion » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:24 pm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

Postby Nightfly » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:27 am

Was in the mood to be scared the other night so I watched Dark Skies (starring Keri Russell) and The Conjuring back to back. I didn't find either very scary or noteworthy but if I had to pick a favorite I guess it would be Dark Skies.

Some horror movies that did actually creep me out (a bit) recently were Mama (starring Jessica Chastain) and The Possession (starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Kyra Sedgwick).
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Re: What Was The last Film You Watched ?

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