Movies you've been watching...

Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by 8Fingers, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Spaced Out Ace

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    I expected something different from the rest of the cancer that Marvel has been inflicting on people the past 17 years or so. I used to enjoy Marvel Comics and the cartoons on saturday morning. Now, I couldn't watch one of these shit films if I were paid to do so.
     
  2. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    Yeah, I've tried to watch it at least three times and couldn't make it through. I don't expect I'll try again. Loved D9 (at least the first time, anyway) and didn't think Elysium was terrible, but.. Yeah. I'm on the fence with Blomkamp. Some of the stuff he's been doing with CG over the last year or so has been mildly interesting, but I'm increasingly getting the sense that his talents are decidedly more on the tech/design side than the storytelling side.
     
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    chappie was super weak compared to D9. About on par with elysium for me. Neither were great. Die Antwoord was horrible in Chappie.
     
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    Yeah. I thought she was somewhat less horrible than him.

    But he was atrocious.
     
  5. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    I don't expect everyone to like these movies at all. I certainly don't care what you think of them. But considering Marvel only got these movies to be decently good only 10 of those 17 years is too broad a passing judgement. So I'll bite.

    Prior to 2008, with the exception of Spiderman 1-2 and the Blade movies (IMO) almost every Marvel movie either sucked, or deteriorated with age. Even what's considered the good XMen movies (1-2) are terrible by today's standards. Bryan Singer's new XMen movies also suck (he really only did one great movie). Marvel only started picking it's stride when Iron Man came out, and even then it was rocky.

    Plus all the other property that wasn't bought out by Disney at the time were puking out committee by design crap like Fox and Sony were doing (look up why the terrible Amazing Spider-Man movies and that horrible Fan4stic existed to see what I mean). The whole movie studios thing is a whole argument in itself. It's genuinely scary that Disney is monopolizing near everything, but that's a topic for another time.

    Then there's the oversaturation of superhero movies where we get about an average of 6-7 a year now, it's easy to get extremely jaded, pull the 'old man yells at cloud' card and dismiss everything. But considering we now have well-written movies by exciting directors in the canon is something we'll have to actually rummage and look for in the oversaturation. Winter Soldier was a fantastic spy/intrigue movie that out James Bonds the latter day James Bond movies, and that's before adding Captain America in the mix.

    But hey, at the end of the day, it's not your thing, and that's fine. More power to you. :yesway:
     
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    WHOA, no one cut yourself on this edge!

    I watched three movies the other day, they were the first I'd watched in a couple weeks. I finally started Witcher 3 so obviously I've had no time for anything else for a long, long time now.

    Out Cold - the lesson here is not to let some of my friends choose the movie unless I have an excuse to get out of there. You know a movie's terrible when they had to cast Jeremy London's twin brother cause even he turned it down. .5/10, I laughed at one of the deleted scenes with Zach Galifinakis chomping on his own balloon tits.

    Friday the 13th part 3 - I've tried many times over the years to like these damn movies. I warmed up to this a little bit. It's still trying to be dark like Part 1/2 for the most part, but has the most obnoxious character this side of TCM's Franklin with Shelley, the boy who cried wolf. It has some funny gags with horrible special effects (gotta love the eyeball getting pulled towards the screen with visible fishing line) and I like the hockey mask more than the burlap sack (even though there's no good reason for shelley having a hockey mask in the first place!). The girls are cute, at least??? 5/10

    Duke of Burgundy - weird lesbian S&M love story that's kind of sweet and strangely has no nudity despite the water sports and is set in some bizarre alternate universe populated only by women who are really into entomology. It's one pretty movie visually, too. 8/10
     
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    Very informative, wankerness.
     
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    Fair enough, but I'm really getting sick of seeing another Marvel shitfest to add to the heaping pile of garbage that has been Marvel the last 17 years or so. Even some of the comics look like they don't care.

    And to pull the "old man yells at cloud" card, like Jim Cornette always says, even if a match down the line pulls out the cliches, but does them well and makes them work while also putting on a great match for the ages, the match and the cliches are seriously watered down because of all the bullshit that preceded it. All the hacky wrestlers who don't understand shit like, "Hey, maybe I shouldn't do the table gimmick EVERY single week," are the ones I am talking about, and end up killing their gimmick pretty fucking early. In this case, say the "jumps on car in slow mo, and the car pops up and flips over" bs, it's far beyond played out and needs to be retired. And this far down the line, even if a couple semi decent films come out [I'll pretty much disagree because CGI makes me want to chug ipecac, but nonetheless], their impact will be greatly diminished because of all the horse shit that's come out that year alone. Then again, Disney. They have zero restraint, and they are doing the same to the Star Wars property. Hell, I thought the cover of Entertainment Weekly was a parody from Supernatural, not an advertisement for the new Han Solo movie.

    Now, I'm not saying "Do a superhero film with NO CGI," but fuck, half of the extended preview for Black Panther could've been ported as a playable stage in a fucking game it was so CGI. When the entire thing is CGI and most of it is fake as hell looking and takes me out of it by not being able to suspend disbelief, it's hard to watch. I'm not totally against CGI. For instance, I thought Jurassic Park looked welldone as a child, but one thing I did not think when I saw it was, "Hey, this needs a ton of subpar, shitty sequels so the unscrupulous pricks who own the copyrights to this can milk it for all it is worth," but that's a bit of a side issue. Then again, we're getting one of those as well.
     
  9. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Again, that's blind judgment considering that the recent efforts done by directors that actually care about the property beg to differ. Unless Brett Ratner did something to really hurt your childhood, you're just lumping every Marvel superhero movie being crap, when in fact they're getting better as time goes by. And by doing that without actually seeing any of the movies is stupid.

    Well that's Disney for you. Again it's a scary notion that this company is monopolizing a ton of property, but this is the world we live in. From a company perspective, why would you buy the Star Wars franchise and NOT capitalize it? Yes the more products getting churned out will also lower the probability of being consistently good, and I'll certainly predict that the new Han Solo movie will suck (largely to all the production problems happening).

    And again, it's the oversaturation. Yes there's too many superhero movies. Prior to Disney buying Fox, there's 3 studios making Marvel movies, and as I said before, 2 of the 3 of them sucking hard making Spider-Man and Fantastic 4 looking exactly as you described.

    Let's not even get Warner Bros in the mix, where with the exception of Batman and a few gems, consistently suck at making superhero movies. They've been trying to fire the Justice League cannon since Richard Donner's Superman. Only after 35 or so years they finally fired the cannon only to limp forward and dribble spunk on everyone's shoes.

    And it certainly doesn't help when all the blockbuster action movies are being modeled after comic books too. Universal rebooted The Mummy to kickstart a shared Monster universe and did it in a spectacular abysmal way. Godzilla 2017 and Kong Skull Island are spearheading another Monster universe, and apparently they're planning to do this with The Fast And The Furious. :rolf: How's that for what you call "cancerous".

    CGI isn't getting any better unless it's used more often to get perfected. That's just the nature of the beast, and you can't judge it on youtube, that's just stupid. And trailers nowadays are getting rather disingenuous with their trailer-exclusive footage, it's hard to base whether I want to watch a movie on it. I didn't bother with the extended Black Panther trailer, but ended up enjoying the film on it's own merits.

    At the end of the day, if the movie is well made and tells a good story, that's all that matters. But it seems that despite all this studio industry talk, you've already made up your mind on superhero movies. Ok then. :yesway:
     
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    I'll pass on all of that horse shit. For one, I'm not a child. All of the bright, pretty bullshit is an utter bore. And for another, none of it appeals to me. You can claim they have changed it and are doing great movies lately, but I'm going to make the same decision as Mr Burns when he was called by Homer's autodialler. "Hmmm, eternal happiness for a dollar? Ehh, I'd be happier with the dollar." I watched one of the Avengers films at my cousins a couple years back, and it was decent enough, but it was mainly something to keep me from falling asleep, which I almost did.

    Two words: Fucking dreadful. And if I reviewed any of these shit heaps for a monthly magazine or whatever, I'd summarize it with a two word review: Shit shark. I'd wait for letters in the mail to see if anyone gets the reference.

    Hard pass on ALL of that flaming hot garbage!

    MORE often!? For fucks sake. Just. No. Fucking enough with that horse shit already. I think the trailer was more than enough to judge that a large portion of the film would be almost entirely green screen during certain scenes, and if I want to watch CGI cartoons parading as feature films, I think I'll stick to Pixar.

    CGI films, rather. Superhero dreck is the just the main offender that's shit out into the gaping maws of the masses like a weird, creepy human cinema-pede scenario. Don't even get me started on the very fucking awful cliches in "horror" films in 2018, like the fake, dark filters and bullshit like that. IT can go fuck it's face, as well as all the shitty Paranormal Insidious fecal dandruff speckling the toilet bowl of the movie industry.
     
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    My have I twisted some knickers just by praising a move that's barely out for a day. :lol: It's entertaining how this has become the Berried Alive thread all over again.

    Funny how you mention Pixar right after denouncing all superhero movies as child's stuff. Pixar is no different, making kids movies yet adding a story that can be appealing for all ages. They're recycling plots too (Cars is Doc Hollywood verbatim but with talking Cars), and hey Disney owns the Pixar subsidiary too. :lol:

    All those superhero movies I mentioned earlier, well yeah they sucked. But they suck because they're mostly terribly written movies and bad acting... you know, what movies are usually judged by. CG plays a small part of why they sucked unless you're Henry Cavill's moustache. Personally I don't care about bad CG when it's not focused and cleverly disguised with good cinematography. Only unless it's upfront looking terrible and disorienting like... well, Henry Cavill's moustache incidentally. :lol:

    As for the bad horror movies, well, yeah to that too. Also funny how lmost all the terrible remakes of the past decade are done by Platinum Dunes; aka the company owned by Michael Bay, aka the guy who made the Transformers movies and a bunch of awful pro American military explosion porn. Thanks Mr Bay!

    Look, the superhero genre isn't going away anytime soon. Can't help that, but then again, it's not the first time a genre has stuck around long. Western Movies were all the rage and for 2 long decades they were being made everywhere. The only difference is that in the age of the internet, and the fact that even the legitimately bad superhero movies aren't slowing this zeitgeist down, not yet anyway.

    I guess just like the Berried Alive thread (for the records I have no interest in them whatsoever), it boils down to "I hate everything new, and real music is dead" mentality. So I guess, movies are dead too? Awesome! All new movies suck! Lock this thread up! :locked: :lol: It was fun watching you ark up though.
     
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    BOOOO YOU DON'T LIKE OUT COLD
    *grabs pitchfork*
     
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    At least we agree on something, but they aren't the only offender.
     
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    watched popstar - never stop never stopping on netflix last night

    my wife put it on for a look and we ended up watching the whole thing and had a few good laughs. we were both super tired with a few wines/beers under our belts , but still , enjoyed allot more than I expected to
     
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    The closing song and dance routine is so amazingly over the top and alike to awards appearances by so many artists.

    I had a good laugh at this movie and the way it poked fun at things
    -U2 and ITunes
    -Kanye West
    -Eminem
    -Hologram performances
    -Peoples dependence on Celebrity news
    -TMZ and other trash reporting
     
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    Anything making fun of this affront to live musical performances is great in my opinion!
     
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    Yeah it was all really cleverly played. It was only slightly more absurd than the real life music industry.
     
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    Really liked The Big Sick, lotta heart
     
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    Just watched Black Panther. Really enjoyed it and it was really quite good. The villains are actually interesting unlike in most marvel films. A little heavy handed on some of the diatribes that spew out of Killmonger. Good fight scenes (and kind of brutal for a pg13 marvel film), the choreography is good, soundtrack was cool (the amalgamation of symphonic, electronic and traditional african beats/melodies worked surprisingly well), art design was excellent. The only issue I have with it is how it kind of falls victim to the superhero film trope where everything works out in the end.
     
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    Lucio Fulci's The Beyond. This is only the second film I've seen from him, the other being Zombie, and I've come away from both with the same impression - "That was a waste". You may as well just watch a supercut of all of the gore scenes from both movies, because evidently that's all anyone takes away from them anyway (and from Fulci in general) - and in truth there's little of value to begin with in either.

    He actually perfectly highlighted the problem with his film when lashing out at critics and namedropping Argento's Inferno as a point of comparison; he took the threadbare Dario Argento-esque approach to plot (using the term very loosely) but in the place of striking visuals and and weird atmosphere you get an utterly forgettable haunted house/zombie movie that tries to fill in the gaps with gore.
     

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