TheSaint wrote:The new one did too. The bit where they are riding along the rooftops, every time it cut to bond, it looked as convincing as an interior car shot of sean connerys era.
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ryohazuki1983 805 posts
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Rise of the Guardians 3D. 6.5/10
Kids enjoyed it, but I was bored, a couple off pop-out 3D moments, which puts a smile on my face, seeing the kids reach out for the snow flakes etc
SYS64738 2,635 posts
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The Taking of Pelham 123 (remake)
I don't know where to start. Completely overacted by Travolta (how many times can you say Motherfucker??), and some frankly ridiculous scenes that beggared belief, eg. the money transport (both in terms of mode of transport and then all the 'incidents' along the way... or the kid with the laptop on the train... was surprised he didn't update his Facebook status as "taken hostage lol").
How Denzel Washington got roped into this I don't know. Maybe thanks to the massively superior original (which Id rate 8/10).
Poor and disappointing.
I was interested enough for the first 15 mins even though it was a little silly then this film nosedives into unknown levels of shit. Like a random TV episode of a teen spy series. All the stuff about the drugs was so boring and ridiculous, they desperately tried to tie the story into previous films. Norton doing his tired stare, oh tense. I would even take shaky cam over this action, lacked any punch, so amateurish and unexciting. Characters were all forgettable. Please don't make any more.
Edited by oceanmotion at 20:57:39 03-12-2012
sirtacos 7,540 posts
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Emotionally manipulative. That is another way of saying that it made me want to cry like a little bitch. But I stoically kept my composure like a manly man, albeit with moist eyes.
Visually pleasing, the protagonist's mum is strangely hot, Ewan McGregor gives the Alabama twang his best stab (it doesn't really work)... overall, while the movie is a bit awkward and contrived, it still pushed my buttons.
Edited by sirtacos at 00:50:21 04-12-2012
Toonster 6,880 posts
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Rise of the Guardians - 6/10
As an animator, I'll give it an extra point for the animation alone. Really well done and a lot of effort went into the production design and art direction, as well.
The story's meh. After coming off the Kung Fu Panda movies, and How to Train your Dragon, this was an unfortunate step down for a 'serious' Dreamworks movie. There were so many moments where something just inexplicably happened for no reason.
Edited by Toonster at 01:50:05 04-12-2012
Daddy-Doom-Bar 2,561 posts
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Not sure really. Wasn't quite what I was expecting. Pacing was a bit all over the place. At times it felt like it was trying to be clever (felt a bit like Drive) but then it would go all action hero hollywood. I did like it though. All time travel films are full of plot holes, but this took the piss. Liked the storyline though.
Madder-Max 12,042 posts
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Batman (the latest one) 5/10
Its okay but one of bales weakest performances. Still don't really know what the mask was all about and how did bane get out of that place? Wtf was that liam neeson shit about? Good to see hallucination guy who's in fringe, again as I liked his character.
Its quite a subdued film in terms of acting performances and banes voice sounds like Scott Bakula doing an impression of an old lady.
Itsd a bit too long and dithers and witters about a bit too much and I don't like inception guy. Actually the more I reflect on the film, the less and less I like it.
Madder-Max wrote:That certainly happened to me. Such a missed opportunity.
Actually the more I reflect on the film, the less and less I like it.
Since when was Cillian Murphy in Fringe??
LeoliansBro wrote:You clearly don't remember the shitstorm of the first few days of the TDKR thread. I said negative things, it didn't go well : (
It's because everyone knew TDKR was going to be good, to the point where it was almost hardwired into our brains and the first thing we said coming out of the cinema was how good it was. Only after a while did we realise that it wasn't that good at all.
@GuiltySpark I remember, because I said I hated it
Soulless. And pointless. And that joke still winds me up;
"so that's what that feels like!"
There's no one around Bruce, why are you still talking in that ridiculous voice?
I think all three of the trilogy are decent films. Not ZOMG shit the bed best superhero films ever good, but also really not shit. 8/10 across the board.
I think there's a fundamental flaw at the heart of the trilogy which is that it takes itself too seriously, and that makes the things like his silly voice and stupid plot points jar more than they should. These things would slip past easily in a more "comic book" type film, but because this is gritty realism you question it, and rightly so. However, they are still really entertaining with some incredible sequences, and there's a tone to all three I really enjoyed.
RyanDS 11,014 posts
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Taking a break from my "watch every episode of Star Trek ever made marathon" to watch some of the movies. Quite enjoyed this, nice and slow buildup and was good seeing the gang back together again.
Star Trek: 2009
Love every second. Very different in feel to the original, taking the action movie route, but what an action movie. One of the few movies I have seen in the last few years where I get caught up in the ride and don't care about any plot holes or whatever crop up.
kalel wrote:I'll second that with a small amendment. They became more "real" as the series progressed. As I think I've said. BB Gotham is a comic book city. Look at "The Hollows" (was it)? Or the skyrail. Or the Art Deco stylings of the CGI'd buildings.
I think there's a fundamental flaw at the heart of the trilogy which is that it takes itself too seriously, and that makes the things like his silly voice and stupid plot points jar more than they should. These things would slip past easily in a more "comic book" type film, but because this is gritty realism you question it, and rightly so.
Compare that to TDKR whwre Gotham is Manhattan. Things I could forgive in the first film just become laughable in TDKR. I literally snorted out loud when Gordon dropped that important gizmo on the truck.
Still, as an action flick it was OK. Bit long but I tend to find most films a bit long nowadays.
AcidSnake 7,452 posts
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I thought it was the weakest of the three, but I still enjoyed it...As for Bane getting out of the prison:
He was pulled out by Rha's Al Ghul according to the film...
What bothered me a bit was his leg harness...Sure it might work, but at the same time I think they'd have removed it when they threw him in jail?
In Time- 5/10
Decent premise, but a shit execution and a poor cast.
I still can't get over how bad Bane's voice is. It shouldn't sound like a voice over for our benefit. Doesn't feel like it's coming from him at any given moment.
Nolan really sucks at action scenes. Choreography is horrendous most of the time. It was like those background scenes in Braveheart were your suppose to be kicking arse but you can't because it's not real so you kinda make the gesture that looks like a soft girl slap. Everyone is waiting for the punch before striking back. Really horrible to watch second time around and something else which was more hilarious than I remember, when that person dies...how did Nolan not say, that was awful, do that again please.
I think the best bits are Bruce just being himself, Alfred, some of the humour, scenery. The end. Some of it is so badly done, very hard to like it seeing it again.
disusedgenius 6,745 posts
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Nah, Bane's voice was awesome, damn you.
Bane was arguably the most appropriate villain for the story but characters with masks are just unfilmable and nolan should have known that. he took enough liberties with him anyway, he should have either taken off the mask and had the painkillers mainlined into his spine or chosen someone else entirely.
Its like the scene in spider-man where peter and the goblin have a chat. It just looks like an episode of the power rangers.
I don't think it being too serious is a problem at all, the only issue is the occasional departure from. Most of the tech things are explained well, it's those done less well like the mobile phone thing, that jarrs.
Anyway, the trilogy has ambition of story and character done well that none of the current superhero films try to do beyond a superficial level. That is why I like and appreciate these more than them.
It's failures are minor compared to what it achieves..
If the tone of the film is fine, then the problem must lie with Christian Bale as im fairly sure you arent supposed to laugh every time the lead character opens his mouth.
They should have just handwaved people recognising his voice. No one would have given the tiniest of shits had he talked in more or less his normal register.
kickerconspiracy 494 posts
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Nah, he sounded like the German ambassador from the Ferrero Rocher advert.
Another thing I didn't like was the total lack of motive from Banes side. Once it was revealed it was way to late (and way to silly) for me to give a shit. As it was it just felt like a bad guy being bad because the film called for a bad guy.
It's not that it's too serious, or too gritty or dark. It's the "real" thing. Just seeing a man dressed as a bat in that world never quite sat right for me.
And I agree that it was more of an issue as the series went on. BB was actually quite comic-booky in retrospect, and most of it set at night which is important for Batman. You can just about buy the look at night. The daylight scenes with Batman in TDK and TDKR really don't work for me though.
The scene at the party in TDK is a bit off (set at night, but in a well lit room). Joker shows up and is a startling and terrifying contrast to all the people in dinner suits. Then Batman shows up and it just looks weird.
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