|@Deckard1 - It does lay it on in extremely thick syrupy layer at the beginning and a little at the end. Did you stick with it? The longer middle section massively makes up for it imo.|
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Buztafen 17,418 posts
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Does the music of coldplay feature much in this film?
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GuiltySpark wrote:The thing that really impressed me about King Kong was how boring they'd managed to make a film about a massive gorilla fighting dinosaurs. Yaaaaaawn. Also longest film ever made.
Also watched some of King Kong (2005) last night on TV, I'm surprised how bad it looked. I remember it looking pretty decent when I first saw it.
Kong doesn't even fucking show up until like an hour in.
Deckard1 wrote:The film wouldn't have been half as good without the beginning and the end. In fact, I thought the middle bit dragged a bit.
Life of Pi
Really torn with this one. The first 30 minutes are filled with painful religious bollocks. The journey itself is just breathtakingly beautiful and an absolute joy to watch. And then the last 10 minutes ruins it with more religious horse shit. The ending really annoyed me actually.
8/10 but that's just because the middle bit is so good
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Deckard1 wrote:Blame the book, not the film!
To me the whole "believing in God is great guys!" subtext left a bad taste in my mouth.
In fact, you'd be pleased to know that the religious subtext was reduced quite a fair bit compared to the book, especially the opening 60-70 pages ... if anything, the film did away with handling the subject too heavily and focused more on the journey.
The book is better however, the film manages to dispel the whole 'an unfilmable book' theory, which should be celebrated.
Yeah, I'm reading the book now and the religious aspect was toned down massively in the film.
Anyway, I liked the beginning and end because it added context to the rest of the story, otherwise it would literally have just been about a boy shipwrecked on a boat with a tiger. I also liked the ambiguity of the ending. I'm not into religion myself, it was just a nice whimsical tale, that's all.
Edited by Kay at 15:03:18 18-03-2013
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I cant really rate this with a number, its an incredibly depressing piece of cinema. It was superbly acted and very well made but there was an odd disconnection and I found myself not really feeling anything at the end. It was very compelling though and worth a watch at least once, but I wouldn't watch it again.
sirtacos wrote:Thanks. I missed, or not paid attention to, the step-brother connection.
blacksea wrote:The bloke at the end is the protagonist's step-brother.
Snowtown (2011) hmmm.. very grim/10
ďONE OF THE BEST & MOST BRUTAL FILMS OF THE TEARĒ LOVEFILM
Best isnít a word Iíd use to describe Snowtown - Grim springs to mind.
The film makers have done a grand job of depicting the grim side of Australia, a grim set of events. Itís proper depressing stuff, from the moment the film starts to the moment the film ends. All 115 minutes of it are grim. About half way through I started to feel nauseous.
I picked up Snowtown second hand, Iíll probably sell it, as I canít imagine ever wanting to watch it again.
What happens to the bloke at the end, as I didnít fully get why he was there, in the building with the computers and stuff. Did I miss something?
John Bunting has wanted to kill him for a long time (because John Bunting is an arsehole). Earlier in the film - at the beach - John tells a reluctant Mr. Protagonist to lure his step-brother into town in order to sell him a used computer for $200. The computer does not exist! It is a dastardly ruse! The half-brother, seduced by the promise of cheap personal computing, willingly follows Mr. Protagonist into the disused bank. Once there, they sit down and have a nice cup of tea. WITH MURDER CRUMPETS
Incidentally, my playful tone belies the horror I feel. The disused bank shown in the film is the actual murderbank where Buntcunt & Co stored their victims' remains.
Kes (1969) Happy to have seen it /10
This is one of those films Iíve known about for years, but never found the motivation to see. They had a copy in the local Cex, so I figured Iíd give it a whirl. Sure itís dated, and the Yorkshire accent got to me after a while, but the gritty acting, and all that goes with that era is an eye opener. Iím happy to have seen it.
Deckard1 wrote:See that's why I think it's more ambiguous than you found it, I honestly believe it plays differently depending on what beliefs you bring to it. What surprises me is that you brought atheism, and took that from it, but seem to feel like you had religion shoved down your throat. Maybe your flavour of atheism has more intolerance of religion than mine.
Well I wouldn't say it particularly ambiguous. My reading of the end was isn't it better to believe in the nice story rather than the horrible truth? Therefore isn't it better to believe the stories of religion than it is to except the hard facts of life and death. Least that's how I saw it. Obviously there's a few more layers to it than that, but to me, that's the message the story is trying to get across. And it can get fucked with that shit quite frankly.
Deckard just said could of.
Watched The Elephant Man last night, was on TV. Surprised how good it was. 87%
Deckard1 wrote:Perhaps, that's kind of the point though. Some people have seen it as more of a commentary on story telling than religion.
I could care less.
And I'm not really an atheist sotp, I'd probably class myself as agnostic. I think my main problem was that I felt it was trying to manipulate what I should believe in.
I'm not sure, but apart from some extremely interesting visuals, I seem to have found it more engaging to discuss the film, than to have watched it; I found the middle section dragged and had a problem with the island, which seemed incongruous to me.
@kalel Thought a 1980s film would be shit lol.
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thread gets ugly in 3...2...
List of great '80s films incoming..
Nope. There were no good films in the 80s.
beastmaster 16,433 posts
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Aargh. wrote:Not going to take the bait...
Nope. There were no good films in the 80s.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure! I knew there was one! Take that, '80s haters.
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