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  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 22:01:49
    The matrix. 10/10
    Reloaded. 9/10
    Revolutions. 8/10.

    Didn't go for lotr extended trilogy, that is 11 hours! Matrix was around 6 and I skipped at least 2 hours over the three films as I've seen them enough to not miss things.
  • ronuds 30 Jul 2013 22:03:10 21,788 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    About to give up on Lawless because despite sitting in a superb 7.1 surround sound set up cinema room I can't understand a fucking thing that is being said, a bit pissed off as I was really looking forward to seeing it.
    Lawless is really good, which I totally didn't expect given Shia's in it and I'm not very fond of him at all. I thought he was excellent, though!

    I had no problems understanding them, but I don't have fancy shmancy 7.1 surround sound either. :p
  • beastmaster 30 Jul 2013 22:10:37 11,171 posts
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    It's on Netflix.

    I'm currently watching The Collection. Pah!

    Edit: The Hunter that is.

    Edited by beastmaster at 22:11:23 30-07-2013

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • mrpon 30 Jul 2013 22:11:53 28,440 posts
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    @CrispyLog, yeah The Hunter is on UK Netflix. Enjoyed it too for all the reasons mentioned above.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 22:34:47
    McCullin

    A top notch Documentary on photographer Don McCullin. Just fantastically put together, and really gets under who Don is, and what is photos mean. HIghly recommended.

    10/10
  • CharlieStCloud 30 Jul 2013 22:55:04 5,060 posts
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    Choppi wrote:
    The Matrix - 10/10
    Reloaded - 9/10
    Revolutions - 8/10
    ... did you really think each one onwards was only one point worse?

    The original was so good that Reloaded felt as average as you could possibly imagine, except the staircase shootout - that was cool! The architect meeting gets worse and worse with every viewing and that rave party at the beginning was unintentionally comical.

    The less said about Revolutions, the better. Bloody awful film.

    Dark City is better anyways!
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 22:58:39
    The original is really starting to show its age now. That's probably what you get for setting a trend, though. The cracks in how they cemented the sequels on are widening too, becoming more and more obvious that it was a "oh shit, this movie did ridiculously well, guess we'd better write some more" thing rather than a planned trilogy story from the start.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:00:34
    Such as...

    I thought most of it tied in well and I believe they planned it as a trilogy from the off as long as 1 performed well.
  • ronuds 30 Jul 2013 23:05:14 21,788 posts
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    It's hard to think as much of the original knowing what turds the others were. Reloaded wasn't too bad, I guess, but not a patch on the original.
  • CharlieStCloud 30 Jul 2013 23:05:16 5,060 posts
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    Choppi wrote:
    I thought most of it tied in well and I believe they planned it as a trilogy from the off as long as 1 performed well.
    ... really?

    Genuinely the first I have heard of this!

    The last shot in which Neo flies away from the phone booth was perfect to the point of being quite happy to leave it as it is. The sequels were mumbo-jumbo that made less sense as they went along with admittedly cool slow motion flighty/shooty bits in between.

    Edited by CharlieStCloud at 23:06:10 30-07-2013
  • speedofthepuma 30 Jul 2013 23:08:43 13,266 posts
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    Wen the first film came out there was definitely a rumour that it was the first of a planned trilogy, however it seems apparent from the content of the two sequels it was a trilogy that had in no way been sketched out narratively.

    I've turned off all the avatars and crap, so don't expect me to be impressed by yours.

  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:08:59
    Genuinely, I thought the entire series was shite but I remember the second being entertaining enough due to all the martial arts. Just did not get the hype.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:10:00
    ronuds wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    About to give up on Lawless because despite sitting in a superb 7.1 surround sound set up cinema room I can't understand a fucking thing that is being said, a bit pissed off as I was really looking forward to seeing it.
    Lawless is really good, which I totally didn't expect given Shia's in it and I'm not very fond of him at all. I thought he was excellent, though!

    I had no problems understanding them, but I don't have fancy shmancy 7.1 surround sound either. :p
    Stuck with it and glad I did it was decent in the end. A bit frustrated I just couldn't get in with the mumbling and accents so missed lots of dialogue but understood enough to enjoy it.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:10:25
    It all makes sense, to me anyway. Certainly didn't first time though. I remember leaving cinema after revolutions thinking Wtf just happened.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:10:39
    Probably the biggest ones are Smith returning solely because he was a popular villain, The One becoming The Sixth (or Seventh, I forget what number they used) with the "reboot" of Zion...Zion itself changing from how it's described in the original, stuff like the Merovingian, werewolves and ghosts and so on, the colossal shift of narrative, tone and philosophy, etc etc.

    They never planned it as a trilogy. They just left the end of the first one open.
  • CharlieStCloud 30 Jul 2013 23:13:00 5,060 posts
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    @mowgli

    Just a suggestion, but what's wrong with popping the subtitles on if you found it slightly hard going (to listen to)?

    Edited by CharlieStCloud at 23:14:07 30-07-2013
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:15:28
    Tbh, we were watching it on the Swiss Netflix and the only subtitle options would have been foreign.
  • ronuds 30 Jul 2013 23:16:24 21,788 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    ronuds wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    About to give up on Lawless because despite sitting in a superb 7.1 surround sound set up cinema room I can't understand a fucking thing that is being said, a bit pissed off as I was really looking forward to seeing it.
    Lawless is really good, which I totally didn't expect given Shia's in it and I'm not very fond of him at all. I thought he was excellent, though!

    I had no problems understanding them, but I don't have fancy shmancy 7.1 surround sound either. :p
    Stuck with it and glad I did it was decent in the end. A bit frustrated I just couldn't get in with the mumbling and accents so missed lots of dialogue but understood enough to enjoy it.
    You're lucky they didn't speak with the accents that REAL deep southerners do! I'm not sure they even understand themselves. :p
  • CharlieStCloud 30 Jul 2013 23:16:50 5,060 posts
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    Ah, fair dos.

    ... I won't bother asking why you have a Swiss Netflix account though!
  • Deleted user 30 July 2013 23:17:07
    Smorsky borski moonshine bork bootleg bork.
  • beastmaster 30 Jul 2013 23:35:34 11,171 posts
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    The Collection - 0.0000001/10

    Without doubt, one of the worst films I've ever seen, let alone one of the worst horror films ever made.

    A bit of a shame really as the original The Collector which this is the sequel to is quite good. This on the other hand goes for mass slaughter to begin with and then goes onto torture porn. It tries to be a cross between Saw, Hostel and the original Collector and fails on a biblical scale.

    I knew within the first 5 minutes I was going to hate it but I just didn't quite know how bad. Wall-to-wall gore is just about as thrilling or shocking as watching paint dry. I'd probably have a lot more fun doing that.

    An abomination of a film from start to finish. If, like me, you liked the first one and may feel tempted to watch this. Don't. For anyone else who likes a good horror film, just watch one of your favourite ones again. You'll enjoy yourself a lot more.

    Makes the Texas Chainsaw remake I watched recently look like the Citizen Kane of horror films.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 01:06:42
    Worst Film of 2013!
  • Mola_Ram 31 Jul 2013 01:12:17 6,965 posts
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    Only seen it twice then?
  • L0cky 31 Jul 2013 02:33:13 1,500 posts
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    I don't think the Matrix was planned as a trilogy, I'm pretty sure it was a ripoff of Dark City. From what I remember, they share a producer (Andrew Mason), and it crossed the Wachowski's desk. They then made the Matrix.

    The story and cinematography are extremely similar. They even used some of the same sets.



    Edited by L0cky at 02:34:01 31-07-2013
  • Mola_Ram 31 Jul 2013 02:43:17 6,965 posts
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    It's funny that people thought it was the other way around, when Dark City came out first.

    But "ripoff" is stretching it. They're not *that* similar, except for the general conceit that the world we're experiencing isn't real. Even then the two films take that idea in different directions.
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 02:50:29
    They're too close in production time for one to be wholly a rip-off of the other (and I'm pretty sure the original script for The Matrix was bandied around in the mid 90s). No doubt there's some stylistic crossovers that aren't just coincidental, and they both homage the same sort of things and similar philosophies (and Dark City is the superior film from a narrative point of view), but they're really just referencing the same cult trends as each other, rather than one copying the other. That sort of neonoir cyberpunk existential philosophy stuff was pretty en-vogue around then, thanks to a rise of interest in William Gibson and Anime imports.

    Edited by meme at 02:51:28 31-07-2013
  • L0cky 31 Jul 2013 03:09:17 1,500 posts
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    Could be, I can't remember the details, it was a long time ago, around the time they were being sued for ripping off someone else. That case was thrown out.

    /me shrugs

    Either way, they're both great movies.
  • Mola_Ram 31 Jul 2013 03:15:48 6,965 posts
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    For me The Matrix was good, but Dark City was on a whole different level. I'd put that right up there amongst the best sci-fi films ever made.

    It's a masterpiece, imo. Although it was probably a fluke, given the patchy quality of Alex Proyas and David Goyer's projects since then.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 03:20:53 31-07-2013
  • B0rked_Gamer 31 Jul 2013 03:39:47 2,482 posts
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    I really liked Dark City on first viewing but couldn't even get through it on subsequent viewings due to boredom. Weird.

    By the way having recently watched The Matrix I don't agree that it has started to age (badly) but for sure the sequels are pretty rubbish. All the best scenes can be watched out of context on youtube without having to endure that Zion dancing scene. What the fuck were they thinking.
  • Deleted user 31 July 2013 07:07:05
    The matrix trilogy was penned before dark city was in production. It wasn't made then as the brothers weren't known and so the studio wouldn't fund it until they proved themselves with a low budget film first.

    The brothers then created and directed the film bound and was deemed good enough by warner brothers executives to green light one matrix movie with the rights to any sequels if successful at the box office.
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