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  • TechnoHippy 4 Nov 2013 14:09:13 14,707 posts
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    Threads

    Threads was a BBC production back in the mid-eighties, back then the fear of a nuclear war was a real possibility and this film showed the likely effects of a nuclear strike on Sheffield, an industrial city in the north of England. As can be expected from the subject matter it is a grim film, made more poignant by the hopeful beginning against a backdrop of impending war between the two superpowers of the time.

    The story follows a young couple, planning their marriage and preparing for their first child when the war starts and a nuclear bomb is dropped on the city. It's told in a documentary style that informs the viewer at each stage of the terrible events that occur. It also provides the wider context in which the more personal struggle is set against.

    It's a bleak film that just keeps getting worse and remains a difficult film to watch. In some ways it has aged, the lack of special effects being the most notable, but the film does make effective use with what it has. These days the attack sequence would be a CG masterpiece. Here it is some clever lighting tricks and some very localised scenes, but in a way it has more impact because of it.

    This remains an excellent film, but be warned it is one of the bleakest films you're likely to see.

    10/10
  • Kew1Melon 4 Nov 2013 14:15:57 487 posts
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    Bad Grandpa - 90%

    Bloody hilarious, if you like Jack ass then its worth a watch.
    Because its done with real people it is funny to see how they react.
  • kinky_mong 4 Nov 2013 15:25:51 12,449 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Threads

    Is it safe to make an "***OFFICIAL*** Threads Thread" now that HairyArse emoquit?
  • Deleted user 4 November 2013 15:34:10
    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Kew1Melon wrote:
    Bad Grandpa - 90%

    Bloody hilarious, if you like Jack ass then its worth a watch.
    Because its done with real people it is funny to see how they react.
    Is it essentially an episode of Jackass with just one sketch/character repeated for 90 minutes? Or do they attempt to give it a small modicum of structure a la Bruno and that other one about the guy from Kazakhstan?
    No idea, but I heard Dr Kermode review this last week - he makes it sound bloody awful :D



    Edited by Ironlungs76 at 15:34:30 04-11-2013
  • Deleted user 4 November 2013 15:42:28
    Heh, I like him.

    There's a thread dedicated to the Kermode love/hate on EG already, so I'll duck out here rather than derail the thread offering nothing more than a counter-point to a 9/10 EG review :)
  • quadfather 4 Nov 2013 15:44:08 21,061 posts
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    Silent Hill: Revelation

    Kinda liked the first SH movie regardless of it's faults, but was expecting a plop of poo for the sequel, but it's not actually that bad. Also nice to hear the little snippets of music from the game still in there

    7/10
  • TheSaint 4 Nov 2013 15:45:28 16,616 posts
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    I think even his biggest admirer would have to admit that he just doesn't get comedy.
  • TechnoHippy 4 Nov 2013 16:32:57 14,707 posts
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    The Road

    After watching Threads I decided that I needed to watch something a bit more light hearted, so I picked The Road :-) So it is a bit more upbeat than Threads, but not by much. It tells the story of a man and his son doing whatever they need to survive in a dying world. Their dream is to reach the coast, although it's not clear what they hope to achieve beyond that besides survival.

    It's a bleak film in every respect, they have to scratch through the ruins of the world to find enough food to eat. They have to fear everyone they meet in case they view them as sport, or even worse as food. For the most part the people they meet are incidental, it is the boy and the father who are the centre of attention.

    They both play their parts well, the father is hard making the difficult choices where needed and trying to teach his son what he needs to know to survive. The boy is more innocent, are rather he is more hopeful, he wants to see the occasional glimpses of colour in a grey world. They balance each other well and he provides some balance to a grim film.

    And it is a grim film (the book even more so, but also worth checking out), but it is very well put together and acted. This is an excellent watch and highly recommended.

    8/10
  • b0rk 4 Nov 2013 16:35:56 6,417 posts
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    What a boring humourless cunt that Kermode is.
    :D

    He can be entertaining but he is a bit of a (Marxist) drip. He also seems to be a white knight but I still enjoy is rants and his impersonation of Danny Dyer.

  • Kew1Melon 4 Nov 2013 16:40:08 487 posts
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    TarickStonefire wrote:
    Kew1Melon wrote:
    Bad Grandpa - 90%

    Bloody hilarious, if you like Jack ass then its worth a watch.
    Because its done with real people it is funny to see how they react.
    Is it essentially an episode of Jackass with just one sketch/character repeated for 90 minutes? Or do they attempt to give it a small modicum of structure a la Bruno and that other one about the guy from Kazakhstan?
    Its got a general story, they sort of fit stunts into the journey across said story. As if they plotted a course for the script then caused as much mayhem as possible en route.
  • craigy Staff 4 Nov 2013 16:41:59 8,794 posts
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    Kermode, commode. They are both full of something.
  • Deleted user 4 November 2013 16:42:05
    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Threads

    Threads was a BBC production back in the mid-eighties, back then the fear of a nuclear war was a real possibility and this film showed the likely effects of a nuclear strike on Sheffield, an industrial city in the north of England. As can be expected from the subject matter it is a grim film, made more poignant by the hopeful beginning against a backdrop of impending war between the two superpowers of the time.

    The story follows a young couple, planning their marriage and preparing for their first child when the war starts and a nuclear bomb is dropped on the city. It's told in a documentary style that informs the viewer at each stage of the terrible events that occur. It also provides the wider context in which the more personal struggle is set against.

    It's a bleak film that just keeps getting worse and remains a difficult film to watch. In some ways it has aged, the lack of special effects being the most notable, but the film does make effective use with what it has. These days the attack sequence would be a CG masterpiece. Here it is some clever lighting tricks and some very localised scenes, but in a way it has more impact because of it.

    This remains an excellent film, but be warned it is one of the bleakest films you're likely to see.

    10/10
    How does it compare to 'The Divide'? If you haven't seen it that's some fucked up bleak nuclear apocalyptic shizzle right there.
  • Kew1Melon 4 Nov 2013 16:43:50 487 posts
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    @Load_2.0 This is the end was one of the funniest movies iv ever seen, i was happy it ran as long as it did, apart from the end bit.
  • TechnoHippy 4 Nov 2013 16:47:40 14,707 posts
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    Madder-Max wrote:
    How does it compare to 'The Divide'? If you haven't seen it that's some fucked up bleak nuclear apocalyptic shizzle right there.
    The Divide was a fun film, but not in the same league.
  • crashVoodoo 4 Nov 2013 17:51:48 4,770 posts
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    Iron man 3 - to much Tony, not enough iron man and the ending was a CGI fest of shit. 50

    World war z - very good considering I didn't really know what to expect beyond zombies. 75

    Now you see me - so much build up that ultimately fizzled out at the end leaving me annoyed. 65

    Red 2 - lacking the comedy and charm of the first, feels very disjointed and some of the effects look really cheap. However, one character steals every scene he's in once he appears. 55

    Wolverine - SHIT. 0

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 17:52:46 04-11-2013
  • quadfather 4 Nov 2013 18:18:41 21,061 posts
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    -cerberus- wrote:
    quadfather wrote:
    Silent Hill: Revelation

    Kinda liked the first SH movie regardless of it's faults, but was expecting a plop of poo for the sequel, but it's not actually that bad. Also nice to hear the little snippets of music from the game still in there

    7/10
    This means war, Quad! :lol:
    Oh dear, what have I done now :)

    I take it you weren't keen?
  • Deleted user 4 November 2013 18:22:15
    It was rubbish. Gooey, emo nonsense, seeking to crack your skull open with CGI overload. Not as bad as 2012, but poor all the same.
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