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  • repairmanjack 20 Aug 2014 15:04:50 6,071 posts
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    evild_edd wrote:
    Cheers for the replies.

    Sounds as though those who were disappointed were the people going in expecting just more of the same rather than a spin on the original.

    That's a relief in a way as I wanted to see #2 but was being put off by some negative comments on the thread. I'll approach with an open mind :0)
    If you watched the first thinking "this would be much better as an overly wordy crime-drama" you'll enjoy it. I hate ragging on it, but it was so far removed from the first that there's almost no connection (bar a couple of characters being name-dropped). It falls to pieces once they leave the prison (which contains the two best fights in the film).

    I agree the hammer girl and baseball guy felt like they'd fallen in from a different script.

    Imagine someone had pissed on the script of the godfather, blurred all characters and motivations, and then said "fuck it, we'll put a kickboxing standoff in the middle" - that's closer in feel to this than The Raid. (Despite some of that sounding like a good idea, it doesn't work here.)

    I watched the making of to find out what the thinking was behind it. It feels like the action was secondary at times; the director just enthuses about his fantastic, deep story.

    Yeah, it's neither. Third will be a reboot more like the original, I reckon.

    Well, I hope.

    Edited by repairmanjack at 15:06:20 20-08-2014
  • repairmanjack 20 Aug 2014 15:05:37 6,071 posts
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    Under the Skin.

    Kubrick is either risen from the grave or rolling over in it. Not sure which.
  • PES_Fanboy 20 Aug 2014 15:07:58 17,410 posts
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    Did I watch a different The Raid?

    Story? The Godfather?
  • monkman76 20 Aug 2014 15:08:27 4,823 posts
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    khaz wrote:
    evild_edd wrote:I'll approach with an open mind :0)
    Incoming old man grumpy opinion: if you aren't doing this with all films from the start then what's the point?

    Its not at you btw, its pointed at everyone.
    It's a good principle, but in reality most films you see are coloured by your expectations. Or they generally are for me at least because I always see films long after they come out.
  • repairmanjack 20 Aug 2014 15:11:29 6,071 posts
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    While I'm moaning:

    47 Ronin. 4/10
    Apparently Keanu Reeves' love interest plot was put in after the film was finished. Having watched it, I'm wondering if Reeves was added in post-production, too. Most redundant character in a film ever?
  • repairmanjack 20 Aug 2014 15:12:03 6,071 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Did I watch a different The Raid?

    Story? The Godfather?
    Tongue. Cheek. Sequel. Poor.
  • jablonski 20 Aug 2014 17:04:32 4,431 posts
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    repairmanjack wrote:
    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Did I watch a different The Raid?

    Story? The Godfather?
    Tongue. Cheek. Sequel. Poor.
    Glaeken sock?
  • LeoliansBro 20 Aug 2014 17:28:15 44,568 posts
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    Breathless kid from Malcolm in the Middle.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • repairmanjack 20 Aug 2014 17:50:55 6,071 posts
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    :)
  • MrFlay 20 Aug 2014 19:41:35 1,019 posts
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    In the House (2012) (Dans la maison) - 8/10

    I usually like François Ozon's films and this was no exception. The actors are mostly exceptional especially Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer and Kristin Scott Thomas who is always very impressive in French.

    A bored teacher is fascinated by the apparently true account written by one of his pupils about his attempt to infiltrate the working-class family of another pupil. The teacher seems to derive voyeuristic pleasure from his precocious student's adventures.

    This is on Netflix (or it was) and is well-worth watching.
  • Rhaegyr 20 Aug 2014 20:42:35 2,438 posts
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Believe the hype - great film. Makes the other Marvel films look shit (which most of them are).

    9/10
  • Furtive_Pygmy 20 Aug 2014 20:48:56 1,235 posts
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    Starred Up 8/10.

    Rather bloody good. Violent, sweary and impressively acted all round. I think of it as a modern day Scum. A nice surprise as I expected a lot less.

    Edited by Furtive_Pygmy at 20:50:23 20-08-2014
  • jablonski 20 Aug 2014 20:53:33 4,431 posts
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    Ishtar.

    Literally unwatchable.

    1/100
  • Physically_Insane 20 Aug 2014 20:55:31 9,047 posts
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    What did you give it one point for?
  • jablonski 20 Aug 2014 20:56:48 4,431 posts
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    It has snow in one of the early scenes
  • prawnking1980 20 Aug 2014 21:21:20 4,775 posts
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    If it is literally unwatchable how did you watch it?
  • jablonski 20 Aug 2014 21:23:59 4,431 posts
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    cheeky_prawnking wrote:
    If it is literally unwatchable how did you watch it?
    I didn't, I turned it off.
    And I very very rarely turn films off.
    So literally unwatchable.
  • BinaryBob101 20 Aug 2014 21:31:16 23,693 posts
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    Um, what did you expect?

    It's Ishtar, renowned as one of the worst films ever made.

    www.TheGrumpyVaper.com

  • jablonski 20 Aug 2014 21:32:41 4,431 posts
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    Do you have me on ignore Bob? Or do I have you on ignore?
    The latest post shows you, but I can never see it.
  • BinaryBob101 20 Aug 2014 21:43:24 23,693 posts
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    You must therefore have me on ignore.

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  • monkman76 20 Aug 2014 21:43:59 4,823 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    Classic jablonski
    You're not missing much.
  • cjb_bjc 20 Aug 2014 21:47:00 1,127 posts
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    The Raid 92/100

    Wow. Pleasantly surprised. Never heard any hype for this and happened to record it off film 4. A proper old school Kung fu film beautifully shot going 100mph!! Must watch!
  • monkman76 20 Aug 2014 21:48:10 4,823 posts
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    Never heard any hype for it? Have you ever been in this thread before?
  • beastmaster 20 Aug 2014 21:51:26 11,668 posts
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    Batman: Assault on Arkham - 9/10

    This excellent animation follows Batman as he has to find a dirty bomb the Joker has planted and deal with a team of villains known as The Suicide Squad.

    Coming into this, I didn't know of The Suicide Squad. The film introduces them in superb style. I've seen a few of the DC animations but this is one of the best. It's definitely Harley Quinn's film though. She's mad, dangerous, sexy and totally unpredictable.

    I found the film to be fast, punchy, sexy, violent and every bit as good as any of the Nolan films. I'm tempted to buy this on Blu-Ray as I think it'll stand up to multiple viewings. Loved it.

    Scream - 9/10

    I remember this as the film which revitalised the horror genre. Nobody was making them at the time and this came along like a breath of fresh air and made mega-bucks and got the bandwagon rolling again.

    It's opening scene with Drew Barrymore just utterly fantastic and even though I've seen it many times now, it still manages to give me the creeps. "Because I want to know who I'm looking at!"

    It's violent, gory, full of memorable characters, great visual gags and some very memorable moments. I like the way it was self aware and had the rules to successfully surviving a horror film. Terrific casting too.

    From what a remember, the sequel was excellent as well. I'll give that a go soon.

    Edited by beastmaster at 21:52:12 20-08-2014

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

  • BinaryBob101 20 Aug 2014 21:51:32 23,693 posts
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    Whoa, I might need to track down this unknown gem.

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  • jablonski 20 Aug 2014 21:51:32 4,431 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    Classic jablonski
    You're not missing much.
    I should have guessed.
  • BinaryBob101 20 Aug 2014 21:53:09 23,693 posts
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    Ha!

    I never put folk on ignore, you never know what you might learn. It's easily done on a tablet though.

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  • cjb_bjc 20 Aug 2014 21:57:51 1,127 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Never heard any hype for it? Have you ever been in this thread before?
    I visit occasionally and I've seen the posters for sequel but hadn't seen anyone write about it.
  • BinaryBob101 20 Aug 2014 22:01:14 23,693 posts
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    Is this your first time on the internet in two years?

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  • MrFlay 20 Aug 2014 22:14:20 1,019 posts
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    The Raid is one of those hipster movies like Drive that the mainstream film mags go mad for. Empire especially because at heart they feel inferior to Sight & Sound for which many of them also write.
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