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  • Pandora
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #225
Watched half of Wonder Woman about two months ago.  Still haven't finished it.  It was okay I guess, but clearly not compelling.

Plus, I was pretty irked with the completely idiotic reinvention and smooshing together of both the Greek and Roman pantheons.  Seriously, these are well established myths. - don't go fucking with them just so you can make some superheroine movie.  Maybe I'll try to give it another go this weekend.  Although I think we're planning to binge-watch all of Firefly and Serenity.  We've got a friend visiting who has never seen them. 

I know - where has this guy been that he hasn't seen them?  Well... working in hot zones in the middle east then isolated in an ashram, so at least he has a decent excuse.  Still, it's a travesty bordering on heresy.
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #226
I watched Jordan Peele's horror satire "Get Out" last night. It kicked ass. The satire was a lot thicker than the blood, however. There was comparatively little gore, and the way the plot unfolded was more like a thriller than a horror flick.

  • Martin.au
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #227
Get out was excellent.
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #228
Plus, I was pretty irked with the completely idiotic reinvention and smooshing together of both the Greek and Roman pantheons.  Seriously, these are well established myths. - don't go fucking with them just so you can make some superheroine movie.  
I'm pretty sure they've been smooshed together like that since the comics were first written in the 1940s. 
Why do I bother?

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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #229
Plus, I was pretty irked with the completely idiotic reinvention and smooshing together of both the Greek and Roman pantheons.  Seriously, these are well established myths. - don't go fucking with them just so you can make some superheroine movie. 
I'm pretty sure they've been smooshed together like that since the comics were first written in the 1940s.
Then I'm irked at DC from all the way back in the 40s then.
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #230
You probably shouldn't watch Thor: Ragnarok then either
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #231
Of course Pandora is irked by the historical inaccuracies of Themyscira, the fictional homeland of Wonder Woman and the Amazons.
  • Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 01:08:00 PM by madmardigan

  • MikeB
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #232
A return by Jim Jarmusch, "Paterson".  Refreshing to watch, no unneeded violence, good people aplenty and left me feeling uplifted.

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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #233
Radius.  You know when a movie is that bad it's good?  This was not good. 

  • Pandora
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #234
Radius.  You know when a movie is that bad it's good?  This was not good. 
Life was really funny.  It wasn't intended as a comedy.
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  • Monad
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #235
Radius.  You know when a movie is that bad it's good?  This was not good. 
Life was really funny.  It wasn't intended as a comedy.

I want my 2 hours back

  • Monad
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #236
On the other hand

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

really enjoyed it - I know Besson is an acquired taste, idiosyncratic storylines, tendency to introduce cheesy humour, but he also has a huge vision and creates amazing visuals, plus he's always had strong and very likeable female leads and I admire his singular approach. I love all his movies.

  • Martin.au
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #237
I didn't mind Valerian, though I think a better Valerian would have improved things, or maybe just better writing of the relationship between Valerian and Laureline. That often came off as a bit creepy.
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  • Monad
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #238
Agreed - I preferred Laureline and thought of her as more of the main character than the rather pathetic Valerian

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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #239
On the other hand

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

really enjoyed it - I know Besson is an acquired taste, idiosyncratic storylines, tendency to introduce cheesy humour, but he also has a huge vision and creates amazing visuals, plus he's always had strong and very likeable female leads and I admire his singular approach. I love all his movies.

I saw this on the plane last week, it was pretty fucking terrible.  Why on Earth did they try to sell that scrawny little ugly dude with a weird voice as some kind of heroic secret agent space agent?  He was utterly unbelievable.  And his relationship with Cara Delvignginginginge was tacky and childish. 


Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #240
I'll be giving The Last Jedi spoilers here tomorrow at 10PM EST

  • Monad
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #241
The Handmaiden (Extended) - just watch it. One of the best films I have ever seen.

  • Pandora
  • Resurrected Robot
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #242
On the other hand

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

really enjoyed it - I know Besson is an acquired taste, idiosyncratic storylines, tendency to introduce cheesy humour, but he also has a huge vision and creates amazing visuals, plus he's always had strong and very likeable female leads and I admire his singular approach. I love all his movies.
Haven't watched it yet, but it's on my list.  Maybe we'll watch it tonight.

On the other hand, we spent the whole holiday vacation binge-watching all of the Marvel movies, because I got dates all kind of wrong and thought that Thor: Ragnarok came out on Blu-Ray 12/31.  But I was wrong.  Still, I like a good superhero movie.

Unfortunately DC seems unable to make a good superhero movie.  Great casting, great acting, and Wonder Woman was still a serious let down :(
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #243
I finally got around to watching The Circle last night.  It was disappointing.

Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #244
I kind of loved wonder woman
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 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #245
I kind of loved wonder woman
Me too.  I generally am minimally impressed by superhero movies. Wonder Woman definitely broke that mold

  • Martin.au
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Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #246
I kind of loved wonder woman

I liked a lot of it, but I wish they'd managed to come up with a better conclusion. Unfortunately the origin story with the big punch up at the end has been used way too many times. Which is probably why Marvel's last two origin films subvert that ending. (with the micro battle at the end of ant-man, and the time loop at the end of Doctor Strange), and the latest Spiderman reboot didn't even get an origin story. I really like origin stories, but they also need to be done really well and push hard on the creativity these days.
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  • ksen
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #247
Wonder Woman was awesome.

Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #248
Came here to say Wonder Woman was awesome. 

  • Martin.au
  • Thingyologist
Re: What Movie have you watched lately?
Reply #249
Just watching "The Girl With All the Gifts". I'm 1/3 of the way in and I think it has the creepiest scene out of any zombie movie I've seen so far. Also, a cordiceps variant as the source of the zombie plague is nifty. Well worth watching.
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