Re: Movie review thread...



  • THe KIll Team

    BAsed on the true story of a young soldier who is in Afghanistan and realises his Sergeant (Alexander Skarsgård) and the rest of his unit are senselessly killing Afghan villagers and making it look like they are insurgents.

    Alexander Skarsgård is menacing as Deeks, and some other good acting from nobodies, but story really struggles to grab you and get going, and then at less than 90mins you are kinda left thinking there should be more.

    2.9 unit beatings out of 5 dead villagers



  • @Mokey
    And the battle scene was even more inacurate, it makes my writing and speling look Pulitzer Prize winning efforts...



  • The Knight Before Christmas on Netflix. Not quite as bad as Falling Inn Love (the dialogue is marginally better and no goat), but the saccharine sweetness that is piled on with a trowel will give you tooth decay (what is tamer than G-rated?). Basically a witch hands a knight a pendant and he zooms 650 odd years in the future on a 'quest'. The way 14th century English medieval knight seamlessly fits into Ohio US 2019 - understanding language, customs, technology (he asks to drive her car, she hands him the keys, he can use the oven, work a remote for cable tv, speak American slang etc etc) is quite something. He also says 'toodle pip' at one point. Ask no questions because naturally the plot makes no fucking sense.

    1 magic old crone out of 5 sword fights.



  • Do not, under any circumstances, be talked into seeing Last Christmas.



  • @voodoo said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Do not, under any circumstances, be talked into seeing Last Christmas.

    I was going to give tickets to this to someone special.

    Certainly not somebody who would look to pass it on the very next day.



  • Finally saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Really good!



  • Family movie night: The Lion King.

    Great motion capture and CGI. Pretty good considering its almost a shot-by-shot remake with a couple of extra elements.



  • @Tim said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Finally saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Really good!

    I struggle to believe that you a. saw a movie made after 1990 and that had a budget of more than $10m or b. that you liked it.

    Knives Out: Riaan Johnson's next movie after some little sci fi thing he did that sent people into a tizzle.

    A murder mystery. I knew nothing about this before going to see it, I didn't know who was in the cast, what it was about (thought it was a horror actually) and it turned out to be a bloody good and funny movie.

    All the cast are having a blast. Daniel Craig almost redeemed himself for Spectre with his role as a Southern detective although it took me a few minutes to adjust to his over the top accent. Captain America is very un-Captain America, Michael Shannon was mostly un-Michael Shannon, and Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Plummer were great as the oldies. Last but not least the main character was played by Ana De Armas.

    The plot is silly and is mostly meant to be silly and it's punctuated with some belly laughs.



  • @NTA said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Family movie night: The Lion King.

    Great motion capture and CGI. Pretty good considering its almost a shot-by-shot remake with a couple of extra elements.

    Yeah looks good, but missed out the crazy Hyena, which was the best part of the original



  • Frozen 2.

    Amazing visuals, music even better than the first film, lots of funny moments from Josh Gad's Olaf, a bold, dramatic plot and some great messages, this is a film that will make a lot of money and be talked about for years.

    Very dark in places for a family movie, lacked the charm, innocence and narrative simplicity of the original Frozen.

    4 Snowmen out of 5.



  • @sparky said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Frozen 2.

    Amazing visuals, music even better than the first film, lots of funny moments from Josh Gad's Olaf, a bold, dramatic plot and some great messages, this is a film that will make a lot of money and be talked about for years.

    Very dark in places for a family movie, lacked the charm, innocence and narrative simplicity of the original Frozen.

    4 Snowmen out of 5.

    WTF? Seriously?



  • @Crucial you reckon the first one is better?



  • @Toddy said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Crucial you reckon the first one is better?

    just Let it Go



  • @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Toddy said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Crucial you reckon the first one is better?

    just Let it Go

    I just can't hold it back anymore



  • Jane Leeves, aka Daphne from the sitcom Fraiser, played a saucy bisexual dancer, who had a threesome with Willem Dafoe, in the great film To Live and Die in LA.



  • Just watched about the grossest gross out comedy ever. The Brothers Grimsby. Criminally wasted supporting cast (two gorgeous gals in Penelope Cruz and Annabelle Wallis) some funny bits, some really unfunny bits. One of those movies that is annoying because you see the bones of a much better, funnier movie trying to escape the bog of stupid shit.



  • @Mokey said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Just watched about the grossest gross out comedy ever. The Brothers Grimsby. Criminally wasted supporting cast (two gorgeous gals in Penelope Cruz and Annabelle Wallis) some funny bits, some really unfunny bits. One of those movies that is annoying because you see the bones of a much better, funnier movie trying to escape the bog of stupid shit.

    some of it was pretty bloody good though. i didn't completely hate it



  • @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Mokey said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Just watched about the grossest gross out comedy ever. The Brothers Grimsby. Criminally wasted supporting cast (two gorgeous gals in Penelope Cruz and Annabelle Wallis) some funny bits, some really unfunny bits. One of those movies that is annoying because you see the bones of a much better, funnier movie trying to escape the bog of stupid shit.

    some of it was pretty bloody good though. i didn't completely hate it

    I thought it was a good way to waste an afternoon.



  • @antipodean said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @mariner4life said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    @Mokey said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Just watched about the grossest gross out comedy ever. The Brothers Grimsby. Criminally wasted supporting cast (two gorgeous gals in Penelope Cruz and Annabelle Wallis) some funny bits, some really unfunny bits. One of those movies that is annoying because you see the bones of a much better, funnier movie trying to escape the bog of stupid shit.

    some of it was pretty bloody good though. i didn't completely hate it

    I thought it was a good way to waste an afternoon.

    Yeah I thought it was fun, although disappointing to find out it's not based on a true story.



  • @Tim said in Re: Movie review thread...:

    Jane Leeves, aka Daphne from the sitcom Fraiser, played a saucy bisexual dancer, who had a threesome with Willem Dafoe, in the great film To Live and Die in LA.

    Without wishing to be picky, she could not have a threesome with William Dafoe, it would have to be William Dafoe and...

    I am only being this pedantic because 1) I absolutely loved this film and 2) I cannot remember Daphne being in it.


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