Last movie you watched

  • After watching a story mode playthrough of Injustice 1 and being on a bit of a Justice League/DC high I decided to finally watch the Green Lantern film on Amazon.

    I have heard horrendous things about this film for years so I went in with 0 expectations, and you know what, I actually quite enjoyed it. It wasn't good by any means, but it was enjoyable enough, I quite like Ryan Reynolds and thought he was good in it, it was just a very easy to watch popcorn flick really.

    I mean it has major issues, the CGI mask, what the fuck were they thinking? And how Hal goes from getting beaten up by his trainer to defeating a humungous god-like villain in the space of half an hour of film time, I mean it is pretty ridiculous. It's so short as well for a Superhero film it makes me think they cut TONS of footage in the edit for this movie.

    I liked the origin story though, I thought that was handled well, I don't know much about Green Lantern at all (apart from what I saw in Injustice 1) so it was cool to see how Hal becomes Green Lantern, I just wish they'd of focused on the human villain of the film and kept it a very city-level issue GL has to deal with at the end instead of a 'the fate of the world is at stake!' moment despite him only being GL for such a ridiculously short about of time.

    But yeah, I quite liked it.

  • Hi, my name is Sinestro. But despite my name, which is clearly meant to evoke the word "sinister", I'm 100% a good guy and will totally never ever betray you!

    My girlfriend Cruella and her sister Evil-Lyn will totally vouch for me!

  • I just saw The Little Hours, which was f'ing hilarious.

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  • @DisturbedSwan said in Last movie you watched:

    I mean it has major issues, the CGI mask, what the fuck were they thinking?

    I've never seen the movie but when I read this I just thought, no... they couldn't have. I went to youtube to find a clip oh my lanta that is horrible! How hard would it be to have him wear a real mask? It looks so bad!

  • @Tragosaurus Yeah, it really is baffling. Like, surely it must've cost them a shit-ton more to CGI his face rather them get the costume designers to build a mask for him to wear? It's just fucking bananas.

    Fingers crossed they'll of learnt their lesson when the reboot comes out in 2020.

  • Saw War for the Planet of the Apes yesterday. Pretty spectacular movie overall, although I think the ending was a bit awkward. Some parts were cinematically masterful in how they were shot and done, and you forget you're watching a movie about apes and not of flesh and blood humans.

    Gotta say though, as much as I want to love woody harrelson, he is the embodiment of what I would call a 'decent' actor. He's not bad, but it's like he's incapable of doing anything amazing. He has a very 1-dimensional demeanor.

    But dudes, Andy Serkis is a man who needs to win an oscar.

  • Saw Valerian. Visuals were impressive, creature design was unique, Rihanna was a show stealer and had easily the most interesting character in the film, but the dialogue was abysmal, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delvigne had exactly 0 chemistry, both of their characters were so clumsily crafted, 1 note, and downright unlikeable that it destroyed all the good parts of the movie. The first two scenes of the movie before they are introduced are probably the best parts of the film. 4/10

  • Harakiri (1962)

    The best non-Kurosawa Japanese movie I've seen. Top-notch production values, camera work, and fight choreography. Intense acting. A story that keeps your interest all the way through. And what a soundtrack. It's got it all.

  • @DisturbedSwan I own this movie on dvd. It's terrible sure, but it's sorta fun to watch. It helps that I love Ryan Reynolds and Mark Strong, and Kilowog was in it!
    The dvd was like 3$, which is why I own Superman Returns too. Definitely worth the money!

  • @logic__error Not a major fan of Luc Besson, so I figured that would be the case. The Fifth Element is criminally overhyped. I just give the strangest looks to people when they say they enjoy that movie.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Oh good, there's something else you're are wrong about other then liking the P5 cast more than P4. 😊

    I will respectfully disagree. Fifth Element is a fun movie, with some creative world building and fun performances. I don't think it's the best movie ever, but it's a unique scifi movie, which deserves it's hype, if for nothing else how different it feels from other scifi movies.

    Sad to see Valerian isn't amazing, because I know this was Lucky Besson's passion project.

  • @Inustar Spoiler: I am wrong often. This is just the beginning of me letting you down, haha.

    Guys. I saw Eraserhead in theaters last night. THAT SOUND DESIGN! I never got to appreciate it before since I only ever watched it on an old tube TV but ugh, it crawls into your brain and scoops out any remnants of your sanity. There's just an industrial feel to every scene, building tension even when you're not aware of it. Three months ago, my opinion on David Lynch was that he was a unique director with some strange movies. After months of watching and re-watching his films, I'd put him on the list of my favorite directors and perhaps even be hyperbolic and call him a visionary.

    Watching Baby Driver tonight and The Little Hours tomorrow, whee.

  • Just saw Dunkirk.. I thought it was really good. One of the best war movies in a long time

  • @Inustar Yeah I enjoyed it, despite it being pretty damn goofy throughout. Watching that and playing Injustice 2 has made me want to learn/read more of DC as my knowledge is pretty lacking compared to the Marvel side of things.

  • My birthday is the only day of the year I can convince my friends and family to watch anime with me, so this year I had them all watch Princess Mononoke. It was my first time seeing the film as well and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Today i watched:
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    I didn't know anything about this movie going in, and ended up really liking it. Spectacularly beautifully shot movie.


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    This was a long doc, but it's a complex story and they covered a lot of angles and details that lesser docs may have glossed over or overlooked.

  • @michemagius I still remember seeing it for the first time. I was part of a pre-release screening meant to gauge public reaction. I think it was the first one they brought over with the full on dubbing and etc. and it was electric in there afterwards. I had only seen (subbed) Totoro and Pom Poko previously, and I walked out the the theater and right up to the people taking down quotes to share with the studio and I was like "If you guys don't think you're sitting on a gold mine here - you've got your heads up your asses"

    Strangely enough, my quote never made it onto any promotional materials, but they seem to have done pretty well bringing the Ghibli films to the US, so I think they heard me.

  • Just so we're keepin track, there are 52 weeks in a year, this is the 29th week of 2017.
    I have now been to see 52 movies this year.

    Dunkirk in 70mm is tomorrow!

  • I guess I'm a weirdo because I didn't love Baby Driver like the rest of the world. That being said, I did enjoy it and quite a few scenes were really well crafted, especially when the music played an integral role to what was happening on screen. I just had some issues with character motivations and the overall plot wasn't anything too special. For whatever reason, Edgar Wright has never elevated himself beyond a solid 7/8 range in my eyes and while this is probably his 'best' film, it still didn't leave the impact a film like Drive did. I'd still recommend checking it out if you're curious but as far as it being one of the best films of the year? Ehhh... dunno if I could back that statement.

  • @SabotageTheTruth Agreed on Baby Driver. I think it is an exceptionally crafted movie but the plot is nothing special. I enjoyed it a lot but didn't really care what happened to any of the characters. Going in I didn't expect much from it though. I generally like Edgar Wright's films for the most part and honestly if he wasn't the director I probably wouldn't have made the effort to see Baby Driver when I did.

    @Inustar One thing I will say about Valerian is that the fact that it is sourced from a comic series from the 1950's is extremely apparent in the character dialogue and relationships. There are a lot of parallels between the characters in The Fifth Element and Valerian. The main male characters are cut from the same cloth, but while that kind of machismo attitude worked 20 years ago with an actor like Willis, it is not a good fit for DeHaan. That put me off a great deal. The A.V. Club gave it a B- and they are probably being more fair than me in their assessment. I also saw the movie with 3 other people and I had the least favorable opinion of the film but we all have very different opinions ranging from Strong Dislike to Strong Like. So if you think you'll enjoy it don't let my critique dissuade you!