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19-01-2014, 02:09 PM
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(19-01-2014 10:32 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(19-01-2014 10:28 AM)Chas Wrote:  Hancock was on TV last night. It was a lot of fun, definitely worth watching.

Will Smith, Jason Bateman, and Charlize Theron - what's not to like?

See...its been a while since ive seen this (in theatres) but Ill try to explain my thoughts here.

The first part of the film was super fun and fantastic. But come about the second half of the film its like the writers gave up and let the editors or the janitors finish the film. It just goes flat.

Was not a fan.

The first half was definitely better - the last half was disappointing.

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19-01-2014, 03:17 PM
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Casino

I'm going on a Scorsese trip.

This movie was also awesome!
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20-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Rate the Last Film You've Seen
(19-01-2014 02:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(19-01-2014 10:32 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  See...its been a while since ive seen this (in theatres) but Ill try to explain my thoughts here.

The first part of the film was super fun and fantastic. But come about the second half of the film its like the writers gave up and let the editors or the janitors finish the film. It just goes flat.

Was not a fan.

The first half was definitely better - the last half was disappointing.

The first half was a comedy. The second half...not. I was enjoying the comedy and then they came and took it from me. It's like 2 films in one, and I only like the one.

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20-01-2014, 02:17 PM
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The Purge - 3.5/5

It's a fascinating concept, and the movie does it justice for the most part. That said, there are way too many people acting overtly crazy, the movie devolves into horror-flick jump-scares for 20 minutes or so, and the same tension-cutter is used three times in the last half.

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20-01-2014, 02:21 PM
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(19-01-2014 03:56 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  The Life of Pi 10/10

simply amazing.

Hmmm ... Can I ask what it was that you liked about it? For me, it was visually stunning, with great 3D effects, and the main character was extremely likeable, but -- I thought the philosophical premise of the movie was complete and utter bullshit, and that ruined it for me. Maybe I misunderstood it? I can't go into detail without spoiling it for those who haven't seen it.
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21-01-2014, 06:56 AM
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(20-01-2014 02:21 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  Hmmm ... Can I ask what it was that you liked about it? For me, it was visually stunning, with great 3D effects, and the main character was extremely likeable, but -- I thought the philosophical premise of the movie was complete and utter bullshit, and that ruined it for me. Maybe I misunderstood it? I can't go into detail without spoiling it for those who haven't seen it.

What philosophical premise?

The movie is about how a man confronts a very traumatic expirience.

Or at least that is how I understood it.

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21-01-2014, 10:20 AM
RE: Rate the Last Film You've Seen
(21-01-2014 06:56 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  
(20-01-2014 02:21 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  Hmmm ... Can I ask what it was that you liked about it? For me, it was visually stunning, with great 3D effects, and the main character was extremely likeable, but -- I thought the philosophical premise of the movie was complete and utter bullshit, and that ruined it for me. Maybe I misunderstood it? I can't go into detail without spoiling it for those who haven't seen it.

What philosophical premise?

The movie is about how a man confronts a very traumatic expirience.

Or at least that is how I understood it.

If you look at the framing story, he told the reporter that his story would "make him believe in God". The message seems to be that you should believe in God because it's a "nicer story" -- i.e., life is more comfortable that way. And that just seems totally wrong to me. I want to believe what's true, not what makes me feel better. Now it could be that this is the point the movie was actually trying to make. But if you take it at face value, it's trying to convince you to believe in God for a bogus reason, and I find that repugnant.
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23-01-2014, 06:50 AM
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Blade Runner- the final cut 376/10

That was not a typo this is perhaps the best Scifi film ever no longer dumbed down and given a crap happy ending that negates the rest of the film. Worth watching for The Tears in rain death scene, the visuals and story still hold up 32 years after it's original release.

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23-01-2014, 07:02 AM
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(21-01-2014 10:20 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(21-01-2014 06:56 AM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  What philosophical premise?

The movie is about how a man confronts a very traumatic expirience.

Or at least that is how I understood it.

If you look at the framing story, he told the reporter that his story would "make him believe in God". The message seems to be that you should believe in God because it's a "nicer story" -- i.e., life is more comfortable that way. And that just seems totally wrong to me. I want to believe what's true, not what makes me feel better. Now it could be that this is the point the movie was actually trying to make. But if you take it at face value, it's trying to convince you to believe in God for a bogus reason, and I find that repugnant.

Nope.

It's that the god-stuff is shallow but sometimes useful (like a placebo).

The film was largely true to the book (as I remember it from 12 years ago) but I think in the book, there left room for thinking that Pi made up the story for the benefit of the investigators who represented believers who couldn't handle truth.

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23-01-2014, 11:34 AM
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(23-01-2014 07:02 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(21-01-2014 10:20 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  If you look at the framing story, he told the reporter that his story would "make him believe in God". The message seems to be that you should believe in God because it's a "nicer story" -- i.e., life is more comfortable that way. And that just seems totally wrong to me. I want to believe what's true, not what makes me feel better. Now it could be that this is the point the movie was actually trying to make. But if you take it at face value, it's trying to convince you to believe in God for a bogus reason, and I find that repugnant.

Nope.

It's that the god-stuff is shallow but sometimes useful (like a placebo).

The film was largely true to the book (as I remember it from 12 years ago) but I think in the book, there left room for thinking that Pi made up the story for the benefit of the investigators who represented believers who couldn't handle truth.

I haven't read the book, but the movie also seems to leave room for either interpretation: the story depicted in the bulk of the movie is true, and the other story is just made up to satisfy the investigators -- or the story he told the investigators is true, and he made up the other stuff for himself, to allow him to live with the ugliness of what really happened. I lean toward the latter interpretation, but then what's the point of him telling the reporter that the story "will make you believe in God"? The implication is that we need "the god-stuff", that reality is too brutal to face without it. I don't know, maybe it's actually trying to make the opposite point, but in any case, I found the philosophy of the movie muddled and unsatisfying. Maybe philosophy is too much to ask of a movie. It was a great movie until the last 10 minutes or so.[/i]
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