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What film did you watch last night?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Richeh, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Mark1989


    Joined: Dec 5, 2008

    Posts: 12,301

    Solo a star wars move... 4/10

    Well I was and am so disappointed, I always felt he didn't need a movie and this proved he really didnt

    Young lando was good in the card game scenes, maul cameo good.

    Everything else meh, times I checked my phone during film as it just wasn't interesting.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  2. Morve


    Joined: May 28, 2017

    Posts: 455

    Watched two films yesterday, bit of a space theme. first LIFE 4k , excellent movie , looks amazing in 4k and the atmos soundtrack is excellent, then i watched GRAVITY 3D havent seen it for a while, brilliant , still blows me away
  3. Squid Vicious


    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

    Posts: 937

    Split 8/10
    Thoroughly enjoyed James mcavoys performance in a fun to watch psychological thriller - great stuff.
  4. sbweightman


    Joined: May 7, 2006

    Posts: 777

    Location: United Kingdom

    Alita: Battle Angel (2019) - 6/10

    Everything in this film looks superb, from the excessively detailed cybertronics to the realistically structured setting and city landscape – it truly is a technical marvel, and the attention to detail is astounding. The action scenes are graceful and fluid, the blend of CGI and real actors is seamless, and even the brief venture outside the city is a real treat from the grime of the urban androids.

    But the story isn’t great – it serves its purpose, and has a good range of characters, but it tries to fit too much in. The dialogue is clunky, the love story is very teenage i.e. ham fisted and lacks subtlety, and the action scenes are too few and far between. The acting is mostly good, especially Alita, although the villains are a bit one dimensional with their corny challenges.

    There’s obviously been a lot of care and love put into the special effects and presentation, and I definitely want to see more of Alita’s story, but it’s not as great as it could have been.
  5. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,989

    Location: London

    I can't believe this has been so overlooked for awards. After Whiplash and La La Land it should have been a shoe-in. And it's a flippin' good film too, with great performances. What gives?
  6. hyperseven


    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 6,126

    Location: M28

    Space Raiders (no not the tasty snacks) - 1ish / 10
    I could have made a better film.

    Alright its 80s and old so you would expect a large dose of cheese but c'mon :eek:

    They had basically ripped all the effects both visual and audio from Battle Beyond the Stars and added some of there own filler scenes in, they even ripped the main theme :eek:

    Yet I felt compelled to keep watching :confused: The power of nostalgia is real :D
  7. nands


    Joined: Mar 16, 2006

    Posts: 2,953

    Antman and the Wasp - quite fun and pretty much self contained entry into the sprawling MCU. 3/5
  8. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 7,262

    Very quickly FF'ed through Geralds game, looks garbage.
  9. Fubsy


    Joined: Dec 12, 2003

    Posts: 8,656

    Location: Thatcham

    /controversial mode on

    Too white in this day and age.

    /controversy mode off
  10. Scam


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,989

    Location: London

    You're probably right to be fair...
  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 63,283

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Can’t exactly blame the movie for that, Neil Armstrong was white...
  12. Chojin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 2,197


    Christian Bale was on top form but the film lacked emotion and a proper ending. There were a couple of characters who changed towards the end of the film but I didn't think enough happened to explain that change.

  13. Delvis


    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 28,147

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Den of thieves

    Enjoyed it actually :)
    Solid 8/10 for me, I'm easy to please
  14. kinetic747

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 2, 2006

    Posts: 1,635

    The 12th Man Remarkable WW2 survival story set in Norway. A solid 7/10 as I love this sort of stuff and I wasn't familiar with the story. :)
  15. Evangelion


    Joined: Dec 29, 2007

    Posts: 22,273

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia


    * generic concept
    * numerous plot holes
    * dull, cardboard cut-out characters
    * increasingly unrealistic and unbelievable behaviour from protagonists and antagonists alike
    * tropes piled upon stereotypes piled upon predictable story elements randomly picked from a script writer's recycle bin

    The best I can say about this movie is that it opened well. I absolutely loved the establishing scene. Sadly, it crashed shortly afterwards, and never recovered.

    I rate Overlord at 13.32 on the Haglee Scale, which works out as a lazy 4/10 on IMDB.

    As an alternative I strongly recommend the excellent Frankenštajnova vojska, which had a tiny budget that probably wouldn't even cover coffee for the film crew on the set of Overlord.

    This is an absolutely cracking little indie flick, with 100% practical effects and a whole lot of heart. It's copped a lot of undeserved abuse on IMDB, but I give it a solid 26.64 on the Haglee Scale (8/10 on IMDB).
  16. darkgen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2005

    Posts: 2,341

    Location: London, UK

    After Hours; a Scorsese flick I vaguely recollect watching in the late 80s. Still enjoyed it and utterly forgot about the ending which I thought was going to go another way ...
  17. Rodneypooleg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,040

    Location: UK

    Red Sparrow - actually quiet liked it, doubt I’d watch again but kept me thinking from start to finish, didn’t need loads of action and car chases.
  18. MarcLister


    Joined: Mar 7, 2005

    Posts: 18,838

    Location: LU7

    Shape of Water. Pretty good. Loved the visual quality at 4k and the colours.
  19. Minusorange


    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 4,003

    Bumblebee 8/10

    Opening felt like the cartoons of old, was great to see them all in their 80's forms and was better than the entire 5 previous films

    Story was okay, it showed without Michael Baysplosions and making the film an advert for how strong the US military is you can actually have a decent Transformers movie

    If only this was the first of them to lead by example but hopefully they use this to reboot the franchise
  20. Punt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

    Posts: 1,520

    Location: Gateshead

    How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Loved it, as did my kids! A good ending for the trilogy that kicked me right in the feels.