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What film did you watch last night?

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

  1. TriedandTested


    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

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    Location: Neptune

    Agreed. Pretty poor overall. Had a couple of fun moments but just badly written and acted throughout. Can't think of any stand out moments really, but plenty of rubbish in there...especially the Twitch streamer cameos. Uergh. Like they need their egos stroking any more.
  2. steve5424


    Joined: 29 May 2012

    Posts: 2,774

    Location: Rutherglen, Glasgow

    Respect 7/10

    The wife's choice. Biopic of Aretha Franklin, starring Jennifer Hudson. Pretty good movie and of course a banging soundtrack. Excellent performance from Hudson.
  3. Diddums


    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

    Posts: 20,920

    Location: London

    Gave this a shot, if I was at the cinema I would've asked for my money back. I lasted about 40 mins before I had to turn it off, it was hands down the worst film I've seen for as long as I can remember. In fact I'd say it was spectacularly crap.

    Free guy - 9/10, what an absolute riot of a film, loved ever moment of it.

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - 8/10, was really expecting a blatant half-arsed cash grab but it was actually really good.
  4. fez


    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 17,245

    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    Free guy - 5/10. Bang average with unimaginative characters and trying to appeal to pop culture far too much. Could have been an interesting concept but the execution was poor.
  5. Tek81


    Joined: 1 Jul 2015

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    Location: UK

    Candyman (2021)

    Added nothing of substance to the original story; if anything it weakened it. They should have kept Todd and Madsen as the antagonists and totally done away with the soul harvesting / transmogrification aspects. Lastly, at only 90 minutes, it simply wasn't long enough to establish any real depth to the characters, nor expand upon the legend of Candyman in any meaningful way.

    5/10 - Three points for the cinematography, 2 for the (brief) inclusion of Todd.
  6. IvanDobskey


    Joined: 2 Feb 2010

    Posts: 9,095

    Location: East Midlands

    Free guy 6/10
    Entertaining enough I guess.

    Demonic 4.5/10
    Almost bang average.
  7. TurtleTwo


    Joined: 4 Jan 2020

    Posts: 751

    Chef 9/10

    Brilliant feel good movie, awesome soundtrack. I left it smiling my face off. Loved it.

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  8. ivrytwr3


    Joined: 25 Aug 2006

    Posts: 4,613


    Twich streamer cameos were rubbish? I guess you are of a different generation as my kids loved the streamers.

    No stand out moments?!

    Seeing Free City/GTA rip off.

    Captain America's shield, then the Chris Evan cameo.

    Hulk fist.

    Light sabre and Star Wars music.

    + when the coders were chasing him through the city/tower blocks - very cool.[/spoilers]
  9. TurtleTwo


    Joined: 4 Jan 2020

    Posts: 751

    I agree. I switched off 3/4 of the way through.
  10. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

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    You're the wrong generation for the movie. I agree it wasn't very good, show my nephew it and its getting a 9/10. Only not a 10/10 because it didn't have enough dinosaurs.
  11. fez


    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

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    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    I agree and I feel like its been the same for quite a few movies but I watch them because they get high praise in here or in the media so I assume they are "adult friendly".

    Clearly a sign I am getting old but so many of the films are really lazy, derivative and completely lack any sort of subtlety. Style over substance and if they want to convey a concept or narrative device they figuratively slap you in the face with it.
  12. ianh


    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 6,096

    Location: Saudi and occasionally Stoke.

    Free Guy - 5/10 - OK, had a better start, a seriously flat middle and an OK-at-best ending. Lots of "references" for people to geek out about but by 45mins into it I was bored silly with the story and didn't re-engage til the last 15 minutes at most.
  13. fez


    Joined: 22 Aug 2008

    Posts: 17,245

    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    I can't tell if you are being sarcastic...

    Its pretty sad that this is what wins brownie points in peoples eyes if you aren't. More and more "nerd" films are just sticking them full of references to nerd culture instead of actually making a good film. If the good parts of a film is where they lazily insert a reference to another film or a celebrity cameo then its hard to say thats a good film.
  14. ivrytwr3


    Joined: 25 Aug 2006

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    This was a popcorn movie, not Schindler's List.

    It was a fun ride and something all the family could watch.

    I enjoyed it for what it was.
  15. Street


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

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    Location: Liverpool

    I feel the inclusion of more dinosaurs could bump up the rating of most movies! :D
  16. Mr Badger


    Joined: 27 Dec 2009

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    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Dinosaurs?
  17. Minusorange


    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 7,765

    Free Guy 6/10 was alright, very much like Ready Player One but different enough to not be a complete rip off

    The Suicide Squad 5/10 much better than the 1st, some funny moments, a bang average film that if you didn't know you wouldn't realise it's in the same universe as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman
  18. {SAS}TB


    Joined: 20 May 2007

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    Location: Location: Location:

    The Firm

    6/10 - was ok but not as good as I remembered it
  19. Mr Jack


    Joined: 19 May 2004

    Posts: 23,870

    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

    Ant Man and the Wasp

    About half of the film is good, and it lands most of its jokes well, but the story and action lack punch and I was bored by the time it reached its climax.

    Not Marvel's best 5/10
  20. Wizzfizz


    Joined: 13 Oct 2003

    Posts: 10,708

    Location: Left of the middle

    Hometown 6/10
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