Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › Rate The Last Movie You Watched
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Rate The Last Movie You Watched - Page 776

post #11626 of 15871
Agreeing--Memento is fantastic. Christopher Nolan's best. 
post #11627 of 15871

The thing I like best about Memento (and many other good films with a non conventional narrative) is that in order to get the visual cues and sequencing right, the director needs to fully understand the story and the narrative, he needs to see it in his head before he can direct it.

Thats something to appreciate.

 

And as a viewer, you're essentially trying to get to that level of understanding.


Edited by proton007 - 11/21/12 at 7:28pm
post #11628 of 15871
Quote:
Originally Posted by proton007 View Post


I'd give it 5/5 for precisely the same reason. You can't unravel the story in one sitting, and even then, it messes with your head. Thats what a good movie should do.

I totally agree, Memento is one of my favorite films 9/10.  My favorite Christopher Nolan film is Inception  9.5/10.  

 

The key to Memento is it goes forward in Black and White and backwards in Color.  Nolan mixes the Black and White scenes together with the Color scenes which causes confusion.  If you run the Black and White scenes as is in sequence and then arrange the Color scenes from back to front in sequence the film is much easier to follow.

 

Inception is much tougher it took Nolan 10 years to design that puzzle.  I have seen it a dozen times and I still pick up pieces that I missed each time I watch it again.

post #11629 of 15871

Funny how no one here's talking about the new twilight movie.

 

For safety, I'd like to mention beforehand, I'm not a fan, haven't read the books or watched a single one of the movies.


Edited by proton007 - 11/21/12 at 7:44pm
post #11630 of 15871
Quote:
Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

Funny how no one here's talking about the new twilight movie.

 

For safety, I'd like to mention beforehand, I'm not a fan, haven't watched a single one of those.

 

For the record, I read all four books and loved them.

 

This last one is the only movie that did the books justice. The others were just gay - not a homosexual gay, but a type of gay like the 'man who cuts you off in traffic when you're late to work' way.

post #11631 of 15871

I watched the first one when I was drunk with a friend once. I was suicidal for a week after. :-P

post #11632 of 15871
I hate the twilight influence movies in other movies now. That teen-emotional-relationship-drama has been inserted into a few movies since then. They even used Kirsten in that Snow White movie and same crap with the 2 guys-cant-decide-which kind of undertone. Didn't like the Twilight feel to the drama of that movie, because there were things about it that were really well done.
post #11633 of 15871
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

I hate the twilight influence movies in other movies now. That teen-emotional-relationship-drama has been inserted into a few movies since then. They even used Kirsten in that Snow White movie and same crap with the 2 guys-cant-decide-which kind of undertone. Didn't like the Twilight feel to the drama of that movie, because there were things about it that were really well done.

 

The thing is, the actual dynamics of that relationship are FAR more complex in the book than the movies would have you believe. 

 

I recommend giving them a read. I'm a 6'3" muscular guy with (some) facial hair, studying for a doctoral degree, and I still really liked the series. So much so that I had that same wave of sadness wash over me as when I walked out of the last Harry Potter movie.

post #11634 of 15871

And for those of us who like vampires but can't get near Twilight for fear of bursting into flame (no sparkling here), check out the film Let the Right One In. Or, if you're allergic to foreign films, there's the slightly less great but still very good American remake Let Me In. It has a Twilight-esque premise, but explores far more fulfilling emotional and intellectual territory, in my opinion. 

post #11635 of 15871
I am sure. I figure it was the same thing as with Hunger Games? Never read the book but that movie also had a twilight feel to me which I didn't like.
post #11636 of 15871
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc-holliday View Post

I am sure. I figure it was the same thing as with Hunger Games? Never read the book but that movie also had a twilight feel to me which I didn't like.


The hunger games had a much more interesting overarching theme, more adult IMO. Yes, the teen love story is a minor plot, but according to what I read in the reviews, most ppl liked it because it followed the novel very closely.

post #11637 of 15871

I was pleasantly surprised with The Hunger Games. Never read the book, and wasn't expecting much out of the movie (other than it being a neutered Battle Royale), but for the most part I enjoyed it. The really forced lovey dovey stuff was annoying though. As was the magic masquerading as technology, and the shaky cam. Still, if The Hunger Games is the new Twilight, I'm pretty ok with that. I feel like it's a tremendous step up in quality. 

post #11638 of 15871
Quote:
Originally Posted by proton007 View Post


The hunger games had a much more interesting overarching theme, more adult IMO. Yes, the teen love story is a minor plot, but according to what I read in the reviews, most ppl liked it because it followed the novel very closely.

Yea, I am not even knocking having a love story in it, it is hard to describe but there is a certain TYPE of teen-drama flavor. Overall I actually liked the movie but just something that reminded me of Twilight about the way it was portrayed (in parts).
post #11639 of 15871
Hunger Games movie was crap. No backstory to the characters at all. You didn't care when they died because they hardly even had a name. Books were better.

Second on recommending Let the Right One In. One of my favorite vampire flicks ever. Thought the American remake was mediocre though.
post #11640 of 15871

Remake was certainly a step-down, but it did a couple of things better than the original, I feel. For starters, no really fake looking CGI cats (but alas, some really fake looking CGI vampire stuff was substituted in instead), and the car crash scene was really pretty thrilling. I also appreciated the fact that, while it was Americanized, it was Americanized in a pretty tolerable way. Reagan's speech about the nature of evil was a nice touch, I thought.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Hunger Games movie was crap. No backstory to the characters at all. You didn't care when they died because they hardly even had a name. Books were better.
Second on recommending Let the Right One In. One of my favorite vampire flicks ever. Thought the American remake was mediocre though.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Members' Lounge (General Discussion) › Rate The Last Movie You Watched