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Olympus has Fallen - 6/10

 

Barely worth a rental. Too bad the director had to resort to turning it into a bloodbath. Too much unnecessary violence really. Lots of people getting stabbed in the throat/head etc.

Some of you will eat this up due to all the excessive violence and high death count. I think this one is comparable to a film like "Con Air" or "Air Force One".

 

"White House Down" is much better and not as stupid, much more entertaining/fun and even has some comedy. I'd buy that on Blu-ray.

 

Olympus is better if you need to constantly be bombarded with shootouts and stuff blowing up every 10 seconds.

 

Gerard Butler did OK in this one when he wasn't shooting people in the head.

 

Oh, actually this one reminds me of something more like "The Expendables".

I actually fell asleep during Olympus Has Fallen. I prefer White House Down by miles. Its more fun, exciting, and its not boring, unlike Olympus Has Fallen which makes you feel sleepy in the middle of the movie. 

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"Oblivion" - [7.4/10]: The story seemed to drag, somewhat repetitive. Haven't seen many movies this summer, I wish that I would have chosen something different.

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I was really looking forward to this one, especially with the recent passing of James Gandolfini. I enjoyed going along for the ride, but it sort of felt to me like it just sort of touched upon various story lines and then let them remain loose and unresolved in the end. It was frustrating in the sense that some of them left me feeling unfulfilled and wanting to have at least SOME sort of conclusion. So once it was over I have to say I just felt unsatisfied. Acting was great, though, and the music was really a lot of fun. 

 

"Not Fade Away" - 7.6/10

 

 

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The Well Digger's Daughter (2011) 7/10

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 8/10

Vanilla Sky (2001) 6.5/10

Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2010) 8/10

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I actually fell asleep during Olympus Has Fallen. I prefer White House Down by miles. Its more fun, exciting, and its not boring, unlike Olympus Has Fallen which makes you feel sleepy in the middle of the movie. 

Yes Olympus Has Fallen is just so bad. I want to lower my rating actually.

 

I watched a great movie lately though. Arbitrage. Great casting, great direction just enjoyable 9/10.

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I actually fell asleep during Olympus Has Fallen. I prefer White House Down by miles. Its more fun, exciting, and its not boring, unlike Olympus Has Fallen which makes you feel sleepy in the middle of the movie. 

Yes Olympus Has Fallen is just so bad. I want to lower my rating actually.

 

I watched a great movie lately though. Arbitrage. Great casting, great direction just enjoyable 9/10.

I have been intending to check that movie out...there just always seem to be something newer. I have to get it, I've read many good reviews on it. After watching "Oblivion" (I almost got "Olympus Has Fallen")  I need to see a good movie...

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I have been intending to check that movie out...there just always seem to be something newer. I have to get it, I've read many good reviews on it. After watching "Oblivion" (I almost got "Olympus Has Fallen")  I need to see a good movie...

 

Did you like "Moon"? "Oblivion" reminds me of that movie somewhat. I loved Oblivion of course and so did my mom. Loaned her my copy of it on blu-ray. I have like zero friends who have seen it unfortunately.

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Did you like "Moon"? "Oblivion" reminds me of that movie somewhat. 

I said the same thing in post 13708

 

Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post



Oblivion had a lot of Moon in it.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

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Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2010) 8/10

 

The anime is much better.

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The anime is much better.

Interesting... biggrin.gif

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The Untouchables (1987) 7/10 

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Elysium : 7/10

 

 

 

10/10 for concept and art.

5/10 for story. I think there could've been much more to show. The acting is sufficient given the material, but I'm just not too sure about the plot. Its too simple.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Some of the things are cool, but just that. Storing information in the brain: whats the point if it can be stolen? Why not just use a memory stick?
The rich stay on Elysium, but whats the economic model like? If the earth population lives in poverty, where do the rich get their wealth from? Why keep the earth poor ?
Yes, the rich want to prevent anyone from coming up, but whats the sovereign status of the place? A separate country? If yes, who's governing the countries on earth?

Same old formula, Love+Hero+Villain+Sidekick.

Not sure if the story was written this way or the studios forced Niel to make these changes, but its too simplistic for the grand setting.


Edited by proton007 - 8/15/13 at 8:23am
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Mirror ( 1974)

 

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Big scale of Andrei Rublev, minimalist and claustrophobic Stalker and now the Mirror. All three movies are pretty different. The Mirror is different because there is no linear story which makes sense because it is a semi-biographical poem: a number of memories which don't seem to have a message. But it IS there though not clear and not easily recognizable which is a good thing because true art never reveals ideas directly. 

 

All three Tarkovsky's films have a definite message and it is always religious. It is less noticable in the Mirror. I've read that Tarkovsky had plans to shoot The Idiot by Dostoevsky and the Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy. He didn't. Instead he projected some ideas from the Idiot in his Stalker and some ideas from the Death of Ivan Ilyich in the Mirror. 

 

The central idea of the Death of Ivan Ilyich is that dying Ivan Ilyich suffers on his bed until he realizes that how guilty he had been towards people around him ( the conceptual perception of life as a guilt in most religions: you are inherently guilty or sinful by birth). The Mirror is almost like a confession of a dying protagonist. The tone of it is sad and bitter. The feel of guilt and self-sacrifice are closely interconnected. Self-sacrifice is the central concept of Christianity. It is present in all these three films approached from different angles. And the last his film is called The Sacrifice which I haven't watched yet.

 

Tarkovsky in his film also talks about a fate of Russia citing Alexander Pushkin's words that Russia stopped mongols from reaching Western Europe but it paid a big price for it. As if Russia absorbed Asian impact on itself and was incapable afterwards to become a part of Europe.  


Edited by mutabor - 8/15/13 at 2:42pm
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the man from earth - 9/10. the movie is just a bunch of friends talking but awesome. go watch it without knowing anything about.

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Did you like "Moon"? "Oblivion" reminds me of that movie somewhat. I loved Oblivion of course and so did my mom. Loaned her my copy of it on blu-ray. I have like zero friends who have seen it unfortunately.

I have never seen "Moon." I don't consider my opinion concerning "Oblivion" to be any major statement of universal truth that should be accepted by other people. I was disappointed with the depth and pacing of the storyline, that's about it...

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