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post #14521 of 16080
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hmm may have to see the directors cut on bluray instead if it´s that short :). It all depend I remember when people complained about Titanics length too and they had an intermission for that one. But I am quite skeptical too. LOTR series they had way more to build on for Hobbit they had to add a lot of story lines so I am not sure. The first Hobbit movie did feel stretched out already.

 

As for violence it appear to be in the human nature maybe that is why it´s so interesting. But as for me I have absolutely no interest in blood sports or anything in real life just movies or games I don´t generally mind if it fit the subject. Can´t say it´s out of place in Passion of the Christ but  dunno if it had so much story because I only remembered the golgata walk or what it´s called. I am not into religion at all.

 

Yeah, I think that explorations of violence in films can be fascinating. I think Passion could have gotten away with its extreme violence had there been something more to latch onto. Unfortunately, it was almost completely lacking in plot or in character. As a purely visceral experience perhaps it was worth something, but it ultimately didn't accomplish anything of note beyond its gore. (At least from my perspective.) I'm not religious either, but I grew up with all the Christian stories, and enjoy well-executed Biblical films. For all of it's flaws, I find The Last Temptation of Christ to perhaps be the most interesting, due in large part to its decidedly un-Biblical humanization of Jesus.

 

As for The Hobbit... I have tickets to it this Friday, but let's just say that I don't have high hopes. I'd love to be proven wrong though.

post #14522 of 16080
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Yeah, I think that explorations of violence in films can be fascinating. I think Passion could have gotten away with its extreme violence had there been something more to latch onto. Unfortunately, it was almost completely lacking in plot or in character. As a purely visceral experience perhaps it was worth something, but it ultimately didn't accomplish anything of note beyond its gore. (At least from my perspective.) I'm not religious either, but I grew up with all the Christian stories, and enjoy well-executed Biblical films. For all of it's flaws, I find The Last Temptation of Christ to perhaps be the most interesting, due in large part to its decidedly un-Biblical humanization of Jesus.

 

As for The Hobbit... I have tickets to it this Friday, but let's just say that I don't have high hopes. I'd love to be proven wrong though.

Speaking of Violence I learned my FAVORITE Kung FU Flick... has an ENTIRE 40 mins worth of content I"VE NEVER SEEN

 

talking about Jet Li/Ronny Yu's Fearless! This movie and Tales of a Geisha are like my FAVORITES >.> I'm so mad... an entire 40 minuete's stupid American releases 

post #14523 of 16080
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Speaking of Violence I learned my FAVORITE Kung FU Flick... has an ENTIRE 40 mins worth of content I"VE NEVER SEEN

 

talking about Jet Li/Ronny Yu's Fearless! This movie and Tales of a Geisha are like my FAVORITES >.> I'm so mad... an entire 40 minuete's stupid American releases 

 

International films don't have a great track record of getting American theatrical release without getting hacked to bits. In the words of the great director Luchino Visconti (or close to them), the American film industry treats Americans like a 'public of children.' One of his films (and one of my all-time favorite movies), The Leopard, was similarly butchered upon its release. 

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International films don't have a great track record of getting American theatrical release without getting hacked to bits. In the words of the great director Luchino Visconti (or close to them), the American film industry treats Americans like a 'public of children.' One of his films (and one of my all-time favorite movies), The Leopard, was similarly butchered upon its release. 

Indeed, and the Movie wasn't.... even toned down imo... still pretty violent 

 

I read something about it being to long for American Audiances or something stupid... TOO long really? Harry Potter Films where like 3 hours

 

Either way

I'm about half way through now... must be the 14-15'th time I've seen it? Need to find that Directors cut as soon as I get a chance

 

also... 

 

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at the part where he finds his daughter dead... here's to hoping the un edited verision has more of this sadness 
 
this sense of loss is what makes the movie so great 
post #14525 of 16080

Captain Philips ( 2013)

 

I've seen high ratings of this movie and was surprised that I didn't really enjoy it. I also read about "brilliant" performance of Tom Hanks who I found rather boring in this role. The main villain played by Barkhad Abdi definitely stole the show.

 

I looked through some negative reviews and critics are pointing at recent Danish film A Hijacking ( 2013) which they find to be superior to Captain Philips.

 

 

 

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 If you saw the Danish film "A Hijacking," you will be disappointed at the Hollywood treatment afforded to the actual memoir of Captain Phillips

 

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 Compare Hollywood's effort to Denmark's recent A Hijacking, rich with corporate guilt and off-board tensions, and the shortcomings are clear.

Edited by mutabor - 12/11/13 at 9:20am
post #14526 of 16080
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Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
 

Captain Philips ( 2013)

 

I've seen high ratings of this movie and was surprised that I didn't really enjoy it. I also read about "brilliant" performance of Tom Hanks who I found rather boring in this role. The main villain played by Barkhad Abdi definitely stole the show.

 

I looked through some negative reviews and critics are pointing at recent Danish film A Hijacking ( 2013) which they find to be superior to Captain Philips.

 

 

 

 

Oh snap... I almost went to see Capt Philips yesterday... glad I

 

didn't I'll have to look this movie up

 

Started watching IP man, I've got to say it's starting off nicely

 

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When Ip is fighting Master Leu? Either way I love how he annouces his hits
 
"hit, hit... BIG hit"
 
Not to mention a couple of smacks to the face lol fun stuff
 
imo one of the silliest but serious fight scenes I've seen
 
getting better, just watched Ip Man spank Master Jin lol. And the fact he's fighting with that feathery rod in teh first place is pretty commical! 

Edited by Mshenay - 12/11/13 at 10:30am
post #14527 of 16080

V for Vendetta - 7.5/10

 

It was only a movie when released in 2005.  But watch it through today's worldly view, it is so right.  People need to wake up.  

post #14528 of 16080

I watched both Star Treks - 7/10

 

Don't really care for the characters or plot, just the final frontier aspect of it :popcorn: 

post #14529 of 16080
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V for Vendetta - 7.5/10

 

It was only a movie when released in 2005.  But watch it through today's worldly view, it is so right.  People need to wake up.  

 

I always thought that movie was the sequel to "1984".  Both great flicks.

post #14530 of 16080
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V for Vendetta - 7.5/10

It was only a movie when released in 2005.  But watch it through today's worldly view, it is so right.  People need to wake up.  

If only it had a more philosophical discussion regarding society,surveillance and control it would've been a 10 from me.
In my opinion it draws visual cues from 1984 but then expects the audience to fill in the rest. This works only if you've read the book (fortunately I had).
In the end it felt like the acting talent wasn't utilized to its fullest.
post #14531 of 16080

Man of Steel - 7.5/10

 

Hated the first hour and a half or so and found it rather dull and boring. Wanted to turn it off.

Loved most of the action scenes, but by the end it's nothing special and i'll probably forget it soon. Worth a rental at least.

 

The action scenes are far better than what i've seen in the usual Marvel Super-Hero movie. I'd rather watch this than something like "Iron Man 3" or "Wolverine".

Special Effects were actually somewhat impressive to me too at times..

 

BTW The bad guys reminded me of the Enclave from Fallout 3 for some reason...

post #14532 of 16080
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Man of Steel - 7.5/10

 

Hated the first hour and a half or so and found it rather dull and boring. Wanted to turn it off.

Loved most of the action scenes, but by the end it's nothing special and i'll probably forget it soon. Worth a rental at least.

 

The action scenes are far better than what i've seen in the usual Marvel Super-Hero movie. I'd rather watch this than something like "Iron Man 3" or "Wolverine".

Special Effects were actually somewhat impressive to me too at times..

 

BTW The bad guys reminded me of the Enclave from Fallout 3 for some reason...

 

Its good for a rental. In the cinema all that action is head pounding, ear numbing.

post #14533 of 16080
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

Man of Steel - 7.5/10

 

Hated the first hour and a half or so and found it rather dull and boring. Wanted to turn it off.

Loved most of the action scenes, but by the end it's nothing special and i'll probably forget it soon. Worth a rental at least.

 

The action scenes are far better than what i've seen in the usual Marvel Super-Hero movie. I'd rather watch this than something like "Iron Man 3" or "Wolverine".

Special Effects were actually somewhat impressive to me too at times..

 

BTW The bad guys reminded me of the Enclave from Fallout 3 for some reason...

Really crap... we just rented that last night and I totally opte'd out of watching it >.>

post #14534 of 16080

Watched 

 

Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

 

8/10 really great, action was a lot of fun. Fight scenes where good, story wasn't bad either. Either way a very enjoyable Flick

 

Ong Bak 2

 

5/10... 35 mins in I'm bored the fighting is... good but it's a LOT of mixed martial arts, lot's of weapons ect... ect... it's like a war Film and a Kung Fu movie, without the thrill of either. Granted the first 30 mins where great, the sword play was fun, the short lived hand to hand scenes where fun but... it's going down hill from here

 

Going to try n see if Net Flix has the Protector, also starting Tony Jaa, but about 2 years after Ong Bak, so it should have that simpler feel to it. Ong Bak 2 was doing a little to much imo... 

post #14535 of 16080
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Really crap... we just rented that last night and I totally opte'd out of watching it >.>

 

It was one of the worst movies I've seen in 5+ years..  I forced myself to continue watching it, hoping for some redeeming light at the end.  It never showed up.

 

 

Anyhow, last movie I watched was Fargo.  It's a great movie at right around 8/10'ish.

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