The Longest Day - 6/10
First part is very good but then about 1h and 41 minutes in it goes way downhill. I think the problem is that none of it felt very realistic. Maybe some of the overhead shots. I've seen this 4 times now and think it's overrated.
Also, about "All is Lost". I loved this movie but would never buy it on blu-ray I think. I was glued to the screen for the full length of the movie and never bored. Didn't want it to end. I gave it a 10/10 and still agree with that score.
I actually liked it more than Captain Philips which is a surprise.
I got a good laugh at all the poor reviews of it on Amazon. It's one of those where when I see bad reviews I'd want to watch it. It seems like one of those movies you'd either love or hate. I have a feeling that people who hated it have a very short attention span. I get tired of movies with non-stop action and too much going on all at once.
How do you make "All is Lost" more entertaining to people? Maybe they should have had pirates, more shark attacks and hurricanes. Maybe Robert Redford could have had a buddy similar to Wilson (from Castaway) to keep us all entertained. Also, if I was lost as sea I'd have shaved too. Everything I thought of doing he also did. The only mistake he made is that he should have started fishing earlier perhaps.
BTW is this the record for having the least amount of dialogue in a recent movie? What other movies have almost all quiet scenes with not much going on?
I was thinking "Into Great Silence" and some of the movies from Nuri Bilge Ceylan like "Three Monkeys".
Edited by tdockweiler - 2/16/14 at 8:41pm