Lincoln. Can't imagine who wouldn't like it.
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Historically it may seem very boring to non American audiences. An idea behind the movie is great. It is that the ruler risked his status and condition of his political side just because he decided to not compromise his humanistic values. Spielberg made an ideological film and didn't fear to be boring and not entertaining because he is SPIELBERG.
OK, I'll have to take that back. Now that I think about it, I can imagine people not liking it. If you are not interested in ideas or history, I guess you wouldn't like it.
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I liked it for the most part, but thought it also had some serious problems. The ending, for example--the film should have ended as Lincoln was walking down the hall to go to the theatre. That would have been a fantastic ending. The actual ending was a bit tacked on and in typical Spielberg form eye-rollingly sentimental. It's too bad his glory days as a director are past--I still think he's one of our best living directors, not that you could tell by looking at his filmography from the past 15 years or so.
A difference of opinion and tradeoff's, I suppose. The ending you recommend would have been elegant, just as it was elegant that they omitted the actual assassination and assassin. Maybe I would I have liked that ending better, but I didn't see the actual last scene(s) as eye-rolling bad, just cathartically painful.
I kind of like the filmatisations of the novels that is not horror best. That said I also had great fun with salem´s lot. It just feels like King seldom or ever get the movies his scripts deserve but then again I have never ever watched a movie as good as the book.
Stand by me and Hearts in Atlantis is perhaps my favourites.
I've watched a few Recently
Whoa... should have seen this sooner, has little to do with the Bike more to do with... other stuff! Nice movie, pretty dramatic and very Evengellion eske with it's slew of un answered questions [good questions] and the desire for me to re-watch the entire thing to pay better attention to it! That and the almost meta physical nature of it, good Anime Sci-Fi flick
Not entirely my cup of tea, little to MUCH T&A for my tastes, but I liked the presentation of it. Story was told nicely for my tastes, humor was well placed the visual where pretty epic and trippy. Granted it's rather racy but it's from the 70's so... what ever. Still not a bad flick! But a one timer for me.
Cute movie, not as serious as the other two, nor as deep but it didn't need to be. I enjoyed the pace, like the story and people who populated it, and enjoyed the art. A good fun movie.
Big mixed bag here
Story was a nice 10/10 some seriously deep stuff... ends horrifically well. I mention pace a lot, and it moves nicely.
Now the bad
Visually it sucks, the animation is weird and kinda akward, it's overly smooth, and some movements are very fluid and natrual... and some movements are too fluid and natrual... the art style I was fine with it, was the nature in which it was animated, the movement that felt kinda not right. And yes it is Anime so ofc it's going to be a little skewed from reality, but where as most anime is faster than real life this was a touch slower
And the Audio... nice music but the voices where either just badly recorded on this copy I got. Or just bad, a lot of... screaming... but muffled screams, the kind of clipping I expect from a rough cut of a movie.
All in all, this would be one heck of a Manga or a book, but for a movie... meh.
Over all maybe a 6.5/10
again GREAT story,
Lone Survivor ( 2013) 8/10
Superb as an action movie. But that dose of humanity in the ending spoiled the movie in my opinion. Couldn't believe that an afghan tribe would risk life of the whole village in order to save a single american soldier.
The Wind Rises ( 2013) 8/10
The first anime or manga ( can't make a difference) film I watched in my life. It seems that many have found the film to be boring and I can understand why. It is not particularly entertaining. But I found it moving and poetic and very personal. I think that The Wind is my favorite among nominations for Oscar ( animation):
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
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