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Originally Posted by gamefreak054 View Post
 

I actually find that quite shocking. Its done differently, but for someone to walk out on a movie they must really hate it. At least I do not walk out on movies, unless its ungodly terrible. I did not even walk out on Meet the Spartans. I actually regret not walking out on the that one, but my friend did not want to leave.

 

I personally thought Sin City was pretty good... I hated the spirit though.

 

X2, i loved Sin city and basically everyone i know did aswell, but i was a good deal younger then, Spirit was lame lol.

post #15287 of 15937

Lincoln Lawyer 4/10 ( being generous )

 

Poor casting and acting (excepy McConaughey) Ryan Philippe was terrible

Poor concept

Poor execution

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Le Mans
 
As a fan of endurance racing and this era of cars in particular I am inclined to overrate it. 
 
But I will give it an objective score based as if I had no motor interest I would say it don´t have much of a story and is a drag most of the movie with a musical score that kind of distract. Most of the movie there is just a couple of loud cars running around a circuit in France I believe. Quite good car stunts though and the chick is hot 3/10
 
As a fan well I can´t really give it more then a 7/10. The movie have an ironically sluggish pace and they don´t get any real passion going which racing is all about. And the music just don´t fit in. Watch some high lights from real lemans races instead or the truth in 24 documentaries.
post #15289 of 15937
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Sin City the highest number of walkouts? Makes no sense...that movie was really well received across the board. 

 

Well, it was the most walkouts I remember for any movie at the particular theatre at which I worked. So it's pretty subjective, but yeah, that was my experience. It makes more sense when you work at a movie theatre and very quickly realize that a lot of people don't research what they're about to watch at all, or they just show up and pick something at random to watch. I mean, I had people ask me what King Arthur was about, I had someone complain to me that The Two Towers had a misleading title (they thought it was going to be a 9/11 film), I had parents take their children into Bad Santa, I had one guy complain about how we were letting in so many children to see Finding Nemo, and I had another guy rage about how Brokeback Mountain was, in his words, a movie about 'fags,' and how we ought to warn ticket buyers about its content. And these weren't isolated occurrences--a lot of people just literally don't know what it is that they're getting into when they go to see a movie. 

 

All I know is that when we asked people why they wanted refunds for Sin City they just said it was too violent. I don't know what they were expecting, but that was the complaint. Perhaps they knew it was a 'comic book movie,' but they were expecting something more along the lines of a PG-13 superhero film? No idea. 

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It's sad that folks feel entitled to be compensated for their own bad or absent-minded decisions. Nothing against movies, as I love them as much as any other movie-going lover, but folks need to read a lot more for their own good whether it's for informative purposes or like any movie, for self-entertainment. 

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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post
 

It's sad that folks feel entitled to be compensated for their own bad or absent-minded decisions. Nothing against movies, as I love them as much as any other movie-going lover, but folks need to read a lot more for their own good whether it's for informative purposes or like any movie, for self-entertainment. 

 

Despite having a lot of firsthand experience with it, I'm still occasionally surprised at how little people bother to research entertainment before they dive into it. I don't think that I've ever paid money to partake in something simply because of its name or what I think I know about it (outside of the occasional blind-purchase album--which I do for the fun of it here and there, knowing full well that I may not like it). Yet these days it seems like people do it all the time--Steam is a great example of this. People will buy games without even knowing what they are, then try to demand refunds when it's not what they expected them to be.

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I saw small children on Ted. :veryevil: Parents decided that a bear on a poster meant a movie for children. 

 

 

 


Edited by mutabor - 3/12/14 at 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post
 

 

Well, it was the most walkouts I remember for any movie at the particular theatre at which I worked. So it's pretty subjective, but yeah, that was my experience. It makes more sense when you work at a movie theatre and very quickly realize that a lot of people don't research what they're about to watch at all, or they just show up and pick something at random to watch. I mean, I had people ask me what King Arthur was about, I had someone complain to me that The Two Towers had a misleading title (they thought it was going to be a 9/11 film), I had parents take their children into Bad Santa, I had one guy complain about how we were letting in so many children to see Finding Nemo, and I had another guy rage about how Brokeback Mountain was, in his words, a movie about 'fags,' and how we ought to warn ticket buyers about its content. And these weren't isolated occurrences--a lot of people just literally don't know what it is that they're getting into when they go to see a movie. 

 

All I know is that when we asked people why they wanted refunds for Sin City they just said it was too violent. I don't know what they were expecting, but that was the complaint. Perhaps they knew it was a 'comic book movie,' but they were expecting something more along the lines of a PG-13 superhero film? No idea. 

 

 

Wow, okay, well given all those examples of ignorance, I can understand lol.I really don't get people sometimes..

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Despite having a lot of firsthand experience with it, I'm still occasionally surprised at how little people bother to research entertainment before they dive into it. I don't think that I've ever paid money to partake in something simply because of its name or what I think I know about it (outside of the occasional blind-purchase album--which I do for the fun of it here and there, knowing full well that I may not like it). Yet these days it seems like people do it all the time--Steam is a great example of this. People will buy games without even knowing what they are, then try to demand refunds when it's not what they expected them to be.

 

I can't imagine it either...not that my time is any more valuable than anyone elses, but if I'm going to invest my time into a movie or tv show, it's going to be soemthing I've spent at least some time learning about beforehand. Making assumptions about something just based on its title or a movie poster is something I cant relate to at all. I work in the medical field and have the patience of Job when it comes to delivering care, but I have little to no patience for people who are always looking to complain or whine about something that they could have easily handled on their own. 

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I saw small children on Ted. :veryevil: Parents decided that a bear on a poster meant a movie for children. 

 

 

 

When I and my brother was small my mother rented The last boy scout with Bruce willis as baby sitter. Best movie ever at that point.

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I just watched a film called

 

 

……...

 

 

 

ready?

 

 

 

……… not a joke…….

 

 

Sharknado.

 

​I will be referring to what I call the "derp level", the level of utter absurdity and fail throughout this review. In my view, derp level caps out at 9000. 

 

It's about a series of hurricanes on the coast of California (seriously), and since it started in Mexico, all the sharks were swimming to the coast of California anyway. Derp level: 500.

 

So the hurricane hits California (in case you didn't know, Hurricanes do not occur in the pacific ocean) and brings thousands of sharks with it. This includes a ridiculous amount of Hammerhead sharks, which are critically endangered and would never appear in the numbers seen in the film. 

 

The sharks proceed to terrorize and attack people, despite the stress of being sucked up into a hurricane and cast onto land (in a city, no less). Derp level: 1200

 

The hero, a surfer /bar owner named Fin [Derp level: 1300] and his employee go inland to rescue his estranged wife. During this time, he fights off flying sharks with shotguns, pistols, and chainsaws. 

 

At the same a EF 5 Tornado develops In San Fernando Valley and makes it's way over to Los Angeles [Derp level: 5000]. The swirling funnel of sharks and debris continue killing people with the worst special effects I've ever seen in my life. THINK: CGI a la the graphics in the original Primal Rage video game for SNES. 

 

 

The solution they come up with is, since tornados happen when cold and hot air meet, they will fly a helicopter with bombs into the tornado. Not to kill the sharks, but to "equalize" the hot and cold air. That's right. The plan is to blow up the tornadoes.  Excuse me, the Sharknados.  [Derp level: 8000]

 

Highlight: Dramatic speeding down a highway where they are chased by a shark infested tidal-wave [ON THE FREEWAY], during pouring rain.  The special effect? It's clearly a camera mounted on the hood, facing the windshield. This was obviously filled in a drive-in car wash. How do I know? The windshield gets cleaner and cleaner, and clearly there was rain-x being applied.  This scene includes shots of the passengers making dramatic faces, then shots of stock footage that clearly was not filmed in California, or even the united states, with hundreds of poorly animated sharks inserted.

 

There is a scene where someone is sucked up by the 'sharknado', while his friends look on screaming. Despite the tornado, and despite being mere yards away from the poor sap, their hair is not blowing in the wind, their clothes are dry, and they are completely unaffected by the storm.

 

The film ends with the the word Fin. Derp level: Over 9000. Yep.

 

 

So, was this a serious movie? It played out like a serious movie. Not a hint of Irony. Was it so-bad-it-was-good? Sure, until there were tornados [read: sharknados] in downtown Los Angeles. The level scientific inaccuracy is literally mind-boggling. 

 

 

6/10 if considered for quality. 10/10 if considered for watching with a group of friends for a good chuckle. Possibly the most poorly thought-out plot I've ever experienced. I enjoyed the film. It's on netflix.

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I give your review a 10/10 for being amusing to read and making me interested in Sharknado.

I give your review a 0/10 for totally spoiling the novelty factor and neutralizing my interest to see Sharknado.

 

EDIT: I'm only making a case because I'm looking for an alternative to Plan 9 from Outer Space as an amuser...


Edited by kkl10 - 3/13/14 at 2:15pm
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12 Years a Slave - 7

 

Strangely it was only the most brutal and heart-breaking moments that made up the rare glimpses of excellent or interesting cinematic execution and it seems to me they are the ones which most contribute to the emotional impact of this work. As for the rest, I didn't notice much substance worth retaining, the melodramatism ended up distracting and was counter-productive in the sense that it deprive this work of some power of persuasion. This dramatic language has been used and re-used many times in cinema, to the point where it has become insipid, now it is a glaring artificialism difficult to cover up if the work is not smartly done, the illusion that things flow naturally is to weak to prevail... To me this movie would be more interesting if the sentimentalism and urge to shock weren't so "in your face", or rather, predictable and higher prevalence was given to an analytical perspective. I also think that the contrast between free man and slave could had been more accentuated, I was a bit surprised to see how fast one situation turned into another, I expected more development of the main character as a free man to have time to know him more deeply and emotionally relate, this would had given more impact to the whole experience.

Technically it's excellent and has great emotional impact which aids to the reflection about slavery more throughly, but looking at the cinematic merits, I see little beyond a competent but vulgar film with little appeal to re-watch after the first view... nothing new here. I think the greatest merit of 12 Years a Slave is the emotional impact, which, according to each one's subjectivity, will dictate how accomplished or rewarding the overall experience is and whether or not this movie is elevated to something bigger than what it really is. I found the vulgarity of the cinematic paradigma to degrade the overall impact this movie made upon me. The most brutal scene in this movie (the poor girl is whiped to near-death) is what I'll retain in my memory for a longer time, I think it's a brilliantly made long shot and condenses the essence of this movie pretty well.

OK movie.


Edited by kkl10 - 3/14/14 at 5:39am
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Haha I saw the trailer to Sharknado on a website when I was reading some album reviews. The trailer was good enough for me.

 

As for  horror movies I thought this one looked absurd as well.

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12 Years a Slave - 7

 

Strangely it was only the most brutal and heart-breaking moments that made up the rare glimpses of excellent or interesting cinematic execution and it seems to me they are the ones which most contribute to the emotional impact of this work. As for the rest, I didn't notice much substance worth retaining, the melodramatism ended up distracting and was counter-productive in the sense that it deprive this work of some power of persuasion. This dramatic language has been used and re-used many times in cinema, to the point where it has becomes insipid, now it is a glaring artificialism difficult to cover up if the work is not smartly done, the illusion that things flow naturally is to weak to prevail... To me this movie would be more interesting if the sentimentalism and urge to shock weren't so "in your face", or rather, predictable and higher prevalence was given to an analytical perspective. 

OK movie.

 

I had the same impression of the movie. McQueen's style reminds me of "yellow journalism" sensationalism. But I can imagine that his intentionally provocative "art" can work for someone else.


Edited by mutabor - 3/13/14 at 11:19pm
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