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I like the little twists at the end of Whiplash... I don't know what's the point of Birdman. The acting is solid, for sure, but the film is boring. I could still stand it (and finished it), but it's like 2 hours I lost for nothing.

 

I agree...I thought the ending of whiplash was much better than the one for Birdman. 

 

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I thought Birdman was good but not awesome.  Nothing to talk about.  Sort of like, meh/10

 

So true...I didn't really care about any of the characters, and nothing really happened that I have had much interest in discussing. Other than the fact that film is overrated, that is lol

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Seven: 4/5

Cloud Atlas: 4.5/5

V For Vendetta: 4.5/5

Mr. Peabody And Sherman: 3.5/5

Mystic River: 3/5

Philadelphia: 3/5

Badlands: 3.5/5

The Prestige: 4/5

The Wild Child/ L'Enfant Sauvage: 3.5/5

Goon: 2/5 (I couldn't finish it so maybe it gets better)

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Seven: 4/5

Cloud Atlas: 4.5/5

V For Vendetta: 4.5/5

Seven is a great movie, but IMO the ending makes 80% of it. I didn't like Cloud Atlas at all, it drags on for too long and even though there's some recurring theme, as a whole I think it's pretty pointless.

post #16849 of 16852

Penguins of Madagascar: 8/10

Came for the Penguins silliness I know and love, stayed for the wordplay and script writing.

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Chappie - 8/10

 

Was really looking forward to this but took a quick peak at it's score on Rottentomatoes beforehand. Big mistake. That site ruins the fun of movies and doesn't mean much.

 

Anyway, I liked this one, but it's not as fun to watch as it should be. The director's films are always 10x more serious than required and sort of heavy handed (not so much "District 9"). Maybe this one a little less. When I was watching Elysium I found myself not having any fun.  It was kind of a downer and that ruined any chance of being entertaining. I WANT to be entertained, but yet still want to have something to think about.

 

Only characters I liked at all in the movie were of Deon and Chappie himself. I actually was sad when poor Chappie got hurt and actually cared about him :normal_smile :

For some reason the movie's characters remind me of cheesy 80's SCI-FI movies.

 

I think my experience would be a little better if I didn't see it in IMAX. I think the movie soundtrack is really not as overdone as it seems. It's just the IMAX speakers overdo it.

 

BTW I'd give "District 9" a 10/10 for sure. Elysium I think I gave a 6 or 6.5/10.

 

Oh and "Chappie" would be better if it was a drama and had less action. It's certainly no "Short Circuit" clone.

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Chappie - 8/10

 

Was really looking forward to this but took a quick peak at it's score on Rottentomatoes beforehand. Big mistake. That site ruins the fun of movies and doesn't mean much.

 

Was very surprised to see a low score ( currently 31%) for such an entertaining movie. But when I read extracts from reviews about the movie it is clear to me that there is something wrong with (mostly) American critics not the film. The negative reviews call the movie clearly and undoubtedly dumb and positive reviews talk about how it's also bad but there is some good stuff in it. I feel there is an obvious example of butthurt expressed by the mass of American critics. 

 

RogerEbert's site also participated in hounding of Chappy. A reviewer wrote about Elysium: "Elysium" was another attempt at a science-fiction allegory, this time about the importance of universal health care :basshead: Poor Blomkamp.

 

Just read their moronic comments:

 

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 What a load of rubbish (or more accurately, scrap metal) - cowriter (with wife Terri Tatchell)/director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9," "Elysium") has made an ugly, noisy, horribly acted movie so derivative of other films ("Robocop" and "Short Circuit" just to name two) that, after his last rehash, "Elysium," it's beginning to look like "District 9" was Blomkamp's only creative idea. 
 
"Chappie" makes the "Transformers" look charming in comparison.

 

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 This offering not only suffers from a severe case of derivativeness, but sheer stupidity and an overall inability to engage the viewer beyond an occasional moment. 

 

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 If Chappie director Neill Blomkamp's potential sinks any faster he'll be in M. Night Shyamalan territory before too long.

 

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"Chappie" is as subtle as a sledgehammer. The latest sci-fi action spectacle from "District 9" and "Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp is also sprawling, bombastic, deafening, ugly and ultra-violent.

Edited by mutabor - Today at 1:30 pm
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Whats really grinding on me (particularly after the Elysium fiasco with Foster doing the worst Kate Hepburn impression ever rendered) is Blofelds obstinate refusal to make  the film everybody actually wants to see. The D9 sequel was in the bag and then all of  a sudden it's like he pulled a Guy Ritchie and married Madonna and his talent went into stasis.

 

FFS Neil get off the pot and make the "sure thing" film while you still know how to say "action"

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