|Originally posted by aeberbach
Last movie I watched was Office Space. VASTLY overrated by the slashdot crowd, or perhaps many of them just identify with Milton too much.
torgon's going to strike you down for that comment. it's comedic genius, damnit. you just obviously haven't watched it enough times yet.
this weekend i was sick so i stayed home and watched dvds all weekend. i even broke out my crappy region-free player and it ended up being a weekend of all foreign films. i started off with asia, and ended with the u.k.:
kenshin oav: trust and betrayal (i refuse to call it samurai x, damnit)
a better tomorrow
28 days later
trainspotting (r2 the definitive edition, uncut)
lock, stock, and two smoking barrels (r2 director's cut)
first off, versus is just AWESOME. during the whole movie all i could think of was "this is a japanese evil dead 2!" and i was excited as hell. it was fabulously gorey and completely insane, with great cinematography. it had little mini rushes with the camera through bushes and stuff, it was just great. some would scream ripoff, others would scream wonderful (me). zombies, gore (tons), samurai swords/fighting, and guns were the core of this movie. the fact that the whole movie takes place in a gorgeous forest would help appeal to the druish/goth crowd! it's great, but _make sure_ you get the director's cut. i have heard the edited versions are downright boring.
a better tomorrow was sort of disappointing. the dvd's subtitles were rather poor in a lot of parts (bad translations, timing problems, etc.) and just overall the movie had poorly done melodrama. i guess i was expecting another great work from woo after i had watched the killer and hard boiled, but man can he not do drama at all. it's so sad, his action scenes are just total genius. i watched hard boiled again recently, and then like a week later watched the superbit of desperado. i was just totally torn, i couldn't even bare to watch it. all the action scenes were such a ripoff, i wouldn't be suprised if rodriguez kept a copy of hard boiled on the set while they were filming. oh well, i still have hopes for a better tomorrow 2..
i had only seen trainspotting once before, and that was during its short theatrical release in america in 1996. i didn't really like the movie then. sometimes i wonder if it's me, or the movie that's changed. anyway, i really enjoyed it this time around and see now why people like it so much. the uncut version seemed to add a few more shots involving the baby and the needle into mcgregor's arm. some of the deleted scenes were interesting too, but i see why they kept them out.
watching 28 days later for the second time made me realize that it really isn't so great and i can see why a lot of people hate it. but i'm one of those zombie lovers, and so any movie with zombies in it is just plain good. the soundtrack is incredible too. i also decided that the "radical alternate ending" would've made the movie tons better, even though it sort of sucked. they storyboarded it and read the dialogue on the dvd, so it wasn't ever actually filmed or anything. apparently they came up with it in post-production but scrapped it and explain why. i don't want to give anything away, but i'm sure most of you will be able to find out next month when the dvd comes out in region 1.
lock stock had some great added scenes. there was more sting, a few dialogues were lengthened. nothing completely crazy, but it was just more informative of the story as a whole. i liked the additions and i don't want to watch my r1 copy anymore.
anyway, it was a great weekend for movies for me. being sick isn't always all bad.