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  1. Hutnicks
    Alita: Battle Angel (2019) one tenth of what the moose rated Suspiria (the remake) above out of 10

    Lets just call this the third remake of Rollerball and be done with it really. As if McTieirnan remaking all of Jewisons films was not bad enough, now we have Rodriguez who came on the scene with the oh so brilliant El Mariachi and Road Racers following down the hollywhore creativity black hole paved by oh so many of late. He thinks he gets a free pass because the ultimate plagarist Cameron is backing him up on this one. Lets face it, Cameron got sued over the film that made his career (Terminator) and luckily enough had enough money socked away to pay of the Russian author who he stole Avatar from before it went to court. So you get Alita which is so far departed from the beloved manga and OVA as to be unrecognizable to fans of either. But it gets made because unlike del Toro, Cameron bought it outright lock stock and barrel and the original artists had no recourse as they did with del Toro in forcing him to rename Evangelion into Pacific Rimjob because he was so far off the mark it was unrecognizable.

    Now off the politics and down to the nitty gritty. Why hire an actress the part is all CGI. Look at the hair movement it's all Mocap from scene 2 on and all she is is a voice. Couple that with not one single scene in this film that you have not seen before and you have a film which takes derivative to the point of "find and replace" for directors. Rollerball, Altered Carbon, every Marvel Film in the last five years. All scenes are represented here.Not a single molecule nay atom of original idea. This squab (it's really to smally fry to even aspire to be a Turkey) makes ScarJo's pee poor attempt at Ghost in the Shell look like high art.

    I can only assume that it's delay in release was timed to co incide with our Canadian legalization of Marijuana.

    Save your eyes and brain cells and if you are of a sci fi mind and want intellect of sorts, source out a French TV series called "Missions". Your grey matter will thank me for this.
     
  2. Hutnicks
    I do not really want to review it until I see it again. What I will say though is that CGM's performance in the beginning was spellbinding. How a kid from Georgia nailed the Berlin accent amazed me no end (must have been channeling a very young Natassja Kinski). I think she is underrated due to A) being way to Cute, and B) selecting pee poor scripts. I thought "Brain on Fire" was an understated if TV valued production that should have been more viewed, much like the largely unknown HBO Doomsday Gun (Kevin Spacey before he was a pervert). Gems that surface briefly and get buried by AntBatWaspManinHungryMazeGamesRunning for Divergence trope films pushed to the limits of hype.
     
  3. Redcarmoose
    It would be obviously silly to fail to judge a remake-movie fairly on it’s own merits just because it was done 20 or 30 years ago. Any person having an emotional tie to an old film can in the right mindset see a new production which could bring new insight into a classic story. The modern remake of Solaris was entertaining but not equal in my eyes to the original. Lost Horizon as the 1970s musical was not as good as the 1930s original black and white. Still they are artistic statements with a large amount of effort put in and deserve respect.

    But I’m sorry to say I only made it half-way through 2018 Suspiria. It was simply annoying?
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  4. tdockweiler
    Free Solo - 8/10

    I liked it, but the actual climb is not very long. Most of the movie is about preparing for the climb.
    I don't know if this was worth the $15. There is a lot of suspense during the climb though.
    You don't actually get to see every part of the climb. It's like someone fast forwarded parts for you.

    Watch "Meru" instead. "Dawn Wall" is also very good.


    Widows - 4/10

    Sorry, but I couldn't stand this movie. Found the entire movie painfully dull.
    Don't listen to me since it seems most everyone likes this.

    It's one of those movies where I'm watching it and nothing seems to register in my brain.
    It's not fun or entertaining to me. The last movie like this was "Logan Lucky", which I also hated.

    It also contains one of the worst heist scenes ever filmed. It's probably over and done with in 10 minutes.

    It's pretty much a mess and they added in too many different political messages to make it seem better than it really is.

    What's interesting is that after the movie is done I don't really know much about any of it's characters.

    Not much character development.

    It also seems to be too many different types of movie all in one.



    Burning - 4/10 (Already reviewed)

    Despite me not liking this movie I think a lot of people here would.
    Many would probably love it. I think it'd be fun to analyze in film school or something.
    It's one movie I disliked that made me think after the movie more than any other movie in the last year.
    I ended up reading maybe a dozen reviews just to figure out what kind of person they thought "Ben" was.

    The whole "metaphor" comment in the movie really gives it away for me.
    The more I think about this movie the more sad and depressing it is for me.
    One reason I didn't like this is that it's way to ambiguous and I hate movies that are a real downer.
    I don't need the director to spell everything out for me, but at least give me more clues.
    I know for sure what kind of person I myself think Ben is, but maybe I'm wrong. Doubt it.
    It'd be nice to read other reviews of this on here. I'm sure someone will give it a 10/10.

    PS the movie is available to rent on Amazon. I was surprised!
    4/10 is not really fair :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  5. wuwhere Contributor
    Overlord - 8.3
     
  6. Leif99
    Bumblebee 8.0
     
  7. DLeeWebb Contributor
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    "Mary Shelley" [9.7 10]: Wow! What a surprise! Loved this film, really!
     
  8. wuwhere Contributor
    Victor Frankenstein - 8.48
     
  9. wuwhere Contributor
    Mortal Engines - a solid 8.5 (revised my rating)

    Excellent effects, lost a lot of $$$.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  10. tdockweiler
    Valerian and the city of a thousand planets - 9/10

    Expected to hate this after the terrible "The Fifth Element".
    Turns out this was possibly the most fun/entertaining movie i've seen in a long time.
    It's better than any Star Wars and Marvel movie i've seen in the last few years.
    At least since "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" (hate the first!).

    Too bad about the two main characters. I didn't really like them at all and seem very miscast.
    Maybe they were similar to the characters in the comic books?

    I think I read that this bombed at the box office. Too bad. It deserved to do better.
    It came out during the same time as "Dunkirk" I think and maybe that's why.
     
  11. DamageInc77
    Yeah I'm sure a lot of people back in summer '17 were debating between watching a high fantasy space opera and a bleak visceral WWII drama.

    I like The Fifth Element. It's very stupid.
     
  12. Hutnicks
    Mortal Engines (2018) |0| / 10

    That a ridiculous piece of sub trash like this even gets made is bad enough. Too see the names attached to it is like pouring lemon juice on a paper cut. Somewhere out there 1000 up and coming visual story tellers careers were extinguished by the amount of money wasted in this mobile trash heap of cinema. Suspension of disbelief is one thing, having to be lobotomized just to get through the first 10 minutes of a film is quite another. One can only assume the production staff got a group rate on said lobotomy before purchasing the rights to a peez poor attempt at a childrens steampunk fantasy novel and attempting to make a film out of it.
     
  13. music joe
    Life Itself [2018] 7
     
  14. Playstation
    The girl in the spider's web 7/10
     
  15. tdockweiler
    Trabant Trek - 8/10 (tv series)

    Nine people drive 17,000 miles from Hungary to Cambodia in one of the worst cars ever made (so they say).
    I was reading up on the Wiki page for it and it's 25hp, no fuel gauge and you have to pop the hood to just add fuel.
    If that wasn't bad enough you have to add oil in with the fuel.

    I found this show addicting and fun to watch, but I can't stand most of the men in this show.
    Their views and comments on women are kind of sad. Reminded me of the drunk guy in the RV from "Borat".

    This is actually a prequel to "Wreck Trek", which has even worse characters.

    If you check ANY reviews online, they are almost all negative or one star.

    I seriously doubt they had any scripts, so there was not a whole lot they could do to improve on any of it.
    Many events were possibly scripted a little to add drama (Like losing their passports. Who does that?!)
     

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