The last movie you saw and what you would rate it out of 10.

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  1. ABH1979

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    Yeah, give it a shot and then share your thoughts.

    I’m a fan of Mads, and I wanted to like it, but it’s just so bad.
     
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    The trailer looks terrible. Like a bad 90’s movie. It might be time to give the retired assassin thing a rest. It’s almost as irritating as every movie badass being a navy seal. The next action flick protagonist should be DMV employee or fast food worker.
     
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - 6/10

    This is the second time I've seen this movie, and I must say that I don't think it's quite as bad as people make it out to be. Don't get me wrong, it's not great, but I don't think it does a horrible disservice to the franchise or anything like that. I can stomach this much more than Last Jedi, the Prequels, or...heck, probably even Solo. (I make those comparisons because those are other attempts to revive classic Lucasfilm properties). I thought maybe 75% of this movie was serviceable. There were enough practical sets, and fun set-pieces to keep it interesting (the graveyard scene was neat, as was the early Akator stuff). Yes, the refrigerator scene was dumb, the aliens were dumb, Mutt was dumb, there's no excusing that stuff. But at most, I think it just amounts to a bad Indiana Jones film.

    Honestly, I think the main problem with this movie is just that it wasn't ideal sequel material. The appeal of Indiana Jones is a young, dashing guy who goes on adventures during the '30s and '40s, and fights Nazis while looking for religious artifacts. This movie removed all of that appeal. Unlike Star Wars, I don't think Indiana Jones is a series you can progress forward. It works because of a specific premise and time-period. If you break out of that formula, it's not going to go over well. This is one of the few franchises that I believe needs a full reboot to be successful again. Even passing the torch to a son or daughter just isn't going to work (we don't want to see Indiana Jones adventures in the '60s or '70s).
     
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    If it’s DMX as the DMV employee, and the movie is called “DMV - Ryde or Die” — then I’m so down.
     
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    Into the Spiderverse: 9.5/10

    Should have seen this sooner. An absolute treat from start to finish.
     
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    My family recently watched all the Indiana Jones films since the kids and wife were hooked after the first one. I always liked Crystal Skull and still think it was good. It was true to Indiana Jones and did everything expected in an Indiana Jones movie. I feel the same about all the Star Wars sequels after the first three too. Sure, there are some annoying characters but again, that is consistent through most the movies and part of Lucas’ formula. I’d rate the first two 10/10, Last Crusade 9/10 and Crystal Skull probably 8 or 9/10.
     
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    You know I was just thinking about that the other day when I was looking for some wallpapers to use for my phone (usually I pick nice artwork involving my favorite films and video games or some of my favorite cars). For all of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’s flaws, I’m still glad I saw it. The first two acts still feel like quintessential Indiana Jones (though it does go off the rails a bit in the third act). I was born in the mid-90’s, so I never got to see an Indiana Jones movie in theaters until Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out. Of course I still like the original three far more, but I’m at least thankful for the fact that I got to see my favorite movie hero on the big screen at least once (hopefully twice if Disney gets up off their asses and realizes that Harrison isn’t getting younger).

    On a side note, I love the bait and switch ending. You think Shia is going to pick up the hat and continue the franchise on his own, but then Harrison Ford swoops in and nonverbally says “I think I’m going to hang onto this for a while.”
     
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    That’s great to hear. I was lucky enough to see all of them on the big screen and have since watched them all except the last one a countless amount of times. I’ve only seen Crystal Skull four times but that’s mostly because there is way too much media these days. But still, I’d rather watch it again than most other movies out there so that says a lot.
     
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    How to Train Your Dragon: 8/10
    How to Train Your Dragon 2: 6/10
    How to Train Your Dragon 3: 9/10
     
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    HTTYD 3: 8.5/10

    Probably not really spoilers, but just in case.
    I loved it, and it was such a perfect, amazing conclusion! I cried so much at the end.
    My only thing is I felt the pacing was a bit... off? I dont know, I’ll definitely rewatch it again and my opinion will probably change, but that’s just how I felt after leaving the theater.
     
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    Predestination
    A well-made time travel movie. After watching this, I really thought about comparing this to Rian Johnson's Looper which came out 2 years prior and I think it is valid to bring that movie up. Looper is more of a personal journey for one character while this one deals more about a time paradox that making a statement about how we'd chase ourselves forever and end up in the same spot. I gotta say as much as Looper was fun to watch for a simple narrative point of view about a man is trying to change the future; this movie is far more challenging and complex.

    It's really well-shot as well, I was really impressed with the way shots were filmed and framed to give focus to our characters and stuff. Ethan Hawke is a great actor, there's no doubt about it. I mean this is an Australian film and an actor like him decides that he really wants to star in it, which I give props to. Also, we have to talk about Sarah Snook who plays "Jane"/"John". I think this performance can be easily overlooked due to this film not being a major Hollywood film, seriously it's also surprising that this movie hasn't paved her career that strongly either which is a shame.

    The one problem I found came to the point where the film continues to indulge itself in being subtle and twisty for the shake of being philosophical. Which for a first time viewing can make you think whether or not this movie is making sense of itself.

    Oh and if you're living in US and Canada, do give this movie some form of attention. Australia every once in a while really work out to put a movie like this out.
    9/10
     
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    Shawshank redemption 10/10 great movie
     
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    Alita: Battle Angel - 7/10
     
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    Runaway Train with Jon Voight.. an action packed thrill ride! :bay  7/10
     
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    Gandhi - 8.5/10

    As grand of a sweeping epic if there ever was one, and probably the most ambitious film I've ever seen: the crowd scenes alone featuring throngs of extras will never be done again given the advent of CGI. From a storytelling standpoint it doesn't veer much from standard biopic fare though, and there's always doubt when it comes to historical accuracy (ALWAYS read up after the fact).

    Still, at the very least from a "history lesson" point of view this is a very good place to start.
     
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    IO (Netflix Movie) 5/10 - This was uninspired, lackluster and events just continue to drag on. It should have been much better than it was. You spend the entire movie waiting for something to happen and it never does. This film was a waste of Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley should relinquish her kingdom for a pedicure.
     
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    I'm watching American horror story asylum. Not impressed, bad pacing, stories jump around too much. Everybody is a major horndog and too much overacting. 4/10 and this is just the first episode.
     
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    There’s a sort of companion movie called “Jinnah” about Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan (who obviously has a role in Gandhi) that stars Christopher Lee. It is reputedly the actor’s favourite role. Might be worth a look.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion! Will keep an eye out for that one.