Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Hand Of Omega, Jun 19, 2009.
you have no idea how many times I've debated that...i still haven't decided.
Coco (2017), 10/10. Pixar is making me cry again.
Lockout - 8.5/10:
Everywhere I turn, there are news sites talking about how this movie is constantly trending on Netflix right now and in the top 10 each day, consistently. Apparently, it has a new-found cult following and it's a must-see fun romp...
Man, were they right! This was great! I loved it, really. Yes, I know it was hit with lawsuits from John Carpenter (and he was within his rights to do so. What a ripoff. lol) and that it lost money and critics hated it, etc. It was really a good time and Guy Pearce was excellent in the role. Maggie Grace can't seem to catch a break, though. Not with Luc Besson. If she's not Taken, she's held captive on an orbital prison. lol
The only thing I didn't like was the needle scene. Less said, the better. *shudders*
If you have Netflix, it's pretty much free, give it a shot and have a pretty good 95-ish minutes.
Shrek Retold - Shrektastic/10
How have I never heard of this project before? I know about Shrekfest, and this is put on by the same people. Anyway, the people who put on Shrekfest had a project where they had a couple hundred people, each with their own style, remake the individual short parts of the original 2001 movie. This means one scene may be CGI animated, and the next will be live action, and the next will look like a kindergartener's illustrations, with different actors and voice actors for each scene. The result is naturally disjointed...but also freaking hilarious and entertaining! I have not laughed that hard at a movie in a long, long time. So many WTF and creepy CGI and/or uncanny valley moments. A big props to all of the actors, voice actors, artists, and others who made a ridiculous, ogre-the-top re-imagining of Shrek!
Here's a trailer, and you can watch the movie on the same YouTube channel.
Justice League Dark Apokolips War - 9/10
A good send off for 14 movies worth of animated DC entertainment that at times can feel a bit shocking as characters you like get unpleasant endings.
Back to the Future 3: 10/10
A perfect way to end the trilogy. Just finished rewatching the whole trilogy & I this one is my favorite. If I were to rank them, it’d go like this:
3, 1, 2
Part 2 suffers a bit for the entire future segment. It’s just so cheesy. Never bad, but kinda cheesy. The rest of the movie is great though.
Part 1 is another near perfect movie.
And while part 3 requires you to have seen parts 1 & 2 to get the most out of it, it’s still the best to me. Just a great flick. One of the best ever made.
Underrated Michael Keaton performance and fascinating biopic. Contrary to the title, this movie is more about how McDonalds became the mega fast food chain it is today. I like the story of the entrepreneurship going from one burger joint to becoming multiple restaurant across all of America and eventually the world. Of course, when you do that there's stuff like the financial consequences that are brought about. I liked Nick Offerman and JCL (who I ironically saw in Zodiac) as the Mcdonald brothers as well and they do a good job highlighting their concern as Ray Kroc bought their business out. It's pretty much one movie to highlight how McDonalds is actually the way it is and the choices made that made it persist as it is.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse - 9/10. It's been about a year and a half since I last saw this and I enjoyed it even more than when I first saw it. I'm definitely up for seeing more of these characters.
The entire DCEU thus far
1. Man of steel 8/10
2. BvS ultimate edition 7.5/10
3. Suicide squad 4.5/10
4. Wonder Woman 8.5/10
5. Justice league -1346777/10
6. Aquaman 7.5/10
7. Shazam! 9/10
8. Birds of prey 6/10
As a bonus: watchmen 9/10
Also can’t wait for the Snyder cut of justice league and possibly the Ayer cut of suicide squad
The Fox and the Hound - 7/10
It had been years since I last saw The Fox and the Hound. Probably at least a decade. I remembered it being slow, but cute. And yeah...that's a good way to describe it...slow, but cute. One one hand, I like that it's sort of laid back. But on the other hand, it does drag a bit. I feel like the pacing probably could have been improved. This is the sort of movie I'd enjoy putting on while I'm sick, to just relax and chill without much stress. But I do like the setup of these two friends becoming enemies because of their nature, and having to deal with that. I wouldn't rank it among Disney's greatest, but I do think it's solid and deserves a watch.
If nothing else, it's probably the only movie ever to ever say the phrase "Ok Boomer" completely unironically.
The Hunt for Red October - 8.5/10
I saw this a few years ago. I recalled liking it, but I didn't remember much about it. Like, I remembered next to nothing. I really enjoyed it on a rewatch. It's pretty suspenseful and well-done. I hope it sticks with me more this time. If not, it could go down to an 8. Sean Connery does a fantastic job, and I like that the Russians aren't just villains. The visuals in the submarine were gorgeous. Whenever I talk about Force Awakens, I always point out that the lightsabers and spaceship engines have a beautiful vibrant glow to them. All of the computers and buttons have that same look here. I love that aesthetic. A very well-done movie that definitely deserves a watch.
Rambo: Last Blood 7/10
Terminator Salvation - 7/10
Much, much better than Rise of the Machines. If nothing else, Salvation at least had competent technical filmmaking. Like, it had good sound mixing and good effects. I wasn't laughing at it unintentionally. Overall I liked the premise. It was a nice break from time traveling and the typical Terminator storylines. I definitely missed Arnold (aside from the brief cameo), but I thought the different approach worked. The fan service was tasteful and it felt like the filmmakers knew what they wanted to make.
When I watch watching it, I was enjoying it quite a bit. I was thinking "I don't get the low critic score". But in hindsight, it doesn't seem like something I'd be super eager to check out again. I wasn't terribly attached to the characters or the narrative. I mostly liked it on a visual level. Especially the scene with the giant robot and the Terminator factory at the end. Those was really cool. It was a fine "in the world of Terminator" story, and I think it definitely deserves more praise than people give it. I would say it was good, but not great. It doesn't come anywhere close to the first two, and I'm not sure I'd ever revisit it. I could see watching one of those "best scenes" compilations though.
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn):
Glad I didn't go to this movie because I'd force myself to watch what I paid for, otherwise I'd totally walk out of it.
3 things that are good in it: The egg & cheese sandwich, the hyena, and sticking to one tone instead of Suicide Squad's mess. Everything else was utter garbage.
The Deadpool-style narrative was painful to sit through, the plot was padded for too long, they turned Renee Montoya to a joke, Cassandra Kane was a pathetic load instead of being the kickass fighter that she's known as, Huntress and Black Canary were generic trashy "Badass girls", and Black Mask makes Tommy Lee Jones' Two-face from Batman Forever subtle in comparison.
It's been a long time since I felt wanting to get my time back and I sure regret wasting it here.
Summer Wars 7.8/10
I love the whole fear of the unknown aspect.
Back to the Future Part 1: 9/10
Fun movie, and better then the second one.
The Jungle Book (original) 7.75/10
This one surprised me.
I tried watching it over 10 years ago with my wife, and all I remember is I fell asleep.
So this time I expected it to be boring. Turned out very charming, with the great songs by Baloo and King Louie. It slows down quite a bit in the second half (honestly, the British vultures are boring characters), and the ending of Mowgli entering the man-village seemed kind of anti-climactic.
I thought it was interesting that the Disney+ description cautions against "outdated cultural depictions" but I really didn't see anything that could be offensive, other than the blatant reference in the girl's song at the end about men going hunting and women cooking and keeping house.
I think it's also concerning the depiction of King Louie because he's played by a white man acting like a black man and a racial stereotype for its time.
Wow, you might be right.
I knew about Louis Prima but I always assumed he was of Caribbean descent. I just read that he's actually Italian. Yeah, that's probably it.
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