I was just discussing Inception at lunch with a friend. Now he loves the movie. I am closer to GM in my opinion of the film. I think I may like it slightly better than him, but it’s debatable. Anyways, GM’s point about the Matrix is pretty apt because both movies did about the same thing to me. Blew me the fuck away in the theater then started to fall apart more on repeat viewings. However, I feel Inception will hold up better over time because it does not crutch itself purely on visual spectacles as Matrix did. Oddly, I liked Dark Knight better on my second viewing, though I still don’t hold it in the regard that most do.
I’m trying to think of another movie that was crazy enough to weave 5 different timelines together, like Inception’s ‘plane ride.’ Drawing blanks. And it wasn’t even half of the movie.
^ cloud atlas. movie of the year.
Inglourious Basterds dives in and out of nested narratives with multiple layers, but it does it so casually that people rarely talk about it.
no comments on the gang squad?
Watched Zero Dark Thirty, it’s great film. I thought it was going to be one of those movies told in a documentary format but it’s not.
Regarding the much talked about torture scenes, it’s all been rather hyped up. I suppose they could have showed some of the less exciting avenues taken instead of opening the movie with a torture scene, I certainly didn’t walk away thinking hurray for torture but I see why some say the less informed could believe it’s the sole reason why we got Bin Laden.
Scott Adkins makes an appearance but no terrorists were punched or kicked in the head :shake:
Great performances, it’s a long film but the pacing is great, some great humour thrown in there as well and the final act is intense spoiler warning they kill Bin Laden.
Chastain will win an Oscar for this, and Begelow should direct Metal Gear Solid the movie.
To be clear, the rewatch upgraded my opinion from “flawed and didn’t really like it” to “flawed and liked it enough to think on it a good deal”. I’d say that’s real praise.
Legitimately crummy movies don’t improve with a second viewing.
Christopher Nolan’s heart is in the right place. He’s not my bag in terms of craftsmanship, but he’s an ambitious guy and he seems like he’d be awesome to get hammered with and talk about mindfuckery.
How about no MGS movie, period?
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I just wanna fuck the FUCK out of jodie foster :eek: and make her straight :love:
Well, she got Keenu Reeves to actually act. I like her direction, everyone else seems to be making movies that have to have these giant spectacles, her movies aren’t pretentious either.
Yeah, it was different turn for him, I forgot he was Ethan in Lost…living in a doghouse, kidnapping Charlie and Claire and all that…
Near Dark is still great, glad they killed the remake. Strange Days was fun too.
Nah man, credit where credit is due lol
Haven’t played Splinter Cell :sad:
I watched Karate Kid part 2 a lot when I was young, but I never really thought about how it’s actually a really well done sequel. It’s a completely new story that’s not a re-tread of the first film, it’s set in a completely new location with all new supporting characters, the location is beautifully shot, the villains are complex and interesting (much more than in the first one…“I was wrong, HATE is wrong…”) and the call backs to the first film are done in cool ways (Daniel trying to do the crane kick and getting stuffed is an all-time classic film moment). Lots of good emotion throughout the movie. Honestly it’s probably a better film than the first one. Oh and it’s got the great opening scene that takes place right after the first movie ends…I love those things!
Now part 3 is just hilarious(ly bad) and is the standard retread formula that most sequels are.
Finally saw Django. My top movies of the year:
- Django Unchained
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Cabin in the Woods
- The Grey
sorry Idris didn’t get the lead so you could love it.
“A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.”
i am ready. >:(
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What’s the verdict on The Hobbit?
Oh yeah, the Hobbit came out. It was okay, Freeman was good as Bilbo, but just kinda routine after the LOTR Trilogy. The magic was kinda lost the second time around…
Dredd was okay. Better than the Stallone version, closer to the comic, but still kinda dry. Shoulda let Lena Headey go crazier.