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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27690 on: February 24, 2010, 11:53:20 AM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27691 on: February 24, 2010, 12:01:23 PM »
You people are killing me.
You're just jealous! Nobody loves you because you're tiny and made of meat!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27692 on: February 24, 2010, 12:25:20 PM »
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I can divide this into two parts.  The beginning I loved, the dysfunctional elements of it reminded me of Squid and the Whale and I believed everything about it.  Until after the main event and then I pretty much didn't buy anybody's reaction to what happened.

I had been really looking forward to this since I really liked Sleeping Dogs Lie.  To me, that movie stayed consistent throughout and I believed the emotional impact of what happens.  But in the end, WGD lost my interest as I just didn't believe the reactions were true to what would happen.

I had a similar reaction.  I rate this as my disappointment of the year.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27693 on: February 24, 2010, 01:37:52 PM »
Brotherhood of the Wolf

This film just seemed bloated to me, though admittedly I was watching the Director's Cut, and sometimes that is a chance for the Director to indulge in all the scenes that were cut out of the theatrical cut for damned good reasons. I mean, the film is titled Brotherhood of the Wolf, and then the existence of such a brotherhood is treated as some sort of shock 2/3 of the way in? It has a few other obvious plot reveals, I mean there is no way that the guy who brags about how he uses a unique bullet to mark his kills would be revealed by his bullet later in the movie, is there?

And the romantic elements seem to be introduced just as an excuse for some witty banter or else to provide a convenient furthering of a plot point rather than any particular viability, which makes it easy for them to be ignored for large sections of the movie. On the whole the film just tries to be too epic, with too many elaborate false ends that add very little. The cinematography captures its self-import in the battle scenes where slow motion is used nearly to the point of satire...battle scenes that feel right out of Prince of Persia (whose film adaptation will probably incorporate a lot of these techniques) with its repetitive, nameless hordes. It was all big and grandiose, but did not add up to anything for me.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27694 on: February 24, 2010, 01:44:01 PM »
Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie 2009)

I was not going to see this film because the ads implied it was more an action film with Sherlock Holmes punching his way out of situations. That is not the Sherlock Holmes I think of. Still, I ended up seeing it and was very pleasantly surprised. My favourite Holmes is Jeremy Brent, but Robert Downey Jr makes a good Holmes and Jude Law a good foil in Watson. Downey Jr plays Holmes with a glint of madness in his eye. They have dropped obvious references to his opium use, preferring to have him bare knuckle fight instead. Funny what that says about our society. Anyway this is not the pure cerebral Holmes, nor is it an action one, but it is an interesting mix.

The visualisation of London in the 1890's is very impressive. It looked like it is lived in with a variety of people. Gritty and hard, but without the Dickensian vagabond children, a very believable recreation of the time. Oh course that is coming from someone with little knowledge of the time.

While some of those who watched this with me were bored after the first hour, I enjoyed the whole time. Of course they also enjoyed the eye candy of Downey Jr, even if suspicious that his six pack was computer enhanced. An acceptable way of spending 2 hours, but don't expect any non-technical awards.

Why See It? An unexpectedly good yarn.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27695 on: February 24, 2010, 01:53:56 PM »
Whip It (2009 Drew Barrymore)

Like Sherlock Holmes an enjoyable time spent. I was disappointed that the younger sister and the violent roller babes were dropped out of the story after good set ups. It seems like they were victims of a late change in the film making.

Why See It? To see the directorial début of Drew Barrymore and have a bit of fun.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27696 on: February 24, 2010, 01:55:06 PM »
Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie 2009)
While some of those who watched this with me were bored after the first hour, I enjoyed the whole time. Of course they also enjoyed the eye candy of Downey Jr, even if suspicious that his six pack was computer enhanced.

So did you enjoy his six-pack?

More jealous, but Downey is not hard on the eye.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27697 on: February 24, 2010, 02:13:49 PM »
Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie 2009)
While some of those who watched this with me were bored after the first hour, I enjoyed the whole time. Of course they also enjoyed the eye candy of Downey Jr, even if suspicious that his six pack was computer enhanced.

So did you enjoy his six-pack?

More jealous, but Downey is not hard on the eye.


If anything I find the mileage on him these days to be even more attractive.

One thing that bugged me about the movie was the scene where they get out of a cab with the half-built bridge looming in the background--I thought "Climactic final battle will be on the bridge and the bad guy will die by falling from it" at that moment.  How cool would it be to just once see a movie with a big looming structure that DOESN'T figure in the story...?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27698 on: February 24, 2010, 02:20:01 PM »
I love MacGuffins!
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #27699 on: February 24, 2010, 02:28:41 PM »
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I just didn't believe the reactions were true to what would happen.

Satire works like that.