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What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)


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Just rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark in a long time. Honestly, I don't get the hype too much, everything going on seems kinda shallow. The only thing I liked was the music and one of the battle scenes. The Time Machine (2002) is more interesting + has a better OST.

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Transformers: The Last Knight

 

It took Paramount until the failure of this movie to boot director Michael Bay off the franchise. Just as brain-dead as the last four films, with Bay's usual amber and teal palette, excessive 2.5 hour runtime, useless human characters (seriously WTF are Stanley Tucci and Anthony Hopkins doing here?), nonstop ILM-rendered VFX destruction and Jablonsky's score pounding away in the background. And it took SIX editors to cut this POS together?

 

What really takes the cake is how this doesn't have a consistent aspect ratio. The movie has four, sometimes changing several times in one scene. I don't care how many different cameras they used, that's no excuse for how careless it looks.

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6 hours ago, Borodin said:

Just rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark in a long time. Honestly, I don't get the hype too much, everything going on seems kinda shallow. The only thing I liked was the music and one of the battle scenes. The Time Machine (2002) is more interesting + has a better OST.

 

You've just revealed to the world you've got a bad taste in both music and film. It must feel good to finally let it out!

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Well I try to do it more often, but haven't had the time.

 

Plus, even you know that Raiders of the Lost Shark is a much better picture, both in casting and setting. Steven Sealberg takes humor to the next wave.

 

 

12 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

You've just revealed to the world you've got a bad taste in both music and film.

 

I love the music, if that's any condolence. :john:

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12 hours ago, Borodin said:

Just rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark in a long time. Honestly, I don't get the hype too much, everything going on seems kinda shallow. The only thing I liked was the music and one of the battle scenes. 

 

battle?  What do you mean?  You mean a fight scene?  There are no battles in Raiders

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8 hours ago, John said:

Only the 2007 movie, Dark of the Moon, and Bumblebee are worth taking a look. 

 

Dark of the Moon is epic schlock (major eye candy), while Bumblebee is the best entry in the franchise.

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7 hours ago, Alexcremers said:

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Did they actually cast Rhys-Davies in the exact same role as in Raiders?

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14 hours ago, Matt C said:

Jablonsky's score pounding away in the background.

 

It's a bit disappointing the one time Jablonsky actually gets influenced by some of the more mystical aspects of the "story," it gets cuts to shreds in the final film. Nothing that I'd consider great, but it's certainly better than the droning a lot of RCP scores and some of the TF films have.

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All the Transformers movies are atrocious, but the third one has some decent "destruction porn". Interestingly, it was released one year before a more talented director made cities being torn apart well directed fun again, and two years before another devastated city traumatized an entire generation of internet critics.

 

I miss these years (2007-2015) when Hollywood was able to annihilate urban landscapes in their climaxes, these days most battle scenes have to take place in boring CGI sets (see Endgame).

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4 hours ago, Alexcremers said:

 

Amen! I'm glad somebody said it. 

If Bumblebee is atrocious then its the best atrocious film out there.

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On 5/5/2020 at 7:21 PM, Borodin said:

Just rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark in a long time. Honestly, I don't get the hype too much, everything going on seems kinda shallow. The only thing I liked was the music and one of the battle scenes. The Time Machine (2002) is more interesting + has a better OST.

Thank you for restoring my belief that posg birth abortion has a place in society.

45 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

Bumblebee is decent, but rather forgettable. I struggle to remember what the plot was. 

Something Robots...

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I enjoyed Bumblebee a lot overall. I liked the Iron Giant-esque direction they took the story, though the parts that stood out to me most were the scenes set on Cybertron. The entire opening sequence is just brilliantly animated and executed. 
 

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Why couldn't we have gotten this in 2007?

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14 hours ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

Ok, so...in the poster, he's left-handed, but in this still, he's right-handed. Wha'?


Best not to look for consistent logic in King Solomon's Mines, or indeed from most of Cannon's output. 

 The Ritual - on the same night that a group of friends plan their next trip, one of them is tragically killed. So by way of tribute, they do what he wanted (hiking in Sweden) but it's not long before things take a sinister turn when they reach the woods ...

Decent enough horror, starring Rafe Spall.


 

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Once upon a time in Hollywood.

 

Certainly not Tarantino’s best movie, but I enjoyed it all the same. DiCaprio is amazing, as are his moments with Trudi, and I loved all the hippie stuff until my brother told me the ending was an alternate one based on real events that were much more dramatic and that final scene would have been better without Jay in it. Lena Dunham is awesome.

Some songs were very good, but, again, Tarantino has done better.

 

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38 minutes ago, Quintus said:

I just watched Parasite. I can imagine Kubrick and Tarantino watching this together and going fuck yeah.

 

Parasite was so fucking good.

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2 hours ago, bollemanneke said:

Once upon a time in Hollywood.

 

Certainly not Tarantino’s best movie, but I enjoyed it all the same. DiCaprio is amazing, as are his moments with Trudi, and I loved all the hippie stuff until my brother told me the ending was an alternate one based on real events that were much more dramatic and that final scene would have been better without Jay in it. Lena Dunham is awesome.

Some songs were very good, but, again, Tarantino has done better.

Wait, you thought the Tarantino ending was a real life event?

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I would like to take a moment to mention that it's been 17 years since the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it's still not being equaled, let alone surpassed. Not as a trilogy, not as individual films. 

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5 minutes ago, gkgyver said:

I would like to take a moment to mention that it's been 17 years since the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and it's still not being equaled, let alone surpassed. Not as a trilogy, not as individual films. 

 

Ahem...

 

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What people want to see: Godzilla fighting other giant monsters and destroying cities while doing it.

 

What people actually got on the 2014 movie: a dull, utterly tedious drama about Quicksilver trying to go back to his family or something.

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Watched Knives Out again last night. Bought the 4K UHD disc weeks ago and forgot about it. It's very entertaining the second time, in some ways perhaps even better. I like how Johnson managed to create an elaborate puzzle yet serve its characters as well. The genre combination is clever too.

 

Karol

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