Movie Talk - Page 4

jake37

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I haven't but I did see Green Room and Green Book. The Green Room was amusing.

MacZ said:
Anyone seen The Green Butchers? Really good movie.

Also, just to say it, my favourite movies are the Cornetto-Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World's End). There, I said it.
 

MacZ

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Magicpenny75 said:
you really can't beat a good britcom.
Let's not even get started on Monty Python... or National Lampoon's...
My hands-down all time favorite comedy: Airplane!

Jimmy! What do you make of this?
Well, I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

Surely, you can't be serious!
I am serious! And stop calling me Shirley!

JI'm never has a second cup of coffee at home...

Excuse me, miss... I speak Jive.

I could go on for hours.
I wrote a paper about the Python's reception of the Middle Ages once. I ADORE them!

National Lampoon on the other hand... I know 2 (one of them Airplane and the other I forgot the title.) They aren't shown here since the 80s as far as I know. No distributor picks them up for Europe.

jake37 said:
I haven't but I did see Green Room and Green Book. The Green Room was amusing.
Green Room I've seen. It was a good movie, but it hit a bit close to home, cause I was once roadie for a band that was touring east germany (known for having a lot of neo-n***s) and the band played a similar venue, ending with a cash and run after the show, because we didn't want to hang out there. NSBM (99% of which is illegal with good reason in germany) and punk on the same night in the same location is actually going to result in violence of that kind. Still, the funniest thing to me is who of all people survives.

Green Book is on my to-watch-list.
 

Cheesecake

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Magicpenny75 said:
I asked if you were serious because the end of that movie has been spoiled so globally it's gained meme-status lol. I didn't think anyone could be surprised by it anymore
Eragon was awful. And Sean Connery as a voice-actor is also so overdone as to be meme. haha!
I was serious lol. I was genuinely surprised.
It's even worse if you've read the books.

Anyone else seen Ford V. Ferrari? That was a movie that could've been messed up real easy, but it wasn't. It turned out to be funny, tense, and sad at the same time, all while being a true story. It deserved more awards IMO. I hope Christian Bale got some recognition/awards for his role.
 

pagoda

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Magicpenny75 said:
you really can't beat a good britcom.
Let's not even get started on Monty Python... or National Lampoon's...
My hands-down all time favorite comedy: Airplane!

Jimmy! What do you make of this?
Well, I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

Surely, you can't be serious!
I am serious! And stop calling me Shirley!

JI'm never has a second cup of coffee at home...

Excuse me, miss... I speak Jive.

I could go on for hours.

Life of Brian.... the best


Always look on the bright side of life...de-dum...de-dum...
 

Mr. Kgnao

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Mongo75 said:
There was a . I've only seen it once, but I felt it was better than the 1980 movie, and was truer to the original book. Now, they are coming out with a 10 episode miniseries remake of The Stand sometime this year. I just can't see 10 plus hours without a bunch of irrelevant "license" added. Gonna watch it just out of curiosity though
Kubrick's The Shining is a masterpiece, a MASTERPIECE. If you didn't enjoy it, that means you watched it wrong. You have to watch it right after you watch Nashville and you're totally jacked on Shelley Duvall.

MacZ said:
Anyone seen The Green Butchers? Really good movie.

Also, just to say it, my favourite movies are the Cornetto-Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, World's End). There, I said it.
Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone arghh? Also, did you ever watch any of those KieslowskI Trois Coleurs films the Three Flavors thing is a reference to? You will never recycle in Paris the same way again.


jake37 said:
I haven't but I did see Green Room and Green Book. The Green Room was amusing.
What's with all the love for green. What about Blue Jasmine, The Purple Rose of Cairo, orange you glad I didn't say Bananas?
 

jake37

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I think you forgot blue velvet which was really quite good.

Mr. Kgnao said:
What's with all the love for green. What about Blue Jasmine, The Purple Rose of Cairo, orange you glad I didn't say Bananas?
 

MomeWrath

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pagoda said:
Life of Brian.... the best


Always look on the bright side of life...de-dum...de-dum...
He's taken off his shoe! It's a SIGN!!!!
 

Mongo75

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Mr. Kgnao said:
Kubrick's The Shining is a masterpiece, a MASTERPIECE. If you didn't enjoy it, that means you watched it wrong. You have to watch it right after you watch Nashville and you're totally jacked on Shelley Duvall.
Didn't say I didn't like, I do, and I have it in my collection, but I thought the miniseries was done better and remained truer to the novel.
 

MacZ

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Mr. Kgnao said:
Have you ever fired your gun up in the air and gone arghh? Also, did you ever watch any of those KieslowskI Trois Coleurs films the Three Flavors thing is a reference to? You will never recycle in Paris the same way again.
1. No. Only gun I ever fired was a 17th century musket and I will hopefully never have to fire any modern gun ever again. I went "Aaaargh!" immediately afterwards though, because my tinnitus instantly hit me. I have to think of the movie every time somebody does the Angel/Angle-typo here.
2. Two out of three, but it's been a while. I barely remember them.
 

MacZ

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pagoda said:
Life of Brian.... the best


Always look on the bright side of life...de-dum...de-dum...
*sigh* This is just nice.

I reenacted the dead parrot sketch lately with my partner, when one of my cardinals jumped the tank.
 

pagoda

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This might ruffle a few feathers but I absolutely hate sequels, pre-quels and remakes

Give me the original film please

For example......James Caan in Rollerball...brilliant 70's kitch with a heavy dose of blood and violence that was so dumbed down in the remake it was not recognisable.......same goes for SissI Spacek in the original Carrie, the remake is truly awful
 

MacZ

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pagoda said:
This might ruffle a few feathers but I absolutely hate sequels, pre-quels and remakes

Give me the original film please

For example......James Caan in Rollerball...brilliant 70's kitch with a heavy dose of blood and violence that was so dumbed down in the remake it was not recognisable.......same goes for SissI Spacek in the original Carrie, the remake is truly awful
I'm with you 90% of the time. Sequels... there was a time when you had good sequels (Mid 80s to mid 90s). I'm thinking Evil Dead here and every other Star Trek Movie.

Prequels are a phenomenon I basically ignore into oblivion.

Remakes... no offence to the Americans here, but most are just a way to bring a good film to the american audience and most often botching/butchering it by changing the setting to somewhere in the states. A lot simply doesn't work anymore.
There is one exception though: When a director makes a remake of their own movie years later SOMETIMES something good comes from it. Sometimes...
 

MomeWrath

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WOrst MoViE eVerR:
Belle du Jour
 

MacZ

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Magicpenny75 said:
WOrst MoViE eVerR:
Belle du Jour
Topic/Theme or cinematic craftmanship? I can understand both.

(And I think Caligula is even worse.)
 

pagoda

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One of the most underated and virtually unknown films is, in my view, one of the best made....mainly cos it actually used a real ship, the stunning Ile de France which sadly was on her way to being broken up for scrap

The Last Voyage

Made in 1960, classic disaster film....opening with a note handed to the Captain as he enjoys evening meal with the passengers "there is a fire in the engineroom"....the film literally grabs you with that first 60 second opening....

Beautifully shot film starring Robert Stack

Rarely ever seen thesedays but a really great film
 

MacZ

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pagoda said:
One of the most underated and virtually unknown films is, in my view, one of the best made....mainly cos it actually used a real ship, the stunning Ile de France which sadly was on her way to being broken up for scrap

The Last Voyage

Made in 1960, classic disaster film....opening with a note handed to the Captain as he enjoys evening meal with the passengers "there is a fire in the engineroom"....the film literally grabs you with that first 60 second opening....

Beautifully shot film starring Robert Stack

Rarely ever seen thesedays but a really great film
It's Friday night and I'm sitting at home alone. ok, wish me luck to find a stream.

Edit: Wow, it's actually available. Do I smell cult-status here?

Edit II: Ha! Watched it years ago in my first unI years during a night shift at work. Ran on a german-french station that's known for such gems and really good art and documentary stuff. I watched a trailer and then the start. I'll watch the whole film tomorrow or I'll be up until 4 again. And yes, good movie.
 

pagoda

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The Last Voyage is brilliant, its one of my all time favourites

If you can find it, then I recommend watching it.....there is narration over too in places, it just grips you and you imagine being on board the old liner
 

MacZ

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pagoda said:
The Last Voyage is brilliant, its one of my all time favourites

If you can find it, then I recommend watching it.....there is narration over too in places, it just grips you and you imagine being on board the old liner
Just found it. Tomorrow night. I remember the claustrophobia I felt last time, so I better don't watch it later at night.
 

Mr. Kgnao

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jake37 said:
I think you forgot blue velvet which was really quite good.
Huge David Lynch fan, and I was going to say Blue Velvet is great, it's just not a great first date movie, but then...

MacZ said:
(And I think Caligula is even worse.)
Caligula, I had forgotten this film exists, on purpose. WORST date movie. You think, "It's got Helen Mirren in it, it's got to be at least kind of classy.", but The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover it ain't. It's not even good pornography; Behind The Green Door, that's a quality work of cinema, but Caligula, why is it purposefully distasteful, why is it so unwieldy and disjointed, why, why is it over two and a half hours long, it's paced like an AntonionI film. That was not a pleasant Friday night, dinner was good though. Mmm, brussel sprouts.

Magicpenny75 said:
WOrst MoViE eVerR:
Belle du Jour
Is there some kind of story behind this? Nobody accidentally watches a Luis Bunuel picture. He's definitely a hit or miss director though, Viridiana is brilliant, L'age D'or a self-satisfied meme.
 

FinalFins

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Anyone seen the Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
 

jake37

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I want to say I watched it a long time ago but for the love of whatever I can't remember what it was about. Vaguely I keep thinking wwiI and some poor boy in a concentration camp.

FinalFins said:
Anyone seen the Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
 

FinalFins

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jake37 said:
I want to say I watched it a long time ago but for the love of whatever I can't remember what it was about. Vaguely I keep thinking wwiI and some poor boy in a concentration camp.
I'm reading the book version and it's about the holocaust in the perspective of a little boy. So you are correct! Just wondering how ya'll think about it.
 

jake37

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It was a long time ago and I don't think it was in english; but what I remember is that it was very good but depressing. I think it was a boy not understanding how he was different from a boy outside the fence. The whole fence thing was confusing to him.

FinalFins said:
I'm reading the book version and it's about the holocaust in the perspective of a little boy. So you are correct! Just wondering how ya'll think about it.
 

PascalKrypt

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FinalFins said:
I'm reading the book version and it's about the holocaust in the perspective of a little boy. So you are correct! Just wondering how ya'll think about it.
Ehhh I don't know. I think there are too many films out there with the same themes and plotlines. I mean, sure, it's terrible, all of it. But at some point you just get so fed up and sick with WWII material. Maybe it's because I grew up in a country that got swept up in it pretty badly and they smack you over the head with all that stuff in high school. So many compulsory literature and stuff. Eh. My interested in these comes and goes in waves. I guess I got acquainted with this particular movie during on of those downwards motions.
So, you know, great movie and stuff. I totally would recommend. But I didn't really have much interest in it myself.
I prefer La Vita E Bella, which is rather similar in terms of thematics.
 

FinalFins

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PascalKrypt said:
Ehhh I don't know. I think there are too many films out there with the same themes and plotlines. I mean, sure, it's terrible, all of it. But at some point you just get so fed up and sick with WWII material. Maybe it's because I grew up in a country that got swept up in it pretty badly and they smack you over the head with all that stuff in high school. So many compulsory literature and stuff. Eh. My interested in these comes and goes in waves. I guess I got acquainted with this particular movie during on of those downwards motions.
So, you know, great movie and stuff. I totally would recommend. But I didn't really have much interest in it myself.
I prefer La Vita E Bella, which is rather similar in terms of thematics.
I personally love WWII movies because of the history behind it.
 

PascalKrypt

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FinalFins said:
I personally love WWII movies because of the history behind it.
I mean, I get your point, but I've just seen and read too much of this material. It stops being original and starts being just more waves of misery.

I much prefer to watch documentaries about less well known aspects of the history (as movies tend to repeat the same mantra but skip a lot of other stuff that happened). Or read about the psychological aspects of it. Or just read the history itself on wikipedia.
But I completely get how gripping it is! My lack of interest has nothing to do with the movie itself, it is a good movie. Impactful for sure if you've never seen a concentration camp movie before.
 

FinalFins

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I do get your point after a while WWII material gets boring quick.
 

PascalKrypt

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FinalFins said:
I do get your point after a while WWII material gets boring quick.
It sounds a bit terrible when you put it like that But eh.


Have you seen Parasyte?

I'm so glad this winning the oscars makes for a good entrance for me to non-awkwardly shoehorn in my love for korean films and tv series. It's seriously quality stuff.
 

FinalFins

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Nope, not much of an anime person. Only anime I like is pokemon.
 

PascalKrypt

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FinalFins said:
Nope, not much of an anime person. Only anime I like is pokemon.
I think you are mixing up two countries. Anime is from Japan. I'm talking about Korean cinema.

Stuff like this and this and this. The last one is actually by the same director that made Parasite.

... I think I misspelled parasite as parasyte in my previous post, that may have caused some confusion..
 

FinalFins

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Definitely confusion created. Nope haven't watched it.
 

PascalKrypt

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FinalFins said:
Definitely confusion created. Nope haven't watched it.
You should give it a shot, it's great! Expand your horizons!

I can recommend a good bollywood film too

Korea is probably the best in Asia when it comes to high-quality television. I don't know why but Chinese shows are terrible quality usually, mediocre quality at best. Japanese anime is (sometimes) good, but their acted series are just ... *shudder* ... most of the time. India is just melodrama all around. Somehow only the Koreans have it all figured out.
 

Mr. Kgnao

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PascalKrypt said:
I think you are mixing up two countries. Anime is from Japan. I'm talking about Korean cinema.

Stuff like this and this and this. The last one is actually by the same director that made Parasite.

... I think I misspelled parasite as parasyte in my previous post, that may have caused some confusion..
Memories of a Murder, so good. A baldy?!? So good.

The thing about Korean film is that all the stuff that gets picked up by western distributors tends to be filled to the brI'm with graphic violence and/or misanthropy. I'm sure Korean film is much broader, but all you ever seem to see is: some guys kills a bunch of guys for revenge then straight up reverse Oedipuses himself, some guy kills a bunch of guys for money then regular Oedipuses himself, some lady kills a bunch of guys for revenge...
 

PascalKrypt

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Mr. Kgnao said:
Memories of a Murder, so good. A baldy?!? So good.

The thing about Korean film is that all the stuff that gets picked up by western distributors tends to be filled to the brI'm with graphic violence and/or misanthropy. I'm sure Korean film is much broader, but all you ever seem to see is: some guys kills a bunch of guys for revenge then straight up reverse Oedipuses himself, some guy kills a bunch of guys for money then regular Oedipuses himself, some lady kills a bunch of guys for revenge...
I know right!

Eh I think this is more a case of the West picking up that one trilogy that actually achieved cult status with some western directors. Though it's not like you aren't onto something.
The one Chinese film I've seen on cable here is Red Cliff, which concerns a famous historical battle in ancient China and deals with a portion of the most famous work of literature in Chinese culture. A rare chance to bring some of this to a Western audience.
The film was a two-parter in China. They literally cut out half of the runtime in the Western cinematic version because they thought nobody would see it otherwise....

Just imagine that China would release a 60 minute mid-story cut-out of Der Untergang to skip all the "boring narration and background" that the audience would supposedly not be in touch with.
 

Rev

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Maaaan I missed out on the Monty Python stuff. Can't get enough of them. What a legendary group.

And I missed the WWII movies. Geez I slacked today. I agree they get a bit repetitive. But come on can't beat The Great Escape and The Imitation game. Those never get old.

The Italian Job anybody? I think that's one case where the remake was very well done. Love that movie.
 

Mr. Kgnao

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PascalKrypt said:
I know right!

Eh I think this is more a case of the West picking up that one trilogy that actually achieved cult status with some western directors. Though it's not like you aren't onto something.
The one Chinese film I've seen on cable here is Red Cliff, which concerns a famous historical battle in ancient China and deals with a portion of the most famous work of literature in Chinese culture. A rare chance to bring some of this to a Western audience.
The film was a two-parter in China. They literally cut out half of the runtime in the Western cinematic version because they thought nobody would see it otherwise....

Just imagine that China would release a 60 minute mid-story cut-out of Der Untergang to skip all the "boring narration and background" that the audience would supposedly not be in touch with.
What happens to so many eastern films when they make their way to the west is a travesty. I went through a 'kung-fu' phase, it was frustrating. To this day I can't find a decent cut of Ong-Bak. It's getting better though, you can find most modern Beijing blockbusters entirely intact. Stephen Chow all day. Although Red Cliff does remind me that this isn't simply a film problem. Finding a decent edition of Romance Of The Three Kingdoms in a language I can understand has proven nigh impossible. So many abridged versions, so many poor quality public domain reissues, now this new, more 'dynamic' translation... ugh. Not that abridgements are all bad though, Waley's Monkey, is, for my money, the superior translation of Journey To The West. Why can't things be binary simplicities.

Actually, stream of conscious, I just remembered seeing a super lighthearted Korean film in the vein of Monster Hunt or the Detective Dee films. Something about pirates, can't remember the name of it, might just be The Pirates, not super important, just a bit of a counterargument to my earlier assertion. Also The Good, The Bad, And The Weird, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.

Obviously though, Der Untergang would have to be heavily edited for a Chinese audience. As far as the internet knows, like 90% of that film is Bruno Ganz screaming about "Loeffel und Gabel", they use chopsticks over there, they'd have no idea what he was on about.
 

MacZ

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PascalKrypt said:
Ehhh I don't know. I think there are too many films out there with the same themes and plotlines. I mean, sure, it's terrible, all of it. But at some point you just get so fed up and sick with WWII material. Maybe it's because I grew up in a country that got swept up in it pretty badly and they smack you over the head with all that stuff in high school. So many compulsory literature and stuff. Eh. My interested in these comes and goes in waves. I guess I got acquainted with this particular movie during on of those downwards motions.
So, you know, great movie and stuff. I totally would recommend. But I didn't really have much interest in it myself.
I prefer La Vita E Bella, which is rather similar in terms of thematics.
Sounds familiar. And La Vita E Bella is the superior movie.

FinalFins said:
I personally love WWII movies because of the history behind it.
I think the attitude towards WWII in general is very different in Europe and the US. After you had that topic in school here in Germany (which is basically the last 3 years of history in school continuosly) you feel guilty for the whole thing yourself, even if you were born 40 years after the events. There's a reason people say "Don't mention the war."

Mr. Kgnao said:
What happens to so many eastern films when they make their way to the west is a travesty. I went through a 'kung-fu' phase, it was frustrating. To this day I can't find a decent cut of Ong-Bak. It's getting better though, you can find most modern Beijing blockbusters entirely intact. Stephen Chow all day. Although Red Cliff does remind me that this isn't simply a film problem. Finding a decent edition of Romance Of The Three Kingdoms in a language I can understand has proven nigh impossible. So many abridged versions, so many poor quality public domain reissues, now this new, more 'dynamic' translation... ugh. Not that abridgements are all bad though, Waley's Monkey, is, for my money, the superior translation of Journey To The West. Why can't things be binary simplicities.

Actually, stream of conscious, I just remembered seeing a super lighthearted Korean film in the vein of Monster Hunt or the Detective Dee films. Something about pirates, can't remember the name of it, might just be The Pirates, not super important, just a bit of a counterargument to my earlier assertion. Also The Good, The Bad, And The Weird, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
You are giving me ideas. And yes, a good version of Journey to the West would be really nice.

Mr. Kgnao said:
Obviously though, Der Untergang would have to be heavily edited for a Chinese audience. As far as the internet knows, like 90% of that film is Bruno Ganz screaming about "Loeffel und Gabel", they use chopsticks over there, they'd have no idea what he was on about.
Can't breathe as hard as this make me laugh. May Mr. Ganz rest in peace. That roll made him immortal.
 

pagoda

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I absolutely love anime......especially the Studio GhiblI work. So beautifully made and the back story moral is so cleverly written into each one

Spirited Away is stunning

The Wind Rises made me cry cos not only was it a beautiful film but it was also one of the last from the studio founder Hayao MiyazakI who passed away a couple of years ago

Even if you are unsure of anime, try a Studio Ghibli, they are narrated in English for everyone to enjoy.....and they will touch your heart
 

PascalKrypt

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pagoda said:
I absolutely love anime......especially the Studio GhiblI work. So beautifully made and the back story moral is so cleverly written into each one

Spirited Away is stunning

The Wind Rises made me cry cos not only was it a beautiful film but it was also one of the last from the studio founder Hayao MiyazakI who passed away a couple of years ago

Even if you are unsure of anime, try a Studio Ghibli, they are narrated in English for everyone to enjoy.....and they will touch your heart
5 Centimeters Per Seconds is my favourite film of all time. It's so amazing what subtle, heartwrenching movies they make with animation. Anime just has a bad name because of the overhyped shounen series that get picked up here, while the true art is skipped over because unexposed Western audiences tend to think adult anime isn't a thing.

Monster is a great series for example. It definitely isn't meant to be watched by young kids.
 

KinderScout

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If you need cheering up there's always
 

pagoda

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I had no idea that Greta Thunderpants had made a film.....
 

MomeWrath

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Mr. Kgnao said:
Is there some kind of story behind this? Nobody accidentally watches a Luis Bunuel picture. He's definitely a hit or miss director though, Viridiana is brilliant, L'age D'or a self-satisfied meme.
I just remember watching it with this perplexed look. I was alone, thought I was being very cultured watching a French film... And realizing at "Fin" that it was the worst movie I'd ever seen. A later discussion with a new friend, we were talking about movies we'd seen, and when the subject of worst movie came up and we both exclaimed "Belle du Jour!" In unison. I decided it must be true because how else would two 25 year old women come up with the same obscure old french movie?
On the subject of French films...
La Cage au Folles is light years better than The Birdcage. Even with Robin Williams..
 

pagoda

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Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr....the original King & I is on TV

It was quite amazing how Brynner did all of the dancing in the film despite suffering slipped discs in his back, he was a total perfectionist but also one of the nicest actors to work with by all accounts

Made in 1956 it was a superb film back then and its still wonderful to watch now.....and it followed the true story pretty well too
 

FinalFins

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MacZ said:
I think the attitude towards WWII in general is very different in Europe and the US. After you had that topic in school here in Germany (which is basically the last 3 years of history in school continuosly) you feel guilty for the whole thing yourself, even if you were born 40 years after the events. There's a reason people say "Don't mention the war."
The war is a pretty controversial topic in europe I heard. Hope I didn't offend anyone
 

Wardonianfungus

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CaptainAquatics said:
Ok I am going to rant a bit here about my favorite movie series: How To Train Your Dragon

When you hear that title you may think: are you talking about that kids movie that came out a while ago? Yes, it may be directed towards kids but I feel that adults can appriciate the film to, if not for the story if for the animation. HTTYD is the most beutifully animated movie I have ever seen and while the story writing does struggle in some areas, *cough* side characters *cough*, for the most part it does a very good job at making a thrilling yet emotional story, and (quick spoiler here) the ending of the third movie I think demonstrates this best. Also may I say that (SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT!!!) the two most beautiful scenes in my opinion are two scenes from the third movie. While the third may not be the best story wise I think that the animation was the best, especially in two scenes: The scene where toothless and light fury were flying above the clouds, and the scene where hiccup and astrid first go down to the hidden world. I like how the youtuber “Hello Future Me” put it for the first scene (and this may not be verbatI'm as this is from memory but I fully agree with it): “the most stunning scene in the third movie was the scene where toothless and light fury were flying above the clouds, it is ambitious to make a character that can’t talk but it is even more ambitious to make that character be able to show enough emotion and to make your audience know exactly what he is thinking, and they really tried this by giving that character a scene all to him self, no words were spoken in this which was really nice. I also noticed another thing which may or may not have been intentional, through the entire scene we never see the sky above or the ocean below, that gives you a kind of Weightless-ness where you don’t know what’s up or down, and I really like that”. I fully agree with this, he also mentions the score which was consistently great throughout all three films. The second scene I mentioned hit me not because I was bewildered by the animation and them going down and see the hidden world exposed, although that was great, it was really the song that did it for me. The song they paired with it was so perfect and it always seems to simply capture my imagination. I know that I am ranting here I just don’t think the HTTYD series gets enough credit (although it does get quite a bit of credit!). I just feel like people should try the movie even if they think they won’t like it. BTW if you want to watch the review “Hello Future Me” did there is a link at the bottom. I think he does a very good job at reviewing it, and I agree with him on a lot of what he says.
I have the same problem... I like them a lot but can’t just bring up the fact that I like these movies because they’re animation. The ignorance of some people...
 

MacZ

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FinalFins said:
The war is a pretty controversial topic in europe I heard. Hope I didn't offend anyone
No offence taken. It's just awkward and confusing.
 

pagoda

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I like a good war film...regardless of the actual war depicted...as long as it sticks to facts and doesn't wander off with too much artistic license

That said, the original Catch 22 made in 1970 was actually quite good. It is sometimes a hard film to follow and the blackness of its comedy can go over people's heads but overall it is a good film and it does mirror the Joseph Heller book of the same title very closely.

The use of black humour in trying circumstances is something that every serviceman and woman can relate to and not just in the WW2 theater of action. Its lead character, Yossarian, played by Alan Arkin was brilliantly cast imho
 

Mongo75

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CaptainAquatics said:
Ok I am going to rant a bit here about my favorite movie series: How To Train Your Dragon

When you hear that title you may think: are you talking about that kids movie that came out a while ago? Yes, it may be directed towards kids but I feel that adults can appriciate the film to, if not for the story if for the animation. HTTYD is the most beutifully animated movie I have ever seen and while the story writing does struggle in some areas, *cough* side characters *cough*, for the most part it does a very good job at making a thrilling yet emotional story, and (quick spoiler here) the ending of the third movie I think demonstrates this best. Also may I say that (SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT!!!) the two most beautiful scenes in my opinion are two scenes from the third movie. While the third may not be the best story wise I think that the animation was the best, especially in two scenes: The scene where toothless and light fury were flying above the clouds, and the scene where hiccup and astrid first go down to the hidden world. I like how the youtuber “Hello Future Me” put it for the first scene (and this may not be verbatI'm as this is from memory but I fully agree with it): “the most stunning scene in the third movie was the scene where toothless and light fury were flying above the clouds, it is ambitious to make a character that can’t talk but it is even more ambitious to make that character be able to show enough emotion and to make your audience know exactly what he is thinking, and they really tried this by giving that character a scene all to him self, no words were spoken in this which was really nice. I also noticed another thing which may or may not have been intentional, through the entire scene we never see the sky above or the ocean below, that gives you a kind of Weightless-ness where you don’t know what’s up or down, and I really like that”. I fully agree with this, he also mentions the score which was consistently great throughout all three films. The second scene I mentioned hit me not because I was bewildered by the animation and them going down and see the hidden world exposed, although that was great, it was really the song that did it for me. The song they paired with it was so perfect and it always seems to simply capture my imagination. I know that I am ranting here I just don’t think the HTTYD series gets enough credit (although it does get quite a bit of credit!). I just feel like people should try the movie even if they think they won’t like it. BTW if you want to watch the review “Hello Future Me” did there is a link at the bottom. I think he does a very good job at reviewing it, and I agree with him on a lot of what he says.
Yep! I love these movies. I try to get my 2yo (next month) granddaughter to watch them with me, but she's at that age where nothing holds her attention more than a minute, if I'm lucky. I just put them on in the background, and every few minutes, she'll stop and watch for a minute, then it's back to whatever, lol.
 

Anders247

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There should be a balance of not going in looking for good or bad. It's hard to do that, really, but in my opinion the Disney Star Wars is objectively bad. Poor storytelling, lack of creativity, major plot holes, unlikable characters, etc etc.
 

pagoda

Member
I prefer the 1977 original Star Wars

Don't like any of the prequels, sequels etc

The original was superb, made well ahead of its time and believable.....the rest of the films have become progressively weaker in story and character.....don't like a good film being watered down like that
 

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