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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby Buscemi2 » January 7th, 2018, 9:19 pm

Ferdinand 7/10

The classic story of pacifism gets a surprisingly decent update from the Blue Sky people. Though you do still have the typical Blue Sky cliches and some of the animation could have used some smoothing, the film is elevated by John Cena's charming performance as the flower-loving bull. It also helps that it feels more like Blue Sky is trying to ape Pixar rather than DreamWorks like they usually do.

It's not at the level of The Peanuts Movie but it's more tolerable than say, something like Rio 2.
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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby Ron Burgundy » January 8th, 2018, 3:40 am

I dont think the 'hitting' part needs to be done repetitively (unless a comedy), its the 'hitting' part which needs to be slowed down, emphasised and 'smashed' over the head

And I think District 9 had violence injected not only to please the numbers, it was pretty much part of the story

Im very much looking forward to Downsizing :)

And no bad after thoughts of Star Wars bar 1- my little brothers opinion, but it did affect mine- about the villian: SPOILER ALERT!
He says that snoke not only didnt die, but will come back in the 3rd film. My only gripe is that snoke was somewhat a little too easily killed after somehow living this long
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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby Shrykespeare » January 8th, 2018, 6:26 am

Ron Burgundy wrote:
And no bad after thoughts of Star Wars bar 1- my little brothers opinion, but it did affect mine- about the villian: SPOILER ALERT!
He says that snoke not only didnt die, but will come back in the 3rd film. My only gripe is that snoke was somewhat a little too easily killed after somehow living this long


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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby Buscemi2 » January 13th, 2018, 7:33 pm

Proud Mary 2/10

The marketing was a lot better than the film. Instead of an ass-kicking throwback to 70's action films, Taraji P. Henson's new film is as generic and forgettable as they come. The flat characters barely register as this darkly-lit TV movie-like film goes through the cliches usually seen in every straight-to-DVD movie about mobs or hired killers. It also makes the mistake of taking itself far too seriously as its 88 minutes feel a lot longer when it needs to be over-the-top like the Pam Grier vehicles it aspires to be. There is that one moment of action that the ad campaign promised but it feels more like the result of a reshoot when Sony realized they wouldn't get an R rating if they didn't ramp up the action (Dunkirk is more violent than this).

In short, the biggest disappointment so far in a young year.
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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby numbersix » January 14th, 2018, 8:45 am

Haven't posted a bunch of reviews ina while

Split
Occasional fun, particularly in McAvoy's multiuple personalities. However, they forgot to make Anya Taylor Joy a character.

Brawl in Cell Block 99
Totally overlong for what is essentially a fight movie. Some brutal sequences, and some interesting character choices, although Vaughn doesn't seem comfortable with the dialogue and Don Johnson chews the scenary.

Annabell Creation
Overlit and terribly acted.

Amant Double
Ozon has fun in this psycho-sexual thriller. Its tongue could have been more firmly in its cheek, becaue it doesn't work as a serious film, but the visuals and surprised are entertaining.

Thelma
A lesbian supernatural drama should be more thrilling than this, but Joaquim Trier makes this ultra-serious. Still quite interesting in its themes, even if it doesn't know what to dow ith them.

Lucky
Languid but moving swan song for the great Harry Dean Stanton. The character feels very much like the actor, and thus he carries the film completely. Farewell, HD.

Coco
There are a few beautiful sequences in this film, but not enough to compensate for the fairly standard plotting and heavy-handed stating of the theme (value your family), placing it somewhere in the middle of Pixar's films

Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman is great as Churchill, but the director fails to delve deep enough into his mind, often pulling back to show wider spaces or playing camera tricks to make the film more dynamic, and cold.
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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby Ron Burgundy » January 14th, 2018, 9:58 am

so, no ratings six?

or are they all 6?
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Re: Rate That Movie Part IV: Movies Never Sleep

Postby numbersix » January 14th, 2018, 12:58 pm

5s and 6s. Annabelle is a 4.
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