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Rate the last film you've watched

Discussion in 'Audio/Video/Books' started by finalsight, 24 September 2012.

  1. sean retro

    sean retro Honorary Pony

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    Lego movie 2
    Not as good as the first one but still really good.
    I would give 1st movie 9/10 and the 2nd 8/10.
     
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  2. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Peril for the Guy (1956)
    7/10

    This is an early Children's Film Foundation outing that I have on a CFF box set the BFI put out. It's very much of its time -- kids buying armfuls of fireworks and going into houses when invited by total strangers. But if you're in the mood, it's fun. I mean, where else do you get a fight with a full-size harp being wielded by one of the combatants? Or a chase scene involving a 1950s helicopter, a fire engine and a three-wheeler ice cream cart? Under an hour long and the kids are variable in their acting abilities, but I'm glad I saw it.
     
  3. Robshi

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    The Tale of Princess Kagura: 10/10
    I've been watching a lot of films lately, but this one really deserves a comment. I love the fact this is a film about a Princess who is made miserable by that very title. It's a refreshing take on what has been turned into a marketable trope by Disney and even MLP. I can't ever see Disney making a film with a Princess who just wants to run from her castle an live out her live in the country as a commoner with her friends.

    This does say a lot about how miserable life could be for women. The idea that girls are just prized possessions and trophies to sit at home and look pretty is shown quite vividly here. I also didn't know painting your teeth black so you'd never show them was something women did in high Japanese culture. :eek:

    There was plenty of pure fantasy and magic in this too. This has been one of the rare Ghibli films that captivated me from start to finish, and it is easily one of my favourites.

    Adventureland: 1/10
    I wasn't going to say anything, but I figured I needed to do something to show that not EVERY film I watch is a 10/10. Anyway, this film just bored me so much I put it off after 40 minutes or so. It did not grab my interest much at all.
     
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    Pokémon Detective Pikachu 8.5/10
    Ok Ryan Reynolds nails it as Pikachu and the other Pokémon looks so good.
     
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    Ghostbusters (2016). 6/10.

    I deliberately waited for all the fuss about this to die away before watching it, but then it turned up on a £2.99 Blu-ray so I thought I'd give it a go. And it was... okay. Fairly amusing in places, with a reasonable chemistry between the main cast members. Some decent dialogue, too. But was it as good as the original? For me, at least, no. It says something that the little references to the original were mostly my favourite moments. Don't think I'll watch it again.
     
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    Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

    Long live the king.
     
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    Golden Star Formerly ChrisDilke

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    The Lion King (2019) 5/10

    I didn't really like it. It has its moments and some great technical achievements, but for the most part, I found it dull, unengaging and emotionally weightless. It may find some appeal with newcomers and some fans of the original may enjoy it for what it is, but I was disappointed.
     
  8. Candy Yunagi

    Candy Yunagi Wishes she could be a cat

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    Cats (2019) - 8/10

    I can't really understand why people find the CGI so unsettling, I think it's cute. I've never seen the stage show and I went into it not knowing what to expect at all. I will say that it doesn't follow the usual "structure" of a film, but that's part of why I enjoyed it so much. I actually really enjoyed seeing something different, instead of yet another film of what seems to be more of the same, recently. You don't really get much explained, but half of the fun, the mystique, even, is working it out as you go along. I found its world quite immersive and its quirky characters appealed to me. I will admit that I'm a liiiiiiiitle bit biased about all of the major characters being cats, but I still think it's worth a watch, in spite of the bad reviews. Though it's obviously not a good choice for someone who doesn't like musicals.

    Also, Victoria is best cat :3
     
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    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Sonic does what Mario don't.
     
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark -- 8/10

    Hadn't seen this for years and years when it turned up on the iPlayer the other day. Thought I'd see how the original Daring Do started out. ;) It's still a very good yarn, without too much brainpower needed, though you can tell it's the first in the Indiana Jones series, before Spielberg and Ford had quite perfected the formula. It's still very good entertainment indeed, but there are a few places where it's not seamless. The stunts aren't quite as spectacular as the franchise had later on -- one or two of the fights almost come across like choreographed dance routines -- and I couldn't avoid thinking of Herr Flick from 'Allo 'Allo every time I saw Toht. :p Still, definitely a good movie to give yourself two hours of escapism, and right now that's valuable in itself. Indy's theme music is great, too.
     
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    Jurassic Park -- 9/10

    I finally got around to buying the Blu-ray of this recently. I've always loved the film, and this time around was no exception. Being entirely honest, it does have the odd irritation, for example some of the dialogue in the quieter office-based scenes early on being really quiet. But that's a minor complaint. The dinosaur action is still utterly brilliant, and no matter how many times I've seen the film before, I still find myself jumping in my seat at certain moments. The fairly small cast is all good, and even the two kids aren't too annoying (beyond Lex's infamous "This is a Unix system!" stuff late on). John Williams' music is excellent, and the main theme is one of my all-time favourites. The dinosaur special effects look a bit old now, but the CGI sections hold up really well for a 1993 film -- I suppose it's like the original Toy Story in that the old tech is secondary to the great story. For the other effects, both the animatronics and the few "creature suits" scenes are good enough not to get in the way. It is, after all, all about the dinosaurs in the end. And as long as you want to be entertained, and you don't worry too much about the details of the underlying story, then Jurassic Park is a triumph still, all these years on. I still love it. :D
     
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    The funny thing is it was in fact a real Unix system.
     
  13. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Indeed! But I wonder how many people in the real world have ever used that particular directory visualisation. It was so sloooow -- hardly helpful with dinosaurs roaming around outside! :D
     
  14. sten whik

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    Well the computer in that shot wasn't some cheap prop, more a $10k+ workstation used for CGI production so it probably belonged to one of visual effects artists. If you've ever been around visual effects artists you would find that they don't always do things the most efficient way. There's another position these days called Technical Artist and their job can basically be seen from a certain point of view as VFX artist wrangler. They have final say on which tools should be used by the artists, dictate how they should be used, and create more efficient tools for them to use if needed.
     
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    Lilo & Stitch: 9/10

    I've been wanting to see this film for a while, and it did not disappoint. There was plenty of good humour in this which had me laughing out loud a few times. Stitch is adorable too, even when he's being a destructive monster.
     
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