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04 May 2021 20:07:13
Why are most modern movies all good concepts that are poorly executed?

I've just got done watching The Circle and it feels like I've only watched half a movie. I mean it's an ok movie but it feels like the budget randomly got slashed and half the scenes were removed to save money, which they spent the majority of it on Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and the clone guy from the new Star Wars movies.

Certain characters make quite a big introduction for themselves and then are never seen again, one character starts going on like there is some kind of evil plan and then nothing is ever said about it again.

I don't even know what I just watched, it was literally a compilation of specific actors saying phrases to each other.

Would not recommend.

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02 May 2021 10:36:26
Mortal Kombat. I was a fan of the first film during my teenage years. The film itself wasn't good (I realized that many many years after that, of course, when I tried to rewatch it), and so the only hope I have before watching the 2021 film was simply for it to be better than the 1995's. And indeed it is way better than the 1995's.

The acting is really bad. The dialogue is bad. The fight scenes aren't great but better. Good amount of violence. The visuals and effects are great. Nothing much to talk about the story, nothing special (a bit different from the previous Mortal Kombat though). And so I ended up enjoyed it a lot. I had a good time.

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28 Apr 2021 20:07:52
Going on from what i said other day saying films aren't as great as they use to be.
What is people's top 5 films from the last 10years.

{Ed001's Note - damn only the last one counts from the Dark Knight trilogy. And that is the only one that I am dubious about so it will only be in if I can't come up with five others. Logan defo has to be in there, brilliant movie. Warrior was 2011 so that's three. Rogue One I would have to pick too, the best of all the Star Wars movies. The Raid, have to pick that and that was also 2011, love that film! Now I am stuck as there is John Wick, a bunch of Marvel movies, and I would have to say that I liked The Intouchables as well. Also I have to say, despite it really not being something I would have chosen to watch on my own, even though the writer is a big Liverpool fan, The Fault In Our Stars I took my daughter to see. In fact she made me take her a few times as she loved it so much and cried through it so missed most of it wiping away her tears. If that film doesn't move you, then you have no heart at all.}

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29 Apr 2021 05:48:02
Mine are
The raid
Edge of tomorrow
The green book
Thor ragnarok
Brawl in cell block 99
Most of those I've picked because when finished watching they all felt quite original and made me want to watch them again.

29 Apr 2021 11:06:04
The Irishman.

What a great movie.

02 May 2021 10:39:59
If that 10 years includes this year, top of my list would be Pixar's Soul. For me, it is the best Pixar movie, and I would even personally rate it as one of the best movies I have ever watched, despite it being an animation film. A truly moving film.

02 May 2021 11:11:17
By the way Ed01, which one is the Liverpool fan? The writer of the book, or the screenwriters?

{Ed001's Note - the book. My daughter has read that, and all his books, many times. He is a priest or something, who works with terminally ill cancer patients I think.

It probably struck a chord with me as my best friend fought against various forms of cancer for about 10 years before finally succumbing and, at the time it came out, he had leukemia and it was just a matter of time for him as well.}

02 May 2021 12:37:19
Sorry to hear that Ed01.

As for the writer, I haven't watch Fault In Our Stars yet, but I have watched Paper Towns which I like a lot.

I watched Paper Towns basically because of its screenwriter. The first I watched was 500 Days of Summer, and looked up for his other works (Spectacular Now and Paper Towns) and I enjoyed all of them.

{Ed001's Note - to be honest I would not know who wrote what in terms of screenwriters. It is not something I have even considered looking at.}

04 May 2021 15:42:51
Top five is really hard.
Joker
Predestination
Seven pounds
Dark night (Heath ledger one)
independance day

In no order and probably forgot loads. lol

{Ed001's Note - Dark Knight with Heath Ledger was over 10 years ago wasn't it?}

04 May 2021 21:34:48
Most of em was. Oops. Lol

{Ed001's Note - it's ok, most of the editors can't count either.}

06 May 2021 20:07:17
I forgot about joker.
Great film.

05 Jun 2021 16:57:18
Can’t believe I’ve only now found this area of the site!

Django Unchained (2012)
Sicario (2015)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Arrival (2016)
Baby Driver (2017)

Special shout-out for the Raid films too. Proper relentless action done right. The director is from a town about 10 mins away too

{Ed001's Note - do you really like Baby Driver? I watched it as far as the first driving sequence and it made the Fast and Tedious seem realistic and exciting, so I switched it off.}

05 Jun 2021 17:14:54
Honestly I did Ed! I think I was more surprised how much I enjoyed it. Loved the soundtrack and the action set pieces. Thought the main character played a good part and was a cool action hero. It was a brain dead action flick done right for me.

Should also have found a place for Jojo Rabbit. Absolutely loved that film and cried at least twice in it 😂

{Ed001's Note - wow, I didn't like the soundtrack to be honest, not my thing at all. I would agree on it being brain dead though.}

05 Jun 2021 17:41:36
Haha it is a film that didn’t take much thinking to be fair but not every film has to be the Seventh Seal to be worthwhile. Technically it was a brilliant shot film too lots of really impressive camera work with the driving sequences. Give it another whirl Ed you might enjoy it! If not and I’ve wasted an hour and half of your life I’ll send you my VHS of Teen Wolf everyone loves that film

{Ed001's Note - honestly mate, I couldn't watch that crap, the driving sequence was embarrassingly bad. Among the worst I have ever seen. It was the most ridiculous over the top stuff I think I have ever seen. I don't mind mindless trash, but it needs to at least engage me with some humour or something to overlook stuff like that. It is just not for me, it tries too hard to be cool and it is just not cool. Anything but cool.}

05 Jun 2021 17:56:37
Fair enough 😂 I would have included Prisoners too but didn’t want to fill it with Villeneuve films. Dredd would be another shout. Actually very difficult to just name five

{Ed001's Note - I have never heard of Prisoners. Dredd is a good shout, such a massive upgrade on the Sly Stallone attempt.}

05 Jun 2021 18:01:09
Actually I’ve just realised I’ve totally forgot Mad Max Fury Road! Criminal. Ok bump Baby Driver for Mad Max

{Ed001's Note - I am not that big a fan of that either, it's ok but not a patch on the original.}

05 Jun 2021 18:05:04
Absolutely loved Fury Road. Check out Prisoners Ed bit of a slow burn but some epic performances and stunning cinematography. I realise my opinion probably counts for little now but trust me haha

{Ed001's Note - there are a few slow burn Aussie movies I enjoyed that I think fit the time frame but I can't think of their names. Not much use I know!}

 

 

25 Apr 2021 08:47:54
I watched mortal kombat 2021 yesterday, there is a few cool bits pardon the pun. Overall I was disappointed with it.

Worth a watch but the first film was better.

Thoughts if anyone else has seen it ??

{Ed001's Note - worse than the original one? Wow that is a damning indictment!}

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25 Apr 2021 11:42:10
Probably like most modern films and remakes. Just not very good.
The original wasn't great but it was fun.
Have to admit tho modern films just aren't nowere near as good as the 70s,80s and 90s.

{Ed001's Note - shame as I like Joe Taslim.}

26 Apr 2021 09:13:13
Like I said. I'd watch if your a fan as some sub zero bits are cool. The rest were not that great. Shame as it could of been awesome.

{Ed001's Note - ok cheers mate, I will take a look when I get a chance to sit and watch a film.}

02 May 2021 10:40:35
Ah sorry. I didn't notice there is a post for this already.

24 Apr 2021 11:01:28
Any of you guys have watched Nobody? I had a lot of fun. Yeah it's somehow almost similar to John Wick (its written by the same writer though) and The Equalizer, but I would say this is a bit more fun. There aren't any fancy gunfight moves like those in John Wick films, it's not as serious or as dark as The Equalizer, but it is still brutal. And fun. And I have said the word fun few times already. It gives me the feeling when I first watched the first John Wick. I hope they are not making a sequel. It's a good brutal and fun action movie, but making it into a franchise will definitely ruin it. Just like what they have done with Wick, Equalizer, Taken and maybe some others.

{Ed001's Note - I still like the John Wick movies, all of them. Adding Mark Dacascos to the latest one was a masterstroke as I really like him.

I haven't yet seen Nobody but really want to, all the more so now you have said this.}

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24 Apr 2021 12:39:27
He doesn't look like he have aged. Even his physical. Brought back old memories definitely when saw him in Wick 3. I remember how I enjoyed Double Dragon so much when I was younger, I watched it many many times.

{Ed001's Note - one of my favourite movies ever is Drive which stars him. Brilliant film.}

03 Apr 2021 12:04:36
Godzilla Vs Kong

Oh my! Incredible! The title clearly tells what you can expect from this film; battle of the titans. You will get exactly that. Lots of them.

I don't mind much about the story. When it comes to the humans, its just dumb and goofy but in a fun way. The scene keying in passcode to lock a door, that's so funny. The sci-fi stuffs in it are ridiculous, but its still enjoying and exciting. The visuals are top-notch. Best of all, most of the battle scenes between the titans and the monsters are in broad daylight. Its so enjoying to watch. Its a spectacle.

I will definitely going to watch this again!

{Ed001's Note - I just love Godzilla, always have done, so I am looking forward to seeing this.}

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05 Apr 2021 10:43:00
Really liked it. Daft but it is what it is. Battle in Hong Kong is well done.

09 Apr 2021 04:15:39
I was going to write a post about why I didn't like this movie, but it would come across as me taking the movie seriously(which I'm not), so I'll just post this video here, as it explains everything in a comedic way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGGWC5-q1Ts

13 Apr 2021 10:39:52
Godzilla was the first film I ever cried at in 1978 the black and white version I was five but always loved the sentiment behind the story

{Ed001's Note - I used to love the Japanese ones. For some reason a guy in a rubber suit fighting another guy in a rubber suit just seemed sheer genius when I was a kid. Just always felt they ruined it with all the storylines involving humans, instead of just letting Gojira do his thing.}

13 Apr 2021 10:58:11
Lol I hope your still not into that kinda stuff ed
Yes I agree I still prefer Korean or Japanese films to anything Hollywood knock out
But the best of all time and is my name on most things electronic
Monkey magic
Best series ever as a kid was and am still obcessed

{Ed001's Note - I still love them mate. How can you not? They are so bad they are great.}

13 Apr 2021 11:19:55
That true like the old batman series
Just having fun is a thing of the past

{Ed001's Note - yep, has to be bigger and louder each time now. Though Wonder Woman tried too hard to be fun and ended up just being junk, but not trashy enough to be good.}

24 Mar 2021 10:19:56
Anyone watched the Snyder cut yet?

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27 Mar 2021 16:33:55
I did, it's a long film mind but thought overall that it was pretty good.

Some good character development and the villains looked much better too. The story flowed a lot better than the Whedon version - def worth watching

28 Mar 2021 03:29:47
I have just watched the first hour. The tone is clearly different, and so far there are quite a few new scenes as well. Yeah it's almost 4 hours long, but I am planning to resume watching it when I have the time.

{Ed001's Note - I have watched about that much as well, just watching bits when I am eating. Not that impressed personally so far. It's ok, but I don't see it as that much different to make it worth all the fuss. However there is a long way to go!}

13 Apr 2021 10:37:59
I hadn't seen the first 1 until 2 weeks ago then on sky movies the next night dawn of justice 2021 snyder version
So I recorded it for the next night thinking yes new movie to watch
So few beers usual snacks plonked myself down on sofa
I was experiencing a weird deja vu from 2 nights previous I've seen this before but I can't have it's brand new
Ffs asked my son its a new version he says I felt such a tit

 

 

21 Feb 2021 12:56:19
Sator

I don't know how to write about its story, because after finished watching, I have no idea what it is about. Based on rottentomatoes, it says the film is about a family being claimed by the demon Sator. If I didn't read that, I would be totally 100% clueless of what I just watched.

The film lacks dialogues; maybe 10% of dialogue, another 20 or 30% of narrations that came from some sort of cassette recordings played by one of the character whenever he is alone in his cabin, and then the rest are creepy sound effects that came from the forest, the cabin, footsteps, windblows and some others.

The atmosphere throughout is something that is really decent, all created by its sound effects and creepy cinematography. The creature effects is a bit of a letdown though, I think. Its nothing more than bunch of guys with fur clothings and antlers' skeletons as a mask. But again, its the sound and the cameraworks that really made some of its scary sequences eerily good.

Its only around 90 minutes, hence I able to sit through it until finish. Some will appreciate this kind of film; super dark and extremely confusing. I'm definitely not one of them.

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13 Feb 2021 06:14:33
Saint Maud

The film started with a scene that only will be understood or linked after you reach midway of the film. It's about a nurse who turned into a personal caretaker to a sick woman, then become obsessed with it.

It's more of a religious horror movie, but a bit unique whereby there aren't any demons or ghosts or exorcisms, but mainly about the nurse' delusions. It's somehow a bit disturbing, and I think to some it might be a bit offensive as well (it's about salvation, and there is a scene of "god" speaking to the nurse, and some others). One sex scene in it is quite graphic as well.

To horror films fans, and those who like their horror films to be unique and different, this one I would recommend for you to watch.

Perhaps it is more of a psychological thriller, with religious twist. Regardless of the actual genre of it, I think you guys should check it out.

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04 Feb 2021 14:21:52
Birds of Prey

I know this film as been out a while but only just watched it as it did not really appeal to me. But have a lack of things to watch I gave it a try.

I must say I was pleasantly surprised, it was really good, I don't really understand the 6 rating on IMDB.
The film is set in Gotham and is about the recently single Harly Quinn who has just broken up with her longterm boyfriend The Joker.
She discovers that she has made a lot of enemies who were only not seeking their revenge as they were scared of the Joker but now she is single its open season.
Some great acting and casting in this movie, great action scenes and a decent enough story.
8/ 10.

{Ed001's Note - I am surprised you rate it so highly. I got bored and switched it off as I thought it was terrible. I would have given it a 2 out of 10 myself.}

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05 Feb 2021 23:14:37
I enjoyed it, I don’t know why. Might be due to all the rubbish I have been watching lately.

21 Feb 2021 23:48:07
It was on TV last night and I tried to watch it. I could only stay for less than 10 minutes. It tries too hard to be cool and funny, but it's not, not at all. I know some praised the action sequences, but I just couldn't stand it to wait any longer.

13 Apr 2021 10:31:44
Watched it recently the fight scene at the end all the girls in the fairground was appaling
Stupid film tries to hard to be hip and quirky

 


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