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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14550 on: November 09, 2014, 09:56:55 PM »
Say Darth Geek.  How spoilery is that little detail you mentioned about the brother?  Seems like something I didn't want to know yet since I'm going to see it this week, but I guess if its something in the first few minutes its not a big deal.
That happens pretty early on in the movie.

True, but some other stuff in the comment sorta teeters on the edge, so you might wanna spoiler the whole thing to be safe.

I also watched Big Hero 6 yesterday. The action and main bits of the story are pretty solid, if somewhat unremarkable. The parts that really  land are between the main character and the robot. The chemistry they end up having is on Iron Giant levels (in multiple ways), and I actually wish the rest of the movie could've matched the levels they reach there. But it's still a really funny, occasionally sad, totally gorgeous movie, and is second only to The Lego Movie for my favorite animated film this year.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14551 on: November 09, 2014, 10:27:03 PM »
Has anyone ever seen Idiocracy? I'd like to check it out.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14552 on: November 09, 2014, 10:32:55 PM »
It's interesting. It's quite funny, but for some reason people take it seriously.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14553 on: November 09, 2014, 10:41:16 PM »
Has anyone ever seen Idiocracy? I'd like to check it out.

It is certainly worth checking out. I bring it up in conversation quite often.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14554 on: November 10, 2014, 01:18:07 AM »
Has anyone ever seen Idiocracy? I'd like to check it out.

I think the first half is brilliant but the second half loses it's way a bit.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14555 on: November 10, 2014, 01:22:31 AM »
There's an area they show off in trailers on an ice world and the entire 40 minute segment has absolutely no relevance to the rest of the film.
The segment does have relevance, because it begets drama, emotion and conflict. The purpose of the whole segment was to make us feel like there is no hope. I guess that's kind of the point of drama though is that there must eventually be a point where we feel like the characters are at their lowest point(towards the end of the second act, correct me if I'm wrong). I felt like I was at my lowest point and I genuinely believed all was lost. But I guess what's why the movie didn't bore me, because it was an intelligent sci-fi film built on genuine human drama and emotion. It was kind of a metaphor for hopelessness and despair, that it may not just destroy just one person, but it potentially has a domino type effect on others. 

I really felt for those people. I also felt pride at the end because
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14556 on: November 10, 2014, 01:28:09 AM »
SNOWPIERCER. Great flick. We need more movies that are genuinely pissed off and have a bone to pick with the state of the world.

I saw that last night and did not care for it that much.  The main guy and his group did a good job, but the acting of the people in the front of the train was way overdone.  They saw in the script that they had to be weird, and they did.

Do you mean Tilda Swinton?  I looooved her performance.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14557 on: November 10, 2014, 02:10:38 AM »
SNOWPIERCER. Great flick. We need more movies that are genuinely pissed off and have a bone to pick with the state of the world.

I saw that last night and did not care for it that much.  The main guy and his group did a good job, but the acting of the people in the front of the train was way overdone.  They saw in the script that they had to be weird, and they did.

Do you mean Tilda Swinton?  I looooved her performance.

Yeah, she was the main one, but not the only one.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14558 on: November 10, 2014, 05:07:39 AM »
Has anyone ever seen Idiocracy? I'd like to check it out.

I think the first half is brilliant but the second half loses it's way a bit.

You mean it was a Mike Judge movie?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14559 on: November 10, 2014, 06:24:42 AM »
SNOWPIERCER. Great flick. We need more movies that are genuinely pissed off and have a bone to pick with the state of the world.

I saw that last night and did not care for it that much.  The main guy and his group did a good job, but the acting of the people in the front of the train was way overdone.  They saw in the script that they had to be weird, and they did.

Do you mean Tilda Swinton?  I looooved her performance.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14560 on: November 10, 2014, 08:28:43 AM »
There's an area they show off in trailers on an ice world and the entire 40 minute segment has absolutely no relevance to the rest of the film.
The segment does have relevance, because it begets drama, emotion and conflict. The purpose of the whole segment was to make us feel like there is no hope. I guess that's kind of the point of drama though is that there must eventually be a point where we feel like the characters are at their lowest point(towards the end of the second act, correct me if I'm wrong). I felt like I was at my lowest point and I genuinely believed all was lost. But I guess what's why the movie didn't bore me, because it was an intelligent sci-fi film built on genuine human drama and emotion.

And you just talked me out of ever seeing this movie. Ugh.

Edited because it was out of line.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14561 on: November 10, 2014, 08:33:00 AM »
I have edited it.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14562 on: November 10, 2014, 08:35:58 AM »
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Wow, this was a long movie.  And not very funny.  It's a shame, because the cast was fine (I could do without Buddy Hackett doing a lame Costello impression, which I think is what his career is based on), the direction from Stanley Kramer was decent enough, the premise is rich with comedic potential and the idea of an all-star comedic epic is ambitious in the best possible way.  But it's just not funny.  It also doesn't help that Ethel Merman is given the role of shrewish mother in law (a cliche people must have been sick of even then) that is so shrill and annoying that you just want her not to be.  The cast is neither given enough texture to their character to make them terribly memorable (save for Phil Silvers, but even with him I just wasn't feeling it despite his very game performance and Jonathan Winters has a few moments) and the great premise gives way to lame jokes and set pieces that go on WAY too long.  There was no real reason for this to be nearly THREE hours.  The final chase scene, though not badly done, just keeps going.

That said, it's a shame the premise didn't yield a better movie and it is understandable why someone would try to remake it with Rat Race, which by all accounts is terrible (it didn't help that the "comedic actors" for the film were largely c-list).  I really would like to see someone try a comedy epic again, but I think it would be a pretty hard feat for a number of reasons.

Also the Three Stooges cameo made my heart sad.  They just stood there with their dead eyes.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14563 on: November 10, 2014, 08:53:16 AM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14564 on: November 10, 2014, 09:14:47 AM »
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Wow, this was a long movie.  And not very funny.  It's a shame, because the cast was fine (I could do without Buddy Hackett doing a lame Costello impression, which I think is what his career is based on), the direction from Stanley Kramer was decent enough, the premise is rich with comedic potential and the idea of an all-star comedic epic is ambitious in the best possible way.  But it's just not funny.  It also doesn't help that Ethel Merman is given the role of shrewish mother in law (a cliche people must have been sick of even then) that is so shrill and annoying that you just want her not to be.  The cast is neither given enough texture to their character to make them terribly memorable (save for Phil Silvers, but even with him I just wasn't feeling it despite his very game performance and Jonathan Winters has a few moments) and the great premise gives way to lame jokes and set pieces that go on WAY too long.  There was no real reason for this to be nearly THREE hours.  The final chase scene, though not badly done, just keeps going.

That said, it's a shame the premise didn't yield a better movie and it is understandable why someone would try to remake it with Rat Race, which by all accounts is terrible (it didn't help that the "comedic actors" for the film were largely c-list).  I really would like to see someone try a comedy epic again, but I think it would be a pretty hard feat for a number of reasons.

Also the Three Stooges cameo made my heart sad.  They just stood there with their dead eyes.


I remember watching this for the first time several years ago, and not being that impressed with it. I think it depends a lot on how much love you have for these people going into it. Which is really pretty lazy on the movie's part. Every one of these actors and actresses is more than capable of being funny with a character that that gives them something to work with.

As for the Stooges cameo, from what I understand they were all so old and sick that they were literally wheeled off set right after the director said 'cut". So I can't blame anyone for not giving them anything to do.