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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3135 on: November 25, 2012, 06:52:20 AM »
Skyfall - Good but it didn't quite take off for me. 

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3136 on: November 25, 2012, 06:58:50 AM »
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Skyfall - Good but it didn't quite take off for me. 

What do you think it was lacking, Bad boy?


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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3137 on: November 25, 2012, 07:26:04 AM »
SPOILERS


Well after the opening 30 minutes I was absolutely hooked, it's a first class opening act right up to and including the Shanghai skyscraper sequence. After that the film meandered a little for me, there were far too many homages to past Bond films which took me right out of it - worst one being Moore's crocodile run, the only reason Bond and Henchman #42 fell in that pit was for that homage, and like a lot of the second act action sequences ultimately felt pointless, but I realise a lot of folk enjoy that kind of thing.  Silva's 'The Dark Knight' tribute again felt a little 'for the sake of it', at least Joker's capture in Dark Knight had a point (he needed to get Lau) but Silva's motive for being captured was hazy at best, his attack at the hearing was just as achievable without the grand escape. Also what happened to the list? It was a pretty good macguffin just left in open play and unresolved. Bonds physical limitations, the shakes and an inability to shoot straight were nice touches that made him more human but were quickly forgotten for the big fight at the end, a scene during the conclusion where he aces the tests would of been nice.

The film played like a transition between the gritty reality based Bond of the past two films into the more traditional Bond, and those parts didn't work for me. But, it looked great, performances were as good as anything you'll ever see in a Bond film and Bond has never been as rich and complex a character than he has in this film. I loved parts of it but other things just grated on me,  a top 5 Bond film in many ways, a bottom 5 Bond film in other ways, with a little more thought and restraint could easily have been much more.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3138 on: November 25, 2012, 07:44:48 AM »
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He Got Game

like most of Spike Lee's post-Malcolm x output, that should've been two different movies. he tries to pack waaaay too many ideas into each of his films now.

last movie watched: Quarantine 2, which was surprisingly good.

Agreed. There was a lot I still liked about the movie but it is flawed to the point that I can probably go another dozen years or so before I watch it again.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3139 on: November 25, 2012, 12:21:11 PM »
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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3140 on: November 25, 2012, 01:56:46 PM »
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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3141 on: November 25, 2012, 04:06:06 PM »
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Saw Skyfall this evening. I thought it was brilliant.

It is indeed brilliant.

Daniel Craig has reinvigorated the Bond character, starting with the Casino Royale franchise reboot.



Agree 100%

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3142 on: November 25, 2012, 05:36:50 PM »
Lost Highway. Like I am with most David Lynch movies I've seen so far, part of me said "that was great!" The other part said "what the hell just happened?" Overall, pretty good, but not my favorite piece of work Lynch has done.

P.S. What are Marilyn Manson and Twiggy Ramirez doing in this movie? Are they supposed to be playing themselves or...?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3143 on: November 25, 2012, 06:08:20 PM »
Almost Famous. Great movie.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3144 on: November 25, 2012, 06:42:37 PM »
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Almost Famous. Great movie.
I saw that recently and loved it. Might be one of my favorite movies now.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3145 on: November 25, 2012, 07:22:14 PM »
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Almost Famous. Great movie.
I saw that recently and loved it. Might be one of my favorite movies now.

Yeah, good movie.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3146 on: November 25, 2012, 09:03:22 PM »
E.T. with my family over this holiday weekend.. :)

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3147 on: November 27, 2012, 09:17:15 PM »
Faces in the Mirror, a film written, produced and scored by Boyd Tinsley from Dave Matthews Band. He was at the screening too. Full recap in my thread.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3148 on: November 29, 2012, 04:18:04 PM »
Great interview with Nolan

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Re: What's The Last Movie You've Watched?
« Reply #3149 on: November 29, 2012, 06:56:24 PM »
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