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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Nomak, Jun 10, 2013.
The Magnificent 7: Dross. Every cliché and cinema trope ever seen, why did they bother?
John Wick chapter2
Johnny Frank Garrett's last word. reasonable viewing 6/10
Bone Tomahawk: As violent as it gets, Western/Horror, pretty good and it's got Snake Plissken in it which is always a bonus. 7/10
I am Heath Ledger
Documentary about the enigmatic Australian actor who died suddenly at just 28. Interesting film that talks to his family and friends that gives an insight into the man. He seemm to have been a bit of a free spirit who was very loyal and generous to his friends.
Netflix movie produced by and starring Brad Pitt about American general Glenn McMahon. The commander of forces in Afghanistan for a short and eventful time.
This is a comedy and there are some pretty funny bits in it. Pitt goes full mental in his ott potrayal of the good General. Not knowing the guy i cant say if he has done him justice or not but it's all too out there to be honest. The film itself is pretty messy. Some good performances from the supporting cast especially Ben Kingsley playing President Karzia. Will Poulter also turns out as a confused goodam marine.
Worth a watch if there's nothing else available.
Triple 9 (on Netflix)
Corrupt cop drama of the style they made in the 70s. Very enjoyable with a cracking cast. Well worth a watch.
Heartless Drama, fantasy, horror. Demons on the streets of East London. 8/10
Transformers- The last cash in
Even by Transformers standards this film is utter ****e.
That's about it really.
The Mechanic: Resurrection
Having not seen any of the other Mechanic movies I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a budget Mission Impossible movie.
However, where the MI movies are far-fetched the Mechanic's are unbelievably fantastic and I don't mean fantastic in a good way. The plot is so thin it's almost invisible, the countless tropes and plagarisms, the laughably bad gratuitous love scene with Jessica Alba (does not even get naked). This is Mission Impossible for the Fast and Furious audience.
Ghost House: Travellers to Thailand find out first hand about Thai superstition and Bhudism. Decent watch, well acted story. 7/10
Death Note, Very enjoyable if you like the horror genre. 8/10
Stephen king triple bill.
The dark tower
What a shame. They had the chance to make a decent fist of this. They had an excellent cast. An excellent director. Ron Howard produced it ffs. Yet it's a big let down.
Edris Elba does ok as the gunslinger. Mathew McConaughy does about the same as the man in black. In fact every thing about it is...ok. It just isn't much like the actual books. Sure all the main protagonists are there and there's even a very impressive tower but the film itself is a mish mash of several different key events from several different books.
If you haven't read the books then you will probably find this film, ok. If you have read the books then, like me you will be left disappointed.
A Netflix original film that actually sticks pretty well to the book. Not an easy task as most of the dialogue in the story happens in the main characters mind. But they do a good job coping with that considerable hurdle.
Carla Gugino does a fine job of potraying the unfortunate wife of Bruce Green's Gerald. Bruce also does good work.
It felt a wee bit like a made for TV movie tbh but still a decent effort.
The pick of three by far. Actually was surprised how gruesome this film actually was considering all the main characters are kids. There is gore aplenty and a few genuine scary moments plus that fecking clown.
Really good adaptation and far superior to the original effort.