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Logan. Good film, but suffered from darkness induced apathy. Very joyless. Mostly works regardless.

I thought Patrick Stewart gave it some much needed warmth. Without him it would've been too much.


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The bit to really pay attention to is Patrick Stewart's comments around the 3:11 mark...

 

 

On the widely separate subject, this might interest a few folks:

 

FilmSchoolRejects - The Purity of John Wick


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Having that late night re-watch of John Carter.

 

There is something about that film that I just enjoy. A certain pulp adventure silliness that starts to cross into space opera. That, and Ciaran Hinds and James Purefoy obviously just having fun bantering between each other once again after Rome.


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I finally got to see Rouge One last night. I really enjoyed it. The Tarkin & Leia CGI was a little creepy. It's clear that technology in not "there" yet. But it tied in very nicely. But the thing that impressed me the most, for a story about a civil war/ rebellion, the original 3 never felt like a civil war was going on. Kind like Skyrim actually but there were mods to fix that. Rouge One fixed that for Star Wars and they really made the Empire seem like a formidable adversary and a real threat. Empire Strikes Back did that a little but Rouge One nailed it. 


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Jupiter Ascending on in the background. It might have a lot of silly, but the visual design is pretty damn glorious.


I loved it. The premise is silly, but its so gorgeous and I don't need my space opera to be award worthy.

 

 

I don't know. While I agree that entertainment doesn't need to be award-worthy (far from it, actually) I'm rapidly approaching a point where gorgeous visuals can no longer polish a turd, for both movies and games. Even low budget schlock like Iron Sky looks visually impressive these days (not that I don't like low budged schlock, I loved every moment of Iron Sky).

 

Point in case, well, Avatar. When it came out I went to an IMAX cinema and the movie gave me vertigo in certain scenes (I hate heights, really, standing on a chair is enough to make me queasy) and I thorogouly enjoyed the three hours of special effects porn. I caught a rerun on TV recently and... boy is that one dumb film that has loads of distracting obvious CGI stuff, most prominent obviously being Saldana's blue space elf brigade.

 

On the flipside Volo's much disliked Avengers (the first one, that is) is almost as dumb in its story premise but at least it has a roster of decent actors and some really funny dialogue.

 

Jupiter Ascending has Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum and a Sean Bean character that actually survives. That's just wrong. ;)

 

Umm. A space werewolf who got his wings cut of (he had wings - a space werewolf, think about that for a minute) because he ate a guy, so now he jumps around using rocket boots and apparently he can hold on to a spaceship and hitch a ride to another planet (as in on the outside of the spaceship like a train surfer or something) if the need arises.

 

Terrible movie but not unentertaining. 



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The Accountant. Thought it was a petty good film.


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Watched 10 Cloverfield Lane, wasn't very impressed think it could have been a lot better John Goodman was good but it reminds me of something M Night Shyamalan would direct, very interesting at first but the ending was underwhelming.  3/5



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Just popping in to ask: Has anyone seen the new Power Rangers movie? Is it any good?






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