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For the first time in living memory, I've seen 2 movies from start to end. First I went to the cinema and saw Star Wars VII and then my brother gave me a voucher for one of those streaming movie services that danish cable providers offers, so i could see 'Minions'.

 

I loved those little yellow buggers, their antics, pseudo language and the humour.

 

Ex Machina. I really liked it despite some things that don't seem very plausible to me.

 

Also maybe I'm strange but I did not feel attracted to ''Her'' at any point in the movie and immediately identified ''her'' as diabolic and manipulating machine.

 

 

For the first time in living memory, I've seen 2 movies from start to end. First I went to the cinema and saw Star Wars VII and then my brother gave me a voucher for one of those streaming movie services that danish cable providers offers, so i could see 'Minions'.

 

I loved those little yellow buggers, their antics, pseudo language and the humour.

Minions was surprisingly good. Awesome soundtrack too.

 

Saw Mad Max Fury Road and Edge of Tomorrow too, both good.

 

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Hateful Eight. Absolutely fantastic first half with mystery, intrigue, compelling (though not likeable) characters and bucket loads of tension. Then everyone dies for no reason and it gets boring as heck.

 

You have to think about it almost like a horror movie.  The expectation is that everyone is going to die, many of them in unfortunate ways.  :p

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I did think about it like a horror movie. It's hard not to if you've ever seen The Thing. The difference is that The Thing's deaths were surprising and well plotted, whereas in the Hateful Eight they were boring, unsatisfying and some of them downright laughable. :shrugz: It answers (terribly, I might add) the narrative questions you care about about forty-five minutes before the climax and then has a longer ending than Lord of the Rings, just bloodier. It doesn't help that the great Tarantino dialogue stops in the second half too, so it doesn't even have that to lean on. Great first half, though.

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I was pretty satisfied by the way Channing Tatum went out.   Despite seeing it come a mile away, it was worth the price of admission.  I think I had a pretty good idea he would die that way as soon as I saw his name in the credits.

 

But yeah, it's not my top Tarantino film.  It's right in the middle of the pack for me.  

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Hateful Eight. Absolutely fantastic first half with mystery, intrigue, compelling (though not likeable) characters and bucket loads of tension. Then everyone dies for no reason and it gets boring as heck.

 

So it is essentially like most recent Tarantino movies except the "everything's falling apart" bit at the end was moved to the 45 minute mark? Damn shame. :(

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edge of tomorrow is actualy based on a manga. i know because i read it long before the movie came out and while they changed the name of the mc, Rita Vrataski remains the same in both

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edge of tomorrow is actualy based on a manga. i know because i read it long before the movie came out and while they changed the name of the mc, Rita Vrataski remains the same in both

 

The manga has a heart-rending ending though.

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Attack the Block was terribad. Hateful Eight is widely considered to be the best Tarantino movie in ages, which I cannot agree with. I liked the first half, but then the flippin' signature "buckets of blood" part begins, and it ruins everything. there used to be a difference between Rodriguez's and Tarantino's movies in that Tarantino's movies were more grounded in reality. but as time goes by, Tarantino seems to be leaning towards wacky stuff more and more. such a shame.

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Saw The Force Awakens. Really disappointed in that it turned out to be a fanboy movie. I liked the humor in it, and the new characters were all-right (but felt pretty flat, Han Solo pretty much was the heart of the movie) but the rest of it was completely forgettable. I'll take the prequels over this any day of the week. With all their failings, you at least got the sense that they wanted to do... *something* with it. The Force Awakens is soulless, lacking an identity of its own.

 

But it all looks like the old movies so it's got to be GREAT right! Wohoo!

 

Urgh..

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Force Awakens was a solid 8.5 for me.  It'd be a 9 if not for the giant CG muppet Voldemort...I dunno wtf they were thinking there  :lol:

I don't know. It was a hologram in-universe, and it might turn out to be a "Wizard of Oz"-situation and he's actually six inches tall.

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I saw hateful eight and laughed way too much. Overall it was pretty good, but the ending was too predictable after chapter 4. At any rate was a good time and will probably watch again sometime.

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Force Awakens was a solid 8.5 for me.  It'd be a 9 if not for the giant CG muppet Voldemort...I dunno wtf they were thinking there  :lol:

I don't know. It was a hologram in-universe, and it might turn out to be a "Wizard of Oz"-situation and he's actually six inches tall.

 

 

Yeah I actually expect something like this, I'm just hoping they ditch the full CG for his character, too late to change the name though...

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CG Muppet Voldemort and his trusty servant Kylo Ren who throws temper tantrums, slicing up equipment with his lightsaber and can't even manage to overpower two people who've never touched a lightsaber before, even though he's fast enough to deflect laser blasts and can freeze people (and laser blasts for that matter) in mid-air.

 

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