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October 1 2017 7:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: WREN

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Seeing this in 90 minutes. Very excite.







This ended up being really good but like most Aronofsky films, I had to sit an think about whether or not I actually liked it for a few hours. I got the big metaphor a little bit after the film finished because I was really hung up on the last (or one of the last) lines that Javier Bardem says. Jennifer Lawrence gave enough away in her interview with Kimmel that it confirmed my theory. It's got some insanely wild visuals during the later high points of the film and it's equally frustrating throughout. Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic in it. Definitely recommended if you like challenging movies or are just a fan of Aronofsky (sans Noah because that film is trash).



Which line? Anyway, as we briefly discussed, I really liked it. I don’t like how him and Lawrence feel almost obligated to explain basically the entire film. I thought it was pretty clear what it all was...especially if you read the credits.
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This is probably the greatest detective film ever made.


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This cracks the top ten:





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And this one is goofy but still great:



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one the dumbest movies i've ever watched

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October 5 2017 10:51 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I can't see how that could possibly not be a good movie
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October 5 2017 1:19 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Jess.

Originally posted by: WREN

Originally posted by: WREN

Seeing this in 90 minutes. Very excite.







This ended up being really good but like most Aronofsky films, I had to sit an think about whether or not I actually liked it for a few hours. I got the big metaphor a little bit after the film finished because I was really hung up on the last (or one of the last) lines that Javier Bardem says. Jennifer Lawrence gave enough away in her interview with Kimmel that it confirmed my theory. It's got some insanely wild visuals during the later high points of the film and it's equally frustrating throughout. Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic in it. Definitely recommended if you like challenging movies or are just a fan of Aronofsky (sans Noah because that film is trash).



Which line? Anyway, as we briefly discussed, I really liked it. I don’t like how him and Lawrence feel almost obligated to explain basically the entire film. I thought it was pretty clear what it all was...especially if you read the credits.




The line about being the creator.
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Originally posted by: Carlo_HC

one the dumbest movies i've ever watched





Agreed, I know Smith was stoked to make a movie with his daughter, but he made a pretty bad one.
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I liked this, but it was not great. Good but not great. It is definitely unfair to compare it to something as ground-breaking, genre-changing, and visually style-setting as the original 1982 film, but that being said, what you can do with a sequel is write an amazing, complex, elaborate story with complicated and well developed characters, and this does not. It was not as visually arresting either, and although that has a lot to do with the choice to show a lot of daytime scenes rather than the night, dusk and dawn that is traditional for noir, other relatively recent broken-future films like Dredd and even District 9 show that it's not impossible. In less major details, even the soundtrack was a bit lacking; the sweeping melodic score of the original was replaced by much more muted and clunky synth work that added absolutely nothing. All the principal actors did an adequate job, although no one came close to Rutger Hauer's brilliant characterization in the original, and the chick playing the Terminator-lite fixer was a bit flat, and her fight scenes were pretty unremarkable; no one is impressed with roundhouse kicks in 2017, maybe not even in 1982.

So yeah, not exactly a slow leak out of a balloon, but definitely not a game changer either.
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