Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.
Anyone see Out of the Furnace yet? Trailer looked amazing.
2nd Hobbit movie waaaay better than the first.
Watched "Prometheus" again. Can't wait for the sequel in '15.
How did the ending catch you off guard? It has been widely publicized that it is a 3 installment movie. Part 2 is better than part 1. Hopefully, part 3 will be even better.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 8/10
There were a couple of things I did not like and the ending...Really looking forward to the next installment!
Yes, I know it's a 3-parter in all, but for some reason I didn't expect this 2nd one to just. Suddenly. End. Just. Like. That. the way it did. It for sure sets up the third movie big time. I guess part of the reason for the surprise on my part was that things were just starting to really about to pick up again after a rather boring and waaaay too long sequence of showing just how much a dragon can breathe fire point blank at prey and miss 100% of the time. In fact, I was starting to lull to sleep I think ha ha...
Dragons are like cats. They just like to toy with their prey.
It was a long movie, so I wasn't surprised by the inevitable lull. That has happened in every Jackson movie about Tolkien's world. I was also expecting it to end as it did. It had to leave you hanging.
I'm looking forward to the finale although I fear Jackson has enough time to split it into two more movies.
White House Down - 7/10
It was pretty unrealistic, didn't think there was a swimming pool there
Along the theme of reviews, take a look at these
2. "Movie 43"
In the spirit of this "comedy" anthology featuring an ensemble of embarrassed actors, we'll turn to an ensemble of critics (we couldn't possibly top these respones): "Utterly disgusting" (Entertainment Weekly); "'Movie 43' is the 'Citizen Kane' of awful (Richard Roeper); "Deadly dull, unfunny, offensive" (The New Yorker); "The ugly stinking maw of a Hollywood system that thinks you're an idiot" (Film.com); "As a film critic, I've seen nearly 4,000 movies over the last 15 years. Right now, I can't think of one worse than 'Movie 43'" (New York Daily News). —K.P.
.....so...not that I've ever even HEARD of this film, much less ever thought of seeing it, I think I'll be steering clear of it...
It didn't leave me anticipating the 3rd installment in the manner the 1st one did with the 2nd.
I look forward to seeing the new Paranormal Activity in a couple of weeks.
Hobbit - 7/10. Liked the first better. So much of this felt like filler.
Cockneys vs Zombies
Really enjoyed this one.
Zombies, Humor and some of the scenes with older people really cracked me up.
THEM (French, subtittled)
Based on a true story, it positions itself as kind of a supernatural (maybe?) film and builds solidly into what it really is: a group of brat kids intent on mindless murder for no reason whatsoever. The couple could have solved the whole problem in no time with a good old shotgun.
This was a solid waste of beer time.
5 out of 10
Bangkok Dangerous (the remake with Nicolas Cage)
Old Nick playing at being a hitman. Sets his "four rules" at the beginning of the film then proceeds to violate every single one of them all through the film. The film tries to position itself as an "American" sort of Southeast-Asia film with martial arts, using a lot of the same formula from those films (and the directors admitted as much). Not sure how well they did. To me, this was an incredibly unrealistic and unsatisfying remake. I LOVE Thailand. They attempted to show a lot of aspects of "The Land of Smiles", but note one very big factual error (not even mentioned in IMDB): When Cage asked his newbie partner Kong where a location was, Kong replied that it was "an hour and a half by car" in "Ratchaburi province". That is all correct. Ratchaburi is in fact, about an hour and a half away. Been there. My wife was from there. But then they show the hunt going down in the river market. Oops. That river market is just right by the King's Palace. In Bangkok.
6 out of 10
Christian Slater sort of trying to be, and Donald Sutherland really struggling to be actors in a Western film. This was kind of a "why not do the film, I've got a hole in my schedule" effort.
4 out of 10
Thought it was a bit more adult than I expected.. Kinda Spongebob-like level. Nice little twist in the end so that made me like it more.
Good movie. The acting was well done. I liked the story and the presentation.
John Dies at the End.
Bizarre lower budget movie but for what ever reason I enjoyed it.
Hugh Jackman and Jake Gylenhaal put on their best performances I've seen from them.
Very depressing and emotional film. I thought it could've been shorter. The first hour or so are spectacular. The last third drags a tad (although I was watching this very late at night so I might've been tired), but hang in there for the last 25 or so minutes.
My kids loved it. I made my daughter give my son a hug yesterday because he had "ice in his heart" after the family did not want to go to dinner where he wanted to go.
I'm so going to use that! Lol