Rate the last movie you saw

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  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    "The Purge"

    Wow! Really enjoyed that... even though the twist at the end was kind of telegraphed, there were still enough surprises and action to make the movie go by very quickly.

    It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I would watch it again.

    8/10.
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  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Funny, I checked out the reviews of "The Purge" at IMDb and saw that it had an overall rating of 5.5 which seemed kinda low to me. Then I checked out many of the negative reviews and there seemed to be a common theme, "The idea of a 12 crime purge is absurd" according to many of the negative reviews. The second biggest complaint was about the characters themselves doing dumb things, which is pretty common complaint with horror/suspense movies in general.

    I guess I'm surprised at folks inability to suspend belief for 90 minutes or look outside the box at what could potentially happen if the stars were aligned correctly. For most movies I think you have to suspend belief to one extent or another... or you wouldn't have the premise of the movie, and consequently no movie.

    The second complaint about dumb characters has merit– to a point. Again without a character doing something "dumb" or at least inconsistent to us, the premise of the movie wouldn't develop and we wouldn't have the movie. Many times you simply need one to get the other.

    Bottom line I watch movies to be entertained... If I want 100% accuracy (or as close to it as I can get) I'll stick to documentaries. :D
  3. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    5.5 seems rather high to me for The Purge.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    CP... I don't think you really like the genre! LOL!
  5. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    I don't but some are better than others, and I thought that one was particularly bad. I groan whenever I see trailers for the sequel, but that one looks like it will at least explore the interesting (but very dumb) premise.
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yeah, there are better ones.

    But I thought it was pretty good.

    I do enjoy the genre.
  7. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I agree. Thought it was terrible.
  8. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    7/10

    Disappointed on how they used Rhino. He was only in his armor suit at the very end for about 1 minute. The story though of Gwen/Parker was very good. The visuals of Electro and the Green Goblin were cool.
  9. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    HEAVEN IS REAL.

    8. Loved it.
  10. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I think what I don't like about The Purge was that it was trying to hard to be a serious movie, when it should have just been a slapstick action flick.
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  11. ChldsPlay

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    Neighbors - 6/10. An okay comedy. None of the characters are very likeable. Some funny parts, some not so funny. Just average.
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No harm in not liking the movie CB, but it sounds like all futuristic/action/horror films like "Planet of the Apes" and "Escape From New York" need to be "slapsticks"... In other words they can't have a serious undertone to them.
  13. Denim Chicken

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    Agree on the Purge. It was really bad. It wasn't a bad premise, the movie was just really bad. They're making a sequel, though.
  14. Phoenix

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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014, Real-3D)


    Cris Evans reprises his role as good ole' Mr. American Super Soldier. Solid tie-in with the Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series, which I am hooked on. Not too sure how I feel about this film though. One thing for sure - there isn't much reason to pay the extra money to see it in 3D in my opinion.

    I think I was too distracted from the storyline because a lot of this film was shot here in DC, and I remember seeing the TV trucks around, like right out front of the Smithsonian Air & Space museum last year. I found myself constantly trying to recognize too much of the background and not focusing on the actual story.

    As with most Marvel films these days, it seems, definitely stick around to watch halfway through the credits for a reveal.

    Somewhere between a 7.0 to 7.5 out of 10, for now
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  15. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    I just the Purge for what it is. A complete make believe type movie where you just shut any logic down. You know it's going to be bad so me and my wife just laughed at most of it especially towards the end
  16. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    A few years back I said to myself after the mobile, "where was the 3d effect"??
    My friend it was there that I just didn't realize it.

    I called bs.

    3d is supposed to feel like things are coming at you. They weren't.

    I looked it up and found an explanation. The 3d "effect" (for lack of a better word) of today has been reduced by something like 75%. That means you get 25% of the "3d effect" ... Which is nothing.

    If I can find link I will post it here.

    In other words, you pay extra for 3d and get almost nothing of the effect. Well in movies that use that reduced 3d method.

    Fricken scam!!
  17. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    3D is primarily to add depth, not make things come out at you.
  18. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    The point is... The 3d effect that is delivered to viewer has been reduced greatly.
  19. Phoenix

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    So in the opening sequences of Captain America, there were a lot of shots from around the mall. Three of them were very, very close to each other (less than 100 yds), that being (1) inside the Smithsonian Air & Space museum (2) in front of the US Capitol and (3) Steve (Cap) leaning against a tree on the mall. I was walking the mall today and realized that the tree in question most probably was just outside the Air & Space museum, and I think I found it ha ha

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    (that's the same tree from two different angles, and it is only about 15 ft from where Steve Rogers and guy-that-is-Falcon-what's his name talk in front of the Capitol, when Natasha-Black-Widow chick drives up and says she is there to pick up a fossil...)
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  20. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Cool find/pix! Just saw Cap 2 this weekend. Agree it was cool to see them do it in DC and use the city landmarks/beltways. One thing they always fudge about DC movies, is our 10 height story restriction that remains in place through most of the city. They add the skyscrapers to give it a NY vibe, but we don't have any, etc. Definitely agree with all the hype, loved the movie. 9/10

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