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Old 08-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #13421 (permalink)
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Haha, I thought it was "OK" too. The narrative is flimsy to say the least, but it's an interesting watch (1x only for me).
Not flimsy so much as paper thin.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #13422 (permalink)
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one of the greatest musicals all the time.

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siiiiighhhhhhhhhhh
Nicole Kidman is also flawless in that movie. I'm not afraid to admit I absolutely love that movie, And own it also.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #13423 (permalink)
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This is my second favorite Wes Anderson flick. Something about him is so simple, yet he always knows to make amazing films.
Exactly. Which is your first favorite?
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #13424 (permalink)
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Not flimsy so much as paper thin.
Since when is paper not flimsy?
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #13425 (permalink)
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Since when is paper not flimsy?
Thin and flimsy are not the same thing.
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Nicole Kidman is also flawless in that movie. I'm not afraid to admit I absolutely love that movie, And own it also.


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Thin and flimsy are not the same thing.
That's not what your mom said last night.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #13428 (permalink)
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Thin and flimsy are not the same thing.
Paper thin stuff is pretty much always flimsy dog.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #13429 (permalink)
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Only God Forgives

This is a love it or hate it film. Nicolas Rending Refn is a visionary and a talent that is going to be making interesting films for years but he's going to stumble every once in a while. Yet, his stumbles are beautiful. It's like watching an olympic figure skater fall with grace. The film is gorgeous. GORGEOUS. It is also very brutal and benefits from a wonderful soundtrack from Cliff Martinez who worked with Refn on "Drive". Your eyes and ears will love this film but your brain is going to have some problems. First off it's very ambiguous and full of mysticism. The film was dedicated to Alejandro Jordoworsky and it shows as a lot of actions taken by the characters have no real meaning or reason behind them. There is no protagonist or antagonist and one of them may or may not be "God". These are a lot of questions without many answers which is why the narrative of the story falls flat. The film does deliver as I said on the eyes and ears and is full of twisted and disturbing scenes of violence and immoral actions. It's provocative without being obscene or trashy. It's a film that most audiences will hate but few will love. I'm somewhere in the middle and as always, looking forward to his next experiment with the camera.

3/5
Why do you call it a love it or hate it film? Like me, you're in the middle. I suspect many viewers are the same. Also, maybe I'm being dense but I didn't see many questions - maybe one or two. I'm surprised that you found it ambiguous, the mystical part I can see. Also we agree on the GORGEOUSness of it. I suppose that's the best part.

Btw, I previously praised the violence of this film, but then I went back and re-watched Drive and found the violence in Drive to be much more brutal and entertaining.

Not that the two films should necessarily be compared, but I felt that the violence in Only God Forgives is probably its best feature (gorgeous brutality). So I was kinda sad for it when I found that Drive wins in the violence category on top of everything else.
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Paper thin stuff is pretty much always flimsy dog.
Flimsy implies it's weak and could fall apart (plotholes etc). Thin just means there's not much there.

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Why do you call it a love it or hate it film? Like me, you're in the middle. I suspect many viewers are the same. Also, maybe I'm being dense but I didn't see many questions - maybe one or two. I'm surprised that you found it ambiguous, the mystical part I can see. Also we agree on the GORGEOUSness of it. I suppose that's the best part.

Btw, I previously praised the violence of this film, but then I went back and re-watched Drive and found the violence in Drive to be much more brutal and entertaining.

Not that the two films should necessarily be compared, but I felt that the violence in Only God Forgives is probably its best feature (gorgeous brutality). So I was kinda sad for it when I found that Drive wins in the violence category on top of everything else.
I agree with you on the violence. Much has been made of how brutal this film is, but the scene with the icepicks was the only really graphic part. Sure, overall this film is more unsettling with its violence, but Drive was more brutal and gory.
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