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Old 07-16-2017, 06:24 AM   #19771 (permalink)
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Saw Kubo and the Two Strings the other night. Aside from the conclusion being a little unsatisfying I thought it was pretty good. The animation was pretty nice.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:27 AM   #19772 (permalink)
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Saw Kubo and the Two Strings the other night. Aside from the conclusion being a little unsatisfying I thought it was pretty good. The animation was pretty nice.
I liked that movie a lot. All of the oragami stuff was especially cool.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:44 PM   #19773 (permalink)
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Well Saw 2 was kinda whack. But I kinda feel like that's because it strayed from everything I liked about the first one. It was too "action"-y and nowhere near as mysterious. There was tension sure, but not two guys chained up in a single bathroom kind if tension.

I don't know if this is even a spoiler at this point but just to be safe

Spoiler for Nads:
The guy cutting off the flap of skin from his neck ain't **** to sawing off your whole foot


I also kinda already don't like where the story is going.

I guess Donnie Wahlberg didn't have the right stuff after all
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:15 PM   #19774 (permalink)
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Watched Sicario earlier today.
Everybody said it was good, so I felt like it was a safe bet, but...
I found it surprisingly boring and ineffective.
I'm not sure there was any single thing I really liked about it.
Actors underperforming, mismatched soundtrack, dull script and a constant feeling
that the movie seemed to think it was more menacing than it was.
I guess it looked pretty good at times, so that's something.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:17 PM   #19775 (permalink)
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I feel like we watched entirely different movies the way you describe Sicario.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #19776 (permalink)
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And I feel like that about the way everyone else described it to me

The movie has this really portentous, dark vibe to it, but to me, that just completely missed the mark. I didn't get into the story at all and so I didn't feel like anything important or intense was actually happening to match the music and cinematography.

For example, that scene with the team entering the tunnels fell completely flat for me. I didn't feel like it had really been established that anything bad in particular was supposed to be down there, so the almost horror film like attempt at depicting it as a really intense and claustrophobic scene fell right on it's face for me.

I don't know... It just didn't grab me at all.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #19777 (permalink)
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Interesting. How much do you know about that drug war? Maybe the locality of it on my end helped me understand some of the more unspoken elements of it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #19778 (permalink)
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I don't know a lot. Never been to Mexico, never been to the States. I do know that it's pretty brutal, but the movie didn't really go into the effects of the drug war much. It was barely hinted in the background.
One of the things I was thinking to myself after it was over was exactly that I would have preferred if it took a broader look at the drug war instead of just sticking to Emily Blunt's perspective for the entire movie.
I would rather watch a movie about how it is for the Mexican civilians to be in the middle of that mess.

A movie that I actually felt depicted the cruelty of the cartels much better was The Counselor.
I actually FELT something while watching that one.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:34 PM   #19779 (permalink)
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Agree about Sicario.
It was well done but ultimately pretty underwhelming and forgettable.

PS: Inb4 Chula sucks its flick-dick.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #19780 (permalink)
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Damn Euros.


Super

Finally decided to give this a shot because I thought it looked pretty cheesy tbh. I was pleasantly surprised by how charming it was and how dark some of the humour got. Probably the best film tribute to the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs out there.

*spoilers*I have to say that the rape scene was pretty uncomfortable though, and I'm not sure whether or not the movie was trying to say something or doing it for yucks.*spoilers*
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