What's The Latest Film You Have Seen? - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > Media
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2010, 07:39 AM   #5451 (permalink)
thirsty ears
 
noise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boulder
Posts: 742
Default

just got tickets to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D tomorrow which, incidentally, is also my birthday. should make for a cracking good evening.

it will be my first 3D experience. not sure what to expect. but i'm obscenely excited to see this newest of Burton's masterpieces
__________________
my flac collection
noise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 04:25 PM   #5452 (permalink)
 
Zer0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by noise View Post
just got tickets to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D tomorrow which, incidentally, is also my birthday. should make for a cracking good evening.

it will be my first 3D experience. not sure what to expect. but i'm obscenely excited to see this newest of Burton's masterpieces
Yeah i can't wait to see it. I saw The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D just before Halloween and it was very impressive, so i'm hoping Alice In Wonderland 3D will be just as good.

And speaking of Burton, the last film i watched coincidentally was...



I hadn't watched it in a while so i thought i'd put it on. It does seem like a rehash of The Nightmare Before Christmas at times but it's still a great little film with excellent animation.
__________________
Zer0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 08:21 AM   #5453 (permalink)
thirsty ears
 
noise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boulder
Posts: 742
Default

so Alice in Wonderland. hrmmm.
as far as the 3D goes, i don't think i'll go down that road again. i felt myself straning to see the screen through the whole movie - it jsut felt off, and it left me exhausted. it was neat to see, even downright impresssive at times, but it really did not add anything to the film.

as for the movie itself - it was deliciously twisted. the whole way through there was this underlying tension between childlike innocence and downright sinister dementia. it made the whole tone of the film uncomfortable, but in a delightful way.

characters were all extremely awkward, especially those played by Anne Hathaway (white queen) and Crispin Glover (knave of hearts). the only character i thought was not well cast was Alan Rickman as the cheshire cat. just didn't fit.

visually the film was top notch. you can very much tell that certain sequences were made with 3D in mind which was a bit cumbersome, but Burton's wonderfully twisted sense of the world was present throughout.

story was bland. it was kind of a sequel to the original Wonderland text which i was not expecting at all. but it worked well enough.

conclusion - go see it, especially if you're a fan of anyone involved. lots of fun performances. but don't bother with the 3D...
__________________
my flac collection
noise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 04:28 PM   #5454 (permalink)
 
Zer0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,792
Default

I've just got back from seeing it, overall it was pretty impressive. Regarding the storyline it was kinda somewhere between the original Alice In Wonderland and American McGee's Alice, but it was pretty much Burton's own twisted version. The storyline could have been a little bit better though but it was still great. Depp was excellent as the Mad Hatter, i don't think anyone could have done it better, and Helena Bonham Carter was well cast as the Red Queen.

The 3D visuals were great though but they did make parts of it seem unrealistic at times, especially when she's in the normal world at the beginning, but the 3D is used to great effect in wonderland. I do agree with Noise though that the 3D can make things seem a little out of focus at times but if you have glasses bring them along as well as your 3D glasses and it won't be too bad.
Overall a really great film. Go see!
__________________
Zer0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #5455 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Graveyard_Diciple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 27
Default

just watched Sherlock Holmes last night. wow was it a good movie. it far exceeded my expectations. Robert Downey Jr. nailed it. I was rather impressed.
__________________
There is a secret song at the center of the earth and it's sound is like razors through flesh...I'm just here to turn up the volume.
Graveyard_Diciple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 05:29 PM   #5456 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,331
Default


Terribly po faced so it doesn't make the so bad it's good type of film that I like BUT BUT I have this horrible suspicion I may rewatch it when I'm drunk sometime for a laugh. Only cost a £1 anyhow.
__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 05:42 PM   #5457 (permalink)
why bother?
 
Bulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4,840
Default



One from good old Hanif Kureishi here, and definitely a very brave film for 1985, reversing social stereotypes (sexual, political, racial etc) as well as it does. Just about every lead role is brilliantly executed too. I did spot a plothole or two, but the the rest of the film more than makes up for all that.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 05:48 PM   #5458 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,331
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post


One from good old Hanif Kureishi here, and definitely a very brave film for 1985, reversing social stereotypes (sexual, political, racial etc) as well as it does. Just about every lead role is brilliantly executed too. I did spot a plothole or two, but the the rest of the film more than makes up for all that.
That's one film I haven't got around to ever watching despite it being on T.V a lot and the generally favourable reviews of it. A big gap on my movie C.V.
__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 05:50 PM   #5459 (permalink)
why bother?
 
Bulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4,840
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
That's one film I haven't got around to ever watching despite it being on T.V a lot and the generally favourable reviews of it. A big gap on my movie C.V.
Took me a while to get round to this one too. I only actually watched it because one of my lecturers told me to (regarding identity politics in movies, which this film is the perfect example of). Definitely a must-see for anyone who hasn't.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #5460 (permalink)
The Music Guru.
 
Burning Down's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 4,858
Default



A really good movie from Steven Spielberg.
Burning Down is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2024 Advameg, Inc.