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  • edited September 2014

    I just watched Trollhunter, a Norweigan mockumentary about.... troll hunting. It was actually quite a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it. The trolls were neat looking. I really had no expectations, but I just love that kind of stuff. Bit of dark humor in it.

    If I had to give it a number, I'd give it a 7. Was in the mood for this kind of film, and it simply delivered. Nothing extremely outstanding about it, but I'd recommend it if you're looking for a fun adventure and don't mind the subtitles. The writing and execution of the found-footage genre is spot on. It's up on Netflix instant.

    Yes, my text is subtly green. I declare this my new thing.

  • edited October 2011
    It's up on Netflix instant.

    *collective glare from international FXHomers*
  • edited October 2011
    Green Lantern: 7/10
    Finally got around to watching this and considering the reviews it got, I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it. I didn't think the effects were too shabby either.
    Attack The Block: 8/10
    Very good film, fun, and a nice change from the boring costume dramas or gang films that mostly jump up from the UK. The lead actor, I never caught his name, I though was great and can see him doing a lot more. There was a good balance of serious/comedy to it, and I loved that it wasn't afraid to kill off any characters.
    Hanna: 6.5/10
    Was ok but doubt I'll catch it again. Everything about it was mediocre for me, and it just felt as though it could've moved along a bit quicker. I bet they could trim it down to 90 minutes and produce something more entertaining - for me.

    Me, the wife and some friends also did an American Pie marathon a few nights back but what is there left to say about those films...

  • Attack The Block: 8/10. Really enjoyable and straightforward with some amazing cinematography and visuals, great acting, fantastic creature design and a great sense of fun.
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: 8/10. A very stylish film with a great cast.

    What was the storY in tinker tailer...
  • Star Trek (2009) - 5/10 - i hate lens flares and they were simply distracting.

  • Star Trek (2009) - 5/10 - i hate lens flares and they were simply distracting.

    Lens flares ruined the entire movie for you? That's like saying you hate The Matrix because you don't like the colour green. :huh:

  • Lens flares ruined the entire movie for you? That's like saying you hate The Matrix because you don't like the colour green. :huh:

    it was one of the things i disliked most about the film, i simply thought the whole film was pretty damn average at best with some uneven performances and questionable dialog, i don't get why everyone raves about JJ Abrams being so good, I also didn't like his take on mission impossible.

  • I just watched Trollhunter, a Norweigan mockumentary about.... troll hunting. It was actually quite a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it. The trolls were neat looking. I really had no expectations, but I just love that kind of stuff. Bit of dark humor in it.
    If I had to give it a number, I'd give it a 7. Was in the mood for this kind of film, and it simply delivered. Nothing extremely outstanding about it, but I'd recommend it if you're looking for a fun adventure and don't mind the subtitles. The writing and execution of the found-footage genre is spot on.

    I really enjoyed Troll Hunter too, caught it in the cinema. I was expecting to jump a little more, but to be honest it was much better than that. TROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL.
  • edited October 2011

    I've been meaning to watch Battle: Los Angeles for a while now, because the effects look pretty impressive, even if plot-wise I'm not expecting to be astounded.

    I would say the plot is simple [but not overly simple] which frees the movie to do a bunch of neat things special effects wise. The aliens are definately "alien" but also familiar which makes it strange in a good way because if you figure out what they are it makes it that much more weird. I look at them now and it still does not compute. @-) You'll see if you watch it. The effects are really well done, in my opinion.

    You should watch Battle OF Los Angeles instead - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Los-Angeles-NOT-DVD/dp/B0047WU340/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317214609&sr=8-1

    Simon, I just finished Battle OF Los Angeles. Sorry dude. Too many continuity issues. In the scene when they fly towards the mother ship in the alien craft there's a bunch of smaller alien ships. Then the camera angle changes and there are no other ships then switch to another shot and there's a bunch of alien ships again. Don't even get me going on the distance they travelled at light speed. They would have been through the ship and out the other side if they were really going light speed. The grenade the guy threw at the alien device on the street and it got thrown back at him? The explosion was not to scale of a grenade and the car was remarkably undamaged. Same with the rocket launcher inside the mother ship- the explosion was not to scale. The alien's fingers didn't bend which looked clumsy. You could also easily tell when something was green screened. I've seen HitFilmers do a far better better job! ;)
    I liked the premise of the story but I thought its execution was lacking.
    The Reeses Pieces thing must have been a tribute to E.T. :D

    http://youtu.be/PLRjsuK2uFA

    it was one of the things i disliked most about the film, i simply thought the whole film was pretty damn average at best with some uneven performances and questionable dialog, i don't get why everyone raves about JJ Abrams being so good, I also didn't like his take on mission impossible.

    I like Abrams. I didn't see any of the Mission Impossible movies 'cause I can't stand Tom Cruise but everything I've seen that Abrams has done I thought has been pretty innovative- including Lost which had THE BEST story telling device and they used it every which way possible. I'm not sure about his new show 'Person of Interest'. I think it's designed to condition us to accept the fact that big brother is a reality more and more and we should just get used to it.........which I refuse. B-)
  • edited October 2011
    Scream 4: 8/10
    I was a really big fan of the original Scream, and I still am. The second and third movies have their moments, but are never quite as good as the original. It did something that no one else had done before in the genre and it was a big influence on me. When I heard they were making another one I was like, "why? The third one was so dull" so I didn't even check it out until the other night, and I'm glad I did.
    I would definitely say it's the best Scream since the original. It's hilarious and over-the-top and ridiculously self-referential, and the constant, never-ending twists add this nice thick layer of absurdity to the whole thing. It's not trying to be shocking, or even really scary, it's just Williamson and Craven having a blast, and poking fun at their creations and the standbys of modern horror. It does for modern horror what the original film did for 80s and 90s horror. It's holding up a mirror to those films and saying "this is completely stupid."
    It has a great cast, plenty of gore, plenty of characters saying, "this is what happens in horror movies, so we shouldn't do this" and then it happens anyway. Just what you'd expect from a Scream movie.
    If you were a fan of the original film, definitely give Scream 4 a shot. It's a fun movie. Not as good as the first one, but close.
  • Guys - I'm utterly surprised. Just watched Attack the block. Well the first 45mins. Good acting? Fantastic Movie? I'm just wondering if we watched the same movie. In my view: weak acting, weak dialogue, so-so special fx... I really felt it was like 4 quid wasted (on demand). I understand things are always subjective, but...blimey...maybe I'm just getting too old (and not even 40 yet!!)
  • I should contribute to this thread more considering I watch at least 1 movie every 2 days Lol
    Just got done re-watching Transformers 3 and I would rate it an: Awesome! So much epicness in the second half! The first half was alright (typical silly Michael Bayism), but once the Bayhem started it was great. Everyone behind those Chicago scenes deserve a big pat on the shoulder.
    Recently watched X-Men first class and it was definitely my favorite X-Men movie. I was just so surprised how much I ended up liking this! Definitely and 8.5/10 for me.
    Hanna: Recently watched that too. Wasn't bad but I thought it wasn't anything special. The fight scenes didn't look realistic to me. One fight scene in particular (where Eric Bana fights all the guys in the parking lot) looked so fake. I'm all for down to earth "realistic" fight scenes, but they have to at least make me believe they're really hitting each other.
    Fight scenes aside, the story was also nothing special. It did feel like the movie was trying a little too hard to pass itself as a smart, unusual, and gritty type movie by making everything dull and uncool, but they didn't have the script that back that up. So the movie just ended up being average at best for me. Didn't care about the characters, and my thoughts weren't provoked one bit watching it. It'd have to be a 6/10.
    Devil: I really enjoyed this movie. Since I watch about one horror movie every 2 years (which means I've seen about 9 of them total Lol) I would say it's definitely my favorite horror movie. Got me hooked from beginning to end. 8/10
  • I haven't been to the cinemas for a while due to my studies. However, whenever I go my Dad picks...not the best choices :D Most recent films I have seen are: Green Lantern, Unknown, The Next Three Days and The Tourist...all which I didn't like (Alright, rating all of them 1 out of 5 starts). But I have been watching classics for the first time including Saving Private Ryan and Road To Perdition (Both are masterpieces, 5/5). Guess modern movies are harder to like as the targeted audience is treated like they are stupid with internet messaging like dialogue. Only a few film makers stand out today including Christopher Nolan.
  • 17 Again: Really good movie! Pretty funny and well acted. Always wanted to see it but never got around to it. It was definitely worth the watch. 7.5/10
  • The Big Lebowski: 10/10.
  • Ah, yeh, Big Lebowski - now we're talking! Fab film.
  • edited October 2011
    Melancholia: 9/10
    In typical Lars Von Trier fashion, this one is a bit of a difficult watch, but a rewarding one. A heady, thoughtful, psychological drama featuring global annihilation. Half of the film is about a woman having a depressive episode at her wedding, and the ensuing fallout with her family and friends. The second half finds her living with her sister's family months after the wedding, while Earth is approached, and eventually engulfed, by a large, beautiful planet on a long, irregular orbit.
    It's long, slow, and dialogue-driven, and it has some really interesting imagery. The opening sequence in particular is exceptionally beautiful. I need to watch it again to really absorb a lot of what's going on, because there are a few things I have questions about, just as with most of his films. Definitely one of my favorites of the year, though.x
  • I was put off watching attack the block because of all the bad reviews I read, I know, I should know by now.
    Thor, 8/10 really enjoyed it, amazing C.G.I
    Pirahna, Obvious perky points aside, I really enjoyed it, if I disconect the critical part of my brain and just have some fun, really good effects in places, the woman paragliding who has her legs eaten is an amazing shot.

  • I was put off watching attack the block because of all the bad reviews I read, I know, I should know by now.
    Thor, 8/10 really enjoyed it, amazing C.G.I
    Pirahna, Obvious perky points aside, I really enjoyed it, if I disconect the critical part of my brain and just have some fun, really good effects in places, the woman paragliding who has her legs eaten is an amazing shot.

    re Attack the Block: I general I agree with you, but in this case the bad reviews are so right...well, IMHO of course...(I'm a minority in this thread, I *do* realise that)
  • Contagion:5/10
    (I saw this before contagion)The Help:150000/10
  • Battle: Los Angeles: 6.5/10
    Liked the effects and the pace, but the story was a little familiar/predictable (Independence Day mixed with Black Hawk Down), and the performances were not great (Aaron Eckhart for example, spends most of the film looking at the sky with a vacant expression). Kinda what I expected though. Best watched with a takeaway pizza.

  • Battle: Los Angeles: 6.5/10
    Liked the effects and the pace, but the story was a little familiar/predictable (Independence Day mixed with Black Hawk Down), and the performances were not great (Aaron Eckhart for example, spends most of the film looking at the sky with a vacant expression). Kinda what I expected though. Best watched with a takeaway pizza.

    Takeaway Pizza, and a bunch of friends who enjoy awful scripts. That film probably has the most unintentionally funny scripts of 2011, I wonder if anyone during the production thought, "so how did this script get into production?"
    I did enjoy the action in the film, but i couldn't rate the film on it's writing - it's like someone spent a few days playing call of duty then excreted a 'script'; I wish it was that easy for every script to get green lit, I'd be well off.
    anyway.
    The Disappearance of Alice Creed - 8/10 - unsure of my rating, it's one of those I probably need to settle on but it's very well made, very small scale and has a few unexpected twists that keep the story moving. There must have only been three locations used in the film; the performances were good and sometimes quite unnerving. Recommended.
  • True Romance - 8/10 - probably one of Tony Scott's best films, huge cast, Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette have a great on-screen chemistry. I'm not fond of Tarantino's films, but he can write some good scripts and as long as theres a good director in charge they don't drag too much in the places where Tarantino would.
    Very entertaining film.
  • StormyKnight - yes, I wasn't genuinely recommending it. It's an awful film. :P I podcasted about it a while back: http://www.itsatrap.co.uk/?p=261
    Sorry to hear you didn't like Attack the Block, 3dmus. You're the first person I know who didn't like it. It's probably my favourite film of the year, by quite a long way. But, hey, different opinions are what make the world interesting. :D

  • StormyKnight - yes, I wasn't genuinely recommending it. It's an awful film. :P I podcasted about it a while back: http://www.itsatrap.co.uk/?p=261
    Sorry to hear you didn't like Attack the Block, 3dmus. You're the first person I know who didn't like it. It's probably my favourite film of the year, by quite a long way. But, hey, different opinions are what make the world interesting. :D

    Hey Simon - I really wanted to like it. Also, I love Nick Frost. It just happens sometimes I suppose; works for one person, doesn't for another. For me, one of the major issues was the alien...now, I understand it was meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, but for me the large chimp with glowing eyes just didn't do it.
    Same for Hanna, I loved the movie and the action scenes, whereas other posters saw the action scenes as slow, unrealistic etc. I sometimes wonder if there's a generational gap too. I mean, I love the Bourne movies with fact paced action scenes, updated Bond in Casino Royale, but when I grew up (showing my age here) it was The A-team, Knightrider, Indiana Jones...much slower action scenes etc. So, my point is, I love fast paced action/editing, but it doesn't put me off when it isn't as frantic. So, to me Hanna's action scenes come across as more realistic (pace wise), but can understand that for folks who've grown up with Bourne-like action...it just seems slow.
  • edited October 2011
    The Green Lantern: 2/10
    I'll admit, this one actually had a lot of potential, but it started losing me early on, during the dogfight scene. Not only did the compositing look like something from the 90s, it also features probably the most forced, ham-fisted character development in recent history. Hal Jordan, a professional fighter pilot, loses control of his aircraft after having a strong emotional response (complete with flashbacks) triggered by catching a glimpse of a photo of his father (also a fighter pilot, who died in a crash when Hal was a child) that he keeps on the instrument panel in his cockpit. It's just such a lazy trick. For one thing, the photo of a loved one on the instrument panel is way overused, and more importantly, someone who flies planes for a living isn't going to keep a photo in his plane that's going to give him such a severe reaction. It just didn't make sense, and unfortunately, the film doesn't ever recover from this misstep.
    It's just one scene of Ryan Reynolds hamming it up after another, with no real way to ground the story. There's no reason that it should take place on Earth, or even feature human beings at all, aside from not wanting to alienate the audience. In a scene where Hal has to save a group of people from a crashing helicopter, he does what any reasonable superhero would do: he stops the crashing chopper dead in its tracks. He turns the chopper into a huge race car and makes it drive around on a racetrack above and through the crowd. Brilliant. And this isn't even as cartoony as it gets. All it needs are credits for Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, and it would make perfect sense.
    But like I said, it did have some potential. The visuals, while often cartoony and crap, are also very often quite striking. If you enjoyed the space scenes in Thor, there's no reason you wouldn't enjoy the scenes on Oa in Green Lantern. In fact, I think the film would have worked a lot better if Sinestro had been the lead, as he's FAR more interesting than Hal, and had the film taken place entirely on Oa. Granted, a lot of the CG creatures will look like cartoons no matter what environment you'd put them in (Much like the Phantom Menace), but for a sense of continuity and cohesiveness, I think it would have helped. Also there is no reason for the main baddy to go after Earth except for their very poor explanation of how Hal is soooo special. Maybe this is also in the comics, but I'm starting to think that Superhero movies need to stop relying on their source material for stories.
    Overall, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I did get some enjoyment out of the visuals, and looking at Blake Lively (I think this counts as visuals, actually), and laughing at how horrible it was, but it's a bad, bad movie. There are plot threads that go nowhere, awful dialogue and exposition, and a really odd mix of CG and compositing that ranges from quite good to extremely poor. Definitely skip it.
  • Fast Five 1/10
    I'm a fan of The Rock from back in WWF days and always knew he had the potential in acting in Hollywood movies. But man, Fast Five sucked so bad for me.
    Story was lame, and while driving action was pretty intense, I just didn't care about the characters. 2-Dimensional and weak.
  • @Darren, did you watch the previous 4 instalments? They didn't really try developing characters in this one because they were supposedly all developed already. I'll grant you Fast Five wasn't a cinematic triumph, nor the best of stories, but I would have given it.. well, 5.
  • @Daniel - I saw the first, and parts of Tokyo Drift and then I lost all interest, so maybe I needed to watch all of them to appreciate it more, but man.
  • I really enjoyed Fast 5. I liked that they'd dumped most of the arrogance of the series and instead went for a straightforward action/heist movie. One of the more solid action movies in recent years.

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