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 Post subject: Re: Last Film You Saw And Rate It
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Loved Loki, so with him and Downey being the center of all the adverts this could be fun. Not terribly fond of the Transformers-like cinematography though.


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Yeah I'm not a big fan of how over-lit the film looks, but I think that's because of the 3d making the film look darker so I think they were trying to compensate.


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Forgetting Sarah Marshall...where were you when I was in that rut?


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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Saw The Avengers last night. A couple of very minor facepalms aside (like some of the otherworld scenes were too dark and some of the 500-foot jumps in the combat scenes were just too unbelievable, even for Marvel characters etc), this is the best comic book movie I've seen since Iron Man and I'd take the off-the-charts fun-factor of those two movies over the "serious" tone of the Nolan Batman movies any day of the week.


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Melancholia (2011)

I finished this a couple of hours ago, reviewed this thread and other online sources to see what others had to say about it, and currently find myself immensely frustrated by my own inability to express how I feel about the film. I think the best I can do is simply to say that I found it boring. Von Trier's obviously a skilled director and seems to know what he's doing. And if the movie is truly meant to be an artistic embodiment of depression, then maybe it's appropriate that it's boring because depression is boring. But it doesn't make for a very engaging film.


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Captain America was a great introduction to the character, imo. Johnston completely nailed the tone of the comic books. What I think is especially cool about The Avengers is how none of the characters looked out of place or like they were just visiting from a different film, if that makes sense. It really felt like everybody belonged in it.


But Captain America is just the lamest super hero ever.


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Tudwell wrote:
Melancholia (2011)

I finished this a couple of hours ago, reviewed this thread and other online sources to see what others had to say about it, and currently find myself immensely frustrated by my own inability to express how I feel about the film. I think the best I can do is simply to say that I found it boring. Von Trier's obviously a skilled director and seems to know what he's doing. And if the movie is truly meant to be an artistic embodiment of depression, then maybe it's appropriate that it's boring because depression is boring. But it doesn't make for a very engaging film.

thank you for saying this. you seem very able to express how you feel because that's exactly how i felt. bored.


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Sodacake wrote:
Captain America was a great introduction to the character, imo. Johnston completely nailed the tone of the comic books. What I think is especially cool about The Avengers is how none of the characters looked out of place or like they were just visiting from a different film, if that makes sense. It really felt like everybody belonged in it.


But Captain America is just the lamest super hero ever.

I disagree. I think he's pretty badass, especially in Civil War. Iron Man is way more lame.


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The writing in Iron Man is lame. Iron Man himself is a cool hero. Speaking about the comics of course.


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His portrayal in the films isn't very heroic and this is particularly true for Iron Man 2. That film is ass.


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A slightly unheroic hero? What a horrible twist for a comic and/or film.


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PBR Streetgang wrote:
Tudwell wrote:
Melancholia (2011)

I finished this a couple of hours ago, reviewed this thread and other online sources to see what others had to say about it, and currently find myself immensely frustrated by my own inability to express how I feel about the film. I think the best I can do is simply to say that I found it boring. Von Trier's obviously a skilled director and seems to know what he's doing. And if the movie is truly meant to be an artistic embodiment of depression, then maybe it's appropriate that it's boring because depression is boring. But it doesn't make for a very engaging film.

thank you for saying this. you seem very able to express how you feel because that's exactly how i felt. bored.


i don't remember being as bored as i was supremely annoyed by its overall attitude.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Film You Saw And Rate It
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a revealing poll would be:

a) i liked melancholia and i have experienced what the main characters went through
b) i liked melancholia and i have not experienced what the main characters went through
c) it was boring and i experienced what the main characters went through
d) it was boring and i have not experience what the main characters went through

my point is that almost everyone i've talked to about it were split between a) and d).


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Jess wrote:
a revealing poll would be:

a) i liked melancholia and i have experienced what the main characters went through
b) i liked melancholia and i have not experienced what the main characters went through
c) it was boring and i experienced what the main characters went through
d) it was boring and i have not experience what the main characters went through

my point is that almost everyone i've talked to about it were split between a) and d).


well i would venture to guess that the level of depression she experiences is pretty rare so no i haven't experienced that. but i think its kind of unfair to assume people who didn't like the movie have never experienced depression in some form. i have. not to that extent, or anywhere close to that extent, but either way i can identify with what she goes through at least in some way.

my problem stems more from how he paints the other characters, as either shallow, stupid, hypocritical or drunk. and i don't buy that he was painting them only from her perspective. we are never given any indication that the perspective of the film is first-person through her eyes. we are seeing her from third person just like every other character. he doesn't seem to just want to show us her condition, but prove to us that her perspective is ultimately right. i honestly believe Lars Von Trier hates people and thinks the world sucks. and what's worse, instead of trying to change things he seems to have adopted this "fuck it, i'll just join the ride and laugh as the fake happy people realize life will come to an end and everything is hopeless" attitude that annoys me.


*edit: oh and i'll add "weak" to the list of characteristics he paints his characters with. everyone in the movie is presented as weak. crumbling under the weight of their own shallowness. breaking down when things got bad. except Justine, who's spirit improves as the world ends. because she's the only one who understood the whole time just how hopeless life is. :freak:


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