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Post by Kriken » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:51 pm

Kimi no na wa. So glad the story hadn't been spoiled for me before I watched it. Was a treat.
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Post by danbish » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:19 pm

Saw the trailer for Infinity War last night - I cannot wait for this!

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Post by D.J » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:59 pm

Finally watched Your Name yesterday, wonderful film, one of my favourites of the year.

Speaking of which...

My fave films of the year*

War for the planet of the apes
Your Name
T2: Trainspotting
Cars 3
Alien Covenant

*not all are 2017 releases, but it took until this year for me to get those ones on disc.

I guess this list shows just how few new releases i've seen this year. :(
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Post by imbusydoctorwho » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:23 pm

Finally watched Wonder Woman and its really dam good.
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Post by Nintendonator3000 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:11 pm

Just watched The Last Jedi. It's good. Very good.
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Last Jedi

Post by Kriken » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:44 pm

Watched The Last Jedi today. I liked it a lot. After the opening scene it's a bit slow with a lot of build-up, but it just about kept me captivated until the stunning series of set pieces we get about halfway through. The previous film stuck closely to a New Hope's formula but this one broke convention in a lot of ways (and I really prefer this approach, even though I get why they played it safe with Force Awakens). Which I guess is in the spirit of Empire Strikes Back which was not greatly well received at the time for its perceived odd story structure. Unlike today where that kind of storytelling is more celebrated.

On top of having neat curveballs throughout the story, the action was good and of course it's Star Wars so everything looked pretty damn cool. I liked the interactions between Kylo Ren and Rey.

I will say there was a lot of silliness in this film, which on reflection I guess isn't too surprising since it's Disney and it was to appeal to kids, but it didn't detract from the film too much for me. Some of it did lend the film charm, some of it I might be less forgiving about when I watch the film again. But anyway, I really enjoyed the film regardless.
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Post by DarkRula » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Also one who has seen The Last Jedi. I can see why reviews were saying its the film to beat Empire. It not be a copy-paste of Empire, but it twisted both V and VI into a great film that in many ways provided some unexpected scenes. They're definitely bringing the full might of the Force into play with this one, and the last of this trilogy is certainly sure to give us a duel of the fates. Some great musical call-backs as well.

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Post by Robbo-92 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:47 pm

Just got back from seeing it as well, no good at trying to be critical of aspects of it so I'll just say I loved it :lol:, definitely off to see it again in the new year :)

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Re: Film Thread

Post by Rawrgna » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:43 pm

I too have been to see TLJ today and really loved it going in spoiler free not watching any of the recent trailers helped although I'm annoyed
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Post by DarkRula » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:07 pm

Well she got an actual fight scene this time. That has to count for something.

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Re: Film Thread

Post by Edd » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:28 am

Didn't think much of TLJ really. Doesn't feel like much actually happened, all of the characters are basically the same at the end of the film as they were at the start.
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