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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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Re: Film Thread

Post by Nintendonator3000 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:11 pm

Just watched The Last Jedi. It's good. Very good.
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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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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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Post by Ape » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:44 pm

Just seen The Last Jedi. Wow, was that a long film...
For the most part I thought that aside from the inherited aspects of Abram's film the plot felt fairly original with the exception of two or three scenes which felt like they were lifted from episodes V and VI (mainly the training sequence, the scene in Snope's room and the final battle on an icy planet) but I did find much of the film rather compelling and funny. My only complaints is that the idea of either Rey or Kylo Ren turning to the other side of the force failed to really materialise beyond being a way to kill Snope (and he died way too soon, we still don't know a lot about him when they decided to kill him off) and the film dragged on way too long towards the end. There were several instances where it felt like it would be the finale and then it just cut to more film.
Overall I enjoyed the film. I don't think it was the best Star Wars film ever made but it was still a solid film overall.

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Re: Film Thread

Post by Vtheyoshi » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:42 pm

watched the Last Jedi last night with a few good friendd
am very confused as to what to feel about it tho
lot of it was gooseberry fool stupid but there was a lot of good points
what follows is a bunch of scattered ramblings on the film
the mid section dragged a fair bit, not helped by the Asian just not being very interesting
Kylo Ren's character arc is the strongest part of the film, followed by Rey, Finn and Poe
I liked when things started going to eton mess very much, but it's almost as if they didnt go far enough which left me feeling kind of frustrated with the ending, which still felt a bit too typical almost
Mark Hamill's performance was a highlight honestly, I think he's surpassed his performance in the originals (not saying much, but still). The other main characters performance wise were as strong as I expected them to be so nothing to complain about there
The overall theme of getting rid of the old to make way for the new was very interesting and I liked it and the way it was handled over the film
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Re: Film Thread

Post by Shio hime » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Also saw TLJ today and thought it was good, though definitely not without significant faults.
For a start nothing really happens in the film other than a bit of character development for Kylo + Rey.
Finn's story was Raiders of the Lost Ark tiers of completely pointless. All that he actually managed to achieve in the entire film was reveal the cloaked ships.
Asian girl was a bit boring, but had some fun scenes.
Some of the comedy parts were really badly placed imo. Particularly the one where Rey cuts through the rock with Luke's old lightsaber and he walks off in what seems to be a bit of a huff.
Also christ that Leia scene where she's adrift in space. She uses the force to get back to the spaceship, then painfully disregards physics as she is sucked into the ship instead of sucking everyone else out when the door is opened (like the previous scene). After all of that she then proceeds to spend the rest of the film lying on her back doing bugger all.
That's not even everything, but the most glaring things.
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Re: Film Thread

Post by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:41 pm

Watched War for the Planet of the Apes and it's was rather enjoyable but I felt Woody Harrelson was a bit underused, but nevertheless it was a fitting end to the ape trilogy.

Also watched Baby Driver as well and that was incredibly enjoyable thrill ride, with some great stunts and a superb soundtrack.
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