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Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:21 am
by Chocolate-Milk
Spider-Man: Homecoming was great, Michael Keaton played a brilliant villain. Didn't think much of Shocker, but I did like the nod to his original costume in the jacket he wore.

Much as I love the Tobey Maguire films (not necessarily for the right reasons), this is definitely my favourite Spidey film to date.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:26 pm
by SupaWaluigi
Dunkirk: a non-stop nail-biting experience of one event in British history. Incredibly tense, but ultimately uplifting by the end.

It's also a great display of the British "stiff-upper lip" ideal, to not surrender and to keep on going. However, as my friend who saw it with me thought, emotional drama and weight is certainly not as prominent as it maybe should. But then again, in my view, that may have detracted from the core experience of the film.

Some good performances, but none particularly outstanding. What is most notable is Hans Zimmer's excellent score, a constant ticking tenseness that never ceases.

All in all, a great film and a must see.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:11 am
by Robbo-92
I saw Dunkirk last night, thought it was fantastic. As you said the musical score was fantastic with how it kept the tension throughout the film. Thought the relative lack of dialogue certainly helped with the atmosphere of the film as well.

The only part I didn't really understand was why the pilot played by Tom Hardy decided to land his plane in the an area outside of allied control and subsequently letting himself be captured rather than just ejecting over the sea and stand a chance of getting evacuated alongside the other British troops after he's glided down to earth with his parachute. He also stood around to watch his plane burn rather than getting out of there, I get he probably had orders to burn it if landed in enemy territory but why did he stick around past the point of no return for the craft?

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:17 am
by SupaWaluigi
Yeh, that is a little odd. I think it's mainly because after Tom Hardy shoots down the last enemy plane whilst he himself only gliding without any fuel, he knows that the final boat must have already left, and that it would be pointless and too risky to glide back out into open water for just the hope of being picked up by a boat. Instead he'd rather land the plane safely, destroy it so the Germans don't get their hands on it, and be taken as a prisoner of war since then he has the chance to live

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:52 pm
by Robbo-92
I thought there were still troops waiting to be picked up when he first flew over and shot the plane down, I'm sure there was troops cheering.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:29 pm
by SupaWaluigi
Oh, yes, you're right. I have no good answer then :lol:

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:38 pm
by Robbo-92
The only thing I can find after a quick Google is that parachutes needed to be deployed at higher altitudes to open properly, it'd have made more sense in my opinion to decrease speed over the sea and risk the parachute rather than get caught, stood a good chance of getting killed either from the fall or as a prisoner of war so the odds weren't amazing either way.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:32 pm
by Spilskinanka
dunkirk is ass except technically

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:35 pm
by Mephisto
I do love a good film.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:46 am
by D.J
The pedant in me still thinks the title should have been spelled properly, as all the signs in France call it Dunkerque.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:18 pm
by Yubel
Power Rangers (2017) and it was as good an adaptation as I thought. Of course most of what I think we all wanted to see was towards the end, but overall they've done well at establishing the core team of rangers in what I hope will continue with the green ranger, as confirmed by the post-credits scene.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:40 am
by DarkRula
They certainly did do a good job of building the characters, though the final battle's reliance on the zords... I suppose it was something different from the usual summon the zords -> form the megazord most seasons rely on.

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:18 pm
by danbish
Watched Arrival for the first time last night, it was amazing! Never got round to seeing it when it was on at the cinema but bought it on Blu-Ray a few weeks ago. Very pleased I did!

Re: Film Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:11 pm
by SupaWaluigi
Just watched Kong: Skull Island. Really quite good, I enjoyed it. Really liked the visual callbacks to previous Kong films, plus the 70's Vietnam period works rather well. 2005 version is still better, but this new one is still thoroughly entertaining. Makes me look forward to the Godzilla/Kong crossover!