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16-03-2014, 04:17 PM #2161the disjointed narrative reinforces the murky world the film depicts, a world in which information is key and the characters never have enough of it
I'm surprised about all the british actors and they are all speaking english since I thought the director was Swedish.
16-03-2014, 10:17 PM #2162
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Apologies if my first post on Tinker came across as condescending. I was frustrated from reading lots of comments from people who clearly shouldn't have been watching the film in the first place. Which is as much the fault of marketing as anything else, I guess. The trailer certainly does its best to present the film as much more exciting and fast-paced than it is.
By 'people who shouldn't have been watching the film in the first place' I mean -- well, I'm not a big fan of action scenes, in written form especislly, but they tend to bore me in films also. A creative and succinct action sequence, in support of Stuff I Care About, is one thing, but most action scenes in most films fail to clear that bar for me. So, obviously, I avoid most action films unless there's a particular 'hook' that grabs me. With The Raid that hook was the combination of its Indonesian origin, the praise heaped upon the film and the backlash against it from Ebert et al. As it happens, I made it around twenty minutes in before switching off, and that was that. What I didn't do is attempt to offer any detailed critique of the film -- it's outside my field, as it were. But even if I had, my voice would've been merely one amongst many, whereas with Tinker it seems the 'people who shouldn't have been there' have contributed something like half of the IMDb user reviews.
Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly content to snipe at films and genres I don't care for from afar. I think it's a matter of context. Walking into a discussion regarding e.g. Spider-Man and dissing it based largely upon a generalised dislike of superhero flicks is the wrong context.
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17-03-2014, 12:31 AM #2163
17-03-2014, 06:17 PM #2164
Robocop,1987..What a movie,i miss movies without CGI :(
18-03-2014, 01:09 PM #2165
^I know what you're feeling.
I've watched Logan's Run yesterday. God, I love pre-CGI effects, even if in this case they were rather medicore and cheesy.
Also, Jenny Agutter. *_*
18-03-2014, 10:08 PM #2166
18-03-2014, 10:23 PM #2167
What a movie."Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
19-03-2014, 07:01 PM #2168Including one the most ridiculous fanservice scene I ever seen.
The other movies was Walkabout, a movie about two kids lost in the Australia, with lovely music by John Barry (RIP) and Equus, really, really awesome movie by Sidney Lumet about boy visiting psychiatrist after he blinded a few horses.
19-03-2014, 07:51 PM #2169
They're making a sequel to The Incredibles because it's about bloody time the best Pixar film got a sequel. Considering the first one was a loving deconstruction of superhero films, I wonder what they'll do now. It fills me with much excitement. The original (I'm SO glad I get to say that now in this context) is one of the few films I'd describe as being flawless
19-03-2014, 07:52 PM #2170
19-03-2014, 08:08 PM #2171
ASIDE: I think he was Frozone, I only watched the Portuguese version. And it was even better, the voice acting was done by real voice actors and not just celebrities.
Just remember Edna Mode.
Maybe. On the other hand, Cars 2 was forced on them and it ended up not shit. There's hope.
19-03-2014, 08:32 PM #2172
19-03-2014, 10:15 PM #2173
Saw A Field In England on St. Patrick's Day. It caught me by surprise. For the first 20 or so minutes I found it to cheap and silly yet oddly compelling. The funny thing is that it never ceases to be cheap and silly yet by the end I realized I was watching the most weirdly absorbing film I have seen this year. Some say it is pretentious in its lack of coherent plot, I found it to be more juvenile than pretentious. The film does seem to try to explain to the viewer that it is OK not to know what is going on -- all will be well in the end so don't panic. The half-bottle of Sea Dog rum probably contributed to my assessment of film. Could be this is a film, like so many of the finer things, best enjoyed lubricated.
Turns out the director did Kill List as well, this one also caught me by surprise. Ben Wheatley is now one to watch.
20-03-2014, 06:20 PM #2174
Is anyone looking forward to Noah? Hard to believe, considering how awful the marketing is. I like trailers that don't reveal much, but in this case they don't reveal anything.
The comic just came out. It's based on an older version of the script. I'm not a comic reader but I picked this one up. There are only minor changes from the script. I can recognize every scene from the trailers except for the fire sword. Some panels are perfectly recreated in the trailers. The comic has a bizzare art style which is unfortunately not used in the movie. It's like 300 mixed with gritty science-fiction and Mad Max. Hard to tell if some of the structures are supposed to be natural or ruins of an advanced civilization. The fallen angels have strange sort of futuristic tatoos and jewelry, or whatever the fuck they're wearing. As a side note they're made out of rock in the movie while in the comic they're organic creatures. I suppose rock is easier to render than skin... God is only mentioned as "The Creator" and many animals are fantasy creatures. It might as well be set on another planet.
The story is really great. There's this horrible feeling of dread... Mixed with some stunning, truly wonderful imagery. Noah is overwhelmed by the enormity of the task (and The Creator's vague but brutal visions). It gets this across really well, and audiences will probably hate him as he turns into a murderous, fanatical dickhead. One element that both the script and the comic knock out of the park if the beginning of the flood. You know that TAKE THE ARK!!!! part from the trailers? It's exciting as fuck and will probably be the highlight of the movie. The fallen angels are a big part of the story, obviously inspired by the Book of Enoch. And all we've seen of them in the movie is a blurred headshot.
Apparently Noah comes with a disclaimer along the lines of "we took a lot of artistical liberties but we think it's true to the values of the story". Hard to believe Christians won't hate it.
20-03-2014, 06:48 PM #2175
I'm looking forward to it as it's an Aronofsky film, one of my favourite directors.
20-03-2014, 07:30 PM #2176
20-03-2014, 08:19 PM #2177
The notion that anyone could think the story of Noahs' Ark was a literal truth based on actual events is as absurd as the Flat Earth Society. I'd love to see another take on this particular tale where Mathematician Noah methodically works out;
- How many thousands of animal species he needs to acquire from the various continents (some of which he's never heard of before),
- How to get them from these places to the ark in the first place,
- How to make sure half of them don't eat each other during the voyage,
- How many thousands of tonnes of how many various kinds of food supply (not to mention fresh, de-salinated drinking water) and for what duration they will all require,
- Where to store all that,
- The weight ratios of all of that, plus the weight of the ark itself versus amount of water to be displaced by said weight,
- If he could even manage to deforest an area large enough to obtain the materials for such a gargantuan vessel,
before realising that it would never float and just be totally immersed underneath the flood waters, finally looking at all these calculations and saying to his god "Fuck this for a game of soldiers, you're made of click-your-invisible-fingers-and-it-just-happens fantasy magic, YOU bloody save the animals. And while we're having this impromptu chin-wag, two of everything isn't exactly a decent number to start with if you want to ensure survival of these species through genetic diversity."
I re-watched This Is Spinal Tap on blu-ray. It's a good, clean looking transfer. Really good sound mix, especially during the stage numbers.
The problem with the film itself though, especially if you've already seen it, is that you know the Stonehenge debacle is coming, you're waiting for it with great anticipation, it's still fantastically funny from "Fuck this! Fuck the napkin!" right the way through to "Can I raise a practical question at this point?" and then as soon as it's passed, you're left with the knowledge that nothing that follows it is quite as funny.
Last edited by Rath; 20-03-2014 at 08:23 PM."Men shall never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Diderot
20-03-2014, 09:10 PM #2178
20-03-2014, 09:49 PM #2179
20-03-2014, 09:52 PM #2180
BTW, it's only week before The Grand Budapest Hotel will hit theaters in my country. FUCK. YEAH.
The notion that anyone could think the story of Noahs' Ark was a literal truth based on actual events is as absurd as the Flat Earth Society. I'd love to see another take on this particular tale where Mathematician Noah methodically works out; (...)