Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?

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Re: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?

Post by inflatable dalek » Fri May 31, 2019 5:53 pm

As I've been rewatching the Batman movies, I think it's vitally important you all know Batman Returns is actually a bit shit. Don't be fooled by anyone trying to trick you into thinking it's a clever classic.

The best stuff is all to do with the Mayor Penguin bits, which still a 40 minute chunk of the film you could cut out without noticing.

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Re: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?

Post by Warcry » Fri May 31, 2019 6:31 pm

Yeah, I loved the movie as a kid but it hasn't aged well. I watched it fairly recently and I found myself cringing at as many scenes as I enjoyed. And wondering how in the world I got away with watching it at eight years old with all the filthy innuendo that Penguin was spewing. There's definitely cool bits but the whole package is kind of a mess.

It's still better than all but one of the movies featuring Batman that came out after it, though.

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Re: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?

Post by Skyquake87 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:49 am

I still like Batman Returns. It does feel a bit all over the place, but I think I quite like that. It's definitely not a classic, but the bunch of arse that followed it make it look like a masterpiece.

X-Men : Dark Phoenix ...another failed attempt to bring the celebrated comic book arc to life. Where you should have cosmic jeopardy, you just get a load of awful 'don't be bad!we love you!' speeches. Worse thing Jean does when possessed by the, ahem, solar flares, is cause some property damage that's bad news for some policemen and an x-man. Part of the problem is with Jean Grey. She's just such a nothing character and bland beyond belief. Script is awful throughout and the closing scene is just... something vaguely positive to end the film on. Although Apocalypse was enjoyable hokum, this is somehow even worse than 'The Last Stand'.


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Really rather excellent semi-musical which runs through Elton John's life and career, stopping at the point he enters rehab in the late 1980s. I'm not really into Elton John's music, but he's been a staple of showbiz over here for as long as I've been alive, so I was intrigued enough to give this a watch. Taron Eggerton is brilliant (as he was in the Eddie The Eagle film) as Elton and I like how he captures the flamboyance and attitude of the man. Good supporting cast (I didn't recognise Bryce Dallas Howard as his mum!) and excellent direction from Dexter Fletcher and good choice of stompers from Elton's back catalogue. I really enjoyed this and thought it was superb.

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Re: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?

Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:59 am

I'm still amazed they thought the Dark Pheonix thing hadn't been done well enough first time but got the same writer to script it.

Now, Batman Forever. There's a movie my fine friends.

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Re: Movie thread, or; what movie did you watch last?

Post by elverimp » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:08 pm

The last movie I watched was the Joker.

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