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  #2380470 23-Dec-2019 14:41
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Sorry, but I had to laugh out loud at the concept of leaving your brain at the door for THIS Star Wars movie as if the others were cerebral masterpieces well written and put together that accurately reflect the physics and realities of a war in space :) 

 

 


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  #2380474 23-Dec-2019 14:49
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networkn:

 

Sorry, but I had to laugh out loud at the concept of leaving your brain at the door for THIS Star Wars movie as if the others were cerebral masterpieces well written and put together that accurately reflect the physics and realities of a war in space :) 

 

 

You do have a valid point but I thought that this was worse than most. I actually had the same problem with The Force Awakens and found it less of an issue in TLJ. A movie that requires suspension of disbelief is fine and dandy. In TFA the death planet with an atmosphere that used suns to power the gun made me nope out big-time. At least in RoS they went at a hectic pace that screamed "don't think about, just look at the shiny".






 
 
 
 


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  #2380493 23-Dec-2019 15:32
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Brumfondl:

 

networkn:

 

Sorry, but I had to laugh out loud at the concept of leaving your brain at the door for THIS Star Wars movie as if the others were cerebral masterpieces well written and put together that accurately reflect the physics and realities of a war in space :) 

 

 

You do have a valid point but I thought that this was worse than most. I actually had the same problem with The Force Awakens and found it less of an issue in TLJ. A movie that requires suspension of disbelief is fine and dandy. In TFA the death planet with an atmosphere that used suns to power the gun made me nope out big-time. At least in RoS they went at a hectic pace that screamed "don't think about, just look at the shiny".

 

 

I have fond memories of the original 3, but I was a lot younger then and it was more impressive what they did then too, though when I watch it now, I find it kind of painful. The second three were in my mind excruciating and confusing and had "lost their way", but the last 3 were quite a mixed bag. 

 

I didn't re-watch any prior ones directly before this one, which I often do in a trilogy so I can recall the plot lines, but there was enough story linking through it, that I picked up on most of it and it was nice to see the "old" faces back again to finish off the series. 

 

I am probably quite fortunate that I am able to discard things in movies quite easily if they don't make sense, but I really felt they did a better job of finishing Star Wars than I expected. It felt pretty "right" to me. 

 

One thing I will say is that the strength of the characters in the first to third movies was strong enough to hold the entire franchise together for nearly 40 years. It was awesome to see them in the final movie, which I consider a real testament to the strength of their characters. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2380504 23-Dec-2019 15:51
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Please don't post any spoilers folks.


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  #2380690 24-Dec-2019 08:29
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I saw Terminator Dark Fate last week - forgot to mention it. 

 

 

 

I enjoyed it...it was like a reboot, with the original cast there for continuity. 

 

The CGI has obviously improved beyond measure and the plot was familiar - they tied up some loose ends, but created a couple more, so it wasn't perfect. 

 

Did I enjoy it? Yes. Yes I did. 

 

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  #2380758 24-Dec-2019 09:55
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Re: Rise of SkyWalker; my 20 year old daughter [who is a well trained nerd] saw it last night; her response to me afterwards was "don't bother".  Also she found herself falling asleep at some point [boredom, apparently]; and despite her being an avowed and ardent fan of strong female characters in media, she really didn't have any emotional connection to any of the female roles.

 

On the other hand, the boyfriend apparently enjoyed it.

 

 


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  #2380837 24-Dec-2019 10:54
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I'm not a fan of second hand feedback in this thread.  I'd much rather read the opinions of folks who have seen films themselves, hence the title I created was What movie did YOU just watch....


 
 
 
 


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  #2380841 24-Dec-2019 10:58
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Rise of Skywalker. IMAX in Auckland.

 

LOUD. And that includes the trailers or even "prologue" in the case of TENET.

 

A lot goes on. I think I enjoyed it but did come out a little dazed and exhausted.

 

This one I will watch again at some point unlike some of the other Star Wars films.


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  #2380917 24-Dec-2019 13:24
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gehenna: I'm not a fan of second hand feedback in this thread.  I'd much rather read the opinions of folks who have seen films themselves, hence the title I created was What movie did YOU just watch....

 

Fair comment; but just to make it clear: I have ZERO interest in seeing the film myself; the last one killed any last remaining interest I had in the film series; although I am enjoying The Mandalorian.

 

Also, given that I've not been a 20 year old for a VERY LONG time, I thought it would be interesting to pass their viewpoint along.

 

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  #2380923 24-Dec-2019 13:49
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Lost in Translation 6/10. Bill Murray low key 'romance' from a few years back. Not a comedy. I enjoyed it because it was undemanding, slow, and pointless : ).

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  #2380928 24-Dec-2019 13:59
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La La Land 7/10. The first 10 minutes is opening number musical cliche. Once girl meets boy later it settles down into a pretty good contemporary story. Undemanding. I'm likely to watch this again someday.

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  #2380929 24-Dec-2019 14:06
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Star Wars latest 7/10. Fast paced action with almost no slow emo moments. Has the feel of a Saturday morning kids cartoon with dialog to match. I enjoyed it and will see it again at least once before it closes. This could have been two movies, squished into one.

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It's a Michael Bay film  - need I say more?

 

Well yes - the film starts off with a long but action-filled car chase. It's not bad as far as car chases go. One thing I did notice though was the good guys caused a number of civilian casualties, including running one poor guy who was too slow. I can't think of any other car chase where the good guys have done this - usually it's the A-Team approach where everyone jumps out of the way just in time (except the bad guys).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2380976 24-Dec-2019 16:06
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1956 around the world in 80 days.

 

1080p, dolby digital stereo, amazon

 

this was released many years back in a 2 disc dvd edition but afaik has not been released in HD until now.

 

shot in 65mm todd-ao the transfer looks very good, 182m length with inclusion of prelude, intermission, entr'acte and exit music.

 

it's a good old fashioned family film in the hollywood roadshow bigger is better mode.

 

much more entertaining than the dull steve coogan version of a few years back.

 

8/10


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6 Underground

 

It's a Michael Bay film  - need I say more?

 

Well yes - the film starts off with a long but action-filled car chase. It's not bad as far as car chases go. One thing I did notice though was the good guys caused a number of civilian casualties, including running one poor guy who was too slow. I can't think of any other car chase where the good guys have done this - usually it's the A-Team approach where everyone jumps out of the way just in time (except the bad guys).

 

 

Absolutely loved this.  A-Team on steroids.   An action packed riot full of fun.  Nothing left to the imagination at all, and with a touch of Deadpool humor now and again just because.  How they heck they managed to film some of these scenes without destroying half an ancient city I don't know. I understand not a lot of CGI was used which makes it even more amazing, and those parkour scenes were sweat inducing, also quite real I believe.  Definitely on the 'watch again' list.      





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