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  #2468449 23-Apr-2020 10:32
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surfisup1000:

 

gehenna:

 

Sounds like you've missed the point of every piece of art ever created then, given it all is trying to tell a story or send a message from the artist's perspective.  I watched that movie and didn't pick up on it as being preachy or educational about a particular ideology, at least not in a heavy handed way.  Maybe you brought some of your own baggage to the viewing.

 

 

There is a difference between 'education' and storytelling though. Even you allude to that by classifying movies as "tell a story or send a message". Sometimes people don't want a message. 

 

 

Most people don't know what they want.

 

It's the books/songs/films/paintings that are clever enough to both entertain and contain a message that resonate with viewers. These then go on to be dear to our hearts and lauded as good art, as classics. As a quick example, look at the difference between Terminator (one) and Terminator Two.

 

They both have robots and car crashes and gun fights and all that good stuff that makes it exciting and entertaining but its the second one that takes time to reflect on what it is to be human and how human nature is not always a good thing.

 

It's one thing to contain a message, it's another thing to be subtle or preachy about it. Being subtle about it allows viewers to go , oh cool, there's robots!, or damn, the human race is already fricked, let alone if we invent AI. If there is some debate about the subtlety with this one, carry on, let's hear it.

 

 

 

 





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  #2468481 23-Apr-2020 11:05
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I watched Crawl yesterday on Sky Go.

 

 

 

I almost enjoyed it...in the same way I almost enjoyed Grizzly, Bigfoot Sasquatch and Piranha et al in the 70's 

 

 

 

It was what it said on the tin. It wasn't Jaws. 

 

 

 

5/10





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  #2468555 23-Apr-2020 12:33
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Handsomedan:

 

I almost enjoyed it...in the same way I almost enjoyed Grizzly, Bigfoot Sasquatch and Piranha et al in the 70's 

 

It was what it said on the tin. It wasn't Jaws. 

 

 

Grizzly has a special place in my memory, it was the first R film I ever saw. R13 and I was proudly 13 at the time.




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  #2468605 23-Apr-2020 13:15
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dafman:

 

Handsomedan:

 

I almost enjoyed it...in the same way I almost enjoyed Grizzly, Bigfoot Sasquatch and Piranha et al in the 70's 

 

It was what it said on the tin. It wasn't Jaws. 

 

 

Grizzly has a special place in my memory, it was the first R film I ever saw. R13 and I was proudly 13 at the time.

 

I have vague recollections of seeing it slightly underage at the Woburn Odeon (I think that's what it was called) in Lower Hutt. 





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  #2468982 24-Apr-2020 06:48
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Mission impossible fallout - was kind of boring considering it is the highest rated MI films and made nearly $800 million dollars. I actually enjoyed 6 underground more from an action film point of view.




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  #2469017 24-Apr-2020 09:09
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Watch Fail Safe (1964). Almost as good as one of Henry's other efforts, 12 Angry Men.





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  #2470582 24-Apr-2020 21:57
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Avengers Endgame.

That’s 3 hours wasted I won’t get back.







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  #2470590 24-Apr-2020 22:19
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Geektastic: Avengers Endgame.

That’s 3 hours wasted I won’t get back.

 

I'm glad I stopped watching those kiddy cartoons years ago.


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  #2470620 25-Apr-2020 00:47
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gehenna:

 

Geektastic:

 

I dislike being lectured to or "educated" when I am expecting to be entertained.

 

 

Sounds like you've missed the point of every piece of art ever created then, given it all is trying to tell a story or send a message from the artist's perspective.  I watched that movie and didn't pick up on it as being preachy or educational about a particular ideology, at least not in a heavy handed way.  Maybe you brought some of your own baggage to the viewing.

 

 

 

 

I am fine with my baggage - the artist needs to understand that people will see the work from their own perspective, not his.






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  #2470632 25-Apr-2020 06:57
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Geektastic:

I dislike being lectured to or "educated" when I am expecting to be entertained...

I am fine with my baggage - the artist needs to understand that people will see the work from their own perspective, not his.


My suggestion is you stick with classics that more closely align with your own cultural era, background and values, eg the Carry On films, or the earlier Bond films.

That way you won't risk your mind being exposed to and corrupted by all that pinko-femo-PC-gone-mad-flim-flam cultural change that's occurred in the last fifty years.

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  #2470634 25-Apr-2020 07:02
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Terminator Dark Fate

Predictably rubbish but filled a couple of hours and probably one of Schwarteneggers last films.

4/10

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  #2471199 25-Apr-2020 16:52
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Hateful eight, again.
Brilliant tension and dialogue.
Not for the sensitive.




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  #2471734 26-Apr-2020 19:46
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Extraction 

 

 

 

Very entertaining. Interesting locations and a well executed version of a fairly well covered storyline.

 

 

 

8/10






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  #2471774 26-Apr-2020 22:29
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Geektastic:

 

Extraction

 

Very entertaining. Interesting locations and a well executed version of a fairly well covered storyline.

 

8/10



 

Agree about locations. You don’t often see this type of movie fully set in India. The acting by all main characters was good. The stand out was the young teenager Ovi which was very good. Plot a bit old though.

 

I can only give it a 7/10 as it really felt like a first shooter game during the gun battles and no body is that good or lucky. 





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  #2471829 27-Apr-2020 09:54
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Legion 3/10

 

Netflix biblical themed apocalypse movie. Boring. Avoid.

 

For a while now I have really struggled to find anything on NF that I want to watch and when I do pick something it's disappointing.

 

If the service wasn't so cheap I'd cancel.

 

 


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