Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    It's got a TV!    Come December, keep in mind there is already a Star Wars thread - Movie Reviews « previous next »
Author Topic: Come December, keep in mind there is already a Star Wars thread - Movie Reviews  (Read 31855 times)
Pages: 1 ... 13 14 15 [16] 17 Print
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #600 on: 02-02-2018 21:35 »

That doesn’t make it a flawed platform, it just means that people interpret it the wrong way. Instead of the numerical percentage representing level of quality of the film, it should be read as being simply the percentage of critics who thought the movie was at least worth seeing. Viewed through that lens, I’d say it’s an incredibly effective platform, especially when it comes to knowing which movies to outright avoid wasting time on.


That doesn’t make it a flawed platform, it just means that people interpret it the wrong way.

I agree. I'm not sure why I said flawed.

What I meant was that you need to understand how it works in order for it to mean anything. Everyone understands averages and it's easy to automatically see an 80% on RT and say "Oh, that's an 8/10!"

You're correct. That's exactly how I took it, because I was, indeed, ignorant of the scoring system. Thanks for the education, guys smile

winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #601 on: 02-07-2018 08:20 »

Fox and the Hound



Pretty good I say
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #602 on: 02-17-2018 08:19 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2018 08:25 »

Black Panther

I'm kind of surprised at how overwhelmingly positive the reviews are. I thought the movie was really good. In fact, I can't really think of a single thing to complain about. But it doesn't strike me as some kind of masterpiece- for me it wouldn't even be in the top 5 MCU movies.

But, there was still a lot to love. The balance of humour and drama was spot-on. The acting was excellent, especially from Andy Serkis who was absolutely amazing. Phase 3 seems to have mostly fixed Marvel's villain problem. Klaue, Killmonger, Vulture and Zemo were all excellent. Ego and Hela were alright. Kaecilius was pretty bad but that's a much better ratio than they had before.

Anyway, Black Panther's supporting characters were nice. His sister was funny and provided most of the movie's comic relief in a way that felt realistic and natural. "Delete that footage!"
His bodyguard (Michonne from The Walking Dead? EDIT: yep, I was right!) was pretty cool as well with her conflicted loyalty.

Now, my main question is:

I'd probably score this a 7/10. Hard to dislike it really. As I said before, I can't really pinpoint any specific issues. I don't, however, feel like it revolutionised the MCU at all.
Gorky

Space Pope
****
« Reply #603 on: 03-01-2018 20:36 »

I'm kind of surprised at how overwhelmingly positive the reviews are. I thought the movie was really good. In fact, I can't really think of a single thing to complain about. But it doesn't strike me as some kind of masterpiece- for me it wouldn't even be in the top 5 MCU movies.

To be fair, I think a lot of the love this movie's getting has very little to do with how solid an entry it is in the MCU; rather, people are responding to the fact that this is an almost entirely black cast headlining a blockbuster movie with broad appeal. Best of all, the movie remains broadly appealing without whitewashing anything: this is so thoroughly a story about the dynamics between different subsets of the black community, and the major conflict ("Are members of a marginalized group who have achieved a certain level of privilege morally obligated to provide aid to members of that same group who have dealt with systemic oppression for thousands of years?") reinforces that. It's so, so refreshing.

I mean, I say this all as perhaps The Whitest White Person Who Ever Lived, but I fucking loved this movie. The performances were stellar (I agree that the sister was a lot of fun, and Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira were equally wonderful; I daresay Chadwick Boseman was just okay, but I did really enjoy Michael B. Jordan), the visuals were great (Wakanda really is beautiful), I actually really enjoyed the action sequences (that car chase through South Korea, in particular), and it was just a super-pleasant way to spend two hours and fifteen minutes of my life. (I also appreciated that it wasn't an origin story, per se, because I have limited tolerance for origin stories.)

I honestly had no idea what this movie was going to be like going in, as I am only peripherally aware of the comics (and only because of some of the high-profile black writers, like Ta Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, who have recently had runs on it), but I was not disappointed. It wasn't as madcap as Thor: Ragnarok or Spider-Man: Homecoming, and I didn't find T'Challa an especially compelling protagonist (his two main story lines are pretty rote: "my father the king has lied to me" and "I want my ex-girlfriend back pls")--but I'd still say this was a better film overall than either of those. I appreciated the nuanced take the movie had on the idea of reparations and how best to enfranchise the historically oppressed--i.e., Killmonger's heart is in the right place, but his approach is misguided--and really hope that "disguising" such a prescient and important idea within a beat-'em-up superhero movie will encourage people who wouldn't ordinarily think about such things (so, white people) to, you know, think about them.

This is a 5/5 for me, no question. It was fun, and funny; it was sincere and smart, deeply-felt and deeply-considered; and, unlike most movies in the MCU, it was pretty deftly paced: no bloat here, folks. I'd worried it wouldn't live up to the hype (or that the hype was somehow artificially inflated by the aforementioned excitement over the movie's unapologetic blackness), but it really did. This is probably the first superhero movie I've seen since Logan that I suspect will stay with me for longer than the couple hours it took to watch it, and that's no small feat.
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #604 on: 03-01-2018 20:54 »

I suppose that was quite a fair review of the movie.
hopie4ever

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #605 on: 03-02-2018 00:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-02-2018 02:46 »

Kill Bill 1 and 2 Rewatch

Kept thinking about the car crash that permanently injured Uma Thurman
0/10
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #606 on: 03-02-2018 06:54 »

I didn't know she got in a car crash.  I liked Kill Bill personally, but it does glorify violence and murder.

Remember the scene where kiddo talks her would be assassin into sparing her because she was pregnant?  I think people generally behave that way.  Makes me wonder.
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #607 on: 03-02-2018 07:23 »

I didn't know about it until now. And I watched part of Part 2 just the other night, and enjoyed it.

hopie4ever

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #608 on: 03-03-2018 05:33 »

The movies are great, hoping that I can forget the bad taste it left in my mouth. It's harder because the horrible Hollywood thing actually happened in the making of the movie, rather than it just being a douchebag pretending to be someone else like it is in all the other cases.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #609 on: 03-03-2018 17:40 »

I don't think I posted my Black Panther thoughts in here, but I saw it almost 2 weeks ago. Damn, what an overrated movie.

The problem is, people are getting the representation confused with the actual quality of the film. The representation is 10/10, the film, however, is more of a 5/10. Nothing special, just your standard Marvel comic book movie. I feel like Black Panther himself wasn't in the film/utilised enough, as in, the costume, not T'Challa himself. Killmonger was a decent bad guy. Andy Serkis' character was just fucking annoying. I dunno, man, they have the most advanced technology in the world but don't use guns & still do ancient tribal combat and shit? It just didn't quite gel too well, for me.

Also, a reference to a meme which is almost 3 years old? Just no. no no

I also saw A Ghost Story. 9.5/10. What a film. Astounding. (Honourable mention to the infamous pie-eating scene)
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #610 on: 03-03-2018 18:00 »

Actually, once tech gets good enough, it's likely we would head straight back to tribal mentalities in some capacity, as a means for individuals to tether themselves to the concrete of our reality
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #611 on: 03-04-2018 05:41 »

they have the most advanced technology in the world but don't use guns & still do ancient tribal combat and shit? It just didn't quite gel too well, for me.

They had gunships and all that jazz. Most of the tribal stuff and swordplay was for the sake of tradition.

Andy Serkis' character was just fucking annoying.

fite me
JoshTheater

Space Pope
****
« Reply #612 on: 03-05-2018 00:52 »
« Last Edit on: 03-05-2018 00:57 »

I definitely thought Black Panther was stronger than a 5/10...maybe a 7.5 or 8? It was a very good, even great film, but I mostly agree with UrL's take on it, and concur that it wouldn't break my top 5 favorite MCU movies.

That said, I agree with Danny's comment about the tribal combat. I deeply enjoyed the tribal outfits and music and dancing as traditions, but the entire challenger-to-the-throne fight-to-the-death element felt totally at odds with how rationally the rest of their society was conducted and seemed only to serve as a plot convenience. I get that once they got the vibranium Wakanda started developing at an exponential rate, and it makes complete sense that certain things would develop faster than others, causing a tradition like that to stick around past when it should have. BUT none of the characters in the movie seem to express any explicit discomfort with the tradition (beyond not wanting to see T'Challa be killed) or outward desire to get rid of it.

LoveForFry

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #613 on: 03-13-2018 23:31 »


I also saw A Ghost Story. 9.5/10. What a film. Astounding. (Honourable mention to the infamous pie-eating scene)

Thinking about that movie still fucks me up. And that PIE tho.
hopie4ever

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #614 on: 03-19-2018 17:36 »

Abe Sapien: A Hellboy Story (aka The Shape of Water)

I thought this movie was good, I don't think there was anything necessarily wrong with it but I don't think it is Del Toro's best movie.

But it's true what they say, if you want an Oscar then pay tribute to Old Hollywood or show movies are a force for good in your plot.

Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #615 on: 03-20-2018 22:29 »

Watched Annihilation after work last night. A refreshing take on the genre. You could call it a taut horror/supernatural/psychological thriller. This is a movie you definitely want to watch on the big screen. Especially refreshing was the lack of tired tropes, both plot and character-wise. The pace is deliberate without being plodding, and I never felt that any of the elements were gratuitous.

B+

I had only two minor annoyances with the film, and they're pretty picayune.

UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #616 on: 04-15-2018 07:08 »

John Wick 2

I loved the first one, but luckily the sequel is definitely close in its level of excellence. It's filmed very smoothly; everything on the screen is simple to follow. The gunfight scenes were extremely well-executed.

Furthermore, the movie is surprisingly funny, but it's got it's own unique, subtle style of humour which is tough to describle. You should just go see it.

I could go on for weeks! But there's no time to do such things...


Everyone should see this movie; it's very good. I score it 9/10.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #617 on: 04-15-2018 14:01 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2018 14:04 »

I don't think I posted my Black Panther thoughts in here, but I saw it almost 2 weeks ago. Damn, what an overrated movie.

The problem is, people are getting the representation confused with the actual quality of the film. The representation is 10/10, the film, however, is more of a 5/10. Nothing special, just your standard Marvel comic book movie. I feel like Black Panther himself wasn't in the film/utilised enough, as in, the costume, not T'Challa himself. Killmonger was a decent bad guy. Andy Serkis' character was just fucking annoying. I dunno, man, they have the most advanced technology in the world but don't use guns & still do ancient tribal combat and shit? It just didn't quite gel too well, for me.



^This. (With the exception of Serkis representing a character that got the closest to a "personality" in this movie).

"Ready, Player One"
C-
Not too impressed. The real-word story seemed to generic, predictable and standard to me. All in all, they gave the movie an air of being a collection of pop culture references, and added a story later to losely hold it together (yep, I know about the novel, but still....)
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #618 on: 04-16-2018 19:01 »

I loved the first one, but luckily the sequel is definitely close in its level of excellence.

I'm in the very small minority of people who think that John Wick 2 is better than the first film.
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #619 on: 04-17-2018 02:38 »

Can you really use the plural of person when making that comment?
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #620 on: 04-17-2018 09:31 »

I loved the first one, but luckily the sequel is definitely close in its level of excellence.

I'm in the very small minority of people who think that John Wick 2 is better than the first film.

I could swing in the direction of either film, since they're both excellent!
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Ubersecretary
**
« Reply #621 on: 04-20-2018 07:20 »

Jar Jar Binks is a sith lord.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #622 on: 04-25-2018 12:33 »

Avengers: Infinity War

Big fucking spoilers ahead. Like, seriously, don't click my spoiler tag because I'm not holding back at all.
AdrenalinDragon

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #623 on: 04-27-2018 21:56 »

Avengers: Infinity War

I was super impressed. I'm so glad I saw it without any spoilers and not knowing what to expect. Marvel have outdone themselves and made a huge, ambitious movie that follows loads of characters and stays consistently funny, as well as great action pieces and big emotional scenes. Despite being 2 and a half hours long, it went really quick. Thanos was a great villain and this had some pretty dark stuff. Looking forward to part 2.

10/10
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #624 on: 04-27-2018 23:59 »

Wow, thanks for the review, dude--I haven't heard anything about the movie and was kicking around the idea of checking it out some night after work, but (and I realize that I'm in a tiny minority), but I'm still feeling the disappointment from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The odds of my seeing A:IW just went up a few notches smile

tyraniak

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #625 on: 04-28-2018 03:58 »

Saw the late show last night and really liked it but agree with UrL about
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #626 on: 04-28-2018 06:50 »

Oh, man...a Peeler on FB just saw Infinity War, and posted, non-ironically, "terribly disappointed" and "worst movie ever".

UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #627 on: 04-28-2018 07:31 »

Don't let that discourage you from seeing it- if you're invested in the MCU it's one hell of an experience with some very bold and unexpected turns.
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #628 on: 04-28-2018 08:03 »

Thanks—I wasn't discouraged, just surprised that they had such a hostile reaction. I'll for sure see it.

Svip

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #629 on: 04-28-2018 21:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2018 21:30 »

In 2020, Marvel is just gonna do a year long movie, where you can walk in and out of the cinemas and just continue where you left it.  You won't have missed anything important anyway.

What's worse, now that Marvel has 'outdone themselves' with this movie, they need to continue to do this.  How do you outdo this?  Maybe they suddenly got clones?  Or Marvel dug up a lot of one off superheroes to shove into their coming movies?

I don't know!  Much less do I really care.
Gorky

Space Pope
****
« Reply #630 on: 04-29-2018 17:49 »

Oh, man...a Peeler on FB just saw Infinity War, and posted, non-ironically, "terribly disappointed" and "worst movie ever".

Well, to be fair, as UrL points out, Infinity War cannot rightly be called a movie, at least by our usual understanding of that term. I went to see it with someone on Friday afternoon, and afterward we came to roughly the same conclusion: this is 2.5 hours of set-up for a movie that's coming out next year, a collection of scenes following some rough chronological narrative but not necessarily weighing all those story lines equally. If I had to evaluate it as a film, I'd say the individual scenes are well-done, but the way in which they're arranged is somewhat lacking.

Light spoilers ahead, I guess:


This is not my favorite Marvel movie--not by a long shot--and it's not even my favorite superhero movie thus far this year (hey there, Black Panther), but it is quite possibly my favorite Avengers movie. Solid 4/5, methinks, for whatever that rating is worth.
Svip

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #631 on: 04-29-2018 17:54 »

Fun fact:  I have never seen a single Marvel movie.
Gorky

Space Pope
****
« Reply #632 on: 04-29-2018 18:20 »
« Last Edit on: 04-29-2018 18:24 »

I hadn't seen any of them (except maybe the first Iron Man movie, or at least parts of it?) until last year, when I was made to watch them by my boyfriend. I find the Thor movies utterly delightful, I enjoyed the recent Spider-Man movie, and Black Panther was just an all-around treat; overall, though, I think the movies are just big-O, little-k.

They're all way too long, and most of them have tonal problems (self-seriousness mixed with goofiness in less-than-desirable proportions--though maybe that's a reflection on the source material, as my sense of Marvel in general is it's historically been the snarkier alternative to DC)*, and because of all the world-building it is exceptionally difficult to just drop into one of the movies without knowing what's happened in a bunch of other movies. As an overall cinematic project, I admire the hell out of the universe they've built here, and the high caliber of talent they've attracted (I'm really looking forward to seeing Brie Larson as Captain Marvel next year), but I will never be a person who would rather see a superhero movie than, like, a quiet realist dramedy or whatever. That's just a matter of personal preference, of course--and I recognize that mine is perhaps a mildly snobbish prerogative, but there you have it.

*This is somewhat off the topic, but I don't find this same problem with the Marvel shows on Netflix. Like, Jessica Jones balances serious pathos and high drama with outright hilarity in a deeply enjoyable way. Luke Cage and The Defenders also did a pretty good job striking that balance. Daredevil is a goddamn self-serious nightmare, but it's saved by exceptionally good acting.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #633 on: 05-01-2018 10:12 »

I'm surprised that you find them too long, Gorky. Infinity War is the only one that's felt long to me, but even that didn't feel overly long. Mind you, I'm the guy who loves slowly-paced movies and thought Lord of the Rings was too short.


Anyway, upon reflection I've decided that the decision to jump straight in with hardly any exposition ends up working out quite well. Rather than reintroduce all these characters we already know, they concentrated on developing Thanos and ended up making him a seriously awesome character. I can't wait to see the next one.
Tachyon

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #634 on: 05-01-2018 17:14 »

When I go out to watch a movie, immersion is key for me. Sure, I can hear the reactions of the audience and sense the presence of the crowd, at some level, but when I'm watching something that I'm really into, those potential distractions tend to hover at the periphery of my awareness and rarely intrude into my consciousness.

For me, speaking generally, the longer the running time, the better. My recollection is that all of the Star Wars films run for at least two hours, and that was a large factor in the immersion.  So...longer is better, for me, provided the material is entertaining and not excruciatingly repetitive. <cough> The Hobbit: An Unexpectedly Tedious Journey <cough>

Gorky

Space Pope
****
« Reply #635 on: 05-02-2018 02:26 »

Oh, I'm definitely more obsessed with movie length (you know us women, always critical of the length of things) than a normal person should be--especially as it concerns action/adventure movies, which are perhaps at the very bottom of my list in terms of genres I enjoy, so my threshold for "boring" is pretty low.

My response to the length of Marvel movies comes in a variety of forms: either they're too long than they actually need to be from a storytelling standpoint but still entertaining through-and-through (Spider-Man: Homecoming is a recent example), so my gripe is with the craftsmanship/editing of the thing and not with the movie as a finished product; too long because they lack a clear enough focus (Captain America: Civil War is the biggest offender), to the extent that it makes me physically angry; and really long but so well put-together that I don't even notice it (Infinity War, for sure).

I'm basically operating under an old-fashioned notion of how long a movie should be--90 minutes or less, sir--reinforced by the fact that I watch a lot of those aforementioned realist dramedies, which are rarely more than an hour and a half long. So the fact that pretty much every Marvel movie is at least a two-hour extravaganza does little to thrill me, and oftentimes actively annoys me. Even a movie I adore, like Thor: Ragnarok, has no reason to be two hours long; cut out some of that forced (generally comedic, more often "comedic") filler that drags out some of the dialogue-heavy scenes and you'd have a movie that's actually a normal length.

At the end of the day here, my gripe is with what I view as a self-indulgent streak on the part of the filmmakers: a lean, well-oiled machine of a movie is nothing to be embarrassed of. For me, immersion is achieved not by the length of the movie, but by the absence of the visibility of the creator's hand; it's easier for me to suspend disbelief if the movie gives me fewer opportunities to scratch my head and go, "Well how did that beat make it into the movie?" Different strokes for different folks, though, I suppose.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
Urban Legend
***
« Reply #636 on: 05-06-2018 09:51 »


   I'm basically operating under an old-fashioned notion of how long a movie should be--90 minutes or less,
    …
   At the end of the day here, my gripe is with what I view as a self-indulgent streak on the part of the filmmakers


If you can't tell your story in an hour fifty, you'd better be David Lean
 - William Goldman

Its worse than that, its physics, Jim.
tyraniak

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #637 on: 05-07-2018 00:43 »

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
Alfred Hitchcock
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
****
« Reply #638 on: 05-07-2018 10:08 »

I haven't peed in about 9 hours.
Javier Lopez

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #639 on: 05-07-2018 16:22 »

Infinity War was amazing... it certainly felt like if all MCU movies until now (or most of them) really and finally were going to somewhere we can grasp..and not some promise wich turns out dissapointing (Lost, Galactica) .. i dont know if thats the case but despite some very minor continuitiy poblems it felt like it was worth it to follow the series ..

Ready Player One was also very fun..  i allready knew they were not going to strictly adhere to the book.. but it felt like a good adaptation potenciating the watchable and fun factors.... despite some unexplinable changes.. but since the writer of the book is the writer of the script as well.. i guess its ok .. like "you saw the book... this is how i would write this book as a fun movie..and they are diferent but same histories"
Pages: 1 ... 13 14 15 [16] 17 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.207 seconds with 17 queries.