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Pedderrs

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Ya' know, that's probably one of the reasons why I could enjoy it. Those characters that I also found annoying, were killed in a very satisfying manner.
The recent Halloween works fine when Michael is killing people. It's undeniably fun. But it's also contrived and feels like lazy writing when the vast vast majority of victims are unlikable and irritating.

You see, I quite liked Lynda, Annie and Lindsey from the original Halloween. I'm not saying that made their deaths tragic in the same way Santino's death in The Godfather is tragic, but it definitely elicited a reaction other than 'ave it you cunt!'

And for me, I didn't find the movie trying to be too clever with the plot / characters. It remained almost as simple as the first.
I mean there's several sub-plots. The podcasters, Dr Sartain, Strode's family issues, Allyson's relationship with Cameron etc. Often times it felt like a melodrama when Michael wasn't on screen.

JC's film is a man in a mask terrorising Haddonfield.
 
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Pedderrs

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Had a bit of down the yesterday so watched 3 films I've seen before but not in years anyears.

Collateral - Tom Cruise is charasmatic as utter fuck. Literally can't take your eyes off him. The GOAT screen presence. 10/10

Far and Away - a young Tom Cruise is unconventionally handsome as utter fuck and oozes charisma. Even with a ridiculously sexy...forget her name cos Tom Cruise still stole every scene with simply unrivaled presence 10/10

The Firm - an out of this world display of undiluted, raw, pure charisma from Tom Cruise elevates a fairly basic story to stratepheric levels. Unfathomable screen presence and an easy 10/10.
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What didn't you like about it?
I thought the movie had serious problems with conveying Freddie's presence. They cast Rami because he's weird looking Egyptian with good acting credentials but I never saw anything other than Rami with fake teeth. The whole movie was a long series of close ups of people badly acting out a sense of awe and wonder, to try and fake a sense of presence on Rami's behalf.

They should cast Juan Javier Cardenas instead. He might be off in the ethnicity department and a little larger than Freddie but he looked more like Freddie than too small and too bulgy eyed Rami.

In the end I came to think less of Queen by watching this movie, which is a pretty damn awful accomplishment by a bio pic
 

DB Cooper

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I thought the movie had serious problems with conveying Freddie's presence. They cast Rami because he's weird looking Egyptian with good acting credentials but I never saw anything other than Rami with fake teeth. The whole movie was a long series of close ups of people badly acting out a sense of awe and wonder, to try and fake a sense of presence on Rami's behalf.

They should cast Juan Javier Cardenas instead. He might be off in the ethnicity department and a little larger than Freddie but he looked more like Freddie than too small and too bulgy eyed Rami.

In the end I came to think less of Queen by watching this movie, which is a pretty damn awful accomplishment by a bio pic
That surprises me. But I appreciate your explanation.
 
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May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
Equaliser 2

Denzel Washington is back as old black guy that kicks arse. His friend meets a nasty end so after kicking faces in during his Uber driver he sets off on a path of destruction. The film sticks to a tight simple plan and knows exactly what it wants to be. No trying to be epic or deciding the world is in danger, just Denzel hitting a few people. Plenty of tension, suspense scenes and you laugh once or twice. Nice to see Pedro Pascal not looking like he'd be able to fuck his way through a continent too. Denzel is looking old now.

7/10 Good sit down movie that passes a hour or so without much strain.

 

mandela

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Fallout- Best of the franchise possibly. That copter chase and subsequent clifftop fight scene near the end was absolutely ridiculous ..in a good way. 9/10
9/10?

Come on tae fuck. Only the most prolific of child abusers scores this less than 10/10.

Tom Cruise is 57 years old but looks 10 years younger, is doing some of the most insane stunts himself with the charisma of a Greek God and no doubt fucks like a chemically enhanced stallion.

It's arguably the GOAT action movie and actually makes a mockery of the out of 10 system by limiting us in accurately rating this master piece of screen presence by Tom Cruise.
 
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Saw Rocky V the other night for the first time in years. I don't know if it's better or worse than I remembered. I do think there was potential there for a good film though had they thought a couple of things through. Bringing Rocky back to where he began was a ballsy move as was not having him fight in the ring.

Had people been on their game they could have had a hard hitting emotional film but instead it just felt like a kind of lazy approach at what was supposed to have been the final film.
 
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Unsane - Stars Claire Foy from The Crown. Psychological horror, Foy plays a woman who's struggling in a new town after being stalked and after seeing a counselor unknowingly signs to being committing for a 24hr observation which is extended after she reacts to either a hallucination of her stalker or her actual stalker who has somehow found her and got a job at this facility.

The story is simple and predictable but Foy's performance lifts this film to another level. Worth a watch 8/10.
 

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Freedom Fighter
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Castle Duckula.
Christopher Robin

A grown up Christopher Robin has an important job to do at work and can't spend the end of the summer with his wife and daughter so in steps Winnie the Pooh, Tiger, Piglet and the gang to save the day. A nice bit of whimsy with plenty of humour aimed at kids, but enjoyed by adults too. Ewan McGregor is Robin and does a nice job of carrying the plot along. The real stars are his childhood friends. Eeyore is brilliant. Quite different to last years Goodby Christopher Robin which dealt with A A Milne's trouble experience in WWI and his failure to bond with his son. That film was one of my favourites and really hit hard.

7/10 A nice way to spend an afternoon.

 
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mandela

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Just about to get on a flight with a limited selection. Was considering rewatching Inception as I can't believe I hated a DiCaprio film as much as I remember hating this...but Nolan's self indulgence is capable of doing that, tbf.

Either that or Field of Dreams.

Prob fit both in, tbh.
 
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The recent Halloween works fine when Michael is killing people. It's undeniably fun. But it's also contrived and feels like lazy writing when the vast vast majority of victims are unlikable and irritating.
From watching the first Halloween, I got the impression it was just trying to be a slasher film. A man going on a brief killing spree. And nothing more.

That worked fine then, and so I thought it worked fine now (if that's all people want from a Halloween movie).

You see, I quite liked Lynda, Annie and Lindsey from the original Halloween. I'm not saying that made their deaths tragic in the same way Santino's death in The Godfather is tragic, but it definitely elicited a reaction other than 'ave it you cunt!'
I don't think the characters were that fleshed out in the original Halloween to care for their deaths.

I mean there's several sub-plots. The podcasters, Dr Sartain, Strode's family issues, Allyson's relationship with Cameron etc. Often times it felt like a melodrama when Michael wasn't on screen.
Yeah, they do try and incorporate a sub-plot or two and give context to the characters. But that's probably because for a modern day film, those elements are required for what otherwise would be a basic slasher film with a thin plot.

And even then, these sub-plots were so minimal/simple that they didn't really interfere with the main theme of the film which is what you perfectly describe here:

JC's film is a man in a mask terrorising Haddonfield.
 

Pedderrs

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I don't think the characters were that fleshed out in the original Halloween to care for their deaths.
I would agree, but the crucial point is that we were never willing Michael on to kill in Carpenter's film. The audience was never on his side. And that's one of a few reasons why I would have to strongly disagree with you when you suggest Michael in the newer film is more frightening. If we're on his side for most of the film, why should we fear him? He's actually doing us a service by killing off the characters we have already grown tiresome of watching. Perhaps that's why I was quite sad when he finished second at the end. :yep

Yeah, they do try and incorporate a sub-plot or two and give context to the characters. But that's probably because for a modern day film, those elements are required for what otherwise would be a basic slasher film with a thin plot.
There's nothing inherently wrong with trying to add a few more layers into the plot but it needs to be compelling otherwise it's just bloat. It's like comparing a great EP to a good LP. Yeah the LP has 5 more songs on it but they are forgettable songs and not really all that interesting to listen to anyway.

Instead of learning more about Strode's psyche and understanding her journey in depth, we're having to watch a fucking lover's tiff at the school prom and follow 2 podcasters around whilst they talk into an audio recorder. Honestly, did we even need her to have a family at all? It didn't make her any more sympathetic.

And even then, these sub-plots were so minimal/simple that they didn't really interfere with the main theme of the film which is what you perfectly describe here:
To be honest I think I've gone a bit overboard here. I'm not trying to force my opinions on to you or anything, they are just my opinions at the end of the day, but I do believe lovers of the original will have valid reasons not to enjoy the newest installment. I honestly don't think they are interchangeable on any level.
 
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you on the crack son? It wasn't a masterpiece, but a solid 7.
It wasn't shit but it was no way near good either. Rami Malek had no presence and looked like a make a wish kid who wanted to be Freddie Mercury for a day and sounded like a retarded Hannibal Lector