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BigBone

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Jun 13, 2012
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It has good moments but that's the frustrating thing with Tarantino films, he's proven with Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown he can make excellent films but after Jackie Brown it feels like they're out of control and too indulgent. Sometimes I feel like somebody needs to sit and go through the script with him and say "does this scene need to be this long" or " does this scene even need to be in it" sometimes it's as if he's put stuff in there because he thinks it's cool or like he's leaving little Easter Eggs for film buffs to spot or just lines for dickheads to quote.

The thing I love about Reservoir Dogs for instance is how simple it is and it's to the point, someone should have a word in his ear and say "Quentin, not every film needs to be 2 1/2 to 3 hours long you know" It's like I really like moments of The Hateful Eight but I reckon he could have made it better as a 2 hour film, same with Django, I was really enjoying it and then it's like it's hit a wall and then he's rushed the ending so I don't end up loving it as much as I would have done.
Basterds is the best QT movie since Pulp Fiction, barring perhaps Hollywood, which I need to rewatch. Besides that, it's QT's most mature work, with actual suspense and consequences (opening scene, Landa interrogating Shosanna). Co. Hans Landa QT's most multi-dimensional character (and a far better villain than Bill), you have every reason to root agaist him but he does evil so brilliantly, you can't.

Great scene with the brave German & Bear Jew, the underground game, the movie opening, Fr. Zoller trying to pick up a girl, Hugo Stieglitz, Landa vs. Raines etc... and some top-notch violence with a surprise and perversely fun ending. I had so much fun in the theater. It's also the borrowed QT title (I am aware of Inglorius Bastards, tho that's very different), and QT actually makes a point for a change by replacing faceless Hollywood nazis by brilliant, brave, multi-lingual and sophisticated ppl... and that makes them being mass murderers an even bigger head case - how could ppl. with such a background become the biggest real-world villains?

Compare that to QT's N-itch scratching that is the shameful Django where he turns just about every white men is South scum by birthright, and you see how much more effort he put into actually writing a script for Basterds... Great movie.
 
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AntG

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Nov 16, 2012
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Basterds is the best QT movie since Pulp Fiction, barring perhaps Hollywood, which I need to rewatch. Besides that, it's QT's most mature work, with actual suspense and consequences (opening scene, Landa interrogating Shosanna). Co. Hans Landa QT's most multi-dimensional character (and a far better villain than Bill), you have every reason to root agaist him but he does evil so brilliantly, you can't.

Great scene with the brave German & Bear Jew, the underground game, the movie opening, Fr. Zoller trying to pick up a girl, Hugo Stieglitz, Landa vs. Raines etc... and some top-notch violence with a surprise and perversely fun ending. I had so much fun in the theater. It's also the borrowed QT title (I am aware of Inglorius Bastards, tho that's very different), and QT actually makes a point for a change by replacing faceless Hollywood nazis by brilliant, brave, multi-lingual and sophisticated ppl... and that makes them being mass murderers an even bigger head case - how could ppl. with such a background become the biggest real-world villains?

Compare that to QT's N-itch scratching that is the shameful Django where he turns just about every white men is South scum by birthright, and you see how much more effort he put into actually writing a script for Basterds...
I've always believed his best film was Jackie Brown. Pulp Fiction is spoilt by the Butch segment with the unnecessary gay rape scene and his stupid girlfriend. JB is his masterpiece IMO. With Basterds I thought Landa was brilliant and Shosanna was too but I just didn't enjoy it as much as Dogs, PF and JB.
 
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I'm sure the irishman will be highly rated but I found it incredibly slow and boring all way through
I'm looking forward to it man but the running time is kinda putting me off. I've obviously seen films with similar running times but you nearly have to clear a whole night to watch this.
 
Jun 7, 2012
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I'm looking forward to it man but the running time is kinda putting me off. I've obviously seen films with similar running times but you nearly have to clear a whole night to watch this.
Yeah I was really looking forward to it too, maybe I expected too much but it really wasn't for me, interested to hear others opinions on it.
 
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Yeah I was really looking forward to it too, maybe I expected too much but it really wasn't for me, interested to hear others opinions on it.
A long running time doesn't bother me if it keeps you entertained all the way through. Goodfellas and Wolf of Wall Street just fly by. This though seems more heavier than those. I'll just have to find out for myself.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Is The Irishman only viewable via Netflix? My father would like to see it, but he's not any kind of tech person and I don't have a Netflix subscription myself.
 
Jun 1, 2013
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The Irishman

Boring, slow, too long, Al Pacino playing Al Pancino playing Jimmy Hoffa, Off putting Bobby De Niro contact lenses, Stephen Graham loosing his accent every other sentence. Joe Pesci was ace though.
 
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Boring, slow, too long, Al Pacino playing Al Pancino playing Jimmy Hoffa, Off putting Bobby De Niro contact lenses, Stephen Graham loosing his accent every other sentence. Joe Pesci was ace though.
Couldn't have put it better myself (other than spelling 'losing' correctly)
 
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The Irishman and They Shall Not Grow Old

The Irishman-pretty much what people have been saying about it so far. Forgettable movie. Al Pacino was doing his usual Al Pacino. Pesci was the best part.
They Shall Not Grow Old-awesome. Been wanting to see that since I saw the trailer.
 
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BigBone

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Jun 13, 2012
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I understand why ppl. found The Irishman boring, tho I certainly wasn't one of them. Demystifying his own pop-culture injected gangster genre, Scorsese was never gonna go Goodfellas route. As a matter of fact it, The Irishman started very Scoresese-like and ended up very unlike him, he even skipped the final titles since we knew what happened to who. In the end: the message I guess is whatever you do, it don't mean a goddamn thing once ur dead. Think Marty's actually sees his one coming.

I'm more surprised it's an IMDb hit, I imagined more down voting due to the length. The one thing I do absolutely not agree with is the claims of bad de-aging effects. I'm re-watching it in parts in 4K on Netflix and I don't see one bit of that, I think it's ppl.'s imagination per preconceptions: if they didn't know these actors were old and de-aged, they wouldn't say either younger or older characters look weird but that's just how I see. More off-putting was De Niro's blue eyes, tho I think they are less blue on Netflix? Strange... Beautiful film nonetheless, fine level of small detail, now I with Netflix added the audio commentary.
 

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Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
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He needed to edit it to at least an hour shorter. Cut out a lot of the fluff. But no one is going to stand up to him and tell him what to do at his age. Badly needed an help though.