Rate The Last Film You Watched

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desertlizard

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biggest pile of shit ever, for fucksake man, did the writer take out the script out of his ass?? i mean, where in the goddamn hell was the story here? not gonna spoil anything, if anything proceed at your own risk.
 
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The Silencing
For those like me who wanted HBO's The Last of Us to cast Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Joel this is what he would have given you. And I for one am disappointed, he would've played a perfect Joel. Also Zahn McClarnon (Westworld, Bone Tomahawk) is just great in everything I see him in.

As for this movie, watch it with other people who enjoy laughing at stupid characters/decisions. It can be a good 90 minute popcorn movie with the right people. Nikolaj and Zahn make it passable. If they weren't in it this is the type of movie John Travolta or Bruce Willis would do these days. Keep that in mind.
 
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biggest pile of shit ever, for fucksake man, did the writer take out the script out of his ass?? i mean, where in the goddamn hell was the story here? not gonna spoil anything, if anything proceed at your own risk.
Still miles better than Annihilation.

But yeah it was a bit of a let down. The Scorpian and Sub Zero fights were good and that's about it. Kung Lao was wasted despite having a cool scene. The actor that plays Liu Kang seems miscast to me. Kabal was fun but not enough screen time.

I know Mortal Kombat is full of fantastical and over the top elements but getting the hand to hand fights should be a huge priority. The second film is going to be the actual tournament so the plot being thin is to be expected but at the very least have exciting fight scenes that last longer than a couple of minutes.
 

desertlizard

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Still miles better than Annihilation.

But yeah it was a bit of a let down. The Scorpian and Sub Zero fights were good and that's about it. Kung Lao was wasted despite having a cool scene. The actor that plays Liu Kang seems miscast to me. Kabal was fun but not enough screen time.

I know Mortal Kombat is full of fantastical and over the top elements but getting the hand to hand fights should be a huge priority. The second film is going to be the actual tournament so the plot being thin is to be expected but at the very least have exciting fight scenes that last longer than a couple of minutes.
yea plus the made up character which happens to be the PROTAGONIST!! totally out of line, MK does ve a bunch of characters to explore from, no need to add one more with the personality of a flat sandwich jesus.
 
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BigBone

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Men & Chicken (2015)



The fuck did I just watch? :lol: Anders Thomas Jensen came back with this flick long after Adam's Apples and before the recent and excellent Riders of Justice. Besides the regular morbid humor mixed in with drama, all of the regular faces turn up like Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas or Nicolas Bro, but considering all have physical deformities, it's quite impossible to actually "see" the actors.

Without giving away much, imagine Tod Browning's Freaks with a touch of City of Lost Children and perhaps um... Brazil? Now we're in the ballpark, but a hint of Taxidermia also fits this strange recipe. This one's clearly for the ones that don't mind the totally weird and consider yourself warned, but it's also... quite memorable I guess?
 

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V for Vendetta (2005)

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I remember, remember mildly enjoying the Wachowski then-brothers' action thriller at age 20, but after watching so many anime, dystopian horrors and post-cataclysmic shit (and you know, The Matrix), I felt this near-future England tale wasn't apocalyptic enough for my taste. Guess a cpl decades & 2 Covid years later (most likely escaping / released from some lab), w/many countries incl. mine in Hungary using the occasion to gain more power, authority, economic, media and mind control, and with the world closing down, nationalism rising and newfound prudery, I feel this story is much closer to actual reality than I thought back then :lol: or rather :sad

Stumbled into V by chance not wanting to think too much about a movie choice following yesterday's bizarre nightmare (see above), I was very surprised how much I enjoyed V, even if this is not the great visual spectacle that the Matrix was, so the 4K release isn't all that stunning. Everything does look fine however, Portman and especially the faceless Hugo Weaving are awesome, and you can't but root for the anarchists here. Nice touch bringing John Hurt back from 1984 and making him the dictator figure, also some nice side-cast choices.

This was obviously made before social media and its much more sophisticated manipulation, but Vendetta does realize well how tech & mass communication can and does influence opinion, pray of fears and propagate whatever ideologies fit the bill. But what neither V nor the Wachowski now-sisters realized is how anarchy, civilian terrorism and complete destruction of power as displayed in the movie is also dangerous sheep mentality, cue in masked & costumed madmen going apeshit in the US Capitolium. Thx but no thx for complete removal of institutions.

China also came to mind watching this with the mysterious virus and their unusually great handling of it, plus their total authority bringing down enemies of state being Hong Kongians, Uighurs or doctors raising concern about the virus. And how about the curfew and quarantine in the movie? Fuck that shit!!! :lol: I think this is aged just as well as Children of Men. Then there's the west in 2021 and character and group assassinations of anyone not being woke enough or dare sharing unpopular opinion.

The complete and utter destruction of the white male opinion, the anti-education or vaccination sentiments, fascist and ultra-left movements, incels, the psychological strain of the lockdowns creating crazy ppl. going V following their agendas, some Belgian elite commando going Rambo and promising to pull a V on the health minister or some shit - clearly, whether its the original comic by Alan Moore who hated the flick, or the delivery of the um... Wachowskis, Vendetta is unsettling believable, if a little naïve, nevertheless an excellent view. And you know, ya Brits voting for Brexit and soon suffering the consequences, you might get your own V-ersion soon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
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