Scorsese’s the irishman

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Just watched iT.

Epic. A fuckin great movie. Pacino, pesci and the Niro all played great.

I read on the internet many people think its to long... well not for me. IT could have been 6 hrs for me
 
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Yeah I watched it last night. Thought it was a solid 8.5 or 9 out of 10.

I thought it was great storytelling. I do actually think people's attention span has gone out the window.

If the Godfather was released today , people would pan it for being too long.

I think people wanted it to be more like Goodfellas, more violence, flashier, a constant soundtrack etc..But, that's what Casino was, just in a different location, and Casino was worse off for it.
 
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Yeah I watched it last night. Thought it was a solid 8.5 or 9 out of 10.

I thought it was great storytelling. I do actually think people's attention span has gone out the window.

If the Godfather was released today , people would pan it for being too long.

I think people wanted it to be more like Goodfellas, more violence, flashier, a constant soundtrack etc..But, that's what Casino was, just in a different location, and Casino was worse off for it.
I seldom agree with you but now i do.
Casino indeed good but not legendary as goodfellas.
As for the irishman : i like violence in a movie but its not a nescassity to make a movie good or great.
For me the acting and the storytelling in the irishman where on a very good level it did not need more violence
 
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It's the best work that De Niro has done in years. Pesci was especially impressive with his low key delivery. He really showed his acting chops here.
Yeah Pesci was great, I thought every actor in the movie did very well.

My only small gripe with the movie was the scene with the corner-store grocer. Looked a weird and fake beat down. Looked like an old and fragile guy trying to stomp someone( which it is), but was meant to be a Deniro in his 30's stomping someone. It was weird.
 
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The movie would have been significantly worse if they had have had more fight scenes and that. I mean the one fight scene in the grocery store was terrible looking. The kicks in particular. All the great acting in the world ain't gonna make De Niro move like he isn't a 76 year old man and that ain't a knock on him it just is what it is.
 
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Yeah Pesci was great, I thought every actor in the movie did very well.

My only small gripe with the movie was the scene with the corner-store grocer. Looked a weird and fake beat down. Looked like an old and fragile guy trying to stomp someone( which it is), but was meant to be a Deniro in his 30's stomping someone. It was weird.
lol yeah, it looked horrible, Deniro was moving like someone in a retirement home
 

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I wasn't too impressed with the film and its not because it wasn't Goodfellas or whatever.

Im not even that big of a fan of Goodfellas. Imo , Marty's masterpiece is Casino. A sweeping cinematic epic in he vain of Lawrence of Arabia or Gone with The Wind.

A multi layered , mature and nuanced account of economics and common human dilemmas in the mob world. Portrayed through staggering believability by Stone , DeNiro , Pesci and Woods.
It was an almost impossible feat of editing and pacing. Never have i witnessed another near 3 hour movie that moves at such a pace. A technical ability that seems lost in Hollywood these days. Its a movie that's genius is only released on repeat viewings.


Irishman man is a good film , i jumped to conclusions in the other thread , but where's the brilliant technical skill behind the camera you come to expect from Scorsese?

The impressive looking shots , the cinematography , the lighting etc..It looked like it could have been made by any one.

Even the wardrobe was nowhere near as good as it was in Casino.

Its bland and pretty life-less , including the dialogue which never really leaps off the screen. Every word that came from Ace Rothstien's mouth commanded your upmost attention.

The film just didn't do it for me..I might watch it again however.
 
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I wasn't too impressed with the film and its not because it wasn't Goodfellas or whatever.

Im not even that big of a fan of Goodfellas. Imo , Marty's masterpiece is Casino. A sweeping cinematic epic in he vain of Lawrence of Arabia or Gone with The Wind.

A multi layered , mature and nuanced account of economics and common human dilemmas in the mob world. Portrayed through staggering believability by Stone , DeNiro , Pesci and Woods.
It was an almost impossible feat of editing and pacing. Never have i witnessed another near 3 hour movie that moves at such a pace. A technical ability that seems lost in Hollywood these days. Its a movie that's genius is only released on repeat viewings.


Irishman man is a good film , i jumped to conclusions in the other thread , but where's the brilliant technical skill behind the camera you come to expect from Scorsese?

The impressive looking shots , the cinematography , the lighting etc..It looked like it could have been made by any one.

Even the wardrobe was nowhere near as good as it was in Casino.

Its bland and pretty life-less , including the dialogue which never really leaps off the screen. Every word that came from Ace Rothstien's mouth commanded your upmost attention.

The film just didn't do it for me..I might watch it again however.
Man, I like casino, but I would definitely put that behind most of Scorsese's work.

I dont even think it's in his too 5 movies. It seemed a re-hash of goodfellas , just in a different setting. Having said that, I haven't watched it in like 12 or 13 years
 

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Has Bart weighed in yet?


Lol


I wanna see it and havent... I would actually much prefer to see it in a theater.
 

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Man, I like casino, but I would definitely put that behind most of Scorsese's work.

I dont even think it's in his too 5 movies. It seemed a re-hash of goodfellas , just in a different setting. Having said that, I haven't watched it in like 12 or 13 years
12 -13 years is the difference between a boy and a man. Time for a rewatch.
 
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Masters

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Casino feels like Goodfellas-lite.
The mark of a great movie is how it closes out. Casino's third act is as good as the first two , if not better.

Its hardly up for debate that Goodfellas falls limp in the 3rd act , therefore Casio is objectively the superior film. Casino is the movie Marty really wanted to make.
 

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The mark of a great movie is how it closes out. Casino's third act is as good as the first two , if not better.

Its hardly up for debate that Goodfellas falls limp in the 3rd act , therefore Casio is objectively the superior film. Casino is the movie Marty really wanted to make.
You prefer Casino. Good for you. It's subjective.
 

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The irishman was a good movie, i enjoyed it. Sometimes i got the feeling that it is the deluxe version of The Expendables where there is an old cast who can actually act.