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KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,924|5687|949

It was the 8th one that did it for you, huh?
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5827|USA

I lost track after having to check wikipedia for the correct order when they started getting cute with titles.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+763|5740|United States of America
I only saw up to part of 3 Fast 3 Furious and nothing else after that.

Last edited by DesertFox- (2021-06-28 16:42:00)

Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,747|5161|eXtreme to the maX
Having seen none of them I'm going to rate them as follows

1 - 4/10
2 - 5/10
3 - 3/10
4 - 4/10
5 - 6/10
6 - 4/10
7 - 2/10
8 - 4/10
9 - 5/10
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unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5827|USA

What did 5 do that was so much better than the others?
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,747|5161|eXtreme to the maX
Apparently the critics thought it was the best one.
#FreeBritney
pirana6
Go Cougs!
+644|5346|Washington St.
I didn't think the first one was so bad. Sure it was cheesy and all, but not bad
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5827|USA

I still regard these 0-10s on a US grading scale. Doubling down on my giving 7/10 to so many things in this thread, as "average," "does not exceed expectations," "passable." Increasingly difficult to surpass 7, and more flavors of awful. I have probably rewatched a lot of 0-2s for the unintended humor of the things.

Critics giving F&F5 a D, and everything else failing, does not really surprise. I don't think any of those movies had an old man falling in love with a woman two or three generations his junior, so of course 8/10+ isn't being passed out. Good camera work, lighting, composition, and things just being more in focus just make those scenes more gross.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
Tomorrow War, Chris Pratt fights aliens in the future.

2/10

I gave it 2 out of 10 because I got 20 minutes into the movie and decided to stop watching it. Movie's pacing killed it for me.

They start off with the party and the time travelers telling people about the future war. Then they have a montage where they explain how the world adapted to fighting a war in the future. Pretty excited about the movie at this point. After that montage we then go back to Chris Pratt doing dad things and it dawns on me that I don't really care about the main character and his family life. So I stopped watching the movie. Bad pacing decision to have an exciting montage followed up with dad bullshit. Reviews of the movie are mostly flat. A lot of complaints about Pratt not being able to carry the movie.

I wanted to watch the Forever Purge but you need to go to a movie theater for that. I'm not worried about COVID from a theater but if I am going outside of my marijuana cocoon, it isn't to go to the movies. 


Finally, I watched 40% of this zombie movie. Probably not going to watch the rest.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5792|Oxferd Ohire
they all look bad
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
The Purge at least looks fun. I mean the actual purge not the movie.
Adams_BJ
Turns out you were cucked
+2,043|5678|Little Bentcock
The tomorrow war

7.5/10. Really enjoyed it.

Up you mac.

e: also up you rick

Last edited by Adams_BJ (2021-07-07 22:50:09)

unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5827|USA

I feel like most of this stuff I can just watch when the DVDs of a cartoon making fun of it are on discount.

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
So the Black Widow movie made bank. Interesting to see Marvel is still paying off. The trailer made it look okay but knowing it is part of the MCU makes me not want to engage. MCU is about as big of an albatross as Star Wars for me now.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5792|Oxferd Ohire
At least star wars makes half of the movies trash enough you don't want to rewatch
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
uziq
Member
+409|2508
the deer hunter - 7.5/10

was cimino good? was he terrible? i honestly can’t tell. this film is a mess but i liked it.
Larssen
Member
+70|943
The tomorrow war. I too watched this.

It's pretty much what I would expect if a teenager were to write derivative fanfic based on edge of tomorrow. Even the title feels plagiarised.

Last edited by Larssen (2021-07-16 04:09:44)

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
When I first heard the title I assumed it was in fact a sequel to the wonderful edge of tomorrow.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
They should make "historical" movies like this again.

Fun fact: Shakespeare totally made up the contents of the speech. Historians don't know what Mark Anthony actually said at the funeral. We just know he gave a speech that caused the crowd to riot and turn against Caesar's killers. Imagine if you could go back in time and witness should an important speech.
uziq
Member
+409|2508
credit to shakespeare. all of his historical plays relied on very lean historical scholarship/primary sources. and yet in large measure his romans and english kings seem real to us.

there were some great historical epics, movies as well as tv’s. modern ones have been blandishments in comparison (ridley scott and mel gibson are not great historians). i am thinking of the tv adaptation of robert graves’ ‘i, claudius’. superb.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
One thing I don't like about both of those director's historical movies is the inclusion of "superhero shit".

Like this

I was going to say the stories are interesting enough but then I remembered this clip from the recent netflix movie version of Henry V. There are only two times Henry V fights in the movie. This duel and Agincourt. This duel is a great representation of real fighting. Tiring, wrestling, etc. I looked it up though and it seems that Shakepeare made the whole thing up. Hotspur never dueled Henry and was also a generation older than him. But Shakespeare added his own "superhero shit" and it took this director to make it look good in 2018. So I don't know. Braveheart bad.
Larssen
Member
+70|943
On one hand more accurate historical films could make for great movies, on the other hand it's debateable what 'accurate' really entails, and I believe much of history would estrange the general public. Which might be a good thing actually. But the point is that reality of the past will seem so different it'll either be perceived as unbelievable or hard to empathise with. Be it social interactions, customs, people's motivations, the use of violence, the importance of religion or just regular speech & language.

For the record shakespeare is nice but that too isn't really 'accurate history' at all, it was produced for stage performance after all.

The more I think about it though the more I like the idea of showing people their history for what it was. It'll be sure to cause an identity crisis amongst nationalist right wingers as they find out how different the present really is & how foreign their own history feels.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5827|USA

These movies, 'I, Claudius,' 'Julius Caesar,' are my jam. Also:



Lines delivered with such gravitas! Good stuff. I think you can eschew historical accuracy sometimes for the sake of a scene or enhancement of storytelling. At the very least though, a movie should warn the audience that it deviates from fact if it does, rather than boast of practically being a documentary like Chernobyl and its proponents did ("I learned a lot from that!" crowed otherwise intelligent viewers, of a production with a number of really bad mistakes beyond building color or shoelaces(?); ex: "I didn't know how bad that radiation really was!" when the show did a poor job of representing it).

Braveheart was really egregious and irresponsible on this front. A bounty of material for historian movie critics to make inaccuracies lists of. 'Top 3 mistakes' becomes 5, becomes 10, could probably go past 20. But I'm pretty sure boomer women mostly watched it because Mel-in-a-kilt rather than because they wanted to learn about William Wallace. I'd like to think it fooled more Americans than Scottish about Scottish history, though.

unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,917|5827|USA

SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2775
WTF I hate Army of the Dead now.

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