hail, caesar! was pretty good. boogie nights too.
I give the movie 8.5/10
I found Queen a bit lightweight compared with Pink Floyd etc so never paid them a great deal of attention but it was an interesting story, some of the music still stands up and what a voice and talent.
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Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett were a shame to lose.
Rahmi Malek was good, I don't know about ahhmazing.
Probably my favourite Freddie Mercury song, also from a film.
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and that film was corny as fuck. i honestly think bio-pics with lookalike actors are the lowest form of cinema. such obvious oscar bait. 'wow, he looked just like him!' the imagination shrivels.
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that's my point. queen were derivative and unoriginal by the standards of the time. rock was doing so much inventive and interesting stuff then (maybe less so now, but it had a very good run).
Dilbert_X wrote:Bleh 'rock' as a genre is tedious and unimaginative, I hate the whole dirty motorcycle jacket image thing.
when queen were active, you could also be listening to can, neu, popul vuh ... all part of the same broad church and much, much more interesting (or even pink flloyd, to refer to what you said before).
But some of the non-rock ballads Queen did were OK, Bohemian Rhapsody and a few others were somewhat inventive for the time.
Didn't really care about most of the other 'rock' bands the cool kids were listening to either, AC-DC etc. which were more about the image, leather jackets and makeup, than the music.
I was listening to Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre looooong before electronic music was the in thing.
Now I'm one of the cool kids it feels a bit strange.
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my point was that there was a lot more rock music back then than queen, ac-dc, pink flloyd types. that's essentially the 'i scan the front covers of the major music magazines and listen to the radio in the mornings' music taste. which essentially confirms my first comment that queen was rock music for provincial bankers.
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Critics complained about the horrible plot like they expected something greater, but I'm just impressed that they figured out how to show giant robots fighting each other with the cam placed at a distance greater than two feet.
Can't think of a single visual or storyline element of this film which wasn't in another film.
If you've seen Avatar, Tron Legacy, any Harry Potter (they're all basically the same), The Lion King and maybe Clash of the Titans then you've seen this film.
Ariel was OK though, and neat to have made the transition from Disney to DC
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I think the "mass shooters will be encouraged by the movie" is overly dramatic. The Joker is way poorer, beat down, and mentally ill than the vast majority of internet sad people for them to identify with him. I would say the movie has more criticism of inequality and capitalism than it has promotion of nihilism or violence. The Batman movie in 2012 with Bane was criticized for having too much of an anti-capitalist message too so I guess that is just the angle the series is going for.
Overall 7/10 on its own merit. 10/10 if you like the Joker character.