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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #645 on: January 12, 2020, 01:14:04 PM »
That movie "Dark Tower" based on stephen kings books, that fired me up to read the books, but i stopped on the second one, it was quite a good ride and the books are even better than the movie (as always).

Phantom Menace it's quite enjoyable even with all the hate, A friend of mine who has never watched star wars saw it recently and really liked it.

Never saw one piece, but i always ask myself how close is luffy to find the treasure, maybe when it ends i will start watching it myself if people says that the end is enjoyable.
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #646 on: January 12, 2020, 04:09:14 PM »
I'm reading the One Piece manga. I probably won't watch the anime again unless there's a really good fight or moment I want to see animated, or as you say, if it ends!!!! I doubt it'll happen for a few years to come but I think it's past the half way point.
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #647 on: January 19, 2020, 08:05:34 AM »
Analyze This

A comedy where De Niro plays a mob boss who starts suffering from panic attacks after his best friend is killed in a drive by shooting. He forceable gets the services of a shrink and hilarity ensues. This was a really good comedy, De Niro was a riot. He's the tough guy but now he's crying over commericals and seizing up at important times. The dialogue is excellent and the running joke of him pointing and going "Yooou" was iconic. It has all the wops from the other movies like Casino and Bronx Tale. If you haven't seen those along with Godfather and Good Fellas than the movie isn't nearly as funny. It has the mob movies elements like hits and shoot outs but with De Niro breaking down. It's a standard comedy forumla that gets a little serious but it's a much better than expected movie. The scene where Billy Crystal has to go to the mob boss meeting and pretend to be Italian was great and De Niro's performance is stand out comedy.   

Rocky & Rocky II (Re-Watch) 

I love Rocky, the first movie is top 10 for me. It's a film with a lot of heart and spirit, with slow pacing to set-up the characters and situations and a satisfying payoff. The part where Rocky goes to the ring the night before the fight is one of my favorite movie scenes, it's so simple but effective. This is basically one of two actually good performances in Stallone's career (that I've seen) along with First Blood. and like Rambo there didn't need to be sequels, there is no justifiable reason for Rocky II other than money (though I wouldn't want to live in a world without Rocky IV). Rocky is just a tight stand alone story that makes you feel good, it has a lot of humanity.

Rocky II is more melodramatic and it's basically a redo of the first movie. It hits all the same beats, but it's like they saw what people liked in the first movie and did more of it. You liked Mickey? He's in it more. You liked the fight? It's longer and more over the top. I think it goes for something good in the beginning with Rocky trying to find something he can do besides fighting but the stuff with Adrian and the baby is silly. The whole coma part didn't need to happen and went on for too long. The fight was silly, Rocky gets absolutely destroyed by Apollo, he takes like 10,000 blows to the skull. This movie begins the cheese with the montage where all the kids follow him. I do love that scene though, it's feel good cheesy. Showing he has the whole town with him. But Rocky II is a sequel that aims to redo the first movie basically and have more of what people liked. I didn't like this movie as much as I did when I first watched it.   

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #648 on: January 21, 2020, 09:23:45 PM »
Ni no Kuni~!

I've played Ni no Kun II, and just started playing Ni no Kuni I, so I was excited to watch the movie which follows yet another character. I love it when there's multiple stories in the same universe.

Enjoyed watching it overall, mostly because I was already familiar with the setting and lore, although there were certain parts of it, in my opinion, that I felt could've transitioned smoother, or been lead up to a scene better. As I was watching it with my brother, who's also played the games, we had fun just bouncing theories back and forth about what was going on based on what we already knew.

My favourite thing about it hands down was that they used the same soundtracks you hear from the games. :smile:
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #649 on: January 22, 2020, 09:40:39 AM »
Finally got around to Kill Bill Vol. 2 and I really did not like it.

The first movie was an absolute thrill and quickly became a top 10 for me for it's shockingly amazing action and extreme style and aesthetic. It was just a tight movie with a great tone. Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Chiaki Kuriyama absolutely made the film. It was so remarkable I was dying over how good it was.

But Vol. 2 sucked in my opinon. I didn't like it at all, the structure, tone and overall boringness of it all. I didn't care about the characters so I didn't care about all the flashbacks and dialogue scenes. The acting was so-so and there wasn't enough action to make it nearly as impactful as the first movie. There were some cool fight scenes but they felt anti-climatic and I just didn't care for it at all. I'm not impressed with Tarantino and I'm getting the feeling his movies aren't for me. But Kill Bill Vol. 1 was just such an action masterpiece it made me think maybe I'll like his other films. It just makes me want to watch the inspirations behind that movie to see what he stole. 
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #650 on: January 23, 2020, 05:25:02 PM »
Lady Snowblood 1 & 2

Two pretty good Japanese movies from the 70's. Yuki is born for vengeance on the people who killed her father and brother and imprisoned her mother. Her entire mission in life is to kill but the films explore beyond this into her humanity and her search for peace. Both movies are very emotional and bloody, especially the first one. Meiko Kaji instantly became my favorite actress. She gives one of the best performances I've seen, she perfectly conveys Yuki's emotions with few words. Her expressions in the finale of the first movie are striking and made for a very powerful image. In fact both movies are fully of fantastic scenes and heightened drama. I found the action to be messy at times and it got carried away with the extreme amounts of blood. There is a lot of spray effects in these movie and people being cut apart. However I found the second movie had more clumsy action sequences that moved really slow.

The second movie has a good political story that is quite engaging. Yuki tries to stop killing but finds herself in the middle of a situation. Meiko Kaji looks injured in this movie, she walks weird in the beginning and you can see her inner conflicts all over her face. She was amazing in both movies and absolutely made them worth watching. The second movie is a step down overall but it was a good sequel for being different and carrying on the story of Yuki. I was happy to find out about these movies.

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #651 on: January 27, 2020, 09:12:23 AM »
Transformers : The Movie (1986) Re-Watch

This has always been a beloved movie of mine since I first saw it in 2007. I seen it well over 30 times and know 80% of the lines. I haven't seen it in a few years but it ALWAYS holds up because this movie was actually damn good and it swings it's huge balls around. It's such a violent rev up from the cartoon, treasured characters are killed for good, badass & cheesy Hair Metal songs play, Stan Bush provides the greatest song in the history of 80's movies with "The Touch", and it looks excellent. The backgrounds are beautiful and full of life. You got an all star voice cast, man I just love this movie. Vince DiCola's score is amazing and fits so perfectly. It makes me so happy, it's just such an extreme things for a simple kids movie about toys fighting other toys.

Transformers always feels like more than just a toy commercial. It's moved on to other generations, unlike it's lame contemporaries because it's just damn cool. Better then random soldiers and some lame shirtless guy who fights a skeleton. G1 was perfect feel good camp and this movie is just perfect. It's always exciting when Optimus is just plowing dudes down, just blowing people up. and the hilarity of Megatron turning into a gun but this time just straight up taking dudes down while an 80's Metal song plays with a singer who wishes he was in Judas Priest. and the surreal feeling of Transformers dancing to a Weird Al song with another Transformer voiced by Eric Idle. and Orson Welles playing a giant planet that yells at Spock. Spike being able to say sh*t in the movie but Canadian band Kick Axe having to change their name to Spectre General in the credits because it was too inappropriate. "I CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT NOW!". "I got better things to do tonight than die". "I have nothing BUT contempt for this court". "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost". Transformers 1986 will always be my second favorite movie of all time, it's just...so much fun and joy for me. I could go on forever about it.

Star Wars (Original Trilogy), Transformers 1986 and KISS are my three favorite things in all of media. They just hold something special to me like real life magic? That sounds so cheesy I know, but I just have such great passion for certain things that is makes me feel so excited and happy. There is a certain heart or something these things originally had. When I see that original stuff, it has such a spark. Such a...I don't know just something about it that makes them elevated over everything else.

Rocky III, IV, V (Re-Watch)

The series take a dramatic turn into the 80's with III. Rocky isn't the same character anymore, even when he takes a beating his face doesn't puff up like the first two movies. He grows more muscles with each film. I like III has good themes of Rocky losing himself in his fame, but it seems like Stallone also loses the character. He's totally not the same as in the first two movies. I love the corniness in this movie but overall it's not that great of a film. Rocky IV on the other hand is my favorite 80's cheese movie ever. It's a masterpiece of camp. Three montages and Vince DiCola's super 80's soundtrack. "Hearts On Fire" is a beloved song to me and "Training Montage" gets you going. I also love the absolutely out of place driving montage to "No Easy Way Out". This movie is something special in how stupid it is. I just love it. It's not even Rocky anymore, the guy straight up runs up a mountain and takes ten millions severe blows to the head. I love it. 

Rocky V is not as bad as I remember but it's also not good. It seemed like Stallone realized he lost the character of Rocky and tried too hard to bring that back. It's so forcefully sentimental and the story doesn't resolve in any sort of satisfying way. Stallone has an amazing ability to make Rocky say a lot of words but also say absolutely nothing at the same time. To be trendy the movie has a more New Jack Swing Hip Hop soundtrack and it goes for a real "street" feel. It doesn't recapture the heart of the original movie though and it feels too late. Still I enjoyed the movie mostly even if it felt so dumb and forced. I still prefer the heart and humanity of the original movie and the crazy over the top feel good 80's cheese of Rocky IV.


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An ultra satisfying revenge movie with a lot of style and weirdness. Meiko Kaji gives an amazing performance, she is stone cold but still shows her humanity, much like Lady Snowblood. Her piercing glares give you the feeling something's going to happen and throughout the movie as she is tormented and abused the anticipation for her revenge builds. The scene where she watches the girl burn alive was extremely striking, her expression goes from unflinching and resentful to pity and regret before it's done. She was just amazing in this movie. It got pretty over the top but I liked all the inmates and the stylistic choices. There was a lot of creativity and thought behind the filming, very enjoyable.

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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #652 on: February 15, 2020, 11:29:24 PM »
I recently finished Black Swan, Perfect Blue, and the Bananafish series.

Black Swan was a great movie. In fact, it's been a long time since I've been on the edge of my seat. I loved how the director used color to show mood and suspense and the metaphor of the white swan becoming the black swan associated with Nina was very interesting. It fit her character arc well. I could not stop thinking about this film for days. I recommend that you watch it (especially late at night). It's a good story but slow in some parts.

Perfect Blue was also a good movie. Not as good as Satoshi Kon's other works (like Paprika, but a great debut film and quite scary. You need to watch this film because it is relevant to today in how women are treated in the entertainment industry, and the dark side of technology (even though it was made more than 20 years ago). I did not care for the rape scene and had to scan past it. Some parts of it were graphic, not as graphic as I expected, but very disturbing. Still, it's a good and important movie and I highly recommend it.

Bananafish is an anime series with 24 episodes, and it is a good watch. I have not read the manga, but I've heard that the anime stays true to the original plot. I loved each episode. The main protagonist is a 17-year-old boy called Ash who is on a quest to figure out what the drug "bananafish" is, and to take down a mafia all by himself. Ash is a great protagonist because he kills and tries to look strong, in order to hide his weaknesses. It is also about love, and revenge. There are instances of pedophilia and sexual assault, and the ending was kind of a downer, but overall it was a good story and I would watch it again.
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« Reply #653 on: February 17, 2020, 09:11:26 AM »
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). A great and emotional story about divorce and fatherhood that feels real and grounded. While it doesn't sound like the most exciting movie the outstanding acting draws you into the character's lives and make you feel invested. Out of all the movies I've seen so far I'd say Dustin Hoffman gave a top 3 performance for me, it was so natural like he was meant to be in this role. You see him progress and develop as a character. Meryl Streep was also great, she wasn't in a lot of the movie but she brought so much emotion and life. The kid was good also, the ice cream scene was very memorable. It's not a big drama with all these crazy things happening. Things remain fairly civil and there was one scene that almost made me cry. It was a very nice movie that I was locked into from the compelling opening scene. 

Once Upon A Time In America (1984). A huge nearly 4 hour epic of violence and betrayal. This is a gangster film where the characters are plain animals, absolutely ruthless. It spans three different eras, and the set design is just amazing. This movie was really nice to look at and had great style and scale. That said I thought there was a lot of weirdness to the sexual aspects and the ending left me very confused and unsatisfied. It certainly didn't need to be this long, although I did like the slow pacing it got a bit much by the end. I found De Niro's performance to be more so "acting" then other movies where he becomes the characters. I thought the part with the kids was the best, it was the most entertaining part of the movie. I thought it was worth a watch but I didn't find it to be a sweeping masterpiece of any sort. I did really like the scale and ambition of the film however.

Network (1976). Wow. This movie is insane in it's satirical view of media and corporations which basically ended up becoming the future. It shows TV news' fall into sensationalism as a reporter goes crazy in this movie and is exploited for ratings. The commentary is absolutely biting in this movie, it seems so over the top and yet it's what our world has become. The "There is no America" speech was insane, this movie was so engaging and perfectly performed. I found it to drag a bit by the end however, which is also how I felt about Sidney Lumet's other movie Dog Day Afternoon. But Network is such a great watch, one of the greatest scripts ever.

Uncut Gems. Now for something newer. This was an exciting movie that conveyed the panic and anxiety of the main character in it's busy and crowded scenes. The story was extremely tight, every element is in place for a purpose and the movie has a unique start where it overwhelms you with information and then slowly makes sense of everything as it goes on. The office scene where everything is exploding and hitting Adam Sandler at once was incredible. This movie shows he is a good actor when given the right movie, he was excellent here. The only problem I had was with the awful soundtrack which made no sense and didn't fit any of the scenes. I found it silly and it took me out of many moments like the aftermath of the club scene. But overall this was a good ride full of twists where everything is in place for a reason.

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« Reply #654 on: February 19, 2020, 06:46:01 AM »
Alien. Finally, I've been meaning to watch this movie for over 10 years and I feel I would've enjoyed it more had I seen it in full before but I still thought it was excellent. Atmosphere and remarkable set design, every shot is great and has so much to look at. The camera work is exciting and the special effects are super impressive. Only the ship looks outdated by today's standard. Sigourney Weaver was excellent and absolutely gorgeous here. Ripley and Parker were the only characters that weren't frustrating. Since I basically knew everything about this movie almost nothing was a surprise, I kept thinking how insane this would've been to see in the theater in 1979. I can see myself watching this movie a few times, it was very enjoyable and I loved the setting and isolated feel. Unfortunately I had to watch the Director's Cut which I understand is faster. Next time I gotta find the Theatrical cut, since I do love the pacing of 70's movie. The one thing I did dislike was the soundtrack which wasn't very exciting and sort of did nothing to any of the scenes for me. 

Donnie Brasco. A pretty exciting story of a cop who goes deep undercover in the mob and ends up losing himself to the lifestyle. Johnny Depp was great in this movie, seeing how his job starts to get to him and effect his family life. Al Pacino was a joy to watch as sort of a loser mob guy, big chilling in his pajamas watching nature documentaries and cooking dinner. It has it's funny moments and tense scenes, the tone is well balanced and the story keeps you interested until the end.

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« Reply #655 on: February 25, 2020, 07:03:42 AM »
Blade Runner (Director's Cut). A movie good purely on a visual level with no depth and character beyond the creativity in the design work. For the time the effects look great and I love the sets and general look of the movie. However the story is uninteresting and the characters don't have any character. I felt nothing the entire time and the only character I liked, Rachel, is just cast aside by the last third. I thought most of the robots were terrible and the final confrontation went on forever and was downright lame. Without it's visuals and style Blade Runner has nothing to offer, it wasn't really that good.

The Conversation. Coppola's movie between the two Godfathers is a small production that's a deep character study on a paranoid man who does surveillance work. The entire time we follow Gene Hackman's character as he gets too emotionally invested in a job he takes on resulting in an exciting and tense finale. There is mystery and the slow moving story takes a lot of time to breath. The sound design was top notch and it features many great actors. It is a movie that is heavily 70's, I love to see the old cars and ugly burnt orange decor. The old style technology is cool also. The ending scene of this movie was remarkable and a truly memorable image. This is no big masterpiece but it is a pretty good and well made movie.


Some Like It Hot. Marilyn Monroe might be the big star but it's the chemistry and comedy of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon that make this movie great. This is a pure comedy, with every detail cleverly constructed. Not every joke holds up but there are plenty of scenes with good laughs, the shell joke and mob leader being the highlight. The movie even ends in an unexpected and classic way. It was very fun and still worth watching. In A Lonely Place. An easy to follow Bogart mystery movie with an interesting story and characters. Gloria Grahame gave a great performance and was able to go shot for shot with Bogart on one liners. The best being "We'll have dinner tonight, but not together". The dialogue was fantastic in this movie and it was a good watch.

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« Reply #656 on: February 28, 2020, 06:24:38 AM »
Aliens (Special Edition). UNBELIEVABLE. This is an absolute thrill and a total masterpiece of action, sci-fi and suspense. Aliens is nothing short of a complete joy. I was so hyped afterward my heart was still beating fast for a while after. This movie just sucks you in and never lets up. For the first time I was like, alright, I was almost falling asleep because I was tired but after the Hive battle I was at full attention. The movie just got me in a way only the best films do, I was completely invested. In Aliens you actually care about the characters and the movie has a brain. It's not just cool action and effects, it has a great story and themes under it. There are many parts you don't have what's going to happen and there are so many moments of tension and excitement. 

Sigourney Weaver was amazing. She's the coolest action girl ever because she's a believable character with vulnerability and a drive to kick ass. The marines were also great, at first they seem crude but you grow to really like them all. There was not a single scene after the Hive battle where this movie took me out of it. It was just such a thrill and the effect work was insanely good. Almost every effect in this movie has aged remarkably well and is still stunning today. You wonder how they did it in multiple scenes. Aliens is just such an amazing movie, I could not believe how good it was. It's a sequel that does things different then the first movie and adds so much to the world.

I have watched so many movies recently but this one has thrilled me in a way that only Kill Bill Vol. 1 has in the last while. Instant top 10 movie.

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« Reply #657 on: March 04, 2020, 04:32:43 PM »
Predator. A definitive guns, muscles and explosions 80's movie. This was actually more over the top and hammy then I imagined and it was a good time. I didn't really care about the Predator, I never liked the design it looks silly to me. Just like Alien it's not about the creature it's about the characters who have to face it that determine how good the movie is and if you care about them then the stakes and threat feel high. In Predator I never felt any real tension or care, some of the cast were one note goofs. Arnold and Carl Weathers make the movie though. Right off the bat from their classic arm wrestle hand shake you can tell this movie is going to be a muscle man movie. I had no idea it would be to this degree however.

I mean Predator is a movie where a man's arm is blown off and he's so manly it still continues to fire as it hits the ground as he grabs the other gun off his back to keep shooting. and the scene where the guy is firing the mini gun scared into the bushes so everyone just joins in without asking questions and does their best action poses while firing at nothing. Not to mention Arnold going not only full Rambo but full Caveman. Once the first fire fight happens you realize what kind of movie it's going to be, with it's huge explosions and spectacle. It's pretty violent as well there are a few scenes that were unpleasant.

I don't think this was a good movie but it was certainly fun. It flew by and is one of those movies like Commando and Rambo III that is good for how dumb it is. This movie just happens to have an alien who collects skulls instead.

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« Reply #658 on: March 09, 2020, 08:01:42 AM »
Apocalypse Now (Theatrical Cut). Total masterpiece, an amazing and profound depiction of the darkness of man contextualized to the Vietnam war. This film is full of striking and chilling scenes along with a stand out performance from Martin Sheen who serves almost as a character for the viewer as he reacts to the craziness around him while losing it himself. Apocalypse Now is a wonder of film making for it's remarkable shots and memorable dialogue. The helicopter attack scene gave me goosebumps, it's one of the best things I've ever seen. and the way Marlon Brando is shot in the shadows with a real look of menace. I really liked Robert Duvall's war obsessed character and I was invested in the main unit and didn't want anyone to die. The use of music was striking, especially "The End" being the defining song. I watched most of this movie with a look of awe, it was just incredible. A truly amazing piece of art throughout and a new Top 20 film for sure.

The Silence Of The Lambs. By the time you watch such a well known movie you feel like you know too much about it. That said this was a great one and very engaging and scary. Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster both gave remarkable performances and the graphic content was used well to create tension and unease. The pen scene was somehow the most chilling part for me because you knew something was going to happen. The Buffalo Bill parts weren't as brutal as I imagined and the movie might've been a bit better if he got to explain his actions and intent a bit more. Hannibal was used just enough that you wanted to see more of him because of how utterly chilling the performance was. A good movie and a classic that has it's legacy for a reason. A horror movie were you actually care about the characters besides the villain? Wild.

Batman (1989). I hadn't seen this movie in 8 years and I remembered it fondly. Watching it again though it's really just an okay movie. It does good at being a comic movie without being too silly like it's sequels and Gotham City is made with imagination and character as it should. Michael Keaton though I remember liking more but he was just so awkward in the suit and his character is inconsistent. What's with that dumb scene where he yells and breaks the vase? As Batman he looks so awkward when he runs and stands there with his arms up. Not too mention the close ups where he has that stupid look on his face. Jack Nicholson did look fantastic as the Joker though, he was hammy but fun in the roll. The soundtrack is naturally classic, though some of the Joker's ques were pretty silly. The main them is perfection. Prince's songs are pretty subpar though. Batman '89 is fine but it doesn't hold up as well as a movie like the first Superman. However like that film it has a personality of it's own and though not being true to the character of Batman in many parts it still has a comic feel throughout.   

Batman Returns. The first time I finished the movie. I tried watching it when I was 10 but the Penguin nose bite scene was too much for me so I stopped. This movie is certainly not good but it is pretty fun. For a Batman movie it's more so about the Penguin, Catwoman and Christoper Walken's character. The latter had too much screen time I feel. Danny De Vito is hilarious as the Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer is actually great as Catwoman. Everyone is like super horny in this movie. I mean Michael Keaton's Batman basically just wants to lay pipe. He doesn't care about anything else, he's blowing people up he lights a dude on fire. Guy just reveals his "secret identity" to any girl he wants to get down with. The villains in both movies have motivation and a story but Batman doesn't.

I love the look of this film and there are many classic shots. Excellent set design and everyone loves the Batmobile in these two movies. But what the hell is the Batman suit made out of? He no chill tears the mask apart with one hand, and he has a bunch of suits ready to go in the closet. Tim Burton certainly didn't care about making a Batman movie and I kind of like that because this is just a weird and unique thing. It's not good, the last act drags and is unexciting but there is something so fun about it that I sort of prefer it to the first movie. 

Batman Forever. I haven't seen this one in 13 years, I always had a soft spot for it and rewatching it showed why. This is an intensely fun and entertaining movie. It's stupid, campy and simply a good time. I like the style in the movie and visuals aside from the bad early CG in certain shots. Val Kilmer was a lot better than Michael Keaton in the suit but he doesn't look the part as Bruce Wayne. Two Face looks stupid but for some reason I kind of love the silly giggling duo of Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. They are just two idiots in this movie and every scene they're in together is really amusing. Jim Carrey is in classic form, I actually enjoyed his performance in this movie although he looked ridiculous in the Riddler outfit. Alfred is really fun in this one also.

This is just pure entertainment with a style of it's own. I preferred it to the other two movies for sure. None of them are good at portraying the characters but atleast this movie tries to respect Batman himself more than Tim Burton. This is just one of those big dumb movies that is a blast to watch.
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Re: The last movie you have watched
« Reply #659 on: March 18, 2020, 07:31:49 AM »
Heat

An amazingly directed and visually spectacular heist movie that goes into the lives & prinicpals of a cop and a criminal. Heat is a great looking movie with so many striking scenes and small details. There is nuance, and a lot of emotion is left to be conveyed in the actor's faces as they make decisions and face the consequences. The action is wonderful, with a highlight shoot out sequence and a tense finale. De Niro and Pacino spend most of the movie apart, two characters on different sides of the law who maybe aren't too different after all. De Niro gives a simple sort of understated performance and he looks super cool with his goatee. Pacino on the other hand I found to be more overacting and his character was kind of weird, freaking out and making random comments out of nowhere. However when this movie gets to the last act you see how good an actor he is. Heat really had an amazing beginning, middle and end. However I found some of it to be boring. It had a style of throwing a lot of characters at you but slowly you make sense of who's who. Anything that felt boring paid off in the end. This is such a nice looking movie that I was really impressed overall.

Batman & Robin

I watched it once 13 years ago and now ago it proves to be a stupid fun movie that knows how silly it is. This one isn't as enjoyable as Batman Forever, it certainly is a bad movie, but there are things about it I find so amusing. Once again the use of light and smoke looks excellent, it's a good looking movie. Uma Thurman is easily the best part as Poison Ivy. She is such a hammy Saturday morning cartoon villain, perfectly over the top. Amusing seems to be the only word to use for the movie, Arnold is amusing, George Clooney's awful performance is amusing, some of the really weird jokes are amusing, and not to mention the insanely impractical action scenes like when they surf through the sky with the doors of a rocket. Watching Batman & Robin is fun, truly deserves it's legacy as so bad it's good.