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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6120 on: April 15, 2021, 06:33:23 PM »
Just watched 3:10 to Yuma, with bale and Crowe.
First time I watched it. Simple but good story. Straightforward, I would call it. In the best way.

Loved the leads, did a great job. And the dude that played Charlie prince was the star of the show.

Not the most realistic final part, but it works in the theme of the movie. This regarding how ben wade acts.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6121 on: April 15, 2021, 10:40:15 PM »
Rewatched Captain America and the Winter Soldier.  I found it surprising just how little screentime the titular Winter Soldier actually has.  He has like 10-15min total screentime in a 2 hour movie.  And his first appearance was fairly close to the 1-hour mark.  Also, I misremembered how frequently the "Hail Hydra" slogan was said.  I could've sworn it was said onscreen way more often than it actually was.

While I don't dislike the movie, I didn't much care for it outside of its two admittedly awesome action scenes.  I think a big factor was the central plot/theme of the movie.  I felt like the director was saying to me: "You thought SHIELD and related authorities were the good guys?  Fool!  They're crooked and they're secretly plotting to kill/enslave you!"  So, the bad guys are bad and the good guys are bad.  Very, very few people are trustworthy.  And the authorities at large can't be trusted and should not be powerful.  Because you can't trust *almost* anyone. Quite a large spoonful of pessimism in my otherwise idealistic superhero films.  :/

And this movie, combined with Age of Ultron, really paint a picture of high-tech attempts to step up security as inherently dangerous crapshoots at best, and liberty-robbing or planet-annihilating at worst.  I suppose they had to fail for purely dramatic reasons, but damn, the implications here are pretty damning and a luddite's wet dream.

All cards on the table, I gravitate heavily towards Iron Man precisely because it highlights the promise of technology to solve problems and create a better world, even while acknowledging that technology also causes its share of problems (see Armor Wars and the Technovore two-parter)
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6122 on: April 16, 2021, 06:35:42 AM »
Reigo: King Of The Sea Monsters
IMDb 3.8
1 h 23 min
2019
13+
The powerful battleship Yamato, while on patrol in the Pacific, cross paths with the massive kaiju Reigo, the deep-sea monster! The stage is set for an epic battle to unfold between the world's largest battleship and the mysterious dragon-like monster - with the fate of humankind hanging in the balance.

Somehow this got three stars. Negative three would be better. Boss Lady and I are fans of really  bad movies but we couldn't finish this one.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6123 on: April 16, 2021, 10:27:59 AM »
Reigo: King Of The Sea Monsters
IMDb 3.8
1 h 23 min
2019
13+
The powerful battleship Yamato, while on patrol in the Pacific, cross paths with the massive kaiju Reigo, the deep-sea monster! The stage is set for an epic battle to unfold between the world's largest battleship and the mysterious dragon-like monster - with the fate of humankind hanging in the balance.

Somehow this got three stars. Negative three would be better. Boss Lady and I are fans of really  bad movies but we couldn't finish this one.
I have to try... ;)

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6124 on: April 16, 2021, 11:40:26 AM »
I have to try... ;)
As a WWII-focused historian this movie was just that much worse.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers