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Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 04, 2018 4:16 pm

I recently watched the first film Will Poulter did, 'Son of Rambow.' It is a sweet film, and Poulter did a fantastic job, even at that young age. Has anyone seen it?
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Postby Movie Aristotle » May 07, 2018 6:12 pm

Can't say that I have. Was it good?

Also: How 'bout that Infinity War? How do you think Markus and McFeely did on their latest Marvel script?
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 07, 2018 6:25 pm

Movie Aristotle wrote:Can't say that I have. Was it good?

Also: How 'bout that Infinity War? How do you think Markus and McFeely did on their latest Marvel script?


Yes, I liked it and would recommend it. Will Poulter is fantastic. My only complaint about the film is that the ending came on too quickly and felt rushed.

I haven't seen Infinity War. What do you think about it?
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Postby AJAiken » May 08, 2018 2:04 am

Son of Rambow is a great film. It's been a while since I last saw it, I should watch it again! I think it does a good job of exploring some difficult issues without becoming too dark.

Infinity War ... I had such a good time watching it. I saw it on opening night, and it was probably the rowdiest screening I've ever been to in the UK. (The first few times I saw films in the US and Canada I was shocked when people whooped and clapped and yelled. That just doesn't happen here.) It probably helped that a sequence near the beginning of the film was shot in Edinburgh, so it was fun to see a place I (and most people in the cinema) knew well on screen.

The thing I enjoy so much about the Marvel movies is how each character has such good development, and a lot of time is spent on that in their individual movies. That suffered in the previous Avengers movies - understandably, given the number of characters on screen. In Infinity War there are SO MANY CHARACTERS that none of them develop. But it would be impossible to do that for all of them, so perhaps it's unfair to complain about it. What happens instead is that Thanos is the one who is developed. Not that he learns anything in particular (though wouldn't it be fun if Marvel could redeem him after this) but the audience learns about him. Perhaps that's my issue about the film after all. No one really learns anything except the audience. And instead of the dark night of the soul being in the middle of the film, it's at the very end. Marvel is now sending the audience on its very own hero's journey.

I'd be interested to know what people who see it who haven't seen all the other movies think. There weren't any explanations of who people were, it just got on with the story.

It's not my favourite Marvel film, but I may like it more when it's in context with the next part of the story. But overall, I liked it!
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby narnia fan 7 » May 08, 2018 7:06 am

I really liked Infinity War. Going in I was just a little concerned that would end up being a clustered mess with the sheer amount of characters it has to balance. But I think they did a great job with that, a lot of characters don't really have a lot of screen time or development and given that most of them have had multiple films of development it's hard for me complain about that.

I thought Thanos was great. I was impressed by how they managed to make him empathetic without really going the full sympathetic villain route. And he's me of the few MCU villains that I've found legitimately intimidating.
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 09, 2018 4:12 pm

narnia fan 7 wrote:I really liked Infinity War. Going in I was just a little concerned that would end up being a clustered mess with the sheer amount of characters it has to balance. But I think they did a great job with that, a lot of characters don't really have a lot of screen time or development and given that most of them have had multiple films of development it's hard for me complain about that.

I thought Thanos was great. I was impressed by how they managed to make him empathetic without really going the full sympathetic villain route. And he's me of the few MCU villains that I've found legitimately intimidating.


Thanks. I might check it out in a couple of weeks, once I'm done all my exams.

What movies are you looking forward to this summer? To be honest, I don't have anything in mind, and I haven't been to the movies in awhile. I find I'm tired of all the reboots/prequels/sequels and all. 8-| I'd love to know if there is anything exciting coming up .
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby SnowAngel » May 09, 2018 8:58 pm

My Dad, brother, and I watched 12 Strong this past weekend, it was good. But I read the book...a statement that readers everywhere understand. :) I was a little underwhelmed by the movie, there were a couple of scenes I was expecting to be more impressive and/or more detailed than they were. It was interesting to see Chris Hemsworth in a role other than Thor.

Parents and siblings are currently watching Arizona (1940) starring William Holden and Jean Arthur. And just listening to it from another room makes me want to watch it. :)

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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby AJAiken » May 11, 2018 1:19 am

Valiant_Nymph wrote:What movies are you looking forward to this summer? To be honest, I don't have anything in mind, and I haven't been to the movies in awhile. I find I'm tired of all the reboots/prequels/sequels and all. 8-| I'd love to know if there is anything exciting coming up .


All the films I'm looking forward to are sequels. :D There are lots of films that I don't know much about, so surely there's some good stuff out there. But I am especially looking forward to The Incredibles 2. The first film is one of my favourite films, and I'm hoping it will be better than the average sequel. I'm also excited for Ant-Man and the Wasp, not only because I like the Marvel films but because the first Ant-Man was brilliant.

I really liked the last M:I film so I may see Mission: Impossible - Fallout. The other sequel/prequel/tie-ins I may see are Solo: A Star Wars Story and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but I'm not sure because neither trailer has particularly grabbed me.

The Breadwinner is releasing in UK cinemas this summer, but I believe it's already been and gone in the US. It's a powerful film.
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 12, 2018 7:05 pm

Ha, ok AJ Aiken. Maybe I should give some sequels a chance :P
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Re: The Movies Thread!

Postby SnowAngel » May 13, 2018 8:33 pm

So, watching 12 Strong had me think about action/war films I want to watch or rewatch and I did something I almost never do and watched two films by myself in two days. I rewatched Olympus Has Fallen and London Had Fallen and I had lot of fun even watching by myself. I am planning to watch Black Hawk Down after I finish reading the book. And I am thinking about watching 13 Hours since I found it on my brother's shelves.

The only upcoming movies I am interested in right now are Death On The Nile and Angel Has Fallen, both of those movies are suppose to be out next year.

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