General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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sodomgomorra
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1363 posts since 24/3/14

23 Jul 2017 08:41
Crackajack wrote:
sodomgomorra wrote: Dunkirk

Predictable, shallow and boring. Beyond all the visual pump and circumstance just another generic self-congratulatory war movie. Shit. But the Brits will eagerly gobble it all up.

Also BF109's turnfighting. Roll Eyes

Yep, history is written by the winners. Not sure a version glorifying the Nazi's would do well.

I don't know what the British recollection of this all is, being victors and such. But I can't shake of the impression that the Dunkirk evacuation was solely executed by pleasure yachts, civilians and the worlds biggest navy who could only spare two dingy destroyers. Of which one looked suspiciously French.

It's a seemingly nice narrative. Civilians and the military banding together in the war effort. The real hero here is not only the brave tommy in green but all who blablabla. Pompous, predictable. Boring.

It's just the British version of the type of movie where the Americans go stand and clap afterwards. Slightly more subtle, bit more self-conscious and aware of the critiques but ultimately the same. It's not even an offensively bad movie. Just very mediocre and easily digestible. Reminds me why I rarely go to the cinema any more.

padawan
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4012 posts since 27/6/03

posted 23 Jul 2017 09:24, edited 23 Jul 2017 09:24
sound great…

adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

posted 23 Jul 2017 18:44, edited 23 Jul 2017 18:44
I see your point Sodom, its definitely got a good bit of that feel to it but then i suppose it was going to.

Some of it was class but it's not the 5 star modern classic that i had seen reviewed and went in expecting to see.

Nolan did just as good work with the Dark Knight for me.
jogon321
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605 posts since 13/4/12

23 Jul 2017 18:48
gawkrodger wrote: Dunkirk - really, really very good. Both Nolan and and Zimmer's best. Go and see this in a cinema

imax if you can
jogon321
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605 posts since 13/4/12

23 Jul 2017 18:58
sodomgomorra wrote: Dunkirk

Predictable, shallow and boring. Beyond all the visual pump and circumstance just another generic self-congratulatory war movie. Shit. But the Brits will eagerly gobble it all up.

Also BF109's turnfighting. Roll Eyes

I don't think it came across as self congratulatory. It was one of the bigger military disasters for the British during that war. A combination of huge German ineptitude and the rescue carried out using small vessels meant that so many people were rescued.
joeyjojo
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3915 posts since 24/8/06

23 Jul 2017 20:37
Dunkirk - absolutely amazing. Tense, felt so realistic, not self-congratulating what so ever. The music, everything just so good. Makes any other war film look like a joke literally.
Dee
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11094 posts since 22/11/07

24 Jul 2017 07:53
TCB
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3616 posts since 5/7/11

24 Jul 2017 12:51
Surprised by all the hate for Baby Driver on here. It's had pretty much universal praise, even Christopher Nolan's been banging on about how much he loved it. One of the best of the year imo.
sodomgomorra
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1363 posts since 24/3/14

posted 24 Jul 2017 15:28, edited 24 Jul 2017 15:28
Cezanne et moi,

Bit contrived, but easy on the eyes. Enjoyable.
MoB
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36610 posts since 31/8/04

24 Jul 2017 19:42
Just watched Dunkirk, if you thought it was boring you must be living la Vida loca 24/7
joeyjojo
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3915 posts since 24/8/06

24 Jul 2017 20:41
^^^^ werd up.
CArlW
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92 posts since 21/2/10

25 Jul 2017 09:46
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dunkirk-the-new-evidence/on-demand/66091-001

Excellent watch for those who want to know more about Dunkirk, first hand accounts etc
smith
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10742 posts since 5/5/04

25 Jul 2017 12:26
IMAX is the only way to experience Dunkirk IMO. It literally blew my mind.
smith
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10742 posts since 5/5/04

25 Jul 2017 13:05
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dunkirk-the-new-evidence/on-demand/66091-001
figurine
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5634 posts since 14/5/07

25 Jul 2017 13:12
Cheers for posting that smith, hadn't heard of it before, looks Cool
smith
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10742 posts since 5/5/04

posted 25 Jul 2017 14:17, edited 25 Jul 2017 14:17
Laughing out loud in my haste didn't look at previous posts properly. Oops But yes it's excellent and worth a watch.
RickRude
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3255 posts since 13/1/12

29 Jul 2017 15:38
Dunkirk - was tense at times but overall meh 5/10 - lack of narrative and silence made it weird. People calling it a modern classic and 5 stars must not watch film that much. Music was disappointing for Zimmer.
smith
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10742 posts since 5/5/04

30 Jul 2017 14:52
I'm sorry the lack of narrative and pockets of silence made it feel 'weird' for you, when I was under the impression it was done to capture the emptiness and isolation war brings to those unfortunate enough to be caught up in one. Personally, it added to the movie for me and the whole film could have been silent, such was the impressiveness of the cinematography. Nolan is untouchable in that regard.
RickRude
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3255 posts since 13/1/12

30 Jul 2017 16:33
I'm sorry - but when a ship blows up and is sinking I should imagine there is loads of screaming and fear/terror. Same as when a plane is bombing a beach - the silence was weird and not realistic. Also the plane fight scenes were shit. Again it is all a matter of opinion so not sure why you are arguing my opinion.
smith
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10742 posts since 5/5/04

posted 30 Jul 2017 17:12, edited 30 Jul 2017 17:12
You are of course entitled to your opinion but to claim those that enjoyed it and gave it such a high rating , must not watch films much, just takes away so much from your review.