What was the last movie you watched ....

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Guvnor, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    I'm actually a weirdo, I liked both Alien and Terminator better than their sequels, but I know a lot of people disagree with me on it. Like I said, definitely arguable. T2 and Aliens look to me like where Cameron really found his voice and style of directing in a way that Terminator did not (the legal battle in Terminator was pretty interesting though!). You're just salty about Robocop because it was so anti-capitalist :p I think it was a really well done, strange little gem of a movie that likely wouldn't be made today because it's so bizarre. Mixing sci-fi, propaganda, anti-capitalism, with insane gore, slapstick violence and a Jesus Christ metaphor? Crazzzzy man.
     
  2. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Moderator Supporter

    I pointed my face at 'Spider-Man Homecoming' last night after spectacular word of mouth and immensely positive reviews.

    I came away slightly underwhelmed...

    I'm a huge comic book fan, I also (mostly) love the MCU (jog on 'Iron Man 2'), and after the glory that was Spider-Man's appearance in 'Civil War' I was absolutely sold. Unfortunately, I have to admit, I found 'Homecoming' to be okay/good, rather than outstanding. The standout of the movie was Michael Keaton who played Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, and I'd like to see his character again in future movies.

    There are however, some deep cuts and awesome nods to characters who appear in the books, as well as scenes and situations, that you'd probably only fully appreciate if you read Spider-Man (both Earth-616 and Earth-1610). It also see's the return of some sorely missed characters from the MCU.

    Overall, the movie was fun in parts, very dull in others, there were some very amusing comedic scenes, and lots of fan service.
     
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  3. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    I liked it. Glad this is not an origin story, but an actual Spidey adventures kinda thing. Massive nod to John Hughes and of films in similar genre.
    Keaton's Vulture is great, he is so creepy and menacing but also quite sympathetic (in a way).
    A few things I guessed.

    I love the running joke of how Marisa Tomei / Aunt May is super attractive "for an Aunt" and is actually the love interest :'D
     
  4. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    I, too, am glad it written as a continuation of the last Avengers, and not as an origin. I think it was on par with the rest of the Marvel superhero movies, and I completely agree that Keaton was fabulous. (I vote for bringing him back. Get him out of prison somehow.)

    I was "underwhelmed" in one area, though: Peter's home life. There was almost no interaction between him and Aunt May. She was barely in the movie, and I came away feeling shortchanged. We don't fully know Peter because we don't know half of his life -- his home life, with hot Aunt May. Consequently, he's not quite a full-dimensional character, whereas Captain America is, and Iron Man is, and Thor is.
     
  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    [QUOTE="philosoraptor, post: 1075026468] You're just salty about Robocop because it was so anti-capitalist :p I think it was a really well done, strange little gem of a movie that likely wouldn't be made today because it's so bizarre. Mixing sci-fi, propaganda, anti-capitalism, with insane gore, slapstick violence and a Jesus Christ metaphor? Crazzzzy man.[/QUOTE]

    Have you seen tthe remake, its good! But not as good as the original!
     
  6. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    I DID! I actually went to see it in theaters, but it didn't really hold up for me. Tried to be too many things all at once and just wasn't as good. I think I'd have liked it more if it was generic "CYBORG POLICEMAN" instead of Robocop.
     

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