Movies Seen In 2022

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Danny99, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Another year, another thread and unfortunately, I started out with a dud:

    Don't Look Up - D-

    The only reason this movie didn't get an F is because of the visual effects during space scenes. They were really well done, stronger than a lot of current Trek and the one reprieve.

    Jennifer Lawrence does do a decent job with what she is given, but I could stand the rest of the characters or stereotypes they were attempting to play. The only reason DiCaprio's character even got to be on TV was because somehow, only three scientists believed the asteroid was coming. And does Mark Rylance always talk like that? I've never been a fan of Jonah Hill or the characters he plays and this one is just added to the list. Seriously, the world is destroyed and I'm going to live tweet?

    I read a review that called the movie "heavy handed," but its worse than that. It takes everything to such an extreme that it has no basis in reality and it isn't well enough to pull it off like Doctor Strangelove. A more recent movie, Looking For A Friend For The End Of The World, did the whole end of the world plot better, with more heart and still played up the comedic moments. There is no way a president, even a thinly veiled Trump rip off and her staff, would pass up an end of the world leadership moment just to get their Supreme Court nominee, especially one as horrible as this one, elected.

    The story just meanders around, trying, I guess, to make a point. The jokes are childish, feeling like this was a Will Ferrell script that Adam McKay just had waiting in his desk drawer. The movie takes a big leap trying to say that the Don't Look Up people would revolt once they see the asteroid. If they were really taking it all the way and making fun of them, they would call it an optical illusion.

    The stuff at the Mindy house near the end of the movie tries to give it some heart, but by this point, I was so pissed off at this movie wasting my time that my good will was burned up. And then it breaks into the planet scene just to pay off a stupid joke from earlier.

    Hopefully the rest of the year is upwards from here.
     
  2. The Knappos

    The Knappos Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Saw Belfast at a secret screening last night, one of those ones where you don't know what the film is going to be before the BBFC card comes up.

    There were a few walk outs. Maybe folks hoping it would be Scream, or put off by it being in black and white.

    I found this really good. Every actor is putting in a great effort and the lad they cast in the lead was brilliant. It's going to blow nobody's socks off and it's target audience aren't turning up in great numbers at the moment due to Omicron, which is a shame.
     
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  3. Kor

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    I saw it last year soon after it was released in the US. I thought it was excellent. It's a day-one purchase for me whenever it comes out on blu-ray.

    So far in 2022, I haven't seen any new movies. I've just been re-watching stuff that's several years old.

    Kor
     
  4. Starbreaker

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    The Suicide Squad - 7/10. I liked the intro and then the second half. I thought the first half was a little bit of a slog.
     
  5. Danny99

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    Don't Look Up - D-
    Red Notice - A

    Don't go into Red Notice expecting Shakespeare, but an enjoyable distraction.

    You know what you're going to get from Dwayne Johnson and he delivers. Ryan Reynolds is really carving out a niche as being someone who can play the straight scenes, but also be smartly irreverent. This is the first move I had seen Gal Gadot in and just like her male co-stars, I was impressed.
     
  6. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Really? We have people who are dying from Covid and refuse to admit they were wrong and did not believe it was Covid to their last second.

    We have people believing the Earth is flat or that Dinosaurs didn't exist.

    Opinions based on verifiable facts are vanishing and there's people obessed with social media so much they're going to Holocaust memorials to get a good selfie and score Likes.

    They movie is pure sarcasm and satire and unfortunately nothing they show is unsupported by our reality.


    Movies i have watched:

    Spiderman: No Way Home - a very deserved A
    Tick Tick Boom - again an A (Garfield could be considered for an Oscar for it)
     
  7. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^^ In the case, it was boring sarcasm and satire.

    Don't Look Up - D-
    Red Notice - A

    Clifford - B

    An obvious family movie that was still enjoyable.

    The young actress who played Emily Elizabeth, Darby Camp, is excellent.

    The villain's actions are a little confusing. He is looking to do something altruistic and feed the planet, but then he is willing to be an incredible douchebag and steal a dog from a sixth grader. There was also the apartment/neighbourhood crew that while they were funny in their own ways, I didn't feel there needed to be as many.

    Highly recommended for the kids.

    Free Guy - A

    Ryan Reynolds once again knocks it out of the park. He has a niche set up as the comedic hero. I'm hopeful that he doesn't get typecast in those kinds of roles.

    The villain, Antwan, was a little silly, but he fit the overall silliness of the movie. He also makes it easy to cheer for Jodie Comer & the other heroes, who are played well in their own right.

    The movie has plenty of heart and hits all the right comedic notes.
     
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