Film The General Film Thread

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  1. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    It looks visually stunning, but the everything else is total bullshit.

    Im hearing that
    a lot of the humour breaks the 4th wall...wtf!
    It looks like its a nostalgia blast from reading the huge reddit thread, most people are saying ignore the story and ride the fun.
     
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  2. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    Well, I thought Joker was great. Take out a couple of references (basically Gotham, Arkham and the Wayne family) and it would still stand up on its own as a (very dark) story about the guy's mental deterioration.
     
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  3. gmloki

    gmloki Part of the furniture

    Joker was very good imho. Well made. Will there be a follow up ?
     
  4. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Didn't actually need to be a film about the joker tbh. That stuff felt shoehorned in.

    But yeah - it'd be an interesting thing going forward.
     
  5. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    They're in talks about a sequel I think. It did feel a bit like name dropping with the Wayne stuff especially. I always imagined that Bruce Wayne and the Joker were about the same age but there's a good 30 years between them here. It felt unnecessary.
     
  6. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    I thought it was alright.
    Quite a few very tedious parts to it. They could have achieved the same story by shaving off about 30 mins run time I reckon.
     
  7. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Watched Wurzel Gummidge.
    Pretty good, spot on scarecrow costumes and quite cinematic and atmospheric at times.

    Then if course...two mixed race kids in the top roles ..yeah..yeah..diversity qoutas.
    The end monologue by wurzel...jesus christ, climate change..plastics...kids are the future.
    FFS BBC, stop agenda lecturing us.
     
  8. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Okay boomer.

    What kind of sad person watches cbbc films anyway?
     
  9. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    A) its not a film its a two part series.
    B) its not cbbc
    C) mckenzie croock is cool
     
  10. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Okay boomer.
     
  11. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    ok groomer
     
  12. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    okay doomer.
     
  13. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Nope not a boomer. :) Generation X :)
     
  14. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    okay vroooomer
     
  15. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coalâ„¢ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    :ROFLMAO:
     
  16. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coalâ„¢ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    When did everyone get so into Left 4 Dead?

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    To be fair its only @Gwadien only calling boomer
     
  18. gmloki

    gmloki Part of the furniture

    Watched The Report the other night. Not a bad film at all. It's about a report commissioned by a congress select committee on the interrogation techniques used by the US after 9/11. Decent story, although the script was a bit hammy at times.
     
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  19. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    Death of Stalin is on Netflix.

    If you haven't seen it yet, you must.
     
  20. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Thought it was really interesting but it wasn't a good "comedy" - because it's horrific and humourous at the same time.

    Worth a watch tho.
     
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  21. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Sooo, movie of the year then?

    Top 5:

    Avengers Endgame - Totally satisfying conclusion to the current MCU arc, unlike Star Wars, which had to be hacked to bits to even slightly work.

    Rocketman - I'm not actually an Elton John fan but this was really enjoyable

    Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - I've watched it a couple of times now and I really like it; best thing Brad Pitt has done in years.

    John Wick Parabellum - Guilty pleasure.

    The Irishman - Its too long and the effects only work half the time but its still pretty remarkable filmmaking.



    Bottom 5:

    MIB: International - utter crap which is a shame given how much I like the actors in it.

    Rambo Last Blood - oh dear. Creed might have given Rocky a breath of fresh air but this is one of the worst things I've seen in years.

    X-Men: Dark Phoenix -everyone phoning it in because they knew Disney was coming over the hill. Should have finished with Logan and left it at that.

    Hellboy - I loved the original Hellboy films and wanted Ron Perlman to do another. I like David Harbour as an actor, but this is absolute trash.


    Biggest Disappointment: Ad Astra. Dull as ditchwater and full of shonky "science" (despite repeated claims to the contrary). Special mentions for Glass (although I should have known better), and Toy Story 4; once again Hollywood, you did a perfect ending with the third one, nobody needed this.


    Most Overrated: Joker. Genuinely can't see what all the fuss is about. I was bored/irritated through most of it, the woke subtext (particularly the slant on Thomas Wayne) was tiresome and do we really need yet another fucking Batman origin?


    Better than I expected: Alita: Battle Angel. Its a shame that the Disney Fox takeover means this won't get a sequel because I thought it was pretty much the first live action Manga ever that was actually good.
     
  22. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

  23. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    I wasn't worried...
     
  24. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    So, pre-existing character gets to be in a film.

    You really should stop reading the guardian. It's like it's designed to get your heckles up :)
     
  25. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    I like this video, arab diversity is left out.
     
  26. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Currently watching Aliens (Special Edition). Still awesome 24 years on

    aliens2-rahr.jpg
     
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  27. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Aliens along with t2 are the best sequels made i o
     
  28. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    @DaGaffer Regarding Last Blood. Pretty horrible, but the ending has the good old Rambo feel to it. Made me want to watch Rambo 1 instead
     
  29. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I'd have to say Endgame too. But that's kind of a damning indictment of Hollywood - it's just colouful, more violent (and funnier) Harry Potter really.

    Judging by what I've downloaded (filtering on 2019) - there's pretty much sod all.
     
  30. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Actually I'd have to amend my top 5 since I wrote it; Le Mans 66 goes straight to the top of the list.
     
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