At 7/18/14 08:29 PM, Auz wrote:
I finally got to watching Pacific Rim.
I enjoyed it for what it was but it's not something I'll go back to. I felt it even failed as a dumb robot movie. It's fuzzy now but one point I remember pissing me off was that we're told how cool Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha are through dialogue, how many badass fights they've been through etc, then they both immediately die when the action starts.
Should have had more robots with more varied action in place of the terrible characters. As it was it just had one robot fighting in rainy weather where you can't see shit backed by the most homogeneous cast of any american action movie. It really was terrible, but at the same time it didn't really let me down either.
At 7/21/14 09:23 AM, SithCorduroy wrote:
Last week I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and enjoyed it immensely.
It's well written, and has the most realistic cgi characters I've seen in film so far.
I also loved that the movie doesn't pander. The whole first twenty minutes or so is just the apes talking to each other in sign language with subtitles. Hollywood typically doesn't give that kind of credit to the summer movie crowd.
I saw this last week too. I hadn't seen any Planet of the Apes films before (other than I think the Tim Burton one which I don't really remember) so I didn't really know what to expect but I liked it. The conflict and build up were always very believable, and yeah the apes looked incredible. Only real problem is that none of the human characters were particularly likable, despite the film's apparent effort to not pick sides or antagonize either group.
I felt the subtitles (mainly at the start) were dumb as hell and unnecessary though. If they were worried about the audience's understanding they should have just made the sign language more obvious instead of having random slight movements translate to multiple sentences. I feel like the subtitles would surely be removed or at least severely toned down in a director's cut. The apes are talking by the time the story gets in any way complicated.
At 7/20/14 07:53 AM, Dean wrote:
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
That looks beautiful. If only I had €80 to spare for it.