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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12165 on: 13 April, 2018, 06:06:59 pm »
Rampage

Ok, it's a film, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson titled Rampage. So you know what to expect.
It's clich├ęd, badly written, badly plotted (of what plot there is), not well acted but, and this is the rub, never dull.
There are some good set pieces, of which the movie is based around, and it's entirely predictable, and yet it's still mindless, popcorn fun.

If you like Godzilla (the old ones), or Pacific Rim, then you'll like this (just). Otherwise, stay away.

It's the epitome of a popcorn film. Loud, brash and lots of shit gets trashed and very few people get killed (although those that do go, go in a very gory way for a 12A).

Like Godzilla films? 5.5 /10
Hate Godzilla Films? 2/10


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« Reply #12166 on: 15 April, 2018, 12:10:26 am »
I saw Ready Player One on Friday night and I knew I was in for a bad time once i saw the trailer. My partner loves the book and insisted that I read it and I didn't know how to tell her that it was the biggest pile of toss i have read in ages. And I have read a lot of terrible books; not only have I read Bravo Two Zero more than once, I have read just about every other book on the topic. I know a shit book when I read one. I wasn't expecting much from the film because it's hard to make a terrible source material into a non-existent film. Basically I didn't like the book and even though I have forgotten what I was on about I didn't like the film either.

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« Reply #12167 on: 15 April, 2018, 12:21:49 am »
Ah, the things we do for love

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« Reply #12168 on: 15 April, 2018, 04:18:16 pm »
I saw Ready Player One on Friday night and I knew I was in for a bad time once i saw the trailer. My partner loves the book and insisted that I read it and I didn't know how to tell her that it was the biggest pile of toss i have read in ages. And I have read a lot of terrible books; not only have I read Bravo Two Zero more than once, I have read just about every other book on the topic. I know a shit book when I read one. I wasn't expecting much from the film because it's hard to make a terrible source material into a non-existent film. Basically I didn't like the book and even though I have forgotten what I was on about I didn't like the film either.

I enjoyed the book for what it was. A nostalgic trip through my nerd youth. As science fiction though it's tosh. I wanted to see the film initially, but have been reticent about it since it came out. I'm glad I didn't since I'm hearing more and more how awful it really is. I've now relegated down to a Netflix viewing.
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« Reply #12169 on: 15 April, 2018, 04:45:01 pm »
I enjoyed the book for the same reasons von Boom cited, and I thought the film was ok.
Not great but not bad either.

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« Reply #12170 on: 16 April, 2018, 05:58:09 pm »
The Hitman's Bodyguard on Netflix.

Really enjoyable tosh.
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« Reply #12171 on: 16 April, 2018, 08:32:20 pm »
A Quiet Place. Really liked this. A great idea and maintained a high level of tension throughout. Nicked ideas from a few other films, but it's getting harder not to do that. Highly entertaining.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12172 on: 17 April, 2018, 08:26:46 am »
The Hitman's Bodyguard on Netflix.

Really enjoyable tosh.

I hated this so hard. So very, very hard.

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« Reply #12173 on: 17 April, 2018, 08:04:28 pm »
Rampage. Some films defy any intellectualisation and this is one. Mostly terrible dialogue, wanton destruction and Jeffery Dean Morgan enjoying chewing the scenery as a Negan-lite government agent. An absolute guilty pleasure which I enjoyed immensely.

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« Reply #12174 on: 17 April, 2018, 08:06:12 pm »
Forgot to mention it's like a mash-up of King Kong and Godzilla.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12175 on: 17 April, 2018, 08:26:36 pm »
FFS, guys, not only does Rampage star the Rock but it's based on an arcade game. What did you expect?

It was an 80s arcade game.Which Warner Bros have made free to play on t'internet, right here:


http://game.rampagethemovie.com/arcade/


I think that may give more minutes of fun than the movie.
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« Reply #12176 on: 17 April, 2018, 09:42:50 pm »
I used to play Rampage on my Atari ST. A lot.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12178 on: 18 April, 2018, 08:12:41 am »
Ghost Stories

Effective British portmanteau horror with some good jump scares and splendid performances by Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, Martin Freeman, and everyone's favourite disturbed teenager Alex Lawther.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #12179 on: 18 April, 2018, 12:16:29 pm »
It was an 80s arcade game.Which Warner Bros have made free to play on t'internet, right here:


http://game.rampagethemovie.com/arcade/


Had totally forgotten the arcade game, wasted some quality insomniac hours on that last night!