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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #405 on: 30 March, 2017, 09:33:56 pm »
No prizes for guessing the character/actor.

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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #406 on: 30 March, 2017, 09:48:55 pm »
I actually don't remember what Milla was like in the film.

The answer is of course Chris Tucker. He just takes me out of that film like no other character or actor ever has in any other film I can think of. I was really enjoying it and then he turns up and I'm just sitting there going "What? Is this the same film?".

The sad thing is he was in it for so little but he is all I can think of when someone talks about The Fifth Element. He even made Gary Oldman look as if he was under-acting.

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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #407 on: 30 March, 2017, 10:44:06 pm »
I was pulling your leg about Milla, who improves any movie by her mere presence. But actually I think Ruby Rod is a big part of the film's success, and I'm not generally a fan of Tucker.  The character concept is pretty prescient, very funny and despite being so deliberately grating really rather remarkably heroic.


Although I'm not denying that original-choice Prince wouldn't have been even better.

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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #408 on: 30 March, 2017, 10:56:09 pm »
Funny as watch Fifth Element many times and find that character better as funny and comedy side.

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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #409 on: 31 March, 2017, 03:36:38 am »
I remember The Fifth Element getting an absolute kicking when it came out (20! years ago). It's only recently that it seems to have gained a bit of nostalgic reappraisal.

I remember enjoying it at the time, and still think some of the design touches are inspired, though it always felt like a much more interesting science fiction movie that was awkwardly shoe-horned into a Bruce Willis/Die Hard vehicle in the third act.

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« Reply #410 on: 31 March, 2017, 06:09:13 am »
I remember enjoying it at the time, and still think some of the design touches are inspired, though it always felt like a much more interesting science fiction movie that was awkwardly shoe-horned into a Bruce Willis/Die Hard vehicle in the third act.

Didn't Moebius work on it? There are also strong similarities to The Incal.

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« Reply #411 on: 31 March, 2017, 08:38:16 am »
I love the fifth element - it was on TV the other week and I wasn't planning on watching but saw it flicking through the channels and ended up watching the whole thing again. Perfect balance of drama and comedy. It must've lodged in my brain because I'm incapable of seeing a  multipack of anything without saying "muuulti-paack" in a Milla accent!

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« Reply #412 on: 31 March, 2017, 10:06:45 am »
I have one of those travel card things, and every single time I tag on or off I say "muultipass" in my head (at least I hope it's in my head).

It's a movie that is let down a little by a pointless sort of plot, and it's not really Derek Jacobi's best performance, but there are so many contrasting tones, characters and settings that it really is a delight to watch, and as DDD says I am compelled to watch it again any time I stumble across it on TV. 

When it came out, there had been nothing remotely like it for years, and it still manages to look fresh long after traffic-filled megacity skies, alien opera and ass-kicking savant girls have become de rigeur.
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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #413 on: 31 March, 2017, 10:11:48 am »
It's a movie that is let down a little by a pointless sort of plot, and it's not really Derek Jacobi's best performance,

Yes I agree but he wasn't in it. It was Ian Holm :)

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« Reply #414 on: 31 March, 2017, 10:13:59 am »
It's a movie that is let down a little by a pointless sort of plot, and it's not really Derek Jacobi's best performance,

Yes I agree but he wasn't in it. It was Ian Holm :)

D'oh!   :-[  I'm always doing that.  Napoleon, Claudius, what's the diff.

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« Reply #415 on: 31 March, 2017, 10:15:28 am »
It's a movie that is let down a little by a pointless sort of plot, and it's not really Derek Jacobi's best performance, but there are so many contrasting tones, characters and settings that it really is a delight to watch, and as DDD says I am compelled to watch it again any time I stumble across it on TV. 

I assume you mean Ian Holm?

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« Reply #416 on: 31 March, 2017, 01:32:50 pm »
I assume you mean Ian Holm?

Fake news! Sad!  Derek Jacobi has an uncredited role as the Mondoshawan that delivers the prophecy at the start of the film.  Jacobi has great cameos.  The best!

No, sadly I did mean Ian Holm, whose name I continually mix up with Jacobi. 

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« Reply #417 on: 31 March, 2017, 01:44:54 pm »
No, sadly I did mean Ian Holm, whose name I continually mix up with Jacobi.

For me, Ian Holm will forever be the disembodied head on the Nostromo, whereas Derek Jacobi will always be the disembodied narrator on In The Night Garden.

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Re: The Trailer Thread
« Reply #418 on: 10 April, 2017, 02:32:48 pm »
Thor: Ragnarok trailer. I'm sold.
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« Reply #419 on: 10 April, 2017, 02:39:34 pm »
Thor: Ragnarok trailer. I'm sold.

I'm not much of a fan of superhero films but I'll go and see anything Taika Waititi does.