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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13470 on: 24 September, 2019, 09:24:59 PM »
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« Reply #13471 on: 24 September, 2019, 10:01:36 PM »
I really don't get it. I assumed as you guys aren't all pre-teen girls that there would be some subtext, knowing adult jokes or subversion of the genre, but all it reminded me of was a Mills and Boon novel crossed with all the awful pantomimes I was dragged to as a kid.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13472 on: 24 September, 2019, 10:29:19 PM »
I thought that too when I first watched it when it came out on video. I turned to my brother with that sinking feeling of being conned out of my money and said "what is this kiddie crap and why is Columbo in it". Ten minutes later I was in love. On learning it was back in the cinema that same year, my mates and I went to see it every Friday after school for a month. It's what we had wanted every game of D&D to be, but they somehow never were.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13473 on: 25 September, 2019, 01:46:29 AM »
I think he was being sarcastic. And like Prof. Farnsworth, good news is never that.

It will be billed as a remake - same as DREDD.

I was indeed being sarcastic.

I also said it'd technically be a new adaptation of the book.  But then Tim Burton said that about his Planet of the Apes, and it was much more a remake of Planet of the Apes than it was Monkey Planet (by Pierre Boulet).

I probably spelled Pierre's surname incorrectly.  Also, I prefer both films to the book.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13474 on: 25 September, 2019, 01:54:38 AM »
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I assumed... that there would be some subtext, knowing adult jokes or subversion of the genre

You.... did watch the film, right?

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13475 on: 25 September, 2019, 07:07:28 AM »
I openly weep for those once respected peers. To have such a cold dead heart as to not love The Princess Bride makes me weep, weep big dripping man tears for you.

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« Reply #13476 on: 25 September, 2019, 08:34:55 AM »
The ending (final assault on the castle) IS a bit flat though. Played relatively straight (from what I recall) and as a result all of the OTT staging and acting seems just that without gags to support it.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13477 on: 25 September, 2019, 09:11:32 AM »
I was lucky enough to watch Princess Bride as part of a school film festival a couple of years ago. It remains to this day the best cinema experience I've 'ever' had. The 8-10 year olds were utterly engrossed in the story and exclaimed in all the right bits. This is from a film that is around 30 years old, too.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13478 on: 25 September, 2019, 09:20:17 AM »
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I assumed... that there would be some subtext, knowing adult jokes or subversion of the genre

You.... did watch the film, right?

I don't know someone could watch the sword-fights, in particular, and not see that it is both a high watermark for the genre and a brilliant parody of it.

Horses for courses, I suppose.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13479 on: 25 September, 2019, 02:07:37 PM »
The Princess Bride is the perfect mawiiage of the high fantasy and satire.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13480 on: 25 September, 2019, 02:27:51 PM »
I won't begrudge your opinions but I will say I've never seen anything so wrong on the entirety of this board, and I keep up with the political thread.

The book is also great.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13481 on: 25 September, 2019, 02:34:35 PM »

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13482 on: 25 September, 2019, 03:59:07 PM »
The 8-10 year olds were utterly engrossed in the story and exclaimed in all the right bits.

Oh I would have probably loved it at that age, and would probably still love it if I had that early attachment, but seeing it the first time as a middle aged dude in 2019, it came across as ... well, a children's movie.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13483 on: 29 September, 2019, 04:30:54 AM »
On Netflix now In the Shadow of the Moon. It is about a serial killer that appears every 9 years. This is a interesting story with a interesting twist
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #13484 on: 29 September, 2019, 08:19:55 PM »
Aquaman. I had lots of negative things to say about this film when I saw it in the cinema, but a home viewing proved me wrong: it's really very good fun, and the level of visual invention is impressive.

Originally I was put off by the last half hour, which just throws one thing after another at you (the Trench, the Hidden Sea, the kaiju-thing, the Brine..), but being aware of how it all fits together the spectacle is a lot more enjoyable. To my chagrin an early bit of exposition sets all this out quiteam clearly, but it went completely over my head first time out.

Lots of silliness, but no worse for it.
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