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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15945 on: 10 July, 2021, 10:18:14 AM »
THE GOONIES

Bit rubbish isn’t it?

Never seen it.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15946 on: 10 July, 2021, 10:35:10 AM »
THE GOONIES
Bit rubbish isn’t it?
Never seen it.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15947 on: 10 July, 2021, 11:19:05 AM »
Definitely one of those rose tinted case where the glasses are beginning to drop. I remember 10 years ago you would be driven out of town for daring to say any Donner movie was a bit rubbish.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15948 on: 10 July, 2021, 01:46:49 PM »
Definitely one of those rose tinted case where the glasses are beginning to drop. I remember 10 years ago you would be driven out of town for daring to say any Donner movie was a bit rubbish.
I think with Goonies you needed to see it as a kid. I didn't.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15949 on: 10 July, 2021, 04:59:09 PM »
I think with Goonies you needed to see it as a kid. I didn't.

I did.  When I revisited it wasn't quite what I remembered.  I still found it enjoyable, but in a weird and deflated way.  It doesn't live up to the hype that has been created around it by nostalgia, that's for sure.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15950 on: 10 July, 2021, 07:03:57 PM »
It's a bit... shouty. All those kids spend 90 minutes going "Aaaaaaah!"
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« Reply #15951 on: 10 July, 2021, 07:28:07 PM »
The Goonies is one of those films that people never believe you when you've said you've never seen it. Especially if you're a certain age.

I've never seen it. And now it's a matter of some personal.pride that I've never seen it, and so I am never likely to see it. I remember the ads back in the day, on the back of comics- and my reaction then was "that looks rubbish", so I didn't go. Never rented it on VHS, have never watched it on telly. When did it come out? Was there something released at around the same time that would have turned a kid who was up for all those 80s fantasy things, into someone who had quite a different taste and knew that The Goonies would be awful? Or did I just rent The Thing before it's UK release and after that, everything changed? Dunno.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15952 on: 11 July, 2021, 01:17:17 PM »
Watched Black Widow and I enjoyed it. It was much better than the last few Marvel movies. The great thing was that Tony Stark was only mentioned and never seen.  As with all these movies it is heavy infested with action scenes and over the top sequences. A big plus point for me was that even with some illogical moments the characters where quite interesting.

Hopefully Marvel will rather focus on character driven movies going forward and not try to recreate this 50 movie event stuff leading into one messy illogical stupid ending.
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15953 on: 11 July, 2021, 05:41:34 PM »
In contrast I watched Black Widow and in spite of hysterical moment where Florence Pugh gets yanked backwards by a very visible wire after some laughable monosyllabic exchanges with Johansson, found it thuddingly dull and wearysome. Disney Par Excellence.

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« Reply #15954 on: 11 July, 2021, 05:59:55 PM »
Watched the original Assault on Precinct 13 last night and... well it was a little disappointing, I remember it being  clustrophobic and having a tension that built and built... in reality its all rather... thin...Its a decent movie, with some good characters, though a couple are weakened with some slightly lumpy acting. It doesn't have the elements I remember. The tension flairs on occasion, doesn't build and grind you down. Its lighter than I remember, in terms of the fact I remember it being dark as the power is cut and the events take place at night. I remember greater tension between the police and the prisoners, but they get on fine. I remember folks being slowly cut down and the valiant resistance is worn down. I remember the final stand off being nerve racking... itsa kinda okay and a bit silly actually.

The one bit that is almost as I remember gang members being feral creatures, almost unseen. A dark hidden threat with a singular mindless purpose. It gets close to that. Close.

I might watch the remake if its available as maybe some of the elements are from the bits of that I've seen, I've not watched it all I don't think.

Over all the movie is very of its time and doesn't hold up the way I remember it which is a shame.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15955 on: 11 July, 2021, 06:23:23 PM »
Disney Par Excellence.

Maybe just don’t watch the movies, then…? No one is forcing you to…
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15956 on: 11 July, 2021, 07:25:14 PM »
Disney Par Excellence.

Maybe just don’t watch the movies, then…? No one is forcing you to…

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Same goes for the Goonies - so many posts from people who haven't seen the film, yet still feel they can slag it off!
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15957 on: 11 July, 2021, 07:41:43 PM »
I enjoyed the Goonies when I was a kid. I can not tell how well it aged since I have not seen it since 85
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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15958 on: 11 July, 2021, 09:12:46 PM »
I'm forcing Hawkmumbler to watch the latest Marvel films, just so I don't feel the need to.

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Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #15959 on: 11 July, 2021, 09:31:43 PM »
I'm forcing Hawkmumbler to watch the latest Marvel films, just so I don't feel the need to.

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