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  • glaeken 12 Apr 2019 11:05:27 12,003 posts
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    @Load_2.0 I would agree with that. The first chapter was weak. A little too silly and I don't think it quite hit the mark on what it was trying to be. Seemed to be going for funny but not actually funny.
  • Not-a-reviewer 12 Apr 2019 11:19:09 5,625 posts
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    Hellboy 2.

    This does not hold up well, itís a bit shit really. 4/10
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 12 Apr 2019 11:53:40 1,752 posts
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    Get out!
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Apr 2019 12:00:32 10,264 posts
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    He's right though.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 12 Apr 2019 13:11:06 1,752 posts
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    That's why he's not a reviewer
  • Mola_Ram 12 Apr 2019 14:00:30 19,515 posts
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    The Matrix

    Saw a 20th anniversary screening at a revival cinema.

    It's gotten a bit hard over the years to separate The Matrix from all the bullshit that ensued from it. The stupid redpill internet groups. The terrible Matrix parodies and rip-offs. The bits of the movie that now play like a school shooter's wet dream. The disappointing sequels.

    But when you get down to it, it's really just a quality, quality action movie. The fights are great, the wirework is great, and the CG (while looking a bit dated now) is minimal enough that it doesn't make any difference. Hugo Weaving is especially great. And it has a great story with interesting ideas!

    I used to get annoyed at the movie stealing a lot of Dark City's thunder, but I can't really complain when it's this good.

    9.1/10
  • Mola_Ram 12 Apr 2019 14:00:51 19,515 posts
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    Also, with apologies to Decks, Keanu Reeves can forward-roll like a motherfucker.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Apr 2019 14:03:13 19,022 posts
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    Show me one decent Keanu Reeves forward roll.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Apr 2019 14:09:19 19,022 posts
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    Just as a reminder this is the forward roll in question

    https://youtu.be/-fQsxyagoH0?t=162

    Here it is from another angle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77NjSgQoENc

    Edited by Decks at 14:10:34 12-04-2019
  • cowell 12 Apr 2019 14:11:26 1,827 posts
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    Captain Marvel - 62/100

    Solid middle of the road MCU movie. She's powerful. We get it.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Apr 2019 14:13:13 19,515 posts
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    https://youtu.be/XX8Y5-BZLaM?t=134

    It's half a cartwheel but it still counts dammit.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 14:13:59 12-04-2019
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Apr 2019 14:18:04 14,730 posts
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    That's a wirework cartwheel! Clearly doesn't count.

    Matrix is fucking brilliant agreed. As per the conversation about pacing the other day, it is pretty perfectly constructed.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Apr 2019 14:18:59 19,515 posts
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    I want to believe.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Apr 2019 14:23:29 19,022 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    That's a wirework cartwheel! Clearly doesn't count.

    Matrix is fucking brilliant agreed. As per the conversation about pacing the other day, it is pretty perfectly constructed.
    Aged well too.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Apr 2019 14:28:37 19,515 posts
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    Also, tiny little niggling story thing: I wish that they had kept the lid on the Cypher reveal a bit longer. Like, they could have made it a surprise, but instead you've got this weird scene early on with him talking with Smith. Robs it of a bit of tension.

    (I don't know if I really need to spoiler-tag a 20-year-old movie, but will just in case)
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Apr 2019 14:32:49 14,730 posts
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    That steak tho. Mmmmm.
  • d_h1234 12 Apr 2019 16:12:03 121 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Also, tiny little niggling story thing: I wish that they had kept the lid on the Cypher reveal a bit longer. Like, they could have made it a surprise, but instead you've got this weird scene early on with him talking with Smith. Robs it of a bit of tension.

    (I don't know if I really need to spoiler-tag a 20-year-old movie, but will just in case)
    Only thing I could say for that is they didn't want the film to be some sort of betrayal "whodunit" type mystery, not even as a B-plot. So they just said "This guy is a traitor, he'll be betraying them soon, how will our heroes get out of this jam??"
  • Not-a-reviewer 12 Apr 2019 16:52:03 5,625 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Get out!
    What about Hellboy 2 is good other than Ron Pearlman? The bit where the golden army is in it for less than 10 minutes? The bit where him and Abe sing for ages? Family guy man being German?

    The plot is paper thin and it feels at least 30 minutes too long.
  • fontgeeksogood 12 Apr 2019 16:52:06 5,289 posts
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    Canoe getting 'revived' by a kiss was some gay ass shit
  • Your-Mother 12 Apr 2019 16:57:01 2,577 posts
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    The irony about The Matrix is that the original still holds up, but the sequels look abysmal nowadays. Still some good practical effects, but the CG people look absolutely horrendous, like playdough figures wobbling around. The Burly Brawl especially is hard to watch once they decide wirework won't cut it.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Apr 2019 18:11:33 14,730 posts
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    The CGI in the sequels was always terrible. I remember thinking it in the cinema.
  • Your-Mother 12 Apr 2019 18:12:38 2,577 posts
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    The final big super slomo punch in Revolutions had most of us laughing out loud. It made Agent Smith look like Popeye.
  • nickthegun 12 Apr 2019 18:45:55 77,113 posts
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    Yeah, the CGI always sucked. I remember a little bit of me dying when he span around the pole in the burley brawl and everyone looked like they were wearing Halloween masks and made out of plasticine.
  • JamboWayOh 12 Apr 2019 19:35:08 12,238 posts
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    I remember falling asleep watching Revolutions, god that was a boring film. Shame as the original showed so much potential.
  • multicolouredpoopoo 12 Apr 2019 20:21:43 147 posts
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    The Matrix is brilliant 🤣
  • Mola_Ram 13 Apr 2019 13:06:58 19,515 posts
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    How? How does Jennifer Connelly look basically the same as she did 20 years ago?

    *cough*

    So yeah, that movie she's in with other people sure looked expensive. And it was great! Good action scenes, and good performances even from the non-Connelly actors. I particularly loved it when Jeff Fahey turned up.

    The only real negative for me was that it didn't really have much of a climax. It felt like it ended two thirds of the way through the story with a sequel hook. But I don't think it will get a sequel, unless James Cameron feels like losing a whole lot more money than he did with this.

    Still, it was good while it lasted.

    8/10
  • irrelevanthuman 13 Apr 2019 13:10:29 410 posts
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    @Mola_Ram

    Jeff Fahey? Sold
  • Zerobob 13 Apr 2019 13:12:51 2,204 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    I remember falling asleep watching Revolutions, god that was a boring film. Shame as the original showed so much potential.
    The original showed more than potential; It was a perfect self-contained story and didn't require a sequel.

    I watched The Matrix again recently and it's still in my top 3 films for so many reasons.
  • Bichii 13 Apr 2019 13:18:57 1,439 posts
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    @Mola_Ram it was in profit about two weeks ago.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Apr 2019 13:35:03 19,515 posts
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    Bichii wrote:
    @Mola_Ram it was in profit about two weeks ago.
    Really? I was under the impression that it had flopped hard, but I'm happy to be wrong!
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