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Re: movies

Postby Jobdone » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:58 am

Yeah, if anything he was what made me at least give it a try.

I just found Total Recall really forgettable. Couldn't really remember much of the big plot points, or too many of the scenes.

Whilst I was watching it, it was decent enough as an action movie, but yeah. Really nothing special. An example of the lack of charm big budget action movies have these days.
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Postby mikeftw » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:22 am

I dunno what it is, just can't stand him, it's not even set on Mars WTF
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Postby angel_of_death » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:41 am

mikeftw wrote:I dunno what it is, just can't stand him, it's not even set on Mars WTF


They always claimed it was not a remake, but a re-imagining of the source material. After seeing the new one, it is clear this was mostly bollocks, as there were a lot of stuff lifted out of the original film. The short story it was based on is only about 20 pages long though, and very little happens in it. Key point though is that nobody goes to Mars, which they have kept in the new movie. It's too short of a story to make into a feature length film directly, hence all the extras added in the first movie, and stolen for the new one.
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Postby mikeftw » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:08 am

angel_of_death wrote:They always claimed it was not a remake, but a re-imagining of the source material

I hate shit like that, "I know guys lets use the same universe, but change loads of stuff so it's our own, but its still got the same cool name to attract the fans"
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Re: movies

Postby obscurus169 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:16 am

Jobdone wrote:
I just found Total Recall really forgettable...


Oh, the irony.

I haven't seen it yet, having read many bad reviews, and I fondly remember the original. Get your ass to Mars, and all that.
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Re: movies

Postby Andy Hall » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:42 am

mikeftw wrote:I dunno what it is, just can't stand him, it's not even set on Mars WTF


To be fair, neither is the writers original story, Total Recall used the plot of the story, the rest is pure Voerhoven
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Re: movies

Postby Jobdone » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:48 am

obscurus169 wrote:
Jobdone wrote:
I just found Total Recall really forgettable...


Oh, the irony.



I was making that joke for about 4 days after I first watched it. So perfect.
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Postby Soze » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:18 pm

mikeftw wrote:
kanet666 wrote:Got around to seeing the Total Recall remake earlier in the week, thought it was pretty decent, but nothing special.

The fact it has Colin Farrel in it means I will never watch it


Does this mean you've never seen In Bruges? One of the best films of the last decade or so.

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Postby Soze » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:19 pm

ish42 wrote:Just seen Perks of Being A Wallflower which easily slides into my top ten at number 4. Need to find one more film I love before the end of the year to complete my top ten. Anyone got any suggestions?

1. Avengers
2. Dark Knight Rises
3. Argo
4. The Perks of Being A Wallflower
5. Cabin In the Woods
6. Chronicle
7. The Hunt
8. A Royal Affair
9. Looper
10.


Well, there's 3 there I haven't seen ( Argo, The Hunt and A Royal Affair ) so some more suggestions for me. I'd recommend The Angels' Share or...if you like Perks, possibly Ruby Sparks.

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Postby Andy Hall » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:32 pm

I can't believe I missed Argo, this film looks right up my street, and the last 2 films Affleck has directed have been awesome
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Re: movies

Postby Delightful-Jim » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:37 pm

I saw fuck all films this year. The best ones were :

1. Avengers
2. Cabin In The Woods
3. The Amazing Spider-Man
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. Ted



Still have loads of shit I want to see. :/
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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:08 pm

Jobdone wrote:
obscurus169 wrote:
Jobdone wrote:
I just found Total Recall really forgettable...


Oh, the irony.



I was making that joke for about 4 days after I first watched it. So perfect.


It's like when I asked people if they'd seen Saw. I saw Saw and told people they had to see Saw too. They said they'd seen Saw but hadn't seen Saw 2.


And so on and so forth...
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Re: movies

Postby Andy Hall » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:05 pm

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this was actually quite good fun, think Expendables but with a 1/4 of the budget :lol:

7.5/10
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Re: movies

Postby Andy Hall » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:22 pm

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I thought this was damn good, Danny Dyer isn't as horrendous as he usually is, but does bring it down a tad, however, it does have agood cast, Sean Bean once again is very good, not an amazing film, but still, I would watch it again 7/10
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Re: movies

Postby angel_of_death » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:42 pm

Andy Hall wrote:Image

this was actually quite good fun, think Expendables but with a 1/4 of the budget :lol:

7.5/10


It does look like the Z-List version of Expendables...
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