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Postby mikeftw » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:32 pm

Got this bad boy for a quid, been years since i've seen it

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Postby Jobdone » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:45 am

That movie is ace.
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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:34 am

Watched Only God Forgives last night. This probably contains spoilers, but there's that thin a plot, I doubt it'll spoil it.

Honestly, I really don't know what to make of it. Very Style over substance in my opinion. It was nicely lit, but I just found all the red neon and night time shots a bit tiresome, I was actually glad when there was a scene in daylight, as I found it quite relieving. My mate said he was unsure about how to feel about the lack of closure, but personally I just didn't care enough about any of the characters to give a damn about what happens, and in a way, I thought it was kind of nice that the bad guy wins for a change. Though I'm pretty sure they're all bad guys, so I suppose a better way of wording it would be that the films lead doesn't win.
Far too many moody shots. And an occasional thing that made you jump, which I'm never a fan of. and a really hammy script full of clichés, that is of course in the rare moment someone does actually talk, which isn't often.
What I will say is that it does tension well, though I think composer Cliff Martinez has a huge part to play in that. Another fantastic score from him, ranging from ethnic sounding music, to delicate ambient, to ominous electronic music. I think I only really started to enjoy it around the point of the fight scene, which is sort of the penultimate action scene, so right at the end.
Will I watch it again? No, I doubt it. But I may well download the soundtrack.


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Postby Andy Hall » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:36 pm

I think the idea of Only God Forgives is that they're in purgatory

I liked Drive, would I like this ?
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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:14 pm

I guess so.
Minimal Dialogue, Sleek and stylish, Same composer, just as violent if not more so, so in those respects it's quite similar. Though I guess it's a bit darker in only god forgives. But perhaps more funny too, but like uncomfortably funny if than makes sense.

I think it's worth seeing it just to make your own mind up.
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Postby kaosweaver20 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:44 pm

I'm off to see Pacific Rim tomorrow night, just before Bloodstock. Seems like a perfect introduction to me :)
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Postby mikeftw » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:55 pm

kaosweaver20 wrote:I'm off to see Pacific Rim tomorrow night, just before Bloodstock. Seems like a perfect introduction to me :)

You'll only enjoy it if you switch your brain off
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Postby Applecore » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:23 pm

Saw Despicable Me 2 the other night.
Daft, over the top, cheesy. Loved it.

Saw Pacific Rim tonight.
Daft, over the top, cheesy. Loved it.
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Postby Darkweasel » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:10 pm

The Inkeepers
Something about ghosts and a hotel. Couldn't tell you any more because nothing happened for so long my brain waved a little white flag and went down the pub.
Further proof that House of the Devil was nothing more than a lucky one-off for director Ti West.
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Postby Ghost » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:23 am

Darkweasel wrote:The Inkeepers
Something about ghosts and a hotel. Couldn't tell you any more because nothing happened for so long my brain waved a little white flag and went down the pub.
Further proof that House of the Devil was nothing more than a lucky one-off for director Ti West.
2/10


That film had great reviews when it came out. I didn't like it either.
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Postby kaosweaver20 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:22 pm

mikeftw wrote:
kaosweaver20 wrote:I'm off to see Pacific Rim tomorrow night, just before Bloodstock. Seems like a perfect introduction to me :)

You'll only enjoy it if you switch your brain off


It seems that way. But honestly, what was del Toro thinking? :P
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Postby Applecore » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:25 pm

He was thinking "fuck it, I want to make a movie that's just brainless fun" and succeeded :P
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Postby kaosweaver20 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:27 pm

Applecore wrote:He was thinking "fuck it, I want to make a movie that's just brainless fun" and succeeded :P


Fair enough. Although I'd love to see him make a movie without Ron Perlman in it. :lol:
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Postby Applecore » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:28 pm

Haha, I love Ron Perlman! Thought he was awesome in Pacific Rim as yet another completely over-the-top, played-mostly-for-laughs character.
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Postby Bisset » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:55 pm

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