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Movies for 2010 - Part 9 [Mar. 25th, 2010|06:49 pm]
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16th March
Stranger Than Fiction

18th March
Transformers

19th March
The Creature from the Black Lagoon - in 3D!

20th March
Hot Fuzz

22nd March
Wanted
The Man Who Would Be King




I rather enjoyed Stranger Than Fiction while Transformers was worse than I remembered. My plan was to watch Transformers then watch the sequel, but it was fucking painful, don't think I'll bother. A film with only one likeable character (female computer geek) is just a wasted effort.

The 3D version of Creature works for all the same reasons Avatar did - the 3D is used to immerse you in a world. I remember seeing this at the Valhalla cinema in Melbourne, and the bits the audience reacted to were relatively simple shots with fish swimming about. In fact, even though I'd seen the film many times before the Valhalla screening, I'd never realised it was 3D feature, there was nothing in the direction that would be out of place in a regular movie. And the most important thing is, I genuinely love the story.

Man Who Would Be King was very good. Sean Connery and Michael Caine playing a pair of utter bastards, but still managing to make them likeable. The end of the film still guts you, even with fore-warning.
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[User Picture]From: angriest
2010-03-25 10:26 pm (UTC)
What did you think of Wanted?

I ask because I thought it was most tediously awful film I saw in 2008. So bad that when I left the cinema I was physically angry.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-03-26 02:38 am (UTC)
I liked it more than Transformers, but not by much. Another unlikeable hero who changes in ways that seem dictated by the plot rather than what the character can do.

Strangely, while watching it part of my brain went, "This is like a poor man's version of Empire Strikes Back" and I have no idea why. I just remember thinking that was a strange thought to have, and that it'd be funny if the bloke turned out to be his dad. And then... *laughs*

I thought the most interesting aspect was Jolie's final action.

I didn't hate it, but I don't need to ever watch it again.
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