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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

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

20th March
Hot Fuzz

22nd March
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.

[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-03-26 02:21 am (UTC)
I wanted to watch Transformers to reacquaint myself with the universe before I watched Transformers 2, which I partially wanted to see just because it was meant to be so bad.

The problem I had with the first film is the total lack of likeable characters. All bar one of the humans is an obnoxious prat.

A few years ago, I finally got to see the first season of the original TV series. I actually rather liked it. Not enough to own it, but certainly enough that I could see the appeal.
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