Saw this at Imax testerday...letterboxed, wtf. Seemed a little silly to charge Imax prices for something that wasn't full screen...whatever.
Open letter to Neil Blomkamp...if you want to villify the 'haves' you need to provide justification. You can't expect folks to buy in if the rich deny healthcare...just because. And you also need to stick to your guns. If you are going to make future Los Angeles almost 99 percent populated by hispanics, don't make the two representations of old Earth good and evil(faceless corporate evil/Damon's work supervisor) white. Also, you haven't framed this film as a documentary like District 9, so how about keeping the camera still and relying on different angles during your action sequences. I would like to actually see what's going on instead of fighting motion sickness.
So, yeah...I didn't really care for this. Jodie Foster basically acts as if she has a major feminine itch the whole time she is on screen, as a matter of fact, so does the usually reliable William Fichtner. A lot of meandering and not a lot of plot. Just seemed that Blomkamp did not have as strong a vision for this as he did for D9. And he maybe got lost playing with bigger toys. I still hope Blomkamp has better in him, but this is definitely a step backward.
Red, White, & Blue
Really good, but depressing. Haha! Amanda Fuller answered my tweet. She's a really good actress in this film.
That movie was daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk !
an underappreciated film for sure
I am glad that I not the only peep here who's seen Red, White, & Blue.
I'm trying to go through most of the John Hughes classics and hadn't seen this one yet. Not my favorite from him but still had that 80's nostalgia I was looking for.
Creepy music, good acting (loved the nanny), extremely well done and directed, although not scary
Looked great, tons of great horror references, thought the story itself was pretty mediocre overall though
Thought the previews looked interesting despite the mediocre reviews, sadly disappointing, forced humor, with some horrific acting.
Oh man, what a letdown. Extremely boring and was glad when it was over. I just didn't feel any sort of suspense. For such a well received movie, I was underwhelmed and the twist was meh.
Even though this had the standard 80's horror vibe to it which is pretty dated, I actually enjoyed it cheese and all (I couldn't help laughing at the little girl calling out through the tv) . Nothing outstanding but I liked the secondary characters especially. As an aside, I cannot believe this was rated PG.
So sue me, I love these types of movies. An interesting character study filled with numerous awkward, interesting, and thought provoking interactions between the screwed up lead and his friends and families while he tries to come to grip with his life.
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The last movie I watched was Elysium, and it's exactly what you'd expect from the guy who directed District 9. The difference is that District 9 was an alright movie. Unfortunately there really wasn't any development of characters in this movie. It was a bunch of pointless fighting fighting with robots (the CGI was pretty good though) and bad accents by Damon and Foster. The movie was overall kind of pointless, no real message other than people with money are bad and they're afraid of people without money. However he did have a decent vision for trajectory of Los Angeles in 140 years.
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Just saw Elysium yesterday and... yeah. I am disappoint. Standard sci fi action with not much of a plot. Jodie Foster's character waiving away medical aid as she's on the cusp of death... why??? Who knows.
Great day for new flicks. I have been keen on this for 2 years. Did it live up to the hype? Well, I didn't hate it. A little on the predictable side, but a nice first flick from someone I hope has a better career ahead of them than Ti West(who actually has a cameo
AND this is the be all end all of the Cornetto trilogy. Odd to see Pegg as teh loose nut. But...it works. Laughed a lot, cried a little and said goodbye. First time I actually LOVED a W/F/P flick on first viewing, wonder how the repeat viewings will hold up.