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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:24 pm

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prfsnl_gmr wrote:My son is really, really into Transformers right now; so, we watched Bumblebee (2018). I read it was pretty good and, therefore, radically better than all preceding Transformers film except, perhaps, the animated one. I ended up really enjoying it. It’s set in 1987, and it is a throwback to the 1980s “teenager finds a totally radical thing from out of this world!” genre. It’s well-acted, funny, and, at times, touching, and it also has a few very good action set pieces. It also has a great period soundtrack (which even includes “The Touch” by Stan Bush!). It is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime, and I recommend it if you have fond childhood memories of The Transformers.

Seconded. Bumblebee is a fantastic transformers movie. It's certainly better than any of the Michael Bay transformers movies.
Aside: I think Bay might have an executive producer credit on this movie, but as far as I can tell he had no CREATIVE input on Bumblebee.

I love the use of stop-motion animation in the transformation sequences. That really makes Bumblebee stand out as an incredible Transformer movie. If I was being completely objective, I might even say that Bumblebee is better than the animated Transformers movie from the mid-1980s. It's hard to seperate rose-tinted childhood nostalgia from objectivity when it comes to movie quality.


I saw the animated film recently. (Again, I have a son obsessed with transformers.) It has some inspired moments, but, soundtrack aside, it’s not that good. Certainly, it’s not as good as Bumblebee.
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by marurun Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 am

I LOVE the animated Transformers movie, especially that rocking synth soundtrack. The nostalgia is powerful with it. But as much as I love it, it is decidedly NOT a good film.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by samsonlonghair Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:21 am

marurun wrote:I LOVE the animated Transformers movie, especially that rocking synth soundtrack. The nostalgia is powerful with it. But as much as I love it, it is decidedly NOT a good film.

I don’t know, man. The voice talents of Orson Welles and Leonard Nimoy together in one animated film are pretty impressive.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by PretentiousHipster Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:51 pm

Rewatched Black Harvest after realizing there's a decent quality rip uploaded (rare film). Essential leftist cinema about a plantation, and it's a shame that outside of Sight and Sound, the Harvard essential documentaries list, and a film forum I go on, it's unknown of everywhere else. The directors just wanted to make a regular pbs style documentary about a coffee plantation, and a total shitstorm happened instead.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:48 pm

Next short for the month:

The Quacky Slasher

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The most interesting British Halloween/Batman comedy mashup I've ever seen :lol:
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by dsheinem Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:09 pm

Is that basically a Hotline Miami movie?
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:20 pm

dsheinem wrote:Is that basically a Hotline Miami movie?


It can be if you squint, I suppose.

I mean, it does involve a dude in an animal mask who kills a bunch of mobsters/criminals. But that's about as far as it goes. Other than that it is very distinctly British and clearly spoofing both Halloween and Batman.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by bmoc Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:51 pm

I took my kids to see Sonic yesterday. It was a decent enough family flick. I liked Detective Pikachu a little better but not by much. The product placement was not at all subtle but I found the ridiculousness of it to be rather amusing.

I just finished watching the Dragon Quest movie that is on Netflix. I went in with zero expectations and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't a masterpiece or anything but it was a good way to kill a dreary Sunday morning.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:12 pm

bmoc wrote:I just finished watching the Dragon Quest movie that is on Netflix.


100 minute runtime, 90 minutes spent watching the hero level-grinding.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by bmoc Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:15 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
bmoc wrote:I just finished watching the Dragon Quest movie that is on Netflix.


100 minute runtime, 90 minutes spent watching the hero level-grinding.

Lol. Thankfully that is about a 5 minute montage.
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