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 No.24481[View All]

First thread >>2278

I just watched the new Batman movie, it's about as boring and derived as you'd expect. The villain is a real psycho, apparently he hates Bruce Wayne's father because of his scam charity orphanage where children froze to death and the villain himself grew up in, and tries to publicly reveal his father's ties to organized crime and political corruption. Luckily Batman eventually teaches him the true meaning of love and forgiveness before the villain is thrown into an insane asylum for the rest of his days, and the credits roll.

I also watched Memoria, which was just as boring and I have nothing to say about.
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 No.26394

Have any of you seen Lord of War? I know they're not that similar, but when it comes to the arms dealer genre of movies I think it was superior to War Dogs. I know the latter is much more of a comedy, but at times they're kind of similar, though while I enjoyed both I think the former is a much better representation of the gun dealer archetype and all the trauma it brings.

 No.26397

>>26394
Yeah, it was a good use of Nic Cage tbh. His acting lends itself well to damaged people.

 No.26398

What do you think of Schindler's List? It's a very well-done movie from a technical and moviemaking standpoint, but I am unsure what the message is. They are trying to portray Schindler as someone who ends up saving those Jews because of the logic of profit. But in reality, the Holocaust was massively profitable for German companies. The Jews were also portrayed as basically incapable who need to be patronized to not lambs being sent to the slaughter.

There are so many instances of communist and Jewish resistence against the Holocaust, and yet Hollywood always portrays the resistence of capitalists, conservatives (Stauffenberg) or clerics (Bonhöfer).

 No.26399

>>26397
I am just happy for Nic Cage to have finally found his niche in recent years, with surreal Lovecraftian independent productions. Really the best way to use him. Mandy and Colour from Out of Space were nice.

 No.26411

>>26398
it's directed by the guy that did Jaws and Indiana Jones, so it's not exactly gonna be deep
i liked the black-and-white cinematography though

 No.26416

>>26397
That reminds me I need to watch Leaving Las Vegas

 No.26426

>>26398
>But in reality, the Holocaust was massively profitable for German companies
Could you elaborate a bit on this? In what way was it profitable? It doesn't have to be here ofc, if you want make a thread in /edu/ or something, but I'm interested in the topic so any other info or sources you have that talk about this that you'd like to drop here, I'd really appreciate it

 No.26513

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The Thing in space with Jake Gyllenhaal directed by the same guy that did Morbius, and it turns out to be the origin story for the symbiote in Spider-Man 3
Wild ride

 No.26514

>>26513
Also it's like Prometheus in that the crew are laughably incompetent fuck-ups

 No.26516

>>26384
Yeah I watched RLM's video on Roger Rabbit. I want to watch that at some point too.

 No.26525

>>26513
The ending twist was amazing. But the alien would probably ended up in a hotpot landed in Asia speaking from experience.
>>26514
The worst of that trope has to be Alien Covenant. It's a fucking borderline slapstick comedy.

 No.26530

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>>26525
>But the alien would probably ended up in a hotpot landed in Asia speaking from experience

 No.26537

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I liked the concept and style of this movie but man did they not know how to handle the pacing or story in the last half.

Revisionist westerns getting a little surreal playing up the fantasy is fun and felt appropriate here. The movie's worth watching on style points alone tbh. Has lots of good production design and some creative cinematography at points. So don't think my griping is to just hate on it. It's because the first 15 minutes or so seemed too promising for what the movie ended up being.

Unfortunately, the substance is not enough to carry the runtime. There's a whole part of the movie that's a fun aside for a quick joke but goes on way too long considering how little it adds and where that part of the plot ends up going. Shoulda been a montage. The final showdown was actually kind of embarrassing. They were too focused on doing hero shots of main characters shooting random mooks to bother making most of the action coherent. Parts of the sequence work, but there are also issues with characters seeming to stop existing when they have nothing to do at the moment (as part of a scene drags on you wonder where X is right now). That's usually while they just have the main characters standing in the middle of a street blasting in all directions for what feels like 10 straight minutes. And it gets worse when after they kill the villains' mooks the filmmakers decide that we didn't have enough shots of the heroes firing guns, so the random gang from the beginning shows up out of nowhere to provide more mooks to kill. There's "no restraint" that works and there's "no restraint" that's just mindlessly indulgent. There are also lots of problems with characters making obviously stupid decisions. Worst of all, the ending actually dips a little bit into borderline racism about black fatherlessness and muh black on black crime with a very cliche twist.

I started getting hyped when the beginning seemed to be setting up some kind of New Afrika plot on the villain side but beyond (very obliquely) referencing this as their motivation it never gets brought up again. And that's unfortunate because if you cut out all the bloat the movie has, you'd have plenty of room for something that was actually political beyond "what if we did Avengers but with black historical figures from the old west?"

tl;dr
The movie subverted my expectations by setting itself up to subvert western/hollywood tropes but then just became a very bad example of those things. Looks nice though.

 No.26618

Pretty bad. The writing is awful, the story basically revolves around 3 characters who happen to be portrayed by famous stars and every other character is laughably dispensable. It's a weird choice to focus on the 2007 mortgage crisis instead of the actual recession that happened the next year, I guess because middle class suburbanites care about that more. Very very Oliver Stone JFK-esque in how needlessly labyrinthine everything is depicted as, too.

 No.26620

>>26618
Also on Vice:
The movie starts off by saying it's an attempt to explain Cheney's life. Over half the runtime is dedicated to his term as vice president and it's basically a checklist of news stories and controversies that everyone would have heard of back then. For the time before that, it's just vague and dramatized to shit. Also it kind of falls flat critiquing the Dubya presidency when you yourself are an absolute preening neolib.

 No.26665

Is yesmovies dead?

 No.26826

>>26513
This movie is basically Alien but instead of being about the Vietnam War it's about the War on Terror. There are lots of elements of the bureaucratic security state blowing back on itself, with the ending being the most heavy-handed metaphor of blow-back.

 No.26873

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Masterpiece

 No.26984

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i made 25 minutes into the flick and gave up

wester germany 1989, thought it was going to be more about that

but the utter debauchery (no surprise) of the soldiers, selling and killing their own out of sheer stupidity and drug use made me turn off


if someone watched it, tell me

 No.26989

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pretty good desu, one of his better films along with grand budapest

 No.26997

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very funny
i like how it starts off as 2 seemingly different satires: a satire of militarism/mass media, and a satire of teen flicks, then seamlessly blends them together

 No.26998

>>24878
HOW DARE YOU INSULT NORF MIN

 No.26999

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>>26998
>fascists otw to beat ZOG and modernity once and for all by consuming product

 No.27000

What are some Communist kino? Specifically, movies made in AES states

 No.27005

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i had no fuking idea that was kid cudi

 No.27006

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 No.27022

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>>26998
Thor : Love & Thunder was the superior viking kino of the year

They even showed Valhalla in the end

 No.27023

>>27022
Why is his hammer gigantic? Does Marvel even have any idea what Mjollnir was supposed to be anymore?

 No.27024

>>27023
it's not the Mjollnir tho, It's the Stormbreaker, that hammer he made in infinity war.

 No.27029

>>27022
does anyone even like stage 4 mcu, its so fucking bad

 No.27030

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>>27023
This ain't your daddy's space viking
It's a Bifrost that can help inter-dimensional travel

Is a villain like Gorr part of Viking mythos?

Also he gets the "mew mew" back in this movie with a special upgrade

 No.27032

>>27030
i hate mcu faggots so much

 No.27040

>>27029
it sells
MCU is the 21st century nickelodeon

 No.27042

>>26665
Yep, they finally got to them. There is this though https://yesmovies.ag/

 No.27046

>>27030
It's some dogshit Williamson made up along with jane-Thor
>>26989
It was fun

 No.27086

Re-watched both of these again, and the "its Rambo for Russians" rings true. The main character is a war vet that fought in the first Chechen War, in which the dialogue subtly glorifies it. Throughout the first movie, all the criminals besides the protag and his brother, are Chechens. More so the sequel's villains are all Ukrainians. The same protag in the sequel now is extravagantly wealthy and a celebrity just for speaking about his experience in the military. There's a scene early on where a literal fucking neo-nazi gun merchant is portrayed as a "le wacky but wholesome" individual. It toots its own horn by showing that Russians aren't as racist and morally corrupt as Americans are. Even more ironic since one of the Russian channels showing re-runs of this film decided to add video of the BLM protests post credits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiT4pmCEApY
I admit the cinematography for both films is decent, and I can see why non-Russian cinephiles(esp. non Slavs) that like crime dramas can easily fall for Russian Nationalist propaganda.

 No.27087

>>27086
Accidently forgot to the remove the embed.

 No.27088

>>27086
lmao
vatniks b like

 No.27115

>>27086
I watched both of these movies a few months ago and both were pretty good. Thought the nationalism in the 2nd movie was obnoxious though, which is why I liked the 1st one better. But the 2nd movie does have a better soundtrack

 No.27116

>>27115 (me)
Also recently in Belgorod, a McDonalds was removed because of sanctions and they played Goodbye America as they removed it. The 2nd movie resonates with how a lot of Russians view the current war in Ukraine

 No.27241

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Way better than his previous movie "Us". Basically the underlining message is that all attempts to capture the animal kingdom in The Spectacle will end either with the destruction of man or the destruction of the animals in question.

 No.27245

I just finished the 8 episode netflix series Resident Evil.
What a load of horseshit. Why do all new series have this same feeling of being mostly drama filled with nice effects. I love the original Mila Yakonovich Resident Evil movie saga. It's campy, showy, ridiculous. This show hit none of that. They didn't even get the "shadowy profiteers" right. The CEO was such a bland and goofy character, completely dispensable series.

Extremely badly written, very slow, nothing made sense. I know it sounds bad when I say it like this but I have a feeling that the creators were targeting a female audience, and the way they did it is so bland. The reason I say this is because female characters get the most screentime, there's a boycrush, there's a woman CEO who's also lesbian, the main character's husband takes care of the kid, he's a gentle pushover useless himbo, the main character has a female child that's a genius. It's as if this was written by a tumblr fanfic writer and that's even an insult to them. The writer wrote Supernatural.

It's like all series they're putting out they put them through this california liberal filter which is so fucking annoying and bland. Same with Star Trek Discovery. Bruh, if I wanted to see drama, I would've chosen drama.

The reviews are terrible too.

 No.27246

>>27245
Yeah you kind of have to assume anything Netflix original is mediocre if not outright bad at this point, the streaming bubble is slowly bursting so they're very desperate to pull the CW crowd in and keep them paying.

 No.27258

>>27245
Resident Evil is already really popular with women. I don't understand why they just didn't make… Resident Evil: The Show. Like, just go ahead and lift the story straight from the games. Lift the characters straight from the games. You know. The same games and stories and characters that have made Resident Evil popular for over 20 years and have sold millions of games, figures, movies, and other merchandise.

 No.27324

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“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” Assata Shakur
Solidly done cinéma vérité piece from 1971 capturing the idealistic, lofty, self-righteous New Left of the 60s crashing onto the shores of the hard, bitter, guerrilla 70s before they were eventually crushed under the weight of neoconservatism. Did a good job of showing how the hippies failed to appeal to the conscience of the tribunal which already had its own conscience made up, being composed mostly of non-judges and people like a trade union steward, a conservative housewife, a bourgeois sociologist, etc. representing the New Right which sought to set up an intellectual wall to the ideas of the New Left. The black revolutionaries' Malcolm X/Fred Hampton-esque charismatic, enunciated Black Power tirades fall flat against actual violent backlash from the state. The news crew's indignation and threats of publicity of what happened are also ignored by the soldiers and policemen who know they'll be protected.

 No.27457

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>the entire premise literally proves Fidel Castro was correct about lumpenproles.
Catchy soundtrack but entirely cheesy as fuck.

 No.27512

>start watching Man with a Movie Camera
>despite the fast cuts, the beginning is a bit slow and lacks an engaging story yes, yes i know
>start to get bored
>*man gets run over by a train*
HOLY MOLY

 No.27514

>>27512
>Movie stops
>Real hand grabs the literal filmstock
>We're at a filmmaker's workshop
unfathomably based

 No.27518

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>>24481
Just watched Rock 'n' Roll Highschool

 No.27544

>>27518
how many titties were in it


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