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Guy Richie still has it. Good one, I was entertained, goal achived.

Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant playing against their typcast was especially excellent. - Matthew McConaughey was a bit of a miscast though. - Eh, whatever, i say: 8/10
 

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After watching both seasons of Snowpiercer on Netflix and thinking that the second season really went off the boil, I finally watched the movie last night. I thought it was mostly garbage. :LOL:

Old movie so I'm not going to bother with spoiler tags.

I know a series has much more time for development of... everything... but the movie seemed to skip a lot of the train while still taking time to draw out certain sequences longer than necessary. I found myself skipping forward on the classroom scene because I was bored of it. The sauna was too drawn out for me too, especially with what happens later.

The engine was a big disappointment, I don't buy the idea of Wilford driving the train without any means to control it. The idea of children replacing systems in the engine was poorly written too and felt like an afterthought, I mean what could they actually be doing to keep a reactor like that going? At least this train did clearly have a reactor powering it, unlike the Netflix show that had a train apparently powered by magic pixie dust that we shouldn't question.

Maybe I was spoilt by the series and was familiar with the train, the first season of the show seems even better now. The second season still seems rubbish.
 
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  • Mission: Impossible: Yes, the first one. Rewatched after quite some years.
    This is a good movie, and it is really a big contrast to what the later M:I movies represent. This has only very low-key action (and the final fight on the train/in the tunnel is so ridiculously bullshit, it almost hurts :D ), but works all the better as a spy movie.
    It's also funny to see a very young Tom Cruise. He looks like an apprentice at best. And, the movie is so 1990s... especially the suits and coats worn by the male characters - they look so cliché government official/agent it's a wonder they could get any covert work done at all. Plus, the computer stuff. :D
    But all taken with the knowledge that this was filmed in a time when "Internet" was largely unknown to the general public and "Smartphone" was about as fantastic as a Star Trek communicator, it was fun to see.
    As I have never seen the original TV series before, I am also not as angered by the twist that the hero of the series now turns into the villain here.
    All considered, still a very good movie. Can recommend.
  • The Hateful Eight.
    This movie is Taratino indulging in Tarantinoness. I was drawn in by, well, Tarantino, plus the impressive cast. But I was disappointed. I found the dialogue difficult to follow because of the slurred speech everyone used. This was also the first Tarantino movie I saw that did not profit at all from the trademark over-the-top comical goriness that Tarantino likes so much. I think the movie would have been much better if the violence was done as quiet as the film as a whole, without blood (and other things) spraying all over the place.
    It also suffered from none of the characters being remotely likeable (Jackson's character coming the closest to not just being an asshole), apart from minor ones with hardly any screentime towards the end of the movie.
    As I said above, this movie felt like Tarantino tarantinoing for the sake of it, nothing more. Cannot recommend.
 
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  • Mission: Impossible: Yes, the first one. Rewatched after quite some years.
    This is a good movie, and it is really a big contrast to what the later M:I movies represent. This has only very low-key action (and the final fight on the train/in the tunnel is so ridiculously bullshit, it almost hurts :D ), but works all the better as a spy movie.
    It's also funny to see a very young Tom Cruise. He looks like an apprentice at best. And, the movie is so 1990s... especially the suits and coats worn by the male characters - they look so cliché government official/agent it's a wonder they could get any covert work done at all. Plus, the computer stuff. :D
    But all taken with the knowledge that this was filmed in a time when "Internet" was largely unknown to the general public and "Smartphone" was about as fantastic as a Star Trek communicator, it was fun to see.
    As I have never seen the original TV series before, I am also not as angered by the twist that the hero of the series now turns into the villain here.
    All considered, still a very good movie. Can recommend.
  • The Hateful Eight.
    This movie is Taratino indulging in Tarantinoness. I was drawn in by, well, Tarantino, plus the impressive cast. But I was disappointed. I found the dialogue difficult to follow because of the slurred speech everyone used. This was also the first Tarantino movie I saw that did not profit at all from the trademark over-the-top comical goriness that Tarantino likes so much. I think the movie would have been much better if the violence was done as quiet as the film as a whole, without blood (and other things) spraying all over the place.
    It also suffered from none of the characters being remotely likeable (Jackson's character coming the closest to not just being an asshole), apart from minor ones with hardly any screentime towards the end of the movie.
    As I said above, this movie felt like Tarantino tarantinoing for the sake of it, nothing more. Cannot recommend.


I recently watched the whole Mission Impossible series, and I agree completely, the first movie is vastly different.


I like The Hateful Eight more than you do though. Not near as much as Pulp Fiction, or Jackie Brown, but it is better than Kill Bill.
 

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I'm a slow and picky pill when it comes to movies or TV series, as I'm always a few years behind, I rarely go to the cinema and I'm not up to date with movie news as I never watch any trailers. - It all just flows by me. - The good thing about this is that I can pick out the awesome and seasoned stuff later on, and don't have to waste time on crap. - All I do is to occasionally go onto IMDB and check out movies that have a high rating.

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And like this, I just watched 1917

Had no knowledge about the movie other that it played in WW1. Naturally the one-scene gimmick surprised me. In a very positive way, damn it really took me in. A few flaws (plane crashes into the one building within miles of empty land, river travels perfectly from random point to the exact position where the hero has to be) but all in all great stuff.

I watched it twice in a row. And that means something. The last time that this happend was with Master and Commander.

9/10
 

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I'm a slow and picky pill when it comes to movies or TV series, as I'm always a few years behind, I rarely go to the cinema and I'm not up to date with movie news as I never watch any trailers. - It all just flows by me.

Last time I went to a theater was 2015 and that was down to just trying to pass time in the evening in a middle of nowhere town Michigan. I'd like to go again but feel weird doing it by myself.
 

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A few flaws (plane crashes into the one building within miles of empty land

FWIF, as someone who grew up with the front yard with the only tree for about a 1/2 mile in either direction on our side of the road, which was hit by cars MULTIPLE times, I can say target fixation is real. :lmao:
 
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