[Movies] Talk about the last movie you saw 2: Electric Threadaloo

There were some gaping plot holes, however. Like it was sure nice of the second helicopter to go away for a little while so that Neo and Trinity could bask in the sunlight for a bit before it resumed its attack.

I live in the SF Bay Area and I remember when filming was going on for both films.
 
Little Caesar (1931)

It’s a gangster movie. In fact, it set the tropes for gangster movies over the next several decades. Sneering crooks, Tommy guns, and protagonists falling after becoming too proud. “NYEEEHHH! None of you boys turn yella. Nobody squeal. Else you’ll feel my cannon in your back, SEE?”
 
Super late to finally see this.

Snyder cut JL.

Really liked it. I hated the whedon version. I still have major issues with both, but it was quite an improvement. It took me 3 days to get through it though.

I thought the epilogue was the most surprising/exciting part. Maybe because it was so unexpected.
 
I liked 2 and 3 also, and the animatrix, and even the online video game. In fact anyone familiar with the game storyline (which Lana Wachowski has said is canon) would be a lot less surprised about what happens with Trinity in resurrections.

But upon watching the fourth movie a few more times, I think I've gone from liking it to loving it, for one simple reason: it's the ultimate shitpost.

Lana Wachowski didn't want to make this movie. In being forced to, she managed to make a very sincere and heartfelt love story, a metaphor for being your true self, pissed off all the manchildren that had co-opted matrix symbology for a movement that is openly hostile to people like her, and publicly gave the middle finger to WB, in a movie they banked, and is allegedly losing them a hundred million dollars. All while putting an end cap on the original mythology, touching the people it was meant to, and ensuring no one tries to remake the franchise again for at least another 20 years.

That's pretty damn impressive to me
This is 100% how I saw it. Just going scorched Earth with the whole thing, telling an honestly sappy love story and salting every inch of ground behind her. Incredible.
 
Scream (2022) of all the horror movies that are being “rebooted” and given the name of the original instead of calling it like “Scream 5” - this one makes the most sense. It’s a Scream movie in it’s own right, but mostly it’s a movie about Scream. Big fans will simultaneously figure out what’s happening pretty early, while also loving every second of it.

what is with actress Mikey Madison and being set on fire?? First Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and now here. What a strange thing to be typecast as :rofl:
 
Scream (2022) of all the horror movies that are being “rebooted” and given the name of the original instead of calling it like “Scream 5” - this one makes the most sense. It’s a Scream movie in it’s own right, but mostly it’s a movie about Scream. Big fans will simultaneously figure out what’s happening pretty early, while also loving every second of it.

what is with actress Mikey Madison and being set on fire?? First Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and now here. What a strange thing to be typecast as :rofl:
I am not opening that spoiler box. But I am super excited to see this. I will be seeing this Monday night.
Horror movies nowadays are never as fun as the Scream movies were. Now we have these intense films like Hereditary and Witch that take themselves so seriously and there is very little "fun" to be had. I miss films like Slither, Tremors or even Jason X where the laughs are just as awesome as the kills. I saw the original Scream when it was in theaters and even got lucky because the ticket attendant didn't card the then 16 year old me from entering an R rated movie. I remember reading the leaked Scream 2 script on a high school library computer (I believe Jerry O'Connell was the original killer before they changed it due to the leak). Films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend came out riding the Scream train and I had a good time with those as well.
What 2022 really needs is more fun/campy slasher and monster films.
 
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I am not opening that spoiler box. But I am super excited to see this. I will be seeing this Monday night.
Horror movies nowadays are never as fun as the Scream movies were. Now we have these intense films like Hereditary and Witch that take themselves so seriously and there is very little "fun" to be had. I miss films like Slither, Tremors or even Jason X where the laughs are just as awesome as the kills. I saw the original Scream when it was in theaters and even got lucky because the ticket attendant didn't card the then 16 year old me from entering an R rated movie. I remember reading the leaked Scream 2 script on a high school library computer (I believe Jerry O'Connell was the original killer before they changed it due to the leak). Films like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Urban Legend came out riding the Scream train and I had a good time with those as well.
What 2022 really needs is more fun/campy slasher and monster films.
Ok, after reading all of that, I’m positive you’re gonna love it. How do you feel about The Babadook?
 
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Eternals

I watched Eternals.

I watched... the first hour of Eternals.

I had to tap out, holy shit.
Ok, so... I didn't want to actually give a full review, because I didn't finish the movie and I don't think that's fair, but fuck it.

Starting off with ten new characters in color coded power ranger suits is a big ask. I don't know any of these characters, in an hour I learned only one of their names, and have been given absolutely no reason to care about any of them. They don't have any personality. Rob Stark is haughty, that's his character. Angelina Jolie is crazy, a little on the nose. Selma Hayek is not wanting to appear in this film. I love Kumail Nanjiani but his character is literally just Indian.

I'll spoiler the rest, I guess. Who fucking cares.

The premise of this movie is weirdly fascist. So, a Celestial in 5000 BC decides to create a bunch of Eternals to go to earth and kill a bunch of pointless tentacle monsters because reasons, and I guess he makes them look human so they'll fit in? Except it's 5000 BC and they all look like a power ranger perfectly ethnically diverse cast of very modern looking people. They have modern accents, they have modern hair, and at no point do they ever change in appearance. Icarus (but not spelled that way because ha clever) arrives in mesopotamia speaking goddamn modern day English with a modern day scottish accent. One of these perfectly crafted eternals is deaf, and shows up signing in ASL to all of the other eternals, again in 5000 BC mesopotamia. Why do these people all look like modern day humans speaking modern day languages? Well, through a series of flashbacks we discover it's because they've guided humanity forever. Every human accomplishment has been created by the eternals and handed over when decided they were ready. There's a scene in fucking Babylon where one of them says they should give the people a steam engine and the rest tell him no, it's too early. One of them writes fucking Beowulf. And then they all stand around looking sad saying they suddenly can't interfere whenever wars break out, because what kind of bullshit is this.

So why does this strike me as fascist? It's implying that these cultures that eventually form in the modern day are 'perfect' cultures because they were handed down on high, it completely removes any human agency or even human development. It reminds me of nazis calling theirs a perfect culture, or white supremacists viewing western culture as superior to all others. It's fucking weird, is what I'm saying.

Maybe this changes in the next hour and a half, but I'm not watching it. I don't care about any of these people whose names I don't know and I don't care about these dumb tentacle monsters they have to kill because they're just monsters and there are no stakes.
 
Ok, after reading all of that, I’m positive you’re gonna love it. How do you feel about The Babadook?
Haven't seen it fully. Seems interesting but it still feels like it takes itself very seriously with the topic of child abuse. I need some lighthearted humor or dark humor to keep me from being depressed over who lives and who dies. Plus serious horror films tend to usually end on downers or in disturbing ways and I walk away being like "well that was fucked up.". Not that I don't think that's a valid form of entertainment. The Mist has one of the most brutal endings I have ever seen but it's probably one of the best endings at the same time. I just don't plan on ever watching that film again, whereas something like Tremors I pop on whenever someone in my group is like "I've never seen that".
 
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