Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by classical_hero, Apr 17, 2014.
J-Law is a terrible actress.
J-Law acts well if directed well.
I thought she was serviceable in Mockingjay.
X-Men were her worst; Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle her best, imo.
Wow, that's quite the hot take there.
take had me like
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It's pretty bad. The rules of physics do not apply.
Is it worse than the Vanilla Ice'd one?
Go ninja go ninja go.
I don't remember the other.
The Fifth Element.
hot, HOT, HOT!
Oh man. Who doesn't love Luc Besson?
Right. What do you say guys on the movie Lucy? I thought it is well done with some serious spiritual over reach. Bit like first Matrix movie in its time. Quite excelent...
Lucy? A pile of pseudo-scientifico-philosophical crap.
His earlier movies had much more charm (even though most were not much better than the current ones)
Pseudo-crap? I believe thats what is sci-fi is about...
No, that is what bad sci-fi is about.
I haven't seen Lucy, but I have to agree that the premise is extremely off-putting. Also, I read somewhere that Lucy was way too powerful, which supposedly killed any suspense the action may have had otherwise.
And also also - Colombiana....Luc Besson didn't direct that one, but he produced and wrote it. Also an action flick with a female lead. And one I had the misfortune to see in the cinema (against my advice, after the dude whol sold the tickest said that we couldn't go wrong with Luc Besson).
After The Tourist the worst movie I have ever seen on the big screen.
Whiplash. An amazing movie...never thought a jazz movie would keep me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. JK Simmons was terrifying.
Lucy was a terrible film. One of the worst I've subjected myself to in the last few years. And yes, she is all-powerful in the film, so there is 0 suspense, and you don't care about any of the characters (including her).
Not your tempo?
Well, I loved the hell of our Interstellar. It didn't condescend the audience with too much exposition, I know more physics than the average joe and I found the vast majority of the presented physics to be well-explained. The director just allowed leaps in the time-line, letting us fill in the gaps ourselves.
And I love the theme of people battling insurmountable odds and fighting unwinnable battles because they choose to. They dig in, and fight. That needs to happen much more. I found the movie very inspiring.
And good sci-fi is about serious crap.
My oh my do I have a lot of thoughts about this film. I believe the biggest reason I enjoy the film is the use of sharks to symbolize the degradation of society. As sharks are the main predators in the ocean, coupled with the fact that humans have often come to both romanticize and unquestionably fear sharks, this analogy is remarkably effective with a number of societal undercurrent which could also be both romanticized and unquestionably feared. Whereas the shark is the main predator in the world's oceans, the tornado represents how often events outside the control of humanity can absolutely lay waste to humanity's creations on land. A tornado (scientific name: Meteorologion tornadicus), while often a column of viciously powerful winds, often picks up mailboxes, cars, and even homes, symbolic of the snowball effect that such events can have on people's lives, even those associated with the historically white and quiet suburbs of the Midwest. Hence, the tornado transcends racial and socioeconomic lines to produce a truly catastrophic event for all those in its path. The synthesis of sharks and tornadoes leads man to fear this Shiva-esque source of destruction, reminiscent of the Apocalypse and/or the Day of Judgement. However, without a clear God, I must praise the director for avoiding the Christian trope. A true masterpiece of our age.
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Too short, too weird, and didn't grab my attention after 15 minutes.
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