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#325985 by EphelDuath666
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:55 pm
I'll go watch it again tomorrow (Tuesday) with a friend of mine. I actually can't wait. The imagery and themes of the movie are still stuck in my head. Doesn't happen too often that a movie leaves such an impression on me. And it happens even less often that I'll go watch a movie again in theater.

Anyways, I was afraid that the movie might not do super well at the box office for various reasons (the movie's length, its pace, its R-rating, etc) but that's pretty much what happen and it kinda saddens me. It cost quite a lot of money to make it and I'm afraid if this doesn't do well there won't be another big-budget arthouse science fiction movie for a long while. I didn't expect there to be another Blade Runner movie after this anyways but Villeneuve will probably have to go back to movie with smaller budgets again because I doubt he'll change his style. Or at least I hope he won't change it.

And yet Transformers 5, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and the The Mummy remake all made 100s of millions of bucks internationally. Not really buying the whole 'the movie's too long' argument either. Every single Transformers movie is that long and certainly not as good. Transformers 5 was critically slammed, film goers hated it too but hey, it made 550 million bucks worldwide anyways. People keep complaining about shitty movies and yet they sorta keep asking for them by buying tickets for them. Oh well...so I guess it'll be Transformers 6 then. And 7. And 8. And...
#325988 by Bookwyrm83
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:31 pm
The Mummy (2017).

What an empty, hopeless, pandering waste of time and resources.
Tom Cruise plays the bone-headed "hero" of the story (an army sergeant who robs graves on the side) with the enthusiasm of a novice in his twenties (and with ADD). Russell Crowe's Jekyll & Hyde is fine, when he isn't phoning in narration. Sofia Boutella as the mummy is the only one here actually trying, and might have been greater if the movie was any good.
The rest of the cast/characters were either expendable or so tedious that you don't care what happens to them. Worse still is that I can see so many better (and less derivative) directions this movie could have taken. For all its attempts at universe building :lol: :lol: :lol: -ahem, it's seems more like a cobbling together of several, superior movies and ideas, and re-branded as a reboot. In other words, everything wrong with modern Hollywood epitomized in one film.

Poorly written, sloppily directed and seems interested only in eye candy. I'm calling this as my worst of 2017. Congrats, Dark Tower, you're number two! Wait...
I'm glad one of my friends downloaded this for me to watch, or I would have been really mad. Bourbon helped, too.
#325989 by EphelDuath666
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:21 pm
pretty sure I don't wanna sit through that one, hehe. They will probably ruin The Invisible Man and all the others too.

In other news: I re-watched Blade Runner 2049 and it was still super awesome. Yay!

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