Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by holdsteady, Sep 23, 2011.
Possibly the movie of the year.
Hearing great things. Really want to go watch this.
I also hear it's very violent. Excellent.
Saw a trailer for this when I went to see Inbetweeners and for a little while at the start I thought they'd made a GTA movie.
fecking loved this movie. Definitely the best I've seen so far this year.
Really want to see this and I've got a feeling it needs to be seen on the big screen but I don't think any of my friends would want to see it and most are annoyed by my Gosling man crush as it is.
Catching this next week. Great reviews so far.
Kind of important: Does anyone know the name of the song (the slow instrumental ambient one) during the elevator scene?
On the screener version, to be accurate. (The screener has a temporary soundtrack - you can hear cues from The Social Network as well - a common practice used while the filmmakers try to get the music rights for the songs they really want for the final version)
I really don't get the hype, while I will grant that it is shot fantastically well there really isn't a whole deal of fluidity to it. Want a great action film? Well bar the 5 minute intro, there is no action plot until 50 minutes into the film (half way through) Want a romantic plot? Well if a shoehorned plot fits your bill great, but the lack of dialogue between either character meant I didn't care for it.
I don't get it. For a such a slow moving film it really fecking rushes the ending too. What a clusterfeck
I just watched it. If you took out the pointless, silent, creepy staring by the main character, it would have been 30 minutes shorter.
Still, some nice violence in it. Some "people" think it's a goddamn masterpiece. Weirdos.
Some nice violence? You're stone cold, Lance.
Something inherently wrong with that sentence.
Yeah, I heard there was a lot of staring in the movie.
Any nudity in it, though?
Any sentence that contains your name is inherently wrong.
Bit of a feck up on your part, dummy.
Watch this movie and let me know what you think.
Well, feck that.
Even Schindler's List had some titty in it.
I thought it was a load of pretentious bollocks, all the long silent brooding, cheesy electro 80's music & a character that was completely unrelatable.
Yeah it had some good scenes & some pretty gruesome moments but overall It was too slow & too much up it's own arse for my liking.
It takes a lot to get me to the cinema, so I'll keep an eye out for some dastardly feckers uploading it to the Internet so I can report them.
I noticed some evil person has uploaded a DVD screener of it on those torrent sites. Shameful behaviour tbh.
The scoundrels have already leaked it. Nothing to do whatsoever with me having seen it...
Shameful twats, I'll have to find that link to be sure to alert the proper authorities.
I'm watching it now, the music is annoying me.
Not every movie can fit boyzone songs in, Mockney, you're going to have to live with it.
The soundtrack is one of the movies strong points therefore Mockney is going to hate it.
Boyzone? I wish. I'm only 20 minutes in and they've already played two horrible cheesy 80s synth love songs in their entirety over slow montages of driving & staring...It's almost, but not quite entirely, like this.
If anyone thinks it's one of the movie's strong points then I never ever want to be at the mercy of any of these people's playlists at a party.
It actually gets worse. You'll love the end of it.
Is it the 'stare & drive' from one of them fast and furious movies? That was a bit gay.
Well it's unfair of me to judge it before I've even finished it, I just really dont like the music, so the staring and driving is tolerated less than if it was, say, being done over something that didn't sound like it was ripped from a movie with Molly Ringwald and that weedy one with floppy hair kissing in a Mall.
Gosling's good. But I agree with Lance about the creepy staring so far. The fact it takes him a good minute to answer any question asked of him could easily be interpreted as special needs mental illness. Is he supposed to be retarded? Or just cool? ..If I stare blankly at someone and fail to respond to them for a minute, will that make me cool?
No. Just the most ridiculous creepy staring. I was sure it was going to turn out that they were old friends/in a relationship/married. But no. Just some zombie like eyeballing.
Also, I'd like to point out that I don't dislike it. Just the musical montages and a bit of the over elaboration so far. It's still good. I'm about 55 mins in and there hasn't been another full length cheesy 80s rom com synth song yet.
OK, so, finished, and I liked it. I agree it's no masterpiece, it's sort of like a less believable, more arty, slow motioned Taxi Driver with the political sub-plot taken out & much more annoying music put in (though there is a scene towards the end where I did like the tune) but it is very good, and in some scenes, very affecting. The acting from Cranston & Gosling in particular is top notch.
I'd probably give it an 7.5 or maybe an 8 at a stretch. It grew on me....Until it started playing that horrible music again at the end. Nah, 7.5 max. Probably 7. I'm going down again now.
I think a 7 is about right. It's good, but film of the year? Pffffftttt.
It was worse than Twilight for pointless looking at each other from the leading male and female.
Mockney if you watched the screener I heard the soundtrack is incomplete and differs from the final version.
Well he's talking about the soundtrack and they are the same. Only the score is different as Martinez was still finishing it, so they dumped stuff from Badalamenti in there which in some places actually worked better, but in others didn't work at all.
But watching films while posting on a forum uncool bro.
Doubt it will be on many film of the year lists after everything is actually available, it's just come out early and was a festival favourite. Tinker Tailor is probably the only thing I've seen thats better than it.....due to not much actually being out, and well maybe Tree of Life, but I wasn't too keen on that.
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