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Trois Couleurs: Rouge. Finally watched it yesterday. An amazing film, and definitely my favorite of the trilogy. I loved Bleu as art, but I felt its story was ultimately a little inconsequential. As I said previously, I didn't rate Blanc all that highly. But Rouge for me ticked all the boxes. It looks gorgeous. Maybe not as beautiful as Bleu, but instead, there are lot of greatly stages shots connecting people and expressing their relationships. The acting is great as usual. And I really loved the story-telling, the circularity, the way the generations interconnect, the role of the old guy (and the different ways it can be interpreted), and so on and so forth. I was thinking about 30 min in that I had no idea where the story was going, and in fact I still had not idea what sort of ending I might be expecting quite close to the end - but it gripped me all along anyway. Absolutely amazing film. Just a pity that he had to kill off an entire ferry just to be able to bring the two characters together and bring back the characters from the previous movies. ;)

@Vidyoyo, @caid, @MoskvaRed, @Wibble - figured I'd tag a couple of you guys I've been discussing the trilogy with. :)
 

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Trois Couleurs: Rouge. Finally watched it yesterday. An amazing film, and definitely my favorite of the trilogy. I loved Bleu as art, but I felt its story was ultimately a little inconsequential. As I said previously, I didn't rate Blanc all that highly. But Rouge for me ticked all the boxes. It looks gorgeous. Maybe not as beautiful as Bleu, but instead, there are lot of greatly stages shots connecting people and expressing their relationships. The acting is great as usual. And I really loved the story-telling, the circularity, the way the generations interconnect, the role of the old guy (and the different ways it can be interpreted), and so on and so forth. I was thinking about 30 min in that I had no idea where the story was going, and in fact I still had not idea what sort of ending I might be expecting quite close to the end - but it gripped me all along anyway. Absolutely amazing film. Just a pity that he had to kill off an entire ferry just to be able to bring the two characters together and bring back the characters from the previous movies. ;)

@Vidyoyo, @caid, @MoskvaRed, @Wibble - figured I'd tag a couple of you guys I've been discussing the trilogy with. :)
Good to hear you liked it! I think I'm gonna watch it again at the weekend :)

Your points are pretty much exactly what I remember - particularly the complexity of the friendship(?) between Valentine and Kern (had to look up the names).

Edit - Is it streaming anywhere?
 
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Trois Couleurs: Rouge. Finally watched it yesterday. An amazing film, and definitely my favorite of the trilogy. I loved Bleu as art, but I felt its story was ultimately a little inconsequential. As I said previously, I didn't rate Blanc all that highly. But Rouge for me ticked all the boxes. It looks gorgeous. Maybe not as beautiful as Bleu, but instead, there are lot of greatly stages shots connecting people and expressing their relationships. The acting is great as usual. And I really loved the story-telling, the circularity, the way the generations interconnect, the role of the old guy (and the different ways it can be interpreted), and so on and so forth. I was thinking about 30 min in that I had no idea where the story was going, and in fact I still had not idea what sort of ending I might be expecting quite close to the end - but it gripped me all along anyway. Absolutely amazing film. Just a pity that he had to kill off an entire ferry just to be able to bring the two characters together and bring back the characters from the previous movies. ;)

@Vidyoyo, @caid, @MoskvaRed, @Wibble - figured I'd tag a couple of you guys I've been discussing the trilogy with. :)
In arguing for “White”, I increasingly start to feel like Alan Partridge claiming Wings were the band the Beatles could have become. I need to watch the trilogy again as it’s been a long time.
 

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Good to hear you liked it! I think I'm gonna watch it again at the weekend :)

Your points are pretty much exactly what I remember - particularly the complexity of the friendship(?) between Valentine and Kern (had to look up the names).

Edit - Is it streaming anywhere?
The trilogy is on Netflix here in Canada, but that doesn't mean much for anywhere else.
In arguing for “White”, I increasingly start to feel like Alan Partridge claiming Wings were the band the Beatles could have become. I need to watch the trilogy again as it’s been a long time.
:lol:

I suppose feeling like Alan Partridge is never a good thing. I am also probably being too negative about White; my perception may be coloured a bit too much with the way the story turned out in the last 15 mins or so. (The all-out revenge bit.) Still, I felt as a whole, the movie was just 'kinda there', it didn't quite reach the level of the other ones.
 

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The Father (2020) : What a brilliant movie. This was just so sad, there're literally two scenes left me with tears in my eyes. It's so easy to relate to characters with such awful disease and how some of them are badly treated, especially with Hopkins fantastic performance that catch your attention in every scene. Short, compact and focused, great movie, just be ready to get heart broken during watching it. 9/10
 

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Trois Couleurs: Rouge. Finally watched it yesterday. An amazing film, and definitely my favorite of the trilogy. I loved Bleu as art, but I felt its story was ultimately a little inconsequential. As I said previously, I didn't rate Blanc all that highly. But Rouge for me ticked all the boxes. It looks gorgeous. Maybe not as beautiful as Bleu, but instead, there are lot of greatly stages shots connecting people and expressing their relationships. The acting is great as usual. And I really loved the story-telling, the circularity, the way the generations interconnect, the role of the old guy (and the different ways it can be interpreted), and so on and so forth. I was thinking about 30 min in that I had no idea where the story was going, and in fact I still had not idea what sort of ending I might be expecting quite close to the end - but it gripped me all along anyway. Absolutely amazing film. Just a pity that he had to kill off an entire ferry just to be able to bring the two characters together and bring back the characters from the previous movies. ;)

@Vidyoyo, @caid, @MoskvaRed, @Wibble - figured I'd tag a couple of you guys I've been discussing the trilogy with. :)
I loved Blue so much when it came out that I didn't like White at all and Red much less so. I watched white again a bit later and liked it far more than the first time but never revisited Red. Maybe I need to watch them all again? Hard to find hardcoded subbed version in the usual places.
 
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White > Red > Blue for me
 

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Trois Couleurs: Rouge. Finally watched it yesterday. An amazing film, and definitely my favorite of the trilogy. I loved Bleu as art, but I felt its story was ultimately a little inconsequential. As I said previously, I didn't rate Blanc all that highly. But Rouge for me ticked all the boxes. It looks gorgeous. Maybe not as beautiful as Bleu, but instead, there are lot of greatly stages shots connecting people and expressing their relationships. The acting is great as usual. And I really loved the story-telling, the circularity, the way the generations interconnect, the role of the old guy (and the different ways it can be interpreted), and so on and so forth. I was thinking about 30 min in that I had no idea where the story was going, and in fact I still had not idea what sort of ending I might be expecting quite close to the end - but it gripped me all along anyway. Absolutely amazing film. Just a pity that he had to kill off an entire ferry just to be able to bring the two characters together and bring back the characters from the previous movies. ;)

@Vidyoyo, @caid, @MoskvaRed, @Wibble - figured I'd tag a couple of you guys I've been discussing the trilogy with. :)
Been too long since i've watched them but it sounds roughly like my experience of the 3. I think red is the only one i'm really tempted to rewatch. Blue was clever and technically impressive but lacking in heart compared to Red imo
 

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Been too long since i've watched them but it sounds roughly like my experience of the 3. I think red is the only one i'm really tempted to rewatch. Blue was clever and technically impressive but lacking in heart compared to Red imo
Yeah, that's a good way to put it. Although I also loved the narrative complexity and layeredness of Red.
White > Red > Blue for me
White first - tell me more! :)
I loved Blue so much when it came out that I didn't like White at all and Red much less so. I watched white again a bit later and liked it far more than the first time but never revisited Red. Maybe I need to watch them all again? Hard to find hardcoded subbed version in the usual places.
I was really happy to see them appear on Netflix over here. It's generally slim pickings on Netflix Canada for good older films that aren't well-known (to the general public) classics or blockbusters. I hope this is a sign of more to come for us.

Not that that helps you any. :D
 

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I was really happy to see them appear on Netflix over here. It's generally slim pickings on Netflix Canada for good older films that aren't well-known (to the general public) classics or blockbusters. I hope this is a sign of more to come for us.

Not that that helps you any. :D
Found a decent mkv rip with English subtitles - watching Blue now
 

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The Mummy (1999) & The Mummy Returns (2001)
While finding these a bit dumb and forgettable as a teen, I am glad I've reached an age where I can appreciate these kind of movies. The first one tries a bit harder to be a serious movie, while the second one is much more tongue in cheek, self aware and straight out silly :lol: Nothing groundbreaking, but I quite like the innocent adventure feel you don't really get in many big budget movies nowadays. 7/10
 

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Found a decent mkv rip with English subtitles - watching Blue now
Still a stunningly brilliant film. How did this not win the Oscar for best film or even best foreign language film or for best cinematography? And Juliette Binoche was sublime.
 
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Still a stunningly brilliant film. How did this not win the Oscar for best film or even best foreign language film or for best cinematography? And Juliette Binoche was sublime.
Red was nominated for an Oscar I think. I was wondering if they did the LotR thing and waited for the last installment in the trilogy.

(Feels kinda dirty brining up Lord of the Rings in this context. :lol: )
 

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Red was nominated for an Oscar I think. I was wondering if they did the LotR thing and waited for the last installment in the trilogy.

(Feels kinda dirty brining up Lord of the Rings in this context. :lol: )
Finished White. OK but not even close to blue.
 

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The Mummy (1999) & The Mummy Returns (2001)
While finding these a bit dumb and forgettable as a teen, I am glad I've reached an age where I can appreciate these kind of movies. The first one tries a bit harder to be a serious movie, while the second one is much more tongue in cheek, self aware and straight out silly :lol: Nothing groundbreaking, but I quite like the innocent adventure feel you don't really get in many big budget movies nowadays. 7/10
I remember going to the cinema with a few friends to watch The Mummy Returns and it was the first time I saw a screening fully packed out. Had a great experience.
 

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Hmm .. I'm planning to watch the entire series before watching this one, that means watching Godzilla (2014), Skull Island (2017) and King of Monsters (2019). I still didn't watch any of these, and I still have some other priorities movies to watch.

I don't expect anything from this except 2 hours of pure action and nothing else.
 

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I remember going to the cinema with a few friends to watch The Mummy Returns and it was the first time I saw a screening fully packed out. Had a great experience.
It's quite fun to watch what now seems like pointless movies and realize they were the shit when they came out. Can you imagine something like The Mummy Returns packing a cinema nowadays...
 

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Hmm .. I'm planning to watch the entire series before watching this one, that means watching Godzilla (2014), Skull Island (2017) and King of Monsters (2019). I still didn't watch any of these, and I still have some other priorities movies to watch.

I don't expect anything from this except 2 hours of pure action and nothing else.
It'll just be humans talking instead.
 

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James Dad? Burnley through and through that pair.
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Took me forever this get this one.

I remember going to the cinema with a few friends to watch The Mummy Returns and it was the first time I saw a screening fully packed out. Had a great experience.
I remember as a teenager going to see Adulthood on opening weekend and it was fully packed to the where sitting on the floor. The place went crazy when Danny Dyer popped on screen!
 

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In the near future, a drone pilot sent into a war zone finds himself paired with a top-secret android officer on a mission to stop a nuclear attack. Despite having an interesting central theme, the unlikeable characters and the fact that it stars the charisma vacuum, it really didn't live upto its potential 6/10
Saw this last night, thought it was decent action until the end. Ending just kinda happened and then it stopped.
Brought down the movie a lot
 

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The Father is a masterful piece of movie making. Hopkins and Colman are the top of their game.

Anthony kept reminds me of my father because his birth year is exactly the same as him. I kept thinking during this movie how grateful I am that my father is still in good health and sharp mind
 

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I really didn't expect anyone else to have watched that recently. Might have been good if it didn't take like an hour and a half to get anywhere.
Doing it for a film club! Definitely not something I'd have watched out of choice but glad I did - certainly unique!

But yeah, It's an interesting balance... like you say it takes a good 75 minutes to actually get anywhere, and is kinda boring in that time... but then does the impact of the last bit work because of the patient build-up? Would it work if it came 45 minutes in instead? Probably... but then where does the rest of the film go after it?
 

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Hmm .. I'm planning to watch the entire series before watching this one, that means watching Godzilla (2014), Skull Island (2017) and King of Monsters (2019). I still didn't watch any of these, and I still have some other priorities movies to watch.

I don't expect anything from this except 2 hours of pure action and nothing else.
I watched Godzilla (2014) recently, as I thought I'd do the same and it was well reviewed. I expected a bit of dumb fun but I was so bored by it I can't remember anything after the first half.
 

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Doing it for a film club! Definitely not something I'd have watched out of choice but glad I did - certainly unique!

But yeah, It's an interesting balance... like you say it takes a good 75 minutes to actually get anywhere, and is kinda boring in that time... but then does the impact of the last bit work because of the patient build-up? Would it work if it came 45 minutes in instead? Probably... but then where does the rest of the film go after it?
I'm pretty sure they could have cold opened with the last bit and it'd be impactful. Not sure the first half really sets it up or adds anything to it.
 

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Mawkish, sociopathic onanism. A purile, pathetic, Cartesian tech-wank fantasy. Atrocious gawping performances, from cheap, tacky characters, explaining tedious, lumpen exposition and shallow, manipulative back stories. Fake spectacle; a bludgeoning incomprehensible cacophony of harsh sound and flashing lights, crap modelling and sensory obscuration. An incessant lens flared, slow-mo, quick cut, shaky cam mulch, with poor colour and clarity, bad sound, a shoddy sense of scale, form and composition. Pure unadulterated corporate shite wrapped in a franchise tag, without an ounce of artistry or integrity.

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Mawkish, sociopathic onanism. A purile, pathetic, Cartesian tech-wank fantasy. Atrocious gawping performances, from cheap, tacky characters, explaining tedious, lumpen exposition and shallow, manipulative back stories. Fake spectacle; a bludgeoning incomprehensible cacophony of harsh sound and flashing lights, crap modelling and sensory obscuration. An incessant lens flared, slow-mo, quick cut, shaky cam mulch, with poor colour and clarity, bad sound, a shoddy sense of scale, form and composition. Pure unadulterated corporate shite wrapped in a franchise tag, without an ounce of artistry or integrity.

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So you liked it.
 

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You're on a roll! Looking forward to your comments on Red now.
Just finished. Far far better than I remembered. The two central performances and eventual building of a relationship is truly excellent and superbly done.

My main gripe is that the ferry bit seemed a bit clumsy compared to the sublty of the rest of the film. But I loved it.

Blue is still the masterpiece, the emotional connection and the journey from despair to liberty from the past is brilliant. However, Red is very close. White is good but not a patch on the other two
 
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