I thought it was massively overrated, it has that one iconic scene and then the rest of the movie is generic and forgettable and the ending is like a big brain fart that makes you feel bad, really similar to 2001 space odyssey in that regard
I liked plenty of scenes. The grocery store one where he's insulting that lady, the night of the police raid, when he's trying to get the other guy to wear the sunglasses, when he flips off the helicopter and then subsequently you can hear someone tell the news anchors that they look like shit. I think the point of the ending was to leave it open-ended on how all the other humans would ultimately react having been shown the situation they're in, but I think the movie isn't meant to be taken very seriously. It's a very similar tone to Evil Dead 2 for me.
I love that movie and I love John Carpenter in general.
> This is a great example of campiness done right
Check Big Trouble in Little China if you haven't seen it, also from Carpenter.
I second this.
Big trouble is a fantastic campy action film well worth watching if you liked they live.
yeah it was a great 1AM film on AMC watching alone in the basement in high school back in 2005
you can never ever trust highly rated korean or japanese movies
that's because weebs and k-pop fans represent the majority of people that would rate movies on the internet
and they'll like anything that comes from their idolized country
I am overall indifferent to Korean culture but there are quite a few very good movies to come from that country that I would recommend not because they are korean but because they are just good movies.
If you are on imdb remember that you can see the ratings by age and sex, just disregard young succubi, and maybe succubi in general and young in general.
Not sure what that movie has to do with anything being talked about.
To my recollection it is a American film.
I am confused.
shoot, as in go on
Oh, well now I feel silly.
I used to catalog the movies I watched on letterboxd, but I keep finding some series in there and it's bothering me, I think they should accept either all or none. Probably will move to Trakt, that openly accepts both movies and series. I think I originally left imdb because they have some limit on list making, but I don't really remember. Do you guys use any such tool?
I use Letterboxd, yeah. I’m easily hijacked by tracking systems so I watch way, way more movies now than before using it.
Castaway on the Moon is such a good movie
Is it that great a show? I watched breaking bad years ago and loved it, but only ever saw the first season of better call Saul. Tried watching it a couple times, but it just didn’t hook me for some reason. Perhaps I’ll give it another go.
i will look into them, thanks
yes im very excited. i hope lalo gets lots of screentime, hes the best actor ive seen in a long time. i hope mike gets none at all.
i am, i absolutely love the show as much as breaking bad, i watched the first 2 episodes as they came out >>61736
may i ask why you don't like mike? i also love lalo hes a great character and actor
any cool scifi or fantasy movies within the past 5 years? wiz recommendations is what im looking for. even if you think ive seen it i guarantee you i havent
Pretty good, it's the kind of shit you think might happen when spacing out during showers, but actually made into a movie
I think its better than Breaking bad. Its a lot more slow. Everything in breaking bad happened just like in movies. Better call Saul is more believable, though Lalo kinda breaks that in the later seasons.
Italian here, if you liked "Investigation…", I can suggest you to delve deeper, either in the "poliziottesco" or the black comedy/neo noir fusion genres.
Check this guy's filmography for the former: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurizio_Merli
and this guy's for the latter:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Bellocchio
Bellocchio is one of my favorites, quite abrasive and disillusioned
not him but thanks for dropping a few names. got any to recommend in particular?
speaking of italian movies, i saw dogman on tv last year and it was pretty good.
Castaway is a nice film for NEETs. Cyborg is also sweet but a bit too bizarre for my taste.
Watch Wilfred if you like Elijah, great show>>61950
If you liked Castaway I recommend Swiss Army Man, very similar vibe but more fun and less detached
watched this for about 20 minutes before the generic campy "humor" turned me away.
Father Stu, Mark Wahlberg. It was an okay film with a pretty decent premise. Not the best thing in the world but it was somewhat enjoyable throughout.
Season 6 episode 7 of Better Call Saul was absolutely incredible.
I've watched it multiple times already it's that good.
tv shows having 2 simultaneous plots or interconnected stories. now it's like you have 2 main characters taking turns sharing screentime. has it always been like this?
i dont think movies suffer from it as much as tv shows
TV shows include A and B stories on purpose. Movies tend to have a central story and so things are more focused, but tv shows can have long run times and so sometimes need filler or just want to expand the story.
It was a movie was highs and lows. It started off high, peaked, then fell until coming back again. I kind of feel like they had a check list of things to do. That, or this movie inspired a bunch of movie tropes.
For an example of the checklist: Maverick does something amazing/beats a more experienced pilot, Viper, rides the high, loses the next training session, and then ends off with his co-pilot dying. From the beginning of his training, it started high, peaked, then went into a tailspin. Then it's down in the abyss for a while, he gets a little better, attends graduation, and finally achieves another high to end off the movie.
Pretty good movie too. The training scenes and final scene really got my heart pumping. I also loved the interactions between Goose and Maverick. They seemed to have a great bond. I think the romance took a backseat in the end, and I think that was great anyways.
I do wonder what Maverick's age is though. It showed a photo of him in his dad four years prior when he looked young, so I guess he's about 18. The love interest has a PhD, so I would guess she's at least mid 20s.
Top Gun did indeed inspire a bunch of movie tropes. However, I was never able to get into the movie because the back of my head was screaming, "You're spending your time watching an airforce recruitment ad!"
watched the last duel. not a fan of watching the same thing 3 different times. would prefer a supercut where jean's part is the truth, and you add in bits of the others to fluff it up. ie scenes from le gris' degnerate sex parties with their count, tax collecting, his confession to the church, etc. and for jean's wife… really who cares leave that part out. and then just add the duel to the end. that would be awesome.
TOP GUN MAVERICK
Top Gun Maverick starts with Maverick at the very bottom. He's traded his best friend and his family for a regular at work friend, his romance of the previous movie is nowhere to be found, and Rooster, Goose's son, hates him. His career is looking really bad too. The admirals don't like him and have wanted to get rid of him, but couldn't because Iceman believed he was needed. He was unwanted in his career despite being highly decorated. Probably for good reason though. He does amazing things I'm sure, but pisses off his commanding officers, disobeys orders, etc. After Iceman dies, he actually does get grounded. He also loses his only ally in the military. He's been stagnating. He's a lone officer who no longer has anyone from the first movie to cling onto. He's alone. He may not be completely alone, but he's alone. All the people from the previous movie are gone or have moved on. Penny has a kid and a bar, Rooster (had) been trying to live his own life if not for Maverick keeping him in place for FOUR YEARS. That's like, college. Wow. All of his previous commanding officers, including the one who helped him in the last movie, are gone.
From the middle of the movie, it's intense aerial fight scenes. I love the fight scenes personally. I miss Maverick's enthusiasm for flying though, but I think that's just called character development. In the middle of the movie, Iceman dies and the tensions with his commanding officers intensifies. It results in him being grounded, the admiral who was in charge of the operation taking over and adjusting the mission, and Maverick doing something stupid that he should have done on the first day of training for the mission. That is, actually show that it's possible. He was training and I think he was doing a good enough job, but according to the admirals, he's shown it was an impossible mission instead of a possible mission. Ergo, he had to show everyone it WAS possible. Honestly, I think maybe it was because of the tension with his commanding officers that they wanted to get rid of him, but they didn't show that too much. The time crunch was real, but maybe not the tension felt with his commanding officers. Although it was still there, obviously.
I found the ending conclusion with his relationship with Rooster to be cliched. Maverick OBVIOUSLY chooses Rooster as his wingman, they struggle together and bond. Now I guess all the tension from their relationship is solved! Rooster doesn't think Maverick killed his father any more. Yay! Also anything PAST the actual mission was too unbelievable. I'm sure the actual mission seems really specialized, but it still seems doable by the best of the best in the military. After that, Rooster going into enemy territory, finding Maverick (who lives), saving him, crashing himself (and lives), then stealing an F14 to end up destroying two modern fighters and avoiding a third for so long does not seem believable. I even think the end is a cop out just so that they could live just in case another movie gets made.
Overall, very good action packed movie, but the romance didn't add much except for lore. It's probably not a detriment actually. I think it adds to the lore of what happens to Maverick in the end. I think he ends up at a better place at the end of the movie than the beginning. It's just that his career situation is FUBAR. He's made too many enemies in the military. He's pissed too many people off. Hopefully he just takes what he has now and retires with dignity before he screws up his life more. He's been in the military for 30 years. He can retire with 80% of his salary and fuck off. Maybe actually strengthen your relationship with Rooster more and settle down with Penny. Then he has people who care about him. He really is all alone out there now.
it's like if heironymous bosch made a stop motion film
the scenes are jaw dropping and everything was interesting. don't watch it for a plot or anything, it's more like a work of horror art
Huh, I just downloaded Yojimbo, I'm planning to watch it soon.
I just saw it. I basically like the half of the movie inside the video game but hated all the stuff IRL. Also the pop culture references were awful and should have been cut out.