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Nambra

Postmeridian
They're solid, but feel like a series of short stories than a big epic tale. Worth a read if you enjoyed the games.
I have not liked the TV series at all though, they have thrown all their eggs in the basket of "get Geralt right" and then neglected nearly every other aspect of it. Hard to criticise the acting when the script is so thin they don't have anything to work with.
Thanks for the feedback @Zaf. Having not played the games or read the books, I had nothing to base my opinion on other than this series.
Apparently Netflix gave season 2 the green light before the first had aired, they were that confident in it's appeal. Interestingly the credits for each episode lists no less than four different directors - perhaps due to filming in different locations?
 

Zaf

Gearbox Frother
Thanks for the feedback @Zaf. Having not played the games or read the books, I had nothing to base my opinion on other than this series.
Apparently Netflix gave season 2 the green light before the first had aired, they were that confident in it's appeal. Interestingly the credits for each episode lists no less than four different directors - perhaps due to filming in different locations?
To give you an idea, here is the opening cinematic of The Witcher 1
This is kind of the first content we came to know about the Witcher as a western audience. But cinematically, this little animation has better action than when this was addressed in the show. There are clearer visual cues and better story telling. The action also holds up much better; as they know how to use single source lighting and image contrast to actually show what's going on. Compare that with the black armoured dude, fighting a grey skinned beast in a non-lit hallway with a shakey camera, and you start to get an idea where they go wrong.

They do nothing interesting visually really, I mean from a framing and camera movement perspective. Dialogue is handled, as Hitchcock put it, as "photographs of people talking, that bears no relation to the art of the cinema".

The annoying thing is, good editing can save these things, Star Wars: A New Hope is a classic example of this. If you go look at the final fight scene with the Death Star, in the original script it wasn't in position to attack the Rebel base (was just hanging around in space where the rebels attack it), that was manufactured in later with editing, and all the dialogue explaining those aspects is dubbed in over screens which don't have actors speaking and use cut footage to fill the blanks. Changes the context and tense atmosphere entirely, because now there is a real consequence to their failure.

Really, only have a lot of scathing comments to make about it. Haven;t even finished watching it because I am finding it intolerably bad.
 

pink poodle

Our man in Japan
I watched Star wars rise of Skywalker a week ago. It was dissapointing, lacking in story and characters, but it was not the worst in the series.

I watched Lincoln lawyer the other night. It was ok.
 

foxpuppet

Eats Squid
I watched Lincoln lawyer the other night. It was ok.
I need to rewatch that. I’m a huge Michael Connelly Fan. I don’t think there is a character he has written that I haven’t enjoyed and most of the conversions from book to film/tv are good to watch.




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foxpuppet

Eats Squid
Knives Out. A really well-written, well-acted whodunit with many twists and turns, and Daniel Craig doing an outrageously over-the-top Kentucky accent for no discernible reason.
Just watched this tonight and really enjoyed it. Great original film.

Shane was we missed the first few minutes. So I was running scenarios in my head that probably would have been crossed off with what I missed.

Lego Movie 2. Two movies in one, just like the first one. A few decent cameos and plenty of references to the classics.
As per above not to be left out.... saw a poster in the cinema for the Playmobil movie. That euro LEGO knockoff has already has some unusual characters. Movie may be weird. Maybe Skandi Noir inspired.



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foxpuppet

Eats Squid
How does anyone get to a movie late when they have 20 minutes of advertising before the bloody thing even starts?
Well that’s what we thought we had. Session started at 645 we walked into the actual theater at 7. Someone must have cut down on the ads. When we took the kids to see frozen 2 the other week it was a solid 20 minutes before the film started.


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moorey

Boom!
The Revenant.
I watch 2-3 movies a year.
I knew a bit about Hugh Glass before seeing this.
What a steaming pile of turds.
 

pink poodle

Our man in Japan
Well there is nothing like spending the day on a plane to set you to watching shit movies you wouldn't have picked for yourself...

The Dead Zone: not a bad film. It had good story and developed the characters and relationships reasonably well. More could have been done to ramp up the tension though. Is this Christopher Walkens' only lead role?

The Dark Tower: a little more Stephen King. Again not too bad, not great either. Plenty of source material available...so it isnt like imagination was needed at the writing desk. Anyway the film has a reasonable pace, isn't too reliant on special effects, but didn't really develop any interesting characters and ran down a well worn cliche path. The never ending story did it better.

Zombie land and zombie land 2: wow! I was really scraping the bottom of the barrel when I went for this, but I can't sleep on planes and I was a long way past bed time. But you know what? These are actually pretty good films. Light hearted fun films with good pace, plenty of action, and some interesting characters. I felt the first was better than the second.

Rambo last blood: yes I rest did. What a tired old cliche piece of shit. It was just had the whole way through. But it was almost identical to the "time to landing" left when I. Refer something to pull me through. Just terrible...
 

pink poodle

Our man in Japan
The Revenant.
I watch 2-3 movies a year.
I knew a bit about Hugh Glass before seeing this.
What a steaming pile of turds.
I tried a year or two ago on a plane and couldn't get into it. I made it to where he drags himself into the river and I was done. I read the wiki about the Hugh glass fellow and it sounded like a real bad arse story of survival. Something that would turn into a good movie and. It even really need the sensationalized Hollywood treatment.
 

rowdyflat

chez le médecin
The Death of Stalin = gallows/ black comedy on SBS world movies.
Not suitable for youths since some of the subjects are gruesome, political and over their heads.
'Twin' from Norway not to be confused with twins Arnie + Danny De Vito an 80 s classic.
 

mike14

Likes Bikes
The Gentlemen is certainly worth a watch, it's nice to see Ritchie back in fine form. Hugh Grant's character was just brilliant.

The Thing on Netflix is a very ho-hum horror film

6 Underground is Michael Bay being Michael Bay, so depending on what reaction that comment elicits from you depends on whether you'll enjoy it
 

The Reverend

Likes Bikes and Dirt
The Revenant.
I watch 2-3 movies a year.
I knew a bit about Hugh Glass before seeing this.
What a steaming pile of turds.
Now can you imagine the deep feeling of joy and lightness of being as one walked out of the theatre having watched that film?

I vowed never to watch it again.... hopefully you only watched it via Netflix.
 

moorey

Boom!
Now can you imagine the deep feeling of joy and lightness of being as one walked out of the theatre having watched that film?

I vowed never to watch it again.... hopefully you only watched it via Netflix.
Yep, Netflix. The family is away, I was bored, and forgot we even had it. Found a couple of cool documentaries, but after a few hours doing, I think I’ve seen everything on there that’s worthwhile watching.
 

nathanm

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The Thing on Netflix is a very ho-hum horror film

6 Underground is Michael Bay being Michael Bay, so depending on what reaction that comment elicits from you depends on whether you'll enjoy it
That's the re-make version of the Thing from memory and yes it's pretty ho hum but the originally John Carpenter is an absolute banger.

I couldn't watch 6 Underground, the jump editing, cliche'd plot and dialogue was an absolute abortion and was pretty much a 90 minute music video. It's something you half-watch whilst playing on your phone.
 
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