Movies

I figured we all watch movies at some point or another, so why not have a place for movie reviews?
I’ll start with my review of Red Riding Hood:

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When I went to see Red Riding Hood, I wasn’t expecting scariness. I was expecting a half decent movie worth my 8 dollar admission fee. I was not in shock to find it wasn’t.

To start, the acting was bad and the dialog was even worse, an example of this would be “If you’re the wolf, I’m gonna rip your head off”, and it never really went with the time period it was supposed to be set in.
The “blood” was clearly fake and highly unrealistic, and was detrimental to the horror part of the movie. The psychological part was even worse. You were never on the edge of your seat wondering who would die next. Now let’s bring focus a little more on the horror aspect, since it tried and failed at that. A monster stays scary the less you see of it, and yet the producers/directors decided that you get see the wolf entirely only 30 some mins into the movie. “Yay, I know what the wolf looks like now so I won’t be afraid of it anymore!!” Getting back on track, the plot twist at the end was a nice touch, but it was never hinted at and didn’t really feel as shocking as it could’ve been. The actors all looked to be about the same age save for a few, which was kinda creepy given the fact that the mom looks to be the same age as the main character. The priest died randomly and without cause. The two “boys” and I say boys because that’s what they acted like, were straight up twi-tard rip-offs and had almost no real conflict between each other, leaving more to be desired. There was no real character development and as such you never felt connected with them. “Oh, the sister died 20 mins in? Wait, she had a sister? No one told me this, how am I supposed to feel bad for her when no one even told me she had a sister?!”
It was just a bad movie. I wasn’t expecting scary, just something that is entertaining. Red Riding Hood was not that.
1 zaku out of 5.

Clearly it’s terrible. Read the top. “Made by the same creators of Twilight”. What could you expect from those numb skulls? They can’t make a movie for shite. But I like your scoring thing, Zakus, heh heh, the best.

Agreed. Also, lawlz on the Zaku rating.

Agreed. Also, lawlz on the Zaku rating.[/quote]
I agree with this line of thought as well. Seriously the “from the makers of twilight” part should have clued you in. Twilight = trash.

I was aware that the movie was done by twi-tards. But the girlfriend wanted to see it so I went in with an objective mindset, hoping that they would maybe make a decent enough movie for me to sit through lol. Obviously it wasn’t even good enough for that.

Well at least you with the girlfriend, so that makes up for something.

I think its time to re-evaluate your relationship. J/k

While we’re on the topic of movies, did anyone see Tron Legacy while it was out?

I did, and it was a very well done movie in my opinion.

Indeed. The music, the special effects, the story had a few minor holes but overall 4 Zakus, out of 5 (Solid B)

It was a great soundtrack, and daft punk did an amazing job with it. I saw it in 3d and of course I had seen the original, and I was just blown away by it lol.

Tron Legacy was pretty badass on it’s own, and I’ve been a Daft Punk fan for years.

Oh damn, I just got an idea…

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

DO NOT STEAL MY IDEA THAT I"VE HAD FOR AGES!!!
I know what your thinking Asterisk!!! IT’s not cool man! I had that idea when the movie came out!!!

What, a Rinzler GM?

DAMN YOU TO HELL FOUL MAN FOR KNOWING MY THOUGHTS!!!

lol jk jk, but seriously I was thinking of doing that to a GM type.

Is anybody else a fan of daikaiju (giant monster) movies? This would include movies such as “Godzilla”/“Gojira”, “Gamera”, “Mothra”, “War of the Gargantuans”, etc.

I highly recommend that everyone, daikaiju fan or not, see the original version of “Gojira” (The version without Raymond Burr) in all of its subtitled glory. Unlike the Godzilla movies of the 60’s and 70’s (and, to a lesser extant, unlike the one from the 80’s on), the original “Gojira” (“Godzilla”) has a lot more going for it than the simple amusement of men in rubber suits destroying model cities, while wrestling with each other. Akira Ifukube’s legendary score is one of the most recognizable soundtracks in film and ranges from the propagandistic Japanese Army theme to the more somber Godzilla theme. “Gojira” is full of references to events of the time, including: the (then recent) tragedy of the Lucky Dragon fishing boat getting accidentally caught in American nuclear tests, the recently demilitarized Japan was also given a situation in which it could have a strong army, and the movie even captures/caricatures the typical attitude of postwar conservatives in the Japanese parliament (deny, deny, deny). The character of Dr. Serizawa, and his struggle to ensure that his discovery, the oxygen destroyer (a weapon far more devastating than nuclear weapons), remains a secret and is never to be used by ANY military, including Japan’s; this is in contrast to Americans deliberately using nuclear bombs on Japan. The monster, himself (Gojira), is of course a living representation of nuclear weapons, and Director Ishir? Honda’s expertly crafted scenes of the survivors of Gojira’s devastating attacks could be mistaken for video footage of the survivors of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (which had occurred less than a decade prior to the release of the film). Many Japanese theater owners at the time reported widespread crying among theater goers following the conclusion of the film. The film is moving, in a way that no other daikaiju film is. Make no mistake, “Gojira” is one of the all time greats of cinema, regardless of genre. Put simply, it is a cinematic masterpiece.

The movie did so well subtitled in American Japanese theaters, that it was eventually licensed and brought over after heavy editing (approximately 1/3-1/2 of the original film, mostly the anti-American and deeper content, was cut out and replaced by inferior, American made footage, which turned the film classic “Gojira” into a regular monster b-movie); “Godzilla, King of the Monsters” (the bastardized version of “Gojira” released in America and elsewhere) is a very different movie from “Gojira” in many respects. Nevertheless, the existence of “Godzilla, King of the Monsters” made “Gorjira” into one of the oldest examples of a non-American film (and, quite possibly, THE oldest Japanese film) to find worldwide success. It would take 50 years until the unedited, Raymond Burr-less, original version of “Gojira” was made available to own in North America.

There have been a total of 28 Japanese made Godzilla films and 1 American Zilla/GINO (Godzilla In Name Only) movie, while another, unrelated, American made Godzilla film is due in 2012 (with both a Godzilla that looks and acts like Godzilla, and Godzilla vs Hedorah’s director as a creative consultant) and (assuming Toho doesn’t change its plans) an additional Japanese made film is due for his 60th anniversary in 2014 (Godzilla is the longest running film series to date; no, movies with endless remakes, such as King Kong, do not count; James Bond is the second longest film series, to the best of my knowledge). The later Godzilla/Gojira movies are popcorn flicks for the most part, ranging from truly horrible crap aimed solely at children (ahem Godzilla’s Revenge) to decent kids’ movies (“Son of Godzilla”, “Destroy All Monsters”) to entertaining sci-fi films appealing to young and old alike (the Heisei series which ran from 1984’s “Return of Godzilla” [edited/butchered into “Godzilla 1985” for its American release] to 1995’s “Godzilla vs Destroyah”) to great movies, which are not quite “Gojira” great (2001’s “Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah”). Basically, what I’m getting at is that somewhere in Godzilla’s collection of films is something for everyone. My advice: start with the original “Gojira”. I’ve shown it to people who normally NEVER watch monster movies (or even sci-fi in general), and they’ve even said they thought it was a brilliant movie.

Again, “Gojira” = 5 Zakus/A+/5 stars/10.0/two thumbs up (pick your preferred rating system). The original, unedited “Gojira” is now available on both DVD and Blu-Ray in North America.
Amazon link to original Gojira: http://www.amazon.com/Gojira-Blu-ray-Akira-Takarada/dp/B002C6VMKC/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1303021549&sr=8-8
It’s also available for purchase/to rent from the US iTunes store.

I myself haven’t really watched anything other than the remade godzilla they did in 2000 or so, but I know my dad has seen and probably owns a lot of the older ones. I’ll look into it.

Just recently watched:
Sucker Punch
Insidious

Friggin love Sucker Punch. Soundtrack is intense, movie was phenomenal. Wonderful concept behind Baby doll’s imagination and reality. Beginning was very, VERY powerful.

Insidious, starts off cheesy, gets progressively better. Was a legitimate scary movie, but was not what I was wanting it to be. I wanted it to be the first scary movie that I watched that actually prevented me from sleeping. Last one that did was IT, but I was far younger anyways.

love love love Godzilla and Mothra :sunglasses: :sunglasses:

Any particular movies?

Guys, go watch marble hornets on youtube. Seriously, it’s scary as anything. 39 episodes so far. Start with the intro, and then work your way up.

:!: BE ADVISED :!:

Do not do the following while watching marble hornets:
Watch at any late point of the night/while there is no sun
watch in a dark room
watch in a dark closet
watch upside down
or any combination of the above.

Slenderman is watching… (X)