That's how it was with two of the people I saw it with.
"Why's it so slow?"
"Why aren't they talking?"
"The soundtrack sucks."
"Where's all the action?"
Needless to say I will only watch stoner comedies with them from now on.
Yeah there's honestly a select few of my friends that I'll actually talk about movies with. Some of the stuff they consider "good" and "looks stupid" makes me want to smack them in the face. I mean I enjoy the occasional dumb comedy or mindless action movie every now and then but that stuff gets old if that's all you're watching. One of my friends said contagion looked retarded based solely on a preview he saw on tv and he still won't be convinced otherwise.
I walked into this movie thinking it had a good concept. I was expecting to go in seeing an action type Matrix movie. Instead it was more of a futuristic Robin Hood but it still wasn't done right. Although stealing from the rich and giving to the poor was the ultimate goal, the way they did it was lame. Timberlake's character and the girl weren't really set-up as bad ass time stealing bandits. Their characters had to learn as they went along and it really took away from the action. The movie didn't really look like what I wanted until the last scene. If the whole movie started from the last scene it would've been interesting. The movie seemed like a prequel in order to learn about the characters. What they should have done is started from the end, when they already know what theyre doing and mentioned any backstory through out an action packed movie. The movie did have some solid performences, specifically from the Time Keeper guy and the guy from Mad Men. I honestly could write a whole script on the concept and make a better story then the one I saw. The movie was average at best. Dont go pay to see it.
i am a peter jackson fan, and i think she would have done a better job than him with "the lovely bones". i think you said you saw melancholia. between "we need to talk about kevin" and "melancholia", if you had to make a choice between the two to recommend to watch for a newcomer, what would you choose?
hhhhm, tough one actually, we need to talk about kevin is the more consistent film and slightly more accesible although they are both art house. melancholia has by far the stronger beats tho and leaves a far longer lasting impression.
i would post my melancholia review here but i did it for a website and it hasnt gone up yet....
Good movie. Highly recommended for the 'not so serious' sci-fi/monster movie fans.
8/10 for me.
agree with above, attack the block is still arbuably my film of the year so far(along with the skin i live in/drive/super 8). the fact that it compares to tremors-as someone suggested- is all the more reason why its so damn good. it had a solid john carpenter vibe and well, its just ****ign awesome.
no one needs to make any excuses for this film, like its not so serious, its sci-fi comedy or its good "for a low budget b movie" etc etc etc attack the block is as good as drive and melancholia(maybe better than both) and thats me saying this, with my stance on danish auteurs. see this film....
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