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Mdot21

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« Reply #378 on: March 17, 2024, 12:33:14 PM »
Just finished watching Napoleon. It's a solid Ridley Scott movie. It definitely feels like most of his do. It's not terribly deep but with a subject like Napoleon, it's hard to do that. There's just too much to cover. I wouldn't call it a great movie but I enjoyed it.
just saw it. thought it was absolutely terrible. can't say enough bad things about it. had way too high of expectations because Jauqin is one of the greatest actors alive, Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most iconic, most important figures in world history, and while Ridley Scott makes an awful lot of shit movies- he also has greatness in him- he's made some great movies. Guy swings for the fences, he'll make anything- sometimes it works- lots of times it doesn't though. just doesn't work here.

Jauqin is an amazing actor but the script he had to work with sucks and he's also probably too old to play this role, would've been perfect for it 15 years ago. the movie is way too jumbled, disjointed, confusing. they show nothing of napoleon's skill as a charismatic, cunning politician and very little about his brilliance as a military commander. the love story with josephine is laughable- it is absolutely rushed and there is no chemistry between them on screen- and they basically make napoleon a teenage like horny weirdo beta male cuck for josephine and they throw in weird sex scenes for no reason other than just because. we are suppose to believe napoleon does everything in his entire life because he's insecure about his relationship with josephine. as if that is what drove him to greatness. hint: it didn't. he loved josephine, yes, but he also cheated on josephine like it was going out of style and he threw her to the trash bin in a split second for a younger more attractive princess of royal blood as soon as it benefited him.

this thing needed different writers and it needed to be on HBO or AppleTV+ and be an 8 or 10 part 1 hour per episode series. too much to cover, too much to dive into. can't do napoleon in a single 2 hour and 30 minute movie.

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« Reply #379 on: March 17, 2024, 01:32:55 PM »
just saw it. thought it was absolutely terrible. can't say enough bad things about it. had way too high of expectations because Jauqin is one of the greatest actors alive, Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most iconic, most important figures in world history, and while Ridley Scott makes an awful lot of shit movies- he also has greatness in him- he's made some great movies. Guy swings for the fences, he'll make anything- sometimes it works- lots of times it doesn't though. just doesn't work here.

Jauqin is an amazing actor but the script he had to work with sucks and he's also probably too old to play this role, would've been perfect for it 15 years ago. the movie is way too jumbled, disjointed, confusing. they show nothing of napoleon's skill as a charismatic, cunning politician and very little about his brilliance as a military commander. the love story with josephine is laughable- it is absolutely rushed and there is no chemistry between them on screen- and they basically make napoleon a teenage like horny weirdo beta male cuck for josephine and they throw in weird sex scenes for no reason other than just because. we are suppose to believe napoleon does everything in his entire life because he's insecure about his relationship with josephine. as if that is what drove him to greatness. hint: it didn't. he loved josephine, yes, but he also cheated on josephine like it was going out of style and he threw her to the trash bin in a split second for a younger more attractive princess of royal blood as soon as it benefited him.

this thing needed different writers and it needed to be on HBO or AppleTV+ and be an 8 or 10 part 1 hour per episode series. too much to cover, too much to dive into. can't do napoleon in a single 2 hour and 30 minute movie.
I felt the same way with Oppenheimer
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« Reply #380 on: March 20, 2024, 10:52:10 AM »
Just finished Oppenheimer, I liked it.

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« Reply #381 on: March 20, 2024, 10:55:27 AM »
In unrelated news, here's a list from IMDB of 50 movies released in 1987.  It's pretty astonishing how many good-to-great movies are on this list, for just ONE release year.  These days we'd be lucky to see the same amount of quality released over a 5-7 year period.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=1987-01-01,1987-12-31

I'm not saying EVERY movie on this list is a hit or a winner, but man there are a bunch that are, and plenty of others that are entertaining even if not "great."

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« Reply #382 on: March 24, 2024, 06:24:30 PM »
Just finished Oppenheimer, I liked it.
I thought it was terrific, but I'm a big fan of RDJ, Cilian Murphy, and Christopher Nolan, so I was probably most likely going to like it no matter what. 

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« Reply #383 on: March 24, 2024, 06:27:11 PM »
In unrelated news, here's a list from IMDB of 50 movies released in 1987.  It's pretty astonishing how many good-to-great movies are on this list, for just ONE release year.  These days we'd be lucky to see the same amount of quality released over a 5-7 year period.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=1987-01-01,1987-12-31

I'm not saying EVERY movie on this list is a hit or a winner, but man there are a bunch that are, and plenty of others that are entertaining even if not "great."
movies on the whole just used to be so much better in the 70s, 80s, 90s. Even the early 2000s they were still really good.

I blame Netflix and wokeism for movies sucking ass now.

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« Reply #384 on: April 08, 2024, 08:30:48 PM »
Im rewatching Band of Brothers

Id forgetten just how good it was
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