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Last Movie You Watched

Discussion in 'Film' started by Bluemilk, May 14, 2017.

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    I generally have a No Dudikoff rule (Bachelor Party being an exception) but it doesn't have American or Ninja in the title so I may have to check it out.
     
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    I think this is one of my fav MCU movies
     
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    The Final Girls is the smartest dumb movie I've ever seen. Also, I'm not so sure it's dumb... more like a love letter to dumb movies?

    Well acted, well written, well shot, well made, and well worth a watch! :D
     
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    Watched "A Quiet Place 2" a couple of nights ago...not bad at all, and answers looming questions from the first one...
     
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    Watched "CODA" it's on AppleTV and definitely I recommend watching it. It's really endearing.
     
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    I watched "Nightmare of The Wolf" on Netflix, there's a lot of cool visuals and great voice acting but it's not very good. I'd imagine people who aren't as familiar with Witcher/Sapkowski lore would find it easier to enjoy.

    Bummer, because I really wanted this to be great.
     
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    I've seen more movies to add to the list, but I'm at least a couple away from My Big Post (which still won't be as big as I'd like it to be, but it'll do).

    I just got back from watching Shang Chi with my family! (EDIT: And, at the time of posting, after a fun Facetime with my sister!)

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    This has been an interesting experience. I always try to see MCU movies as soon as a can. That's usually Thursday nights, and on the very rare occasions I couldn't make the showing, I'd settle for Friday evenings. (Friday showings were usually reserved for parents, as the order has historically been: Friends, Parents, Extended Family that's in town.) This has been a tradition of mine since I watched Iron Man 1 in theaters, which I didn't see opening night, funnily enough. It's the sort of Event Movie mindset. Since then, I can count on one hand the movies that I haven't seen Opening Night: Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and maybe Cap 2. All of these were during my college days, and I didn't always have a car then.

    Now, Shang-Chi has been added to the list. This wasn't for a lack of care or desire, but simply due to the lack of energy, trust in the movie theater I'd be going to, and time. Friday was off the table since I'm visiting my parents and it's a 4-5 hour drive to do so...and this time was a 5 hour drive. (Had Shang-Chi been on D+ I would have EASILY stayed up to watch it with my parents. But alas...)
    But I wasn't NOT going to see it, so a Matinee showing in an empty theater was the compromise.

    Anyways, onto the movie itself:

    Part epic, part family drama, part Wuxia film, and all Marvel, Shang-Chi is the best Marvel movie I've seen since Endgame. It's funny, well acted, and incredibly heartfelt. The action is well-paced, well done, and creatively shot. The CGI monsters look better than many other Marvel movies, and its final battle is slightly different. Overall, Shang-Chi is a win.
    The movie does address Iron Man 3's Mandarin character and plot in surprising but authentic ways, as well as the Ten Rings organization itself. However, it doesn't really address the use of the Ten Rings in Iron Man 1, which was one of the things I was really hoping for.

    Simu Liu shines as the titular character, giving off a air of charming authenticity with Millennial humor and mindset. Awkwafina - who is always a treat - does the same with Shang's love interest and best friend Katy, a third-gen Chinese high-school friend of Shang. The two have undeniable chemistry as solid buddies and the best of friends, while also showing how much they deeply care - some might say love - each other. It's more organic than many of the other MCU loves, but also not nearly as explicit, which feels weird. The role of Shang's father is incredibly authentic and convincing as well - and to say any more would be a spoiler.

    The set pieces were GORGEOUS, and both the score and the soundtrack were really well done. This makes it a nice tie to Black Panther (Rest In Power, Chadwick) in a way.

    Overall, despite the "stakes" of this movie, and how it plays into other parts of the MCU, Shang-Chi stays very intimate and isolated, which lets its story and character shine. The characters weren't always used to their fullest potential, but they were used far better than most, and I look forward to seeing where they go next. I hope Shang-Chi inspires the Asian and Asian American community and brings forth new and previously unknown superheroes of that nature like how Black Panther has done for the Black community.


    YOU MAY LIKE THIS MOVIE IF YOU LIKE (in descending order of "liked the most" to "liked the least):
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; House of Flying Daggers, and possibly Curse of the Golden Flower (I haven't seen the last one yet)
    All things Marvel and MCU
    Crazy Rich Asians
    Star Wars
    Arrow Seasons 1-3, and many things Batman, weirdly enough



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    THERE ARE TWO POST-MOVIE SCENES. ONE IS MID-CREDITS AND THE OTHER IS POST-CREDITS.

    This movie makes me sad that T'Challa will never meet Shang-Chi. The two would probably get along hilariously well, and I can imagine them having really interesting talks about their fathers, the nature of their destinies, and what their roles are in life. I say this as someone still saddened by Chadwick's passing as well as someone annoyed at Marvel for not recasting the role. (Or a three-way crossover between Shang-Chi, Black Panther, and Aquaman.)

    There's an easy potential connection between this movie, Falcon & the Winter Soldier, and Black Widow. It's not the one you think it'll be, but it's one that can be made pretty easily as well.

    I didn't rank this movie since I'm not sure what to rank it just yet. It's currently a step below my Tier 1 MCU movie list, but it doesn't really fit into the Tier 2 ones either. Give me time to see it a second time, and I should know by then.

    This year has also been REALLY good to superhero stuff. We've gotten three D+ shows, the Black Widow movie, Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Suicide Squad movie, and Shang-Chi. And there's so much more stuff to come!
     
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    I need a mexican marvel movie next, though I don't know how that would work
     
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    Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes

    Spider-Man/Miles Morales

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    Not to mention Joaquin Torres, who was heavily hinted at being the next Falcon in FATWS. (Although he's probably not big enough of a character to headline his own movie just yet, but he's a step in the right direction.)
     
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    Very true
     
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    I just got back from Shang-Chi….very solid movie! Fight choreography was superb and a great story…
     
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    This is amazing. I want a sequel.
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    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - the movie was a joy to watch, the cast was superb, Simu Liu is the new leading man, has charm, charisma, vulnerability, whole package, Tony Leung and Michelle Yeoh are true legends, the fighting scenes were great, music was exceptional, we got live action Chinese mythological beings including húlijīng - nine-tail foxes, the entire world of Ta Lo was like made for me. The movie just flew by, I couldn't believe it was over two hours. And that first post-credit scene ended in pure comedy. I'd like to see Wong, Shang-Chi and Katy exchanging inside jokes in the future, while Doctor Strange just watches, bemused, lol.

    Also, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, MORRIS IS THE NEW GROGU - FIGHT ME!
     
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    morris was frakking epic and broke the cuteness meter!!! Great summary I agree on all points
     
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    Solid movie! It does exactly what it set out to do, and has fun while doing so.
     
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