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Last Movie You Watched

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

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    There's a tinge of jealousy in there.
    There's also a lot of people who want Star Wars planned out like Marvel but then call the Marvel movies formulaic or bland...well that's the result when you have to have the continuity be a religious thing.
     
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    This was a great one.
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    Venom, great performance by Tom Hardy & looking forward to Venom 2.
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    I love that movie. Pierce Brosnan is my Bond
     
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    WAKANDA FOREVER! My brother-in-law saw this movie eight times in theaters. We miss you Chad...

    I'm about 60% of the way through this movie as a memorial for Chadwick Boseman, and I have a LOT of thoughts. (I would have liked to have finished the movie tonight, but my dad passed out about 40% in, and then my mom passed out roughly five minutes before we stopped...and then my dad woke up! We still stopped for the night though.)

    First off, the start of the movie is perfect, and yet so bittersweet now. As T'Challa watches the news about his father's demise, we watch Chadwick in a brilliant performance, aware of his own fate.

    Chadwick was brilliant for the role, and it's bitter now that whoever plays T'Challa next in whatever form that takes now has to live up to the character AND Chadwick's interpretation.*

    Onto the movie itself. I said before that while this movie isn't my favorite MCU film, the movie transcends its format to do something even greater. My stance on that hasn't changed. In fact, watching it now may have increased those feelings. Killmonger is a monster born from the sins of the fathers - literally and figuratively. He's the product of a nation turning a blind it to its own destruction. Themes of legacy, generational pain, the power to change the world yet standing still and doing nothing, and systematic racism scream so much louder than the superheroics, and it's storming brilliant. Now more than ever, when it feels like the world (or at least my country) is actively fighting against me and those who look like me, I need someone who understands that pain and is willing to take action. Now more than ever, the idea of a leader who listens to the pain beyond the actions and addresses it is someone I need to see. Now more than ever, a speech about unity can do more than sound like a simple superhero platitude. This movie isn't just the movie we needed in 2018, but it's the movie we need in 2020. Heck, this may be the movie we need for the rest of our lives. My only regret is that Chadwick had to lose his life for us to see that.

    Now, onto the movie itself.

    As I said before, my family started watching this as a memorial for Chadwick, but it soon turned into a celebration of the movie itself. The acting is superb (I didn't recognize Sterling K Brown the first time around! ...well, I didn't know him as an actor at the time, so it makes sense); the story is grand in scope, intimate in emotions, and operatic in its unraveling; and the costumes, setting, and scenery are simply gorgeous to look at. And I can't forget the music! The CGI is still a noticeable problem and is one of the main reasons this movie isn't my favorite, but it's fine.

    Honestly, I going forward, I hope they keep the Wakanda stuff sort of separate from the MCU because it feels so much stronger as a standalone...although, that would defeat the purpose of the ending, wouldn't it?

    If Lucasfilm can hire the team that worked on this to create something - anything! - in the Star Wars universe, it would be a true blessing. (Part of me wants them to do KOTOR as this sort of afrofuturist aesthetic like what Wakanda has. Sure, it would be different than the game's look, but in this case I'd consider it a worthwhile trade....maybe even an improvement.)**

    I'll probably have more thoughts when we finish the movie tomorrow night. 5 In Da Bloods will be moved to Friday most likely, and after that we'll see what we want to watch next.


    *This isn't new to superhero roles, but a mantle passed because of a death always creates a barrier around whoever is in the role next. Heath Ledger and the Joker, anyone?
    **Watching Black Panther makes me want to watch Aquaman again, given their similarities, as well as the first Rurouni Kenshin movie. I'm not sure why for Kenshin, but I think it's because all three movies have settings that feel incredibly unique and fantastical, and my normal daily escapes aren't really helping me escape these days...
     
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    Goldeneye was amazing (one of the best Bond films) but the rest of his tenure ranged from forgettable (The World Is Not Enough) to dumpster fire (Die Another Day). Pierce was always great but the films they put him in were a waste of his talent. He was the perfect James Bond during an era when the producers were trying to turn the franchise into xXx

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    I'm not sure what was funnier, the Rifftrax guys ragging on it or the movie itself.
     
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    As I finished rewatching Black Panther tonight I realized that this will be the MCU movie I go back to in the years to come. I'm still not sure if it's my favorite or if it's the best, but I know for darn sure that it's the most important.

    I also realized that one of the reasons Aquaman and Black Panther feel so similar is because both are about the journey of an outsider with heritage to a mythical kingdom stepping up and claiming their birthright. The difference is that in one story, the outsider is the hero, and the other he's a villain.
    This isn't necessarily a new trend - the story of the farmer/peasant/commoner who finds out that they are really royalty in disguise is a tale nearly as old as time itself; and the effectiveness of the story really depends on what the message is - status quo is good? Then the commoner must be greedy/an imposter/ignorant/an upstart. Status quo is bad? Then the commoner must be our new hope/our true king/the one who will lead us into a new era. But to see it done so well is another thing.

    I realized more about how I feel about Killmonger too. There's a LOT I could say, but this really the time or the place. I'll just say that it's weird seeing trends/things I hate in someone whose pain I can so vividly understand; but that's the point, isn't it?

    Overall, I nearly teared up a couple of times while watching this movie, and the mid-credit scene is one that needs to be watched by every human, ever.

    Once again, Rest In Power, King.

     
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    Fair. Goldeneye was my first bond film that I saw and I grew up watching Brosnan films (Roger Moore is my 2nd fav Bond), so his movies have a special place in my heart. But I do agree Die Another Day was bad. Tomorrow Never Dies is easily his 2nd best and has I think it has one of the best soundtracks out of the Bond movies. Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh played off each other nicely though.
     
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    I totally understand. My first Bond film was when my dad took me and my brother to see A View To A Kill. It's still one of my favorites though I realize it's not one of the best. Since then I've seen almost every movie in the theater, read all Fleming's novels and quite a few Bond novels by other authors. I don't hate Tomorrow Never Dies, I guess I'd consider it his second best but by a pretty wide margin from Goldeneye. It had lot of awesome stuff but a lot of not awesome stuff. I liked the remote controlled car, the Bond Girl (of all the Bond Girls who were supposedly going to get a spinoff she was the only one it actually sounded like a good idea for), Dr. Kaufman (who was way better than the actual villain and his henchman) and several other things. But there was quite a bit that I didn't care for and while it's probably not fair the main thing I think of when I think of that movie is that insanely ill conceived helicopter scene. It goes well beyond suspension of disbelief and makes the Moonraker launching off the back of a plane seem feasible.

    Anyway I'm reading a pretty good book (but very long and I'm reading other stuff so I mainly just pick it up on the weekends and read a couple chapters) about the making of the Bond films. It's pretty interesting and I've just gotten to the chapter about Goldeneye which I'm psyched about.

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    I'm going to try it but I'm skeptical. I'm a huge fan of the originals and I'm not fond of them undoing the ending from the credits with all the newspaper clippings/magazine covers, even if it was just tacked on it was great. They shouldn't have waited so long to make a third one, I hate the idea that it took Bill and Ted so long to do anything and it doesn't seem to jive well with what we were told in the first films. But maybe they'll explain it or do it in a way that works.
     
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    It's paper thin in terms of everything but it clips along and it's hysterical and just a joy to see everyone back together at all. Far from perfect or the best of the bunch but better than you'd expect for a 30 year layoff.
     
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    I'm just happy/surprised it finally happened. It's kind of been in development hell since 2010 and every year or so Alex or Keanu would announce it was happening, then a year later announce there were problems, then the next year it was happening again. I'd been psyched up and disappointed so many times that when they actually started working on "Face The Music" I had gotten jaded to the point I was just like "Yeah right, I've heard that before". I had to actually see some production stills before I believed it.
     
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    I couldn't find any movies about Gladiators
     
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    So do I and he's also my favorite followed by Timothy Dalton. Not only that but Goldeneye on Nintendo 64 is is one of the best James Bond video games ever!
     
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