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I really really want to see Kill List, also has anyone seen Rampart yet? I think it got a relatively limited release, not playing in Vancouver anyways, but I really really want to see it. Another movie I’m dying to see is the Raid, if anyone hasn’t seen a trailer, watch it now.
I don’t know that you really defended Drive their, but I didn’t love it so I agree. Hobo with a Shotgun on the other hand was fan-fucking-tastic.. Brilliant… The usage of forshadowing that never came to fruition, the whole speach about the bears, had me waiting for bears to pop in the conclusion of the movie. Also, my favourite scene of the whole movie is the “careful you’re crushing my smokes!” scene at the end, pure comic gold.
I’m so excited for this movie, Gary Oldman is simply one of the best, morst versatile actors alive and I’m so excited to finally see him in a starring role.
I couldn’t agree more, the ony character I felt sympathetic towards or emotionally attached was Brian Cranstons Character and as well all know Cranston is fucking phenomenal. It was mentioned above as well too, but I really take issue with movies that are designed to be “cult” movies. It seemed forced and slightly contrived, movies generally become cult classics arbitrarily not because someone tried to formulate one. The music was.. Well, okay? I quite liked it at parts but combined with the painful pacing and the fact that the only songs that felt like songs (with lyrics)n were fucking nauseating, not sure if they were part of the OST or not, but damn they were bad.
I must say it’s nice to find some like minded people, I was underwhelmed and actually extremely irritated by Drive at times. I feel like if the excessively slow pacing (And don’t get me wrong I appreciate and love well paced thriller, I think the American with George Clooney is a great example) and painfully (at times) slow camera pans were taken out the movie would be about 25 minutes shorter. I also understand that flashes of extreme violence have a lot more impact when juxtaposed with a fairly slow paced movie, I think Michael Haneke’s Cache is one of the best examples I’ve ever seen, although Benny’s Video is disturbing as hell too. In summation, I didn’t hate the movie, I just hated a lot of the way it was made.
As far as the list goes I’ve been slacking, I’ve only seen Drive, HP and Super 8. Both Super 8 and Deathly Hallows:2 were definitely fun, super entertaining movies. HP will always have a special place for me because I grew up reading the books and it also reresents an enormous progression in the film versions of the series, the first one was fucking awful. Super 8 was just fun and fascinating and really great until it just got bogged down with stupid special effects in about the third act.