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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I'm not really sure what I think. I don't think it was a particularly bad film, but there was absolutely no kind of emotion or depth there. To give an example, right at the start of the film there is the scene that is supposed to be the turning point of the story, where Harry is faced with a choice between seeing Griphook or Ollivander first. The film glosses over this completely, and it does this at every major moment. It was as if they were hurrying to fill in a checklist of all of the events rather than making a film, and the result was a mess of pretty lights instead of a story. And pointless 3D.

    I'm also struggling to see the purpose of the film. For anyone who loved the books it serves as a flimsy replica without anything that made them great, and to anyone who doesn't already know the story the film is completely indecipherable. The woman next to me asked her husband at one point "Is Harry Snape's son?" and while this is a patently ludicrous suggestion, based solely on the material provided I could see how that conclusion could be drawn. I need to sleep on it and then plan a review about it, so my thoughts will be a lot more coherent tomorrow if you are interested, but that's the best I've got for now.
    Where he has to make the choice between the Hallows and Horcruxes? But to be fair, even in Part 1, it was never really played up much. All of the focus was on the wand and how Voldemort was looking for it. There was no other real discussion or speculation about the hallows apart from the short story. In the book, he has a real moment where he becomes invested in the hallows and forgets about the horcruxes - and then later that decision to choose is a real turning point.

    Would be interested to hear your thoughts on Snape's memories and the Harry-Voldemort final battle changes and how well that worked out.
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    I've got this Movie Madness thing in the bag tbh. Sit back and watch, fellow fanatics, as my predictions come true. :pierre:

    And keep Shawshank out of the number 1 position. I know it's good but it's not that good.
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    Watched X men first class today. Good film, hopefully the start of a decent X men trilogy
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    I seen the Green Lantern. Awful. I don't know what Hector Hammond is like in the comics but he was terrible in this film. Shoe-horned in with his character going nowhere and development being pretty laughable. It could have been done better. I actually really like the concept of Green Lantern though and am thinking of going into the comics.

    Outside of X-Men First Class which was already hyped up, Thor was the pleasant surprise.
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    I'm still unsure about whether or not to go and watch the new Transformers. I'm torn between wanting to be able to make an actual evaluation of it and the notion that if I do go, I'll effectively be contributing to the giving of more money to Michael Bay to make films. :beard:
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    I'm still unsure about whether or not to go and watch the new Transformers. I'm torn between wanting to be able to make an actual evaluation of it and the notion that if I do go, I'll effectively be contributing to the giving of more money to Michael Bay to make films. :beard:
    Even paying full price in a London cinema, the money from the cost of your ticket is hardly likely to be the decisive factor in whether or not Michael Bay can afford to churn out another SFX-porn fest.

    It depends whether you think you'll get some sort of enjoyment out of it. There's little point going to watch a film with the sole intention of having material to rubbish it with, unless, of course, you're a film critic and are required to. If you'll enjoy it enough to justify the entrance fee, and it'll give you material for some 'constructive criticism' then sure, why not. A lot of decent-enough films don't justify the entrance fee though, and Transformers isn't the sort of film I'd go to see so that I could get my considered opinion on it into a discussion.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I seen the Green Lantern. Awful. I don't know what Hector Hammond is like in the comics but he was terrible in this film. Shoe-horned in with his character going nowhere and development being pretty laughable. It could have been done better. I actually really like the concept of Green Lantern though and am thinking of going into the comics.

    Outside of X-Men First Class which was already hyped up, Thor was the pleasant surprise.
    I think Green Lantern was better than Thor, but both of them were not that bad tbh. However, the X-men trilogies have left a huge legacy for "comic movies", which I doubt any can now live up to.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    The woman next to me asked her husband at one point "Is Harry Snape's son?" and while this is a patently ludicrous suggestion, based solely on the material provided I could see how that conclusion could be drawn.
    It seems, to me, complete madness that someone who knew that little about Harry Potter would turn out to attend a premiere of the film (or, at least, a screening run almost in conjunction with the premiere).
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    (Original post by Millz)
    However, the X-men trilogies have left a huge legacy for "comic movies", which I doubt any can now live up to.
    Batman blows X-Men out of the water.

    Even Spider-Man surpasses X-Men (commercially) with Spider-Man 2 being a fantastic film and a reboot on the way. And there's Iron Man. The only good thing about the first X-Men trilogy was the second film. Wolverine Origins was okay. And First Class is really good. But apart from that, I wouldn't say they have left a huge legacy.

    If anything, Nolan's Batman films will be the first modern superhero films to leave a huge legacy.
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    Even paying full price in a London cinema, the money from the cost of your ticket is hardly likely to be the decisive factor in whether or not Michael Bay can afford to churn out another SFX-porn fest.

    It depends whether you think you'll get some sort of enjoyment out of it. There's little point going to watch a film with the sole intention of having material to rubbish it with, unless, of course, you're a film critic and are required to. If you'll enjoy it enough to justify the entrance fee, and it'll give you material for some 'constructive criticism' then sure, why not. A lot of decent-enough films don't justify the entrance fee though, and Transformers isn't the sort of film I'd go to see so that I could get my considered opinion on it into a discussion.
    Of course it won't be a decisive factor - it's more the notion/principle of it that irks me.

    Well, in all honesty, I suppose part of the reason I want to go is so that I rubbish it effectively. I know that a lot of people I know will be telling me it's the best movie since the beginning of time. I also didn't really enjoy the previous Transformer films (I thought the first one was somewhere slightly below decent, and I hated the second one), so I wouldn't bet on me enjoying this one either. However, another reason I want to go is because I feel I need to diversify the kinds of films I watch: I hardly ever watch films usually considered 'pure' action films, and I thought it might be good for me to have a go at them.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    Of course it won't be a decisive factor - it's more the notion/principle of it that irks me.

    Well, in all honesty, I suppose part of the reason I want to go is so that I rubbish it effectively. I know that a lot of people I know will be telling me it's the best movie since the beginning of time. I also didn't really enjoy the previous Transformer films (I thought the first one was somewhere slightly below decent, and I hated the second one), so I wouldn't bet on me enjoying this one either. However, another reason I want to go is because I feel I need to diversify the kinds of films I watch: I hardly ever watch films usually considered 'pure' action films, and I thought it might be good for me to have a go at them.
    I don't think you actually need to see a film like Transformers to rubbish it. You've seen the first film and you've seen them all. A quick read up on whatever direction they've decided to take the 'plot' to make it entirely nonsensical and as jampacked with explosion porn as possible is sufficient to knock shades out of the film, rather than enduring the generic, boring, CGI fest and paying for the dubious priviledge.

    If you're looking at pure action films, don't choose a festering turd like Transformers. Mates liking and talking about it isn't really a good reason to try and 'get into' a film like Transformers. Go for classic action: Rambo, Die Hard, Bruce Lee films, Ong-Bak etc. Statham films if you have to, but I've definitely forgotten a whole host of good action films (or, at least, action films with a point beyond "CGIexplosionCGIexplosionTIT S").
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    (Original post by zjs)
    If you're looking at pure action films, don't choose a festering turd like Transformers. Mates liking and talking about it isn't really a good reason to try and 'get into' a film like Transformers. Go for classic action: Rambo, Die Hard, Bruce Lee films, Ong-Bak etc. Statham films if you have to, but I've definitely forgotten a whole host of good action films (or, at least, action films with a point beyond "CGIexplosionCGIexplosionTIT S").
    What about Arnie action films? (apart from Batman & Robin *shudders*)
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I've got this Movie Madness thing in the bag tbh. Sit back and watch, fellow fanatics, as my predictions come true. :pierre:

    And keep Shawshank out of the number 1 position. I know it's good but it's not that good.
    Hmmm just looking at your predictions....I like the fact both Inception and The Dark Knight are in your top 4.....I love the fact that you picked Inception over Shawshank....but I hate with a passion that you choose Lord of the Rings over Inception
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    Hmmm just looking at your predictions....I like the fact both Inception and The Dark Knight are in your top 4.....I love the fact that you picked Inception over Shawshank....but I hate with a passion that you choose Lord of the Rings over Inception
    A prediction that TSR will choose rather than me. :holmes:

    I can't see any of the earlier films winning like Star Wars or The Godfather (maybe that's a good thing and makes a change?). I can just picture the masses voting for films like Inception or Shawshank - the former because it's a recent blockbuster and the latter because it's regularly cited as the 'greatest film of all time' when it really isn't. Watched both Inception and Lord of the Rings recently, the latter edges it out over Inception tbh. If any film has approached the forever unattainable title of 'perfection', Lord of the Rings sure as hell comes closest.
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    A prediction that TSR will choose rather than me. :holmes:

    I can't see any of the earlier films winning like Star Wars or The Godfather (maybe that's a good thing and makes a change?). I can just picture the masses voting for films like Inception or Shawshank - the former because it's a recent blockbuster and the latter because it's regularly cited as the 'greatest film of all time' when it really isn't. Watched both Inception and Lord of the Rings recently, the latter edges it out over Inception tbh. If any film has approached the forever unattainable title of 'perfection', Lord of the Rings sure as hell comes closest.
    I agree it's most defiantly a prediction of what TSR think rather than me as an individual (Gladiator and Shutter Island would be right near the top if that was the case), hence why both Inception and The Dark Knight are rated so highly as people are going to remember these as very recent blockbuster great’s. I personally can see Inception edging the competition overall, just because I think it is a more enjoyable film to watch but then again that’s more a personal preference But we'll have to see.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    If any film has approached the forever unattainable title of 'perfection', Lord of the Rings sure as hell comes closest.
    In your opinion.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Batman blows X-Men out of the water.

    Even Spider-Man surpasses X-Men (commercially) with Spider-Man 2 being a fantastic film and a reboot on the way. And there's Iron Man. The only good thing about the first X-Men trilogy was the second film. Wolverine Origins was okay. And First Class is really good. But apart from that, I wouldn't say they have left a huge legacy.

    If anything, Nolan's Batman films will be the first modern superhero films to leave a huge legacy.
    Yeah, spiderman, am not too sure about Batman though, but we will see.
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    Not even going to bother with doing a prediction for Movie Madness. My heart keeps overriding my head.

    Silence Of The Lambs won it for me. Been my favourite film since I saw it in about year seven.
 
 
 
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