Thanks for writing, Ana. I'm glad you enjoyed the movie, and I'm especially glad the proceeds went to good causes!
Despite almost all the critics giving this movie a low rating, I decided to watch this movie partly because all proceeds from the movie goes to various charities, which I happen to sponsor a couple. I don't know if it was due to the low expectation, but I loved the movie. The story was really good, the performances were great, the movie was captivating and on top of that I learnt a very important fact in history that has been ignored for a long time. Every single person in the movie theatre was glued to their seat till the last credit rolled. I really recommend this movie.
"The notion that any enemy would concern itself with Red State real estate is only slightly less believable than......."
I know right. What strategic value can possibly be gained from taking over a region that supplies 90% of the nation's food products. (beef, poultry, pork, wheat, corn, potatoes, and on and on)? But hey maybe everyone can live on wine and oranges.
The controversy going on in Lana Turner's personal life helped make Peyton Place I believe the second highest grossing film of 1957 behind The Bridge on the River Kwai.
I agree with Matt, I really enjoyed this movie. I was surprised to see such a large number of negative reviews it has received on sites like Rotten Tomatoes. Scarlett Johansson did an excellent job in the role of Major. She was surrounded by a diverse and talented cast. The subject matter was thought-provoking and will become more relevant as time passes and the technology depicted becomes reality. What does it mean to be human? What are we without our memories? Can we trust our memories? This may have slowed the pace of the action sequences but I am okay with that if the story is interesting. Every film can't be a Michael Bay type mindless explosion-fest with little to no plot. I hope Johansson has the opportunity to revisit this universe in a sequel or two so her character can explore these questions of humanity in a world where the biological and technological are so closely merged.
I love the creativity! Great job, Carolyn, and fantastic acting chops!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083015/trivia… Just a few of the hilarious quotes from S.O.B,
I really enjoyed this movie. I think it's everything a comic book movie needs. I thought blood and violence fit perfectly. Especially this being Hugh Jackman's last role as Wolverine. It didn't feel forced to me. Although I do think Deadpool had a big impact on the R rating. I especially thought the little girl stole the film. She was excellent. As well as Jackman as always. I do agree with you about the villains being weak though. They could have done a better job with that.
I enjoyed your review and thought it was spot on. Also, I really detested how Mangold inserted 'Shane' into this movie. He has zero idea what the film is about. I have no clue what kind of statement he was trying to make other than some broad stroke like 'a brand sticks' or whatever. George Stevens was a brilliant director and Mangold does him a huge disservice by placing Shane into this dreck.
Update: I just found and read the Cnet critic's review. Our reviews are 100% different, starting with the fact that he loved the movie and I gave it a mixed review. So I guess you're saying I plagiarized from him (even though I saw the movie waaay back on February 16) just because we have similar headlines? Wow, with hundreds of critics reviewing the same movies every week -- yeah, I'm sure THAT coincidence has never happened before! Therefore, I was correct in my assumption that this was just a case of a fanboy blindly lashing out. But thanks for writing!
Are you drunk, Antony Thrope, or just exhibiting the usual fanboy hurt? I have never plagiarized in my 25+ years as a critic and don't plan to start now. Give me specific examples of what I supposedly plagiarized before making Trump-like b.s. accusations.
Cnet is widely read, and probably not the best place for you to plagerize your reviews from.
Reptilicus is going to be done by the new crew at mst3000 for the new shows on netflix
Oh my god...see, I didn't call him a stalker. I said that the thing people were saying in response to someone calling out major plot points in this movie as grossly mishandled sounded like what stalkers say to justify their actions: it's ok because I O.M.G love this person. That was my point. Everyone making apologies had the same rationale as that. They basically said that a man doing terrible things to a woman is fine if he thinks he really loves her.
Can we stop now? We're not going to change each other's minds and I'm tired of getting email notifications for this.
Heh, sounds like "NoMattBrunson" used up all his KY in one sitting.
Why is it that we're all fascinated by car crashes such as this?! These movies are pure entertainment. Hilarious and overdramatic!!!! brooding and constipated looks are apparently sexy these days
"Adrenaline being satisfactorily pumped has fallen significantly," after reading exceedingly boring and self-aggrandizing reviews by Matt Brunson.
Titus Most reviewers love jumping on bandwagons. I have had a similar discussions on other reviews so I'm not just picking on Matt.
Actually if you accept he was a stalker, which I don't, then this film actually give them a good name, after all he choose to give up his prey, to give the person he fell in love with by watching her videos, reading her writings and eventually by talking to her. Not many real world stalkers would do that.
Ok, dude. Matt's not really the first to point this out so it's not like everyone else in the world was just perfectly fine with this movie. Most reviewers and audience members were pretty strongly on the side of "this movie is gross" but you keep fighting the good fight. Stalkers everywhere are getting a bad name, am I right?
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