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Old 06-10-2009, 01:08 PM   #586
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I don't remember the last movie to elicit so many "Holy Shits!" from me while I was watching it. Liam Neeson is the baddest motherfucker since... fuck I don't know... ever? It's a shame such a badass character and performance was wasted on otherwise pedestrian filmmaking, though it's nice to see some filmmakers with a solid internal sense of rhythm and eye for crafting action sequences.
1. Never underestimate Qui-Gon. Also, if you've seen Rob Roy you'd know Neeson is already a badass. If you haven't, rent it NOW. One of the best swordfights EVER.

2. Did you see The International? I know it wasn't received well, but Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Perfume, Heaven) has a fantastic sense of composition and delivered the best action scene I've witnessed in quite some time (the shoot-out at the Guggenheim). I found the whole film underrated, actually. Clive Owen is another Hall of Fame Badass, too.
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I saw The International is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD soon. I'll give it a rent.
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I saw The International is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD soon. I'll give it a rent.
It came out this week.
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I saw The International is coming out on Blu-ray/DVD soon. I'll give it a rent.
I didn't dislike it as much as most people did, its not electrifying, but its fun and interesting to follow if you watch it closely, but the ending really sucked what life there was right out of the film. Tykwer is an awesome director (as evidenced by the much-talked about shootout), but he needs tighter writing.
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Danny Boyle's Sunshine is so fucking good until it inexplicably turns into Event Horizon in the last act.
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Danny Boyle's Sunshine is so fucking good until it inexplicably turns into Event Horizon in the last act.
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it was so good and then it went all typical sci-fi thriller at the end.
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it was so good and then it went all typical sci-fi thriller at the end.
The part where Cillian Murphy's character is between the sun and the explosion is sublime, but that's really about it.

And the John Murphy/Underworld score is incredible.
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I agree with this part. I think the turn isn't as 'typical' as people claim, turning into a slaughter in space kind of changed the genre of the movie, but there's still a lot of creativity in the direction, and the questions it raises with Penbacker's character make it interesting and confunding since we'll never really know. Plus, the bending time and space at the end scenes at the end while getting closer to the sun was just insane.

Its one of the most gorgeous and visually creative movies ever in my mind, and it cost a fraction of what other effects-driven movies do.

Plus, just chock up one more genre Boyle tackled and succeeded with.
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Yeah. I'll acknowledge that the movie takes an unpredicted turn in the last third, but I too think it was a great finish.
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I agree with this part. I think the turn isn't as 'typical' as people claim, turning into a slaughter in space kind of changed the genre of the movie, but there's still a lot of creativity in the direction, and the questions it raises with Penbacker's character make it interesting and confunding since we'll never really know. Plus, the bending time and space at the end scenes at the end while getting closer to the sun was just insane.

Its one of the most gorgeous and visually creative movies ever in my mind, and it cost a fraction of what other effects-driven movies do.

Plus, just chock up one more genre Boyle tackled and succeeded with.
Boyle definitely does continue to do some interesting stylistic things after that point, yeah, with the lens distortion and differences in perception as the Icarus approaches the sun. I like how it mirrors the chaos in space/time that they're going through, I still wonder (after a 2nd viewing) what Pinbacker's purpose is. It ties into the psychiatrist's and captain's fascination with the Sun, which I thought was an interesting idea, albeit underdeveloped, but then the film betrays this awesome realistic tone with this almost supernatural character.

I don't think there's enough in the beginning of the film to support that shift, but yeah, it's still as dynamic and inventive as Boyle's other work.

He's probably one of the most versatile directors working today... awesome that he has an Oscar now to boot.
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He's probably one of the most versatile directors working today... awesome that he has an Oscar now to boot.
I wouldn't go that far. But at least they didn't give one to Fincher.
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I wouldn't go that far. But at least they didn't give one to Fincher.
Hah, true. Out of that crop, I'm glad that he won it.

I would've rather Nolan, Kaufman, Aronofsky, Demme, or the Let the Right One In guy have been up there, but hey, what can you do?
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I'll give you that one.
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Last year's top movies for me were Slumdog and The Wrestler, I could never pick between them because they're complete opposites, one an uplifiting fantasy and the other a poignant study in real human life/misery. The Oscars almost got credibility from me this year by giving some recognition to the more creative filmmakers out there, but of course they left Aronofsky out in the cold, he's too artistic and dark for them. That said I didn't mind most of the things they awarded this year, but ignoring Mickey Rourke, who to me gave the performance of the decade, hurts a lot. Not to say Penn didn't put himself deeply in that role, but which one was more visceral? Plus he just won recently, it definitely had the feel of some of the vote coming from favoritism, some coming for political reasons, enough to tip it in his favor since Mickey isn't as respected.
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