[OCT 08,FEB 09|MOTM] DriDDeRz
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From my stand of view and in my own opinion on the movies i enjoy watching doesn't mean what i say or rate them stands in general for everyone else view and thought of the movie, for them not to watch it
but calling it failure to us for sharing our thoughts on what we thought of the movie is pretty lame, because we didnt enjoy it and you might of.
My calling it a failure has little to do with my enjoyment of it but of the dismissiveness that you and Paulie exhibited. That's fine you didn't like it and I'm guessing you don't smoke weed so you probably don't get much of the film's narrative appeal. Still, the movie didn't set out to be a conventional comedy or be realistic in any way. The point was to present a feasible scenario and then turn it into a stoner thought. IE: The movie follows the mindset of someone high. It also better explores the dynamic between users and dealers and "bromances" in general than other genre efforts. There are obvious homosexual undertones and I found its portrayal of them to be a bold stroke.Originally Posted by DriDDeRz
It was funny, yes.
True i havent smoked weed before, but i understood the whole concept of the film being based on stoners and dealers, but nor was i under the impression of it realistic.
Oh great, never did I think Line would enjoy Pineapple Express. I understand it's not supposed to be a realistic scenario... I just don't get the humor and am never connected to the situation at any time in the film. Then again... I don't smoke pot.
Just watched Vantage Point.
Basically 30mins worth of movie done in 4 different aspects (hence the title). The tension is kinda there, the film is flat out the entire time but I was never drawn in. Dennis Quaid was solid again (when is he not) but other big names barely did anything. But the director didn't really give them much scope to because of the concept they worked with.
I forget the other movies which have used this concept before in a similar manner. I have seen something similar before from Europe that got the balance right, tell a story where you have to piece together the story to figure out the murder/twist/opening action. Run Lola Run is a slightly different example of playing the same scence over and over again which worked very well.
Vantage Point was basically Politics for Dummies. Run Lola Run interests me, if only for Tykwer's aesthetic.
^^ The politcal under-story was also done in such a generic and uninteresting fashion.
I was annoyed with the film because it had the makings of a really interesting and entertaining movie but ended up just another bland soulless time filler.
Run Lola Run is such a great film. Every aspect is done so well. Ranks as one of my favourite films of all time. I also liked Tykwer's The Princess and the Warrior. Is The International any good?
On a side note Knocking on Heavens Door which starred Moritz Bleibtreu from Run Lola Run, was another good German flick.
Rewatched Beverly Hills Cop.
I love this film. Never get tired of it.
The Boondock Saints.
What was so special about this movie?