What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sourdeez

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    Rogue One.

    It was soo boring and slow. We also didn't realize it was a prequel to the original series and not The Force Awakens. Unless you are a hardcore star Wars fan I would not recommend it. We watched it at 1.5x speed after an hour of yawning.
     
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    whoops double post
     
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    I am somewhat of a hardcore (firmcore?) star wars fan, and I gotta say:
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    Seriously, people touting it as the greatest thing ever, take away the "Star Wars" brand and it would be generic bleh to the masses.
     
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  4. COMaestro

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    I certainly don't think Rogue One was the best thing ever, but I found it to be enjoyable, in a depressing kind of way. It was interesting seeing something in the vein of Blackhawk Down or We Were Soldiers set in the Star Wars universe, though not quite as serious as either of those. I thought it managed to walk the balance of space opera and war film pretty well.

    In other news, I'm seeing The Belko Experiment this evening. I'll give my thoughts on it tomorrow.
     
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    So, The Belko Experiment was okay. It had a pretty good cast of characters, ranging from decent people to complete assholes, sometimes defying expectations in regards to what types of character you'd expect certain actors to portray.

    There was gore, but not an excessive amount in my opinion. It certainly wasn't some torture porn movie like Saw or Hostel. I felt that most of the characters were portrayed in a believable way, considering the extreme circumstances.

    Overall, a decent film, but nothing must-see. 3/5
     
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  6. Master_Craig

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    My partner and I watched Iron Man 3 again, which happened to be on TV the other night.

    It's fun, but I remember people getting very upset with the whole twist on the Mandarin villain thing... but it's still pretty good.

    So much better than Iron Man 2. I found that one really boring, which was a big shame.
     
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    I agree with this. Out of the 3 major movies in theaters I've seen recently, Logan, Beauty and the Beast, and Get Out,Get Out was the best, pretty easily and that's not saying the other two weren't good.
     
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    Yeah I've heard great things about it. Me thinks I'll go see it this weekend.
     
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  9. Master_Craig

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    Saw Beauty & The Beast on the weekend.

    Really good live action interpretation. Emma Watson as Belle was okay, but the real star of the show was Luke Evans as Gaston.
     
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    Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2.

    Absolutely loved it. Now my newest favourite Marvel film. Can't wait for Spider-Man: Homecoming, they're doing an incredible job with Marvel films as of late.
     
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    Lucky. It's not even out in the US yet.
     
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    I was really blown away by this one. It surpassed the original, which was already an amazing film in its own right.
     
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    We watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this weekend, since it was a $0.50 rental on the PS store. I was rather impressed when I was not originally expecting much. I was also interested how the main character seems to be on the autism spectrum, or at least displays multiple signs of it. Being the father of two kids on the spectrum, it's nice to see a character that can be representative of them, even if it still falls a bit into the savant stereotype.
     
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is quite a good movie. I had no idea what it was about, or that it was even related to Harry Potter at all, until I saw it with my Harry Potter-obsessed partner.

    As for Newt and possibly being on the ASD... I thought that was quite good. I liked Newt (although my favourite character was the "no-mag" Jacob) and I liked Newt's characteristics.
     
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    Jacob was definitely a fun character. Really, everyone put in a really good performance. It was funny as I only knew the actor of Jacob from his role as the main character in Balls of Fury. It took me a while to remember where I had seen him before. Nice to see him in a more mainstream role.
     
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    I came home pretty late from judo on Thursday night, and ended up staying up even later to watch Bloodsport, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. It's horrible, but at the same time so awesome. I love those cheesy, 80's action movies, especially with such predictably choreographed fight scenes.

    The soundtrack is awesome, it reminds me so much of the classic Street Fighter games. My brother and I had a good laugh watching this, making bull shit commentary to go with the fights.

    "KICK TO THA FACE. PEACE OUT, BIATCH."
     
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    We watched the Assassin's Creed movie this weekend. It wasn't very good, but it was only a $0.50 rental, so I'm not too put out by that. It had a weird juxtaposition of overexplaining certain things while leaving some things abstract for the viewer to piece together, or just outright too abstract to make any sense of it.

    I also found the continual shifting between past and present during the action sequences to be jarring and would have preferred them to just stick to the past timeline. Good action sequences overall though, however the soundtrack was terrible. All too often there was just a long, deep note that played through everything and it was really loud compared to the dialogue, meaning we had to keep adjusting the volume or wind up with massive headaches.

    This is the best Van Damme movie, hands down!
     
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    To me, the trailers looked garbage. My friends tell me that they enjoyed the film but I honestly reckon I wouldn't. I'm told that basically, if you've played the games, you won't enjoy the movie, but if you haven't played the games, you might enjoy the movie. Would this be fair to say?

    I'm kinda glad I never saw it.

    I'm a big fan of a lot of cheesy, 80's action movies. Bloodsport is great, in a really bad, but good way. :p
     
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  19. COMaestro

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    I would say you probably have a better chance of enjoying the movie if you haven't played the games just because you won't have some expectations. The overall AC plot holds up in the movie, they explain the whole Templars vs. Assassins bit, their Animus is different but overall has the same results as the one in the game, and the Apple of Eden is featured, but none of the alien beings elements from the games. Which makes sense for a stand alone film, really.

    I can't quite put my finger on what made the movie just not work for me. I think it was just a combination of a bunch of elements, like I described in my original post. Certain things did work, the action sequences were good and the overall story made sense, but there was just a bit too much that didn't work in the details.
     
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    As someone else who saw it, it's honestly just a terrible movie. Like, it's a bunch of ideas that don't fit and aren't done well at all.

    That said, I went in expecting it to be terrible and enjoyed the film because of how bad it was. I don't think I would ever watch it again, but still.
     
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