What's the Latest Thing You've Seen at the Cinema II

Infinity War

This film is Thanos's. It is he upon whom we concentrate and who gets development, everyone else are bit part players; but, boy some of those bits are fun, and dramatic.

For anyone with even a passing interest in the Marvel universe this is not difficult to follow or complex, as long as you have an understanding of the powers of the stones; the Dr Strange primer being especially relevant.

Any irritations? For me there is the standard trope of simply having hoards charging at each other, at a stroke three thousand years of strategy and tactics is forgotten as we return to the school yard. I can accept that they are not aiming to recreate Waterloo but some nod in that direction would be appreciated, at least by me.

My only hope is that in Part II they do NOT simply wind back the dramatic moments of this film, ape Game of Thrones and have some true emotional weight.

Recommended.

M

Mr Underhill posted:

Deadpool 2

If you enjoyed the first then this will b right up your alley. I did, laughed a lot.

M

Not long back from watching Deadpool 2. Can't remember the last time i laughed so much during a film. Great bit of entertainment. 

I'll leave you with this phrase from the film "prison wallet". I'll say no more....   

Entebee

I remember the hijacking and eventual outcome from the news when i was about 10 so it was  interesting to revisit the subject as a 50 something and to get a wider appreciation of the political backdrop to the events.

6 out of 10 for the actual film, could have been better could have been worse.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sergio Leone's masterpiece - perhaps the best western ever, and certainly one of the finest pictures ever made - was given a limited theatrical re-release in a sparkling new print.

It looks stunning at the cinema and just gets better and better with age, despite (or perhaps because of) its glacial pacing. Fonda (cast very much against type) and Robards are superb, while Tonino Delli Colli's cinematography and Morricone's score are magnificent. Leone's framing and slow cutting are wondrous and his use of the vast, bleak landscapes of Monument Valley in Utah are unsurpassed in any western.

Well worth three hours of your time.

 

Kevin-W posted:

 

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sergio Leone's masterpiece - perhaps the best western ever, and certainly one of the finest pictures ever made - was given a limited theatrical re-release in a sparkling new print.

Well worth three hours of your time.

 

 

Great film.

Fonda was who Leone wanted to play 'The Man with No Name'; kicked off Clint Eatwood's film career instead.

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