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post #811 of 4220 Old 08-14-13, 12:44 PM
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

Last night I saw Elysium and I walked away pretty disappointed. They tried to make a political statement on immigration and an action movie but failed at both.

There are far too many plot holes, inconsistencies and things that just plain didnít make sense in this future world that kept me shaking my head while watching and not believing the story.

The other disappointment was the sound, while there isnít a ton of action what there was didnít sound all that great even though I was in an Atmos theater. When I saw Oblivion I knew it was going to have an impressive BR track (I also have high hopes for Pacific Rim) and with this film it seemed like there were far more missed opportunities than anything close to audio nirvana.

Do yourself a favor and skip the theater experience with this one and rent it.
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Somebody the other day said they watched Taken2 I had not seen it until today.. I really enjoyed it.
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

I Redboxed The Host last night
While not a great movie and despite some plot holes, it was fairly entertaining
Not your typical alien invasion movie
*** -I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars

Also watched Identity Thief a couple of nights ago
There were too many things about this story that irritated me
not one of my favorites
** -Giving it 2 stars out of 5

W o o f e r h o u n d
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Last night I saw Elysium and I walked away pretty disappointed. They tried to make a political statement on immigration and an action movie but failed at both.

There are far too many plot holes, inconsistencies and things that just plain didnít make sense in this future world that kept me shaking my head while watching and not believing the story.

The other disappointment was the sound, while there isnít a ton of action what there was didnít sound all that great even though I was in an Atmos theater. When I saw Oblivion I knew it was going to have an impressive BR track (I also have high hopes for Pacific Rim) and with this film it seemed like there were far more missed opportunities than anything close to audio nirvana.

Do yourself a favor and skip the theater experience with this one and rent it.
Thanks for the Heads-up on this one. I was going to see it this weekend. Now I will save my money for better.
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Thanks for the Heads-up on this one. I was going to see it this weekend. Now I will save my money for better.
No problem, if you still want to catch a movie this weekend I'd recommend 2 Guns, We're the Millers and maybe Kick-A__ 2.
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I watched Pain and Gain last night. Didn't care for the performances of Johnson or Wahlberg. Tony Shalhoub and Ed Harris saved this one from being turned off. A true story? that could have been a lot better.
I liked this reviewers take from Rotten Tomatoes, "It's official. Michael Bay, director of the Transformers clobberfests, knows how to make movies about humans, too. The problem is, he thinks humans are robots."
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I watched Pain and Gain last night. Didn't care for the performances of Johnson or Wahlberg. Tony Shalhoub and Ed Harris saved this one from being turned off. A true story? that could have been a lot better.
I liked this reviewers take from Rotten Tomatoes, "It's official. Michael Bay, director of the Transformers clobberfests, knows how to make movies about humans, too. The problem is, he thinks humans are robots."
Pain and Gain is less a "true story" take, but rather Michael Bay skirting the line between Black Comedy and out right satire.
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Pain and Gain is less a "true story" take, but rather Michael Bay skirting the line between Black Comedy and out right satire.
Either way it didn't turn out to be a memorable movie for me.
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Re: What movie did you watch last night?

Just finished watching Stallone's Cobra. Super corny
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Just finished watching Stallone's Cobra. Super corny
Was it on bluray?? I haven't seen that in years. I could go for something like that or Chuck Norris perhaps.
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