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 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: And Dakota Fanning as the screeching daughter is ALSO very annoying!

I'd estimate that 99% of young children put through what Fanning goes through in that film would also be screaming their heads off through most of it...I have never understood this complaint. If it were an adult actress, then yeah, it'd be annoying (Tea Leoni in Jurassic Park III comes to mind).


I wrote that because I felt she crossed the line, although I don't blame Fanning, I blame the way it was written. I've seen a lot of children-in-peril films that worked just fine. But a child that ruined a movie for me was Brad Renfro in "The Client." He was so annoying that I was rooting for the bad guys to find him and the movie remains, for me, unwatchable because of him. It's a fine line, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Fanning and Renfro in the movies cited just don't work for me, although in Fanning's case it was just an annoyance and, despite her, I remain a big fan of "War of the Worlds."

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

War Of The Worlds. The film sadly got chewed up in the wake of Tom Cruise's couch-jumping antics and idiotic complaints about how "the son should have died!", and yet it's filled with spellbinding passages, genuine terror and some of the best sound design of the last decade. And Cruise delivers one of his best performances. Watch it again...it's a lot better than people give it credit for.

I loved it and have commented on it many, many times on this forum.
Amazing film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Let it be known that Tea Leoni's role in Jurassic Park III is one of the most unfortunate performances with which a female performer has ever been tasked with. ry.

Does ANYBODY really believe that in real life William Macy could 'get' her.

Gimme an effin break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

in WOTW, .. The terrorists line was for a laugh, nothing more.

?


No it wasn't.
The film took place in New Jersey and the first thing any child (or adult) might think is that it was another 9/11 event.
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

.

As for War Horse - what a valiant effort. It's one of the few dramas for which I've read the book, seen the film and experienced it in the theatre. The film has added storyline - for instance, the two german brothers is not a feature of the book or the play - yet Spielberg included it because WWI is reknown for all those who were shot as deserters.

. The sequence where Joey takes flight from the madness is superb. How on earth did they film that horse in those circumstances and make it look like it was done in one take? My admiration for the film grows and grows.


You can't tell from watching it, but I suspect some of the horse ride is cg.
They could never have filmed a real horse making that leap across the trench
Excellent film
brm

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Nuts-Score needs to learn that when writing a long-winded diatribe, paragraphs are important
smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Let it be known that Tea Leoni's role in Jurassic Park III is one of the most unfortunate performances with which a female performer has ever been tasked with. ry.

Does ANYBODY really believe that in real life William Macy could 'get' her.
Gimme an effin break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm



Yer darn tootin' he could.
He's The Shoveler, dang-it!

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Let it be known that Tea Leoni's role in Jurassic Park III is one of the most unfortunate performances with which a female performer has ever been tasked with. ry.

Does ANYBODY really believe that in real life William Macy could 'get' her.
Gimme an effin break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm



Yer darn tootin' he could.
He's The Shoveler, dang-it!


I thought he was The Cooler

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Nuts-Score needs to learn that when writing a long-winded diatribe, paragraphs are important
smile


Bruce, baby, edited for your reading pleasure. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


Does ANYBODY really believe that in real life William Macy could 'get' her.
Gimme an effin break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm


Yer darn tootin' he could.
He's The Shoveler, dang-it!


Heh! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Didn't he get Laura Dern in Focus despite his 'round' specs?

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Regarding the question of what makes a film "underrated".

I tend to base it on the two movie guides I own:
ROGER EBERTS MOVIE YEARBOOK
LEONARD MALTIN'S GUIDE.

For example, both sources gave WOTW UNfavorable reviews ** [two stars] to WOTW (less than 3*** is unfavorable)).

BRUCE

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


Does ANYBODY really believe that in real life William Macy could 'get' her.
Gimme an effin break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brm


Yer darn tootin' he could.
He's The Shoveler, dang-it!


Heh! big grin


never saw that flic...

 
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