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 Posted:   Feb 18, 2019 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

RoGoPaG -
6/10 for Rosselini’s segment
7/10 for Godard’s segment
10/10 for Pasolini’s segment
8/10 for Gregoretti’s segment

Four stories allegorically illustrating the start of the end of the world. Rossellini has a beautiful Italian air hostess harassed by an American salesman attracted by her innocence and chastity. Godard’s main character finds that post-apocalyptic Paris is the same as before, but with subtle alterations to attitude. Pasolini shows the hypocrisy of filming a rich technicolour version of the death of Christ in a poor monochrome society. Gregoretti’s family of consumers find the strength to resist temptation while a commentary on refining consumerism overshadows them.

Music by Carlo Rustichelli which works like gangbusters in the film but would probably be mystifying away from it.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2019 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

John Wick (2014) ... 2/10

I didn't know what to expect and as time passed the story did not develop in the way I'd assumed ... actually: the story did not develop ... FULL STOP. Once we'd seen the first shoot out (in JW's house) it was as if the film was stuck in a loop because that's all that kept happening.

The story, for what there was, appeared to be a cross between Mel Gibson's Payback (1999) and Tom Hanks' Road to Perdition (2002) but somewhere in the mix they left out all of the characterisation, humour, humanity ... and entertainment.

Oh, and the music score was awful.

And to think there's a sequel - unbelievable!
Mitch

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2019 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

John Wick (2014) ... 2/10

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2019 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

John Wick (2014) ... 2/10

I didn't know what to expect and as time passed the story did not develop in the way I'd assumed ... actually: the story did not develop ... FULL STOP. Once we'd seen the first shoot out (in JW's house) it was as if the film was stuck in a loop because that's all that kept happening.

The story, for what there was, appeared to be a cross between Mel Gibson's Payback (1999) and Tom Hanks' Road to Perdition (2002) but somewhere in the mix they left out all of the characterisation, humour, humanity ... and entertainment.

Oh, and the music score was awful.

And to think there's a sequel - unbelievable!
Mitch



Sorry you found this out the hard way, Mitch. I’ve watched the first two films and dismissed them on these pages as being thoroughly valueless. Keane shoots many people in the head. Big deal!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2019 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

John Wick (2014) Sorry you found this out the hard way, Mitch. I’ve watched the first two films and dismissed them on these pages as being thoroughly valueless. Keane shoots many people in the head. Big deal!

What? You watched the sequel even though you'd see this ... ? Brave man!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2019 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

John Wick (2014) Sorry you found this out the hard way, Mitch. I’ve watched the first two films and dismissed them on these pages as being thoroughly valueless. Keane shoots many people in the head. Big deal!

What? You watched the sequel even though you'd see this ... ? Brave man!



big grin I couldn't believe the second one could be as bad - but it was. I have a thing about giving additional chances of redemption.

That's also why I don't have anyone on ignore. No, not even - now you didn't really expect me to name anyone, did you, or maybe you did!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

John Wick (2014) Sorry you found this out the hard way, Mitch. I’ve watched the first two films and dismissed them on these pages as being thoroughly valueless. Keane shoots many people in the head. Big deal!

What? You watched the sequel even though you'd see this ... ? Brave man!



big grin I couldn't believe the second one could be as bad - but it was. I have a thing about giving additional chances of redemption.

That's also why I don't have anyone on ignore. No, not even - now you didn't really expect me to name anyone, did you, or maybe you did!


I went to the pictures to watch John Wick 2 because my friend wanted to go watch it but not on their Tod. I liked the first well enough, which is surprising, as it's usually the kind of film i have no time for.

John Wick 2 was garbage from beginning to end. It looked like shite and was as fun as watching someone play a shoot-em-up computer game. Actually, it was less fun than that. It was utter shite.

Now, if it was directed by an italian chap, TG would have been all over it with his 8 and 9 ratings.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2019 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)


That's also why I don't have anyone on ignore. No, not even - now you didn't really expect me to name anyone, did you, or maybe you did!


Oh i wouldve!!! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2019 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

John Wick (2014) ... 2/10

I didn't know what to expect and as time passed the story did not develop in the way I'd assumed ... actually: the story did not develop ... FULL STOP. Once we'd seen the first shoot out (in JW's house) it was as if the film was stuck in a loop because that's all that kept happening.

The story, for what there was, appeared to be a cross between Mel Gibson's Payback (1999) and Tom Hanks' Road to Perdition (2002) but somewhere in the mix they left out all of the characterisation, humour, humanity ... and entertainment.

Oh, and the music score was awful.

And to think there's a sequel - unbelievable!
Mitch


But they...killed his dog!

I quite enjoyed them in a guilty pleasure kind of way. There's a third one coming out in May, rumour has it that he shoots a lot of people in the head. Sorry, I should have put a spoiler on that.

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2019 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"....rumour has it that he shoots a lot of people in the head. Sorry, I should have put a spoiler on that..."

Damn cinemascope you have utterly destroyed my enjoyment of the 3rd film now! wink ha ha

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2019 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • "....rumour has it that he shoots a lot of people in the head."

    Every damn night? ON THE TELEPHONE???

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     Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 6:36 PM   
     By:   Xebec   (Member)

    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
    1.5/10

     
     Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 9:24 PM   
     By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

    THE LAST MOVIE
    2-10

    Yet another "movie I always wanted to see"AND wish I had not.
    frown
    brm


    p.s.does anybody think
    really think Dennis Hopper is a good actor?

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 22, 2019 - 10:35 PM   
     By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
    1.5/10



    Basically a silly film, but it had great 3-D during the ending railroad sequence.

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 23, 2019 - 12:26 AM   
     By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

    Now, if it was directed by an italian chap, TG would have been all over it with his 8 and 9 ratings.


    Or Spanish, or Japanese, or Swedish....

    In which case it might have had some DEPTH, or some LAYERS, or even some MEANING. And there are also some Hollywood directors who would have given it a third dimension.

    (And yes I know you were taking the mickey)

     
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