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#1 Aug 15 2010 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm really anticipating it, even if it seems pretty ludicrous and ridiculous. These days I've found that I mostly value uniqueness and creativity when critiquing a movie with immersion being pretty major also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmvkvgMs6Q

Nevertheless, looks interesting. I like the composition of the music and the clips in this trailer. It seems very random, samurais, WW2 trenches, mechs, dragon, etc. I like it, seems like it will be entertaining through and through.
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I'm really anticipating it, even if it seems pretty ludicrous and ridiculous. These days I've found that I mostly value uniqueness and creativity when critiquing a movie with immersion being pretty major also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmvkvgMs6Q

Nevertheless, looks interesting. I like the composition of the music and the clips in this trailer. It seems very random, samurais, WW2 trenches, mechs, dragon, etc. I like it, seems like it will be entertaining through and through.


Zack Snyder is certainly staying right in his wheelhouse. From what I've read, I can't say that I'm particularly impressed with the plot; it seems like a flimsy rationale to cram samurai, dragons, and zeppelins into one movie.

But the action looks fun, and I think I'll be able to enjoy it on a purely superficial level. As long as it doesn't remind me too much of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, that is.
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#4 Mar 24 2011 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
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This may be forum=5, but I was still hoping for news related to a different Sucker Punch.
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It's coming in at a whopping 23% at rotten tomatoes. IGN, who're actually my preferred source of movie reviews, also panned it.

Mostly stuff you'd expect, really. The plot is paper-thin, and the action lacks context and tension. Just a mindless CGI action flick. That'd be fine by me, I guess.

But ugh...most reviews mention Charlie's Angels at least once...

Edited, Mar 25th 2011 1:35pm by Eske
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#6 Mar 26 2011 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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So, hubby and I saw this today. I have to say, I liked it a lot, actually. I don't see how the plot is "paper-thin" or whatever. I thought it was interesting. I really liked it.
#7 Mar 27 2011 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
I went and saw this today with my Father. He is a very picky person when it comes to a movie. He hates movies "That you know what is going to happen/how it will end within the 1st 5min of the film."
He went in thinking it was a Comedy......?
Yea not sure why (maybe the name?).

I liked it (but I'm not hard to please), and he actually liked it. When it was over I was ready for him to look at me and QQ about wasting his time. Instead he just said "that was odd, I've never see anything like that before. I liked it for that reason, never seen anything like it."
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#8 Apr 25 2011 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
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Old news, but Europe (and Scandinavia) are a bit behind you guys in movie releases.

Went to watch Sucker Punch last Friday, despite the negative reviews it's gotten. I was a little iffy about it, because I feared that the critics were right, but I'm glad I went.

I don't know what the movie lacked from a professional movie reviewer's point of view, since I'm not one, but I found it hysterically awesome. The opening slow-motion scene with Emily Browning's cover of 'Sweet Dreams' was fantastic. And when a giant samurai with a chain gun entered the picture, I stopped blinking for the rest of the movie.

Sure, the action is mindless and the story a bit messy, but I don't understand why this movie was panned. Did people expect Inception 2? They know it's not the same director, right? They watched the trailer, right? I don't get it.

Also, apparently the hot potato on this movie is that Snyder is portraying women in the movie in a demeaning way. Some of the critics called him a borderline misogynist.

Smiley: dubious

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#9 Apr 25 2011 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
It has everything you need in it:

Dragons, Guns, Samurai, Pretty Chicks, The Mob, Robots, ****-Zombies...

Some people are just to picky for films. I like movies like I like my music. If it makes me happy I care not what others think.
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Mazra wrote:
Also, apparently the hot potato on this movie is that Snyder is portraying women in the movie in a demeaning way. Some of the critics called him a borderline misogynist.
I agreed with the critics on this point. There simply wasn't enough scenes of sandwiches being made.
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It has everything you need in it:

Dragons, Guns, Samurai, Pretty Chicks, The Mob, Robots, ****-Zombies...

Some people are just to picky for films. I like movies like I like my music. If it makes me happy I care not what others think.

now I gotta see that movie, I was put off after hearing all the bad reviews.
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It has everything you need in it:

Dragons, Guns, Samurai, Pretty Chicks, The Mob, Robots, ****-Zombies...

Some people are just to picky for films. I like movies like I like my music. If it makes me happy I care not what others think.


Well, you know that if critics followed that logic, then pornos would probably be the highest rated films around.

If you're just going to a movie for some shallow entertainment, then cool, but I think it'd be strange to expect most critics to do anything but pan most such movies**. I subscribe to the idea that movies are an art form, not simply entertainment. So what would be the point of having critics, if not to separate the wheat from the chaff? A simple movie summary or trailer should tell you anything that you need to make your own personal decision about patronizing a movie. Critical reviews are there to evaluate it as an art as well.


**I have not seen Sucker Punch. I've got no idea if it falls into this category.

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#13 Apr 26 2011 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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A simple movie summary or trailer should tell you anything that you need to make your own personal decision about patronizing a movie. Critical reviews are there to evaluate it as an art, as well.
This is exactly how I feel about critic reviews. Use them to get a feel for the overall scope of the movie, but take them with a grain of salt and then make your own decision.
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#14 Apr 26 2011 at 3:19 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
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... If it makes me happy I care not what others think.


Well, you know that if critics followed that logic ...


Don't they already? Art, like so much else, is subjective.

That's the problem.
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Mazra wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
... If it makes me happy I care not what others think.


Well, you know that if critics followed that logic ...


Don't they already? Art, like so much else, is subjective.

That's the problem.


No doubt. But we have to kind of put the whole "subjective" thing on the back burner when we consider critiques, right? Otherwise they're pointless. You just remind yourself of the subjectivity if you're unable to reconcile what a critic says with your own views.

I'm just speaking in practical terms here, referring to "shallow" movies as ones that don't aspire to more than to say, be eye candy, or to disgust, and to do so using trite, or hackneyed, or cliched means. Etc. etc. If we're subscribing to the idea that there's merit in analyzing this stuff at all, then the resulting critiques should be accepted for what they are.

I think art would be rather boring if every conflict of opinions ended before it began at "well, it's all subjective." or "well, I liked it, and that's all that matters."

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#16 Apr 27 2011 at 4:51 PM Rating: Default
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Now, let me say the whole truth:
This film hasn't sense at all.
I wanted to watch it cause of graphics, sci-fi, steam-punk, girls, etc..
This could have been a great film if it was made with a plot.
Or a great videogame with the plot it has..
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#17 May 03 2011 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
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NovembrineWaltz wrote:
Now, let me say the whole truth:
This film hasn't sense at all.
I wanted to watch it cause of graphics, sci-fi, steam-punk, girls, etc..
This could have been a great film if it was made with a plot.
Or a great videogame with the plot it has..


In other words, you didn't understand the plot. That's what I'm getting here.
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This could have been a great film if it was made with a plot.
Or a great videogame with the plot it has..


/facepalm

Are you saying that video games don't have plots?
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Watched most of this (72 minutes, cursed video player ran out of free time after that) last night. I can't help but feel I went in with the wrong idea. I wanted it to be so much deeper: the action scenes to have some amazing relevance to the real world. **** steampunk zombies... what could they relate to in reality? The answer? Nothing.

It was a movie all about cool action and special effects, and hardly any substance. After I figured that much out I enjoyed what I watched a lot more. This movie could have been great, but it ended up just looking the part. It's like a nice cake with nothing under the frosting.

Fun fact though: in the castle scene, when Baby Doll goes to find the little dragon, it lets out a yawn. The noise is the exact same as one of the sounds a druid makes when taking fall damage in WoW. That was my nerd moment of the week Smiley: grin
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Fun fact though: in the castle scene, when Baby Doll goes to find the little dragon, it lets out a yawn. The noise is the exact same as one of the sounds a druid makes when taking fall damage in WoW. That was my nerd moment of the week Smiley: grin


Stock sound clips can make for some weird deja vu moments, that's for sure. There's this one "rocket" sound that I must have heard used in a dozen completely different contexts, and it's always a trip.
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#21 Jun 27 2011 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
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Watched most of this (72 minutes, cursed video player ran out of free time after that) last night. I can't help but feel I went in with the wrong idea. I wanted it to be so much deeper: the action scenes to have some amazing relevance to the real world. **** steampunk zombies... what could they relate to in reality? The answer? Nothing.


I sort of figured all of the things she was fighting against were the evil hospital crew and the idea that she was supposed to become a robot or a drone that does only what she's told once she had the lobotomy. Except cooler, of course.
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I'm torn between watching this via shady methods once it comes out on DVD or plunking down a few bucks to rent the Blu-Ray for the CGI spectacle.
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#23 Jun 28 2011 at 6:11 AM Rating: Good
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I'm torn between watching this via shady methods once it comes out on DVD or plunking down a few bucks to rent the Blu-Ray for the CGI spectacle.


Unless I looked at the wrong date on the best buy flier. It comes out on DVD/BRay today :D
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Indeed!

Which still doesn't solve my "dilemma".
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Indeed!

Which still doesn't solve my "dilemma".


When in doubt, I always opt for Blu-Ray.
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#26 Jun 29 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Honestly, I found it to be fairly boring. The action scenes reminded me of a poorly done anime, and the story was nonsensical and barely existent. I nearly stopped watching it, and I've sat through made for TV movies on the SciFi channel.

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Honestly, I found it to be fairly boring. The acton scenes reminded me of a poorly done anime, and the story was nonsensicle and barely existant. I nearly stopped watching it, and I've sat through made for TV movies on the SciFi channel.


Yeah, but you don't like anything, so... Smiley: tongue
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What?! Turin found something boring and unentertaining???? SAY IT AIN'T SO!
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Just because I have a smattering of taste and won't lap up whatever piece of drivel that squirts out of Hollywood's teet doesn't mean I don't like anything at all. Sucker Punch just isn't very good on any level. The special effects are painfully obvious on a decent TV. Everything is done in front of a green screen and it shows. As I said, the story barely exists, and what is there is fairly misogynistic. It's wrapped up in the guise of girl power, so that makes it OK for some people, I suppose. The acting is adequate, not that there's very much dialog worth listening to. Carla Gugino was particularly bad though. Every time she spoke I couldn't wait for her to stop so I wouldn't have to listen the awful fake Russian accent she was trying to pass off.

I recently watched Drive Angry and it was far better than Sucker Punch, and that movie was terrible. At least the people making it knew it was terrible and had some fun with it. The worst thing about Sucker Punch is how serious it takes itself.


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God, Turin, you sound like a movie critic.

"It's not that I'm a snob, this movie's just bad and here's why: <personal opinions>."

Go figure, taste in movies, like so much else, is subjective. What I don't like is how you indirectly call the rest of us inferior because we enjoyed the movie. I'll quote in case you question it.

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#31 Jun 29 2011 at 5:41 PM Rating: Default
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I won't deny it, if you actually liked Sucker Punch, you have terrible taste.
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Keep an eye out for Turin's forthcoming Novel:

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(I haven't seen SuckerPunch yet)

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A movie exists which serves as the dividing line between those who have taste, and those who do not.


That movie is the Italian Job remake.
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A movie exists which serves as the dividing line between those who have taste, and those who do not.


That movie is the Italian Job remake.


I have a feeling that I'm on the "I have no taste" side of the line on that movie, then. Smiley: frown
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A movie exists which serves as the dividing line between those who have taste, and those who do not.


That movie is the Italian Job remake.


I have a feeling that I'm on the "I have no taste" side of the line on that movie, then. Smiley: frown


The first step is admitting that you have a problem.

But hey, at least it shows that you can appreciate a good Mini Cooper commercial. Smiley: tongue

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Eske Esquire wrote:
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A movie exists which serves as the dividing line between those who have taste, and those who do not.


That movie is the Italian Job remake.


I have a feeling that I'm on the "I have no taste" side of the line on that movie, then. Smiley: frown


The first step is admitting that you have a problem.

But hey, at least it shows that you can appreciate a good Mini Cooper commercial. Smiley: tongue

Edited, Jun 30th 2011 2:01pm by Eske


Does it help if I never saw the first one, and I had no idea that it was a mini cooper?

Oh, and that I recognized one of the restaurants in the movie as one that my husband and I were at when we were on our honeymoon?

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A movie exists which serves as the dividing line between those who have taste, and those who do not.


That movie is the Italian Job remake.


I have a feeling that I'm on the "I have no taste" side of the line on that movie, then. Smiley: frown


The first step is admitting that you have a problem.

But hey, at least it shows that you can appreciate a good Mini Cooper commercial. Smiley: tongue

Edited, Jun 30th 2011 2:01pm by Eske


Does it help if I never saw the first one, and I had no idea that it was a mini cooper?

Oh, and that I recognized one of the restaurants in the movie as one that my husband and I were at when we were on our honeymoon?


Realistically speaking, the best you can hope for is being designated Class C (Good taste, but prone to sudden and irrational lack of taste). I'll bring it up to vote at the next pretentious movie snob meeting, but I can't make any guarantees.

We meet bi-annually in Turin's basement. Allegory takes the minutes.

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Realistically speaking, the best you can hope for is being designated Class C (Good taste, but prone to sudden and irrational lack of taste). I'll bring it up to vote at the next pretentious movie snob meeting, but I can't make any guarantees.

We meet bi-annually in Turin's basement. Allegory takes the minutes.

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Smiley: lol

Honestly, I don't mind having bad taste. I'll stick with my Harry Potter and Disney movies since they make me happy. Smiley: grin
#39 Jul 01 2011 at 5:59 AM Rating: Good
You don't know what a Mini Cooper is :o ?
(it is the cars they drive in the movie)
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I went in with very low expectations but actually thought it was a fun watch. I appreciated that the action sequences weren't all flash cuts that didn't let you follow what was happening but you could actually watch the girls fight.

It's not great artistic cinema but I might pop it in a second time yet just for the spectacle.
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#42 Jul 03 2011 at 1:19 AM Rating: Good
Looked cool, "plot" was silly. Zach Snyder can make cool, stylistic movies (Dawn of the Dead Remake, 300, Watchmen), but those movies only seem to be more than eye candy if he didn't write the screenplay (Suckerpunch).

And what was with all the awful covers in the soundtrack? He may have single handidly ruined Iggy & The Stooges "Search & Destroy" for me forever, & I ******* love that song.

I'm hoping with Nolan's involvement Snyder's "Superman" isn't similarly style > substance.
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#43 Jul 03 2011 at 9:43 AM Rating: Good
Yeah I saw it now too. I have to say it was pretty cheesy. There are somethings that even with whiskey my suspension of disbelief can't get around. Scantily clad babes kicken wireworks **** in disjointed heavy metal action vignettes sounds good at first.

Shooting Orcs with machine guns and battling German steampunk zombies while wearing a sailor uniform or fetish lingerie should be fun right?

Then I got to thinking if this movie was anime I would have loved it. We would all get pretentious about how the dancing and action sequences were babydoll's coping mechanism to gather the strength to survive the mental hospital.

But instead becuase it's live action it just all comes out more than a bit cheesy. Not G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra bad, but not that far behind it either.

But the important question here was who was the hottest mental patient? (Also sign me up for nurse duty at Our Lady of Hotness Care Facility for Wayward Babes.)

I'm torn between Rocket or the Asian pilot girl.
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But instead because it's live action it just all comes out more than a bit cheesy. Not G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra bad, but not that far behind it either.

With the heavily stylized CGI, it was easy for me to watch it like a live-action cartoon* versus action films which are ostensibly set in reality.

*Also, since the action bits were presented as an allegory** to the actual events, I didn't see any need to view them too realistically.

**Not really the word I'm looking for but I can't think of it; you know what I mean.
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#45 Jul 03 2011 at 11:01 AM Rating: Good
It's not so much about realism and more about immersion. You know there are not really dwarves and elves but when watching the Lord of the Rings you care about the characters becuase you become immersed in that reality.

I just never got immersed in this one. I was far away on the surface thinking things like, the shape of that dragons head is wrong or Babydoll has some thick thighs for a shortie.



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*Also, since the action bits were presented as an allegory** to the actual events, I didn't see any need to view them too realistically.

**Not really the word I'm looking for but I can't think of it; you know what I mean.


Hmm...analog?

More of a metaphor, really.

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You know there are not really dwarves and elves but when watching the Lord of the Rings you care about the characters becuase you become immersed in that reality.

But the action bits didn't have any reality. In LotR, I'm being asked to accept elves as real for a couple hours and that's fine. But the clockwork zombie ***** were never real in any sense, not even in the movie, so I took it all as being a live-action cartoon. It was imagination (or psychosis).

Now, if it failed to immerse you, that's a valid complaint. I'd even agree in that I never felt especially connected or went Oh my God, Rocket's dead! but it was fun to watch for what it was. I enjoyed giant robot samurai and dragons without fretting over Babydoll's legs.
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Finally saw it. I thought it was a good movie, but I ******* hated it. Was so goddamned angry at the end just because of how it ended.
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