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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2019
    Yeah, there's some satisfaction in that. Early on in the film, I felt confident there would be a scene at some point where [spoiler]the "Doctor" would visit a smokey Afro-American bar, play Chopin for a bewildered audience and then let loose with a Little Richard number[/spoiler]. And lo and behold, that was EXACTLY what happened, LOL!
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  1. Alien 3 (1992)

    While this film might not reach the level of its predecessors, I do think, that it is vastly underrated. I like the take on religion and the way, Goldenthal's brilliant score reflects on this aspect. Also I like the cast and I think the photography is superb.
    I don't like, that they killed off the girl Hicks, whose survival was the central point of the previous film. It is also true that the plot dosen't bring much new to the table. It basically repeats the story of the original film.
    I believe that Ridley Scott doesn't consider Alien 3 canon. Yet there is this ominous statement by the crippled android Bishop, that they had the xenomorph with them all the way. I am curious, if Scott won't go back to this revelation when bridging his prequel trilogy to the original film.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2019 edited
    Oh yes, it's tremendously underrated -- especially the assembly cut. In fact, I still consider it David Fincher's best film (even if he himself disowns it), and that's saying something given his subsequent works. One of the very best films of the 90s.

    Yet there is this ominous statement by the crippled android Bishop, that they hat the xenomorph with them all the way.


    This is one of the most-discussed aspects of the film in fan communities -- how exactly did the eggs/facehugger end up on the Sulaco? The internet is ripe with theories!
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  2. Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Just for how they represent the internet in the film, this is a must see. Such wonderful ideas. Not as good as the original one (that one holds a special place in my heart), but it does come close. And again, there is a lot of heart in it. Besides the wonderful end with all the princesses and the matching music (Mulan was briefly heard love ) was amazing to see / hear. Bravo

    8 out of 10
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2019
    Yeah, it's pretty decent. I see I gave it 3 out of 5 stars on MUBI.
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    • CommentAuthorJules
    • CommentTime7 days ago
    Thor wrote
    In fact, I still consider it David Fincher's best film (even if he himself disowns it), and that's saying something given his subsequent works. One of the very best films of the 90s.


    I always get a kick out of your opinions, they're like the very opposite of following the crowd smile
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
    Well, I don't intend it that way. One has the opinions that one has, whether they happen to be majority or minority views.

    That being said, ALIEN 3 is fairly highly regarded among critics -- far more so now, anyway, than when it premiered. So the minority view, in this case, would be that I place it ahead of established classics like SEVEN or FIGHT CLUB, for example.
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    • CommentAuthorJules
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    Thor wrote
    Well, I don't intend it that way. One has the opinions that one has, whether they happen to be majority or minority views.

    That being said, ALIEN 3 is fairly highly regarded among critics -- far more so now, anyway, than when it premiered. So the minority view, in this case, would be that I place it ahead of established classics like SEVEN or FIGHT CLUB, for example.


    No absolutely, wasn't saying you're contrarian. Just that it's obvious that you are forming your own opinions, rather than recycling the usual conversation.

    Personally, I'd put FC, Seven and Zodiac ahead of Alien, but then I've never been a huge fan of that series.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    Jules wrote
    Personally, I'd put FC, Seven and Zodiac ahead of Alien, but then I've never been a huge fan of that series.


    Fair enough. I'm a big Fincher fan up to and including PANIC ROOM. After that, from ZODIAC onwards, I'm less thrilled. It's as if he departs from some of his purer, visual storytelling and relies more on clever (and large amounts of) dialogue, heavy information loads, lots of phone calls and that kind of stuff. Not my cup of tea, although I can appreciate their quality. I personally prefer the slicker Fincher. GONE GIRL is probably my favourie of his post-ZODIAC films.
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  3. The Silence (2019)

    Pff, what a cheap replica of A Quiet Place. Bored out of my mind, zero suspense and no feeling with the characters at all. Give me the masterful A Quiet Place of this any day
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
  4. I saw Shazam! in the theater and it was a lot of fun, cheesy in some places (a bit of a Power Rangers movie feel in parts) but the music played it's part perfectly, very old-fashioned (John Williams-esque) superhero score that was a delight to revisit after the more recent darker comic book films - the movie really brings out the kid in you and sometimes that's all you want in a movie. smile
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime3 days ago
    Thomas Glorieux wrote
    The Silence (2019)

    Pff, what a cheap replica of A Quiet Place. Bored out of my mind, zero suspense and no feeling with the characters at all. Give me the masterful A Quiet Place of this any day


    Indeed -- a peculiar mix of A QUIET PLACE and THE BIRDS. I'm amazed they greenlit this project in the first place (presuming it was greenlit after the premiere of A QUIET PLACE). A QUIET PLACE is a near-masterpiece, IMO, and this felt like a rather 'empty' knockoff. It would probably have fared a bit better had it not been for the Krasinski movie, but that has set a new standard now, for this kind of 'concept'. Films like BIRD BOX and THE SILENCE will inevitably be measured up to that.
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  5. Thor wrote
    Thomas Glorieux wrote
    The Silence (2019)

    Pff, what a cheap replica of A Quiet Place. Bored out of my mind, zero suspense and no feeling with the characters at all. Give me the masterful A Quiet Place instead of this any day


    Indeed -- a peculiar mix of A QUIET PLACE and THE BIRDS. I'm amazed they greenlit this project in the first place (presuming it was greenlit after the premiere of A QUIET PLACE). A QUIET PLACE is a near-masterpiece, IMO, and this felt like a rather 'empty' knockoff. It would probably have fared a bit better had it not been for the Krasinski movie, but that has set a new standard now, for this kind of 'concept'. Films like BIRD BOX and THE SILENCE will inevitably be measured up to that.


    true, Bird Box wasn't brilliant either, but at least that film kept the mystery up until the end ([spoiler]and then killed it by not explaining anything at all[/spoiler]).
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTime2 days ago
    Thor wrote
    Thomas Glorieux wrote
    The Silence (2019)

    Pff, what a cheap replica of A Quiet Place. Bored out of my mind, zero suspense and no feeling with the characters at all. Give me the masterful A Quiet Place of this any day


    Indeed -- a peculiar mix of A QUIET PLACE and THE BIRDS. I'm amazed they greenlit this project in the first place (presuming it was greenlit after the premiere of A QUIET PLACE). A QUIET PLACE is a near-masterpiece, IMO, and this felt like a rather 'empty' knockoff. It would probably have fared a bit better had it not been for the Krasinski movie, but that has set a new standard now, for this kind of 'concept'. Films like BIRD BOX and THE SILENCE will inevitably be measured up to that.


    Haven’t seen the film, but to be clear, The Silence is based upon a novel released in 2015, while this adaptation began shooting prior to the release of A Quiet Place. The fact that film came out before it, is mainly a coincidence (which hurts the film, due to the comparisons people make).
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime1 day ago edited
    Yeah, as I mentioned earlier, I wasn't sure about the timeline there. Either way, it's certainly to THE SILENCE's disadvantage. Of course, it may pick up unintended viewings if people mistake it for the Scorsese movie (even though it has that extra 'the').
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTime1 day ago
    Filmscoregirl wrote
    I saw Shazam! in the theater and it was a lot of fun, cheesy in some places (a bit of a Power Rangers movie feel in parts) but the music played it's part perfectly, very old-fashioned (John Williams-esque) superhero score that was a delight to revisit after the more recent darker comic book films - the movie really brings out the kid in you and sometimes that's all you want in a movie. smile


    Totally agree with you. This was great fun and laugh out loud funny. As a long time comics fan though I'm a 90% Marvel fan over DC, I've bought into these superhero movies but the DC universe has been mostly miss rather than hit but this was their best since Wonder Woman and it's not even a character I ever cared about so I went into this with no expectation and was very pleasantly surprised. A real feel good movie.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt