What was the last movie you watched? (2022 edition)


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A New Year, a new thread. You can view the 2021 edition here.

 

The Suicide Squid 

 

I enjoyed it ... Margot Robbie killed it (per usual) as Harley Quinn, the walking shark thing was funny.  I did feel bad for Starro at the ending. :(  

 

7/10

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watched Ghostbusters : Afterlife yesterday, was pretty good, then watched Black Widow again as I had it for Xmas, enjoyed it more the 2nd time....Don't Look Up was excellent.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

 

Wow, what a great sequel. It had all the heart of the original, pacing was good, acting was spot on, story was coherent with plenty of call backs. It felt like a lovely tribute to Ramis, and a well deserved entry into the franchise.  Absolutely loved it.

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Finally saw Ghostbusters Afterlife last night, 8/10 from me but I'm a big GB fan from the start so all the nostalgia/fan service and specially the hit to the feels in the final act were great IMO.  A little more comedy and it could've been a 9/10.

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On 09/01/2022 at 14:14, Dick Montage said:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

 

Wow, what a great sequel. It had all the heart of the original, pacing was good, acting was spot on, story was coherent with plenty of call backs. It felt like a lovely tribute to Ramis, and a well deserved entry into the franchise.  Absolutely loved it.

Loved it too, good nostalgic fun and it seemed to setup the ending for more too.

 

BTW I have not seen the girl-power reboot though.

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Casablanca. 9/10. The 1st time I have ever seen it.  Stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. 

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On 09/01/2022 at 08:57, Xenon said:

Casablanca. 9/10. The 1st time I have ever seen it.  Stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. 

A little late to the party 😜

On 09/01/2022 at 08:29, Steven P. said:

Loved it too, good nostalgic fun and it seemed to setup the ending for more too.

 

BTW I have not seen the girl-power reboot though.

Yeah no chance I am going to see that - those actresses are annoying as hell in other movies already .

 

Last good Ghostbusters experience was a PC game that was highly rated and surprisingly fun.

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On 09/01/2022 at 11:16, E.Worm Jimmy said:

A little late to the party 😜

Better late than never! I am not a real Bogart fan which is why it too me a couple of decades to watch it. 

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I just watch the new Ghostbusters last night and loved it. Finished up the new Matrix movie as well. While the ending could have been better, it was surprisingly good.

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Death to 2021 - Netflix link

 

It tried to bring comedy to awful events, so it absolutely did not hit the mark. I miss Charlie Brooker's own year reviews (the last one he did was at the end of 2016). Apparently he was involved with last year's Death to 2020 which I gave a 7 on IMDB, this year he was not involved.

 

My verdict 5/10.

 

PS: I split this year's posts into a new topic.

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On 09/01/2022 at 18:16, E.Worm Jimmy said:

A little late to the party 😜

Yeah no chance I am going to see that - those actresses are annoying as hell in other movies already .

 

Last good Ghostbusters experience was a PC game that was highly rated and surprisingly fun.

If you're talking about the game with the original cast doing the voice acting and you playing as some no named 5th rookie, then yeah, it's great.  It's also canon btw, I always thought of it as an official 3rd movie story wise, while afterlife could be 4th.

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On 09/01/2022 at 13:07, George P said:

If you're talking about the game with the original cast doing the voice acting and you playing as some no named 5th rookie, then yeah, it's great.  It's also canon btw, I always thought of it as an official 3rd movie story wise, while afterlife could be 4th.

Yeah it was amazing - that's the one!

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On 09/01/2022 at 15:29, Steven P. said:

BTW I have not seen the girl-power reboot though.

Nor should you.  It was dire, didn't capture any of the heart of the original and was a generic comedy with a franchise title.  It did all of the characters a disservice and played upon really crass stereotypes.

 

And Sony realised this.  They tempted to firefight with the "You don't like it because you can't stand strong female leads" argument.

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So last night I took a punt on Matrix Resurrections.  I think it's only fair to suggest that my opinion was always going to be biased off the back of loving The Matrix, The Animatrix, and then really just disliking Reloaded and Revolutions.

 

I thought this was going to be a massive release, a tent-pole movie...  It did not come across that way.  Whereas the original had ground-breaking, in-camera effects and genre-defining CG; some of the SFX in this felt like it had the production values of a dream sequence within a Hallmark Christmas movie.  The story was simple, which can be a positive, but not in this case as it was presenting itself as somehow "more" within the setpieces that didn't advance the narrative.  But what really grated was the way it felt so proud of itself, continuously patting itself on the back and figuratively giving a knowing nod directly into the camera by being oh-so self-referential - it was absolutely cringeworthy and overstated itself.

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REsident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City ..... first half was ok... 

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On 10/01/2022 at 12:10, Sulphy said:

REsident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City ..... first half was ok... 

God that one hurt to watch.  I liked the idea of putting the events of RE and RE2 together in one movie (they happen at the same time in the games as well) but boy did they manage to crap it all up.   So bad.

 

It still amazes me how no one can make a good video game movie when the games have laid out everything for you.   Well, actually I think the newer Tomb Raider reboot did a good job.  Sure it's no masterpiece in storytelling but it's not some abomination  of a film to.  

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On 10/01/2022 at 10:09, Dick Montage said:

So last night I took a punt on Matrix Resurrections.  I think it's only fair to suggest that my opinion was always going to be biased off the back of loving The Matrix, The Animatrix, and then really just disliking Reloaded and Revolutions.

 

I thought this was going to be a massive release, a tent-pole movie...  It did not come across that way.  Whereas the original had ground-breaking, in-camera effects and genre-defining CG; some of the SFX in this felt like it had the production values of a dream sequence within a Hallmark Christmas movie.  The story was simple, which can be a positive, but not in this case as it was presenting itself as somehow "more" within the setpieces that didn't advance the narrative.  But what really grated was the way it felt so proud of itself, continuously patting itself on the back and figuratively giving a knowing nod directly into the camera by being oh-so self-referential - it was absolutely cringeworthy and overstated itself.

Oh man, what a disappointment, and the last 20 mins was just silly and stupid! i enjoyed about the fist 40 minutes of it... then went south! I had such high hopes, because in general, i enjoyed the first 3... 1st one was obviously epic!

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On 10/01/2022 at 10:27, Sulphy said:

Oh man, what a disappointment, and the last 20 mins was just silly and stupid! i enjoyed about the fist 40 minutes of it... then went south! I had such high hopes, because in general, i enjoyed the first 3... 1st one was obviously epic!

The first was really something new at the time (to an audience that had largely not been exposed to such concepts within accessible modern cinema).  The 2nd and 3rd just spiralled towards utter hyperbole by extending what was essentially a relatively simple, clean story into convoluted mess - but I can see why, studios cashing in and riding a wave of amazingly good reception towards the first.

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Watched Eternals, eh, 6/10 at best.  The movie was there just to expand the MCU and introduce new lore to people who don't follow the comics.   

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Eternals - meh, it was alright, I guess.  Should have been a Disney+ series, I think.  Had real issues with that ending.  

 

Spoiler

Earth would have effed with a huge marble thing coming out of its core.

 

Mudbound (Netflix) - This had been on my list to watch for a long time.  Finally got around to it last night.  Very, very good movie.

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On 17/01/2022 at 16:53, Jim K said:

Eternals - meh, it was alright, I guess.  Should have been a Disney+ series, I think.  Had real issues with that ending.  

 

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Earth would have effed with a huge marble thing coming out of its core.

 

Mudbound (Netflix) - This had been on my list to watch for a long time.  Finally got around to it last night.  Very, very good movie.

Feel the same way you do about Eternals.

 

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The plot ended up being silly imo, so the Eternals go mad if their memory is not wiped after each Emergence, and when they realize this they decide to start ending natural creation/evolution by stopping the emergence. I almost started to wonder if we were going to get a Matrix type ending where the Eternals are afforded the idea of having "stopped" the emergence, but their minds are wiped anyway, that would have been a better ending to the film. 

 

And there's more to come eh?

 

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I watched the kings man a few days ago, it was pretty meh. 6/10 at best. 

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I watched Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a couple of days ago. Very enjoyable movie I felt!  Was surprised I'd not heard of it before!

 

 

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Just watched the newest Scream redo/sequel, 7/10.   They kept trying to fake you out with the jump scares in this one, doing the whole music bit and having as many as 3-4 fake outs back to back.  It got pretty annoying at one point IMO.  I understand the music is suppose to build tension and grab your complete focus but it's a dumb giveaway that you're either going to get a jump scare or a fake out now.

 

I much rather movies ditch the music and go with more eerie quiet and normal room sounds.  I think that works better.

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