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Game of Thrones: The Long Night (2019)
...and could have been Hardhome
I'm a big fan of Game of Thrones and I think the first four seasons are untouchable, the fifth and sixth were still good, the seventh was too commercialized, but what happened in the eighth is really sad. The series became completely trivial and strongly declined the standard of quality of episodes. Here's my look back at this long awaited Game of Thrones episode The Long Night that broke all records of popularity.
Why this actually good rating for such a disappointing episode:
- really great music
- visual effects are solid at least
- a good idea what the atmosphere should be like (albeit a bad manifestation)
But now why I'm sad and why this is a great disappointment:
- needless deaths (i'm particularly annoyed by Theon's death, I think it would have been good if he'd killed Night King to complete his redemption, but unfortunately the writers thought it wise for him to start running into Night King out of the blue expecting to kill him, a wasted character)
- the whole battle is in the dark, I understand what they wanted to accomplish, but because of this I wouldn't understand what was going on so I could hardly regret some of the characters if they died
- I don't understand who's killing who, similar to the problem with Beyond the Wall, only that episode was a lot better than this one after all
- scenario so bad I don't know if I'd laugh or cry
- some bad effects, all the scenes with Night King were very grainy as if someone was magning them with a cell phone
- I no longer feel like no one is safe, as in many blockbusters today, in Game of Thrones unfortunately all disbelief has become a lie. Robb, Catelyn and some of the other characters made mistakes and cried, but in this episode no one who made a mistake died but everyone got away with it, those characters who shouldn't have died like Jorah Mormont or Theon Greyjoy. I mean, why did Arya throw away that thing where there were zombies in the room
And for end, a synopsis: This episode is so long expected that it comes to me to cry when I see the final product, an episode that is completely unreasonable, a bad script and unexplained situations. The previous two episodes were preparing us for this one and how they were better, after the actually good A Knight of Seven Kingdoms which had a great atmosphere this is a great disappointment. This could have been Hardhome, The Spoils of War, Blackwater, Battle of B****ards or some other great battle episode but unfortunately, this is an overblown and outgrown battle that isn't unsightly, but there are definitely too many flaws for one episode of Game of Thrones. I just can't be enough of a wonder (in the bad way) how much the quality level has declined since The Winter is Coming.
The End of Innocence
Given that the atmosphere of the Harry Potter films changed and became darker as the plot went on, after the third film it was clear to me that the fourth film should be even darker, and yes, this is a dark film (dark for Harry Potter standards, that this is Fincher's film of course I would say that it is not dark), but nevertheless to my great sadness it is devoid of all this gothicness that was plentiful in the third part of the film. We have these various events, plot twists, flashbacks, Voldemort's resurrection and oh, no, that boring competition. Well, if it wasn't for so many of the plot, I think the movie would have been considerably better, but then again, this movie is second best Harry Potter movie so far and the third best in the entire franchise.
I liked the first two Harry Potter films very much, they were as cheerful and entertaining as their literary templates, and exactly when the novels got darker, so did the films, but in order to make it completely possible, the director had to change. So instead of Chris Columbs, the director became Alfonso Cuaráron, because Chris Columbs is objectively simply unable to adapt Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban. This HP film is therefore extremely dark, we have excellent time-back concepts and balancing these events that were subsequently done with what happened then. We also have Gary Oldman who embodied Sirius Black superbly. The film is mysterious and actually the colors of the film are much grayer and washed away than what we've seen before probably to match the tone of the film. Otherwise a great movie, significantly better than the first two as good as they are. But like the first two, worth watching.
Like the first, only formulated differently... and pretty longer
I first saw the Harry Potter films on television during the seven-day marathon (Deathly Hallows I watched both films in one day) and after watching the first film (which was very good for me) I saw the second film and I could notice that it was the same director (as opposed to the third that was darker than the first two), the film was childish , innocent, naïve, as entertaining as it should be given that the literary template is the same. But unlike the first film the second is longer and has a more complex plot, the very path to Hogwarts is quite long, there are some books through which He Who Must Not Be Named communicates with Harry Potter, some depiction that kills cats and their blood writes some creepy words on the walls, a potion with which the main heroes turn into other people, a big spider that that lovable fool Hagrid breeds , some whiny spirit (forget her name) who talks about a snake and again that snake that makes the children wonder and much more. As for other newcomers, there's also Dobby who's cute and likeable, but can be incredibly toxsic, especially when banging her head in the closet. By the quality of the film is there somewhere like the original, therefore, the level of entertainment is still very high, should be watched.
I love Harry Potter movies, of course not like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, but I love them, they're fun. This was the first movie from that series and as far as I'm concerned, one of the best, everything was innocent, there wasn't a lot of Voldemorts who want to take over the world or some horcrux but just childish and naïve fun. For a lot of nostalgia, watch this movie.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
There are so many movies in this world, there are those long epics like Gone With the Wind, there are those complicated stunning visuals like Inception, but of all the movies of all kinds the best is the simplest, pure film, The Shawshank Redemption is proof that the film doesn't have to have a four-hour runntime, it doesn't have to have a long and epic battle scene, it doesn't have to have a big budget, it doesn't have to have a big gross, he doesn't have to win an Oscar or have to be too complicated to be the best. Somewhere the best rated films are Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, Mean Streets, etc. But I don't think there's really any doubt which one is the best. This film is a wonderful story about hope and friendship in the worst parts of life, about the harms of prison on the further continuation of life and really some people should not be imprisoned.
For this movie rating is 20/10!
The Green Mile (1999)
An incredible movie epic, a story of good and evil, of God and death, a film that made me cry, but also warmed my heart and made my day better
Frank Darabont is one of my favorite film directors of all time, and The Shawshank Redemption (his film) is my favorite movie of all time. I went to see The Green Mile with truly enormous expectations and after watching it I think they were too small. It's been a while since that, and The Green Mile is still one of my favorite movies ever.
The Green Mile is simply an indescribable movie, but I'm going to do my best to try to illustrate my thoughts on this film. The Green Mile is primarily the wonderful story of prison guard Paul Edgecomb who meets inmate John Coffey who can relieve people of all ills, and under certain conditions death. Paul and his colleagues Brutus, Harry and Dean are increasingly certain that John didn't commit the crime he's accused of. Then there's Percy - and sadist who only got a job to take it out on prisoners blackmail and everyone else with his relationships, Bill - a maniac who actually made what John is accused of, Del - an prisoner who awaiting execution and many others. I'd say the trademark of this film is a little mouse, Mr. Jingles - who in the height of the supernatural and divine events of this film gets an abnormally long life just like Paul. This film is not afraid to touch on extremely serious topics.
A lot of three-hour movie epics (such as Titanic) came out It's the '90s, but The Green Mile is better than all of them.
The classic for all time.
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Entertaining action movie, worth watching
To me, like many other people, the first Wonder Woman was very good. I welcomed the second film with enthusiasm, but the reviews were pretty critical so I was ready to take disappointment. However, the film did not disappoint me, I even liked it, my time with it passed quickly and I had a fair time. The characters have legitimate motivations, their stories are good, but the script itself had some difficulties - some things were reluctantly explained and I really didn't understand for a while what the MacGuffin of this film even represented. Gal Gadot looks good as Wonder Woman, but she's not much of a drama actress, Chris Pine was good given the script, Kristen Wiig pleasantly surprised me, while Pedro Pascal was unrecognizable in this film, got very into the role of Maxwell Lord, who is actually the highest-starring character in the film and my favorite. Let's say he's the most represented, but still all four characters of the aforementioned actors were approximately equally represented and solidly balanced. But - although the action and theme really work nicely, some situations are really poorly resolved and as I have already mentioned the scenario is unnatural and strange. The action is solid though also somewhat unusual, CGI is not the happiest, and the film was good, much better than what it can be at DCEU. A hit you should watch.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
I can watch this movie 1000 times and I won't get bored. Watch - and enjoy!
Groundhog Day (1993)
3 simple reasons why I love Groundhog Day
I have seen many unique films such as Fight Club, Inception and Matrix, Groundhog Day is one of these movies. In a 3 lines I will tell why this is a beautiful movie.
1. The idea of plot is phenomenal, a weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. The way he treats this situation fascinates me. First he gets confused, then he gets nervous, then he decides to do anything because nothing will have consequences anyway, then he tries to kill himself, and after that he confides in his producer Rita, but always at 6:00 the same day starts again...
2. I was amazed by the last Groundhog Day in the cycle of repetition. Phil helped every person in town because he knew in advance who something bad was going to happen to. I particularly liked the scene where Phil plays the piano and where Rita "buys" he. The faces of these people in that scene are so happy and you can see exactly how much Phil has improved since first Groundhog Day.
3. Comedy - I wouldn't even comment on excellence because Bill Murray plays in this movie.
I can see why some people don't like this movie, but for me it's very good
I saw this movie a few years ago at a preview in local cinema, after watching it I knew that this film set a completely different direction for this franchise and the fate of it is a stake. As I said before, I understand why some did not like this movie, there is a lot of dialogue - OK. I also know that many people didn't like questioning of franchise, but I really like what Ryan Johnson did. The whole film is flowing very slowly and a new chapter in Star Wars is coming. After Luke Skywalker died at the end of movie, I didn't feel that any of the characters in Star Wars were safe at all. Some things bothered me in the film though, Luke Skywalker was portrayed as a patetic old man, Kylo Ren is too strong, Snoke is unused, Princess Leia manipulates Force in some strange ways and Poe Dameron has become annoying. Nevertheless, this film greatly explands Star Wars canon and broadens the horizonts of this franchise (only Rise of Skywalker almost ruined it), in this film some sympathetic species are introduced, I love it. Although The Last Jedi is worse, I would dare say that this movie is inspired by The Empire Strikes Back only this one ends up worse for the good guys. Watch this daring film, you deserve it, this movie deserve it.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Tonight I saw this movie again, I burst into tears again
Many often cites the best films of 1940s as Citizien Kane, Casablanca, The Great Dictator, etc. These are great movies, but It's a Wonderful Life surpasses them all unrivalled. It's a Wonderful Life is a truly great movie and I, like many others, have a habit of watching this movie very year on Christmas Eve, so I am this year. From where to start, this is from music, acting, screenplay, camera, directing, scenery, plot to adorable little details (squirrel on Uncle Billy's shoulder) the wonderful movie. The film tells the wonderful story about everyone beign worthy of existence and that the abscence of someone would make a big hole in the existence. I can't put into words this film and all its wonderfulness, but that's why I watch it and enjoy in this.
Put on a happy face
As incredible as that is, there have really been some great superhero movies in the last few years. But Joker isn't superhero movie (just as not a The Dark Knight trilogy), it's an insult. Joker is a phenomenal psycho horror drama that is closely related to the Batman canon.
The plot takes place in urban parts of the Gotham City where comedian Arthur Fleck supports his mother Penny Fleck who calls him Happy because she thinks he needs to smile. Arthur is attacked by Street Kids and mocked for his comedy in those difficult times for Gotham City. Arthur has an uncontrollable laughing disease that puts him in a few awkward situations. One of them happens on a bus where he starts laughing uncontrollably and three digusting Wayne employees start kicking him, Arthur pulls out his gun and kills them. Miraculously, he realizes that this triple murder he committed doesn't hurt him. From time to time, Arthur reveals his alterego, Joker. He was rejected by society and abused by almost every person who knew him. Arthur kills his mother Penny Fleck, his idol Murray Franklin, his collaborater in Haha (the name of the company he works for) Randall and at the end of the film he brings Gotham City into a state of absolute anarchy, becomes a criminal mastermind.
This is just a rough summary of the plot of this special film.
The whole film focuseson on Arthur Fleck aka Joker (phenomenally acted by Joaquin Phoenix). This allows us to connect with him whether we agree with him or not. This film gives a clear lesson about the callousness of society that has turned one mentally ill man into a monster.
Great movie, watch it.
Simpy, this movie is the masterpiece
Casablanca, is for one, the best romantic movie ever and the best movie of the '40s since It's a Wonderful Life. This is one of the most beloved Oscar winner movies of all time and is often cited because it has a superieor narrative structure and a lot of interesting plot-twists. This movie is so iconic and influental for the history of the cinema, if you miss it all sort of things you missed.
So, you must watch Casablanca. You can judge this film as if came out today given it's quality, and in fact, this film is better than 90% of today's.
If you like film-noir, buy Casablanca on DVD, you will want to watch it many, very many times.
Le voyage dans la lune (1902)
Early masterpiece of narrative storytelling
This is probaly the most famous tottaly early movie, the cornerstone of physical storytelling in movies in general. Le voyage dans la lune has been a narrative landmark for the development of films since then and is one of the more influental science fiction movies of all time. This movie is no match for some newer science fiction movies like Star Wars original trilogy or Inception, but this is still a good movie for its time. One of the diamonds of early filmmaking and an example of storytelling without dialogue with the spice of physical comedy.
Such great idea, such great made, such great movie
Inception... There was a lockdown, the cinemas closed, and wey then reopened after all this time, and Inception played again! I hurriedly went to cinema and... After the movie I was witha fork to the floor. This movies is hooked up like The Matrix, but this movie, Inception, is better. This is Nolan's best picture since The Dark Knight and best movie of last decade, sure.
The film is a visual bomb and extremely complicated and contains some kind of time loop (if that's what I think is), which is Nolan's obvious trademark, and the truth is, such specifical film could only bemade by him.
The film deals with some difficult topics that can cause any anxiety and is pure proof that movies can be both blockbusters and art simultaneuosly, however, this is the masterpiece.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
What a movie
This is the first Cohen brothers movie I've ever seen and it's such good. Absolutely funniest movie I've ever seen. From "Ich Bin Experte" to gorgeus ending this is completely hilarious movie. Jeff Bridges and John Goodman played their roles such well, they play losers and they're good at it, only Jeff Bridges plays a naive and lovable fool, but John Goodman plays a tottaly ******-up and hilarious fool who connets anithyng with Vietnam War that shouldn't.
Film has a somewhat loose structure (which is not bad thing in the case) and unsatisfactory ending, but it just proves how the film can also be entertainment and art.
For end, this is the masterpiece.
I guess I'm stupid
I appreciate Christopher Nolan and most of his films are genius to me, but Tenet just disappointed me. At this time, many bad blockbusters are coming out, and Nolan is one of the few who dares to make one so intelligent. Some complain about score, but it's very good to me, it's interesting, unusual. I liked the colors in the movie, they were kind of washed out, and the shadows were kept to a minimum. Acting in a movie is great, starring famous actors, and by the quality of acting I would especially point out Kenneth Branagh who is intimidating. The film contains one complicated time-back technique that is explained without any enthusiasm. And it was this lukewarmness in explaining that disappointed me so much. Otherwise, this is a pretty good movie you'd havhe to watch.