Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: HAYSEY'S 2017 Good & Bad Cinema Thread

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    HAYSEY'S 2017 Good & Bad Cinema Thread

    In an effort to make sure i actually get out of the house for the sake of my mental health i'm trying to see a film for every week of the year, and thought i'd start a tread to keep track and post up my thought's on each film (rather then starting a new thread for each film that didn't already have one)

    I'll also list all the films I've seen below in 4 easy category's, Must See, Check It Out, Maybe Skip and Avoid. Obviously this is just my opinion so please don't attack me for not liking Lego Batman as much as you.

    I'll post my mini reviews/rants here once I've seen them, so feel free to agree/disagree with me on here. Also this is not just everything released this year, just everything i happen to have seen in a cinema this year.

    So far i've seen 31/52 films this year...

    Must See
    Your Name
    Logan
    Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    Shin Godzilla
    Atomic Blonde
    Baby Driver

    Check It Out
    Lucky Logan
    John Wick Chapter 2
    Kong Skull Island
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Colossal
    Wonder Women
    Spiderman Homecoming
    Napping Princess
    Dunkirk
    Free Fire
    Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale
    Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
    Fast and Furious 8

    Maybe Skip
    Mindhorn
    LEGO Batman
    Alien Covenant
    Fairy Tale Dragons Cry
    Baywatch (2017)
    The Hitman's Bodyguard
    Power Rangers (2017)
    The Dark Tower
    Ghost in the Shell (2017)

    Avoid
    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
    Transformers The Last Knight
    Despicable Me 3

    Last edited by Haysey; 09-04-2017 at 02:39 AM. Reason: Added 'Lucky Logan'

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


    So i watched 'Valerian and the 2 hours of my life i'll never get back' at the weekend, and it was frustratingly bad.
    The world in which the film is based is cool, the creature designs were pretty good, the costumes were great and the CGI wasn't at all bad...it's just the Script and Miscast leads that spoil the whole thing for me!
    The 2 main leads, Dean DeHann and Cara Delevingne just don't pull off si-fi/action hero leads. Dean comes across as Bratish and unlikable, Cara is just a meh actor and the 2 have next to no chemistry. This is made all the worse for the clunky script, which ruins what would have been a decent original film idea.

    Honestly this isn't worth your time, just go and rent The Fifth Element instead!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    1,699
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Get Out is a must see.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Smyrna, GA
    Posts
    5,481
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Here's my list of the best films of 2017 that I've seen so far: https://letterboxd.com/thevoid99/list/the-best-of-2017/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Swykk View Post
    Get Out is a must see.
    I missed it when it was out here in the UK. If it get's a re-release for Halloween i'll be on that like a rocket!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bayonne Leave It Alone
    Posts
    1,834
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Y'all are f'ing blowing it if you don't see Your Name. It seemed like it was getting lost in itself about halfway through, but man does it pick itself up and the ending is so satisfying.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    Y'all are f'ing blowing it if you don't see Your Name. It seemed like it was getting lost in itself about halfway through, but man does it pick itself up and the ending is so satisfying.
    I went in not knowing anything about it other then 'Gender Bending Slice of Life' but i got completely surprised by the 'twist' in the middle and the movie had me from there!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence)

    I saw Shin Godzilla in it's limited UK run Yesterday, Full disclaimer my opinions on this films might be a little biased. I've been excited to see this since it came out in Japan last year, i'm a huge Godzilla fan and an even bigger fan of Anno Hideaki's, Shin's director, previous work Neon Genesis Evangelion, so this was always going to be great for me...and it really was awesome!
    The film does have a fair bit of talking, maybe to a fault, having to watch a subtitled film with this much dialog was a challenge for me, but it didn't spoil the film. The Godzilla design is freaky as fuck, showing it evolving and bleeding all over the place was cool, but it's final form is something else. And it's big action set in the middle of the film is the best big monster action i've ever seen, it was bloody brilliant! I loved all the little nods to the original Godzilla films, the original music, the nods and music to Evangelion, it was all just so freaking cool. I'll definitely be seeing it again, and is up there with Logan and Your Name as one of the best films i've seen this year!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Atomic Blonde

    So i went to see Atomic Blonde (not be be confused with UK pop group Atomic Kitten as people in my office have been doing...) and i freaking loved it!
    It's just dripping with style, the soundtrack was excellent, the fight scenes were freaking awesome (there's one that looks like it's one long take that feels like it goes on for about 10-15 mins and it's just brilliant!) the acting was solid (Charlize Theron is fast becoming one of my favorite actors right now) and the plot was great. Seriously this film is well worth going to see just for the music alone, and must see!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Napping Princess

    Caught the very limited cinema run of Napping Princess, a sort of anime fairy tale kids movie, and it was delightful.
    The animation was solid, apart from some sketchy 3D effects of the transforming bike, and the story and characters were great fun. Also the mecha battles (yes mecha battles...in a kids film) were pretty good. This is easily the best kids film i've seen this year, it always amazes me how Japan can manage to make such original and fun worlds for their younger audiences compared to some of the bland stuff hollywood frequently churn out.
    Worth a look.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Went to watch the Hitman's Bodyguard on the way home Friday, and it wasn't awful..but it wasn't great either, the perfect example of an average film.
    There are some fun moments, a few decent jokes and a couple of great fight scenes but a very dull plot, twists you see coming before you even sit down, some awful dialog and at it's heart a love story with Ryan Reynolds character that has no chemistry (also not helped by said plot and script).
    It's kinda like an alternative date movie (there were nothing but couples in the cinema, and it was pretty full...and they were all lovin' it) or a rainy Sunday Afternoon film, just there to pass a couple of hours and have a couple of laughs before being forgotten.

    Maybe skip this.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    The Dark Tower

    Well i did plan on seeing a bunch of films on my long weekend, but due to moving could only fit in one...The Dark Tower.
    And it wasn't as bad as thought it would be, but that doesn't excuse it from being a bad film, just not one of the worst i've seen this year. I liked the visuals, the CGI was actually pretty decent and Ibras Elba was fun to watch with the gun reloading stuff. There was a good film here...but it was obvious to me it had been hacked by the studio to make it as simple and short as possible (seriously some of the scene changes are just jarring!) The kid is annoying as fuck, some of the dialog is so awful and what were they doing with the man in blacks dubbing?! Nearly half of his lines are clearly not what he is saying (sorry that really grindded on me)
    In the end it's a wasted chance at a good film. I've never read the books so can't comment on how much it was butchered , but this wasn't a very good film. Skip.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    London
    Posts
    361
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Lucky Logan

    Went to see Lucky Logan over the weekend, and it was a pretty great film! The acting was great, story/plot/script was fun, music was cool and i was fully entertained throughout.
    Well worth checking out!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions